GastroMonth 2018 @ Rang Mahal

We are back at Rang Mahal as Chef Milind Sovani serves up an exquisite gastronomical journey though modern interpretation of Indian Cuisine. We were truly excited to indulge in this special menu for Gastromonth 2018, a 5 course set menu at $118++ per person. We started off with these two drink coolers Himalayan which comprises pineapple, apple and mint (left) and Karma Sutra (right) with fresh passion fruit pulp and plum. Both these drinks are priced at $14 on the a la carte menu. An Amouse Bouche also known as an appetiser is usually served at the beginning of the meal to tantalise the palate of the diner. This Rasam foam was packed with flavour to awaken our tastebuds for the evening. We

New mooncake collection @ D9 Cakery, Hilton Singapore

Its that time of the year where we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. What better way to enjoy the festivities by indulging in the traditional mooncakes. This year, you are in luck! From August 25 to September 24, 2018 at D9 Cakery, Hilton Singapore, celebrate with friends and family with the new selection of palm-sized treats including six traditional baked mooncakes and four mini snow skin mooncakes presented in elegant packaging. Perfect for sharing and as gifts as well! At D9 Cakery, you will be spoilt for choice from the various selection of four mini snow skin delights featuring two new flavours -- salty mung bean with yuzu and honey, as well as dark chocolate with crunchy chocolate pe

Tiffin Food Court @ The Gasket Alley 2018

Tiffin Food Court is back! This time, taking over a disused military warehouse in Petaling Jaya, the gastronomy fair is an eight-week long fiesta, held in collaboration with more than 50 local vendors and partners. Expect a full-on feast with an abundance of fun, music, as well as the most tantalising aromas of innovative dishes from several vendors. Bring a huge appetite because you will not want to miss out on these mouthwatering dishes which are offered throughout the event. Here are just some to give you an idea of what to expect! Find new hope this Merdeka season with a warm and comforting bowl of Laksa Harapan from Bowls of Steel by Jun. The brainchild of the infamous charcoal burger i

New cakes & revamped menu @ Antoinette

Fashion and food are a two of my favourite things. I was so excited when I heard the launch of Antoinette's selection of couture cakes this season. Antoinette has always been famous for its creative and beautiful aesthetic cakes. Inspired by world renowned designers such as Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, fashionistas and foodies alike are in for a treat! The first cake I tried was the "Chocolat No.5" (pictured on the left), inspired by the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume, this chocolate cake was one of my favourite among the whole couture collection. Dressed with a gold crumble for a classy finish, I found this cake crunchy and not too sweet. Next I had "Nude"(pictured on the top), probably the m

Chang Sensory Trails 2018

The annual Chang Sensory Trails is back again! Hosted by one of Thailand’s most celebrated beer brands, Chang, this Thai food festival is back for its third edition with a special emphasis on Thai home recipes. This year, expect 24 signature dishes by 8 Singapore-based Thai restaurants all in one spot at The Lawn at Marina Bay from 31 August to 1 September 2018 (4pm to 10pm). Entrance to the food festival is FREE! Now let’s take a look at some of the food that will be served later this week. Un-Yang-Kor-Dai - Grilled Half Chicken First up, we will be seeing some food from our favourite Thai restaurant that specialises in Northern Thai cuisine, Un-Yang-Kor-Dai. We’ve previously been here befo

Pang’s Hakka Delicacies @ Antoinette, Penhas Road

With the ushering of this year’s Mid-autumn festival, Antoinette’s Award-Winning Chef Pang Kok Keong has launched Pang’s Hakka Delicacies, a brand new concept that serves up delicious, authentic Hakka cuisine. Chef Pang has spent years researching on traditional Hakka cuisine and we got to try some of his creations. Do note however, these dishes are all only available for takeaway. So you would need to call to order and drop by to collect your food. Our personal favourite from the bunch was definitely the homemade Mee Tai Mak ($6 for 250g, $23 for 1kg), which is a dish made from rice flour noodles. It was simply fantastic, because as you feast on it, you will experience a unique fragrance th

D9 Cakery @ Hilton Singapore, Orchard Road

Rejoice fellow cake lovers! The D9 Cakery in Hilton Singapore is introducing a range of new cakes and sweets that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Before we move on to the food, let me tell you a little about the brains (and beauty) behind these amazing cake creations – Hilton’s executive pastry chef Cindy Khoo. We manged to have a chat with Chef Cindy and she said that she got the inspiration for her cake creations from the two cities closest to her heart (and creates some of the best desserts in the world) – Paris and Tokyo. With this, expect a nice fusion between some western and eastern influences in her new cakes. The cakes costs about $10+ per slice, while a whole cake will set you

Gourmet Couture Mid-Autumn Series @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

This Mid-Autumn festival, gift your mooncakes in a luxurious package with the first ever collaboration between Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia's leading international fashion designer, Khoon Hooi. Check out the exclusive and elegant mooncake gift box that is sleek and satchel shaped, enveloped in brocade fabric used in Khoon Hooi’s Fall collection. Choose between the limited-edition Midnight Bloom (RM198) or the collector’s edition Blossom series box (RM178). Also available throughout the mid-autumn festival season is Executive Chinese Chef Lam Hock Chin's delicious set menu which consists of Chynna’s signature dishes, emphasising quality and presentation that are beautifully crafted at Hil

Islands Chocolate, London

​ ​Attention all chocolate lovers! You've got a new chocolate player in town and its name is Islands Chocolate! These artisanal Caribbean bars of goodness are sure to leave you wanting more! A bit of background on Islands Chocolate: the cacao sourced for these beauties come from St. Vincent in the Caribbean. Working with the most experienced local cacao farmer, Mr. Robert Jacob, since 2011, Islands Chocolate only sources and harvests the bests cocoa pods to be made into these delectable bars of creamy chocolate. ​ ​A highlight I'd like to add about Islands Chocolate is their packaging! They include the information of the beans that were used to make the chocolate bar, including its location

New menu at Upper Place @ Wangz Hotel, Outram Park

We are back again at the Upper Place in Wangz Hotel to savour some of Chef William’s gastronomic creations in a few new additions to the menu. The last time we were here, we were so impressed and was at total awe with the food here that we knew that we were going to be blown away once again here. Jumping straight into the food, we had the Pumpkin Soup ($14) to start and just looking at it, it was quite interesting with the papadum on top of it. Who would’ve thought that papadum would go so well with soup?! The pumpkin soup was made with yogurt, cumin and some basil oil, giving it a good blend of Asian flavours. We also tried the Crab Cake ($24), which I thought was one of the best crab cakes

Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes @ Antoinette

Mid-Autumn Festival, or commonly known as mooncake festival, is just around the corner. And as its latter name suggests, it’s a festival where people gather to eat mooncake. Singapore has been quite creative with its mooncake recipes over the past few years and Antoinette’s Chef Pang Kok Keong is not one to miss out on showcasing his creativity during this festive season. Making its brand-new entrance is the Salted Yolk Hae Bee Hiam (available in a box of 4 for $60+). Done in the traditional baked skin form, this mooncake boasts the traditional salted egg yolk centre, but mixed with homemade hae bee hiam (or spicy prawn paste). This is all encased within a creamy low-sugar while lotus paste

Mid-Summer Menu @ Kushikatsu Tanaka, Clarke Quay

Japan's Largest kushikatsu chain restaurant has just released a mid-summer menu in Singapore's downtown area bustling in Clarke Quay. There is an outdoor area at the entrance of the restaurant, perfect to chill while enjoying the late evening breeze (when there is one)! The indoor interior is very simplistic and comfortable with wooden interiors. It almost feels like you've just stepped into a cosy restaurant in Japan. It was a rather warm day when I went to Kushikatsu Tanaka, so I started off with the limited-edition Pineapple Tsukekami Highball ($6) which was certainly refreshing and was what i just needed to cool down from the heat. This mid-summer menu promotion comes with a range of dee

Greyhound Cafe, Mid Valley KL

Greyhound Cafe has landed in KL! Originally from Bangkok, Greyhound Cafe is famous in Thailand for mixing local traditional Thai dishes with a tad bit of modern flare. There are currently two outlets in Malaysia, with one in Mid Valley and the other in Jalan Bukit Bintang. We started off with their famous Fried Chicken Wings (RM18). This is not your average way of eating fried chicken wings as they had their wings split into half, thus making it more crunchy. We had a fun experience with our main course, which is their signature Complicated Noodle (RM26), or basically a "D.I.Y" noodle kit. The way to have this is to take a sheet or two of noodle, a spoonful of minced chicken(which was very f

New Truffle Menu @ Ginett, Middle Road

Rejoice truffle lovers! Ginett is offering a specially curated seasonal black truffle menu available from now till 30 September 2018. These precious truffles hail from Australia, where they are carefully harvested during the winter ensuring quality and freshness from farm to your table. The truffle menu consists of four innovative dishes. First up, I tried the Jerusalem Artichoke Veloute ($19). This dish has a soup-like consistency and is made with black truffle espuma, cream of root vegetables and a slice of bread. The moment this dish was placed on the table, I could smell the strong truffle aroma. Overall, I did enjoy this dish as it was just cooked to perfection. Next, I tried the 62 Deg

Exclusive Summer Specials @ Brotzeit

The best part about living in Singapore is the hot tropical weather all year long! We are turning up the heat on Brotzeit's new exclusive summer specials that is now available on the menu. We started our evening with Brotzeit's Summer cocktails! We had the Blushing Summer ($15 - left) which is a mix of grapefruit juice, vodka and honey and the refreshing Basil and Gin cooler ($16 - right) topped with a lemon garnish. Truly the perfect thirst quenchers in Singapore's sunny weather. This Grevensteiner beer is also now available during this season. It has a rich and malty body with a slight crisp to finish and slightly hazy, making it perfect for the summer. Do check with the specific outlets f

National Day Menu at Grains & Hops @ YOTEL, Orchard Road

National Day in Singapore is right around the corner and in conjunction with the city state’s 53rd birthday, Grains & Hops in YOTEL is bringing you a special menu that features a quirky play on some local favourites. These dishes are the brainchild of Chef Mark, who was inspired to create these dishes when he was overseas for a while and missing the food back home. These dishes will only be available till 31 August 2018, so don't wait too long! First up, we tried the Oyster Omelette Cracker ($13++). A juicy Korean oyster deep fried in tempura batter was paired with a crunchy puffed tapioca chip and topped with sweet and sour chilli sauce, giving this dish a good combination of soft and crisp

Durian Feast @ The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

My favourite season of the year is here -- the durian season, where the best of the best durians can be found just about anywhere. And until Wednesday 8 August 2018, we will be giving ONE lucky winner a $100 voucher to dine at The Line! Check out our Instagram page for details on how to win the voucher! The Line in Shangri-La has undoubtedly been my go-to place for a scrumptious feast over the past couple of years, be it a gathering with family or friends. Its reputation of offering an extensive buffet spread, while maintaining the quality and standards of the dishes has never failed to disappoint. When I heard the durian spread will be added to The Line's extensive buffet, I was bracing mys

Mid-Autumn Delights @ Toh Yuen Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya

It is that time of the year again, where the mooncakes come out and families come together. Mid-Autumn festival is an annual celebration on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar. This year, Mid-Autumn festival falls on September 24. The festival is about togetherness and reunion, and families would usually share mooncakes among family members and friends during the festival as a show of unity. At Hilton Petaling Jaya, Toh Yuen Restaurant has launched a new delectable selection of traditional baked mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes. The traditional baked mooncakes come in nine flavours: White Lotus Paste, White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, Red B

Premium Wagyu Beef @ Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Wagyu beef is known for its richness and exceptional marbling. It is soft and melts in your mouth, and can be eaten raw as meat sushi or it can be stewed. Coming to Hilton Kuala Lumpur for the first time ever is the famous Tokushima grade A5 wagyu beef. Hilton Kuala Lumpur's Japanese restaurant Iketeru will be serving the exquisite premium wagyu in a number of promotional dishes for the month of August. First is the Aburi Sushi (RM96 for three pieces) that features broiled sliced rib loin sushi. The Karubi Salad (RM125) is a barbecued wagyu knuckle salad with a spicy miso sauce. The Wagyu Tataki Uni Soe (RM280) is a seared rib loin with sea urchin, with a garlic ponzu sauce. Gyusuji Nikomi (

New Menu at The Butcher's Kitchen, Suntec City Mall

We are back here again at The Butcher's kitchen celebrating their 15th Anniversary. This establishment is known for it's quality meats and they take pride in educating their customers on where the meats come from and how the meats are truly supposed to taste like. This time round The Butcher's Kitchen has decided to create a few dishes inspired by international cuisine made with premium quality, all-natural meats. Get ready for a feast around the globe! The first starter we tasted was the Moo Ping ($12.80) "Moo" means pork in Thai. This pork skewer was delicious and leans towards the sweet side with a hint of smokiness. The homemade Thai chilli sauce was spicy, but added so much flavour to t