Singapore’s leading news and entertainment portal, omy.sg, launched its third Singapore Social Media Day (SGSMD) campaign in partnership with one of Asia’s leading premium food brands, CP Foods, to promote home cooking in Singapore.
Did I mention I’m a HUGE fan of CP Shrimp Wontons?
CP Shrimp Wonton in Tom Yum Soup ($3.30)
This snack is quick and easy to prepare, and most importantly, delicious!
Sizeable crunchy prawns encased in a smooth wonton skin… it’s irresistible.
The SGSMD website will be featuring LIVE Instagram photo feeds from the public using the hashtag #SGSMD2013 and #CPFOODSSG. Continue reading
I love nibbling on buns on the go, and BreadTalk never disappoints. Their pricing is affordable, and the quality is always consistent. Always present on my tray during each visit are Tuna Bun and Curry Dozo. Their Claypot Chicken bun is also one of my favourites.
Since April 2013, BreadTalk has brought back to the shelves six of their ‘all-time fan-favourite’ bread pieces – Raisin Braid, In a nut shell, Chaipology, Bacon Cheese, Wholemeal Cranberry and Wholemeal Walnut Raisin – all affordably priced at $1.60 and below. Continue reading
What started out as selling music is now dishing out delectable eats, ranging from modernised local delights to European fusion.
That CD-Shop was launched in 1994 and emerged as a leader in introducing the latest music trends to Singapore. In 2005, the company started producing works under its own High Society record label in partnership with the big 4 music labels, namely Universal Music, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI. They’ve won a great deal of accolades ever since.
In 2011, the first High Society restaurant opened in Marina Bay Sands Shoppes, followed by a second restaurant named High Society Mansion at Pacific Plaza, Scotts Road.
All-day-breakfast concepts are of utmost pertinence to late-risers who love breakfast foods like me. Jasper and I stumbled upon Eggs & Berries and it was an immediate consensus that we have to try it –we love eggs!
Situated at Changi City Point, chances of me passing by that far-flung end of Singapore is nearly zero. BUT, I will travel the distance to discover good food.
Did Eggs & Berries disappoint? Read on!
Beer lovers in Singapore, laud the arrival of Grimbergen –a group of premium Belgian abbey beers exclusively owned by Carlsberg group, known for their exquisite taste profiles and rich history.
There are only two official places in Singapore that stock this remarkable abbey beer; they are 1128 (pronounced ‘eleven twenty eight’), and Nassim Hill. They mark the beer’s first exclusive presence in Singapore and proudly serve three styles of Grimbergen on tap –Blanche, Blonde and Ambrée.
You can’t get Grimbergen beer anywhere else in Singapore.
Named after the year in which Grimbergen beer was first brewed, 1128 was launched in July 2012 and is the world’s first flagship Grimbergen bar.
Situated on a quieter locale of Orchard Road, 1128 is the optimal chic destination to unwind with a smooth pint of Grimbergen beer.
Animal lovers will be pleased to know that this casual hangout is pet-friendly, and has thoughtfully set up special water troughs by the side of the al fresco area for their furry companions.
While mummies and daddies indulge in Grimbergen beers, furkids can quench their thirst here.
Grimbergen beers – Blanche, Blonde and Ambrée – are priced at $10 nett for 250ml all day long.
Hard Rock Café is known for its American classics and high-energy rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere. As reviewed previously, my dining experience at Hard Rock Café Sentosa was nothing short of satisfying.
Check out my review here: http://melicacy.com/?p=3576
This time round, I visit Hard Rock Café Orchard to try their new seafood additions.
Noodlestar at Sultan Plaza
While some established brand names have already earned loyal followings, Noodlestar is one underrated noodle joint you should not overlook.
Here’s a little background on Noodlestar.
Mr Chong took the first step in noodle-making back in 1954, where he peddled the streets of Chinatown, carrying pots of noodle soup hung on a pole, slung over his shoulders. As his noodle soup got increasingly popular, he could no longer carry the weight of sustenance enough to satisfy the growing customer base, thus he was encouraged to set up a zinc and wooden kiosk under a tree next to the Majestic Theatre. The stall’s popularity continued to flourish, and the stall moved into People’s Park Food Centre.
After years of perfecting the art of noodle making, the brand, 高记 – widely popular for its 高记酿豆腐Koo Kee Yong Tau Fu – has now several chains under its belt, with Noodlestar being their latest and most happening venture.
Want to get a taste of fine dining without breaking the bank? Singapore Restaurant Week is a fantastic opportunity!
A record number of more than 100 restaurants are participating in this October 2012 edition, putting the best restaurants in the city within easy reach of your pockets with affordable lunch and dinner menus, priced at $25++ and $35++ respectively.
While steakhouses are aplenty in Singapore, outstanding ones are not hard to distinguish. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse is one worthy of your attention.
The Wooloomooloo Group started out in Hong Kong in 2004, and has established a reputation for their premium quality steaks. Recently, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has made its first international debut right here in Singapore, in the Raffles City precincts.
New to the scene is C-Jade HK Café IN, a new dining concept hatched up by the Crystal Jade group, a big player in the Chinese F&B sphere in Singapore.
More than a decade ago (I typed decades at first, but that would only make me seem old. I am not.), Crystal Jade has won my heart with… porridge –something that’s so simple, and yet so sublime. That’s the reason for my unfaltering patronage over the years. Falling out of love with it is a task too onerous for me. After more than 15 years, I am still a fan.
C-Jade HK Café IN focuses on youth and young adults with its modernistic approach, combining contemporary and fun dishes with familiar Hong Kong Cha Chan Teng favourites.
Sitting on the fourth floor of the newly revamped Bugis+ – which brought in attractive youth-orientated tenants that have set the mall abuzz with large crowds streaming in – the café is naturally packed, with the young and hip.
While they do not have the range of porridge that I am smitten with, let’s take a look at what surprises they have in store.
Crispy Snack Basket 香脆小食蓝 ($6.80)
D.I.Y Braised Rice 自己煮饭仔 ($9.50 – $9.80)
Crystal Jade HK Café IN introduces a fun way of cooking your meal without the hassle. The level of difficulty is paltry, even for those who rarely step into the kitchen.
All you need to do is make an order, and presented in front of you are all the ingredients and apparatus you need to put together a complete dish –and of course a step-by-step guide that is so easy to follow.
Whenever someone mentions Canadian Pizza, ‘6241-0241’ inevitably echoes behind –which is their hotline, derived from their well-conceived tagline, ‘2-for-1 pizza’.
Canadian Pizza Dine-In, located at Jalan Kayu, serves more than just pizza.
Cuscaden Patio Café & Pub is the brainchild of a husband-and-wife duo, founded more than 10 years ago.
A little habit of mine when I visit a place is ‘checking-in’ on FourSquare. The café-pub’s FourSquare page is buoyantly inviting for a low-key establishment; ‘tips’ (comments) were overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic, emphasising on cheap beer and awesome wings. It seems the perfect spot to wind down after a long day at work.
“Chill, booze, eat, music, pool table, relax while your pockets don’t get burn. Check out the wings they will freak ‘U’.” –Jeffrie, owner of Cuscaden.
I heard so much about their chicken wings through word of mouth, of raves and more raves.
What’s most attractive about their café-pub is that their finger-licking grubs will not put a major dent in your wallet.
Poulét is the first French casual dining concept in Singapore that made its debut at Bugis+ in July 2012.
The modern French-themed bistro offers affordable French fare – driven by the inspiration from local ingredients and classic French cooking techniques – to cater to the mass, with most items under $20.
I’ve heard sooooo much about Obolo prior to my virgin visit. The whole saga regarding Obolo’s lawsuit (which eventually didn’t happen) against a blogger has garnered lots of attention, and somehow stands as a reminder for bloggers to blog responsibly.
Frankly speaking, that blogger’s not-too-favourable blog post didn’t have any influence on how I would perceive Obolo. Taste is highly subjective. My decision to patronise a place is not easily swayed by a couple of negative reviews. I think she did nothing wrong by voicing her personal views.
Let’s check out their new creations.
Singapore’s 47th birthday calls for a huge celebration of feasting, and more feasting, at Feast @ East Buffet Restaurant. In the entire month of August, the limelight is on Hawker Galore.
Standing proud at the entrance of the restaurant is a Merlion statue, Singapore’s iconic emblem.
The patriotic spirit is not only apparent in the buffet theme but also in the restaurant’s décor –the buffet station is festooned with mini-sized flags that will invoke fond memories of past National Day Parades.
The ‘live’ cooking station is where you will find your favourite hawker delights –food that defines our culture and what makes us uniquely Singaporean.
A selection of hot varieties such as Chilli Crab, Sambal Stingray and Ikan Pangang (Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves) are available during dinner.
Check out what I had during lunch!