FUJIYAMA DRAGON CURRY
Adding to the pool of Japanese curry rice joints here is Fujiyama Dragon Curry, which comes from Hiroshima. The five-year-old chain has five outlets across Japan and its maiden overseas outlet here is helmed by the same owner behind mazesoba shop Kajiken three doors down in Orchid Hotel.
Diners can choose from seven types of Japanese curry rice dishes.
Signature dishes include Cheese Curry ($15.70), which is cooked with a gooey mix of gouda cheese, Breaded Deep-Fried Pork Curry ($16.70), Garlic Pork Belly Curry ($15.70) and Deep-Fried Chicken Curry ($15.70).
Can't decide which curry to have? Get the All Topping Wild Curry ($19.70, above), which is loaded with pork katsu, chicken karaage, garlic pork belly and cheese.
The rice is drenched in a house-made curry that is concocted from a blend of 20 spices and is served with spring onions, shredded lettuce, minced pork and an onsen egg.
For a more wholesome meal, opt for the 16-grain rice that includes brown rice, red bean and barley, at no extra charge. Diners can choose from three levels of spiciness for the curry and get an upsized portion of rice for free.
They can also help themselves to the chicken stock. Pour it into the bowl of curry rice to get a congee.
Where: 01-03 Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link
Open: 11.30am to 3pm, 6 to 9.30pm (weekdays); 11.30am to 9.30pm (weekends)
Info: Call 6444-9260 or go to www.facebook.com/pg/fujiyamadragon.sg
Get your fried chicken fix - in South-east Asian flavours - at this self-service joint.
The 68-seat eatery offers fried spice-battered chicken coated in a sticky kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soya sauce) and a fiery Spicy Flamin' that is seasoned with a chilli blend. Prices start at $8.50 for one drumstick and three two-joint wings.
Sink your teeth into burgers such as Cluckin' Good ($7.90), which has a lemongrass-seasoned chicken thigh fillet cushioned between malasada (Portuguese doughnuts).
Do not miss the sides, which include We Meat Again ($6.50), fries topped with slow-cooked minced beef rendang, and Tat's Egg-citing! ($5.90), which has fries tossed in salted egg yolk sauce, nacho cheese and tomato salsa.
Sticky Wings is owned by ABR Holdings, which runs the Swensen's restaurant chain.
Where: 02-05 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive
Open: 7.30am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6266-8455 or go to www.stickywings.sg
The lounge in the Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby has recently been revamped. The 100-seat lounge and bar serves Asian-inspired bites and cocktails.
Taking centre stage on the menu is the Afternoon High Tea (from $48, above) at 2 and 4pm daily.
Tea connoisseurs can have their customised teas brewed tableside and pair teas with herbs and flowers from the integrated resort's herb garden.
Teas include Durian Lapis, which is durian-flavoured black tea, and nasi lemak and mango sticky rice tea from home-grown tea purveyor, Ette.
Bites in the three-course afternoon tea menu include prawn avocado with tobiko aioli sandwich, freshly baked scones and yuzu cream cheese mille-feuille.
Food highlights include poached Boston lobster with potato hash ($38), pork and foie gras croquette ($48) and the Alaskan king crab dashi jelly ($48).
Go tipple-happy with cocktails such as Renku Lager ($15), which is infused with green tea and Rosella ($20), a blend of gin, Cocchi Rosa, champagne and wild forest berry tea.
Where: Lobby, Marina Bay Sands (Tower 1), 10 Bayfront Avenue
Open: 24 hours
Info: Call 6688-5535 or go to www.marinabaysands.com
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