What’s new to eat at Orchard Central


One of the purposes of my multiple visits to Orchard Central from the start is to pamper my palate with Dean & DeLuca’s Red Velvet Cake (Dean & DeLuca’s a great place to shop for gifts too, especially for homecooks or housewarming parties). Now, there are so many more reasons to visit the mall, I can’t even keep track. Evolving into a food paradise, the inviting selection of F&B outlets include the relatively new Lady M Confections (an expansive dessert outlet spanning across two levels), amongst well-established favourites such as Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant (giving great value for money spent), Cold Stone Creamery, BWB | burger VS wings + bar, Tony Roma’s, and TungLok Seafood to name a few.

Green Rabbit – Crepe & Salad Gastrobar – #B2-06

So what’s new and noteworthy at Orchard Central? The health conscious can sink their teeth at Green Rabbit – Crepe & Salad Gastrobar. Founded by a husband-and-wife team, this casual quick-serve eatery focuses heavily on quality, freshness and affordability. If you ask why put crepes and salad together, it is because the couple believes that every health-conscious individual’s diet plan should encompass cheat days. They started this venture after receiving raves and encouragements from friends who’ve tried their crepes.

Koi Nippon ($9.90)

Design your own salads from $7.90 or try their pre-designed salads from $8.90. The Koi Nippon comes highly recommended, comprising romaine, thick slices of smoked salmon, tofu cubes, corn kernels, soba noodles, broccoli, sesame seeds, cherry tomatoes and white miso dressing. The portion size is generous, and diners can even request for extra dressing at no extra charge.

Mona Laksa ($9.90)

You are encouraged to be slightly more adventurous here, because the Mona Laksa is well worth stepping out of the comfort zone for. It comes with romaine, prawns, vermicelli, boiled egg, alfafa sprouts, julienned carrots, crunchy croutons, sliced onion, and creamy laksa dressing that will blow your socks off. We had the prawns substituted with pieces of chicken breast and found it to be highly satisfying as a meal. I didn’t think I would be able to stomach all that greens, but at the request for more of that delicious dressing, I wiped out every single morsel left on the plate. “Tom Yummy” (tom yum inspired) is another novel creation next on my want-to-try list.

Strawberry Chocolate Crepes ($5.90)

Signature crepes are priced from $4.90.

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Norwegian Salmon Yu Sheng


Prosperity Yu Sheng with Norwegian Salmon from TungLok ($78+, for 10 pax)

Chinese New Year celebrations are never complete without the traditional Yu Sheng, in which families, friends and business associates gather to “lo hei” (toss to the New Year and to greater fortunes), and “lo hei” is seldom unaccompanied by fish, which has the same pronunciation as “ample” or “plentiful” in the Chinese language. Salmon sashimi is often used in this auspicious dish.

Fastidious Yu Sheng enthusiasts will not settle for anything less than Norwegian Salmon that’s freshly flown in from the cold, clear waters of Norway. Flown in within 48 hours from harvest, this premium grade of salmon has earned its place in Chinese New Year celebrations for its freshness, taste, smooth texture and its auspiciously vibrant red hue.

Norwegian Salmon is also the preferred choice for restaurants from what we can see from the menus, as well as at buffet restaurants and food catering. Can’t get enough of it!

Being an extreme fish lover (salmon being one of my favourite fish breeds), I get to benefit from the healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin A/D/B12 and iodine from the consumption of salmon. Salmon is said to improve eyesight and increase resistance to infections (which I totally agree on); it also helps in the breaking up of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the body, and enhancing the metabolism (keeps me slim!). I swear by Norwegian Salmon. ;) Who else is a fan?

For more information, visit salmonfromnorway.com.

*Photo credits to the Norwegian Seafood Council and TungLok