Famous Japanese Patisserie Henri Charpentier to Open in Singapore on Oct 9 2014

Henri Charpentier Tokyo

Whenever we are in Tokyo, we always make it a point to drop by Henri Charpentier to have desserts and tea, as well as to get some gifts in the form of madeleines, financiers and biscuits for friends.

Henri Charpentier is one of our favourite patisseries in Tokyo and it has exceptional desserts and pastries in a classy tea salon. We are thrilled that Henri Charpentier is opening its first overseas dessert salon in Singapore at Dempsey Hill on 9 October 2014. Besides its signature Crepe Suzette and cakes, the patisserie will also be serving exclusive Singapore-inspired desserts.

Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering presents The Nonya Set

Lime PARKROYAL on Pickering

PARKROYAL on Pickering is a gem along Chinatown. The eco-friendly hotel boasts a breathtaking metropolitan architecture, and the star restaurant – Lime – is a crowd pleaser no less. With a strong following from the executives and expats working in the vicinity and local families and couples, Lime dishes out delectable spreads every day for its fans. While the lunch and dinner buffet is particularly popular among its business crowd, Lime has come up with a sweet deal for those who still love dining at the gorgeous establishment – minus the food coma from a heavy lunch.

That’s what buffets always do to us, right? We eat our lunch hour away with all the cold cuts, pastas, cakes and whatnot. And we rub our bellies happily as we leave, only to realize that lunch will have us feeling all restless and dazed when we get back to our desks. So that is why Lime’s new Nonya Set Lunch got our attention, and we thought it couldn’t be a more brilliant idea!

Lime Nyonya Lunch

Beginning from the month of September, the Nonya Set (S$38++) will entice with a Peranakan charm. Individually plated and with a variety of five tantalising dishes, the Nonya Set is specially conceptualised by Lime with the idea of satisfying your cravings for all things Peranakan in a comfortable and laidback environment. Retreat to a menu of Peranakan classics lovingly prepared by the prized Chef Nancy Teo – who has deep Peranakan roots – and indulge in a fulfilling lunch of Kueh Pie Tee, Bakwan Kepiting Soup, Babi Pong Teh, Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye, Bakwang Kepiting, Bubur Cha-Cha and Durian Pengat Shooter.

It is the perfect dining option – be it a business luncheon or if you are introducing overseas friends to Peranakan cuisine. It saves you the hassle of walking to and fro for your food, and it is never as messy as a buffet can get. But if you still love your all-you-can-eat style, you will be delighted to know that an additional Peranakan section has been added on to restaurant’s daily buffet spread, so you get to enjoy free flow of all these Nonya treats from Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering Singapore.

The Nonya Set is available daily during lunch and dinner at S$38++ per person.

Lime
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: +65 6809 8899
Email: [email protected]
Sun to Thu: 6.30am – 12am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 6.30am – 2am
Nearest Station: Chinatown/Clarke Quay

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10 SCOTTS Afternoon Tea at Grand Hyatt Singapore

10 SCOTTS

10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt Singapore is more than just a hotel’s tea lounge. Impeccably designed with a collection of rooms, it makes you feel right at home. Like being in your living room where you can host a group of close friends over drinks, the cosiness is unrivalled and one that replicates the warmth of home. Or, it can make a quiet meeting place to have coffee with your clients over some corporate talks. It also works as a lovely library where you can enjoy some me-time and retreat into your shell.

On days when you feel like taking a break and giving yourself a little treat, the afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt Singapore is just the thing you need. It comes in an elegant two-tier glass tray that is packed with lots of goodies. The items change periodically, but there will always be a staple selection of sandwiches, tarts and quiche, as well as all-time favourites like the delicious crab cakes with remoulade sauce that we are not ashamed to admit wolfing down several of it at a go. Other snacks include the freshly-made seafood popiah (spring roll), samosas, and scones served with homemade raspberry jam, clotted cream and kaya (coconut jam).

10 SCOTTS Afternoon Tea

There is a also a self-serve freezer that houses a varying selection of salads, cold dishes and homemade ice cream as well as a communal table with over six different freshly made desserts. The stars of the show include the anti-griddle fried egg – with vanilla ice cream forming the egg white and mango passion puree representing the yolk – and a beautiful flower pot dessert that is really a generous helping of salted caramel ice cream and chocolate soil, topped with chocolate brownies and delicate edible flowers.

In addition, the afternoon tea comes with a selection of hot dishes from the live station, cold cuts, artisan cheese and bread. And the best part of it all? Everything that you are served with at 10 SCOTTS’ afternoon tea is refillable. The only danger is you will end up eating more than you should. But sometimes, all of us deserve to indulge a little, so go ahead and spoil yourselves.

On weekdays, the afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS is S$43++/pax with refillable tea, coffee and fruit juices; and S$73++/pax with free-flowing of Perrier-Jouët Champagne. On weekends and public holidays, the prices are S$53++/pax and S$83++/pax respectively.

10 SCOTTS
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 1234
Afternoon tea: Daily 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

 

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Satisfy the Carnivore in You at Plaza Brasserie’s For The Love of Roasts Buffet

Plaza Brasserie Roast Buffet

Satisfy the carnivore in you at PARKROYAL on Beach Road from 5 September to 26 October 2014 at Plaza Brasserie’s For The Love of Roasts buffet dinner (adult S$65++, child S$39++) which features an all-you-can-eat buffet spread of premium meats. The highlights include Wagyu D-Rump Roast, 200-day Grain-fed Prime Ribs, Angus Beef Tenderloin Roast, Roast Pork Collar as well as exotic meats like Braised Kangaroo Tail, and Braised Ox Tongue… We bet you are just as excited as we are!

For The Love of Roasts is Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL On Beach Road’s inaugural presentation of a buffet that is centered around tantalising roasts and exotic meats, and the chefs have definitely gone all out to impress with their best offerings that will feed a king.

Roast Pork Collar

[ GIVEAWAY ] We are also giving away 3 pairs of weekday buffet dining vouchers to retreat to an evening of feasting at For The Love of Roasts buffet. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Super Star K Korean BBQ Restaurant Singapore

Super Star K

Talk about the hottest Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore, and we all think of Super Star K at Tanjong Pagar. The outlet specialises in using charcoal grill for its Korean BBQ, and the authentic dining experience explains its popularity among Singaporeans and tourists alike. Perpetually packed and crowded, dinner might have to come with a little wait, but we will tell you it is going to be worth the while.

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Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant’s Aburi Sushi

Rakuichi

Our usual go-to Japanese restaurant in the Novena neighbourhood is Tomi Sushi Bar, but when we were in the area last week, we wanted to try a new place for a change.

Located at the ground floor in the same building as Oasis Hotel, Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant has been around for a few years, and while we have noticed its branch in Dempsey Hill before, we never thought of trying it now until now.

Man, we’ve been missing out. Its much-lauded aburi sushi deserves a special mention. The Tokubetsu Set (S$28.60) – includes a salad, an assortment of 6-piece aburi sushi, stir-fried fish head with teriyaki sauce, seafood & vegetable tempura, miso soup, and sesame ice cream – is extremely value-for-money. There are also cheaper lunch sets like saba shioyaki, shake teriyaki and katsu don at S$18.60.

Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant
#01-05, Oasia Hotel
8 Sinaran Drive
Tel: +65 6659 6683
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

#01-22, 10 Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6474 2143
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Seasonal Tastes’ Themed Night Buffet Dinners

Seasonal Tastes Dessert

Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore has recently launched its themed night buffet dinners. Themed nights always mean more excitement and something special to look forward to, and with six different themes every night from Monday to Saturday, we just granted ourselves plenty more reasons to visit Seasonal Tastes again and again.

Mondays is Mama Mia Pasta Night. Go with a completely empty stomach, for you will be in for a treat – expect nothing short of a dream-like range of handmade pasta prepared with different sauces.

On Tuesdays, we pay homage to the Executive Chef’s roots with German Classics making a guest appearance. Crispy pork knuckles, farmer’s meatloaf, braised veal shank, bratwurst, kassler and sauerkraut… You get the idea. Go on and make your reservation!

We are big fans of Seasonal Tastes’ pastry chef, for she never fails with her divine creations, and the dessert buffet is always something that we look forward to the most. Wednesdays are ladies’ nights, with a dessert shrine – featuring sweets like profiteroles, mini cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and a berry pink chocolate fountain – that is specially set up with the ladies in mind. Go on, indulge in those sweets with your girls. We won’t tell.

Celebrate Thursdays with a Thai feast and enjoy favourite dishes like Thai green papaya salad, phad Thai with prawn and chicken, tom yum goong, and Chiang Rai-style steamed jumbo prawn.

Seafood buffet

Fridays are for T.G.I.F and for everyone to get together and catch up. What better way to welcome the weekend than to spend it with treasures of the sea? Seafood Nights at Seasonal Tastes come with the freshest selection of crustaceans like lobsters, crabs, prawns, mussels and freshly shucked oysters, and we trust you know that you should not miss this for the world.

Not forgetting the guys, Saturdays are your days to get your pals to pig out on carving and roasts. The chefs have prepared a fine selection of tender roasts – such as cold roast beef, crispy pork belly with cauliflower puree, slow-roasted beef prime ribs and BBQ beef short ribs – that will satisfy the carnivore in you.

Seasonal Tastes’ themed night buffet dinners at The Westin Singapore are priced at S$62++/pax for Monday to Thursday, and S$75++/pax on Friday. Diners enjoy complimentary per entry parking from 6pm onwards (Monday to Friday) and all-day (Saturday to Sunday).

Seasonal Tastes
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, Level 32 Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: +65 6922 6968
Email: [email protected]

This post is brought to you by The Westin Singapore.

The Tastemaker Store Singapore

Tastemaker Store

The Tastemaker Store is like a mix of new and old. Sitting within the old estate of Bukit Ho Swee, it is a clean space that is well-utilised and furnished with a very understated flare. Long lamps and potted plants hanging from the ceiling spell the character of the cafe, and light retro tracks fill the lovely space with a comforting touch of the 70s.

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Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific Singapore

Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific

With so many new restaurants opening in Singapore every week, it takes a good restaurant to survive amidst the competitive market, and an even better one to continuously stay at the forefront of the industry. Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore is one of them.

A stalwart in the local dining scene, Hai Tien Lo sets high standards for quality Cantonese cuisine and remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. It is the kind of place where you go for a smart yet casual luncheon with your business associates, to have dim sum with your friends during a gathering, or to celebrate your family member’s birthday.

Hai Tien Lo

Since joining Hai Tien Lo in 2004, Chef Lai Tong Ping has taken on the duty of lifting the restaurant to greater heights together with his team of chefs. It is no mean feat to straddle the line between sticking to classic Cantonese cooking and coming up with new and innovative creations to satisfy the ever-growing demands of diners.

To celebrate Chef Lai Tong Ping’s 10th anniversary at Hai Tien Lo, he has created ‘A Glorious Decade’ – an sophisticated six-course menu (S$108/pax, minimum of two guests) which showcases his signature hand-crafted creations, the dishes that best represent the cuisine and food philosophy at Hai Tien Lo.

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Noodle Stories by TungLok at Orchard Central Singapore

Noodle Stories

There are plenty of options when dining out. Even more so when you are at Orchard Road – steaks, sushi, dim sum, salads and what have you. And then there is your fine dining, buffet and all the extravagant choices. But where do you go to when you are craving an honest Chinese meal that is unpretentious, satisfying and affordable?

Our recent lunch at Noodle Stories by TungLok Group gave us an answer, and has earned a spot in our ever-popular guide to Inexpensive Restaurants in Singapore. And it is by no surprise, because this new outlet at Orchard Central is well-loved by executives and shoppers in the area who always swing by when they need an easy Chinese meal.

Noodle Stories Orchard Central

We had a feast, and we really did not know how to pick just one favourite. The use of fresh ingredients in every dish made it such a stupendous meal, and we left with very happy tummies. Today, we share with you some highlights of our lunch, and do not be surprised if you bump into us at Noodle Stories, because we will definitely return for more yum for the tum.

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10 Things We Love About Outback Steakhouse at orchardgateway

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse, the largest steakhouse chain in the world, is a household name and its flagship store at Millenia Walk has been in Singapore since 2000. Known to serve reasonably-priced steaks and mains in a casual ambience with friendly service, Outback Steakhouse never goes out of fashion, and we really love its menu; it is much more comprehensive than we thought, and even if you are not a fan of steaks, you will be spoilt for choice with its array of mains. They have a fantastic range of cocktails as well! Martinis and Ribeye; how wonderful life is.

We swung by its newest outlet at orchardgateway, and sampled many signature dishes. Here are 10 things we love about Outback Steakhouse at orchardgateway.

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Celebrate Singapore’s National Day 2014 at The Westin Singapore

Cook & Brew Singaporean Platter

One of the public holidays that we always look forward to is National Day. The whole nation will be in a joyous mood, and catching the fireworks at the end of the National Day parade is always a highlight – something that is close to heart, something that reminds us why we love our Home.

This National Day, celebrate our country’s birthday at The Westin Singapore. The gorgeous property sits right in the heart of the country, and it is always nicer to see our Singapore from a higher ground. With exclusive promotions and limited edition menu additions, expect nothing short of a fantastic time at the hotel’s signature interactive dining venue – Seasonal Tastes – and specialty gastro-bar – Cook & Brew.

Seasonal Tastes, one of our go-to buffet restaurants in town, is serving buffet lunch at S$42++ and dinner at S$62++. And here’s something special – all guests who share the same birthday as Singapore (9 August 1965) get to dine for free (identification card confirmation required). No better way to celebrate in such a meaningful way, surely.

To make your reservation at Seasonal Tastes, please call +65 6922 6968 or email [email protected]

Cook & Brew Milo Dinosaur Shot

Have you tried shots that are infused with favourite local flavours like Teh Terik, Bandung and Milo? Cook & Brew has specially created limited edition shots with the local flavours for only S$4.90 each.

And, indulge in local delights from Cook & Brew’s Singaporean Food Platter (S$49) which features Soft Shell Crab, Otah, Satay, and Grilled Shrimp. A bucket of 5 Tiger Radler Beers goes for S$49 on National Day. Beer, favourite local food, good company and a buzzing atmosphere at the comforting gastrobar – we are sold.

To make your reservation at Cook & Brew, please call +65 6922 6948 or email [email protected]

The Westin Singapore
Asia Square Tower 2
12 Marina View
Tel: +65 6922 6888
Nearest Station: Downtown/Marina Bay

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TungLok Teahouse: Dim Sum & Teochew Cuisine in A Cosy Teahouse

Tunglok Teahouse

The number of Chinese restaurants in Singapore is more than the number of times we crave dim sum, but the good news is we get to compile a list of our favourites – places that do not go wrong, with an incredible array of options so that we never get sick of dining there, and have price tags that do not scare us away.

A recent addition to our list of go-to places for a hearty Chinese meal is TungLok Teahouse at Far East Square that serves all day dim sum during lunch and dinner. Yes, all day dim sum. You can snooze your alarms a hundred times and you still won’t miss the dim sum hour. Oh, we could do egg tarts and siew mai for dinner too!

Tung Lok Teahouse

TungLok Teahouse is one under-the-radar outlet, and if you haven’t been, it is high time to make plans, because it really is one place that is for everyone. We are looking at about S$3.80 to S$5.80 for dim sum, and what you get is very piquant food and a wide selection of quality teas in a cosy teahouse setting – complete with paintings from the 60’s and Peranakan-inspired décor.

From now till 30 September 2014, TungLok Teahouse is offering different dishes – Chilli Crab (S$19++), Flaming Drunken Prawns (S$14++), and Teochew-styled Combination Platter (S$16++) – at 50% promotion for dinner every night.

[ Giveaway ] We are also giving away S$400 worth of TungLok Teahouse dining vouchers. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Flavours of Old Singapore at Plaza Brasserie

Old Flavours of Singapore

There are days when we feel nostalgic and really crave food that connect us to our roots. They are food that rejuvenates our souls, that remind us of cultures and traditions that we grew up with, that we will never get sick of.

Yet, revelation always brings us new things and trends, and we lose sight of some of the familiarity along the way. We are then taught to appreciate and cherish, and reminisce the good things that tug at our heartstrings. It can be as simple as Braised Pig’s Trotter with Vermicelli, or a plate of celebratory Yi Bua. And these old fashion stay gold forever.

Kacang Putih

Sometimes, we are lost for words when we sink our teeth into these nostalgic flavours. But it is quite simply the best kind of feeling when we bite into our favourite food from the past – something that we loved as a child, so pure and unadulterated.

This August, let us all rekindle the good ol’ times as Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road brings back all our classic favourites from the different dialects. Celebrate with Flavours of Old Singapore, and treat yourself to what might possibly be the most heart-warming buffet.

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