Grand Copthorne Afternoon Tea–Most value for money afternoon tea!

Let’s face it, having afternoon tea in Singapore in a nice comfortable setting such as a hotel doesn’t come cheap. A few dainty morsels perched on a three-tier tray plus a few cups of tea would normally set you back by about $30 – $40 per pax. So I was quite shocked to discover that Grand Copthorne’s afternoon tea costs only $38++ in total for TWO pax, with free flow coffee/tea!

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Look at this afternoon tea set, comprising fried chicken wings, dumplings, tuna croissants, salmon sandwiches, chicken pies, cakes, macarons, éclairs and nyonya kueh, it’s quite substantial for afternoon tea right??? I did a quick poll of some of my friends and they guessed that this would cost $40 per pax! Granted the nibbles may not be the most expensive of items (ie not foie gras etc), but still, I really do think this is a good deal.

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Mandarin Orchard Triple Three–Hokkaido Harvests limited time only buffet!

If you’re looking for a great sushi and sashimi buffet where you can eat to your heart’s content, you are in luck because from 19 – 30 Oct 2016, Mandarin Orchard Triple Three’s buffet will feature goodies specially flown in from Hokkaido. You’ll be able to savour sashimi such as Ebi (Shrimp), Hamachi (Yellowtail), Taraba-gani (King Crab), Shirotsubu Sakamushi (White Top Shell), Zuwai Gani (Snow Crab) and bowls of Hokkaido Chirashi, amongst its usual buffet favourites.

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There are also cooked items from Hokkaido such as Japanese Wagyu Beef, Hokkaido Beef Curry, Madara Agedashi Shirako (Deep Fried Codfish Sperm), flavourful Hokkaido Ramen Noodles, sizzling teppanyaki, Onsen Tamago with Uni (Soft Boiled Egg with Sea Urchin) and even Hokkaido Cheese tarts!

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Teppei Group opens Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant–Must visit for Unagi lovers!

Teppei Group will be opening a new restaurant on 12 October 2016 called Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant. Yes, that’s the Teppei where you have to make reservations 6 months in advance to eat their Omakase. And no prizes for guessing that the delectable Unagi (aka grilled eel) will be taking centre-stage at this restaurant.

Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant - Unagi Rice Bowl (3)

Hitsumabushi $26.80

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Outback Steakhouse–New dishes introduced

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Outback Steakhouse has introduced 4 new dishes to their menu so we were there a couple of weeks ago to check it out, with baby in tow. If there’s one good thing about visiting restaurants (as opposed to cafes), it’s that they are usually more spacious and can accommodate a stroller easily.

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Baby is not supposed to eat fries!

I haven’t been to Outback Steakhouse for the longest time. In fact, I believe it could have been a decade ago that I last visited! Time has stood still at this place according to the Partner, as he’s been back on average once a year. Well, I am glad to see that some things haven’t changed, namely the hugely popular Typhoon Bloom onion rings. These are probably one of the most famous onion rings around because of the way they are presented. Crispy batter encasing piping hot and juicy substantial sized onion rings, it was hard to stop and leave space for the mains.

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宴 Yàn Restaurant at National Gallery

If you’ve been wanting to dine at the upmarket Yan Restaurant at the National Gallery but have been holding back because of the cost, here’s your chance to check out Yan. From now until 31 October, Yan will be featuring 25 double-boiled soups prepared during time honoured recipes. Each bowl of soup costs only $13.80++ and comes with a bowl of fragrant crispy rice. On any one day, 5 pre-determined soups will be available on weekly rotational basis. However, if you have a particular soup in mind, you can call in the day before to have it reserved. Scroll to the end for the entire list of the 25 soups.

Yan Cantonese Cuisine (6)


Double-boiled Duck with Parsnip and Dried Orange Peel

I had the opportunity to sample 5 soups a couple of weeks back. The soups are chock full of ingredients and are pretty light tasting, ie not the thick with collagen kind. Personally, I would prefer stronger tasting soups. I would also have preferred the rice portion to be larger, because I enjoyed the soup even more with the rice.  I actually like chomping on some rice while drinking soup, I feel it somehow adds to the flavour, probably because there’s some textural thing going on, especially so with crispy rice.

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