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M on the Bund @ Shanghai, China


It had been more than 12 years since we last dined here. It was a hazy night but the view of the Bund was still magnificent. The restaurant’s warm and nostalgic ambience makes it a great place to unwind and have a relaxing dinner after a busy day.

IMG_1612 IMG_1613 IMG_1614 King crab frittersIMG_1615 Clear seafood broth with scallops, shrimps, kingfish, clamsIMG_1616 Crispy suckling pigIMG_1618 Braised veal cheek & tongue – best dish of the night, both the cheek and tongue were very tender. IMG_1619 Salted caramel praline souffle with peanut crunch ice-cream – a bit sweet to my taste.IMG_1621

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London


Special thanks to our friend who had been trying to sort out lunch arrangements with Dinner.  Due to the nature of our group (5 kids), the restaurant has arranged for us to dine at their private room (less hassle for everyone!).  Excellent in both food and service! Happy kids too!IMG_2608IMG_2610IMG_2612They have different set lunch menus – the ladies chose the 3-course while the gentlemen took the 4-course one.IMG_2615 First thing first – all kids had steak & fries.  Very tasty and cooked perfectly – crunchy on the outside and juicy inside.  I wouldn’t mind a portion for myself.IMG_2628 Savoury Porridge – frog’s legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel. Nice juicy frog’s legs.IMG_2629

An orange!  IMG_2634 No, this is the famous “meat fruit”!! Made with mandarin and chicken liver parfait. IMG_2637 Rice & Flesh – saffron, calf tail & red wine.  It was good risotto but the “orange” took all the attention. 🙂IMG_2635

Roast Turbot with mussel & seaweed ketchup, salmon roe & sea rosemary – cooked perfectly, so good my daughter ate half of it (after her steak).  IMG_2641 Hereford Ribeye – good steak but I am afraid the one the kids had was even better.IMG_2639

Another of their famous dish – Tipsy cake – roast pineapple and sweet bread.  Very nice but a bit too filling for the end of the meal.IMG_2644

The Black Swan @ Cecil Street, CBD, Singapore


Restaurant situates in a beautiful building, packed during lunch hour and serves very good lunch sets.

Crab meat saladIMG_9040 Beef tartar…tasted somewhat like burgerIMG_9041 Duck confitIMG_9042 TenderloinIMG_9043 Pistachio cakeIMG_9044

db bistro moderne @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


We came on a public holiday but half of the restaurant was filled with people in business attire.  Guess this must be a popular business lunch spot.  They offer 2-course/3-course lunch but we opted for a la carte.

IMG_6348 IMG_6349 IMG_6350 IMG_6351Tomato pasta – from the kids menu
IMG_6352 Steak – from the kids menuIMG_6354Seafood platter – “petit” size!
IMG_6356 Tuna confitIMG_6357the Original db Burger IMG_6359 with short ribs & foie gras inside!IMG_6367 Lychee & blueberry Vacherin – blueberry meringues, marshmallows, lychee & blueberry sorbet, blueberry puree…my favourite of the day!

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Durian Souffle with Mangosteen Sorbet – rich durian flavor! IMG_6374 IMG_6379

Social Square @ Parkway Parade, Singapore


This new restaurant as Parkway Parade has a wide selection of Western and Japanese dishes.  Placing order with iPad was cool but it actually took longer than the traditional way.

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