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VLV Peking Duck

Stylish Chinese Dining at VLV Singapore, Clarke Quay

Opened in September 2016, VLV is a multi-concept dining and entertainment venue occupying a beautiful heritage building in Clarke Quay. Built in the 1880s, the “River House” is the oldest building in Clarke Quay. The Teochew-style mansion served as a residence for a Teochew merchant Tan Yeok Nee. The building was converted into a clan hall, then […]

Blue Lotus’ Chinese New Year 2017 Menu

Named after a famous Tintin comic, Blue Lotus is the only Chinese restaurant in the Sentosa Cove waterfront dining enclave. Renowned for its contemporary interpretation of Chinese cuisine, expect the unexpected at Blue Lotus. From now till 11 February 2017, Blue Lotus is offering three Chinese New Year set menus to usher in the Year […]

Man Fu Yuan: Chinese New Year 2017 Menu

Black Truffle Yu Sheng with Hokkaido Crab Meat, Silver Bait Fish & Fresh Fruits @ $138 (for 8-10 pax) Image reproduced with permission from InterContinental Singapore Making Chinese New Year dining plans? Here’s my review of Man Fu Yuan’s Lunar New Year offerings that I hope you’ll find useful. Man Fu Yuan has created a luxurious Black […]

Kam's Roast Duck and Soya Chicken - Singapore

Kam’s Roast Goose Opens in First Branch in Singapore

Michelin-starred Kam’s Roast Goose’s first branch outside of Hong Kong officially opened today. Kam’s Roast Goose was founded in 2014 by Hardy Kam, the grandson of the late Kam Shui-Fai who started Yung Kee (a Roast Goose institution that’s slated to close). Kam’s Roast Goose has been awarded a Michelin Star for three consecutive years, 2015, 2016 […]

CNY 2016 Specials at Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore

Before I could shed the weight from Christmas, Chinese New Year is upon us and more feasting is in order. Yusheng with Crispy Monkey Head Mushroom, Prosperity Flakes & Peach Dressing @ $118 (Large) I was invited to a media preview of the Chinese New Year specials from the set menus that will be served […]

Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel – 29 Years & Counting

Serving authentic Penang street food since 1986, Penang Hawkers’ Fare is back from now till 20 September at White Rose Cafe, York Hotel. Featuring famous Penang street food items, 11 popular Penang hawkers were flown in just for this promotion. We were there last Friday evening for a tasting. It was the first day of the […]

Unwind with Craft Cocktails & Tasty Tapas at Anti:dote

Anti:dote is a modern and stylish cocktail bar on the first floor of Fairmont Singapore. I was invited to check out their recently revamped Tapas and Cocktail menu. I haven’t been back to Anti:dote for a while and was worried that some of my favourite tapas items would have been replaced. Kalamata Olive Spheres with Rosemary Breadcrumbs […]

Savour the best of Norwegian Seafood at Restaurant Ember x Snorre Food

From 28 – 30 May 2015, Restaurant Ember will collaborate with Snorre Food to play host to Norwegian Chef Markus Dybwad. Chef Markus will be working with Restaurant Ember Chef Sufian Zain to present a special dinner menu that showcases the best of Norwegian Seafood. I haven’t been to Restaurant Ember for over a year and […]

Full Of Crab, Cajun-style Seafood in the East

Located opposite Holy Family Church in Katong, I’ve passed Full of Crab and many other dining places in the area lots of times on my way home but hardly dropped in as the parking situation is usually pretty bad in the area. The Interior at Full of Crab Last month, I was invited to try the Cajun-style seafood […]

Rustic European Food at Shelter in the Woods

Shelter in the Woods is a rustic European restaurant located at Greenwood Avenue, off Bukit Timah Road. Intrigued by the name that conjured up visions of fairy tale characters like Snow White or Goldilocks stumbling onto cottages whilst wandering in the woods, I was thrilled to have been invited to check it out. Helmed by Japanese-born, European-trained […]

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