Few restaurants in Singapore are as romantic and artistic as Arteastiq Boutique Tea House is. Pun is intended, but you might derive from its name that this restaurant is all about art and tea. They call it the “art of teasing”, but we think there is so much more.
It is the kind of sexiness you would associate with a date night, or a regal dining affair for the high society. Arteastiq sits at a quiet corner of Mandarin Gallery, and scores for its accessible location and wide space. Tasteful interior design with predominant monochrome furniture, exotic chandeliers and sporadic stalks of white flowers, chi-chi ambience with French jazz, an art studio, and a robust menu of artisanal teas and all kinds of wondrous food dishes.
We sampled the new menu recently, and we have been containing our excitement of sharing them since. Which is why we say Arteastiq is more than just tea and art jamming, because the food menu is nothing short of impressive. From an assortment of appetisers and contemporary mains that are created with love, to a selection of desserts that are reinterpreted with modern takes, the new menu packs a punch and gives us even more reasons to return to Arteastiq.
Arteastiq is undisputedly among our favourite dining concepts along Orchard Road, and here are our picks from its new menu:
Talk about Hong Kong-style breakfast and everyone thinks of Australian Dairy Company. Their heavenly scrambled eggs are to die for, and so are their steamed milk.
No lack of cha chaan teng options when you are in Hong Kong, and whichever street you are on, however you turn, there will definitely be a joint or two for you to grab a quick meal at. But why is Australian Dairy Company so popular, you may ask?
To be most honest, the menu is nothing special. There is nothing fanciful about the decor too – if even any to speak of – and it looks like just any other cha chaan teng. But the much-lauded scrambled eggs and steamed milk lived up to the hype.
Are we all done with event planning yet? December is the most celebratory month of the year, and our calendars are packed with house parties and events. Everyone is in the mood to wine and dine, and we deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back for all our hard work in 2014.
We’ve discussed about food catering for your festive parties previously. And what about those booze that we’d need to host our parties and to have fun with our guests? Christmas and New Year’s parties mean we have to pop that champagne, to stock up on the beer in our fridge, and to do our shots neat. And we can do all these without breaking the bank.
Spare yourself the exorbitant price tags and unnecessary premiums when you order your Beers, Wines and Spirits (BWS) from Asher BWS www.asherbws.com. They offer the friendliest prices in town, and with a user-friendly website and convenient delivery options, fret no more when it comes to booze. Asher BWS is offering an exclusive 10% discount for our readers when you cart out using the promo code: ‘ladyironchef’.
We will tell you just why Asher BWS is your top choice and the various star products to buy.
Back in May, we went to Osaka, Mie & Wakayama with Apple Vacations Singapore to curate the best things to do, see and eat in the region. We are super thrilled to leading a 8D6N group tour this November to revisit our favourite spots.
Some of the highlights of our tour include staying at onsen resorts, having kaiseki dinners, taking postcard-worthy shots at many beautiful spots, having a mouthwatering seafood feast at AMA hut, hopping on a ninja train to Iga ninja museum, and eating our way around Dotonbori, the epicurean centre of Osaka. To read more about the full itinerary, read our guide to 20 highlights of ladyironchef x Apple Vacations Singapore tour.
- Date: 1 Nov – 7 Nov 2014 (8D6N)
- Tour Fare: S$2,899NETT/pax (inclusive of airport taxes and tipping)
- Flight, itinerary, hotels, and meals are all included in the package
- Extension after the tour on your own is possible, but there is a minimum surcharge of S$200 by the airline, and this is subject to availability.
- Return flights on Singapore Airlines
Sign up for the tour by going to Apple Vacations Singapore’s office at 26 Upper Cross Street, email [email protected] or call +65 6533 5161. There are only a few seats left, and we hope to have you join us for the adventure! It will be nothing but a fun-filled holiday to The Land of The Rising Sun.
To find out more about the tours that Apple Vacations Singapore offers, go to www.applevacations.com.sg, like them on Facebook and Instagram.
This tour is brought to you by Apple Vacations Singapore.
Have you ever dreamed of being Alice, falling down a rabbit hole and entering a magical world where you could meet The Madhatter, Chesire the cat and gang? If you are visiting Nagoya or Osaka, you will be able to do just that!
Alice on Wednesday is a cool kid to look out for on your next trip to those Japanese cities. Think a lifestyle concept store that is put together entirely based on the love for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
We recently checked out Assembly Coffee, a 3-month old cafe located at Evans Lodge where you can also find Mr Prata and Hatched. The coffee is excellent, the food offerings are simple and easy on the pocket, and the space is small, but buzzing with energy.
Food and wine is the best way to connect and meet new friends, and it is always fun to attend parties, private functions and events. Your best friend’s bachelor party, your family’s Christmas gathering or your company’s D&D event… no matter what the occasion is, if you are organising the party, we can fathom the hassle of buying all the alcohol and beverages. Oh, the horror of lugging home many cartons of beer and bottles of wine!
And if you are unfamiliar with the different kinds of alcohol, it can be rather intimidating to step in to a liquor store. Should you get a red or a white? A Riesling or a Chardonnay? The selection is overwhelming to say the least, and it is challenging to find something that suits everyone’s palate.
This is when Asher BWS (www.asherbws.com) is the perfect solution, as we have recently discovered. Besides offering the most comprehensive ranges of beer, wine and spirits products online, Asher BWS aims to educate and encourage the appreciation of alcoholic beverages among consumers, and at the same time, provide convenience by delivering the products to your doorstep.
We had the privilege to attend Asher BWS’s soft launch part to learn more about the brand. In this post, we will share with you why we love Asher BWS, and why you should order your beers, wines and spirits from www.asherbws.com the next time you are host a party or need to look for a gift.
We are also giving away S$60 x 5 vouchers, read on to find out how you can win them.
A food market serving Singapore-style street food in New York? This is exactly what author/TV personality star Anthony Bourdain – known for his book Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – is working on next.
He has signed a deal to open his first large-scale food market in Manhattan, which will reflect his passion for international street food.
Anthony Bourdain confirmed the project: “I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore (for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.”
While surprising, it is actually little wonder this is happening because Anthony Bourdain is known to be a big fan of Singapore local food. This is great news for us as more people will get to taste our popular local food. This might just pave the way for more Singapore restauranteurs and chefs to expand and venture to the United States.
New York City, watch out for Singapore street food!