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[SG EATS] Experiencing the Fusion of Indian Charm and French Elegance at Bombay Brasserie, Singapore

Nestled in the heart of South Beach Avenue, Bombay Brasserie is a culinary gem that seamlessly marries the sophistication of a Parisian brasserie with the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine. Bombay Brasserie is the brainchild of the esteemed Taj Hotels Group, a name synonymous with hospitality excellence.

Since its inception in 1982, Bombay Brasserie has expanded its footprint across the globe, with celebrated outposts in London, Cape Town, and Dubai. Now, it graces Singapore with its unique concept, offering a refreshing take on fine-casual dining.

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As you step into this enchanting space, you are greeted by opulent gold accents, plush red seats, and a meticulously set table, reminiscent of the classic French dining experience. However, what sets Bombay Brasserie apart is its infusion of Indian elements – from stylish green lamps to murals depicting scenes of Mumbai, adding a touch of tropical allure.

My friend and I had the pleasure of indulging in a delightful dinner at Bombay Brasserie recently. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Nilesh Ambedkar’s expertly curated menu beautifully intertwines traditional Indian and French culinary delights.

Bombay Brasserie-Pana Puri

Our evening began with a complimentary plate of papad, breads, chutney, and French butter, followed by an exquisite serving of pana puri.

Bombay Brasserie-Aloo Papdi Chaat

Starting with the Aloo Papdi Chaat, a refreshing combination of potatoes, yogurt, tamarind, and crispies, we were immediately impressed by the crunchy textures and vibrant flavors.

Bombay Brasserie-Seekh Kebab

The Seekh Kebab, made with goat’s meat and served with pickled vegetables and mint chutney, pleasantly surprised my friend. She isn’t typically a fan of goat meat but found the dish flavorful and not at all gamey.

Bombay Brasserie- duck confit

Next, we had the Duck Confit Phulka Roll. As you take your first bite, the succulent duck confit enveloped in a soft and fluffy phulka unleashes a symphony of rich, savory notes.

Bombay Brasserie- Scallop

Moving on to mains, the Grilled Scallops with pea mousseline showcased the restaurant’s innovative approach to classic French cuisine, offering a delightful fusion of flavors.

Bombay Brasserie- Our butter chicken-1Bombay Brasserie- Our butter chicken

Our Butter Chicken served with barista pulao and laccha paratha, presented a unique twist on the traditional dish. This dish offers a slightly sweeter flavor profile that appealed to our palates. The laccha paratha proved to be a perfect accompaniment to the rich and creamy butter chicken.

No dining experience at Bombay Brasserie would be complete without sampling their selection of creative cocktails, inspired by the colonial era. From the sophisticated allure of “The Cantonment” to the refreshing flavors of the “Colonial Favourite,” each drink was expertly crafted to complement the bold flavors of the cuisine.

In conclusion, our experience at Bombay Brasserie was nothing short of exceptional. From the memorable starters to the innovative mains and impeccable service, every aspect of our dining experience surpassed our expectations. We’re already planning our next visit to explore more of the menu and indulge in the culinary delights that Bombay Brasserie has to offer.

Address: Bombay Brasserie

26 Beach Road,

B1-23/24/25 South Beach Avenue

Singapore 189768

Tel: +65 6980 7163

Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/singapore/bombay-brasserie/

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[SG EATS] Ki Su Shoujin Omakase at Tras Street Offers Unique Plant-Based Omakase Dining Experience

Nestled along Tras Street, Ki Su Shoujin Omakase stands out as a fresh addition to Singapore’s culinary scene, brought to you by the team behind Joie by Dozo. Embracing a plant-based omakase concept, Ki Su is a pioneer, offering a distinctive and forward-thinking dining experience.

Read more: [SG EATS] Ki Su Shoujin Omakase at Tras Street Offers Unique Plant-Based Omakase Dining Experience Ki Su - Interior ShotUpon entering Ki Su, guests are greeted by an elegant interior design. The main dining area features a long counter table, where patrons can witness the artistry of each course being meticulously prepared in the open kitchen. Additionally, the restaurant offers two private rooms suitable for larger groups.

Ki Su offers two omakase menus: an 8-course lunch priced at S$88.00++ and a 10-course dinner at S$168.00++. Opting for the dinner omakase, guests are treated to a sequence of inventive meatless dishes, each presenting a contemporary twist on traditional omakase fare.

The dinner omakase menu unfolds with a delightful trio of snacks, including Egg Yolk Toast with Air Flown Tonburi Caviar, Avocado Taco, and Beetroot Cigar.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Nigiri SushiKi Su Shoujin Omakase - Uni-Pumpkin

Next, we had the Nigiri Sushi selection features four distinct types, such as the Shiro Shimeji (White Mushroom), Red Capsicum (reminiscent of tuna sushi), Nasu (Eggplant), and Pumpkin (resembling Uni sushi). Each piece offers a harmonious balance of flavors and textures, showcasing the chef’s creativity.

A highlight of the meal is the Truffle Pate, a decadent creation crafted from nuts and adorned with mustard seeds and a hint of truffle sauce atop a crispy buttery toast. The illusion of foie gras is convincingly achieved. I was amazed with the creation.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Yakimono

The Yakimono course presented two skewers of beancurd skin wrapped with enoki mushroom and cherry tomato, grilled to perfection.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - King Oyster

The following course features king oyster mushrooms adorned with shiso leaf, complemented by a sweet pea puree.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Kabutoni

Kabutoni, a simmered course, delighted the palate with eggplant, daikon, yuba (tofu skin), and morel mushroom in a flavorful soy sauce and sake broth.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Golden Temaki

Notable mentions go to the Golden Temaki, a crunchy seaweed handroll filled with maitake mushroom, gold flakes, and egg yolk. The homemade mayonnaise truly shines.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Entree Monkey Head Mushroom

For the Entree, the juicy and meaty Monkey head mushroom took center stage, accompanied by rice popcorn and truffle mashed potatoes. Despite already feeling satisfied, the temptation of the truffle mashed potatoes was simply irresistible.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Omakase-leek-infused soup

The meal concludes with a comforting leek-infused soup poured over a baby Napa cabbage. This dish reminds me of a similar dish I had at Chef Chan’s Private Dine recently.

Ki Su Shoujin Omakase - Dessert Matcha BonsaiKi Su Shoujin Omakase - Dessert edible flowers and Hokkaido Ice Cream

Desserts were a delightful culmination of creativity and flavors, with highlights including a Matcha Bonsai creation and a colorful display of edible flower petals served with Hokkaido ice cream.

While the dinner omakase price may seem steep for a primarily vegetable-based menu, Ki Su Shoujin Omakase presents a novel and commendable concept in plant-based dining.

While it may not align with traditional Japanese omakase expectations, it undoubtedly offers a unique and memorable culinary adventure for those seeking innovative flavors and vegetarian delights.

Address: Ki Su Shoujin Omakase

60 Tras St, #01-01,

Singapore 078999

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00PM-3:00PM | 6:00PM-10:00PM

(Closed on Sunday)

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[SG EATS] Experience the Joy of ‘The Wondrous Flavours of Holi’ Menu at Tiffin Room, Raffles Singapore – Celebrating India’s Festival of Colours

Embark on a delightful journey of joy and savor the vibrant flavors of Holi – India’s Festival of Colours, surrounded by cherished company at the iconic Tiffin Room in Raffles Hotel Singapore. From 18 March to 31 March 2024, Chef de Cuisine Kuldeep Negi presents the exclusive limited-time menu, ‘The Wondrous Flavours of Holi’.

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This carefully curated selection caters to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences, with the option for a wine pairing to elevate your celebratory experience. The lunch and dinner menu are priced at S$132++ per guest, while those seeking a refined touch can opt for alcoholic beverage pairings (2 glasses) at S$58++ per guest or (4 glasses) at S$98++ per guest. A dedicated Vegetarian Menu is also available.

Tiffin Room-Dahi Gujia

Chef Kuldeep’s Welcome sets the tone with Dahi Gujia, featuring stuffed yellow lentil dumplings with sweet yogurt, tamarind, and spicy mint chutney. The dumplings are filled with a nutty filling and topped with flavorful thick yogurt and chutneys for a delightful combination of textures and tastes.

Tiffin Room Raffles Singapore-Achari Murgh Tikka Kathi Roll

The culinary journey continues with Achari Murgh Tikka Kathi Roll – a pickled spicy tandoori-grilled chicken wrap with beetroot, radish, and onion salad before moving on to the mains. Personally, I enjoyed the impeccable balance of flavors and textures achieved with the thoughtfully chosen ingredients in this dish.

Transitioning to the main course, elegantly presented in their signature dabba, and served in gleaming copper tiers. We delighted in the Tawa Masala Fish – a pan-seared black cod infused with a special blend of spices, onion, and tomato masala. This dish is not only satisfying and nutritious but also bursts with authentic Indian flavors. The chef’s selection of fish for this year’s menu is truly commendable.

Tiffin Room Raffles Singapore-Tawa Masala Fish & Murgh Madras

The Murgh Madras presents boneless chicken leg in curry leaves, fresh coconut, mustard seeds, and spices. This flavorful dish is a perfect blend of richness and satisfaction, boasting deep and robust flavors.

Tiffin Room Raffles Singapore- Lamb Chop & Lentil

Pahadi Gosht offers a Himalayan-style lamb chop curry with fresh herbs and spices. The lamb emerges incredibly tender, while the curry exudes a delightful earthy flavor derived from the bones.

Accompany these delights with Shahi Dal – yellow lentil curry with black beans and red kidney beans. The velvety, creamy texture of the lentil’s pairs exceptionally well with naan.

Tiffin Room Raffles Singapore- Tomato Mint Pulao

Next, we have the Tomato Mint Pulao – Fragrant and tasty Indian basmati rice with fresh tomato, mint, and cardamom. This rice serves as an excellent accompaniment to all the rich gravies, making it the perfect carbohydrate addition for the evening.

Tiffin Room-The Wondrous Flavours of Holi Menu-dessertTiffin Room Raffles Singapore- Dessert

The meal concludes on a sweet note with the delectable trio of desserts: Makai Halwa, Gujia, and Gur Para – sweet corn halwa, traditional sweet dumplings stuffed with coconut and dried fruits, and jaggery bites, respectively. While the sweetness might be on the intense side for my taste, it is characteristic of the typical sweetness found in Indian desserts.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Holi and celebrate the festival with an unforgettable culinary experience at Tiffin Room. Returning to Tiffin Room is always a delight, and their highly recommended wine pairing adds a perfect touch to the overall experience, creating an ideal complement to the exquisite dishes.

If you intend to opt for the Mera Royal Dabba Lunch Set on weekdays, explore this deal to enjoy some cost savings!!

Address: Tiffin Room

1 Beach Rd,

Singapore 189673

Opening Hours: 7:00AM-10:30AM | 12:00PM-2:00PM | 6:30PM-9:30PM

Website: https://tiffinroom.com.sg/

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Conveniently located on Arab Street, Beyond The Dough stands out as a vibrant addition to the local dining scene. More than just a pizzeria, it seamlessly blends traditional techniques with modern flair while remaining true to the essence of exceptional pizza.

Address: Beyond The Dough Pizzeria

150 Arab Street

Singapore 199832

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday | Lunch: 11:45AM to 15:00PM (13:45PM Last Order) | Dinner: 17:00PM to 23:00PM (21:45PM Last Order)

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Home Based Fried Prawn Crackers- Johor Malaysia

The menu offers four (4) variations including normal, add shrimps, shrimps with vegetables and mantis shrimp cake flavour. The price starts from RM2.50 ~ S$0.71 to RM4.00~S$1.14. The add-ons shrimp only fritters where you literally have the fritters filled with shrimps. The fritters are pre-fried, then crisped to perfection in hot oil just before serving.

The tasty shrimp fritters are paired with a house-made chili sauce. This condiment adds a sharp and spicy kick layered with a hint of lime sourness that elevates the taste experience.

Home Based Fried Prawn Crackers -Frozen Pack

You can also purchase their frozen packs to fry at your comfort home. I bought quite a few packs for my friends to try. They enjoyed it!

Whatsapp the number +6013-723 5526 to order before heading down.

Joyce Prawn Crackers & Desserts Johor

Address: Home Based Fried Prawn Crackers 住家手工式炸虾饼 / Joyce Prawn Crackers & Dessert

31, Jalan Teratai 41,

Taman Johor Jaya,81100 Johor Bahru,

Johor, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday     10:00AM-5:00PM

(Closed on Sunday)

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[SG EATS] Araya At Mondrian Singapore Duxton | South American Fine-Dining Cuisine With Chilean Focus

Araya located at Mondrian Singapore Duxton stands out as the first fine-dining South American establishment in the city. The restaurant emphasis on Chilean South Pacific cuisine infused with indigenous and Japanese ingredients. It is the latest addition to the Culinary Arts Group, which also boasts Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Hamamoto and popular open-fire grill eatery, Revolver.

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Situated within Mondrian Singapore Duxton, Araya is a cozy 30-seater space led by the culinary expertise of Michelin-starred Chef Francisco Araya and Chef Fernanda Guerrero. The main dining area features a 12-seat rose quartz counter that provides an intimate view of the chefs at work. For large groups, there is also a private room available with a minimum spending requirement of S$4,000.00++.

Araya offers a singular dining experience with its Menu Degustacion prices at S$298++ per person tasting menu for dinner along with a vegetarian option, Menu Vegetariano at S$298++ per person. The courses showcase a fusion of South American flavours with Japanese elements, and a wine pairing option is also available.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-SnacksAraya South American Fine-Dining Snacks

We started off with a series of snacks including Ama Ebi Tomato Meringue, Tepache (fermented pineapple juice), and Corn Flan with Murasaki uni marinated in white shoyu.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-La PaneraAraya South American Fine-Dining-La Panera with Butter

The bread course, La Panera introduces three distinct Chilean breads- Marraqueta, Chapalele and Chorizo.I enjoyed the trio freshly baked bread complemented by Butter Merken, a Uruguayan butter infused with merken.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-Ceviche

Following the bread course, the refreshing Ceviche features Hokkaido scallops marinated in shio koji with tiger’s milk sorbet and a medley of flavours.

Causa course - Araya’s  potatoes and caviar

The Causa course presents Araya’s take on potatoes and caviar, incorporating oca,yellow chillies and lightly smoked chutoro.

A standout dish is the Moqueca, a traditional Brazilian fish stew featuring gently poached kinki fish with a flavorful moqueca sauce made from kinki bones, palm oil, and coconut milk. Interesting!

Araya South American Fine-DiningAraya South American Fine-Dining- bresse pigeon

The following course features exquisite harmony of 154 days aged Ecuadorian cacao. It’s rich and velvety taste perfectly complementing the succulent essence of Bresse pigeon intensifying the richness of flavors.

Araya South American Fine-Dining- Sunday Lunch Wagyu Empanada

Transitioning to the “Sunday Lunch” segment, highlighting the traditional Chilean snack, the Empanada takes center stage. Crafted with wagyu beef, it is elegantly adorned with a pebre gel (a Chilean condiment typically comprising coriander and/or parsley) and delicate micro herbs on top.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-Picana Wagyu

For the final savory course, we had Picana presenting Wagyu beef with vibrant chimichurri sauce.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-Desserts

Palate cleanser before moving on to our sweet treats.

Araya South American Fine-Dining- Desserts 1

The dessert experience unfolds in three acts. The first, Desierto Florido features crushed honey orange meringue, chirimoya alegre espuma, and mango-pineapple-infused orange flan.

Araya South American Fine-Dining- Antartica dessert

Antarctica, the second dessert offers goat’s milk ice-cream, crispy milk, cinnamon anglaise, Patagonian blackberries, and dulce de leche.

Araya South American Fine-Dining-Trolley of Chocolate

The grand finale Carrito De Dulces involves a dessert trolley presenting single-origin chocolates from South America for patrons to choose from. We get to choose whichever type of chocolate from the dessert trolley.

While unfamiliar to many, Chilean cuisine takes center stage at Araya offering a refreshing addition to Singapore’s dining scene. The carefully crafted dishes, attentive service, and unique flavour combinations position Araya as a strong contender for a Michelin Star in the future. I would recommend giving it a try for an exquisite dining experience.

Address: Araya 
Mondrian Singapore Duxton 
83 Neil Road, #01-08 
Singapore 089813 
Tel: +65 8870 0871 

Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Saturday 6:00PM to 11:00PM (Last order at 9:00PM) 
Closed on Sunday & Monday 

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[SG EATS] Experience Colonial Elegance with Fine Cantonese Dining at Chef Chan’s Private Dine, Led by Resident Chef Wong Hong Loong at 35 Scotts Road

Nestled within the walls of a colonial bungalow on Scotts Road, Chef Chan’s Private Dine emerges as a concealed treasure within the renowned Indocafe Peranakan Dining. This relatively recent restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept provides an intimate dining experience. Featuring only two tables secluded in private rooms, creating an atmosphere of exclusivity. Continue reading [SG EATS] Experience Colonial Elegance with Fine Cantonese Dining at Chef Chan’s Private Dine, Led by Resident Chef Wong Hong Loong at 35 Scotts Road

[SG EATS] Yang Ming Seafood 扬名海鲜煮炒 – Popular Zi Char Restaurant Famous For Lobster Chee Cheong Fun and Seafood Dishes

Yang Ming Seafood, a local zichar establishment renowned for its affordable premium live seafood, has expanded its presence to Ubi following the success of its first branch in Bishan. Located just a 7-minute walk from Ubi MRT Station, the restaurant offers a diverse dining experience, with options ranging from the air-conditioned dining hall to a private room accommodating three tables and an outdoor alfresco area.
To commemorate the second anniversary of its Ubi branch, Keith, the visionary behind Yang Ming Seafood, introduces exclusive dishes that redefine the local zichar and seafood culinary landscape. Continue reading [SG EATS] Yang Ming Seafood 扬名海鲜煮炒 – Popular Zi Char Restaurant Famous For Lobster Chee Cheong Fun and Seafood Dishes

[SG EATS] Seroja At Duo Galleria, Bugis | Michelin Green Star Malay Archipelago Fine-Dining Cuisine By Ex-Head Chef Of Meta

Seroja restaurant, situated at Duo Galleria in Bugis, achieved its inaugural Michelin star a few months ago, earning the distinction of being Singapore’s first Green Star restaurant. Led by Chef Kevin Wong, formerly the Head Chef of Meta Restaurant Singapore, Seroja opened its doors in 2022, dedicated to expressing Chef Kevin’s love for the Malay Archipelago. The restaurant pays homage to Malaysian culinary traditions by incorporating local produce, spices, and techniques into its menus. The name “Seroja” translates to lotus flower in Malay and also happens to be the street name of Chef Kevin Wong’s family home in Klang. Continue reading [SG EATS] Seroja At Duo Galleria, Bugis | Michelin Green Star Malay Archipelago Fine-Dining Cuisine By Ex-Head Chef Of Meta

[SG EATS] 3 Course Set Lunch at elan – Modern French Restaurant by Les Amis Group in Shaw Centre

Elan situated at Shaw Centre is a modern French restaurant by Les Amis group. The restaurant is in the same row as Les Amis, Mui Kee and other Les Amis concepts. They took over the previous restaurant, La Strada. My friend and I were planning for a catch-up session, and we decided to book here for lunch as they are offering a set lunch menu priced at S$60.00++ per guest on Saturdays too. I saw online reviews that the set lunch menu was previously priced at S$70.00++ per guest. So, I guess there is a price adjustment going on. Continue reading [SG EATS] 3 Course Set Lunch at elan – Modern French Restaurant by Les Amis Group in Shaw Centre