Archive for July, 2018

What to see at Singapore Garden Festival 2018

The biennial Singapore Garden Festival is back again and this is the 7th edition. SGF is the first show to bring together top international award-winning landscape and garden designers, florists and horticulturists from around the world, who are invited to the Festival to work alongside Singapore’s own talented horticulturists.

In case this doesn’t sound familiar, do you remember the wondrous fantasy garden showcase that was held in Suntec? Yes, this is the Singapore Garden Festival I am talking about and after the opening of Gardens by the Bay in 2012, the Singapore Garden Festival has been held there since 2014.

Singapore Garden Festival 2018 (13)

Gothic Gate

Here are some of the highlights of what you can see at this year’s SGF:

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Enjoy American-inspired Surf & Turf dishes at The Westin Singapore, for a limited time only!

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Guest chef Joshua Marshall, executive chef of W Taipei will be showcasing flavours from his hometown of Southern California and his second home in Taipei, at The Westin Singapore for a limited time only. Chef Marshall has also worked at The Four Seasons, St Regis, Waldorf and now W Taipei. His wife is Taiwanese, which explains his eagerness to also showcase familiar Taiwanese favourites.

Surf and Turf at The Westin Singapore (18)

Two restaurants to enjoy these dishes. First, at Cook & Brew, check out this Surf & Turf special :

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Kakuida’s Kurozu : Healthy yet delicious donuts, it’s true!

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If you walk past the newly opened Kakuida’s unassuming storefront at Icon Village opposite Tanjong Pagar MRT station, you might be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another shop selling donuts and tea drinks. But the key difference here is that every single item sold at Kakuida’s is infused with a dose of healthy Japanese black vinegar, aka Kurozu in Japanese.

Kakuida's Kurozu (4)

Kurozu has been around for more than 200 years, dating back to the Edo period (1800s). The health benefits of kurozu include:

  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Relieves stress and body fatigue by breaking down lactic acid
  • Stabilises blood pressure
  • Boosts metabolism and facilitates better blood circulation
  • Promotes digestion and reduces constipation

and the list goes on, of which you can read about here.

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Caffe Fernet – The menu needs some serious tweaking

I first heard about Caffe Fernet from the Business Times. I’m always on the look out for cafes and restaurants with a good location/good view and unblocked views of the Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands certainly counts for something. Unfortunately Jaime Ee gave the place a scathing review, even if she did generously rate them a 6/10 in the end. I’d always wondered if Caffe Fernet deserved the review they got, but with limited $$$ and no compelling reason to visit given the review, Caffe Fernet was put on my back burner.

Caffe Fernet (12)

But a couple of weeks back, my dear friend ST suddenly suggested visiting Caffe Fernet for our girl’s brunch yesterday, as she had heard good reviews. Wow they must have improved, I assumed, and I agreed to the suggestion! But later I found out, the good reviews were about the views………….*Face Palm*!!! Worse still, I checked out their brunch menu, and found it difficult to pin point exactly what I wanted to order. You know, this predicament often happens when so many things sound good on the menu, and you want to order everything. Unfortunately, it was the other way round. A number of things did sound potentially interesting, but were either vegetarian (I want some meat!) or at the wrong price point.

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Premium seafood dishes at Wan Hao (Marriott) from 2 to 31 July 2018 only

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For a limited time only, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant located at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel will be pulling out all the stops to showcase a slew of premium seafood delicacies. Everyone’s favourites such as abalone, lobster, bamboo clams, crabs and caviar will be in the limelight from now until 31 July 2018. A la carte delicacies start from $16++ per piece while set menus start from $98++ per person.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the seafood dishes available during the month of July.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant - Deep-fried Live Abalone with Orange _ Grapefruit, Salt _ Pepper

Deep-fried Live Abalone with Orange and Grapefruit, Salt and Pepper $20++

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