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One of our go to claypot rice in city fringe! Be prepared to wait between 20-40 minutes at Yew Chuan Claypot Rice in Golden Mile Food Centre. Nice crispy char at the edges of the rice, along with tender chicken meat and it is not overly salty with the salted fish.
Boston lobster, egg white and caviar! One of the signature dishes on Wan Hao’s CNY Menu. Can’t believe next Saturday is officially the year of Rat!
Worth the 45 minutes wait. Regretted just having half a dozen of these delicious Coin Prata.
Not your usual green pasta. This Pesto pasta from the relatively new Caffe Cicheti is spaghetti tossed in shaved parmigiana, done to an al dente texture and full of umami flavour. We can have this over and over again, makes pasta seem healthier!
Would be happy to dig into this right now! Glutinous rice wrapped with egg, one of the unique rice dishes we come across this CNY season from Szechuan Court in Fairmont Singapore.
Feels like Christmas all over again. For a hotel buffet spread, the desserts at Oscar’s Sunday Brunch spread is really quite on point. We were pleasantly surprised, not to mention the free flow Mövenpick ice-cream counter, our favourite convenient Swiss ice-cream brand.
We checked out Monte Risaia recently, a Japanese-Italian omakase style restaurant tucked away in Duxton. This Wagyu beef is our mains for the 4-course set which goes at $98++, a relatively competitive price for an omakase meal. Overall, this feels like a relatively under-the-radar restaurant where bulk of diners are Japanese for now, which is not surprising given that the head chef is a Japanese.
Wok-Fried Boston Lobster with Leek and Preserved Meat, from Jade restaurant’s CNY Menu this year. Are you ready for the rat race year?
Bone marrow or not? Not bone marrow per se, but this is actually butter from @TheNomadsSG, a 2 months old restaurant at Far East Square which focuses on Central Asian inspired omakase and dishes. One of our favourite course, this course is the Nomads Nan with Hunter-Gatherer’s Butter which is a traditional Kazakhstan-style bread. The flour for the bread here is fermented overnight with yogurt, and the piping hot bread is served with seaweed and foie gras flavoured butter, sinfully good. If you are looking for an exotic type of Omakase, this is one restaurant to check out. Full review on our website.
Just think about this mess we had the other day! A very decent plate of fried carrot cake where you can have the best of both worlds at Hock Soon Carrot Cake stall (01-20).
Can always count on the One-Michelin starred Summer Pavilion for a good meal! One of the Yu Sheng options this year is this Hokkaido King Scallop and Black Caviar Yu Sheng which is really impressive. We tried calling the restaurant to enquire about the private dining rooms for the CNY period which are already filling fast.
Chinese + Thai CNY Reunion Dinner Buffet? While @BlueJasmine.SG is a Thai restaurant, there will be a good mix of Chinese and Thai dishes for the CNY eve buffet spread. Can’t end off the meal without having some Mango Sticky Rice!
The way we like our Rojak to be. Contrary to the name Rojak which means mixture, we like ours served with purely ‘you tiao’, also known as fried dough fritters. Tell us we aren’t alone! This stall in Maxwell is not too bad, named as Rojak, Popiah & Cockle.
The only dry Pencai we come across this year! Instead of it being braised, the Pen Cai from @MitzoSG is a dry rendition, with each item done separately and served together in the pot. This is quite different from the rest we had, and is surprisingly delicious.
[GIVEAWAY] Home party for the upcoming CNY? Has it been 8 years? We didn’t think that we will be writing for this long, but 2020 is theRantingPanda’s 8th Anniversary where we first started our passion project website. As part of our year-long giveaway campaign on our 8th Anniversary (stay tune for the rest of the year as the best is yet to come), our first giveaway of the year is in collaboration with @FortuneFoodSG. We are giving away 3 party sets, to participate, simply follow both @FortuneFoodSG and @theRantingPanda and tag 2 friends you want to share this with. This giveaway will conclude at the end of Wednesday 15 January.

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