Do you like spas and massages and of course not forgetting some good food to go with it? Overtime when I had a long week and yearning for a good day’s break This is a good place to go to. Tucked inside an old building along Guillemard road, G.Spa is the place for you to indulge in great food and rejuvenate using their various facilities and services.
Open 24hrs, you will not have to be deprived of a good massage and rest when you dearly needed one and guess what? You’re entitled up to a 24hrs stay in the premises and iEatTravel here will show you what are to great eats to indulge in as well as a little stay here with your other half. G.Spa welcomes both sexes where they are facilities like the Hot & Cold pools, Steam rooms, Saunas and even relaxation lounges where you can catch up with your favourite movies which you have missed it during theatre showings.
If you fancy some services from G.Spa, they have a variety of packages and massage services for everyone. From the usual massages in their massage rooms and they even offer couple rooms for a more intimate and private massage experience, they even have treatment rooms for body scrubs or facial or foot massages. I have not tried any of the packages only the basics massage and I would say it is fairly soothing and relaxing. Go on and look up for a package to your desire and enjoy the many facilities at the spa.
My focus here is of course the food! And food is one of the main reason that brought me here. G.Spa’s all day buffet-style dining experience is unique for spas in Singapore. There is a gourmet selection of local delights to whet any appetite. They also have a daily special where you can actually try out two different kinds of speciality if you’re planning to stay for 24hrs in the spa (which I didn't do that). The dining area is cosy and comfortable where if you're going there with a group, they have seats available to accommodate at least 4 to a table and the environment is relaxed. Magazines, newspapers, televisions are available in this area and if you’re just a mobile gadget addict, there is free wifi for you to surf your social pages and also log on to iEatTravel.com when you’re there. :P
Fish soup with bee hoon is a healthy choice if you’re not looking for something too have before your massage commences. Tasty soup with generous vegetables and yummy fried fish will get you hooked and almost asking for another bowl (but don't forget you might have a massage after this). A huge variety of hot and cold drinks available which you will be spoilt for choice. I don't fancy the some of the juices which tastes artificial to me. How about western food?
Gourmet burger or a club sandwich which will make you drool as you savour each bite of it. I think the key ingredient to these is freshness but I’m quite disappointed with the gourmet burger (which I thought must be something different or I don't know, maybe fancy?). Its like a fish fillet burger where we can get it at some western stalls in the coffeeshops but its tasty though don't get me wrong but the gourmet spoils my image of the burger.
What else do they have and since they offer you a 24hrs stay, this cant be it right? Their specials for the day was Fish and chips, nicely breaded fried fish fillet and potato wedges. I love the crunch on the criss fillet and soft tender flaky fish in it. Their local delights is something which you can look out for. Lontong is okie to order if you’re a fan of it and how about Char Kway Teow (literally "stir-fried ricecake strips”) which I think is a another dish which I don't mind ordering a second time. Just that I wish that they could have use pork lard to fry it and the smell will be gorgeous!
Then comes the heavy duty. If you’ve done your massages and after all the usage of the facilities, you can consider the nasi lemak. A good serving of side to go with the fragrant rice. They have Ikan bilis with peanuts (fried anchovies), an egg, luncheon meat (pan fried spam) and fried chicken wing. Its heavenly (if you’re lucky, the chicken wings are just being fried and its crispy and tender.) and its a must to order when you’re there and of course, please take note of your food intake before your massages or using any facilities and I’m sure the staffs (as well as the patrons) would not want to encounter a Merlion here at G.Spa.
Its only me and myself to try out as many food as possible to share wth you what they can offer. Do go and try out and share with me your experience and also the daily special during your visit! Enjoy and relax ya~~
G.Spa Fitness and Recreation Hub
102 Guillemard Road,
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, all day dining, The Square Restaurant offers a daily Lunch and Dinner buffet with interactive live cooking stations featuring international and local cuisines. With a fair selection of foods available and the quality of the food presented, there is no wonder why it is packed on a Tuesday afternoon.
Located on the 7th floor, The Square restaurant international buffet includes Singaporean favourite Dishes like Laksa as well as fresh prawns & mussels, roasted meats, homemade Dim Sum, delicious A-la minute Risotto and a wide range of curries with condiments. You can actually choose to have their buffet or A la carte during lunch and dinner.
I came for the buffet and this hip and modern restaurant though small and the variety of food compared to some is pretty little, but the quality and freshness of the food is good. You can interact directly with the chefs and have your desired dish prepared in the open kitchen, as they move through the different stations. Like for example the laksa, mee rebus and even pastas and grilled meat.
They offer a good spread of salad and cold cuts with a fair range of Chinese cooked food like fried noodles, vegetables, a small selection of Japanese sushi and sashimi. Fancy some Indian curry vegetables and rice? Or how about dim sum or satay? I must say out of all, their cakes and dessert selection has the most. From chocolate fondue, to tarts and puddings, they even introduce Asian delights such as the kueh lapis and durian pengat which is super yummy!
For the price, you have a bit of everything and do make a reservation if you’re planning to have your lunch or dinner buffet here as it seems like its full during such hours.
The Square @ Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road
Monday - Saturday: 6.30am - 10.30am
Sunday: 7.00am - 11.00am
Lunch - Buffet & Ala Carte
Daily: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner - Buffet & Ala Carte
Daily: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Chef Wan calls his buffet place a place with larger than life spreads, innumerable appetizers options, delectable main courses and mouthwatering desserts. Everything is made KING size for you to enjoy. And how many of you have been to 1 Market and how do you find the spread of the food, the atmosphere and the price?
Southeast Asia’s most illustrious chef and Malaysia’s appointed culinary ambassador, Chef Wan created many yummy South East Asian flavours dishes and you can find them all at this place. The buffet boasts a gastronomic spread of appetisers, salads, seafood, grill, casserole, hotpots and desserts helmed with recipes bursting with Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian &Middle Eastern flavours. I was so excited when I first stepped into the restaurant and you can smell the lovely flavours already.
Although I arrived pretty early, the section where it places all the seafood is almost empty. There are Alaskan King Crab legs, Mussels, Scallops, Prawns and other shellfishes and I’m sure there is supposed to be fresh oysters as well and its gone?!! Nevermind, I shall start with some fresh greens and appetizers. As compared to many buffet places, they tend to introduce soda drinks to their patrons and here at 1 Market, juices or hot drinks are readily available.
You can start off your mains with something light like porridge or some small cuts of beef or mutton, sashimi, sushi or chawamushi can be a good start too if you’re into Japanese food. Fresh fish and slightly thicker cuts are placed on the serving sections and it is also one of the more popular sections in the restaurant. You might want to forget about getting a chawamushi if the steamer isn’t on (which happened on the day I was there) It doesn’t taste nice when it’s not warm.
Some of the popular dishes you might want to feast on would be the chilli and black pepper crabs, beef rendang, satay and grilled squids. Being the first Halal Buffet restaurant in Singapore, Chef Wan prides his dishes as the dishes are all authentic and recipes created by him. They also have a section where they would come out with daily specials and when I was there, they are serving Singapore Laksa, a delicious tasting soup and wonderful ingredients. They even have a section where you can “create” or make your own Rojak (a traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.) and Kueh Pie Tee (thin and crispy pastry tart shell Kuih filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns.)
Last but not least, an array of fruits, desserts to end the meal. You can have cream puffs, Kueh Lapis, or even some Nonya cakes and even a few scoops of ice cream! Overall, 1 Market can satisfy your taste buds with lots of authentic flavours from the neighbouring regions but I think it is on a pricy side taking into account that the dishes available. Maybe you can consider coming in for a luncheon with your friends and you can be sure your Malay friends are invited as well!
From taste to techniques around the globe, the highly anticipated gourmet fair returns with an even more vibrant collection of international flavours. You can get to see all the creations of famous chefs from their award winning restaurants housed in Marina Bay Sands, pique your appetite for exploration with a palate-pleasing weekend that takes you to the world’s kitchens and cellars.
Its considered the heaven for great food and wine at this event and be sure to catch a glimpse of your favourite chefs like David Myers, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Pluck, Mario Batali, Tetsuya Wakuda, Justin Quek and lots more. There will be lots of great food, wine tasting, classes, and also chance for you to purchase some groceries which these chefs have been using for their preparations in the restaurants at MBS.
So what are the top 5 things that you should look out for at this event?
With over 30 free masterclasses over the weekend, brush up on your culinary skills and pick up some tips from the gurus. Yes! You learn from the best and only the best, get culinary tips from the masterclasses during this event and who knows you might be the next Michelin Starred Celebrity Chef!
Managed to attend Chef Tetsuya Wakuda's Masterclass and he is the only chef who is very friendly and down to earth mingling, sharing and taking pictures with the guests.
Ever wondered what are the ingredients that these famous restaurants are using? Where do you get the best ingredients like what your favourite chefs have been using? Head to the Farmer's Market and buy from who the restaurants buy from -- and at lower prices than your grocery store!
Know something about wine pairing? Pair your picnic of signature dishes from award-winning restaurants with a bottle of wine from the Wine Walk – you can also look out for great deals and add them to your home collection!
Head over to the Epicurean Bar for hourly tasting sessions and specially concocted cocktails by award-winning mixologists. This might give you some inspirations for the next Singapore Sling!
And of course, this event doesn’t end at 6. You can stay on till after dark and party with resident DJs from CÉ LA VI on Friday and Saturday night. Have a drink or two at the bar with the famous chefs and check out pop-up restaurants too!
Food, food galore from the finest cuisine from the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and be treated to the culinary mastery of the celebrated chefs and savour their signature dishes and many other exciting treats! I have to try the sashimi on crackers from Adrift, Long Chim's prawn paste fried rice with mushroom and sweet pork, DC Comic Superheroes Cafe's black charcoal burger with pulled pork, chirashi from Hide Yamamoto, lovely dessert, durian ice cream with toasted sandwiches by Chef Justin Quek from Sky on 57 and of course the new addition, Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen's pork belly sliders.
Wonderful cuisine and there are so many more dishes to try on but I've only got one stomach! There are many more pictures of today's event and you can just click on to the gallery button below for more pictures on my Facebook page!
Way to go for a great start to an enjoyable 3 days event! Its only Day #1 and you have 2 more days to go!! Its still not too late to join in the fun fill even with superb food and wine and not forgetting the wonderful experiences when you attend the Masterclasses! Cheers!
A hotel with an attitude, Hard Rock Hotel Macau entertains guests' dreams of a Rock 'n' Roll lifestyle. The place for parties and entertainment, and you will feel like you’re living the rock star life at the Hard Rock Hotel. The view from the hotel is mesmerizing and for the room, a rock star treatment with comfort and technology in mind for all guests even before you arrive in Macau. Fabulous services provided from the staffs at the Contact Centre, as they promptly guided me and helped me with my queries and reservations. Thank you for all your time and effort, Ryan, Carry, Ana, Jackie, Justin, Rinfred, Ivy and of course Ysabel whom I first got in contact to! Not forgetting the front desk’s Yvonne, Loka, Cindy and Alex for the checking in and out!
Upon check-in, the posh walkway leads you to your room. The room is welcoming and decorated with style, beautiful artworks, luxurious bathroom amenities and fabulous view of the coati strip and the Venetian Hotel. The bed is very comfortable and I love fluffy pillows and the best of it is that the air-conditioning is perfect and quiet. Huge selection of TV channels from HBO to Hong Kong stations. Who wouldn’t love this pampering service by the staffs of Hard Rock?!
The Hard Rock Café and the Rock Shop is one of the places to go for everyone and a must for those who are staying here. The café is famous for their baby ribs with barbeque sauce. Marinated for more than 12 hours, the succulent meat is sweet to the taste of the BBQ marinates and the hours of cooking it locks in the juice and drenches your mouth with every bite. As compared to the one in Singapore, the meat is not as tender but tasty enough for a good meal. The chicken in the Duo Combo is well roasted but the fries are too salty.
Onion rings lover? You should try ordering it and the other appetizer you should try would be Santa Fe Spring Rolls. It’s similar to our traditional spring roll (po piah) but this version is stuffed with spinach, black beans, corn, cheese, jalapeños and many Mexican flavours.
Served with Hard Rock grilled salsa and dressing. You should try it and I’m sure for Mexican food lovers, this is one good taste! Order yourself some drinks and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Hard Rock Café and in the evenings, they have live performances for the dinners!
Hard Rock Hotel boosts one of the best places for great food. From American to the Chinese and you can even find the popular roasted meat restaurant, 深井陳記燒鵝茶餐廳 Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose. We ordered a three meat platter with the famous roasted goose meat, steamed chicken and of course, char siew (roasted pork). The healthier version as compare to the ones in Singapore for the char siew but don’t be fooled by the look, it’s really yummy! The chicken tastes just right but slightly oily to my liking and the goose meat is mouthwatering with the tasty tender meat and you will love the tender meat, juices flows out as you bite each time.
They have fried calamari (in strips), the fried dough is mixed and seasoned in their combination of spices which brings out the taste. I love it with the fried bee hoon and fried garlic it’s a beautiful mix of textures and flavours. I suggest you order this as well if you’re here but don’t have it alone, its too much for one to finish. Order a bowl of bee hoon soup to balance out the sumptuous meal and you should be ready for the next one real soon!
What is the next thing that you think off after getting off bed? I’m wanna eat something! Thank god the choices of food are plentiful and I love a hotel which gives me a choice to have my breakfast, buffet style. International breakfast at the R Bar at Hard Rock Hotel is good in quality and you have a variety of choice from the usual cereal bar, cold cuts, to steaming dim sum and egg station.
Wonderful smiles by the staffs as it give you a great start to your day and as you walk around the bar, you will find that the food are artistically presented. The variety of drinks available for a start, the pastries selections will spoil you as you indulged in the fresh bakeries.
The mains and sides are fairly good. from the usual bacon, hash browns, baked beans to the Chinese, fried noodles (and soup ones as well), vegetables, congee and even dim sum.
I'm sure you will have something which you like at the R Bar. Alternatively you can visit the other restaurants at the City of Dreams to satisfy your taste buds.
It’s not all about the food when you stay at The City of Dreams. There is the famous House of Dancing Waters, the world’s largest and most spectacular water-based show. So you want to have a sneak preview of what is this all about? Follow me on my next blog.