Lavish Buffet

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Media Invite - CNY Reunion Dinner at Amara Singapore (165 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088539)

Hello to all my readers... Festive mood is coming again! Usher in the year of the Dog with Amara Singapore on this upcoming Chinese New Year in Feb 2018!

Amara Singapore’s team of dedicated Chinese chefs (Helmed by the Executive Chef - Charles Goh), has created menu with symbolic of prosperity, fortune and happiness to your family and relatives.

On the 15 February 2018 from 6pm at the Grand Ballroom, the one-time reunion dinner is opened to all guests celebrating this Lunar New Year’s 2018 Earth Dog. Guests can look forward to the tossing of salmon yu sheng, where the ingredients are exquisitely arranged in the shape of a dog.

This is the most innovative Yu Sheng that I've ever seen!!!

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Details on Reunion Dinner at Grand Ballroom

For guests who preferred to have extra posh and private dining experience, guests can take up the Imperial Fortune reunion package at S$1,888++ for a table of 10 persons. Each room comes with a fully equipped family karaoke system. The menu comes with dishes like sea urchin, black chicken ginseng soup and cod fish.

For reservations on the reunion dinner at Grand Ballroom:
call: +65 6879 2598

Ok let's see more items below that we have tasted that night!

Chilled Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle Oil and Kombu

Drunken Chicken

Cucumber with Sesame Dressing

Homemade Beetroot Salmon

Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon

Hot Selection:
Black Pepper Crayfish

Vegetarian Treasure Pot (Pen Cai)

A different type of Pen Cai for vegetarians!

Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sichuan Sauce (Whole)

Smoked Duck with Camphor and Tea Leaves (Whole)

Beef Bourguignon

Dessert Selection:
Different types of Chempadek Dessert!
These are Amara Singapore's signature dessert. 
(Don't miss out on these unique desserts)

Chempedak Cake

Chempedak Pudding

Chempedak Swiss Roll

Chempedak Agar Agar

Chempedak Crème Brulee

Chempedak Butter Cake

Pomelo Tangyuan

To mark the customary occasion, every guest will enjoy a special rendition of the Chinese festive dessert – Pomelo Tangyuan, a unique tangy glutinous rice ball sprinkled in edible gold leaves.

Overall Verdict: Out of all the dishes, my favourite will be Chilled Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle Oil and Kombu, Drunken Chicken, Black Pepper Crayfish, Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sichuan Sauce, Smoked Duck with Camphor and Tea Leaves and all the chempedak desserts!

CNY F&B Promotions (1 Feb – 2 Mar 2018)
For buffet lovers, head on to Element and EOTS (Element on Tras Street) to enjoy their sumptuous buffet! 

(6 -12 years)
Reunion Dinner
15 Feb 2018, Thu
 6pm – 10.30pm
Mon – Fri
12pm – 2.30pm
Mon – Sun
 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat – Sun
11.30 am – 2pm
2.30pm – 5pm

Silk Road Restaurant:
Set menus with choices from S$108* per person, minimum 2 persons to dine, S$368* for 4 persons and above, S$838* or $968* for 10 persons.

*All prices quoted are in Singapore dollars and subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes.

For dining reservations and enquiries:
call: +65 6879 2610

**Thank you Amara Singapore & Lindy for the invite! :)

Monday, 25 December 2017

Brunch at Publico Deli (1 Nanson Rd - Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909)

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!
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Opening Hours: 6.30am to 10pm daily

Visited on 4 Nov 2017 (Sat). I love having brunch at hotels and here comes the latest addition "Publico Deli" under Intercontinental Hotel Group at Robertson Quay. Not to worry, the prices here are comparable to family restaurants. Publico Deli is a casual Italian dining place that offers All Day Breakfast and specialty coffee by Liberty!

You can opt to dine indoor or alfresco! But no pets allowed in alfresco. :(

 Beverage Menu

Flat White ($5++)
The coffee here was up to my standard! Thick and aromatic!

Food Menu

Loch Fyne Salmon Benedict ($21++)
Generous portions of loch fyne smoked salmon and eggs benedict on warm baked ciabatta, served with spinach. You can taste the freshness of the eggs and the sauce here is unlike the usual hollandaise sauce, theirs is sriracha hollandaise which is more to a spicy punch. (Something different) Loch Fyne salmon is renowned for its quality and depth of flavour! You can taste the quality in this dish.

Mediterrean Scramble ($19++)
This dish is perfect for weight watchers. Free range scrambled egg white served on a bed of lightly sauteed vegetables and large slice of sourdough bread. Large slices of grilled chicken breasts marinated in yogurt and spices. The breast meat tends to be a little dry but that is to be expected. The generous portion will fill you up even if you're a big eater.

Irresistible Tiramisu ($12++)

The tiramisu here was the best that I had among so many places! Homemade goodness Italian dessert with espresso soaked ladyfingers, bitter chocolate, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with generous cocoa powder. The overall texture was melted in the mouth! Must order!!!

Overall Impression: The service here was average as it took a long time for the staff to clear our plates and not much smile from the staff. Probably the place was quite crowded that morning. Food quality was quite good.  Note: The portion of the food and dessert here was quite big so do not over order.  The coffee here was great too. Publico Deli is definitely a new nice brunch place! 

Note: Publico Deli is usually very noisy and crowded from morning till around 11am as their hotel guests will be having breakfast buffet till around that time.  If you'd like to have a more peaceful ambience, please try to come after 11am. :)


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Grains and Hops at (366 Orchard Road - YOTEL Singapore, Level 10, Singapore 238904)

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!
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Opening Hours:
Sun - Thu: 6:30am - 11pm
Fri, Sat, Eve PH, PH: 6:30am - 12am

Visited on 4 Nov and 2 Dec 2017 (Sat). Grains & Hops Singapore restaurant offers nine varieties of its signature rice bowls featuring grilled Angus beef, roasted Kurobuta pork collar, miso salmon and other seafood and vegetarian options. Pair the skewers with the various grains options like purple sticky rice, basmati rice, multigrain rice and garlic quinoa. To tantalise your taste buds, pick from dips including spicy honey garlic, sesame chutney, sambal mayo, marmite, lemon butter, honey mustard and garlic parmesan.

Their bar counter!

 Dine by the window with pool view!

Beverages Menu

Grains & Hops Brew 
(1/2 Pint - $7++, 1 Pint - $13++)
This is half pint at $7++ and the taste was really light and aromatic. Let lady luck decide your reward with a roll of the dice! Everyone is a winner and you can save up to 60% on each drink. Simply order your drink and roll a dice once it's served. Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page!

Yeah I was so lucky to roll a Six! That means I'm entitled to 60% off the brew! Instead of paying $7++, the above glass of beer became $2.80++ only! What a good deal! :D

Salted Caramel Milkshake ($10++)

Festive Promotion:

Turkey Roulade with Mushroom Stuffing ($24++)
Enjoy this dish at only $18++ & get a complimentary glass of Red Rudolph Mocktail when you
book through the above Chope Button & apply promo code 'FESTIVE' 
Valid till 26 Dec 2017
Grilled Turkey Roulade, stuffed with mushroom ragout, accompanied by fried rice cake and sauteed mixed beans. The turkey meat was quite tough but the overall taste was really delicious! Eat together with the healthy beans and salad!

Red Rudolph
Complimentary Red Rudolph Christmas drink with order of Turkey Roulade above! Hooray!

Food Menu

Grilled Miso Salmon Fish ($20++)
This is one of their signature rice bowl. Comes with yummylicious teriyaki sauce, multigrain rice and house salad. But the meat was a little tough. Hope the chef can improve in this. What a healthy, yet tasty meal.. Must order this dish ya!

Deep Fried Kurobuta Pork Loin ($20++)
This is another signature rice bowl here! Deep fried till golden brown crispy kurobuta pork loin with homemade garlic parmesan sauce, garlic quinoa and house salad.

Unique glass for ice water!

2 Cosy Private Rooms Available

Overall Impression: The interior of Grains & Hops is very sleek, cosy and huge. Service was quite good. Food was healthy and delicious! For your info, each time I visited Grains & Hops, my weight will go down by 1 kg! Woohoo, this is a great place to lose weight, yet get to eat yummy healthy food!


Terms and Conditions for roll the dice promotion:

Applicable on Mondays to Sundays from 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm except the eve of public holidays and public holidays.
Only applicable to drinks by the glass. Not applicable to liquor and wine bottles.
Dice is tossed after the round of drinks are served and discount is applied immediately to the bill after tossing.
Bill must be settled immediately and strictly no holding of bills.
Dice is tossed under the supervision of our crew.
This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other ongoing promotions or discounts.
The Management reserves the right to amend the promotion without prior notice.



UOB card holders are entitled to a 15% discount on their total bill.

Promotion Details:

Promotion period: 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018
Payment must be made with a UOB card
Blackout dates apply
Not valid for Eve of PH/PH and for the first 3 days of CNY
Promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other in-house or external discounts/promotions
Valid only for dine-in guests
American Express

American Express card holders are entitled to a 15% discount on their total bill.

Promotion Details:

Promotion period: 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018
Payment must be made with an Amex card
Blackout dates apply
Not valid for Eve of PH/PH and for the first 3 days of CNY
Privileges cannot be exchanged for cash or used in conjunction with other promotional programmes, offers, discount cards, vouchers or VIP Privileges, unless otherwise stated
Valid only for dine-in guests