@ Koh Grill and Sushi Bar - 435 Orchard Road, #04-21 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 238877
Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm daily
One of the few foods that I crave for from time to time is the Shiok Maki (Shiok: a colloquial expression to describe something that is well, more than awesome) rolled out at Koh Grill and Sushi Bar. What I love about the makis here are the chunky seafood slices, near-perfect flame searing and confident pairing with a creamy sauce carrying a tinge of sweetness. To top the combination off is an explosive spoonful of bright orange fish roe for a delightful pop-in-your-mouth experience.
There are a couple of variations of the Shiok Maki with combinations of shrimp, salmon, unagi (eel), swordfish and soft shell crab. Prices start from $16.80 a plate! Another dish I would pick off the menu usually would be the salmon head soup. The soup is rich and flavourful, while the fish head meat fresh and flaky. Slurp~~
From the queue forming even before the eatery opened, be sure to be there early or during off-peak meal times to avoid waiting in line!
Definitely a shiok place to visit! ❤
In conjunction with Singapore Food Festival, Singapore's first ever Tea Festival hits us this weekend (22-23 July) at B4, ION Orchard! Organized by local heritage tea retailer, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co, the event will be showcasing 17 homegrown tea and lifestyle brands; guarantee to quench the thirst of any tea enthusiasts!
Besides checking out the latest tea collections, expect quali-tea bites and also learn more about tea via a series of workshops. Best of all admission is FREE, Isn’t that tea-rrific? The highlight of the event will be divided into four elements, i) Tea Market : showcase of our very own tea vendors, ii) Teapitiam: tea-themed pop-up café iii) Tea Room : tea themed workshops and craft sessions iv) Tea Museum.
We are extremely stoked be able to attend the Private Media Preview one day prior to the start of the event, so here's a sneak peak of the festival. Be sure to check the event, especially if you are around the vicinity!
1. TEA MARKET
Just in time for National Day, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co launches Classic Hawker Beverage Flavours Tea such as Bandung, Chocolate Malt, Longan & Pineapple. We had a taste of the Bandung Tea (Rose tea infused with cream) & we love it! And did we mention the packaging design is so old school adorable? Loves!
Collaboration Tea offers artisanal tea blends with customizable labels for any occasions. Alongside, they will also be launching two tea products, Marigold Black and ‘Thank You for Being Our Bridesmaid” – a clever gift idea from the Bride to the bridesmaids which pairs tea with jewellery.
Hush Tea is not just a tea brand but social movement that brings the world of hearing and deaf together. Through the workshops conducted, we are empowered through silence, where each TeaMood tells a story, our story. It is heartening and inspirational to know how they are contributing and uniting the community – both the deaf and hearing. Kudos!
Organic Tea Company Infusion-de-vie specializes in blending organic tea leaves and traditional Chinese herbs to restore vim, vigour and vitality. In this festival, they are also launching four new blends and two cold-fresh-brewed flavours. These cold brews which are charmingly packaged in a wine bottle sure caught everybody's attention!
Lifestyle Brands : Tea related titles at BooksActually, Tea apt knick knacks at Naiise and unique handmade ceramic tea wares at Mud Rock.
Other Tea Brands:A.muse Projects (Pictured above), Juan Tea, Pin Tea, Tea Chapter
A playful twist on our local Kopitiam (Coffeeshop) term, this 'pop up' teapitiam offers modern tea bites of all time favourite classics and modern reinventions.
One Kueh At A Time - Classic Soon Kueh & Vegan Beetroot Soon Kueh , all handmade based on a 30 year old family recipe
Inthebrickyard - Asian-inspired classic cakes like Ondeh Ondeh, Pulut Hitam. Festival exclusive flavours like Earl Grey Lemon & Earl Grey Lavender Chocolate Tea Cakes
Birds of Paradise - White Chrysanthemum gelato with Cacao Ribs and festival exclusive flavour : Chamomile & Torch Ginger Blossoms
Bird Bird - Ugnuts or ‘Ugly donuts' which features 1872 Clipper Tea Co’s Tea blends of Blissful berries and Jasmine Green Tea in two festival exclusive flavours, Berry Pockie & Macpash.
Other bites: Shermay’s Singapore Fine Food & The Naked Finn (Pictured above - Chilled Piquant Beehoon topped with Dried Sakura Ebi)
3. TEA ROOM
Featuring a special line up of tea-themed workshop and activities where attendees will learn more about tea culture. Some of the workshops include 'Floral Arrangement in a Teapot' by The Botanist and Her Thieves, 'Tea Towel Printing Workshop' by MessyMsxi, 'Tea Brewing Workshop' with Juan Tea.
For the full list of workshops and sessions and the prices , please visit : https://www.facebook.com/pg/sgteafest/events/
*Registration required , click here to register.
4. TEA MUSEUM
Photo exhibition of tea’s history and its marriage with our local culture throughout the years contributed by Tea Chapter, one of the oldest and biggest traditonal tea houses in Singapore.
Date: Sat 22 July - Sun 23 July 2017
Venue: B4 ION Station, ION Orchard
Time: 10am - 10pm daily
Admission: Free to Public
**PHOTO CREDITS : Mostly @LKKBEN (Ben) , Rest (own)
In collaboration with Singapore Food Festival & in conjunction for our Nation’s 52th birthday, McDonald’s Singapore turns some of our local favourites into a limited time menu, with a twist of course! Today we cheong (Means: headed with speed) to McDonald’s for lunch at the day of its launch. So without further ado, let’s check out this exclusive menu!
Nasi Lemak Burger
The sweetish sambal sauce was the binding element that made the burger 'Nasi Lemak'. Sambal spicy level is mild and very friendly, definitely manageable for those who don’t take spicy food.
Verdict: Sedap (Means: Delicious), No 'Nasi' (Means: Rice) but got the Nasi Lemak feel la!
What’s in it? Almost everything you imagine a cendol will be ; there’s green jelly, red bean (or issit toasted coconut?) and gula melaka! I think this will be most acceptable item in the entire menu especially those with sweet tooth. Pity it melts really quickly and towards the end we felt we were having milk shake instead! (Hence we did not have time to take a photo!)
Verdict: Quite Shiok (Means: Exclamation for expression for approval)