March 29, 2014
It has been a couple of years since I had a beach vacation, last being in Phuket. Not that I don't like sunshine, but it's the damaging UV rays which causes skin photo-aging which scares me off. So when my friends suggested a weekend getaway in Bali, the first thing I thought of was not its beaches, but... "Woohoo! All the delicious food in Bali, here I come!"... Muahaha!!! Babi Guling (Balinese suckling pig)! Bebek Bengil's Crispy Duck! Pork Ribs! I want all of you in my tummy!
March 27, 2014
Having tried only the special limited edition Nespresso Crealto-Infused Caramel Sundae by top Chef Bruno Ménard previously, it was only a matter of time before I return to La Cantine for a more complete taste of his modern interpretations on French classics.
La Cantine at Asia Square is a collaboration between Chef Bruno (formerly from 3-Michelin star French restaurant, L'Osier in Tokyo) and Deliciae Hospitality Management (which also owns eight other restaurants including L’Entrecôte and Forlino), making him the first 3-Michelin star chef to be based permanently in Singapore since 2012.
March 24, 2014
Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport ~ The Tremendous Angus Beef Buffet! Available from 29 March to 6 April, 2014!
Beef lovers alert! Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is serving up the Tremendous Black Angus Buffet daily from 6:30pm to 10:30pm for a limited period from 29 March to 6 April, 2014! My choir mates were asking me where my favorite place for steak is, when they nearly flipped upon hearing that I've to fork out two fifty-dollar notes for 100grams of beef there. But now at only $68++ per pax, we get to feast on premium Black Angus imported from US prepared in a variety of style, as well as the finest seafood and a multitude of desserts! Eat all we want! Unlimited! Don't say I never share the good
March 22, 2014
I remember Pondok Jawa Timur as the place which served one of the best Ayam Penyet (smashed fried chicken) I've ever tasted! That was several years back when my colleagues bought me to their former premises at The Atrium @ Dhoby Ghaut (next to Plaza Singapura). Pondok Jawa Timur has since moved to Wilkie Edge in the Selegie area, and I wouldn't have known of their existence in the new location had Derrick not invited me along for dinner. Thanks for bringing me on this rediscovery of Indonesian delights!
March 20, 2014
The reason for my recent visit to the newly-launched Robinsons Orchard @ The Heeren was not to indulge in retail therapy, but to check out the latest restaurant under Akashi group, Gyoza-Ya!
Located at basement level of the department store alongside some stylish but expensive homeware collection (we saw a $6000 price tag??), the pricing for a meal of Japanese-style dumplings at this casual dining establishment is fortunately much easier to swallow.
March 17, 2014
Been hearing and reading positive things about Plain Vanilla Bakery since it started operations from a tiny second floor shophouse unit in Holland Village back in 2011. Specializing in cupcakes, many fans lauded their rendition as one of the best, if not the very best in Singapore. The reputation, great as it may be, did not send me scurrying off to try their cupcakes immediately. It was only when Plain Vanilla opened the doors of their cafe in Tiong Bahru's Yong Siak Street that I finally made my way over. Ooh... and I fell in love with the ambience.
March 14, 2014
Element and Element on Tras Street @ Amara Hotel, Singapore ~ Love The Interesting Basque Cuisine From Spain!
As I walked towards the vibrant Element and Element on Tras Street, you would have suspect I was heading for happy hours drinks! The crowd basking in merriment of Sangria and live DJ music at Element's alfresco terrace would easily have anyone into thinking so. But no, I'm one who prefers to eat rather than drink my calories, and a Spanish dinner of Basque cuisine is waiting for me hehee! This hip outdoor bar is just one part of the integrated wine and dine experience which Amara Hotel located in the Tanjong Pagar precinct has to offer!
March 11, 2014
Guo Fu Steamboat 国府珍锅 @ China Square Central ~ Good For No-Frills Hotpot Buffet Which Will Surely Fill You Up
It's gonna be dinner with the league, and when I asked BFF where is the dinner place and location, he only replied, "that steamboat place directly opposite Hock Lam Beef Noodles, can't remember the name". Wah!!! With such vague directions, I figured it's better to ask my online best friend ~ Google! I was then pointed to Guo Fu Steamboat 国府珍锅 at China Square Central, which is indeed the place BFF was referring to. And I immediately guessed why this place was chosen.
March 07, 2014
The Halia At Raffles Hotel ~ One Of The Best Restaurants In Singapore Which You Can Trust For Good Food & Service
Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of my favorite restaurants! Set amid beautiful lush greenery, it is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, and the impeccable service rendered during previous visits certainly left me with a good impression. So when its sister restaurant, The Halia At Raffles Hotel, opened in one of Singapore's most iconic building in the convenience of town near City Hall mrt, I was keen to check it out too.
March 04, 2014
When I became a hawker many years back, it was out of necessity. Having experienced for myself how tough this route can be, I agreed straightaway to visit Truly Curry Rice (真咖喱饭) at Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre when I was told that it's run by two young ex-traders (they're only 20+) who gave up their jobs to take over the stall. Wah, very brave! What made them take on this drastic career change? So, to be honest, this visit was made out of initial curiosity. But when I do return again, it will be for the delicious curry rice! Yummy food and passionate hawkers definitely gets my support!