Marriott Cafe’s Durian High Tea

If you’re craving for durians this durian season, and want to be a bit posh about it instead of getting your hands dirty, you might want to check out Marriott Cafe’s Durian Lover’s Dream High Tea. From now until 9 August 2017, Marriott Cafe will be offering a High Tea buffet spread featuring a number of sweet and savoury durian creations, alongside their usual local and international dishes.

Marriott Cafe’s Durian High Tea (6)

Here are some of the durian dishes that you can look out for

  • Durian Strudel made with D24 durian puree
  • Durian Cream Puffs
  • Fried Durian Balls
  • Durian Swiss Rolls
  • Durian Creme Brulee Tarts
  • Durian Pizza (YES it’s true!)
  • and more!

Monday to Friday / Saturday and Sunday
Adult: $45++ per person / $48++ per person
Child (5 to 12 years old): $27++ per child / $30++ per child

Scroll down for more pictures, reservation information and reviews of other Marriott F&B outlets.

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Mandarin Gallery Singapore Food Trail–Special dishes from Antoinette, Arteastiq, Lawry’s and The Providore

If you haven’t visited Mandarin Gallery in a while, now’s the time to pay them a visit because from now until Singapore’s 52nd National Day on 9th August 2017, and in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival, you can enjoy special dishes/drinks with a local twist. The participating outlets are Antoinette, Arteastiq, Lawry’s The Prime Rib and The Providore. Scroll down to check out the pictures of the food!

Shoppers can also stand a chance to win dining vouchers worth $100 from each of the above restaurants, simply by following Mandarin Gallery on Instagram (@mandaringallery) and Facebook (facebook.com/mandaringallery), and leaving a comment on their campaign post telling them which dish you would like to try the most and why. Go try your luck!

~~~ Arteastiq ~~~

Arteastiq - Two Way Lobster (Lobster Thermidor and otah stuffed lobster shell, served with barley risotto) $38

 Two Way Lobster (Lobster Thermidor and otah stuffed lobster shell, served with barley risotto) $38 

This pretty as a picture lobster dish was equally tasty. I really liked the lobster thermidor half, but I was thankful to still have the otah half, or else the whole dish might have been too creamy. It’s not common to see barley being used as the starch, but I think it complemented the rich thermidor and otah flavours. I also liked the bouncy firmness, and hey barley has many health benefits which is great!

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Yuba Hut–Get makis slathered in lots of sauce, minus the queue

I had a quick lunch today at the recently opened Yuba Hut. Yuba Hut is a Japanese casual eatery at Heartland Mall next to Kovan MRT that specialises in makis and donburis. When I think of makis slathered in lots and lots of sauce, I think of the popular Koh Grill at Wisma which always has a long queue. Yuba Hut offers such makis too, and the best part is you won’t have to queue an hour for them.

There are 5 different makis to choose from in Yuba Hut’s menu

  • Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Champion Floss Maki (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Taiyou Century Egg Maki (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Salmon Aburi Maki (4pcs $8.90 / 8 pcs $15.90)
  • Samurai Unagi Aburi Maki (4pcs $8.90 / 8 pcs $15.90)

We tried the 1st 3. I am told that the Champion Floss Maki is the most popular order and it’s not hard to tell why. The sweet salty sauce tastes like a combination of teriyaki and mayonnaise, and it kind of reminded me of Okonomiyaki. I also liked the Cream Cheese Mentaiko very much. My dining companions said the sauce was too jelak/cloying, but I loved it! Loved the salty combination of cream, cheese and mentaiko on top of the seared salmon! Apparently there was unagi encased within one of the makis, but it got lost in all that sauce. But I say, when enjoying such “messy makis”, the enjoyment is in the “in your face” flavours, and it’s not the time to nit-pick on subtle flavours. Didn’t like the Century Egg Maki though, the sauce needed some getting used to.

Yuba Hut - Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon (1)

Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon

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All about Edward : Your top 10 favourite things as a 17th month old toddler

You know I’ve written hundreds of articles on food, and I’ve barely written anything about Baby that it’s a little embarrassing. I’m going to dedicate this post to Edward as well as attempt to post more baby/toddler stuff. OK he turned 17 months a few days ago, but we still call him Baby. Of course right?

Baby Edward having fun at Hort Park (12)

In no particular order, here are Edward’s 10 favourite activities or things.

1. CRAYONS

We’ve been giving Edward crayons to try out since he was 6 months old (supervised of course), but it’s only in the last couple of months that he suddenly gained deep interest in them. He LOVES crayons! He loves to hold them, he loves chucking them out of the box, grabbing a few at a time and scattering them around. He will also make marks on the drawing paper, nothing fancy so far, just random scribbles. And even though he may have a few with him on the highchair, he still insists on getting hold of every crayon within sight.

Btw, I’ve tried 3 different types of crayons and so far the Faber Castell Jumbo Erasable crayons 12 in a box is the best in terms of saturation and being break-proof. It’s been a month and the crayons have all survived except for a green one that cracked after being thrown onto the edge of a table. Oh and the reason why I even have 3 different boxes is because my heart breaks a little each time a crayon is broken so I figured I need spares, lots of them….

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ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017– Free goodies worth $150, 1-for-1 discounts and win a trip to Sapporo!

The 3rd edition of ION Orchard’s Culinary Creations is back, boasting lots of 1-for-1 dining treats, free parking and even a unique Chocolate Wonderland! Check out ION’s webpages here, here and here for more information, or scroll down for a quick summary!

Chocolate Wonderland (14 – 16 July only!)

ION Orchard’s B4 ION Station will transform into a decadent Chocolate Wonderland. There will be cooking demonstrations, stage contests and even sampling of chocolate goodies and more from the following brands :

  • Magnum (personalise your macarons!)
  • 1872 Clipper Tea
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • LeTAO
  • The Marmalade Pantry
  • GODIVA
  • Awfully Chocolate
  • Saveur Art
  • Lim Chee Guan

    Check out the full 3 day programme here.

    Ion Orchard Culinary Creations 2017

    Great prizes to be won too!

  • LeTAO is giving away 1 pair of return tickets to Sapporo, Japan
  • ION Orchard is giving away gift boxes with chocolate treats and dining vouchers worth up to $150 between 2-4pm daily from 14 – 16 July. The 1st 100 shoppers daily who spend a minimum of $150 (up to 4 same day receipts) qualify. OR if you are one of the 1st 150 tourists to flash your “Handy smartphone” provided by your hotel (no minimum spend required).

     

    ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017 - content inside the Chocolate gift box

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