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Friday, April 26, 2024

The Prince @ Peck Seah Street - Traditional Arabian Cuisine Ignited with a Contemporary Flair


The Prince, formerly known as Fat Prince in Tanjong Pagar, has undergone a remarkable transformation. It whisks diners away to the Arabian desert, where traditional Arabian cuisine meets contemporary innovation. At the heart of its menu lies the dining philosophy of 'Karam', embodying the spirit of generosity in Arab culture and fostering communal celebration through food, drinks, conversation, and companionship.


Sweet Potato Shoreek 4.5/5

We kickstarted our dinner with the Sweet Potato Shoreek ($19), a traditional Egyptian sweet bread roll generously slathered with delectable fig brown butter, offering a delightful fusion of sweet and savoury flavours.


Mezze Platter 4.2/5

The Mezze Platter presented a tantalising array of 9 small dishes, including Cashew Hummus, Pumpkin Baba Ganouj, Salmon Pastirma, Mushroom Pastilla, Potato Croquette, Kalamata Olives, Levantine Pickles, Smoked Date Butter, and Fennel Salad, served alongside warm, freshly baked Malawah bread. This assortment provided the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of flavours while engaging in lively conversation with friends before delving into the mains.

Lobster Shorbat Addas 4.2/5

The Lobster Shorbat Addas emerged as a standout dish. It features a robust soup infused with spices, lentils, and tender lobster meat. Elevating the traditional Jordanian lentil soup experience, this rendition added a luxurious touch with lobster meat and chilli oil, enhancing its depth and complexity.

Black Hog Tomahawk 5/5

One of the standout dishes of the evening was undoubtedly the Black Hog Tomahawk. The pork brined overnight in a tantalising mixture of orange juice and spices, imparting a subtle citrusy sweetness to the meat. Following this, the pork is dry-rubbed with Urfa Biber, a unique chilli pepper flake from Southern Turkey renowned for its slightly smoky, salty, and earthy notes. This spice blend's deep crimson hue adds a mild heat and infuses the pork with layers of complex flavour. To further elevate the dish, it is generously topped with Chermoula Sauce, a fragrant North African marinade typically composed of herbs, spices, and citrus. This addition enhances the pork with an even richer and more aromatic finish. For those seeking a touch of sweetness to complement the savoury profile of the dish, a side of Smoked Mango "Mandi" is served, offering a delightful contrast and balance to the overall flavour experience.

Lamb Porterhouse 4/5

The Lamb Porterhouse at The Prince is meticulously scored and generously rubbed with an Ottoman spice blend, infusing the meat with a medley of exotic flavours. Grilled over an open flame to tender perfection, the lamb emerges succulent and flavorful, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is simply irresistible. Despite its bold flavours, the lamb is remarkably tender and not gamey at all, a testament to the quality of the meat and the expert skill of the chefs. To complement the rich flavours of the lamb, it is served alongside a velvety burnt celeriac puree, its smooth consistency providing a perfect contrast to the hearty texture of the meat.

Beef Tomahawk 4.2/5

Prepare yourself for the ultimate meat indulgence with The Prince's Beef Tomahawk, weighing in at an impressive 1.4kg. Sourced from premium Australian Portor MB4+ beef, the magnificent tomahawk steak is a sight to behold, with its rich marbling and succulent texture. To enhance its already exquisite flavour, the steak is dry-rubbed with Baharat, a traditional spice blend known for its aromatic and complex profile. With hints of warm spices and a subtle sweetness, Baharat adds depth and character to the beef, elevating it to new heights. Like its counterpart, the Black Hog Tomahawk, the Beef Tomahawk is crowned with a luscious chermoula sauce. This vibrant and herbaceous condiment perfectly complements the robust flavour of the red meat. Additionally, a side of Black Garlic Toum is served for those seeking a hint of savoury-sweetness to accompany their meal, providing a delightful contrast to the bold flavours of the steak.

Whole Mediterranean Seabass 4.2/5

Transitioning from land to sea, we had the Whole Mediterranean Seabass, a captivating seafood delight that captures the essence of the Mediterranean coast. Carefully deboned and expertly prepared, this exquisite fish is adorned with a sumac and tangerine salt crust, imparting a tantalising blend of citrusy and tangy notes to the delicate flesh. Grilled to perfection, the seabass boasts a beautifully crisp skin that crackles with each bite, revealing succulent, flaky flesh beneath. The fragrant aroma of grilled herbs, including parsley and coriander, infuses every mouthful with a burst of freshness. For an added burst of flavour, a grilled lemon is served alongside the seabass, allowing diners to squeeze its zesty juices over the moist fish, enhancing its natural sweetness and imparting a refreshing tang that tantalises the taste buds.

Sweet Vine Peppers 4.5/5

After savouring a symphony of rich meats, the Sweet Vine Peppers offer a refreshing departure with their vibrant flavours and enticing textures. These sweet Australian vine peppers are generously filled with creamy halloumi cheese, creating a delightful contrast of sweetness and saltiness that tantalises the taste buds. Expertly skewered and grilled over an open flame, the peppers acquire a tantalising smokiness that enhances their natural sweetness while adding a touch of depth to their flavour profile. The grilling process infuses the peppers with a subtle charred aroma, complementing the richness of the halloumi cheese filling. Accompanying these succulent peppers is a delightful twist on the traditional keema dish. Instead of the usual meat-based filling, The Prince presents a vegetarian alternative featuring tender jackfruit "keema". Shatta sauce is generously drizzled over the jackfruit keema, imparting a spicy and tangy kick that adds an extra layer of complexity to each bite.

Kunafe 5/5

Finally, the meal concluded on a sweet note with Kunafe, a traditional Arab dessert featuring crispy kataifi layered with pistachio cream and namelaka, topped with roasted pistachios, pomegranate seeds, sumac spice, and rose syrup — an exquisite finale that left a lasting impression.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Prince
48 Peck Seah Street
Singapore 079317
Tel: +65 8876 8769
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 530pm - 12midnight

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

VENUE by Sebastian @ Downtown Gallery - New Menu Additions to Chef Sebastian’s Range of Contemporary European Cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian Influences


VENUE by Sebastian at Downtown Gallery, helmed by Chef-Owner Sebastian Ng, has refreshed the menu with new offerings. The casual restaurant's menu highlights contemporary European cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences, with items priced very reasonably for its quality.


In conjunction with its 7th anniversary celebrations, diners can look forward to new menu additions and a newly launched three-course dinner menu available from just $58!

Roasted Cauliflower Salad 4.5/5

The Roasted Cauliflower Salad ($18) provided a delightful medley of textures. Combined with toasted almonds and jewelled salad, it was finished with a dollop of mint yoghurt, lending a fresh and minty brightness. The addition of pomegranate added a clever touch of sweetness.

Crispy Potato 4.2/5

A new dish on the menu, this Crispy Potato ($9) was a quick favourite among my dining companions. The crispy, thin shreds of potatoes were paired with toppings of chorizo, sautéed mushroom and a poached egg. We were recommended to break and mix the egg to allow its yolk to coat the dish evenly. It was both slightly earthy and intensely savoury.

Foie Gras Mousse 4.5/5

For a more luxurious starter, go for the Foie Gras Mousse ($19). I loved how it was very simply presented but tasted otherwise. In fact, all that the creamy and rich foie gras mousse needed to be paired with, was their lightly toasted and soft housemade brioche. I would like more bread to make the most of the spread!

Farro & Mushrooms 4.8/5

Calling out to fellow mushroom lovers to try this new Farro & Mushrooms ($26) dish! It was profoundly earthy yet not at all overwhelming, unlike how some similar risotto dishes may be. The bed of farro had a slight chew, done with a generous amount of mushrooms and kombu butter, topped with parmigiano reggiano and a poached egg.


I loved the combination of textures and flavours here. Even though this was meant to be a starter, it would also work perfectly as a main.

Braised 12 Hours Wagyu Beef Cheek Au Jus

While I couldn't take beef, my dining companions sang praises of the Braised 12-hour Wagyu Beef Cheek Au Jus ($38) for its texture. The beef was served with pomme purée and broccolini.

Chilean Seabass 4.5/5

The Chilean Seabass ($42) was tender and flaky. It was served with mushroom-bacon ragout and sat in truffle yuzu butter sauce. The flavours were well-balanced, but the portion of seabass could be slightly bigger.

Iberico Pork Collar 4/5

Our last meat dish was the grilled Iberico Pork Collar ($38). I appreciated the smoky char on the slices, but I found the cuts slightly too chewy. The mint yoghurt lent a refreshing touch.

Pistachio Financier 4/5

Our first dessert featured the nutty Pistachio Financier ($15) paired with a scoop of grand marnier ice cream and tangy raspberry yoghurt dressing. We heard that the dessert components were all homemade.

Pear Tart 4.5/5

Next was the unassuming Pear Tart ($15). It had an impressively light and thin pastry with sweet pear bits within, topped with crumble and paired with Bailey ice cream. The crisp texture was a lovely surprise.

Classic Peach Melba 4/5

Finally, we sampled the new Classic Peach Melba ($15) with vanilla ice cream, chantilly cream and fresh raspberry sauce. This would be a good choice if you're craving for something more sweet to end the meal, although I would have preferred a bit more crunch for texture.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

VENUE by Sebastian
Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way
Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6904 9688
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to traffic junction of Maxwell Road and Shenton Way. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Shenton Way MRT station. Take Exit 6. Walk to Shenton Way. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, May 14, 2022

SIRI HOUSE @ Dempsey - Breathtaking Garden Dining Experience In Partnership with Veuve Clicquot


In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Siri House at Dempsey presents a stunning new outdoor dining experience at their outdoor terrace. The new open-air garden trellis comes with a ceiling of greenery and light bulbs complemented by dreamy hanging glass baubles filled with candles and florals. It is a romantic setting for the night. During the day, fabrics are draped over the structure, providing shelter from the heat and excessive light.



We visited Siri House for dinner to experience the Dining at Dusk - An Outdoor Dinner Experience. Diners can indulge in an exquisite 4 or 6 course menu complemented by Veuve Clicquot Champagne. The 4 course menu is priced at $98++ per pax, and 6 course menu is $128++ per pax. Each menu includes a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne per person.

Amuse Bouche

The 4 or 6 Course Menu starts with an Amuse Bouche that will be changed daily. Pop the bite-size morsel for a burst of flavours.

Doenjiang Glazed Beef Short Rib 4.5/5

For the Appetiser course, diners have the choice of Doenjiang Glazed Beef Short Rib and Stracciatella. The Doenjang Glazed Beef Short Rib is cooked to tender to a beautiful pink, marinated in soy, nashi pear, apples, garlic and onions. It is paired with pickled napa cabbage and pickled daikon for a refreshing touch to cut through the richness. On top of that, it is served with celeriac and parsnip puree to go with the 36 hours sous vide beef short rib.


The Stracciatella is light yet flavourful appetiser with a sweet aburi amebi. The prawn head is deep-fried to crispy, which can be eaten.

Crumbled Pork Ribeye 4.5/5

Moving to the mains, diners can choose from the Crumbled Pork Ribeye, Lobster Miso Carbonara and Chilean Seabass with Sauce Vierge. Starting with the Crumbled Pork Ribeye that uses Iberico pork ribeye, it is served with a house blend of smoked chillies mixed with honey and Dijon. It also comes with shredded pickled cabbage, drizzled with an umami-rich nori mayo. Usually, tonkatsu can be pretty dry if not done correctly, but I have to admit this is one of the best I have eaten. It is succulent and yet not greasy.

Lobster Miso Carbonara 4.8/5

If you have been following me, you will know that I like my pasta to come with a lot of sauce. So though the Lobster Miso Carbonara is not that saucy, flavours come with depth and robustness made with egg yolks, 3 kinds of cheese and white miso. Noteworthy is the housemade pappardelle with a delectable textural bite paired with a whole maine lobster tail that has been bincho grilled and glazed in chicken fat.

Chilean Seabass with Sauce Vierge 4.2/5

The Chilean Seabass with Sauce Vierge is paler in flavour than the other two mains. Though so, it allows the fresh and buttery flavour of the Chilean seabass to shine through.

Orange Chocolate 4/5

From savoury, we moved on to the sweets, starting with the Orange Chocolate infused with preserved orange peel. It even comes with a scoop of hazelnut ice cream, shaved candlenut, and dehydrated chocolate mousse for added texture.

Jasmine 4.2/5

The Jasmine is a pretty dessert in which a scoop of Jasmine tea ice cream sits atop layers of puff pastry sandwiched with jasmine chantilly cream, further sweetened with a drizzle of chamomile syrup. Toasted buckwheat is scattered for extra texture.

Sicilian Pistachio 4.8/5

A must-have is the Sicilian Pistachio. The whole block of pistachio ice cream is served with brown butter crumble base, topped with shavings of cured egg yolk.


Outdoor Private Dinner bookings are available, Tuesday to Sunday Evenings, 6.00pm to 8.00pm. To complement the dinner, guests can order bottles of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, Rosé or La Grande Dame at special promotional prices, starting at $120 per bottle.

Outdoor Brunch Private Dining is available to book for 5 to 10pax, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons, 11.30 am to 1.30pm. Priced at $70++ per pax with a minimum of 5 pax to book, SIRI HOUSE outdoor brunch feast includes a list of 13 brunch plates to share, a bread and pastry platter and a selection of seasoned butters and jams.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Siri House
Dempsey Hill
8D Dempsey Road
Singapore 249672
Tel: +65 96670533
Nearest MRT: Napier (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 1130am - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
Sun: 1130am - 4pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Napier MRT station. Take Exit 2. Walk to bus stop opposite Singapore Botanic Gardens (Stop ID 13011). Take bus number 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123 or 174. Alight 2 stops later. Walk up to Dempsey Hill. Walk right to the back of the cluster. Walk to destination. Journey time 12 minutes. [Map]