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Indocafe, The White House of Contemporary Peranakan Cuisine

Scotts Road is one district not to be missed if you are in the lookout for fine quality food with a classy, posh ambiance to match. After my visit to Ki-Sho for some fine Japanese cuisine and Buona Terra for a hearty yet artful Italian set dinner, it was time to visit Indocafe, a Peranakan restaurant with a cultural centre attached to it. The place is affectionately called The White House, due to the extensive white facade that bears homage to a legacy of Singapore’s colonial days. […]

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Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ Celebrates Its 10th Year At A New Location In Takashimaya!

Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year at a brand new location. Formerly located at the top levels of Takashimaya, Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken is now opened in the basement just directly across the main atrium. With an expanded space, more seats, some slight additions to the menu on top of traditional favourites, Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ is set to cater to fans of the brand.

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A Season of Sweet Mooncake Treasures from Mandarin Orchard Singapore!

A sensory journey awaits with the mooncake lineup this year from the Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Relish in flavours like the Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts or for something a little more savoury, the Baked Mooncake with 8-Treasure Mala and Jamon Iberico. Snow skin mooncake lovers will be delighted with […]

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Szechuan Court Fairmont Singapore Mooncakes 2014

Szechuan Court at the Fairmont Singapore is proud to present two new flavours to its exciting yet traditional line up of snowskin and traditional mooncakes. This year, look out for the Triple Treasures Snowskin Mooncakes made from melon seeds, sweet corn and water chestnut lotus paste, and the Matcha Crunch Baked Mooncakes. Crafted by Szechuan Court’s Dim Sum Chef Mandy Yeo, these flavours come from her 25 years of experience, and are additions to an already resplendent selection. […]

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Babette, Casual French Japanese Restaurant & Bar!

987FM DJ Darren Wee is out with a new casual French-Japanese restaurant concept along Tyrwhitt Road at the recently established Parc Sovereign Hotel. Expanding on his previous location at Chillax Cafe, Babette Restaurant & Bar will serve up selections that harmonize French and Japanese culinary signatures into a single dish and at family friendly prices. The restaurant draws inspiration for its name from the 1987 Danish film Babette’s Feast where the protagonist shows her appreciation to a group of convent sisters who took her in as a refugee by cooking up a traditional French meal that speaks of richness in the human spirit. With that motivation in mind, Babette at the Parc Sovereign Hotel aims to recreate that beautiful marriage of flavours in dishes that are both flavourful and homely. […]

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Man Fu Yuan Intercontinental Singapore Mooncakes 2014

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival will happen on the 8th of September 2014. Starting from now and in the weeks to come, restaurants, bakeries, hotels and even Singapore Airlines will be offering a selection of mooncake delights for all to choose from. Man Fu Yuan at the Intercontinental Singapore is presenting range of classic baked delights complemented by an assortment of delicately crafted snowskin gems. New this year is the series of Shanghai Mooncakes where a buttery pastry crust is used to encase the luxuriously smooth lotus paste stuffed with either macadamia nuts or the robustly flavoured salted egg yolk. The packaging for this year’s mooncakes are also elegantly beautiful. An amethyst-hued coffret designed in collaboration with students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, with each mooncake individually packaged with its own butterfly box makes the mooncake choices from Man Fu Yuan excellent gifts for friends, loved ones and business associates.

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MATCH Restaurant & Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore – Snazzy Modern American Dining!

MATCH Restaurant & Lounge, the new dining establishment at the five-star Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore is now open to all guests seeking some snazzy, late night dinner and party. Located at the former Royal Room, MATCH will serve up modern American cuisine in a fun and lively environment, centered on the mantra that everyone is different. Best of all, MATCH will be one of the only late night dining spots in Singapore, serving a full menu until midnight Wednesday through Saturday and 11pm on Tuesdays. Late night bites can be had until 3am Wednesday-Saturday. […]

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Kinsa Sushi – Contemporary & Affordable Quality Japanese Cuisine in Ang Mo Kio

Diners looking for a quality yet reasonably priced Japanese restaurant around the Ang Mo Kio area will be pleased to discover Kinsa Sushi located at the Jubilee Square. Opened since 2012, the restaurant serves up an extensive menu with dishes that will be very familiar yet occasionally unique to the regular Japanese restaurant goer.  […]

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Buona Terra Italian Restaurant, Dine with the Good Earth!

After a very delightful visit to Ki-Sho for dinner, it was time to discover Buona Terra, the contemporary Italian fine dining restaurant located within the same compound of Chateau TCC at 29 Scotts Road. Occupying the extension site of Chateau TCC, Buona Terra is conceptualised to preserve the exclusive and elegant ambience of a colonial history from days past. Helmed by chef de cuisine, Chef Denis Lucchi, Buona Terra offers all its guests a selection of five different sets from the Stella Menu priced at $88++ for a three course to the extensive Buona Terra Degustation Menu priced at $228++ for eight to ten courses. With a focus on fresh and top quality ingredients in each dish, Chef Denis’ creations is complemented by an extensive wine list of over 200 labels procured and recommended by Chief Sommelier Gabriele Rizzardi. Ready for an adventure into dining with the Good Earth? […]

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Dining with Pufferfish at Genpin Fugu Restaurant, Asakusa!

Greetings from Japan! When it comes to cuisine from the Far East, some notable mentions like sashimi, sushi, ramen and tempura will always come to mind. These dishes are almost readily available in any country which carries a slice of the Japanese food culture. However, it is not everyday when you get the luxury to […]

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