Ootoya 大戶屋

Ok, I’m going to come right out and declare, “I love Ootoya!” Admittedly, I was initially skeptical over glowing reviews of this new teishoku (rice-based set meal) chain from Japan. But now, all I can think of is, “When shall I go to Ootoya again?” You’re not going to find sushi, sashimi, or ramen here…. 

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Peranakan lunch buffet @ Spices Cafe, Concorde Hotel

Since the airing of The Little Nyonya, there’s been a revival of all things Peranakan, particularly food. Even this year’s Singapore Food Festival’s (July 17 – 26) focus is on Peranakan cuisine. In support of the Singapore Food Festival 2009, Spices Cafe at Concorde Hotel is spotlighting Peranakan dishes for its weekday lunch buffet in… 

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Penang Day 2: Hotel breakfast, Toh Soon Cafe, and tang yuen for supper.

So I sauntered cheerily into the executive breakfast lounge, only to be stunned that Michael Jackson had suddenly died of a heart attack. I’m not a big Michael Jackson fan, but still, I admire him for his incredible talent and the musical legacy that he leaves behind. RIP, Michael Jackson. You’ll forever be the King… 

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Crab buffet dinner @ Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissotel Merchant Court

It’s time to go crab crazy! For just two weeks (25 June to 12 July 2009), Ellenborough Market Cafe is bringing back their highly successful crab buffet, first introduced last year. Both media and food bloggers were invited for food tasting sessions prior to the launch. Besides being a preview, it was also a feedback… 

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