Since Kam’s Roast was also located in Pacific Plaza, we figured that we should end our foodie day with yet another Michelin-starred eatery, this time from Hong Kong. Being early evening, there was absolutely no queue!
Unfortunately, unlike its Hong Kong outlet which we had tried previously, goose was not available in Singapore, so we opted for Roast Duck 甘牌烧鸭 ($19.80++ for lower quarter), ‘Toro’ Char Siu 肥浓叉烧 (22.80++), and Marinated Black Fungus with Vinegar 香醋黑木耳 ($6.80++).
Gotta say that we were still as pleased as ever with the fatty char siew, with its lovely meat to fat ratio and nicely charred bits. The roast duck was drenched in sauce already, so the skin was not as crispy as we would have preferred. As for the duck meat, well, it was a little below our expectations. The black fungus was chewy with a good bite, and provided a refreshing lift to the meal.
- Location: 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza #01-04/05/06/07 S(228210)
- Website: kamsroast.com.sg (Facebook)
- Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
Our foodie journey today brought us to the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, which opened it’s first overseas outlet at Pacific Plaza (it has since opened another outlet at 18 Tai Seng).
We were here during late afternoon, and the queue was fairly manageable. Since we were still rather full, we did not mind the 20-minute wait, especially when there were seats available in the queue.
We thought that this place had a rather efficient system, where we could just place our orders and pay via the kiosk at the entrance of the restaurant, before the staff brought us to our seats, where we could watch the chefs in action.
Food was served rather quickly too, and we managed to finish our meal in a jiffy too.
JY helped to make reservations here, and so the 3 of us were here at Shisen Hanten (who recently won 2-Star Michelin in the 2016 MICHELIN Guide Singapore) to try some Szechuan food by the Japanese chef Chen Kentaro.
We liked the decorations and the lovely view of the restaurant with the very high ceiling on a very high floor.
Once we were comfortably seated, we were served the menu (with crumbs on them *gasp*). My friend said it was a good sign; for it meant that the restaurant was busy!
Our brunch part 2, we had chanced upon this cafe, and food models of pancakes were calling out to us!
A few touches on the iPad, and we got ourselves a Caesar Bacon Pancake set, with a pot of Sangria Tea (set cost $16.80++, with additional $1++ for premium tea selection).
The Sangria tea was a fruity blend and really whet our appetites! It was also fun to play with the Gravitea pot, as the tea would flow out after we align the tea pot on top of the cup. Though the tea was non-refillable, the pot was sufficient for more than 2 cups of tea.
Made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk on hot cast iron pans straight from the oven, the Dutch Baby pancakes actually originated from Germany. The sweet pancakes and salty bacon balanced each other out, and the texture of the pancake reminded us of egg omelette with crispy edges. It was quite delicious! The generous amount of vegetables was quite refreshing.
Note that Fruit Paradise is the sister brand, so you can also order their fruit tarts here 🙂
We were looking for a quiet Sunday brunch place, and Laurent’s Cafe seemed to be a good option 🙂
This is a casual dining cafe opened by French artisan chocolatier Laurent Bernard among his other dessert cafes and serves hearty French food, as well as his well-liked chocolate desserts and cakes.
We felt like we stepped back in time upon entering this place 😮
Very nostalgic decorations, oldies playing, plus the dim yellow lighting, time seemed to have come to a standstill at this founded in 1981 cafe. Service charge and GST did not exist here too! Oh, and only cash accepted, just like the good old days.
We had to order and pay first, before picking any bar counter seat of our fancy. Things were done nice and slow, and our items came one by one, with the staff just passing the item over the counter to us when ready, with a smile. We could also watch them prepare our food and drinks since it was really an open concept; there are no glass windows separating the customers and the stove. One could also browse the available magazines while having a drink. Here were what we tried:
As part of our redeem-voucher-coz-Starhub-points-expiring exercise, we had a 1-for-1 $60++ 6-course Omakase deal at Ishinomaki Grill and Sake. It was a fairly popular place for Saturday lunch, and there were at least 2 other couples enjoying the same deal, all seated at the same corner of the restaurant.
We finally got a chance to try BAKE Cheese Tarts, thanks to hubby who queued 30 minutes to buy them!
At room temperature, our first bite had a rather fluffy cream cheese feel to it. We thought it was rather like cheese tofu, haha! The pastry was soft. Overall, it was kinda addictive without being overly sweet or salty. We liked it and it’s hubby’s favourite.
Our second tart was heated up for 5 minutes in the toaster oven, and the cream cheese became creamy smooth and flowy. You will definitely like it if you enjoy liu sha bao. The pastry became more crispy. It was just nice for 2 of us to share one, otherwise it might have been too gelat.
We will try the other 2 ways of eating (chilled and frozen) and update here!
We decided to go along the Hong Kong theme today (since we just went Mak’s Noodle and Honolulu Cafe), and landed at The Coffee Academïcs.
Launched in 2012, TCA has 5 outlets in HK and this new huge space in Singapore was only launched this year. They are very serious about coffee and the Singapore flagship store has been designed with various coffee preparation stations like a Roasting Bar, a Brew Bar and a Cupping Bar and they organizes coffee classes too.
- Citrus Espressoda ($8++): This is a time-limited concoction of double shot of TCA House Blend espresso bolstered with fresh orange slices and fizzy tonic water. A very refreshing drink!
- Ginger Peach Green Tea ($10++ per pot): Pretty cup, fragrant smell, lovely smooth taste. What else can you ask for in a cup of tea? A truly awesome sensory experience 🙂
We would love to come back and try the other stuff on the menu!
It was a very festive long weekend for us, and we decided to do a staycation for our celebrations 🙂
Hubby was on Far East Hospitality mailing list and they sent him a birthday deal which upgraded us to a Club Room with club privileges (at deluxe room price) and lots of freebies (like 2hrs lounge usage at Changi Airport which could come in handy for our trips later in the year!!). Being on the club level means we can enjoy the Club Lounge which serves breakfast, afternoon snacks, pre-dinner snacks and unlimited coffee and tea! We literally just sat in the lounge most of the time since the PSI was climbing like no one’s business (until MOE had to declare no-school on Friday!).
Day 1 (24 Sep): Check in at Orchard Parade Hotel, went for complimentary hop-on-and-off ride, went Everton Park (Batterworks and Just Want Coffee), lunch at Teng Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining @Sunshine Plaza, tea break at Curious Platette @Prinsep Street, visit to National Museum, nua at Club Lounge in hotel, dinner at Akanoya Robatayaki.
Day 2 (25 Sep): Woke up late and had breakfast in hotel, lunch at I Want My Noodle, nua at Club Lounge in hotel, attend Wedding Dinner in Tunglok Signatures
Day 3 (26 Sep): Woke up late and had breakfast in hotel, check-out at 4pm
- Orchard Parade Hotel: Not bad a location for staycation. And the club level provides a very nice environment to escape from the haze!