Tangerine at RWS

One of my favourite places for lunch is Tangerine at ESPA over at RWS, Sentosa. I love that the food is healthy and light and presented so interestingly. The peaceful ambience always makes me feel like I’ve stepped away from our crazy life into idyllic bliss, even if for a short 2 hours.

Sous Vide Pork

This is the first time we took the kids there and they enjoyed the lovely afternoon with the adults. They eagerly awaited every dish, as they were so prettily presented. I’ve come back with new inspiration for their school lunches to jazz up our boring meals!

Asian Bouillabaisse

Asian Bouillabbaisse – Hokkaido Scallop, Seabass, baby kailan. 4 course set menu at $62++ per person.

Scottish Salmon Fillet

Melt-in-your-mouth Salmon fillet, so good that Kate asked for more. We were joking that top on our new year’s wish list is to have an in-house gourmet chef so the kids can have healthy meals everyday.

Cod Fish $34
Seared Boneless Beef Short Rib
Chocolate Mousse

Refreshing lemongrass jelly with berries to end the satisfying meal.

Lemongrass Jelly

Their spa cuisine is low on carbohydrates and the growing kids were hungry by teatime! My dear mum enjoyed the place so much she wants to go back for their New Year’s menu.

The little herb garden outside was enough to keep Kate occupied and happy while waiting for the food to be served, and she too asked to be back!

ESPA at Resort World Sentosa
Opposite Equarius Hotel
Level 1

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11.30am – 10pm
Closed every Monday, except PH
Tel: 6577 6688

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Champagne Brunch – Grand Copthorne Waterfront

This is the best Sunday Brunch we have been to in a long, long, time, and no, I’m not saying it just because we were invited and are not paying for it, but because it is really good.

Even though the kids enjoy the experience of going for buffets, we have stopped having Sunday brunch because we find that generally, the food quality at buffets is lower than when ordering a la carte, and the standard does not justify the price. However, this doesn’t seem to apply to Grand Copthorne Waterfront’s newly launched Borderless Sunday Brunch.

Why Borderless? Starting with Local and International Fare at Food Capital, adjourning to Grissini for Italian favourites and pairing it all with champagne and cocktails from Tempo Bar, this could by far be the finest Sunday brunch around.

Boston Lobster

We started with the cold selection of Boston lobster, freshly shucked Irish and Canadian oysters, snow crab, tiger prawns and scallop with roe. Fresh and succulent.

We moved on to the far end to check out what Grissini had to offer. Brilliant strategy. Not only did we enjoy the antipasti and pasta cooked a la minute, we discovered there was a BBQ section outdoors, with a selection of premium meats and seafood, grilled to perfection in their Josper oven. We tried the wagyu beef ribeye, Australian rack of lamb, baby spring chicken, Mediterranean octopus and king prawns.
Premium meats & seafood
Cold cuts

There were other sections such as Sashimi & Sushi, Tempura, Salad Bar, Curry & Tandoor, Chinese Wok & Dim Sum and Western delights. This was one buffet where I was so stuffed that I only managed to try about half the offerings. The variety was that wide!

We concurred that these were our Top 3 favourites – Pan Fried Foie Gras, Laksa and Lobster Linguine. Initially, we shared the lobster linguine but it was so good that we polished a plate each.

Pan fried foie gras
Lobster Linguine

The best part is that not only is there a comfortable children’s play area to keep the kids entertained, it is away from the main dining area so we did not have to worry about the kids disturbing other diners.

Kid’s corner

One little word of advice to fellow mums, if you don’t want your child to be on a sugar high, prep them beforehand that they are only allowed to take x number of sweets at the restaurant.

There was a barrel so huge that Kate could easily fit into that was filled with sweets and gummies. Of course, she came back to the table with 2 handfuls of sweets and a beaming smile. I told her she could only have 1 packet and her face crumpled, and the bargaining began..

Where’s Kate?
When you make reservations, do ask for a table at the children’s section if you want to be able to eat while keeping an eye on your kids.

I found out that Kate loves Bocconcini (baby mozzarella cheese) with cherry tomatoes. I took them for myself (my fave, but they cost too much!) and she finished them up while I went to get drinks.
Nope, that’s not fishball

While the kids were entertaining themselves, the adults merrily continued with dessert. We loved the cheeses and fresh figs! There were also cakes, kuehs, cut fruits and ice cream with a variety of toppings. I only had space left for a bite of apple crumble and my, it was good!

Assorted Cheeses

As I accompanied the kids to get some ice cream and pop corn, I couldn’t resist the brightly coloured bite-sized macarons and popped one, and then another.

Without a doubt, the kids had a terrific time, as did the adults.

Borderless Sunday Brunch: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

$98++ (free flow of juices and soft drinks)

$138++ (free flow of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, Strongbow Ciders, cocktails, house pour wines, juices and soft drinks)

$49++ (kids aged 5 – 12, free flow of soft drinks and juices)

For reservations, call 62331100 or email dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

Disclaimer: We were invited to experience Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s Borderless Sunday Brunch. All opinions are my own.

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Brand New Grand Copthorne Waterfront – Integrated Dining Destination

We had the privilege of being invited to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s media event and were the first to get a sneak peek of their fabulous new space.

After a $17 million makeover which started in November 2015, the hotel is set to wow its guest with a spanking new lobby and a brand new integrated dining destination.

The vibrant and eclectic concept which embodies the best of the East and West is a feast for the senses. Oriental and Western elements are reflected through the decor, lighting, furniture and choice art pieces.

Photo credit: Grand Copthorne

The lobby area comprises four new F&B outlets including Food CapitalGrissiniTempo, and Secret Chat.

Food Capital, an all-day dining buffet restaurant is set to open its doors to the public on 2 June 2016. We had a taste of what would be offered from their interactive open kitchens and were impressed.

The kaleidoscope of tastes, wide range of cuisines and exquisite presentations made for a gastronomical dining experience.

Roasted lamb loin
Shrimp with marinated feta
Gorgeous desserts

There was a spectacular International spread of seafood, western, Asian and Indian delights to cater to the different tastebuds of both the adults and children.

The kids were drawn to the live pasta station, sushi counter, cold-cuts corner and freshly fried tempura station, gleefully helping themselves to numerous portions.

When it came to the desserts and sweets, they were over the moon. Every morsel was elaborately crafted and some looked too pretty to be eaten.

Add to that the dazzling ambience and great music spun by the resident deejay, everyone was in a terrific mood to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Not only were the teens delighted at the Instagram-worthy buffet spread, they disappeared for a while taking selfies around the lobby.

Grand Copthorne Integrated Dining
The colourful decor and spaciousness of the restaurant easily makes this a family-friendly dining option. Kate was having such a swell time that she broke into a dance upon hearing a poplar track.
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Buffet
Situated in the centre of the spacious lobby is Tempo, a dynamic bar with a mixologist crafting adventurous concoctions such as #LOCOTEMPO 61, deconstructed chendol with pandan infused rum. Tempo will be launched on 2 June, along with Food Capital.

The young ones were not forgotten and had their share of non-alcoholic drinks in cool-looking water bottles to keep them happy.
Photo credit: Grand Copthorne

On the other side of the lobby stands Grissini, a contemporary Southern Italian restaurant focusing on premium meats and seafood along with a twist on classic favourites.

Guests can look forward to their Antipasti Bar, Premium Meats & Seafood, Wood-fired Oven Pizzas and fine wines following their launch on 11 June 2016.

Grissini Bar seating

Secret Chat, a patisserie for special moments, will be unveiled in the third quarter of the year.

We had a truly unforgettable evening and each time I mention that we are going out for dinner, Kate asks ever so hopefully, “Is it to that nice hotel?”

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
392 Havelock Road
Singapore 169663
Tel: 67330880

Disclaimer: We were invited to The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s media event. All opinions are my own.

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Atlas coffeehouse @ Bukit Timah

I’ve been wanting to check out Atlas coffeehouse for breakfast as I heard that it is opened by the same people behind Assembly, which has since closed its doors.

Several friends who had gone mentioned that the standard of the food was rather disappointing. However, it’s just one of those places which seems to beckon when you are looking for a good breakfast early in the morning.

The ATLAS Super-Bowl $18

I opted for a healthy dish as my girls and I are on a mini “pre-detox” diet of eating more greens and avoiding processed foods, and it turned out way better than I had expected.

I have to admit that I usually zoom in on the full works with bacon or sausages, but this bowl of Oven-roasted Squash, Zucchini and Shimeiji mushrooms with Peanut sesame pulled chicken was delicious.

And the toasted quinoa had a much nicer bite than my sad, soggy boiled quinoa which my kids refuse to eat anymore.

Salmon Soba Noodles $18

The poached salmon went well with the home-made yoghurt dressing and this noodle dish was healthy and hearty too.

Pot of tea

Nice little touch serving the pot of tea on a slab of stone.

I don’t know if it was because we were hungry or because we went with no expectations, but we were pretty impressed with the food.

When we left at noon, the place was packed, even though it was a weekday. Another cafe to add to our breakfast list!

Atlas Coffeehouse
6 Duke Road
Singapore 268886

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Nassim Hill Bakery

Now that Kate goes to school for an extra hour, my mornings have become more productive.

Previously, she was in school for 3 hours and I barely had enough time to commute, do what I needed to do, and rush back to pick her on time.

Now, I drop her off at 8.30am and get to enjoy a proper breakfast with my mummy friends or have casual meetings over breakfast for the new projects I’m working on.

Nassim Hill Bakery

I’ve been meaning to try this cafe for quite a while now as it opens early at 8am and is conveniently located at Tanglin road.

I brought #1 along to my breakfast meeting as she is on term break and she remembers this place as the ‘treehouse cafe’ which they loved going to when they were younger.

Eggs Benedict $19

They have a wide selection of egg items on their menu and it is good to know that they use antibiotic and hormone-free eggs.

Our food came fast and their presentation is good and portions generous.

Somehow though, I expected the pancakes to be fluffier.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake $18
Cheddar Cheese Bacon Waffles $19

#1 was adventurous and went for the Cheddar cheese waffles, but found the cheese flavour a little too overwhelming.

Their steak and eggs plate is what I call a hearty breakfast to start the day!

Brings to mind my late aunt who used to advice us to “Breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dine like a pauper”.

Steak and Eggs $23

It was nice and quiet when we arrived at 9am and the crowd picked up just before lunch.

I’ve found an unpretentious cafe to add to the list of ‘after school-drop-off breakfast options’.


Nassim Hill Bakery

Nassim Hill Bakery
56 Tanglin Road
Tanglin Post Office
Tel: 68351128

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Breakfast Buffet At Sandbank (ECP)

Mention the word ‘buffet’ and my kids’ eyes are sure to light up!

When Sandbank invited us for the media launch of their International Breakfast Buffet, I was doubtful that the teenagers would want to join us so early in the morning on a weekend as that is the only time they get to sleep in, but I had a resounding, “Yes!”

Buffet table

The last time we were invited here, everyone had such a swell time. This time, with the introduction of the buffet, the kids couldn’t ask for a better place to have breakfast!

#5 was in such high spirits, helping himself to the fried chicken wings, roti prata, mini hash browns, sausages, ham and bacon! What a treat for him.

The spread was extensive enough, with usual breakfast items like nasi lemak, porridge with condiments, chicken pau, an assortment of breads, baked beans, cold cuts, chicken curry, pancakes and cereal which the kids had fun dispensing by themselves.

For drinks, there was apple juice, orange juice, cold milk, tea and coffee.
Sandbank Breakfast Buffet

For the egg station, we normally go for the omelette or sunny side up. Here, they even have egg benedict!

The kids remarked that this place comes the closest to feeling like we are on vacation at a resort, where we go down to the hotel lobby for buffet breakfast, and spend the whole day by the beach. Such a wonderful place for the family to bond and unwind from the stresses of the week.

Breakfast with a sea view
As it was a media event, the kids were kept entertained with balloon twisting and glitter tattoo by Weekends Pte Ltd.

After they had their fill of yummy food, the younger kids couldn’t resist the inviting pool and quickly changed into their swimmers. The simple toys we had brought along kept them happy for quite awhile!
Kate and her pal
After seeing them well-fed and playing merrily, I could sit down and enjoy another round of food in peace. When the kids are happy, mummy is happy.
Eggs Benedict

Sandbank’s Breakfast Buffet is available every Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays from 8.30am to 12noon. Adults: $19, Kids (from 4-12): $9.50. Do note that each seating is for 2 hours and reservations are recommended.

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Disclaimer: We were invited to the media launch of Sandbank’s Breakfast Buffet. All opinions are my own.

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Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips

After the hype and high expectations of Antoinette’s salted egg croissant which wasn’t quite satisfying, I was craving for some really good salted egg dishes.

Being still in the thick of the lo hei lunches and dinners, my dearest friend told me about the next best thing – a popular salted egg snack.

Salted egg snacks from a bottle? How far are people going to take this salted egg craze?

Anyway, it looked rather promising and we still had more visiting to do, so bringing along unique snacks seemed like a good idea. Ok ok, good excuse (to get someone else) to get my salted egg fix.

My obliging brother was in the area, so I asked him to pick some up.

Yes, that’s my household
This cafe sells 3 snack items. Salted Egg Potato chips, Salted Egg Fish Skin and Salted Egg sauce in a jar.

We bought the lot to try. Might as well, since he made the effort to go there. My brother never had such a rousing welcome stepping into our house.

As you can imagine with the number of people around, we opened one bottle and it vanished before we could say salted-egg-potato-chips.
Irvins’ Salted Egg Potato Chips

So unhealthy but seriously addictive. It is best consumed within 2 weeks, but ours was gone within a day!

The adults prefer the deep fried fish skin, and they make good snacks for a party. My dad was enjoying it with his cold beer.

Personally, I prefer this dish freshly served at a restaurant, with a stronger salted egg taste.

#2 was munching on the chips saying, “This is so good. I’ll be much happier receiving a bottle of this for Christmas instead of items we don’t need.”

I laughed that she is so easily contented.

“Mum, happiness is in the moment. A moment like this.”

Wow. Profound words from a 15-year old.

Thanks my dear, for making me feel better, after being slightly guilty watching my kids gorge on such unhealthy snacks.

Gong Xi Fa Cai again! One more weekend to enjoy the CNY festivities. Huat ah!

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Antoinette (Salted Egg Yolk Croissant)

The last time I’ve been to Antoinette was a long time ago, but they are in the limelight again with their newly launched salted egg yolk croissant, following trends in Hongkong and K.L.

Whenever someone mentions anything to do with salted egg, my ears are pricked. The kids and I love most salted egg dishes, but I have my doubts about it in a croissant.

Some friends heard that it gets sold out within the hour, and being typical Singaporeans (haha) they decided our next brunch venue would have to be here.

At 5 minutes to 11am, a small crowd started forming outside the cafe, all ready to try their new creation.

Dainty display of sweets

We decided to order 2 croissants to share amongst the 4 of us and add some main meals as it was almost lunch time.

They served us the croissant straightaway as it was fresh out of the oven.

Yes, they make good croissants. Yes, the salted egg yoke filling had good texture and was not too sweet, but it was a good thing we shared. The combination is interesting but not something I would crave for again.

Salted Yolk Lava Croissant $7.50

We are all crab lovers, and tried the Crab Pomodoro – homemade pasta with white wine tomato sauce, fine herbs, chilli, crab meat and clam broth. This was pretty satisfying although the pasta could have been more al dente.

Crab Pomodoro $26

Their savoury crepes sounded yummy and we went for the Nordic – smoked salmon, red onions, capers and dill cream cheese. Nice.

Nordic $19
As expected of their French classic desserts, the cakes looked exquisite and delectable.
Selection of petite cakes
Antoinette at Penhas Road

Since I was already there, I couldn’t leave without buying some croissants for the kids, could I?

When they returned from school, they were pleasantly surprised by a dessert treat, and after discovering what the bag held, their response was “Huh? Salted egg yolk croissant?”

Takeaway $6.50 each

Their verdict? “Not bad. By the way, the bag is very nice. Can we have it?”

Antoinette (Lavender)
30 Penhas Road
Singapore 208188
Tel: 62933121

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