Archive for December, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you’re having lots of fun feasting with friends and family. 🙂

RIZU– Contemporary new Japanese restaurant opens at Duxton Hill offering Omakase sets worth trying

RIZU is an intimate and contemporary Japanese restaurant that recently opened in the Duxton Hill enclave back in September. The restaurant seats 38 and is well known for its vibrant rolls and sashimi. I’ll be upfront, the prices are not cheap here, but you are offered exemplary service and quality of food that would befit the pricing.

If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant suitable to celebrate a special occasion, RIZU would be a good recommendation. They also have Omakase set menus, which allow you to “leave it to the chef” to curate a meal with the best ingredients of the day. And to really live it up, go for the wine/sake pairing as well. Diners during the month of December will also be able to be gifted a complimentary bottle of Champagne to all groups of four that are partaking in the festive Omakase menu.

Recently, I had the luxury to check out the Omakase set, and I must say almost every single dish was a winner. Each dish had been thoughtfully crafted by Head Chef Noboru Shimohigashi, which is evident in both plating and taste. Chef Nobru has over a decade of experience working in restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Ryuzu in Japan and Beni in Singapore. Scroll down to read my tasting notes for the Omakase set that I tried several weeks ago.

Rizu - Appetiser of Calliflower Puree, Caviar, Sea Urchin, Jellyfish

Appetiser of Cauliflower Puree, Caviar, Sea Urchin

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Christmas 2018–Christmas Eve dinner for under $100 at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay - The Square Festive Buffet (1)

If you have yet to make any plans for Christmas, you might want to consider Novotel Clarke Quay The Square Restaurant. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is going at $85++ while the Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner is going at $68++. Senior Citizens get a discount. And the Christmas Eve Buffet comes with free flow of martinis, beer, wine and soft drinks, so really it’s not a bad deal!

The festive buffets will feature favourites such as

  • Roast Turkey
  • Baked Gammon Ham
  • Roast Beef,
  • Seafood on Ice
  • Assorted Sushi and Sashimi,
  • Signature dishes like Salted Egg Crayfish, Chilli Crab, Laksa etc
  • Festive desserts such as fruit cake, stollen, log cake, panettone etc

Scroll down for some picture highlights taken from the invited media tasting a couple of weeks ago.

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Christmas 2018–A brilliant Christmas at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Think of where to eat at Marriott Hotel and Marriott Cafe’s popular buffet comes to mind. The offerings are extensive and the food is consistently good. Hence you won’t go wrong with Marriott Cafe’s Festive buffets, should you still be looking for a good place to celebrate Christmas.

Marriott Cafe - Festive Buffets

Christmas Eve (Dinner) and Christmas Day (Lunch & Dinner) crowd pleasers not to be missed include Roast Turkey with Chestnut Bread Stuffing; Slow-roasted Australian Beef Prime Ribs; Maple Gazed Leg Ham; Pan-fried Foie Gras with Chutney, Relish & Brioche; Milanese Style Lamb Chops with Lemon & Herbs; Bacon Wrapped Chicken Ballotine with Creamy Kale, and more. Highly raved seafood favourites include Lobster Thermidor; Oyster Florentine; Crayfish with Chilli Herb Butter; Grilled Scallops with Salsa Verde; Whole Salt Crust Baked Salmon; Fresh Seafood on Ice and more.  Buffet lunches range from $68++ to $78++ and buffet dinners range from $80++ to 108++ depending on the days. Christmas eve and Christmas day dinner is $160++ while Christmas day lunch is $138++.

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Christmas 2018–Healthier Christmas goodies and home catering set meals from Cedele

Cedele and I go back nearly 2 decades. I’ve been buying their stuff even when they were just a tiny shop called Bakery Depot in Siglap in the early 2000s. Those were the days and how Cedele has grown into a chain with numerous outlets all over Singapore. And the thing that has kept Cedele on my radar all these years is the fact that they are one of the few chains that emphasises using healthier or more wholesome ingredients, while still being relatively affordable. And also it’s very difficult to find sandwich and salad options in the heartlands, sad to say.

So I’m glad to report that you can get all your Christmas goodies like Logcakes, Christmas Cookies, Panettone etc from Cedele. I am told the Panettone lasts only 3 days because it does not have any preservatives in it, unlike many others sold elsewhere that might be flown in from Europe but contains additives to make them last. I’ve also tried the Gingerbread Men and I must say it has a light, crisp and natural taste to it, as compared to some versions which require some effort to snap apart (which I tend to think means there’s a lot of sugar in it). I was gifted 2 packs of those Gingerbread Men but I am most likely going to buy more because they’re so good!

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