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Christmas 2018 – An illuminating Christmas at Pan Pacific Singapore

Christmas is but just over a month away. Are you ready for all the festivities!??!?!? Based on years of experience, do not wait till Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to celebrate the day, because the precious day just goes so fast. IMHO, you need to get into the Christmas spirit now! Start soaking in the festivities now, because before you know it, January will descend upon us like a ton of bricks.

So that means meeting up with friends over Christmas afternoon tea and Christmas dinner, walking down Orchard Road to see the Christmas Lights (it’ll still be fun even if you aren’t a fan of Disney) and stocking up on Christmas cookies and log cake. If you’re thinking of buying a real live Christmas tree but not sure about it, I say go for it. The smell of fresh pine is incredible, and even if you do not decorate it with a single ornament, your house will still smell of Christmas.

In the next few days I will be featuring places to get your Christmas goodies or have your Christmas Eve / Christmas Day lunch or dinner. Scroll down to read more!

Edge - Festive Buffet

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Pan Pacific Singapore Sunday Champagne Brunch at Edge Restaurant – Revamped

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Pan Pacific’s Edge Sunday Champagne Brunch has been given a revamp and now boasts two activity sessions – a cooking demo and a cocktail making demo. So instead of just stuffing your face for those few hours, you now get to take a break and learn a thing or two from the experts. From 1pm-1.30pm, the inhouse mixologist will impart the techniques required to make your own cocktails at home. From 2pm-2.30pm, learn how to cook highlight dishes from the buffet spread, such as Coriander Crab Cake with Curry Mayo, or Sticky Date Pudding.

Edge Sunday Brunch - Desserts Theatre

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Pan Pacific Edge Restaurant’s Revamped Dinner Buffet

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Fans of Edge will be glad to know that the dinner buffet has been revamped and now boasts the following additions:

  • Double boiled soups station – 8 classic double-boiled soups will be available on rotation daily (Ginseng Chicken Soup, Lotus Root with Cuttlefish Pork Bone, Apple-Pear Pork Soup with Bitter and Sweet Almonds etc)
  • Theatrical display of Teh Tarik and Cendol with Durian Ice Cream
  • Enhanced seafood station – You can now DIY your own seafood in a cup
  • New Amuse Bouche – Truffle Scented Green Soba, Udon with Goma Dressing and Unagi with Confit Potato

Edge - Revamped Dinner Buffet

I think the double-boiled soups and Teh Tarik in particular would appeal to the older generation, so if you are looking for a dinner buffet venue for multi-generational families, this might just be the place.

Pan Pacific Edge Restaurant Revamped Dinner Buffet (3)

That is not to say that the younger generation would not like this. I bet you many with Instagrams will be flocking to this teh tarik station for a shot of this. Erm yours truly included, in fact it was my 1st pit stop.

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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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Pan Pacific Hai Tien Lo’s revamped dim sum buffet

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Pan Pacific Singapore’s renown Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo has recently refreshed its dim sum buffet menu, so if you’re looking to indulge in multiple servings of dim sum, you might just want to check out Hai Tien Lo. The dim sum list isn’t very extensive, however there are also numerous main course type dishes to choose from, as well as special dishes. The special dishes are a must order because they are things like Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall, and braised abalone. The pricing for the dim sum buffet, especially on the weekends seems relatively more affordable than other dim sum buffets from comparable hotels, based on my recollection.

The dim sum dishes I tried were all very good. I think you won’t go wrong with any dim sum dish that you order because this is certainly one of Hai Tien Lo’s expertise. Although the main dishes we tried were all good too, if I had to pick one, I would definitely recommend the poached sliced pork belly with shredded ginger in fish bone broth. The pork slices were melt in the mouth tender, and the fish bone broth was of the type of broth where you want to just keep drinking it because its richly flavoursome and nourishing.

For the desserts, go for the Chilled homemade bean curd with imperial swiftlet’s nest. The beancurd is not the old school type, if you know what I mean. And it has birds nest, so it’s self explanatory why you have to order this right? Also go for the Chilled osmanthus jelly with quail’s egg and maltose. It’s really light and with a nice fragrance, so it’s a fitting end to a heavy meal, unless of course you still have stomach space for a heavier dessert.

Scroll down to see a sampling of what I tried during the media tasting session.

Pan Pacific Hai Tien Lo Dim Sum Buffet (11)

Char siew puff

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