Sunday, December 23, 2012
Skirt @ W Singapore
We are back at W Singapore again. This time, to try out their grill restaurant.
The now famous W Singapore pool looks different at night. The pool is opened 24 hours, but I guess not many people like to have a late night dip.
All who enters W Hotel will pass through this famous logo of the hotel. Colour changes every few seconds.
It's a bit strange why would a grill restaurant calls itself "Skirt", but the name "Skirt" actually refers to skirt steak
Aging chamber for the beef. Looks a bit scary.
Started our dinner with the complimentary Sourdough roll. Came with Pesto sauce.
Orderd a bottle of St. Pellegrino (S$10 for 1L)
The 1st appetizer arrived: Seared King Scallops (S$28) with Dashi, apple and bacon powder
Squash Cappuccino (S$12). When the maple butter melts in the hot soup, it's rich and fragrant. Nice
King Prawns (S$22), split and peppered.
The center masterpiece of Skirt is its open kitchen, where diners can see the chefs in action.
It's W Hotel. Everything is very elaborately decorated
Small bottle of bourbon apple juice to drink as palate cleanser before the steak. And BBQ sauce for the steak.
Flights of Red (S$45 by glass): (left to right) Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot
Cape Grim Australian Natural Grass Fed Angus Tenderloin 250g (S$44)
"Tajima" Australian Crossbred Wagyu Rib Eye MS6 250g medium (S$62)
My medium steak. I think we must commend that for this price, the steak is juicy and of good quality.
Salt selection for the steak : (from left) Skirt made Beef Salt, Rosemary Salt, Roasted Garlic Salt, Smoked Salt, Hawaiian Red Salt.
More condiments: Four peppercorn sauce, Blood orange and tarragon Béarnaise, Red wine and marrow sauce, Horseradish cream
Side salad : Smoked Kipfler Potato Salad (S$8) with Urbani Black Truffle
We were impressed by the good service, pocket friendly price, good food and of course the "coolness" of the entire place. Will definitely be back again.
21 Ocean Way
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nagomi Japanese Restaurant @ Cuppage Plaza
Nagomi is located in the ever crowded (and some may think sleazy) Cuppage Plaza. But it can be a bit difficult to locate it as it is quite discreet, hiding in one corner of the building.
Basically, all diners come here for their set dinner. The chef decides what will be the dishes for the day based on what is available and what is in season. Our first dish was this super sweet Japanese tomatoes served with a pinch of sea salt. These are some of the best Japanese tomatoes I have ever tried in Singapore.
The basic price for all diners is S$130++ per person. And for those who have difficulty finding the place, this is a shot of their front door.
We were served some yummy and unique squid appetizers
Sushi platter. Especially nice is the top grade uni, wrapped in seaweed sheet. Heavenly. Everything is so fresh and sweet.
Next up is this baked Egg plant. We were told that the egg plant season is ending soon. Fantastic texture. Topped with sweet miso and baked
Roasted Belt fish. Crispy skin and smooth fish meat.
A shot of their bar counter.
目光魚 Mehikari fish from deep sea. Again, the fish was especially sweet. Deep fried till crispy.
Pan seared wagyu beef, wrapped with vegetable. Beef was tender and very flavourful.
Ended our delicious Japanese dinner with a pipping hot serving of the Chicken porridge. Comforting.
Sweet and big Muscat grapes from Okayama.
Reservation is a must. Highly Recommended.
Nagomi Japanese Restaurant
5 Koek Road
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Haxenhaus @ The Pier
These days, German restaurants can be found in almost every drinking spot in Singapore. They offer not only crisp fresh beer, but also excellent beer food such as the crispy pork knuckle.
Have not been to Robertson area for a few months, and discovered this rather new German restaurant Haxenhaus.
I can imagine how rowdy and noisy this place is in the evening, but come afternoon it's peaceful and quiet. You can even enjoy the breeze while sitting outside.
They have a wide variety of special German beers.
Ordered a tall glass of Holler-Weisse (S$14 for 1 pint)
Started off our brunch with a bowl of Gulasch Soup (S$9). Rather thick, but quite yummy.
Tyrolean Dumpling (S$9) - We didn't really know what it was, but when it came we were quite excited to see that it's a giant meatball. For 2 of us, we had quite a difficult time finishing this. It's really big, and filled us quite quickly because it was stuffed with bread inside.
Sausage Platter (S$23) - Find it ok and quite ordinary. Like the mashed potatoes.
Nearly fainted when they bright out the Crispy Pork Knuckle (S$31). It was huge. I think it should be shared among 4 diners. And it was served with another of the huge dumpling.
Fortunately, the pork was juicy and a joy to eat. But the skin was a bit "chao tar".
80 Mohamed Sultan Road,
The Pier at Robertson
Sunday, December 02, 2012
The Disgruntled Chef @ Dempsey Road
It was just only months ago that we had our first lunch at Disgruntled Chef. And we are already falling in love with this place.
Our 1st time having dinner here.
Do order their cocktails when here. This is Grapefruit and Cucumber Martini (S$18): Hendricks Gin, Japanese Cucumber, Grapefruit and Honey
Blushing (S$16) : Citrus Vodka, Orange, Lemon and Pomegranate
Tried this Crispy lamb shortribs with chili and cumin (S$18). Tender, flavourful and no gamey taste.
Their Crayfish macaroni + cheese is also a must try. The upgraded deluxe version had gratinated cheddar and cream sauce (S$14)
Steamed mussels (S$18), with kaffir lime, lemon grass, chilli & coconut cream. Extra order of toast to soak up the yummy gravy
Crackling suckling pig (S$68), served with marinated cucumber and honey and clove sauce. Great job and even better than Catalunya's version
Roquefort Magnum (S$6). The weird dessert. Roquefort blue cheese and honey ice cream coated with dark chocolate. Weird but tasted good! Something we will recommend all to order when here.
Another cheesy dessert. Baked Camembert fondue (S$18) with apple and fig chutney
The Disgruntled Chef
26B Dempsey Road
(Facing Tawandang MicroBrewery)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Courtyard @ Fullerton Hotel
Our quest for high tea continues with Fullerton Hotel. Although the high tea here is very popular (especially Japanese customers), but there are ample seats available and making a reservation 2 to 3 days in advance should not be a problem.
Although the high tea is situated within the courtyard, but the entire area is air-conditioned.
The menu. English Afternoon Tea here costs S$42, including a pot of tea.
We had the Alfonso tea, which was infused with mango and Mediterranean fruits and flowers. From TWG.
Presenting the English Afternoon Tea (portion for 2). Good thing about the afternoon tea here is that everything can be replenished again and again.
A selection of sweets and desserts
English tea sandwiches. We really like the Otah sandwich a lot
More sandwiches. Love the black sesame cone with caviar.
Their famous homemade Kueh Lapis was indeed one of the best we tried. Comes with prunes.
Clotted Cream and Jam
More refilles of the caviar cones.
1 Fullerton Square
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