In line with Singapore Food Festival 2017 and upcoming National Day, Mandarin Gallery has partnered with selected restaurants within its mall to present the Singapore Food Trail. Running from 14 July to 9 August 2017, participating restaurants have prepared special dishes with a local twist as part of the food trail. NAHMJ joined in the food trail to bring you a run down of what to expect. Also, read on to find out how to win S$100 worth of dining vouchers!
Highlights At Mandarin Gallery’s Singapore Food Trail
The Providore @ Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-05, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 6732 1565
We began the food trail at The Providore, where we enjoyed a glass of Singapore Sling Mocktail (S$8.50++). Like the original cocktail, this fruity mocktail takes on a pinkish hue and has hints of pineapple and lime. I found this mocktail to be less sweet compared to the cocktail version. Lightly saccharine with a sourish note, this is a refreshing drink to have on a hot afternoon. The slice of decorative dried pineapple also makes a nice accompaniment. If only finely crushed ice is used instead of ice cubes, this will be perfect.
We recommend you to take a seat at The Providore’s alfresco dining area and sip the Singapore Sling mocktail while you watch the crowds go by; just like what a tourist will do.
Arteastiq @ Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #04-14/15, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 6235 8370
After the drink, we adjourned indoors for our meal. In my opinion, Arteastiq’s Two Way Lobster (S$38++) will make a perfect starter for sharing or a light meal for one. Served with a creamy barley risotto, the lobsters at Arteastiq are cooked in two ways- as Lobster Thermidor and otah stuffed in lobster shell. As I always like variety in my meals, I was really pleased with this dish. Both lobsters were well executed though if I have to nitpick, I did find the Lobster Thermidor (cooked lobster in sauce and topped with cheese) to be a tiny bit on the chewier side. The otah stuffed lobster was faultless with a good balance of spicy, sweet and savory flavors.
Relax and immerse yourself in the arty space while you savor this unique dish.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib @ Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #04-01/31, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 6836 3333
For a heavier meal option, the Chilli Crab Pasta with Soft Shell Crab (S$38++) from Lawry’s The Prime Rib might make the cut. Here, al dente linguine is tossed in a sweet chilli crab sauce with crab meat chunks and a crispy soft shell crab. I like that both crab meat and soft shell crab are used in this dish but will like the sauce to be spicier. Additionally, I also prefer angel hair to linguine for pasta. According to the Chef, linguine is more suitable for this dish because of the thick sauce used. But, you can request to make the pasta change if you wish.
To compliment your pasta, do also give their Red Jubilee (S$5.20++) drink a try! Apart from its celebratory name, this delicious strawberry and white chocolate drink is made to resemble our Singapore flag with a red upper layer and white bottom layer. To top it off, it is also adorned with a mini Singapore flag, making it an ideal drink to congratulate Singapore on her 52th birthday!
Enjoy the exquisite service in this classy restaurant while you indulge in their beautifully presented food and drink.
Antoinette @ Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 6836 9527
Lastly, for a sweet ending, visit Antoinette for the Orient (S$9++), an English version of our Chinese Moon Cake. Why do I say that? A traditional moon cake has lotus seed paste, salted egg yolk and in some cases nuts encased in a baked dough; the Orient has a savory salted egg lava cream encased by lotus seed mousse, sitting atop peanut sesame praline and coconut cake. The mix of flavors are pretty similar between the two, causing me to associate one with the other. But, I like the Orient more than traditional moon cake. While some of my fellow diners prefer the salted egg cream to be sweet since this is supposed to be a dessert, I like the Orient the way it is.
If you are a savory salted egg fan, come enjoy a leisure “tai-tai” style afternoon at the Antoinette with this “ang moh” moon cake.
S$100 Dining Voucher Giveaway!
Do you want to win S$100 worth of dining vouchers from one of the above restaurants? For a chance to win, simply follow Mandarin Gallery on Instagram (@mandaringallery) or Facebook and leave a comment on their Singapore Food Trail Campaign Post regarding which of the above featured dish you would most like to try and why. Good Luck!
I like most of the dishes selected for Mandarin Gallery’s Singapore Food Trail and NAHMJ will encourage you to try them before they are gone! Do also participate in the S$100 Voucher giveaway for a chance to try the above dishes for free!
Mandarin Gallery #02-05, 333A Orchard Road Singapore 238897
To know more about Mandarin Gallery, click the link below.
- North South line – Somerset or Orchard station
- Opp Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road 36, 77, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 700, 700A
- At National Youth Council along Grange Road 7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 174, 174e, 175, 971E
- Opp Ngee Ann City along Orchard Turn 14e, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A
- At Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
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