Showing posts with label Log Cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Log Cake. Show all posts

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Shangri-La Singapore - Revel in the Enchanted Wonders of Christmas


Elevate your festive celebrations this year with Shangri-La Singapore. The hotel's dining destinations offer a wondrous lineup of gastronomical feasts from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, with a bountiful selection of festive artisanal creations available for takeaway and delivery from 23 November to 26 December 2023.

Black Angus Beef Wellington

Black Angus Beef Wellington ($348 nett, 1.5kg) is a refined version featuring a tender fillet of Black Angus beef enveloped in a layer of spinach and mushroom duxelles, enriched with bites of foie gras, all encased in a golden, flaky pastry. The combination of spinach and mushroom duxelles added an earthy and savoury depth to the flavour, and the buttery sweetness of the pastry complemented the decadent filling.

Rustico Spice Roasted U.S. Whole Turkey

Rustico Spice Roasted U.S. Whole Turkey ($258 nett, 6kg | $280 nett, 8kg) is seasoned with a blend of Italian Rustico spices. The texture of the turkey was delightfully tender, much more than I had expected.

Gammon Ham

Truffle Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham ($298 nett, 7kg) glistened with a glaze concocted with truffles, honey and cinnamon.

Salt Baked Seabass Fillet

Salt Baked Seabass Fillet ($168 nett, 2kg) features a seabass fillet encased and baked in a sea salt crust. While the fillet was very tender, it was too saltish for me.

Leg of Lamb

New on the menu of savoury treats this year is the Slow Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Studded Leg of Lamb ($288 nett, 3.5kg), featuring a succulent leg of lamb. Infused with slow-roasted garlic and rosemary flavours, it is quite a show-stopper this year.

Santa Sleigh

The lineup of sweet delights this year entices in both looks and flavours. My favourite is the new Santa Sleigh ($75 nett, 1kg) - featuring a chiffon sponge base, yuzu curd, fraises compote, vanilla Chantilly, and abundant strawberries. The tartness of the fraises compote was perfect on the airy chiffon and chantilly cream, and the strawberries atop were at their ideal ripeness. I find the yuzu curd, being cloyingly sweet with a thick consistency, a distraction.

Rich Mango Indulgence Log Cake

This year's new rendition of the log cake is the Rich Mango Indulgence Log Cake ($88 nett, 1kg). Joyful and sunny in hues of shades of yellow and orange, this log cake oozes tropical flavours coming from a fusion of mango and passion fruit mascarpone and peach lime chutney.

Triple Truffle Crunchy Log Cake

Triple Truffle Crunchy Log Cake ($88 nett, 1kg), a hot favourite last year, also returns for this season. It boasts a chocolate and nutty flavour - a cocoa sponge filled with hazelnut crunch, Gianduja Crémeux, and truffle praline mousse.

Mao Shan Wang Durian and Coconut Log Cake

Mao Shan Wang Durian and Coconut Log Cake ($90 nett, 1kg) is a twist on a classic vanilla Victorian sponge cake featuring Mao Shan Wang durian mousse coated with coconut flakes. It had a decadent mouth filling texture, but the sweetness can be a tad overwhelming.

Banana Rocher Travel Cake

The newly added Banana Rocher Travel Cake ($35 nett, 750gm) is memorable, considering the rarity of an elevated banana cake being offered in such a season. Crafted with brown sugar, ripe bananas and macadamia nuts, the cake had a good density without being overly sweet. The coating of creamy dulce chocolate boosted its texture as well.

English Fruit Cake with Drunken Fruits

For some traditional must-haves, my absolute favourite is the house-made English Fruit Cake with Drunken Fruits ($40 nett, 400gm), loaded with bitter-sweet dried mixed fruits.

German Stollen

The German Stollen ($46 nett, 750gm) was slightly too bread-like for me.

Classic Italian Panettone

A better option is their panettone, which comes in two variations: the Classic Italian Panettone ($55 nett, 750gm) and the new Pandan Panettone ($55 nett, 750gm).

Pandan Panettone

To order goodies online, visit, call +65 6213 4511, or email Enjoy 15% early bird offer on selected products for purchases made by 3 December 2023.

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.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line, TE Line)

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Hilton Orchard Singapore



Christmas has dawned upon Hilton Orchard Singapore, and with it, a magnificent festive spread from its esteemed F&B establishments - Estate, Ginger.Lily and Osteria Mozza graced the hotel with an air of seasonal enchantment.


Fresh Seafood Platter

Embarking on the festive celebration, we commenced with the Fresh Seafood Platter. A sumptuous assembly featuring Maine Lobster, Irish Oysters, Alaskan King Crab, and Scallops – a true indulgence for seafood aficionados, capturing the essence of the ocean in a single feast.

Pan-Seared Foie Gras

Next, we had the Pan-Seared Foie Gras. An ode to decadence, the foie gras was artfully paired with onion and chestnut puree, dragees alsace crust, and a tantalising balsamic glaze. This symphony of flavours elevated the delicate foie gras to a sublime experience.

Christmas Cravings

No festive celebration is complete without Christmas Cravings. A culinary voyage through the Classic Beef Wellington, Whole Roasted Turkey with bread stuffing, and the Honey Glazed Bone-in Ham, offering a trifecta of festive delights that beckon the spirit of Christmas to the table.

Smoked Turkey and Candied Bacon Pizza

Osteria Mozza contributed to the festive revelry by creating the Smoked Turkey and Candied Bacon Pizza. Adorned with squash, cranberries, and fried sage, this festive pizza danced on the palate, marrying unique holiday flavours with the joy of traditional pizza craftsmanship.

Grilled Sandwich

Adding a touch of warmth to the festive menu is the Grilled Sandwich, a treasure trove of flavours with layers of turkey prosciutto, Swiss cheese, pepperoncini, and pickles. The peppery zest of the pepperoncini harmoniously blended with the tangy pickles for a delightful finish.

Raclette Cheese

A personal favourite emerged as Raclette Cheese, beckoning to be savoured with bread, ham, and pickles. The rich, melted goodness of the raclette infused each bite with a delightful blend of textures and flavours.



Not to be overlooked are the Executive Pastry Chef's creations, offering visual delights and an exquisite array of log cakes with unique flavours distinct from the classic renditions. The festive sweet delights are tantalising for those with a penchant for confectionary delights.



In conclusion, Hilton Orchard Singapore has woven a tapestry of festive delights that cater to the eyes and promise a culinary journey rich in flavours and creativity. This Christmas, the hotel stands as a beacon of gastronomic joy, inviting patrons to celebrate flavours that encapsulate the season's magic.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Hilton Orchard Singapore
333 Orchard Road
Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 67374411
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Ring in the Holiday Season with Goodwood Park Hotel's Christmas Gourmet Specials


Goodwood Park Hotel welcomes the festive season with a tempting array of Christmas gourmet specials available from 15 November to 26 December 2023. This year's lineup features sweet and savoury delights, promising a feast beyond tradition.




Breaking away from the conventional, the North Indian-style Roasted Turkey with Makhani Sauce, Vegetable Korma, Kashmiri Rice & Plain Naan ($288 nett for 8-12 persons) takes centre stage. Marinated in fragrant aromatics for two days, the turkey is finished with cheddar cheese and fresh cream before being roasted to succulent perfection. What sets it apart is the unique pairing of Kashmiri Rice and plain Naan, offering a delightful twist to the Christmas table.

Slow-roasted Iberico Pork Belly with Crackling, Potato Gratin, Pickled Cabbage

A signature favourite, the Slow-roasted Iberico Pork Belly with Cracking, Apple Sauce & Pork Jus ($428 nett for 6-8 persons) is a showstopper. With crispy cracking and succulent meat, this dish is complemented by Potato Gratin and Pickled Cabbage, providing a perfect balance to the richness of the pork.

Herb-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb with Roasted Potatoes, Lamb Jus & Mint Sauce

The Herb-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb with Roasted Potatoes, Lamb Jus & Mint Sauce ($358 nett for 6-8 persons) is a delectable choice for lamb enthusiasts. Coated in a housemade herb marinade and roasted to perfection, the golden parmesan and butter-coated crust add a layer of richness.

Baked Turkey & Chorizo Cannelloni

The Baked Turkey & Chorizo Cannelloni ($52 nett for 4 persons) is a comforting dish featuring tomato sauce ladled over six al dente cannelloni tubes stuffed with a rich filling of minced turkey, chorizo and zucchini and topped off with slices of chorizo, cherry tomatoes and a layer of molten mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Multi-layers of flavours work harmoniously together.

Shanghai-style Pan-fried Turkey Buns

Adding an Asian flair, the Shanghai-style Pan-fried Turkey Buns ($42 nett for 10 pieces) bring a unique twist. These buns are stuffed with well-seasoned minced turkey filling and a robust broth encased in a soft, pillowy skin with a crispy pan-fried base.

Snowy Splendour Log Cake

Merry-licious Fruity Cake

For a sweet conclusion, the Snowy Splendour Log Cake ($99 nett for 1kg) is a new creation featuring Dulcey chocolate mousse, raspberry confit, and chocolate fudge on a white chocolate macadamia nut base. The Merry-licious Fruity Cake ($92 nett for 700g) offers a refreshing option with mango confit, light coconut mousse, strawberry yoghurt mousse, and a buttery almond crumble base.

Santa’s Reindeer Tart

A delightful addition is the Santa's Reindeer Tart ($72 nett for 1kg), a pecan pie tart with a crumbly pastry crust, generously slathered with crushed pecans and dried cranberries, topped with charming gold-foiled white chocolate reindeers.

Goodwood ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Christmas Log Cake

Christmas Durian Combo $70 nett for 6 pc

Durian lovers are in for a treat with the Goodwood "Mao Shan Wang" Durian Christmas Log Cake ($148 nett for 800g) and the Christmas Durian Combo ($70 nett for 6 pieces), featuring cherished classics from Goodwood Park Hotel's iconic Durian Fiesta throughout the years.

Takeaway festive offerings are available from The Deli, and orders can be placed at the Festive Online Shop for delivery or self-collection. Alternatively, visit The Deli or contact the Christmas Call Centre at (65) 6730 1867/68 from 10 am – 6 pm. Email to place takeaway orders for self-collection only. Advance orders of five days are required for takeaways, with the last pre-order date on 19 December 2023. Let Goodwood Park Hotel elevate your festive celebrations with these culinary delights.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Singapore 228221
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Experience The Magic of 'A Christmas Tale' at The Marmalade Pantry


Step into the enchanting world of 'A Christmas Tale' at The Marmalade Pantry and discover a festive feast that promises to make your celebrations truly special this holiday season. The bistro has unveiled an impressive lineup of tantalising treats and bundles catering to intimate gatherings and larger festivities, ensuring that everyone can savour the magic of the season.

[NEW] Roasted Maple Bourbon Turkey 4/5

New stars on the menu include the Roasted Maple Bourbon Turkey ($158+, 3.6kg). This succulent turkey boasts a unique blend of flavours derived from marination in bourbon, maple syrup, apple juice, mustard, and black pepper. To ensure that every inch of meat is infused with this delectable medley, the turkey is first sous vide, then roasted to perfection. The result is a taste masterpiece bound to steal the spotlight.

[NEW] Baked Maple Gammon Ham 4.5/5

Another standout newcomer is the Baked Maple Gammon Ham ($98+, 2kg). This classic ham presents a delightful interplay of sweet and savoury. The ham is marinated and sous vide in a reduction of maple syrup, honey, apple juice, yuzu juice, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. It's then roasted to a glorious glaze that makes every bite a flavour revelation.

[NEW] Porchetta 4/5

Porchetta ($108+, 1kg) is a dish that promises to take your taste buds on a journey. It combines the richness of unctuous meat with the irresistible crunch of crispy crackling. The pork belly is meticulously rubbed with a blend of herbs before being expertly rolled and roasted to a golden brown finish.

[NEW] Beef Short Ribs Bone-In 4.2/5

For beef fans, the Beef Short Ribs Bone-In ($108+, 1kg) is an exquisite choice. These fork-tender short ribs are seasoned with salt and pepper, browned, and then sous vide with thyme. A final searing imparts a smoky char, and they're served with roasted tomatoes for an unforgettable taste experience.

[NEW] Lemon & Dill Salmon 4.2/5

For seafood enthusiasts, the Lemon & Dill Salmon ($108+, 0.8kg) is a revelation. Norwegian salmon is meticulously cured overnight with lemon zest and dill before being slow-baked to a delightful, moist, flaky texture. A squeeze of roasted lemon adds a burst of brightness to every bite.

Roasted Harvests 4/5

Quinoa Salad with Prawns 4.2/5

Mac N' Cheese 4.5/5

The carvery delights are beautifully complemented by a selection of signature sides, including the ever-popular Mac N' Cheese ($25, 0.4kg), Quinoa Salad with Prawns ($28, 0.6kg), and Roasted Harvests ($25+, 0.6kg). These festive favourites are perfect for sharing and offer a comforting and hearty addition to your feast.

[NEW] Roasted Pumpkin 4.2/5

A new side making its debut this year is the Roasted Pumpkin ($25, 0.6kg). This dish exudes warmth and comfort, featuring the hearty flavours of roasted pumpkin delicately topped with toasted almond flakes.

[NEW] Merry Berry Cheese Log Cake 4/5

No Christmas celebration is complete without a delightful dessert. The Merry Berry Cheese Log Cake ($68+, 0.68kg) is a sweet and fruity indulgence. It features vibrant flavours of berries, including raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry, harmoniously blended with white chocolate crunch and rolled with cream cheese frosting to achieve a perfectly balanced taste.

[NEW] Nutty Noel Chocolate Log Cake 4/5

If you're a chocolate lover, the Nutty Noel Chocolate Log Cake ($68, 0.68kg) will surely satisfy your cravings. Crafted from rich 70% dark chocolate crème, chocolate macadamia crunch, and chocolate sponge, it's a luxurious and decadent treat bound to be a crowd-pleaser.


In addition to these tantalising takeaways, The Marmalade Pantry offers an unforgettable dining experience with The Yuletide Afternoon Tea. Available for dine-in, takeaway (self-collection), and delivery, this delightful tea experience is served at the Downtown outlet from 1 November 2023 to 7 January 2024, daily from 3pm to 6pm. The Anchorpoint outlet also offers this treat daily from 3pm to 6pm. An exclusive offering at The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis outlet from 1 November 2023 to 7 January 2024 is the Yuletide Petite Afternoon Tea Set, available for dine-in from 2pm to 5pm daily.


You can order The Marmalade Pantry's 'A Christmas Tale' festive gourmet highlights until 23 December 2023, 12pm, or while stocks last, at all outlets – The Marmalade Pantry ION, Downtown, Anchorpoint, Novena, as well as The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis, and through the online store. Collection is available for takeaway (self-collection) at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown and delivery from 1 to 26 December 2023. Pre-order with Mastercard® by 30 November 2023 to enjoy 15% off festive à la carte orders (not applicable for Festive Bundles) – use promo code "FESTIVE15" for online purchases. With a spend of $180 or an order of a festive bundle, you'll receive a limited edition The Marmalade Canvas Jute Tote Bag while stocks last. Each festive bundle also comes with rose gold disposable cutlery in the quantity specified for the highest serving size of the respective bundle.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Marmalade Pantry Downtown
Oasia Hotel Downtown
100 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079333
Tel: +65 63850741
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)