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Dim Sum at SzeChuan Court

Checked out Sze Chuan Court 2 weeks ago with my parents after my luxurious massage session at the Fairmont Singapore Willow Stream Spa. I’d forgotten that I have the FAR card (Feed at Raffles Card) privileges tied to my AMEX card so I was pleasantly surprised to be told that I could enjoy a 33% discount since there were 3 people at the table.

You don’t often hear of Sze Chuan Court being mentioned when it comes to dim sum, so I was quite keen to see what they would dish up. They also have a dim sum buffet going on for about $45 but we decided not to stuff ourselves too much this time round. On the whole, Sze Chuan Court serves up pretty good dim sum if you know which are the good items to order. There were some hits and misses when I went with my parents since it was our first time, but when I went back with the Partner again a second time, I knew to order my favourites. Best part is that if only 2 pax are dining, the discount is 50%! Only thing is, we kinda splurged and the bill ended up $20 more than when I had dined with my parents!

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So, the must orders are the Braised Bean Curd Skin Roll with Enoki Mushrooms, the Fried Beancurd Prawn Dumpling with Celery and Water Chestnut and the Young Bamboo Shoot Prawn Dumpling. The char siew bao is not too bad too, but they put some almond essence (or similar) into the fillings and I don’t particularly like anything with almond essence. Pity they don’t have any rice rolls, those being our usual order at Cantonese restaurants. I suppose that’s a HK/Cantonese dish.

Sze Chuan Court - Braised Bean Curd Skin Roll, Enoki Mushrooms, Superior Broth $7.80

Braised Bean Curd Skin Roll, Enoki Mushrooms, Superior Broth $7.80

Sze Chuan Court - Fried Beancurd Prawn Dumpling, Celery, Water Chestnut $8.80

Fried Beancurd Prawn Dumpling, Celery, Water Chestnut $8.80

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Anti:Dote Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Singapore

Every year, I face each impending birthday with mixed feelings. Certainly, birthdays can be joyful occasions, as they are one of the few occasions where people can indulge and celebrate, without feeling too guilty about it (not that I feel very guilty about indulging at any time of the year). But it’s the gloom of being yet another year older that I can’t seem to shake off. Does everyone feel that way too?

Anyway, as with all my birthday celebrations, I like to make it a prolonged event. Just like there are 12 days of Christmas and 15 days of Chinese New Year, why should a birthday be but a day long! I’ve ingrained this into the Partner’s mind, and made the corresponding input in his calendar as well. Smile

This year, I took leave on Friday so as to spend a quiet time over afternoon tea with the Partner. Being a food blogger, I gave him strict instructions for my birthday venue. It had to be an afternoon tea English style (as opposed to local or Peranakan), and the venue had to have a nice ambience. Most importantly, it had to be some place that I had never tried before. And given that I have tried a good many, it was a pretty tough task actually. But I am quite glad to say that the Partner did well by choosing Anti:Dote Bar at Fairmont Hotel Singapore.

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Anti:Dote Bar is situated at Fairmont Hotel’s lobby area, facing the driveway. At first glance, the place strikes you as being more bar and business than a place where ladies of leisure would dine at. In fact, the description on Fairmont’s website states it to be a stylish and modern cocktail bar serving drinks crafted with premium spirits and house made bitters, liqueurs and sodas. Wouldn’t strike you as a place to have good food, but we were pleasantly surprised. In fact, I also perused the dinner menu and I must say it looks promising. I do intend to return to check that out.

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