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Wet Friday, but our spirits are not dampened! Hai Tien Lo has quite a number of set menus for different party sizes this year, have you decided where to go for your reunion dinner?
Will you bear to eat it? The first cafe we checked out this year, and it is a promising one. We checked out Baristart Coffee which officially opened at Tras Street today. The brand hails from Hokkaido and this is their first overseas outlet! Here’s the Shiro Kuma Hokkaido Shaved Ice, one of the desserts on the menu (though the coffee is the other highlight). Go easy on the syrup if you prefer it to be less sweet, otherwise the milk ice cream should impress, made from Hokkaido milk!
This looks like it is from a western restaurant but is in fact from Min Jiang! It is a Duo of Deep-fried Pork Knuckle and Slow-baked Honey Butter Ribs as part of the CNY specials this year, available as a takeaway at Min Jiang @GoodWoodParkHotelSG. We love the crispy pork knuckle, which is served with homemade pickled cabbage too!
Cheese and Mentaiko Prawn? We love this Cheese Baked Mentaiko King Prawn from Jumbo Seafood’s newest outlet in town at Ion Orchard! Well-balanced flavours there with the fresh prawn, and it’s great to enjoy the dish without dirtying our hands.
Cocktail art? We checked it the revamped MO Bar recently, and here’s the Mother of dragon drink, inspired by Vietnam’s Halong Bay! Other than the bold cocktails, there are some good bar bites on the menu like this Japanese Somen Noodles which we wouldn’t mind having for supper now.
Salted Egg Yolk Charcoal Bun from the newly opened Paradise Dynasty at Wisma! The litmus test is always the viscosity of the lava flow, and this certainly makes the cut. Not too sweet, and comes in three buns per basket. There will be a 50% off this 19 and 20 January at the Wisma outlet, details in our previous post!
Had a toss of CNY at @MadameFanSG and here’s their Prosperity Yu Sheng this year, one of the dishes we enjoyed on their CNY Set Menu this year. This is also the first year which the contemporary Chinese restaurant at @JWMarriottSG is opened for CNY booking!
One of the restaurants which we will be back again, especially when the theme on the menu for the next 12 months is monochrome - a focus on black and white inspired menu! Meet the two months old @Preludio.SG at Frasers Tower. This is one of the fun dish in the 8-course degustation menu, the Peek-a-boo is a beautiful surprise. The ingredients beneath are covered completely by the white rice cracker, where you get a delicious mix of Chinese and Jerusalem artichoke on a bed of egg yolk emulsion with subtle hints of yuzu flavour.
One of those desserts we wouldn’t miss having again, the Pear Tart with vanilla ice cream and crumbles which concluded our meal at Jaan.
Feeling like it’s a long Monday and we are glad it’s finally time for dinner! Throwback to the claypot rice we had at Eng’s Wanton Noodles in East Village.
A great starter at @AkiraBackSG! It’s called the AB Pizza, and no you don’t get abs from eating this. We had the mix of tuna and mushroom flavours, where the crust is thin and crisp. You get the umami aioli and hints of truffle oil as well, can’t stop at one!
Happiness multiplied by 10 this Sunday! Third time lucky at Xiao Di for its Hokkien Mee for us (the first two times we headed down, it was closed) and it’s more enjoyable with a bunch of foodie friends! Waited 45 minutes for our 10 plates of Hokkien Mee (go straight for the $5 portion), all wiped out in 5 minutes. The chilli looks intimidating but is in fact quite mild, says one of the Panda. Some of the guys even had something else right before this but they ended up finishing first!
Complimentary Xiao Long Bao? We checked out the newest outlet of Paradise Dynasty which has opened on 10 January at Wisma level one! There will be an exclusive offer of 50% off for Citibank credit/debit card holders and PGR members on 19 and 20 January, one of the best dining deals since the start of the new year. Another highlight is a complimentary Beauty Collagen Xiao Long Bao with every order of the Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, a special collab with Beauty in The Pot. Some dishes to try here are the obligatory Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, Beauty Collagen Xiao Long Bao, Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chilli Oil, La Mian with Yellow Croaker in Signature Pork Bine Soup, and Stir-fried shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese crepes!
Omurice Rice from $9.90 in Bugis? The latest concept by Keisuke Group will open at Bugis+ tomorrow at level 4, and we think that it is a pretty good value addition to the mall. This is the combo set ($12.90), where you get a mix of the omurice and a choice of spaghetti (we had Mentaiko), along with your customised pasta sauce. Each set also comes with a salad and soup, with an option to add on cheese for additional $2!
Breakfast situation at BRK includes this live noodle and Yong Tau Foo station where you can have all your favourite ingredients at one go. The breakfast spread is a very good variety, and the chilled food section reminds us of the scene out of The Final Table with its white marbled walls and well-stocked ingredients, except that this is not a competition to lay your hands on the food at the fastest speed. Good morning!