Peony Jade @ Keppel Club

Opened in 2008, Peony Jade Keppel Club has recently been minted as one of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants 2016! As the Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, I was invited for a get-together with media friends for a first-hand tasting of the latest mooncake creations by dim sum chef, Wong Kok Shying, as well as…

Kai Garden @ Marina Square

It’s merely one week away from Chinese New Year, yet I haven’t caught on with the season’s celebrations. How about you? If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant to host your friends and relatives, look no further. One of the latest additions to Marina Square’s revamped Dining Edition, Kai Garden is a homely Cantonese restaurant…

Cherry Garden Chinese Restaurant @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Cherry Garden has always been one of those places that is synonymous to Chinese fine-dining. This is my second post on Cherry Garden and I’ll be sharing with you their Weekend Dimsum Buffet! Available on Saturdays and Sundays, with 2 seatings available, the first at 11.30am and second at 2.30pm, it is priced at $64.90++ per head. It…

Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant @ Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

When it comes to dimsum, I must say that we’re spoilt for choice! Having tried many Chinese restaurants in hotels, I must say that each has their own specialties and worth a second, third and etc. visits. During my birthday last year (oops, overdue again), my family headed to Shang Palace for lunch. Surprisingly, the…

Anti:Dote High Tea @ Fairmont Hotel

I was killing time on a Sunday afternoon with a friend when we walked into Anti:Dote – a place known to have your after-work drinks at. Surprisingly, the restaurant started to get crowded by 3pm. Later, I saw boxes of pretty snacks being prepared and served to other tables. I knew I had to return. Anti:Dote’s exquisite…

Buffet: Sala Rim Naam @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

A boat ride? Yep, you’re treated to a short boat ride before your royal meal commences! As the Sala Rim Naam is situated across the river from the main hotel vicinity, don’t be surprised when the staff start directing you towards the port! The only Thai restaurant in Mandarin Oriental serves a royal spread of Thai…

Grand Mandarin Chinese Restaurant @ New Bridge Road

Sometimes the best food places are hidden at the most unlikely of places – opposite Pearl Centre Chinatown in this instance, where four-months old Grand Mandarin Restaurant is standing at. That said, I have to give it to their skillful marketing executions as my extended family who doesn’t usually venture any further than Imperial Treasure, had a gathering…

Tiferet Tea Room @ Katong V

You know you’ve hit jackpot when you find one good café after another – sans the weekend crowd (referring to Carry On Café here). After spending 5 days a week at Raffles Place, I definitely need a cosy space (that is not my house) where I can talk about life with friends and not be pressured by the…

Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine @ Ngee Ann City

Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of Imperial Treasure Group and when the new specialty restaurant opened at Takashimaya last year, I was probably the first fews to try! However, I procrastinated writing this post even after my 5th visit here, simply because I don’t have exact prices of the dishes (a 50% perfectionist here). In this post, prices are hence…

High Tea: Rose Veranda @ Shangri-La Hotel

The posh waiting area of Rose Veranda is just a lead-up to what you will be in for when you dine here. The space has been revamped a number of times, but remained as popular as ever. I did not manage to get a photo of the main dining area, but just imagine a double-storey…

Wah Lok Chinese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel

The recent facelift that Carlton Hotel had undergone is indeed a case done right. The lobby is extremely spacious, featuring a beautiful chandelier made out of blown glass – classy. Wah Lok is a Chinese restaurant that is part of Carlton Hotel and it too, was part of the hotel’s revamp. The entire look and…

Staycation: Westin Hotel, Singapore

The Westin has reopened in Singapore last November after more than a decade and I was here just 5 days after their official opening (yes, this is just one of my many backdated posts). I was really glad that there were no teething problems and my stay was more than enjoyable, looking at how new…

Swee Choon Dimsum Restaurant @ Jalan Besar

Swee Choon is a dimsum restaurant dated back to more than 50 years ago, yet I’ve only heard of it recently! Now, I wonder if I’ve been living under a rock. This name shot to fame thanks to claims of their uber-delicious lava custard buns, as well as their exceptionally low prices. Opened from 6pm…

LÈ Restaurant & Asian Tapas Bar @ Suntec City [Dinner + Christmas Special]

An avant-garde culinary concept by Paradise Group, LÉ seeks to evoke a sensuous dining experience. The idea of Chinese restaurant has been modified and redefined with this forward-looking conception. The front of the house is actually a bar area that is both chic and luxurious. My first time passing by LÉ had me thinking that…

Staycation: Carlton City Hotel, Singapore

A second property of the Carlton Brand in Singapore, Carlton City Hotel is a brand new business hotel situated along the fringes of Chinatown, within the historical district of Tanjong Pagar. To me, its location is extremely convenient, with the MRT Station 5-10 minutes away by foot and there are countless food options nearby. Adjacent…

Weekend High Tea: Equinox @ Swissôtel

Equinox is famous for its sky-high views from level 69 and I was here on a Saturday for their weekend high tea – buffet style. I can’t remember the last time I had a buffet for tea since all the chi-chi high tea sets come in a bird cage or at least, non-refillable. At $42++…

Terrassa by Ginza Project @ St. Petersburg [Russia Trip]

If you’re in Russia, you definitely have to try at least one of the many restaurants under the management of Ginza Project, a leading group in the restaurant and entertainment industry. It has since expanded to other metropolis including London and New York. I was looking through the list of restaurants and I was really…

Cherry Garden @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

To me, dimsum is subjective to personal preference. My older aunties are adamant in that Red Star Restaurant serves the best dimsum, while I cringe in response to their comment. After having my fair share of dimsum (easily, my entire life), I can certainly name a number of restaurants off the top of my head, which deliver superior quality; Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of them….