Café Mosaic @ Carlton Hotel Singapore

Category : Buffet, International, Promotions

I had my second Christmas buffet gathering at Café Mosaic @ Carlton Hotel Singapore.

This is the first time we’re having our annual Christmas dinner here and the good thing is, Café Mosaic is offering a credit card promotion of 1 dines free with 3 paying diners.

So we only have to pay $51.8 each. Good deal 😀

Café Mosaic’s Christmas offerings weren’t as good as 10@Claymore Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel. I was missing 10 @ Claymore’s Turkey Escalope while digging into Café Mosaic’s Roasted Turkey 😛

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Anyway, one of Carlton Hotel’s buffet highlights is their Baby Lobster and here it is on my plate of seafood.

Armed with my fork and spoon, I started to work on my baby lobster and it was just too much effort for a little piece of meat that’s smaller than my fingernail. Next~

However, I have to say, I really enjoyed Café Mosaic’s Tuna Ceviche. It was all gone when I wanted to go back for more 🙁

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In its place was Tomato with Cheese which was also awesome.

I was excited to see cereal prawn amongst Café Mosaic’s offerings alas it was not crispy. Most probably because it wasn’t kept warm? Its Fish with Soya Sauce was also quite tough too.

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I took a bite out of my friends’ rojak and it was pretty good. Though I would prefer my “you tiao” heated beforehand for that extra crispiness. The option is there but she prefer hers soft so it’s just individual preference.

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And last but not least, desserts 😀

Café Mosaic’s tiramisu was great! I would have taken more if I wasn’t so stuffed by now. I enjoyed their Raspberry Cake & Brownie too. The latter was very rich.

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How can I forget Carlton Hotel’s Durian Pengat which saw my friend going back for more than a few times 😉 It was okay for me and personally, I still prefer Straits Cafe @ Rendezvous Hotel’s.

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We had a great time stuffing ourselves with food while catching up with each other, laughing the evening away. We did notice that Café Mosaic’s surrounding was very loud as we had to raise our voices to make ourselves heard.

But the definitive moment was when my team lead commented that we couldn’t hear my manager’s laughter, which set us all laughing away. Hahaha~

Café Mosaic @ Carlton Hotel Singapore (View in Google Maps)
76 Bras Basah Road
Level 1
Carlton Hotel
Singapore 189558
GPS: 1.2957301,103.8529502
Tel: + 65 6311 8195
cafe.mosaic@carltonhotel.sg

http://www.carltonhotel.sg/dining/cafe-mosaic-singapore

Breakfast: 6am – 10:30am
Lunch (Mon – Fri): 12pm – 2:30pm
Lunch (Sat – Sun): 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:30pm




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10@Claymore Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Category : Buffet, International, Promotions

Time for Christmas feasting again! 😀

Considering my age, thankfully there were only 2 hotel buffet feasting sessions during this Christmas season. Especially since I aspire to try everything at the buffet, as much as possible 😛

First stop, 10@Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel.

Thanks to HSBC Credit Card Promotion, we enjoyed 25% off our total bill. This reduced 10@Claymore hotel buffet from S$42++ to S$31.5++. Sweet~

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And sweet it was. Wow wow wow at 10@Claymore’s desserts, all nicely decorated with Christmas ornaments. All screaming, “Eat me!”

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The shutterbug in me simply couldn’t resist giving each of them a close up shot 😀

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I enjoyed most of Pan Pacific Hotel buffet’s desserts except for their shot glass puddings & their durian cake which reminds me of the long brown durian cake/stick/paste. Artificial.

Of course, I’m more demanding when it comes to durian being an unwavering bitter Mao Shan Wang (Mountain Cat) consumer. So my opinion could be biased, similar to my critique of Concorde Spices Café Peranakan Buffet’s Otah.

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There were also feedbacks that the yellow & brown layered cake was very sour. It is indeed pretty sour and I kind of enjoyed the slightly torturous sourly kick 😛

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Being a tea-lover, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel really won me over with their Artisan Selection of Gryphon Tea at its buffet. How I wish I could try them all!

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I’m usually underwhelmed by hotel buffets’ Christmas seasonal dishes. Hats off to 10@Claymore for winning me over!

For the 1st time ever, I helped myself to a 2nd serving of Christmas Honey Baked Ham!

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10@Claymore also has a Festive Season Plates of Pleasure Menu for us to order (repeatedly).

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This is the 1st time I enjoyed my Turkey. Their deep fried Turkey Escalope won thumbs up from around the table. Yummy! If only I have space for another serving 🙁

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Other dishes I enjoyed were 10@Claymore’s Baked Beer Drumlet & Seared Salmon with Pesto Cream Sauce. Especially the Salmon.

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Needless to say, all of us enjoyed our team lunch at 10@Claymore. Their service was also impeccable. We were well taken care of with just the right degree/amount of attention. Their chef even posed for me when he spotted me taking photos 😀

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Thanks Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel for the great meal, my teammate for organising and everyone for the great company! 😉

Oh, for sashimi lovers, 10@Claymore has both salmon and salmon tummy sashimi.

10@Claymore Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel (View in Google Maps)
10 Claymore Road
Lobby Level
Pan Pacific Orchard
Singapore 229540
GPS: 1.3073882,103.827732
Tel: +65 6831 6686
dining.ppsgo@panpacific.com

https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/singapore/orchard/stay/dining/10-at-claymore.html

Breakfast: 6am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm
Brunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm




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Joo Mak @ Beauty World Menu

Category : Korean

It’s been a looong while since I’ve been to my favourite Korean Restaurant, Joo Mak @ Beauty World.

Beauty World hasn’t been such an accessible place for my friends though we really love Joo Mak’s authentic Korean food.

Like their super delicious military soup (Budae Jjigae), crispy fried chicken (Yangnyeom Tongdak) and seafood pancake (Hae Mul Pa Jeon).

The best ever!

Unable to help myself, I find myself wandering to the front of Joo Mak when I was visiting Beauty World for dinner.

Sadly it was closed for the day due to some repair works.

Of course this also presented me with the opportunity to capture photos of Joo Mak’s latest Menu to share with my fellow Korean food loving kakis 😀

And for fans of Joo Mak @ Beauty World and all Koran food lovers out there too 😉

주막 Joo Mak 酒幕 (View in Google Maps)
Korean Restaurant Joo Mak
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #04-01
Beauty World Centre
Singapore 588177

GPS: 1.342398,103.776134

+65 6466 7871
+65 9735 2570
e-mail.inelcos@hanmail.net

Lunch (Except Monday)
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner
6:00pm – 11:00pm

 




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Japanese Bak Chor Mee – Ah Hoe Mee Pok @ Clementi

Category : Local Singapore Food

Nested in a quiet little coffee shop @ Blk 713 Clementi West Street 2 is a mee pok stall.

Yes, you may say “Mee Pok only what, what’s so special?”

Well…nothing much I suppose, just that this very local Singaporean dish is being cooked and served by Japanese.

So explains the title, Japanese Bak Chor Mee 😉

Because Ah Hoe Mee Pok is dished out by Japanese aka non local, their mee pok is not exactly the same as the ones we’re used to having.

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I can’t really pinpoint exactly what, though the 1st thing that struck me was that there’s no vinegar. So their mee pok doesn’t have the sourish vinegar punch.

And yes, I do love my mee pok with extra vinegar. So I’m a biased critic when it comes to missing vinegar. I guess that’s why I find Ah Hoe Mee Pok Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle @ S$4 a little sweet.

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But then, all is not lost. Ah Hoe Mee Pok texture is spot on in its elasticity and chewiness. Aka Q-ness is just right.

The mushrooms are tender and well seasoned though their meatballs are a little tough.

I like their soup too.

What sets Ah Hoe Mee Pok aside is also its addition of abalone slices to its noodles. Their abalone slices are sweet and chewy without entering the rubbery state, which is common when it comes to abalone.

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Final verdict, I don’t mind having Ah Hoe Mee Pok once in a while for a change. Maybe I could also try their other dishes too, if I (ever) get into the mood of shelling them… 😛

Ah Hoe Mee Pok @ Clementi (View in Google Maps)
713 Clementi West Street 2
Singapore 120713
GPS: 1.3042074,103.7598933
https://www.facebook.com/ahhoemeepok/

Lunch
11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner
6pm – 9pm

Closed every Saturday




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