After a first experience of Gyu Kaku in New York City, and subsequently a second taste of the grilled beef in the heart of Tokyo, I’m pleased to finally have stepped into Gyu Kaku in Singapore! The restaurant is revamping its menu, keeping old favourites while improving on its meat selection. New, and standardised throughout all Gyu Kaku outlets in Singapore, the restaurant chain will be offering Kuroge Wagyu beef imported directly from Kagoshima, Japan. The best part? The new menu is targeting guests with a new philosophy of “good food at reasonable prices”. This was one of the reasons why I initially did not try Singapore’s Gyu Kaku. However, with the King! Japanese Prime Kagoshima Wagyu going at $41++ for 120 grams, and even the house specialty ice cream at $3.90++, this was a new Gyu Kaku that certainly perked my interest. The only gripe I had was the ventilation that stayed true to its Japanese outlet’s nature – being hot and smoky once the charcoal fire gets going. […]
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Exclusive sparkling beverage Sanpellegrino has released a new Pompelmo (grapefruit) flavour to its sparkling fruit beverage lineup. Existing flavours that may be familiar to all include Aranciata, Aranciata Rossa, Chinotto and Limonata. The new Pompelmo drink is made from pure Sicilian grapefruit juice that is both bitter sweet with a citrus aftertaste that refreshes and quenches thirst. The […]
Regular diners at Pete’s Place, Grand Hyatt Singapore may be pleased to note that a new a la carte menu is up for the new year. This new selection of dishes features choices from Northern Italy, a familiar place where the restaurant’s Chef Andrea Bontempi originates. Yet with all the original flavours coming through, it was the Vanilla Panna Cotta with its unique and tart berry compote that left its mark. […]
Caffe B at the Marina Bay Sands is launching a revamped $25 set lunch menu for all its guests. Catered to the business executive who is seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, lunch at Caffe B promises an intimate yet classy dining experience. It is meant for those who are adventurous in their culinary styles and are also looking for a quaint ambiance to match. […]
My first and closest encounter with Mexican cuisine was probably the ones I had while on a study abroad trip to the USA. I was impressed for its convenience, affordability as well as the assortment of flavours that seemed packed around a tortilla. When I heard that a new restaurant called El Mero Mero just opened in Singapore with an aim to serve up delicious modern Mexican cuisine, I was keen to reconnect with some memories of past. But boy, was I surprised with how they recreated Mexican food. Simply put, they revolutionised my imagination and flavours of the simple Taco while introducing me to hint of Mexican creations!
Greenhouse, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Celebrates SG50 with the exclusive $50++ lunch buffet till 28 March 2015!
Singapore turns a grand 50 this year, and a whole line up of activities seem to be planned around town just to mark the spirit of the occasion! Greenhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will be participating in the festivities with an exciting promotion called the Celebrate & Dine 50 where all diners will enjoy the hotel’s buffet lunch priced at $50++ per adult from Mondays to Saturdays. It was such an attractive promotion that I decided to hold my 25th birthday at the Greenhouse. Definitely a worthwhile experience with a selection of quality dishes and variety amidst a gorgeous setting with the afternoon sun shining gently in. A buffet that is definitely well valued for the price!
It was my first time experiencing a deeper introduction to Kyoto produce and cuisine, and I must admit that I loved it every step of the way. From now till the 11th of February 2015, Tampopo restaurant will be hosting a Kyoto Food Fair at their Liang Court and Takashimaya outlets. Special for this season is the introduction of the Kyoto Wagyu Beef from the Kyoto Tanba Ranch which has won the 61st Kinki Tokai Hokuriku Union beef cattle Kyoshin Board (第 61 回近畿東海北陸連合肉牛共進会) in Japan. On top of other imported Kyoto produce, experience a glimpse of the culinary flair found from the historical Imperial capital, with its menu meticulously prepared by Chef Okamoto from Kyoto.