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nydc @ Novena Square

After nydc hosted my friends and I for an early Christmas dinner, I returned to nydc on Christmas Eve last year for lunch.

We were in Novena Square to shop for some new clothes for our son Asher as he was going through a growth spurt. Rachel recalled there’s a nydc restaurant tucked on the top floor of Novena Square in a corner unit; perfect for a quiet lunch.

While we went through the menu, Rachel and I reminiscence that nydc was a very popular hangout place back when we were still in secondary schools and JCs in the late 90s.

We were delighted many of our old favourites on the menu were still available. I ordered a Three Amigos Cheese Baked Rice (meatballs cheese baked rice) – an item I always ordered when I visited nydc in my younger days. Between the two of us, we shared one of their mudpie. The mudpie was one of the reason I kept going back to nydc in the past. It is just as sinful and irresistible to me now.

We started with a salad to share between the two of us
We started with a salad to share between the two of us
Three Amigos Cheese Baked Rice
Three Amigos Cheese Baked Rice
Rachel ordered a salmon main
Rachel ordered a salmon main
Mudpie
Mudpie

Rachel and I had a satisfying meal at nydc Novena Square. The staff were in a festive mood and were really friendly. Food was nostalgic good and we always appreciate rare alone time like this when we leave Asher in the care of my parents or my parent-in-laws. 🙂

About nydc

nydc is a regional chain of restaurants owned by the Singapore-­‐based lifestyle conglomerate, SUTL Group, offering big city lifestyle dining experience in a dynamic and cosmopolitan place known for great mouth-­‐watering food, signature desserts, and smashing beverages.

nydc currently operates six outlets in Singapore.

nydc @ Novena Square

Address : 238 Thomson Road #03-26/27 Singapore 307683
Tel : 6358 4924
Fax : 6358 4021
Operating Hours : Mon — Sun 11.30am to 10.00pm

Website: www.nydc.com.sg/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nydcSG

nydc’s Christmas Menu: Hearty Christmas Roast Platter for Four

Notice the snow on my blog?

Christmas is round the corner and local restaurant chain, nydc has launched their Christmas menu with the Hearty Christmas Roast Platter as the signature dish:

NYDC's Hearty Christmas Roast Platter
NYDC's Hearty Christmas Roast Platter (image provided by NYDC)

This Christmas Platter features chunky strips of grilled Australian marbled sirloin steak; spring chicken marinated overnight and slow roasted with herbs; pork cheese cracker and spicy bratwursts; crispy beer battered onion rings with a bold BBQ sauce and creamy cheese baked Idaho potato gratin served with a bed of fresh salad. The platter also comes with 4 slices of log cake and 4 mugs of the Passionately Fizzy drink.

Best of all?

It is reasonably priced at just $98 – a steal for a 4 pax meal during the festive period! It is ideal for those looking to dine out and celebrate Christmas or for a cosy end-of-year gathering at a budget, yet not compromising too much on food quality. 🙂

Thanks to the folks from nydc, I was invited to sample the Hearty Christmas Roast Platter together with three of my friends, Tianyang, Yock Sian and Kaili:

From L to R: Me, Tianyang, Yock Sian and Kaili
From L to R: Me, Tianyang, Yock Sian and Kaili

We slowly ate, chat and whiled our time away at nydc Bugis Junction. Before we knew it, three hours had past!

Tianyang, who is an old JC friend, reminded me that nydc was a very popular hangout place back when we were still in JC in the late 90s.

 It still is, judging by how long we lingered at the restaurant without even knowing it. 🙂

Passionately Fizzy drinks
Passionately Fizzy drinks
The platter we ate; not much different from the professionally taken image provided by nydc isn't it?
The platter we ate; not much different from the professionally taken image provided by nydc isn't it?
From another angle
From another angle
Two slices of chocolate log cake
Two slices of chocolate log cake
Two slices of cheese and chocolate log cake
Two slices of cheese and chocolate log cake

Other than just the Hearty Christmas Roast Platter, nydc’s festive menu offers a wide selection of different options, catering to various group sizes and food preferences.

If you are looking for an intimate celebration for two,  there’s the Hearty Christmas Roast Platter for two (with either the herb roasted chicken or strips of juicy marbled sirloin steak) or Captain’s Catch Seafood Platter for two.

For those who prefer to order a la carte, there’s the Oven Roasted Herb Chicken, Catch Of The Day, or Steak On The Grill to choose from. All a la carte mains are served with buttered asparagus and baby carrots, sweet nutty roasted butternut squash and herb mashed potato.

To spread the festive cheer, nydc will be donating to children beneficiaries of Mainly I Love Kids (M.I.L.K.) Fund at one dollar for every order of the Hearty Christmas roast platter or Captain’s Catch Seafood Platter and fifty cents for every Christmas log cake.

If you are hunting for a place to enjoy your Christmas or New Year gathering with friends or family, consider dining at nydc. 🙂

About nydc

nydc is a regional chain of restaurants owned by the Singapore-­‐based lifestyle conglomerate, SUTL Group, offering big city lifestyle dining experience in a dynamic and cosmopolitan place known for great mouth-­‐watering food, signature desserts, and smashing beverages.

nydc currently operates six outlets in Singapore.

Website: www.nydc.com.sg/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nydcSG

omy.sg and Wanbao Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court

I attended a second feast event last Saturday, organised by omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with omy Blog Club bloggers, Goh Yong Wei and Kiyomi Lim.

This time, we feasted at Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court. The previous feast was at Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) and Swissotel Merchant Court.

The event is a special collaboration with eight well-known restaurants, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦), tasked with bringing a group of readers on an exclusive festive gourmet food trail for four consecutive Saturdays.

We visited Shin Yeh Restaurant first for a Chinese New Year meal and Szechuan Court next for a Christmas meal. To find out more about the event, you can check out omy.sg’s event report.

The Chinese New Year menu at Shin Yeh consists of:
风生水起: 腾龙大鱼生 Fortune Yu Sheng
大鹏展翅: 台式佛跳墙 Taiwan-style “Buddha Jump Over Wall”
年年有余: 树子蒸筍壳 Steamed Marble Goby with Small Olives
金凤迎春: 乌龙茶蒸鸡 Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
祥瑞迎福: 红豆椰香雪花冰 Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ices and Yam Cubes
Surprise Dish 1: Wok-fried Prawn Balls with Fresh Lily Bulbs and Gingko Nuts
Surprise Dish 2: Glutinous Rice Balls coated with Ground Peanuts (Muah Chee)

Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine
Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine
Fortune Yu Sheng
Fortune Yu Sheng
Lo hei!
Lo hei!
Chef welcome
Chef welcome
Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei
Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei
Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber in Casserole
Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber
Lots of good stuff in the soup
Lots of good stuff in the soup
Orange peeling competition
Orange peeling competition
Steamed Marble Goby
Steamed Marble Goby
Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea
Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs
Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs
Taiwan Muah Chee
Taiwan Muah Chee
Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes
Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes
Chef thank you
Chef thank you

The Christmas menu at Szechuan Court consists of:
前菜~ 冬季椎茸凉拌菜 Winter Salad
热汤~ 鲍肚滋补养颜汤 Abalone Soup
海鲜~ 圣诞浓酱烧鳕鱼 Christmas Codfish
主菜~ 四川秘制干葱鸡 Szechuan Chicken
三甜品~ 杨枝甘露+麻辣雪糕+寒冬清汤 Desert Platter
Surprise Dish: Christmas Cake

Chef welcome
Chef welcome
Winter salad
Winter salad
Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture
Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture
Christmas codfish
Christmas codfish
Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water
Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water
Szechuan chicken with yellow rice
Szechuan chicken with yellow rice
Very beautiful desert platter
Very beautiful desert platter
First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!
First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!
Chef introducing his surprise dish
Chef introducing his surprise dish
A Christmas cake to round up the day
A Christmas cake to round up the day

If you are interested to join this food trail, registration is still open for the remaining sessions on 19 and 26 Nov at $108 per pax or $88 per pax if you register in a group of 2 or more.