Orchard Hotel’s Christmas Light-Up Party

We went invited to the Christmas Light-up Party at Orchard Hotel that’s conveniently located in the heart of the city. It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas now with all the Christmas decor and light ups at Orchard Road. And it was nice honor to be one of the first to witness the unveiling of their enchanting Snowy Christmas Glass House.

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We were treated to a yummy gourmet dinner by La Terrasse, which is located at Level 2 of the hotel. La Terrasse serves international cuisine but the spread today were mostly Christmas-inspired. Just check out my photos, expect lots of hunger-inducing pictures… WARNING! FOOD PORN!  Continue reading

PODI – New Breakfast & Grill Restaurant at Raffles City

So I was lucky enough to catch a break away from the baby on Wed night, went for a restaurant preview at Raffles City with my sis.

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Presenting a new breakfast & grills restaurant named PODI – which stands for Pure. Offbeat. Delicious. Infusions. is brought to you by the founders of Cedele, P.L.T Sandwiches and Toss & Turn food concepts. Best of all, it launches TODAY so if you are wondering where you should head down for dinner tonight. You can go check it out, it’s located at B1-45, just right beside the fountain called VITALITY.

The shoestring fries in truffle oil was yummilicious. I also love the lemon vinaigrette dressing in the Prawn & Crab Spinach Salad. You should try these 2 dishes out when you go there.

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We got to taste a little bit of everything, so the dishes shown here are of sample size. Check out the Eggs & Waffles selection:

image-6An interesting dish which caught my attention was the Duck Berry Waffle which is made up of waffles topped with duck confit served with egg, blueberry compote and maple syrup vinaigrette. You have to get abit of everything on this plate and then add the maple syrup vinaigrette sauce to fully enjoy it. I thought it was quite a novelty dish but apparently in the US, fried chicken served on waffles is quite common according to my sister.

image-11This is the chicken pot from the Grill selection. The chicken was perfectly marinated, it was flavorful and not overly oily. The seasoned tomatoes tasted so heavenly, I wish I could have a potful of them.

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These are the other grills we tried and personally, the Argentina Sirloin Steak stood out from this 3 choices. I was rather full by the time this dish came by but that did not stop me from finishing up my portion. It was that good. Every mouthful was an explosion of flavors. Unfortunately, it was done Medium, which was too tough for my liking. Probably medium rare would have done it more justice.

image-7To complete our enjoyable dining experience, we had these desserts to sample. Sadly I was way too full by then so I only had a mouthful of the ice cream. It was delicious and I wished I haven’t wasted food. Haha…

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We were given these lovely goodies in our door gifts. Can’t wait to try out the cookies…

The food is priced affordably at S$15-18 for breakfast meals and S$14-24 for the grills.

Operating hours: Weekdays: 10am – 10pm

Weekends/PH: 9am – 10pm • Retail: 8am – 10pm

Head down to: www.podifood.com for more information.

[Food Review] Coocci Contemporary Japanese

Ok so I hardly do food reviews because I am always chomping down before I manage to snap a decent photo. And what is a food review without photos, right?
However, you are in luck now, because I was treated to such a visual feast at a hawker centre, yes, you read me right, such artist food display served up at a hawker. I mean, how could I resist not taking a photo?

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This was my lunch (S$6.00) for last friday at a hawker centre. Commonwealth Crescent Food Centre to be exact. It’s located near my office and what a hidden gem this is. The chef obviously used to work in some Japanese restaurant.

Not only was the food visually-appealing, it was delicious. So much so, I know I would be returning to try out the other dishes. I couldn’t recall the name of my set lunch but I know it was tagged #3 and a Chef’s Recommendation. There is the #6 Smoked Chicken which is also a Chef’s Recommendation that’s going at S$7.50. It’s one of the hot favorites which most of the office folks order too. But if you are not someone whose tastebuds sit well with smoky aftertaste then give it a miss. But try out the other dishes, like perhaps my fried chicken set.

There’s often a long queue for this stall so it pays to be early. My colleague who recommended it told us that it opens from 12noon and closes at 3pm before it re-opens for dinner at 6pm.

It’s the 3rd stall to your right when you come up from the escalator with the first stall being a Yong Tau Fu stall. It has these dark binds which you definitely won’t miss out. I’ve been hearing some raves on the udon, would be back to try it soon again. And if I’m not too busy chowing down my food, I guess I would snap a photo and perhaps give another review 😉

I rate my lunch at 5/5! What an amazing meal, worth every single cent $$$. Needless to say, I cleaned up everything on the plate and bowls. :X

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