Monday, January 22, 2018
The Year of the Dog is fast approaching and if you're looking for a beautiful restaurant to have a reunion feast with your family and friends, you definitely have to look at the 7 specially curated menus that Yàn has come up with. The menus(from $118++ to $268++ per pax), which have been tailored to cater to all sizes, comprises timeless Cantonese classics and new creations.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Telok Ayer Street is home to many restaurants but none stands out quite the way Moosehead does. A champion of Mediterranean cuisine, Moosehead continuously sends out hearty and delicious small plates which are built by Chef Seumas, who helms the kitchen. Chef's Seumas' creative mind and refined palate enables him to bring together different elements like they are all pieces that belong to the same jigsaw puzzle. Every dish is a beautiful ensemble of lovely flavours and a showcase of fine produce.
The Octopus($30) sees sliced tentacles of New Zealand octopus cooked sous-vide style and grilled on binchotan until the outer edges are crispy-crunchy. Crispy fried potato, red pepper puree, paprika, extra virgin olive oil and chives are part of the cast. The colourful dish is not just a sight to behold, but it will definitely please your palate too. I've had numerous grilled octopus dishes before, but they are often too charred for my liking. This was perfect, and quite possibly my favourite octopus dish to date.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
WAKANUI is a big name in Tokyo, and should be no stranger to all who have been to Tokyo and were in search of a great steakhouse. I chanced upon WAKANUI when I was in Tokyo, but unfortunately did not get a chance to dine there, so imagine my joy when I realised that the very WAKANUI at Marina One (the only overseas franchise) is almost an exact replica of the one in Tokyo. WAKANUI is situated on the fourth level of the West Tower of Marina One — in a glass capsule — and is designed by the same architect who designed the Tokyo restaurant. Japanese influences can be observed throughout the restaurant and muted earthy hues have been brought together brilliantly to create a beautiful restaurant that exudes a captivating calmness and serenity. The interior of the restaurant might be largely Japanese, but the menu is all about the freshest and the best from New Zealand.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Park Hotel Alexandra brings you a Spanish-inspired Christmas this December. New Executive Chef, Ian Hioe, and his team are excited to present a myriad of classic Christmas dishes with a splash of Spanish flair. Not only is The Carvery all dressed up and ready for Navidad, gorgeous poolside bar, Aqua Luna, and resident coffee haunt, The Coffee Belt, are also prepped to surprise guests with a Spanish take on popular beverages.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
We can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing - Christmas is just a few days away! Haven't decided on a venue to celebrate the most celebrated holiday of the year? Marriott Cafe at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has prepared a tantalizing line-up of seafood and meats in anticipation of the jolliest occasion, and you will want to take a look at what they are offering.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
5-month-old Folklore is helmed by Chef Damian D'Silva, a known and respected figure in the local dining scene. Chef Damian has been whipping up heritage Eurasian and Peranakan fare for years, and loyal fans of Chef Damian can now get a taste of his food at Destination Hotel along Beach Road. Christmas is fast approaching and a Christmas menu that features 8 classic Eurasian dishes is in place to welcome families and friends.
One of the stars is Feng ($30), a traditional European curry dish which was a creation born during the sea expedition days by the Portuguese. Originally known as Sarpotel in Goa, Feng comprises an assortment of pig's offal that's cleaned and diced to 0.7cm cubes. The meat is mixed with Feng curry powder that is made up of 18 different spices that are handpicked, cleaned and sun dried before finely ground using a mill. Tons of other spices and ingredients are added in and the total cooking process can take up to 3 days. You can't quite find Feng anywhere else, and you can't miss this if you're visiting Folklore.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Cook & Brew at the esteemed The Westin Singapore welcomes the festive holidays with a line-up of beautiful new additions. Celebrating Christmas Eve at the lovely restaurant is enticing enough - gorgeous setting, wonderful view, great live music, and amazing food. And now, the restaurant is offering a 50% discount off their 4-course Christmas Eve dinner menu(u.p: $78). You know, it is almost a crime to not dine here.
Monday, December 11, 2017
It's probably cliche to say that Christmas is my favourite time of the year, but it really is. I love the festive feasts, chocolate log cakes, family gatherings, and receiving gifts (duh)! It's less than a month to Christmas and I'm sure many of you are wondering where to celebrate this cheery occasion, or where to grab tasty takeaways for your parties. I'm here to help, or rather, Pan Pacific Singapore is here to help!
Sunday, December 3, 2017
If you don't already know, Pan Pacific Singapore is one of my favourite, if not favourite hotel in Singapore. The five-star property has the best buffet restaurant, Edge, a cozy Atrium where high tea sets and cocktails can be enjoyed, a marketplace where you can get your hands on freshly made pastries and goodies, and the amazing Hai Tien Lo which dishes out phenomenal Chinese cuisine. I've been to the hotel many times but it still surprises me - everything is so consistently good here. And now, Poolside Patio, an al fresco dining venue adjacent to the refurbishes swimming pool and Poolside Bar, is set to blow diners away with a sizzling four-course barbecue menu on Friday and Saturday nights.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Those who love Japanese food, particularly sushi, should be no stranger to Ryo Sushi. Even if you have not dined here before, you would most probably have heard of their amazingly-priced omakase sets. Omakase dinners have long been known to be expensive, with the prices hitting $350 per pax (before taxes) at most of the established and esteemed Japanese restaurants on our sunny little island. Shinji is one of the places where most people dream of dining at, but a meal there will cause significant damage to your piggy bank. If you're thinking of going for an awesome omakase dinner, but not keen on splurging that much, Ryo Sushi is undoubtedly the place for you.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
This is my second visit to Salt. The first time was in 2012 during Restaurant Week. I remember loving the ambience and having pretty great things to say about the food. 5 years on, I'm back again. This time, I was here to celebrate my birthday. Of course I was excited to celebrate my special day at one of the most highly acclaimed restaurant in Singapore, perched on the 55th storey in the heart of town, no less.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Pictures of these tiny pots of gold have been making their rounds on social media. People say that it's to die for, and I've been dying to try it. I've heard that it's not easy securing a reservation at this popular restaurant along Ann Siang Road. My awesome friends took me here for dinner on my birthday and it was such a treat!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, not to be confused with Yardbird in Hong Kong, has brought their award-winning Southern American cuisine to our shores, right at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. If you're a die-hard fan of chicken and waffles, or are a huge fan of authentic Southern American cuisine, this is one restaurant that you definitely cannot miss.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Provisions, the new kid at the ever popular Dempsey, spans 1600 square feet and seats 69 in total. Diners can choose to dine in the comfort of air conditioning or catch some natural breeze in the alfresco setting, all while enjoying a hearty meal of Asian food delights and creative cocktail concoctions. Provisions rocks a industrial-chic look and promises to evoke nostalgia with ornaments and old school snacks that are familiar to us in our childhood days.
Monday, September 11, 2017
SPRMRKT was born out of a shared love for food and art. The five-year-old haunt has gone through an interior refurbishment and has recently introduced new all-day, brunch and late night menus of hearty and wholesome favourites at their McCallum Street café. Pair the new creations with their signature smoothies, refreshing organic beverages and boutique wines that follow sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices, and you won't go wrong.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Don't you love buffets? Well, I certainly do. Kuvo is possibly one of the largest, if not the largest, restaurant in the heart of Orchard Road. And, they have recently launched an attractive Chinese tapas buffet that might just be right up your alley. If you're a huge fan of Chinese food, this should interest you. Diners get to indulge in 30 different dishes, carefully prepared by the wonderful chefs at Kuvo. Expect premium ingredients and tantalizing small bites with big flavours.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Unlisted Collection has struck again. This time, they bring you Audace, a new dining concept celebrating fine French Bistro fare with a contemporary touch. Audace, short for Audacity, is the brainchild of Michelin Star awarded Chef Jérémy Gillon from Le Montana in the French Alps, and sits pretty in the iconic Wanderlust Hotel. Menu highlights include Roasted Black Carrots and Pork Beetroots dish.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
UNA isn't a stranger to most of us. With a beautiful al fresco garden setting and authentic Spanish fare, UNA has long won over the hearts of many diners. The gorgeous restaurant prides itself on bringing together palate-pleasing flavours and signature delicacies from both the Northern and Southern regions of Spain. UNA is here to pamper your tastebuds, and possibly, spoil you silly, especially with their Paella De Chorizo Y Habitas.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The Hearth & Heat buffet at The Carvery has been running for more than 2 months now but have you tried it? If you haven't, you really should before the buffet ends at the end of this month! In addition to their regular buffet spread, diners can excite their palates with premium meats and dishes roasted over a spanking new Argentinian Grill which allows for more precise cooking and preparation.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Coastes, situated along Siloso Beach, has rolled out a line-up of new dishes. From beach bites, to seafood, to pastas, each new dish is thoughtfully created to complement the laid-back vibes and breezy charm of the beachfront bar and restaurant. We popped by on a weekday evening for dinner, and the busy restaurant really does boast a good view of the sunset.