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One weekday, Camemberu and I played tai-tais for an afternoon. We went for buffet lunch at a hotel, then shopping at ION Orchard – the newest upscale mall in town!

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Save the airfare to Penang and come here instead!

Sounds luxurious? The reality: Buffet was hawker fare, and the shopping was just wistful browsing. “Ooh, look! So gorgeous! Wah, so ex!”

We are, after all, merely HDB tai-tais. Still, it was fun!

Back to the food, which is the main reason for the outing. Ever since my Penang trip, I’d been unable to forget the delicious street food. Besides, I’d been wanting to try York Hotel’s legendary Penang hawkers’ buffet. Ongoing since 1986, the hotel flies in hawkers from Penang 3 times a year (in March, September, and December) for this theme buffet. (more…)

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Since the airing of The Little Nyonya, there’s been a revival of all things Peranakan, particularly food. Even this year’s Singapore Food Festival’s (July 17 – 26) focus is on Peranakan cuisine. In support of the Singapore Food Festival 2009, Spices Cafe at Concorde Hotel is spotlighting Peranakan dishes for its weekday lunch buffet in July and August.

The Peranakan dishes on bain marie section.

The Peranakan dishes on bain marie section.

82-year-old Baba Jolly Wee, a renowned Peranakan cooking expert, was specially invited to helm Spices Cafe for this authentic and traditional Peranakan spread. (more…)

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It’s time to go crab crazy! For just two weeks (25 June to 12 July 2009), Ellenborough Market Cafe is bringing back their highly successful crab buffet, first introduced last year.

Both media and food bloggers were invited for food tasting sessions prior to the launch. Besides being a preview, it was also a feedback session. Hence, some dishes may be fine-tuned; taste and presentation may differ slightly from what you see here.

Black pepper Sri Lanka crab

Black pepper Sri Lankan crab

As it was a private tasting session, dishes were presented ala carte. Let’s start with an all-time Singaporean favorite: black pepper crab! (more…)

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My birthday (May 10) this year happened to fall on Mother’s Day (Sunday). To avoid clashing with the hordes, hubby treated me to an advance celebratory buffet dinner on Friday evening at Cafebiz, Traders Hotel.

Scallops & mussels

Scallops & mussels

Either there were other families who were celebrating Mother’s Day in advance, or the buffet at Cafebiz is popular, cos it was full house! (more…)

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Indulging in unlimited good food and free-flow Moet & Chandon…mmm…is there a better way to kickstart your lazy Sunday?

Just as it’s named, MELT – The World Cafe’s Sunday brunch is a melting pot of delectable cuisines. In just three hours, hubby and I sampled Japanese, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Peranakan, Italian, French, Scandinavian, and American food!

Sushi & maki

Sushi & maki

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