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Monday, May 29, 2023

Bar Intermezzo @ Orchard Hotel Singapore - High-Tea Semi Buffet With Free-Flow Dessert Bar


Bar Intermezzo at Orchard Hotel Singapore presents a High Tea Semi-Buffet with a free-flow dessert bar and a complimentary glass of Prosecco per person.


What I like about this semi-buffet is that there are three tiers of cold and hot savouries instead of the usual 1 or 2 tiers, which are enough to fill me up before I move on to the dessert bar. Freshly baked scones are also served with free-flow of coffee and tea.

Crab Cake with Saffron Aioli, Unagi Kabayaki Quiche

Prawn Vol-au-Vents, Gammon Ham and Truffle Cheese, Hokkaido Scallop Crudo

The variety of savouries offered is wholesome and hearty, even though they may be dainty in size. In particular, I enjoyed the Crab Cake with Saffron Aioli and Gammon Ham and Truffle Cheese from the hot selection. The latter was delectable, with a rich and creamy mouthfeel from the melted cheese, a classic combination done right. Both were perfect with my glass of prosecco.

Truffle Egg Sandwich, Black Angus Beef Tartar, Gravlax Salmon Sandwich

From the cold selection, Black Angus Beef Tartar stood out with an interesting combination of chocolate tart and beef, enlivened with a slice of gooseberry. The bitter-sweet notes from the chocolate tart went really well with the meat. Gravlax Salmon Sandwich was equally scrumptious with a luscious slice of Gravlax salmon.

Durian Chocolates

Jivara Tart

Praline Chocolate (with Alcohol)

The dessert bar offers a variety of small sweet bites, and my favourites are the chocolate items such as Praline Chocolate (with Alcohol) that literally bursts with alcohol and Jivara Tart. The Durian Chocolate made with creamy durian mouse with dark chocolate was also surprisingly delightful.


There's also a Valrhona Chocolate Fondue. Not as rich as I would like it to be, but decent enough.

Yuzu Tart


Other sweet selections include tangy Yuzu Tarts and a variety of Macarons.

Bar Intermezzo's High Tea Semi-Buffet is available on Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at $50 per pax (min. 2 pax to serve). For reservations: Tel 6739 6668 or Email

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.

Bar Intermezzo
442 Orchard Road
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 67396668
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT (NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 11pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk to Wheelock Place. Walk to traffic junction of Orchard Road and Angullia Park. Cross the road to Royal Thai Embassy. Turn left and continue down Orchard Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Melody Cafe @ Suntec City Mall - Pink Theme, Pink Food, Pink Strawberry Garden In A City

My Melody Cafe
source: My Melody Cafe Singapore

When the world can seem to be a little harsh on us at times, that is when we need a place to reconnect within our untainted soul. Thematic cafes, somehow provide that respite. My Melody Cafe at Suntec City embodies the warmth, innocence of My Melody, as well as the serenity of a Strawberry garden. Walking in may just set your dormant childlike spirit alive with all the pink and fluff. The Strawberry-centric design naturally relates well to desserts but mains are offered here as well.

Princess Bunny 3/5

The Princess Bunny ($18.90) is a Japanese Curry Rice made with beetroot tinted My Melody shaped rice. I find this a kid-friendly dish as the curry is mild (but still quite addictive), with easy-to-eat chicken karaage, brussels sprouts, mushrooms and diced carrots.

Hola Taco 3/5

I was surprised to find Hola Taco ($25) using good quality bulgogi beef as I was half expecting corn beef to be used, as experienced elsewhere. Wrapped in crunchy taco shell, the beef was tender and juicy, bind together to the shell by melted cheese.

Treasures of Maryland 3/5

Strawberries plays a huge part in most of the dishes, especially in the desserts. Tuck into a bowl of Treasures of Maryland ($19.50) in which a gigantic brioche toast is served as a pot of treasures of strawberries, vanilla soft serve, strawberry sticks and specially embossed macarons.

Play Time Fondue 2.8/5

If you really have a very very sweet tooth, then Play Time Fondue ($22.50), which features a Yan Yan -like creamy pink chocolate fondue will be a fun dessert to try.


A couple of brunch like items such as Little Pink Riding Hood ($23.90), Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict and Pancake Bliss ($23) are available too.


My Melody is just going to be around for a few months, do visit her when you can!

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.

My Melody Cafe
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
Singapore 038983
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Rang Mahal @ Pan Pacific Singapore - Reinvents Indian Cuisine With New Menu That Showcases First-of-its-kind Indian Dishes


The award winning fine dining Indian Restaurant, Rang Mahal at Pan Pacific Singapore has launched a brand new menu, reinventing Indian cuisine with a modern spin on Indian classics. The new menu is put together by their new award-winning Chef Milind Sovani, who has returned to Singapore after leaving his previous role in an award winning Indian restaurant in Singapore to explore the various regions of India for the past five years.

Amuse Bouche 4/5

I really got a glimpse into Rang Mahal's interpretation of modern Indian cuisine from the Amuse Bouche. I never knew Indian cuisine has reached a stage of such refinement. The little red roes are actually chutney caviar while the foam is made from yogurt.

Tomato Saar, Mulethi Herb Foam 4/5

We started with the Tomato Saar, Mulethi Herb Foam ($20). The type of tomato soup I knew is thick and creamy but the version here is light and airy. The tomato soup is poured over a dollop of mulethi (liquorice root) foam which boasts antioxidants as well as medicinal properties that help to cure sort throat, cold, cough etc. 

Bombay Pani Poori 4.5/5

A delightful and fun dish is the Bombay Pani Poori ($25) which consists of crispy semolina puffs served with stuffing (moong bean sprouts, onions, chillies) and spiced water (blend of chutneys, spices and herbs). Diners can have fun stuffing the moong bean sprouts into the poori and then pour the spiced water into it. Have it in one bite to get an explosion of flavours.

Roomali Masala Papad 3.8/5

The Roomali Masala Papad is probably the biggest papad that I have seen, as big as a whole wok. This is the part when you need to get your hands dirty, tearing the gigantic papadum apart which has been topped with lentil crispies, onion, tomato, chilli, sev and special spice blend. While I enjoyed the crispiness of the papad, I felt that the onion flavour comes across a bit too strong.

Tandoori Duet of White & Green Asparagus 3.5/5

A vegetarian dish on the menu is the Tandoori Duet of White & Green Asparagus ($35). The white and green asparagus are lightly grilled in tandoor. This is paired excellently with the red beetroot sauce, yellow mustard sauce and green mint sauce.

Subz Moilee 4.2/5

Another vegetarian dish is the Subz Moilee ($36), a southern India dish that features an assortment of vegetables in a rich, creamy, Kerala-style coconut curry. This goes very well with a plate of white fragrant rice.

Butter Chicken Bao 4/5


I thought the Butter Chicken Bao ($42) is rather innovative. Adopting the dim sum form and using the Chinese bun, this has transformed into another way of appreciation the classic butter chicken. It brought a change as well as the stereotype perspective of Indian cuisine.

Tandoori Fondue - An Ensemble of Kebabs 4.2/5

While the butter chicken bao is influenced by Chinese cuisine, the Tandoori Fondue - An Ensemble of Kebabs ($58) takes a Western approach in a fun way. The chicken kebabs are marinated with holy basil, kasuri fenugreek, cashew cheese and Punjabi chicken tikka and presented in a fondue style for some dipping fun.

Dhuwandaar Lamb Chops 4.2/5


One of my favourite dishes of the night is the Dhuwandaar Lamb Chops ($42). I enjoyed the beautiful aroma of the special spice blend along with caramelised pineapple and ginger garlic marinade that is rubbed onto the Australian lamb rack. This is further accentuated by smoking it with garam masala and applewood for a sweet overtone.

Parsi Kheema Per Eeda, Maska Bao 4.5/5

A very hearty traditional dish from Mumbai is the Parsi Kheema Per Eeda, Maska Bao ($55) that boasts a Parsi twist. It features spiced minced lamb (kheema) with soft eggs and buttered (maska) buns. The best way to enjoy this is to tear the bun apart and stuffed the kheema and eat it like a sandwich.

Gulab Jamun Flambe 3.5/5

The Gulab Jamun Flambe ($25) is served flambe style with Drambuie liquor. The gulab jamuns drenched in rose saffron nectar syrup is usually very sweet but this is toned down and balanced with generous portions of fresh fruits.

Lychee Kulfi 4.5/5

Made of natural ingredients, the Lychee Kulfi ($20), a traditional ice cream is very refreshing with surprises of fresh lychees within.

After dining at Rang Mahal, it definitely opens my eyes how Indian cuisine has evolved and given a modern touch to traditional homecooked, street and gourmet classics dishes.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Rang Mahal
Pan Pacific Singapore
Level 3
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 63331788
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line), Promenade (CC Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm

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