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Food Review: Canopy @ Bishan-AMK Park, Singapore

Nestled among the lush greenery of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is Canopy Garden Dining. It is located at the part of the park between Bishan Road and Marymount Road, near the car park entrance along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (just after Ang Mo Kio Street 32). The location itself is peaceful and unassuming, making it a great form of getaway from the bustling city whilst remaining accessible. It certainly doesn’t hurt that they serve up a wide range of brunch offerings to appease a variety of cravings. They have an alfresco dining area which immerses patrons in a garden dining experience amidst the integrated park space. The day that we visited Canopy was rather hot, so we opted to dine indoors instead. The interior itself is decked out with full-length glass windows allowing a generous dose of natural light to shine in (making it perfect for photos!) whilst giving you a view of the surrounding greenery. To cool us down from the hot weather outside, we ordered the green mint Italian Soda (S$7) and …

Food Review: Brewerkz @ Riverside Point, Singapore

Located in Clarke Quay along the Singapore River, Brewerkz has been serving authentic American cuisine since it was first established in 1997. The outlet has a great music playlist that gives off the perfect chill vibes for a good catch-up session with friends. Their high quality, award-winning craft beers also makes this microbrewery a popular spot for after-work drinks. We had the opportunity to try out some of the new lunch menu items at their Riverside Point outlet. Their set lunches are $16.50++ each and are available from 12pm – 3pm. The set comes with a choice of soup, Caesar salad, or house salad for starters, the main course, a soft drink and 1 scoop of homemade Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream for dessert. And if you prefer a beer, you could always add $5++ for a pint of your choice! I don’t know about you, but I thought that it was quite a steal! We opted to have the soup for our starters. The Soup of the Day was Chicken Noodle Soup. Overall, …

Food Review: Tolido’s Espresso Nook @ Crawford Ln

Tolido’s is a neat little cafe located along North Bridge Road. It has a rustic and industrial look whilst remaining cozy due to the small space inside.   We ordered the Rosti with Smoked Bratwurst (S$17). The Rosti itself was nice and crisp on the outside, lacking much flavour, but the Smoked Bratwurst definitely made up for it. Overall it was a balanced dish.   The Spaghetti Vongole (S$17) is loaded with clams. The noodles is cooked al dente and the sauce just has a nice kick to it and isn’t that spicy.   We of course ordered some coffee to go with our dishes, I got my hands on a Cappuccino (S$5.50). It was smooth, closer to the bitter side, but masked up by the milk. They do have a lunch time special where if you order a main, you just need to top up another S$2 for the drink!   Last but not least… Dessert!! Well, the choices on their menu itself wasn’t that great, so we took the Banana Almond French Toast …

Food Review: Salt Grill & Sky Bar @ Ion Orchard, Singapore

Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located on the 55th floor of Ion Orchard. It has an amazing view over the city and you could definitely say “you were dining in the clouds”. During lunch time, they serve a 3-course set menu. For starters, we ordered the Organic Free-Range Egg Crab Omelette, that came with Enoki Mushroom and Herb Salad, and a Miso Mustard Broth. It was a very nicely cooked omelette which was very light and smooth. The salad gives it a very fresh, earthy flavour. The miso broth was light and yet flavourful without being the main focus of the dish. We also had the Steak Tartare, with Confit Egg Yolk, Charcoal Aioli, and Stout Crisps. This was an amazing dish, it was very smooth and had a very similar texture and taste as raw fish. The stout crisps gave a nice crunch to it as well. The dish was nicely seasoned. Usually, chicken dishes are rather boring and not that great. But the Corn-Fed Chicken Breast, with Foie Gras and Truffle Farce, …

Food Review: Kanshoku Ramen Bar @ ION Orchard

When rainy weather comes and the temperature feels like its falling below 0 degrees, a bowl of ramen is absolutely amazing. Kanshoku Ramen Bar, known for their truffle ramen, is definitely a must try for us. We ordered the Flaming Hot Tonkotsu Ramen(S$14.90), just like the name it was seriously flaming hot. The broth was really good. The noodles were very Q. For all the spicy food lovers out there, this is the one for you. Next up, their Signature Tonkotsu Ramen (S$13.90). The broth was nothing out of the ordinary but its certainly good enough to warm your heart. I particularly loved their Char Siew. It was nicely charred on the outside, giving it a smoky flavour. Lastly, the Dry Truffle Ramen (S$16.90)… They really took the dry pretty seriously. Without the egg it would be pretty hard to swallow. It was an interesting experience as ramen and truffle is rarely combined together. The truffle flavour was very strong but after awhile it got a bit too overwhelming. Overall it was a pleasant experience. …

Food Review: Festive Seafood Buffet @ J65, Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

Christmas is right around the corner! Every where we go the festive decorations and celebrations has started, and that is no exception for J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin! This year, they have a special Festive Seafood buffet for Christmas!  J65 showcased the best of their seafood themed nights as well as festive carvings of Turkeys, Honey Glazed Virginia Ham, Roasted Pork Knuckle, Slow Roasted Prime Rib Beef and a tantalising array of festive desserts. Walking through the buffet, we were amazed at the large varieties of cuisines and dishes, from Western to Japanese, Indian to some local fare. It is sure to appeal to those out there who are indecisive on what to eat for dinner! We skipped through the salad station and headed straight for the raw seafood and Japanese section. On display were mussels, prawns and snow crabs. On Fridays to Sundays, they also serve Fin de Claire Oysters and Boston Lobsters. We particularly enjoyed the snow crabs which were extremely sweet and succulent. They also have quite a decent variety of sushi …

Food Review: 6-Hours High-Tea @ The Rose Veranda (Shangri-la Hotel Singapore)

Located on the mezzanine level of Shangri-la Hotel is the Downtown Abbey-istic restaurant, The Rose Veranda. Honestly, this place would not have occured to me if Tammy had not suggested it as the location is tucked away from the main shopping district of Orchard Road.  The restaurant is known for their high tea offerings, and has an ambience that is both calming and exclusive. In addition to that, it allows its patrons to dine comfortably for a full 6-hours! I think I reached the peak of my tai-tai (lady of privilege) potential for the rest of the week… The High Tea at The Rose Veranda is somewhat of a wholesome experience. Upon being seated, we were served with the tea menu and warm scones, accompanied by strawberry jam and clotted cream. The restaurant boasts a wide selection of exquisite artisan teas to go along with your dining experience. There’s also the option of tea cocktails or Monogram Tea Layering for an additional $5++ per pot.  You’ll most definitely be spoiled for choice. From cooked food …

Food Review: Ban Heng @ Orchard Central

On the roof of the tallest mall in Singapore lies several restaurants and one of them is Ban Heng. They serve up a Chinese a-la-carte styled buffet dinner with 51 different dishes ranging from their special one serve Chef’s Recommendations to desserts. They have a pretty modern interior with the wood walls and brick stage. However, they still keep the traditional long table cloths and clothed chairs to go with it. Once we were seated, we immediately ordered the seven items on the Chef’s Recommendations since they can be only ordered once. My personal favorite out of the seven items is the Steamed Half Shell Clam (which is actually scallop) with Vermicelli & Garlic. The moment you put the scallop into your mouth, flavours start bursting out – it had the right amount of garlic and saltiness from the sauce. It is such a shame we could not order another plate. For the crab, we decided to go for the cold crab. Essentially, it has been steamed then chilled. It is served cold and I …

Food Review: Chye Seng Huat Hardware

For the longest time, I’ve heard that Chye Seng Huat Hardware (or CSHH) has pretty good coffee. So I finally made a trip here to check it out! Located in the heritage district of Jalan Besar, CSHH is the flagship store of Papa Palheta, an independent coffee boutique, which boasts a decent sized menu ranging from their breakfast choices to their desserts. CSHH, which means to ‘flourish again’, adopted it’s name from the hardware company of its past and has been refurbished whilst maintaining it’s 80s rustic vibe. We ordered Iberico Pork Rack (S$24.00) which was below my expectations. The pork itself had very little flavour without the sauce and the wine braised red cabbage was a tinge too sweet for my liking. For the price, I expected more but in my books, it did not hit the mark. We also tried their Teriyaki Salmon Donburi (S$19.00). Do not be fooled by the good looks as the salmon lacked flavour as the rice had absorb most of the teriyaki sauce. To me it was nothing fantastic, …

Food Review: Populus Coffee & Food

Populus Coffee and Food Co. is discretely tucked away in a row of heritage shop lots located near Outram Park MRT station. They offer Japanese-inspired food with a tinge of western fare. I really like their rustic-industrial decor, however the lighting was a little bit overkill.       After contemplating on what to order, I decided to go for the ‘Truffle Wagyu Beef’ Donburi (S$21.5). I was really pleased with the dish as the beef was seasoned perfectly and the pickled vegetables and eggs complemented each other very well. We also ordered the Buckwheat Pancakes (S$19.5) which we thought was a little pricey. But when the super thick and full pancake landed on our table, it was worth every cent as it was surprisingly quite filling. It was also quite fragrant and packed with flavour. Unfortunately, we personally did not like the coffee. It had a really strong acidic flavour and I did not enjoy it at all. Location : 146 Neil Road Singapore Opening Hours :  Monday : 09:00 – 19:00 Tuesday : 09:00 – 16:00 …