[Review] Morton’s New Autumn Menu

Last Thursday, we tried out the new seasonal menu at Morton’s The Steakhouse Singapore, the establishment known for its legendary steaks. And I must say that we were pretty impressed by their new entries.

New Autumn Menu

Offering a plethora of exquisite fall aromas, we had the opportunity to savour hearty autumn dishes in the heart of our city. With robust flavours setting the tone, we were pleasantly surprised by two new premium cuts of Wagyu beef accompanied by decadent sides.

Appetiser - Burrata Salad

The first dish that we tried was the Burrata, Brussels Sprouts & Roasted Butternut Squash Salad (SGD $28++) and I must say that we enjoyed it immensely. This colourful composition was a healthy plate featuring the creaminess and richness of burrata cheese balancing the earthy flavour of charred brussel sprouts and roasted butternut squash. The salad was also finished with a house-made basil pesto, crispy prosciutto and toasted pine nuts.  A healthy option in a steakhouse!  I have a hunch that this dish is destined to be a fan favourite.

The Highlights - Wagyus

The hallmark of a good steakhouse though lies in its steaks and we also had the opportunity to try the Black Truffle & Porcini-Crusted Center-Cut Wagyu Filet (SGD $118++). As a very picky steak aficionado, we found this highly coveted cut simply divine and astounding. The Wagyu Filet was an impossibly tender and lean cut. Dusted with porcini mushroom seasoning and black truffle zest, broiled and topped with balsamic & roasted shallot butter, the indulgent steak was an explosion of deep intense flavours.

We also tried the  “Gold Label” Wagyu New York Medallion (SGD $138++).  Arguably the star of the show, the magnificent ‘’Gold Label’’  cut was simply broiled and finished with Morton’s signature au jus and features superior marbling, flavour and texture.  Both steaks were equally excellent, and the opportunity to savour both must have taken us to gastronomic heaven.

Sides - Gnocchi

To accompany the succulent steaks was the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream (SGD $18++), which served as a perfect side dish. We liked the rich flavours, creamy texture, and with just the right hint of lemon zest, it made for the ultimate comfort dish.

Dessert Trio

After a hearty main course comprising of top quality steaks, we ended off the dinner with a dessert trio featuring Morton’s signature Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Mousse and New York Cheesecake.

All three desserts were wonderful but special mention must go to the New York cheesecake. Probably inspired by crème brûlée, the richness of the cheesecake was made even more perfect by the texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar.


Overall, we feel very blessed to be able to enjoy the new autumn menu at Morton’s and we’d certainly be back for more!

Morton’s The Steakhouse Singapore
5 Raffles Ave, Fourth Storey Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797

Tel: +65 63393740

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[Review] An afternoon at &JOY Dining Hall

How would life be if the husband and I hadn't met back in NTU?

So, it has been some years since we graduated, and gone were the days when students just had to settle for hostel canteen food. (Hands up if you have experienced being stuck on a school campus from Mondays to Fridays before!)

New Multi-Concept Dining Hall
Over the weekend when we went back to Jurong Point, we were impressed by the myriad of retail and dining options now available for residents living in the west and NTU students, one of which is &JOY Dining Hall. A new multi-concept dining hall offering various Japanese dishes, it was a fun and casual place to spend an afternoon at.

We liked how &JOY Dining Hall made use of technology to reduce waiting time - from online self-ordering to having food delivered via the conveyor shinkansen train at Sushi-Go. Helpful staff ambassadors readily approached diners who seemed to have issues with technology.

&JOY Dining Hall houses  several concepts: 2 restaurants (Sushi-GO and Pittarino) and 5 that are food court-styled ones at the main dining hall (Roman.Tei, Ramen Kiou, Wadori, My Gohan as well as &JoyEats and Drinks). We tried 3 of them:  Sushi-Go,  Roman.Tei and Ramen Kiou.

1) Sushi-GO
We tried Sushi-GO for its affordable and fresh sushi. Their recommended dishes include Lobster Salad-GO, Salmon Mentai-Go, Spicy Salmon-GO, Unagi-GO, etc. In particular, we loved the Chocolate Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream Wafer with bits of hard chocolate and smooth milky ice cream.

Btw, upon entrance at the restaurant, you will also notice a crowd-drawer - an ice cream claw catcher. Every S$20 spent gives you one go at the machine.

2) Roman.Tei
The other 2 concepts we tried, Roman.Tei and Ramen Kiou, were located at the dining hall and both originate from Osaka.

Roman.Tei specialises in only beef-based dishes. He choose one of the signatures - the Double Beef Steak Zen rice box which came along with appetiser, salad, pickles, soup and dashi soup. Perfect for those who love a hearty meal.

3) Ramen Kiou
We couldn't decide what to have and ended up trying their two signatures dishes - a heart-warming Kiou Ramen and the fusion Tomato Cheese Ramen.

The traditional Kiou Ramen with milky pork bone broth definitely went up my alley with its rich milky pork bone broth, tender roasted chashu (pork belly slices), runny egg and springy noodles. I am already feeling hungry just thinking of the broth now! 

There are several other concepts that we have yet to try out, e.g. Wadori for its charcoal-grilled skewers and Pittarino which serves pizza made from freshly kneaded dough. Let me know how they are if you have tried them!

&JOY Dining Hall
1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-49 Shopping Centre, Jurong Point, 
Singapore 648886

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[Review] Surprise Bloom Box from FARM Florist

I needed some flowers for a gathering cum prayer session at home, when coincidentally, FARM Florist sent me one of their bestsellers - the Surprise Bloom Box. Look at how beautiful the flowers were!

If I need flowers again, I'll definitely get these. Here are 5 reasons why you need to get FARM Florist's Surprise Bloom Box:

1) Delivery in 60 minutes
How many of us are guilty of forgetting occasions or have previously required flowers urgently? FARM Florist's 60-min delivery promise (within Singapore) means that we will never be "late". 

2) Affordable
FARM Florist's flowers are priced from S$25 and Surprise Bloom Box from S$39, inclusive of delivery and a gift card. That's at a really good price, considering how expensive fresh flowers can be nowadays. S$25 in exchange for a smile on our loved one's face, why not? :)

3) Double Up As Table Flowers
Who says that flowers must be in bouquets? Something I appreciate about this Bloom Box is its presentation. Apart from having a handle which makes it easy to carry around during dates, the boxy arrangement enables it to stand on its own and double up as a table centrepiece as well. It's really fuss free, and ready for any occasion!

4) Leave it to the Experts
If you don't know what type of flowers she likes, these surprise flowers would just be the right ones. Simply indicate the recipient's preferred colour scheme, age and occasion, and let the team of florists, each with >20 years of experience, handpick the right mix of flowers for you.

5) Attention to Details
So, the Surprise Bloom Box I had consisted of classic roses, and the pastel orange and pink flowers were definitely catered to my aesthetic preference. But what really stood out were the little details and subtle bits of colour contrasts which added to its elegance. 

Don't believe it if a girl says that she doesn't want/ like flowers. With floral gifts so affordable and conveniently available at a click of a mouse, you don't have to wait for a special occasion to give her a surprise gift.

This article was done in collaboration with FARM Florist (https://farmflorist.com). All opinions are mine.


[Recipe] Rich Double Chocolate Muffins Using Airfryer

If you love rich and moist double chocolate muffins, you have come to the right recipe.

These muffins always win praises from my guests and even my mother-in-law who is pretty particular about her food. Surprisingly easy to bake, I like how this no-fail recipe can also be done really fast and even by a first-time baker or children. Just some simple mixes and viola - these beautiful black beauties are ready! 

Double Chocolate Muffin Recipe
Yield: 12 muffins


1 egg, beaten
145g coconut milk
65g oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

210g sugar
140g plain flour
55g unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Hershey's)
55g chocolate baking buttons
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

145ml boiling water
1 sachet of instant coffee powder (without milk and sugar)

50g walnuts, crushed
50g semi sweet chocolate chips (I like Hershey's)


1) Preheat.
Preheat airfryer at 160 degrees.

2) Combine.
Combine ingredients in (A).

3) Combine.
Combine ingredients in (B). Dig a well in the centre.

4) Combine.
Make hot coffee using the ingredients in (C).

5) Combine.
Mix (A) and (C) together. Combine well. These are your wet ingredients.

6) Mix.
Add the wet ingredients into dry ingredients (A). Mix well until there are no lumps.

Tips: The batter will look thin and runny at this stage, but don't worry - it's okay.

7) Pour.
Pour the batter into 12 muffin cups. The batter should fill up about 80% of each muffin cup.

8) Bake.
Bake the muffins in airfryer at 150 degrees for 15 min. Check that the toothpick comes out clean, otherwise continue baking for a few more minutes.


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[Review] 2-Storey Tsui Wah Outlet Opens at Heeren

And so, I managed to squeeze in time for lunch at Tsui Wah's second and latest outlet at Heeren (Orchard) on its second day of operations!

This Hong Kong cafe, most famous for its Condensed Milk Crispy Buns and authentic Hong Kong Milk Tea and Yuen Yeung (coffee & tea), is one of my parents' favourite Chinese cafes. For those who want an alternative to bubble tea, freshly brewed cold Takeaway Hong Kong Milk Tea (S$5) is available exclusively in this outlet in a screwcap bottle.

2-Storey Building
Complementing Tsui Wah's first outlet at Clarke Quay, this new one takes up 2 storeys and can be easily spotted when you cross the road from Mandarin Gallery. Indoor seating is only available upstairs, while both floors offer alfresco dining.

As I was expecting a large crowd during these initial first days (like how the Clarke Quay outlet opened to much fanfare several years ago), I was surprised to be immediately ushered to a seat immediately at the 2nd floor alfresco area (though indoor seating would have required a 30 to 45-minute wait).

The menu looked largely similar to what was available at the Clarke Quay side, except that I noticed that the prices seemed a little higher than what I recalled.

I placed my order, and the food arrived within 15 minutes. While the meat in my Pork Chop Bun (S$8.50++) could have been more tender, it was juicy and the golden-brown toasted butter bun made up for it.

What really stole the show though was the Hong Kong Milk Tea (S$3.50++), served super-hot with the right proportion of tea and milk.

I would say that service was overall prompt and attentive - and perhaps even better than that at the usually-busy Clarke Quay outlet.

I am not sure if it would be the same when it is fully open (the ground floor was still closed), but what definitely would help is this self-ordering/ payment service that is available.

Interestingly, the alfresco area wasn't warm and even offered a sense of calm as I watched busy shoppers shuffling below me whilst I was sipping on my drink. An indoor seat would have instead provided me with that typical bustling Hong Kong cafe feel.

Overall, I would return for Tsui Wah's cup of milk tea and try their other main courses - and also reminisce that taste of Hong Kong which I probably won't get any time soon.

The Heeren
260 Orchard Road #02-02, Singapore 238855

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