Labels: affordable, china square central, clarke quay, dinner, fusion, hidden finds, japanese, orchard, raffles place, romantic, takashimaya, tiong bahru, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 7/03/2015 10:44:00 a.m.
For the girl looking for a fun night out
At a chilled-out bar in Clarke Quay, the Fish Cracklings ($13) makes everything okay. Arriving at the table deliciously crisp in short order, this would make the perfect accompaniment to a cold pint of beer.
The party doesn't stop here. Bar Snacks incorporating the burn and tingle of local spices have migrated to the new restaurant menu. There's the Harry's Signature Wings (6 pieces/$13) which are so acutely spiced that a dip in the accompanying homemade chilli jam (aka sambal) may seem unnecessary (we still do it anyway).
Labels: affordable, barfood, beer, cocktails, comfortfoods, italian, japanese, lobster rolls, must go, pasta, pizza, sushi, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 7/02/2015 09:50:00 a.m.
For the girl who's got a craving for fried food
Got a hankering for fried food?
Then ascend to golden crust haven at Saboten where you'll be greeted by a plethora of gob-smacking choices of the crisp skin variety. My choices would be the loin set (toss the black pig version aside unless you enjoy biting on ends of white fat - its obvious the marbling isn't that spectacular in their care), Fried Shrimp as well as the Hiroshima Oyster Katsu for the win.
Labels: affordable, cafe, coffee, desserts, dhoby ghaut, hidden finds, ice-cream, little india, may return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/31/2015 10:22:00 a.m.
Earlier this month, the first ever frozen custard shop was launched in Singapore. Density Frozen Custard, flaunting explicit photos of velvety ice cream tongues and promises of Pumpkin Pie on their instagram feed aroused all curious bones in my body. A trip down to the joint was inevitable.
Okay, so what sets frozen custard apart from the traditional gelato?
Labels: affordable, big groups, breads, french, hidden finds, prix fixe, restaurants, romantic, set menu, special occasion, will return, wines · Posted by SiHaN at 5/25/2015 10:29:00 p.m.
“My first wife…gave me no connexions, no
wealth but on the contrary a load of debt…
but it gave me domestic enjoyment and thus
contributed to my happiness”
– Sir Stamford Raffles
Since we all know the saying that behind every successful man, there stands a woman. OCF pays respect to the first wife of Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of our humble island; and so aptly too since the restaurant, housed in the picturesque Arts House is sited at the rear of the ominous Sir Stamford Raffles statue along the banks of the Singapore River.
Menus are all prix fixe, with set lunches starting at $38++ and dinner at $88++. The recently introduced Pre-Theatre Menu offers a 2 course option for $38++ and the 3 course at $48++. Sounds like a bargain doesn't it? But there's a catch. Pre-Theatre seating is only available from 6pm-7pm and patrons are required to return the table back by 8pm. So those running on a tight schedule should really consider this as a dinner destination.
Labels: affordable, brunch, bukit timah, eggs benedict, Grandstand, hidden finds, turf city, will not return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/19/2015 01:41:00 p.m.
"Cold and flat, you deserve more than that"
Pardon my brutal honesty, but facing harsh reality, a cafe that serves you hot food on cold plates and passes the excuse that the kitchen is cold upon starting operations is just plain lazy.
My meal at Scrumptious at the Turf can be describe in one very abruptly short word.
Labels: affordable, afternoon tea, cafe, cakes, coffee, desserts, family friendly, hidden finds, might return, romantic, set menu, special occasion · Posted by SiHaN at 5/17/2015 01:30:00 p.m.
Disregard my prejudices towards Antoinette please. A couple of macarons later and I was too quick to call the shots on the establishment. Time evidently helped to settle ill feelings and perhaps soothe out operational hiccups; years later I was back to sample the 4th Anniversary set menu at the local establishment that had taken to expanding its dominion to 2 other outlets outside of its Penhas Road headquarters.
In celebration of its 4th birthday, Chef Pang has rolled out a 4 course set menu available in May for a budget friendly $40++ per pax. The verdict after the jump.
But first, let's talk CAKE.
Labels: affordable, ala carte, baked eggs, brunch, bukit timah, desserts, eggs benedict, family friendly, french toast, hidden finds, must go, pancakes, pasta, restaurants, roast, special occasion, sunday brunch, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/14/2015 02:36:00 p.m.
Shelter in the woods is every bit a restaurant I would choose for any occasion. It's straight up heart-warming classics highlighted by the culinary dexterity of Chef Masashi. Finally, a press release that tells it as it is, "The result is a cuisine of rare depth and purity. Ingredients and seasoning achieve a distinct presence and discreetness... The food literally blooms" ~ and truly, dining here is a treat for the senses. Not only is the service flawless, but so is the food. Stepping into Shelter in the woods is akin to walking into a time portal where time literally stands still as you tuck into your fare, wide eyed stares and all.
Labels: affordable, big groups, burgers, family friendly, hidden finds, novena, pasta, risotto · Posted by SiHaN at 5/12/2015 01:42:00 p.m.
The Marmalade Pantry is no stranger to the food scene in town, serving up a modest menu of modern casual bistro items in two drastically different settings, spanning from the rustic nature and peaceful calm of the stables at Bukit Timah saddle club to the posh, pristine environment right smack in the heart of the shopping metropolis ION orchard. This time around, the Marmalade Pantry group has another trick up its sleeve with its most recent opening at the Oasia Hotel at Novena. Conveniently located beside the reception area, hotel visitors would be happy to know that the kitchen services the room service and is also accountable for the breakfast buffet. However, given those conditions, there is no sacrifice in quality, the Marmalade Pantry is even quick to rus up a couple of new menu items for media release.
Labels: affordable, all-day-breakfast, big groups, brunch, coffee, comfortfoods, eggs benedict, family friendly, must go, outram, ribs, waffles, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/11/2015 02:31:00 p.m.
It seems that the brunch movement in restaurants per se is strong. An exercise deemed necessary to sustain a good healthy business, especially in the local context. The endless deluge of eggs, waffles and pancakes, mostly mandatory menu items for weekend meals before the sun sets.
Roosevelt's Diner and Bar for one, is a business that has thrived on serving an excellent menu line up of American comfort foods, ranging from the quintessential burgers to the crispy Southern Fried chicken; all of which had stuck to my heart like hot glue. Evident from my previous reviews (here and here); my love for Roosevelt's comfort nosh cannot be retracted. However, this time round, they've decided that they want a piece of that pie, breaking in an, all new weekend brunch menu.
Labels: affordable, ala carte, beer, big groups, circle line, comfortfoods, family friendly, must go, ramen, shabu shabu, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 5/10/2015 12:38:00 p.m.
Like it's parent company, BreadTalk Group Limited, RamenPlay is always on the mode of reinvention in order to keep its diners interest piqued by fresh offerings and better menu options. Just a few weeks back, I was fortunate to be able to get taste of the latest debut of their Shabu Shabu set. But first, we take a tour of the unprecedented heavy weights on the menu.