June 30, 2016

Full Of Luck Club 福乐 @ Holland Village ~ Contemporary Cantonese Fare For The Young Ones

We went to Full of Luck Club 福乐, hoping to get 'heng heng' (lucky lucky) LOL!!!

Just kidding! It was to check out the latest vibrant entry to the competitive Holland Village dining scene and get our tummies filled.

From the successful team behind Li Bai Cantonese Resaurant, Full of Luck Club offers contemporary Cantonese dining in a chic casual setting designed to attract the younger generation of food lovers.

Chinese-style burgers? Check!..... Dishes with salted egg yolk or truffle? Check!..... Instagram worthiness? Check check check!

June 28, 2016

Froth @ Ascott Raffles Place Singapore ~ New Location, New Menu. Duck Bak Kut Teh And Five-spice Ngoh Hiang Wagyu Beef Burger, Anyone?

In case you're unaware, Froth has recently ceased its operations at Big Hotel due to tenancy issues, and taken up a new home at Ascott Raflles Place Singapore.

New place, new concept, new menu. From a café to a casual dining restaurant serving Asian fusion dishes. Besides the shift of location, the revamp is quite apparent on all fronts.

We wondered if fans of old Froth will miss it, but most importantly, will the new Froth find new fans?

June 26, 2016

ALBA 1836 Wine Bar & Restaurant, Italian Wine & Dine @ Duxton Hill

Mention Alba, the first thing that comes to mind is those luxurious Alba white truffles, the coveted "diamonds of the kitchen". But in this blog post, the focus is on ALBA 1836, an Italian wine bar and restaurant located in a quiet corner of Duxton Hill.

Occupying a charming white colonial building, ALBA 1836 radiates a mix of elegance and old world charm. We walked through the entrance into an impressive floor to ceiling wine cellar which led us into the inner courtyard. The feel is spacious and tables are set comfortably apart.

Particularly eye-catching is the open kitchen, allowing us to take a peek into the meal preparation as Chef de Cuisine Luca Piras and his team work away.

June 22, 2016

Teppan Bar Q @ Robertson Quay ~ Hakata-style Teppanyaki & Spanish-Japanese Fusion Dishes!

Like your food straight off the teppanyaki's iron griddle and piping hot? Teppan Bar Q offers us exactly that enjoyable gastronomic experience!

But Teppan Bar Q is more than just a typical teppanyaki restaurant. It is a contemporary one that pulsate with a Spanish twist to its dishes by marrying the flamboyance of Hakata-style teppanyaki cooking with the intricacy and attention to details found in tapas cuisine.

The best of both worlds, if I might boldly say.

June 20, 2016

Big Lazy Chop 大懒排 @ Short Street ~ Grab These Delicious Ribs & Money Bags!

Big Lazy Chop
..... 大懒排..... tua lan xx..... err wait, I'm stopping the Hokkein translation in its track in case anyone finds the descriptive offensive. Oops :p

But it is all in cheeky fun that the folks behind Big Lazy Chop named it as such. Inspired by lazy days indulging in great food, the bistro aims to serve up Chinese fare such as their Signature Pork Ribs and Sri Lankan Crabs in a modern, laidback ambience.

 "Zhi char with air-con"? Yes! My friends would probably agree with me that it's not too far off to label it as such.

June 18, 2016

HONEY BUTTER CHICKEN! Where To Find The BEST In Singapore!

Honey Butter + Fried Chicken? Yes! Yes! Yes!

After Honey Butter Chips and All Things Honey Butter, this post is dedicated to HONEY BUTTER CHICKEN, a divinely delicious combination of sweet savory taste with the sinful addictiveness of crispy fried chicken.

There might not be many food establishments in Singapore offering this flavor of fried chicken yet, but the few that do have it, most did a pretty awesome job of bringing out the unique lusciousness of honey and butter pairing.

Which rendition is the BEST among all? The only way to find out is..... to eat Eat EAT it all! Lol!

June 16, 2016

Barrio By Mex Out, 313@Somerset ~ Place To Go For Delightful Mexican Food!

Let's get Mexican in a delicious way! Place to go would be Barrio by Mex Out, an exciting new Mexican joint located on the 1st level of 313@Somerset where Smoothie King previously was.

Named after the barrio, Spanish for 'neighborhood' which is a residential space for Mexicans to hang out, Barrio's setting is modelled after those Mexican beer gardens, complete with an "outdoor" bar and strings of fairy lights.

Heavy human traffic along the 70-seat casual eatery provides a highly energised vibe, perfect for chilling out after work, social gatherings or casual date nights.

June 12, 2016

Crystal Jade Prestige @ Marina Bay Financial Centre Presents Signature Weekend Brunch!

Weekend brunch alert! This time with dim sum and option of free flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne!

For every weekend from 1 May to 26 Jun between 11.30am to 3pm, the Crystal Jade Prestige Signature Weekend Brunch presents a sumptuous 10-course weekend brunch set priced at $58 per person, or $98 per person with champagne ($48 or $88 for DBS/POSB/Jadeite members).

We were quite late in getting to this special promotion which runs for a limited period, but better late than never. For those who have yet to decide on a place to celebrate the upcoming Father's Day this Sunday, there is still time to make a reservation.

June 10, 2016

Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar @ The Grandstand ~ A Modern Noodle Small Plates Bar

Shall we go to Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar and have some "chow fun"? Nope, I don't mean fried rice, but fried noodles!

Before anyone gets confused, please let me explain that the name, Chow Fun, is a playful nod to the ubiquitous Cantonese fried noodle dish served at Chinese restaurants in America where Singaporean chef and owner, Alicia Lin, spent 20 years of her life.

It also alludes to 'chow' or food, and the 'fun' spirit of the restaurant.

Ahh that explains it (and the kitschy deco), right? Now get prepared for over 18 Asian and Western-inspired noodles offerings!

June 08, 2016

Napoleon Food & Wine Bar @ Telok Ayer Street ~ Enjoy Wine And Dine With Entertainer App's 1-For-1 Offer!

Napoleon Food & Wine Bar! An intimate 42-seater restaurant located along Telok Ayer Street (nearest mrt station DT18 Telok Ayer & EW15 Tanjong Pagar) that marries old world charm with cutting edge technology.

We were greeted with nature-inspired theme deco with heavy emphasis on rock and wood upon entering the establishment. In the midst of the bar is also an eye-catching high-tech glass-encased wine display counter complete with automated dispensing abilities.

Parisian owner Jean-Christophe Cadoret, having come from a family of wine makers in France, aims to provide wines of great quality and price points by specifically selecting wines from parcels adjacent to prestigious vineyards in France.

June 06, 2016

Treasures Yi Dian Xin "一点心" By Imperial Treasure @ Paragon Orchard ~ New Dim Sum Restaurant Serving Bites Of Happiness

There's a new treasure for us to treasure. Treasures Yi Dian Xin "一点心"!

Am I right to say that we are all so familiar with the different offerings under the Imperial Treasure umbrella? That unforgettably awesome Peking duck (Super Peking Duck), those convenient "one-plate" roasted meat rice and noodles when a quick meal is needed (Windows Of Hong Kong), getting hot and steamy over pots of bubbling goodness (Steamboat), just to name a few.

To move with the times, the restaurant group has recently launched a new casual concept, Treasures, which aims to serve up their signature selections of classic Chinese cuisine in a cool, vibrant and more contemporary setting. Target clientele is us, the young ones. Expect a host of dim sum, noodles, congees and roasted meats at a comfortable price range.

June 02, 2016

Cook & Brew Gastro-Bar @ Westin Singapore ~ Delightful Wine & Dine With Gorgeous Level 33 View!

Meal times just got better at Cook & Brew with the recent launch of their 2-course Set Lunch ($35++) and 3-course Set Dinner ($55++)!

Looking at the selection of starters, mains and desserts, it is simply too good a deal to pass over. Most importantly..... the dishes that we've tried on evening of our visit were mostly very enjoyable.

More on that later. First, let's look at the place itself.

A specialty gastro-bar, Cook & Brew is located at Level 33 of The Westin Singapore within the Asia Square Tower 2, smack right in the middle of office buildings overlooking the gorgeous Marina Bay.