After two decades of bringing authentic Shanghainese cuisine to Singapore, the refurbished Grand Shanghai makes its highly anticipated return with a fresh look andunique dining concept paying homage to the “Old Shanghai” of the 1930s.
The new restaurant space promises a feast for the senses, inspired by the city’s golden age when Shanghai came to be known as “The Paris of the East". Against a backdrop of Old Shanghai – iconic art- deco motifs and traditional oriental designs – discerning diners can expect to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere of enchanting live entertainment and an extensive menu of decadent delicacies by new Master Chef Jacky Tang that are rooted in Shanghainese cuisine and adapted for the local palate.
“After 20 years of success, we wanted to rebrand Grand Shanghai with a contemporary look and feelwhile maintaining its original Shanghainese authenticity and heritage,” explains Andy Wong, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. “The refresh of our menu, interiors and dining experience is a seamless blend of traditional Chinese tastes with modern influences, celebrating a period in history where Shanghai was Asia’s thriving hub of art, design and entertainment.”
Grand Shanghai is helmed by Master Chef Jacky Tang, who brings with him 28 years of experience working in award-winning restaurants and hotels across Singapore and China and is known for his distinct talent of using innovative new techniques to tease out authentic Shanghainese flavours. The restaurant’s new menu is a celebration of the freshest and finest ingredients, incorporating influences from Hong Kong, Beijing, Sichuan and Singapore.
The extensive menu features a tantalising mix of Shanghainese specialities, dim sum staples and a selection of crispy, tender barbecued meats. Each dish is carefully arranged and presented to resemble exquisite works of art, in a celebration of taste and visual flair.
Elaborating on his culinary creations, Master Chef Jacky Tang shares: “The conceptualisation of these dishes was as much about staying true to Shanghainese cuisine as it was about bringing a superior dining experience to the table. By using premium ingredients from around the world and employing contemporary techniques, these traditional recipes have been updated and elevated to reflect the extravagance of Grand Shanghai.”
Adapted to suit local tastes, the new menu features lighter flavours to complement the Singapore weather as well as the addition of more varied spices. Duck also features heavily in this iteration of the menu for its richness of flavour. Start with the Light and Shadow Crispy Duck – a twist on the traditional beef version – paper-thin slices of duck that shatter into delightfully flavourful shards with hints of wasabi, deftly placed on an intricate Osmanthus syrup sculpture that provides a sweet finish to the dish.
The Grand Shanghai Tea-Smoked Duck, at once crispy and juicy, is served with soft, pillowy handmade buns and presented in a chamber of tea and osmanthus smoke for an infusion of earthy and floral notes with maximum visual impact. For a novel combination of the Peking Duck and the popular Shanghainese lamb wraps, try the Spiced Crispy Lamb – well seasoned cubes of charcoal-grilled lamb with a crunchy cumin and paprika crust, served with a lightly warmed pancakes, scallions, cucumber and a garlic soy sauce for the slightest suggestion of heat.
Other standout signatures also include seafood offerings like the refreshing Fresh Sliced Abalone served cold with a tart pomelo vinegar and sake jelly that beautifully enhances the briny abalone; and the Deep-fried Yellow Croaker Fish with Roselle Sauce – slices of lightly deep-fried fish accompanied by a side of homemade pickled onions marinated in roselle jus for a delightful sweet savoury contrast.
A well-stocked bar is located in the main dining area, with an extensive collection of premium wines and a carefully curated selection of rare Chinese spirits and liquors to offer bespoke beverage pairing for every dish, or afternoons of leisure and evenings of indulgence.
Marché Mövenpick is back at VivoCity with a fresh new look. Delight in delicious European cuisines set in a traditional Swiss village with original 500 years’ old Swiss mountain houses and cable car imported from Switzerland.
Enjoy traditional Swiss rösti, Spanish paella, German pork knuckle, French crepes (sweet & savoury), Italian pasta, pizzas, homemade soups, garden fresh salad and made-to-order Caesar salad, quality meat from the apple-wood grill and market-fresh seafood. See, smell and feel the non-stop fresh cooking right in front of you.
Quench your thirst with refreshing homemade lemonade, iced teas, premium hot coffee & specialty teas.
After almost six months of temporary closure at ION Orchard, The Marmalade Pantry's flagship establishment is back in action again but now on level 4 instead of level 3.
They are ready to serve up your favourites once again, and have some exciting new plates exclusive to the location.
The 20 year old homegrown bistro serves up modern comfort food using the freshest produce and ingredients.
The Marmalade Pantry is best known for serving up luxurious pastas, exquisite cupcakes, weekend brunches and great tea accompaniments. Offering a brief reprieve from the bustle of city life, the brand kick started the concept of all-day dining in 1999.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Experience the Color Factory Service at Etude House's newly-reopened flagship store at Wisma Atria. This special service was previously only available in Korea.
With the Color Factory Service, you can understand your skin tone and color to find out what’s your color! Not forgetting the fun part where you get to customize your own lipstick!
Each consultation is around 50-minute and you will receive 1-to-1 color consultation from their 'Color Artist'. After assessing your skin tone using their special color-finder device and color drapes, the artist will recommend you your very own personal color. A whopping collection of 240 lip colours are available for selection. The Color Factory sessions are strictly by appointment only. Read more about this service here.
Etude House is a Korean cosmetic brand with particular focus on fun makeup products offering creative and unique products characterized by sensational colours and the up-to-date trends. The brand was founded in 1966 and incorporated by Amore Pacific in 1990.
The new flagship store concept is inspired by the motif of a Princess Palace - a grander version compared to other Etude House stores which are based on the concept of Princess House - to accentuate the fairytale elements, reinforcing its sweet princess and feminine positioning. To provide a holistic beauty experience, this Etude House flagship store will be the first outlet to roll out any new launches and house the most extensive and updated collection of products.
The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS) has re-opened with more than a fresh coat of paint - with state-of-the-art production infrastructure, a new atrium and new spaces for bringing the arts to the campus, creating opportunities for creative expression, discovery and exchange.
The University Cultural Centre's $20 million renovation lasted six months.
A new multi-purpose atrium space that can hold 120 seated or 220 standing has been added to the arts complex on Kent Ridge Crescent. The UCC also includes the 1,700-seater UCC Hall (which has been the site for many major University events and high-profile State and National events) and mid-sized UCC Theatre seating just over 400, as well as a 22m by 15m dance studio.
After a month long closure, The BetterField at Waterloo Street has re-opened at The Treasury, just a five-minute walk from City Hall MRT station.
The sprawling compound is five times bigger than its previous location, making it the perfect place to accommodate large group gatherings. It's also good for couples looking for an affordable date night over quality eats. The menu has also been updated with new dishes, but rest assured, the old favourites are still around.