Hai Tien Lo in Pan Pacific Singapore is the place where I've first had my initial Hairy Crab experience - read more about my experience from 2014! If you do not already know this, the Hairy Crab season is back and from 12 October to 29 November 2015, you will be able to indulge in these seasonal crustaceans at the beautiful Hai Tien Lo (one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Singapore!).
This year, eight a la carte items as well as a six-course prix fixe menu has been carefully crated by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平) to showcase the prized ingredient of the season - the Chinese mitten crabs. Famous for their rich creamy roe and the naturally sweet flesh, the hairy crabs are often paired with fresh ginger tea to complement its natural flavours. It is also believed that the hairy crabs are "cooling" in nature and therefore the ginger tea helps balance the equation out.
Seasonal Crustaceans Indulgent Set Menu
S$188++ per Person
(Minimum of Two Diners)
Chilled Garden Green Vegetables with Honey-glazed Pork in Sesame Sauce
Seafood with Bamboo Pith, Hairy Crab Meat and Roe in Thick Broth
Steamed Whole Hairy Crab with Perilla Leaves (One piece)
Fresh Ginger Tea with Lemongrass
Braised Sea Cucumber stuffed with Prawn Paste and Minced Pork in Crab Meat and Roe
Stewed Ee-fu Noodles with Crab Meat and Enoki Mushrooms
Chef’s Signature Dessert
Award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo (海天楼), will be unveiling a refreshed menu from 01 March 2017. Located within the luxurious Pan Pacific Singapore, Hai Tien Lo is led by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平) to present a menu that will feature premium seafood and uniquely crafted dishes. A comprehensive Fine Wine List will also be made available for diners who would appreciate perfect food and wine pairing.
I spent my Christmas Eve back in 2015 in the Pan Pacific Singapore's Pacific Harbour Studio which is easily one of the nicest rooms I have stayed in Singapore. In 2016, I decided that it would be a great idea to revisit the Pan Pacific Singapore's Harbour Studio (one that I used to stay quite a bit back in 2015) on Christmas Day since I had a long weekend away from work. Being a DISCOVERY Loyalty Black Member has its perks - your check-in documents are usually prepared beforehand and therefore you can generally bypass the snaking queues and get to your room (or suite!) a lot faster.
Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore will be presenting three kaiseki presentations between 15 January 2017 and 15 February 2017 that is centered around showcasing seasonal delicacies from Hokkaido, Japan. Each one of these masterfully-crafted presentations by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii (石井博史) is available for lunch and dinner and diners will be able to select from Hokkai, Donan or Hakodate (from S$170++).
Celebrating the Lunar New Year (2017) ahead at Pan Pacific Singapore's award-winning Hai Tien Lo is definitely a great idea. The hotel is running a number of dining promotions across the various restaurants during the Chinese New Year Period (09 January 2017 to 11 February 2017) so be sure to check out the festive offerings to find something that suits you.
Welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster at the Pan Pacific Singapore from 09 January 2017. Celebrate joyous reunions across the different restaurants that are located within this five-star hotel or take home signature goodies from the Pacific Marketplace which will be sure to please your family and friends.
The highly-anticipated Hairy Crabs are back at Pan Pacific Singapore's Hai Tien Lo today - from 17 October 2016 to 27 November 2016, savour these highly-prized crustaceans which are well-known for their creamy golden roe. Enjoy a selection of delicacies prepared by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping through a special prix fixe menu or order them from the a la carte menu to find out why these crabs are regarded as one of the most premium crustaceans around!
In conjunction with the Pan Pacific Singapore's 30th Anniversary celebrations, Executive Chef of Hai Tien Lo, Lai Tong Ping, has curated 30 signature claypot delicacies to commemorate this important milestone. From 11 September 2016, savour any two claypot dishes for only S$33.30++ at Hai Tien Lo during dinner from Sundays to Wednesdays - usual price for these dishes range between S$22 to S$28++ each so you are essentially saving up to 40% off!
I spent the Christmas Eve of 2015 at the Pan Pacific Singapore (the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore in 2014 and the Hilton Singapore in 2013) as part of my personal tradition. Since I wanted to take full advantage of my expiring Black status with the DISCOVERY Loyalty status then, I deliberately booked the Pacific Club room and enjoyed a two category upgrade (as per Black benefits) into the Pacific Harbour Studio (one that I have been dying to check out!) for Christmas Eve.
As I wanted to take advantage of my DISCOVERY Black benefits one weekend, I made a reservation at one of my favourite GHA properties in Singapore - the Pan Pacific Orchard. I have had 100% success rate with double upgrades and 6PM late check-out here (as part of my DISCOVERY Black benefits). The property also offers incredible discounts on weekends so it's not difficult to get it under S$250 Nett all-inclusive which in my book, is an amazing deal! During my latest stay in a Pacific Studio, I was invited to check out the St. Gregory Spa at the Pan Pacific Orchard and having heard so much about their award-winning Traditional Chinese Tui-Na Massage, I decided to give it a go during my stay.
The Pan Pacific Singapore is one of my personal favourite hotels in Singapore - it has one of the most amazing club lounges in Singapore and it is usually quite affordable when you book at the right time. This year, the Pan Pacific Singapore turns 30 and in celebration of that, the property will be launching a unique 30th Anniversary Staycation (valid until 31 December 2016!).