Sunday, 8 April 2018

Tan Yu (探鱼) @ Somerset 313

Tan Yu (探鱼) located at 313 Somerset specializes in many different types of grilled fish dishes. Together with my girlfriends we decided to proceed there for our lunch on Saturday and surprisingly there was no queue, we took our queue number and less than 10 minutes we were asked to enter the restaurant after ordering.

As you entered in, the design of the interior is very modern not like other Chinese restaurant. 

Oh ya, before I show you what we had ordered , below are the photos of the menu.

To be honest , when I looked at the menu , it was a little confusing so we approached the staff for help. We ordered their signature fish dishes (Chongqing Grilled Fish with Beancurd) and chose Limbo Fish. For side dishes , we order the Golden Combination ($10.90) which comprises of Potato, Crab sticks, Golden Mushrooms and Lotus Root as well as Fried Man tou with condensed milk. In additional, warm barley drink as well. 

Fried Man Tou not very oily and goes pretty well with condensed milk. Alternately, you can eat the man tou by dipping it on the soup of the grilled fish you ordered. 

Finally a while later, our Chongqing Grilled Fish with Beancurd arrived steaming hot. When I first looked at it, my first thought was spicy. Indeed , this Chongqing grilled lambo fish was spicy but more of a numb to me.  I just felt that my lip was applying red lipstick. The side ingredients as shown above was decent , you can't go wrong with the mala spicy sauce.  

In conclusion, I would probably go back to try other grilled fish and would recommend those who really enjoy spicy good. Their grilled fish is very fresh and juicy.

Tan Yu (探鱼)
313 @ Somerset B3-30/31/32
Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Amara Singapore CNY 2018 Reunion Dinner

With Chinese New Year approaching in few more weeks, many people should be looking for an ideal restaurant for family reunion on 15 February 2018. Why not head over to Amara Singapore this year? 

The reunion dinner is line-up with affordable 8 course menus :
Golden Prosperity  : $68++ per pax
Joyous Abundance : $88++ per pax ( minimum 6 persons per table)
Imperial Fortune Reunion Package (with fully equipped family karaoke system) $1,888++ for a table of 10 persons.

Not to forget, to welcome the year of Dog, Amara Singapore can also look forward to the tossing of salmon yu sheng, where the ingredients are arranged in the shape of a dog as shown below. 

Without further ado, scroll down to check our their CNY dishes:


Homemade Mandarin Orange Salmon

Homemade Beetroot Salmon

Chilled Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle Oil and Kombu

Drunken Chicken

Cucumber with Sesame Dressing


Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sichuan Sauce (Whole)

Vegetarian Treasure Pot (Pen Cai)

Black Pepper Crayfish

Beef Bourguignon


Instead of the well-known Durian selection, Amara Singapore delights you their own range of with Chempedak (Jackfruit) which includes Chempedak cake , Crème Brulee, Swiss Roll, Agar Agar, Pudding and Butter Cake. You should head down to try it and you will be surprised that Chempedak (Jackfruit) is also a good choice of main ingredients for the dessert. 

Out of all the choices, 2 of my favourites goes to Chempedak Cake and Chempedak Crème Brulee. 

 Chempedak Cake

Chempedak Pudding

Chempedak Crème Brulee

Chempedak Swiss Roll

Chempedak Butter Cake

Chempedak Pudding

Pomelo Tang Yuen

A unique tangy glutinous rice ball with pomelo.


Amara Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road , Singapore 088539
Nearest Mrt : Tanjong Pagar
Reservations or enquiries : +65 6879 2551
Email :

Sunday, 14 January 2018

PayLah! Hawker Food Trail

Excited to try out the 'Scan to Pay' function using DBS Paylah so together with my husband we went to Maxwell Food Centre for our dinner. We are really excited because we can simply use our mobile phones to pay for our meals. Unfortunately, the cashless payment option in Maxwell Food Centre does not include all the stalls.

Before you start to try out, you have to top up (link from your POSB / DBS account) to your DBS Paylah. As shown above, under the wallet balance will indicate the amount left.

Our first stop - China Street Fritters.  

How to begin? After ordering the food that we wanted , we simply scan the code displayed at stalls then key in the amount to be paid.

Tada  ~ It's pretty simple and easy to use.

Second stop - Kitchen Mafia 

After walking around to search for other food, we then decided to try out western food (fish & chips) and satay.

And of course the third stop is to thresh our thirst - Sugarcane drink

In additional, I like the fact that I am able to track the amount I spent by clicking on the history. I totally like the idea that I no need to dig out my coins to find the amount that is require. 

Interested to find out more PayLah! Hawker Food Trail?
Watch how the MasterChefs Hawker Food Trail goes:

Head over to DBS Offical Website for more information on DBS PayLah! and check out thelist of participating food centres too. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Celebrate Christmas Festive season @ Amara Hotel

Christmas is round the corner ! Whee~~ Have you decided where to enjoy a sumptuous feast on Christmas Eve with family and friends ? Well, here's one choice you can consider for this year festive season at Element Amara Hotel . Scroll down to find more of the food choice. . . 

Make your stomach happy by enjoying your December Festive season at Element with their unique Peranakan turkey with buah keluak sauce, Chempedak log cakes , lobster bisque and many more!

Cocktail Prawn and Crab Meat with Duo Melon

 Honey Baked Butter Squash with Honey Mustard and Pumpkin Seed

Assorted Cold Dish

 Tuna Tataki with Cucumber Ribbons and Puffed Quinoa

Marinated Duck Rilette with Red Wine, Dried Fruits and Gherkin Salsa

Turkey Buah Keluak 

Based on the name of the turkey, you should probably know that chef cook in Paranakan way. Its good that the turkey turns out not bad , not too dry or bland.

 Steamed Garoupa with Lime Beurre Blanc Top with Tomato Vierge

 Stir-fried Moreton Bay Bug with Salted Egg

This is one of my favourite dish and this time round chef thought of using the succulent slipper lobsters to pair with the salted egg. Delicious ~~

Tajima Wayu Beef with Fole Gras, Truffle Mashed Potato and Port Jus 

 Roasted Chicken with Meat Floss

Steamed Broccoli with Conpoy and Chinese Mushroom


After the starters and mains, how can we forget about the desserts :) Something sweet to end the night of that day !
Amara's Signature Chempedak Yule Log Cake (1kg) $65.00++ 

Chempedak Yule Log Cake is something that is worth the calories and definitely worth to try it. I personally never thought that Jackfruit can be such a great ingredients .

Pink champagne Lychee Yule Log cake (1kg) $52.00

 Dark Chocolate Cherry Yule Log Cake (1kg) $52.00

 Assorted Macaron (6pcs / pack $16 , 10pcs / pack $25)

Chempedak Creme Brulee

Another dessert you should try it too . Cempedak (Jackfruit) Crème Brulee was rich with creamy taste of cempedak yet smooth in texture.

What are you waiting for ? Come on down to try it !

Amara Singapore 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539

Click here to view Amara Singapore December 2017 festive pricing. 

24 December 2017

Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$39++

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$108++
Child (6-12 years old): S$54++
*Add S$2++ to enjoy free flow beer, sparkling and house pour wines

25 December 2017

Christmas Piccini Brunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

Christmas Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

31 December 2017

New Year’s Eve Buffet Lunch
11.30am – 3.30pm
Adult: S$68++
Child (6-12 years old): S$34++

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
6.30pm – 10.00pm
Adult: S$108++
Child (6-12 years old): S$54++
*Add S$30++ for F.U.N.O.L.O.G.Y 2018 Countdown Party and free flow beer, sparkling and house pour wines.

Amara Singapore
Amara Singapore is a business hotel conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT station, in the heart of Central Business District (CBD). This hotel is a short stroll to the quaint historical Chinatown and just minutes away from Singapore’s new integrated resorts at Marina Bay and Sentosa Island. The business hotel’s 392 rooms are designed in a minimalist concept complemented by facilities to pamper both corporate and leisure guests.