Heralding Year of Pig with The Butcher’s Kitchen’s CNY Creations

Author: Alex Chua

Pig out this New Year at Butcher’s Kitchen to welcome the Year of the Pig. Known for using fresh, safe and healthy ingredients, Butcher’s Kitchen team of experienced chefs unveiled their latest CNY menu for all to ogle, salivate and go oink oink. The restaurant’s latest cutesy 3 Treasures Porky Yusheng comes in the shape of a pig, fashioned with roast pork belly, pork lard and char siew. The Instagram-able lo hei is generously lashed with a tangy house-made plum sauce to toss for a sweet new year. Also, freshly-made chips – Butcher’s Kitchen very own creation – is topped on the pig as the alternative to the traditional golden crackers. The generous portion of the yusheng is suitable for 8 to 10 pax.


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Besides the yusheng, The Butcher’s Kitchen has also introduced two pork-based pasta – Char Siew Pasta with Truffle, and Mala Pasta with Roast Pork Belly. I particularly fancy the Mala Pasta Pork Belly dish, which has that savoury roast pork belly with perfect meat-to-fat ratio which I can easily over-indulged! The crunchy crackling is not too hard with a heavenly mouthfeel to it.


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But for my personal favourite is the Herbi Hiam Pizza. Cormprising of cheese, fried crispy pork lard marinated with prawn chili, and heaped with snow of dried sambal prawn, it is sinful beyond the nth degree yet understandably delicious. To give that powerful spicy punch, prawn chili is drizzled on top. Great for dinner with friends or for supper, which I am still mesmerizing it as I was typing about it.


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Beyond the pork dishes, the restaurant has also launched the Original Fresh Chips. Fried daily, these all-natural, freshly made and highly addictive chips come in beautiful designed bottles for you to share and gift the goodies to your loved ones for a perfect CNY crunch. Better keep this away from me or else my new year resolution dissolves in bubbles.

The Butcher’s Kitchen
#02-472 Suntec City, North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard
Operating Hour: Tuesday to February 19, 10am to 10pm daily. Closed from February 4 to 6
Seating Capacity: 120 pax

Calla Spa – A NEW Sanctuary in the Heart of the City for Urbanites

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With our basic needs settled, many would start looking into moving up their Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This is where they look towards achieving work-life balance or rather a sanctuary well away from their stressful urban living. This is also where a decent wellness retreat would fit perfectly in! Today, I would like to share one of the new & most exclusive spa I have been to: The ‘Calla Spa’

Calla Spa is conceptualised as a modern day total wellness centre located in Suntec City Tower 2 and it offers a one-stop experience for complete head to toe therapies from hair care services, facial and body treatments to casual fine dining where guests can enjoy delicious fusion cuisine that changes weekly.

Don’t be tricked by its small front counter, this well-designed spa could easily house up to 60 guest at any point of time while offering sufficient privacy for everyone in there!





As we dwelled deeper into the spa, the space started to open up and we were both left in awe not just by the huge interior but also how luxurious its design was!





Look at these high ceiling ‘Changing rooms’ with very hi-tech lockers ! Felt as though I just stepped into a swiss bank!





I must say I would score Calla Spa quite high when it comes to attention to details! Why so? Very simple, you can try this out when you are at your own spa next time.

Just check if their ambient music changes when you walk from one space to another within the spa! For Calla Spa, this was simply the case! As simple as this might be, they did not neglect this aspect & seek to create the right mood for their customers in every corner!

‘Treatment Rooms’ are divided by gender with the exception of the couple rooms (as seen below). Well, goes without saying we had the honor of enjoying their couple treatment room!

*Instant Rejuvenation!*





Back & body massage are not the only treatments offered in the spa. For the foot massage lovers, there is more than ample space allocated in two ‘Relaxation Lounge’ areas which house a total of 24 seats for foot reflexology, fitted with a high tech retractable touch screen entertainment system and headsets concealed within the arm rest.

One of the place I love to hangout is their ‘Dining Area’ which can seat up to 36 pax! Not so much about the undeniably cool interior design but by their MENU which changes on a weekly basis to provide variety to their regular guests !





The best part of it all is the fact that guests get to enjoy their first order of main entrée with compliments while the rest of the items on the menu are available on a FREE-Flow basis!





Some of the wonderful cuisine which we had that evening!





They also have a wine menu which offers a chargeable selection by glass or bottle is also available for guests who wish to unwind or pair their meals with some popular wines.





Furthermore, specialty gourmet tea Newby from London is also offered as part of the beverage selections in the bistro.





They even have desserts such as Lava cake with Gelato Ice-cream!

Looking at the well-crafted menu, I couldn’t ask for more, can I?





On the other hand, J’s favourite hangout place in the Spa was these ‘Mineral Pools’ of varying temperatures of 40 degree Celsius, 38 degree Celsius and 7 degree Celsius are set in a lush green setting reminiscent of an outdoor onsen.





These pools are filled with mineral water using a newly upgraded chlorine-free system combined with the latest original NASA ionization oxidizing system to offer the most ideal balance to any type of skin conditions!





Situated conveniently right next to the three mineral pools are modern ‘Sauna’ facilities with an automated water refill (right in the middle) so that the guest can enjoy the session without the hassle of adding water themselves.





Another new feature is the special ‘Steam Room’ equipped with aromatherapy mist! I am simply spoiled for choices for rejuvenation! I came in tired and battled! Now, the smile found its way to my face again after a short dip in the mineral pools!





Time just zipped by so fast within the spa! In fact, we were so unwilling to leave this place when nearing its closing hours at 11pm daily!

You can find them at Suntec City Tower 2 #01-500 or call them at 6336 2552.

They are also having a promotion right now. More details on the poster below.