Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Red Lantern Live Seafood Restaurant @ Sembawang Country Club - Hidden Live Seafood Restaurant In The North Offering Tze Char Dishes

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Red Lantern Live Seafood Restaurant officially opened in August this year and is situated within Sembawang Country Club. It offers more than 80 tantalising Asian seafood dishes, such as the signature Live lobster porridge, Chilli Crab, Squid, Kailan, BBQ Pork Ribs and more. The spacious restaurant is not enclosed and has a nice view of the golf terrace.

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Golden Salted Egg Squid 4/5

We started our meal with the Golden Salted Egg Squid ($15). Deep fried to a crispy texture, the slightly chewy rings of squid were coated in a slightly spicy, creamy salted egg paste. It was an enjoyable dish that packed a nice salted egg flavour.

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Dual Taste Kailan 3.8/5

A unique way to kick up a notch to the usual kailan dishes, the Dual Taste Kailan ($12) was served with a pile of crispy kailan leaf shreds and anchovies atop the crunchy Kailan stalks. It was an interesting twist that gave diners two different flavours and textures from one vegetable.

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BBQ Spanish Pork Ribs with Red Wine 4.2/5

One of our favourite dishes is the BBQ Spanish Pork Ribs with Red Wine ($18). The pork rib meats were superbly fork tender and fell off the bone easily. It was also coated in an incredibly flavourful marinate before being smoked and glazed, packing a robust sweet-savoury flavour with a strong smoky aroma.

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Fragrant Spicy Crab 4.2/5

As they had run out of Lobsters for the day, we settled for the Fragrant Spicy Crab ($88) instead, which did not disappoint. The wok-fried crab was tossed and covered in loads of chilli peppercorns and crispy fried garlic pieces, which brought out the lovely spicy fragrance, while the crab meat was thick, sweet and fleshy. Besides the Fragrant Spicy Crab, they offer choices of Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab as well.

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Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Red Lantern Live Seafood Restaurant
249 Sembawang Road
Sembawang Country Club
Singapore 758352
Nearest MRT: Spring Leaf (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Spring Leaf MRT station. Take Exit 3. Walk to bus stop opposite Thong Soon Road (Stop ID 56091). Take bus number 167, 169, 860, 980. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to Toranto Road. Turn right onto Toranto Road and walk to the end of the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 25 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Da Paolo Time-Honored Italian Favourites For Christmas Hosting & Gifting 2022


Da Paolo presents a cornucopia of festive gourmet delights available for takeaway and delivery this Christmas. Da Paolo ushers in the festivities with a mouth-watering spread of time-honoured Italian favourites. The wide selection entices with sumptuous roasts, irresistible sweets, and artisanal products. Be inspired by the ready-to-eat items, curated bundles, and luxe hampers, gifting options for hassle-free hosting and gifting so there is more time to create lasting memories with family and friends.

Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey

The highlight at Da Paolo has to be the Stuffed & Deboned Roast Turkey (4358, approx 4kg) with three layers of stuffing. In the centre of the giant bird is Cotechino, a traditional Italian-style sausage served during Christmas. A layer of chestnuts, leeks and mushrooms encased the pork meat sausage, followed by a final layer of aromatic chorizo spiced mince. The Christmas bird is served alongside roasted potatoes, carrots, onions and a tangy housemade fresh passion fruit sauce. It is suitable for 10 to 12 pax.

Brussels Sprouts, Turnips & Cranberry Salad

The feast is never complete without the sides. Some of the stunning sides that I enjoyed is the appetising Brussels Sprouts, Turnips & Cranberry Salad ($65), where finely shaved brussels sprouts and crispy turnips are tossed with dried cranberries, olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper. It can serve 4 to 6 pax.

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Another lovely side is the Truffle Mac & Cheese ($99), baked with Italian cheese and homemade bechamel, drizzled with Italian truffle oil. These hearty baked pasta can serve 4 to 6 pax.


There is a splendid line-up of irresistible sweet treats for the sweet tooth, such as the dainty edible Christmas wreaths. They are two flavours - White Chocolate Candied Fruit Wreath ($24.90) and Dark Chocolate Pistachio Wreath ($24.90).

Pistachio Raspberry Log Cake

Salted Caramel Macadamia Log Cake

Flourless Chocolate Log Cake

For every first time, Da Paolo has put together a line-up of three log cakes. This year, the traditional Yule logs take on a contemporary Italian spin. The three flavours are Salted Caramel Macadamia Log Cake ($78, approx 1kg), Pistachio Raspberry Log Cake ($95, approx 900g) and Flourless Chocolate Log Cake ($68, approx 800g).

Christmas-inspired Cookies


The new Italian and Christmas-inspired cookies are ideal for gifting or some sweet treats ($38 per tin). It is available in three flavours - Cocoa Almond Biscotti, Italian Pistachio Cookie and Christmas Fruit Crunchies. The delightful sweets are contained in Da Paolo's exclusive cookie tins designed with adorable illustrations of Gastronomia's storefront with nostalgic Christmas scenes.

Panettone Classico

Panettone, a widely enjoyed treat during Christmas time, is available at Da Paolo too. The Panettone Classico ($68) with candied orange peel and raisins is authentically handcrafted by Da Paolo's artisanal bakers in Italy, following an exclusive secret recipe with the use of multi-generational and time-honoured techniques. Besides the classic panettone, there are two other flavours in the Panettone Ciocccolato ($72) and Panettone Prosecco ($72).


Da Paolo's festive offerings can be ordered via the online gourmet grocery shop at from 1 November to 31 December 2022 or while stocks last (whichever is earlier) for self pick-up from any Da Paolo Gastronomia outlet, and delivery from 11 November 2022 to 4 January 2023. Orders must be made three days in advance, before 12pm. So plan ahead and place an order from 1 to 30 November 2022 to enjoy an early bird offer of 15% off Christmas Bundle Meals.