London is synonymous with good food, and where the Chinese community is concerned, roast ducks are a must when in the British city.
Sure, there are many upmarket Chinese restaurants serving exquisite Chinese cuisine and dimsum, but most would agree that when in London, nothing beats the comfort of a plate of roast duck and a bowl of egg fried rice in a relatively old-school Chinese-looking eatery complete with (gaudy) red and gold decor.
So London has three very famous names when it comes to roast duck – Four Seasons Roast Duck, New Fortune Cookie and Gold Mine. These three are the most talked about restaurants, but which exactly is the crème de la crème?
We’ve been to all three many times on numerous occasions, and this is our humble take on the best roast ducks in London.
You know what is one way to really impress your guests and make them happy at your wedding?
TO HAVE A LLAOLLAO BOOTH, OF COURSE!
We did it and it proved to be among the most talked about highlights of our recently concluded wedding celebrations. Llaollao Catering is the newest arm of the very popular Spanish froyo brand, and it is an idea that is nothing short of refreshing. Our guests agreed that arriving early for the cocktail reception was well worth it.
Remember Lobsterfest 2015 that drove everyone crazy? The ultimate lobster buffet returns to Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering for a second run, and the dinner buffet will take take centre stage at Lime every night from 27 May to 19 Jun 2016.
Using only the freshest Maine lobsters, you will be treated to a mind-boggling spread of these luxurious crustaceans prepared in many ways. Some popular cooking styles and flavours from last year will be making an appearance again this year, such as the Singapore Chilli Lobster and Black Pepper Lobster.
Of course, apart from the lobster features, you have your regular international buffet spread which includes fresh seafood on ice, signature Nyonya station and Lime’s iconic Matcha chocolate fondue fountain. Ready for The Ultimate Lobster Buffet in Singapore?
London’s first naked restaurant is about to open its doors to the world.
You know, nothing much. Just dining in the buff alongside many other naked patrons, and having naked waiters and waitresses serve you. Why dirty your clothes when you can just tuck in without your clothes right?
That is what is going to happen at The Bunyadi – which already sees a waiting list of more than 20,000 people (and the numbers are jumping every hour). The Bunyadi is set to open in June 2016.
Laurent’s Café is an underground gem in the heart of Orchard Road offering a menu of brunch items and desserts.
The cafe by renowned French chocolatier Laurent Bernard might be easy to miss as it sits on the basement level of a mall, but if we told you The Heeren, would you know where already?
Beautiful and authentic French fare and world-class desserts are what you can expect from this cosy and inviting space. Laurent’s Café is indeed those under-the-radar spots in town and it might easily be our favourite cafe in the Somerset area already!
And the best part? You can now enjoy 50% off your second main course every day from 6pm to 10pm when you quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making a reservation. This offer is valid till 31 May 2016. More details at the end of this post.
Egg tarts are aplenty in Singapore, but real good ones are rare like eclipse.
There are a few types of egg tarts and we too have our preference. The ones that tug our heartstrings are the Hong Kong-style ones with flaky pastry and sweet egg custard filling. Now, those are pretty rare in Singapore, unless you go to a dim sum restaurant – which can be expensive.
Know where we always go to when we need our Hong Kong-style egg tart fix? We are about to let you in on one of the hugest secrets.
The owner of Lana Cake Shop, Mrs Violet Kwan, is retiring and she is looking for a successor to take over the legendary chocolate cake shop.
This iconic cake shop at Greenwood Avenue has been around since 1975, and there is a reason why it has remained immensely popular for so many decades. Moist and extremely chocolatey, you will never look at chocolate cakes the same way again once you have tried Lana Chocolate Cake.
And it is such a shame that we might never get to taste it again (unless the right successor is found).
Located on the 3rd storey of Plaza Singapura is American-Chinese establishment Lokkee that is not just your ordinary Chinese restaurant. It is worth mentioning that the up-and-coming gourmet eatery is successfully pushing the boundaries of traditional Chinese cuisine – without compromising on key oriental ingredients – and introducing a tantalising variety of revamped Asian classics that will impress even the most discerning diners. Expect unique renditions of steamed baos, spicy Sichuan diced chicken and whatnot.
Lending flavours from all over the world, Lokkee exudes a subtle touch of the West, but its interior and food remain inherently Chinese. Our feast at Lokkee surprised us pleasantly from very start to the end, and we would gladly return in a heartbeat for the impressive food and sexy ambience.
If you are running out of ideas on where to dine at for non-mainstream Chinese food, then you have to check Lokkee out – this mind-blowing dining concept that serves extraordinary modern Chinese food at Plaza Singapura will be a meal you won’t soon forget.