June 26, 2019

Frieda Restaurant @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore ~ The Place To Indulge In Hearty German Fare!

Say hello to Frieda!

The relatively-new restaurant located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is named after the only daughter of the hotel founder, and offers German fare with a touch of Austrian influence.

It was most fitting that our group was hungry after slaving away at work the whole day, because a hearty menu of premium sausage selections, vintage pork cuts, and pork knuckles is waiting for us!

June 22, 2019

Milksha 迷客夏, The Popular Bubble Tea Brand From Taiwan Opens At Singapore's Suntec City & Funan Centre

Looks like the bubble tea hype is definitely not over yet. The game is still going strongly with another popular overseas brand joining our local market.

Let's say hello to Milksha (迷客夏), Taiwan's leading bubble tea brand that's voted number 1 by Taiwan's university students. It's opening today, right here in Singapore's Suntec City. The next outlet will open a week later at Funan Centre.

Known as "Milkshop" in Taiwan, and "Milksha" in international markets, the brand has one of the largest number of bubble tea outlets across Taiwan, and has stores in China and Hong Kong too.

June 19, 2019

Rumours Bar & Grill @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Chillaxing Hangout Spot With Bar Snacks, Glorious Grills & Signature Cocktails

Perched high on Jewel's topmost level where the Canopy Park is, Rumours Bar & Grill is one of the dining options available when hunger pang strikes.

Even better as it's open till late. Or should I say wee hours in the morning at 3am?

Haha whatever it is, we heard that the award-winning Bali casual dining restaurant's Singapore outpost serves up a delightful menu of bar snacks, glorious grills and signature cocktails with something for all to enjoy.

If the rumours are true, Rumours Bar & Grill would be a fantastic hangout spot for families and friends then.

June 16, 2019

Gram Cafe & Pancakes Singapore @ Vivocity ~ The Fluffiest Souffle Pancakes From Japan Have Arrived!

Today 16th June 2019 is a happy day to remember because..... Gram Cafe & Pancakes is officially opening at Singapore's Vivocity!

Hailing from Osaka, the famous souffle pancakes specialist is best known for its impossibly fluffy pancakes. You may have seen those stacks of wobbly goodness jiggling their way through social media.

Blessed you if you already had a taste of Gram's pancakes at their shops in Japan or Thailand, but if you have not, here's your chance to do so right here at home.

June 13, 2019

The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel ~ Chef Philip Chia X The Clifford Pier ‘Best of Peranakan Cuisine’ Promotion

Chef Philip Chia is back! This is his third collaboration with The Clifford Pier to bring us a feast of Peranakan signatures re-imagined with modern twist.

As a fourth generation Peranakan, Chef Philip was only six years old when he first stepped in the kitchen to learn the finer points of pounding rempah. Since then, he has gone on to win several culinary competitions, publish cookbooks on Peranakan cuisine, and become a well-respected figure on the local culinary scene.

I missed his cooking for the last two years and is finally able to make it this time.

June 12, 2019

Sama Sama By Tok Tok @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Hearty Indonesia Fare With Many Heritage Dishes!

Among the numerous F&B establishments that have opened at Jewel Changi Airport, Sama Sama by Tok Tok counts as one of those which stood out more.

The restaurant offers a wide selection of Indonesian homely comfort food from across the Nusantara (Indonesian archipelago) to Singapore all under one roof in a cosy yet contemporary setting. It comes with a view of the majestic rain vortex even.

'Sama Sama' means "you're welcome" in the Indonesian language. It expresses appreciation, gratitude, and reflects a joyful spirit of "togetherness".

So on that note, we happily stepped into Sama Sama in anticipation of a scrumptious dinner.

June 10, 2019

Min Jiang Restaurant Has Moved From One-North To Dempsey Hill With Whole New Menu

Since April this year, Min Jiang has relocated to the lush Dempsey Hill after spending more than a decade at One-North.

The restaurant's new home is bigger than before, boasting an interior of contemporary chinoiserie. Its beautiful premises houses a 8-seater bar, airy light-filled main dining hall, 3 private rooms, as well as a wooden-decked alfresco dining veranda.

A whole new menu is unveiled together with the move, crafted by Master Chef Goh Chee Kong to showcase the intricacies of Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine.

June 09, 2019

Chao Ting 潮亭 @ Far East Square ~ Delicious & Affordable Teochew 'Pao Fan' By The Jumbo Group

I was so intoxicated by the superb meal at Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 that I fell into food coma and forgot to take my shopping bag with me as I left the restaurant.

Oops! But it gave me a perfect excuse to return the very next day for that tau suan which I love so much, and also to check out its sister concept, Chao Ting 潮亭 which is located right beside Zui Yu Xuan at Far East Square.

The fast-casual dining joint specialises in Teochew 'Pao Fan', a classic Chinese dish of cooked rice grains served in savoury broth. Most of us would not be unfamilar with this rustic comfort food. After the meal, I was hooked. The 'pao fan' at Chao Ting is worth many trips back.

June 06, 2019

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 @ Far East Square ~ Cold Crabs, Kway Teow With 'Wok Hei' & That Unforgettable 'Tau Suan'!

The Jumbo Group of Restaurants is renowned for their seafood offerings and award-winning chilli crabs, but little did we know that it has more treasures in the house - A Techeow "trinity" comprising of Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳, Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine 醉花林品潮轩, and Chao Ting 潮亭.

Collectively known as Zui (醉) Teochew Cuisine, it's a tribute to the timeless culinary heritage of one of Singapore's founding Chinese dialect group.

We made a visit to Zui Yu Xuan (recently-opened in April) which is located within the historic Far East Square precinct to explore the authentic cuisine it has to offer, and were first greeted by a traditional Chinese entrance way adorned with intricate wood carvings and a sweeping tiled roof.

Wow! Really gave us that "step-back-in-time" feel.

June 03, 2019

Shang Palace 香宫 @ Shangri-La Hotel Singapore ~ Cantonese Fine Dining At Its Best With Nostalgia, Signature & Innovative Dishes

Shang Palace Singapore itself is a culinary icon.

Launched in 1971 with Shangri-La Singapore, the Cantonese restaurant is the only F&B concept remaining from the hotel group's opening. It is the forerunner of an international chain of 38 Shang Palace restaurants worldwide, and flagship of Shang Palace brand.

The swanky establishment is currently helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung, whose sterling 40-year career saw him bring Shang Palace Kowloon to its second Michelin star in 2011.

Wow! But I shall be honest and say that though impressive, none of these really matters unless we experience the food for ourselves, right?

So we went, we ate, and left deliriously filled with joy. Every dish that we had was so satisfying!

June 02, 2019

Latest! Tendon Kohaku's Brand-New Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon With Szechuan Peppers & Mala Sauce!

If you've yet to try the seasonal Spring Tendon by Tendon Kohaku, you have a few days left to do so before the brand-new Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon takes over!

Soon to be launched on 11th June, the summer tempura bowl is drenched with a special Chinese-style spicy sauce made with Szechuan peppers and mala! Omg!

As if Singapore's weather is not hot enough haha. But the spicy sauce is exactly what made the entire bowl fiery and shiok, though I find it leaning towards the spicy rather than tongue-numbing side.