Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Hotel

I was looking for a good Chinese Restaurant as venue for dinner in celebrating my son's graduation in Kindergarten. When I browsed through the internet, the choices are quite enormous. However, the place Hai Tien Lo kept on appearing in a lot of food blogs and food reviews. This seemed to be a really popular restaurant then. After much careful thought, I yielded to give it a try. Fortunately, it did not disappoint me.

Armed with a recognition of being one of Singapore's Best Restaurant by Singapore Tatler and Women's Weekly, Hai Tien Lo must be among the creme de la creme of Singapore's dining scene. It basically offers cantonese cuisine and what the menu states leaves an impression of high expectation.

"Indulge in a sumptuous Cantonese cuisine with breathtaking views of Singapore skyline. Master Chef Lai Tong Ping presents exquisite dining menus upholding the finest quality, consistency and culinary creativity at Hai Tien Lo."

Since it's a rainy evening when we went, we enjoyed good food sans the good skyline. We had the Peach Flower set menu and the selections were real satisfying.
Barbecued meat and Jelly Fish


Barbecued meat and duck

Baked Fillet of Sea Perch with Japanese Teriyaki Sauce, by far the best fish dish I've tasted in the island, so succulent!

Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Chicken, Chinese Cabbage & Pine Mushrooms in Superior Soup

Braised Ee-Fu Noodles with Crab Meat

Double-boiled Cream of Almonds with Glutinous Rice Dumplings.
On the whole dining at Hai Tien Lo is a combination of good ambiance, superb view, great service and luscious food. What else can you ask for? I'm coming back for the Dim sum Brunch Buffet.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Equinox at Swissotel The Stamford

Dining at Equinox Restaurant in Swissotel the Stamford is definitely more than a feast in the tastebuds. It's a feast in the eye as well. Located at the 70th floor of the tallest building in Singapore, the view is just stunning.
  

On the food offering, it's generally a semi-buffet set up consisting of generous selections of appetizers and desserts. I particularly liked the sweets & desserts area. In terms of choices, it's not too overwhelming neither too few. I would say it has enough of the basics that you would expect for in a buffet.  




Apart from the buffet options, you have to select for your main course from a menu. That day, my husband and I opted for the salmon and beef dish. Although the salmon was overly done, the beef was a sure delight to the palate. The tenderness was just right and very juicy.


One thing that I also liked at Equinox is its very serene ambiance. The interior design of the restaurant is plain and simple yet relaxing. I would love to come back here at night time to see the evening beauty of the skyline.