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Singapore’s largest culinary showcase and gourmet festival is back again! SAVOUR 2014 this year, gathers an amazing line-up of both international and local chefs to present 50 signature dishes ($6-$18) for you to savour and taste at this exclusive event. On top of that, get inspired by the experts or go behind-the-scenes with the culinary heavyweights themselves. From celebrity chef masterclasses to wine workshops and hands-on cooking classes, these demonstrations and sessions are complimentary for all SAVOUR participants- but is of course at a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Taking place at The Promontory@Marina Bay from 5 to 9 March 2014, expect a Michelin Starred experience with opportunities to interact with world renowned chefs such as Michael Caines (Gidleigh Park, UK), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation, Hong Kong) and Mark Best (Marque, Australia). From our own local dining scene, Bruno Menard (La Cantine/&made), Julien Royer (JAAN), Andre Chiang (Restaurant ANDRE) and Emmanuel Stroobant (Saint Pierre/Blue Lotus) amongst many others will also be gracing the event with their gastronomic contributions.
Check out http://www.savour.sg/ for the schedule of activities happening during this 5 day event and the complete list of chefs who will be in attendance at SAVOUR 2014.
Sundays have just gotten a whole lot more indulgent with Edge’s new launch- a brand new Champagne Brunch experience featuring unlimited booze- Veuve Clicquot champagne, wines, beers, cocktails and the likes. Dubbed one of the longest brunches in Singapore, the gastro‐tainment dining experience begins from 12pm and last all the way till 4pm, with seven different food theatres preparing food a la minute, ‘live’ grills, a 2 metre long Cheeseboard and a dessert station featuring over 20 sweet treats.
The good people from Pan Pacific Singapore have spared no expense in spoiling you with this extravaganza. So simply be prepared to get ‘lost’ in the sights, sounds and smells of your surroundings and enjoy the interactive nature of this sensorial experience.
The mechanics behind how this whole brunch buffet works is simple. Take a couple of wooden sticks provided which have your table number labeled on it and bring it along with you as you browse through the buffet line. If anything at the ‘live’ stations catch your eye, make your order and hand over a stick. The food will then be served to your table.
In the meantime while you are waiting, get started on the self service sections such as the Crustacean on Ice display with free-flow Boston lobsters, Alaskan King Crabs, Pawns and Scallops.
Dim Sum to me is comfort food. It is my go-to cuisine whenever I have friends visiting from other countries, or simply when I just crave for bite-sized Chinese snacks to munch on. There are a few places I usually go back to whenever I need my Dim Sum fix because the food tastes fresh and honestly satisfying. Unfortunately most of these restaurants usually only serve Dim Sum for lunch and not dinner so I am always on the look-out for eateries that allow you to enjoy Dim Sum both night and day- with items 100% handmade and freshly made as per order.
Dim Dim – The Hong Kong Pantry located at the new Marina Link linking Marina Square and Esplanade MRT is one such example. Helmed by a Hong Kong Dim Sum chef, the mouthwatering delights served here are very obviously Hong Kong-inspired and while the usual quintessential items are available, there are some unique ones that stood out. And even for someone who is a stickler when it comes to Dim Sum, I did find myself warming up to these ‘new’ dishes. Perhaps I really ought to be more adventurous when ordering my Dim Sum in future.
Steamed Prawn Dumpling “Ha Kau” $4.20
Starting us off, were these “Ha Kau”- an item always seen on everyone’s table at Dim Sum eateries, mine especially. Nothing to complain about these ones as the skin was not too starchy nor too thin and the prawn was succulent and fresh. Good.
Dining in cafes and restaurants can get annoying sometimes when it comes to settling the bill and you realise that the total amount on the receipt does not reflect the prices you had seen on the menu earlier. It also gets frustrating when splitting the bill and the best in Math at the table always gets arrowed to calculate an extra 17% for every person in the group. And so sometimes having a meal at a place that offers NETT PRICES is extremely helpful, convenient and straightforward.
This is a list of 25 places (fast food places & hawker centres not included) in Singapore which will come in handy when you want to avoid those complications. These places have either already included the GST in their prices or simply absorbed it themselves, some may require you to order your food at the counter before it is served to you while for others, service begins the moment you walk through their doors. Either way, prices at these eateries are ‘what you see is what you pay’.
P.S. But do endorse good service with a tip or two especially when they make the extra effort for you!
A new phenomenon has recently been taking Singapore or rather our hawker stalls by storm. Increasingly fronted by young people below the age of 30, this gutsy new generation of hawkers is possibly saving our disappearing street food culture and heritage with their ambition and drive.
Truly Curry Rice located at 79 Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre too has been ‘saved’ in such a way. The former owner had originally planned to give up his apron and retire when his daughter, Deniece and her business partner Joel decided to take a leap of faith, give up their well-paying trading jobs in the FOREX market and take over the stall.
Some may call it impulsive and rash but the duo insist that it is a calculated move- one that has been in the works for a while now and the opportunity arose when the stall became available. And now, having taken over the reins fully for the last 6 months, the two have been slowly but surely gaining their foothold in the business.