Department of Caffeine (D.O.C.), one of our favourite cafes in Singapore, has recently introduced two lobster dishes that everyone must try. The Lobster BLT “Roll” is reasonably priced at S$18.50, while the more luxurious Lobster Club – the full works on a toasted brioche – is S$21.50 and only available during weekend brunch.
Back in the 90′s when we were growing up, cafes were a luxury and if we could have a croissant or a danish, we would be happy for the entire week. There were not many options then, and we say with certainty that most of us grew up with Délifrance.
In our memories, the French-style cafe was the closest we could get to Paris, and the baguettes and croissants were favourites that filled our hearts with glee. Today, cafes are aplenty and French bakes and sweets are commonly found, but Délifrance still holds a special place in our hearts. For one, the familiarity is ever comforting.
Recently, Délifrance has just relaunched the heritage croissant – an enriched version of its signature butter croissant – as well as four new croissant flavours. They reminded us of how Délifrance holds true to the French’s baking philosophies, and with the heritage croissants bagging home several awards, we are heartened to know that the French cafe will stay to impress many more generations.
We are also giving away 3 X S$50 Délifrance vouchers. More details of the giveaway at the end of this post. Here, we share Délifrance’s new croissant lineup that are available at all 30 Délifrance outlets in Singapore, and some promotional prices to tempt you further.
Few things are more therapeutic than enjoying some alone time and have coffee while reading a book on a quiet afternoon. One of the cafes in the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood that we go to regularly is Drury Lane.
If we tell you there is a kind of fried food that you can eat a lot without feeling sick from the grease, will you jump in joy? And if we top that up with Japanese beer, will life be a bed of roses?
Now, please do yourselves that favour and go to Osaka for Kushikatsu. If the Japanese term is baffling, well – think skewers of all sorts, coated with light batter, then deep fried to something even lovelier than golden brown. And we swear it is not like your usual fried food that is always overly oily and sickeningly fatty. Okay, we cannot promise it is not fattening but if you want to do fried food, do it in an enjoyable way, yes?
Kushikatsu is famous in Osaka and is known to be one of the identities of that city’s food scene. A typical outlet is usually simple and fuss-free, and usually nothing else but skewers and drinks. You have your chicken and beef, vegetables like brinjal and capsicums, eggs and mushrooms… and the list goes on. Almost anything that can be skewed will taste awesome. Even better when downed with a glass of icy cold beer.
Daruma is a popular chain in Osaka and every branch is always packed with loyal patrons – locals and tourists alike. Nothing too fanciful about the place, just your regular fast food lookalike, with a team of exuberant youngsters, and a fuss-free ordering and serving system that is quite an eye-opener for first-timers. Well, actually, the technology in Japan is eye-opening to say the least, and the world should be inspired.
Din Tai Fung – a household name in Singapore since 2003 – is a popular favourite among locals and visitors alike. Talk about xiao long bao and we all think of Din Tai Fung’s legacy. But more than the little steamed dumplings, all 18 branches around the island sees a perpetual queue, and is the best testament to its consistently good and affordable Chinese food made of premium quality of ingredients.
Photo credit: Din Tai Fung Singapore
Among the 18 locations Paragon’s outlet is the flagship restaurant and it showcases three VIP rooms that can be expanded to accommodate up to 30 diners. It is the perfect venue to celebrate your Chinese New Year reunion dinner with your family and loved ones.
Almost every dish on the menu is good enough to be called a signature, but in this installation, we bring to you the bests of Din Tai Fung (www.DinTaiFung.com.sg), and their Chinese New Year specials to usher in the year of Horse.
We are also giving away 3 sets of S$120 Din Tai Fung dining vouchers and Salmon Prosperity Yusheng (each set worth $168.80), read on to find out how you can win them!
The Duxton Hill area has seen a revival in the recent years, and there are many new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in the neighbourhood. If you work in the area, or if you are looking for a new weekend brunch spot, one of the places that you should check out is Department of Caffeine.
Remember I was telling you guys about the chance to win a 3D2N trip to Bangkok with DBS Indulge app? We have the winners! In first place is Bahari Bin Haron with 515 likes! The second and third place winners are Tan Tian Ling and Daniel Ang.
Bahari Bin Haron: “I am very privileged to be given this free trip to Bangkok by DBS Indulge! All I needed to do was dine with DBS! It is so easy.”
Tan Tian Ling: “Although I love dining and food photography, it was never in my wildest dreams to be selected as a winner. Thank you DBS Indulge for the generosity and the free trip to BKK!”
Daniel Ang: “Thank you DBS Indulge for really bringing me to Bangkok! Looking forward to great food, exciting shopping and relaxing massages.”
I cannot reiterate how useful the DBS Indulge application is. It curates hundreds of fabulous dining deals and special offers with the use of your DBS/POSB credit and debit cards, and you will see outlets listed in order of proximity to your current location. For folks who often eat out, it is a god-sent. Besides hotel promotions, there are also many 1-for-1 dining deals as well as seasonal promotions.
Also, do check out their Christmas promotions which include a 1-for-1 Buffet lunch and dinner at Swiss Cafe at Swissotel The Stamford; up to 20% off log cakes at Laurent Bernard Chocolatier and Marble Slab Creamery; and complimentary items at restaurants like Da Paolo Bistro Bar, LP + Tetsu, and Ricciotti. More details on the DBS Indulge app!
Thank you for participating in the DBS Indulge giveaway. For the best dining deals in Singapore, download the DBS Indulge app from the app store! And a big shoutout to CTC for making this trip possible for the three lucky winners.
This post is sponsored by DBS Indulge.
Folks, I have good news to share with you. Stand a chance to win a 3D2N trip to Bangkok by using DBS Indulge app.
All you have to do is to snap a picture of your favourite food from any DBS Indulge participating restaurants (such as Cedele, Antoinette, TungLok and TCC). Post it on your Facebook wall with the caption “Bring me to Bangkok. Thank you DBS Indulge”. And send in a screenshot capturing the number of “Likes” and “Shares” on your post to [email protected] by 30 September 2013.
The top 3 entries with the most “Likes” and “Shares” wins! It is that easy! The prize is a 3D2N stay at My Hotel Pratunam via Thai Airways economy ‘W’ class (travel period: 31 March 2014).
The DBS Indulge application is the only app that you will ever need. It curates hundreds of fabulous dining deals and special offers with the use of your DBS/POSB credit and debit cards, and you will see outlets listed in order of proximity to your current location. Download the DBS Indulge app for the best dining deals in Singapore!
For more information of the dining promotions, and to find out more details on how you can win the 3D2N trip to Bangkok, go to DBS Indulge’s website.