Friday, 30 December 2016

Celebrate CNY 2017 with Golden Peony [MEDIA INVITE]

Golden Peony

From 10 January to 11 February 2017, Golden Peony will celebrate CNY 2017 with their new and innovative dishes, being put together by Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung and his team.

Fortune 3D Fiery Rooster Yu Sheng with Kanpachi,
Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin

In welcoming the year of Fire Rooster, Chef Ku Keung and his team prepared the Jumbo Yu Sheng of Fortune 3D Fiery Rooster Yu Sheng with Kanpachi, Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin (创意立体鱼生). Priced at the auspicious $888, this yu sheng can feed up to 30 pax and more. Definitely one of the dish to order when you have a big group coming to dine.

The Mid Section of Jumbo Yu Sheng

The combination of Kanpachi, Abalone and Salmon provided the natural freshness from the sea, while the crispy fish skin plus the fried golden pouch add to the crunchiness and texture of this dish. A very well-curated Yu Sheng and delicious indeed.

The Right Part of Jumbo Yu Sheng

The standard size of Yu Sheng also available. Priced from $68 for small (2 – 5 pax) and $128 for large (6 to 10 pax). Price will depends on additional ingredients you want to add to your treasure.

Fortune 3D Fiery Rooster Yu Sheng with
 Kanpachi, Abalone, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin
Photo Credit: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Fortune Gold Flakes Yu Sheng, Kanpachi, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin
Photo Credit : Conrad Centennial Singapore

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Celebrate CNY 2017 with The Square @ Furama RiverFront [MEDIA INVITE]

CNY 2017 - The Square @ Furama

The Square @ Furama RiverFront will be celebrating Chinese New Year 2017 with its own signature buffet line up. The festive delights will be curated by award-winning Executive Chef William Lum and his team.

The highlights of the buffet that will be served during the Chinese New Year period will include dishes like:

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng (富贵发财鱼生). The combination of vegetables and preserved fruits are well balanced. The sweet sauce is concocted well enough to wet your appetite without feeling overwhelming. Of course, not forgetting this dish also come with abundance auspicious meanings. Huat Ah!!

The Aftermath Version 

Double boiled Sakura Chicken with Winter Melon, Dried Scallop & Honshimeji Mushroom (干贝冬瓜鸡汤). Sakura chicken, known for its free of growth hormone provide a nice base to the soup. The winter melon, dried scallops and mushroom added to different layer of flavours and also nutrients in the soup. As it is double boiled, the soup base remain clear, light and good to warm up your stomach.

Double boiled Sakura Chicken with Winter Melon,
Dried Scallop & Honshimeji Mushroom

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Burp Kitchen & Bar – Gastropub & Live EPL [MEDIA INVITE]

Burp Kitchen & Bar @ Tanjong Katong

Burp Kitchen & Bar is the second outlet of Burp umbrella brand. I visited their first outlet in Bedok Reservoir and I still like for the wholesome meal that are served there. You can check out the review of the Bedok Reservoir outlet here.

For the Tanjong Katong outlet, the team up the ante on the entertainment factor here. Football lovers (like me), they are showing live EPL matches on wide projector. You can check out the Live matches they are showing on the FB page.

The view of the Bar and Projector screen

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Melt Café – Eat, Drink and Be Merry 2016 [MEDIA INVITE]

Festive Goodies by Mandarin Oriental Singapore

December is a month where festivities just filled the air. A time where co-workers, friends and family gather and enjoy each other company, delicious food and cheer someone up with a little gift to show them that you care.

Two-Tone Truffle Roasted Turkey, with Traditional Christmas Stuffing

This year, Melt Café treat us to the preview of their offerings during this festive period.

Maple Glazed Semi-Boned Ham

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Hand in Hand – One of The Best Xiao Long Bao and Jiaozi in Singapore

Hand in Hand Beijing Restaurant

In our search for the best Xiao Long Bao in Singapore, we manage to uncover this restaurant. From the review that we looked at, apparently they served pretty solid ('XLB') and Dumplings as well. We have visited this place a few times and we always satisfied with the food here. We are just in awe of the consistency and delicious flavours that they crunch out every time.

Part of the Dining Area

Surprisingly, this restaurant is not located in Geylang or Chinatown. Hand In Hand is located in Jalan Besar, a few shops down opposite the Berseh Food Centre. If you are walking pass, you will notice the restaurant is decked in red with a very traditional Chinese theme decorations.

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao ($7.80 for 8 pcs). The white skin of the XLB has the right smoothness, springiness and thickness. When you lift up the XLB, you can see the fillings dangling from your chopstick. Though the skin of the dumpling is thin, the skin and juice of the XLB are not easily break or leaked out, unlike the other popular franchise XLB place. The filling is soft, juicy, but not explosive. I find the proportion is just right and eating it with the julienne ginger and black vinegar just simply enhanced the flavours further.

Xiao Long Bao - Up Close

Xiao Long Bao - Check out the fillings
Hand Model Credit: LittleDevil_98