Thanks to wife I got to celebrate my birthday with a lunch at the Corner House. The service is impeccable (including the buggy ride because of the rain) and food was splendid. There was also ample supply of soft, warm bread to provide the necessary calories.
Nice ending with a cup of tea.
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 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
This is my second time at Azur but the first time for Christmas dinner. But most surprising is seeing the sashimi and a quick check with NEA website provides the assurances.
Usual seafood selection
Salad station, my favorite.
and Christmas special pastries
The food is nice but the selection is quite limited for the price.
This is my first trip to Sentosa Cove. I had long heard about the restaurants and wanted to explore them. Finally, found time to sample one with my wife.
Interesting layout and decorations
There’s many drinks, mainly wine which not quite what we can take. So we just settle for simple ones. Next up, the hot tapas.
Calamares a la Plancha- Pan-fried calamari
Champinones al Ajillo- Garlic mushrooms
Verduras a la Parrila con Aceite de Oliva- Mixed grilled vegetables with extra virgin olive oil
Gambas- Grilled red leg prawns served with miso mayonnaise
Atun a la Parrilla- Grilled tuna steak served with chachouka
After the lunch, we had a nice stroll back to the car park.
The food is nice, just too little calories for me… as usual.
Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens