New Restaurants In Singapore: October 2018

New Restaurants In Singapore: October 2018

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_14583" align="alignnone" width="810"] Ham and cheesy egg crepes[/caption] Halcyon and Crane From the guys behind popular modern-Sichuan concept comes Halcyon and Crane. The restaurant's design is inspired by the picturesque city of Chengdu in Sichuan province, providing a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city -- even though it's located right in the heart of the shopping district. The food is chiefly cafe-style modern European, but with many Sichuan inflections -- liberal use of spices like Sichuan peppercorns and chilli; and condiments like Chinese vinegar lifts ordinary cafe-style food into delightfully exciting dishes. Experience this with their cured sausage shakshuka, where the traditionally-Mediterranean/African baked egg dish gets a spicy twist with a specialty mala-flavoured air dried pork sausage from Sichuan. Other highlights include their ham and cheesy egg crepes,…
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Where’s The Food: November 2018

Where’s The Food: November 2018

Food, Restaurants
  [caption id="attachment_14692" align="alignnone" width="810"] Soul Mate at Akira Back -- amaebi and uni on brioche toast[/caption] Akira Back This modern Japanese-Korean hot spot is introducing six new dishes this time round, each carrying that Akira Back DNA of fresh, moreish dishes inspired by multiple cultures. New is the salmon tiradito ($25), an updated version of the classic Peruvian-Japanese dish comprising fresh salmon slices, roasted peach, yuzu-lemon and coriander oil. Other highlights include a sous vide-ed shiso sea bass ($33) that sits in a lemongrass broth with fresh shiso, lemon zest, and grated garlic; and the indulgent Soul Mate ($36), which features a heady combination of sweet prawns, uni, and tosa (a kind of soy sauce) jelly on lightly-toasted brioche. 30 Beach Road, Level B1M, Singapore 189763. Tel: +65 6818 1914.…
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4 new Japanese restaurants to try now

4 new Japanese restaurants to try now

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_14384" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Esora's sashimi selection[/caption] Esora The Mohamed Sultan stretch is seeing a revival of sorts with several new restaurants livening up the stretch. One of the newest (and prettiest) Japanese restaurants is Esora. Chef Shigeru Koizumi, who had a stint at Odette before launching this place, grew up in the mountainside town of Nasu in Japan. “I have always had an immense love and respect for nature. This affinity has instilled in me a sensitivity and curiosity to uncover the best of every ingredient. My passion for the best produce drives me to seek out nature’s best during the micro-seasons, and these ingredients are reflected on Esora’s menu.” Some of the highlights include the unique Foie Gras Monaka. The chef updated the traditional monaka with a savoury…
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Where to Eat in Singapore: September 2018

Where to Eat in Singapore: September 2018

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_13925" align="aligncenter" width="810"] La Strada - Tagliolini[/caption] La Strada After its revamped a few months ago, La Strada now sports a sleek contemporary setting, great for business lunches or ‘smart casual’ dinners. Munch on bruschetta topped with Australian certified organic AOM tartare with tartufo cheese ($18), or pan-seared foie gras, sweetened with medjool dates, pineapple, vanilla, and ginger compote ($24). Seasonal pasta items might include black truffle pasta scattered with shavings of Australian Manjimup truffles. There’s also the slurp-worthy squid ink tagliolini partnered with octopus, Australian spanner crab, nduja (pork salumi) and bacon. If you're planning to share a main course, we recommend the controfilleto - this hefty but succulent Australian stockyard grain-fed, 45 days dry-aged, bone-in short loin ($90) is cooked over hickory-charcoal in a Josper grill. To…
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This mid-autumn festival, savour handcrafted tea-inspired mooncakes by Man Fu Yuan

This mid-autumn festival, savour handcrafted tea-inspired mooncakes by Man Fu Yuan

Features, Food, Sponsored
[caption id="attachment_13753" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Man Fu Yuan's mooncakes come in beautiful blue and pink boxes this year[/caption] InterContinental Singapore’s award-winning restaurant Man Fu Yuan unveils a sublime collection of handcrafted baked and snowskin mooncakes this Mid-Autumn festival. The mooncakes are presented in beautiful latticed chests adorned with motifs of birds and flowers. This year’s packaging come in pretty fuchsia and vibrant blue colours. Flavour-wise, Man Fu Yuan will be introducing four new tea-infused gems from its Snowskin Mooncake: Tea Collection, which is inspired by the refined selection of premium tea blends served at the restaurant. [caption id="attachment_13752" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Tea-inspired mooncakes by Man Fu Yuan[/caption] These exquisite rose-shaped snowskin mooncakes include: black sesame with osmanthus whose toasty nuttiness of sesame is accented by the floral notes of osmanthus. This mooncake pairs well…
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Own A HSBC Credit Card? These Japanese Food Deals Will Make You Go Oishii!

Own A HSBC Credit Card? These Japanese Food Deals Will Make You Go Oishii!

Food, Hot Deals, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_13565" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Kotobuki Restaurant's Sake Bakumori Don[/caption] Kotobuki Restaurant One of the stalwarts of Japanese cuisine in Singapore, Kotobuki Restaurant has grown from a single restaurant, established in 1981, to 6 outlets around the island. Serving up Kanto cuisine in a warm, unfussy izakaya setting, the restaurant focuses on an extensive range of hearty, satisfying dishes that go great with an ice-cold beer or some sake. Tuck into favourites like the baked mentai cheese potato, or traditional soul-warming oden. Hungry for more? The restaurant offers everything from sashimi, to grilled and fried dishes. Try the teppan (hot plate) dishes, which feature modern interpretations like chicken with truffle-mushroom sauce; and okonomi tofu alongside the traditional steak. Being an izakaya, they also serve a large array of drinks, from the…
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Win a buffet dinner for 4 at Swissotel Merchant Court

Win a buffet dinner for 4 at Swissotel Merchant Court

Contest, Hot Deals
To celebrate Singapore's 53rd birthday, we want you to tell us what this day means to you! For that, stand a chance to walk away with 1 of 2 sets of Flavours of Singapore buffet dinner voucher for 4, worth S$320 nett at Ellenborough Market Café! From 1 to 31 August 2018, embark on a feast of national pride as Ellenborough Market Café pays homage to Singapore’s diverse food heritage. Indulge in Fruit Rojak, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Singapore Chilli Crab, Braised Hokkien Mee with Seafood and more. For enquiries and reservations, please call +65 6239 1847/ 1848 or email [email protected] Contest details Comment and share with us what Singapore’s 53rd Birthday mean to you Like our Facebook Pages: Swissotel Merchant Court and SALT magazine Flavours of Singapore Contest Terms and Conditions Contest closes on…
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How to organize your very own wine festival – with some help from Fairprice Finest

How to organize your very own wine festival – with some help from Fairprice Finest

#thursdaytipples, Boozy, Food
This one is for the oenophiles—while Singapore is home to countless wine and food festivals throughout the year, you can organise one in the comfort of your own home, with the varied selections from FairPrice Finest. [caption id="attachment_13393" align="aligncenter" width="640"] One of the exclusive labels to Fairprice Finest, La Marca Prosecco from Italy[/caption] Exclusive Wine Labels The gourmet supermarket boasts about 20 exclusive labels, sourced from all the world, and includes both Old and New World estates. To keep things fresh, new labels grace the shelves every 6 months, satisfying even the most jaded palates. Bottles exclusive to the brand include the established Thompson Estates from Margaret River in Western Australia; to the world’s largest estate icewine producer, Pillitteri Estate Wineries, located in Canada. Boggled by all the choices? They…
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Korean Monastery Meal

Korean Monastery Meal

Food, Travel
[caption id="attachment_12888" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Jeondeung Temple in Incheon, Korea[/caption] In one of the most memorable lines uttered by Korean monk Jeongkwan Sunim in Netflix series Chef’s Table, she says: “Soya sauce is eternal”. In that episode, Jeongkwan Sunim, neither a restaurant owner or a Michelin starred chef, pulled back the curtains on the transcendental, ravishing cuisine found in temples. The response from foodies around the globe was explosive. Temple cuisine quickly became a hot trend in the world of gastronomy, with many making pilgrimages to Jeongkwan’s temple and others around Korea to learn more about the food there. While most people associate Buddhism with what you can’t eat—meat and animal byproducts—temple cuisine is much more dynamic than what first meets the eye. At the heart of temple cuisine, according to…
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Sichuan’s Spice Of Life

Sichuan’s Spice Of Life

City Guides, Restaurants, Travel
In our lives, certain cities and places resonate. For me, Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China, is one of them. In the 90s, staying at the then-tourist central, Traffic Hotel, an American introduced me to the delights of huajiao, Sichuan peppercorns, on my nineteenth birthday at a shack of a restaurant near the bridge crossing the Jinjiang River. Returning a decade later, Chengdu had changed. The restaurant was gone, replaced by the imposing façade of an Agricultural Bank of China much in the same way that narrow winding streets of wooden buildings had been ripped down to create a city being pulled into the 21st Century. Still lingering on my lips, though, was the taste of huajiao, but it would be some years yet before I learnt I…
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