Happenings - Food

Prices for Kim Choo Kueh Chang's rice dumplings have been revised for the festive season.
Prices for Kim Choo Kueh Chang's rice dumplings have been revised for the festive season.PHOTO: KIM CHOO KUEH CHANG

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

New Dishes At Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House, whose menu features traditional items with a modern twist and has signature dishes such as the Chilli Pomelo Crab ($7.80++ for 100g), Sichuan Style Spicy Boston Lobster ($78++ a piece) and Lemongrass Prawn Sticks ($18++), is launching new dishes this month. The list includes Crispy Fried Salmon Skin with salted egg yolk ($16++) and Roast Australian Baby Lamb short ribs ($34++).

WHERE: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, 01-13 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dinner (daily): 6 - 10pm; lunch (Sat - Sun): 11.30am - 3pm PRICE: Mains: from $24++ TEL: 6339-0880 (noon - 11pm) INFO: E-mail info@bluelotus.com.sg

Feast And Fun At Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

For the school holidays, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is offering a Family Weekend Brunch with activities for adults and the little ones. This weekend, in Fashionista's Dream, children get to dress themselves up using recycled materials - and parents can help - for the prize of an Azur Father's Day buffet dining voucher for two adults and two children.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Level 2 MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Sat & Sun, till June 26 PRICE: $55++ a person ($35++ a child aged six - 12) TEL: 6823-5354 INFO: E-mail azur.cpca@ihg.com

Crystal Jade Prestige Signature Weekend Brunch

Customise your Crystal Jade Prestige Signature Weekend Brunch meal by picking 10 items: one each of appetisers, BBQ meat selection, soups, wok-fried dishes and desserts, and five dim sum items. Diners can also order the restaurant's signature Tea-smoked Roasted Duck at $48++ (usual price: $78++).

WHERE: Marina Bay Link Mall (Ground Plaza), 8A Marina Boulevard, 02-01 MRT: Downtown WHEN: Weekends, till June 26, 11.30am - 3pm PRICE: $58++ a person; $98++, includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne; $10 off for Jadeite members & DBS/POSB cardholders TEL: 6509-9493 INFO: www.crystaljade.com/prestige

Long Chim Weekend Brunch

Long Chim, David Thompson's Thai street food restaurant, has launched its Weekend Brunch. Dishes from the a la carte menu include spicy pork with rice cakes, grilled eggplant salad with steamed egg and dried prawns, green curry of kampong chicken with Thai eggplant and tilapia in salt crust, as well as black sticky rice with pandanus noodles, and coconut cake. One drink - a Sriracha-spiced Thai Bloody Mary, a spritzed Mandarin Mimosa or Thai Iced Tea - is provided. Lunch (Mon - Fri, 11.30am - 2.30pm) and dinner (daily, 5.30 - 11pm) continue to be served.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Atrium 2, 02­02 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sat & Sun, noon - 4pm PRICE: $60++ a person TEL: 6688­7299 INFO: E­mail reservations@longchim.sg

Hua Ting Executive Set Lunches

Hua Ting Restaurant has launched three executive set lunches. Dim Sum Delights ($35++) will have Hua Ting specialities such as wok-fried turnip cake with live prawns and boneless chicken drumstick with vintage Chinese wine in casserole. Hua Ting Classics ($45++) highlights are Crispy Roasted Duck, Signature Baked Chicken Tartlets with mango, and Braised Italian Zucchini stuffed with fish paste and abalone. Flavours Of Spring ($60++) features items such as Steamed Crystal Seafood Dumpling, Steamed Red Yeast Rice Noodle Rolls with Crispy Soft Shell Crab, and Braised Live Local Lobster and Rice Vermicelli with Sake in Hot Stone Bowl.

WHERE: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Level 2 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Fri, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $35++ - $60++ TEL: 6739-6666 INFO: E­mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Around The World At Carousel

From its special promotional menus, Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts is presenting Around The World cuisine from next week, with signature European dishes such as carrillada al-andalus (braised veal cheeks) and paella mixta from Spain, saffron risotto with Balinese spicy scallops and organic asparagus from Italy and icli kofte (Turkish stuffed meatballs) and kara lahana dolmasi (stuffed collard greens) from Turkey. Highlights from Asia include Cantonese slow-braised spiced duck stuffed with eight treasures glutinous rice, Indian grilled masala marinated lamb chop with a hint of cinnamon and Thai roasted duck in red curry with lemongrass.

WHERE: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - July 5; dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm PRICE: $86++ a person ($52++ a child) TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: E-mail carousel@royalplaza.com.sg


RAMADAN

Iftar Dinner At Furama's Tiffany Cafe

The Iftar dinner at Furama City Centre's Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant is an international buffet. Featured traditional and speciality Malay dishes include Kari Kambing Kerisik (braised mutton with dried coconut), Ayam Masak Merah Berempah (spicy chicken cooked in tomato sauce), cuttlefish with rojak dressing, jackfruit creme brulee, assorted Malay kueh, Air Katira Bandong and sweet dates.

WHERE: Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Level 2 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Mon - July 5 PRICE: $32.90++ a person (usual price $65.80++); $14.40++ (usual price $28.80++) a child aged five - 11 TEL: 6531-5366 INFO: E-mail tiffany.citycentre@furama.com

Penang Culture's Fifth Anniversary

Family-style and halal-certified restaurant Penang Culture, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, has updated its menu just in time for Ramadan with new versions of some familiar Penang dishes, such as Premium Crab Meat & Salted Egg Fried Kway Teow ($15.95++), Salmon Assam Laksa ($11.95++), Premium Lobster & Scallop Noodles ($16.95++), Penang Fire Wings ($6.55++) and BBQ Salmon with housemade spice paste ($11.95++). Favourites include Cuttlefish Kang Kong ($5.95), Penang Oyster Eggs ($8.95++), Penang Cendol (from $4.65++), the new Gula Melaka Tiramisu With Cendol ($8.95++) and the signature Penang Culture drink, Ampla Juice ($4.95++).

WHERE: Changi Airport T2, Level 3; Jem Shopping Mall, 04-27; Century Square, 04-12 MRT: Changi Airport/ Jurong East/Tampines WHEN: Daily 10.30/11am - 10pm TEL: 6546-7793 (Changi Airport T2); 6734-8006 (Jem); 6789-8180 (Century Square) INFO: E-mail reservations@gdgroup.com.sg


DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Dumplings By Jia Wei's New Dim Sum Chef

Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant's dumplings are created by its new dim sum chef, Ng Lip Kah (author of Cooking Classics: Dim Sum - A Step By Step Cookbook). Available are the Signature Mini XO Sauce Abalone Rice Dumpling ($9.80+ each), the Traditional Dumpling ($18+) and Local Mini Rice Dumpling ($6.80+).

WHERE: Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, MRT: Dakota WHEN: Sun - June 19 PRICE: $6.80+ - $18+ (for takeaways; ++ for dine-in) TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610-FO16@accor.com (for more than 10 pieces, order at least one day ahead)

Revised Festive Prices At Kim Choo Kueh Chang

Prices for Kim Choo Kueh Chang's rice dumplings have been revised for the festive season. For instance, its signature Nyonya Rice Dumpling and Traditional Salty Dumpling are $4 each till Thursday, but will be $3.20 a piece from June 10 to 14. Mini dumplings ($1.50) are selling for $1.80 to $2 while the X.O. Rice Dumpling is $1 more till Thursday ($7, June 10 to 14).

WHERE: 60 Joo Chiat Place, 109-111 East Coast Road MRT: Eunos/Dakota WHEN/PRICE: Till Thu, $4 - $8; June 10 - 14, $3.20 - $8 TEL: 6741-2125 (office hours) INFO: E-mail customerservice@kimchoo.com


FATHER'S DAY

Eat At Regent Singapore, Test-Drive A Maserati

Fathers dining at selected Regent Singapore's Basilico, Summer Palace, Tea Lounge or Manhattan on June 19 are invited for a 20-minute test drive in a Maserati on the day itself. Summer Palace's eight-course menu includes the Double-boiled Japanese Sea Cucumber with Sea Whelk and Chinese Herbs, Stewed Goose Web with Fish Maw, Steamed Soon Hock with Banana Blossom and Black Fungus as well as Summer Palace's signature Suckling Pig Combination Platter. Dads can upgrade the soup to Double-boiled Abalone Soup with Deer Tendon, Black Chicken and Chinese Herbs, compliments of Chef Liu Qing Hai (book at least one day ahead). Families celebrating at home can order the Thankful Cake ($68+ for a 1kg) at Dolcetto by Basilico (lobby level) from June 13 to 19 (7.30am to 9pm). To order, call 6725-3243 or e-mail dolcetto.rsn@fourseasons.com.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 3 MRT: Orchard WHEN: June 11 - 19; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: From $648++ for six people, advance booking required; children under the age of five dine for free TEL: 6725-3288 INFO: E-mail summerpalace.rsn@fourseasons.com

Italian-Japanese Experience At Caffe B

Caffe B's five-course Father's Day Menu promises an Italian-Japanese experience with a hearty serving of Sous Vide Beef Tartare, Capellini Al Gamberetti cooked al dente style, pan-seared Pistachio-crusted Maguro in Guacamole Puree, Rack of Lamb Glazed with Plum Wine, and White Chocolate Caramel Brownie.

WHERE: The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15/01­83 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: June 12 - 19; lunch: noon ­ 3pm; dinner: 6 ­ 10pm PRICE: $70++ (add $40++ for wine-pairing) TEL: 6887­3311 INFO: www.caffeb.com.sg

Special Sharing Plates At OCF

Besides the set lunch and dinner menus, OCF Singapore, which serves French cuisine in the historical Old Parliament House, has a Sharing Plates menu with items such as White Asparagus from Le Landes with Girolle and Roasting Jus ($40++), Roasted Scallops, Petit Pois, Iberian Ham and Potato Emulsion ($38++, three pieces) and Black Truffle Risotto, Poultry Jus ($40++).

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, 02-02 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Lunch (June 13 - 19): noon - 2.30pm; dinner (June 13 - 18): 6 - 9pm PRICE: Lunch: $38++ a person; dinner: $88++ or $158++ a person; for men only, both meals: add $30++ for free-flow wine & Moritz beer TEL: 6333-9312 INFO: E-mail info@ocf-singapore.com


SALON GOURMET

Hundred Acre Dinner With Masterchef Juan Amador

This event features the Asian-influenced Spanish-European cuisine of three-Michelin starred chef Juan Amadorand wine from Hundred Acre. Among the wines featured are 2012 Layer Cake Chardonnay, 2013 Cherry Tart Pinot Noir and 2012 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon ARK (Robert Parker 100points).

WHERE: Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $208++ a person ($166.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail salongourmet@sph.com.sg


WINE EVENT

Wine Dinner With Helen & Joey Estate

Merchants Wine Store has a new addition to its wine family - Helen & Joey Estate, its first partner from Yarra Valley near Melbourne. The vineyard's Trent Griffiths will be in Singapore to host a five-course wine dinner tomorrow and on the menu is fresh lamb shoulder, which was hand-carried by him from Gippsland in Victoria. He has also brought cheeses from Yarra Valley Dairy. The wine-growing region of Yarra Valley is renowned for its premium Cabernet Sauvignon (and Bordeaux blends), Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

WHERE: 52 Duxton Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm PRICE: $108 nett a person (includes food & wine pairings); group discounts available TEL: 6222-1162 INFO: E-mail info@ merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe