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Calling all Crab Lovers: Enjoy a “Crab-tivating” Spread at Seasonal Tastes

Crab lovers will be in paradise with a view to match! Seasonal Tastes at the Westin has always thrilled with its amazing 32nd storey views and its excellent dessert spread. The signature dining venue of the Westin now possesses another trump card with its daily buffet dinner featuring seafood. Freshly-shucked oysters, sashimi, half-shell scallops, prawns, crayfish, lobster and shrimp are on the spread, but the crab dishes feature the most prominently. […]

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Calling all Crab Lovers: Enjoy a “Crab-tivating” Spread at Seasonal Tastes

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Buffet, Raffles Place, Seafood, Seasonal Tastes|Tags: , , , |

Crab lovers will be in paradise with a view to match! Seasonal Tastes at the Westin has always thrilled with its amazing 32nd storey views and its excellent dessert spread. The signature dining venue of the Westin now possesses another trump card with its daily buffet dinner featuring seafood. Freshly-shucked oysters, sashimi, half-shell scallops, prawns, crayfish, lobster and shrimp are on the spread, but the crab dishes feature the most prominently. […]

Pistachio, Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill by Chef Khaled Elelimi!

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Pistachio|Tags: , , |

Nestled within the heart of Balestier at Zhongshan Mall, lies a quaint, Middle-eastern restaurant named Pistachio. Owned and helmed by Chef Khaled Elelimi, former Middle-Eastern Chef at the Shangri-La hotel, Pistachio features a selection of Khaled’s culinary specialties, limited mostly by the restaurant’s small kitchen and team. I was not entirely surprised when Chef Khaled chose the name Pistachio. Since his days at the Shangri-La, I’ve somehow associated the tasty nut with Chef’s cuisine, having had the opportunity to try some of the most fantastic of desserts made with it. For Chef, however, Pistachios are also a sign of good luck and joy, a legacy of its fabled use in both the Middle East and China. […]

The Mooncake Roundup 2016

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

The Mid-Autumn Festival will take place this Thursday 15th September 2016! Apart from the get-together with family, friends and an assortment of lanterns going around the parks to mark this special occasion, there is the traditional favourite activity of indulging in a little mooncake and tea. With a glimpse from the many restaurants and hotels presenting their creations, here is a short round-up of the notables! […]

“Chef, the food is great”: Bridge Restaurant & Bar

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Bridge Restaurant & Bar, Bugis, Fusion|Tags: , |

From Seah Street, it is a little difficult to spot Bridge Restaurant & Bar. But its nondescript appearance belies how cosy and comfortable it is: step inside and you’ll realize Bridge makes a great spot for romantic dinners and intimate gatherings. The lights are dimmed just so; the staff is unobtrusive; and the place stocks a decent selection of fine wines and beers. Bridge offers a three and five-course dinner menu daily (available 6 to 9 pm), with a separate wine pairing option. Prices vary according to the dishes that are featured; its culinary team told me proudly that they revamp the menu every few weeks to incorporate seasonal ingredients. […]

That Magical Moment at Chef’s Table!

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Chef's Table, Fusion, International|Tags: |

There’s something quite magical about having the chef decide on the menu for you. Perhaps it’s the freedom from having to choose or make a decision, given the multitude of decisions we already make in a day. Or maybe it’s the novelty of not knowing what to expect and being pleasantly surprised when your food arrives. Then again, it’s also about having a happy trust in the chef to select the seasonal ingredients which are at their freshest and in his ability to prepare them in a way which brings out the very best of their flavours. […]

Impressive Old Favourites at Sumire Yakitori House!

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Bugis, Japanese, Sumire Yakitori House|Tags: |

Despite having walked past the restaurant in Bugis many times over the past three years, there was never a chance or occasion to visit Sumire Yakitori House. The restaurant, with its izakaya-like environment, is one of those places where diners can get good value and indulge in a little beer or sake to wind down the day. My recent visit left me deeply taken with the selection of Yakitori delights, the range of modern-inspired sushi rolls and the restaurant’s signature homemade tofu cheese pudding. While the restaurant does have a few new dishes on the menu, their standouts are still the ones they do best – the yakitori. […]