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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Event]

Park Hotel had invited some of us bloggers for a Blogger Appreciation Dinner at Park Hotel City Hall not too long ago.

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In fact, I thought it was really smart (and also sneaky) of them to use the Blogger Appreciation Dinner to introduce some of their Christmas offerings!

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I brought Skai aka c(hubby) and my BFF to the dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves! Totally non-pushy event coupled with good company and good food.

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Some of the food we sampled were:

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Ham, Turkey and roast beef

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nadnut.com grand park

nadnut.com at grand park city hall

nadnut.com at grand park city hall

nadnut.com at grand park city hall

nadnut.com at grand park city hall

Grilled and other hot items

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nadnut.com at grand park city hall

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Seafood

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nadnut.com at grand park city hall

nadnut.com at grand park city hall

Dessert

These were just some of the items we sampled.

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Thanks Park Hotel for the lovely Blogger Appreciation Dinner and the Rainbow Cake!

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For those who are looking for places to eat for Christmas Eve, Christmas or even New Year's, perhaps you can consider Grand Park City Hall or Park Hotel Clarke Quay. The food pictures shown above were from both hotels. Lunch ranges from $45++ to $78++ (for adults, without free flow alcohol) while dinner ranges from $58++ to $98++ (again, for adults, without free flow alcohol).

Aside from that, the Park Hotel Group also are offering take-home items if you are looking to host Christmas dinners at home. They have goodies such as Christmas Turkeys, Kurobuta Pork Loin, Log Cakes and my personal favourite: The Santa's Christmas Rainbow Cake.

If you are looking for a Singapore Staycation, why not consider the Park Hotel Group? I've stayed in Grand Park City Hall for a birthday staycation and Grand Park Hotel Orchard for a bridesmaid staycation before and have enjoyed myself tremendously.

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Have you made any plans for the festive holidays? Where to? Do comment! Would love to hear from you guys!

Happy Holidays!

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On an irrelevant note, this was my festive dress for the event. Tropical Christmas mah. :p

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Food Tasting]

BFF and I visited SIFU recently courtesy of a food tasting invitation from Huntington and SIFU. I've heard BFF raving about the food in Hong Kong plenty of times and needless to say, I was extremely intrigued by SIFU.

Personally, I have yet to visit Hong Kong, was only in their airport for a transit flight to Korea. Perhaps in future! Have been meaning to visit Hong Kong Disneyland.

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SIFU is conveniently located at Bugis Junction. I love the decor! I've been checking out places with lovely decor for inspiration for #nadskaihome!

Anyway, back to the main topic.

About SIFU

SIFU is a Hong Kong inspired dining room which features their very own take on Hong Kong style items. Most of the items are fusion dishes. East meets West and Hong Kong meets Local flavours inspired items. The name SIFU actually is a reference to "master" or "teacher" in Cantonese. All dishes are handmade by the chefs and bakers by scratch!

Apparently I'm Cantonese but I do not know anything about my half-heritage. Oops. We sampled a few of their dishes and here's my 2 cents about some of them.

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Handmade Pillow Buns

These handmade buns comes in 4 different fillings: Char Siew, Sweet Custard, Zuki and Yuzu Cheese. Personally I prefer the Char Siew over the sweet variations. You may notice in the picture above that there is this 'air pocket cavity' above the char siew filling. It is actually SIFU's technique of a pillowy soft bun. Buns retail at $1.20 per piece.

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nadnut sifu

Crispy Prawn Toast

The Crispy Prawn Toast ($8.80 per serving) had a minced prawn paste on top of a crispy bread which was deep fried. I did find that the toast was a tad oily for my liking however it was very delicious.

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Caramelised Roasted Ribs

I found it adorable that SIFU took a different take on a typical Western dish. Instead of a full slab of ribs, SIFU serves by rib. Personally I really enjoyed the rich caramelised taste. I usually do not order ribs elsewhere as it can get rather too jelak for me however, I liked the option of ordering per ribs here. The ribs are a tad costly in my opinion. At $3.90 per rib, a full slab would burn a hole in my pocket.

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Pulled Pork Ribs Chinese-style Slider

This reminded me so much of a Kong Bak Pau. Instead of the usual fatty pork, SIFU uses caramelised roasted pulled pork with crunch greens in the traditional Chinese Lotus Leaf Bun. Sliders are at $4.80 each.

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Signature Roasted Chicken Thigh and Shrimp Dumpling Soup Noodles

At $10.80 a bowl, this dish is easily the most value for money dish in SIFU. Instead of the usual egg noodles, SIFU uses a special type of beehoon (apparently a hybrid between vermicelli and local beehoon) in a hearty rich soup accompanied with a juicy huge chicken thigh and fat shrimp dumplings. Personally I felt that the soup was a tad too salty. However I did a quick check with my dining companions and they found that it wasn't salty to them. So it could just be my preference! Are the Cantonese more inclined to saltier food?

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nadnut sifu

Pork Chop Dry Noodles

Another extremely value for money dish. At $9.80, you get a very generous pork chop with almost never ending thin, stringy traditional Hong Kong egg noodles. Highly recommended to share. BFF and I were struggling to finish this dish!

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Beef Stew Rice

Easily one of favourite dishes, the Beef Stew Rice is served with a bowl of rice topped with a quail egg and a lovely medley of beef, carrots and radish stew. The beef is cooked for over 6 hours and the results are amazing. Tender and juicy meat accompanied with rich thick gravy at only $10.80.

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Milk Pudding

Last but definitely not least, we tried the popular dessert from Macau. Honestly, at first, I was pretty sure that I would not like this dish. (normally am not a huge fan of jelly, pudding and anything else of that texture). Even BFF was shocked that I enjoyed this dish so much. The Milk Pudding is served with a fine 'sawdust' topping which was actually finely crushed biscuits. It was a light and not overpoweringly sweet dessert to end a great meal. At only $5.80 for a jar, I was extremely tempted to dapao one for breakfast the next day.

Do check out SIFU. I know I'll be back this week for their Milk Pudding 😉

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Thanks for the invite SIFU!

SIFU
Bugis Junction #01-69
200 Victoria Street
Singapore 188021
(t) 6337 7613

Opening hours:
11:30am - 10:00pm daily

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

Am taking a break from all of the food reviews and decided to share some photos instead. Food reviews to resume next week!

As some of you guys may know, I'm a huge fan of rainbows. Well, to be exact, anything colourful. Especially rainbows.

So while paktoring with Skai aka c(hubby) recently, we visited MEDZ which has had quite a number of bloggers raving over it's rainbow cake.

So we decided to try it.

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It's definitely a very pretty, instagramable cake. But tastewise, I guess one thing good is that it's not dry? But I still prefer my richer cakes.

That being said, I will still return to MEDZ for their Rainbow Cakes. Happy pretty food makes me happy! Do you know of any places with beautiful rainbow cakes in Singapore?

Do share! I'll love to check it out!

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Tasting]

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I was invited to SHIMA by the kind folks from FoodNews PR to sample their Sukiyaki menu. As a huge fan of Sukiyaki, I was quite excited about it. For those who may not recognise SHIMA, it is actually located at Goodwood Hotel and has had a month-long renovation with a brand new look!

Needless to say, I roped in my fellow beef lover BFF to join me for some beef guzzling!

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Before we sampled the Sukiyaki, we were treated to 4 Sashimi Moriawase $45++ and 10 Sushi Moriawase $75++. Both sushi and sashimi tasted extremely fresh, was extremely delightful and superb.

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The Sukiyaki that we tried was served with the US Rib Eye ($80). There are two other variations Australian Wagyu ($110) and Japanese Wagyu ($170).

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All sets are served with Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Rice and Seasonal Fruits.

What I liked about SHIMA's Sukiyaki was the service rendered. The staff prepared for us and cooked for us the Sukiyaki.

In most Sukiyakis, one would just toss all ingredients into a waiting bowl of soup/stock and bring it to a boil. However at SHIMA, the staff slowly prepared the Sukiyaki by frying some animal fat, frying the onions to bring that amazing fragrant smell, adding in the vegetables and the stock lastly. The ensures that the flavours are brought out from the respective ingredients before adding in the stock.

I loved the Sukiyaki sauce! It was sweet and delicious! I learnt later that the Sukiyaki sauce is actually homemade! It is made with an original SHIMA recipe of Teriyaki sauce, pureed vegetables such as Dutch onions along with mirin, sake and other ingredients before being reduced to a rich, thick and flavoursome sauce.

It was an extremely pampering experience. However, I'll have to say, I did think that it was a bit expensive for a Sukiyaki. I personally felt that the US Rib Eye was a bit underwhelming.

However, that being said, the Sukiyaki was definitely a premium experience. I wouldn't recommend this on a weekly basis as it'll definitely burn a hole in your pocket however, I will definitely recommend SHIMA as a place for important gatherings e.g. Meeting your prospective parents in law, entertaining an important client, hosting important guests.

Ambience was great, service was impeccable. I'll definitely be back! Perhaps next time I'll try the Teppanyaki. Have heard many great reviews on it!

About SHIMA
Established since 1980, SHIMA is Singapore’s first fine-dining Teppanyaki restaurant. Located at Goodwood Park Hotel, the restaurant was opened by Katsuhiro Watanabe, a former Singapore resident who has since retired back to Japan. In 2013, SHIMA was bought over by JR Foods, and plans for a major facelift were put in place. In 2014, after a month-long renovation, SHIMA reopens - backed by the pioneer team of chefs that were trained by Japanese master chefs in the 1980s - and continues its vision of serving up a high-end Teppanyaki, Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki experience that encompasses top-notch food, service and ambience.

SHIMA
Level 1, Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
(t) +65 6734 6281
(e) info@shimarestaurant.com.sg
(w) https://www.facebook.com/ShimaRestaurantSingapore

Opening hours: Lunch from 12noon to 3pm and Dinner from 6pm to 10pm
Dress code: Smart casual
Seating Capacity: 110

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