Saturday 27 June 2015

[CLOSED] Yakiniku Azmaya – Kagoshima Wagyu Beefgasm

Yakiniku Azmaya / Omakaseya Azmaya

Yakiniku Azmaya (also known as Omakase Azmaya) is one of the restaurant operated by Azmaya Group in Robertson Quay area. True to its name, this restaurant focus on Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) while the other focus on Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki. No matter which restaurant you choose, they are known for their Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Buffet.

The Electric Grill

Kagoshima Wagyu Beef are normally marketed as Kagoshima Black Beef. It is well known for its well balanced fat marbling, tenderness and full-bodied flavour. While Kobe Beef will win the popularity contest as well as the most expensive Japanese beef in the market, Kagoshima Beef rated A4 (the minimum rating to be consider as Wagyu) or A5 (The highest rating for Wagyu) should not be underestimated.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Pastilla Café – Moroccan Cuisine Delights [CLOSED]

Pastilla Café

Pastilla Café is an unique establishment that served traditional Moroccan cuisine and Mediterranean Cuisine as well. Owned by Chef Said Ibrahimi, a born Moroccan which previous stint includes Pasha at Sultan Hotel, thus there is no one else better to introduce Moroccan cuisine to us than him. As I never had Moroccan dishes before, this is going to be a unique experience.

Part of Dining Area

We started the dinner with Merguez ($9.50). Grilled homemade lamb sausage, which was tender but dense. The lamb sausage seasoning of paprika, cumin and coriander are pretty strong so it cover any gamy flavour from the lamb. Served with flat bread, we roll the flat bread with the sausage making it a sausage roll. The bell pepper sauce for dipping similar to our sambal. The bell pepper had went through the process of grilling, thus it tasted tangy with a smoky flavour but it is not spicy. It suited to my taste.

Merguez - Grilled homemade Lamb Sausage

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Café Iguana - A Mexican Dining Encounter [MEDIA INVITE]

Cafe Iguana

Looking for a place with a selection of 100 labels of 100% blue agave Tequila and Mescal, Café Iguana is the place for you. Founded in year 2000 by the same folks that set up Brewerkz, Café Iguana has been the place-to-go for authentic Mexican food and margaritas at fantastic happy hour price.

Monte Alban Tequila Reposado
with Agave Worm

Monday 15 June 2015

[CLOSED] Tasconi's Pizza – Imported Pizza with Local Flavours [MEDIA INVITE]

Tasconi's Pizza ('Tasconi') is a franchised pizzeria originated from Brunei. Yup, your eyes did not deceived you. BRUNEI!!. This Halal certified pizzeria uses digital ovens imported from Italy, and developed its owned tried and tested recipes since 1994. Understanding the different taste in each countries, Tasconi allowed their franchisee to tweak and introduced additional flavours to suit the locals.

Tasconi's Pizza, 1st Branch in Singapore

First branch of Tasconi in Singapore has opened in East Village Simpang Bedok. The décor is simple, like any other takeaway pizza outlets with limited seats for dine in.

Friday 12 June 2015

Xperience – Chic is the word [MEDIA INVITE]

Xperience Restaurant and Bar is the main restaurant for Sofitel So Singapore. This luxury boutique hotel blends unique combination of French flair and character with Singapore modernity.

Part of Dining Area

Consistent with the theme of the hotel, 'culinary designer' Executive Chef Anne-Cecile Degenne created a blend of Asian & Modern European flavours to entertain the palate of the guests. On top of that each savoury dishes are created based on texture (such as juicy, silky, crunchy, etc.) and you have a choice of handcrafted cocktail list that mirror your mood.

Sunday 7 June 2015

Bochinche – Celebration of Argentinian Food

[Moved to a new location since 16 July 2016 - Full Details below]

Bochinche, an Argentinian theme concept deli and restaurant. A collaboration between Spa Esprit Group with Argentinian born Chef Diego Jacquet. It seems that Cynthia Chua and her team are the people with the golden touch when it comes to new F&B concepts in the market.

Bochinche Entrance

Bochinche is located in the same building as Common Man Coffee Roaster, which is also owned by Spa Esprit Group. Once you entered the second floor, you will be welcomed with huge paper carcases as if you are entering a butcheries. Of course no major scale butchering happen here, instead you will see the range of Argentinian products

Bochinche Market

Thursday 4 June 2015

Nanta BBQ – Unique Korean Cuisine [MEDIA INVITE]

Nanta BBQ

Nanta BBQ is a Korean Restaurant that open its door in Singapore in December 2014. Nanta combines traditional Korean dishes such as its BBQ meat and stew, with modern and fusion Korean cuisine such as incorporating cheese in their dishes. Located in Goldhill Centre, facing the Thomson Road, the Nanta BBQ can be easily recognised by their cool pig mascot.

Nanta BBQ Mascot

The décor is minimalist but spacious. Light wooden colour was the main theme and materials used to decorate the place. Each of the table can fit up to 4 person, however it also easy to combine to cater to bigger crowd.

The Dining Area

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