June 09, 2019

Chao Ting 潮亭 @ Far East Square ~ Delicious & Affordable Teochew 'Pao Fan' By The Jumbo Group

I was so intoxicated by the superb meal at Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 that I fell into food coma and forgot to take my shopping bag with me as I left the restaurant.

Oops! But it gave me a perfect excuse to return the very next day for that tau suan which I love so much, and also to check out its sister concept, Chao Ting 潮亭 which is located right beside Zui Yu Xuan at Far East Square.

The fast-casual dining joint specialises in Teochew 'Pao Fan', a classic Chinese dish of cooked rice grains served in savoury broth. Most of us would not be unfamilar with this rustic comfort food. After the meal, I was hooked. The 'pao fan' at Chao Ting is worth many trips back.

June 06, 2019

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 @ Far East Square ~ Cold Crabs, Kway Teow With 'Wok Hei' & That Unforgettable 'Tau Suan'!

The Jumbo Group of Restaurants is renowned for their seafood offerings and award-winning chilli crabs, but little did we know that it has more treasures in the house - A Techeow "trinity" comprising of Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳, Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine 醉花林品潮轩, and Chao Ting 潮亭.

Collectively known as Zui (醉) Teochew Cuisine, it's a tribute to the timeless culinary heritage of one of Singapore's founding Chinese dialect group.

We made a visit to Zui Yu Xuan (recently-opened in April) which is located within the historic Far East Square precinct to explore the authentic cuisine it has to offer, and were first greeted by a traditional Chinese entrance way adorned with intricate wood carvings and a sweeping tiled roof.

Wow! Really gave us that "step-back-in-time" feel.

June 03, 2019

Shang Palace 香宫 @ Shangri-La Hotel Singapore ~ Cantonese Fine Dining At Its Best With Nostalgia, Signature & Innovative Dishes

Shang Palace Singapore itself is a culinary icon.

Launched in 1971 with Shangri-La Singapore, the Cantonese restaurant is the only F&B concept remaining from the hotel group's opening. It is the forerunner of an international chain of 38 Shang Palace restaurants worldwide, and flagship of Shang Palace brand.

The swanky establishment is currently helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung, whose sterling 40-year career saw him bring Shang Palace Kowloon to its second Michelin star in 2011.

Wow! But I shall be honest and say that though impressive, none of these really matters unless we experience the food for ourselves, right?

So we went, we ate, and left deliriously filled with joy. Every dish that we had was so satisfying!

June 02, 2019

Latest! Tendon Kohaku's Brand-New Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon With Szechuan Peppers & Mala Sauce!

If you've yet to try the seasonal Spring Tendon by Tendon Kohaku, you have a few days left to do so before the brand-new Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon takes over!

Soon to be launched on 11th June, the summer tempura bowl is drenched with a special Chinese-style spicy sauce made with Szechuan peppers and mala! Omg!

As if Singapore's weather is not hot enough haha. But the spicy sauce is exactly what made the entire bowl fiery and shiok, though I find it leaning towards the spicy rather than tongue-numbing side.

May 29, 2019

Sun With Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe @ Wheelock Place, Orchard Road ~ Latest 2019 Grand Menu Unveiled!

Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe is not unfamiliar to us residing in Singapore as the popular restaurant has been around for 14th years. Its location at level 3 of Wheelock Place remained unchanged even!

Not an easy feat considering how cutthroat the F&B industry can be. On a personal front, I guess one of the reasons Sun with Moon manages to stay in business is because of its consistent food quality, as well as the continuous effort in offering regional specialties (changes every 3 months) and yearly refreshed menus to keep the fickle tongues of diners interested.

In fact, the restaurant has just unveiled its latest 2019 grand menu, featuring a repertoire of brand-new creations, together with new spins on all-time favourites.

May 26, 2019

Burger & Lobster Singapore @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ The Famed Lobster Rolls Have Finally Arrived! With Exclusive Sambal Glazed Lobsters!

The acclaimed lobster rolls from Burger & Lobster are finally in our hands!!! Right here in Singapore!

Hailing from London, many positive things have been said about Burger & Lobster's famed lobster roll that has already debuted in cities like New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Genting Highlands, and Kuwait City.

Even way before the restaurant's official launch at Jewel Changi Airport on 23rd May this week, friends and colleagues are already buzzing me with questions," you know when Burger & Lobster is opening huh? I want to eat leh! You think will be expensive anot?"

Of course, there is the hype on both traditional and social media outlets. The level of anticipation is undeniably high.

May 22, 2019

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑 @ InterContinental Singapore ~ New Chef! New Signature Dishes!

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑 at InterContinental Singapore has unveiled a collection of 13 signature dishes crafted by its new chef at helm, Executive Sous Chef Aaron Tan.

New chef, new dishes! This is certainly a way to draw new diners in, and keep existing customers (like us) interested enough to make returning visits.

While the offerings are ingenious in concept and contemporary in presentation, the integrity of Cantonese cuisine that Man Fu Yuan stands for is maintained.

May 19, 2019

The Alley Luxe @ Cineleisure Orchard ~ Famous Taiwanese Tea Brand Opens Flagship Store At Orchard Road

Do we need more sweetness in our life? Apparently yes. Even more so when it's in the form of brown sugar deerioca milk from The Alley.

Since its launch in 2013, the Taiwanese beverage brand quickly gained popularity and expanded to about 300 outlets worldwide including Canada, USA, France, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. The Alley finally arrived in Singapore when its Jewel Changi Airport outlet opened on 17th April this year.

Fast forward to a month later on 18th May, The Alley launched its flagship store at Cineleisure in the heart of Orchard Road!

May 16, 2019

Paradise Dynasty Opens NEW Outlet At Suntec City! FREE Limited-Editon Brown Sugar Lava Xiao Long Bao!

Paradise Dynasty has launched a brand new outlet at Suntec City Mall!

No doubt this latest addition would bring much convenience to the working professionals working in the area who are hankering for Paradise Dynasty's famed xiao long bao offerings. But even if you're not anywhere nearby, there's a very good reason to purposefully travel over to the Suntec outlet because of the..... Brown Sugar Lava Xiao Long Bao!

Yes, you read it right! Inspired by the brown sugar pearl milk trend, the kitchen team has specially developed this exclusive exciting offering to commemorate the new outlet opening.

May 12, 2019

Shang Social 香聚 @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ A New 3-In-1 Dining Concept By The Shangri-La Group

If the "power of three" is anything to go by, Shang Social at Jewel Changi Airport might very well be riding on a winning formula.

The first standalone dining establishment by the Shangri-La group, Shang Social pays tribute to three distinctive Chinese cuisines - Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan.

The menu is carefully-curated with inputs from three of Shangri-la's highly acclaimed master chefs - Chef Mok Kit Keung, Chef Joe Hou, and Chef Rick Du.

The 220-seater space is divided into three sections: DINING, MRKT, and BAR.

Get it? Haha.

May 10, 2019

Violet Oon @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Showcasing Singaporean Flavors To The World + Jewel-Exclusive Dishes!

Ever since Jewel Changi Airport opened in April, I've been travelling to the far far far east side of Singapore every week to explore the diverse food options that it offers. This time is for Violet Oon Singapore, a local restaurant that is celebrated for their showcase of Singaporean and Nyonya flavours.

You may wonder why is there a need to specially make a trip there when there are other more convenient Violet Oon restaurant locations at ION Orchard, National Gallery, Clarke Quay, and Bukit Timah.

Well, the concept of each restaurant differs a little, and this newest branch at Jewel actually brings together all the different elements under one roof. There are also specially-created dishes exclusively available here.

May 09, 2019

Chen's Mapo Tofu @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ The Mapo Tofu Dish By The Sister Concept Of Michelin-Starred Shisen Hanten Is A Must-Try!

The mapo tofu dish at Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard Singapore is so immensely well-received that it spanned off a sister concept, Chen's Mapo Tofu.

Located at Downtown Gallery, the brand became accessible to the wider audience in a casual and fuss-free dining environment.

Guess what, Chen's Mapo Tofu has now opened its latest outlet at Jewel Changi Airport! You can find it inside Five Spice, a foodcourt offering various Asian cuisine, and modelled after the local hawker scenes.

May 02, 2019

Don Don Donki Opens Sweet Potato Factory At Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 3. Check Out The Exclusive Products!

Don Don Donki, the Japanese discount chain with presence in Singapore's Orchard Central, 100AM, City Square Mall and upcoming Novena Square 2 has just opened a spin-off outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 1st May 2019!

Named Sweet Potato Factory by Don Don Donki, you will find their immensely-popular baked sweet potatoes, as well as a range of sweet potato snacks and drinks offerings. Some of which are new and exclusively available at this airport store only!

Best, you can get it any day any time as the store is opened 24 hours daily.

April 29, 2019

Crystal Jade Restaurants Launches Parents' Day Promotion With Exclusive Dishes, Specially-crafted Set Menus, And More!

In case anyone needs a reminder, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, and we do the same for Father's Day on the third Sunday of June here in Singapore. It is not uncommon to see most families having a meal together to mark their appreciation for the mother and father in their life.

It's time to start thinking about where to eat!

To help you with the planning, here's sharing that Crystal Jade is launching their 'Parents' Day' promotion from 3rd May to 30th June this year with an array of exclusive dishes and specially-crafted set menus.

Let's have a look at the menu highlights from the various restaurants under the Crystal Jade group.

April 26, 2019

Ho Fook Hei Soy Sauce Chicken @ Great World City ~ Well-Executed, Comforting Cantonese Dishes By Joyden

Ho Fook Hei can be quite a mouthful for those who don't speak the Cantonese dialect. It took me quite some time to get it right oops.

Meaning 好福气 or good forturne, the auspiciously-named casual dining eatery located on the first floor of Great World City (near the office towers) serves its signature rose wine soy sauce chicken, and a medley of authentic Cantonese specialties prepared with time-honoured recipes passed down from generations.

Seems that this latest concept by locally-owned Joyden group of restaurants is very well-received by diners as Ho Fook Hei was packed when we visited on a weekday evening for dinner.