Showing posts with label Scotch Egg. Show all posts
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Friday, September 8, 2023

Tanglin Cookhouse @ Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) - Opens new Outlet at Paya Lebar, Specialising in Contemporary British Colonial Cuisine

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Tanglin Cookhouse is a hidden gem nestled in the tranquil corner of Tanglin Mall, providing an oasis of lush British colonial-style setting for diners to indulge in timeless yet contemporary colonial cuisine away from the bustling streets of Orchard. They are thrilled to announce their newly opened outlet at Paya Lebar Quarter, inviting diners to experience the harmonious blend of history and contemporary culinary delight at Tanglin Cookhouse.

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We kickstarted the meal with an enticing cocktail selection. The "Tanglin Classic" ($18) offers a refreshing blend of Widges London Dry Gin, cucumber, rosemary, and Fever Tree tonic. At the same time, the "Bloody Brilliant" ($18) features Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, fresh blood orange, and Fever Tree tonic. Our favourite goes to the latter, which delivered a fruity explosion that sets the perfect tone for the dining adventure ahead.

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Tanglin Scotch Egg 4.2/5

The Tanglin Scotch Egg ($20) is a modern twist on a classic dish. It features a cage-free organic egg with a perfectly runny yolk, served on a vibrant bed of purple cabbage slaw. The dish is elevated by adding pickled mustard seeds, which provide a tangy contrast, and a creamy ranch dressing that ties all the flavours together.

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Spiced Curry Lamb Papadum Nachos 4/5

The Spiced Curry Lamb Papadum Nachos ($16) are a delightful fusion of Indian and Western flavours, offering a unique and delicious twist on traditional nachos. It features crispy papadum chips as a base, providing a delightful crunch. These chips are then generously topped with tender and flavourful spiced curry lamb, which adds a rich and aromatic dimension to the dish. The yoghurt dressing adds a creamy texture and a hint of tanginess that complements the spiciness of the curry.

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White "Rojak" Fruit Salad with Kaffir Lime Quinoa 4/5

The White "Rojak" Fruit Salad with Kaffir Lime Quinoa ($22) is a vibrant and refreshing dish that combines the best of both worlds - the traditional flavours of Rojak and a contemporary twist with quinoa. The salad boasts a mesclun salad base, artfully adorned with a colourful medley of ingredients, including dragonfruit, pineapple, turnip, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. The unique twist in this dish is the Kaffir Lime Quinoa, as its tangy and aromatic profile adds depth and complexity to the salad. To further elevate the dish, it includes You Tiao Croutons, which offer a crispy contrast to the fruits and quinoa. The cashew nuts add a delightful crunch, while the ginger flower vinaigrette ties all the flavours together with its aromatic and slightly spicy notes.

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Crispy Hainanese Kurobuta Pork Chop 4/5

The Crispy Hainanese Kurobuta Pork Chop ($32) is a harmonious fusion of Asian and Western flavours, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Hainanese cuisine with a modern twist. Featuring a succulent Kurobuta pork chop with a crispy exterior, it's complemented by an Oriental tomato sauce that balances sweet and tangy notes. The dish is enriched with garden peas, golden fries, and a refreshing purple cabbage slaw.

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Tanglin Style Pao Fan 3.5/5

The Tanglin Style Pao Fan ($34) is an exquisite and comforting dish that showcases a lavish array of seafood and flavours. The poached rice dish features organic jasmine rice, known for its delicate fragrance and fluffy texture. The seafood selection is a highlight, including locally farmed tiger prawns, succulent crabmeat, tender clams, plump scallops, and squid. The Pao Fan is further elevated with puffed rice, which adds a delightful crunch and playful contrast to the tender seafood and rice and an onsen egg, which enriches the dish with its velvety yolk. What ties everything together is the superior broth. However, the broth was slightly less rich than expected.

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Sunday Roast 4.2/5

The Sunday Roast (36) is a classic and hearty meal that pays homage to a Sunday roast dinner tradition. The beautifully roasted grass-fed Angus beef is at the heart of this dish, cooked to perfection to ensure tenderness and flavour. A rich and savoury onion gravy is generously drizzled over the meat, enhancing its taste and adding depth to every bite. The Yorkshire pudding, an essential component of a traditional Sunday roast, is served alongside the beef. These crispy and airy delights are the perfect complement to the meat, providing a satisfying contrast in texture. A medley of vegetables on the side, which includes garden peas, roasted potatoes, carrots, and charred broccoli, adds colour and vibrancy to the dish.

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British Danish Bread & Butter Pudding 4.2/5

Finally, we round off the meal on a sweet note with the British Danish Bread & Butter Pudding ($18). It is a delightful dessert that marries the comforting charm of a classic British bread pudding with the sweet indulgence of Danish flavours. This dessert features a decadent bread and butter pudding base made with rich and flavourful ingredients like rum-soaked raisins, velvety chocolate, and aromatic cinnamon. These elements come together to create a comforting, warm, and slightly spiced sensation. It is topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, which adds a refreshing contrast to the warm pudding. As a finishing touch, it is adorned with delicate cocoa nibs, which provide a delightful crunch and a hint of bittersweet chocolate flavour.

Photos and words 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.

Tanglin Cookhouse
2 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437161
Tel: +65 65924572
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar (CC, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 10pm

1) Alight at Paya Lebar MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tanglin Cookhouse @ Tanglin Mall - Modern Colonial-style Restaurant Offering Western and Asian Inspired Dishes


Tanglin Cookhouse at Tanglin Mall is a modern colonial-style restaurant serving Western and Asian-inspired dishes that best represent the dynamics between British culture and local flavours.


Here in the evening, you get to start with some tippers from the bar. We had Gin and Tonic - Berries Wonders with Widges London Dry Gin ($20) and a Moonshot Martini with Boutique-y Gin Company Moonshot Gin ($20) under the Special Gin Cocktails list. I recommend the latter, which allures with floral notes.

Vine Tomato Salad with Fresh Burrata Cheese 3/5

We started the dinner with Vine Tomato Salad with Fresh Burrata Cheese ($25.90). The salad was covered with an abundance of puffed kombu quinoa and a generous handful of pine nuts. The pairing of pillowy burrata with crunchy elements set this salad apart from the usual.

Tanglin Scotch Egg 2.8/5

Next, we had the much loved Tanglin Scotch Egg ($16.90), served with Purple cabbage slaw and pickled mustard seeds. Both the slaw and tangy mustard seeds cut the richness of the meat, but I find its gaminess a tad too much.

Salmon Wellington 4.5/5

We had Salmon Wellington ($26.90) and Grandmother's Roasted Chicken ($25.90) for the main. My favourite was the former. I loved the warm smell of the dill when it was served, and slicing the buttery puff into half unveiled an incredibly moist slab of salmon fillet. It was plain delicious with the side of lemon dill beurre blanc.

Grandmother's Roasted Chicken 3.8/5

The latter features a 1/2 spatchcock chicken with onion gravy and Yorkshire pudding. The chicken was tender with very nicely roasted skin, adding to its flavour. The onion gravy was superb, complementing the meat exceptionally well. However, the Yorkshire pudding was slightly burnt, and the green peas were somehow cloyingly sweet.

Sticky Date Pudding 3/5

For a sweet ending, the warm Sticky Date Pudding ($14) was comforting with English toffee sauce, with added nutella soil for texture. What's different about Tanglin Cookhouse's pudding is that it is served with papadam and coconut ice cream to give a savoury, tropical vibe. I enjoy the sweet-savoury play on this classic typical dessert. However, the pudding itself can be 'stickier', and the papadam was a bit limp when we had it, which affected the overall experience of this dish.

Eton Mess Trifle 3/5

We also had Eton Mess Trifle, a rather romantic dessert made by layering basil macerated strawberries, meringue and vanilla chantilly cream. The tangy strawberries brought the trifle a refreshing and herbaceous burst of acidity. However, less sweet would have been better.

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.

Tanglin Cookhouse
Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247933
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am – 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard Boulevard MRT station. Take Exit 1. Walk straight down Grange Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Revolver @ Tras Street - Hottest New Restaurant That Offers Progressive Grill Menu with Indian and International Flavours


Revolver is the latest and hottest restaurant to be opened at the bustling Tras Street. The restaurant embraces the fire of Indian cooking sensibilities, world-class premium produce and carefully selected global spices to create a progressive and exciting dining experience. There is three tasting menus - Discovery Menu ($139++), Experience Menu ($179++) and Vegetarian Menu ($129++).

Stuffed Courgette Flowers 5/5

I have the 9-course Experience Menu ($179++), starting with the Stuffed Courgette Flowers. It is gently grilled, stuffed with a creamy cottage cheese mash, and lightly finished with a spiced tomato relish. I am taken aback by the perfect combination of flavour and textures, firing to a whole new gastronomic experience.

Boneless Wings and Necks, Yuzu Aioli 4.2/5

Cooked in the hand-built Tandoor, the Boneless Wings and Necks are beautifully spiced, tender and just delicious. Perk up the enjoyment by pairing it with the yuzu aioli.

Fresh Paneer, Goan Sambal 4.5/5

I thought the Fresh Paneer tasted like a block grilled soft tofu. However, the highlight has to be the Goan Sambal that elevates the enjoyment of the paneer.

Barramundi, Raw Mango Dust 4.2/5

The Barramundi sprinkled with raw mango dust is moist, smokey and flavoursome. I would recommend tasting the original flavour before squeezing the burnt lemon to zest up the flavour.

Wagyu Scotch Egg 3.5/5

The Wagyu Scotch Egg probably is the weakest link among the different dishes. You can also opt to add 5gms of caviar for an extra $25. Though the scotch egg has a luxe interpretation using wagyu and caviar, it didn't wow me. Instead, I was more interested in the addictive crispy potato nest, reminding me of tikha gathiya.

Lobster Pepper Garlic Butter 4.8/5

Another beautiful course we enjoyed a lot was the Lobster Pepper Garlic Butter. The fireworks of spices complement the sweetness of the bouncy lobster flesh excellently. It even comes with rice on the side.

Marga Lamb Chop 4.2/5

I love the simplicity of appreciating the Marga Lamb Chop grilled to a delectable juicy, tender and moist texture.

Pulled Pork and Gruyere Kulchette 5/5

Another dish that impressed me is the Pulled Pork and Gruyere Kulchette. The flatbread stuffed with gruyere was crisp on the exterior with a delightful textural bite inside, topped with pulled pork that has been flavoured with coconut milk and tamarind chutney. It is super good! It is a fitting finale for the savoury courses.

Berries, Cream, Almond Tuille

Wrapping up the 9-course meal is the Berries, Cream and Almond Tuille, topped with pistachio. It may be just an ice cream dessert, but the addition of textures from the pistachio and almond tuille accentuated the sweet indulgence.

Guest can also go for 3 or 5 glass Wine Pairing menu ($50++ or $120++) or the Experience Pairing ($168++) featuring a choice of cocktails, wine and sake to complete the gastronomic experience.

Note: This is an inviting tasting.

56 Tras Street
Singapore 078995
Tel: +65 62232812
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 12 - 230pm, 6pm - 12midnight
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Tras Street. Turn right on Tras Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse @ Club Street - A Celebration Of Craftsmanship in All Forms: Food, Art, Music And Beer


Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse at Club Street features a 120-seat restaurant, a state-of-art on-site 500-litre microbrewery, and 23 taps pouring a selection of the finest craft beer. The menu here is centred around open-flame grilling on a custom-built brick hearth.


Fresh on draught are Lion Brewery Co’s flagship and seasonal brews, rotating guest brews from other local and international craft breweries, and a constantly changing lineup of beers brewed right on site at the microbrewery. Some of the beer highlights include Thirty Six Brewlab Lah-ger (craft beer4,8%), Lion Brewery Co Straits Pale Ale (pale ale 4.5%), Lion Brewery Co Kaiser Kolsch (pale ale 4.5%), Thirty Six Brewlab Olg Greg (session IPA 4.5%), Lion Brewery Co Island Lager (lager 4.5%), Thrity Six Brewlab Something Something (india pale ale 5.7%) and Thirty Six Brewlab Raspberry Beer-et (berliner weisse 4.6%).

Crispy Popcorn Chicken 4.2/5

The Crispy Popcorn Chicken ($9) is marinated in cider for a day and soaked in buttermilk for another day. Finally, it is sprinkled with chilli powder and togarashi for an addictive finishing — an ideal snack dish to go with a few glasses of beer.

Scotch Egg 3.5/5

The Scotch Egg ($10) here is slightly different with the use of impossible meat, coat in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. It is paired with housemade sriracha mayo sauce made with mayonnaise, lime juice and sriracha.

Grilled Black Tiger Prawns 4.5/5

Simply seasoned with sea salt and grilled over open flame is the Grilled Black Tiger Prawns ($20). Nothing fancy but just pure enjoyment of the fresh seafood with smokey aroma.

Spicy Pork Belly Satay 4.5/5

One of my favourite dishes is the Spicy Pork Belly Satay ($16), marinated in sambal manis. The rich flavour profile complements the tender pork belly excellently. In addition, the archar is a welcoming side to freshen up the palate.

Flat Bread 4/5

The Flat Bread ($14) is made from pizza dough using low in gluten flour. It is best enjoyed with the smoked baba ghanoush.

Wood-fried Cauliflower 3.5/5

Do you like your vegetable grilled? If you are, you may enjoy the Wood-fired Cauliflower ($25) rubbed with turmeric, ginger and black peppercorn. The cauliflower is first steamed before being grilled. The acidity from the dressing lifted the enjoyment of its crunchy texture.

Charred Romaine Lettuce 3/5

Another grilled vegetable on the menu is the Charred Romaine Lettuce ($9). The heart of the romaine lettuce is seasoned with oil, salt and pepper before being charred on an open flame. The smoked vinaigrette elevates the crunchy and refreshing romaine lettuce.

Mixed Cabbage Slaw 4.2/5

The addition of fresh green apple sticks in the Mixed Cabbage Slaw ($7) gives it an additional textural enjoyment on top of the sliced white and red cabbage, dressed in mayonnaise and plain Greek yoghurt. Definitely, one of the better slaws I have eaten.

Pork Chop 4.2/5

The huge Pork Chop ($36 for 300g) is grilled to a beautiful tender complement by the green parsley and caper sauce. It is paired with spiced pork crackling.

Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs 4.8/5

The finger-licking good is the Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs ($28 half rack/ $52 full rack). The fall of the bone pork rib is glazed with a sauce made from kicap manis, chipotle sauce and rice vinegar. Squeeze the lime over the pork rib to get a balance to the savoury burnt flavour of the tender meat.

Burnt Cheesecake 4/5

Given a local twist is the Burnt Cheesecake ($13) infused with Pandan flavour. It is served with raspberries and housemade coconut meringue.

With fresh beer and good food, Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse is worth checking out. Hidden away at Mohd Ali Lane, off the main Club Street, it felt like I had walked into a restaurant in a foreign country.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse
36 Club Street
Singapore 069469
Tel: +65 62390350
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun: 10am - 1030pm

1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Cross Street to Club Street. Turn left onto onto Club Street. Walk to Mohd Ali Lane. Turn right onto Mohd Ali Lane. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight down Pagoda Street to South Bridge Road. Cross the road. Walk to Mohd Ali Lane. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The New Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch @ Hilton Singapore


This April, Hilton Singapore launches their new Ultimate Hilton Sunday Champagne Brunch. Diners can look forward to a glorious food retreat with elevated brunch essentials and free flow premium Taittinger Champagne. Priced from $98++ per pax, the champagne brunch buffet features new gourmet and seasonal ingredients with 8 live stations including the fresh seafood bar, grilled carvings, gourmet specialties such as foie gras, a dedicated seasonal cheese room with over 30 types of imported European cheese, as well as artisanal desserts from the 6-metre long D9 dessert showcase.


One of the special highlights of the buffet includes the Ocean-fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar such as the fresh Alaskan king crabs, Maine lobsters, freshly shucked oysters.


Hop over to the six gastronomy stations, where the chef prepares dishes a la minute such as the enticing Foie Gras Brulee with toasted brioche and pineapple lemon jam.


My favourite at one of the a la minute stations is the homemade Waffles with Crispy Duck, topped with fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup. The waffles has a crispy, slightly caramelised exterior from the maple syrup drizzled over and packs a bite. It is paired with crispy, tender duck meat to contribute a savoury taste to the dish.


The homemade Venison Scotch Egg and Black Truffle Hollandaise was an interesting dish, with a soft flavoured egg wrapped in sausage meat, breaded and deep-fried. The addition of black truffle hollandaise elevates the flavour of the dish with a strong truffle fragrance.


Don't miss out on the King Crab Homemade Ravioli with shellfish espuma, giant ikura and chive oil as well. The ravioli boasts a perfect al dente texture, encasing tender shreds of sweet king crab meat, while the richly flavoured shellfish espuma compliments the gourmet pasta dish well.


The savouries at the Prime Meat Carvings section includes the 14-hour Slow Roasted Wagyu Beef Leg is carved out and served by the chef upon request.


Some of the highlights from the savoury selections include the Sticky Spicy South Australian Dorper Lamb Ribs, as well as the Crispy Pork Belly with macaroni cheese and braised red cabbage.


Indulge in the New Zealand Rockling Fish Fillet with braised olive and fennet, which boasts soft, fork-tender fish fillet meat.


Next is the Stone-hearth oven baked pizza with Black Truffle and Fontina Cheese Pizza, and Artichoke and Tellegio Pizza with Prosciutto.


Lastly, relish in the dazzling array of artisanal D9 Cakery handcrafted pastries to end the meal on sweet note. Some of the must-tries are the Belle, matcha azuki cake, Hazelnut chocolate cake, citron tart, and selection of deconstructed desserts such as the King's cake, Japon a la Fraise, and Noisette du Caramel.


The delectable spread also includes homemade macarons, dark chocolate pralines, tarts, classic loafs, cupcakes, cheesecakes, freshly baked scones, and creme brulee.

Sunday Champagne Brunch
$98 per person (free flow of coffee, tea and selected soft drinks)
$128 per person (free flow of prosecco, selected white & red wines and beer)
$168 per person (free flow of Taittinger Champagne, selected white & red wines and beer)
$49 per child (aged five to 12 years old) / Child below the age of five dines for free.


Photos and words 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.

Opus Restaurant
Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883
Tel: +65 67303390
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Sunday Champagne Brunch
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue walking along Orchard Road. Journey time is about 8 minutes. [Map]