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Open Rice Tasty Union @ Borgata Trattoria Osteria

Italian Cuisine, simply Italian, absolutely marvelous and delicious. A big thank you to OpenRice Singapore and Borgata Trattoria Osteria, I was invited to a wonderful event known as Open Rice Tasty Union (ORTU). Italian cuisine is famous for its pizzas and pasta, they have a great reputation and admiration around the world, however, there are other Italian cuisine that are just as tasty and delicious !

Well for a start, this was part of our beautiful and delicious starters !

For the main course, we have the pastas and pizzas ! This is just 1 of each pasta and pizza dishes !

Oh yes, for this special ORTU occasion, the Chef specially prepared a special pasta for us !

Last but not least, the desserts ! Absolutely wonderful, in 7th heaven, sweet and delicious !

From my photographs, I am going keep a suspense for you …. I won’t tell you the names of these wonderful Italian cuisine …. Why don’t you pay a visit to

Borgata Trattoria Osteria

Blk 3C The Cannery

River Valley Road #01-02

Opening Hours : Mon, Tue & Thur – 6pm to 11pm & Wed, Fri & Sat – 6pm to 1am

Happy tasting & hope you enjoy Italian Cuisine at Borgata Trattoria Osteria, just like me !

Open Rice Tasty Union @ 1-Caramel

A beautiful restaurant, dedicated to everything sweet and delicious, catering to the sweet tooth inside you, cakes and desserts that make you wish to try everything there. This is 1-Caramel, where I found myself surrounded by everything awfully sweet and lovely desserts, sweets, cakes !

First and foremost, I would like to thank 1-Caramel and OpenRice Singapore, for inviting me down for the Open Rice Tasty Union (ORTU) event, making new friends, networking and catching up too, with the accompaniment of nice and delicious food, followed by the a wide variety of sweet desserts and cakes. It was a nice place, great ambience and cosy, excellent for relaxing and enjoying desserts, cakes and drinks.

Before we had desserts and cakes, a nice big plate of different appetisers were served followed by pizzas. All of us being bloggers, began taking photos of the different food spread on the tables first, followed by the tasty and delicious eating and enjoyment, chatting and eating, taking it slow and easy, having a great time with all around.

The highlight of the ORTU at 1-Caramel arrived with the arrival of different cakes and desserts on the table, all of us were big and wide open, glued to the different cakes and desserts on hand. The action immediately kick started with photography of course, all of us bloggers wanted to get nice beautiful photographs to share with their family, loved ones and friends ! Once that is completed, we all started to tuck in and enjoy the various cakes and desserts !!

Some of the desserts and cakes we had were :

– Passion Fruit Souffle

– Warm Apple Crumble

– Strawberry Short Cake

– Chocolate Praline Cake

– Banana Cream Cake

– Maltesers Cheese Cake

Where can you find such beautiful and delicious cakes and desserts ? At 1-Caramel of course !!

Here are the details of 1-Caramel –

The Luxe, 6 Handy Road, #01-01A Singapore 229234

T: 6338 3282   F:6338 3283

W: www.1-caramel.com E: info@1-caramel.com

Opening Hours :

Sun – Thur : 11am – 11pm

Fri – Sat : 11am – 1am

Do not underestimate the power of your sweet tooth calling out for you ….. to go and try those cakes and desserts out, resistance is futile against amazingly sweet desserts and cakes … Go try them out at 1-Caramel !

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OpenRice Tasty Union @ Kazbar

Food, in a cosmopolitan melting hotpot of modern Singapore, with multi-cultures and religions, is like a passion, a pilgrimage and an universal bonding that unites not just Singaporeans, our lovely visitors and friends from all around the world.

On 18th August 2010, I was very honoured and happy to be selected by OpenRice Singapore, for their OpenRice Tasty Union (ORTU) at Kazbar. I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to Kazbar for the invitation, the very delicious food, introduction and sharing their expertise on Middle East cuisine and their warmest hospitality.

Kazbar at Church Street, has a great ambience, lovely crowds, cool place to chill out and awesome Middle East cuisine, well suited for your dinner date or even your corporate functions or alumni functions ! During the ORTU, I had a great time chatting with fellow OpenRicers and Michelle, a great host, with her warm hospitality and sharing.

The ORTU food tasting list was really really very delicious, along with Michelle’s patiently showing and explaining which dish was which, it made it very interesting and intriguing. A great eye opener for me was learning more about Middle Eastern cuisine, considering that I had traveled a fair bit and tasted different foods from different cultures and countries, during ORTU @ Kazbar, I learned a lot more about Middle Eastern cuisine !

What did we tasted at Kazbar during ORTU ? Here it goes …

Mixed Mezze Platter ~ combination of hummus, moutabel, babaghanoush, cheese borek and falafel

Mixed Grill Platter ~ lamb chops, shish taouk, shish kebab, and lamb kebab

Other wonderful dishes tasted : Tabbouleh, Prawn Kebab, Mousaka, Um Ali

Each dish that I tasted, simply delicious, especially the charcoal grilled mixed platter ! Oh yes, I must specially mention that we  tasted a year 2002 vintage red wine from Lebanon vineyards ! As much as my knowledge and understanding of wine, it was my very 1st experience with wine from Lebanon,something that I never heard before and I am glad to learn something new that night! My recommendation is to try it !!

If you would like to contact or know more about Kazbar, their details are as follows :

Address : 25 Church Street, #01-03 Capital Square

E-mail : info@kazbar.com

Website : www.kazbar.com

Facebook : Kazbar

Phone : +65 – 6438 2975

Fax : +65 – 6438 2971

Opening Hours:
Capital Square – 12noon to 12 midnight Monday to Friday, 17:00 to midnight on Saturdays
Cuppage Terrace – 16:00 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday

If you need an awesome location for your function or event, Kazbar would be a great recommendation !

Bird’s Eye View from The World’s Highest Al Fresco Bar !

Bird’s eye view from The World’s Highest Al Fresco Bar, located in the heart of cosmopolitan and modern Singapore, would you like to be up there ?

I was very honoured to be selected by Open Rice Singapore, they gave me a pair of tickets to visit The World’s Highest Al Fresco Bar, known as 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar, at OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place. This wonderful location by One Rochester, 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar, is currently not open to public for viewing, except only for patrons of the restaurant on 62nd floor and the sportsbar on the 61st. Therefore, on 9th August 2010, in conjunction with Singapore’s 45th Birthday Celebrations, “See It All, Singapore” at 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar was opened up to the public for selected viewing at designated time slots.

My designated time slot was from 3pm to 4pm, invited lifestyle blogger, Amanda up to visit too ! The weather was great, sunny clear blue skies, however, being a tropical country, the sunlight can be pretty strong around that time and it was really hot ! Nevertheless, I had an awesome time up there, enjoying the panoramic views of Singapore’s Marina Bay, Raffles Place Central Business District !! Looking a bit further out, you can see the Eastern side of Singapore (Tanjong Rhu) and Southern part of Singapore (Vivo City and Sentosa) !!

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

I would like to thank OpenRice Singapore and One Rochester for the opportunity to visit The World’s Highest Al Fresco Bar, 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar ! Looking forward to visit in the evening and night to capture the beautiful night sceneries of Singapore!