Decadent Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Singapore!

Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore is proud to launch their weekly decadent, gourmet buffet delight – the Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet! With a stunning view of Singapore’s Marina Bay and the South China Sea through the restaurant’s ceiling-high windows from the 32nd floor of Asia Square Tower 2, diners are promised a spectacular afternoon away from the crowds.

Featuring a smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights, tuck in to a generous selection of fresh seafood, roasts, classic international brunch dishes, local and regional favourites, all on top a free-flow selection of champagne, wine, beer, selected cocktails and soft drinks! The champagne brunch buffet is available every Sunday at $148++ or at $88++ (with only one glass of champagne or drink of your choice). And without further ado, here are some gorgeous pictures to whet your appetite further.

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Renga-Ya: The Best of Hokkaido Beef at Chijmes!

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Three years ago, I made a radical vow to abstain from beef for one year. It was my attempt at a more environmentally conscious diet. My abstinence was broken in three moments of weakness, but in those moments leading up from bovine deprivation, the beef was a joy to the tastebuds. Transcendental experiences from simple pleasures like that, I thought, are not often easily attainable without a period of ascetism beforehand. But that was not until I tried the wagyu beef at Renga-Ya Japanese BBQ and Steak Restaurant. Continue reading “Renga-Ya: The Best of Hokkaido Beef at Chijmes!”

Ninja Cut: A Cut Above the Rest

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When I first heard the name of the restaurant, I assumed that Ninja Cut was serving traditional Japanese-style torched meats with ramen or don. It turns out that the concept is about something a bit more modern, less traditional, but just as scrumptious. The restaurant’s décor is bright and clean, looking more like a hipster café than a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. And maybe it’s more apropos, since Ninja Cut doesn’t serve the usual Japanese dishes, but spins traditional Japanese ingredients into novel creations with familiar Japanese flavours.

There are two main categories of dishes on the menu: the eponymous Ninja Cuts, and the Brunch. The ten eponymous Ninja Cuts essentially consist of a distinctly marinated meat, sides of sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, and topped with an onsen egg, with the option to add quinoa (+$3), rice (+$2), soba (+$2), or garden greens (+$2)Continue reading “Ninja Cut: A Cut Above the Rest”

Le Binchotan: French-Japanese tapas @ Amoy Street

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It was not the most auspicious of beginnings. First, I was perplexed when I heard about Le Binchotan. Was this yet another joint adopting a pretentious name that diners would struggle to recall?

As it turned out, my bewilderment only reflected my lack of cultural capital—the owners behind this trendy 38-seater restaurant and tapas bar had simply referenced the restaurant’s main cooking style; at Le Binchotan, meats and seafood are smoked over bincho-tan, or white charcoal.

Next, it was not easy finding my way there. As seemingly accessible as Le Binchotan is on the map, getting there requires a keen eye, since the joint does not announce its presence very well along a narrow side street.

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