Tag Archives: Dinner
Words by Yasmine Ng
Photography by Yasmine Ng and The Westin Singapore
Seafood aficionados can look forward to a crustacean feast at Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore! What started out modestly as Seafood Night on Fridays has now been extended to a one-off limited time promotional Seafood Indulgence that will be available only from 19-28 March 15.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man (or woman) in possession of a good appetite must be in want of a good buffet.
I for one am no exception and believe that a good buffet is judged on 3 aspects: Quality, Variety and Consistency.
No doubt, everything I saw and tried was fresh and delicious with the exception of the sashimi station where the slices were unfortunately small and thin, lacklustre. Skip that and instead spend your calories on the huge tiger prawns, svelte-looking bamboo clams and of course that glorious counter of oysters freshly shucked before your very eyes, simply just two steps away.
The auspicious year of the Goat has arrived at Din Tai Fung! Putting together a slew of festive specials from 1 January to 5 March 2015, the celebrated Taiwanese restaurant which is famous for their signature Xiao Long Baos, is all about prosperity promotions this Lunar New Year.
Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng 发财鱼生
$32.80– Standard 小盘 (serves 2 to 3) / $48.80– Deluxe 大盘 (serves 4 to 6)
Available for dine-in and takeaway
Citibank cardholders get to enjoy a 15% discount on the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng set, excluding top-up ingredients
OverEasy by The Lo & Behold Group i.e. the same people who brought you The White Rabbit, Loof and The Black Swan is an all-American diner offering comfort fare served alongside an extensive list of cocktails and complimented by the stunning view of the Marina Bay Skyline. Beautiful in the day, it is even more captivating when night falls and the lights of our city take over.
Though this diner and bar by the bay has been around for more than 5 years now, the crowds continue to love this place and after experiencing an evening here, I can understand why groups of friends, couples and even families enjoy the concept and food offered here.
Timeless yet modern, OverEasy recently revamped their menu by introducing new spins on their old school crowd favourites and adding some brand new never-before-seen items as well.
Jing Hua restaurant (or more affectionately known as 京华小吃) along Neil road has become a household name that is known for serving up delicious homemade dumplings for the past 25 years, since 1989. A homegrown family business which is now being run by the second generation, it is heartening to know that despite the fact that Jing Hua’s menu has never changed since the very beginning, the popularity of their dumplings and other signatures has never wavered and remains well-loved in Singapore.
My sister who is a huge fan of 小笼包, strongly recommended I try the ones made by Jing Hua. These Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings, priced at $7 for 7 dumplings are probably one of the most affordable you can find in town. Quality-wise, definitely a bang for your buck and every bite is worth so much more than its price. The translucent skin, though thin and fragile, encases the soup and parcel of minced pork so delicately and beautifully. The proportion of soup, meat and skin was said to have taken many years to perfect and the end result shows.
I have long been a fan of Antoinette Restaurant, Pâtisserie & Salon de Thé since they opened back in 2011. Founded by the Godfather of desserts- Chef Pang Kok Keong, Antoinette is not only his playground to experiment with a variety of sweet concoctions and creations, but also a full-fledged restaurant that serves timeless French classics. But while I was a frequent patron of their Mandarin Gallery and Palais Renaissance outlets especially for their luscious and creamy scrambled eggs, I never once stepped into their flagship store at Penhas road- not till a few weeks back at least when I made a trip down specially to try their brand new menu of savouries.
No idea what took me this long to visit the Penhas outlet but I am glad I finally did because it was so exquisitely furnished, laced with gold and pastel trimmings, complete with that late-eighteenth century Neo-Classical charm that is so alluring. And yes even though the other 2 restaurants are similarly elegant in aesthetics, dining at the flagship store is an experience in itself.
Onto the food, Antoinette has recently unveiled a brand new classic French menu which features a whole new cast of newcomers but still keeping the familiar favourites around. The all-day expanded menu of savouries and sweets is said to be a tribute to the timeless French dishes that have stood the test of time.