Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
(1) Look for restaurant friendly promotions
You can find them randomly everywhere. Just to name a few: Peach Garden is shaving 50% off its dim sum prices on weekdays.
(2) Skips the frills
I went for a dim sum buffet at a 5 star hotel once. The price of the buffet was reasonable at SGD$45+++ per head but I almost fell out of my chair when I got the bill. Pickles, nuts and wet towels were charged as well as a hefty SGD8 surcharge for tea. Next time, I'll just politely decline these frills and skip to plain water instead, thank you very much.
(3) Don't be shy. Ask for credit card discounts
We went to Chili's last Sunday and the bill came up to almost SGD200. When the server came with the bill, I had to ask her for applicable credit card promotions before she told me Citibank offered 15% off. That's a SGD25 saving! Imagine if I had not proactively opened my mouth. Recently I also signed up for the Amex card, which comes with Feed at Raffles and Palate dining privileges. These privileges allow me to partake in hotel dining at a yummy 50% discount if the dining group comprises of 2 pax. Jaan here I come!
(4) Look for set meals
Once in awhile, set meals offer better value than ala carte, especially if you are dining in a group. I find this especially true for big Chinese dinners.
(5) Cut down on appetizers/drinks and share dessert
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Steak was tender and juicy, charred in all the right areas. We were also given a hot stone to sizzle the beef if additional "doneness" was desired.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
Pity I don't drink coffee. Heard they serve mean javas with fanciful froths.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Alas! I seem to have caught the shabu shabu and sukiyaki bug. The dining experience here was much better than sukiya. Food is generally of better quality although the price is also slightly costlier. We paid under $30 for 90 mins of unadulterated gorging. The beef slices are definitely of higher grade than sukiya. Also thoroughly enjoyed the assortment of fish balls, mushrooms and somen. Of special mention is the sukiyaki soup base which was v flavorful. I'll definitely be back for more.