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.
Established in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi started in a shophouse along Neil Road and has garnered a strong following over the years for their delicious dumplings and other authentic Chinese dishes.
Its newest outlet at Palais Renaissance is a casual chic Chinese restaurant that serves a concise and inexpensive menu, making it a good place for an intimate business lunch or a casual dinner date.
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.
I’m Kim Korean BBQ is a Korean buffet restaurant at the Singapore School Of The Arts (SOTA). The concept of the restaurant is pretty straightforward – pick from a selection of cooked food, soups, condiments, meats, drinks and more.
They have two services – one for lunch and one for dinner. The lunch service starts from S$14++ and the dinner service starts from S$22.90++. The lunch offerings is pretty similar to the night service, with the exception of a few meats and cooked dishes.
It is precisely the price and the extensive fare that will keep you going back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Be it a fancy three-tier stand of desserts, or an all-you-can-eat afternoon tea buffet, there are endless options when it comes to an afternoon tea in Singapore.
Gather your girlfriends, get dressed, click your heels, and be on your way.
From the artistic tea lounge Arteastiq to a chichi session at The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel, read our Guide to Singapore’s Best Afternoon Tea to find out where you can enjoy a hearty afternoon tea with bang for your buck.
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.
Strategically located in the heart of Orchard is Bar Canary, an open-air bar perched on the fourth level of 5-star Grand Park Orchard Hotel. When daylight wanes away, mesmerising fairy lights illuminate the alfresco bar – one of Orchard Road’s best kept secrets and an absolute must-visit.
What makes Bar Canary even more enticing is its current irresistible “Beat the Clock” deal.
Indulge in either a bucket of eight bottles of beer or a bottle of red/white wine and four signature cocktails of your choice at $60++ at 6pm, $70++ at 7pm, $80++ at 8pm and $90++ at 9pm. Needless to say, the early bird catches the worm!
Nouvelle Fusion Kitchen & Bar takes centre stage at SCAPE as an edgy fusion restaurant with signature tapas conveyor belt. It is uncommon to see anything other than sushi on conveyor belts, and Nouvelle Fusion Kitchen & Bar sure wins for novelty.
This very modern restaurant boasts a funky interior with colourful neon lights. The spacious cushioned booth seats make it very intimate and comfortable to hang out at, and ordering is made convenient with e-menus via iPad.
Here’s other tidbit – the fusion tapas conveyor belt items are all at a flat price of S$1.50 per plate.
Besides tapas, Nouvelle Fusion Kitchen & Bar also serves classy fusion mains with equally reasonable price tags. Think risotto, duck confit and so much more. Nouvelle Fusion Kitchen & Bar is surely a new restaurant in Singapore to love and check out in 2016.
There are way too many Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore, and one that we tried lately and had a good dinner at is Don Dea Bak Korean BBQ at Kreta Ayer Road.
What we love most about Don Dae Bak Korean BBQ is that the restaurant uses charcoal grill instead of the usual gasoline grill. That sure makes a lot of difference to our meats!
With several outlets across the U.K. and now Singapore too, MEATliquor has really come a long, long way.
The world-famous burgers had its humble beginnings; they were served right out of a van in a car park at Peckham, South London in 2009. Today, award-winning MEATliquor is one of the most established brands for burgers in the competitive food industry.
MEATliquor’s burgers have became quite a legend at its place of origin, where the Brits would queue up for more than an hour in the freezing winter just to get their hands on a burger! Like every other enthusiastic foodie, we were thrilled to experience what MEATliquor in Singapore has to offer. Was it going to live up to its hype or would it be a disappointing fad?
Heading up to level 2 of 73 Amoy Street to Dapper Coffee was a tiny setback, especially after trudging through Singapore’s humid weather. But the cosy space made up for the “hike”, and we spent an idyllic afternoon at the cafe over great coffee.
The swanky interior resembles a cool British pub. The coffee aroma that filled the air was alluring and we were thankful for the good range of different coffee to choose from.
Let’s see what the hype about Dapper Coffee is all about.