Think BIG!

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The intrepid and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM goes to…

MIDDLE Road in sunny Singapore…to find the BIG Hotel. True to its name the structure is big and located very near the National Library. Billed as a chic and trendy boutique hotel, they have a restaurant called Froth. Well, I always like to make it BIG! There is no swimming pool but a nice Gym, albeit small on Level 1. An Art Gallery is on Level 1 and Tipple, a wine and whisky bar due to open on 10 April. I decided to go for a workout in the Gym before dinner, and met Carmen. Carmen is a pretty Surgeon from Alicante in Spain. I asked her about the BIG hotel and she explained, ‘I found it on the internet and it’s nice. I have one week’s holiday for Easter so I came to Singapore…’

The BIG Star Suite is the best room in the BIG hotel. There is a BIG flat screen LG TV and your own Samsung Tablet to check emails and write reports. I am writing this article now on the Tablet! You also get complimentary Movies on Demand with Action, Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. The wood fittings and furniture are well designed to make full ergonomic use of the available space. I liked the spacious Hansa shower and rain shower. You also have your own Nespresso machine and Tefal kettle to brew your own Dilmah English Breakfast tea or Green tea provided. In the corridor an ice machine and hot and cold water cooler are provided. No paintings on the concrete walls but you must realise that this hotel is done in the ‘Industrial Chic’ style. It reminded me of the Hotel Daniel in Vienna where the GM, Dieter Bischoff is a good friend.

Fun, Food & FROTH!

MENUS on picture frames hang on the walls. For drinks try the unique Ice Cream Milkshakes like Bubble Gum, Sea Salt Caramel, Toasted Marshmallow and Vanilla Bean. Extremely creamy and delicious. Or there is good ol’ Tiger beer and Hoegaarden. For starters I recommend Grilled Portobello…marvellously presented on a rectangular plate and looking like a manicured garden…Portobello wedges, Enoki Mushrooms, White Spargel (Asparagus), black Truffle Mushroom Puree, shaved squares of Parmigiano Cheese and Roasted Potatoes delight your palate. Friedly and cheerful Head Chef Derrick Ow told me, ‘I try to make my food different from other restaurants…and incorporate some fusion elements like Yuan Yang Risotto.’



BIG Breakfast…
There are 4 different sets including an Asian Nash Lemak set. I liked the Omelette with Sausage. The inside of the tasty omelette was soft and ever so slightly runny. This is as it should be. Many moons ago a British Army Chef in the Royal Army Catering Corps taught me how to mske the perfect omelette. Help yourself to tea, coffee, orange juice, toasted wholemeal or white bread, apples, orange slices and water melon. Rice Crispies cereal with milk too. Intriguing Green Apple Jelly Jam that looked like Mint jelly for Lamb!


Think BIG, Eat BIG, Drink BIG,

Live BIG and Love BIG!

Enjoy BIG!


BIG Hotel Singapore

200 Middle Road

Singapore 188980

Tel: 68097988


To be continued…

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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2 Responses to Think BIG!

  1. Tony says:

    Sounds great!! Do you have any photo regarding the BIG Hotel?


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