Kuvo Ambrosia & Elixirs @ Orchard Shopping Centre

Category : Afternoon Tea, European, French, Modern Asian, Seafood, Western

The food & ambience at Kuvo @ Orchard Shopping Centre is amazing!

Kuvo is a lifestyle concept by TCC and its secret location is on the 2nd floor of Orchard Shopping Centre, where Lei Garden used to occupy.

Stepping into Kuvo is like entering into a different world, away from the bustling crowd of Orchard road and old façade of Orchard Shopping Centre.

I would never have guess that there’s such an exquisite restaurant here if not for the recommendation of my old friend 😀

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We are here today to go through the wedding details of our groom-to-be while tucking into the gorgeous food of Kuvo by TCC.

I always enjoy myself in the company of my classmates and the good food @ Kuvo is just icing on the cake 🙂

Kuvo recently changed their menu from all day breakfast to small plates aka tapas. I love tapas!

And Kuvo’s tapas received raves from the class. They’re amazing albeit pricey.

Our evening started with Kuvo Portobello with Asparagus & Jalapeno @ S$12++. It’s sautéed portobello mushroom and green asparagus with jalapeno peppers and cherry tomato. Nicely seasoned, perfect texture.

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And as declared, this is the best Grilled Octopus @ S$16++ we’ve ever eaten. Kuvo’s sous-vide octopus leg with slow-cooked potato and smoked paprika is perfect.Nice flavour and perfect texture. Highly recommended.

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Here’s the dish of the night, Kuvo English Scotch Egg @ S$14 with melted edam cheese and red wine onion au jus (choice of wagyu beef, veal or tuna). The choice made here is wagyu beef & we had 2 orders of it! *Thumbs up*

I heard that this dish is not commonly available at restaurants because of the difficulty to achieve a nicely done egg with runny yolk within the meat. This is a must have when dining at Kuvo!

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This is a very different Calamari @ S$16++ sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil with pork charizo. This also received positive reviews while I’m partial to it.

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Another dish which we had 2 orders of is Kuvo Coffee Hot Wings @ S$14++ with baby carrot crudités and blue cheese dip.

Crispy, spicy, yummy with a nice twist of blue cheese dip. *Thumbs up*

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Amidst all the positive reviews, we were served Kuvo Atlantic Cod Meuniere @ S$20++ with sweet pea-crusted fresh cod medallion with pearl barley fricassee and citrus nutty-brown butter.

I’m not a fan of pea so nothing much to comment here, but the texture of the Atlantic Cod is…yes, you guessed it, perfect. Very nice 🙂

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As for carbs, we had Kuvo Slipper Lobster Laksa Lemak @ S$14++ with half slipper lobster and thick vermicelli in spicy assam coconut broth. Compared to the earlier dishes, this is a little lacklustre.

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Ending our lovely meal on a healthy note is Kuvo Caesar 63°C @ S$12++ with premium italian prosciutto, 63°C slow-cooked egg, housemade casesar dressing and delectable parmigiano-reggiano shaves, with added smoked salmon @ S$3++.

It’s not bad though its egg is nothing compared to The Missing Pan @ Bt Timah 62 Degree Eggs.

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All in all, I highly recommend Kuvo Ambrosia & Elixirs @ Orchard Shopping Centre *Thumbs up* 😉

Kuvo Ambrosia & Elixirs @ Orchard Shopping Centre (View in Google Maps)
321 Orchard Road #02-01
Orchard Shopping Centre
Singapore 238866
GPS: 1.3034378,103.8325886
Tel: +65 6733 8272
Fax: +65 6733 9190
reservation@kuvo.com.sg

http://kuvo.com.sg/

Sun – Thu & Public Holiday
12pm – 1am

Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
12pm – 2am




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Paul French Bakery Restaurant at Ngee Ann City Orchard

Category : Afternoon Tea, Bakery, French

Are there times when you simply run out of ideas on where to eat and you’ll just look at each other with no answers after a lengthy discussion? Today was one of those days and after an unfruitful debate, we decided to leave it to the buses aka fate.

And that’s how we ended up in Ngee Ann City Orchard Road, otherwise known as Takashimaya. Here comes the next problem. Where exactly to eat? Which restaurant or eatery? And there was silence…you can almost hear a pin drop. Ok, ok, I was just being dramatic.

The good thing is, when everyone is silent for too long, there will always be a leader to suggest and lead us. Yeah! *grin* So, thanks to our dear leader, we are here at Paul French Bakery Restaurant at Ngee Ann City Orchard. And boy must I say, “This is lifestyle!”

Paul Maison De Qualité is definitely the place to hang out on a lazy afternoon, chit chatting with friends over a cup of tea and their awesome looking pastries. Their price point is slightly on the high side, depending on what you order 🙂 However their food is pretty decent and the environment is great!

Most of us has no major complains about their food except for the price point which we agree is befitting of the atmosphere. Here are some of the highlights & lowlights:

Millefeuille fraises & Hachis parmentier received huge thumbs up.

Le grand macaron was a little too sweet for our liking. Not sure if all macarons are like that or maybe because it was “upsized”?

Pure Jee is reputed to be Paul Singapore’s ever darkest chocolate pastry in their range however it doesn’t taste like dark chocolate. The only taste I tasted was sweet.

Will I come again? Sure. However I will give Pure Jee a miss and just order Paul Singapore’s crusty croissant with butter. Yum Yum~

PAUL Takashimaya (View in Google Maps)
391 Orchard Road
#03-16/17
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Bakery Shop: +65 6836 1914
Restaurant: +65 6836 5932
www.paul-singapore.com

Restaurant
Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 10am – 9:30pm
Friday to Saturday: 10am – 10:30pm

Bakery Shop
Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 9am – 9:30pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am – 10:30pm

Open on all Public Holidays except:
Eve of Chinese New Year: 9am – 5pm
Closed on 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year

Total Seating Capacity: 130

(OPENING SOON) PAUL Tanglin Mall (View in Google Maps)
163 Tanglin Road #01-16/17
Singapore 247933
Bakery Shop: +65 6736 3205
Restaurant: +65 6736 3257