Monday, 30 May 2016

Café Melba – A Taste of Melbourne

Café Melba @ Goodman Arts Centre

The name Melba is inspired from the blend of Melbourne and Asia cuisine. Located in Goodman Arts Centre, Café Melba offer a unique dining experience. It is a family friendly cafe hidden in the tranquil garden of Goodman Arts Centre, with indoor and outdoor dining area plus plenty of space in the yard and designated children playing area for the little one to run around.

Time to EAT

The food on offer definitely reminds LD and I of the time we were back in Melbourne. Such as Crayfish Pasta ($27). This simple looking spaghetti are infused with crustacean broth. The pasta is al-dente, robust, and well complement the fresh crayfish. The rocket salad add a slight bitterness to the dish, however it is definitely a pasta dish that you don't want to miss.

Crayfish Pasta

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cook and Brew – Three Course Dinner Set Menu [MEDIA INVITE]



Last time I drop by at Cook & Brew, was in 2014 when a German Executive Chef was in charge. Currently, Cook & Brew is helmed by Executive Chef Aaron Foster, a proud Canadian who bring his love for home town produce and his interpretation of comfort food.

Recently, Cook & Brew introduced a three course set dinner menu, priced at $55. This include a starter, main course and dessert.

I started with Heirloom Tomatoes & Plums (Buttermilk and gorgonzola cheese dressing, butter curd, pecan brittle). First impression, beautiful presentation of the salad, with fresh tomatoes and plum. I thought that the gorgonzola cheese will be subtle as I can't really smell it at first. However once I took a bite, the pungent flavour of the blue cheese burst in your mouth. The fresh tomatoes and plum does well to offset the blue cheese flavour. If you find the blue cheese is too strong, you can actually eat the fruits and vegetables without the dressing. A must try dish for cheese lover.

Heirloom Tomatoes & Plums

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Wokº15 Kitchen – Dining with Million Dollars View [MEDIA INVITE]

Wokº15 Kitchen

It is not very often you can dine in Singapore, with the sight of of a “boat” (all right, a Yacht) that cost more than your house in Singapore. Well, at Wokº15 Kitchen, the million dollars picturesque view is part of the package. While walking to the restaurant, LD and I had fun choosing which yacht we like most.

The "Boat" View

Wokº15 Kitchen is the flagship Chinese Restaurant by Oneº15 brand in Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore. With Executive Chef Chum Kar Ho leading the charge in the kitchen, expect to see the most exquisite Cantonese dishes. In case you are wondering, Wokº15 Kitchen is open to public.

Part of the Marina View


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Seorae – Korean Royal BBQ

Seorae

Seorae Galmaegi is a leading brand of Korean Charcoal BBQ for skirt meat (known in Korean as Galmaegisai). A fully-grown pig or cow produces only 250 grams of such meat, where the meat has the perfect combination of tenderness, juiciness and minimum fat. In the ancient times, this meat was serves only for the palate of monarchs and royal families.

Seorae Galmaegi open its first shop in Korea in 2007, expanded in Korea and Asia with more than 260 outlets. Seorae open its first outlet Singapore in December 2015.

Banchan - Side Dishes

As it is only LD and I for this dinner, we decided to try their Pork Set ($79). It has three type of pork, Galmaegisal (US Pork Skirt); Hangari Samgyeobsal (Seorae Marinated Pork Belly); and Hangjeongsal (US Pork Jowl).

Galmaegisal (US Pork Skirt)

Once you completed your order, the service staff will prepare the charcoal for BBQ. The cast iron base plate for the bbq has different compartments where you can cook you egg and melt your cheese as well.

The Charcoal BBQ with Cast Iron Grill Base

Monday, 2 May 2016

Tenkaichi – Premium Wagyu Beef BBQ Buffet

Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Tenkaichi is a Japanese BBQ Buffet restaurant specialising in Wagyu Beef. At the end of 2015, Tenkaichi has moved to a new location in Marina Square Shopping Mall from the dingy outdated location in Keypoint before.

Considering our spoilt appetite for a premium cut of meat, we decided to go for Premium Wagyu Beef Buffet Dinner at $69.80++ instead of the deluxe buffet dinner at $44.80++. Basically LD has cravings for meat tonight and she is laser targeting the premium wagyu beef.

Japanese BBQ

Our appetizer was Wagyu Beef Sashimi and Wagyu Beef Yukke (Marinated Wagyu Beef with Egg Yolk). The marbling on the wagyu beef is just beautiful. For simple ratio, it was about 60% - 70% meat and 30% - 40% fats. You consume the beef sashimi the same way as fish sashimi, dip it in a soy sauce and wasabi, then put it in your tongue. The different is that, the icy cold beef will slowly melts in your mouth and slip down your tongue.

Wagyu Beef Sashimi

Wagyu Beef Sashimi - With LD Special Sauce