10 Reasons Why You Should Dine At Mitzo – The Sexiest Chinese Restaurant In Singapore + Giveaway

Mitzo restaurant

This is it. Mitzo is the sexiest Chinese restaurant in Singapore yet.

Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Mitzo’s prime location makes it the perfect destination for business luncheons, family dinners, dates, or a late night’s out. Celebrated Chef Nicky Ng – previously the head chef at Michelin-starred Hakkasan New York – now fronts the restaurant with his A-team, skilfully preparing delectable modern Cantonese dishes that will have you returning for more. The array of impressive Asian cocktail concoctions also adds a touch of sexiness to the restaurant.

Mitzo

We are so in love with its gorgeous interior. Very atypical of a Chinese restaurant, Mitzo is absolutely sexy, and has a inviting lounge-like vibe. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Mitzo Restaurant, right about now.

From now till 31 August 2015, simply quote ladyironchef to get 20% off total bill at Mitzo. We are also giving away 5 X Weekend Brunch for Two (worth $136++). 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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Beginner’s Dim Sum Guide – 15 Essential Dim Sum You Must Try

Li Bai Dim Sum

Ever get confused with the different dumpling names as they are all either in Mandarin Chinese or in a Chinese dialect? We know, it can be pretty frustrating – especially when you are in-charge of ordering. We thought this beginner’s guide to the most commonly consumed dim sum in Asia will do you some good, and they include many of the more popular ones Hong Kong egg tarts to the well-loved Shanghai Xiao Long Baos.

It is actually pretty fun to dissect your dim sum (mentally, of course) and to know what each piece is made of, right? They may be of the simplest ingredients, but these exquisite bite-size delicacies are ever popular with the world for many reasons. We had so much fun understanding more about them as we put this guide together for you.

Feel at ease the next time you visit a dim sum restaurant with our Beginner’s Dim Sum Guide to 15 Essential Dim Sum You Must Try.

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11 Highlights from Shin Yeh That Will Make You Feel Like You Are In Taiwan + Giveaway

Shin Yeh

Authentic, well-cooked and delicious Taiwanese food is hard to come by in our tiny nation. But thankfully, we have restaurants such as Shin Yeh to fill the void and to satisfy our cravings. This month, Shin Yeh introduces 24 new dim sum items to their lunch menu and 3 new main menu items that are sure to excite your tastebuds.

A renowned and established name worldwide, Shin Yeh has been gracing Singapore with authentic and refined Taiwanese cuisine since their partnership with the TungLok Group began back in 2008. Shin Yeh at Liang Court occupies a large space that is big enough to host event and parties.

Besides being an ideal place for large-group dinners, Shin Yeh makes a great place for you to kick back for an hour or so for lunch with your friends or family. Here’s introducing our 11 favourite items from their all-new dim sum lunch and all-day a la carte menu that will surely tempt you to try them all.

[ GIVEAWAY ] We are giving away S$250 Shin Yeh cash 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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13 Unbelievable Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns (Liu Sha Bao) in Singapore

Best Custard Bun

If we could only pick a kind of dim sum to live on, it would most definitely be the Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun. More commonly and affectionately known as liu sha bao, this steamed bun with a flowy center is such a crowd-pleaser.

Like a molten lava cake with a chocolate oozing out, the liu sha bao is a Chinese version in the form of a bun. And what lies beneath that seemingly innocent steamed white bun is an explosion of sweet custard and savoury salted egg yolk. Served fresh from the steamer, piping hot and oozing with flowy goodness; who says money can’t buy happiness?

And because we know so many of you share the same love for Salted Egg Yolk Custard buns, we are going to share with you 13 Unbelievable Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns (Liu Sha Bao) in Singapore.

A tip for you: do not step on the weighing scale after indulging.

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Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium – An Under The Radar Chinese Restaurant To Check Out + Giveaway

Xin Cuisine

Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium may not be the fanciest Chinese restaurant around, neither does it have a lavishly posh interior to boast. But you know what? We love Xin Cuisine; always have, always will.

Xin Cuisine has a steady following accumulated over the decades, and if you’ve dined there before, you would know how they never disappoint. As for us, we enjoy its relatively quiet environment and how the chefs always upkeep the consistency of the food. No efforts are spared in putting the most tantalizing dishes on your table for your enjoyment.

Whether it is a gathering with family and friends, corporate luncheon with your esteemed business partners, or simply a quiet dinner with your loved one, a meal at Xin Cuisine will be ideal.

There are many dishes to fall in love with, and today, we share with you every reason to love Xin Cuisine. Here are the highlights of our meal.

Dim Sum

For the month of May, quote ladyironchef or flash this post on your mobile to get 15% discount off Xin Cuisine’s ala carte menu.

[ Giveaway ] We are giving away 4 X S$50 Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant 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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Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant Dim Sum Promotion: Squid Ink Dumpling, Chilli Crab Bun & More

Squid Ink Dumpling

A stalwart in the local dining scene, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has been serving its loyal regulars since its opening in 1995. What makes Wan Hao a place where you can return to again and again is its familiarity and consistency; standards are always very high and you will never be disappointed by the food.

From now till 15 May 2015, Dim Sum Chef Loh Kah Poh has put together a lineup of classic dim sum dishes prepared with only the best ingredients. To put it simply, this is no ordinary dim sum lunch. Highlights include Steamed Whole Abalone with Pork & Shrimp Dumpling, Deep-fried Crispy Bun with Chilli Crab Filling, Deep Fried Yam Paste with Black Truffles, and Squid Ink Seafood Dumpling.

If you are heading down to Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant to treat yourself to a dim sum feast, remember to quote “Ladyironchef” to enjoy a 10% off your total bill.

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Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel Presents Its Hong Kong Dim Sum Feast

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

With doors opened since 1995, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is one of luxurious Chinese restaurants along Orchard Road that serves classic Cantonese delicacies. It sits within Singapore Marriott Hotel, and its accessibility and ambience makes it an ideal destination for a family meal, business luncheon or a centralised gathering spot.

From 9 to 22 March 2015, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel is hosting guest chefs Chow Shing Yip and Liu Wai Hung from JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong to present a Hong Kong Dim Sum Feast.

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Singapore’s Best Baked BBQ Pork Buns

Best BBQ Pork Buns

With chunks of juicy, sweet yet savoury BBQ char siew encrusted in a soft and pillowy golden bun baked to perfection, a bite of Baked BBQ Pork Bun is enough to send you to heaven.

No matter how big a dim sum menu is, this is one dish we always look out for, one that we have to order. It puzzles us why many dim sum restaurants in Singapore do not serve this dish, but for those that we have been to and fell in love with, we want to spread the joy of biting into a good Baked BBQ Pork Bun. Here is our take on 5 of Singapore’s Best Baked BBQ Pork Buns.

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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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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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Singapore’s Top 31 Chinese Restaurants

Singapore's Best Chinese Restaurants

The Chinese love their cuisine and socializing with friends, families and business associates is a big part of their lives and culture. Dining out is hence an indulgence and an essential – Peking duck, suckling pig, roast chicken, fresh seafood, double boiled soups…

There is no lack of good Chinese restaurants here in our sunny island, and Singapore is always in the spotlight for impressive Chinese cuisine. Whether you prefer the traditional style and ambience, or an occasion calls for fine dining, we’ve got that covered.

In this feature, we handpicked and present 31 of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore for you. And the next time your boss wants you to plan a corporate lunch, or you need an outlet to celebrate your Granny’s birthday, or whenever you want to seek solace in the fine and intricate world of Chinese flavours, you have these restaurants to add to your list.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

A steward in the local dining scene, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at Carlton Hotel Singapore went through a major renovation last year and now sports a new modern interior with matte-finish stone wall and brass metal accents.

Wah Lok is one of the most popular spots in town for dim sum and its refined Cantonese cuisine. It features classic items such as Baked Mini Egg Tart, Steamed Glutinous Rice and Baked Custard Bun. My personal favourite is their Baked Barbecued Pork Buns – it is as good, if not better, than the ones that I have had in Hong Kong.

The talented dim sum chef Yiu Cheuk Yin at Wah Lok has also created several new items that you should look out for. Deep-fried Crabmeat & Scallop Balls with Chilli Sauce, Deep-fried Rolls with Seafood & Sea Cucumber, and Steamed Vegetarian Beancurd Skin Rolls are some of the new dim sum that will make you return to Wah Lok again and again.

Chilled Foie Gras and whole AbaloneChilled Foie Gras & Whole Abalone

Besides dim sum, what I really want to share with you is Wah Lok’s offering of signature dishes with an emphasis on premium, fresh, live seafood like Australian King Crab, Snow Crab, Alaskan Crab, Live Abalone, and Bird’s Nest with Crab Claw in Clear Superior Soup.

Be it a formal business luncheon with associates, or a family gathering for yum cha on the weekends, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at Carlton Hotel is the to-go place. The dining space is modern and stylish, and the food is always prepared to a very high standard and consistently good. It is a place where you know you will always have an excellent meal.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Level 2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall
www.carltonhotel.sg/wahlok.html
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This post is sponsored by Carlton Hotel Singapore. 

Tim Ho Wan Singapore

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest 1 Michelin Star dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong, is opening in Singapore at The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura today. Opened by Chef Mak Kwai Pui (previously from Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hong Kong), Tim Ho Wan has gained a strong following over the years and long queues are a common sight at his restaurants.

We got a sneak preview at a media tasting last night. Here are some of the highlights from the much anticipated Tim Ho Wan in Singapore.

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Arteastiq Tea Bone China Millenia Walk Singapore

Arteastiq Tea Bone China

Speak about Arteastiq, and its tea lounge at Mandarin Gallery instantly comes to mind. Recently, the good people behind this one-of-its-kind art jamming cum studio café have gone traditional with its new restaurant Arteastiq Tea Bone China at Millenia Walk.

The décor was effortlessly classy, bringing a sense of nostalgia without the tackiness. We were especially fascinated by the birdcages that dangled from the ceiling, an attempt to recreate the experiences of olden-day Chinese merchants who’d bird-watch while sipping pots of tea.

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Tim Ho Wan to open in Singapore

Tim Ho Wan

The long queues outside Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest one Michelin star restaurant in the world, are a testament to its popularity. Waiting time is easily an hour, yet people queue up for their dim sum. Now, we will be able to enjoy the famous barbecued pork buns without having to fly to Hong Kong. Tim Ho Wan will be opening its first overseas outlet in the new atrium wing of Plaza Singapura on 10 April 2013.

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