I have to catch a flight at 9.20am and left home very early to avoid the jam to the airport. I would have grab a quick breakfast if not for a complimentary access to the lounge, blessing from the DBS Altitude card. This card came with a priority pass with two complimentary access to many lounges all over the world (see here). In fact, there are quite a few travel friendly credit cards that provide lounge access as well (see here). However, as far as I’m concern, I still prefer the Altitude over the rest because its annual fee can be waived if a minimum amount is charged to the card per year. At 25,000, it is quite doable if all the combined family expenses are charged to it. So the travel benefits and air miles really comes with no additional cost.
Anyway, here’s what I enjoyed for free.
I had a belated birthday celebration for my wife at the Pelican. The food was great but the peaceful and quiet time together was even better 🙂
Roasted pumpkin, japanese pumpkin salad with feta cheese
Crumbled bleu cobb, tomato, bacon, avocado, chopped egg
Baked salmon fillet, glazed peas and cucumber
Pelican burger, chopped steak, smoked ketchup, fries
Sweet potato cake, served with sweet potato cream
And after sending her back to office, I found some time to take advantage of the blue skies.
This is really ramen play, dip the noodles and drink up the soup later after filling it up with hot water.
I heard several good recommendations about The Line Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel but never had a chance to try it till today.
First the seafood and cold dishes
Next, the meat.
The Indian section, my favorite.
Then the Laska
Finally, the desserts
Overall experience, food is food, spread is great but come at a cost.
With kids in school, my wife and I found time to have an early valentine’s day lunch at Indochine, Gardens by the Bay. There’s a minimum spending of $80 per pax but I wonder how the restaurant will enforce this.
Lemongrass cream of mushroom
Tom yam lobster broth with asian herbs
Roasted lemongrass french corn-fed chicken
Steamed lemongrass cod & tiger prawn
Tropical fruit platter
French raspberry cheese cake
There are always many excuses to have a good lunch. Today, we went to the PeraMakan at Keppel Club to celebrate a successful project closure.
Nonya Pork Ribs
Nyonya Chap Chye
Ikan Garam Assam- Fillets of red snapper in spicy Garam Assam gravy, served with ladyfingers & brinjals.
Otak otak Makanan Laut- Unique to PeraMakan, fish, squids & prawns in a rich spicy paste, grilled on a kunyit (turmeric) leaf.
Itek Tim- Salted Chinese mustard stewed with pork trotters and duck in a rich broth.
Bakwan Kepiting- Minced pork balls filled with bamboo shoots and crab meat in rich pork & chicken broth.
Bubor Cha Cha
There are many things to try and order from the menu. Unfortunately, neither my friend and I can’t eat much nor are we adventurous to put more variety on the table. We had a good lunch though, but not good enough for food photography.
Chuka Ika Sansai
Shake Wafu Teppan