Christmas and the New Year are less than a month away and we are all hyped up for the celebrations and elaborate feasts that await. Whether you’re looking to dine out or throw your own Christmas party in the comfort of your own home, there is only Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel that we can confidently rely on to guarantee us a memorable year-end experience.
In this season of good tidings, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel invites you to relax and indulge yourselves with a line-up of spellbinding and gastronomic experiences.
With lavish festive buffets at the Marriott Cafe, scrumptious Yuletide takeaway goodies as well a snazzy countdown party to usher in the new year, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is definitely your one-stop place to treat yourself this year end; you deserve it!
Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel we were staying at in Ho Chi Minh City, sits cosy little pho joint, Mama Pho Restaurant. The seemingly cafe-style establishment serves up pho as well as other local delights but how it differs from those you get from the streets is a massive variety of pho types, as well as sides.
Mama Pho has a stellar pho-centric menu, featuring not only different flavours of the classic soup-based pho. Here is where you’ll find unique pho-based creations such as their Crispy Pan-Fried Pho, Rolled Pho and even Wok-Fried Pho.
You won’t find many locals dining here given its higher price point, but here’s why we think that Mama Pho is worth a visit regardless.
Photo Credit: Mom’s Touch
Love Korean chicken and fast food? Well if you do, we have great news for you because No Signboard Holdings is bringing in eateries under the South Korea-based Mom’s Touch Chicken and Burger brand to Singapore and Malaysia.
For those of you who are not familar with the brand, Mom’s Touch Chicken and Burger is a popular fast food chain with around 650 stores in South Korea.
Evoking the same archetypal atmosphere of a classic high-end steakhouse in New York—from their mahogany furnishings to the sounds of Sinatra playing in the background—Morton’s The Steakhouse beautifully encapsulates the classic, speakeasy-style of American fine dining.
This steakhouse juggernaut in Mandarin Oriental impresses in more ways than one, from the impeccable standards upheld by their service staff to their array of phenomenal meat and seafood offerings. Every detail—the honest selection of succulent, wet-aged USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, extensive and award-winning wine list etc—attributes to why we absolutely love dining here.
The signature orders here include the wet-aged Prime Ribeye Steak and the colossal 48-ounce Porterhouse but for non-meat eaters, they also serve up a solid range of fresh seafood such as Maine Lobster, Honey-Balsamic Glazed Ora King Salmon and the must-try Seared Cod with Romesco Sauce that you can opt to have off their seasonal menu.
It’s easy to feel intimidated by a high-end restaurant like Morton’s especially so in all its classy, mahogany-clad glory, but truly, there is so much more to this steakhouse institution that goes far beyond just being a destination for business meetings and special occasions. With their stellar line-up of house classics coupled with their ever-changing seasonal menu, there’s bound to be something to tickle even the most discerning of palates.
Amidst all the many street food heavens we stumbled upon during our trip to Vietnam, there were many intriguing cafes and eateries—ones that actually had proper service and air-conditioning—that truly impressed us. Mâm Bac was one such eatery.
Specialising in a variety of Vietnamese dishes from the classic pho, grilled meat dishes to some pretty exotic items as well, Mâm Bac is a 2-storey eatery in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 that is worth visiting for a pleasant introduction to local flavours in a modern and comfortable setting.
Replacing the now defunct Jimoto-Ya along Pickering Street is Mister Wu, a casual dining eatery serving up Chinese far with a modern twist.
The concept behind the shop is simple staple food with little platters to share with colleagues and friends, with old-school Chinese and Cantonese music adding to the easy-going vibe of the place.
Catering to the lunch and dinner crowd with a specific menu to both, Mister Wu serves up la mian and rice bowls at affordable prices.
Artisanal popcorn seems to be dominating the snack food market as of late with several new brands presenting their own innovative take on the staple movie theatre titbit, often throwing some pretty unusual yet tasty flavours into the mix. Magi Planet is one such name that’s worth bearing in mind.
Previously known as Planet Popcorn, Magi Planet is one of Taiwan’s leading gourmet popcorn brand which has made its presence in Singapore since 2012. They currently have a popular following in 7 countries around the Southeast Asian region alone. Come August this year, they will officially be opening their doors here in Singapore.
Their main focus is on creating popcorn with Asian-inspired flavours. Specially hand-crafted using only the finest ingredients, Magi Planet’s repertoire of gourmet popcorn never fails to achieve the perfect balance between tastiness and trendiness. In light of the coming National Day, Magi Planet will be introducing 2 new flavours—Chilli Crab & Chicken Rice—to pay tribute to two of Singapore’s most beloved dishes.
From now until 31 Dec 2018, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to get 10% off your Magi Planet purchase on http://www.sgplanetpop.com as well as a free medium pack of Magi Planet popcorn.
Among the slew of cafes, supper spots and restaurants scattered all over bustling Upper Thomson Road, Japanese fare is perhaps one of the few rarities to find there unless you consider Tomoe Japanese Cuisine or even Sushi Tei in Thomson Plaza which is both a tad pricier in comparison.
New to the bustling food enclave, taking over what used to be Nunsongyee Korean Dessert Cafe, Maneko Japanese Restaurant is a cosy, 30-seater eatery that serves quick, fuss-free Japanese delights ranging from sashimi, sushi, donburi, soba, udon and a huge selection of sides.