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Embrace A Treasure Trove of Endless Seafood Indulgences at The Westin, Singapore!

Located on the 32nd floor of Asia Square Tower 2, Seasonal Tastes at the Westin commands an impressive view of Singapore’s bay area and even boasts vistas of the glimmering lights towards the Esplanade. Getting up to the restaurant though, first requires a little discovery. Standing at what I could only assume was the elevator, I glanced around for a button to call it to the first floor. After about fifteen seconds of searching and nearly wandering accidentally into the washroom, a cheerful receptionist walked over and helpfully pressed a circular shape on the façade of a nearby set of drawers, in a manner which suggested that prodding furniture was only the most natural thing in the world. So just like a clip from a James Bond film, the evening began and I knew that it was already going to be fun one. […]

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Embrace A Treasure Trove of Endless Seafood Indulgences at The Westin, Singapore!

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Buffet, Seafood, Seasonal Tastes|Tags: , , |

Located on the 32nd floor of Asia Square Tower 2, Seasonal Tastes at the Westin commands an impressive view of Singapore’s bay area and even boasts vistas of the glimmering lights towards the Esplanade. Getting up to the restaurant though, first requires a little discovery. Standing at what I could only assume was the elevator, I glanced around for a button to call it to the first floor. After about fifteen seconds of searching and nearly wandering accidentally into the washroom, a cheerful receptionist walked over and helpfully pressed a circular shape on the façade of a nearby set of drawers, in a manner which suggested that prodding furniture was only the most natural thing in the world. So just like a clip from a James Bond film, the evening began and I knew that it was already going to be fun one. […]

Crystal Jade Prestige Charms Diners at Marina Bay Financial Centre!

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Chinese, Crystal Jade Prestige, Raffles Place|Tags: , , , |

Nested in a little nook amidst the glimmering towers of the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) is Crystal Jade Prestige—a fresh concept from the stalwart group of restaurants that gracefully balances the charm of exclusivity with a welcoming accessibility. A dedicated elevator at MBFC’s drop-off point brings you straight into the restaurant, whereupon you are warmly greeted and guided to your seat. Framed by tall glass windows, the dining area feels spacious and yet nicely private. […]

London Duck Makes Its Delectable Appearance at Shisen Hanten, Mandarin Orchard Singapore!

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Chinese, Japanese, Orchard, Shisen Hanten, Somerset|Tags: , |

After my recent visit to Shisen Hanten in Akasaka, Tokyo, I was delighted to have a chance to taste once again Chef Chen Kentaro’s excellent cuisine at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore. New to the menu this time is Chef Kentaro’s Mandarin London Duck. Available whole at $68++ or half at $34++, the roast is available without prior order and promises an exceptional hearty taste in its meat, complemented with a layer of fragrant fat that is both buttery and crisp all in a single sitting. It’s so good that I intend to make a return visit for it soon! […]

Social Hour with a Spectacular View at Spago, Marina Bay Sands!

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: American, Fusion, Marina Bay, Spago|Tags: |

Marina Bay Sands’ Skypark at level 57 is one of the most iconic locations in Singapore. On a clear day, or with the illuminated night sky, the view is breathtaking. Although frequently packed with hotel guests enjoying a dip in the infinity pool, the pleasures of the Skypark is also accessible when one dines at Spago. The critically acclaimed flagship restaurant opened by the renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, Spago promises guests a range of Californian cuisine with global accents. With the space divided between a terrace lounge and a fine dining restaurant, Spago is meant for those seeking a chic spot to spend the night or to have that intimate dining affair. […]

Salt Tapas & Bar Delights With New, Tantalizing Brunch Items!

By | March 28th, 2016|Categories: Brunch, City Hall, Fusion, Salt Tapas & Bar, Spanish|Tags: |

Salt Tapas & Bar by Luke Mangan is proud to launch a new range of hearty brunch delights that seeks to pair in the laid-back Aussie ambience with food that will leave you smiling and knowing that the weekend is here. After a generally receptive first visit with the new menu launched by Executive Chef Ronald Li, the restaurant has expanded into the brunch scene with highlights including the Eggs Berentine with bonito flakes or the decadent French toast with Okinawan ice-cream, clotted cream and mango jam. And with brunch available every Saturday and Sunday from 1130am to 3pm, that gives you time to snooze in a little bit more before heading to town for a little R&R. […]

Scandinavian Flavours at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard 24th Mar – 3rd Apr 2016!

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Buffet, European, Orchard, Somerset, Triple Three|Tags: , , |

Ever since Noma won the accolade of best restaurant in the world, wresting the title from modernist cuisine stalwart El Bulli in 2010, what soon came to be known as New Nordic cuisine has been thrust firmly into the culinary spotlight. But all that glitters is not necessarily foams, pectin and coniferous herbage; the rise of New Nordic cuisine isn’t just about molecular gastronomy, but has also brought along with it newfound recognition of the quality of produce and heritage of cooking techniques within the region. One of the great privileges of an international city like Singapore is that you really don’t have to travel very far to sample some of the world’s best cuisines. And the even better news? IKEA’s not the only place to get a taste of the Nordics these days. Come March 24th—3rd April, Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard will be launching its take on the smorgasbord with New Scandinavian Flavours, featuring guest chef Markus Dybwad, who has honed his skills at Michelin-starred establishments such as Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck. […]