It is true – cheese tarts are the new salted egg yolk of food trends here in Singapore because it genuinely seems like everyone is working on and introducing new cheese tart dishes. Of course, the undisputed winner – BAKE Cheese Tart – still has a special place in our hearts, but we are definitely on the look-out for more.
We chanced upon Nigiro Cafe’s unique Churro Cheese Tart (S$4.80) and decided to give it a shot because it has an irresistible molten centre that just looked too good to pass up on! Nigeria Cafe is a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant and it sits inside Eat at Seven at Suntec City.
Although the restaurant might be a little to tricky to locate, our trip was so worth it and here is why.
Mitzo’s Weekend Dim Sum Brunch is probably one of the best deals in town, and one that everyone must try at least once! Dining in a sexy and intimate setting over free flow delicacies sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend, no?
Known for dishing out stunning Cantonese-style dishes and artisanal dim sum, Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard has just revamped their Weekend Brunch and there is really a whole lot to be obsessed about. The Weekend Brunch is all about indulging in the finest at Mitzo. Love their signature Char Siew? Yes, you will have that free flow.
And in this revamped menu, everyone gets to pick one bamboo clam dish, one live lobster dish and an abalone dish each! That pretty much already pays for the S$68++ per person for brunch. How value-for-money!
The sheer number of ice-cream shops in Singapore would leave everyone dizzy with glee, but have you ever come across a store that specialises in Japanese yam soft serve?
Nope. Not at all. But that gap has alas been met with the recent opening of Small Potatoes Ice Creamery!
Small Potatoes Ice Creamery is a Hong Kong franchise that serves pretty purple potato ice cream and yes, these ice-cold sweet treats are in a very rich purple hue. These photogenic desserts are not overwhelmingly sweet and come with a variety of toppings.
Thai Tantric at Orchard Towers is our all-time favourite Thai eatery in Singapore. There, we’ve said it. Thai Tantric is not the most fancy restaurant, nor is it a place where we would recommend for a date night.
But what makes this no-frills eatery a place you can return to regularly is its authentic Thai food at super reasonable prices. And that is precisely why it remains popular all these years.
Thinking of a great place to dine at can be quite a dilemma, especially if you want to have the whole trifecta – good food, great ambience and some delicious wine. Your steaks and burgers just ain’t complete without a good glass of red. And if dinner is a seafood dish or some hearty pasta, a glass of white is necessary to complete the experience.
Now, what if we told you that you can get a free bottle of wine with a minimum spend of only S$100 on a la carte food items, before GST at over 40 restaurants island wide? Yes, a whole bottle of either red or white wine on the house!
Also, there is absolutely no catch to it – just make sure you use your Citi Card when you pay! Here are 8 of the many Restaurants in Singapore to Dine in Style With A Free Bottle of Wine.
154-seater Yàn is a beautiful Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning museum, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and menu of elegant Cantonese cuisine.
A new Chinese gourmet star has emerged in Singapore’s City Hall district and we have to share with you the dining highlights of our meal at Yàn. From Crispy Roast Suckling Pig, Double-boiled Chicken Soup to Dim Sum Platter, here are 9 Dishes We Love From Yàn.
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Update: Pan Pacific Orchard’s Oyster Buffet is fully booked from now till 15 June, as well as 18 and 25 June. You can book online through this link.
This is for all of you oysters fanatics. Oysters buffet is such a wonderful indulgence, yes?
Making a comeback after a successful run, Oyster Occasions at 10 at Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard will take place from 01 June to 31 July 2016. Get a pick at 5 different varieties of freshly-shucked oysters from Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand and USA.
Each oyster is freshly shucked to ensure that you get the best picks. Besides the oysters in this spread, you can also look forward to some fresh seafood on ice to complement your oysters.
Exclusively for readers of Ladyironchef, get a special price of S$98++ for 2 pax (U.P. S$68++/pax) from 02 June to 12 June 2016. Here are some other highlights to expect from the buffet dinner.
Remember Lobsterfest 2015 that drove everyone crazy? The ultimate lobster buffet returns to Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering for a second run, and the dinner buffet will take take centre stage at Lime every night from 27 May to 19 Jun 2016.
Using only the freshest Maine lobsters, you will be treated to a mind-boggling spread of these luxurious crustaceans prepared in many ways. Some popular cooking styles and flavours from last year will be making an appearance again this year, such as the Singapore Chilli Lobster and Black Pepper Lobster.
Of course, apart from the lobster features, you have your regular international buffet spread which includes fresh seafood on ice, signature Nyonya station and Lime’s iconic Matcha chocolate fondue fountain. Ready for The Ultimate Lobster Buffet in Singapore?
Rainbow Cheese Toasties looks set to be the next trend to hit Singapore.
For those who have not heard of the Rainbow Cheese Toasties (also known as unicorn toasties), KALA Toast – a sandwich shop in Tsuen Wan, New Territories in Hong Kong - first created it and they have been appearing on everyone’s Instagram since. Many cities are also jumping on the bandwagon to serving their own versions of the unicorn toasties.
And now, you can get a rainbow cheese toast in Singapore too!
These dumplings are pretty different from your regular flavours, made with handpicked premium and nutrients-packed ingredients such as French morel mushrooms, black truffle, dried scallops, king oyster mushroom and more. but minus any artificial seasoning. Luxurious and divine, they are everything to love. We’ve already tried all four and you bet we love them!
Enjoy 20% off Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s Rice Dumpling (min. 2 pieces) when you quote “Ladyironchef. Note that pre-order is required.
Famous Hong Kong cha chaan teng Honolulu Café has officially opened its inaugural international outpost in Singapore and we had the honour to savour their menu firsthand just a few hours ago.
Local chefs from Hong Kong’s Honolulu Café are also sent to Singapore to ensure that the dishes served here remain similar to the flagship store’s.
Honolulu Café was founded in Hong Kong during the 1940s, where it started out as a humble eatery selling coffee, tea and baked confectionery. The casual eatery is renowned for their scrumptious egg tarts, pineapple buns and Hong Kong milk tea – we are glad that we no longer have to board a four-hour flight just to satisfy our cravings!
Can’t get enough of Sunday brunch? We have another option for you.
Oscar’s at Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel has recently launched an awesome Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet. The lavish spread is seriously the epitome of indulgence; we were blown away by the sheer number of gourmet delicacies.
From Boston lobsters, London duck, fresh Japanese sashimi, pan-seared foie gras to hearty Asian noodles, the Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet at Oscar’s will complete your Sundays.
Readers of ladyironchef can quote “OscarsLIC” when making your reservations to enjoy the promotion of 1-dines-free-with-3-paying-adults.
Crabs have always been a big weakness of many and the idea of a crab buffet is always exciting. Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road’s acclaimed annual crab feast is back again for the 5th year running from 06 May to 26 June 2016, and you should be familiar with this extravaganza by now.
They are the pioneers for crab buffets, and this year, Executive Chef Jackson Goh and Executive Sous Chef Ken Ang have introduced two exotic flavours to add to the exciting favourites – Spanish Style and Mediterranean. These new variations will add to the existing list of flavours, of which includes all-time favourites such as Singapore Chilli Crab, Cereal Crab, Salted Egg Yolk Crab, Black Pepper Crab, White Pepper Crab, and Crab with Honey Rock Sugar.
Besides the many styles of crabs, the buffet line-up will also comprise a huge number of crab-centric dishes and appetisers, on top of the other popular dishes from Plaza Brasserie’s regular buffet.
We had our go, and we are more than affirmed that the annual Ultimate Crab Feast at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road is not to be missed.
New York’s cloak-and-dagger burger restaurant – Burger Joint – makes its debut in Singapore this week, with its first outlet at Amoy Street. The outlet will have a similar inconspicuous entry point, with a back entrance on Gemmill Lane instead of a flashy store front.
This follows their signature style, with their first outlet in New York City – at Le Parker Meridien – mysteriously located behind a curtain of the hotel lobby. Opening on 03 May 2016, the Singapore outlet will be their sixth outlet worldwide.
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore’s gorgeous all-day dining restaurant J65 is an ultimate gourmet paradise if you are keen on mainly local fare. Its wholesome Sunday Champagne brunch has left an impeccable impression and we are now equally enthralled by their latest launch of regional hawker-themed dinner buffets.
J65 is fronted by Executive Chef Frederick Kho, a Malaysian native cook who specialises in homestyle Nonya, Peranakan and Straits dishes. Along with his talented kitchen crew, patrons can watch the A-team in action at the spacious open kitchen. Think tantalising local delights such as satays, kong bak pau, homemade popiahs, Penang hokkien mee and the list goes on.
From now till Tuesday, 31 May 2016, quote “ladyironchef” to enjoy a scrumptious dinner buffet at only S$35++* per person (usual price from S$45++ to S$55++). Additionally, for those of you who celebrate your birthday at J65, you will receive a complimentary buffet plus a free three-tier stand of cupcakes and an over-the-top chocolate milkshake. Stop pinching yourself, the deal is real and it is valid from now till the end of 2016.
Pokémon Cafe is opening in Singapore this May 2016!
PARCO has recently announced that a pop-up Pokémon cafe will happen at Bugis Junction from 27 May 2016 to 31 July 2016. We can already predict a throng of hardcore fans queuing up, so mark down the dates in your calendar now to avoid disappointment!