Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Eat Out: Crystal Jade Mother's Day Set Menu

说实话,孝顺母亲不应该只在母亲节。不过,趁着这个特为母亲而设的母亲节项目,让母亲感觉受宠,何乐而不为?Crystal Jade Golden Palace翡翠金阁在今年母亲节特别推出五种套餐,4人套餐为$348++至10人套餐$1338++。母亲节套餐只限从5月2日至10日为止,因此勿错失良机。

试吃了这里特别为母亲而设的套餐后,我只能说,厨师非常了解母亲要求的是什么,所以菜肴绝对做到:真材实料,养颜补身,而且让母亲吃到原汁原味的食材。


4位和10位套餐的开胃菜:潮粤四喜拼盘(卤水鸭片,油泡带子,炸蟹枣,脆皮烧肉),让母亲一次过吃到不同风味的美食:卤水鸭片配卤豆干,油泡带子配上香甜酱汁,炸蟹枣配甜甜圈状炸馒头,还有招牌菜:脆皮烧肉,每一种开胃菜都有配对酱料,母亲一定会吃得过瘾。(每份$14)


4位、8位和10位套餐的汤品:金汤石榴燕窝,正中母亲爱漂亮的心理,南瓜浓汤中的小福袋,有满满的燕窝和爽口的马蹄,让母亲吃到最原汁原味的滋味。每份$36)


10人套餐中的翡翠百花酿花胶,再一次满足母亲爱胶原蛋白的欲望。虾肉末酿在花胶上,让你的每一口都吃到弹牙的胶原蛋白和鲜香。每份$44


10人套餐的榛子油真菌焗龙虾仔,用榛子油烹调料理,好处是它含丰富Omega 9和Omega 6脂肪酸,不但较健康也散发迷人气息。每份22


法国羊肚菌扣鲜鲍片,采用墨西哥鲍鱼和法国羊肚菌烹煮,让母亲吃到弹牙的鲍鱼和齿颊留香的羊肚菌。每份$26


中餐到了最后一定有面食,长寿干烧伊面是送给母亲长命百岁的一种祝福。虽然饱了,母亲也肯定会像我一样停不了口。每份$15


最后,有预先订位的朋友,可让母亲免费享受翡翠冰燕玉碗。燕窝和雪莲底下是雪白的椰香布丁,盛在有班兰叶香料的玉碗上,非常精致且贴心,母亲一定会甜上心头。(每份$68)

现在订位还来得及,电话:67346866.POSB和DBS信用卡付账可获10%折扣。

Crystal Jade Golden Palace
address:290 Orchard Road #05-22 Paragon
Tel: 67346866

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Eat Out: Beauty in a Pot 美滋锅


爱吃如你,相信已经听说“美滋锅”这家餐馆吧?它是乐天集团的另一新成员,以火锅料理为主。不过这里的火锅不是一般的鸳鸯火锅,而是结合了养生和美颜功效的火锅,让人觉得健康又满足。

这锅含丰富胶原蛋白的鸳鸯锅是用六小时熬煮而成。加了人参、当归、红枣等药材,让人吃出健康和美貌。麻辣锅有三种辣度任你选。每锅$20。


醉虾是火锅的材料之一,而且活泼乱跳的鲜虾会在你眼前醉倒,好让你吃到最新鲜的食材。


各色肉丸都是手工制成,货真价实,让你吃到最饱满的肉质。


可点和牛、肉丸、醉虾、蔬菜等,绝对满足你的味蕾。


鱼造型的鱼豆腐(每个$1.80),都是师傅手工制作的。


每一张桌子都有放满纸巾、牙签的抽屉,非常贴心。


餐馆也会免费供应酸酸甜甜,帮助消化又清新的柚子冰。


吃火锅的同时,别忘了点无限供应的酸酶茶或罗汉果茶。两种都很好喝,有解腻作用。

有兴趣的朋友,可趁周末到这里吃宵夜,因为周五周六和假期前夕,这里营业到午夜3点。

Beauty in a Pot 美滋锅

地址:11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-21 OneKM Singapore 437157
电话: 67022542
网站:paradisegp.com

Friday, February 6, 2015

Enjoy CNY buffet at PARKROYAL on Beach Road


从今天至3月5日,你就可以预订和享用农历新年大餐。PARKROYAL on Beach Road的Plaza Brasserie,特别在这段期间推出农历年自助餐,菜肴还非常配合羊年主题。


这个海南羊肉汤正是其中一个配合羊年主题的菜肴之一。海南人一定会喜欢这道非常传统也很道地的补身羊肉汤,就连海南人的美食家都对它赞不绝口。所以说,海南人到这里庆祝新年肯定更开心。


这个水果鱼生也配合主题,除了传统食材,还有各种水果如青芒果、哈密瓜、蜜桃等等。


多宝糯米饭,材料丰富,也很有饱足感。


喜欢这道八宝鸭,鸭肉不“材”,而且非常入味。


羊肉烧卖是另一道配合羊年主题的必吃食品。羊肉和猪肉的内陷,香滑而且无羊膻味。


迷你糙米球,包着猪肉馅,很弹牙可口。


新年年菜--白菜内包了发菜和干贝。


各色新年糕点,如黄梨塔、杏仁饼、传统莲藕糖饼、蛋塔等等,充分满足味蕾,也使新年大餐更有气氛。

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

2月6日至3月5日(除了2月18,19和20日)午餐(12点至2.30点)- 成人$48++,儿童$29++;晚餐(6点至10点)-成人$68++,儿童$41++
2月18日(除夕):午餐:成人$58++,儿童$35++;晚餐:成人$98++,儿童$59++
2月19和20日(初一和初二):午餐:成人$68++,儿童$41++;晚餐:成人$68++,儿童$41++

自助晚餐和2月19和20日的午餐,还包括每人可点波斯顿龙虾(每人只限一份)。

有兴趣者,现在可致电65055710或电邮:dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com预订。

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant CNY feast

来临的农历年是羊年。为此,不少餐馆都非常应景,以羊为主题,让每个人都喜气“羊羊”。翡翠餐饮集团当中,最具代表性的,可说是位于义安城四楼的翡翠皇宫酒家(Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant)。这次要介绍的正是在翡翠皇宫酒家特别在羊年推出的年菜。


捞鱼生是每一桌必点必做的年菜。今年与其吃传统的捞鱼生,不如趁羊年吃一点不一样的。“黄金鲜果捞生”是非常应景,以水果为主的“捞起”。色彩鲜艳的食材,都是以水果如杨桃、雪梨、哈蜜瓜、芒果,加上脆芋条、花生、海蜇、黄尾鱼和芝麻等等。酱料也非常配合羊年主题,在酸梅酱中加了洋参须。

我很喜欢这道水果捞生,很鲜甜爽脆,也很开胃,像吃水果沙拉。如果想“打包”,也可以预定。每份$78.80/$128。


用10小时炖煮的“金牌鸡炖中鲍翅”,是鸡汤和鱼翅的完美结合,清甜暖胃。每份$52。


盆菜,已成为大家必吃的年菜之一。这锅“金装鲍鱼盆菜”里有多达18种食材,包括顶级10头鲍、鱼鳔、海参、猪脚、猪肉、烧鸭、蚝豉、竹笙、虾、发菜、干贝、冬菇、猪皮、芋头、豆皮、白菜、鱼饼和白萝卜。$298.90++/$488.80++

材料丰富又新鲜,让人想把全部的材料一网打尽。


配合羊年的“蒜片羊柳粒”,鲜嫩多汁,而且没有羊膻味。$40


好意头的菜肴--“发菜蚝豉鲜鲍片”。时价


“六六大寿”是这道面食的菜名。为什么?因为看似另一道捞起的面食,有六种材料:鲍鱼、烧鸭肉、叉烧、冬菇、干贝和灯笼椒,和淋上芝麻酱的冷面一起再“捞起”,肯定大发又大寿。$36.80


最后,别忘了甜品。这道配合羊年的“洋参炖香橙雪梨蜜”,清甜之余也有助消化。每人$6.50

从2月6日至3月5日,可开始享用年菜套餐。如果在这段期间订外带盆菜和鱼生,还可获10%折扣。

明天就是2月6日,现在就订位,以免向隅。

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant
Address: Ngee Ann City #04-19
Tel: 67352388

Friday, November 7, 2014

Osmanthus Chiffon Cake


I like scent of osmanthus(桂花),and after some research, it's good for high blood pressure patient. So again, I modified my staple chiffon cake recipe and make it. Another successful work!

It has light tea colour and light osmanthus aroma. And what surprised me is that both my mom and hubby like it. Happy!


Ingredients:
3 egg yolks
18-20g sugar
30g oil
50g water
1/2 tsp dried osmanthus flower
55g self raising flour

3 egg white
40g sugar
A few drops of lemon juice or cream of tartar

Method:
1. Blend dried lavender with water(to get the aroma). Set aside.
2. Whisk egg yolks with 18g sugar till sugar dissolved.
3. Add oil , mix well and add osmanthus water mixture. Stir well.
4. Fold flour.
5. In another bowl, Whisk egg white with lemon juice till soft peak.
6. Add sugar in three parts till stiff peak.
7. Pour mixture to cake tin and bake at 180 degree for 35 min.
8. Remove from oven and turn over to cool.
9. Remove from mold and ready to serve.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hairy Crabs Feast at Taste Paradise and Paradise Pavillion

一年一度的大闸蟹季节又到了。爱吃蟹的我当然不会错过。我很庆幸可以尝到乐天集团的Taste Paradise和 Paradise Pavillion在10月1日至11月30日特别推出的大闸蟹套餐。我准备好食指大动了!

这里所选用的大闸蟹都来自中国阳澄湖,据说蟹膏更饱满,肉质更鲜甜美味。Taste Paradise和 Paradise Pavillion的厨师分别发挥创意,设计不同的大闸蟹套餐,让食客可以在两家餐馆品尝到不同的大闸蟹料理。


这里分别为你介绍两家餐馆的主打料理,让你知道今年大闸蟹套餐的特色。


Paradise Pavillion推出的前菜:水晶大闸蟹粉拌梅酒手撕龙虾(combination of Hairy Crab Roe and Fresh Meat Jelly and Shredded Lobster Meat with Plum Wine)。用蟹膏和蟹肉制成的果冻,带有微微的药材味,很爽口。旁边的酸甜龙虾沙拉同样提升其清爽度,很醒胃。


Taste Paradise的套餐前菜:蟹粉汉堡拼烧汁带子(Parma Ham Mantou Slider served with Hairy Crab Roe, accompanied with Pan-seared scallops with Teriyaki sauce)。汉堡般的馒头放在满满蟹膏和蟹肉煮成的酱汁上,感觉像在吃沾满辣椒螃蟹的馒头,很有满足感。带子扮演了提升鲜味的作用。


Paradise Pavillion的主打汤:大闸蟹粉石锅鲍翅(Braised Superior Shark's Fin with Hairy Crab Roe accompanied with Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot)。如果你喜欢吃鱼翅,你会觉得这锅汤超有满足感的。用蟹膏煮的羹汤,也提升了鲜甜味。香脆的春卷条,像油条一样吸附汤汁,让食客可以沾着吃。


Taste Paradise的主打汤:清炖蟹粉鸡豆花(Chicken and Egg White Beancurd topped with Hairy Crab Roe)。这汤是现煮现呈,所以需要等15-20分钟。蛋白豆花配蟹粉清鸡汤,很清淡也很暖胃,有解腻作用。


吃大闸蟹时间到!如果觉得吃蟹很累人,或不想自己动手,可假手于熟练的服务员,让她代劳,吃蟹就可变得很轻松。


光是看服务员的手法,也是一种享受,更是一门学问。


附着在蟹壳上的是满满的蟹膏,不要浪费这些精华!


把肺和脏物去干净,就可放心的吃饱满的蟹肉。


连蟹脚的肉,都帮你处理好,只要吸一吸,就可轻松把肉吃进肚里。螃蟹属寒,记得吃蟹后喝暖胃的姜茶。


甜品之前,先来个面食。Paradise Pavillion的大闸蟹粉珍菌炒年糕(Sautéed Rice Cake with Hairy Crab Roe and Wild Mushroom), 让人很有饱足感。


甜品来了!Taste Paradise的桂花椰香奶冻(Chilled Osmanthus Jelly served with Coconut Ice Cream and Milk),是一款中西合璧的甜品。椰香雪糕配桂花果冻,清爽又解腻。


Paradise Pavillion的雪蛤马蹄露拼柚子蛋糕(Combination of Hashima with Water Chestnut and Pomelo Cheesecake), 同样清爽。尤其喜欢带有柠檬清香的乳酪蛋糕。

Taste Paradise推出的六道菜套餐,每人$138++(至少2人享用),如果你有ANZ,OCBC和PGR信用卡,每人只需付$108++。

Paradise Pavilion推出的两套六道菜套餐,每人$128++和$168++(至少2人享用),如果你有ANZ,OCBC和PGR信用卡,每人只需付$98++或$138++。

此外,Paradise Pavilion也可单点大闸蟹佳肴。清蒸或盐焗大闸蟹,每只$68和$98++。

大闸蟹季节只到11月底,所以记得趁早预约:
Taste Paradise, #04-07 ION Orchard. Tel: 65099660.
Paradise Pavilion, #02-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre, Ground Plaza. Tel: 65099308.



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lavender Chiffon Cake




I like Chiffon cake, for its airiness and softness. But unfortunately, I can't seems to find a good Chiffon cake in the market. Either they are too dry or too moist, or they lack the aroma and flavor. So I look around, looking for a healthy(less than 4 eggS) yet easy to follow recipe. And I stumbled upon this recipe from SSB and I have been using this staple recipe since.

Recently, I bought a packet of dried lavender, without concrete idea of what to do with it. When I searched for recipes using lavender, there's lavender chiffon cake but with lemon and earl grey tea etc. I am curious how will lavender chiffon cake without lemon or other ingredients turned out. So I tried using just dried lavender, and maybe add purple sweet potatoes for the purple colors.

I modified the original recipe, And it turned out well. It has a nice and mild lavender aroma, yet moist and as usual airy and soft.


My dear friend Wendy and her son very "给面子”,finish the cake in a flash and give very good comments. And immediately she asked for the recipe. After a week, she still urged me for the recipe. So Wendy, This is for u:

Ingredients:
3 egg yolks
18-20g sugar
30g oil
50g milk
1/2 tsp dried lavender
55g self raising flour
(Optional) mash 1 purple sweet potato for color and flavor or just use purple coloring.

3 egg white
40g sugar
A few drops of lemon juice or cream of tartar

Method:
1. Blend dried lavender with milk(to get the aroma). Set aside.
2. Whisk egg yolks with 18g sugar till sugar dissolved.
3. Add oil , mix well and add milk mixture. and colouring. Stir well.
4. Fold flour.
5. In another bowl, Whisk egg white with lemon juice till soft peak.
6. Add sugar in three parts till stiff peak.
7. Pour mixture to cake tin and bake at 180 degree for 35 min.
8. Remove from oven and turn over to cool.
9. Remove from mold and ready to serve.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dine out: Paradise Inn Suntec



I was at Suntec Paradise Inn during lunch time one weekday. Understand From PR person (who invited me) that suntec basement was undergoing a facelift and the restaurant was revamped. He said that lunch time Usually crowded as there are many offices around.

To be frank, I can't really differentiate the different paradise group restaurants. He told me that Paradise Inn is specialized in home cooked specialties. No wander I see many dishes choice from the menu.

After starter, we had 金瓜蚝士汤(top pic-$23.90). This healthy soup Used only lean meat and 老母鸡.


For starter, we ordered 脆皮虾枣($8.90). It is very different from the hei zou I had. It reminded me of Yam ring crust. Crispier than any hei zou.


Their signature dish: 招牌扣肉包($2.60). They use 五花肉。meat tender and fats melt in my mouth.


This is their new dish: 三杯鹿肉煲($14.90). 很好下饭。


If you are a vegetarian , this is for you: 蒜茸鸡腿菇炒甜豆($12.90). 鸡腿菇texture reminded me of fish cake. Healthy!


This is another signature dish that you can't miss: 猪手焖米粉($12.90)




Don't forget to have some fruit/herb/flower infused ice tea.

Paradise Inn
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-110 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983.
Tel: 63364048