Food Tastings 101

Food Tasting

The Secrets of Food Tasting

You have heard about food tasting sessions in newspapers, magazines, food blogs and whatnot, but do you know what is it like behind the scenes of a typical food tasting session?

Today, I’d like to share my personal experience and insights on some “behind-the-scenes” of a food blogger – the often mistaken glamour that this “job” encompasses, the fun aspects and a little more…

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Osteria Pizzeria Mozza MBS by Mario Batali

Pizzeria Mozza Singapore

Chef Mario Batali’s first foray into the Singapore food scene is with the opening of Osteria Mozza & Pizzeria Mozza at Marina Bay Sands.

Pizzeria Mozza is probably the most affordable option amongst the Marina Bay Sands celebrity chefs’ restaurants. The pizzas on Pizzeria Mozza’s menu are priced between $18 to $38. I’d think this is extremely good value given that most of the pizza restaurants in Singapore charge around the same price for a pizza.

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Taste of New Zealand Cuisine, Food & Wine

New Zealand Cuisine

When I went to Sydney in 2009, I had a good time exploring the city and meeting up with the food bloggers there to enjoy all the good food that the city has to offer.

Back then, I was actually deciding between a few places and it was a close fight between Australia and New Zealand. Eventually I went to Sydney of course, but I told myself that I will go to Auckland one day. Now, I have always wondered how New Zealand cuisine tastes like, and I managed to find out at a recent media luncheon.

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Chinese New Year Pen Cai from Jia Wei Restaurant

Chinese New Year Pen Cai

Poon Choi (also known as Pen Cai) is a traditional Chinese New Year dish originating from Hong Kong. It has become a popular Chinese New Year Takeaway dish in Singapore during recent years, with most Chinese restaurants and hotels offering Pen Cai and yusheng in their Chinese New Year Dinner menu.

When the waitress opened the cover of the Poon Choi, there were three reactions from the table: Woah, Wow, and OMG! Our Chinese New Year Dinner started with a bang, and we knew we were in for a treat at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant.

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Afternoon Tea at The Regent Singapore Tea Lounge

Afternoon Tea Regent Singapore

All my friends who have been to the Tea Lounge @ The Regent Singapore’s for their afternoon tea, have been raving about it. Many of them even go to the extent of calling it one of the best afternoon tea in Singapore. Naturally, I’m curious if The Regent Tea Lounge is worth all the hype.

In my previous post on Jewel Artisan Chocolate’s Afternoon Tea, I’ve mentioned that there’s a difference between Afternoon Tea and High Tea.

At The Regent Singapore’s Tea Lounge, they have both the traditional English Afternoon Tea ($38++) with the desserts/pastries/sandwiches on a 3 tier dessert stand during weekdays, and a local high tea buffet ($52++) on weekends.

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Champagne Dim Sum Brunch Buffet at Cherry Garden

Champagne Brunch Cherry Garden Singapore

Champagne Dim Sum Brunch buffet at Cherry Garden

After I took sip(s) of champagne, someone stared at me for giggling, but ten seconds later, she did the same thing. Champagne does funny things to people, and you know what? Weekends are meant for Champagne Brunch!

I never liked the idea of Dim Sum Buffet. Before my virgin attempt at Cherry Garden’s Champagne Dim Sum Brunch, that is. It seemed ridiculous to me that I’d have to fork out 50 bucks just to gorge myself silly, when I could have treated myself better by going ala carte style and probably pay a lot lesser.

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Skinny Pizza Barracks House Dempsey Road Singapore

Skinny Pizza Singapore

In the local Singapore food scene, there are always new restaurants opening and it is good since we have more options to choose from. Dempsey road restaurants is probably one of the most happening food destinations in Singapore. The Disgruntled Chef is the latest restaurant to join the crowd at dempsey hill, but when it comes to choosing a place for dinner – I would head back to Barracks Cafe, House Dempsey road.

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