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boCHINche for brunch Smile Oct 12, 2014   
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Categories : Steaks and Grills

The whole place looks pretty "ATAS" (high-class). Separated by wooden planks walkway, left side is the drinks bar, while right side is more to the teppanyaki concept. In addition, one side of the outside seating is more to chilling at night for drinks, with low tables, while another side of the exterior is more for normal dining. Interior seating is available as well at the far end of the restaurant. It seems that boCHINche has took great effort in their designing concept and able to accommodate the different needs of their patrons, be it for food or for drinks.

Pan & Manteca ($7.00). House-baked bread and their salted butter is one of the best starter before the mains. Freshly-baked fluffy bread and spread with butter makes it awesome with both kids and adults.

Classic Provoleta, Almonds & Honey ($17.00). If salted butter is not good enough, chuck a piece of this on top of your bread and it works just as good as the butter!

Yellow Fin Tuna, Grilled Pak Choi, Spicy Humita & Crispy "Aji Molido" Tofu ($30.00). Big fat and fleshy tuna, dabbing against a light amount of cheese set aside, is definitely worth the price paid for.

Brioche French Toast, House-cooked Ham & Bacon Ice Cream ($19.00). What's unique about this dish is the bacon ice cream! With the "concoction" of bits of bacon with vanilla ice cream, it may receive both praises and criticisms.
House Chorizo Sausage, Malbec Braised Ox Cheeks & Caramelised Onions ($25.00). Pork sausage is quite tasteless to me, but tried it with the sweet dark sauce will be able to compensate for the blandness.

"Chimichurri" Burger v2.0 ($28.00). With the provolone cheese, tomato, onions, pancetta and fried hen egg, the burger is pretty much a hot favorite in boCHINche.

Grilled Pineapple, Mate Tea Granite & "Arroz Con Leche" Sorbet, Lemon Crumble ($18.00). Ended our meal at boCHINche with a dessert. I do love their rice pudding sorbet, which is of the right balance for its sweetness.

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Arossa Wine & Grill Smile Aug 11, 2014   
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Categories : Italian | Restaurant | Pasta | Steaks and Grills

Indoor seating only, formed in an L-shaped formation, is limited. Thus, reservation is recommended if you are looking to host a casual and romantic dining experience with your partner.
With more than 120 labels, consisting of old & new-world wine, Arossa can also be another place to enjoy a glass of liquor by the street of Orchard.
A basket of complimentary bread, giving off a slight aroma when chewed in mouth, I can't help feeding my mouth with the bread before the 1st course arrived.
Calamari ($22.00) came as our first course. Fried squid isn't oily, and is springy. While the fried squid is good enough to be eaten on its own, a dab of the spicy aioli sauce would add-on an additional taste to it.
Primo Piatto, Chitarra ($29.00). Arossa's homemade square-cut pasta with sea urchin paste, chives, and peperoncino, is definitely worth the amount.
Secondo, Tonno ($36.00). Grilled Blue Fin Tuna with salsa fresh tomatoes, although failed in my expectation as a beef dish, it's texture and taste does surpass my disappointment. Perhaps a dish for diners whom ain't beef-eaters, but still can act like one smile
A great place with prompt service and overlooking the street of Orchard from level 2. Most restaurants would have placed a whole row of cutlery on the table, and count on you to know which to use for the type of food served. Arossa did the opposite way, but neatly placing only the right cutlery on your table, and switch to another when another different type of food is served.

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Date of Visit: Aug 07, 2014 

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Crabbies in Full of Crab! Smile Jul 16, 2014   
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Each person will be provided with an apron which can prove to be a great "shield" against the crabbies! It is actually to prevent the sauce from staining your clothes. Crew will drop a handful of chips on the table, almost similar in reason, to how Chinese restaurants serve a plate or two of peanuts.
Calamari Rings ($8.50), with choice of either tartar, mayo, ranch or veggie dip. Nicely fried outer to crisp, and springy sotong beneath.
Cajun Wings ($10.00). Their Cajun Wings is another of my favorite, and sure-must order when I visit them again! Mild spicy, with juice oozing out at each bite into the wings.
Full of Crab is not stingy with their complimentary Twiggy Fries ($6.00). Long skinny fries with crispy outer, could be a hot favorite among the kids too smile
Captain's Choice ($94.00 - Market Price) with 2 pounds of Sri Lanka Crab and 1 pound of Shrimps. You will be asked to select your flavor (Cajun/Garlic Butter/Fully Loaded) and spiciness (Mild/Medium/Hot). We had the Fully Loaded, which is the combination of cajun and garlic butter, and Medium level for the spiciness!
Contained within a transparent plastic bag, and opened up to reveal the red hot steaming crab and big fat shrimps in it! You will get to sniff the strong smell of cajun flowing into your nostrils, but it isn't that spicy at all, at least for the initial taste. Their crab and shrimps are quite fresh though, but we had a tough fight with the crabs in cracking them apart, even with the shell cracker.
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Date of Visit: Jul 09, 2014 

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In fact, I was surprised having to work in CBD for the past couple of years, and didn't knew the existence of The Royal Mail. Do not be fooled though. Nothing to do with postage and such.. Rather, its focused on satisfying your stomach in a cozy and a little classy type of ambiance!

They had two seatings available, and while we reserved for the second seating, they still allow us to have our slot pushed forward since we were there early smile

Candlelight dinner?

Menus ranging from ala-carte to set menus are available in their website. 5-course Valentine's Day dinner costs $85++ per pax.

We were served this piping hot and soft bread lies somewhat like mashed potato within. Pretty appealing in terms of smell and taste. So much so that we asked for a second serving tongue

Amuse Bouche is a term used to describe a single, bite-sized item to excite the tongue of diners!

So what we have here is a chef's creation. Wasn't really sure of this, but it tasted quite ok in my mouth..

First course on menu, Chilled Tomato Consomme, consisting of cherry tomato concasse, tomato caviar, asparagus, brussels sprout leaves and basil. Clear soup was held separately for your own self-serving.

I didn't quite like this soup because of the cold clear soup, and strong taste of tomato!

Starter is the Trio of Fresh Oysters. We were actually quite skeptical in taking in the oysters. Imagine eating the oyster omelette, and we always target the omelette only? Yeah.. but we took the plunge......

Out of the trio, being Pomegrante Gelee, Lemongrass & Chili Gelee, and Lemon & Tabasco, I prefer the third type! Oysters taste all the same, but because the lemon and tabasco are able to cover and lessen the raw fishy taste of oyster, thus this become more enjoyable!

To our mains, we had Seared Duck Breast, with beetroot mash, grapes, mandarin orange segments, and bitter chocolate orange sauce. While I did not had this, the presentation looks simple, yet taste is fairly good.

My main is the Roast Prime Rib, which is an additional $20 cost to the set, with yorkshire pudding, garlic potato mash, buttered peas and creamed corn. I requested for my steak to be cooked rare, and the server was like "are you sure" kind of expression! Well, I tried before, and I quite like it, but apparently most restaurants only serve medium-rare and above.

I love it! This is how steak should taste like lol For the pudding wise, all you can expect is a dried up pudding type, perhaps? More like a thin piece of bread...

Moving on to the pre-dessert, they have the Pink Romance, which is lychee and rose mousseline, macaroon and raspberries. I have to say, we both nodded in agreement that their macaroon is delicious! Thick and sweet!

Dessert comes next! Passion In Love, which is made of white chocolate and passion fruit pompons, milk chocolate crunchies and passion fruit sauce.

One of the best dessert I ever had! For a start, I am a fan of passionfruit drinks, desserts, and maybe its fruit perhaps. So when I pop one spoon of it into my mouth, I totally love how chocolate collapse upon the crush of my teeth, and revealing the tad sourness of the passionfruit!

Ending with a selection of Coffee/Tea, served with Petit Fours.

Love the ambiance and friendly crew in The Royal Mail. It's not a big-scale type of restaurant, but that makes the crew more focused and attentive to diners who are in need of their service!

Food, not to mentioned, are generally awesome. My favorites are bet on Roast Prime Rib and Passion In Love smile The whole course does not come with an inexpensive price, of course. But I feel that it is worth spending on! Definitely would like to come again!

For more details, please visit http://foodesteem.blogspot.sg/2014/02/the-royal-mail-valentine-day-2014.html

Passion In Love

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Roast Prime Rib

Roast Prime Rib

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Chilled Tomato Consomme, Pomegrante Gelee, Seared Duck Breast, Roast Prime Rib, Passion In Love
 
Date of Visit: Feb 14, 2014 

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Categories : European | Bars/Lounges | Restaurant

For details, please visit http://foodesteem.blogspot.com/2013/10/skyve-wine-bistro.html

Oyster lover? SKYVE brings in fresh juicy Australia oysters, letting their diners enjoy the the authentic yummy taste of oyster smile We had theMentaiyaki consisting of mentaiko, ebiko, lemon juice, and aioli. Chilean with serrano, lime juice, red wine vinegar. Lastly, Kilpatrick with lardon of bacon, worchestershire, and chives. Each cost $34 per half dozen.

Petuna and Ume Somen ($20.00), with seared petuna, ebiko, mango, chilli, sesame yuzu dressing, cold somen, and mesclun. Just mix the somen section and pair it with petuna.

SKYVE Beef Tartare ($22.00), with truffle egg yolk, cilantro dust, flat bread, ancho chilli aioli, and thyme sea salt. Mashed the beef and egg yolk together, and eat it with the flat bread.

Polenta Mushroom Stack ($34.00), consisting of mushroom fricassee, grilled portabello, polenta cakes, seasonal vegetables, and pesto. It is more of a vegetarian dish, which is rare to have vegetarian and "meaty" cuisines in a one place.

Sous Vide Poulet ($34.00), consisting of apricot glazed chicken, baby vegetables, candied pecans, and pommes puree. Chicken is well-glazed, and cooked till tender to chew smile

Spicy Kalbi Beef Short Ribs ($36.00), consisting of sous vide short ribs, spicy kalbi glaze, sauteed brocollini, and crispy root vegetable ribbons. Another beef dish lol It is indeed a little spicy, but beef is juicy still. Not forgetting how effortless it is to remove the beef from the ribs smile Vegetable ribbons have pumpkin and others, which I can't remember.

Lamb Rack ($40.00) contains grilled marinated lamb rack, dashi and miso vegetables, and chargrilled tomato momotaro. The sweet taste still lingers in my mouth as I wrote this! So yummy, that I hesitate between selecting my favorite among the beef and the lamb dish!

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Date of Visit: Oct 03, 2013 

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