Hear Ye Hear Ye! Deliveroo has recently launched a new campaign " Get Trout N About" to highlight their seafood merchants. Running from 13th March to 27th March, you can get meal bundles for 2 and 4 people at darn reasonable prices from restaurants such as Fish and Co., Greenwood Fish Market, Shi Zi Wei and Rong Guang BBQ Seafood just to name a few. Do make sure to look out for Sebastian the Crab (🦀) emoji to enjoy fantastic seafood deals.
My ridiculously belly-busting Friday lunch situation was one of immaculate portions courtesy of nearby Rong Guang BBQ Seafood. For just $30, I got myself a whole portion of Sambal Stingray (you can choose to have it curry or assam as well), Lala done Gan Xiang style (other options include sambal, dried chili, ginger onion) as well as enough Seafood Fried Rice to feed an army. Indeed, the sambal stingray is something to behold, substantial in portions with healthy meaty chunks deposited over soft bone, the sambal chili is both fragrant and robust. The accompanying heat soft lingering and perfect with spoonfuls of fried rice. Speaking of the fried rice, despite it's seemingly humble appearance, I must confess that I was highly smitten by its complex flavors; every morsel carrying a glossy end and imbued with a slight wok hei to enhance the generous chunks of sweet crab meat strewed in the mix.
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Labels: bar, barfood, cocktails, girls night out, must go, restaurants, sgcocktailfest, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 3/23/2017 04:00:00 pm
With Singapore Cocktail Festival out of the way, life dulls down to a certain state of normalcy and I can finally catch a breath or two without having to sip on my fancy old fashioned in between.
Still, life and food revolves around the general bar-hopping practices, and if there's one thing I've noticed in terms of bar trends - standard of food is of paramount importance to the viability of the bar. Especially if you're looking to retain your drinking cliente for longer periods. Some of my recommendations for good tipples paired with equally satisfying nosh, include Tippling Club, Employees Only, new kid on the block, Cracker Jack, Neon Pigeon, 28HKS and Sugarhall. What's next?
For drink chasers whose bank accounts are more of less self-replenishing, there's a gleaming gem in the Gotham building that has just opened up to stupendous response. For realms of pleasure that extend beyond the regular truffle fries, look to Atlas Bar.
Labels: bar, bartender shifts, cocktails, must go, sgcocktailfest · Posted by SiHaN at 3/19/2017 01:51:00 pm
Took a day's breather from the roll call as yours truly is currently winging SGCF duties on barely 4 hours of sleep. *groans*. If I could be an inanimate object, it would be a piece of rotting wood, a little bit of moss on the side to elaborate on the fermentation process. BUT, I'm back with a vengeance! 3 days into the festival and we've hit the halfway mark. If you've been reserving your liver, or if you've got the means of a back-up generator, here are some of the guest shifts and events that you should definitely drop in for!
Labels: bar, barfood, cocktails, festivals, food festival, sgcocktailfest, sgcocktailweek · Posted by SiHaN at 3/16/2017 01:44:00 pm
The pivotal moment for me in my cocktail foray came when I first took a deep incestuous whiff of that Kaya Toast Cocktail at Bitters and Love (as if recreating scenes of smothering myself in Naz's smooth locks. I think I'm going to need a moment). That was many moons ago, my love for sweet things dwindling down to a dull but omnipresent mode; the fixation switching tides to tipples that are a bit more persuasive, more lethal. But, you're not here to listen to the story of my journey to alcoholism. You're here to read up about my recommendation for this 6 mad days of a journey to a thousand tipples.
If you haven't already heard (where have you been?), Singapore Cocktail Festival comes back with a bang this year, with the same mad-house antics of International guest bartender shifts and workshops happening all around town with the exception of the Festival Village on 99 Beach Road working as the heart of the festivities. No more wristbands. Good God!!! Just good old bar-hopping sans the restrictions of having to manage expectations with $14 cocktails. That being said, most bars will be running promotions on the specialty cocktails curated just for the festival, so do keep a look out at all the 45 participating establishments dotting the island.
Labels: affordable, bugis, family friendly, fried chicken, japanese, large groups, no frills, tendon, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 3/15/2017 11:05:00 am
Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder at Ramen Champion; the through-bred recruited their newest contender, wait, WHUT? A specialist donburi joint which does only Japanese rice bowls.
Before you go on to discount this manoeuvre as a sell-out, hear me out, the long queues at lunch are justifiable given it's wallet friendly fare with a certain respect for quality.
Let's lay it all out on the table shall we. I am probably the most stoic character you'll know, where the subject of poke bowls are concerned. I look to my colleagues in dismay when they foot $18 to get a bowl of pathetically portioned fish cubes tossed in too much marinade parked over plain white rice, which may have been packed steaming hot in some instances. Deadly sin there and might I add, it irks me that joints touting this fad food be popping up like rabid bunnies all over the island.
Then came along Sweetfish, which may have just successfully flipped the switch on my cruel and cynical mentality. Californian inspired instead of the usual Hawaiian ahi poke influenced, it's frankly much healthier and fresher in vibes with each order being marinaded to order.
Labels: affordable, brunch, comfortfoods, family friendly, good eats around tanjong pagar, must go, sunday brunch, tanjong pagar, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 3/07/2017 09:36:00 am
Once again, Ninja Bowl satisfies Singaporeans need for constant innovation in the brunch fare department with the addition of 5 new dishes to it's menu. Was I blown away? Not really, the 'ingenuity' fostered by a clever permutation and combination technique of it's long time signatures such as the Gyu and Tama as well as the Ebisu (read here). Still, I waxed lyrical after my meal since every dish presented me a refreshing facade. The Japanese flair represented, more forthright than before.
Labels: affordable, american, bar, barfood, burgers, clarke quay, comfortfoods, may not return, milkshakes · Posted by SiHaN at 3/06/2017 08:14:00 am
It's been awhile folks, and I apologise for my absence. Here to make up for me playing hooky, I'm going to tell you about this new joint in the Clarke Quay precinct that I've had the privilege of suffering the weight of its entire menu. (Then again, this only came to mind whilst preparing to head out to Zouk's Official Opening Party over the weekend, so that's a blessing in disguise!)
Philly Shack arose when the owners of now defunct Butchers Club decided to take matters in their own hands and do a spin-off on their own concept. As a result, a new fast food joint, Philly Shack was born. Touting the Philly Cheesesteak as it's MVP, the rest of the menu highlights the regular American fast food joint fare, everything from Buffalo Wings, Onion rings to Burgers and Boozy milkshakes. Making it the ideal pit stop for a hunger-pang-busting lunch, chillax after-work spot to convene over drinks or a late-night closer when one is intoxicated.