The First-Ever Lobsterfest Buffet at Lime, PARKROYAL on Pickering

Lime Lobster Buffet

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, PARKROYAL on Pickering is presenting Singapore’s first-ever Lobsterfest Buffet at its star restaurant, Lime. Yes, you read that right. It is eat-all-you-can lobsters, and at a very sexy environment at that!

From 1st to 17th June 2015 and every Wednesday thereafter, the culinary team led by Executive Chef Vijay will be presenting a selection of Maine Lobster dishes influenced by Asian and Western flavours, reflecting the cosmopolitan Singapore of today. Expect your favourite crustacean cooked in 8 different ways, on top of its regular international buffet spread.

Lobster Buffet

Also, the buffet comes with free flow of servings of our very own local Tiger beer as well as local drinks such as ‘Cincau’ (Grass Jelly), ‘Ma Ti Shui’ (Water Chestnut), ‘Tau Huay Shui’ (Soya Milk) and Lemongrass Tea.

The Lobsterfest Buffet at PARKROYAL on Pickering will be an extraordinary and phenomenal meal that you won’t soon forget, we promise. Here, we present the highlights of Lime’s Lobsterfest Buffet that is available only for a very limited period. You know you need that dinner.

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Luke’s Lobster – The Most Value-For-Money Lobster Rolls In New York City

Luke's Lobster

There are tons of restaurants that sell lobster rolls in New York City, but Luke’s Lobster has made a name for itself by bringing the best of the Maine Coast to New York City with fresh Maine lobster, crab and shrimp rolls at unbeatable prices.

The Shrimp Roll starts at just US$8, while the Crab Roll is US$13. Unlike most seafood restaurants in the Big Apple which charge over US$30 for a Lobster Roll, Luke’s is selling its Lobster Roll at a jaw-dropping price of only US$16!

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Changi Recommends Introduces New Wi-Fi Router Rental Plan For Multi-Destinations In Asia Pacific

Changi Recommends Wifi Rental

We’ve previously shared about our experience with Changi Recommends, and we cannot reiterate enough how glad we are to discover their overseas Wi-Fi router rental service.

Changi Recommends has just introduced the Asia Pacific Wi-Fi plan – a rent service for travellers to get connected in up to three multiple countries in Asia and Australia. Travellers can rent the Wi-Fi routers from Changi Recommends at a flat rate of S$15 a day (daily basis) when you fly to more than 1 destination in a single trip.

Readers of ladyironchef can enjoy a special rate for overseas Wi-Fi router rental to Japan in the month of June at only S$8/day when you make a reservation at www.changirecommends.com using the promo code: CHEF8.

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Opus Bar & Grill at Hilton Singapore – The Finest Charcoal Grilled Prime Cuts

Opus Bar & Grill Hilton

How often do you walk down Orchard Road and find yourself stepping in to Hilton Singapore for a slice of their legendary cheesecake?

Well, we’d like to think more of Hilton Singapore. Do you know what used to be Checkers Brasserie is now revamped and known as Opus Bar & Grill? Dining there is a brand new experience now, and with Opus priding themselves on their grill, you know that you are in for the real deal.

Opus Bar & Grill

The culinary team is helmed by Aussie chef Nick Philip, and the menu is contemporary with Australian influence. The charcoal grill and dry-age cabinet are what Opus Bar & Grill are building their success on, and they are on a mission to spoil you with only the best meals. Hilton Singapore is the first hotel in Asia to achieve MSC certifications, so you can look forward to sustainable seafood choices such as Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Black Cod Carpaccio, and Glacier 51 Toothfish Fillet.

We hopped by for dinner one of those nights, and here are some of the highlights of Opus Bar & Grill that you have to try when it is your turn too.

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10 Things To Do When You Are Stuck In An Airport

BKK Airport

No one likes to be stuck in an airport. It’s a traveller’s worst nightmare. But sometimes things just don’t go your way and you find yourself slapped with a long layover or stranded by plane delays. Well, since you can’t do anything about it, instead of yelling at every airline employee in sight or tapping your feet in annoyance, make the most of your predicament (like the guy who shot a ridiculously epic lip syncing video to ‘All By Myself’ in the Vegas airport).

Here’s our two cents worth of stuff to do when you find yourself trapped with no place to go.

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The Naked Finn – Lobster Roll, Prawn Noodles And Seafood

The Naked Finn

Talk about hidden gems and what do you think of? Somewhere inaccessible, somewhere inconspicuous, or somewhere secretive that is not known to many?

The Naked Finn might just be all of that. This beautiful restaurant in Singapore has been around for a while, and we thought you might want to know they dish out awesome lobster rolls, prawn noodles and other seafood dishes.

Sitting within Gillman Barracks at Alexandra Road, getting there might be a challenge; doesn’t help that they do not have a visible signboard too. But take that drive, look out for a glass unit of sort that is covered with cascading vines, and there you have it – The Naked Finn. Not so naked, after all.

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12 Best Thai Restaurants In Bangkok To Satisfy Your Thai Food Cravings

White Flower Factory

Bangkok is a foodie’s heaven. There are so many good restaurants and eateries to spoil you silly, and even if you go to three per day, it would take you quite a while to tick off all the best ones from your bucket list!

It is not only the Land of All Smiles; it is the Land of Exciting Food. Thai food is colourful and very varied in tastes. Though mostly spicy and very kick-ass, Thai food is generally very flavourful and satisfying. We never say no to a good Thai meal, especially when we are at Bangkok.

No amount of trips to the city will ever get us sick of Thai food. And we are pretty sure we aren’t the only ones feeling this way. You love your Thai food too. Yes, you. We know. Here, go on and indulge in many good meals with our guide to Bangkok’s Best Thai Restaurants.

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12 Things You Never Knew About PARKROYAL on Pickering

Parkroyal on Pickering Hotel Singapore

“Uncover an oasis of green,” that’s what PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel will tell you about their property.

We love PARKROYAL on Pickering so much and it is easily one of the most stunning hotels in Singapore. Apart from the fact that the hotel is strategically located at Chinatown and just minutes away from the CBD district and Marina Bay, PARKROYAL on Pickering has a lot to offer. A stay at the property will be a stay like no other, for it is unique in its own rights in ways you never knew.

Parkroyal on Pickering

And we will touch on those in a bit. Before you read on, let us just drop a little warning that what you are about to read and see might just stir up an uncontrollable desire in you. Well, if that happens, a staycation is always good if you are local, right? And if you are a tourist, we assure you that this is one hotel that will make you fly to Singapore for.

Here are 12 things you never knew about PARKROYAL on Pickering – one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in Singapore which offers a unique hotel-in-a-garden experience.

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How To Decide Where To Go For Your Next Holiday

Brighton Beach Bath House

So many places to visit, so little time. Ugh, we feel you. First world problems, right? The world’s your pearly little oyster and you feel your wanderlust starting to tickle, but you have absolutely no idea where to next.

Should you fly halfway across the globe to immerse yourself in the bright lights of glittering cities? Or put on your adventure cap for a nearby journey to see some of nature’s finest?

You could just make a list of your top few destinations and then narrow them down from there… But what should you take into consideration? Which elements carry more weight than others? We’ve got tips at hand for you to zero in from endless possibilities to the one.

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The Westin Singapore Has An Amazing Lobster, Seafood & Champagne Afternoon Tea (S$85++ For 2)

The Westin Singapore Afternoon Tea

An oasis of calmness in the middle of Singapore’s Central Business District. The Lobby Lounge at The Westin Singapore never fails to make us feel relaxed upon stepping in.

The Westin Singapore has just launched one of the bests – if not the best – afternoon tea sets in Singapore. Highlights of the Seafood & Champagne Afternoon Tea include a whole Poached Canadian Lobster, two freshly shucked oysters, Lobster Rolls, Soft Shell Crab, Éclairs, Chocolate Ganache Cake, Tarts, as well as two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. It is well-priced at S$85++ for two – which is a real steal for the sheer quality that you will be getting.

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Starfish Bloo at W Retreats & Spa Bali Introduces New Chef de Cuisine Matthew McCool

Starfish Bloo Bali

If we were running away from the world, you’d probably find us at W Retreat & Spa Bali. It is one of our all-time favourites in the Island of Gods, and there is no reason to not swing by for a resort getaway.

Well, if we really need to dig out one to justify our recent trip back to the property, it is because Starfish Bloo – a gorgeous restaurant and seaside beach club that serves Pan-Asian cuisine in a classy and stylish setting – has a new chef leading the team. That only means more yums for the tums, right?

Starfish Bloo

Having worked in Beijing for two years, Chef Matthew McCool is no stranger to Asian food. That aside, he has an admirable resume working under world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay at his three-star Michelin restaurant in London, Tom Aikens and two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce, and Altitude Restaurant at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel which earned three hats from the prestigious Gault&Millau Australia and won Restaurant of the Year at the Tourism Accommodation Awards in 2014.

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Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary With 5 Unbelievable Promotions

Wan Hao Marriott Singapore

Happy 20th Birthday, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel!

The Marriott brand is no stranger in the hotel industry, and there is definitely a piece of Marriott at every part of the world. The hotel holds high standards for their hospitality, and here in Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is celebrating 20 years of excellence .

With its anniversary comes along many irresistible deals. It is their way of giving back and thanking one and all who have walked with them in this incredible journey, and we’d like all of you to join in the celebrations.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel - Executive Room

From now till 31 July 2015, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has five unbelievable promotions lined up – S$20++ high tea buffet at Marriott Cafe, 20 of the Best Signature Dishes from Wan Hao Chinese at S$20++ each, Emerald Tickets for 20 lucky guests – each will make you feel special beyond words. Because you deserve them.

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18 Hotels In Singapore Under S$300 That You Can Go For A Staycation

Singapore Best Hotels

Can’t get away for the weekend because there is no one to take care of your dog? Or do you just really need a short escape from the daily grind – even if it meant just for one night?

That is when you seek a respite within Singapore itself. And it is what we all call a “staycation”. For the uninitiated, the term might baffle a little, but it really means having a holiday outside of your house, but still within Home. More often than not, a staycation is a night’s stay at a lovely hotel, and it is one that is undisturbed and pampering all the same.

Hotel options in Singapore are aplenty, and whatever your budget is, there will be something that fits the bill. But budget for such “mini holidays” is a rising concern, and though we’d love to call The Westin Singapore home for a night, not everyone can afford to do that regularly.

But what if we told you there are actually a handful of staycation options in Singapore that are under S$300 per night? Yes, you heard us right. Here is the list you should totally bookmark. However, do note that hotel rates fluctuate every so often and different seasons call for different rates. And what we have here is accumulated based on our various research periods and occasional deals, so it does not speak for the hotel’s rates entirely. Be sure to check out the various properties’ social media pages for flash deals like we did!

Here are 18 hotels in Singapore under S$300 where you can go for a staycation at.

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Bar Bar Black Sheep Opens In Holland Village With A New Japanese Izakaya Concept Kitchen

Bar Bar Black Sheep

Established since 2007, Bar Bar Black Sheep (BBBS) is our favourite bistro-with-a-coffee-shop-setting when we need an affordable yet hearty meal. For the uninitiated, it has a coffee shop setting because there are multiple kitchens whipping up cuisines of different sorts. But the convenience is having a combined menu and single payment.

The new branch at Holland Village – its 5th outlet – might just become our favourite one yet, because it is with a Japanese twist and is more like an izakaya; think a line-up of Japanese fare and a wide selection of sake and beers. That’s comfort level 100% – for both our tastebuds and wallet.

Bar Bar Black Sheep Holland Village

Staying true to Bar Bar Black Sheep’s philosophy of serving affordable comfort food in a casual and chill-out setting, every dish on the Japanese izakaya menu is well priced under S$15. It is fuss-free, and the prices are unbelievably affordable, you’d do a double take and wonder if you were really at a bistro or a coffee shop!

And, guess what? Set lunches are only S$10 nett! Every reason to make a trip down to Bar Bar Black Sheep at Holland Village. If you need some recommendations on what to order, we will share them with you in just a bit!

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10 Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day At Millenia Walk

Millenia Walk Mother's Day

Mothers are the most noble people in the world. They are sacrificial and selfless, they love unconditionally, and they are always there for us. We are nothing without our mothers, and they are key figures in our lives. They deserve nothing but the best of our love.

Mothers’ Day is coming up, and don’t all our moms look forward to this day? There are 365 days a year to love our mothers, but on this very special day, we want to specially celebrate our Moms.

There are many ways to show our appreciation, but let’s be practical, women love it when they can be pampered with beauty treatments and a fully paid shopping trip. We know our moms will be, and we are working with Millenia Walk to bring the very best to the most important woman of our lives.

Here is how you can spend a day with your mom at Millenia Walk, filled with treats and surprises that will surely delight Mom.

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