Thursday, March 26, 2020
One-Michelin-Starred Ginza Sushi Ichi at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel might possibly offer the best sushi omakase in Singapore. The esteemed restaurant offers two types of omakase for dinner (starting from $220++). I usually go for sushi omakase as I'm a crazy huge fan of sushi, and I absolutely love Japanese rice! Walking into a Michelin-starred establishment, I had my expectations and I was really hoping that Ginza Sushi Ichi, an offshoot of the award-winning restaurant in Tokyo, will exceed my expectations. "Did they?" You might ask. Well, they certainly did.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Marriott is one of the most established and known hotel brands, and is currently the largest hotel group in the world, after their acquisition of Starwood. The massive merger rocked the hotel world, just like how Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza has been impressing Singapore with their popular dining options, and awesome rooms for 23 years. Everyone knows that the award-winning Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza is a luxurious 5-star property, so you can be sure that your stay here will be nothing short of amazing. On top of providing the best amenities and a comfortable stay, Singapore Marriott is offering an attractive Staycation Package (from just $298!) Laze the day away in the gorgeous Premier Deluxe Room, dive into a yummy dinner at Crossroads Cafe ($25 dining credit per room, per night, per person), rise and shine to a sumptuous buffet breakfast for up to 2 pax at Marriott Cafe, enjoy complimentary parking, and check out only at 2pm.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
In celebration of the most joyous season, PORTA at Park Hotel Clarke Quay has launched a Four-Course Festive Menu($66++) that's inspired by winter favourites. I believe that the menu, which is only available from 23-25 December, and on 30 and 31 December, is unbeatable in terms of value, especially during the Christmas period when Christmas feasts cost a bomb. PORTA is the place to bring your loved ones if you're looking to impress them, without burning a big hole in your pocket.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Everyone knows that Goodwood Park Hotel does Christmas right. Whether it's the English Afternoon Tea at L'Espresso, the festive sets at Gordon Grill, the Christmas Brunch Buffet at Gordon Grill and L'Espresso, or the myriad of delights available for purchase at The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel
makes sure that every creation that's crafted for the most wonderful time of the year is stellar. Well, I wouldn't expect anything less from the prestigious hotel!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I first visited the funky Artichoke back in 2010, the year that they made Sculpture Square their home. I fell in love with their meat candy, which I made multiple return trips for. Fast forward a couple of years, I still visit every now and then for brunch. Strangely, I've never been here for dinner. And I never knew how much I was missing out on until my recent dinner here, which was kind of mind-blowing to be honest. I guess there's a reason why this 9-year-old outfit by Chef Bjorn Shen is #stillnotdead.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Helmed by Chef Julien Royer, Odette is a 3-year-old fine-dining restaurant that has been awarded 2 Michelin stars in just its first year of operations. Inspired by Chef Julien's grandmother, Odette, Odette has debuted on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants at 9th place — the highest new entry of all time. And the Best Restaurant in Singapore has also made Singapore proud by ranking 28th in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018. If you've been to Jaan, you'll know that Chef Julien is brilliant, and exceptional in his craft. Sending out contemporary French cuisine in a tastefully decorated space in National Gallery, Chef Julien works under the watchful eye of the world, and aims to deliver what one would expect from an esteemed dining destination that has 2 of the most precious and prestigious stars to its name.
I celebrated my birthday at Odette, and did I feel that the $931.01 bill for 2 people was worth it? Well, read on to find out.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Sitting on level 3 of Grand Park Cityhall, Tablescape carries an old world charm. The elegant space, which offers respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, despite sitting right in the city, fills you with an indescribable warmth the moment you step in. Tastefully decorated with classy furniture, beautiful modern finishes, and Peranakan-inspired floor tiles, Tablescape brings together neoclassical formalism and contemporary touches to create a gorgeous dining setting that is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a birthday celebration, and even corporate events.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
If you're a big foodie, you would have at least heard of five-year-old NOX - Dine in the Dark which sits on Beach Road. The restaurant has revolutionize the dining scene, and dining experiences for guests. If you've never been here before, I'll strongly recommend that you make a booking today. Not only does NOX - Dine in the Dark send out delicious cocktails, and interesting dishes that will have you racking your brains over, the popular restaurant employs the visually impaired as servers. Where else can you have great food, and show your support for the visually impaired?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If you're a foodie, you'll definitely have, at the very least, heard of Maggie Joan's. Well, it was my first time here, and I have to say that I was blown away. Chef Seumas Smith, the new head chef, has popped over from Moosehead, and is now at the helm of Maggie Joan's. I really like the food at Moosehead, so I know that I was in for a treat at Maggie Joan's too. Using the finest seasonal ingredients from artisanal producers in the creation of every dish, where every component is made from scratch, Chef Seumas brings out the best of every ingredient in his own magical way. I assure you that you'll walk out of Maggie Joan's utterly satisfied, and already planning for a return visit.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Ever since Botanico opened its doors, it has been on my list of recommended places to go. Set amidst lush greenery, the restaurant is perfect for romantic dates, intimate family dinners, and those who just want to kick back and relax over cocktails and wine. With a new chef at its helm, Botanico has moved towards a more locally-inspired menu that is heavily influenced by Asian flavours, and built with botanical elements. The outstanding Seabass Ceviche($17), which is Chef Su's interpretation of Assam Laksa, left a really deep impression. Diced seabass is brilliantly put together with tamarind-dressed glass noodles, and a scoop of shrimp paste icecream. If there's only one dish that you can have from the menu, this has to be it. I promise that you'll fall in love with it on the very first bite
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Masterchef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong's new venture, Restaurant Ibid, serves Nanyang-style, contemporary Chinese dishes that are inspired by Wai Leong's memories, experiences and relationships with his Chinese heritage. Set in a gorgeous shophouse along North Canal Road, Restaurant Ibid is sending out brave new creations that might just strike a cord with you, evoke nostalgia, and leave a deep impression.
Monday, July 2, 2018
EN Sakaba should be quite a familiar name by now. With multiple outlets across the island, the modern izakaya has attracted throngs of people with an attractive array of Japanese dishes that include chirashi don and yakiniku don. However, do you know that the best thing that EN Sakaba has to offer is actually their hotpot buffet which comes with a free flow of A5 Champion Miyazaki Wagyu, Zuwai Queen Crab, and Iberico Pork? This buffet was previously priced at $108 but is now going at just $78/pax. It's basically an insane deal that will leave you utterly satisfied and rubbing your tummy in glee.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
My favourite steakhouse has spiced up their Sunday Lunch Menu with tantalising new additions that will charm your socks off. Apart from the droolworthy selection of Morton's specialties and prime steaks, Morton's has kept their value-for-money three-course lunch set which goes for $98++.
Exciting new dishes include Short Rib Tacos and Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches. Morton's also pays homage to the all-time favourite BLT, with their rendition of Crab Cake BLT. Morton's might be known for their steak, but they are quite the master when it comes to seafood too. I tried their Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillet before, and was utterly mesmerized.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Summerhouse has just turned one, and the past year has been a glorious one indeed. Stepping into its second year, The Summerhouse has introduced attractive transformations, and is offering more enchanting experiences. The Summerhouse Garden Domes, which are dressed in Bohemian, Scandinavian, or Lounge themes, have been really popular since their launch. Numerous marriage proposals have been held in them, and you can imagine how in demand the domes were when Valentine's Day came around. The edible garden has also blossomed spectacularly, and has been an essential source of ingredients for the culinary team which has just refreshed their menu.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Le Binchotan has been around for awhile now, but the new chef-owner, Jeremmy, who have had stints at Iggy's and Sola, has refreshed things, injected more goodness into the food, and is bringing even more to the table. The name Le Binchotan is a combination of a French word, and a Japanese word, and this captures the essence of the restaurant perfectly. The restaurant specialises in Japanese-French flavours that are elevated with a trademark smokiness that can only be achieved with the use of binchotan, a rare and expensive charcoal.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Beauty in the Pot is possibly Singapore's favourite hotpot place. I've eaten here countless of times, and I remain addicted to their Signature Beauty Collagen Soup, and Fried Beancurd Skin. There were times that I travelled all the way from my home in the west to Centrepoint in the wee hours of the morning just because I had to satiate those intense cravings. Many would compare Beauty in the Pot to Hai Di Lao, which isn't unusual. I am a huge fan of Hai Di Lao too, having first tried it back in 2013. I love their tomato soup, and their fish slices, and I've dined there numerous times too. However, in all honesty, ever since I've tried BITP, I have only been to HDL once, because I was already at Clarke Quay. Are you a huge fan of BITP too? If so, you'll be pleased to know that they have opened their largest outlet, yet, at OneKM mall, just a level above their very first outlet in Singapore.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
I'm not an expert when it comes to omakase dinners, especially when I haven't dined at the big names. Shinji, Hashida, Sushi Jiro, and Shoukouwa are on my list but till my bank account is fuller, I won't be able to indulge in a dinner at any of these establishments. I have, however, been on the lookout for awesome omakase dinners that come with a more pocket-friendly price tag. In recent times, I've dined at Ryo Sushi twice, and Hakumai. And now, Sushi Jin by the Les Amis Group.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Li Bai at Sheraton Towers is a household name. The Cantonese restaurant has withstood the test of time, and remains one of Singapore's best restaurants. The winner of multiple prestigious accolades, Li Bai continues to blow diners away with a plethora of beautifully-executed Cantonese dishes. Because Li Bai is often fully booked for the whole of Chinese New Year, some families and companies have chosen to celebrate the Lunar New Year way before it even starts, just to dine at their favourite Cantonese restaurant. Have a look at some of their CNY 2018 highlights.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Located in the magnificent Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Cassia is an immensely popular dining destination for both Singaporeans and tourists. The elegant Chinese restaurant is tastefully decorated, and exudes a fine charm that makes diners feel like royalty while dining here. There's just something about Cassia that's exceptionally alluring. This Lunar New Year, celebrate the start of the most anticipated Spring Festival with Cassia's curated reunion sets that comprises highlights such as Braised Bird’s Nest with Caviar in Superior Brown Sauce, Braised 3 Heads Australian Abalone with Sea Cucumber, Flower Mushroom and Seasonal Greens, and Steamed Lobster with Black Garlic in Light Soya Sauce.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Wan Hao, the resident Chinese restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is one of the top Chinese restaurants on our little red dot, and also one of Singaporeans' absolute favourite. Every year, Wan Hao is completely booked throughout all 15 days of the Lunar New Year. It shouldn't come as a surprise, though, because the famous restaurant is amazing at what they do — every dish is thought through carefully, prepared with love, and meticulously assembled.