Since opening in November 2012, The Halia at Raffles Hotel has won critics over with their menu of contemporary European cuisine with Asian influences. Instead of the usual “appetizers” and “main courses”, Halia’s dishes are categorized as “small plates” and “big plates”, to encourage “communal and free-form dining”. I’m usually wary of fusion (confusion?) food [...]
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Posted in Eat-Out: Non-Asian on Feb 3rd, 2013
Sky-high dining with a view is so 2012! Immerse yourself in the latest culinary sensation — enjoy spectacular views of the world’s largest oceanarium in the world while feasting on exquisite cuisine created with sustainably sourced seafood. Located inside the S.E.A. Aquarium at Marine Life Park, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is the newest celebrity [...]
News alert for scone lovers: Check out the afternoon tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs in St. Regis Hotel! They’ve introduced the first dedicated scone bar for afternoon high tea, and it boasts an impressive selection of both sweet and savoury scones.
There’s nothing more leisurely than spending a few hours on a weekday afternoon, nibbling on dainty bites and sipping exquisite teas in a luxurious hotel lounge. Weekday teas served at hotels are generally divided into two kinds: high tea buffet or 3-tier afternoon tea. If what you want is the traditional English experience, the 3-tier [...]
We’ve been to celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Singapore outpost at Marina Bay Sands once to try their highly acclaimed burgers. Didn’t take photos that time and hence didn’t blog about it, but that meal was a wonderful introduction to db Bistro Moderne’s excellent offerings. Besides burgers and a la carte menu, db Bistro Moderne has [...]
This is where magic happens. Specifically, Strangers’ Reunion is where Ryan Tan — two-time national barista champion and second runner-up of World Latte art championship — makes Magic, his signature double ristretto.
In the last year and a half or so, there’s been a sudden explosion in the opening of indie cafes. With artisan roasted beans, hip baristas, and chic ambience, these independent coffee joints quickly acquired a cool factor and endeared themselves to the young and trendy crowd. I’ve been slow to check out these cafes. [...]
Hubby and I were running errands in this building when we needed lunch. Despite being hidden in a remote corner on the top floor, this casual Italian family-style restaurant — which is actually a chain from Japan — was bustling with activity. The reason? Their ridiculously cheap prices for Japanese-style Italian fare. There’s pizza, pasta, [...]