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Fans of both celebrity chef restaurants- Forest and Tangerine at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), will be excited to know that the two have recently introduced new creations to their menu. From contemporary Chinese cuisine at Forest, to healthy and nutritious delights at Tangerine, the husband-wife team promises a rejuvenating dining experience for their guests.
For more on the chemistry and dynamics of this successful chef-couple, do check out our interview with both Chefs Sam and Forest Leong and gain an insight into how it is like to have two cooks in a relationship!
Run by Chef Sam Leong, Forest- located at the lobby of Equarius Hotel launches a new Sunday lunch which showcases the culinary prowess of the celebrity chef himself. The lunch is 8 courses long but features 13 dishes in total. This concept encourages you to simply take the time to bask and savour these tantalizing creations served in tasting portions till your taste buds are thoroughly satisfied.
Here are some of the dishes you can expect at the Sunday lunch:
Braised Flat Rice Noodle with Prawns in Black Bean Sauce & Wok-Fried Japanese Pearl Rice with Squid Ink in XO Chili Sauce accompanied with Seared Hokkaido Scallop
Beautifully contemporary, blending the wok hei of Chinese cooking with the elegance of Japanese cuisine. The prawns and scallops were succulent and bursting in natural sweetness while the textures of the carbs contrasted well. That XO Chili Sauce was a winner for me.
Duo Combination Platter:
Baby Abalone with Sichuan ‘Ma La’ Sauce
Wok-Fried Crispy Duck pressed confit and Yam served with Mushroom Sauce
My eyes were naturally drawn to the Duck ‘confit’ in this one. Never one to shy away from experimenting and being different, it was only natural that Chef’s rendition would look this avant-garde. Nonetheless the earthiness of the yam and moist duck meat combination worked- especially when the final mixture was deep fried till a crisp.
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!
Chef de cuisine Julien Royer is back with an Autumn/Winter menu inspired by the fresh seasonal produce of his hometown of Cantal, France. Featuring the heartiness and rustic nature of the quintessential vegetables and fruits of fall, each of his creations explores and highlights the richness and textures of the season’s harvest in its truest organic form.
I had an awe-inspiring experience at my first visit to Jaan last year when I tried Chef Julien’s Summer Menu and have since been recommending it to anyone asking me for the best restaurant in Singapore. That dining experience was after all, one of the frontrunners of my 10 Most Memorable Meals of 2013 list. Needless to say, this invite to sample the newly launched artisanal menu was greeted with much anticipation and excitement- I was eager to find out if the food was still as excellent as I remembered.
As usual we start off with some amuse-bouches with compliments from Chef Julien- a platter of miniature Chicken Pastillas, Black Sesame Sponge with Danish eel and Walnut Crackers topped with Cantal cheese presented with crisp rye crackers and homemade hummus dip.
Following this shortly was the thick frothy brew of Wild Mushroom Tea which brought back fond memories from my previous visit with bits of chopped grilled Portobello and Walnuts delivering a touch of earthiness and comfort.
Another mainstay of JAAN’s set lunches is their Bread Basket of warm viennoiseries with French butter and sea salt which never disappoints. The Truffle Rolls which I adored were unavailable this time so I settled for the Onion Brioche instead. Buttery, fluffy and a little flaky with a hint of sweetness and tanginess from the onions, I was sold.
You can always trust the French to get their pastries and bread right.
Premium Straits-Peranakan dining establishment INDOCAFE – the white house located along Scotts Road proudly launches its first ever Chinese New Year reunion set, featuring a lavish ten-course menu which they grandly dub the Magnificent Harvest of Abundance & Fortune Reunion Menu.
I had initially closed my CNY posts for the year already but when Derrick kindly extended an invite to this Peranakan-Inspired Lunar New Year Feast, I could not resist because I am always up for introducing new and interesting places to my readers and this was definitely a unique twist on reunion feasting for CNY.
Available from 18 January to 18 February, the dishes on this exclusive menu promises bags of Nonya flavours and spices, coupled with hints of nostalgic familiarity especially for families with Peranakan ancestral roots.
Flourishing Brilliance Yu Sheng
We start with the customary Yu Sheng with a selection of Mekajiki, Salmon and Tuna. While the appearance seems rather unremarkable, you will only be able to tell what is truly special when you take the first bite. The secret is in that homemade spiced sauce used to dress the Yu Sheng, bearing subtle notes of curry nuances that was appetizing without being too spicy.
This Yu Sheng $88++ with abalone and $68++ without, can also be ordered separately as a dine-in à la carte or as take-away where diners get to bring it home for another round of the auspicious tossing with both family and friends.
Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium presents an elaborate wealth of flavours and feasts to usher into the Lunar New Year of the Horse this year. The festive treats and set menus offered at the restaurant during this season are a majestic reflection of prosperity to ensure that you herald in an auspicious year of wealth through your doors.
Xin’s Superior Seafood Yusheng
Ala Carte $488, included in the Auspicious Blossoms Set Menu $2014
Go big or go home seems to be the mantra of Xin Cuisine each year when it comes to Yusheng and this year’s creation does not disappoint with its two-part centrepiece of a horse (deftly fashioned by Chef freehand) and a grand ice sculpture of sashimi.
Delicate moulds of Gold Leaf Australian Lobster, Salmon, Tuna, Japanese Sweet Prawn, Geoduck Clam and Ikan Parang displayed on each level of ice with some dry ice added for a dramatic display.
Double-boiled Dumpling Soup with Seafood and Truffle
$10 per person
While Bird’s Nest seems to be the popular alternative to Sharks’ Fins this year at most Chinese New Year offerings, Xin Cuisine offers a humbler option instead with a hearty dumpling filled with seafood and shaved truffle instead. The double-boiled soup certainly does not short-change with its depth of flavour and nourishing properties all intact.
For those wanting something a tad more luxurious, there is also a Doubled-boiled Bird’s Nest with Alaska Crab going for $65 per serving.