Archive for August, 2015

St Marc Bakery and Bar

Most people know about St Marc Cafe as it can be easily found in popular malls such as Raffles City or Vivocity. But have you heard of St Marc Bakery and Bar at Parkland Green ECP? I believe it’s the only outlet that serves full brunch, lunch and dinner meals. At least i couldn’t find information saying otherwise on their website.

Ever since I tried their signature Pasta Carbonara more than half a year ago when they’d first open, I was smitten. I was hosting some event at Parkland Green so I managed to have a mouthful, but that mouthful was so wonderfully heavenly that it has been etched in my subconscious mind since. I don’t know why I haven’t been back earlier, but I finally did so last week.

Truth be told, I hardly ever order Pasta Carbonara at restaurants as I can never be sure if the sauce is too thick and cloying. If I say so myself, I do make a pretty good version using Jamie Oliver’s recipe, so I’ve always been a little risk adverse to ordering it. But I did so very much want to relive the taste I had remembered, so I took the risk this time round

St Marc Bakery & Bar - Carbonara $15.80 (Crispy Bacon, Parmigianino, Black Pepper, Egg Yolk)

Carbonara $15.80 (Crispy Bacon, Parmigianino, Black Pepper, Egg Yolk)

The Pasta Carbonara was exactly as delicious and creamy as I had remembered. This being a Japanese version, it’s slightly different from those you get from the Western restaurants. I don’t quite know what goes into the sauce but it was creamy, salty, and was just full of umami. I suppose the saltiness comes from the added Parmesan cheese. I did find it a tad too salty towards the end, but I fully enjoyed the dish for the most part. Love the bouncy texture of the Japanese pasta too, they say it is textured like a mochi.

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Fengshui Inn Resorts World

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Written and photographed by Jerry Wee

It would be a wasted opportunity if one does not play a part in the Singapore 50 years of Nation building.  Same goes for Feng Shui Inn at Crockford Towers Hotel Resorts World Sentosa where you can enjoy their celebratory SG50 Dim Sum a-la-carte on Friday and Saturday 28th and 29th August. Chef Li Kwok Kwong, who hails from Hong Kong, has created a premium selection 42 dishes in Cantonese style just for your enjoyment.

It was great that I had the opportunity to sample a selection of the  42 dishes and did not regret making the trip down to the somewhat inaccessible Feng Shui Inn at Crockford Towers Hotel for this dining experience.

The restaurant wasted no time in bringing in the appetisers and the dish that hit you visually and aroused your sense of smell was the Crispy Fried bitter gourd with salted egg yolk. This dish alone set the mood right for the dining experience. Most dishes did not disappoint and were visually appealing to boot.

Fengshui Inn Resorts World SG50 Menu

Pictures of but some of the dishes we tried. Scroll down to the end for more photos

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ME@OUE SG50 Menu

The Marina Bay area is blessed with many great restaurants with spectacular views and Me@OUE is definitely among the top, literally speaking. I’ve seen the bay from many different angles and thought I had seen everything. But the view from Me@OUE’s rooftop lounge and restaurant is great because it is at a comfortable height (not too high) which makes you feel like you are in the thick of the fireworks.

Marina Bay National Day Fireworks

To celebrate Singapore’s Jubilee Anniversary on August 9th Me@OUE invites diners to tuck into dishes influenced by local favourites with the restaurant’s distinct twist. The menu highlights Celebrity Chef Chen Kentaro’s vast expertise of fusing Japanese, French and Chinese cuisine with a local flair. For $245++ per person, you can tuck into the National Day Menu comprising the following items :

  • Caviar
  • Superior Seafood Soup in Young Coconut
  • Uni Chawanmushi
  • Chilli Lobster
  • Chicken-Rice with Foie Gras & Black truffle
  • Mangosteen Vanilla Sorbet

If you don’t wish to go for the full on 6 course National Day Menu on 9th August Sunday, you can also sample 3 SG50 special main courses on 8th August Saturday :

  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Chilli Lobster
  • Sri Lankan King Crab

The normal menu is available along side the SG50 special main courses. We were lucky to be able to sample this SG50 special dishes as well as a few other signature dishes from ME@OUE! Read on for more details. 

ME@OUE - Tomato Ice Cream, Rigatoni Mascarpone Pepper, Pesto $22

Roma Tomato Salad, with Tomato Ice Cream, Rigatoni Mascarpone Pepper, Pesto $22

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