Sunday 27 March 2016

[CLOSED] Grand Mandarina – New Outlook for 2016 [MEDIA INVITE]

Grand Mandarina

It was more than 18 months ago, I was invited for food tasting in Grand Mandarina Singapore. (Review available here). I still remember vividly of their melt-in-your-mouth Char Siew, Crispy Roast Pork and the stir fried pork neck with glass noodle. It was one of the highlights of my food escapade in 2014.

Executive Chef Eric Yeo and CEO Chef Benson Tong

In 2016, Grand Mandarina will reposition themselves to target more of communal dining, as well as Wedding Banquet. With New CEO, Chef Benson Tong and Executive Chef Eric Yeo, at the helm, Grand Mandarina ('GM') will introduced new items to the menu progressively to tie-in with their current favourite dishes in GM.

Private Room in 2nd Floor

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Summer Pavilion – Excellent Comforting Cantonese Cuisine [MEDIA INVITE]

Welcome to Summer Pavilion

Summer Pavilion is the signature Chinese Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore. The new Summer Pavilion was re-open at the end of 2015 after rejuvenation project. With exquisite and sophisticated design, dining at Summer Pavilion ('SP') really embodies the feeling of Chinese Summer Outdoor Dining.

Evening View from the Outdoor Garden at Summer Pavilion

SP dining section is divided into two. On the right of the entrance is the dining hall, which combine traditional round table dining as well as private booth space. On the left of the entrance are six private dining rooms, with names inspired by Chinese plants and trees such as Pine, Elm, Wisteria, Plum, Bamboo and the Garden Suite that can hold 30 diners. The elegance of each of the private dining room is just a treat to the eyes.

Part of Common Dining Area with Traditional Seating

Part of Common Dining Area with private booth space

One of the Private Room

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Badoque – Humongous Beef Ribs

Badoque @ Bedok

A quick mention of the word Badoque in Singapore, beef ribs will be the first that come to mind. This Halal establishment open its door in 2008, and has been dishing out a superb dinosaur size beef ribs to foodies in Singapore.

In their original outlet in Bedok, the dining area are split into indoor and outdoor. However, considering the weather in Singapore, it will be best to stick with indoor during the day and try the outdoor in the evening.

Kepak Bing Bing

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Burp Kitchen & Bar – Gastropub Meal with the view of Reservoir [MEDIA INVITE]

Burp Kitchen & Bar

Burp Kitchen & Bar ('Burp'), a little cosy gastropub located at corner of Block 740 Bedok Reservoir Road. When you are seated inside Burp, you can enjoy the scenic view of Bedok Reservoir Park. Opened up by three buddies, Sarah and Ronald are the culinary team in charge to serve you the American with Asian fusion inspired meal at Burp.

The Bar

Following the recent salted egg craze in Singapore F&B scene, Burp offer 3 version of its own salted egg dishes. Salted Egg Tofu Fries ($8); Salted Egg Wings ($14) and Crabby Patty Burger ($18).

Rather than using the commonly available French Fries, Burp created their healthy version of fries using tofu. A quick glance it can be mistaken for luncheon meat. After a quick bite tasted like the pipa tofu served in Chinese restaurants. For the chicken wings, it was well fried with crispy skin and succulent meat.

Salted Egg Tofu Fries

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Seasonal Tastes – Value Weekday Buffet [Media Invite]

Seasonal Tastes is the main dining location for The Westin Hotel Singapore. Located on the 32nd floor, surrounded with top to bottom glass window, it allow diners to enjoy the view of Singapore skyline. And what is amazing is that on Monday and Tuesday, the dinner buffet is priced at only $48++ per pax.

Part of Cold Seafood Selection

So what is on offer at Seasonal Tastes:
Cold Seafood Selection. Here you can get your fix for fresh oysters, chilled lobsters, crabs, prawns and mussels. My personal picked from this station are the oysters, lobsters and prawns. The oyster is fresh, briny with velvety texture. The lobster and prawns are solid with springy fresh texture. For dipping sauce, the wasabi mayonnaise with a dash of lemon got my pick.


Lobster & Prawns

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