Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Angie's Oyster Bar & Grill @ Tan Boon Liat Building - A New Home For Its Seasonal Seafood And Charcoal Grilled Dishes


Angie's Oyster Bar & Grill which used to be located at Raffles Place moved to its new home at Tan Boon Liat Building. The new place is beautiful and cosy. Though it may not be as accessible by public transport compare to its previous home, there are plenty of parking lots for those driving.

Taramosalata 4/5

Our lunch started with Taramosalata ($14), a Greek meze made from tarama, and cod's roe. It has a slight pinkish colour which makes it very attractive to the sensitives, garnished with red wine shallots, Kalamata olives, dill and thyme. Best to have it together with the sourdough. I like the jalapenos served at the side, which helps to freshen up the palate.

Dorper Lamb "Lollipop" 4.8/5

The dish that sold my heart is probably the Dorper Lamb "Lollipop" ($12). It is one damn good lamb dish beautifully marinated with aromatic spices. The whole pairing of Moroccan-spiced chermoula, chipotle, grapefruit, mint salsa, poblano labneh and watercress with the fork-tender lamb may feel like there is a lot of things going on, but they work harmoniously together.

Truffled Kombu Cold Pasta, Prestige (Ikura Mountain) 3.8/5

Suitable for sharing is the Truffled Kombu Cold Pasta, Prestige ($68) topped with a mountain of ikura. The texture and flavours are spots on, but it is rather expensive though it is suitable for 3 to 4 persons.

Spanish Mussels (500g) 4.5/5

For $38, you get a whole plate of huge and plump Spanish Mussels prepared in mariniere style with a splash of Pernod. A well-executed dish that is not sophisticated yet brings up the freshness of the shellfish.

78 Degree Fremantle Octopus 4.2/5

Last but not least, we had the 78 Degree Fremantle Octopus ($36) grilled to perfection. It is tender and succulent, with a slightly crispy exterior. The smokiness further enhances the beautifully cooked dish, paired with pistou, burnt cauliflower, olive, chorizo crumbs and sea grapes.

For coffee lover, you maybe delighted to know that Anther by Glasshouse shared the same space with Angie's Oyster Bar & Grill. Coffee and pastries are available from 9am to 6pm daily.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Angie's Oyster Bar & Grill
Tan Boon Liat Building
313A Outram Road
Singapore 169073
Tel: +65 62219555
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line), Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 9am - 930pm
Fri-Sat: 9am - 10pm

1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Tiong Bahru MRT station (Stop ID 10169). Take bus number 5, 16, 123 or 195. Alight 2 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road. Walk to bus stop opposite Outram Park MRT station. (Stop ID 06011). Take bus number 75, 121 or 970. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, January 17, 2021

藝 Yi By Jereme Leung @ Raffles Hotel - Usher In The Year Of Ox


Usher in the year of the Ox at 藝 Yi By Jereme Leung located in Raffles Hotel with auspicious culinary creations and celebratory home dining sets. The Lunar New Year menu will be available from 18 January to 26 February 2021.

Longevity Yu Sheng with Abalone, Arctic Surf Clams and Salmon 4/5


Tossed to a year of abundance and prosperity with the Longevity Yu Sheng with Abalone, Arctic Surf Clams and Salmon ($208) dressed in Yunnan Rose Sauce. This year, the restaurant has also come up with a convenient takeaway packaging for their Yu Sheng for families to Lo Hei in the comfort of their home.

Sea Whelk Skewer 3/5, Plum-pickled Cherry Tomatoes 4.2/5, Seaweed Shrimp Rolls 3.5/5

Our dinner started with a trio of appetisers consisting of Sea Whelk Skewer, Plum-pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Vinegar, and Seaweed Shrimp Rolls. The sea whelk comes in a spicy and mala sauce, and I thought the texture was a bit tough. The plum-pickled cherry tomatoes with its sweetness help to cool off the heat from the sea whelk. The seaweed shrimp roll is a unique tweak of the tradition.


I was also given a glimpse of their dim sum offerings in the Pan-seared Carrot Cake. Lightly seared on the exterior, it gives the carrot cake a nice char, crisp and beautiful aroma while the interior remains soft.

Buddha Jumps Over The Wall 3.8/5

With the rainy season in Singapore, the weather has been rather chilling. The Buddha Jumps Over The Wall ($68) makes an ideal entry to warm up the body. Diners will be treated to a luxe enjoyment of premium ingredients in the light and nourishing bowl of soup, packed with the ingredients' essence drawn over hours of boiling.

Steamed Cod Fillet with Fermented Black Beans and Olives 4/5

The fatty Steamed Cod Fillet is cooked to perfection excellently paired with fermented black beans and olives brightening the cod fish's buttery flavour.

Baked Lobster with XO Sauce and Cheese 4/5

I thought the Baked Lobster with XO Sauce and Cheese would be very rich and pungent, but the flavours were quite subtle. I am not sure whether it is the real intention, but it does allow me to appreciate the lobster meat's freshness, instead of dressing the beautiful meat in a creamy and strong dressing.

Slow-cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs with Fried Bun 4/5

Sweet and Sour pork I have eaten a lot, but pork ribs is a first for me. The Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs fell off the bone with ease, and the sauce is well balanced, not selling the limelight. It even comes with fried bun to allow diners to wipe up the delicious sauce.

Chef Jereme's Signature Golden Fried Rice with Preserved Meats 4.2/5

Most chefs will add the lup cheong into the fried rice to infuse it with the beautiful aroma. However, Chef Jereme has taken a step further in his Golden Fried Rice to dice the preserved meats into the fried rice, elevating the whole enjoyment with the lup cheong's aroma in each mouth fill.

Glutinous Rice Cake 4.2/5, Stuffed Glutinous Rice Dumpling 4/5, Fermented Rice Wine Ice Cream 3/5

Wrapping up the dinner is a trio of dessert that consists of Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Shredded Coconut, Stuffed Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Mixed Fruit and Fermented Rice Wine Ice Cream.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

藝 Yi By Jereme Leung
Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188719
Tel: +65 63371886
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 930pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]