The term ‘Peranakan’ is used to distinguish Chinese immigrants who settled down in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century. Males are referred to as Babas while females are called Nyonyas. Till today, the Peranakan culture is still very much alive as Singaporeans love the rich and distinctive flavours of Malay, Chinese and Indonesian cooking.
The traditional Peranakan cuisine is huge on spices, herbs and condiments so their dishes are naturally more full-flavoured and spicy as compared to the usual Chinese food. For a taste of authentic Peranakan food, you cannot go wrong at Spice Brasserie in PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road. You’d be happy to know that Executive Sous Chef Jimmy Bong is a true Baba with full Peranakan roots.
The all-new Baba and Nyonya Seafood Buffet spread will evoke nostalgia with exciting ‘live’ stations such as Cuba Lobster BBQ with Assam Manis, Crab Assam Pedas in Claypot, Chili Lime with Boiled Gong Gong and Cockle, as well as other crowd-pleasers including Salted Egg Crab and Wok-Fried Bee Hoon With Lala.
From 01 Mar to 31 May 2018, quote ‘Ladyironchef’ to enjoy Spice Brasserie’s Baba & Nyonya Seafood Dinner Buffet at S$99++ for 2 pax. This special offer is only applicable for dinner buffets on Thursdays to Sundays. READ ON
If you think it is impossible to have your favourite hawker food delivered to your doorstep, think again. Most of the time, we dread going to hawker centres during peak hours as it is too crowded and the snaking queues in the sweltering heat get pretty unbearable. And then, there are some days when we just want to cosy up in our PJ’s, eat char kway teow in bed while we Netflix.
Guess what? Our favourite food delivery company, honestbee, now offers an on-demand delivery service where you can order from multiple stalls within a hawker centre with just a press of a button! Yay!
This delivery service is available on weekdays and weekends from 11am – 2pm and 6 – 9pm at selected hawker centres. Say goodbye to searching high and low for seats during peak hours and hello to a longer lunch break for the regular office worker. Food delivery cannot get any better than this.
First-time users of honestbee FOOD can use our code “LIC12” to enjoy S$12 off S$24. The code will be valid for 30 days when you insert it into the app.
Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore’s 10 at Claymore has done it yet again; Chef Andy and his team have impressed us with yet another buffet spread that is bound to leave you salivating with anticipation.
This time, Chef Andy and his team are giving their all as the restaurant will serve its last buffet on 31 March 2018. Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore will close for redevelopment from 1 April 2018, and will continue to be managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group. That’s right, we will definitely miss our feasts at 10 at Claymore; it has been so many years and it feels like home to us.
Meanwhile, we sure look forward to the upcoming line-up which will feature ten of the all-time signature dishes in the last decade. For the month of March, enjoy a repertoire of Chef Andy’s signatures all in one seating—there will be Australian Wagyu Tomahawk Beef, Alaskan King Crab, Rack of Lamb, Pan Seared Canadian King Scallops and some of his classic Penang dishes such as Air Itam Assam Laksa, Char Koay Teow and Spicy Tiger Prawn Noodles.
Image courtesy of Audrey and Mok Photography
We have had the privilege of trying many stellar buffet dinners in Singapore, but this is one super epic buffet dinner at an unbelievable price; you’d be sorry if you missed it. From now until 31 Mar 2018, simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservations and you get to enjoy the very special price of S$105++ for 2 pax for this All-time Top 10 Eats At Claymore dinner buffet.
Deal of the year though we are only into the 2nd month of 2018? We don’t doubt that.
Totti Candy Factory—popular cotton candy store from Tokyo—is opening in Singapore at Northpoint City for 3 months. It will start in early March and the store will be selling its magnificent rainbow cotton candy treats for three months until end May 2018.
Izakaya bars are all the rage now, especially among the office crowd and En Sakaba under the Izakaya Japanese Dining Group (which manages En Japanese Dining at Mohd Sultan, En Japanese Dining Bar at Bukit Timah and Z’en Japanese Cuisine) is not a name unheard of.
Now with a total of 4 new outlets—each boasting different concepts—this izakaya slash Japanese restaurant group is a true haven for those in search of tantalising Japanese fare, a chic yet cosy spot to relax at and a solid tipple.
Introducing its new flagship restaurant and the group’s fourth outlet, En Sakaba at Capital Tower is set to enthrall with their stellar shabu shabu offering, visually stunning à la carte items as well as a selection of curated Japanese whiskies and sake for your after-work tippling pleasure.
For a limited period and exclusive only at Capital Tower, En Sakaba is having a hot pot buffet dinner that comes with a selection of appetisers, 3 kinds sashimi platter, wagyu sushi, prawn and vegetables tempura, Häagen-Dazs ice cream as well as a monumental shabu shabu that sees unlimited servings of Japan’s No. 1 of Miyazaki wagyu beef, premium zuwai kani queen crab, ibérico kurobuta pork, assorted vegetables, udon and Japanese porridge—all at only S$78++ per pax (U.P. S$108++ per pax).
We kid you not, from the sweet flesh of the queen crab to the perfectly marbled, melt-in-your-mouth Miyazaki Wagyu, this is a shabu shabu feast that you must try and you’d be a fool if you missed it.
Sushi Jiro is a name that’s appearing here a lot over the last couple of months—and for very good reasons. Home to one of the finest Japanese dining experiences in Singapore, this sushi restaurant located in Marina Mandarin Singapore is one that we find ourselves constantly returning to for a sensorial omakase meal.
After receiving such an overwhelming response towards their dinner omakase last month, Sushi Jiro is now making it available for lunch as well! And the deal of a free upgrade for ladyironchef’s readers remains—you enjoy the 8-course omakase at the 6-course’s price of S$180++, and the 10-course at the 8-course’s price of S$220++. This is yet another wonderful chance to experience Chef Kenji’s famous omakase if you haven’t already.
Under the lunch set, one of the restaurant’s proudest curations is the Sushi Course (S$100++) and the promotion for our readers is extended—quote ‘ladyironchef’ and you pay only S$80++ for this grand platter. These promotions are available from now until 28 February (excluding 14 Feb 2018).
Bringing the very best of China’s skewer cuisine to Singapore, a colossally popular barbecue skewer restaurant chain, called The Hungry Caveman. Located on the 6th floor of Orchard Central, this new barbecue skewer restaurant aims to blaze the trail in Singapore’s meat skewer scene by being the first to adopt automated barbecue skewers. Just how cool is that?!
There is just something about seeing skewered chunks of meat slowly cooking over an open fire; we love the charred aroma of caramelised fat.
Have we got you salivating yet? If we have, then it’s time to unleash your primitive side and have yourself a unique, meat-driven feast at The Hungry Caveman.
Our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservation to enjoy 1-for-1 signature meat skewers at The Hungry Caveman from 12 to 28 Feb 2018. Read more details at the end of the post.
Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road celebrates the arrival of the Lunar New Year with an array of mouth-watering auspicious delights where you can expect Chinese New Year classics as well as Nyonya flavours all in one place.
Known for their crabs, Executive Chef Kelvin Chuah and his team have created an extensive line-up with a Peranakan twist that features the Lucky Fortune Set which will be served right at your table for dinner buffet on 15, 16 and 17 February 2018. This luxurious set includes Salmon Yu Sheng, Baked Sea Scallop With Mushroom Cheese, Braised Abalone with Duck Feet, Braised Sea Cucumber With Roasted Pork and Nanas Lemak Lobster as well as free flow soft drinks.
On top of the amazing spread, diners can also find Chinese New Year specials such as the Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nyonya Sauce, Stir-fried Seafood with Yam Basket, Steamed Lotus Rice with Yam and Chinese Sausages and Traditional Nian Gao with Peanut.
Simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservations to enjoy 20% off Spice Brasserie’s mouth-watering lunch and dinner buffets.
You will be delighted to know that while most restaurants are unavailable during the Lunar New Year, Spice Brasserie will be operating as per normal.