For Tiff's birthday 2 weeks back, we decided that we should go semi-atas. After reading favourable reviews of Mitzo, we looked forward excitedly to this dinner meet up the whole week.
We (or I, rather) were so drawn to the beautiful sexy interior decor of Mitzo. I've completely fallen in love with the elegant and contemporary design with lots of reflection rainbows amidst all the sea of blue glass.
I could see how this restaurant transforms into a bar at night. A lounge-like feel permeates the air as we walked through panels of glass and mirror while being shown to our seats.
Large panels of mirrors made up the ceiling. We decided to have a mirror wefie in the most unusual fashion.
"Mitzo breaks the mould of Chinese dining by combining a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine with an artisanal cocktail programme." - mitzo.sg
I initially chose Mitzo coz of the 20% discount with my staff pass in November. However upon reservation, the cordial lady over the phone informed me of 2 different one-for-one promotional set dinner menu to consider.
Tiff: "Wah... I'm so touched that you're treating me at such an atas place!"
Jo: "Ya... don't be so touched. It's one-for-one!"
We chose the 6-course Mitzo Signatures Premium set at $128++ per pax. The dishes in this set like their signature bbq pork and roast pork belly, abalone, cod fish and wagyu beef is the more expensive set but it is definitely more value for money. The total bill after the one-for-one promo, together with a pot of pu'er tea, came up to $162.43. That's a really reasonable price to pay for semi fine-dining cuisine with such a lovely ambience.
This wasn't quite the usual nuts served at the start of the meal. Anything dusted with seaweed powder would get the thumbs up from me.
~*Double-boiled abalone soup with cordyceps flower, chicken and king oyster mushroom*~
I love almost all clear Asian soup and this soup was nourishing and delicious.
~*Roast platter Mitzo special barbecued pork*~
I do not usually fancy barbecued pork (better known locally as char siew) but I could see why this is their signature dish. The tender pork was coated with a crispy later of sweet caramelized sugar (I reckon) that's charred to perfection. A thick piece of pork per person tasted heavenly though I'm not very sure if I would have diminishing marginal utility when given a larger serving.
~*Roast platter crispy roast pork belly*~
I love crispy roast pork belly (better known locally as siu yuk) in general and I love this for the right amount of crisp skin, tender meat and melt-in-your-mouth fats. Crispy roast pork belly is one of my favourite unhealthy Chinese food ever. Not to mention, I always feel that such roast meat always have an atas air when dipped with mustard.
When Tiff asked for chilli without specifying what type of chilli she wanted, the wait staff came with red chilli, green chilli and chilli padi.
~*Steamed cod fish with minced ginger in soya sauce*~
Cod fish is one of my favourite fish and I've tasted a lot more delicious cod fish dishes than this. I didn't quite like it with minced ginger and I felt that there could be more soya sauce.
~*Stir-fried wagyu beef with asparagus in osmanthus sauce*~
Tiff found the wagyu beef tough; I felt it was tender enough. However, one undisputed view from both of us was that this dish was a little too sweet for our liking after having eaten more than 3 pieces.
~*Fried rice with ginger, shrimp and tobiko*~
This dish tried to be many things all at once and the amalgamation of ingredients made us really confused as to what should be unique selling point of this dish. That aside, we Asians always need our rice!
Tiffy was really happy with the dinner, the ambience and the company so far!
Then came our dessert. I took a video of this where Tiff was acting silly, pretending that she was conjuring some sort of magic.
Ya I had no magical smoke coz I'm not the birthday gal. But I got to eat my dessert faster! Hehehehe...
The fumes from the dry ice finally settled down.
~*Chilled cream of mango with sago and pomelo topped with ice cream*~
We could finally see the dessert after all the "smoke" dissipated. The mango taste was flavourful without being too sweet. The tangy pomelo sacs were refreshing and another thing I remembered about this dish was Tiff asking if the flower petals could be eaten.
While other restaurants serve cake on birthdays, Mitzo serves longevity buns! I think that Chinese character there is 寿 which means longevity.
The staff at Mitzo sang Tiff a birthday song after presenting her with her "cake". It was a pleasant surprise for the both of us. The old lady at the table next to us went over to hug Tiff saying that it was her birthday as well! So sweet! The Mitzo staff then mentioned that she was going to get the same treatment too. Lol! We assumed it could not be kept under wraps since we were just beside them. When it was the old lady's turn, we also sang the birthday song together and for that brief moment we felt like we were family.
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The buns were really delicious! The lotus paste was awesome. It reminded us of mooncakes with silky smooth lotus paste.
We were both really happy gals with such good food in our bellies.
It was a bestie telepathy that we were dressed in blue that evening!
And somebody just wanna have a wefie with the snowman... *rolls eyes* Ok, birthday gal would get whatever she wanted. As I'm doing up this post, I realised that I've completely forgotten to blog about my birthday dinner with Tiff. And then I realised that we've got so many other photos together that I've decided to do it all in the same post next time.
All photos taken using iPhone 6
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