We are usually rather selective when it comes to attending Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Tastings. There is always an awful tussle between sampling good food and keeping our waistline in check. However, the invitation from Tamarind Hill was accepted almost immediately. Reputed for their special blend of authentic cuisine and ambience, we were excited to both savour their CNY Reunion menu and to explore this gorgeous restaurant. Join us as we taste their oriental celebrations menu and experience their warm hospitality.
Tamarind Hill CNY Reunion – History
According to our host, the building which Tamarind Hill resides in was built in 1875 by Sir George Mansfield, founder of the shipping company George Mansfield & Co. Within the spacious bungalow which he called, ‘Labrador Villa’, Mansfield lived with his wife and three children. After his retirement, Mansfield and his family returned to his home country, and he returned the property back to the British. Soon after, it was converted into the Brigadier general’s house, a chalet for doctors and nurses from the Singapore General Hospital after the war, and recently in early 2000, a luxury spa. Labrador Villa Road was named after the bungalow.
Tamarind Hill CNY Reunion – The Experience
During our visit, the path leading towards the main restaurant was already beautifully decked out in celebratory red lanterns. It was quite a sight to behold.
Tamarind Hill CNY Reunion – The Menu
Back to business, the folks at Tamarind Hills welcome the Lunar New Year auspiciously and celebrate joyous reunions with a selection of exquisite culinary flavours, with a traditional Thai twist. You and your loved ones are invited to revel in the festivities at Tamarind Hill and welcome a lucky and prosperous year ahead with their distinctive menu specially crafted by Executive Chef Wanthana Nikonsaen.
From now till 2 March 2018, indulge in Thai-Shan interpretations of Luna New Year favourites and toss to a year of abundance with their Yu Shengs that feature elements of Thai cuisine. Our Thai inspired Yu Sheng comprises Fresh Salmon and unique ingredients such as Shredded Taro, Sweet Potato and Tamarind Sauce. This was the first time that we ever saw Yu Sheng served on large slabs of banana leaves. We love the refreshing mix of ingredients but it can get messy when the banana leaves get torn in the case of a violent Lo Hei!
Next, we came our appetizers which consist of Steamed Sago Pork Dumplings & Fish Roe Marinated in Red Curry which was wrapped and grilled in a banana leaf. The fish roe was again a first for us.
Finally, our mains for the evening was served. The dish comprises of Tiger Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, Five-spice Braised Pork Knuckle with shiitake mushrooms, kai lan, and seaweed as well as Longevity Noodles for good luck.
The entire experience ended on a sweet note with Glutinous Rice Balls Stuffed with Sesame and Honeydew Sago with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Tamarind Hill Valentine’s Day Package
Entice your loved one to an intimate evening at Hill for a romantic retreat away from the city. Housed within a heritage colonial bungalow and nestled amidst the tranquil Labrador Nature Reserve, the restaurant offers the perfect backdrop to experience love through all senses.
This year, Executive Chef Wanthana Nikosaen presents a delectable four-course dinner of authentic and distinctive Thai creations, featuring Khanom Chin Amok; a traditional seafood and red chilli dish associated with love and marriage in Thai cuisine, Clear Tom Yam with Ocean-farmed Barramundi and Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with Green Curry Reduction. End the meal on a sweet note with the Tamarind Dessert Platter, offering Mango Sticky Rice Crêpe, Assorted Macaroons and a generous scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream.
Sweet Escape at Villa Samadhi
The 20-room Villa Samadhi offers an exclusive experience for couples this Valentine’s Day. Rejuvenate amidst alluring rooms that are adorned with vintage centrepieces, custom-created furniture, and plush, king-sized beds. This package includes specially crafted Valentine Day Tiffin Dinner for two prepared by our award-winning chefs at Tamarind Hill.
Folks who book before 5 February 2018 will also enjoy a complimentary box of chocolates and a rose. Enjoy an extensive list of inclusions with the Sweet Escape package:
- Accommodation for one evening
- Daily breakfast for two persons
- Valentine’s Tiffin Dinner for two
- Valentine’s room décor
- A welcome afternoon tea set
- Signature turndown service offering Cognac, Asian snacks and chocolate
- Complimentary Internet connectivity
- Complimentary use of Handy phone
From S$650* per night in a Crib on February 13 and 14 February 2018. For additional nights, enjoy 30% off our Best Available Rate. For reservations and enquiries, please call +65 6274 5674 or email [email protected]. Villa Samadhi Singapore is located at Labrador Nature Park, 20 Labrador Villa Road Singapore 119193.