A La Carte Dinner Buffet at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Jade Restaurant

Shrimp Wanton in Spicy Vinaigrette

The A La Carte Dinner Buffet at The Fullterton Hotel Singapore’s Jade Restaurant, available from 1 to 30 December 2013, is one you wouldn’t want to miss. At $58++ per person, you can order as many servings as you can stomach from the selection of more than 38 dishes, encompassing appetisers, soups, main courses, rice and noodle dishes, and desserts, each meticulously prepared by Chef Leong Chee Yeng and his outstanding culinary team.

Hot & Sour Seafood Soup

Familiar favourites include the Hot and Sour Seafood Soup, Roasted Pork Belly, Sautéed Chicken with Lemongrass and Dried Chilli Vinaigrette, Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet, Sautéed Pork Ribs in Coffee Sauce and Fragrant Wok-Fried Rice with Seafood. Continue reading

Places to dine at and visit in Sydney –within easy reach from Hilton Sydney

I concur that food is a huge determining factor in the destination travellers choose to embark on, as I for one would travel the distance for the love of food.

Most travellers would venture out in search for local culinary gems, as opposed to dining-in at the hotel –apart from maybe breakfast. In the aspects of food, many would seek variety as well as quality, and a whole lot of exploring, discoveries and adventure while on vacation.

A great way to experience the culture of a country is via the palate.

In this post, I will share some food gems in Sydney that are within easy reach from Hilton Sydney where I stayed, which includes a diversity of authentic street fare, comfort food and fine dining.

Arriving at Hilton Sydney at 10am from a 6-hour flight, we proceeded to the Executive Lounge for breakfast while waiting to check in. Continue reading

Truffle Treasures at Prego, Fairmont Singapore (1 November 2013 to 31 January 2014)

The aroma of truffles is distinctive and alluring; it is alleged to galvanise the palate and senses. Truffle-infused dishes are head-turners at restaurants –it’s been tested on me and proven true. There is a small minority who have no liking for truffles, but the majority would gladly acquire their portions.

The season of truffle gives Prego at Fairmont Singapore an occasion to bring forth a luxurious line-up of truffle-infused dishes from 1 November 2013 through January 2014.

Indulge in more than 10 truffle-inspired dishes from various regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany and Umbria, in not only the appetiser and hand-made pasta sections but also the dessert section.

Truffle Ricotta Cheese with Shaved White Truffle

You begin with a basket of house-baked breads accompanied by a Truffle Ricotta Cheese with Shaved White Truffle spread. Truffle makes everything taste good. I want to dip everything into this.

Grilled Tomino Cheese, Endive Salad, White Truffle ($38)

The uncomplicated dish of grilled Tomino cheese topped with white truffle and sided with endive salad and toast is a crowd-pleaser. This dish succeeds in mere virtue of the quality of ingredients.

Tartare di Manzo, Acciughe, Uova Quaglia, Tartufo Bianco – Angus Beef Tartar, Anchovy, Quail Eggs, White Truffle ($40)

A personal pick would be the Tartare di Manzo, Acciughe, Uova Quaglia, Tartufo Bianco from Piedmont. Succulent chunks of Angus beef tartar is combined with anchovy and quail egg yolk, topped with shavings of white truffle –delightful from start to finish. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Park Hotel Group: Festive Feastings at Open House Restaurant at -Flash your SAFRA card for dining perks

Head down to Open House Restaurant at for the most value-for-money Christmas feast in the Orchard precinct.

Open House Restaurant is best known for their ‘live’ cooking stations of Dim Sum, Roast Meats, Wood-fired Pizzas, Asian Noodles and Claypot. To add a festive touch, roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, roasted lamb, chicken roulade, braised oxtail, log cakes, Christmas Stollen and more are added to the spread.

From now till 23 December 2013, enjoy the All-You-Can-Eat Countdown to Christmas for just $48++ per adult and $24++ per child for lunch, or $58++ per adult and $29++ per child for dinner. The spread is bound to bring festive cheers to your tummy without the hefty cost. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) St. Regis Singapore

If you’ve been contemplating on that one special occasion to splurge on an extravagant meal, this festive season is most befitting to. Pamper yourselves at one of the world’s finest hotels, St. Regis Singapore, as they bring you a series of celebratory menus at three restaurants –Brasserie Les Saveurs for refined French cuisine, LaBrezza for hearty Italian, and Yan Ting for classic Cantonese innovations.

To enjoy the company of your loved ones, friends or colleagues, the John Jacob Ballroom is the perfect venue for a lavish year-end party. Guests can choose between two thematic settings: of exquisite silvery elegance or luscious red grandeur.

For more information, contact St. Regis Singapore’s Events Specialists at or visit www.stregissingapore.com/meetings-events.

Festive menus include extravagant buffet spreads and distinctive set menus, priced from $108++ per person.

Here’s a sneak peek of what St. Regis Singapore is offering this jolly season.

Amuse Bouche – Poached Egg with Shaved Black Truffles (LaBrezza)

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The Fullerton Hotel’s Town Restaurant presents Chicken Rice Festival Buffet (11 to 24 Nov 2013)

Chicken rice lovers, brace your appetites, because The Fullerton Hotel’s Town Restaurant envisions busting your calorie budget and making it worthwhile to, with the Chicken Rice Festival Buffet that’s happening from 11th till 24th November 2013.

The spread of local chicken rice dishes – including Hainanese Chicken Rice, Ayam Penyet, Chicken Devil’s Curry, Chicken Nasi Briyani and Ayam Cincalok – is a true manifestation of the distinctive characteristics and diversity of various ethnic cuisines in Singapore. Continue reading

Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore presents Chefs With Altitude 2013 (11 to 17 November 2013)

Thai Mango Minstrone Yuzu Sorbet

Chefs With Altitude is a weeklong epicurean extravaganza inaugurated in 2003, designed to showcase the most exquisite selection of food, drinks and club entertainment at Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.

Chefs With Altitude 2013 brings the prowess of three talents – Chef Xavier Beaudiment from one Michelin-starred Le Pré in France, Chef Julien Schillaci from Restaurant A L’etage Parc Des Eaux Vives in Switzerland, and drinks specialist Tristan Stephenson from Worship Street Whistling Shop in UK – to run the show at JAAN, Equinox Restaurant, and City Space respectively. Continue reading

Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road serves up nostalgic Charcoal-Roasted Suckling Pig and Claypot Varieties

The aroma wafting from the claypot is simply alluring, causing tummies to rumble.

Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road presents an array of charcoal-roasted delights, which include scrumptious claypot varieties, and not forgetting the outlet’s signature Roast Suckling Pig.

The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Leung Wing Chung, has created six varieties of claypot rice – including salted fish, yam, frog legs and waxed meat – at just $18 per pot. Continue reading

Exquisite Dynasty Feast at Summer Palace inspired by Imperial Tales

Summer Palace presents an exquisite 8-course feast inspired by imperial tales spanning five major dynasties in Chinese history, transporting diners to the ancient times.

Enthralled by the luxuriant landscapes of the famed royal gardens in Beijing, China – which Summer Palace was named after – and fascinating fables passed down through generations, Executive Chinese Chef Liu Ching Hai crafts a regal feast while still staying true to centuries-old traditional Cantonese preparation methods. Marvel at how his culinary interpretation of Chinese history unfolds in each course. Continue reading

Il Cielo at Hilton Singapore presents Italian Calvisius Caviar from 16 September to 13 October 2013

Pan Seared Turbot Fillet Opera Vodka Lemon Sauce with Calvisius Caviar Tradition

From 16 September to 13 October 2013, Hilton Singapore’s award-winning Italian restaurant and bar, il Cielo, is set to win the hearts of caviar fans and gourmands with a medley of exquisite Calvisius Caviar paired with Italian signatures.

Having visited il Cielo for a media event starring Chef Omar Bernardi when he first joined Hilton Singapore, I’ve always been yearning to return to this spectacular dining spot –and what better occasion to return than for this amazing caviar promotion?

The best time to arrive at il Cielo is at 7pm, just in time to witness the brief moments of the sky changing colours when the sun sets. It makes an utterly romantic backdrop.

Presenting fresh and high-quality Malossol Standard Caviars, varieties include Da Vinci, Tradition, Oscietra Classic and Venise. Malossol is a Russian word for little salt; hence Malossol caviar has very low salt content, usually below 4%.

Diners have two options: to mix and match caviars with a platter of savoury accompaniments with the Calvisius Caviar Degustation ($298++), or relish in Italian specialties with exclusively-paired caviars with the A La Carte Calvisius Caviar Menu where there’s also a 2-course and 3-course menu available, priced at $188++ and $248++ respectively. Continue reading

Penang Food Promotion: Buffet at Cafebiz, Traders Hotel, Singapore

From 13th September to 31st October 2013, Cafebiz and Ah Hoi’s Kitchen of Traders Hotel, Singapore will showcase the much-loved flavours of Penang.

Penang Assam Laksa

Guest chefs Lim Thow Shong and Ridzuan Bin Mat from Golden Sands Resort have specially been invited on this ocassion to prepare the Penang-focused menu.

Popular dishes such as Char Kway Teow, Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Assam Prawns, Chicken Curry Kapitan, Rojak, Tau Kwa Sumbat, Nasi Goreng Teluk Bahang, Loh Bak, Mee Goreng Mamak Penang and Curry Mee will be featured on a rotating menu at the Cafebiz buffet on top of an international buffet spread, while a selection of six dishes will be available for dinner at Ah Hoi’s Kitchen.

Jiu Hu Eng Chai (Cuttlefish Kang Kong with Prawn Paste Sauce)

Talk about Penang and instantly images of hawker and street food come to mind. Its wide-ranging cuisine owes its origin to the diverse multiracial population of Malay, Chinese and Indian, as well as influences around Asia such as Thailand.

Penang Fried Kway Teow

Apart from the food, Penang is renowned for its tourist attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Diners of the hotel’s Penang food promotion qualify for a lucky draw, where prizes include two-night stays at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Golden Sands Resort, and Traders Hotel in Penang –a dream come true for ardent lovers of Penang food! Continue reading

Brasserie Les Saveurs presents contemporary French indulgences crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Antoine Bonnet

Brasserie Les Saveurs, the signature restaurant of The St. Regis Singapore, announces a new culinary experience with its latest a la carte menu featuring brasserie-style contemporary French indulgences specially crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Antoine Bonnet.

Before I begin raving about the gastronomic experience, the opulent surroundings and luxurious settings at Brasserie Les Saveurs is simply enchanting. The alluring live singing and melodious tunes from the grand piano further adds to the mood of elegance.

Amuse Bouche

Our meal commences on a high note with the Amuse Bouche creating a sweet dance of sensations on the palate. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2013) Fruity Snowskin Mooncakes from Goodwood Park Hotel

Famed for their impeccable durian desserts, Goodwood Park Hotel brings you a selection of Durian Snowskin Moocakes this Mid-Autumn Festival, which are generously filled with the fresh pulp of some of the most highly-regarded durian varietals, such as D88, Mao Shan Wang, Red Prawn and D24.

Pink Guava with Passionfruit and Rambutan Snowskin Moooncake ($26 for two pieces; $46 for four pieces)

Apart from durian flavours, a collection of fruity snowskin delights and perennial traditional baked favourites are available as well.

One of this year’s highlights is the Pink Guava with Pssionfruit and Rambutan, a delicate creation brimming with tropical flavours. It boasts a refreshing balance of sweet and tangy flavours with rambutan bits for a juicy bite, beguiling with the light aromatic scent of passionfruit.

Snowskin Combo ($54 for a box of four pieces)

To sample a variety of different flavours, the Snowskin Combo is recommended. Featuring a selection of the hotel’s famed fruit-based mooncakes, each box contains one piece each of Pink Guava with Passionfruit and Rambutan, Mango with Pomelo, D24 Durian and Cempedak snowskin mooncakes. Continue reading

Penang Hawkers’ Fare Buffet at York Hotel (6 to 22 September 2013)

From 6 to 22 September 2013, indulge in unlimited servings of Penang delights such as Char Kway Teow, Prawn Mee, Laksa, Lor Bak, Rojak, Cuttlefish Kang Kong, Oyster Omelette, Kway Teow Soup and Kway Teow Dry at the Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel.

These flavourful dishes are bound to reignite your memories from the great times in Penang. Continue reading

Breez Bistro.Bar at Hotel Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore

Breez Bistro Bar is located on the newly revamped of Hotel Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, ensconced comfortably by the poolside. Diners can choose to dine indoors or spend a languid day sipping on tipples and munching on bar bites outdoors by the pool.

Happy Hour happens daily from 5pm to 8pm.

Hotel Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore operates a Halal Certified Kitchen on that prepares all the Halal cuisine available in the hotel, including the a la carte menus at Breez Bistro Bar, Feast@East Buffet Restaurant, and the Halal selection in the In-room Dining menu. Continue reading