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
The Pan Pacific Melbourne was rebranded from the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf (which I have personally stayed in at least three times) back in 2017 and ever since then, the property has gone through refurbishment to ensure that both the hardware and software are in line with the Pan Pacific brand globally. I flew in to Melbourne on Emirates and since I was traveling on Business Class, I got to enjoy a complimentary chauffeur-drive service from the airport to a place of my choice. Check out my review of the Pacific Club King Room here at the Pan Pacific Melbourne!
Celebrate the weekends with a sizzling BBQ and unlimited house wines and beers at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Poolside Patio from 6:30PM to 9:30PM every Friday and Saturday (from 22 September 2017). Enjoy a four-course barbecue menu while overlooking the refurbished swimming pool and Poolside Bar.
The Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has just officially opened the flagship Pan Pacific Beijing on 20 August 2017 where Mr. Larry Lv was also recently appointed as the General Manager of this 220-room property. Located at the gateway of the Xicheng District, the Pan Pacific Beijing is walking distance from the Beijing Financial Street as well as famous landmarks like the Forbidden City.
From 05 May 2017 to 31 May 2017, savour authentic Fujian delicacies as Guest Chef Raymond Hu from the Pan Pacific Xiamen showcases some of his specialties at the Pan Pacific Singapore's award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo. The special a la carte and set menus will be available until 31 May 2017 but the guest chef will only be in the kitchen until 14 May 2017 so make sure you get in fast if you want to see the chef in action.
One of my favourite lunch spots around the City Hall and Promenade area is the Pacific Marketplace at the Pan Pacific Singapore. If you are ever searching for a spot that is comfortable, quiet and still serves delicious food, the Pacific Marketplace could be that dream destination. The menu here has just recently been refreshed to include new items that are inspired by cuisines from Hawaii, Europe and the Middle East (alongside the delicious Asian Delights that they already have).
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.