Nestled within the tranquil enclave of Dempsey Hill and set on a deck surrounded by beautiful and lush greenery is La Ventana, a gastronomic fine dining destination serving up modern European cuisine with both Southeast Asian and Spanish influences.
Stellar creations to look forward to are the Monkfish with Saffron Foam and Kalamata Olives Emulsion and the Wagyu Cheek with Black Trumpet Cream and Watercress Purée. Be sure to try the Curry Leaf Ice Cream with Szechuan Strawberries and Lemongrass Tea Jelly—an original creation that deserves the utmost commendation.
The mere mention of dining at Dempsey Hill often means that your meal will more than likely come with a hefty price tag, but we dare say that if you are out to splurge, one solid place to do just that is La Ventana.
Set within The Plaza at Beach Road, Uni Gallery—opened by online seafood and sashimi retailer, Oosterbay—is a uni-centric restaurant that is bound to get heads turning—especially if you’re a uni fanatic like us. They serve a range of uni as well as premium sushi that are all air-flown from Japan, the United States and Canada.
The 40-seater restaurant serves ‘uni-fied’ dishes such as their Uni Aglio Olio (S$28++), Uni Oyster Shot (S$25++) and the stellar Uni Bomb (S$99++) that is what this humble restaurant gains the most praise for.
In addition to uni, their menu also includes seasonal sashimi such as kinmedai (golden eye snapper), hirame (flounder) and our favourite, ankimo (monkfish liver). Finding exceptional yet relatively affordable uni in Singapore is a tough feat, however, ever since the opening of Uni Gallery, fans of the beloved sea urchin have stopped searching.
Music instrument institution Swee Lee is a homegrown brand that began their humble operations in 1946 by supplying brass and woodwind instruments to the British military band. Today, Swee Lee owns several showrooms and lifestyle stores that can be found all over Singapore and they offer a range of contemporary musical instruments such as drums and guitars.
Their flagship store at The Star Vista recently underwent renovation works and the original store has expanded to cater for a new retail space that stores just about everything a musician will ever need. Expect to be greeted by musical instruments, audio and DJ equipment, fashion apparels, a music academy and the best part for coffee enthusiasts—an in-house cafe called Swee Lee Social Club. READ ON
Festive seasons are always the best excuse to go for an indulgent treat with your loved ones because that is when restaurants curate seasonal menus to celebrate the best of the season’s offering.
Featuring a multitude of expert culinary offerings and feasts fit for all kinds of celebrations, Marina Bay Sands is ushering in this festive season with a diverse spread of cuisines from more than 10 signature restaurants. Now when it comes to gourmet dining at Marina Bay Sands, you can be sure of fine food, excellent wine and without a doubt, plenty of festive cheer!
This Christmas, look forward to a host of exciting gastronomic experiences at these award-winning dining establishments.
An omakase course is a Japanese dining tradition where diners entrust their dining experience entirely to the chef who will showcase his culinary skills and creativity throughout the meal. To the Japanese, an omakase course is not to be taken lightly—only chefs with many years of culinary experience are able to dazzle you with the season’s best ingredients and exotic delicacies.
Since omakase is serious business, those who are looking for an authentic experience that is similar to what you will find in Japan have to know about Sushi Jiro at Marina Mandarin Singapore. The reputable Japanese restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood that are air-flown from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo four times a week.
Just when we thought that we had tried the best at Sushi Jiro during our last trip, Chef Kenji Nakagawa took our taste buds on another gastronomic journey with their 8-course and 10-course omakase dinners—comprising fresh sashimi, decadent Japanese wagyu beef and top-grade nigiri sushi.
Just for our followers, you can now get a free upgrade of your omakase when you quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making reservation—the price of a 6-course dinner (S$180) will grant you an 8-course menu with better items; the price of an 8-course dinner (S$220) means an upgrade to the best 10-course dinner! This offer is valid from now until 31 January 2018.
A new breakfast place is opening up at Plaza Singapura and it is featuring two signature items we cannot get enough of—eggs and pancakes! If you are a fan of pancakes, omelettes and crepes, you definitely have to keep a lookout for Eggs n’ Things, a popular eatery hailing all the way from Waikiki, Hawaii.
Founded in 1974, Eggs n’ Things’ outlets are currently found only in Hawaii and Japan but Singaporeans are in for a real treat when they open their doors to the public soon. Dedicated to serving quality food using only the freshest ingredients while keeping prices affordable, the eatery brings the ‘spirit of Aloha’ to Singapore shores. READ ON
Xiao Ya Tou, or better known as XYT, is a modern Asian restaurant bar on Duxton Hill that serves up a plethora of playful and somewhat cheeky food and drink offerings—all of which find their inspirations stemming from cuisines from all across Southeast Asia.
The eatery is hard to miss. Its distinctive red lanterns, plastic chairs, and loud decor just call out to you as you walk past. Xiao Ya Tou is one establishment that will undoubtedly guarantee you and your mates a solid meal, yummy locally-inspired cocktail but more importantly, a great time out.
In just a couple of days, 2018 will be knocking on our doors. Although we still can’t quite comprehend how quick 2017 has flown by, we hope that you are ending off the year with some good fun and cheer at the various events and activities that are taking place in Singapore this December.
As the saying goes, a brand new year, a brand new start, a brand new you. Whilst reflecting and planning your goals and ambitions for the year ahead, it would definitely be good to cater some time in your schedule for a breather and to simply celebrate the arrival of the new year!
Here are 24 Events In January 2018 To Usher In The New Year. From concerts from world-famous artists such as Jay Chou and countless other plays and events to be involved with, January is looking to be a month packed with much excitement and cheer.
And from all of us at Ladyironchef, we wish you all a very Happy New Year and a fantastic 2018 ahead.