A Truly Singapore Restaurant – National Kitchen by Violet Oon


Often, when foreign visitors seek local food in Singapore, they are directed to hawker centres, where our gems are. While there are plenty of food stalls in the bustling hawker centres dishing out truly Singaporean dishes, there isn’t one restaurant in Singapore that does all that with flair and sophistication, not until National Kitchen by Violet Oon came along. Potentially one of our national prides, National Kitchen by Violet Oon serves up significant dishes from various ethnic groups that make up the Singapore culture.

The lavish design and grandeur of the restaurant integrates seamlessly into the majestic architecture of the National Gallery Singapore and its vibe. Continue reading

(Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014: Page 8) InterContinental Singapore


This Christmas, InterContinental Singapore brings forth something close to the hearts of Asians, especially the hearts of those with Indonesian and Peranakan roots.

InterContinental Heritage Peranakan Log ($70 for 1kg)

The InterContinental Heritage Peranakan Log incorporates the perennial favourite kueh lapis, a multi-layered cake that is extremely time-consuming and painstaking to make. But this is not just any kueh lapis –this is possibly one of the best kueh lapis you can get in Singapore. I would personally get it on any given occasion, if they ever sell it on its own. It is moist and buttery, and fragrant with the infusion of pandan leaves, which also gives the cake a greenish tint. In this log cake, the creamy element embodies lime and coconut for a refreshing note, overlaying the pandan kueh lapis along with another layer of pandan sponge cake and another of tangy pineapple-ginger compote. This log cake definitely deserves a spot in our Best Christmas Log Cake Guide 2014!

Classic Chocolate Cherry Winter Log ($65+ for 1kg)

Those with a penchant for black forest cakes will find familiar elements in the Classic Chocolate Cherry Winter Log that they will enjoy –and more. Tempting you are the chocolate almond cocoa nib sponge, 55% dark chocolate mousseline cream, crispy pearls and rum soaked sweet cherries.

The log cakes along with other festive goodies can be purchased at their Festive Shop located at the entrance to InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction from 11am to 8pm daily till 25 December 2014.

Check out the rest of InterContinental Singapore’s Christmas promotions here: http://singapore.intercontinental.com/festive/

For more information, call (65) 6825 1008 / (65) 6825 1224 or email sinhb-festive@ihg.com.

Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2014 themed “A Walk Down Memory Lane”


Take “A Walk Down Memory Lane” this Singapore Food Festival (SFF) from 11 to 20 July 2014, and get to know more about Singapore’s rich food legacy while indulging in nostalgic favourites. This year, the festival will feature diverse dining experiences and cuisines at various locations.

The launch of SFF at Chinatown Food Street on 11 July will spotlight iconic Chinatown characters from the past, such as samsui women and coolies.

Each year, culinary talents raise creative standards with novel renditions. This year, foodies can too look forward to groundbreaking interpretations of familiar local dishes. Continue reading