Step into a World of Flavour at .elia

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There’s nothing in the world that’s one size fits all. But if you’re looking for a restaurant that sells quality sandwiches, handmade pastas and steak while sipping superbly-brewed specialty coffee, then .elia is the right place. Bistro by day, restaurant by night, .elia brings a curated menu where signatures from abroad are delectably assembled with a personal touch. Located at 10 Jiak Chuan Road, this new 30-seater restaurant provides diners a modern twist to traditional fare such as tortellini and wagyu steak. Stripping off the bells and whistle, leaving just the essentials on the plate. Helming the culinary direction is founder-and-chef Clint Seah. His casual yet refined menu logs his travels, inspiration and culinary journey – leading to the birth of .elia. Since opening its door on 3rdAugust, this quant restaurant has received nothing but raving reviews. I can’t wait to join in for a gastronomic experience.


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Exuding a quiet charm, walking into .elia gives me an impression of bare monochromatic translucency – you can see all the way to the kitchen the minute you walk in. On the right side sat a long marble top; the drinks section where you can order their specialty coffee, exotic tea, and alcoholic drinks. The interior speaks chic minimalist with a splash of grey, wooden furnishing and natural light.


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Showcasing the best produce of each season, you can expect non-pretentious, honest freshly-made pasta and sandwiches (yes, even the bread is baked fresh!) just like the décor itself. Each type of bread and pasta is paired to its corresponding ingredients, bringing out the best in every dish.

For the weekday lunch menu (available on Mondays to Thursdays), the Panchetta (image above) is the must try. Cooked in brown butter and egg yolk with Italian bacon, you could feel the rich, exquisite flavour carried into the freshly-made trenette. Choose the lunch set to add hot coffee/ tea for just $1 – absolutely value-for-money.


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Come dinner time, elia morphs into a casual dining concept befitting for a place for a place for a romantic date or just hanging out with friends. Simple and elegant, the un-frivolous naming Octopus features a perfect mix of grilled octopus with sauteed kale, caramelised chili and macadamia nuts.

Surprisingly not chewy, I love the firm, crisp bite of the delicious octopus and the visually appealing composition of this dish.


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As a unyielding carnivore, the Wagyu Beef Shortribs is my personal favourite dish within the menu. Sous-vided and seared to a perfect medium-rare, expect an explosion of flavour with each mouthful.

Overall, this cosy restaurant indeed whipped up some interesting, gourmet food. It is a perfect place to organise for a small private functions too. Fun fact: .elia does not stand for perfect. In fact, the name means far from perfect. It recognises that there is more to life than being perfect, one of which is to remain humble and constantly seek improvement. A good principle for us to seek and remind ourselves to abide to, every day in our lives.

.elia
10 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089264

FOOD: BURG Kitchen Doles Out Juicy Handmade Hamburgs

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Author: Alex Chua

Are you a Japanese style hamburger fan? If yes then you would surely adore BURG Kitchen. The latest addition to top-rate Japanese restaurants Eat At Seven, BURG Kitchen doles out the juiciest hamburg with up to seven choices of sauces that customers can select from. Ranging from demi-glace, teriyaki with mayo and wasabi, to oroshi ponzu and ponzu spicy chilli, these delectable sauces compliments the robust flavour of the well-marinated meat itself. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Kataoka, who uses only quality blend of minced Australian beef and wagyu fats to boost up the texture and flavour.

Besides the hamburgs are other delectable main courses as well. Comfort food lovers, read on to find out more!


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Nestled deep inside Eat At Seven, this Japanese-French fusion-style restaurant is not prominently positioned unlike the usual makan premises. What it lacks in visibility it gains in privacy and cosiness which I personally enjoy. Tucked within the raw slabs of red and white concrete, wooden floorings and below the orange arch arcs are comfortable sofas and cushioned seats –its like a little enclave where you can coast around for a little breather, away from the peering crowds in the bustling mall. The open kitchen concept and long panel window at the entrance exudes a sort of modern and spaciousness without feeling too exposed. It is basically a dining oasis where family and friends can enjoy intimate chat over sumptuous, comforting food.


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The first dish, Penne Meat Sauce Gratin ($14.50++) comes with a single minced beef ball atop melted cheese. The cheese is stringy and not overpowering the tasty meat and tomato sauce penne. The dish is served with a bowl of rice and miso soup, making it a really satisfying meal.


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I love the presentation and aroma oozing from the Golden Curry with Handmade Creamy Croquet and Beef Meatballs ($15.50++). Aesthetically pleasing with its colour scheme of green, yellow, and red from zucchini, baby corn and red pepper. The curry has a creamy texture, and a runny onsen egg tops it off perfectly. A healthy, nutritious meal without feeling too green (note: bland) to the palette.


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The dish is something that makes me want to come back again with a friend to share. Marinated with pepper, nori and sesame seeds, the Chicken Wings with Spice Blend ($14.50++) gives a uniquely piquant kick and a crisp bite on the well-flavoured meat.


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Saving the best for last, the Cheese Burg ($19.80++) is a 200g patty consists of a blend of quality Australian minced beef with wagyu fats, well-marinated with salt, pepper, miso, sautéed onions, breadcrumbs and milk. Topped with Colby and cheddar cheese torched for a smoky tinge and gooey consistency, giving it a robust, meaty flavour to every bite. If you are a true-blue carnivore, the Original version ($18++) without the cheese topping is gastronomically perfect enough.

Heres 3 words to sum up BURG Kitchen – sumptuous, cosy and value-for-money. Whats more, every main course ordered entitle unlimited servings at the salad and dessert bar! Making this restaurant a steal for the Suntec office dwellers.

Burg Kitchen Address:
Eat at Seven, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-315, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Phone: +65 6266 5338
Opening hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30 – 10pm (daily)

MEDZS Mother’s Day Special

Lavish your mother with great food this Mother’s Day by bringing her to MEDZS!

They came up with three very special family sharing platters.

First: The Greek XXL Seafood Platter ($49.80++) is in one word, sumptuous! Savour an eclectic range of seafood such as butter grilled king crab, salmon head, sea bass, sea bream, snapper, blue mussels and fresh live prawns!

Second: French Family Meat Platter ($48.80++)

Suitable for those with a love for all things meaty, this platter comprises of pan-fried duck confit, crispy pork belly, AUS Wagyu beef rump, roasted pork ribs with roasted wild mushrooms and roasted potatoes.

There is also a side of green salad to temper the taste.

No celebration is ever complete without desserts.

Third: The Desserts Platter ($21.90++)

As you can see from the picture, this platter consists of lychee rose panna cotta, churros with chocolate sauce, red velvet cake, earl grey creme brulee and chocolate brownie. The sweetest treat ever served in a platter!

I am holding a special drink which will be served to all dining mothers that day. Cheers!

It’s non-alcoholic so do not worry.

On a side note, they are having this promotion as well.

There will be 20% discount on ala carte food items on weekdays during lunch hours from 11am – 2pm.

And all beers and wines are on 1 for 1 promotion!

Ciders are probably my only favourite beer. And those two below are my all time favourite ever since I got to try them about 1 and a half year ago.

MEDZS’s Mother’s Day Sepcial Promotion is available on 12 May 2013.

MEDZS @ Millenia Walk:

9 Raffles Boulevard #01-46/47/55/56, Millenia Walk, Singapore 038596

Business hours:
Fri-Sat 11.30am – 1.00am
Sun-Thur 11.30am – 12.00am

Contact: 6337 7507

MEDZS @ Orchard Central:
181 Orchard Road #B2-01 to 03, 30 to 43, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

Business hours:
Mon-Sun 11.00am – 1.00am

Contact: 6238 9028

The Muffet’s Cafe

I always find it a bonus for a cafe to be cosy on top of serving nice signature dishes on the menu.

I enjoy indulging tasty food at places where I find them comfortable, so today, I’ll be introducing you a place where you can add to your “favorite” list if share the same thoughts as me.

When I say that, you know I’ll definitely visit the place again!

I went Boxing Crab @ Sentosa for food tasting the other time and went back for another round with my family so you know I don’t lie! 😀

So the focus here isssssssss THE MUFFET’S ROOM CAFE!!

We will let the interior design speak justice for itself first.

Photos contributed by various photographers and they are changed ‘seasonly’. Some of them are taken by the young boss himself too (I am around his age and he’s already a boss when I am only an undergrad still :O).

Well, I personally like the bricked walls and frames a lot. It gives me a kind of homely feel.

That’s my boy in the little corner waiting for food.

Hidden meaning in the picture below. If you managed to find the promo that is.

Waiting patiently for the fooood.

Signature Beer Battered Fish and Chips ($14) with homemade sauces and homemade truffle fries as side.

The boyfriend could tell that the fries were homemade with just one bite and I was amazed.

He can totally be a food critic because he has high expectations for food!!

I am feeling kind of hungry again while blogging this.

Juicy and tender on the inside. Mmmmmmm..

*chew chew chew*

I LIKE THE FISH, THE FRIES AND THE TARTAR SAUCE!

So I’ll rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Boyfriend’s Muffeteers’ Spread at $18 including 2 battered and pan fish fillet, crispy mushrooms, handmade chips and fruity salad.

It is almost RARE for him to say thumbs up to any cafe but he praised the food we had that day.

You don’t have to worry about the hidden cost because THEY HAVE NO SERVICE CHARGE AND GST. Sooooo all the prices are flat rates 🙂

On top of fish and chips, they have pastas, burritos and other sides too.

Be their fan on Facebook now and enjoy 10% off total bill with a minimum of $15 spent.

Location: 12 Gopeng Street, Icon Village, #01-16, Singapore, Singapore 078877

Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sat: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sun: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm

How to get there?

1. Alight at Tanjong Pagar station

2. Exit Exit C

3. Walk into Icon

4. Muffet’s Room is just around the corner

For more information:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheMuffetsRoomCafe 
Website – http://www.muffetsroom.com

Trust me, I’ll be back there for fish and chips again!