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Friday, August 29, 2014

Seasons Bistro @ TripleOne 111 Somerset

Seasons Bistro
Address: 111 Somerset Road #01-11/12 Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 68365841
Opening Hours: 10am to 10.30pm Daily

Pardon me, I took a long time to post this. :P
Can't wait to show you the yummy food I had here at Seasons Bistro!

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Initially there was a little bit of hiccups here and there, no drinks menu were presented to us, nonetheless everything turned out fine and taken care of. Many thanks to the friendly boss, Thomas! I need to go back for their brunch, must find time to go back soon!

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Starters - Pan Seared Foie Gras S$16

No, its not a dessert. WHY DESSERT?

See whats in this awesome dish! Pain de mie, chocolate ganache, bacon jam, caramelised bananas and granola crumbs. Nice & special!

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Salad - Grilled Portobello Salad S$16

St Maure Terroir, tomatoes, beans, candied walnuts, pickled onions, bacon crisp and red wine vinaigrette. We love the candied walnuts, they added a pleasant sweet crunch to the salad.

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Thomas offered us Innocent Bystander Moscato S$35/S$65.

Girlfriend & I love this!!

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Mains - Seared Albacore Tuna S$26 is when East meets West, consisting asian pear, avocado, jicama, watermelon with chipotle mojo and salsa verde.

Medium well was perfect and the girlfriend loves this so much!

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I chose Mains - Surf & Turf Gumbo S$27.

A warm plate of soul food goodness. Wait till you see whats inside, shrimp, chicken, sausage, okra tomato stew with dirty rice, pickled onion, cilantro, chow chow relish & french bean salad.

If you catch the words ''dirty rice''. I bet you are as curious as me, its a traditional cajun dish made form white rice which gets a ''dirty'' colour from being cooked with cayenne pepper, veggies and bits of sausage. If you love this so much, good news, Dirty Rice is one of the side dishes that you can order.

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200gm Harris Ranch Angus Striploin S$32 is char grilled USDA striploin, roasted thyme potatoes, beans, homemade beef jus and bacon marmalade.

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Mains - St Louis Styled BBQ Pork Ribs S$28

Slow roasted spare ribs with stuffed baked potato, BBQ Sauce and summer coleslaw. We find this too tough for our liking.

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Then Thomas came and said he will get the kitchen to prepare something special for us…

Here comes the Mains - Beef Wellington S$29, brand beef all natal family reserve flat iron wrapped with parma ham, st maure terroir goat cheese and sundered tomatoes, served with summer veggies and homemade jus.

I am so so happy that they got this into their menu now because it is so good, you got to try it yourself.

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Resting on a bed of beef gravy and summer veggies, this piece of beef looking really tempting.

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Another special dish that Thomas got his kitchen to prepare.

Savoury Crab Bread Pudding S$16 - baked Sri Lanka crab meat with horseradish creme.

This is so soft & fluffy and with generous serving of crab meat. WOWWWW.

I actually have a Season's Poutine S$10 which is fries with homemade gravy & cheese and Season's Hot Wings S$12 served with blue dip, mango & Passion fruit catsup and veggie crudités. But I lost the pictures BOOHOO!

You may go to #princessviviluvseasonsbistro in Instagram to view the picture (haha sorry, very ''helpful'')

Anyway, the fries & hot wings were so good, we could not stop munching although 4 of us were so stuffed with all the food.

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Season's Red Velvet Cheesecake S$10 is the best of both cake in one serving!

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Season's Carrot Cake S$12 is so good, one of the best carrot cakes around! Generous nuts in the cake. Totally worth the money!

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This was not in the menu, so we asked the poor waitress to repeat twice.

It should be Mixed Berries Crumble topped with Mixed Berries Ice Cream with Blackberry Sauce.

We find that the Mixed Berries Ice Cream taste more like Red Velvet Ice Cream with Oreo bits, so we get her to repeat the dish again, she confirmed that it is Mixed Berries Ice Cream.

Whatever it is, it is so good! Imagine a Red Velvet-like Ice Cream topped on a warm buttery berry crumble. Perfect to end the night.

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Mojito Tart S$12 - toasted coconut tart with mint lime curd & rum cream. Refreshingly sour, very comforting for our taste buds after eating so much.

Thank you Seasons Bistro for having me & my 3 guests. We have lots of fun over awesome food! Thank you for making our Friday night enjoyable!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Momiji Shabu Shabu @ Shaw Plaza Balestier

Momiji Shabu Shabu 
Address: 360 Balestier Road Shaw Plaza #04-01 Singapore 329783
Tel: +65 62583398
Opening hours: Lunch  11.30m to 2.30pm Daily
                           Brunch 11.30am to 4pm PH & Sunday
                           Dinner  5pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday
                                         5pm to 10pm Friday to Sunday, eve of PH & PH
Momiji's Facebook

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In addition to Suki Group's existing 8 different concepts Japanese Restaurant, Momiji Shabu Shabu opened its doors on 30th July 2014!

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Momiji Shabu Shabu presents Singapore's 1st and only collagen hotpot buffet, how cool is that! As we know, collagen don't come cheap, to have them in buffet style is even more unbelievable. Wait, thats not all… … …

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Look at the prices! The are wallet-friendly too! It ranges from S$19.90++ to S$28.90++.

The first question I asked was, ''is the collagen soup (refill) free flow?'' ABSOLUTELY FREE! You may go all out, and enjoy the soup without worrying that you have to save your soup for some more ingredients or worry that you might drink up all the soup in the pot and need to top up additional $$ for the soup.

My friend & I once had this worry when we were to some hotpot restaurant (not buffet style), trying to scrimp and save on the soup because refills come at a price. Heehee…

Now we found the perfect place for us!

The Place/Ambience

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Clean & spacious restaurant, and the place is huge!

On our table

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A table of 6 of us, had 2 pots of collagen soup, nom nom, the collagen is calling out to me as we waited for our fun-loving dining companions.

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The divine soup base is made of collagen pudding, which is the culmination of 6 hours of simmering kampong chicken. Such long hours of simmering ensures that the chicken bones are fully dissolved - every bit of goodness goes into the broth.

Fresh vegetables are also added to lend even more nutrition and flavours. The broth is then cooled, solidifying into a silky smooth pudding that brims with collagen.

FYI, if you are curious of how it taste like, it is actually light and not salty at all. Not to worry, please read on. :D

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There were 3 condiments on the table (sorry, I forgotten to snap a picture for you), they are the Himalayan Pink Salt, Collagen Shoyu and Hot Kimchi Paste.

Himalayan Pink Salt (above) is a natural and pure mineral substance gathered from the Himalayas. For thousands of years, the salt has been used as a natural medicine. Dining at Momiji Shabu Shabu is a hands-on experience: patrons will get to grind the salt themselves to adjust the soup to their own liking. (usually is about 3 dashes of the salt)

The Collagen Shoyu looks like any other type of Shoyu however it is sweeter. Add this into your own individual bowl of soup to enhance the taste.

Same goes for the Hot Kimchi Paste, if you are one who loves spicy soup, add this into your bowl of soup!

Now you can have 3 types of soup in one meal.

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I was trying to take a picture of my table but suddenly it gets crowded. Even other customers were curious what exactly is happening.

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Errrr, actually nothing much. Just a table of food. Only instagrammers will know. Or maybe bloggers.

So this is our table of food that fed the 6 of us. Before you ask questions like ''take so much, can finish or not????'', fear not, we finished everything and went for 2 more rounds ok?

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Good food shared among awesome dining companions is the most enjoyable thing to do in the world.

Grab some close pals, go and enjoy!

A tour around the buffet line

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The free flow collagen soup comes in liquid instead of jelly, because as the soup in our pot had turned into liquid, we can only add liquid in. These are available on the buffet table, however the friendly staff will still be going round to help you with the refills. *Good service*!

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Noodles, Somen, Udon, Dried Noodles, Yee Mian.

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Kurobuta Pork (Pork Belly, Pork Collar)

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Red Prawns

Note that every name tags of the items states the cooking time. Follow it according to get perfectly cooked food!

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White Prawns

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Sliced Fish looking so fresh!

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Baby Octopus is a tad too hard for me as I overcooked it :(

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There are also the usual steamboat spread of items like Fish Balls, Meat Balls, Mushroom Balls, Crab Sticks, Lotus Roots, Fried Beancurd Skin, Tofu, Quail's Eggs etc.

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Onsen eggs!

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You have delicious ingredients, of course there are sauces to complement those ingredients!

Create your unique sauce with a total of 12 different dipping sauce choices! (Above all the 12 bowls)

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Make your own sauce, if not follow the steps to create the signature dipping sauce or spicy shoyu sauce! Very helpful!

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Here comes my favourite! These are pastes in bamboo shoots. I feel like grabbing them all.

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Kimchi Seafood Paste

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Minced Pork Paste

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Cuttlefish Paste

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Fish & Pork Paste

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Mini red spoons are provided to scrap off the minced paste from the bamboo shoot. DO NOT place the whole bamboo shoot into the soup!

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We spotted a pot of collagen. Sorry, not for us.

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Seafood Chawanmushi

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Apart from raw food, there is a whole stretch of cooked food that you can munch on while waiting for your soup to boil or your food to be cooked.

There are Ebi Fry, Shrimp Paste Chicken (this is so good, we have to take a second round), Scallop Fried Rice etc.

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Not forgetting the greens & veggies.

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Fruits & Desserts

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Lots of Sushis!


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Iced Matcha Tea (sweet) & Iced Lemon Ocha Tea.

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Soft Drinks & Iced Water

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Hot beverages such as Black Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Milo & Teh Tarik are available.

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Cold desserts include, Brownies, Cheesecakes, Eclairs, Mochis, Cream Puff and 6 flavours of Ice Cream.

Special jeng jeng jeng!

For every 2 pax dining in, customers will get a complimentary premium item such as Snow Crab or Wagyu Beef.
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Snow Crab

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Wagyu Beef

I peronally is not a crab person, so I will go for Wagyu Beef anytime and we all love it! Its soft and tender, melts in your mouth.

Ways to indulge Momiji Shabu Shabu
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Wait no more, make your way there now!

PSST: One of my dining companion that night, woke up with a smoother face! I should have drank more of the soup, definitely going back again for more collagen goodness.

Thank you Momiji for having us!