14 March 2017

 Prior to my most recent visit to Bangkok, I have always stayed in the Pratunam area for easy access to Pratunam and Platinum Fashion Mall. This time round, we were looking out for an accommodation in Sukhumvit area for a change. We came across Tints of Blue Residence on Agoda (link here) and the modern hippy design of the rooms caught our attention! We paid approximately SGD350 (payment to be made in THB to the hotel upon arrival) for 4 nights!
Tints of Blue Residence, Thailand — Bangkok
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tints of Blue Residence, Thailand — Bangkok

13 March 2017

 Japanese-Italian fusion Miam Miam has launched four new small bites in its menu, giving diners more options for a sharing a variety of food with your friends and family.
Miam Miam, Singapore — Bugis
Monday, March 13, 2017

Miam Miam, Singapore — Bugis

 Riding on the success of their first outlet at Orchard Cineleisure, Yentafo has expanded into One@KentRidge and Kallang Wave Mall to reach out to more customers. Following the opening of the new outlets, several new dishes are also introduced while keeping its classic items on the menu.

Yentafo Kruengsonge, Singapore — Kallang
Monday, March 13, 2017

Yentafo Kruengsonge, Singapore — Kallang

12 March 2017

Morganfield’s is home of sticky bones and is definitely one of the best places to get your ribs craving satisfied. March 2017, Morganfield’s will be introducing some new items to their menu to give diners more choices. Apart from ribs, you can also find fish and chicken options! As for their signature ribs, a new flavour will be available — continue reading to find out what it is!
Morganfield's, Singapore — Buona Vista
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Morganfield's, Singapore — Buona Vista

09 March 2017

 (pictured above - Marinated Rice Noodles Roll with Shredded Duck from The Art of Dimsum)
Si Chuan Dou Hua on Kitchener Road introduces a 6 course set menu that is priced at $68 per pax, $78 for 2 pax and minimum of 4 to dine. Do your math and grab another 3 kakis to enjoy their promotional price! 6 courses might sound just right but within some of each course, there are a number of food items including a dessert buffet so that makes it very value for money!
Si Chuan Dou Hua at Park Royal on Kitchener Road, Singapore — Farrer Park
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Si Chuan Dou Hua at Park Royal on Kitchener Road, Singapore — Farrer Park

07 March 2017

 We’re in luck, folks! Pearl of the Orient, Penang Fiesta returns for a three month stint from now till 31 May 2017 at 10 at Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard. I fondly remember of my previous experience being stuffed silly with all the Penang goodies and I was thrilled that I get to savour them again!
Pearl of the Orient Penang Fiesta at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore — Orchard
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Pearl of the Orient Penang Fiesta at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore — Orchard

06 March 2017

Three Michelin star Chef Jean Georges has arrived in Singapore with his brand new restaurant — The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, located in the new and stylish Como Dempsey. His menu features a wide variety of dishes ranging from appetizers, salad, pizza, pasta, fish and meat. If you would like to enjoy a set menu, you can opt for the Cookhouse Menu ($88/pax). Do lookout for the full menu at the end of post.
The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Singapore — Dempsey
Monday, March 06, 2017

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Singapore — Dempsey

27 February 2017

 A brand under Celebrity Chef Jong Won Paik from South Korea, Bornga, aims to bring authentic Korean BBQ to diners in Singapore! The outlets in Singapore are located at Suntec City, Vivocity and Star Vista. You definitely cannot miss out on Chef Paik’s signature Woo Samgyup when you’re at Bornga — the marinade is even patented since it’s a top business secret and the secret behind Bornga’s success!
Bornga, Singapore — Suntec City
Monday, February 27, 2017

Bornga, Singapore — Suntec City

22 February 2017


 Who knew that I could find some authentic Thai food tucked away in a coffee shop located at Block 106 Hougang? When I was there, I realized that I would go to the Block 105 Hainanese Food Village for food, but never explored anywhere outside that food Centre. Roy Thai Kitchen is headed by a Thai chef who has more than 10 years experience in Singapore cooking Thai food, and be assured of the quality of food as some ingredients are sourced from Thailand to ensure authenticity of flavors served!
Roy Thai Kitchen, Singapore — Hougang
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Roy Thai Kitchen, Singapore — Hougang

19 February 2017

Ryo Sushi is a few months old Japanese omakase restaurant and strategically located at Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, alongside with many other Japanese restaurants. Despite the competition, Ryo Sushi has a constant stream of customers that reservations are a must if you don’t want to be turned down at the door.

There are three seatings for dinner — 6pm, 730pm or 9pm with 9 counter seats on the inside and 8 seats outside. For omakase, you do want to be seated on the inside to watch how the chefs prepare those delicate sushi — so reserve your seats beforehand!

Prices at Ryo Sushi are nett and very reasonable. If you are lucky and early enough, you can get the $18 omakase set but only 18 sets are available everyday and they usually run out during lunch service. The other omakase sets are priced at $38, $68 and $98. Find menu here.

We had the $68 omakase set the other night and here are the items that we had:

HIJIKI SEAWEED SALAD

SALTED EDAMAME

TRUFFLED ONSEN EGG

This was spray with truffle oil to ensure that it’s evenly coated on the perfectly shaped onsen egg. A generous amount of ikura is added and it went so well with that creamy and rich egg yolk.

12 PIECES OF ASSORTED SUSHI

Seabream — with shoyu


Shima aji (striped horse mackerel) — with shoyu and yuzu kosho


Kanpachi (amberjack) — with shoyu and lime


Kinmedai (golden eye snapper) — with shoyu


Ika (squid) — with shoyu and sesame seeds


Hotate (scallop) — aburi, with lime and shio kombu (salted seaweed)


Ebi — with shoyu


Maguro (tuna) — with shoyu and yuzu


Chutoro (medium fatty tuna) — with shoyu and cured egg yolk


Salmon Belly — aburi, with shoyu foam


Ikura (fish roes) — with yuzu

Shirako (cod fish sperms) — lightly boiled, with ponzu

Depending on the fish, Chef Roy either seasons them with shoyu, lime and/or yuzu. The fish in the assorted sushi that we had were all very fresh and of good quality. I particularly liked the chutoro and salmon belly — as both melted in my mouth instantly for me to savour the sweetness of the fish. For the seabream and kinmedai, Chef Roy also gave me the belly cut (only 1 per fish, thanks Chef!) which was more oily and hence richer in taste.

SMALL RICE BOWL
assorted marinated chirashi with ikura and ponzu

The rice bowl may be small, but it’s packed with a tonne of ingredients such as ebi, salmon, kinmedai and ikura. It was super satisfying to have so much ingredients over rice, though I found to be a bit slightly salty since there were a lot of ikura too!

HAND ROLL
with crabmeat

SOUP
which I forgot to snap a photo but it was a kombu based clear soup

Omakase usually don’t come that cheap in Singapore and I’m glad that with Ryo Sushi, I can have an omakase meal more frequently due to it’s friendlier price point. Overall, I would definitely recommend Ryo Sushi due to the good quality of seafood used and how value for money it is!


Ryo Sushi is located at:
1 Tras Link #01-06 Orchid Hotel Singapore 078867
Closed on Sundays | 1200 - 1500, 1800 - 2300
Ryo Sushi, Singapore — Tanjong Pagar
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ryo Sushi, Singapore — Tanjong Pagar