HungryGoWhere Online Reservations is an online booking system for restaurants that we trust and if you haven’t used it before, it is just about the right time now to try it for yourself. From now till April, they have a series of special promotions when you book a table through its online reservations system.
Making a reservation for your favourite restaurant online is not only convenient and super easy (it takes just a minute to book and confirm a table), you also get to enjoy certain perks when you book through HungryGoWhere Online Reservations. Yes, we are so done with calling up restaurants and waiting for a decade before they pick up the phone, before waiting another three decades for them to confirm a table for us. Online reservation is the way to go!
To tempt you first, you get a free Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs at Dian Xiao Er when you book online with HungryGoWhere. Over at Brussel Sprouts, they are giving away a serving of Mussels when you make your reservation through the website.
Fans of Seasonal Tastes, rejoice because there is an upcoming Seafood Indulgence buffet dinner from 19 – 28 Mar 2015! We don’t know about you, but the word ‘seafood’ alone is enough to get us all excited.
Now, listen up. In addition to the existing international buffet spread that is mouthwateringly sumptuous no less, there will a crazy lineup of the prized treasures of the ocean - Canadian oysters, warm Oysters Rockefeller with spinach, bacon and parmesan, Oysters Diane with cheese and hollandaise, lobsters, prawns, salmon sashimi, Clams Casino baked with bread crumbs, as well as a Seafood Paella.
Sounds like a seafood feast, no?
Have you ever felt so lost and disconnected from the world because there is no data connection when you are in a foreign land, and your phone is as good as non-existent? Yes, that feeling of being crippled. Disoriented, to say the least. Complete insecurity.
Everything but enjoying our holiday.
And that is when we realised that no matter how you have to “disconnect to connect”, we still need data connection on the go.
We used to worry about whether we can get wi-fi router/ prepaid data cards when we travel, and that uncertainty killed us several times. But gone are those days because we made a new discovery – Changi Recommends has overseas portable wi-fi router rental services at as low as S$12 nett per day, and there is no charge for the first day of collection! Moreover, Changi Recommends’ has booths located in all three terminals and they are opened 24/7.
Now, we will share with you all about this life-changing discovery, as well as how you can win a holiday to Tokyo. Here are 8 Reasons Why We Cannot Live Without Changi Recommends’ Wi-fi Router:
The search for the best otoro sushi has come to an end; we found love in Endo Sushi, Osaka.
To say that it is heavenly is but understated. This tiny eatery that sits within Osaka Central Fish Market has been in operations since more than a century ago. It is as old as it is gold, and every trip to Osaka sees us traveling all the way to the market for a bite of heaven. If you only have time for one meal in Osaka, head to Endo Sushi.
Resorts World Sentosa has a belt of dining outlets for all kinds of budgets and occasions, and we never run out of options whenever we are in the compound. We have our favourites, but recent new additions and revamped menus got us all excited.
First up is Syun – a Japanese outlet helmed by famous Japanese Chef Hal Yamashita. Joining the line-up of celebrity chef restaurants, Syun – which means a season of new beginnings – focuses on modern Japanese contemporary cuisine. The Singapore outpost is Chef Hal Yamashita’s first venture outside of Japan. Singaporeans’ love for Japanese food knows no boundaries, and this is one place you have to check out. We will share more in a bit.
Meanwhile, Thai Chef Ian Kittichai – who has 11 restaurants, including his flagship Thai Restaurant Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok – has taken over the role of consulting chef for Tangerine at ESPA, and he has introduced a brand new menu which highlights his take on spa cuisine. Spa cuisine is known to be light and healthy, but Chef Ian Kittichai has elevated it to a whole new level. We will also be sharing some of the highlights from his new menu.
Now, mark your calendar. It’s time to head back to Resorts World Sentosa for more gastronomical escapades.
We love a good meal at Palais Renaissance on days when we just want to get away from all the crazy crowd, and Palais Renaissance being so accessible from the main area makes it an ideal location for some quietness in the middle of the hubbubs of Orchard Road. The bonus? Free valet parking from 12pm – 4pm from Sunday till Thursday and 12pm – 11pm on Fri, Sat and Public Holidays. Car park charges are really reasonable, too.
But more than these, do you know why else we love Palais Renaissance? It may not have the longest list when it comes to F&B tenants, but what it has to offer is a unique experience at each of its tenant – nothing mainstream, nothing too predictable, and with surprisingly affordable price tags.
Yes, Palais Renaissance is not all about expensive shopping for the high net-worth. While it is a destination shopping mall, it also has some very impressive dining outlets to boast. And you need not pay an arm and a leg for a meal here.
We are giving away 5 X S$20 dining vouchers from P. Bistro, as well as 10 sets of Bara Chirashi Set Lunches from Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar. More details of the giveaway at the end of this post.
Here is our guide to Palais Renaissance where you can find 4 affordable dining destinations in the heart of Orchard Road.
With doors opened since 1995, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is one of luxurious Chinese restaurants along Orchard Road that serves classic Cantonese delicacies. It sits within Singapore Marriott Hotel, and its accessibility and ambience makes it an ideal destination for a family meal, business luncheon or a centralised gathering spot.
From 9 to 22 March 2015, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel is hosting guest chefs Chow Shing Yip and Liu Wai Hung from JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong to present a Hong Kong Dim Sum Feast.
We are excited to be sharing ThaiExpress’ new dishes. To celebrate the annual Songkran – otherwise known as Thailand’s water festival – ThaiExpress will be launching a Songkran menu (available from 9 Mar to 19 Apr 2015) which features four tantalising dishes, and that’s not all.
To kickstart the celebration and to get you more excited, in the month of March, you get to dine and receive free mini water pistols, and a lucky pair will win a trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui – with a pair of return Business Class tickets - to experience the Songkran festival itself, and to celebrate the Thai New Year with the locals.
Italian cuisine is too underrated in Singapore. Not enough attention is given, or it is because there are not enough authentic options in town? We can never say no to a good Italian meal, because the sheer variety is enough to keep us occupied. There is always something new to explore, new flavours to fall in love with, and different textures to entice us.
For one, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore offers a daily spread that is sumptuous no less, and we can always count on the chefs for an authentic Italian affair. If you haven’t heard, the former Waterfall Cafe has been transformed into a Southern Italian trattoria that features handmade pastas and fresh seafood.
Prices are still very reasonable, but the dishes are better and heartier than ever. The new Chef de Cuisine, Marco De Vincentis, hails from Naples. And his experience will bring you nothing but the most authentic tastes of Southern Italy.
Think fresh seafood from the Southern Riviera, nutty flavours, and lots of lemon touches. Nothing overly fanciful too, just really playing around with fresh and quality ingredients to accentuate the essence and to showcase the true Italian flavours.
Take a trip to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore – one of Singapore’s best hotels – and have a quiet Italian meal. You will love their new menu. Here are some highlights from Waterfall Ristorante Italiano’s new menu that we sampled:
Layers and layers of mascarpone cheese goodness, with spongy ladyfingers doused in coffee, and lavishly sprinkled with cocoa. Tiramisu is our first love and will always have a special place in our hearts.
The popular Italian dessert sure has an affectionate name. Tiramisu means “pick me up”, and yes, we’d do that in a heartbeat. Where do you head to when you need a Tiramisu fix in Singapore? We have several favourites, and we are gonna share them all with you.
Here, read our guide on Singapore’s Best Tiramisu. If you have any to recommend, let us know, because we are up for a good one any time.
Bonusbay is a shopping portal that provides a free service that helps you get money back on your online purchases – with no strings attached. Whether you are shopping at Zalora, getting a new iPhone from Apple Store, booking a hotel on Agoda or getting your flights from Qatar for your next holiday, you get bonus cashback as long as you connect to the websites through Bonusbay.
It is a brilliant platform that encourages savings while shopping, and trust us on this – it is easy peasy and it takes just a few more clicks to enjoy the cashback. Why say no to savings, right?
So how does it work, you’d wonder? Read on to find out more about how you can shop and save with Bonusbay giving you cashback for your online shopping – a free service that is so good and unconditional, you’d wonder if it’s true. And yes, it is true.
Karon Beach is not the top-of-mind destination for travellers to Phuket. Which is a shame, because the beach is so much cleaner and prettier as compared to your usual Patong Beach and Kata Beach.
It is relatively untouched by tourism – as compared to Patong Beach - and perhaps this is why food recommendations for the area is scarce too. Our first time to Karon beach had us struggling to find good eats, and most places look like tourists’ traps – which we loathe and always avoid. We’ve had several horrible meals at Karon Beach, got ripped off, and we were always grumpy after meal times.
But this was not until we found Mama Jin – an unassuming eatery that sits on the beachfront at the north of Karon Beach near to the lake. Yes, it looks like any other tourists’ trap along that stretch, but trust us on this: Mama Jin is your best bet at Karon Beach. We had an unforgettable Thai meal that was authentic, inexpensive and very satisfying.
The Pearl of the Orient is well-known for its stunning skyline. One of the most densely populated countries, Hong Kong is also the third most important financial centre in the world. But apart from its finance portfolio, there are many other things about Hong Kong that the world loves.
Every year, Hong Kong sees increasing tourism, and this world city has a compilation of stories to fall in love with. Cultural and spiritual discoveries, old meets new architecture, food and more food; there is always something to look forward to at Hong Kong, and there is always something to keep us returning.
If you already have an intimate bonding with Hong Kong, how many of these can you resonate with? But if you haven’t been, maybe it is time to fall in love – hard.
Here are 29 Reasons To Love Hong Kong:
Mention Barcelona and most people think of F.C Barcelona, Gaudi and tapas. But what about churros? The fried-dough pastry is a supremely popular snack in Spain, and especially so in Barcelona. They can either be thin or thick, usually eaten with a chocolate dip, or has fillings inside like cream and chocolate. Dusted with powdered sugar, eating churros in Barcelona is a very quintessential Spanish thing to do.
Churros with hot chocolate dip is a pair made in heaven. We don’t love churros because it is good or healthy; we love churros because it is bad, sinful and every bite makes you go crazy. Here is a guide on 7 of the best churros that you can find in Barcelona.
One of the newest and most happening cafes in town now is Boufe at Phoenix Park, and if you are scratching your head over what it means and how to pronounce, Boufe is quite essentially made up from the words ’boutique’ and ‘cafe’. Read it as boo-fay.
A recent trip back to Bali saw us luxuriating at Conrad Bali, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the stay. Sure, there is no lack of luxurious resorts at The Island of Gods, and we have been to several beautiful ones. But Conrad Bali is one at Nusa Dua that left great impressions on us, and it was hard to say goodbye.
Sitting along the coast of Nusa Dua, Conrad Bali has a series of rooms and suites that cater to various preferences. Soak up in the gigantic pool that is surrounded with lush palm trees, or suntan on the sandy beach – just at the foot of the property – that spans across 350 metres.