It is an undeniable fact that food fads in Singapore come and go at a rapid pace. As with all fads, many do not survive the test of time and they die down quietly before you even notice it.
Remember when donuts were all the hype because Krispy Kreme came to Singapore? What about the time when rainbow cakes filled up your Instagram feed?
Hipster food aside, we are (still) fortunate enough to be in Singapore because Asian cuisines are permanent and that while trends come and go, we have these 6 Asian Cuisines That Are Ever Popular With Locals.
After all the Christmas feasting, how about a break from European meats and turning to an elegant Japanese meal to welcome the New Year instead? Located on the 4th level of luxurious hotel Pan Pacific Singapore is award-winning Keyaki Japanese Restaurant; indulge in a sumptuous selection of sukiyaki, sashimi and signature teppanyaki.
Keyaki is defying traditions and sticking to what they do best – authentic Japanese food without a premium price tag.
And readers of ladyironchef will enjoy a generous discount of 25% off lunch on 31 Dec 2015 as well as 15% off lunch on 01 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2016 when you quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making a reservation or when you flash this post upon payment.
As total of 54 restaurants and 81 different outlets will be participating in this year’s Japanese Restaurant Week. It is the fourth year in Singapore, and is organised by Gurunavi Inc and the Japanese National Tourism Organisation.
Singapore’s Japanese Restaurant Week will take place from 19 November to 02 December 2015.
We love a good meal at Palais Renaissance on days when we just want to get away from all the crazy crowd, and Palais Renaissance being so accessible from the main area makes it an ideal location for some quietness in the middle of the hubbubs of Orchard Road. The bonus? Free valet parking from 12pm – 4pm from Sunday till Thursday and 12pm – 11pm on Fri, Sat and Public Holidays. Car park charges are really reasonable, too.
But more than these, do you know why else we love Palais Renaissance? It may not have the longest list when it comes to F&B tenants, but what it has to offer is a unique experience at each of its tenant – nothing mainstream, nothing too predictable, and with surprisingly affordable price tags.
Yes, Palais Renaissance is not all about expensive shopping for the high net-worth. While it is a destination shopping mall, it also has some very impressive dining outlets to boast. And you need not pay an arm and a leg for a meal here.
We are giving away 5 X S$20 dining vouchers from P. Bistro, as well as 10 sets of Bara Chirashi Set Lunches from Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar. More details of the giveaway at the end of this post.
Here is our guide to Palais Renaissance where you can find 4 affordable dining destinations in the heart of Orchard Road.
HAN Restaurant at Odeon Towers is a kushikatsu speciality restaurant that serves Japanese skewers kaiseki-style. During lunch, they have a lunch set of seven sticks for $75, while omakase at dinner starts from $120.
I know you cannot really go wrong with deep-fried stuff, but trust me, the offerings at HAN restaurant are not your typical greasy and sinful food. How should I put it? Every stick that we had was fresh, flavourful, and most importantly, not oily to the extent that you will feel sick after eating it. In fact, we still wanted more after we had seven to eight sticks.
Satsuma Shochu Dining Bar is a Shochu speciality izakaya at The Gallery Hotel that is known for serving yummy charcoal-grill skewers.
If you are searching for a great after work spot for food and drinks with friends, check out Satsuma at Robertson Quay. It is certainly a place I can see myself frequently whenever I feel like having Japanese food.
There are many Japanese restaurants in town, but to find one that has good Japanese food at reasonable prices? That’s no mean feat. So imagine my happiness when I chanced upon Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at Millenia Walk.
“Tonkatsu by Ma Maison at Mandarin Gallery has the BEST tonkatsu in Singapore,” my pal Fred would tell me every time when we meet up for our glutton outings with Beatrice and Velda. After hearing this, how do you expect me to pretend that nothing had happened?
The few of us finally arranged a date to go there for dinner. And after trying it, I have to agree with Fred. Tonkatsu by Ma Maison has one of the best, if not the best tonkatsu in Singapore.