Italian cuisine is too underrated in Singapore. Not enough attention is given, or it is because there are not enough authentic options in town? We can never say no to a good Italian meal, because the sheer variety is enough to keep us occupied. There is always something new to explore, new flavours to fall in love with, and different textures to entice us.
For one, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore offers a daily spread that is sumptuous no less, and we can always count on the chefs for an authentic Italian affair. If you haven’t heard, the former Waterfall Cafe has been transformed into a Southern Italian trattoria that features handmade pastas and fresh seafood.
Prices are still very reasonable, but the dishes are better and heartier than ever. The new Chef de Cuisine, Marco De Vincentis, hails from Naples. And his experience will bring you nothing but the most authentic tastes of Southern Italy.
Think fresh seafood from the Southern Riviera, nutty flavours, and lots of lemon touches. Nothing overly fanciful too, just really playing around with fresh and quality ingredients to accentuate the essence and to showcase the true Italian flavours.
Take a trip to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore – one of Singapore’s best hotels – and have a quiet Italian meal. You will love their new menu. Here are some highlights from Waterfall Ristorante Italiano’s new menu that we sampled:
Look, Ma! A ginger bread house!
Dreams do come true if you wish hard enough, and just when we thought no one could ever be Hansel and Gretel for real, we lived to see a life-size ginger bread house with so many trays of cookies, chocolates and freshly baked desserts. You see, life can be filled with miracles like that.
Our miracle happened at Edge at Pan Pacific edgefoodtheatre.com, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you! For our last installation for festive buffets this December, we present the wondrous All Things Nice – Pan Pacific’s culinary indulgences inspired by the flavours and spices of the Pacific.
With seven live food theatres and a whimsical dessert island that houses the most amazing fruit mince pies, homemade gluten-free nama chocolates and many more splendid treats, it is a lavish affair here at Edge, and here’s Why You Should Not Say No To ‘All Things Nice’ At Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore.
Do you remember The Entertainer?
We shared our love for our favourite app a year ago and you can read it here, and it is still our favourite dining app since. If you don’t already know, it is an app that entitles you to 2-for-1 deals for food, travel and lifestyle. Yes, you read that right. Buy 1 get 1 free – with no strings attached. We know how irritating it is when a promotion comes with all sorts of terms and conditions, so we are done with that nonsense and we are now loyal to The Entertainer.
You have no idea how much money this app has saved us for the past year, and come 2015, we will definitely purchase it again for a whole year of deals and savings. With over seven hundred and fifty offers for Singapore’s hottest restaurants, bars, cafes, spas and attractions, The Entertainer Singapore 2015 will take you through a year of unbelievable and unbeatable one-for-one fun. And if you travel a lot, be spoilt with the choices of over 250 participating 4 and 5-star hotels that are also offering two-for-one night stays!
Get The Entertainer Singapore 2015 before 31 December 2014 and enjoy an early bird promotion at S$60 for the mobile version of the app. That’s not all. On top of the early bird promotion, readers of ladyironchef get an additional 10% off the Entertainer App when you use the promo code: 2015LIC.
We share with you why this is one app that is the best Christmas present you can gift yourself and your loved ones, alongside some sneak peeks on the deals you can look out for in the app.
Here’s why you should get The Entertainer Singapore 2015 – the best 2-for-1 dining and travel app:
Ever felt so discouraged by the potential crowd in town that you just want to escape to a neighbourhood mall for a lovely meal? And when you think of neighbourhood mall, do you think of limited F&B options and mediocre food? Because Westgate will so totally change that perception.
Since its opening last year, Westgate has been the mall of the West, and it has such a comprehensive F&B tenant mix that it is impossible to run out of dining ideas! Residents from the vicinity might have already discovered its amazing directory of eateries and restaurants, and non-residents also have every reason to patronise. Names that were previously only found in town have expanded their empire to the West, alongside new concepts and fresh finds.
From 1 to 31 October 2014, be part of Westgate’s Dine-out where you receive S$10 worth of Food Republic dining vouchers when you spend S$100. Plus, enjoy exclusive weekday deals at participating F&B outlets. Refer to westgate.com.sg for more details.
There is definitely something at Westgate to satisfy every craving and palate. The spacious mall is well-connected by public transport and has a huge car park to boast, and it offers options for various budgets and occasions. Whether you just need a midday cuppa, or looking for a place to dine, here is our guide to Westgate’s restaurants – undisputedly the dining destination in the West.
During the past few weeks, we have been playing UOB Travel Savvy Quiz to win air tickets to dream destinations like Seoul, Melbourne, Bali and Taipei. We always save the best for last, and from 29 Sep to 5 Oct 2014, the game is ending with a bang by giving away air tickets via Singapore Airlines to Maldives!
For those who have yet to play the travel quiz, this is your last chance to try your luck and challenge yourself at www.uobtravelsavvy.com to win prizes and air tickets. The travel quiz, as we have explained before, is really easy and addictive. There are a total of 30 questions which revolve around food, culture, costumes and landmarks and all you have to do is to choose the correct answer (out of two options) to the picture shown. The results will be judged based on your score and the total time taken to answer the questions.
The top 10 highest scorers will win prizes and anyone who participates in the online quiz will be eligible for a lucky draw to win air tickets. Just remember that you are only entitled to win the prizes only if you have registered. So upon completing the game, please fill in your particulars to enter into the Hall of Fame and register for the grand lucky draw.
Another way to boost your chances of winning the air tickets to Maldives is by purchasing Insure & Travel Enhanced. For every single trip plan, you will receive 10X chances while each annual insurance plan will give you 50X chances to win the air tickets. If you make your purchase today (29 Sep 2014) at Insure & Travel Enhanced, enjoy a special 40% OFF your travel insurance plan by using the promo code <FB29>.
This is the last week for UOB Travel Savvy Quiz, so remember to play the quiz to win air tickets to Maldives!
This post is brought to you by Insure & Travel Enhanced.
Phuket is one of the most well-known beach destinations in Asia; travellers fly in from all around the world for some soaking up in the sun and relaxation at the prized Thai island. Among all the beaches in Phuket, Patong Beach is the largest and busiest one on the island.
While Patong Beach is known for many things – from water sports, to nightlife and luxe resorts – it can be quite a challenge to find affordable authentic Thai food when you are there for a holiday. Most restaurants along Patong Beach are tourist traps, and they serve mediocre Thai food at exorbitant prices.
We made several trips, and picked out some fantastic places to dine at when at Patong Beach. They may not be the cheapest by Thailand’s standards, but they are authentic enough with reasonable price tags, some of which are favourites even among locals. Here is our guide on where to eat at Patong Beach, featuring five restaurants and eateries that offer delicious Thai classic dishes and seafood.
Making a restaurant reservation sounds like a foreign thing to do here in Singapore, but it is a huge trend in Western countries. Getting a table at the popular and best restaurants are usually tough when you do a walk-in, and that is why everyone relies on prior reservations to guarantee their seats.
And we are really heartened to see this trend taking flight in Singapore. There are aplenty restaurant reservation options, and even more reasons why we should pick up this habit. For one, we have recently implemented HungryGoWhere Online Reservations on our website, and you may have noticed the red box at the end of posts that feature participating merchants.
HungryGoWhere Online Reservations (book.hungrygowhere.com) is a really useful system and one that we trust, and we share with you the various reasons why you should use it too.
Back in July, we went on a gourmet food trail to Hong Kong with Maxim’s Group, the leading F&B name with 70 brands and 840 outlets in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. It was quite an experience for both our eyes and senses.
Maxim’s Group is giving you a chance to try your hands at being a food critic, and win a 3D2N FREE gourmet trip for two to Hong Kong and dine at our favourite Maxim’s Group restaurants. The trip is on 24 to 26 Sep 2014 and it includes return air tickets to Hong Kong for two guests on Cathay Pacific, two nights hotel accommodation at Lanson Place in Causeway Bay, a welcome dinner at The Square (One Michelin Star restaurant), as well as dining coupons (for two) to designated Maxim’s Group restaurants.
All you have to do is to take part in Maxim’s Group Facebook contest.
- Like Maxim’s Group on Facebook.
- Go to Maxim’s event page www.facebook.com/events/1489288271315267 and click “Join”
- Choose the dish that you want to try the most from this Facebook album. Send the photo and a short write-up of 50 words – on why you want to try the dish – via private message to Maxim’s Group Facebook Page.
- Two winners (from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore) will be selected based on the creativity of the short write-up. A representative from Maxim’s Group, renowned food critic Hsu Tien Lin and I will be the judge of the contest.
- The contest will run from now till 31 Aug 2014 (11.59pm Hong Kong time).
- Results will be announced on Maxim’s Group Facebook page on 5 Sep 2014.
This post is brought to you by Maxim’s Group.