Food 美食, Media Events 媒体活动

在高档餐厅用手吃Bar Bites!

林国豪 报道  英文食评由朱厚聪撰写

谁说在高档餐厅里,就不能用手吃东西?设在滨海湾金沙的意式高档餐厅Caffe B最近就推出他们最新的Bar Bites餐点,不止价格合理,这些小吃用手吃也特别有味道!

八道新菜色中,我最喜欢这道烟熏鲑鱼脆饼 (Smoked Salmon on Almond Biscuit) 。饼皮虽然厚,但一点也不干,反而散发一股浓浓的杏仁香。鲑鱼是当天新鲜引进的,而且不加任何调味,只是稍微把它微醺。

不吃辣的朋友,会担心厨师可能在鲑鱼片里添加芥末,那其实是用顶级的橄榄油和鳄梨调配出来的酱汁,微甜且顺滑;它安于做配角,并没有抢走鲑鱼的风采。

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 11.15.35 PM.png

味噌鳕鱼汉堡 (Miso Chilean White Cod Burger) 也是必点,每个汉堡里有两块炸至酥脆的鳕鱼块,配搭焦糖炒过的洋葱、番茄、干酪以及小黄瓜,你真的可以用“初恋”来形容这道菜。一开始的甜、后来感受到它的苦,最后带点酸,叫人惋惜且揪心。老实说,它真的很开胃,卖相也相当诱人。

IMG_0763.jpg

这道菜刚端上来的时候,我心想….原来意大利人也爱吃鱼丸!其实那是莫扎里拉奶酪(Mozzarella Cheese balls)。

奶酪球其实挺清淡的,不像市面上用来做披萨的来得咸,但它和鱼丸一样,有弹性且爽口。这道鸡肉串烧 (Chicken & Japanese Leek Skewers) 是老板混合日式料理研发出的混合式料理。鸡肉在拿去烧烤前,加入了优格和柠檬汁腌制,以增添顺滑的口感。据说,连老外吃了都赞不绝口!

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 11.30.04 PM.png

金枪鱼有丰富的DHA,是优质的健脑保健产品。但一些小朋友可能会觉得它太腥,而拒绝下肚。但是这道菜,决定会引起小朋友们的兴趣与食欲,因为厨师在墨西哥卷饼(Crispy Maguro Taco)里融入了很多颜色的蔬菜,并把金枪鱼藏在蔬菜堆里,让小朋友一时间也难以察觉!老板说,每个卷饼的大小不一,不是偷工减料,而是厨师现场揉面团做出来的,包含满满的诚意与祝福。

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 11.41.18 PM.png

而如果你喜欢吃牛肉的话,千万不要错过这些特制的牛肉汉堡:牛颊肉汉堡(Beef Cheek Patty)、和牛腿肉牛肉汉堡(Wagyu Rump Beef Burger)以及牛肚汉堡(Beef Tripe Burger)。

“Where shall we go for supper tonight?” A familiar question? The torment of every foodie in Singapore- which place to go for supper. Marina Bay Sands would never have crossed my mind, but after tonight’s venture into the unknown, Caffé B Bar is definitely the top few on my list for a nice chill supper night with friends.

Situated at the 1st story of The Shoppes, their newly launched Bar Bites available at Caffé B Bar delivers excellent yet affordable pub grubs with a spectacular view of the Singapore skyline, ensuring that you’ll have a pleasant evening to dine and unwind. Do not be fooled, although Caffé B prides itself as a Japanese-Italian fine dining establishment, Caffé B Bar serves up authentic greasy international chow with artistic finesse.

My favourite type of satay is the beef tripe satay, hence you could imagine my happiness when I found the Beef Tripe Burger on the menu. With the size a little larger than your usual slider burgers, the tender richness of the tripe is balanced perfectly with a slice of Gherkin pickles, ensuring that it’s not too overwhelming for your late night indulgence. 

What could be better than a peanut butter sandwich? A peanut butter sandwich with wagyu beef of course! The Wagyu Rump Beef Burger proves to be an interesting regeneration of a childhood delight. Succulent grilled wagyu slices paired with the gooey goodness of the peanut butter makes for an excellent host, pampering your tastebuds and leaves you craving for more. 

Afraid of the extra pounds or just simply not too hungry? Satiate your late-night munchies with the Deep Fried Potato Skin. This is no run-of-the-mill grease food! Each potato shell is piled with a generous serving of Chili Con Carne, garnished with coriander and showers of melted cheese. 

You’ll never snack on biscuits alone after you’ve tried their Smoked Salmon on Almond Biscuit. This is truly an artistic creation of balance by the chef. The sweet buttery goodness of the almond biscuits that crumbles in your mouth plays great compliment to the savoury Smoked Salmon – a balance of taste. The soft mouthfeel of the smooth guacamole presents polarity against the crusty firm biscuit. 

Accompanying the new menu launch is their 1-for-1 Mojito Cocktails! So the next time you are oscillating between supper places with your friends, why not settle for Caffé B Bar instead?

deep fried potato skin2.jpg

完整Caffe B Bar Bites菜单:

  • 油炸土豆皮 Deep Fried Potato Skin ($16)
  • 牛颊肉汉堡 Beef Cheek Patty ($19)
  • 牛腿肉牛肉汉堡 Wagyu Rump Beef Burger ($24)
  • 牛肚汉堡 Beef Tripe Burger ($20)
  • 墨西哥卷饼 Crispy Maguro Taco ($15)
  • 烟熏鲑鱼脆饼 Smoked Salmon on Almond Biscuit ($15)
  • 味噌鳕鱼汉堡 Miso Chilean White Cod Burger ($19)
  • 鸡肉串烧 Chicken & Japanese Leek Skewers ($14)

餐厅地址:

Caffé B
2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15 & 01-83, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972 Tel: +65 6887 3311; Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm, Dinner 6-11pm

Advertisements
Movies 电影

Ip Man 3: “There’s more to power and fame” 《叶问3》:重要的是身旁的人

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 11.51.06 PM.png

I was never a fan of Kungfu, neither have I heard of Donnie Yen before the launch of Ip Man. But I was captivated by Ip Man 3’s movie storyline and its ideals, which remind us the importance of building strong family ties.

Many scenes evoked some of my very personal feelings of the past, and to think I actually teared a bit in the theatre. One of it would be, when Ip Man decides to give up everything he has, including power and reputation)  to stay by his wife Wing Sing’s side, when he knew that she was diagnosed with cancer.

It was a heartwarming night at Shaw Lido watching Ip Man 3 Singapore Preview.

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 6.35.34 PM.png
Six years in the making, IP Man returns this Christmas! Mike Tyson challenges Donnie Yen in an incredible showdown of Wing Chun Kung Fu versus heavyweight boxing that will reach an unprecedented new heights between the East and West martial arts.

 

110分钟的剧情不断强调珍惜家人的重要。面对敌人的挑衅,甚至可能会失去“咏春正宗”的名声,叶问毫无犹豫,选择留守在患有末期癌症妻子的身边,鹣鲽情深叫人为之动容。

尤其喜欢里头的经典台词:“其实最重要的,还是你身旁的人。” 这部片子适合爱争夺名利的都市人去看,尤其在温馨的佳节里,这是一个很好的提醒,也能让我们深思,是否为家人付出足够的心力。

 

Food 美食, Media Events 媒体活动

日式饭团登陆狮城!Delicious 7-Eleven Jap Rice balls now in SG!

I visit Taiwan at least thrice a year and one of the must-do is definitely to savour the delicious Jap Rice balls there! Its like a dream come true when i heard 7-Eleven Singapore is importing them to Singapore! No more cup noodles and heaty biscuits during night shifts! 

Comes in different flavours: Seaweed Onigiri, Tuna Mayo Onigiri and Salmon Onigiri. Though im looking forward to more flavours like Lobster, Pork Floss and Kim Chi Onigiris!

Tried all three flavours and thought the ingredients werent as moist as those I get in Taiwan. Also could be the fridge that they used to store these onigiris, the riceballs turned out a little ‘spoilt’ and have the ‘fishy’ kind of smell. There was also no guide as to how long must the riceballs be heated for, or whether they can be eaten chilled.

Food 美食

Saybons French Food Factory: Taste it fresh, even at home!

Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 12.01.31 AM

Grab a hamper from Saybons French Food Factory! I have to say, I really love those condiments and easy-to-serve soups!

Those beautiful jars contain salted caramel, tomato butter and Garlic Herb butter. My favourite combination would be garlic herb butter with toast, finished with a spoonful of salted caramel. You can easily “rip off” $10 from your friends by saying they are from some cafes! Thought Tomato Butter was a little bland, especially for a person like me, who prefers their food to be more flavourful.

If you are a meat lover, you can try buying their bacon jam as well. Its lightly salted and it tasted a little like bakkwa when heated.

I thought of doing a little experiment with my fave condiment, the Garlic Herb Butter, by frying some sunny side up eggs with it, but it didn’t work out as expected. The garlic herb butter dried up quickly, and my eggs were burnt. Oh wells.

As for the soups, Wild Mushroom is my all-time favourite. I would usually have a bowl during rainy days.

To compare the freshness of the ingredients, I even went down to Plaza Singapura to try their Seafood Bisque soup. They tasted exactly the same, be it at home or at the store.

Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 12.01.39 AM

The hamper comes with a really nice simple design box, which I used it to keep my cables/wires now. I thought the Saybons Hamper makes it a wonderful gift for Christmas, but the only down side is those condiments and soups need to be refrigerated, which makes it less convenient if you were to carry it around.