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.
I visited the city of Yangon in September 2016 and was blown away by the energy and striking contrast between old and new. The former capital of Myanmar has been opening up a lot more in recent years and it is always great to visit a city like that when it is still in its infancy stage of tourism development. After hearing so much about Le Planteur online and from people who have been there, I decided to check it out one afternoon myself to find out why Le Planteur is constantly talked-about as the best restaurant in Yangon.
I wrote about the availability of new U.S. Prime Grade Cuts from Greater Omaha at the Hilton Singapore's Opus Bar & Grill a couple of weeks ago and I recently invited down to the restaurant to check out the menu for myself when I was staying over at the Hilton Singapore last weekend. Remember you can easily get S$50 back in statement credit when you charge at least S$300 to an eligible American Express card.
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!
White Rose Cafe at York Hotel Singapore needs no introduction - it is home to the famous Penang Hawkers' Fare which happens three times a year. Executve Chef Charlie Tham has recently launched a brand new Wok Hei Specialties menu that showcases four local favourite dishes at S$15++ each. This special menu is only available between 01 October 2016 and 15 December 2016 so make sure you do not miss out on it!
Ding Dong continues to serve up contemporary takes on traditional Asian cuisine since the relocation in July earlier this year to this beautiful new location at 115 Amoy Street. This modern Southeast Asian restaurant has also introduced a refreshed cocktail programme in addition to its original and much well-loved food menu. Ding Dong has also recently extended the weekday Set Lunch special to Saturday so you can enjoy all the favourites at the same affordable price even on a Saturday!
In the month of October 2016, indulge in an English Afternoon Tea experience with Pink Treats at the Goodwood Park Hotel's L'Espresso. This ever-popular English Afternoon Tea buffet will feature for a limited-time only, an array of pink treats that have been specially created in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Diners will also receive a Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) pink ribbon pin which is worth S$2 - guests will also be able to make a minimum donation of S$2 for more pins and all donations will go towards the BCF.
If you are ever craving for Japanese on a Saturday and you want to indulge in a really affordable but still amazing buffet, you should check out the Kinki Restaurant + Bar that overlooks the impressive Marina Bay waterfront (and the Marina Bay Sands, of course). The weekly Bottomless Brunch on Saturday has gained quite a bit of traction lately so it is definitely important for you to make a reservation beforehand (unless you are keen to have disappointment for lunch instead).
Before anyone gets too excited, there are no naked photos of anyone in this post at all. Naked in the Sky is an extension to Naked for Satan. Before I even tell you about Naked in the Sky, I had to find out why exactly is Naked for Satan named as such. With a curious mind, I went forth to find the answer to my question and this is what I found out: A guy named Satanovich (hereby known as Satan) used to distill moonshine in his underpants during the sweltering summer months. Since the moonshine was illegal, patrons used to use the code phrase "Let's get Naked for Satan" to gain access to this well-guarded but highly-regarded liquor.
Boasting a homemade rempah (spice paste) that is made from scratch, NOW Noodles + at Novena Square 2 is currently serving up five different noodles at a price point of S$9.80 Nett. While many of you may have heard about the Mee Tai Mak with Century Egg already, I was recently invited down to this restaurant to give all five flavours a go.
Between now until 02 October 2016, savour a mouth-watering spread of Vietnamese favourites at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore's Town Restaurant as three guest chefs from the luxurious The Nam Hai, Hoi An in Vietnam bring some of the region's best to our sunny island. This dinner-only buffet will be made available for a short period of time only so if you are a huge fan of Vietnamese cuisine, be sure to head on down to check it out.