Bao Today at 313@Somerset, Singapore

We had our first dinner in Singapore at Bao Today located at 313@Somerset. Bao Today offers traditional Chinese food and dim sum delights. Our dinner fare consisted of Spicy Wanton in Sichuan Style, Char Siew Crispy Shrimp Dumpling Noodle, Curry Chicken Rice, and Bao Today XO Think Think Noodle.

Spicy Wanton in Sichuan Style (8 pcs.), 7.80 SGD

The menu says this Spicy Wanton in Sichuan Style is highly addictive, and it is! It was hot, hot, hot, and celicious! We ordered this again at Bao Today before we left Singapore. We highly recommend that you try this, too.

Char Siew Crispy Shrimp Dumpling Noodle, 6.80 SGD

What the hubs ordered was the “dry” version of Char Siew Crispy Shrimp Dumpling Noodle, thinly sliced barbecued marinated pork with noodles and fried shrimp dumpling. This is one of Bao Today’s bestsellers. I wasn’t able to taste some of it as I was deeply enamored and heavily preoccupied with my Curry Chicken Rice. Tee-hee!

Curry Chicken Rice, 6.80 SGD

Whoa! That was one big bowl of curry! I love that they gave a generous serving of that flavorful and slightly spicy curry sauce. Sauce pa lang, ulam na, promise! Couldn’t get enough of my Curry Chicken Rice that I ordered an extra serving of rice, would you believe? It was just my first dinner in Singapore, and I was already fattening myself up. Ha ha!

Bao Today XO Think Think Noodle, 4.80 SGD

I couldn’t actually fathom why this Bao Today XO Think Think Noodle is called as such. Like his dad, Justin ordered the “dry” version, instead of the soup version, of this noodle dish. If you noticed, this was the cheapest dish we ordered at Bao Today, but according to the menu, it’s one of the sought-after local delights at Bao Today. . Nothing fancy here as you can see, but the luncheon meat-egg-noodle combination suited our teenager just fine.

We had a very pleasant experience at Bao Today on our first day in Singapore. Food is great but inexpensive, and they don’t have service charges, too.

Bao Today

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Katherine’s Café, Ayala Malls Vertis North

It took us three visits to Ayala Malls Vertis North before we finally succumbed to the charms of Katherine’s Cafe. This resto’s bright and lively interior is enough to make passersby give it a second look, come inside, and expect something delightful.

This is what you’ll see printed on the paper placemat of Katherine’s Café.

If these words don’t make you excited to savor this resto’s offerings, then I don’t know what will.

Nana’s Beef Tapa, Php398

Hubby had Nana’s Beef Tapa, which consists of sirloin beef tapa, egg, perfect sunny-side up egg, garlic fried rice, tomato salsa, and achara (pickled papaya). He seemed to like it as I didn’t hear him say anything negative about his food. I noticed, however, that the portion sizes of the side dishes were too small.

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken, Php298

This Roasted Lemongrass Chicken is slow-cooked roasted boneless chicken leg, served with herbed rice, sautéed vegetables, and white pepper gravy. My initial thought upon seeing my colorful plate was that one flavor might overpower another, but that didn’t happen. On the contrary, the herbed rice nicely complemented the soft and tasty chicken. I also loved the vegetable combination of cherry tomatoes, young corn and string beans!

Classic Carbonara, Php328

Carbonara is my son’s all-time favorite pasta dish. If a restaurant has this on their menu, he’d most likely prefer it over rice meals. So Classic Carbonara it was for him. This carbonara used linguini, instead of spaghetti, and has cream, bacon, parmesan, and egg yolk. I tried some of what’s left on his plate, and it was good! Creamy and delicious!

Oreos and Cream Milkshake (Php198) and Nana’s Grean Tea Lemonade (Php160)

Our tweener couldn’t say no to Oreos and Cream Milkshake. It’s a thick and creamy milkshake that’s not too sweet. He loved the taste but wished it were less thick so that he could easily sip it with a straw. On the other hand, the taste of the green tea in Nana’s Grean Tea Lemonadewas so subtle you’d actually miss it if you’re not paying attention. I still liked it, though.

Our first dining experience at Katherine’s Café was delightful. We’re definitely going back there again!

Katherine’s Café
G/F Ayala Malls Vertis North
Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City

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Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge Brings Back Aperitivo

Aperitivo returns to Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila! Once again, guests can savor a platter of premium Italian charcuterie and antipasti such as salami, prosciutto, and ham, with blue cheese, brie, and manchego cheese. Shrimp salad and salmon with sardines are added to the line-up of appetizing items together with a basket of bread and spread selections. All of these are paired with your choice of one red or white wine bottle or beer. A set for two is available at PHP 1,888, while a set for four persons is available at PHP 3,500.

Aperitivo at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge is available daily, from 5PM to 8PM. For more information about this promotion and Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, please contact (02) 720-7777 or email Please log-on to for more details on the Hotel’s ongoing promotions. Subscribe to updates via social media through the Hotel’s official social media accounts: and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

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