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WOOD Restaurant & Bar @ VivoCity

26 04 2009
WOOD Restaurant & Bar
One of the hippest dining enclaves to hit Singapore, WOOD Restaurant & Bar, a newly adapted concept of incorporating cooking over wood is definitely here in TOWN to bring the art of cooking to a greater height!

With compliments from Wood Restaurant & Bar, we were treated to a 4 course tasting Menu prepared by Celestine and her team of Chefs!

Tasting Menu…

Wood Smoked Scallops, Leek Puree & Salted Black Beans $19

The best thing about this dish was that the scallops were really thick and juicy, and the portion was generous, so stop worrying if you can ever have enough! The scent of wood was distinctive with each bite of the scallop, overall it was a good dish in opening one’s appetite.

Yummy Scale: 3.5/ 5

Wood Roasted Asparagus Soup $14

To me it felt like a soup that has all the ingredients in the exact right amount, no more no less. It was not too thick yet had a strong focus on the flavor itself. Definitely a healthy choice!
Yummy scale: 3.5/5

Smoked Foie Gras Pizza with Grape $25

A MUST TRY! this was my favorite dish of the night. My first time trying such a pizza and I really enjoyed it very much. Though the foie gras was limited, its flavor was really intense, might possibly bring you to a state of euphoria! a perfect match with the thin and crunchy pizza crust with a hint of “charred” wood infused through the coking process.
Yummy scale: 4/5

Main Course
Stone Grilled Rice with Clams, Prawns, Fresh Tomato and Ginger $28

It definitely looks like an interesting dish when the stone pot arrived at our table, i would say just by the presentation, it already won my heart over! Just by tasting it, one could easily sense the aromatic flavors by the mingling of tomato and seafood juice, if you like a little spiciness to it, just inform the friendly staff to add some chili in for you:)
Yummy Scale: 3.5/ 5

Cardamom Coffee 12 Hours Smoked Wagyu Beef Brisket $32

Personally, i feel that the beef is quite a lackluster compared to the previous dish, the beef was a little over- cooked, thus causing the meat to be a little too tough for a Wagyu Beef. However, the sauce did make quite a difference, one could taste the ingredients used in the sauce, one prominent ingredient is definitely COFFEE!
Yummy scale: 3/5

Ginger Salt Baked Sri Lankan Mud Crab *Market Price

A very unique way of cooking a crab. I mean, how many times have you seen a crab covered in salt crystals and Ginger, wood baked in the oven. I guess that must be the reason why the crab had such a homogeneous taste. Maintaining its moisture and freshness of the crab, one could not miss the chunky flesh of the crab…. Slurps!!
Yummy scale: 4/5

Oaxacan Style Grilled Hokkaido Corn on the Cob $9

Pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the corn. These Hokkaido corns really made me a happy girl all over again! Not forgetting the mozzarella cheese shavings which are not only visually pleasurable but also further highlighted the sweetness of the corns. Indeed a good blend of ingredients.
Yummy scale: 3.5/5


Lychee Mint Granite with Framboise Jelly $10

Honestly, I was never a mint lover. The only mint I eat is probably “Clorets” (if they are mint at all). I was very surprised by how well the lychee and mint blended as one, and how their flavors complemented one another. It tasted genuinely refreshing after a long and heavy, not forgetting carbo-intensive dinner.
Yummy scale: 4/5

Food aside, the great ambience (with the view into Sentosa!) and the friendly service staffs were definitely another plus point to Woods. It was definitely a delightful dining experience we have had. Personally this is not my 1st time dining in Woods, however, it just seems that whenever i come, it’s always another new experience for me. I was truthfully impressed by not only the food itself, but also the thoughts and efforts put into the many small details which recurrently triggered the “ooooooo”s, the ‘ahhhhhhhhh”s and the “wow!” from us.

Just a little bit more info…
Walking into Wood is just like entering a 5 star hotel, be entertained by the young and friendly host who’ll head you through the narrow and subtly lit passage to WOOD and be awaited by a 3 meter high wine tower that impressively stores 500 bottles of wines waiting for you to choose from.

Once you enter main dining area, one could easily feel a sense of classiness and coziness while you are seated by the host. Not a second will you not be entertained by the whole layout and design of the restaurant with a full view of the open glass concept kitchen while overlooking the Cruise Bay separating Singapore from Sentosa…. More info, click HERE

Most importantly, if you’re in for some romantic dinner or a simple lunch for the weekly bestie dates, check out the PRIVATE DINING area in WOOD Restaurant! Give them a ring and I’m sure you’re in for something INTERESTING:)

*Indeed the perfect setting for couples!

For more information:


Wood Restaurant & Bar

No.1 Harbourfront, VivoCity, #01- 53

Operating Hours: Open Daily

Lunch: 11.30am- 2.30pm

Dinner: 6.30pm- 10.30pm

Bar: 11.30am- midnight (weekdays)

11.30am- 1am (weekends)

Reservations: +65 63759663


16 04 2009

MAGMA’s next Educational Wine Tasting at will be on 19th April, 6 p.m. We will introduce wines from the top wine maker Florian Weingart (Mittelrhein).

Florian Weingart was the rising star of the Mittelrhein wine makers and he remains the top producer of the region. The basic philosophy of the winery is based on selection of grapes in the best sites and extremely low yields.

The German wine region Mittelrhein begins just below Bonn and extending about 100 km south along the banks of the Rhine river. The Mittelrhein is a beautiful region of steep, terraced vineyards and some of wine world’s most splendid scenery medieval castles and ruins clinging to rocky peaks, sites of ancient legends where Siegfried, Hagen and the Loreley seem to spring to life.

Nearly threefourths of the vineyards are planted with the noble Riesling grape. The clayisch slate soil yields lively wines with a pronounced acidity.

You can taste 4 Riesling wines of Florian Weingart and we give you some more explanations about the wines and the wine maker. You will also get a printed handout.

Participation is S$ 20.00++. It is free for members of the MAGMA GERMAN WINE CLUB.

Please make your reservations!

We like to remind you that the next German Cooking Class at Palate Sensations (www.palatesensations.com)with Chefs from MAGMA will be on 19th April 2009, 11am – 2 pm. This time the topic is: “Classic German Cuisine”. Please make your reservations directly at Palate Sensations!

Kind regards



AUTHENTIC GERMAN Wine Bistro, Deli + Shop,
located in Chinatown
2-4 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089816 (near New Majestic, OSO and Absinth)
MRT Station Outram Park, Exit H, Teo Hong Road (200 m)