When the news came that Jamie Oliver is opening a restaurant in Singapore – the first Jamie’s Italian in Asia – the hype about it was overwhelming and unbelievably crazy. Jamie Oliver is a household name, and arguably one of the most famous British chefs in the world. The arrival of his restaurant in Singapore further emphasises Singapore’s position as a dining destination in Asia.
Jamie’s Italian Singapore officially opens its door at Vivo City today, and here are some of the highlights that you can expect from Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant.
I’ll be honest. My visit to Ximending Taiwanese Restaurant at Vivocity was a disappointment. The food that we had was pretty good, but the service from the manager was atrocious.
Words by Missim | Photography by ladyironchef
Specialising in Heng Hwa cuisine, Putien Restaurant has quickly expanded from its flagship restaurant at Kitchener road to a restaurant chain with 8 outlets in Singapore: Vivocity, Marina Square, Parkway Parade, Jurong Point, Tampines Mall, City Square Mall and nex.
Putien restaurant has recently launched a new Summer menu. The seasonal dishes are mostly light and refreshing ingredients to complement the warm and humid weather.
There are many restaurants in Vivocity, but I always find it hard to decide on what to eat. I’ve announced on twitter that I wanted to try all the Vivo City restaurants, so as to do a guide on where to eat in Vivocity.
My friend was craving for sushi and sashimi that day, so we settled on a Japanese Restaurant for lunch. Shin Kushiya Japanese Charcoal Grill has been around since 2006, and they currently have four outlets in Singapore: Serangoon Gardens, Suntec City, Far East Square and Vivocity.
I have been wanting to try the other Tung Lok restaurants after my previous visit to Tung Lok Classics. When my friend asked me to suggest a place to have Dim Sum for lunch, I immediately thought of Tung Lok Signatures at Vivocity.
Like what I’ve previously mentioned, Tung Lok Signatures serves all the signature dishes from the various Tung Lok Restaurants – it is like the best of Tung Lok under one roof.
This is the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar’s Chocolate Souffle. You may also want to call it a Molten Chocolate Cake. The beautiful thing that you see in the picture, is also known as My dessert addiction, or the prize for winning a bet. I blamed someone for introducing me to it.
All along, I thought that German food was all about pork knuckles, beer and sausages. While I was hiking at Katoomba, Blue Mountains, I met a German dude and I asked him what’s a normal German meal like? He mentioned that Germans are very big on bread, and contrary to popular belief, no – they do not have pork knuckle and sausages every meal. At least, that’s what he told me.
Coincidentally, I had my first German meal a few days later when I went back to Sydney from Katoomba. It was awesome, and I have been craving for German food ever since I came back to Singapore. Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant was one of the few places that came to mind when I wanted to plan for a German dinner. There’s currently three Brotzeit restaurant at Raffles City, 313 @ Somerset and Vivocity.
Dear Awfully Chocolate,
I think I am in love. Having tried your one-and-only dark chocolate ice cream, I have to admit you are irresistible. Every spoonful reminds me of how a good ice cream should be like. Bitter sweet, and rich and chocolatey, you are every man’s dream.
Our very special night with DBS Foodster started with the limo fetching us to The Queen & Mangosteen. Cheerful staff greeted us, the smoothing sea breeze, with the relaxing ambience, the stage was set for a wonderful dinner.
Slumdog millionaire made an big impact on me; millions of people living in poverty while here we are, fretting about the hot weather, how long the bus took to arrive. I, want to learn more about their culture. I, want to visit the Taj Mahal. I, want to experience their food; their cuisine which has stood against the test of time.
In my dreams, there is this beautiful place, with blue skies and clear sea. I dreamt of having my favourite brunch here with the one I like. We eat to our hearts content, and relax there while the hourglass freeze, just for us.
A year, twelve months, fifty two weeks,
& three hundred and sixty five days.
A day, twenty four hours, one thousand & forty minutes,
& eighty six thousand & four hundred seconds.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner & supper.
That’s how much we eat, and for the last meal of the year,
The inconspicuous location, the quaint ambience, the welcoming services, the unpretentious food, just like how I remembered it. The perfect place for spending the last minutes of the year, away from the world.
What a way to end off our year with a bang! The Oven-baked barbecue pork ribs ($24.90) were unbelievable; gigantic was the portions, and the price value. The lovely couple, steak fries and mesculun mix. I like the fries for the generous cut, and my friend enjoyed the greens without any heavy dressings.
As the salmon steak wasn’t available that night, my date chose the Salmon & crab meat spaghetti ($15.90). I had it the last time too. A lone slice of salmon, with novelty points for the clever inclusion of crab meat.
The panna cotta purists would surely be disappointed by the Panacotta with mocha sauce ($6). The texture wasn’t firm and bouncy. But if you looked at the dessert from the pudding point of view, the smooth and light taste was well complimented by the mocha sauce.
The authenticity of the Italian Cassata cake ($6) was questioned by my friend. Since the traditional dessert is essentially a round sponge cake with layers of gelato. Nonetheless, Neapolitan ice cream with candied. Well, ice cream is ice cream after all, your happy booster.
Bistro One Zero Three
103 Pasir Panjang road
Tel: 6476 6373
Everyday, with the newspaper headline screams the unspeakable “R” word, or some country’s government scrambling to put together a package to rescue their too-big-to-fall banks, times are indeed bad, and no doubt we’ll need to cut down on our spendings to prepare for the storm ahead. But that is not to say that we can’t enjoy good food without spending big money.
” SINGAPORE – Singapore’s annual inflation rate hit a 25-year high of 6.6 percent in January, according to Department of Statistics (DOS) data released on Monday.
The inflation rate, as indicated by the consumer price index (CPI), was the highest since the 7.5 percent hit in March 1982… “
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Ben & Jerry’s presence at Vivocity offers a magnificent view of Sentosa. The interior of the scoopshop is rather small, customers can choose to have their favourite scoop of ice cream there, or on-the-go. The position of the scoopshop is just a stone’s throw away from their significant competitor, Haagen-Dazs which is also located on level two of Vivocity.