Monday, August 25, 2014

Momiji Shabu Shabu -Singapore's first ever Collagen Hotpot Buffet

Hot pot seems to be a perennial favorite when it comes to dinner gatherings . I love it too myself! That feeling of warmness ( pun intended ! hahaha.. ) from being around family members and good friends just makes me feel happy ! Life is complete when there is good company and good food !

I joined some bloggers and instagrammers at a new hotpot location last Thursday.

Momiji Shabu Shabu has opened its doors , bringing us Singapore's first ever Collagen Hotpot Buffet!! You may have eaten other collagen hotpot before, but this one sure beats the others!! Complementing the collagen soup are over 100 items including specialities such as Kurobuta pork, half-shell scallops, deep red sea prawns ( so so fresh and good ! ) asari clams and more ! Guess what's the best part? You can eat as much as you like and prices are affordable too !!

Come, let me show you the collagen pudding soup base :)

 Sure looks smooth and creamy to me! The soup base is a culmination of six hours of simmering kamopong chicken. This is to ensure that the chicken bones are fully dissolved , with every bit of goodness going into the broth. There are goji berries aka wolfberries added to it too!

As you know , we lost collagen as we age.. this hotpot sure aids in 'injecting' more collagen to our skins!

The pot is heated up and pudding has completed melted 
creating this broth. We have added some corn here :)

There is extra soup stock the buffet line for
diners to top up at no extra charge of cost :) 

There is a instruction mat for you to refer to in case you are
lost as in what to do :)  Especially helpful for first timers to Momiji!

As there is just one soup base, Momiji recognize the fact that some of us may like to customize our own flavour of the soup to our likening . Below are three seasonings you can use to enhance the flavour of the soup.

There is something for everyone! From slightly spicy kimchee paste to sweet base shoyu and natural Himalayan pink salt! The pink salt is a natural and pure mineral substance gathered from the Himalayas. Do try the soup first before you add the salt. You even get to grind the salt yourselves! Totally fun and hands on experience :)

In order to keep the original taste of the soup, 
I would suggest adding the different seasonings to your own 
individual bowl of soup :) 

As mentioned earlier, there are 100 over items for you to enjoy with the collagen soup . Let me show you some of these delicacies which you can enjoy!

Momiji has 4 different types of noodles for you to choose from ! 
I am sure there is one that you like!

Wide variety of vegatables to choose from..
add some to enhance the taste of the soup .

There are 2 different types of chawamushi.
Smooth and soft!

Sushi selection

These different pastes are one of my fav at Momiji! 
Texture of these after cooking is kinda like fishball :)

You may wonder how do you cook these different pastes..
no no..don't pop the whole bamboo into the soup hehehe.. 

This is how you do it :) 
There are these small red spoons which you can use. 
Scoop some and simply just drop them one by one into the soup. 

Food quality is top notch ! 
Eat to your fill! 

All kinds of balls to choose from tofu, crabsticks and quails eggs!

Some sushi to fill our tummies while waiting for the raw food to be cooked 

Unlimited serving of chicken wings, prawn tempura and teriyaki chicken
( these are just some of the many cooked food )

Here are three of the recommended sauces which you can use to
customize your own dipping sauce
 left to right- Ponzu, seaseme and sorry, I forgot the last one :P

After the meat is cooked, just dip it into your sauce and enjoy!
See how spicy ours was!! Husband added chili to it!

Thanks to my fellow foodie friends for allowing us to snap their
nicely arranged food around their table!!
Check out the variety of meats!

Good news!
For every two persons dinning in, you will get a complimentary premium item of
either wagyu beef slices or snow crab! Make your pick ! Both are equally good :)

soft and tender wagyu beef slices 

snow crab legs~! 

Thirsty after all the eating? No worries, there are the usual soft drinks
and even a hot drinks dispenser ( coffee, milo etc) .

I gotta introuduce you two these two teas!
They are speically imported from Kyoto Japan!
Green tea lovers! You will love the matcha ice tea
just look at the amount left at the end of the session!
Just gotta try it :)
and there is also the popular ice lemon tea!

Do look out for the cooking time for the different prawns
try not to over cook it will compromise the
intended taste of the food :)

 It's dessert and fruits time after all the savory food :) 
So many sweet treats to choose from !!
We like the mochis and eclairs the most! 

 There is always room for ice cream!
8 different flavours!!  You can eat to your heart's content~

Make Momiji Shabu Shabu Collagen Hotpot Buffet your next dinning destination!

 Here are the various prices ! Totally value for money ! :)

Momiji Japanese Buffet

Address: 360 Balestier Road, 
Balestier Shaw Plaza #04-01 S 329783

Contact : 6258 3398

Faecbook : Momiji Facebook 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Revamped Bar Menu at The Royal Mail Bar

Many a times as I passed by The Ascott, I am just captivated by the beauty of the building. It used to be an office building but has since became a service apartment. 

I was thrilled to be able to visit this building last Friday! The first and second level of the building houses The Royal Mail Bar and The Royal Mail Restaurant respectively

The first and second level of the building houses The Royal Mail Bar and The Royal Mail Restaurant respectively 



 Get a few friends and have a drink during Happy hour! 
After two years, The Royal Mail Bar, the extended beverage arm of The Royal Mail Restaurant, introduces new specialty cocktails and British-inspired tapas to its menus.
In addition to the new cocktails, the bar also brought in 10 new whiskeys which cater to sweet and peaty palette. There are Arran Sherry Cask, Aberlour 15 Years, Nikka Coffey Grain and Kavalan Single Malt to name a few

I was joined by some bloggers and foodie instagrammers last Friday evening for a night of fun and drinks at The Royal Mail Bar . We were thrilled to try out their new drinks and bar grub menu! 

Using everyday ingredients, the bar's resident bartender has whipped up 15 new concoctions. The recipes are borne out of his search for intriguing and flavourful drinks

Let me show you some of the pretty cocktails we tried! * all cocktails cost $18 , but during Happy Hours 5pm -8pm , they are only going for $10! and 1 for 1 house pour (Gentlemen's Pour 45ml ) go for $15 :) It's not too taxing on the pocket!

Started the night with a Tina Funfetti 

Blended mix of Baileys, Chocolate Syrup,
 Milk and Butterscotch with a drizzle of Grenadine and Sprinkles

This is The Royal Mail Bar's signature drink! 
Old Fashioned Spice cocktail is given a slightly sweetened aftertaste 
with a deft infusion of honey and clove 

Apple of My Eye
Muddled Green Apple Slices shaken with Vodka, Frangelico, 
Sour Apple and Egg White for a frothy finish
( mine must have been sitting for too long before 
I snapped this pic..It's way prettier! )

Agent 006 
Muddled Lime Juice, Sugar and Mint leaves, with Rum and Lychee Juice
 with a burning stream of Bacardi 151

I was downing this like nothing! 
Totally my personal favorite ! 
Be my (man)go 
Mango Puree blended with Rum and Sugar 

Enjoy some live music as you enjoy the drinks and food!

Just gotta show u these two fruity creations!
Right: Dear Cupid --Gin shaken with basil leaves, syrup & lime juice
 topped with a strawberry
Left :Love struck Ginny -- Gin shaken with watermelon juice, syurp ,
 mint leaves and sweet & Sour

What's a bar if there isn't any food to munch on right?
Check out this addictive fries with the truffle mayo! $12
This truffle mayo is way cooler way to pair with the fries compared to
other truffle fries :) Have a sip of the drinks !
Billion dollar Margarita  & Timeless English ( signature drink )

More munchies! 
This crispy sweet potato chips goes so well
with the shallot and onion dip!

This is another hot favorite 
Sauteed Chorizo Sausages served with some toasts. 

who would have thought of
Shrimp paste chicken drumlets in  bar?
These were delicious to the end!
One of the best garlic bread ever tasted!
$8 for two halves :)
Very potent ! We love it!

Don't fret if these food are not enough for you, there's more 
 Cubed beef- Prime Roast served with
Spicy crab tomato and Bearnaise sauce

It is an irresitable offerring, each morsel is tantalizing
 especially when paired with the sauces! 

 We weren't expecting a dessert! 
But yes, we were served with a sweet and well 
torched Vanilla Creme Brulee!

Do check out this cozy bar for your next Happy Hour! 

Go after work today!!

"Apart from introducing new specialty cocktails and British-inspired bar grub, The Royal Mail Bar would also like to regale all guests with new choices of draught and bottled beers, spirits and improvised daily promotions which appeal to the Central Business District drinking crowd."

 Guess what! You can visit them everyday for a different promotion :) 

The Royal Mail Bar Daily Promotions (6pm to closing)

  • v  Monday: $5 Dirty or Dry Martinis only
    v  Tuesday: 1 for 1 House Pour and Premium Wine
    v  Wednesday: 1 for 1 keys by the Glass
    v  Thursday: Half-Pint Draught Beer for $5
    v  Friday: $10 Champagne by the Glass 

    The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar
    Ascott Raffles Place Singapore,
    2 Finlayson Green 
    Singapore 049247
    Tel: 6509 3589