The BOILER opens 2nd outlet at Esplanade– Roll up your sleeves and eat seafood with your hands here.

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If you love seafood, especially the seafood-in-a bag kind where all dining etiquette goes out the window and everyone gets stuck in with their hands, you’ll be glad to know that The Boiler has opened a second outlet in town at the Esplanade Mall. This expansion comes with an al-fresco bar in addition to the air-conditioned main dining area. Their original outlet is in Tai Seng, and this is in fact their 4th year of operations.

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The Boiler takes pride in its sauces to set it apart from similar seafood boil concepts. The seafood boil concept is Louisiana-inspired, but The Boiler has developed seasonal sauces with local twists, such as sambal and laksa which customers may choose to have with their seafood.

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Antoinette’s new menu for 2018 scores again with its savoury dishes.

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Dining at Antoinette is always a very pleasant affair. In this Instagram era where F&B’s pop-up and close down as fast as you can count, Antoinette gives you the feeling that it is here to stay. I’ve personally visited at least 10 or so times over the last few years? What amazes me is that Chef-Owner Pang Kok Keong seems to show no limits when it comes to introducing new dishes to his menu. All restaurants have to do that from time to time, but Chef Pang comes up with numerous dishes that are not only pretty to the eye (or camera), but taste good as well. Simply put, these are dishes I would return again to have.

This time round, I thought the new appetisers and main dishes stood out. My favourites from this lot has got to be the double prawn linguine, the wagyu beef tagliatelle, the baked rigatoni and the black bait. I’m quite sad to see last year’s Hakka inspired dishes go, but at least we have these new ones to look forward to.

Antoinette - Double Prawn Linguine $28 (1)

 Double Prawn Linguine $28

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Dian Xiao Er–Limited edition hassle-free Chilli soft-shell crab with mantou

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Dian Xiao Er - Chilli Soft Shell Crab   Fried Mantou $42.80

Chilli Soft Shell Crab and Fried Mantou $42.80 (M)

Celebrate Singapore’s birthday month at Dian Xiao Er with Chilli crab, one of Singapore’s beloved and iconic dishes. But what’s special about this chilli crab is that soft-shell crab is used, so for once, we can all just dive right in with our mantous in hand, slurping up the luxurious sweet and spicy chilli crab sauce, without having to fiddle with hard shells and cracked nails. It’s a wonder this dish is not more commonly found! And alas, you have only up to 2 September to enjoy this!

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Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant– Fabulous seafood dishes and still as good since my last visit

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There is a new Chinese Executive Chef at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant. Chef-Owner Yong Bing Ngen has promoted Chef Chee Hin Yew (who has worked at Majestic Restaurant for 16 years) to the role of Chinese Executive Chef. Chef Yong is keen to prove his mettle and based on what we sampled a couple of weeks back, I’m sure it won’t be very difficult.

I had good memories of Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant when I first visited back in 2012. A number of times I wanted to return to check out their dishes again but I some how never made it back. After the good experience from this recent food tasting, I’m very keen to bring my parents out for dim sum lunch soon. I would love for them to try the delicious seafood dishes we sampled, but I have to admit the prices are a little beyond budget for a casual weekend lunch. The dim sum dishes are however priced more affordably, similar to other chain Chinese restaurants at the malls.

Anyway, scroll down to see the dishes we sampled. It certainly looked as good as it tasted. If you feel the same way too, don’t forget to hint hint to your bosses for the next department dinner….

Edward at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant (4)

Edward got to partake in the food tasting as well. Poor Papa had to give up a good sized portion of his food to Edward because he simply loved it! Crabs, lobsters, fish, prawns, bring it on! Here’s Edward itching to get started on the yellow duckling bun! Who is cuter, Edward or the duckling?

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Pan Pacific Edge Restaurant’s Revamped Dinner Buffet

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Fans of Edge will be glad to know that the dinner buffet has been revamped and now boasts the following additions:

  • Double boiled soups station – 8 classic double-boiled soups will be available on rotation daily (Ginseng Chicken Soup, Lotus Root with Cuttlefish Pork Bone, Apple-Pear Pork Soup with Bitter and Sweet Almonds etc)
  • Theatrical display of Teh Tarik and Cendol with Durian Ice Cream
  • Enhanced seafood station – You can now DIY your own seafood in a cup
  • New Amuse Bouche – Truffle Scented Green Soba, Udon with Goma Dressing and Unagi with Confit Potato

Edge - Revamped Dinner Buffet

I think the double-boiled soups and Teh Tarik in particular would appeal to the older generation, so if you are looking for a dinner buffet venue for multi-generational families, this might just be the place.

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That is not to say that the younger generation would not like this. I bet you many with Instagrams will be flocking to this teh tarik station for a shot of this. Erm yours truly included, in fact it was my 1st pit stop.

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