Friday 29 January 2016

Golden Peony – Welcoming The Year of the Monkey [MEDIA INVITE]

Jumbo Fortune Monkey Yu Sheng

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, in welcoming the year of the Monkey, Chef Ku Keung, from Golden Peony ('GP') has prepared stunning spread to welcome the year of the Monkey.

Fortune Monkey Yu Sheng
Photo Credit: Conrad Centennial Singapore

We started with this year theme creation for Fortune Monkey Yu Sheng. Fortune Yu Sheng with Abalone, Hiramasa and Crispy Fish Skin. (风生水起; 嘻啦玛莎,鲍鱼, 金黄鱼皮金猴捞起). The one we had was the jumbo version, priced at the auspicious $888, which can feed between 30 to 40 pax. Something to consider if you are having a company CNY meal in Golden Peony.

Sliced Abalone and Hiramasa

Saturday 23 January 2016

Joie by Dozo – Elegant Meatless Dining Experience [MEDIA INVITE]

Joie by Dozo is a multi-sensory meatless dining experience created by the same group behind the defunct Dozo. Located at tallest floor of Orchard Central, it provided a awesome setting to the restaurant. The place is bright, classy yet elegant definitely a place you bring someone to impress.

Dining Area

Restaurants operated by Dozo previously are known for their set menu. This time around it is of no different. 6 course set for lunch is priced at $38.80++, while 7 course set is priced at $68.80++. Menu offered by Joie will tingle your taste buds with 5 basic taste: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory on each plate. Starter will be chosen by the Chef, while Side dish, Cold dish, Soup, Main, Dessert and Drink you can choose one from the menu.

Tuesday 5 January 2016

DoSiRak - #Shake It Up [MEDIA INVITE]


Alright, we have just past by the Christmas and New Year festive period. Which means, we are more likely to have stuffed ourself silly and need a bit of respite before the Chinese New Year knocking in front of us. So if you feel like something healthy, low in calories or detoxing, you can consider DoSiRak.

How to Build your DoSiRak!

DoSiRak means lunch box in Korean. Set up by half-Korean, half-Singaporean brothers Edward and Eugene Chia in October 2014, DoSiRak re-introduces the healthier and modern version of age-old method of enjoying a traditional Korean lunch bowl usually comprising rice, a type of meat and a medley of vegetables before mixing in gochujang (Korean chilli sauce). If you are watching your weight, there is even a calories count on each mix and all the DoSiRak menu is less than 500 calories. DoSiRak also recognised by Health Promotion Board Singapore as Healthier Dining Partner.

Healthier Dining Partner Recognition by HPB

Sunday 3 January 2016

District 10 @ Suntec City - A Different Kind of Steak

District 10 Bar and Grill @ Suntec City

District 10 Bar and Grill, the new outlet by Bonta group that recently joined the line up of 3 other District 10 restaurants specialising in Best Dry Aged Meat.

Dry Aged Beef  in the Chiller
As they were servicing the Dry Aging machine

For those who are not familiar with Dry Aged Meat, it is the process used in ageing meat in a control temperature. Through the ageing process, the liquid from the meat will evaporate, connective tissue in the meat will slowly break down resulting a more intense and succulent a steak.

The In House Butcher preparing our cut of meat

We started the meal with our favourite burrata cheese. Puglia Burrata with Organic Cherry Tomato and Basil Bruschetta ($26). The burrata is creamy, think, subtle and melts in your mouth. It is nicely pair with the rocket salad and sweet cherry tomatoes. The balsamic vinaigrette does well to neutralise the richness of the burrata. A good start to the meal, it will be better with more tomatoes.

Puglia Burrata with Organic Cherry Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

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