Wah Lok at the Carlton Hotel Singapore ran a pretty great lobster promotion last month and if you have indeed missed out on it, the restaurant is running a Braised Whole South African Abalone promotion in May 2016 for just S$32++ (instead of S$48++) per piece. If abalone is not for you, the restaurant also serves up really good dim sum and double-boiled soups - I dare say the dim sum is one of the best in Singapore!
When you are here at Wah Lok, you can't go without giving the Baked Barbecued Pork Buns a try. More commonly known as Bo Lo Bao, these pork buns have that perfect caramelisation on the top yet remaining soft, fluffy and delicious on the inside. The deep-fried Yam Rolls with Seafood is also another one to try - firstly the dish just looks amazing and despite being deep-fried, you will find no remnants of oil. Secondly, beneath that crispy surface is a beautiful combination of taro and fresh seafood. Wah Lok also serves up some of the best vegeratian dim sums that I have had - the translucent skin (which reminds me slightly of Vietnamese rice paper) is chewy, thin and delicate while the ingredients remain flavourful and crunchy - perfect!
Looking for something a little heavier? Try the simple but delicious Steamed Carrot Cake here at Wah Lok - be sure to ask for some XO Sauce (if it isn't already on your table) for that great finish.
If you are looking to celebrate an important occasion (like the upcoming Mother's Day or someone's birthday), you may consider the Braised Whole South African Abalone which is available at a special price of S$32++ per piece in the month of May 2016 - cut into the supple and tender flesh of the abalone and dip it into that amazing braised sauce.
Another thing to look forward to in Wah Lok is the desserts. While I do enjoy the famous Avocado Cream a lot, I've decided to try something different this time so I ended up with the Mango Pudding with Pomelo and boy was that a great decision! I love the consistency of the mango and the pudding itself - firm and chewy.
If you are looking for something a little more healthy, opt for one of the Herbal Jelly desserts that Wah Lok has.
This was an invited media-tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.
Indulge in classic Cantonese dishes at one of the most luxurious Cantonese restaurants in Singapore - Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore. Chinese New Year (2017) goodies and takeaway favourites are available until 11 February 2017 - members of the Supper Club at The St. Regis Singapore can receive up to 25% off gourmet takeaways.
Indulge in a selection of gourmet delicacies that have been handpicked this Lunar New Year (2017) at the 10 at Claymore (located within the Pan Pacific Orchard). The Spring Time Oyster Rhapsody will feature five varieties of freshly-shucked oysters alongside prominent dishes that are often consumed during the Chinese New Year.
Wah Lok at the Carlton Hotel Singapore is one of the most underrated restaurants in Singapore. Located on the second level of the hotel, Wah Lok serves up delicious Cantonese fare that had stood the test of time over the years. There is also a really decent room package over the Lunar New Year (2017) period here at the Carlton Hotel Singapore which starts from just S$188++ a night.
Man Fu Yuan at the InterContinental Singapore is one of the best restaurants in Singapore that serves up delicious Cantonese food - remember you can potentially save up to 25% off food here with a Gourmet Collection Membership and this is great value if you tend to eat in participating InterContinental hotels quite a bit. Check out the items from the lunar new year (2017) this year!
Wan Hao at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has just recently been refreshed with slicker interiors and a new coat of paint. Usher in the year of the Fire Rooster ahead with auspicious set menus and specially-created dishes for the Lunar New Year (2017) ahead from 09 January 2017 to 11 February 2017.
The Conrad Tokyo is one of the most highly-rated hotels in the city of Tokyo - some of the rooms and suites overlooks the iconic Tokyo Bay and the Hamarikyu Gardens which is just stunning in the fall. When I visited Tokyo last month, I stayed in one of the Bay View Rooms with Executive Lounge access (from my Hilton HHonors Diamond Status) for two nights and during the stay, I took the opportunity to check out Kazahana (a Japanese restaurant within the Conrad Tokyo) which was easily one of the best meals that I have ever had in Tokyo.
Journey through Singapore's culinary heritage through a five-tier afternoon tea set at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore's Colony. Since its opening over a year ago, Colony has been on my list of favourite places to go to for lunch and dinner buffets - the quality superior, food is consistent and more importantly, the dining venue is extremely beautiful. Colony launches The Journey - a brand new afternoon tea experience that is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.
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.
Famous for her luscious and succulent char siew, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar located within the Grand Park Orchard needs no further introduction. This Lunar New Year (2017), celebrate joyful reunions with progressive Cantonese cuisine that is set to impress your friends and family members. The Lunar New Year specialties are available from 14 January 2017 to 11 February 2017 and the restaurant is usually quite popular so make sure you make your reservations early.
I wrote about the new Chinese New Year (2017) dishes at the Conrad Centennial Singapore's Golden Peony restaurant and I actually got to sample some of these delicious creations last week during a media tasting of the menu. These dishes will be made available at Golden Peony between 10 January 2017 and 11 February 2017 - advance reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointments.