Posts Tagged ‘lunch’
Located inside Hotel 1929, Restaurant Ember is well-known for its value-for-money business set lunches – in fact it’s probably the most well-known ‘secret’ now.
What’s really great about Ember is the large variety of choices in the set lunch menu. Each category easily has more than 5 different items to pick from so you can mix and match to try out before settling on your preferred 3-course combination1.
The food was undoubtedly good and when I finished the meal, I was already thinking of what to order the next time I was back. However I never did return, being distracted by another place nearby – which I’ll blog about eventually!
And what I had:
Roasted and poached foie gras with mirin and shoyu, shiitake
Crispy duck leg confit with new potatoes, caramelised onions, thyme jus
Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream
And some mint tea to round off a good lunch!
50 Keong Siak Road
Tel: +65 6347 1928
This is perfect as a simple lunch on a public holiday – a roast chicken!
Everyone who’s had an interest in Japanese food in Singapore would have heard of Aoki Restaurant, opened in 2003 by Kunio Aoki. The restaurant has a nice and warm feel to it, mainly due to the good use of wood and rice paper as decor.
A lot of people have heard about Aoki’s famous maze-chirashi lunch set, and after years of hearing about it, I finally decided to go for it. It is very popular and I’m told they only make a limited number of sets (~10) so make reservations if you want to try it!
Here is chef Aoki in action, making an uni gunkan-maki.
This is my attempt at making Thomas Keller’s crab cakes, mainly because I had a sudden craving for crab cakes. The base component is the aioli so I set about making it first.
It is more or less garlic mayonnaise so gotta peel the garlic first.
Hirosaku is a homely little restaurant that is family-run, helmed by a fatherly chef and his very kind wife. Sometimes at night their daughter helps them out as well.
At the junction of North Bridge Road and Kandahar Street sits Warong Nasi Pariaman, possibly one of the oldest nasi padang stalls in Singapore. It’s a family-run business that was started in 1948 and is still serving hungry customers now.
Tatsuya is well-known for being the premier sushi destination of Singapore, but it is also well-known for its high prices. However, Tatsuya offers good value for money lunch bento sets and this is what I came for to try.
They’re almost filled up everyday and reservations must be made if you want to secure a seat there. Luckily the bentos are offered everyday expect for public holidays, so I chose to go on a weekend.
Stuffing the caps of mushrooms usually makes for a good appetizer so here I’m stuffing mine with bacon, cheese and other ingredients.
Having made pesto the mechanical way with a food grinder, I decided to try making it the old-fashioned way with a pestle & mortar.
Being inspired by reading Foodie-ah’s gnocchi alla salsiccia recipe, I decided to make something similar for my own lunch.
Because I wanted to have a go at making the gnocchi by hand, I made the rest of the cooking as simple as possible.
Of course the main ingredient to go with the gnocchi would be some Italian sausages!