When I was a boy, one of my favourite weekend activities involved leafing through fliers that came in the mail over the week. My favourite fliers were always those from catering companies—tingkat delivery, babies’ first month birthday celebrations, wedding meal options… I was hooked by the idea of almost bringing an entire restaurant right to the comfort of one’s home!
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. Continue reading “Pistachio, Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill by Chef Khaled Elelimi!”
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! Continue reading “The Mooncake Roundup 2016”
The largest beer festival in Asia will be back for its eighth edition from 16 to 19 June at the Marina Promenade waterfront area. With a grand feature of over 500 beers, premium whiskies and spirits alongside oodles of live entertainment and acts, next weekend will be the weekend to look out for. Take part in party games like beerpong or darts and tuck in to food dished out by restaurants such as Harry’s Tiger’s milk and Mr & Mrs Maxwell. Tickets start from $15 for the UOB Exclusive pass, $30 for the standard pass, or if you plan to be a VIP for the night, from $130.