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Showing posts with label Gourmet. Show all posts

09 April 2024

Review : Sodexo X Culinary Chefs Epicurean Oma-Kaki Dining Workplace Experience

Sodexo, the global leader in food services, corporate catering and facilities management launches an epicurean culinary Oma-Kaki 2024 menu with renowned Singapore chefs - Chef Maxine Ngooi, Tigerlily Patisserie and Chin Mee Chin Bakery; Chef Jordi Noguera, Singapore’s FOC Group and Sodexo’s Head of Food Platform and Chef Damian D'Silva, Rempapa for Sodexo Oma-Kaki workplace dining experience.

Chef Bjorn Shen collaboration with Sodexo in 2022 was well received and this Oma-Kaki collaboration with 3 popular chefs looks set to be a winning recipe.

Transforming the workplace dining experience, Sodexo Oma-Kaki features a unique culinary fusion menu to elevate dining with business associates or team-bonding session with colleagues, a game changer in the traditional landscape of institutional catering with its exclusive culinary experiences.

Oma-Kakiwhich is a combination of "omakase", the Japanese term for "chef's choice", and “kaki”, the Singlish word for "friend" - a collaboration with culinary masters to co-create exclusive menus for Sodexo’s customers, which will be launched throughout 2024, for International Women's Day, Earth Day and Christmas season.

"Oma-Kaki will not only elevate the workplace dining experience but also create a platform for employees to connect, celebrate, and build stronger relationships with each other,” said Abel Ariza, Managing Director of Sodexo MYSG.

SODEXO Oma-Kaki epicurean limited edition exclusive menus for clients from March 8 to December

Chef Maxine Ngooi, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Tigerlily Patisserie and Chin Mee Chin Bakery - International Women’s Day - 2024, March 8 

Known for her sweet and savoury creations, Chef Ngooi combines classical French techniques with local touches that aims to bring diverse global flavours and push the spirit of empowerment through flavours enjoyed by many.

Among her intriguing range of items are the delightful Coffee Dulcey Petit Gateaux, creamy Banana & Milk Chocolate Gateau De Voyage and the punchy spicy Garam Masala Mango.
For local fusion bites, try the Thai Sweet Chilli Prawn Toast, Laksa Babka, Chicken Ham Chilli Jam Bikini  which is actually a petite bite size sandwich.

The Coffee Dulcey Petit Gateaux is more chocolately with just a hint of coffee, which simply melt as it touches your taste buds while the chunks of mango goes well with the creamy cheese.
Chef Jordi Noguera, Founder and Co-Owner of Singapore’s FOC Group and Sodexo’s Head of Food Platform - Earth Day 2024, April 22

Popular for his plant-based cuisine with Spanish twists, Chef Noguera's menu will highlight his dedication to using fresh ingredients to celebrate his Spanish and Catalan roots.

From meats to vegetables to fruits, Chef Noguera’s alluring culinary selection includes Vegan Mushroom Stuffed Peppers, Feta “Envoltini” , Grilled Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki, Compressed Macedonia and Honey Pistachio Tiramisu.

The vegan mushroom stuffed peppers is delicious enough to turn vegan for a day while feta envoltini light crispy puff will tempt you to skip gym for another day and the honey pistachio tiramisu have just the right crunch with hints of honey.

Chef Damian D'Silva, Founder and Executive Chef of Rempapa - Christmas Season December 2024

Chef Damian combined traditional Christmas flavours with a distinctive twist inspired by his Peranakan heritage.

Known for his multicultural cuisines at his restaurant Rempapa, Chef D’Silva’s signature offerings include popular Peranakan “comfort food” like Pie Tee, Seafood Ngoh Hiang, Jengagan, Mandarin Huat Kueh and Nyonya kueh like Kosui, Kueh Salat and Talam Ubi.

Kwee Pie Tee topped with a succulent prawn, freshly cooked radish and crunchy pie shell with a dollop of sambal chilli is definitely a crowd favourite while Kueh Kosui seems the most popular choice for kuehs and Kueh Salat is definitely lemak enough. 

Visit for more information on the Sodexo’s Oma-Kaki culinary exerience to elevate your workplace dining.

11 January 2024

Jia He Restaurant Chinese New Year 2024 Lunar Festive Menu Exquisite Gastronomic Celebration

Jia He Grand Restaurant and its sister establishment, Jia He Chinese restaurant presents a culinary selection of Lunar New Year menus with bountiful delicacies symbolising prosperity, abundance and wealth. 

The festive menus are available for dine-in, takeaway set menus, pen cai treasure pots, signature favourites,  roast meats and festive dishes for self-collection or deliveries and a selection of festive goodies are available for online purchase at, curated for families, friends and business associates.

Taste delightful favourites like Smoked Salmon with Edible Flower and Jackfruit Yusheng, Jia He Premium Abalone Pen Cai, Roasted Golden Suckling Pig and Roasted London Duck.

Feast on Jiahe new signature dishes like Prosperity Whole Lobster and Salmon Yu Sheng with Red Wine infused Longan, Braised 3-Head Abalone with Hairy Gourd and Goose Web, Steamed Red Grouper with Kam Hua Ham and Tien Shin Cabbage in Superior Chicken Essence or Steamed Fillet of Sea Perch with Stuffed Morel Mushroom and Hunan Ham.

Decadent desserts include Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Egg White and Peach Resin in Young Coconut and Chilled Water Chestnut Pudding with Coconut Milk.

Both Jia He Grand and Jia He Chinese Restaurant joyful Lunar New Year celebrations with à la carte selections and specially curated dim sum menus, set menus and signature are available throughout the festive period from 21 January 2024 to 24 February 2024.

Try Jia He Exquisite Chinese New Year Set Menu 2024, available at $2688++ for 10 persons.

Toast to the highest with Lo Hei in abundance with Jia He Prosperity Five Auspicious Blessings "Yu Sheng” plated with Shredded Abalone, Fish Maw, Sliced Roast Duck, Sea Cucumber and Salmon, paired with Bellpeppers, Juliene of Radish, salads and Jia He special sauce which tantalises uniquely.

Indulge in the extremely nutritious and collagen rich Jia He Double-boiled Buddha Jump Over the Wall with Red Ginseng which is chokeful of premium delicacies like whole shark's fin, abalone, sea cucumber, Jin Hua Ham and Korean red ginseng. 

Have the soup served three way if you like to taste the different ingredients - first with shark's fin and enjoy the light broth taste or second with abalone, sea cucumber and sharks fins for a thicker soup texture and third - have it all together and enjoy the goodness of the healthy soup with an added nutritious boost where every spoonful is a joy.

This decadence Double-boiled Buddha Jump Over the Wall with Red Ginseng is available as part of the exquisite menu for 10 person. If diners would like to enjoy the dish, it could be ordered at minimum 5 pax at $1888++ and pre-order is required. 

Usher into the year of the Dragon with the King of the sea - Steamed Australia Lobster with Sea Urchin in Egg White and Chinese Wine. Diners have the option to add on whiskey for a flambé lobster for Instagram and IG reels.

The steam lobster is cooked to perfection with thick chunks of succulent meat, sea urchin and roe on top of super silky smooth egg white and right hint of whiskey, so delightful that you may be wishing for a bigger portion.

The Poached Sliced Spotted Garoupa with Wild Mushroom and Superior Lobster Soup is scrumptious with the freshest fish fillet and flavoursome lobster stock while the wild mushroom adds a crunch.

Elevate the indulgence with the Roasted Suckling Pig with Australia 3 Head Abalone, Fried Rice with Yam and Sakura Shrimp. 

A whole 3 Head abalone with abalone sauce, a portion of the suckling pig with the crispy sakura shrimp, steam soft yam and fried rice is served for each diner. 

The crispy cracking skin of the suckling pig pairs extremely well with the abalone and the shrimps adds a punchy bite.

End the meal with Dessert - Daifuku filled with Mandarin Orange and Cream Served with Bird's Nest-Ginseng Xiao Long Bao. 

Bite into the Xiao Long Bao and drink the essence of Bird's Nest before opening the little bun to reveal the thick strands of nourishing Bird's nest. 

The Daifuku filled with Mandarin Orange and Cream is as delightful as it looks and diners can order the crispy pan-fried Nian Gao with ginger juice for a prosperous start to the New Year.

Jia He Grand offers exclusive Lunar New Year Set Menus ranging from $1188++ (Set Menu A) to $1688++ (Set Menu C) for 10 persons, with a lunch option available at $988++ for 10 persons.

Jia He Chinese Restaurant offers distinctive Lunar New Year Set Menus ranging from $1088++ (Set Menu A) to $1588++ (Set Menu C) for 10 persons, with a lunch alternative priced at $888++ for 10 persons.

Perfect for gifts or indulgence, Jiahe freshly baked new year goodies selection includes Almond Florentine,  Plum Blossoms Pineapple Tarts, Rosette cookies with sesame, maltose candied walnuts and original flavour mini egg roll. 

Try the traditional Hong Kong Cantonese favourites like Steamed Radish cake or Taro Cake with Chinese sausage, Koi Fish water chestnut pudding or Nian Gao.

Receive a 10% early bird discount with participating bank cards OCBC, DBS/POSB, UOB and CIMB from now to 25 January 2024 at the restaurants or online orders with promo code JIAHE10 through (This discount is not applicable for set menus and bundle sets. Terms and conditions apply.)

Jia He Grand is located at One Farrer Hotel, Level 1, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562 while Jia He Chinese Restaurant is located at 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-14/15/16 Connexion, Singapore 217562,  next to Farrer Park Station Exit C, on the NorthEast purple MRT line with kerb side pick up.

For reservations and pre-orders in advance, contact Jia He Grand @ One Farrer Hotel at 6538 9688 / 6538 2788 Email: and Jia He Chinese Restaurant @ Connexion at 6694 8988 / 6694 9466 Email: or visit Jia He website, Jiahe online Shop or WhatsApp: 9067 0828 / 8870 8988

28 August 2023

IHG Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong - review staycation + mooncake limited edition

Hotel Indigo is the world’s first globally branded boutique hotel brand by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and no two hotels around the world are alike. Each hotel is designed to highlight the essence of local culture, character and history of its neighbourhood through its design, food & beverage, amenities and services.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong showcase the local rich heritage and vibrant culture of the Peranakans (Straits-born Chinese). Incorporating the colourful charm of the eclectic neighbourhood into its architecture and design in the 131 room modern 16-storey building, the award winning hotel features a rooftop infinity pool, offering panoramic scenic Singapore Skyline with stunning sunset views and a conserved 1928 heritage building which was the former Joo Chiat Police Station, houses all day dining, Baba Chews Bar and restaurant.

Just a short 15-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport and steps away from the upcoming new Marine Parade MRT Station, Hotel Indigo is in close proximity to Singapore’s award-winning dining and local eats to iconic shopping at Marina Bay Sands, Orchard Road and sightseeing attractions like Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Civic District and Bugis street.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is part of IHG Green Engage System and a Green Engage Hotel, demonstrating innovative approaches to sustainability. Staying here means you play a part in the worldwide effort to protect the environment.

In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, Hotel Indigo participated in Go Green SG led by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. Hotel guests and workshop participants learnt how to create eco friendly beeswax wrap to reduce plastic consumption and upcycled used coffee grounds to make body scrub, contributing to a sustainable environment. 

The greenery vertical garden facade evokes cheerful moods as you step into the bright and airy lobby reception with a distinctive feature wall collages of Peranakan ceramic patterns and intricately-painted pop-art water jars. 

Choose from TWG iced tea or Common Man Coffee Roasters ice latte as your welcome drink when you check in. 

The adjoined Pavilion is bedecked with Peranakan-inspired furniture, ceramics and Singapore-centric souvenirs, local Artisan crafts, bath amenities and snacks akin to pop-up ‘mama stall’ of small convenience stalls located in Singapore housing estates in the 1960s. 

Hotel Indigo X Triologie Majulah! Collection

As a tribute to Singapore National Day, Hotel Indigo X Triologie "Majulah!" by Singapore Fashion Designer Sylvia Lim retailing at The Emporium is a collection of dresses in fabric prints that pay homage to the Peranakan culture and Singapore local community scenes like HDB estates.

Walk through the Pavilion and down the small steps to Baba Chews Bar & Eatery, a classy yet cosy restaurant that offers a wide selection of Modern Singapore dishes and Western classics, limited edition seasonal menu and hearty unlimited made to order ala-carte breakfast with semi-buffet range.

Unwind with a selection of Hotel Indigo Signature local heritage inspired cocktails like Sapphire Rendezvous, Merlion Brando, Nyonya Magarita, La Carinos and Abang Old fashioned, cocktails and classic favourites, wine, specialty coffee and tea.

National Day Menu at Baba Chews

Inspired by Singapore’s rich culinary heritage, Head Chef Kit created the seasonal menu offering appetizer Cangrejo taco with soft shell crab and  jackfruit salsa with a hint of sriracha aioli, main course like grilled cereal laksa lobster, Singapore chilli crab risotto, dry Bak Kut Teh and Baba Churros with cinnamon and pandan dulce, paired with refreshing Blue pea ice cream.

Hotel Indigo Limited Edition Mooncakes in heritage collectables cases

This Mid-Autumn Festival, reminiscent in Hotel Indigo Moonlight Sonata, a popular Signature Series and exclusive Limited Edition mooncake collection, presented in a choice of four beautifully crafted boxes that reflect the colourful shophouses of Katong and characteristic Peranakan motifs.

The signature traditional mooncake collection comprises of low-sugar baked skin versions with white lotus flavour and options of double yolk, single yolk, or macadamia nuts (S$85-90 nett) while the limited edition offers 2 charcoal skin gold dust mooncake infused with Long Jing (dragon well) tea, white lotus paste and melon seeds, 1 macadamia nut mooncake and 1 single yolk mooncake (S$90 nett).

Enjoy Mooncake Early Bird Specials of 30% off from now till August 31st 2023. To order, email, order online or call +65 6723 2025, for delivery or collection at Baba Chews.

Hotel Indigo Infinity Pool at Rooftop Bar 88

One of the hotel’s popular amenity feature is its Roof top with infinity pool located on the 16th floor that offers stunning panoramic views of Singapore’s first heritage town consisting mainly of low-rise shop-houses and apartment buildings. You can also catch scenic sunsets here while chilling in the cool vibe.

If swimming or sunbathing are not your usual activities, lounge yourself at the poolside dining area where you can enjoy the birds eyes' view while sipping cocktails, drinks and indulging in delectable food from Rooftop 88 Bar & Eatery. 

You can catch a glimpse of the National Day Parade when the Singapore Air Force perform aerial flypast across the city skyline and fireworks in the distance at the Marina Bay Area.

New Year's Eve Countdown Party (December 31), Chinese Lunar New Year Countdown Parties, National Day Parade rehearsals (every Saturdays in July) and National Day (August 9) are some of the occasions for fireworks viewing in Singapore.

Alternatively, enjoy the skyline as you work out at the 24-hour gym which is furnished with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, located parallel to the pool.

Hotel Indigo Guest Room and In-room dining service

The Peranakan theme is tastefully incorporated in the archway, hallway, doors of the guest rooms and the room itself.

The laid-back style with sofa and carom board as a table against the monotone art murals of Katong Joo Chiat community cultural lifestyle with the essence of Peranakan home of tiled pattern floors, panels, King size bed with flora and white beddings, old school cabinet with Illy coffee machine, TWG tea and mini bar fridge is a modern contrast.

Slide open the glass sliding door that opens up to a separate bath area with dragon phoenix motif round bathtub with silver taps, vintage style vanity area and rain bath shower.

Sustainability is in the heart of Hotel Indigo where reusable sanitised Green Engage bottles with protective pouch are used for drinking water and guests are encouraged to reuse the glass bottles to refill complimentary filtered water from the dispenser, located just by the entrance of the hotel lobby. 

The Australian Biology Smart Skincare bath amenities with pH balanced formula and ocean-safe ingredients are housed in refillable pump bottles made from recyclable materials and helps to reduce plastics and wastage from the usual small bottles of grooming toiletries.

For a stress-free evening, order the in-room service dining from the Baba Chews menu.

Chilli crab tagliatelle with soft shell crab, Baba churros cinnamon with pandan dulche and coconut icecream and a glass of Yuzu Frizz cocktail with Tempus Two Silver Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022 sets the mood for a relaxing night to slumber off to sleep in the plush kingsize bed.

Hotel Indigo Garden Pet Friendly Dining and Staycation 

Another brownie point at Hotel Indigo is its “paws-friendly” alfresco garden bar that currently features a collaboration with iconic bittersweet aperitif, Aperol Spritz, a cosy pop-up counter offering a delightful menu of light bites which are curated to pair perfectly with Aperol Spritz cocktails, beers and wines while lounging in colourful deck chairs, relaxing bean bags that could accommodate diners with pets to lepak (Singapore Slang for chill).

If you like to have a Hotel Indigo pet-cation, there is a dedicated floor for pet lovers to stay with their small size pets, dine and relax in Hotel Indigo Garden.

Other hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a self-service business centre, a ballroom and 2 function rooms that can accommodate 20-70 people meetings and conferences, providing audio-visual equipment and catering services.

Whether for leisure or business, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is the perfect choice for a pleasurable, relaxing and sustainable focus stay. 

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is located at 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788. For enquires or hotel room reservation, email or Telephone : +65-6-7237001 . For dining reservations and takeaways, email or call +65 6723 2025. Visit Hotel Indigo Facebook and Instagram for hotel room promotions, staycation giveaways, dining offers, seasonable menus and Happy Hours 1 for 1 drink.

*Photos taken using ViVo X80Pro Flagship Mobile Phone


26 June 2023

Platypus Cantina Mexican Gastrobar opens at Citylink Mall + Dining offers

Singapore Gastrobar Platypus Cantina offering Mexican inspired cuisine favourites like quesadillas, tacos,  burritos, ensalada, enchiladas and Spanish rice bowls with local fusion flavours together with the popular bar selection of Margaritas and Micheladas opens at City Link Mall.

Step into the contemporary restaurant with colourful Mexican hues and soak in the laid back atmosphere. 

Start off with Margarita and Mexican trio nachos of corn chips with 3 cheese Quesco dips, Pico de Gallo and homemade guacamole made in-house daily. 

Have a hearty adobo style mutton stew, beef caldillo soup or Ale Guajillo seafood soup before crowds favourites like angry chicken wings, beer battered shrimp poppers, chargrilled truffle beef cubes, Colorado calamari rings, Mexican soft shell crabby and flame charred octopus.

Taste beer battered fish tacos, quesadillas topped with pulled pork carnitas,  beef carne asada, pollo asado chicken or braised tempeh topping.

Pick your fill of carbohydrates like Mac ‘N’ cheese platter or Tomatillo rice bowls with a variety of toppings like spiced beef rendang, glazed Asian pork belly or tempeh.

Try Platypus Cantina signature Hell's Angel Spicy Margarita crafted with Mexican chili, succulent pineapple, juicy mango, tantalizing spices, and the subtle sweetness of agave syrup or more El Classico Margarita conjured with the silky allure of Tequi la Reposado and squeezed lime juice. Rum lovers will love Mexico's revered rum classic Dark & Stormy, a blend of El Dorado 12 year old rum, handcrafted ginger syrup with a splash of lime.

Enjoy a range of food and drinks dining promotions and daily specials from lunch offers to Happy Hours and Members’ Monday,  Taco Tuesday, Wondrous Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Fiesta Friday, Shocking Saturday and Sunny Sunday. 

Platypus Cantina is located at 1 Raffles Link, #B1-23 CityLink Mall Singapore 039393 (relocated from East Coast Road). For Reservations and takeways, telephone +656908 1773 or email and visit Platypus Cantina Facebook or Instagram for more offers.

23 November 2022

Jack's Place Christmas 2022 Signature Roasts Menu Festive Holiday Feasting

Celebrate Christmas 2022 with Jack's Place signature  offerings from roast ribeye, traditional roast turkey, honey baked chicken ham, truffle mushroom spaghetti, to chocolate praline log cake, yuzu goma log cake, Christmas red velvet cake, cake in a jar, brownies, pastries and festive cookies. 

Say cheers with Jack’s Place Papa Santa specialty festive drink in an annual collectible Christmas Glass while savouring the Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Year eve and New Year Day dine-in set lunch and dinner menus with lobster, salmon, ribeye and turkey highlights.

Eatzi Gourmet, the Halal catering arm of the group conjours all festive Christmas roasts, bundles, sets, bentos, cakes and cookies.

Indulge in Santa Papa Feast ($368) featuring 6 festive dishes favourites like roast turkey or roast ribeye,a whole baked chicken ham, cheesy sausages, festive cold cut and seafood platter, roasted garden vegetables dish and truffle mushroom spaghetti, with Christmas chocolate praline log cake for a sweet Christmas. 

Choose from Santarina Feast ($288), Elves Feast ($218), DIY Jack’s Place Festive grilling combo of grass-fed beef signature steak cuts of tenderloin, striploin and ribeye with Jack’s Place homemade specialty brown sauce to Christmas festive bentos and buffet catering for a joyful feasting with family, friends and colleagues. 

Festive bundles are available for pre-order from now till 29 December 2022, early bird specials end on 9 December. Orders may be picked up from Jack’s Place most accessible outlets, the Jack's Place Building or home delivery through Eatzi Gourmet. 

Jack's Place 2022 Christmas lunch and dinner sets, signature roasts, Papa Santa, Santarina and Elves feasts, festive grilled meat combos, Christmas chocolate praline log cake and new yuzu goma log cake, pastries and cookies sets the Christmas celebration mood for festive joys. Visit Jack's Place for menus, offers and promotion details. #jacksplacesg @jacksplacesg Facebook 

16 June 2022

WGS X TUGA Portuguese Gastronomy Festival 2022 Celebrities Chefs Wine Makers Dine & Wine Pairing Edition

The World Gourmet Summit 2022 embarks on a Portuguese gastronomic journey with the 1st edition of Portuguese Gastro Festival with International MasterChef André Magalhães, owner at Taberna da Rua das Flores, and World Gourmet Awards 2022 Halton Chef of the Year (Male) Finalist, Tiago Martins.

Enjoy a modern interpretation of Portuguese cuisine with strong focus on local seasonal ingredients and paired with wines and port from Douro Valley, Portugal like Branco da Gaivosa, Quinta da Gaivosa, and Hugo Mendes line of wines, under the canopy of stars amongst the twlight skies and leafy sidewalks of Dempsey Hill.

Peter Knipp, World Gourmet Summit founder excitedly shared the Portugal visits and amazing food and wine he and his family had at Chef André Magalhães and it is one of his greatest joy to bring the finest and most authentic taste of Portugal to Singapore gourmet and wine connoisseurs as part of World Gourmet Summit 26th edition.

Petisco or a more familiar term is tapas for Spanish, at the media launch we tasted the Chefs petisco offerings with wine makers pairing with the different Portugese white and red wines served.

Bread served with garlic butter, olives, creamy cod mayo, followed by garlic tiger shrimp, grilled sardine on lettuce hearts, shredded salted cod onion bruschetta, crispy fried sardine, braised beef with vegetables and olives, duck with roasted turnips before ending the tasting with Portugal cheese and charcuterie platter.

Carlos, co-founder of Tuga and David, Director and Wine Connoisseur brings the fun loving Portugal cultural, local food flavours, drinks and wines across 14 Portuguese regions with exciting Portuguese cuisine collaborations to the Singapore and Expatriates communities.

Continue your Portuguese food journey with curated Portugal gourmet ingredients and food, wine, beer, cheese, coffee, snacks and sweets from Tuga Shop. 

Tuga Portuguese restaurant is located at Blk 8, #01-15, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247696. For bookings and enquires, contact or 62737707. Visit for menu, takeaway, delivery, email or call 81299122 for more latest promotions.


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