Bar Rouge presents Singhai Sunsets and #Instaworthy Cocktail Series

Move over, unicorn drinks – there’s another #instaworthy drink set to take over feeds.

This April, Asia’s highest dusk to dawn nightclub Bar Rouge presents its new evening programme, Singhai Sunsets.

A nod to the international nightlife brand’s Shanghai roots and inspired by vibrant sunset hues over Singapore’s cosmopolitan, check out the following trio of visually striking cocktails that complement its stunning vistas!

CLOUD 9 ($20++)

For a taste of heaven, guests can start with a sail through the azure skies and over Singapore River with Cloud 9. A harmonious balance of citrine bite and soft saccharine notes, the delicate vodka-based drink is reminiscent of the day with its curaçao blue shade and fluffy lychee clouds.

MIDAS TOUCH ($20++)

When the metropolis is bathed with the gold of the evening, patrons can look forward to sipping theMidas Touch. A rendition of the Tequila Sunrise cocktail, the amber potion of tequila and the sweet summer flavours of pineapple, grenadine, and cranberry is the perfect drink to have in hand while admiring the sun-washed city.

URBAN TWILIGHT ($20++)

Inspired by the final breaths of day, the last of the series and most vibrant encapsulation of the sunset is the inventive Urban Twilight. Drawing on just curaçao, Cointreau, and cranberry, the brilliant pink and blue concoction resembles distilled dusk.

In addition to these amazing Singhai Sunsets cocktails, Bar Rouge also offers a selection of bar bites to sate your hunger pangs. With Asian twists on perennial bar food favourites, check out their Chicken Pizza, Spiced Fries, Wagyu Beef Sliders served with Gruyere cheese, and Salted Egg Prawns!

Can’t make up your mind? Purchase a package of all three cocktails for $50++, and top up just $8 and $20 for fries and pizza respectively.

Plus, with Singhai Sunset cocktails available from 6pm to 10pm, let Singhai Sunsets transit you into the weekend as their resident DJs Kenneth F & Brendon P spin the chillest beats of nudisco, soul & house and disco beats. 

SINGHAI SUNSET

Dates/Days                 : Tuesdays to Saturdays

Times                          : 6pm to 10pm

Entry                            : Complimentary

Reservation                 : Call +65 9177 7307 or email Bar.Rouge@Swissotel.com

Where’s Bar Rouge?

Perched atop the tallest hotel in Singapore Swissôtel the Stamford, Bar Rouge delivers multi-chromatic panoramas of the Singapore skyline from the 71st and 72nd floors. It is no wonder that the bartenders of Bar Rouge have taken a cue from its brilliant vistas to conceptualise ‘Cloud 9’, ‘Midas Touch’, and ‘Urban Twilight’ – the new series of visual tipple treats that correspond to colours of the urban sky as it moves from dawn to dusk!

Available from 6pm to 10pm, from Tuesdays to Saturdays, Singhai Sunsets’ cocktails are perfect for unwinding after work in the Central Business District or waiting for the party to begin at Asia’s highest dusk to dawn nightclub.

Catch outstanding performances by the club’s hallmark of acrobatic dancers with the most coveted local and internationally renowned DJs, fused with the comfort of top-notch genial hotelier service. The club’s high-octane and cutting-edge music also injects energy to the night scene, welcoming all walks of life to the space.

http://barrougeclubs.com/sg/

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Late Night Dinner at Toa Payoh Central

It was 9.45pm and the stalls at Toa Payoh Central were closed.

All the hawker stalls and food stalls too were closed.

All except this stall, 常来一碗, or “Always Come Here for A Bowl”, noodle house.

This noodle house is the only stall opened, it seemed, at this hour. We were thankful and settled for two Ban Mians, and 10 dumplings. They were kind enough to let us try 5 fried ones and 5 steamed ones.

To my surprise the soup base was pretty bland, but nothing some vinegar can’t solve. For $3.50 I would say the amount of ingredients was about right.

Here are the dumplings, which were $5.50 for 10 dumplings. I would say I’ve tasted better steamed dumplings, but the fried ones were not too bad – with vinegar.

One Day Special: Experience the ‘Best of Bintan’ at Laguna Bintan

What happens when 6 head chefs come together?

Magic happens.

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Yes indeed, Banyan Tree Bintan will be presenting the Best of Bintan, a 6-course degustation set dinner collaboratively curated by six esteemed Head Chefs from six resorts:

  • Niluh Ratnawati, Banyan Tree Bintan
  • Yudhistira Angga, Angsana Bintan
  • Adli Nizam, Bintan Lagoon Resort
  • Singgih Kisworo, The Canopi
  • Lambok Tambunan, The Residence Bintan
  • Wali Amrullah Abbas, Nirwana Gardens

For one day only on 19 January 2019, enjoy their kickass menu, a gastronomical experience bursting with local flavours, exclusively at Banyan Tree Bintan Treetops Restaurant. Enjoy the taste of amazing local ingredients that reflect the variation in flavours and palettes across the Riau Island – here we go!

Appetisers

First, kickstart your holiday with Otak Otak Ketam crafted by Chef Singgih, where local mangrove crab meat and fermented shrimp are wrapped in banana leaves and grilled to perfection.

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Mie Tarempa

Next, slurp up some Mie Tarempa (by Chef Angga), a specialty handmade flat noodle stir fried with vegetables and smoked local tuna in red chili paste and soya sauce from the Anambas district area in Riau Archipelago.

For the third dish, let Chef Wali’s authentic Iga Sapi Soup knock your socks off. This slow-cooked dish comes with ribs that are infused in local spices – anise, cinnamon, and clove, and topped with a dash of lime juice and green chilli paste to accentuate the tantalising flavours.

Main Course

Ready for some seafood? The first main course – Samudra Sari Laut is created by Chef Nizam. Featuring a steamed and seared red snapper roulade, stuffed with laksa marinated minced prawns and scallop rolled with a nori sheet, the unique dish offers a sophisticated blend of flavours.

Food Samudra Sari Laut

Duck meat lovers can rejoice as you’ll next be treated to the fortifying Na Tinombur where succulent duck fillets are marinated with Andaliman pepper (pepper corn originally grown in a region of North Sumatera) and Kecombrang (ginger torch). The duck meat is then carefully sous vide and served with the spicy and citrusy homemade Kecombrang Chili Salsa.

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Dessert

Your gastronomical experience will end off on a sweet note with Chef Ratna’s Bintan Fantasy! This dreamy, aromatic treat completes your meal with a steamed pandan layer cake that is complemented with a quenelle of homemade jackfruit ice cream and vanilla tuile.

Food Bintan Fantasy

Up for some wine? Complement these courses with selection of Indonesian wine from Hatten Wines that is specially selected and paired the wine by Ibu Kertawidyawati, President of Indonesia Sommelier Association – Bali Chapter.

If you wish to get in on the action, how about signing up for a cooking class at Banyan Tree Bintan’s Saffron restaurant on 20 January 2019? During this cosy session, you’ll get to meet and greet the Chefs as they share stories on their culinary experiences with disadvantaged locals in the community.

After your lip-smacking treats, take a stroll around the collection of deluxe hotels and villa properties that is Laguna Bintan. Whether at Banyan Tree Bintan, Angsana Bintan or Cassia Bintan – snap memorable photos at Bintan’s best beaches, sign up for a sea sports experience, or simply rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in this beautiful sanctuary!

BEST OF BINTAN DETAILS

6-course Degustation Set Dinner
Location: Treetops Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bintan
Date: 19 January 2019

Seedling Students Cooking Class
Location: Saffron Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bintan
Date: 20 January 2019

Click here for more information.

For reservations: Please email reservations-bintan@banyantree.com

Old Hong Kong Kitchen @ Novena

I never knew of this place!

Tucked away in a corner of Square 2 (as many shops are), this spacious & comfy restaurant offers Dim Sum, Congee and Noodles. If you don’t want to eat ala carte, you may select from some set menus.

Here are the custard buns and lotus leaf rice.

We also ordered carrot cake (yes there were 8 of us), prawn rolls and congee to share.

Here’s the pau and siew mai.

If you are interested in the prices, here are the price lists. It wouldn’t be eating here daily, but if I bring my family here once in a while, that might be affordable.

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Old Hong Kong Kitchen
Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
#02-80
Singapore 307506

 

 

The Lookout @ Singapore Island County Club

If you don’t wish to spend $100,000 a month on a country club membership, that is ok!

In this post, we bring you a glimpse of country club life…at Singapore Island Country Club!

Before we show you photos of the interior, check out the Hokkien Mee. It’s totally delicious! Omg! It’s restaurant standard. For the price, it is really amazing.

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This cafe is called The Lookout, and you can guess why. It overlooks an expansive, undulating golf arena dotted with luscious trees and winding paths. *sigh*

More green for you…

On a weekday at lunchtime, there are still club members around! Perhaps they’re taking a break from their golfing. The ambiance is so lovely too – cooling, refreshing, breezy.

Check out the spaciousness and the cafe’s relaxing vibe!

I had to snap photos of the menu as dining here is probably once in a lifetime. Enjoy the photos!

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Did we mention that the Hokkien Mee is restaurant food, and not hawker-standard? You can taste the expensive restaurant taste in the Hokkien Mee.

So can you taste it in the satay and rojak!

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We rounded up our sumptuous meal with ice kachang. How I wish my SICC friend will take me there every weekend!

By the way, don’t think of dining here without bringing a SICC member along. Before you place your order, you’ll be asked for your membership number! Haha.

The Lookout @ SICC
180 Island Club Rd
Singapore 578774

Seoul Yummy

Seoul Yummy has a lunch promotion!

For $23.90 (2-pax set meal), you get 2 personal dishes – a ramen and a bimbimbap. You can select the toppings for both dishes.

For me, I chose spam and cheese for my ramen.

Plus, the $23.90 set meal comes with a kimchi pancake! This works as I LOVE KIMCHI PANCAKE. I will be back!

Seoul Yummy
Square 2
10 Sinaran Dr
#03-68
Singapore 307506

New Food Centre @ 101 Yung Sheng Road (Taman Jurong)

This place is amazing!

My grandma introduced us to this food centre because it’s really big, spacious, plenty of seats, airy, and comes with all sorts of cuisine! She loves the Korean stall in particular, and so that was what we ate.

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We ordered beef. I think it was $6.90 or $7.90 something. Then we ordered the kimchi soup as well, which I think was $6.90 or $7.90.

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My brother ate the roast meat rice, which was a very generous serving as well.

The two Korean dishes we ordered were perfect for me and my grandma. In fact, it was a little too much food for the both of us! Will be back next time. Really affordable hawker fare here.

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Address:
101 Yung Sheng Rd
Singapore 618497
(The old Jurong cinema)