Snippets: Themed Menus to check out this August and September | From Iga Wagyu Beef to Local Delights Buffet

As we inch closer to National Day this month, it is another perfect excuse for some good gathering with our loved ones over food. If you are looking for a seasonal menu or special themes, here are four recommendations we have for the month of August and September. Iga wagyu beef in Keyaki, Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights, an Indonesian Gastronomic Experience at The Dining Room or Flavours of Singapore at The Line, there are bound to be some favourites.

Read to the end of the post for a pleasant surprise!


Axis Bar & Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

For the month of August, Axis Bar & Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Singapore will be introducing a local theme Afternoon Tea delights, paired with its usual TWG gourmet teas. Some of the highlights we tried include the salted egg crab in mini pita pocket, otah otah sub with chicken floss, mini char siew baos, braised beef rendang pies, ondeh-ondeh macarons, bandung rosella scones, mojito lollipops and more.We have visited Axis Bar & Lounge for its Afternoon Tea previously (full review here), and we think this is one of the better ones around in Singapore in terms of quality.

Afternoon Tea at Axis Bar and Lounge
When: 01 to 31 August 2016
Tel: +65 6885 3500

Price: The Afternoon Tea at Axis Bar and Lounge is priced at S$42++ per person, S$80++ per stand for two guests.

Make your reservation instantly at Axis Bar and Lounge here.

Axis Bar and Lounge
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
8 Marina Boulevard, One Raffles Quay
Singapore 018981


Keyaki, Pan Pacific Singapore

From 12 August to 19 September 2016, the popular annual Wagyu Beef promotion returns to Keyaki with a focus on Iga Wagyu Beef, one of the dishes that was believed to be consumed by the infamous Ninja warriors during wartime in the Iga region. Majority of the Iga Wagyu beef produced is consumed in the local area and not easily available outside of Iga city. Pan Pacific Singapore is the first dining establishment in Singapore to bring in this delicacy as part of Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii’s philosophy of regularly showcasing produce and Japanese beef that have not been introduced to the Singapore market yet.


Image credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

The culinary highlights include Grilled Wagyu, Steamed Wagyu Beef on Rice, Seared Wagyu Beef Sushi and Wagyu Beef Hot Pot with Udon. Ejoy a glass of Hanzo Plum Liquor with every order of the Iga Wagyu Beef set menu.


Image credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Exploring the Long-cherished Iga Wagyu Beef
When: 12 August to 19 September 2016
Tel: +65 6826 8240

Price: 3 set menus from S$170, and ala carte menu available

Make your reservation instantly at Keyaki here.

Keyaki (Level 4)
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595


Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore

From July 11 till August 31, 2016, Oscar’s brings back Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights, featuring a special Dry Laksa Pasta with Spicy Coconut Espuma Foam – created by renowned food blogger, Miss Tam Chiak. Helmed by Senior Chef de Cuisine Alex Siah, the array of traditional Peranakan dishes include Ayam Buah KeluakPongteh AyamUdang Masak AssamNonya Chap Chye, and more. In addition, look forward to other Singaporean favourites such as Roast DuckSweet and Sour Crispy Pork BellySpicy Chilli Crab with Crispy Fried BunSambal String Ray served on Banana LeafChicken and Beef Satay. Other interesting highlights include the live Teh Tarik station, a selection of Nonya Kuehs and local desserts such as Bubur Pulut Hitam or Cheng Teng.

Oscar’s Local Delights with Peranakan Highlights

When: 11 July to 31 August 2016
Tel: +65 6432 7481

Price: Lunch buffet from S$59++ per adult, Dinner buffet from S$72++ per adult (excluding Sunday Brunch)

Special Promotion:
Quote “Laksa” upon reservations and enjoy Lunch at S$45++ per adult (Monday to Saturday). Quote “Achar” upon reservations and enjoy Dinner at S$55++ per adult (Monday to Thursday).

Make your reservation instantly at Oscar here.

2 Temasek Boulevard
Lobby Level Conrad Centennial
Singapore 038982


The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore

Guest Chef John Sawarto will be presenting a Indonesian Gastronomic Experience where the team will assemble contemporary Indonesian dishes employed with French cooking techniques to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence. Some of the culinary highlights include the Grilled Lobster Gado Gado, Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang and Chendol Panna Cotta.

Indonesian Gastronomic Experience at The Dining Room

When: 15 July to 21 August 2016
Where: 39 Scotts Road, Sheraton Towers, Singapore 228230
Tel: +65 8395621

Price: A la carte menu from S$10++, Set Lunch menu from S$48++, Set Dinner menu from S$68++


The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

As part of Singapore’s 51st Birthday, The Line at Shangri-La Hotel will be running a Flavours of Singapore theme buffet from 18 July to 14 August 2016.  You can’t miss out on the nostalgic elements, as we spotted an outdoor food truck full of old-school local snacks, in addition to an al fresco pop-up fruit stall where you get to savour specially-imported durians from Malaysia such as D24 Durian and Mao Shan Wang, and tropical fruits including mangosteen, rambutan, longan and jackfruit.

For savoury dishes, we tried some of the local classics such as Singapore Laksa; Oyster Omelette; Otak-otak; Satay; Nasi Lemak and Kuih. Some interesting local creations also include items such as Chicken Rice Maki Roll; Chilli Crab Brioche and Chendol Bubbles for dessert. In addition, there will be other International delights such as seafood, Japanese cuisine, live carving station and Indian cuisine.

Flavours of Singapore at The Line
When: 18 July to 14 August 2016
Tel: +65 6213 4398/4275

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: S$79++ per adult (include coffee and tea)
Friday and Saturday: S$92++ per adult (include coffee and tea)
Tuesday and Thursday: S$98++ per adult and S$108++ respectively, and includes an enhanced seafood selection, house-pour sparkling, red and white wines, draft beer, soft drinks and chilled juices.

Make your reservation instantly at The Line here.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350



10 at Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard

For buffet lovers, 10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard is featuring the Omi Wagyu Beef from Japan this August and September. Each diner will have a choice of having the Omi Wagyu Beef either the grilled or shabu-shabu styles, limited to once per diner. We prefer having it the shabu-shabu style as we could taste the intense marbling of the beef better, which was also served alongside with sesame and ponzu sauces. In addition to the Omi Wagyu Beef specials, you will also get to enjoy the rest of the International cuisine at the buffet line.

In conjunction with the Omi Beef specials, the following promotions also apply during this period:

  • Normal Dinner Pricing (Mon to Sun, except Wed): $68++ (from now till Sep)
  • Special Wednesday Promotion: 2 for $98++ (from now till Sep)
  • Exclusive August Promotion (Every Thurs to Monday– including weekends): 1 Dines free in a party of 4 Diners (from now till31 August)

For more information, do check out Pan Pacific Orchard website.

When: August to September 2016
Tel: +65 6831 6686

Make your reservation instantly at 10 at Claymore here.

10 at Claymore
10 Claymore Road
Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Orchard
Singapore 229540


And while you are enjoying your seasonal menu across the restaurants in the next two months, we will like to share with our readers that our website has also been nominated in the Food Blogger Award 2016!

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