Showing posts with label International Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Food. Show all posts

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Singaporeans’ Favourite Foreign Cuisine(s)

Authentic Korean Cuisine
With the blooming of food industries over the years, Singapore has also become a food paradise that brings in international cuisines from countries like America, France, Italy, Japanese, Korean and etc. So beside our local food such as Chicken Rice, Char Kway Teow, Bak Chor Mee (minced meat noodles) and etc (read more here) we can also enjoy many other international food from high end to family oriented restaurants.

Friday 12 July 2013

Sunday Brunch @ LIME, PARKROYAL on Pickering

Lime Restaurant is situated on the street level of the iconic PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel which launched earlier this year. And with their long-awaited Sunday Buffet Brunch launching last month (June 2013), it's International buffet has a range of appealing dishes and desserts for guests to indulge with.

Dining Setup at Lime, Park Royal on Pickering
Every Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm, Lime will be lining up array of international delights including Seafood on Ice, Wok Station, Mushroom Risotto and tempting treats such as a Foie Gras Terrine, European Cheeses (12 different varieties) Cakes and Pastries. 

Furthermore with a choice of Champagne Brunch Buffet (SG$128++), guest(s) would be able to enjoy free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne and House Wine too.

[Salad/Appraiser] Seared Tuna with Apple and Avocado
[Salad/Appraiser] Vine Tomatoes with Crab Rillette
[Salad/Appraiser] Thai-style Salad
[Salad/Appraiser] Coppa Ham
[Salad/Appraiser] Homemade Graviax
[Salad/Appraiser] Lobster Bisque Vs Mushroom Soup
To begin we start with the Salad Station which featured both Western and Asian delights such as Cold Cut Ham, Seared Tuna, Thai-style Salad and etc. We also tried both soup of the day and we preferred the Mushroom Soup more than Lobster Bisque because of it smoothing broth which is not too thick, salty nor creamy and it leaves the palate with a fragrant mushroom aftertaste.

[Highlight] Cook Station for Foie Gras and Risotto
[Highlight] Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Passion Fruit Sauce
If you are a fans of foie gras remember to head towards the Western Cook Station where the chef will take your order and prepare it right on the spot. We love the fruity taste of the passion fruit sauce and soft pear which blends well with the quick seared foie gras that has a crispy outer layer and yet moist and almost melt in your mouth texture combination.  

[Highlight] Cook station for Mushroom Risotto with Jamon Iberico Ham
[Highlight] Mushroom Risotto with Jamon Iberico Ham
I love risotto especially those cooked with seafood or mushroom. Overall the risotto from Lime taste quite decent with it's smooth and creamy texture that pairs with a slice of the Jamon Iberico Ham. But we felt the grains were a bit hard which affect the overall texture of the dish so if the grains would slightly softer, it would have definitely perfect this dish.

[Highlight] Norwegian Benedict
Quite disappointed with their Noreweigan Benedict as the poached egg yolk was way too overcooked rather than runny and I would preferred more Rosti at the base too.

Another highlight at Lime is from time to time, friendly waiters will move from table to table offering freshly baked pizza with assortment of toppings such as Hawaiian, Seafood and etc.

[Carving Station] Grilled US Asparagus and Assorted Vegetables
[Carving Station] Herbal Crusted Lamb Rack vs Cajun Roasted Chicken
[Carving Station] Whole Red Snapper with Shallot Sauce
Lime’s carving station has a wide selection of roasted meats including US Prime Rib, Guinea Fowl and Rack of Lamb. Other than the mentioned we tried the Grilled Vegetables, Potato Gratin and Red Snapper with Shallot Sauce during our visit last Sunday. And I love their Grilled Asparagus which is a great side dish for my Herbal Crusted Lamb Rack.

Seafood On Ice Station
Seafood On Ice Station (Top right: Marine Lobster, Pacific Oysters and Assorted Sushi)
There is a Seafood On Ice Station for seafood lovers featuring Tiger Prawns, Marine Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Pacific Oysters, Assorted Sushi and Sashimi. Since I am not in mood with sushi nor seafood except some Oysters, I did not venture much into the seafood station.

Asian Cooked Food Station
[Asian Cooked Food Station] Array of Asian Dishes (Top left: Lo Han Chai, Seabass Curry with Okra and Egg Plants, Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Leaves and Beef Rendang)
[Asian Cooked Food Station] Singapore Laska
Lime's Aisan Cooked Food Station has captured the heart of both my mum and I with their Singapore Laska which has a fragrant gravy that is not too spicy or over power in taste. Their Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Leaves is also another delicious Asian dish as each chunk of the fried chicken is coated with a layer of their special sweet and sticky sauce, making it a great dish to go with rice .

[Asian Cooked Food Station] Chef Wok Creation - Wok Fried Fresh Seafood
Another highlight for the Asian Cooked Food Station is their mixed and matched Chef Wok Creation where you could pick up your choices of ingredients and the station chef will cook the dish base on your selection of sauce from Sambel Chilli, Kung Po Sauce or Ginger and Spring Onion. We simply love their spicy Sambel Chilli Sauce. It's Shiok! (meaning delicious)

[Dessert Station] Green Tea Chocolate Fountain with Fresh Fruits and Marshmallow
It's our first time seeing Green Tea Chocolate Fountain as compared to the usual Dark/Milk Chocolate Fountain.

[Cheese Station] Jam and Spread, 12 Different varieties of Cheese, Dried Fruits and Nuts
Cheese loves would be able to savor 12 different types of cheese such as Brie, Comte and etc together with a choice of some dried fruits like apricot and assorted nuts. These go well with a glass of sparkling champagne for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

[Dessert Station] Colourful Assorted Macarons
Champagne and Macarons
Instead of having champagne with cheese or nuts, I choose to pair it with my beloved macarons.

[Dessert Station] Strawberry Tartlets, Passion Mango Mousse and Green Tea Tiramisu
[Dessert Station] Opera and  Fruit Flan
[Bread Station] Featuring Array of Freshly Baked Bread
After all the savory dishes, it's time to indulge in some sweet treats. The dessert station at Lime has quite a wide range of cakes, tartlets, tarts and pastries to satisfy ones craving. Moreover you could also get a cup of coffee (latte, cappuccino and etc) or premium tea to go with the dessert.

Personally from their dessert range, we preferred the Fig Tart, Cream Brulee, Passion Mango Mousse, Opera and Macarons. On top of these, they also have Pandan Kueh Lips, Raspberry and Mango pate de fruit, Triple Chocolate Ice Cream and Assorted Fruit Sorbets which we did not try (too full for those).

[Sunday Brunch] Piper Heidsieck Champagne
[Sunday Brunch] Selected Red/White House Wine

LIME @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Singapore 058289
Telephone: 6809 8899
Website: LIME, Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch Buffet is available form 12.00pm - 3.00pm
- S$88++ per person (including free flow juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea)

- S$128++ per person (including free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Red/White House Wine, juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea)

- S$44++ for Children (6 to 12 years old) and it includes free flow juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea.

UOB Credit Cards Promotion:
~ Exclusively for UOB Cardmembers, from now until 30 September 2013, enjoy complimentary dining for every fourth guest with three paying adults for buffet lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch using UOB credit card at Lime.

Lastly I would like to thank Lime and Mango PR for the invited tasting. For more photos related to Sunday Brunch @ Lime, please refer to our Facebook page, here or you could view a short clip rom my instavideo (here) taken from my Instagram (@cuisineparadise).

*All opinions expressed in this post are based on our own dining experience and the taste of the dishes might vary from individual. But I do hope you have a great experience trying this Brunch Buffet if you are planning to visit Lime soon.

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Asia's Dining Destination Package - A Gastronomic Discovery at Marina Bay Sands

Recently Marina Bay Sands(MBS) and United Overseas Bank(UOB) has come out with a epicurean adventures at Asia's Dining Destination(ADD). For a year, this ADD programme comes with a luxurious stay at Club or Suite floor; champagne on arrival, a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour at the renowned SANTI , Guy Savoy and Waku Ghin; as well as breakfasts, cocktails and dinner at the celebrity chef restaurants and other participating outlets.


The Club Room is located in Tower 2, on the 35th to 49th floors. It has a room area of 62-square meter space, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, calming contemporary decor, executive work desk, 42” interactive flat-screen television, iPod docking station, DVD player and Nespresso machine and etc.

On top of the above guests from the Club Room also entitled privileged access — to The Club at Marina Bay Sands which is situated 57 stories above the ground, the famous Sands SkyPark and the Infinity pool. Enjoy complimentary breakfast at The Club at Marina Bay Sands, a beautiful venue that offers airy seating, wide-open city views and attentive service.

Breathtaking view from our hotel room at level 39 which is facing the city view. The room at Tower 2 has a great panoramic view of the city which you could admire at all time of the day.

Beautiful night view of the city from our room.


The 150 meter Infinity pool is located at SkyPark which is the world’s longest elevated swimming pool that is 200 meter above ground level. Although the SkyPark is open to the public access via ticket sales (for the Observation Deck) but the use of the pool is only available to hotel guests where they have security guards in between the gate of tower 1 and 3 to check on the flow coming in and out of the pool area.


With an impressive 12,400 square meters of space that stretching longer than the Eiffel tower laid down, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3900 people. At the Observation Deck which is located at Tower 3, visitors can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panoramic view of the city landscape (click HERE for the observation view points) as well as a choice to dine-in at Ku De Ta Restaurant.

The Sands SkyPark Public Observation Deck, which is open to members of the public and is a ticketed area, is accessible daily from 9:30am and closes at 10pm (and at 11pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For more details on purchasing the ticket(s) you can click HERE.


As The Club Room guests we also get to enjoy complimentary sumptuous Afternoon Tea and refreshing pre-dinner cocktails from The Club located at level 57, Tower 2 . As you can see from the above there is quite a selection of English style tea snacks which is enough to fill your tummy before dinner.

The Club also served American Breakfast from 6.30am till 11.00am daily with wide selection of pastries, harm, cheese, bread, salad and etc. They even have a egg station at the counter to prepare your desire choice of egg dishes. According to the service waitress, if you are an early bird you could even catch beautiful sunrise at about 6.20 - 6.30am in the morning too.


For guests who purchase the Asia's Dining Destination package it also includes 2 complimentary breakfasts from either The Club at SkyPark or RISE at lobby area. In this case, guests get to try out two different concept of breakfast and dining experience in two different environment too.

At RISE guest would have more selection of their food  compared to The Club as they usually served international style of buffet items ranging from western pancake, omelette, sausage, salad to Asian dimsum, fried noodles and etc. And there is a also wide selection of pastries and bread plus fresh cut fruits too. But if you prefer more quite environment plus bird eye view of the city landscape from the SkyPark, The Club would be definitely your choice.


  • a 2-night stay in a Club Room or Orchid Suite
  • an exclusive behind-the-scenes kitchen tour through a selection of Celebrity Chef restaurants
  • a 5-star dinner at the Celebrity Chef Restaurant of your choice
  • daily breakfast at either The Club/RISE
  • complimentary Afternoon Tea
  • complimentary Sunset cocktails at The Club at Marina Bay Sands and more
  • complimentary Airport Shuttle Bus on arrival

You can to select a 5-star dinner from one of these restaurants:
~ db Bistro Moderne
~ SANTI (review coming up soon)
~ Guy Savoy (review coming up soon)
~ Osteria Mozza
~ Sky on 57

For more details, pricing and reservation of the Asia's Dining Destination Package, you could refer to Marina Bay Sands official website HERE. Or related photos about this post can be found at Cuisine Paradise Facebook Page HERE.

(Upcoming post)

Behind-the-scenes Kitchen Tour of the Celebrity Chef Restaurants is one of the key focus in the Asia's Dining Destination(ADD) package where the guest(s) has a chance to tour and go behind the kitchen to meet with the chef and get to know the process of food preparation. Although the kitchen tour is only available for SANTI and Guy Savoy from the ADD package,  but we are also glad that we could managed to get into Waku Ghin's kitchen too.

So stay tune for more updates on the Behind-the-scenes Kitchen Tour(updated on 05 Dec 11, HERE) plus review on SANTI and Guy Savoy. Lastly I would like to thank Venetia and Philicia from Marina Bay Sands for the invite to experience this Asia's Dining Destination Package.