A dining experience at Orchid Live Seafood is akin to teleporting yourselves back into time. While the old-school seafood restaurant is tucked away in a remote corner of Sembawang, its inaccessibility has not deterred its loyal customers from patronising it.
Award-winning Orchid Live Seafood has received many public figures over the years and that list includes Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Orchid Live Seafood’s superbly fresh dishes are seriously worth travelling for, and can we say just how much we love the kampong-style experience?! The restaurant is also home to a huge collection of South African craft beers.
From now until 31 December 2016, quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 40% off craft beers with any purchase of items on the menu (valid only on weekdays). Meanwhile, here’s what you can expect from Orchird Live Seafood—also the creator of the famous Lobster Porridge.
We have never experienced dim sum the way we have at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar. The swanky, sleek and modern interior is a stark contrast to the traditional Chinese cuisine that is served here. To match the trendy interior, most of Mitzo’s classic dim sum dishes are elevated with stunning presentations and intricate plating, while still retaining the original flavour palette.
While we love their tantalising and luxurious dishes in their Weekend Brunch, we are stoked that we now have a new reason to pop by on weekday afternoon - Mitzo is launching the all-new value-for-money lunch sets on 12 October 2016. A 3-course meal goes for S$28++ per person, and a 4-course meal is S$38++ per person.
Dim Sum – or what we know as little parcels of happiness – is essentially steamed Chinese-style tapas that are usually served in bamboo baskets. The consumption of dim sum started from the Cantonese community and is now a favourite afternoon past-time amongst Singaporeans too.
As dim sum is usually eaten during the day, most Chinese restaurants only serve these dainty dishes until late afternoon (only a few restaurants serve dim sum until ate night). The variety of dim sum is exhaustive – baked barbecue egg tarts, steamed shrimp dumplings, salted egg yolk buns, fried radish cake… and the list goes on.
Here is our guide to The Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Singapore.
Doubled boiled soups are an important part of the Cantonese dining culture. A good bowl of traditional double-boiled Cantonese soup is gratifying and flavoursome, using simple yet nutritious ingredients that are often very beneficial for one’s health. It’s said that the mark of a good Cantonese restaurant also comes down to the taste of its double-boiled soups.
From now to 31 October 2016, Yàn at National Gallery Singapore will be introducing a ‘Prosperity Soup Feast’ which consists of 25 double boiled soups! Each soup order (S$13.80++) comes with a bowl of fragrant crispy rice, lightly poached in superior stock,to complete your meal.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant – an award-winning favourite at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel – reopens its door after a major refurbishment with a refreshing new look and a repertoire of well-executed, nutritious Cantonese delicacies.
Inspired by elements from the four arts – “Qin” (zither), “Qi” (strategy board games), “Shu” (calligraphy) and “Hua” (painting), be greeted by dramatic black and gold colours, curated calligraphy works and art pieces, booth seats akin to giant jewel boxes; resplendent and luxurious.
If you are looking for exclusive dining experiences, there are four private rooms for hosting prestigious guests and family gatherings. Leading the culinary team is Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong Shiuh Yean, who is elevating culinary excellence to new heights with a new menu of remarkable Cantonese cuisine.
There are many reasons to visit the refreshed Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, and here is what you can expect.
TungLok Seafood — a concept by the reputable TungLok Group — has made quite a name for itself amongst Singaporeans with its exceptionally fresh Singapore-style seafood delicacies.
Known for their commendable service and quality seafood, expect nothing short of a stellar dining experience at this award-winning establishment; choose to dine at either the restaurant at Orchard Central or the outlet at Arena Country Club in Jurong.
Everyone who has been to TungLok Seafood only has good things to say about the place, and rightfully so. Their extensive menu only means that you will be spoilt for choice. Look forward to hot favourites such as Laksa Crab Bee Hoon, Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, Mee Goreng and Crisp-fried Baby Squid.
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Here are 12 Singapore-style Seafood Dishes from TungLok Seafood that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Over at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant At PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road, the exquisite array of authentic steamed, deep-fried and pan-fried dim sums served are inspired by Si Chuan and Cantonese cuisines and are meticulously handcrafted.
And there is an ongoing buffet that features 50 types of authentic dim sum – you’ve got that. All free-flow! From 15 September to 31 December 2016, head to Si Chuan Dou Hua for the ‘Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast’. There are two seatings on weekends, where the timings are split to 11.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 3pm (S$38++ per adult, S$22.80++ per child).
Listen up, here is the best deal – every two adults only have to pay a total of S$50++ (valid daily, minimum 4 to dine). What a fantastic deal we have here!
Golden Peony is an award-winning upscale Chinese restaurant located on the third level of Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. The fancy establishment is helmed by celebrated Hong Kong native Chef Ku Keung. He who possesses a wealth of culinary experience will impress with his selection of Cantonese delicacies executed with adroitness.
Despite receiving numerous accolades, Golden Peony’s menus remain surprisingly reasonable.
This month, the restaurant is launching three new exciting value-for-money set menus that is sure to pique your interest – the most popular is Chef Ku Keung’s Tasting Menu (S$100++ per pax), the Golden Peony Dim Sum Weekend Experience (S$59++ per pax) and Golden Peony Weekend Dinner Family Set Menu (S$180++ for four pax).
And that’s not all. We have partnered with Golden Peony to reward you with exclusive and very rewarding offers. From now till 31 October 2016, look forward to complimentary FREE-FLOW house red or white wine, one dines free with every three paying adults and a complimentary roast London duck upgrade when dining at Golden Peony! Read on to find out what these awesome perks are.
TungLok Signatures has been around for a long time and has since branded itself as one of Singapore’s most established and well-loved Chinese restaurants for impeccable service and high quality food. The restaurant serves modern interpretations of traditional Chinese food, while still keeping traditional flavours intact, hence, appealing to both the older and younger generations.
TungLok Signatures’ cuisine concept is centred upon offering a menu which is planned and executed by Hong Kong-born Senior Executive Chef Li Man.
It features a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine, such as Cantonese Shanghainese and Sichuan dishes with a dash of Modern creations – authentic in tastes but with TungLok’s distinctive touch.
It is little wonder TungLok Signatures has been a perennial favourite among Singaporeans and visitors alike, and it is the benchmark for Chinese cuisine.
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!
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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Award-winning establishment TungLok Heen is internationally-acclaimed Canadian Chef Susur Lee’s very first outpost restaurant. The celebrated Toronto-based chef has starred in cooking TV shows such as Iron Chef America and MasterChef Asia.
Chef Ken Ling – who has been working alongside Susur for nearly two decades – currently helms TungLok Heen’s kitchen and a meal there means an impressive selection of exquisite oriental delicacies prepared with expertly finesse.
The Cantonese word ‘Heen’ literally means pavilion and is aptly named after the restaurant’s vision of providing discerning diners a gourmet retreat. Indeed, TungLok Heen has successfully merged traditional and contemporary Chinese elements into a chinoiserie-chic destination.
Located at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hotel Michael, TungLok Heen has hit all the right spots with its age-old classics, exquisite innovations and elegant ambience. It is also worth mentioning that the culinary team has put in tremendous efforts in plating every dish so beautifully – so keep your eyes peeled as we reveal our dining highlights.
Singaporeans should be familiar with Paradise Group – the Singapore-based restaurant group with an impressive portfolio of mainly Chinese restaurants under their belt. Think Taste Paradise, Paradise Dynasty and Beauty In The Pot.
The reputable empire has recently launched an entirely new concept – Paradise Teochew Restaurant, where its speciality lies in authentic Teochew-style offerings to preserve and glorify the Teochew culture that many Singaporeans are more than familiar with.
Paradise Teochew Restaurant’s talented kitchen team is helmed by Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Cheng Fa Kwan. Raised in a family of Teochew chefs, Chef Cheng’s love for food is unmistakable; he has been exposed to and cooking Teochew cuisine for the past 34 years!
Of authentic Teochew dishes and dim sum and traditional Teochew desserts, Paradise Teochew Restaurant is our new favourite place to bring the folks to. Or any time when we care for some comfort food that we grew up loving.
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.
Nothing sounds better to us than sexy gourmet Chinese food at Mitzo with our loved ones. We all have that one family member or friend who has a palate only for Chinese food, right? We feel you, and what is probably the sexiest Chinese restaurant in town is also a splendid place to go to; Mitzo will fit the bill for celebrations this season.
Mitzo has launched various amazing set menus – all plated in very modern and classy ways that is least expected of Chinese food.
Get ready for luxurious set meals; think wok fried truffle lobsters, osmanthus wagyu beef and so much more. Here are some highlights and what you can expect from the festive menus at Mitzo this December 2015.