Watch this space

Talk to a lot of the f&b insiders in town and ask them what new restaurants they’re eagerly waiting to open in 2006 and chances are one of the most popular responses will be the Majestic Restaurant, opening in the next month or two at the New Majestic Hotel. The hotel, also opening soon, promises to be Singapore’s newest, coolest, swankiest boutique hotel. Both it and its ultra-suave owner, Loh Lik Peng, have been getting tons of press coverage recently, so everyone in town is pretty excited already.

I had the pleasure this weekend of having a sneak preview of the Majestic Restaurant. The kitchens at this cool, bright and modern space are presided over by Chef Yong Bing Ngen (pictured above). Chef Yong’s a familiar face to fans of Chinese food in town. Previous to joining the Majestic, he was the head chef at Hai Tien Lo, at the Pan Pacific Hotel. He’s also worked at Jiang-Nan Chun in the Four Seasons Hotel, Doc Cheng’s and Empress Room at the Raffles Hotel and at Jade in the Fullerton Hotel. Chef Yong is an expert at preparing both traditional Cantonese cuisine as well as surprising his guests with some exceptional and innovative Modern Chinese fare. In fact, it’s his Modern Chinese food that really blows me away.

I won’t say much about my sneak preview. Other than that I enjoyed it very much and I’m grateful for the invitation. I’ll post a full review of the Majestic only after the restaurant officially opens. In the meantime, I, like the rest of the city, will just have to wait excitedly for the hotel and the restaurant to open.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his two kids!

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7 Comments

  1. popagandhi 16 January 2006

    I’m so excited about the Majestic (hotel and restaurant) too!

    Any idea what the price range will be like? 🙂

  2. nha 17 January 2006

    How cool! I LOVE Cantonese cuisines *mmm* Sounds like an upscale restaurant. It’s too bad that I’m not anywhere near Singapore, but I’ll definitely try this restaurant out when I’m in the area. Your job sounds too fun C.H. 🙂

  3. Chubby Hubby 17 January 2006

    Adrianna: Hiya, no idea on prices yet. I’ll let ya know when I find out. And when they start doing press tastings, I’ll see if I can convince them to include you–since you are a famous travel and lifestyle blogger. 🙂

    nha: Wish it was my job. I’d love to be paid to do this blog. Just a passionate hobby.

  4. lil 18 January 2006

    wow… there’s yet another addition to my list of “places to eat” for my next trip home…

    pity it’s not until february next year!

  5. Easily Pleased 18 January 2006

    your photography on this site is … WOW. totally inspiring.

  6. popagandhi 19 January 2006

    that’d be lovely! 🙂

  7. Chubby Hubby 19 January 2006

    Lil: You should definitely check it out on your next trip here.

    Ep: Thanks so very much.

    Adrianna: Supposedly, a friend might arrange another sneak preview. I’ll try and see if they wouldn’t mind me bringing you along if it happens. 🙂

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