Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charlie's Peranakan Food @ Golden Mile Food Centre - It Deserves A Michelin Star


After seeing several postings from foodie gurus in the Singapore scene on Charlie's Peranakan Food at Golden Mile Food Centre, I can sense an excitement in the return of Charlie, a Baba Chef who has retired about 8 years ago. I have never tried his food but the raving reviews from these gurus, I know I need to taste his cooking before he decided to call it a day again.

Sambal Fish 4.8/5

I could not resist ordering the Sambal Fish ($20) which looks so good in the news article that has been pasted at the stall. I didn't regret doing so. Charlie definitely has got the cooking timing spot on, the fish meat was really moist. It is like cutting into a good steak at a steakhouse. The other highlight is the sambal gravy. It is the assam type which whets up the appetite with its sourness. It even comes with lady fingers and brinjal. Ginger flower is sprinkled on top of the steamed fish for that extra kick before serve.

Chap Chye 4.5/5

The Chap Chye ($2/$3) is as impressive too. Soft, crunch, flavourful. This met all my expectation of a good chye chap. This is probably one of the best stewed mixed vegetable dish I have eaten for a while.

Beef Rendang 4.8/5

The other item on the menu that wows me is their Beef Rendang ($10). Using the shin cut, it has the right ratio of collagen to lean that makes it so fork tender. Not forgetting the aromatic rempah that has "spices up" the whole dimension of the dish. This is a must order.


It is quite amazing to know the amount of dishes that is prepared in the small humble stall at the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre. The stall may looks unassuming but you can guarantee quality and reasonable priced Peranakan food here.

Charlie's Peranakan Food
Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Singapore 199583
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 730pm

1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge and cross over to Beach Road. Walk down Beach Road along the flow of traffic. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Opus Bar & Grill @ Hilton Hotel SIngapore - Celebrates Third Birthday With The Best of Land, Sea & Soil


Happy 3rd Birthday Opus Bar & Grill! The celebration has already started at Hilton Singapore since March 9 with the launch of the new Super Trio. Diners get to indulge in a 500 gram Australian Westholme Wagyu Sirloin, 500 gram whole Live Boston Lobster, plus two-hour free flow of selected white and red wines from Sunday to Thursday or 50 percent off wine by the bottle on Friday and Saturday.


With a marble score of 4, this Australian Westholme Wagyu Sirloin has a balance of meat and fats, which boosts a meatier texture compared to a Japanese Wagyu.


Out of the 5 sauces provided, my favourite is definitely the red wine reduction with bone marrow, as well as the mushroom truffle sauce. If you want the meat even more luscious, simply smooth a generous serving of the inhouse garlic butter with herbs.


If you have not already know, Opus prides itself as being environmentally conscious having achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Chain of Custody certification. The Live Boston Lobster is eco-labelled too. What's interesting is the homemade Harissa dip served at the side. The tang that greets the tip of your tongue, actually comes from the lemons that has been aged for as long as 8 months and more. That really brightens up the sauce, on top of the fiery spices. The Executive Chef was kind enough to share the recipe of aging the lemon with us!


If sirloin is not your kind of cut, there is a range of cuts to choose from - the signature sharing cut of 800g Rangers Valley Angus OP Rib which is dry-aged in-house for 14 to 36 days to whiskey-aged 1 to 1.2 kg U.S. California Tomahawk steak and prime grade cuts from U.S. Greater Omaha priced from $58. The biggest draw would possibly be the ongoing “Steak and Wine” package. With any order of Opus prime cuts from $58 onwards, enjoy either a two-hour free flow of selected white and red wines from Sunday to Thursday or 50 percent off on wine by the bottle on Friday and Saturday.

Words and photos by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Opus Bar & Grill
Hilton Hotel Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883
Tel: +65 67303390
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue walking along Orchard Road. Journey time is about 8 minutes. [Map]


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