Think unlimited servings of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, Steamed Garoupa in Superior Stock and succulent Stir-fried Prawn with Broad Beans in ‘XO’ Sauce – all in the special edition Chinese New Year buffet at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Enjoy all of these festive delights free-flow, created specially by our friend, Chef Jackson Goh and his team.
From now till 22 February 2015, this lunar buffet spread will be served together with a plethora of other premium dishes that will surely put you in a festive mood; your folks will be pleased too.
If you choose not to go for the buffet, there are set menus for your reunion dinners as well. The festive spreads are abundant at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, and here are some highlights on what to expect.
It is no secret that Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) is our go-to cafe in the East of Singapore, and since its opening, we have been loyally patronising the cafe for its ever-satisfying menu.
Of course, we love that the place is nicely done up too. If you haven’t been, what you are missing out on is a colourful space that is decorated to look like the coolest laboratory you will ever see.
As for the food, they will surprise you in ways you’d never imagine – like burgers with a fruit salad, meats and seafood with fruit innuendos, and cold pressed fruit juices in a plethora of combinations. Well, fresh fruits lab, right? Every component is covered.
Readers of Ladyironchef will receive 50% off the second main course during dinner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from now until 28 Feb 2016 when you flash this post or quote “ladyironchef”. Reservations are required to redeem this promotion (one redemption per table).
Fresh Fruits Lab has recently introduced a new menu and of course we had to be among the firsts to try! Here are the highlights from Fresh Fruits Lab’s new menu.
Vanilla Garden enjoys a lavish space at Ekkamai. Like a secret hideout in a labyrinth, Vanilla Garden is lovely, peaceful and cosy. Garden benches, fountains and little corners make up the outdoors of the precinct; beautiful butterflies are often spotted, so are occasional squirrels.
It is like a scene from a storybook. We are only missing Alice here.
Home to a cafe and a desserts room, Vanilla Garden is a destination in Bangkok to note, for it is most definitely worth the visit.
When we think about Grand Hyatt Singapore, our mind goes straight to one of the best Sunday brunches in Singapore at mezza9, as well as their comforting lunch fare.
Well you see, mezza9 has always been at the top of our minds when we just cannot think of where to dine at. The restaurant is one that offers a homely experience – warm staff who will remember you, and chefs who puts healthy food on your table.
This Chinese New Year, the team at mezza9 has made it again with a Chinese New Year menu that would delight diners of all ages. Are you also a fan of the sweet treats and bakes? All your gift-shopping can be done at The Shop with the series of hampers, chocolates and gift sets.
Here are more reasons to love mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore, and why you can count on them for Chinese New Year 2016.
Violet Herbs is what we call an alternative dating spot if you want to do away with the crowd and pretentious vibes at posh establishments.
Conveniently located at Tanjong Pagar, this modern semi-fine dining restaurant is within walking distance from the train station. The restaurant occupies the entire three stories of the shophouse unit along Tras Street – with the first two floors for dining, and a rooftop herb garden where fresh produce are used for the cooking.
Helmed by Chef Edward Hoe, Violet Herbs is one of the most underrated restaurants in Singapore that offers splendid 3-course set lunches (S$33+/pax) and 4-course set dinners (S$58+/pax) at very decent prices that feature high quality and intricate plating.
The main courses are also nothing short of impressive. Mark Violet Herbs down – it should be your next romantic lunch/ dinner spot.
The salted egg yolk croissant trend has been catching up in our region, with cafes in Singapore, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur coming up with their renditions of croissants that are filled with salted egg yolk.
Suddenly, everyone’s all about salted egg yolk croissant. Like, everyone.
But do you know that the original salted egg yolk croissant was first created by Urban Bakery Works in Hong Kong?
You should be familiar with Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel if you like elevated classic Chinese dishes. It is a family favourite, and this Chinese New Year will be brought to greater heights with their new Executive Chinese Chef, Brian Wong in house to helm the prestigious restaurant.
Well-known for his impeccable culinary skills and passion for exquisite culinary creations, Chef Brian has had many culinary awards to his name at the young age of 32. His experience from working in many notable establishments will be yet another reason to visit Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant.
For the upcoming lunar celebrations, Chef Brian has created five delectable Prosperity Menus, including one vegetarian menu for guests of Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. Using only luxurious and quality ingredients that can be enjoyed by the whole family, here is what you can expect for all your important lunar dinners from now till 22 February 2016.
For those who are having your reunion dinner at home, there is an early bird special of 25% off if you order Wan Hao’s Nourishing Deluxe Pen Cai with Pig Trotter (Takeaway) before 01 Feb 2016.
What is iShopChangi? It is a godsend for all online shoppers. Tax-free shopping is always a good idea.
iShopChangi is basically Changi Airport’s online shopping portal that allows you to do your duty-free shopping prior to your flight, so as to avoid any time wastage or rush at the airport. Shop at the comfort of your home, shop at your own time and pace, and simply pick up your loots at the iShopChangi Collection Centres before boarding for your flight, or with the collection-on arrival service when you return.
How easy and fuss-free, right? You can shop over 6000 products from 400 different brands online at iShopChangi, and the purchases can be made two weeks in advance to 18 hours before your flight. So you really need not hurry through pre-flight immigration.
From wine and spirits, to beauty products and electronics, the prices are arguably cheaper than that of city’s. Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Online For Duty Free Products Before Your Flight. You can also stand a chance to win up to S$888* this CNY! Scroll down to find out more.
That sense of familiarity when stepping into the huge space at Toa Payoh where Swatow Seafood Restaurant is is one that we can always resonate with. The Teochew restaurant brings to mind the good times we have with our families, and the aroma from the food is something we’ve known since we were kids.
As more traditional restaurants such as Swatow get lost with the younger generation, the stronger the need is to preserve the traditions and the culinary skills of Teochew cuisine and all the trained chefs. Most Teochew dishes take a lot of preparation time, and a restaurant like Swatow is hard to come by – where the food is not only the perfect comfort remedy, but nothing short of authentic and tasty.
As the Chinese New Year is drawing near, we are reminded again of our roots and a visit to this Teochew restaurant did just the trick for us. Here is everything to love about Swatow Seafood Restaurant – Authentic Teochew Fare For The Family At Reasonable Prices.
It has been a few months since our last visit to Bangkok, and little did we expect to see the surprise outside Platinum Fashion Mall. There is a whole new stretch of food trucks just right outside the most popular wholesale mall in Bangkok, and it sure is a new food paradise worth checking out when in the Thai city.
Fanciful ice cream, Japanese curry rice, fried chicken and mango sticky rice; these are but a few to name.
And what seemed like the most popular truck that gets everyone’s attention was the stall right outside McDonald’s – Demi Concept. It is really a food truck that sells gorgeous Japanese soft serve cones.
Opus Bar & Grill – located on the ground floor of Hilton Singapore – is an intimate and modern grill restaurant which also serves the best steaks in Singapore. The restaurant’s secret recipe in divine meat lies in its specially commissioned Himalayan salt tile dry-aging cabinet, charcoal grill, the usage of only excellent prime cuts and high quality ingredients.
You can tell these people are really serious about their meats. And we love how Opus is just the place to visit whenever we crave for a good steak that will not disappoint. The best part? They are easily the place that offers the most affordable premium steaks in town!
From 18 January to 31 March 2016, you get free-flow sparkling, white and red wines with any order of Opus Beef Selection from Monday to Thursday between 7pm to 9pm. And from Friday to Sunday, enjoy a generous 50% discount off wines by the bottle with a steak purchase.
In addition to this, quote “LICOPUS” to get a complimentary best-seller dessert of Charcoal Grilled Banana with smoked salted caramel, coconut and calamansi ice cream with a minimum spend of just S$80 in a bill! Limited to first 80 redemptions only.
Located on level four of Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Nuer Koo is known for its premium beef noodles, with prices ranging from THB170 for the sirloin to a whopping THB950 for a bowl of Kobe beef noodles.
In Bangkok, a city that is famous for its delicious and cheap street food, you can easily get a bowl of beef noodles from any street stalls for THB30. So with Nuer Koo charging relatively more for beef noodles – is it worth your money?
All hail Deliveroo – the newest restaurant food delivery service that is taking flight in Singapore.
It has only been two months since its launch in town, but it is already our new favourite app for food delivery. Now, if you are thinking that it is just another delivery service now, you might have to take your words back.
Unlike the ubiquitous pizza and fast food delivery, Deliveroo strives to bring restaurants’ finesse and quality to your home – all at a flat rate of S$3 per delivery. Think proper meals of piping hot Japanese Curry Rice and Sticky Date Pudding (with ice cream no less); Deliveroo is a one-of-its-kind service, and it will forever change the way you look at food delivery.
You have to join us on this journey, and to get you started, readers of ladyironchef can use the promo code “LICROO” to get S$20 off your first order on Deliveroo. That is tantamount to a free lunch!
Chinese New Year hampers are one of those things we look forward to receiving every year! It is also the time for you to show appreciation to friends, family and clients!
This Chinese New Year 2016, Sinpopo Brand has one of the best hampers that includes their well-known pastry and cakes with local flavours.
From now till 22 January 2016, receive 10% off your total bill when you order the Prosperity Hamper Set (S$88).
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore officially reopened its doors last month after a massive refurbishment, and its all-day dining restaurant J65 is quite a showstopper with its scrumptious gourmet offerings.
J65′s Sunday Brunch offers an unrivalled dining experience, and it is one of Singapore’s most value-for-money buffet spreads – at S$88 nett/pax (without alcohol), or S$128 nett/pax (with free-flowing Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails).
Tuck in to unlimited servings of superbly fresh seafood, premium Iberico ham, roast prime ribs, local dishes, endless sushi and desserts.
From now till Sunday, 28 Feb 2016, quote “ladyironchef” to be entitled to S$50* off Sunday Brunch at J65 with a minimum of two paying adults. Which brings us to our next point – our readers can utilise this offer and enjoy a stellar buffet at S$63 nett per person (if there is just two of you)!
Have you realised that Chinese New Year (CNY) is only a mere few weeks away? It is scary how time flies, but we are only thankful that the upcoming festive public holiday means yet another opportunity to spend time with our loved ones.
And of course, we have to profess our love for Mitzo, right? It has always been one of our favourite dining destinations for Chinese gourmet and we are all ecstatic about the scrumptious festive sets, CNY-themed cocktails and takeouts specially for the upcoming Chinese New Year at this sexy Chinese restaurant.
Mitzo’s irresistibly groundbreaking renditions of Chinese classics are far from ordinary, yet by no means stray away from traditional practices. The CNY specials will all be available from 23 Jan 2016 to 22 Feb 2016 for both lunch and dinner.
Quote “ladyironchef” and book by 20 Jan 2016 to enjoy 15% off (*not valid for 07 Feb 2016) all set menus and goodies at Mitzo.