Feast For Occasions

Feast For Occasions

That meal where you decide to ignore the price tag and just treat yourself/have a good time (-:
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I’ve only frequent Plank and Mr Kneady in the East, but recently I discovered tougher competition for sourdough pizzas.
I chose this place to gather with (ex-) colleagues and the pizzas here were off the charts paired with an assortment of natural wines to select from. The crust came crisp with air pockets, and a testament to how good it was is the fact you see polished plates without any leftover crusts.
I’d also recommend the chicken karaage to feel fully satiated. If you thought the usual small morsels of fried chicken were what you’d be getting; you be surprised to find 4 large chicken thighs in a fried sourdough batter with delicious kimchi mayo. Pleasant or not, you decide but I was sold and thought that this is exactly what I need to let my fried chicken loving mother try the next time I will visit Drunken Farmers.

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I’ve only frequent Plank and Mr Kneady in the East, but recently I discovered tougher competition for sourdough pizzas.
I chose this place to gather with (ex-) colleagues and the pizzas here were off the charts paired with an assortment of natural wines to select from. The crust came crisp with air pockets, and a testament to how good it was is the fact you see polished plates without any leftover crusts.
I’d also recommend the chicken karaage to feel fully satiated. If you thought the usual small morsels of fried chicken were what you’d be getting; you be surprised to find 4 large chicken thighs in a fried sourdough batter with delicious kimchi mayo. Pleasant or not, you decide but I was sold and thought that this is exactly what I need to let my fried chicken loving mother try the next time I will visit Drunken Farmers.

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Call me a sucker for food fads but this vegan friendly, gluten free friendly was top on my wish list. Of course the knowledge that the bulk of the menu was on their natural wine listing was not the officially reason I had to be here 😉 (or was it)

Fast forward and I find myself here on a Thursday night having a flight of natural wines (a rose and 2 whites), accompanying the chef’s gluten free menu. A first proper taste of Pão de Queijo and I’m sold, there’s nothing not to love of these baked cheese pocket buns, and the sauces here are almost always delicious.

For the mains we had the Marinated Chicken Thigh Dosa with fermented chayote, cashew cultured cream; and Fermented Black Bean Falafel with carrot & lentil hummus, smoked baba ganoush. I adored how there were hints of Asian touches to the modern European- Brazilian dishes, for example chayote and what tasted like chicken rice chilli (!!) with the dosa. When you see the Brazilian born, paris trained chef dish out her food creations, to cater for a usually western audience that avoids gluten for health reasons (coeliac is the term I was told); and this in Singapore you know this ain’t any other restaurant.

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Call me a sucker for food fads but this vegan friendly, gluten free friendly was top on my wish list. Of course the knowledge that the bulk of the menu was on their natural wine listing was not the officially reason I had to be here 😉 (or was it)

Fast forward and I find myself here on a Thursday night having a flight of natural wines (a rose and 2 whites), accompanying the chef’s gluten free menu. A first proper taste of Pão de Queijo and I’m sold, there’s nothing not to love of these baked cheese pocket buns, and the sauces here are almost always delicious.

For the mains we had the Marinated Chicken Thigh Dosa with fermented chayote, cashew cultured cream; and Fermented Black Bean Falafel with carrot & lentil hummus, smoked baba ganoush. I adored how there were hints of Asian touches to the modern European- Brazilian dishes, for example chayote and what tasted like chicken rice chilli (!!) with the dosa. When you see the Brazilian born, paris trained chef dish out her food creations, to cater for a usually western audience that avoids gluten for health reasons (coeliac is the term I was told); and this in Singapore you know this ain’t any other restaurant.

On Monday afternoon, I had the kind of work day lunches that sends you into food coma gladly for a special occasion. That afternoonViolet Oon was mostly filled for clear reasons - an established brand name for Peranakan food in Singapore at an iconic location with a beautiful cosy ambience.

The strong suite of Violet Oon has to be the myriad of sauces and gravies going with each dish from starters to mains. Where should I begin? From the common Tahu Goreng you’d be amazed for it tasted like one of the best you’d find with a generous serving of the signature sweet and tangy peanut sauce. Then the spicy chinchalok sambal for chicken wings and no one leaves without the beef rendang in its memorable blend of thick spiced coconut milk.
Today I also tried the assam fish for the first time and it joins the echelon of the best dishes here, the tangy gravy with soft and well handled red snapper meat is something you’d reach out for repeated servings.
Other first times include the chilli udang goreng and meatless rendang, the former I’d skip and the latter is a nice alternative if you want to go vegetarian.
For those who do not have the acquired taste of enjoying Buah Keluak, the Ayam Pong Tay becomes a good option with another good white bean gravy.

While the flavour party could have stopped there, the boss loves desserts and we get to try 4 out of the 5 on the menu. I’d like to think I know my cakes and kuehs well; and I found the Kueh Beng Kah and pineapple upside down excellent but the gula Melaka tea cake second class to the formers. As for the classic Pulot Hitam, you’d happily part with you $13 given the context.

Now I’m sure you’d agree food coma wasn’t an understatement!

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Stepping in at 745pm, FLNT was rather dimly lit to showcase our little red dot’s sky line beautifully. Besides the ambience, the fusion Japanese dishes were nice.
We started off with the satsumaimo hummus that incorporates sweet potato and hints of curry. A way finer version of the usual chickpea hummus I was familiar with, spectacular with the crispy fried taco chips.
Then a straightforward choice between 2 tasting menus with only the mains differing - either wagyu sirloin or lamb, we choose the former.
First you are greeted with a dramatic display of dry ice mist that clouds the fresh sashimi slices. Then an array of appetisers (octopus ceviche, Uni tomorokoshi) which mum noted had a lot of corn -“the chef must love corn” and so do we.

The well prepared premium fish and meat as mains were nothing to complain about, good on their own but further complemented with side sauces. To fill you up you get fatty tuna and sushi rice to end your savoury meal. For dessert the shiso ice cream felt more like a palate cleanser with grainy matcha crumbs.

Overall, FLNT’s a place to wind down in a cosy but lavish setting.

Stepping in at 745pm, FLNT was rather dimly lit to showcase our little red dot’s sky line beautifully. Besides the ambience, the fusion Japanese dishes were nice.
We started off with the satsumaimo hummus that incorporates sweet potato and hints of curry. A way finer version of the usual chickpea hummus I was familiar with, spectacular with the crispy fried taco chips.
Then a straightforward choice between 2 tasting menus with only the mains differing - either wagyu sirloin or lamb, we choose the former.
First you are greeted with a dramatic display of dry ice mist that clouds the fresh sashimi slices. Then an array of appetisers (octopus ceviche, Uni tomorokoshi) which mum noted had a lot of corn -“the chef must love corn” and so do we.

As mains the well prepared premium fish and meat were nothing to complain about, good on their own but further complemented with side sauces. To fill you up you get fatty tuna and sushi rice to end your savoury meal. Lastly for dessert, the shiso ice cream felt more like a palate cleanser with grainy matcha crumbs.

Overall, FLNT’s a place to wind down in a cosy but lavish setting.

I am grateful that a quieter Chinese New Year (with loss of a close relative and COVID-19 restrictions) doesn’t remove the usual “ritualistic” get togethers.
Reunion this year was at Belly View where you get casual dining beside the breezy sea, you don’t have to fret about a nice view. The place is less made up compared to its neighbour Stella, the latter has high ses bali beach club vibes. If you like your food unpretentious and good despite the variety, you can check out belly view’s ala carte menu of western AND zichar.

Today’s CNY reunion set (for 5) had 8 courses of standard Chinese dishes, starting with the Lou Hei, fish maw soup, 3 meat dishes (spring chicken, steamed fish, cereal prawns) , 1 braised mushroom & spinach, fried rice and yam paste for desserts. For the price we were paying I’d say it was a good deal for big eaters, and overall a priceless time to catch up with relatives.

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On the first day of the new year we had lunch at Rempapa. I was determined after walking pass the establishment en route the office alternate days, for I spied celebrity chef Damian mending to operational details almost daily, “thats hands on” I thought.
The service here is great, and the staff are well versed with the menu. If you question why you should pay $17 for nasi lemak, think again because the ingredients used are higher quality and the rice tasted quite novel with a nice refreshing hint of ginger while being “lemak” enough.

Of course my favourite thing out of everything we had was the assorted kueh platter. We had 2 each of the permanent 6 kuehs on the menu and I was delighted to find 3 off the menu kuehs specials with alluring Bandung rose, and yam colors. Trust me you do not want to leave rempapa without trying these precious delightful pieces of sweet Asian delicacies, I can attest to having one of the finest kueh kosui I can remember. Also the Ang Ku kueh here is interestingly pan fried reminding me of Nian Gao.

I cannot wait to revisit for dinner, maybe on Tuesdays where corkage fee is waived.

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On the first day of the new year we had lunch at Rempapa. I was determined after walking pass the establishment en route the office alternate days, for I spied celebrity chef Damian mending to operational details almost daily, “thats hands on” I thought.
The service here is great, and the staff are well versed with the menu. If you question why you should pay $17 for nasi lemak, think again because the ingredients used are higher quality and the rice tasted quite novel with a nice refreshing hint of ginger while being “lemak” enough.

Of course my favourite thing out of everything we had was the assorted kueh platter. We had 2 each of the permanent 6 kuehs on the menu and I was delighted to find 3 off the menu kuehs specials with alluring Bandung rose, and yam colors. Trust me you do not want to leave rempapa without trying these precious delightful pieces of sweet Asian delicacies, I can attest to having one of the finest kueh kosui I can remember. Also the Ang Ku kueh here is interestingly pan fried reminding me of Nian Gao.

I cannot wait to revisit for dinner, maybe on Tuesdays where corkage fee is waived.

On the first day of the new year we had lunch at Rempapa. I was determined after walking pass the establishment en route the office alternate days, for I spied celebrity chef Damian mending to operational details almost daily, “thats hands on” I thought.
The service here is great, and the staff are well versed with the menu. If you question why you should pay $17 for nasi lemak, think again because the ingredients used are higher quality and the rice tasted quite novel with a nice refreshing hint of ginger while being “lemak” enough.

Of course my favourite thing out of everything we had was the assorted kueh platter. We had 2 each of the permanent 6 kuehs on the menu and I was delighted to find 3 off the menu kuehs specials with alluring Bandung rose, and yam colors. Trust me you do not want to leave rempapa without trying these precious delightful pieces of sweet Asian delicacies, I can attest to having one of the finest kueh kosui I can remember. Also the Ang Ku kueh here is interestingly pan fried reminding me of Nian Gao.

I cannot wait to revisit for dinner, maybe on Tuesdays where corkage fee is waived.

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Daddy’s birthday week meant it was a treat yourself week ✨ and boy am I glad we have found one of the best places for pastas and risottos!
My seasonal special of spinach ricotta ravioli was sonorously simple and delicious, a nice spicy kick from the tomato base sauce with fresh pasta sheets encapsulating a mild ricotta and spinach mix.
We also had a richer veal ravioli in cream sauce and the Ossobuco all “Garibaldi”, signature wagyu beef cheeks and bone marrow saffron risotto; both were lovely.

What sealed the meal was one of the best tiramisu in Singapore and my random but winning choice of dessert - Torta all! Ananas con Yogurt e Lime. The English description on the menu reading “pineapple cake with yoghurt and lime” does not do justice to the various different elements in this refreshing dessert, I mean if you would just look at the poached sheet of what I was guessing to be rhubarb at the bottom. All I wanted to say was God bless the dessert chef for blessing me with this exquisite creation- period.

Eat to live, live to eat. Alternating between the 2 all day err day?

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