Monday, January 24, 2022

PARKROYAL on Beach Road - Celebrates Lunar New Year With Local Festive Favourites At Ginger And Bespoke Tipples At Club 5


Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road ushers in the Year of Tiger with a repertoire of uniquely local festive favourites, available from 15 January 2022 – 15 February 2022. As a halal-certified all-day dining restaurant, it is an ideal place to gather with colleagues, friends and your loved ones for a wholesome feast.

We started our buffet feast with a mini Chinese New Year Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng perfect for two. It was rather fun as there aren't many options out there made for two servings.

Butternut Pumpkin Soup 3/5

Double-boiled Soup 4/5

As starters, we had the festive special Butternut Pumpkin Soup and Double-boiled Soup which was homely and comforting.

Cereal Lobster 4.5/5

For the main festive spread, the Cereal Lobster was my favourite of all. The meat was plump and sweet, and the savoury-sweet cereal crust made it even more delicious.

Thai Jumbo Prawns with XO Sauce 3/5

Thai Jumbo Prawns with XO Sauce had a nice smokey flavour imparted from the grill.

Crayfish Ipoh Hor Fun 3/5

Crayfish Ipoh Hor Fun had a delicious broth rich with chicken stock, but the taste of the crayfish was rather bland.

Prawns with Asparagus and Pine Nuts 3.5/5

I enjoyed the Prawns with Asparagus and Pine Nuts too - seasoned to bring out the ingredients' natural flavours. I love how the roasted pine nuts add crunch and accent the dish with the dish nuttiness.

Grilled Chicken Bakkwa Slider 4/5, Braised Angus Beef Cheek with Mantou 3/5

The festive spread includes two delightful finger foods - Grilled Chicken Bakkwa Slider and Braised Angus Beef Cheek with Mantou. The Grilled Chicken Bakkwa Slider surprised us with a very yummy piece of chicken Bakkwa nicely grilled to render the fats and a nicely toasted fluffy bun. The latter, on the other hand, was a tad dry.


If your dinner feast ends early, drop by Club 5 for bespoke tipples. On the menu, you will find cocktails characterised by the interesting stories of Bugis Junction, Arab Street and Beach Road. It draws inspirations from its surrounding locations that are rich in history and heritage,


For a bold and smokey drink, go for Paper Flames, presented with some theatrics. For a lighter citrus drink yet laced with a tinge of complexity, you can try High Tide Swizzle concocted with cashew orgeat and passion fruit.


During the lunar new year, guests may opt for either a pair of personalised Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey with distinct fresh fruity notes or a twin bottle deal of either Milagro Tequila, Hendrick's Gin or Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum from $288 onwards.

Photos and words 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.

PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road
Singapore 199590
Tel: +65 65055710
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue: 8am - 1030am
Wed-Sun: 8am - 1030am, 12pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the overhead walkway all the way to The Concourse building. Take the exit down to Nicoll Highway and walk towards Parkroyal Serviced Residences. Cut through towards Parkroyal Hotel. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, January 23, 2022

An Auspicious Feast At Goodwood Park Hotel To Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger


Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel and Min Jiang Dempsey will be offering a prosperous lineup of Lunar New Year delights from 7 January to 15 February 2022 for a roaring start to the Year of the Tiger.

Auspicious Abundance 'Lo Hei' 4.5/5

It has been a tradition to kick start all CNY dinners with the Yu Sheng, tossing to a year of abundance and good health. We had the Auspicious Abundance 'Lo Hei' from Min Jiang at Dempsey. It features fresh tiger prawns as an ode to the Year of the Tiger. The prawns and abalone are arranged to resemble firecrackers. At the same time, a medley of julienned carrot, romaine lettuce, affilla cress, pomelo and watermelon balls are topped with an orb of deep-fried shredded purple sweet potato for added crunch and colour. Accompaniments are sesame, peanuts, deep-fried sweet potato strips, deep-fried yam strips, deep-fried spring roll skin, and a delightful dressing made with plum sauce, kumquat juice, strawberry sauce, ginger flowers and sesame oil.

Double-boiled Seafood Soup with Abalone & Handmade Black Moss Meatballs in Claypot 4.8/5

New this year is the light and hearty Double-boiled Seafood Soup with Abalone & Handmade Black Moss Meatballs in Claypot. It is a good change from the usual richly flavoured dishes. It is available for takeaway too.

Braised Spring Chicken with Iberico Pork Rolls & Abalone in Pot 4.2/5

Another new savoury dish is the Braised Spring Chicken with Iberico Pork Rolls & Abalone in Pot. Diners that prefers that richly flavoured pen cai will enjoy the variations from Min Jiang, which comes with goose web that is hardly served in pen cai nowadays.

Fried Jasmine Rice with Fresh Crabmeat, Dried Scallops & Fish Roe

We need a carb dish to end the meal in all Chinese diner, and the Fried Jasmine Rice with Fresh Crabmeat, Dried Scallops & Fish Roe will be a fitting choice.

Tiger Gateau

Mao Shan Wang Tiger Swiss Roll

Golden Fortune Bucket

The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel has created a number of cakes inspired by the year of the Tiger, such as the Tiger Gateau - a vanilla pound cake, Mao Shan Wang Tiger Swiss Roll and the auspicious Golden Fortune Bucket for a year of good fortune, prosperity and abundance.


Sweet Abundance Tier Set

Inspired by the afternoon tea set, the pastry chefs have up the game with the Sweet Abundance Tier Set, especially for the Chinese New Year. Each set comes with eight pairs of bite-sized entremets intricately crafted into auspicious icons of different colours, shapes and designs.


Guests may place their online orders at for delivery or self-collection. Alternatively, guests may contact Min Jiang 岷江 at (65) 6730 1704 / email:, Min Jiang Dempsey 岷江在登布西山 at (65) 6774 0122 / email:, and The Deli at (65) 6730 1786 / email: to place their takeaway orders for self-collection only. Availability for all Lunar New Year specials is from 7 January to 15 February 2022. Advance order of five days is required for takeaways and the last pre-order date is on 10 February 2022.