November 27, 2015

Christmas Magic 2015 @ Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Orchard Road ~ A Look At Their Buffet Line-Up & Takeaway Goodies

Christmas is nearing! Magical time of the year to celebrate the greatest love of all that came down from heavens with our loved ones once again. Most of us usually do it over scrumptious food? Yes? No? Haha, let the festive feasting begin!

PinkyPiggu had a first glimpse of what to expect at Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza's Christmas Magic which will be taking place at Marriott Cafe from 1st to 30th December 2015.

Besides an extensive array of classic Christmas delicacies as well as interesting new creations at the buffet line-up, takeaway goodies are also available at the hotel's forecourt stall.

November 25, 2015

Nan Hwa Fishboat @ Owen Road, Farrer Park ~ Popular Fish Steamboat At North Bridge Road Finally Opens 2nd Branch!

If you're wondering whether the recently-opened Nan Hwa FishBoat at Owen Road bears any relations to the famed Nan Hwa Chong (Ah Chew) Fish Head Steamboat at North Bridge Road, the answer would be: "yes!"

In existence since 1927, one of the oldest charcoal fish head steamboat restaurants in Singapore finally unveiled its second outlet earlier this month in November. That's after 88 years!

We were at the new branch for dinner and my dining companion was literally swooning over their specialty fish soup. "Still so so so good after all these years!", he said.

November 22, 2015

Andong Zzimdak @ Raffles City ~ A Korean Restaurant That Specializes In Andong Braised Chicken

The Korean wave hits again, or should I say, it didn't really stop? Andong Zzimdak is the latest franchise restaurant from Korea that recently opened in the basement of Raffles City, dedicating itself to serving mainly one dish called Andong Jjimdak.

I can only imagine that one dish to be really really good. Hmm... really?

That's why when my friend asked me what I want to eat for dinner, without hesitation my reply was "Andong chicken!". Even more so when it was a rainy Friday, such perfect weather to enjoy the simmered chicken dish which originated from Andong and is well-known for its hearty portion as well as extreme spiciness.

November 20, 2015

Le Bistrot Du Sommelier @ Armenian Street ~ A Bistro For Hearty French Fare and Wine. Love Their Foie Gras Terrine!

True to its name, Le Bistrot Du Sommelier is all about bistronomy and wine discovery.

The French bistro has been serving up hearty French fare, along with a selection of carefully curated wine since its inception in year 2008 back at Prinsep Street.

Its current premises at Armenian Street houses a lovely rustic-looking main dining hall on the ground level, and a rillette bar on the upper floor which offers patrons a fun, informal place to nibble on delicious charcuterie that are made in-house.

November 17, 2015

Joyden Treasures @ Leisure Park Kallang, Stadium Walk ~ Latest Restaurant By Joyden Concepts Is A Joy-filled Trove Of Heritage Flavors

From Joyden Seafood (formerly known as West Coast Seafood, West Coast Recreation Centre) to Joyden Canton Kitchen (HillV2), and now Joyden Treasures (Leisure Park Kallang), this Singaporean owned family business has indeed come a long way since it was established more than 30 years ago.

The second generation took over the reins in 2013, and now manages the restaurant chain under Joyden Concepts.

Joyden Treasures is largest outlet and the latest addition to the group, focusing on time-honored traditional dishes and a selection of the family's well-loved recipes. My belly was filled with joy after the recent dinner experience there.

November 15, 2015

The Populus Coffee & Food Co @ Neil Road ~ One Of The Best New Cafés To Open Recently

Check out yet another hipster café? Why not?

Time and tummy space are rather scarce nowadays, so have to choose wisely which cafés to visit. The Populas Coffee & Food Co at Neil Road turned out to be a rather winning choice with enjoyable coffee, reasonably good food, adequate service and contemporary industrial chic interior matched with trendy vibes and good-looking crowd (including us Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow! Lol!).

Looks like The Lokal, which is located just a few doors away, is gonna face some stiff competition.

November 12, 2015

Laurent's Café By Laurent Bernard Chocolatier @ Robinsons Orchard ~ Love Its Dark, Cosy, Relaxing Vibes

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier is no newcomer to the café scene, having been around in Singapore since 2006 with several outlets and boutiques in Robertson Quay, Portsdown, Takashimaya and Hitachi Tower.

The latest branch to open is at the basement of Hereen Orchard where Robinson department store is housed, right next to Gyoza-ya.

Enjoying that well-loved dark chocolate souffle or French pastries in a cosy café setting is now more convenient than ever.

November 10, 2015

Avenue Joffre 霞飞路 @ Resort World Sentosa ~ A New Chinese Restuarant That Serves A Mix Of Cantonese, Sichuan & Shanghainese Cuisine

The archaic facade of Avenue Joffre 霞飞路 looks right out of a movie set or theme park, feeling every inch the tourist trap that threatens mediocre food at exorbitant prices. Didn't helped that a staff was walking up and down near the entrance enthusiastically beckoning passer-bys to visit the Chinese restaurant.

"Come, come! Come try our food! We've just opened! 来试试看吧!"

*Gasp* If we were not aware that this is helmed by some top masterchefs offering comfort food from various cities of China that include Zhejiang, Szechuan, Beijing, and Guangdong, and our friend has already gotten a table there waiting for us to arrive, I probably wouldn't think of stepping into this dining establishment.

November 07, 2015

Som Tam @ Orchard Central ~ Modern Thai Fusion Restaurant. Green Curry Pasta Or Tom Yum Burger, Anyone?

Som Tam has recently opened at the corner of Orchard Central's level 8, serving modern fusion interpretation of well-loved Thai dishes. The casual restaurant want to give Thai food a new lease of life.

It sounds interesting enough for us to want to check it out, though I must say that the idea is not entirely new. We do see some restaurants offering the likes of green curry pasta, as well as stir-fried spaghetti with beef and holy basil.

But will an establishment dedicated mainly to such a concept work? Our trip was made with much anticipation, but not without a note of skepticism too.

November 05, 2015

Terra @ Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar ~ Delectable Tokyo-Italian Cuisine By Chef-Owner Seita Nakahara

First thing thing first, I must clarify that Tokyo-Italian cuisine doesn't mean a fusion amalgamation of Japanese and Italian food, but one that embodies authentic Italian cuisine using celebrated fresh produce native to Japan, or "itameshi" as chef-owner Seita Nakahara has termed it.

After working his way through kitchens in Tuscany, Sicily, Piedmont and Singapore's Enoteca L'Operetta, he finally opened his own restaurant, Terra.

We descended upon the intimate space located at Tras Street all ready to be wowed by his culinary creations, and we were wowed indeed!

November 03, 2015

Hairy Crab Delicacies @ Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Paragon Orchard ~ An Indulgent Crustacean Affair

More hairy crabs? Yes, yes, give it to me! Must indulge in this autumnal specialty while it's still in season, else will have to wait for another year!

A much anticipated annual affair, Crystal Jade's An Indulgent Crustacean Affair - Hairy Crab promotion is currently on and will end 30 November this year, or while stocks last.

It is well-known that hairy crabs are coveted for its golden creamy roe and delicate sweet flesh. At Crystal Jade, these crustacean delights are specially imported from Yang Cheng Lake in China, and bigger specimens are selected for their abundant roe.

November 02, 2015

New Taste Restaurant 新嘉飨 @ Macpherson Road ~ Signature Crab Porridge At Only $19.90+! Superb Value & Taste!

Chinese food might not be deemed the trendiest of cuisine, but is one which we always turn to when searching for a taste of familiarity and comfort. Once in a while, we'd get excited about it again.

Our visit to New Taste Restaurant 新嘉飨 was one of those occasions. It was a wondrous dinner of modern fine Chinese fare whipped up by an award-winning chef who is only 26 years of age!

Good lobang things must share! Readers of PinkyPiggu get to enjoy a 15% Discount off your total bill (except for promotional items) at New Taste from now till 30 November 2015 by simply show this post to the staff there. Don't say #bojio.