February 08, 2018

Uya 四代目菊川, A New Unagi Restaurant Opens At Orchard's Wheelock Place!



I always thought I'm a one-"Man" woman, then..... "Uya" comes along!!!

Man Man has horded our local dining scene for quite a while as a showy, live eel establishment in Singapore, with the spotlight shining even brighter when it bagged a Michelin Bib Gourmand award recognition. I went, I ate, and I love it. No doubt many others feel the same too.

With the opening of Uya 四代目菊川, a new unagi restaurant at Wheelock Place, hereby comes the inevitable comparison between the two. "How? How? Which is better?

February 02, 2018

Care Bears X Kumoya! The Halal-Friendly Café At Jalan Klapa Is Back With Another Pop-Up Collaboration!



"Care Bears... prepare to stare!"

For you who still remember, the "Care Bear Stare" is when the Care Bears stand together to radiate rays of love and good cheer from their bellies! From 1st February to end-March 2018, our bellies will be made happy with a limited-time menu featuring these adorable bears!

The place to be at is Kumoya, the Halal-friendly café located at Jalan Klapa. This is the first full-fledged Care Bears centric pop-up cafe in Singapore and South-East Asia!

January 28, 2018

UNI Gallery by OosterBay @ The Plaza, Beach Road ~ Must-Go Uni Heaven For All Sea Urchin Lovers!




This is for all sea urchin lovers! UNI Gallery by OosterBay is the place to go to!!!

Nestled in the inconspicuous basement of The Plaza along Beach Road, the uni specialty restaurant stood out among the tenants with its bright, eye-catching Japanese-inspired murals, and inviting vibes.

While the establishment may appear to be casual and unassuming, do come prepared to pamper your palate with an extensive range of exquisite uni and premium sashimi which are scoured and air-flown from Japan, USA, and Canada!

My uni-centric dining experience at UNI Gallery left me giddy with uni happiness.

January 26, 2018

Indocafé, The White House @ Scotts Road ~ Celebrate Lunar New Year The Peranakan Way



Celebrate Lunar New Year the Peranakan way? Why not?

If you're keen on having a Nyonya twist to the upcoming reunion dinner, perhaps you can consider checking out Indocafé, The White House which is known for their spread of contemporary Penang Peranakan cuisine, inspired by the exotic flavors of the spice-rich straits regions.

The restaurant has introduced festive menu sets starting from $280++ (for 3-4pax) to $688++ (for 10pax), and it offers catering services as well if you prefer to dine in the comfort of your home.

January 22, 2018

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑 @ Intercontinental Singapore ~ Joyous Reunions For CNY 2018!



When my colleague asked me for reunion dinner venue recommendations, one of the places which I've highly suggested was Man Fu Yuan 满福苑.

Why leh? Because the award-winning Cantonese restaurant is conveniently located within International Hotel at Bugis area, venue is elegantly-set, service is efficient, and most important, the food is good.

In short, Man Fu Yuan got standard lah!

Executive Chef Eric Neo has specially crafted five festive menus to herald in the Year of The Dog. Available from 18th January to 2nd March 2018, the menus include auspicious highlights, and are priced from $118 per guest.

January 18, 2018

Cassia Cantonese Restaurant @ Capella Singapore ~ Bountiful Feasts Awaits For CNY 2018



For you who enjoy quality Chinese food, you will probably not be unfamiliar with Cassia which is located at Capella Singapore on Sentosa island. The fine-dining restaurant is widely-acknowledged to serve some of the best Cantonese cuisine around!

We were certainly in high anticipation of what Cassia has to offer for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations as our footsteps took us through the restaurant's elegant interior towards our table.

The festive line-up includes set menus priced from $88++ to $199++ per person, as well as quintessential lou hei platters that starts from $38++.

January 08, 2018

CNY 2018 @ Park Hotel Clark Quay ~ Rousing Start To The Year Of The Dog



While Park Hotel Clarke Quay does not have a dedicated Chinese restaurant, indulging in Chinese New Year reunion feasts are still possible here as the hotel is opening up their function rooms for table reservations from 8th February to 2nd March 2018.

Tip: Request for the room next to the pool if it's available. The view is lovely.

The food is delightful as well, specially crafted by Chef James Wong, a culinary veteran with nearly four decades of experience in Oriental and Cantonese cuisine.

January 06, 2018

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 萬豪軒 @ Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel ~ Auspicious Lunar New Year Feasts for CNY 2018



My friend told me with a pining tone in his voice, "I've waited for a year..... to eat Pen Cai!!!"

Haha yes, the luxurious pot is back, together with auspicious yusheng and a host of delicacies synonymous with Lunar New Year celebrations.

This year, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is offering prosperous set menus, specially-curated Spring buffets, exquisite takeaway treats that features both classic favorites and innovative delights.

We were at its award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 萬豪軒 for an early CNY feast.

January 02, 2018

宴 Yàn Cantonese Cuisine @ National Gallery Singapore ~ A Wealth Of Lunar New Year Delights For CNY 2018



Even as Christmas is barely over, we're being constantly reminded that Chinese New Year (which falls on 16th and 17th February this year) is coming very soon! Malls are constantly playing the familiar tunes of "gong xi gong xi", and many restaurants have already rolled out their festive menus.

You might say... "it's still more a month away!" Well, it's always better to book earlier rather than later. I don't think anyone would want the stressful situation of not being able to secure a table at your intended restaurant, especially for the all-important reunion dinner.

For you who are in favor of Cantonese cuisine offering familiar flavors with modern presentation, 宴 Yàn Cantonese Cuisine at National Gallery would be a worthy venue to consider.

December 27, 2017

Seoul Yummy @ ION Orchard ~ New Menu! New Look! A Place For Casual And Affordable Contemporary Korean Cuisine



Many of us would have dine at, or at least heard of Seoul Yummy at some point.

Best known for its quintessential traditional cuisine with a modern twist, the homegrown Korean casual restaurant is fast approaching its tenth year in business, and has eight outlets islandwide at Bugis+, Causeway Point, ION Orchard, Jem, Junction 8, Square 2, The Central, and Singpost Centre!

It has recently announced a menu update of 30 new dishes, as well as revamped interiors and a new logo.

High time for us to make a revisit!

December 22, 2017

Burlamacco Ristorante @ Amoy Street ~ New Ultimate Recovery Brunch Featuring Unlimited Servings Of Italian Specialties!



It is no secret by now that PinkyPiggu loves pasta. Imagine me saying "no" to a meal where I can have endless servings of pasta? Unimaginable! Lol!

Which is why I said "YES!" to the new Ultimate Recovery Brunch which is happening every Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Burlamacco Ristorante.

Located along Amoy street, the Italian restaurant is known for its Tuscany specialties since its opening year 2012. With chef-owner Gabriele Piegaia's golden rule of "what you see on the menu is what you see on the plate", we will find a variety of homemade pasta, seafood, grilled meats, gelato and desserts to choose from.

Can order and eat as much as we want for 3 hours!

December 20, 2017

New Menu At Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory! Available at 313@Somerset, Chinatown Point, Bedok Point, JEM, and Bugis Junction



Many a times when the craving for Korean fried chicken strikes, I don't find myself returning often to Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory even though I love their fried chicken and there's an outlet just minutes away from my office. Why? Because their serving portions are not exactly one or two person friendly, and I don't want to expand horizontally by eating more than I should.

Chir Chir seems to have heard my cries. Now, not only are there some lunch options suitable as a quick meal for individual diners, we can also order the brand's signature Crispy, Garlicky, and Spicy Fried Chicken in smaller portions of 6, 12 and 18 pieces ($9.90/$17.90/$24.90) in specific parts of tenders, or drumlets and winglets!

The restaurant has also recently-launched its revamped menu across all its outlets at 313@Somerset, Chinatown Point, Bedok Point, JEM, and Bugis Junction. I was jio-ed to try the new dishes!

December 17, 2017

B Burgers @ Cathay Cineleisure Orchard ~ Tasty, Affordable American-Style Burgers With A Japanese Twist



From dressing gentlemen to flipping burgers, homegrown menswear label Benjamin Barker has now ventured into the world of F&B with..... B Burger!

The 62-seater burger joint occupies a prominent space on the ground floor of Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, deceptively looking like any other fast-service food outlets at initial impression.

But we soon found out that this new kid on the block holds a much more promising concept.

Taking inspiration from America's Shake Shack and In-N-Out Burger, B Burger serves classic American burgers but with an interesting Japanese twist. All their burgers are prepared a la minute with fresh-off-the grill handmade patties and warm toasty buns.

December 12, 2017

An Enchanting Christmas & Festive Buffet 2017 @ Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel



Another year, another Christmas, another round of festive feasting at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel!

Besides the many familiar faces as we gathered together for the evening, I also saw many mouth-watering treats making a comeback in the sumptuous buffet spread.

Our appetites were more than well-prepared for the host of Christmas perennial favorites, premium roasts, grilled seafood, Western & Asian delights, and..... desserts of course!

December 10, 2017

Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi @ 100AM ~ Japanese Soba Restaurant With First-Ever Mount Fuji Icy Hotpot!



No, it is not a hallucination. The hotpot you see in the picture above really does look like an ice mountain!

Aptly named Mount Fuji Icy Hotpot, the eye-catching offering is said to be Singapore's first and only ice hotpot. Launched by and only available at Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi, the Japanese soba restaurant located on the third level of 100AM mall at Tanjong Pagar.

Though there is only one store locally, Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi boasts of 119 outlets in Japan where the brand originated from, and prides itself on serving soba noodles that are made freshly in store using high-grade buckwheat flour and wheat flour.