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Greedy Tea and Cake at the Museum (Novus, Singapore)

February 28, 2012

Cafe: Novus, Courtyard Location: National Museum of Singapore Price: 24 Singapore $ – circa £12 (including tea) Sweet café in the spacious lobby of the newly refurbed Museum – civilised and peacefull with some artisan cakes on display to lure you in.  There is a rather posh restaurant attached too, but we were really just after the cakes at this point.  The menue suggested to chose 3 or 6 from…

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Italian/ Singapore/ £90+

Gattopardo – Sicilian in Singapore, Hotel Fort Canning

February 28, 2012

Restaurant: Gattopardo  Location: Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore Cost: 370 Singapore$ circa £190 (including wine) Service: 8 Food Rating: 5 Jelly Good Food Rating: 5 Final night in the Far East called for an extra special dinner so we decided on Gattopardo where Lino Sauro is head Chef.  This restaurant came well reviewed, quite pricey and also hailed as Italian fine dining. Between the two us we ordered: Burrata Cheese with 24…

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Breakfast & Brunch/ Singapore

Breakfast at Hotel Fort Canning – The Glass House

February 28, 2012

Breakfast served in a lovely room out in gardens.  As is typical here in Singapore for this kind of hotel, plenty of attentive staff around waiting to cook you an omelette, pancakes ect and bring it to your table just as you return from ravaging their breakfast buffet. Lots treats around including dim sum, salmon, yoghurt etc. Their honey dispenser deserves a mention too – a real slab of bee-hive.…

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Drinkies/ Italian/ Singapore/ Snacks

Tisettanta Lounge, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

February 26, 2012

Located in the lobby of  Fort Canning Hotel, Tisettanta Lounge is the centrepiece bar – it’s run by the same guys who who run the Gattopardo restaurant next door – both are Italian themed.   Tisettanta provides hot and cold snacks and also a small selection of cocktails beyond the normal options. We had the breaded and fried mozzarella balls  – filled with anchovies and dressed with pesto.  First time for…

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Seafood/ Singapore

Chin Huat Live Seafood (Clementi) – Singapore

February 22, 2012

Whilst on our trip to Singapore, my friend Anna suggested that we meet up with her parents who live there – Elena and Mikhail (they are Russians who have lived there for over 20 years).  They took us to Chin Huat Live seafood Restaurant (their location here) in Clementi neighbourhood in the west of the city – definitely off the beaten track and worth the ride. As you enter the restaurant, you…

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Singapore

Lunch @ Singapore Zoo

February 20, 2012

Restaurant: Ah Meng Location: Singapore Zoo Cost: 24 Singapore Dollars, circa £12 (including iced teas) Service: NA (Self service) Food Rating: 8 Value for Money: 10 Overall Jelly Good Food Rating: 8 We ordered: Chicken biriyani Dim Sum selection 2 Lemon Iced Teas Price and crowds considered, really good food!  Certainly ten better than anything you’d hope to get at a tourism attraction anywhere else in my experience.  Chicken biryani quite…

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Desserts/ Jelly Bad Food/ Singapore

Ais kacang experience

February 19, 2012

This is one of the wildest dishes I have ever heard of and I have to say I absolutely loathed it and couldn’t force myself to really try all the different parts of it.  Jon did a little better managing to get through a few spoonfulls. No offence to Malaysians but my western pallette just couldnt quite hack it. My photo doesnt do this dessert justice as most of the ingredients are…

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Breakfast & Brunch/ Singapore

Breakfast at Mercure Roxy

February 19, 2012

Breakfast buffet featured some local breakfasty foods so my breakfast consisted of:   Soon kueh (dumpling looking things which I covered in the sauce) Pau ( The round thing below) Fried Noodles Egg custard So to be fair I had no idea what to expect from most of these dishes. It turned out the Pau was a sweet type of thing and shouldn’t have really been on my plate with the…

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Singapore/ Snacks

Bubble Tea from Artease

February 19, 2012

Location: Esplanade Mall, Singapore   We ordered: Bubble Caramel Fresh Milk Tea Salty Yuzu Ice Cream Peach Green Tea Never heard of Bubble tea before my trip to Singapore – basically its a a tea base mixed with fruit and/or milk.  The Caramel one I didn’t like much because it basically tasted like flavoured milk but the Salty Yuzu was actually pretty nice and refreshing.  Still no idea what Yuzu is, or whether thats…

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Restaurants/ Seafood/ Singapore

White Pepper Crab and Drunken Prawns from No Signboard Seafood

February 18, 2012

Restaurant: No Signboard Seafood  Location: East Coast Parkway, Singapore Cost: 145 Singapore $ circa £72 (including beers) Service: 6 Food Rating: 8.5 Overall Jelly Good Food Rating: 8   We ordered: White Pepper Crab Drunken Prawns Yang-Chow Fried Rice Jon let me rate this one because his take on this restaurant is quite different from mine not because of quality of food, but because  our attitudes towards this kind of thing are quite apart.…

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Indian/ Singapore

North Indian in Singapore – Maharaja at Boat Quay

February 18, 2012

Restaurant:  Maharajah Location: Boat Quay, Singapore Cost: 122 Singapore $ circa £60 (including beers and a Lassi) Service: 8.5 Food Rating: 8.5 Overall Jelly Good Food Rating: 7.5 So you would think that after flying for 18 hours to Singapore, we would rush out to try some local Singaporean seafood.  Instead however our first meal there turned out to be North Indian curry.  Strolling down Boat Quay around 9pm, the area is…

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