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This is TheArcticStar . I like to hang out in Clarke Quay, Dempsey Rd, Orchard. French, Japanese, I love all cuisine are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hotel, Restaurant, Bars/Lounges and Seafood, Sushi/Sashimi, Dim Sum, Desserts.
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Classy and cushy whiskey bar  Smile Mar 16, 2016   
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Categories : Bars/Lounges | Hotel

The interior decor

The interior decor

 
There aren't many whiskey bars in Asia, and this place has a very extensive and impressive collection.  Interior was furnished very lavishly in rich tones of rich oak and dark mahogany tones, housing buttery soft leather seats that could only be described as luxurious, and rows of Whiskey lined the shelves, forming part of the decor themselves. In fact, it looked like an old English library in a posh home.

 
I decided to go for French series - Absinthe, though the alcoholic content was at 70% high. My drink is named Belle Amie (SGD$24.00) - interestingly, it came in a drip form. I wanted patiently and watched the precious Whiskey falling drop by drop into the glass, till I got a beautiful light-Jade green drink in front of me. A whiff drew out the tangier notes that was like parsley, coriander. It was smooth to the tongue's touch, and tasted like the way it smelt - slightly piercing but sweet, nothing like the usual Whiskey I used to drink. I loved it and my views on Whiskey changed immediately.

 
Friends had other whiskey drinks - Highland Park (SGD$16.00), Bunnahabhain (SGD$18.00) and Glenfiddich (SGD$24.00). Some of the ice cubes are shaped like footballs - adorable, but they melted faster.

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Recommended Dish(es):  Whiskey,Belle Amie,Absinthe
 
Spending per head: Approximately $30(Other)

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Paradise for Eclairs lovers Smile Mar 14, 2016   
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Categories : French | Bakery | Desserts and Cakes

The Exterior

The Exterior

 
L'éclair by Sarah Michelle is the first éclairs cafe in Singapore, specializing in beautiful French desserts that inspired them and caught their hearts while they were in Paris. So now they bring a piece of Paris back to Singapore, bringing éclairs to us made of highest quality ingredients. Decor was chic, timeless and elegant, making for comfort and offering an expanse of view of the outside through floor-to-ceiling glass panels.

 
My first éclair was the Roasted Pistachio & Strawberries (SGD$8.00). The pastry puff itself was soft, carrying the weight of pistachio cream and bits as well as strawberries on top of it, giving it a very lovely combination of nutty sweetness, tart and crunch. The cream within was delicate and smooth, making for a
fabulous choice.

 
Next up, it was Ispahan (SGD$8.50) - comprising of rose, lychee and raspberry. The dark red petal was too pretty for me to resist. Look at the layers of lychee chantilly cream sitting so snugly between the rose-coated top and soft pastry bed. Raspberries were inserted between the cream, adding a refreshing tint of zest to the luscious, feminine flavours of this pink pastry - every bite was filled with the beautifully-orchestrated flavours of rose, lychee and raspberry. Needless to say, I was glad I chose this.

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http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2016/03/afternoon-tea-at-l-eclair-by-sarah.html

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Roasted Pistachio with Strawberries Eclairs,Ispahan Eclair
 
Spending per head: Approximately $30(Tea)

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Categories : German | Seafood | Kids-Friendly

The Exterior

The Exterior

 
Brauhaus is a 25++ year old, homely but lovely restaurant and bar offering exotic food, good live band and a wide array of beers from all over the globe.  The décor indoors is more exquisite, totally replicate of an European bar concept. Service here was friendly, homely and polite. I always enjoy the easy-going ambiance that mellowed all the stress of a hectic workday away. The owner Michael and his team of long-term staff would sometimes come over to chitchat as though we were all longtime friends, so coming here also means feeling right at home. The extensive beer list never fails to make me spoiled for choice.

 
The Escargots (SGD$10.00) were our starters. Unlike the usual baked escargots served in palettes and coated with cheese, these were simply steamed with spices and therefore we could taste the raw sweetness of the buoyant flesh. It was so fun to eat these, I was tempted to order another half a dozen of them.

 
My mains was the Roast Quail (SGD$19.00) took a while to come, but the wait was worthwhile. The tiny bird was roasted to a lovely golden brown, with the most succulent flesh and was pooled in a scrumptious dark sauce. I loved how it had the refreshing radish as well, adding flavour and a touch of balance to my meaty dish. The baked potatoes, having soaked up the gravy and were utterly soft – were very easy on the palate as well.

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Recommended Dish(es):  Anchovies,Floris Fruit Beer,Floris Chocolate Beer,Escargots,Roast Quail,Sausages
 
Spending per head: Approximately $50(Dinner)

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Categories : Mexican | Bars/Lounges

The Exterior

The Exterior

 
Today we had lunch at a funky Mexican / Latin-American resturant named Muchacos, with its colorful exterior and graffiti-artistic interior.
The Interior

The Interior

 
The 2nd level was very funky in its street decor, easily making one feel like they were in Mexico itself. Service was all right; I just didn't like how they yelled your orders from below when it was ready, and then we'd run down to collect our food.

 
The Carne Asada Salad (SGD$13.50, add SGD$2.00 for extra guacamole). It comprised of grilled beef, tomatoes, cabbage etc, and was gigantic in portion. The beef was succulent and was well-complemented by the crisp, fresh goodness of the vegetables.

 
I had the Super Nachos (SGD$13.50) - a bed of tortilla chips with ground beef, melted cheese, beans and guacamole. Unfortunately the tortilla chips were not crispy- even those untouched by the ground beef and sauce. The sauce and ground beef were average, nothing that would leave a deep impression.

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Recommended Dish(es):  Super Nachos,Carne Asada Salad
 
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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Categories : Japanese | Sushi/Sashimi

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Inspired by the standing bars in Tokyo, Singapore's Standing Sushi Bar's first outlet at One Raffles Place in 2009 embraced the standing concept. Standing Sushi Bar's chain of restaurants serve up quality, scrumptious and reasonably-priced food items in an extensive menu featuring set meals, tempura items, fresh sashimi, handmade sushi as as well alcoholic drinks. We decided to drop by Standing Sushi Bar at Raffles @ Income for lunch. It was one of the first places that came to mind when we had craving for Japanese meal.

 
The girls both had the Salmon Set (SGD$19.00) made up of a fragrant bowl of Japanese rice, fresh Salmon Sashimi Sushi, smokey Aburi Salmon Sushi, succulently thick slices of Salmon Sashimi, salad and a dessert of Mochi. Not only was this set extremely value for money, so tasty and fulfilling especially for salmon lovers - this was a balanced meal as well.

 
I chose to have the Bara Chirashi Don (SGD$23.90), comprising cubes of colorful assortment of sashimi in variety - salmon, swordfish, tuna, salmon roe etc. The raw fish pieces were saccharine with freshness and springy in texture - but that was not all - the rice was wild rice, making for a healthy and even tastier meal for me. Don't get me wrong, I love Japanese pearl rice as well, but the use of wild rice allowed me to finish the entire bowl of rice without feeling too guilty; it was utterly satisfying and sumptuous.

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Recommended Dish(es):  Salmon set,Sashimi,Sushi,Bara-Chirashi Don
 
Spending per head: Approximately $25(Lunch)

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