Mandarin Oriental Weekend Brunch

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MANDARIN Oriental MO Bar’s Weeekend Brunch. Now that dining-in is allowed in Phase 2 of Singapore’s circuit breaker because of the horrid china virus, you can partake of the yummie brunch…No need for dinner after this feast! I love the food and the ambience here. Bon appetit!

Weekend Brunch at MO BAR
Enjoy the new Weekend Brunch at MO BAR and make your weekend plans with us today! A combination of MO BAR’s renowned happy hour staples available with a variety of starters, main courses and sweets selection to choose from.
  • SGD 98 ++ per person
  • Add-on SGD 58++ per person 2hrs free flow Champagne and selected “Asia’s 50 Best Bars” Cocktails
Available each Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 2.30pm

 

Mandarin Oriental Singapore

5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797

Tel: 63380066 

 

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Phase 2 of the Singapore Circuit Breaker

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM has some very…

MARVELLOUS news…

For Phase 2 of the Singapore Circuit Breaker which is a partial lockdown, here are the activities that can resume from midnight on June 19, 2020

WHAT CAN RESUME

Hip Hip Hooray Kacang Putih!

Can MAKAN again!

– Retail businesses can reopen their physical outlets, and food and beverge a(F&B) dine-in will also be allowed, although there must not be more than five diners per table. Seating capacity will be reduced to meet safe distancing requirements. Liquor sales and consumption must cease at 10.30pm. Live music and television and video screenings will not be allowed in all F&B outlets. Food and Beverage restaurants, cafes, hawker centres and morw have been hit very hard by the horrid china virus so this is welcome news!!

Singapore’s Food & Beverage outlets including restaurants, cafes, hawkers, bistros, etc have had NO dining in for 73 days! Only takeaway and delivery options.

– Small-group social gatherings of up to five people can resume. Households can receive up to five visitors at any one time.

 

 

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Singapore Airlines NEW Safety & Health video

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The debonair and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM highlights SIA’s new Safety and Health video to…

MAKE all SIA’s beloved passengers SAS – Safe And Secure. SIA is the world’s best airline! Only one thing, due to this horrid china virus, all the ravishing Flight Stewardesses wear masks so we cannot admire their youthful beauty…I really loathe and detest the china virus.

The meaning behind the iconic SIA Girl uniform is more beautiful ...

Fly safely, fly SIA!

 

Cutting edge Enhanced hygiene standards

SIA has stepped up the cleaning procedures at all premises, including its SilverKris Lounges. Customers can enjoy a la carte meals instead of a buffet service at our lounges, where SIA staff wear masks all the time and gloves when necessary.

Every SIA Group aircraft undergoes an enhanced cleaning process before a flight. This includes aircraft fogging procedures that follow regulatory requirements. Common surfaces and areas such as windows, tray tables, handsets, in-flight entertainment screens, lavatories and galleys are wiped down with an approved strong disinfectant. Headsets, headrest covers, pillow covers, bedsheets, and blankets are also washed and replaced after every flight.

Ceiling-to-floor air flow patterns within the cabin help to limit the spread of viruses and bacteria. The air is also refreshed every two to three minutes. Every aircraft in the Group’s fleet is equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which remove more than 99.9% of particles including airborne viruses and bacteria.

Almost all lavatories in SIA aircraft feature contactless faucets and have anti-bacterial hand wash. SIA is also looking at a trial of an ultra-violet (UVC) light cleaning procedure on the ground for its lavatories before every flight.

 

Meal services

SIA has modified its in-flight food and beverage service to reduce the risk of contact for both our customers and crew members. Meals services have been suspended for flights within South East Asia and services to Mainland China due to regulatory reasons. Snack bags are provided to customers instead.

On long-haul flights, a single tray service has been introduced in First Class and Business Class in place of a table layout service. To boost the in-flight dining experience during this period, SIA is progressively reintroducing customer favourites such as the Airline’s signature satay and garlic bread from mid-June 2020. We will also discuss with the regulators how we can resume a course-by-course dining experience.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and carry on flying SIA!”

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Jersey Black Butter or Le niere beurre

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The debonair and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM tells the tale of dark desires for  Jersey Black Butter from the…

MAGICAL island of Jersey. I fell in love with Jersey Black Butter when I visited Jersey in the Channel Islands. You cannot get it anywhere else! It is not really butter but a superb Ninja black jammy concoction made with Apples, Licorice, Lemon, France and Romeril Sweet Apples and Tart Bramley Apples, Cinnamon and other Spices. Really yummie on ice cream, with Apple pie, Pecan pie, on Foie Gras, on toast, scones, muffins…Perfect too with hard Cheeses like Mimolette and Emmenthal. The complex unique taste and velvety texture is unforgettable.

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The National Trust for Jersey has a traditional Black Butter Making public event in the Island’s social calendar in autumn at its headquarters, The Elms, La Chève Rue, an old Jersey farmstead in the rural heartland of St Mary.

Between 1600 and 1700, twenty percent of Jersey’s arable land was made up of apple orchards. Cider was made by farmers to give to their staff, making up part of their wages. A great tradition that exists as a result of Jersey’s proliferation of apples is the production of ‘black butter’ or ‘Le Niere Buerre’. Made from cider apples, the new cider is boiled over a fire for many hours – up to two days! When the cider is ‘reduced’ by half, apples, sugar, lemon, spices and a hint of liquorice added. The mixture is continuously stirred with a wooden ‘rabot’ or paddle till ready! OMG yummie! This year it is on 22, 23 and 24 October, 2020.

Bon appletit! 🙂

Incidentally, The Man from UNCLE, talented actor Henry Cavill, is from Jersey

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Dining in china virus era…

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The irrepressible and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM is flabbergasted by the wierd and wonderful ideas to keep…

MOST valued diners free from china virus infection with SHIELDS…It is a matter of life and death because of the horrid china virus wilfully spread by china. Such despicable villainy!

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2020/04/09/Coronavirus-Critics-ask-why-China-allowed-flights-out-of-Hubei-during-outbreak

 

In Spain one idea is using plastic partitions. OMG!

 

A waitress with N95 mask and gloves welcomes you keeping 2 meters away and…

leads you to your table. The route you take keeps you away from other diners! There are see-through plastic Methacrylate shields installed on the tables to protect you from other diners and even your loved one who is dining with you! OH mein Gott!

Coronavirus: Could this be the future of dining in Spain?

Owner of the LLenatubar company, Manuel Gil at a table with partition walls installed by his company in a restaurant in Leganes near Madrid

This is right out of The Twilight Zone…

 

Goff’s Enterprises makes clear partitions…

The easily installed clear partition provides unobtrusive personal separation that helps prevent the transfer of viral contagions, so you can maintain a safer environment in shared spaces such as offices, industrial work areas, restaurants, and more. Each ceiling-hung panel includes hardware for a variety of mounting options, and the food grade PVC meets USDA guidelines for easy disinfection as well as NFPA 701 fire resistance standards. Safety screen is 84″H x 54″W, but custom sizing is available upon request. Just USD184.81

 

Suspended Safety Barrier - Antimicrobial PVC, 84"H x 54"W

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating…shielded from everyone OMG!

 

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Dine under a POD???

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling GOurmet TM ruminates on the future of dining out…

“MASKED” by giant pods…

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MON Dieu et sacre bleu!!!! Oh mein GOtt! Is this the future of dining out???????

 

French designer Christophe Gernigon has created the Plex’Eat, a cylinder of transparent plastic that hangs from a cable on the ceiling, much like a lampshade.

No more holding hands while eating…No more marriage proposals…No more feeding your beloved a morsel of Chateaubriand or das Original Sacher-Torte cake…Well, you can still play footsie under the table n’est pas…Oh mein Gott!

However, there is a strategic cut out at the back…This allows a diner to sit and stand up without having to bow and kneel down…

Would you like this???? Please give your comments 🙂

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Shangri-La Festa della Repubblica Feast

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The indomitable and inimitable Travelling Gourmet TM celebrates…

MEMORABLE Festa della Repubblica with a veritable feast from Waterfall Italian ristorante in the Shangri-La Singapore. Italy’s National Day or Festa della Repubblica is on 2 June. Before the horrid china virus from Wuhan, HE The Italian Ambassador would kindly invite me to celebrate with him at a posh 5 star hotel. Such events are no more at present. Why? It is all because of the horrific chinavirus which is china’s curse on the world.

Nevertheless, we are always resourceful and Waterfall ristorante has come up with a takeaway or delivery feast for you to celebrate at home! I decided to try this and it is really good at $138 nett. Waterfall is one of my favourite restaurants with mio buon amico, helpful Manager Andreano. The yummie Italian delights in the Festa della Repubblica Feast includes a big Pizza and 2 Pastas. The food is enough for 4 people. Only available on 31 May, 1 June and 2 June.

 

Festa Della Repubblica at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Singapore

There is:

Piatto di Afettati comprising Spicy Salami, Salami, Proscuitto di Parma and Mortadella

Tagliere di Formaggi which is a Cheese Platter of Parmesan, Fontina, Tallegio and Provolone with Apricots and Prunes. I added my own Honey from Sicily which made for an amazing taste combination. I learned how Honey enhances the flavour of Cheeses on my extensive travels in Italy, especially in Sardinia.

Linguine alla Scoglio of Seafood in a rich and sexy Tomato Sauce with Parsley. There are Mussels, Clams, big Prawns and more!

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Linguine alla Scoglio when it is served in the ristorante

 

                             

Caserecci al Ragu d’Agnello with flavoursome Lamb and Mushrooms

Pizza Salame with Mozzarella and Tallegio Cheeses

Tagliata di Manzo which is Grilled Ribeye Steak to “medium” doneness with Rucola Tomatoes, Arugula or Rocket Salad with Balsamico Dressing and Baby Potatoes

The Icing on the cake was a whole Tiramisu Cake with Coffee, Savoiardi and Mascarpone Cheese garnished with 24 karat Gold Leaf . Yummie!

                               

Il Turista Buongustaio/The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating!

Mantieni la calma e continua a mangiare!

Buon appetito e Buona Festa della Repubblica!

Waterfall Italian Ristorante

22 Orange Grove Rd, Level One, Garden Wing, Singapore 258350

Tel: 62134398

Lungarotti wines go well with Italian cuisine!

 

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Marriott Tang Plaza Takeaway and Delivery!

The indomitable and unparalleled Travelling Gourmet TM highlights yummies from the…
MARRIOTT Tang Plaza…like delightful Tim Sum from fine dining restaurant Wan Hao…

$15Nett Dim Sum Bento

1 May to 30 June 2020, 10am to 3pm | Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Terrific Tim Sum is always yummie comfort food for many. This May and June, Wan Hao Gourmet Chinese Restaurant is whetting appetites with specially-curated $15nett Dim Sum Bentos in which you can enjoy SEVEN delightful and scrumptious Dim Sums in the comfort of your home.
This is however not the average Dim Sum. At Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, these delicious nibbles are elevated to new heights with tip top flavourful, quality ingredients and refined culinary techniques by my pal Chef Bryan Wong. Yummies like juicy Steamed Scallop & aromatic Morel Mushroom Dumpling; super delicious Baked Honey-Glazed Pork Bun; Pleasing Baked Egg Tart; Steamed Glutinous Rice with Dried Shrimp, Succulent Chicken and Mushroom, and much more.

Pre-order at 6831 4605 or drop by Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant to place your order. Drive-through parking and collection is available at the hotel’s Forecourt. Complimentary island-wide delivery above $150nett. $25nett delivery fee for orders below $150. Pre-orders required.

 

 

$15Nett Takeaway Specials

It can’t get any better than the ability to Tuck into top class food at affordable prices, in the luxury of your home. From Salads to Sandwiches & Burgers to Pastas and Local Treats, savour good food while practicing comendable social responsibility.

Tasty highlights include Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger; King sized Marriott Club Sandwich; Impossible Spaghetti Bolognese – nomeat; Spaghetti Carbonara; Char Hor Fun; Char Kway Teow, and lots more…

Drop by Crossroads to place your order or pre-order at 6831 4605. Drive-through parking and collection is available at the hotel’s Forecourt. Complimentary island-wide delivery above $150nett. $25nett delivery fee for orders below $150. Pre-orders required.

The Travelling GOurmet TM always says: Keep calm and carry on eating!

Stay safe, stay healthy! Beat the horrid china virus!

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FIGHT the horrid china virus & Stay healthy!

B00st your immunity!

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM recommends…

MARVELLOUS foods to make your  immune system strong so you keep healthy. Truly, HEALTH is the true wealth.

The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off  and KILL pathogens. These enemies like the horrid chinavirus are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease!

When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. Antibodies are released by the immune system, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kills them.

Put these foods into your diet to help strengthen your immune response.

Terrific Turmeric!

Turmeric is a gorgeous golden yellow spice that many people use in cooking. Known as Kunyit in the Malay language. I loved my Mum’s Kari Kapitan which had Turmeric as one of the ingredients. It is also present in some alternative medicines. Consuming turmeric may improve a person’s immune response. This is due to the qualities of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. It comes from the trumeric root. Use in curries and Moroccan Tagines! Or mix with honey and consume! Curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Chocolate’s DARK Secret

Dark chocolate contains an antioxidant called theobromine, which may help to boost the immune system by protecting the body’s cells from free radicals.

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Free radicals are molecules that the body produces when it breaks down food or comes into contact with pollutants. Free radicals can damage the body’s cells and may contribute to disease. Swiss Chocolate is good but NEVER godiva which is full of artificial ingredients, colouring and preservatives and poisonous palm oil.

Despite its potential benefits, dark chocolate is high in calories and saturated fat, so it is important to eat it in moderation if you do not want to become a sick fattie like midget dictator kim jong un of north korea.

Beautiful BLUEBERRIES!

Blueberries in a bowl to boost immune system.
Blueberries have antioxidant properties that can boost the immune system.

Blueberries contain a type of flavonoid called anthocyanin, which has antioxidant properties that can help boost a person’s immune system. A 2016 study noted that flavonoids play an essential role in the respiratory tract’s immune defense system. You can make Blueberry Jam and Compote and have it with yoghurt and your cereal like Granola.

Researchers found that people who ate foods rich in flavonoids were less likely to get an upper respiratory tract infection, or common cold, than those who did not. Good to know in these days of the horrid chinavirus. If the Spanish Flu is called Spanish Flu, then the virus can be called the chinavirus nicht wahr!

Stay safe! Stay Healthy! 🙂

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Butter by BORDIER

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The inimitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM highlights the butter loved by…

MANY discerning gourmets…

It is Le beurre de Bordier from France. Bretagne (Brittany) to be exact.

 

Bordier Butter is served in my favourite 3 Michelin Star haute cuisine (fine dining) restaurants like Guy Savoy in Paris and Le Cinq in Paris. In Singapore, Ash & Elm in the Intercontinental serves Bordier Seaweed Butter with its Bread Basket.

 

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Bordier Butter is served in exquisite glassware in Guy Savoy

Bordier Butter with Seaweed from Brittany in Ash and Elm

As always, The Travelling Gourmet TM say: Keep calm and carry on eating! 🙂

Guten Appetit!

Jean-Yves Bordier

Jean-Yves Bordier became a butter artisan in St. Malo in Brittany in 1985, acquiring the La Maison du Beurre creamery founded in 1927.  He discovered the art of kneading butter, a traditional 19th century method, that he perfected using the time-honored gestures of past butter artisans, which guarantees the quality of his great butters.  He has developed techniques to pound and shape butter and has passed on his know-how to his team…

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