In terms of Korean concept buffet, I must say that they that they got my heart racing. Easily more than 50 items in the line-up, protein inclined, 12 different flavors of marinated pork belly, with select variety of marinated beef, chicken & fish. There’s also a good selection of vegetables, funghi, as well as condiments & sauces. For those that must have carbs, there’s Kimchi Fried Rice and Tteokbokki, as well as noodles to be cooked in your steamboats/ stews.
Chef Leah combines her western culinary craft with authentic hand-me-down recipes from the Royal Palace’s kitchen, coupled with her stringent standards of curating fresh & best ingredients; from different corners of the archipelago, and other continents for some meat sources. Her crew prides itself in conjuring their own pastes/ seasonings/ curries from scratch.
The quality & portion of the food is good, and so, don’t expect the price tags to be that of what you would find in Golden Mile Complex (GMC), because you will not find anything close to this.
I find this place to be a good spot for almost any form of chill out, regardless if its colleagues or peers. The quality of the food & beverages is good, and in terms of price point, competitive with most other Korean joints in town.
For a second year running, Chang Sensory Trails (CST) 2017, visited London in late April, San Francisco in late May, and hit the ground running in Singapore, early this month.
I’ve been a fan of Thai cuisines, ever since my maiden encounter in Australia, and in the last decade, tried & tasted authentic ones in Thailand as well. So I find the menu tantalizing, especially with chilled Chang beer!
The name is quite self-explanatory, as the menu offers authentic Hunan dishes, from the central plains of mainland China. Though, not all ingredients are available in this archipelago, the management endeavors to adhere as close as it gets to the original recipes, or so, the chefs insist.
8 Korean BBQ at The Central Clarke Quay, is the first of the 2 outlets in Singapore, while there are 2 other outlets in USA. The “8” in the name, is found in their signature 8 colors set, comprising of 8 distinct flavored marinates on their choice cut Mangalitza Pork Belly.
You may, or, may not have already notice, but, in case you didn’t know, the latest talk of the town: Eat & Earn!
OMT offers a list of fusion food on the menu, as well as some familiar ones, so to appeal to the neighborhood demographics. And since it’s sandwiched between 2 big boys offering local favorites, OMT would be the go-to-place for some alternatives, snacks, desserts & beer.
Yoogane hails from a little town in Busan, South Korea, since 1981. Originated as a simple old-school mom & pop kitchenette restaurant, has spread across various Korean cities, and earned its place as; one of the fast expanding & sought after franchise restaurants; in the region; from South Korea.
Gila Durian, a celebration of an assortment of 2-3 cherry-picked prized durian subspecies (D24, XO & 猫山王 “Maoshan Wang” – MSW). In all my years of tastings & face stuffing experiences, I’ve never been pampered with Durian, fine-dining style before.
Mother’s Day is just round the corner, and if you’re undecided about the genre of feast to reward your moms, aunts & grannies, The Peranakan is a good choice. The one-and-only authentic Peranakan restaurant on Orchard Road, makes for a good central spot for the extended families to congregate & commune.
蛙功夫 (Wah! Kungfu), is a spanking new novelty restaurant that features 1 of Asian’s all-time favorite – Bullfrogs, in 10 different culinary styles/ tastes from the Central Plains of China. To raise the notch, the interior décor applies the concept of pubs, cold industrial metallic furnishes, cold cathode & LED illumination and slightly below 25°C air conditioning.