The Peranakan Restaurant [Media Invite]

Mother’s Day is this weekend!!! So, if you haven’t thought of the right place to dine at; visiting the heritage that celebrates their matriarchy, is most appropriate. Be sure to make your reservations early, because the Peranakan community take their Mother’s Day seriously.

Straits Café [Media Invite]

Straits Café is a go-to place for buffet within proximity of Bras Basar & Bencoolen MRT, for buffets. They’ve been known for their feature of their Malaccan straits food, as well as select glimpses of Malaysian dishes.

Cast Iron Restaurant – Media Tasting

Cast Iron ensures their quality of ingredients are procured intercontinental & air flown regularly, and almost every dish they serve, are made in-house from scratch. And since they have the luxury of freshness, I believe nobody should deny themselves the Omakase experience.

Fumee by Habanos – Media Tasting

Fumee is probably the only joint (in the proximity of the marina promenade), that opens their kitchen beyond midnight; for they close at 0200hrs on weekdays, 0230hrs on Fridays & Saturdays. And they roll the shutters 30 to midnight on Sundays.

Cozy Bistro & Lounge – Media Invite

the ambience was good, music not loud, and nice selection of alcohol & spirits. Initially, I wasn’t sure what’s to be expected for food, considering the setup is more entertainment inclined. But when the dishes began rolling out, one after the next; my perception was altered.

Now, I’m actually pondering what else should I be trying on my next visit.

[Closed] Sea & Blue – Invited Tasting

At Sea & Blue, they offer nothing but buffet. Operating hours is split specifically for lunch & dinner. This allows the crew to have ample time, to manage the necessary preparation in order to roll out 100 dishes; comprising of fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi, roasts, grills, continental cooked fares, confection and desserts.

The Wicked Garlic – Invited Tasting

The Wicked Garlic serves up sincere Italian selections, offering fresh ingredients at very reasonable prices. To be fair, at this price point, you won’t be showered with 5-star immaculate service, consistent with their 2 other prevailing outlets.

This joint at Orchard Cathay Cineleisure being their 3rd outlet in their 4th year of operation, is testament that they’ve been doing it right, and they want greater demographics to experience their craft.

[Closed] Cha Thai – Invited Tasting

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.

Hunan Cuisine Restaurant – Invited Tasting

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 – Invited Tasting

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.

Yoogane SG (Nex) – Media Invite

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.