“Stylish, contemporary Indian dishes more affordable than you think”
Since 1971, the Rang Mahal group of restaurants have been serving fine-dining Indian cuisine with exceptional service. Table by Rang Mahal targets the trendier, younger generation with a minimalistic modern display, while Rang Mahal at Pan Pacific Hotel is known for its classy, sophisticated appeal.
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”The most popular Chinese restaurant of the past era”
Back around the 1960s, The Cathay restaurant was the hottest Chinese restaurant to be seen at. After its golden age, even though The Cathay Organization has flourished with it’s cineplex excellence, the restaurant seems to have been left behind.
The Cathay was also the birthplace of the four heavenly kings of Cantonese cuisine, who tutored under grandmaster Chef Luo Chen. They then went on to open Dragon Phoenix, Red Star and Roland restaurant.
While researching Chinese restaurants for my ultimate dim sum guide, The Cathay restaurant hardly came up and thus was overlooked. But the numerous requests and comments from my blog readers to review this restaurant, hinted at an unpolished gem which directed me to my next tasting destination.
“All in one Italian pasticceria and coffee joint”
Brunetti cafe at Tanglin Mall is a Italian cafe originating from Australia, for their casual coffee joint brunch concepts. A combination of Gelateria, Cioccolateria and Pasticceria, Brunetti offers a little of everything for everyone and is an excellent spot for families and friends alike.
The common Australian brunch actually only has desserts and coffee, unlike the meatier heavier variation in Singapore.
A quaint setting with old fashioned black and white tiles, Brunetti has a casual flair yet exudes a certain sophistication.
“Craft beers and Mediterranean Tapas”
MEDZS is launching a brand new weekend brunch menu and I’ve the pleasure of sampling the brand new items firsthand.
A mix of French, Spanish, Moroccan, Italian, Greek and Turkish cuisines, MEDZS wasn’t kidding around when they declared themselves a Mediterranean restaurant.
The dining interior style is akin to Marche restaurant, with patrons being given a card upon entry. You go to a stall you like, which each features one nationality’s cuisine, order, then pass them your card. The chef scans the card, and returns it to you so you can order from more stalls later on.
“Dried Bonito and Tonkotsu Broth Ramen”
Ranked the third most popular ramen chain in Japan, I was quite exciting to try Ramen Kagetsu Arashi after a thoroughly enjoyable bowl at Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King.
Newly opened at The Cathay basement, there was a big turn out of lifestyle and food bloggers to try this ramen.
Ramen Kagetsu Arashi introduced 2 new dishes today, more to appease the local palate: The Ginjiro Ramen and the Itameshi dry Curry Rice.
“The celebrity mixologist: Javier de las Muelas “
The first ever Singapore bar guided and collaborated with a ‘celebrity mixlogist’ Javier de las Muelas, opens in Four Seasons Hotel as One-Ninety Bar. Javier de las Muelas is considered a benchmark in cocktail mixing.
He is most well-known for the award winning Dry Martini Bar in Barcelona, as well as owns and manages other bars in Madrid, San Sebastian, Aiguablava, Palma de Mallorca, Arties, Bali and now Singapore.
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Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or F&B business in Singapore
This article is a little more technical and is especially useful as a broad overview for first time Food & Beverage entrepreneurs who want to know how to start a restaurant. For overseas investors looking to set up a business in Singapore, this guide will provide highly useful information as well.
In 10 steps, I will show you how to execute and start a Restaurant or Food and Beverage business in Singapore. Remember, we’re covering the basic setting up of an F&B business, not the operating or running of one, which I can easily write another 100 page article about. This is pretty basic stuff that every food entrepreneur should be familiar with if you want to enter the F&B industry in Singapore.
“Oldest existing Chinese Restaurant in Singapore”
Ok by old, I don’t mean the physical restaurant itself, but its brand name. Spring court first opened in Great world (1929), and have moved to Chinatown (1978), East Coast (1991) and finally back to Chinatown, Upper Cross St (2005).
The restaurant is on to their 3rd generation of family management, and look poised to continue their strong restaurant history.
A Singapore Chinese style mix of Hokkien and Cantonese cuisine, Spring Court is a massive 650 seater, 4 story restaurant building. The 4th floor even has private karaoke rooms that you can book to entertain guests.