September 30, 2016

Sumptuous Weekend Barbecue Buffet Dinner @ Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Barbecue feasting under the stars!

That's exactly what we did just a few moons ago when we had a firsthand preview of Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill's revamped weekend barbecue buffet menu.

Come 30th September 2016, the new menu will feature an upsized variety of premium meats and seafood items, along with an expanded selection of appetizers and hot mains.

September 28, 2016

Wok Master @ City Square Mall ~ Recommended For Hearty Zhi Char & Claypot Delights!

He jio, we go. This time it's for zhi char!

Not at a typical coffeshop zhi char stall though. The intended place is Wok Master which serves up an array of claypot and wok-fried dishes in the comfort of a casual restaurant setting. Situated within level 2 of City Square Mall, the location is directly connected to Farrer Park Mrt Station (NE8) so no worries about being caught in any temperamental weather situations either.

Ahh... a sumptuous zhi char meal in a convenient location with air-conditioning! This sounds like a great plan!

September 26, 2016

Boruto Japanese Tapas & Sake Bar @ South Bridge Road ~ Totally Adored Its Excellent Food, Service & Energetic Vibes!

Instead of the vibrant, anime world of "Boruto", we stepped into a dimly-lit, minimalist industrial-chic space with raw, concrete flooring and metal finishing. Meaning "vault" in Japanese, this is a nod to the premise's past life as a bank.

Welcome to Boruto Japanese Tapas & Sake Bar, a double-storey establishment located along South Bridge Road that offers modern tapas dishes, as well as a wide variety of sake, shoju and Japanese whisky, most of which are exclusively brought in.

Not too much of drinkers ourselves (PinkyPiggu prefers to eat her calories), we indulged in their food which turned out to be so memorably good that we made repeated visits. Ooh that Uni Pasta and Saga Beef & Foie Gras Rice Bowl!!!

September 22, 2016

White Restaurant, The Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon @ Toa Payoh ~ Other Branches At Sembawang, Sun Plaza & Punggol

When mummy suggested to have Sembawang white beehoon for dinner, my first reaction was, "Aiyah don't want lah. Sembawang so far, so hot, and you want to queue meh?"

I then realized she meant the branch at Toa Payoh near where she stays. Oh yes, there is air-conditioned comfort and the queue wasn't too long since we chiong-ed for early dinner.

For those who have yet to know, the popular Sembawang White Bee Hoon at Jalan Tampang's You Huak Restaurant has went on to open more branches at Punggol, Sun Plaza and Toa Payoh since the 2nd generation owner took over. It is now rebranded as White Restaurant, The Original Sembawang White Beehoon, in relation to their signature dish.

September 20, 2016

Ryo Sushi @ Orchid Hotel, Tanjong Pagar ~ Japanese Diner With Cheap $18, $38 & $68 Sushi Omakase & That Bitter Uni Bowl

Contemporary sushi diner Ryo Sushi has opened last week at Orchid Hotel, at the exact spot where Cake Spade used to be before they moved to a bigger unit down Tanjong Pagar Road.

The "24 Hr Diner" signage can be misleading as the sushi bar currently opens only for certain hours during lunch and dinner services, and is closed on Sundays, though there are plans to move into the round-the-clock concept once operations settles down with sufficient manpower.

With a opening promotion that offers diners a chance to experience 10-course Omakase menu at a jaw-dropping cheap price of $18nett, we were sold....

September 18, 2016

Lewin Terrace @ Fort Canning Park ~ Lovely Japanese-French Fusion Restaurant With Exquisite Cuisine. The Autumn Sho-Ki Menu Is Worth The Indulgence!

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Which season is the most..... beautiful delicious?

Our perpetually sunny Singapore might not be in a locational position to live through any weather changes of the four seasons, but we are blessed to be a gastronomic island where different periods of the year can be experienced through..... food!

Starting this September for 3 months, Lewin Terrace presents flavors of Japanese Autumn through beautifully-crafted Japanese-French fusion dishes in its latest Sho-Mi menu.

September 16, 2016

Butterknife Folk @ River Valley Road ~ Captivating Cakes, Gelato & More! Go Go Go!

Let us eat cake. Lots and lots of cakes.

My balloon-like waistline was prepared to let it go when my friend and I made plans to meet for afternoon tea and cakes at Butterknife Folk. Literally a new kid on the shophouse block along River Valley Road, the recently-opened patisserie specializes in French-inspired cakes, as well as gelato and coffee.

If these doesn't sound enticing yet, wait till the moment when those luscious cakes come into sight.

September 12, 2016

DW Workshop, Bistro, Café, & Retail @ Rochester Drive, Buona Vista ~ What A Hidden Gem!

PinkyPiggu loves DW Workshop! And there are good reasons for making such a bold statement.

Occupying a charming black and white colonial heritage building, DW has several concepts converging at one location. It is a bistro, hipster café, as much as it is a design workshop and retail space as well.

Eat, drink, create, shop, all at once. Its premises is sooooo chio and so Instagrammable too!

If there is a best-kept "secret" in the Rochester Drive, it could very well be DW.

September 10, 2016

Peach Blossoms @ Marina Mandarin Singapore ~ Chinese Restaurant Launches New Organic Healthy Food Menu

Let's eat healthy and get healthier!

Those who want to start eating light and right might want to check out Peach Blossoms' specially-crafted Organic Healthy Food menu that is available only for the month of September.

Featuring predominately organic plant-based, nutrient-rich ingredients such as mushrooms, beancurd and a wide variety of vegetables, the new dishes are a refreshing change from the heaviness of a typical Chinese meal.

Lest you think vegetables are boring, I shall tell you why it is more interesting than imagine.

September 08, 2016

Grissini Italian Restaurant @ Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel ~ Pastas, Pizzas, Lovely Premium Meats & Seafood From The Josper Grill

Bye Pontini. Hello Grissini!

Shortly after my visit to Pontini at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel last year, I was informed that the Italian restaurant will be closed as part of the hotel's refurbishment plans. My hopes for its re-opening never materialize, which is rather sad. What a pity for a decade-old establishment that has garnered many accolades, including "Top Restaurant (Italian Category)" for the Weekender Singapore’s Foodmania Awards 2015.

But I guess it's always welcoming to experience fresh beginnings. The hotel's new Contemporary Italian Grill, Grissini, is not without its charms too.

September 06, 2016

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant 四川豆花饭庄 @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road ~ Ala-Carte Buffet Feast Of 100 Dishes!

100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast!

Available from now till 15th October 2016, Sichuan food lovers would definitely want to check out Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant 四川豆花饭庄 for their a-la carte buffet featuring a mind-boggling selection of 100 dishes that aims to showcase the true essence of Sichuan cuisine.

Wait. True essence of Sichuan cuisine? You mean there is more to its trademark 'mala' 麻辣 flavor?

Yes!!! The commonly held perception of Sichuan Cuisine as being predominately spicy and tongue-numbing is broken!

September 02, 2016

Stellar At 1-Altitude @ One Raffles Place ~ Quality Food & Gorgeous View For That Special Night Out. Check Out The Limited Kokumi Constellation Menu!

Stellar At 1-Altitude
would probably not be an unfamiliar name.

Perched high on level 62 of One Raffles Place, the restaurant is synonymous with quality fine-dining while offering a spectacular view of Singapore's city skyline. Not surprisingly, it is the choice for many when it comes to selecting a venue for that romantic night out or celebratory occasion.

The reason for my visit was simple: I have to check out Stellar's 8-course Kokumi Constellation ($190++) menu which is available only for a limited period from now till 15th September this month!