Subrosa, along Jalan Besar, is a beautiful space. With a farm-to-table concept, its dishes are as fresh as you can get. We love the quiet and rather romantic ambience, where you can spend hours dining with your loved one, over delicious food, intricately prepared by their chefs. You can pick either the 5 or 7-course meal, which costs $108 and $128 per pax, respectively.
We started with homemade artisan bread selection, i didnt want to bank all my day’s calories on these carbs, but omigod, they are so gooood, we nearly ate all the varieties of bread. Especially when its served with their home-made truffle butter…. you just want more.
Kohaku Tendon is out with its latest and brand new Spring Tendon, only the best of spring harvests in the bowl. The bowl has tilefish, tamagoyaki, white asparagus, bamboo shoots, pickled sakura, and more.
The tempura batter used to coat all the ingredients are made with dry sakura ebi. The most unique ingredient of them all would be the tilefish with its unusual exterior, it is rough, crispy and scratchy. While the flesh is tender and moist. Tilefish is the best in Springtime, during its harvest season. With its skin and scales intact, the fish is coated with batter only on the flesh side, before it goes into the fryer.
Other seasonal ingredients include the white asparagus, which is a highly coveted vegetable in spring. Another noteworthy ingredient is the pickled sakura leaf, which is first coated with tempura batter and then deep-fried. Often used in wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet, the pickled sakura leaf has a fragrance that recalls the aroma of Japan’s famous cherry trees.
Besides these ingredients, the bowl will also come with the some of Kohaku Tendon’s favourites such as prawn, chicken breast and mushroom tempuras. On top of that, you can get a taste of the mentaiko mayonnaise. We wish it had more mentaiko mayonnaise, it will make the entire experience a richer and more satisfying one.
The tendon will retail at S$18++ from 4 March 2019, for a period of three months. Make sure you hurry down during this period before it is over.
Address: Eat At Seven, 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-311 Suntec City Mall S038983
Opening Hours: Mon- Sun 11:30am – 4pm (Last Order: 3.30pm), 5pm – 10pm (Last Order 9.30pm)
Launched on 26 January 2019, Baan Ying offers popular Thai favorites with choice of one main course along with a buffet spread of 12 to 15 delectable appetisers, sides and desserts on rotation every week. Priced at $38.80++ per adult and $19.40++ per child (four to ten years old; kids under three dine free; child price includes a complimentary fruit juice), The Great Baan Ying Brunch is worthy of a Saturday or Sunday out, especially when a free-flow of beer and wine is available at a top up of only $29.80++ for the entire brunch duration from 11am to 3pm!
Founder “John” Songsorn Junsunjai and his mother Aunty Ying, started in 1999 at Bangok’s Siam Square, to its current ten outlets in prime locations in Bangkok now. For the Thai food addicts, you might have already tried Baan Ying in Bangkok! Now John has brought his Thai family recipes right up our Singapore shores so lets dive right in to what we tasted at #TGBYB.
Bone-In Iberico Pork Chop (approx. 250g) (Recommended)
Pan-Fried Salmon Steak
Grilled Large River Prawns (Recommended)
Bone-In Iberico Pork Chop – Thick cut with generous portions. Pork Chop was not dry at all and so juicy and terrific!
Grilled Large River Prawns – Prawns were super fresh and succulent, de-shelled them easily. Taste was refreshing.
Moving on to the DIY Thai salad – Nam Prik, diners can mix & match to create their version of a perfect salad. Make your own Som Tum (Green Papaya) or Yum Mamuang (Green Mango) salad with Aunty Ying’s secret salad dressing.
Sides on the buffet spread include…
Mini Larb Moo Tod (deep fried spicy meat balls mixed with toasted ground rice, mixed herbs and lime juice)
Kai Jiew Koong ( Omelette with Shrimp & Onions)
Yum Pla Foo (Crispy Fish Flakes with Mango Salad Dressing) – light crisp and fluffy tasting, it tasted like the usual flour/egg crisp bits on top of a usual fish soup dish. Surprised to know this is made from pure fish flakes. Was not oily at all, and a pleasant dish with the mango salad dressing cutting the taste with a tangy addition to the texture.
Kiew Krop Na Tung (Crispy Wanton Skin with Pork and Shrimp Dip)
Kiew Krop Na Tung (Crispy Wanton Skin with Pork and Shrimp Dip) – Very delicious. The dip is at room temperature and complimented the Wanton Skin well. Would have loved it more if the dip was kept warm!
Mu Tod Nga (Baan Ying White Sesame Pork) – slightly dry, moistness could be improved.
The dishes are on rotation every week, so it adds some mystery and spice to the dishes you’d be tasting the next time you come back. Dishes include Mu Pad Kiem Chai (Stir-fried Pickled Cabbage with Pork) – my favorite of the lot, Yum Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Salad), and Pad Prew Wan (Thai Style Sweet & Sour Chicken).
As for the drinks, we ordered one of their Signature Butterfly Pea Tea with Lime ( $4.80++), and a good old coconut because what completes a Thai meal without slurping up a refreshing coconut juice?
Overall, a really spacious and beautiful interior, unlike the usual Thai joints. The natural sunlight shining into the restaurant makes one feel so relaxed and it is a nice place for families to enjoy the weekend brunch together. Jot this on your calendar and make it down one of the weekends 🙂
Restaurant name: Baan Ying
Name of brunch: The Great Baan Ying Brunch
Availability: From 26 January 2019, 11am to 3pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Prices: Adult- $38.80++ | Child (four to ten years old): $19.40++
Child- (under three years old): Free
Free-flow wine and beer: top up of $29.80++
Address: 103 Irrawaddy Road, Royal Square @ Novena, #02-07, (S) 329566
Reservations: Phone: +65 9111 7852; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11am to 3 pm, (Last order at 2:15pm) , 5:30pm to 10pm (Last order at 9:15pm), Sat – Sun 11am to 10pm (Last order at 9:15pm
Payment modes: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, UnionPay
Seating capacity | Floor area: 126 | 2800 square feet
Parking: Within Royal Square
Hashtag: #baanyingsg #TGBYB
Baba Chews Bar and Eatery’s latest menu includes new creations to reach out to younger consumers with a modern palate. The new dishes are modern and a fusion of western and asian cuisine. Baba Chews is located in the old Joo Chiat Police Station, now a designated heritage building, appointed by the National Heritage Board.
Laksa Salmon [$26]
As local favourite, the Laksa flavour has been incorporated into the dish with laksa sauce slathered on top of salmon.
X.O. Pork Belly Char Siew Rice Bowl [$19]
Pork belly char siew with homemade X.O. sauce will easily be a bowl of comfort. The meat and fat of the pork belly goes well with rice.
Otah Yu Tiao [$12]
The ultra crispy charcoal yu tiao (fried dough fritters) sandwiches is a homemade mackerel otah paste spiked with kaffir leaves. Yu tiao is extremely crispy however the otah is a little bland compared to the those we are used to.
Baba Chews Chilli Crab Tagliatelle [$20]
Singapore’s signature sweet and savoury chilli crab sauce all over al dente pasta which is is then topped with crispy tempura soft-shell crabs and a velvety sous vide egg. Lazy to eat chilli crab? No worries, you get to enjoy the sauce on this dish too, without all the trouble to crack those hard shells. We all love easy fuss-free food!
Chicken Rendang Lasagna [$18]
One that I would recommend getting as each mouthful of creamy pasta with fragrant spiced rendang is heartwarming and familiar. The rendang gives a feeling of familiarity, something we seek comfort in.
Peranakan Pulled Pork Burger [$20]
Just like westernised food, there is fries for sides while the burger is sandwiched with Iberico pulled pork stewed in pongteh style. While it is largely western cuisine, there is an Asian twist to it. Its a unique burger worth the try!
Barbecued US Pork Ribs [$30]
Adding to the range of dishes at Baba’s Chews, this rack of spare ribs are for meat lovers, great for sharing among friends.
Quinoa Salad [$17]
Those looking for a healthier option can get this salad with lots of different cubed vegetables, adding all kinds of texture to the dish.
Chef Alvin believes that food should be fun and interesting yet still familiar and tasty. By combining Asian flavours with a western approach, the new menu will delight a wider audience and also appeal to the younger ones.
If you have not tried peranakan food, you can try Baba’s Chews to get a taste of the cuisine.
Address: 86 East Coast Road, #01-01 Katong Square, S(428788)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 630am to 11pm Fri & Sat 630am to 12am
Having been to Malacca once, a few years back. It was a good opportunity to visit the Malacca City (also known as Melaka), this mid-February. We had a 3 days 2 nights stay at Ramada Plaza Melaka hotel, which is minutes away from the city centre, where the likes of Jonker Street, temple and happenings are.
After about 2.5 hours drive and a pit stop later, we finally arrived!
This was taken at the lobby of Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka. The lobby is rather spacious and thats also where the Famosa lounge and Zest is.
We were warmly welcomed with a Welcome drink at the Famosa Lounge at the lobby of the hotel, followed by a hotel tour, there’s a nine feet pool (the only one in Malacca), gym, hair salon (yes!), spa, three different restaurants — Italian, Chinese and a buffet style cafe for breakfast and dinner.
We were also taken around to see their different floors and room types. Like any other hotels, there are various types of rooms:
You can spend about an entire day in the hotel enjoying the facilities and activities. A short itinerary could be as follow: Wake up early for a Breakfast buffet spread at Zest, after which, take a stroll or sunbath at their pool deck, otherwise you can have a Malay full body massage or Aromatheraphy massage (more details below), have lunch at Long Feng Chinese Restaurant, then go for a swim or a hair cut in house if required. Its our first time seeing a legit hair saloon in a hotel, have you seen one before?
The Long Feng Chinese restaurant mentioned above is also available for a Dim Sum breakfast buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Slightly different from Singapore, it is self-help and you can pick anything you like (its a buffet), from morning till 2:30pm. Oh my god, you need to totally try the Durian Cream Puff, its really the bomb. Its so melt-in-the-mouth good. We love it to bits, creamy, soft in the inside and crisps on the outside.
If you’d like to have dinner, please visit the “Olio Italian Restaurant” in the hotel itself, its amazing and we really miss the food there, a simple yet delicious pizza makes us happy! It’s crust is made in house and we must say that they are doing a great job. Beside that, the Seafood Soup with Lobster is very rich and is great for sharing. At that time, there was also a Hot Stone promotion going on, where you can pick a protein and 3 sides, we got the beef tenderloin and its was oh so good, i also liked the truffle mash. I am already drooling at the thought of this….
In our opinion, a 3 days 2 nights stay in Malacca is well-sufficient as Malacca is not a big area to explore, other than the Jonker night market which gives off a better experience when visited in the evenings (well, its a night market), be sure to try their Durain Chendol, Putu Piring and other street snacks you can get from the street vendors. Its similar to the Pasar Malam here in Singapore. At the entrance of Jonker Walk, you can spot a red building “San Shu Gong”, thats where most people buy back White Coffee, Lime juice and other snacks. If you visit Jonker Street in the midday, you can also head to the nearby Christ Church Melaka, a red building adjacent further up from San Shu Gong.
After chilling at Jonker Walk, a tip would be to take a Grab from the main entrance back to the hotel, its about RM$6, so its well worth it, especially when you are feeling a little tired and want to lug back your loots more comfortably! After which, you can pop by the spa at Level — “Dacosta Spa”. We picked the Aromatheraphy massage as we heard that the Malay full body massage is more intense with greater strength involved. If you are a couple, you may request to have a couple room. We felt really relaxed and was in the good hands of the therapists. We were so refreshed and definitely had a great sleep that night.
So, the next time you are thinking to take a short break away from the hustle, you can consider taking a nice road trip to Malacca, pop by the 5-star international hotel in Malacca town — Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka. Its only 5 minutes to the City via car and 15-20 minutes via foot. We had a great experience staying in the hotel, with the great and warm hospitality of the front office staff, back of house and at the F&B establishments! We would go take time to return in future, for a nice respite!
If you’ve heard about The Salted Plum, the brainchild behind it all is Founder and Managing Director – Shawn Kishore (owner of Five Ten Holdings). Here we are at Pasta Supremo, a new space creating dishes that are affordable, accessible and unique with its fusion dishes displayed.
Pasta Supremo, located at Suntec Convention Centre,(directly opposite Gudetama Cafe on ground level), is first-in-Singapore presenting handmade pasta creations which are flavourful, and most importantly, affordable.
This is a pop-up restaurant until late 2020 so cut the queue on your list of restaurants-to-go and head down for a casual go-to pasta haven. You may fancy the option of creating your unique pasta tailored to your tastebuds.
Pastas here are naturally dyed by egg yolk, blue pea flower, beetroot and activated charcoal and this gives them their vibrant colors. Sauces here are also homemade and their toppings range from Burnt Miso Corn, Bak Kwa Jam, 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Confit Garlic Prawns, Wagyu Karubi, and Unagi.
Fresh Pastas are labelled – Long, Short, Curly.
Four Available Sauces- Haus Marinara, Sichuan Peppers+Chilli+Garlic & Duck Fat, 3 Mushroom Creme, and Asian Pesto.
Supremo Porky Marinara ($15) – made with long pasta and Haus Marinara. Slightly too meaty for my liking but will be a treat for the Meat Lovers. Pork Belly is seared over high heat and simmered for 10 hours, together with a series of ingredients to create the sauce.
Prawn Olio Olio ($20) – made with curly pasta and Sichuan Peppers mix. This was nice with the spicy oil, giving a little mala taste, not too heavy just slightly too spicy for me. Do ask the chef for less spicy if you cannot take the heat! Prawns were juicy and fresh.
Carbonara, but not really ($18) – made with curly pasta and 3 Mushroom Creme, was interesting with the mixture of shimeiji shiitake and seasonal mushrooms with heavy cream, making the texture sauce seemingly mousse-like. Cheese is then generously grated on top before serving.
Vege Wege Pasta ($18) – made with short pasta and Asian Pesto, is perfect for the vegetarian in you.
Sides and Desserts include – “Stuff on Bread” , unconventional snacks like Spiced Supremo Chicken Skins ($6), and 300 day Grain Fed Fatty Wagyu ($15) and many more.
“Stuff on Bread” include Avocado & Feta ($4.50), Mushroom & Black Truffle Cream ($4), Cheesy Cheese AF ($5) and Bak Kwa Jam ($5). In order of preference, i loved the Avocado, Bak Kwa (as this is a very unique creation), Cheesey, and lastly Mushroom.
As for Desserts, Pistachio Creme ($6) is what i will go back for. A small jar yet so satisfying with the burnt sugar bits and chopped up pistachio bits atop the creamy pistachio mousse. Not a fan of mousse but THIS, is a winner.
Sweets of the day($6) was chocolate tart when we tasted, thus here is a slice of the Chocolate Tart. We also ordered some Thai Milk Tea ($4) and Socked Americano ($3), and you’d be glad to know Supremo offers free flow juices and water at only $2.50. Loved the Salted Plum Juice, and Honey Lime Juice.
As this is a pop-up restaurant, i’d highly encourage you to head down soon, as Pasta Supremo really does have some dishes to shout out for. Afterall, who doesn’t like carbs, especially when they are so freshly made, so beautiful, and so affordable ? 😉 Sneaking in some last peeks at what we tasted today, was a wholesome and fulfilling meal!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-365/344/373/374 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983
Telephone : +65 6909-8138
Opening Hours: (The restaurant does not take reservations) Daily 9am to 9pm
Payment modes: Cash, NETS, Visa, and Mastercard
Seating capacity | Floor area 80 | 1300 square feet
Nearest parking: Suntec Convention Centre
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/pastasupremosg/?hl=en
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pastasupremosg/
Website : http://pastasupremo.co/
There are seriously no lack of solid ramen houses in Singapore. From the Japanese Food Streets in the various malls to the hidden enclaves of Tanjong Pagar. Not many do it like Ramen Champion though – where ramen brands are invited to set up and “compete” based on sales takings and customer votes. Crowned champions will be invited to set up a restaurant in Singapore every year! Talk about the cream of the crop 😛
Brainchild of both Chef Ohashi and Chef Tomiyama, the original Ikkyu Tonkotsu soup is boiled for hours to achieve a rich and milky consistency. If like me, you love the gao (thick) soup base, you will enjoy this dish!
Also known as the Dai Tsukemen Haku, the Swimming Crab Tsukemen clinched 2nd place at the biggest Tsukemen competition in 2016! We had no doubts about it after tasting it. Made of rich tonkotsu base blended with umami crab broth, the tsukemen sauce with crab extract is broiled for 48 hours. Lastly, served with springy Chubuto-Straight-Noodles and tender soft Cha Shu, it’s one complete, satisfying meal.
Another fruit of the labor of Chef Tomiyama and Chef Ohashi, this popular dry ramen marries the taste of authentic Japanese maze soba with spicy Singapore flavors! Absolutely loved the fusion and savored the dish to the last bit!
Last up, starring Japanese yellow curry and European-style dark curry which you can either enjoy two kinds on their own, or mix them together to your preferred taste. Personally, they both taste quite the same after a while, but tasty nevertheless! The Pork Katsu is not the most tender, but we definitely enjoyed the novelty of the curry varieties!
Head down to Ramen Champion stores (3 outlets) to try these limited-edition ramens now, while stock last!
Ramen Champion at Bugis + 201 Victoria Street #04-10 Singapore 188607 +65 6238 1011
Tired of same old routine of Irish pubs and watering holes? Nested right above Singapore’s oldest traditional English Pub – The Penny Black, is beGIN – an illusive industrial layout gin wonderland.
Upon arrival, you will be served with crispy Papadam & Onion Raita that’s incredibly light on the palate. They serve up really mean dips like Asian Salsa, Spiced Cilantro Mint & Coconut and Tomato, Chili & Ginger Chutney as well. Don’t be shy to order more papadams and have a go at them – that’s what i shamelessly did 😛 (Asian Salsa’s the bomb, fyi.)
If like me, your knowledge of Gin is confined to that cliched G&T and Hendricks, here’s a wonderful learning experience for ya to impress upon your friends next time. Discover the origins of gin (pun intended), from The Foundation of Gin tracing back to The Netherlands in the 13th century to the British Discovery in 16th century, all the way to the modern Hendrick’s that we are familiar with. It was definitely an eye-opener to savor the individual taste profiles that evolved across different eras.
Inspired by the “spice trade” from India to Britain, this unassuming cocktail is presented elegantly with cinnamon sticks, star anise and curry leaves at the side. Drink it off the straw or from the cup for a different experience. I really loved the fried crisps that was a heaven made-match with the chutney!
The ultimate money shot. Once the glass tube is lifted, the aroma of dried lavender intrigues your olfactory senses, before the majestic masterpiece slowly unveils itself before one’s eyes. Prettiest cocktail award, hands down.
People who don’t fancy some Gin, fret not. There are lots of house cocktails that are both fancy and technical for those adventurous souls. One i’d recommend is Koko – similar to a Negroni or Old Fashioned – but a touch elevated in terms of presentation and complexity of taste profiles, probably the cocoa that did the job!
You will be spoiled for munchies selections too, once you’ve had a drink or two. From Crab Bomb-a which packs savory, curry crab within a light, round crisp to Nacho Del Goa which has lightly grilled prawns coated with northern India “butter chicken” sauce with onion yoghurt rested on a bed of papadams, i was in for an irresistible “spice-packed” treat!
Before you leave, commemorate the night with a group shot with this stunning backdrop! After all, NPNT! :>
Its February 14th today so Happy Valentine’s Day y’all. We are all ready to devour and enjoy their creative and keto bakes without all that guilt. It is now legit to eat desserts even when on a diet because of Keto bakes which are low-carbs, gluten-free and zero-sugar! Today we tasted Seriously Keto’s bakes which are available at Orchard Central Level 10.
This is a recipe book with many bakes by the owner herself. Lady Boss Janti has 14 simple ketogenic recipes to eat her KetoBuns, for those who are on a keto diet and need to maintain ketosis (a metabolic state characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body tissues for fat burning purposes). Janti wants to share her love for healthy baking and help people find joy in their bakes, knowing it is indeed a healthy indulgence. Find them at 14 Singapore National Library Board’s public libraries if you are keen!
Seriously Keto is also keen on contribution to social responsibility by taking efforts to nuture the young, with Lady Boss Janti’s efforts in an “Apprentice Programme”, by partnering with The Business Times Budding Artists Fund ( BT BAF), to enable beneficiaries to pick up a skill from the industry practitioners. Janti has also made a donation of SGD$8,888 to BT BAF. “Seriously Bakers” is an initiative to allow youths to learn from professional bakers at Seriously Keto, which will be launched next month. Singapore’s first wholly ketogenic bakery, with a variety of breads and bakes to satisfy your sweet tooth, making your indulgence a guilt-free one. Getting excited?
Items tasted were the KetoBun with its 3 signature KetoSpreads – Utter Butter (Peanut Butter), Forest Fruits (Berry Jam), and Kaya Kryptonite (Kaya). Also available are KetoCups and KetoCakes.
KetoBun – $8.90 for 2 pieces, #20.90 for 6 pieces – contains only 2.9g of carbohydrates per serving
KetoBun in my opinion, is super soft and fluffy, but does have a slight sour and unique taste to it. It is a union of almond flour, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, unsalted butter and psyllium husk. This egg-white-only bun has a extremely bouncy interior and the texture is nothing like the usual breads, probably a very very soft and fluffy white bread.
In tasting portions, we tried the 3 spreads – Kaya, Peanut Butter and Forest fruits, with my favourite being the Kaya. Tastes exactly like the good old traditional kinds we are used to. Peanut butter was very intense in flavour, slightly dry for my liking, but definitely for the peanut lovers. Forest Fruits was too sour for me as i am not a fan of sour stuff, sour plum and berries of sorts.
From left to right, Kaya Kryptonite @ $9.90/80ml(3.4g carbs per jar), Forest Fruits @ $9.90/80ml, Utter Nutter @ $5.90/80ml(5.2g carbs per jar).
Kaya Kryptonite contains only 3.4g of carbs per jar, and is made with cooconut crea and fresh pandan leaves. Flavour is strong and there is a nice texture to it. Utter Nutter is made with low-carb MCT oil and some Pink Himalayan sea salt and roasted raw peanuts, which makes a creamy spread.
Moving on to the KetoCups which comes in 6 flavours, namely Viva La Velvet (Red Velvet), Pandan-Monium (Pandan), Chocolate Deluxe (Chocolate), Cloud Nine (Cinnamon), Pretty in Pink( Vanilla and Strawberry) and Blueberry Bliss (Blueberrry).
Personal favourites will be Pretty in Pink, Cloud Nine, and Viva La Velvet.
Viva La Velvet KetoCup $5.90/piece ( 2.7g carbs per serving)
Pandan-Monium KetoCup $5.90/piece ( 2.5g carbs per serving)
Chocolate Deluxe KetoCup $5.90/piece ( 5.1g carbs per serving)
These flavours also come in 10cm/4 inches( $49.90 each) and 20cm/8 inches ( $115.00 each) full sized KetoCakes for celebrations or events. Surprise your loved ones with this healthier choice cake for the next party!
Next on your mind, is probably what gives them the sweetness in these cakes that makes them taste so good? Seriously Keto uses Swerve, a natural sweetener — Erythritol. This does not cause a spike in insulin level thus is diabetic friendly too. Also using high quality keto-compliant ingredients like almond flour, French butter, psyllium husk and Philadelphia Cream Cheese are what makes these bakes so delicious. Now you know what to get for your health conscious friends and family members!
All prices stated are nett, no added GST and service charge. Items are freshly baked-to-order and made through website https://seriouslyketo.com . Last orders at 12pm for same day pick-up (after 4pm). Self-collection available at Seriously Keto at Happy Pancakes 181 Orchard Road, #10-01, Singapore 238896.
Delivery charges are at S$7 per delivery, delivery is free of charge for orders S$80 and above.
Make your orders now and enjoy the fresh healthier choice bakes from Seriously Keto.
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