This Christmas, if you’re looking for a place to soak in the joyous festivities – head down to Orchard Central as they spread their magical cheer with the enchanting OC Christmas Rhapsody. Not just a symphony of whimsical tunes, festivities in the mall are further brought to life with their signature 8-metre tall Christmas tree, giant candy-cane themed seats, life-sized carousel, white woodland laced reindeers and ballet dancers! A fitting place to capture those magical moments with the family, my favourite area is definitely the grand entrance of OC, in front of the beauitful giant Christmas tree!
While soaking in the festive merriment, the annual OC Christmas Market Place is also a wonderful place to do some Christmas shopping! Held at The Discovery Walk (level 1), this year shoppers can indulge in a host of beautifully crafted items and quirky gift ideas from TOKYU Hands, Shea, and festive goodies from Dean & Deluca.
Christmas is a season to celebrate with your loved ones, it is a season to eat, drink and be merry! Be wow-ed a stunning line-up of dining choices at Orchard Central!
1. Tony Roma’s
Tony Roma’s is well known for its signature ribs around the world. Not only it serves mouth-watering ribs, Tony Roma’s impressive menu boasts enjoyable dishes such as char-grilled steaks, seafood, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and many more.
With Christmas songs serenading the restaurant and beautiful festive decorations, Tony Roma’s is a destination for joyous Christmas celebrations with your loved ones. With such cold air-conditioning, I feel that I was not in Singapore but a cold country enjoying a lovely American meal.
This Christmas, Tony Roma’s presents a meal themed “Christmas Reunion” where you can enjoy and share with your loved ones. Be wow-ed by an ultimate indulgence complete with Tony Roma’s St. Louis Ribs, Christmas Salad, Caprese Chicken, Fried Shrimps, Onion Rings and Corn on the Cob. Indulge in Tony Roma’s signature St. Louis Ribs marinated in Smoky Apple, Red Hots and Carolina Honeys sauces. No wonder their Ribs are so popular! They are so tender, moist and flavourful where the meat falls off the bones easily without cutting much. The Caprese Chicken is another dish on the platter which impresses me. Covered with a rich blend of cheeses, articoke hearts and creamy spinach, it is intense in flavour and succulence with each bite.
Address: Orchard Central, #07-03
181 Orchard Rd
Contact Number: +65 6738 8600
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 3.00pm
Monday – Thursday: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Friday – Sunday: 11.30am – 10.00pm
2. Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant
One of the most affordable Japanese buffets in Singapore, Kiseki unveils a stunning line-up of Japanese delights with a breath-taking skyview of Orchard landscape at their alfresco dining area. More than 200 buffet items can be found with palatable items such as Robatayaki (Japanese grill), Yakitori (skewers), Nabemono (hot pot items e.g. Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki) and many more!
Delight your senses at Kiseki with delicious dishes and enjoy this wonderful season with your loved ones! Kiseki embraces Christmas with a Japanese-inspired buffet menu for both lunch and dinner. Tuck into a spread of the usual Japanese buffet favourites such as the Honey Baked Gammon Ham with Yuzu Ponzu Sauce, Sahimi Moriawase, Snow Crab and Saba Teriyaki. For this festive period, Kiseki came up with a hearty Christmas spread which includes Roasted Turkey with Miso Glazing, Taki Hotate with Mentaiko, Grilled Salmon and Taraba Kani.
What surprises me is the Cempedak Log Cake which is infused with hints of jackfruit, sandwiched between sponge cake and light cream. Every bite was treated with the tangy sweetness of the juicy jackfruit pulp, making it such a unique yet delectable dessert.
From 18 December – 31 December 2015,
Weekday Lunch (11:30am – 3:00pm)
Adult $24.80++ | Child $12.80++
Weekday Dinner (6.00pm – 10.00pm)
Adult $36.80++ | Child $15.80++
Weekend Lunch (11:30am – 3:00pm)
Adult $32.80++ | Child $$17.80++
Weekend Dinner (6.00pm – 10.00pm)
Adult $39.80++| Child $18.80++
Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant
Address: Orchard Central,181 Orchard Rd #08-01/02/03Singapore 238896
Contact Number: +65 6736 1216
3. Lady M® Confections
I always love the interior decor of Lady M® Confections, with its white-washed facade and minimalist interior. A very chic and elegant design, allowing its beautiful cakes to stand out distinctly especially those at the counter. With its storefront duplex locale at Orchard Central and am all-day breakfast menu, this Lady M® Confections boutique is primed to be the dining hotspot for the trendy and discerning.
One of the cakes exclusive to this store; the Chocolate Mille Crêpe is showered with chocolate shavings atop paper thin chocolate infused crêpes, layered with chocolate cream. The crepe layers are so thin where it melts in my mouth with each bite. Such a piece of delicate, light and fluffy piece of heaven.
Subtle yet satisfying, the Couronne du Chocolat is exquisitely crowned with a stunning ring of white chocolate shavings. Alternating layers of moist chocolate sponge cake and heavenly dark chocolate mousse are polished with a delicate coat of ganache and chocolate crumbs. Rich, decadent, sinful yet worth every calorie. One of my favourites out of the many sweet delights Lady M® Confections offers.
In celebration of Christmas, Lady M® Confections presents the elegantly refined beauty of Lady Baltimore cake. This ethereal white beauty is infused with rum-soaked dried fruits and light fluffy sponge cake which is accented with a decadent combination of smooth and creamy vanilla custard. Glints of reflection from silver beauty enhance the delicate beauty of this layered cake.
I do not fancy cakes which are filled with cream but oh my, the white meringue and frosting is very light which complemented the airy cake very well. So perfect for this festive season.
Thank you Orchard Central for such a lovely afternoon. Wishing my dearest readers and their loved ones a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year! <3
Lady M® Confections
Address: Orchard Central,
181 Orchard Rd #01-27 and #02-07
Contact Number: +65 6509 3673
Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 11.00pm