Happenings - Food

TungLok Heen at Resorts World Sentosa now serves Singapore street food such as Mee Goreng (left).
TungLok Heen at Resorts World Sentosa now serves Singapore street food such as Mee Goreng (left).
TungLok Heen at Resorts World Sentosa now serves Singapore street food such as Mee Goreng (left).PHOTO: TUNGLOK HEEN



TungLok Heen RWS Adds Singapore Street Food To Regular Menu

Besides its regular a la carte menu of Chinese cuisine, TungLok Heen at Resorts World Sentosa now serves favourite Singapore street food such as Oyster Omelette (Oh Luak; $32++ a portion) using Irish oysters, Chilli Crab (de-shelled; one-day advance order) and Char Kway Teow. It also has Bak Kut Teh ($15++ a person) using Spanish pork ribs and satay ($32++ a portion) made from Spanish kurobuta pork jowl. Other items include Grilled Barramundi Fillet with Asam Paste ($48++) and Lobster Laksa ($28++/$18++ whole/half lobster a person).

WHERE: Hotel Michael (Lobby Level), Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm, daily PRICE: $15++ - $48++; Taste of Singapore set (order one day before): $268++ (for four people) TEL: 6884-7888 INFO: www.tunglokheen.com

New Dishes At Jamie's Italian

There is something for everyone on the new menu at Jamie's Italian, from the Mushroom Fritti to the Spaghetti Vongole. There are also pizzas made with the restaurant's own artisan dough and a slow-cooked beef short rib.

WHERE (MRT): 01-01/04 Forum, 583 Orchard Road (Orchard);01-165/167 Vivo City, 1 HarbourFront Walk (HarbourFront) WHEN: Forum: Sun - Thu: 11.30am - 10pm & Fri - Sat: till 11pm. VivoCity: Mon - Thu: Noon - 10pm; Fri: till 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm & Sun: till 10pm PRICE: Pasta: $15.50++ - $27++; pizza: $21++ - $24.50++; mains: $16.50++ - $48++ TEL: 6655-7676 (Forum); 6733-5500 (VivoCity) INFO: www.jamieoliver.com

Kitchen By Food Rebel Extends Friday Hours

Kitchen By Food Rebel has extended its hours on Fridays, closing two hours later at 8pm. From 5.30pm, it will be serving gluten-free craft beer, French wines and items from a light bites menu, such as chicken sliders (below, $13 nett) with gula-melaka caramelised onions and spicy Malay sauce; paprika sweet-patatas bravas ($9), with a lime-infused sambal sauce; and egg frittata ($12.50), stuffed with shiitake mushrooms and arugula. The dishes are paired with white wines from Alsace, the Rhone and Loire valleys, and reds from south-west France.

WHERE: 28 Stanley Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Weekdays (except public holidays): 8am - 6pm; Fri: till 8pm PRICE: $9 - $13 nett TEL: 6224-7088 INFO: E-mail info@foodrebelsg.com

Mexican Mayhem At 1-Altitude

Mexican Mayhem is the first of a series of monthly themed parties at 1-Altitude. Tonight's event is the Mexican celebration of honouring ancestry. On offer are Mexican Mayhem cocktails ($18++ each) - the Alty-Mexicana, a hot concoction of Mexican beer, lime juice and Tabasco; and the Cartel Garden, a refreshing mix of Agave nectar, lime juice, tequila and Campari. Mexican tapas such as Fuego wings ($16++), nachos ($14++), Jalapeno Poppers ($16++) and Ancho dusted fried calamari ($16++) are also available.

WHERE: Level 63 One Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 6pm PRICE: $35 nett (cover charge), includes one standard house pour & one cocktail; tapas: $14++ - $16++ TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail info@1-altitude.com

December Dishes At Hajime

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen in Serangoon Garden is introducing two new dishes for next month: Ume Layer Tonkatsu ($21.90 nett) and Kurobuta Deluxe Shabu Ramen ($16.90 nett). Guests can also order Hajime favourites such as Premium Pork Loin ($19.90), Miso Fillet ($17.90), Tonkatsu Ramen ($14.90) and Salmon Don ($16.90).

WHERE: 02-07 myVillage @ Serangoon Garden, 1 Maju Avenue MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Dec 1 - 31; Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (daily); dinner: 6 - 10pm (Mon - Fri), 5 - 10pm (weekends & public holidays) PRICE: $14.90 - $21.90 nett TEL: 6509-9952 INFO: E-mail enquiry@hajime.com.sg

Coyote Sunday Fiesta Brunch

Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill is holding the second of its Fiesta Brunch series this Sunday. Besides the Tex-Mex food and unlimited drinks, there will be fun for adults, a play area for kids and a popcorn station. Coyote's main brunch spread will have tacos, burgers, quesadillas, the signature crispy chicken wings, nachos with made-from-scratch guacamole and churros. Add free-flow soft drinks, juices, margaritas, Asahi and Corona beers and the Mexican Bloody Mary, the Michelada.

WHERE: 320 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park MRT: Orchard/Redhill WHEN: Sun, 1 - 4pm PRICE: $78++ a person, $40++ for those aged seven - 18 (free for children up to six years old); optional children's set menu: $12++ (buy tickets at coyote2.peatix.com) TEL: 6836-5528 INFO: www.coyote.com.sg/reservations

VLV's Shanghai-themed Weekend

VLV's monthly theme parties start this weekend in " Shanghai" with a Saturday Night theme club night in the VLV Lounge and moving on to a swinging day-time brunch party in the VLV Restaurant on Sunday afternoon. The Sunday event features a dim sum buffet with free-flow champagne. Come decked out in your Oriental best and you might win the grand prize for the day.

WHERE: 01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN/PRICE: Tomorrow, 9pm - 4am/$30 cover charge, includes one drink; complimentary entry for guests in costume (Shanghai chic); Sun, noon - 3pm/$128++ a person (includes free-flow champagne, wine, beer,cocktails & dim sum buffet) TEL: 6661-0197 INFO: E-mail reservation@vlv.life


Spanish Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch

It is still not too late to celebrate Thanksgiving during the weekend. Spanish restaurant UNA at One Rochester is having a Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday with favourites such as roast turkey and pumpkin pie, in addition to Spanish delights as part of the smorgasbord brunch. Expect a tapas selection of olives, fish, cured pork, cheese, clams and meats. Adults get a special Thanksgiving Cinnamon Punch Cocktail as a welcome drink - a concoction of rum, cranberry juice, orange juice with cinnamon and whipped cream. A "virgin" version is available for diners who prefer not to have any alcohol.

WHERE: 1 Rochester Park MRT: one-north WHEN: Sun, 11am - 3pm PRICE: $58++ a person TEL: 6773-0070 INFO: E-mail una@onerochester.com


Goodies From Orchard Hotel's Mon Bijou

Orchard Hotel Singapore's artisanal bistro, Mon Bijou, has a trove of house-crafted specialities for the festivities, featuring the season's new creations, signature savoury and sweet Christmas treats and hampers. Highlights include executive chef Vincent Aw's new sous vide turkey roulade with chestnut and dried fruit stuffing (2.2 - 3kg: $138+) and traditional whole roasted turkey with poached tomatoes scented with lemongrass (4.5 - 5.5kg, $158+); Okinawa black sugar glazed ham with red cabbage casserole (2.5 - 3kg, $88+); Chocolate stracciatella with dried fruits and pistachio log cake (1kg, $65+); Christmas cookies ($25+); gingerbread cookies ($7.50+); gingerbread house ($58+); Mon Bijou fruitcake (+$48); and shepherd's pie with winter truffle ($98+).

WHERE: 01-19 (mezzanine level) Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Dec 25, 11 - 8pm PRICE: Hampers: $98+ - $108+; turkey: $138+ - $158+; others: $7.50+ - $98+ TEL: 6739-6738 INFO: E-mail monbijou.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Gourmet Gifts And Sweet Delights From Parkroyal On Pickering

For a cosy Christmas dinner at home, you can order Lime's Wonder-full Celebration set or a whole roasted turkey in four different flavours (4kg: $118+; 6kg: $168+) that is pre-carved and ready to serve. The Celebration set ($118+) includes 1.5kg Honey Baked Ham, 2kg Deboned Turkey and accompaniments, a trio of log cakes - the pandan coconut, bandung and white chocolate raspberry and durian gula melaka (also sold by the slice). Also available at Parkroyal On Pickering's festive takeaway booth are Christmas cookies ($6+ - $15+), traditional fruit cake, cupcakes, roasted meats and a Ginger Bread House (medium: $50+).

WHERE: 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Dec 2 - 25, 10am - 10pm PRICE: Turkey: $118+ - $168+; Celebration set: $118+; log cakes: $30+ for 500g, $58+ for 1kg; others: $6+ - $50+ (15 per cent discount for orders pre-paid by Dec 2; 10 per cent discount if prepaid by Dec 12) TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com

Cocotte's Christmas Roast Takeaways

The set from Cocotte comprises Christmas wreath salad and a housemade charcuterie platter of foie gras mousse, duck rillettes, pate de campagne and sourdough baguette as starters, choice of two sides (root or seasonal vegetables, mash potatoes and purple kohlrabi), one main and a dessert of apple tarte tatin or chocolate cherry-loaf cake. Main choices are roast Iberico pork collar ($206+ for the set with this item), slow-roasted boneless lamb leg ($210+) or Robbins Island wagyu beef rump roast ($265+).

WHERE: 2 Dickson Road MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till Jan 2 PRICE: $206+ - $265+ TEL: 6298-1188 INFO: www.restaurantcocotte.com

Amara's Offerings And Chempedak Log Cake

Amara Singapore Hotel's festive delights include traditional and rosemary roast turkeys, honey-glazed bone-in ham, Christmas gingerbread house, panettones, stollens, fruit cakes, cookies, pralines, macarons and ivory mango yuzu log cake. Its signature chempedak log cake (1kg: $55+) is also available.

WHERE: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Dec 25 PRICE: Turkey: $128+; ham: $128+ - $220+; log cakes: $50+ - $55+; other cakes: $18+ - $60+; festive favourites: $15+ - $30; gingerbread house: $58+ TEL: 6879-2607 INFO: fnb.sg@amarahotels.com

Mummy's Fruit Cake At Kith Cafe

Kith Cafe is introducing its ultimate Christmas centrepiece, the Mummy's Fruit Cake. Made from a selection of fruits and spiked with brandy, the cake will be launched at the Kith Cafe outlet at Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, next week.

WHERE: 01-08 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 1 - Jan 2 PRICE: $32 (whole cake) TEL: 6734-9007 INFO: E-mail enquiry@kith.com.sg

Caffe B's Restaurant-Bar Options

Caffe B is having a Christmas special at both its restaurant and bar, where one can feast on traditional festive dishes such as smoked salmon and tomato salsa, roasted young Tom turkey breast and roasted striploin of beef, and poached lemon sole. The bar is serving a three-course dinner while the restaurant's version has six courses, including duck liver terrine crocrante, chef's fresh pot of the day, Sakura Denbu risotto and poached lemon sole.

WHERE: B1-15 & 01-83 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Dec 1 - 31, 6 - 10pm PRICE: Caffe B bar three-course menu: $38++ a person ($68++ for two); Caffe B restaurant six-course menu: $148++ (all prices include wine-pairing) TEL: 6887-3311 (restaurant), 6222-2329 (bar) INFO: www.caffebsg.com

&Made Burger Bistro's Santa Burger

&Made Burger Bistro at Quayside Isle, Sentosa, is offering its Santa Burger and HoHoHo Milkshake to put you in a joyous mood. The burger and the milkshake are available for the whole of next month.

WHERE: 01-03 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Dec 1 - 31 (Mon - Fri: noon - 10.30pm; Sat & public holidays: 11.30 am - 11pm; Sun: 11.30am - 10pm) PRICE: Burger: $22; milkshake: $9 TEL: 6690-7570 INFO: andmade.sg

Tandoori Turkey, Four-course Set From Song Of India

The Song Of India is offering a four-course Christmas set menu from the week before Christmas till Boxing Day. For takeaways, the restaurant is offering its Tandoori Turkey in two versions, one of which is stuffed with morel biryani.

WHERE: 33 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Dec 18 - 26; collection times: noon - 3pm (lunch), 6 - 10pm (dinner) PRICE: Tandoori turkey (two days' advance order): $119+ (whole); $139+ (whole, stuffed with morel biryani); four-course Christmas set menu: $79++ a person TEL: 6836-0055 INFO: E-mail namaste@songofindia.com.sg

Marriott Cafe's Festive Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Marriott Cafe is loading up Yuletide delicacies such as Christmas classics, Western and Asian delights, fresh seafood on ice or grilled, charcuterie and desserts. There will be multiple servings of favourites such as roast turkey with dried fruits and chestnut stuffing; roast prime rib of beef; bourbon and honey-glazed leg ham; pork saddle stuffed with prunes and pancetta; and lobster bisque. Other items include gingerbread spiced salmon; pan-fried duck foie gras; roast beef with arugula and parmesan cheese; oyster florentine; lobster spicy Catalana style; gratinated prawns; risotto with squid ink and crab; roast duck; salted egg prawns; butter chicken; and sweet treats such as mulled fruit brulee; eggnog financier cream pots; pink champagne jelly; stollen; avocado lemon minestrone fruits; and chocolate Breton Sable with coffee ganache.

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Dec 1 - 30; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Lunch: $63++ a person/$32++ a child (Sun: $98++, includes free-flow sparkling wine & beer/$46++ a child); dinner: $80++ - $88++ a person/$40++ - $44 a child TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com


Bodegas Resalte De Penafiel Wine Dinner

The wines for this dinner are from Bodegas Resalte de Penafiel, known to be one of the high-tech wineries in Spain, and are made from Tempranillo grapes. Export director Siego Nieto will present the wines at the event. After canapes at the reception, dinner starts with wagyu beef carpaccio (paired with Resalte Vendimia Seleccionada 2014). Other items are pan-seared pigeon (Resalte Crianza 2011), saffron carnaroli superfino risotto pork sausage ragout scented with rosemary (Resalte Expresion Reserva 2010: Wine Spectator 93 points, Robert Parker 90 points), sous-vide and roasted lamb rack (Gran Resalte 2009) and dessert.

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm PRICE: $108++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail reservations@zafferano.sg

Yilgarnia Wine Dinner

Peter Buxton, owner-founder of Denmark's Yilgarnia Wines, hosts this five-course dinner. The menu comprises Western Australian seafood, asparagus and berries. Among the wines featured is Yilgarnia's Sauvignon Blanc, which has been nominated by Australian wine writer James Halliday as the signature wine.

WHERE: Merchants Wine Cellar, 52-53 Duxton Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Dec 3, 7.30pm PRICE: $98 nett a person 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 November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Subscribe