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Tamarind Hill

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~$60/pax
Nestled atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, the restaurant is perfectly reminiscent of the original Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur, preserving the milieu of being in a stand-alone historic colonial bungalow amid a vastly green surrounding. An ambiance redefined by Tamarind's unmistakeable rustic-luxe Asian character and flair, the restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine within this elegant venue just minutes away from the city. A retreat by day, a holiday by night.

30 Labrador Villa Road
Labrador Nature Reserve
Singapore 119189

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Friday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 09:45pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 09:45pm

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 09:45pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 09:45pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:30pm - 09:45pm

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Tamarind hill is beautiful.. the food is as exquisite. Featured is their dessert platter$28 comprising an array of thai sweets that ended a dinner date beautifully

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Pictured: Stir-fried Fish Paste Noodle with King Prawn in XO Chilli Sauce, by Chef Edward Chong @edwardchongkf of Peach Blossoms, double award finalist for WGS 2019.
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This coming Sunday, the World Gourmet Summit brings in the best in the F&B industry - from Tamarind Hill, Morsels, Mitzo, and Peach Blossom - for one of the biggest gourmet parties of the year. Immerse in the natural greenery of Labrador Nature Reserve. For that one special Sunday of the year, the nostalgically archaic architecture will house some of WGSโ€™s most passionate partners and individuals that will strive to sate appetites with delicious morsels and stress-inhibiting beverages. Rub shoulders with influential chefs and personalities in one of Singaporeโ€™s most infamous Sunday brunch.
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Date/Time: 28 April 2019, 11am - 3pm
Venue: Tamarind Hill
Booking: https://shop.chope.co/products/wgs-gourmet-brunch
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Update: the event below (UNGA Gastro-Market) is cancelled.
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[Cancelled] Besides that, there's also the United Nations Gastronomic Assembly (UNGA) Gastro-Market Place ($10 per entry). Dine on a Spread of Gastronomic Excellence in Singapore at the United Nations Gastronomic Assembly: Gastro-Marketplace. Enjoy a fun evening at the courtyard of Chijmes, where you will taste the culinary gourmet dishes of the world, as well as some of the best beverages to go along with the food, all at affordable prices ($10 for all food and beverages)
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[Cancelled]
Date/Time: Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 6pm โ€“ 10pm
Venue: Chijmes Lawn
Booking: https://shop.chope.co/products/united-nations-gastronomic-assembly-unga-gastro-market-place
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๐Ÿ“ธ: Cover photo mine. All others by @worldgourmetsummit
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The ice cream itself was fantabulous and the dried coconut bits within provided a stunnint textural contrast. One of the best coconut ice creams i've ever had.

The aroma and the taste of the juicy jackfruit was inpeccable as well, but it does overpower the other ingredients to the extent that i thought there was jackfruit in the coconut ice cream simply due to the fragrance of the jackfruit.

Chilled coconut flesh. At first i tot it's gonne be completely tasteless next to such a rich coconut ice cream but how wrong i was. Never knew chilling the flesh could change the flavour profile and texture of the coconut flesh so much. A wonderful addition to the dessert.

Pink diamonds. Was expecting red ruby but i turned out to be wrong. This was in fact water chesnut with a red ruby like exterior. Cant say i prefer this to the red ruby's chewy texture but at least it's interesting.

A rather value for money dessert unexpectedly if u can get past the initial disappointment that pink diamonds arent red rubies and never will be :'( otherwise the quality of the ingredients do shine

Overall for the price i expected much more but at least one dish(the lamb) delivered so it wasn't a complete letdown. Honestly some of the food u can find at other places at half the price or less, and the food here mostly isn't worth it. I mean freshness of ingredients is to be expected at a fine dining already so in the flavours component most of the dishes failed to impress or even surprise. Moreover the service staff needs some work. They actually forgot to give me the executive lunch menu with the excuse that no one else had it today. Well of course no one will order if they didnt even see the lunch menu right. And the service staff told me there would be sticky rice in the lunch set so i happily ordered but turns out there wasnt so maybe a miscommunication between the staff and the kitchen? Also what's with the insanely difficult to find menu online? Heard the chef doesnt want an online copy to be available and there isn't one online. I dont get it. The menu was so simplified there wasnt any trade secrets in there anyway. I never had more trouble searching for an established restaurant's menu. Online lunch menu can be found on quandoo. Rmb it might be a long walk from labrador park mrt into the heart of the park where the restaurant was situated and do bring insect repellants for it is a park

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This is changed daily based on the chef's discretion so do check with the service. Here we have:

Pumpkin custard: really creamy and pumpkin flavour was enjoyably subtle

Pandan jelly: definitely loved this! Pronounced pandan aroma and beautiful textural contrast in the small bits within the jelly.

Yam cake: i seriously dont understand why fried shallots are used as garnish. The crispy texture and savouriness completely threw off the cake's subtle sweetness and flavour. Would have been great without the garnish

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This was the absolute highlight of the meal. If you have seen any steph curry mixtapes that is what the lamb shank is to the meal. Curry was absolutely stunning with much complexity, and it was addictively spicy as well. Lamb was superb and exactly what it should be: tender, flavourful, not gamey. The lamb peels off the bone so easily i didnt realise until halfway through that i was holding the spoon instead of the knife. I actually didnt use the knife at all and you really dont have to. GET THIS IF YOU COME HERE(ditch the beef massanam curry in favour of this!!)

The breaded tapioca/lotus root(not sure which one) and the potato were indubitably incredible in mopping up the flavoursome curry. Spectacular

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This was the most disappointing dish of the meal, not because it didnt taste good, but it tastes EXACTLY like a casual thai food place that i know of. Then again that place serves up some pretty mean thai dishes so this was satisfying as well. However, this really isn't what u expect from fine dining with a 40+ price tag for set lunch.

The curry itself is really mild and almost drinkable. Beef slices were also passably tender but the legumes which were slightly bitter upon bursting were not very well-received. Are we supposed to eat that even?(evidently not an expert on thai food lol)

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