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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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Hai Tien Lo 24 Claypot Specialities Promotion–It’s back again!

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Fans of Pan Pacific Hotel’s Hai Tien Lo Claypot dishes will be glad to know that the claypot promotion is back again, but only from now until 31 August 2018. The last time it was rolled out was in 2016, so don’t delay or you might have to wait another couple of years. This time round, you can choose any 2 claypot dishes for $38.80, a few dollars more expensive than back in 2016. It’s actually not a bad way to sample a variety of dishes that Hai Tien Lo has to offer, as compared to ordering from the usual menu.

Hai Tien Lo - Claypot Specialties

I had the opportunity to sample around 10 of the 24 claypot specialities, and I have to applaud Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping because I liked all of the dishes I tried. If I had to choose, I would say that the Claypot Pork Shoulder with Assorted Bell Peppers in Truffle Oil is probably my favourite. The pork shoulder cut has always been my go to cut when I cook myself, as it is meaty and very tender and I’m sure this was the reason why Chef Lai used this cut in the dish as well. Tender pork plus crisp bell peppers with just a touch of truffle oil, I could have finished the entire claypot myself.

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Fullerton Hotel’s revamped Chocolate Buffet at The Courtyard

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Are you a lover of chocolate? Or desserts? If you are, you will want to check out The Courtyard’s new and improved Chocolate Buffet. It’s not just any o spread of chocolate desserts, new elements have been added to up the excitement factor.

The Chocolate Buffet at The Courtyard

First up, the Chocolate Buffet now offers a small selection of savoury food. Hands up those of you who feel intimidated over the idea of having to plough through a ton of decadent chocolate? We all love chocolate of course, but as adults we also know there is a limit to how much of the same thing we can consume before we reach the dreaded “palate fatigue”. Now, you can take a break from the decadent chocolate items with savouries like Cocoa and Spice-rubbed Baby Pork Ribs or Salmon Mini Quiches. You could also treat it like a light dinner too, if you don’t want the inconvenience of having to separately eat dinner prior to the Chocolate Buffet.

For the serious chocolate lover, you won’t want to miss the Valrhona Tasting Table, where 12 varieties of chocolate in bite-sized coins of varying cocoa percentages are available so that you can savour the chocolate unadulterated.

There is even a made to order plated chocolate dessert at the Live Nitro Station. Here, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the ingredients such as chocolate sponge, crumble, espuma and meringue, which will be hidden under a chocolate sphere for you to dramatically break open.

Oh, do not miss out on the Hot Chocolate Trolley because that’s what happened to me as it was hidden behind the Live Nitro Station! This is where you can create your own hot chocolate from 6 types of Valrhona chocolate and spices such as cardamom, chilli and anise.

And of course, the actual Chocolate Buffet spread of various desserts using chocolate in one way or another. Think cakes, macarons, tarts, shooters and the chocolate fountain. Scroll down to see more pictures of the spread and cute photos of the toddler stuffing his face with chocolate éclair.

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Swissotel Merchant Court Blue Potato Restaurant–This under the radar poolside restaurant rocks!

When you think of Swissotel Merchant Court, you will think of the famous Ellenborough Market Cafe, and it’s very popular durian pengat. I have been hearing about this durian pengat for more than a decade from people who swear by it. But you won’t be faulted for not knowing that the hotel also boasts another great restaurant known as the Blue Potato. I don’t think many people know about this restaurant, and it doesn’t help that the restaurant is next to the swimming pool, meaning you will only chance upon it if you are going to the pool! And even so, at first glance from the opposite end of the pool where most people are, it looks like just a simple pool bar rather than an al-fresco restaurant serving proper restaurant food.

 

Blue Potato Restaurant at Swissotel Merchant Court

That’s a pity because the food we tried at Blue Potato was fabulous. In particular, I was very impressed with the refreshing and generously portioned salad, as well as both the mains. I’m really very pleasantly surprised to discover this restaurant for the first time despite my having been to Swissotel Merchant Court several times.

Scroll down to read my review and see more pictures!

Blue Potato -Fresh Berries and Avocado Salad (1)

Fresh Berries and Avocado Salad with mixed greens, hazelnuts & raspberry vinaigrette $18

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Chinese New Year 2018 – Swissotel Merchant Court Ellenborough Market Cafe

The Chinese New Year 2018 media tastings are coming in fast and furious, and it’s not a minute too early because have you heard, some popular restaurants are already fully booked or close to being fully booked. Some hotels have even resorted to opening up their ballrooms to cater for more reunion dinner tables, although those are likely to be buffet style because getting manpower on Chinese New Year Eve is going to be craaaazy!

Ellenborough Market CNY 2018

Here are some more pictures from the CNY preview of Swissotel Merchant Court’s Ellenborough Market. They will be offering both buffet as well as set menus for Chinese New Year. Prices at the end of this post.

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