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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Racines @ Sofitel Singapore City Centre - Usher in the Year of the Dragon with a Line-up of Lunar New Year Delights and Set Menus


Usher in the Year of the Dragon with a line-up of Lunar New Year delights at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Available from 1 February 2024 until 29 February 2024, revel in specially curated set menus and celebratory a la carte delights at Racines, or opt for auspicious takeaways to celebrate in the comfort of your home.

Healthy Well Being Yu Sheng 4/5

Highlights include the Healthy Well Being Yu Sheng ($128). Departing from the traditional use of salmon, this refreshing take features crunchy and sweet rock  melon. The vibrant combination of fruits and shredded vegetables marks the commencement of the new year and signifies a healthy start to the festivities.

Chef Andrew’s Magnifique Pen Cai 5/5

Chef Andrew's Magnifique Pen Cai ($328/$498) is exceptional. Ingredients include abalone, scallops, prawns, pork belly, and duck meat, combined with a sauce boasting a rich depth of flavour. The crispy pork belly, with its irresistible crackling, and the duck meat, reminiscent of smoked duck with a layer of unctuous skin, contribute to the overall indulgence of this dish.

Fried Crab Meat Ngoh Hiang 4/5

Available for takeaway, Fried Crab Meat Ngoh Hiang ($68/500g, $128/1kg) is a great add-on side dish. It was juicy with an airy crust. The fiery dipping chilli sauce served with it helped cut through its richness.

Double-boiled Chicken Soup 4.5/5

From the set menus, we tried Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Dried Scallop & Cordycep Blossom. It had a good consistency with a delectable depth of earthy flavour.

Lap Mei Fan 4/5

One of the highlights in the CNY specials includes the Lap Mei Fan, a hearty claypot dish of steamed rice with waxed meat and Chinese sausage. The rice, reminiscent of chicken rice, was flavourful on its own. While the Chinese sausage was slightly tougher than expected, combined with the waxed meat, it still resulted in a wholesome and satisfying dish.

Caramelised Black Cod Fillet with Butter Edamame & Bonito Sauce 5/5

We then indulged in the Caramelised Black Cod Fillet with Butter Edamame & Bonito Sauce. The umami-rich bonito sauce heightened the cod fillet, enhancing its buttery texture and robust flavour. The caramelised exterior added bittersweet notes and a contrasting texture, providing an exquisite touch to the cod.

Bird's Nest 4.5/5

We were treated to a nourishing bowl of Bird's Nest with Ginseng, Red Dates & Wolfberries for dessert.

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.

Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Level 5
9 Wallich Street
Singapore 078885
Tel: +65 64285000
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7am - 1030am, 12pm - 3pm, 530pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn right on Peck Seah Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Shangri-La Singapore - Spring into a Soaring Lunar New Year


Embark on a bountiful Lunar New Year celebration at Shangri-La Singapore as we usher in the auspicious Year of the Dragon. Revel in the opulence of our reunion feasts and indulge in exquisite festive treats. For those preferring celebrations at home, our sumptuous gourmet takeaways promise an equally lavish experience in the comfort of your own abode.

Auspicious Dragon Yu Sheng

A true spectacle, the limited-edition Auspicious Dragon Yu Sheng is poised to leave an impression. Priced at $238++ for six and eight persons, this masterpiece, resembling a dragon, features julienne vegetables, smoked salmon, and jellyfish. A two-day advance order is required for this showstopper.

Pen Cai

The much-anticipated Pen Cai takes centre stage with the Abundance Pen Cai ($518.80 nett) for 8 persons. Overflowing with over 18 luxurious ingredients, including Abalone, Fish Maw, Whole Dace Fish, and more, it's a symbol of prosperity and abundance.

Trehalose, Peach Gum, Rose, and Coconut Milk Nian Gao

Introducing a delectable creation for the Lunar New Year festivities: the Trehalose, Peach Gum, Rose, and Coconut Milk Nian Gao ($72.80 nett, 900g). This special concoction redefines tradition by replacing conventional white or cane sugar with trehalose, presenting a healthier alternative for indulgence. Adorned with delicate rose petals on its surface, this unique Nian Gao elevates texture and symbolises reunion's joyous spirit. Immerse yourself in a fusion of health-conscious sweetness and the essence of celebratory togetherness.

Mung Bean and Dhal Nian Gao

Experience a burst of vibrant hues with the Mung Bean and Dhal Nian Gao ($37.80 nett). This delightful creation showcases a harmonious blend of yellow and green tones. Crafted with precision, a meticulous combination of glutinous rice flour and wheat flour is added to the mixture, ensuring the desired consistency and texture. The result is a visually appealing treat that promises a unique taste adventure. As the final touch, this colourful Nian Gao undergoes a meticulous steaming process, delivering a delectable fusion of tradition and innovation.

Shangri-La Yuzu Pineapple Tarts

Experience a modern twist with the Shangri-La Yuzu Pineapple Tarts ($64.80 nett, 16pc). These tarts bring a sweet and zesty finish, transforming the traditional into a contemporary delight.


We were graciously hosted at Shangri-La Singapore for an enchanting Lunar New Year dinner. The evening unfolded as a showcase of sumptuous delights, offering a glimpse into the gourmet extravaganza crafted for this Lunar New Year. Each dish, a testament to culinary artistry, promised an unforgettable journey of flavours and textures befitting the grandeur of the occasion.

Trio Appetiser Platter

We commenced with a Trio Appetiser Platter, a tantalising showcase of meticulously crafted dim sum. Among the treasures were Steamed Diced Scallop Dumplings adorned with glistening Salmon Roe, offering a burst of oceanic richness. Following suit, the Steamed Cod Fish Dumplings promised a harmonious blend of textures and flavours. As a crowning jewel, the Deep-fried Shrimp with Cheese encased in a crisp Filo Pastry revealed a delightful interplay of the crunchy exterior and succulent, cheesy interior. Each morsel was a visual feast and a symphony of delectable sensations that set the tone for the dinner ahead.

Double-boiled Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, Ginseng and Honey Locust

In the symphony of flavours, a bowl of Double-boiled Chicken Broth with Fish Maw, Ginseng, and Honey Locust emerges as a comforting elixir. The essence of Chicken intertwines with the delicate richness of Fish Maw, the earthy notes of Ginseng, and the subtle sweetness of Honey Locust. The slow double-boiling process ensures that every sip encapsulates the wholesome goodness of the ingredients, creating a nourishing and soul-soothing experience. Each spoonful is a testament to the chef's mastery in extracting the essence of nature's bounty.

Abundance Pen Cai

Served before us is a miniature of the Abundance Pen Cai. A treasure trove of sea and land, the pot overflows with opulence - 8-head Abalone, Whole Dace Fish, Fried Fish Maw, Pork Knuckle, Sweet and Sour Pan-fried Prawn, Dried Scallop, Sea Cucumber, Goose Web, Roasted Pork, Soya Sauce Chicken, Dried Oyster, Fragrant Mushroom, Radish, Taro, Chinese Cabbage, Fried Bean Curd Stick, Chestnut, and Black Moss. Each ingredient, meticulously curated and arranged, symbolises prosperity and good fortune. The rich flavours of the sea meld with the earthiness of the land, creating a harmonious symphony in this culinary orchestra. The Abundance Pen Cai is not merely a dish but a celebration of life's bountiful offerings, a feast for the senses.

Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet

The Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet, moist and buttery, melted with every bite. The appetising sour notes from the preserved vegetables brought a refreshing twist to the dish, a perfect prelude to the sweet and fragrant finish brought by the infusion of tangerine peel. This subtle yet pronounced element added a layer of sophistication, elevating the entire experience. The crystal noodle with black bean sauce complemented this seafood opus, a harmonious duet that enhanced the overall symphony. The marriage of textures and the play of sweet, sour, and umami made this dish not just a meal but a culinary performance to remember.

Fried Glutinous Rice

In a spectacular finale, our dining journey at Shangri-La Singapore reached its zenith with the Fried Glutinous Rice, which encapsulated the essence of richness and depth. The glutinous rice, layered with preserved meat, dried shrimp, conpoy, and scallops, was crowned with the luxury jewel—black caviar. Each glutinous rice grain bore the fragrant signature of preserved meat, creating a melody of flavours resonating through every bite. It left an indelible impression—a harmonious blend of flavours that provided a delicious and hearty conclusion to our Lunar New Year feast at Shangri-La Singapore.

Lunar New Year goodies are available for purchase online from 20 December 2023 to 24 February 2024. 20% Early Bird Discount is applicable for selected items and valid till 7 January 2024, and 15% discount valid till 21 January 2024. To order online, please visit, call +65 6213 4511 or email

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Shangri-La Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 67373644
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

藝 Yì by Jereme Leung @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Usher in the Year of the Dragon with an Array of Lunar New Year Delicacies and Dine-in Set Menus


藝 Yì by Jereme Leung in Raffles Hotel Singapore invites guests to celebrate a season of reunions and new beginnings with an exquisite selection of festive delicacies and auspicious gifts. Chef Jereme Leung has curated an array of Lunar New Year delicacies and Lunar New Year Dine-in Set Menus, available from 22 January to 24 February 2024. During our visit, we tried the Abundance Set Menu ($228/pax).

Longevity Yu Sheng

There are 4 selections of Yu Sheng, including a Vegetarian Option featuring crispy lotus roots and organic vegetables. The Abundance menu offers Longevity Yu Sheng ($216/$152) with Octopus Sashimi & Sakura Shrimp. I enjoyed the sweetness and texture of the Sakura Shrimps, and it was a pity that they seemed to get lost easily among other ingredients due to their delicate texture.

Platter 3/5

Next, we had an appetiser platter comprising Deep-fried Crab Meat Roll with Wasabi Mayonnaise & Yuzu Salsa, Baked Eggplant with Scallop served with roasted pepper sauce, and Barbecued Iberico Pork Char Siew with Lime Caviar. The char siew was succulent but could be elevated with more caramelisation. The other two items weren't as delectable. The yuzu salsa was a tad too sweet, and the Kueh Pie Tee cup left an unexpected taste.

Soup 4.8/5

The soup course features Doubled-boiled Fish Maw, Sarcadion Aspratus Dried Mushroom & Sea Conch Soup. Its light consistency and good depth of flavour from the mushroom were thoroughly enjoyable, offering a delicate balance to relatively affluent fish maw.

Braised 10-Head South African Abalone 4.5/5

Next, we had a premium Braised 10-head South African Abalone. The sauce and accompanying ingredients harmoniously complemented the abalone, making it a wholesome dish.

Pan-seared Cod Fish 4.5/5

Following is Pan-seared Cod Fish with Green Pepper Sauce & crispy Pork Lard. It stood out with its buttery flesh encased in an aptly crisped exterior. The savoury sauce and fragrant lard bits accentuated the sweetness of the fish.

Sweet & Sour Crispy Prawn 4/5

Another seafood dish on the menu was Sweet & Sour Crispy Prawn with soybean cake, offering a nostalgic Sweet and Sour Pork flavour. I appreciate the addition of tempeh in this dish, which paired well with the texture of the prawn.

Steamed Jasmine Rice & Millet with Tribute Vegetables & Preserved Meats 5/5

The highlight for me was this Steamed Jasmine Rice & Millet with Tribute Vegetables & Preserved Meats, excellently executed in every aspect. The perfectly steamed rice absorbed all the flavours imparted from the warmed preserved meats, complemented by a drizzle of sweet sauce that bound all the ingredients together. The preserved meats, rich with intense umami, were scrumptious and moreish.

Sweet Soup 5/5

Water Chestnut Cake 2/5, Salted Egg Yolk Custard Glutinous Rice Balls 3/5

Dessert served was a bowl of Chilled Highland Lotus Seeds, Snow Fungus, Apricot Kernel, and Nostoc Pearl Sweet Soup, alongside Homemade "Yuan Bao" Water Chestnut Cake and Salted Egg Yolk Custard Glutinous Rice Balls. The sweet soup had the right amount of sweetness to balance the indulgent meal.

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.

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]

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Man Fu Yuan @ InterContinental Singapore - Welcomes the Year of the Dragon with Golden Resplendence


Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore invites patrons to partake in an opulent Lunar New Year feast from 15 January to 29 February 2024, promising an immersive experience that captivates the senses and ushers in good fortune.


Upholding the grand tradition, Man Fu Yuan unveils the colossal 'Dragon's Wealth' Yu Sheng 龙飞凤舞喜捞生 ($888++ serves up to 10 guests), a 60-inch spectacle that symbolizes strength, power, health, and good luck for the New Year. Packed with shredded vegetables, it is adorned with indulgent ingredients like rock lobster, sea urchin, ikura, shredded dried Hokkaido scallops, salmon sashimi, and crispy fish skin. A refreshing honey miso golden peach dressing and shallot oil complete this masterpiece.

Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot 4.8/5

Taking centre stage is the Man Fu Yuan Abundance Treasure Pot ($498 nett), a culinary treasure trove featuring rock lobster, premium sea cucumber, five-head whole abalone, tiger palm mushroom, dried whole scallop, South Africa fish maw, goose web, pig trotters, dace fish ball, oysters, chicken wings, preserved Kurobuta sausage, pork liver sausage, Japanese premium flower mushroom, and more.

Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet 4.2/5

The Steamed Atlantic Cod Fish Fillet, topped with crispy preserved radish and scallions, offers a buttery and moist texture. It's paired with umami superior soya sauce, complementing the richness of the cod fish.

Oven-baked Lobster with Golden Butter Sauce and Cheese 4.5/5

The Oven-baked Lobster, bathed in golden butter sauce and cheese, presents sweet lobster meat with a finishing touch of smoky aroma from torching.

Sichuan Style Roasted Chicken 4/5

A firework of fiery flavours, the Sichuan Style Roasted Chicken features dried chilli, sesame seed, peanut, Sichuan spice, and scallion, complementing the tender chicken with crispy skin.

Lobster Mapo Tofu 4/5

Elevating Mapo Tofu with lobster meat, the dish boasts soft and silky tofu, robust flavours, and a good Sichuan spicy punch leaning towards appetizing rather than overly spicy.


Roasted Suckling Pig with Five Grain Glutinous Rice 4.5/5

A signature delight, the Roasted Suckling Pig ($528++) is stuffed with five grain glutinous rice, ensuring crackling crisp skin and tender, juicy meat infused with the delicious jus of the pig through roasting.

Chilled Pumpkin Puree, Longan, Lotus Seeds, Peach Collagen 4.5/5

Sweet Golden Nian Gao 3.5/5

To conclude the feast, the Chilled Pumpkin Puree with Longan, Lotus Seed, and Peach Collagen offers a refreshing and soothing dessert. Additionally, the symbolic Sweet Golden Nian Gao, a Chinese New Year sticky rice cake, signifies growth, progress, and the attainment of new heights.

Man Fu Yuan's Lunar New Year Extravaganza promises not just a feast but a culinary symphony of prosperity and good fortune.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Man Fu Yuan
InterContinental Singapore
Level 2
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 63387600
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1145am - 330pm, 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Friday, January 20, 2023

Sofitel Singapore City Centre Welcomes The Year Of The Rabbit With A Bountiful Repertoire Of Culinary Treasures


Sofitel Singapore City Centre welcomes the spring festivities with a bountiful repertoire of culinary treasures from 9 January to 5 February 2023. Delight in heartwarming reunions with family and business associates over resplendent feasts that combines traditional culinary finesse with a touch of French flair, or choose from a curated spread of handcrafted treats to convey auspicious wishes of prosperity, abundance and longevity.

Healthy Well-being Yu Sheng 4.2/5

Available for Lunar New Year Takeaways at Sofitel Singapore City Centre is the Healthy Well-being Yu Sheng ($128+), a good change from the usual with its fruity take featuring a combination of mixed fruits such as kiwi, tangerines, cantaloupe, apples, honeydew, and shredded vegetables.

Chef Andrew's Magnifique Pen Cai 4.5/5

Chef Andre's Magnifique Pen Cai ($328+ for 6pax / $498+ for 10 pax) is loaded with premium ingredients, including abalone, scallops, prawns, roasted pork, duck breast and black truffle. The sumptuous dish will impress everyone at the dining table.

Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw, Dried Scallops and Cordyceps Blossom 4/5

The Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw, Dried Scallops and Cordyceps Blossom is a hearty and nourishing bowl of soup, whetting up the appetite for a more lavish feast on the Lunar New Year menu.

Lap Mei Fan 4.5/5

The Lap Mei Fan is well-flavoured from the waxed meat and Chinese sausage. A hearty dish packed with beautiful flavours. Give the steamed rice a drizzle of the superior soy sauce to perk up the enjoyment.

Deep Fried Cod Fish with Hot Bean Sauce 4.2/5

The Deep Fried Cod Fish is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The delicious hot bean sauce complements the buttery cod fish excellently.

Bird's Nest Egg Tart and Steamed Coconut Nian Gao 4/5

Lastly, we had the Bird's Nest Egg Tart and Steamed Coconut Nian Gao. My favourite is the soft and spongy nian gao infused with coconut and topped with roasted coconut.

Lunar New Year takeaway specials are available for purchase via from 23 December 2022 to 2 February 2023. Guests can enjoy 15% early bird savings using promo code “EBCNY15” before 16 January. 2023.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Sofitel City Centre
9 Wallich Street
5th floor
Singapore 078885
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Friday, December 9, 2022

2280 Burger @ Henderson Industrial Park - Gourmet Burgers By BurgerLabo


Hidden in Henderson Industrial Park is a burger restaurant, 2280 Burger, by the same people behind Burger Labo and Naked Finn. The name of the burger place 2280 comes from the four-digit code of the beef neck cut used in their beef patty. I had difficulty finding the place because its exterior looked different from a restaurant but more like an interior design house.

2280 Burger Double

There are only three burgers on the menu - 2280 Burger Single ($9.50), 2280 Burger Double ($13.50) and Blue Cod Burger Single ($15). I decided to go for the 2280 Burger Double that comes with two hand-shaped beef patties, pickled onions, melted cheese, and shio kombu mayonnaise in between two buttered and fluffy buns.


The beef patty, which uses grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef and Kuroge Washu from Toriyama Umami Wagyu, is a juicy stack of deliciousness further elevated by condiments coming together beautifully.

2280 Burger Double & Blue Cod Burger Single

We also tried the Blue Cod Burger, which is more expensive than the beef burgers. It is a delicious burger, but we could not overcome the psychological barrier that it tastes exactly like McDonald's Fillet-O-Fish.

2280 Burger
Henderson Industrial Park
213 Henderson Road
Singapore 159553
Nearest MRT: Redhill (EW Line), Telok Blangah (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm
(Closed on Sun)

1) Alight at Redhill MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Redhill MRT station (Stop ID 10209). Take bus 145. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes [Map]

2) Alight at Telok Blangah MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road. Walk to bus stop opposite Telok Blangah MRT station (Stop ID 14169). Take bus 176. Alight 4 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]