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This is ashleytok . Japanese, Korean, Fusion are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant and Desserts and Cakes, Steaks and Grills, Sushi/Sashimi.
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Forest @ Resort World Sentosa Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Finally, the long awaited wedding anniversary lunch celebration! We had been postponing it as there was always something on on Sunday, and this 8 course set menu is only available on Sunday. Hey, at least we still "made it" within the month of June. =p

The restaurant is decorated in such a manner that keeps reminding you of its name Forest. Brown wooden pillars ( probably laminated) that branch out to the high ceiling, leaves featured wall, flowers, even the staff are donned in brown suit. My notti hubby suggested that the staff should wear a green cap so that they will look like walking trees. =_="

The 8 course lunch comprises of 13 dishes all together, and will take about 2 hours to finish the whole course. So do consider the timing when planning your schedule! Dont rush through the lunch and waste such a nice atmosphere!

 
1) Soup of the Day

Soup of the day is winter melon soup. Can really smell the aroma of the soup from far. Taste wise, I was expecting sweeter since it smelt so nice. Nonetheless, a tasty soup to warm the stomach and we were so ready for the delicacies! Bring it on!

 
2) Tuna Tartar marinated with Mango served in Cone

3) Baby Abalone in Thai Style

 
The abalone was slightly spicy, just enough to tease the tongue, complemented with a sour/sweet /spicy green apple salad. Even my silly hubby who doesnt like to eat abalone, said this dish was good.

 

 
4) Pan seared Hokkaido Scallop in Black Bean Sauce

5) Vietnamese Roll with Sliced Lobster in XO Chili Sauce

Obviously, the scallop being so huge already won the hearts. Yet I liked that it was treated in a very typical Chinese style with black bean sauce and fried shallots ( I think) even though the presentation said a different thing. I expected the sauce to be on the salty side just like the normal black bean sauce, but somehow this was just nice and I polished the sauce clean with the big fat scallop. Yum!

 
Again, the sauce accompanying the tasting portion adds a lot of points to the dish. I thought it tasted like Japanese sesame sauce. A pity that the lobster slice was a tab too little to really taste the natural sweetness, so that's why the sauce played a vital role.

 
6) Steamed Egg Chawanmushi with Crab Meat

Hey, I luv chunky crab meat that I don't have to shell myself. Hehe

 
7) Deep Fried Prawn with Crispy Cereal

 
A ball of springy prawn coated in fresh crispy cereal. Fresh because I really dont taste any symptom of oil, yet it was so crispy!

Tip of the day: Dun waste the cereal, eat it with the chawanmushi too!

 
8) Steamed Cod Fillet with Yunnan Ham and minced Ginger in Lotus Leaf

By now, we were almost full. The servings here really were really decent even though they are suppose to be tasting portions. I like that they never cut corners! It was okay, we can tahan and will definitely finish this course. *affirmation nod* So now, we were finally at the main course.

The cod fish was very smooth and literally just fell apart with a stroke from the fork, no knife needed! Since I have a shorter body, which means my nose is nearer to the plate, I can smell a very strong lotus leaf. I dunno why, but I thought that there was a tiny weeny bitter aftertaste, which I reckon was due to the lotus leaf. Overall, it was still a very delightful dish.

 
9) Wok Fried Beef Cubes accompanied with Pan-seared Foie Gras

Bet you cant tell, but there were foie gras cubes "hidden" amongst the beef tenderloin cubes. Now I'm the silly one, I just threw all the foie gras to hubby's plate. Me DUN LIKE foie gras.

The beef was pale compared to the other dishes, the meat was slighly tough but I still liked the wok fried fragrant. And dont forget to eat the crispy nest!

 
10) Braised Japanese Ramen with Crab Meat

11) Wok Fried Jap Pearl Rice with Smoke Duck and Sausage

 
The noodles tasted like chinese mee suan rather than ramen, smooth and silky but also like very 凊淡. Nonetheless, the chunky crab meat and tasty broth made up all!

 
Our stomach were protesting but still, we had to finish this coz it was so tasty! The Japanese pearl rice were fried until the texture seemed like glutinous rice with little bites of smoke duck and sausage here and there.

 
12) Mango with Pomelo

13) Pandan Cake with Crumbles

Thank goodness, desserts were light hearted instead of pulut hitam or durian cheesecake. It would have been an agony if those were served.

The pandan cake was very light & fluffy with the added crunch, wished that there were more crumbles though.

 
We ended off with tea!

Not sure whether tea/coffee was included in the set. We saw other customers left without having them, but yet we were not charged with extra cost.

Just for sharing, if you are thinking of coming here, why not sign up with RWS invite, which costs $150 for a year membership. In return, you will get $200 dining vouchers. More worth it right? ^_^

Click on http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/06/forest-resort-world-sentosa.html to read more! ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

 

 
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $70

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The Landing Point Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : Hotel | High Tea | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches | Salads

I love the Hi-Tea at The Landing Point! Service and ambience are impeccable, quality food items and the most exciting part is that items are refillable!

It took me a while to comb through the list of venues that provide Hi- Tea and another combing session to look for one that provides refillable Hi-Tea before deciding on The Landing Point. More than often, Hi-Tea offered are usually those 2 or 3 tier settings, which are pretty small to be satisfying. I know Hi-Tea is just small bites and not meant for a meal, but I like to treat Hi-Tea as a proper meal.

We went on a weekday so it was less crowded. We were seated comfortably at the couch area, with a pianist playing at the background. I already liked the setting of this place already. =)

 
Hot Chocolate - Free flow too!

For beverage, you can choose from a whole list of teas selection, coffee or hot chocolate. And of course, the beverages are free flow too.

 
While we waited for our 3 tier tray to be served, we were offered hot scones.

 
Nice warm scones to go with cream or cranberry jam.

 
Ta- daa! A good selection of both sweet and savouries items. And they looked so cute and photogenic!

 
My favourite! Lobster in a cone!

I must have ordered 6 or 7 of this until the kind lady decided to just give me a few at one go. =p And it was thoughtful of them to present this in a cone which made eating it less messy.

I'm biased. I think everything is nice on the tray and I definitely recommend this to anyone who adore Hi-Tea session. Great for both dates and friends gathering!

Click on http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/08/the-landing-point.html to read more! ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Hi tea
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Celebration:  情人節 

Spending per head: Approximately $50

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Lola's Cafe Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : European | Café | Desserts and Cakes

 

 

 
Feeling hungry? I promise you, the food tasted as good as the pictures!

Our orders:

Bangers & Mash - $8

Fish 'n' Chip - $15

Chocolate Tart with Seasalt - $5

Lola's cafe is easily one of my favourite hang out place since I've moved to the northeast region. Food is decently priced and satisfying. Although people I know complains about difficulties in getting a seat here, we have been quite lucky so far. =)

Click on http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/08/lolas-cafe.html to read more & see photos! ♥ ♥ ♥

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Fish 'n' Chip
 
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $20

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Tea Lounge @ Regent Hotel Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : International | Hotel

I was craving for a high tea buffet and ended up in an impromptu visit to Tea Lounge. The price was a 'mental barrier' to overcome, and I sort of hypnotized myself that the price was totally justifiable as an afternoon tea buffet simply means 3 in 1 aka 3 meals taken together! And yes, I shamelessly stayed till to the end with a bursting tummy. =p

The moment I stepped in, I was so excited! The place looked posh and the desserts strategically placed at the entrance were so colorful & appealing! And I was most regretful that I didnt have my camera with me, which explained the poor quality photos. Urgh.... >.<

 

 

 

 

 

 
It was a 'fantasy land' filled with macaroon, pralines, cakes, waffles, pancakes, ice-cream, fondue! I was so tempted by the desserts that I simply ignored the sequence and just ate the sweets between savories. =p

Well if you are not a sweet tooth person, there's plentiful of savories items as well!

 

 
Local Delights: Laksa & Kueh Pie Tee

 

 

 
The buffet also includes 2 choices of tea, coffee or chocolate. Not bad right?

 I had a good time stuffing myself silly here. Although the price is not an everyday affair, it's a good place for occasionally pamper time. So go on, pamper yourself. You deserve it! =)

Click on http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/09/tea-lounge-regent-hotel.html to read more & see photo! ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $70

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Kombi Rocks Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : Fusion | Restaurant | Desserts and Cakes | Seafood | Chinese Noodles | Kids-Friendly

It felt like 'back to the past' when you step into this unassuming place. Tables & chairs are just randomly pieced together. Walls are painted with old pictures, badges and retro guitars. Cabinets filled up with vintage toys and obviously mini cars. Definitely a photo worthy place!

 
We ordered Beef Horfun ($8.50) but was given Seafood Horfun ($6.50). We thought the price was the same so didnt highlight it to the staff. Only when I was checking the pricing for the seafood horfun for this post, then I realised the price difference was $2! *Palm face*

The horfun was nice but comparable to those zichar stall at your neighbour coffeeshops, which will be cheaper. Here, you pay a premium for the vintage atmosphere and slightly better ingredients? The prawns were definitely bigger and fresher than those used in zichar stall.

 
The Mee Goreng($8.60) WAS GOOD! MUST ORDER!

If I am to revisit Kombi Rocks, this is the ONLY reason. When everyone else is ordering the same dish, you just follow suit and you will not go wrong. Yup, even non-spicy eater like myself adore this dish.

It was tasty and accompanied with generous serving of crunchy vege, fresh prawns and fishcakes. We polished the plate in just a few minutes? It was that good. Keke

For full review: http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/09/kombi-rocks.html to read more! ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Mee Goreng
 
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $15

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