Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dine out: Paradise Inn Suntec



I was at Suntec Paradise Inn during lunch time one weekday. Understand From PR person (who invited me) that suntec basement was undergoing a facelift and the restaurant was revamped. He said that lunch time Usually crowded as there are many offices around.

To be frank, I can't really differentiate the different paradise group restaurants. He told me that Paradise Inn is specialized in home cooked specialties. No wander I see many dishes choice from the menu.

After starter, we had 金瓜蚝士汤(top pic-$23.90). This healthy soup Used only lean meat and 老母鸡.


For starter, we ordered 脆皮虾枣($8.90). It is very different from the hei zou I had. It reminded me of Yam ring crust. Crispier than any hei zou.


Their signature dish: 招牌扣肉包($2.60). They use 五花肉。meat tender and fats melt in my mouth.


This is their new dish: 三杯鹿肉煲($14.90). 很好下饭。


If you are a vegetarian , this is for you: 蒜茸鸡腿菇炒甜豆($12.90). 鸡腿菇texture reminded me of fish cake. Healthy!


This is another signature dish that you can't miss: 猪手焖米粉($12.90)




Don't forget to have some fruit/herb/flower infused ice tea.

Paradise Inn
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-110 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983.
Tel: 63364048





















Friday, July 25, 2014

Have lunch at Park Regis Hotel - Royal Pavillion


If you are near CBD area, and looking for a lunch venue for dim sum, here is a new place. Started from March this year, the ground floor of Park Regis has a face lift and give you a new dining experience. Royal Pavillion官邸 is a new dining platform serving modern Cantonese cuisine.

I was there one afternoon to try out some of the dishes. Below are some of my favourites:


Carrot Cake with "Lao Gan Die" Chilli Sauce老干爹酱炒萝卜糕, for those who like your carrot cake hot and spicy.$8.80++


Baked Swiss BBQ Snow Bun瑞士雪花包, their version of 波箩包. Bun Not as crispy, but filling juicy and sweet.


Crispy Shredded Radish Pastry Roll萝卜丝酥卷, crispy outside and moist inside. My must try favourite.$4,50++


Royal Smoked Duck官邸荔枝木脆皮熏鸭,让人越咬越香。($35++ half potion, $68++ full potion)


Steamed Diced Vegetables Dumpling佛山花素饺,皮Q馅脆。健康素食选择。$4.50++


甜品:(左起)Special Walnut Pastry特制核桃酥,Steamed Mashed Taro with Pumpkin Puree served in Young Coconut椰皇金瓜泥($8.50++),Lime Lemonade with Aloe Vera and Lemongrass Jelly芦荟酸柑香茅冻


Park Regis Singapore, Royal Pavillion
23 Merchant Road, Singapore 058268
Tel: +65 6818 8888
Fax: +65 6818 8868
























Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Ultimate Crab Feast at ParkRoyal Beach Road



If you are into crab like me, good news! This year ParkRoyal Crab Feast Buffet is here! From now till 27 July 2014, you can indulge in a spread of 27 crabs dishes, all at ParkRoyal Plaza Brasserie.

This year New dishes include Crab Kut Teh, cereal crab, marmite crab, crabmeat roti John, spicy crabmeat salad, crabmeat Tartlet and Crabmeat Masala etc. other all time favourites include Salted Egg Crab, butter crab, black pepper crab and Chilli crab etc.

Most of the crabs being served are mud crabs. Meat are fresh and firm.

Besides mud crabs, there are also flower crabs and spanner crabs. Below are some of my must have list:

Crab Kut Teh. I like the strong garlic and peppery soup.

I like Curry crab, a bit spicy and sweet. If you like local curry flavor, can choose Nonya crab.

Among all crabs, my all time favourites are Salted Egg Crab and Butter Crab.

If you like sweet taste, go for Marmite Crab, cereal Crab and XO sauce Crab.

This is Curry Crab. Must try!

This is local delight: black pepper crab.

Before I post this news, I was told that weekend dinner buffet is fully booked. Yes, so for those who don't want to miss this chance, should start booking for weekday now.

The Ultimate Crab Feast (13 June- 27 July 2014)
buffet Dinner (Daily): 6pm-10.30pm
Adult: $65++, Child: $39++.
Address: ParkRoyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road Level 1.
Tel: 65055710


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Cat & The Fiddle Cheesecakes

收到这份礼物之前,已先在报章得知这个新品牌。Cat & The Fiddle最大卖点就是专门供应宅配乳酪蛋糕。此外,价格非常合理,而且口味新颖。

原本想在适当的节日订一个试试,却没想到美梦成真,得到了公关公司的厚爱,让我可以自选喜欢的乳酪蛋糕。

我上了该官网:www.catandthefiddle.com,看了每一种蛋糕的特色和图片,甚至留意顾客留言,最后决定订购当中最贵,材料最多的Sicilian Wildcats乳酪蛋糕($31.90)。


目前,该网站共推出10款乳酪蛋糕,每个重1.1公斤,包括下次很想尝试的Paws of Fury($24.90)和The Emperor's Romance($24.90)。前者是鸳鸯口味;后者是荔枝马提尼口味。其他让人垂涎的口味还包括Sweet and Smokey Taffy($19.90)-海盐焦糖口味、The Modern Duke's Pudding($22.90)-Cookies and cream口味、Over The Moon($19.90)-香草原味、The Russian Whiskers($24.90)-芒果伏特加口味、Maneki Neko($28.90)-柚子柑橘口味、Carribean Surfari($28.90)-黄梨椰子兰姆酒口味和Queen of Hearts($22.90)-草莓口味。


我订的Sicilian Wildcats乳酪蛋糕($31.90)其实是Tiramisu口味,乳酪蛋糕中间是浸了满满Espresso和Marsala酒、Rum和Brandy的海绵蛋糕。那么多种酒?不要被这些酒给吓到,其实酒味和分量刚刚好,不会太强,连不喝酒的我都能接受。


上网订购的程序非常简单,只要选择你要的口味,然后选择要不要附加品(如蜡烛,印板等等)。接着,你必须输入个人详情,并写明你要宅配或自取,宅配要另外付$9。好处是若今天下午两点前下订,隔天就可送到。你可选择中午12点至5点送上,或是5点之后送上。

我在星期五的中午下订,隔天4点45分就收到。我迫不及待地把送到的乳酪蛋糕送进嘴里。可能蛋糕须放在冷冻库保鲜,口感像在吃乳酪雪糕。于是我把蛋糕放进冰箱,并发现放在冰箱几小时后取出的口感更佳--绵密细滑,而且海绵蛋糕湿润,口齿留香。

这里的乳酪蛋糕都是现烤,不加人造色素和添加物,因此一般建议在三天内吃完。我为了要试验三天后的成果,于是待一个星期再尝试,发现外层虽然有一点干,但里面的海绵蛋糕还是湿润的。口感还不错。


蛋糕盒上贴心地附上一张感谢卡,发现有小提醒:三至四个小时后才吃,口感更佳。原来是自己没注意,下次我不会再这么急了。如果你要请客,最好也要把这几小时算在内。


是不是也想试一试?喜欢吃乳酪蛋糕的朋友,记得上网:www.catandthefiddle.com 浏览和订购。

Monday, April 28, 2014

ParkRoyal Buffet - April - May 2014

如果你是海鲜发烧友,从现在至4月30日可在这里享受丰盛的新鲜海鲜自助餐;如果你想在母亲节期间带妈妈吃妈妈会喜欢的自助餐,不如到这里来大快朵颐。

感谢ParkRoyal on Beach Road的Plaza Brasserie餐厅公关,让我可以品尝和记录这段期间特别推出的Treasures of The Sea自助餐。

先介绍从现在至2014年4月30日特别推出的海鲜主题自助晚餐,饕客除了可以在这里吃到新鲜海鲜和海鲜料理外,还可以自选海鲜料理让厨师为你现炒。菜肴选择非常丰富,海鲜也以不同风味呈现,包括本地口味的咖哩鱼头、参巴三文鱼、娘惹蒸鱼等;亚洲风味的龙虾粥、冬炎鱼汤、海鲜天府罗、XO虾、寿司等等,还有西式料理的烤西式三文鱼、海鲜鲍鱼浓汤等。

不只主食有不同口味,连甜品也照顾到每个人的味蕾,包括浓郁榴莲泥、白果芋泥、Chendol、红豆汤、芝麻糊、芒果布丁、杏仁豆腐,还有各色西式糕点等等。我喜欢这里的prata部门的甜味prata,尤其是榴莲prata。爱吃海鲜的你,现在至2014年4月30日(劳动节前夕)记得订位,享用特别在这个时候推出的海鲜主题自助晚餐。成人收费:$62++;儿童收费:$37。

5月1日至30日,适逢母亲节期间,最适合带母亲到这里来享受自助餐,因为这段期间特别推出The Best For Mum自助餐。菜肴都是妈妈会喜欢的家常菜口味,如猪脚醋、咸鱼炒饭、罗汉斋、洋葱炒蛋、薄饼等等。甜品也有妈妈喜欢的磨磨查查和黑糯米等。

母亲节当天,妈妈还有特别待遇,如送上黑鸡炖汤、蜜桃姜汁,可免费参加厨师教烹饪课,还有单人用父亲节自助餐券。最好的是,如果这个月份,与母亲和祖母或外婆享用自助午餐和自助晚餐,母亲和祖母(外婆)可免费用餐。

2014年5月1日至30日,自助午餐(中午12点至下午2.30点),成人:$39++(周日);$40++(周末),母亲节当天成人:$65++,儿童:$39++。
自助晚餐(晚上6点至10.30点),成人:$58++(周日);$60++(星期五至日)。

海鲜自助餐选择多样,包括:

黑椒虾婆

辣椒螃蟹。旁边还有炸馒头

不要错过皮脆肉嫩的烧肉和脆皮鸡

虾子新鲜弹牙

一字排开四种口味三文鱼

新鲜生蚝一定要多吃几个

泰式炸鱼旁边是我的最爱:入口即化的焖海参

现炒海鲜料理:辣椒淡菜

现炒豆豉圣旨

现炒姜葱lala

炸软壳蟹

可无限量点整条清蒸鱼

很合本地人口味的咖哩鱼头

可点caesar salad配温泉蛋

可点现煮拉面

我的自选菜

一定要试榴莲煎饼!

甜品选择多








Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yakult Health Foods: Maroyaka Kale


In fact, Yakult just launched its Health food range in Singapore. I am lucky to witness the launch and get to try their new product: Maroyaka Kale. Thanks to Agnes from AT Marketing Consultancy(www.atmc.com.sg) for inviting me.

It tasted like non sweet green veggy drink if you add in just cold water. Best to drink with milk, yogurt or even cereal. Do not mix with hot water as it does not dissolve well.

After I drank, I quickly rush to the toilet. Guess the water soluble fibre helps me digest and detox better.

If you are interested in the product, from now till 30 Sept 2014, you can purchase it at Promo price $79.90(UP $87.90), only at Guardian Pharmacy.

If you want to know more about the range and how it improve your Colon health, do call and attend the talk. Details below.


如果没有这一系列的健康产品推出,还不知道原来Yakult除了乳酸菌饮料之外还有不少对我们健康有益的商品。

日前,在Chinatown Point隆重推出的Yakult Health Food系列,在Abeille d'Or公司的代理下登陆新加坡。我有幸出席他们的开幕礼并有机会尝试新产品:Maroyaka Kale青汁。感谢AT Marketing Consultancy(www.atmc.com.sg)公关公司的邀请。

Kale,又称羽衣甘蓝、叶牡丹、牡丹菜或花菜,是一种蔬菜。这对每天摄取不够蔬菜量的人来说,未尝不是恩物。只要把这一小包青汁粉与冷水、牛奶,甚至优格混合即可。每天只需使用一至两包,其分量相等于你每天所需的营养。它不含人造色素、香料和防腐剂。


由于它属于蔬菜类,因此可帮助身体摄取钙质、铁质、维生素C、A、E和K。所含的胡萝卜素比番茄高5.4倍,钙质比枝豆(edamame)高3.8倍!此外,它含水溶性纤维,因此可促进肠胃蠕动和排毒。我拿了一包来试,与白水混合饮用,发现它有一点海藻的味道,不甜,我建议可加一点蜜糖调味。

或许我的肚子比较敏感,喝不一下子我立刻去厕所"排毒"。之后,我秤了秤体重,发现轻了1公斤!换句话说,它不只有益健康还能控制体重。

有兴趣者,从现在至2014年9月30日到Guardian Pharmacy,可以优惠价$79.90(原价$87.90)购买Maroyaka Kale(一盒30包装)。

如果想了解更多,可出席这个星期六,由Dr Haresh Kumar Kantilai博士主讲的"大肠保健讲座"。
日期:2014年4月19日(星期六)
时间:2pm
地点:3 Coleman Street #03-14 Peninsular Shopping Centre
收费:$10 (可当天全数兑换任何Yakult Health Food系列产品)
报名热线:63395045

现在就报名,以免向隅。

预知更多详情,可上官网:www.abeilledor.sg或脸书页面 www.facebook.com/pages/YHF-by-AbeilleDor/

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Very Easy Assam Prawn


As mentioned, this is my first time as a host for LTU and the theme for this month is prawn. I personally like to eat prawn a lot and when I see so many appetizing dishes that link to this theme, I'm excited! And really want to try to cook some of them.

As a host, I'm not doing my job well as this March till April also happens to be my busy period, and unfortunately I was sick for a few days, that's add on to more back log that I need to clear.. So to contribute as a host, I force myself to write this post before the end of March, although I am so tired now... Pardon me if I did not leave you my comments, but deep in my heart, I admire and appreciate the effort. Thanks all for the support!

This is a dish I learnt from my M-I-L, and it's a CNY dish that she will cook every year as this is Mr L favorite. So this year, I have a chance to see her cook from the start and am amazed by how easy yet tasty is this dish.

For her recipe, This dish only require 2 items: prawn and Assam paste. its not the spicy type. And its not too sour as it did not require to soak the assam paste and use the assam juice. Prawn better to leave shell on just devein. As it helps to absorb and trap the flavour better. No need any salt as the assam paste has some amount of salt. We can taste abit of sourness from the assam and sweet from the prawn. Appetizing and We love it!

Ingredient:
15 Prawn (leave the shell just devein)
1/6 Assam paste (no need to soak in water)

Method:
1. Heat pan/wok with oil.
2. Add prawn and fry till color just change.
3. Add sasa paste and fry to mix well.
4. Continue frying till Assam paste melt and blend well with prawn.
5. Ready to serve.


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I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up host by Bake for Happy Kids, My Little Favourite DIY and Food playground.