$92 for 2kg of Crab Bee Hoon? More details to follow.
Located on the pool level of Traders Hotel sits Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, an award-winning Chinese restaurant with a fare of Singaporean dishes. It has a traditional, nostalgic feel to it all, with it situated by the pool, a relaxed ambience, and being a non-air-conditioned dining area. So dress appropriately, you would not want to have your dining experience destroyed by the heat.
We were here to make use of the Entertainer App (1-for-1). If you have not heard of it, read on to find out how life-changing it can be. But for now, the food here. We had the Grilled Platter of Seafood & Meat comprising grilled prawns, grilled squid, and grilled meat including beef and lamb. I thought the portion is good for 3 persons; more if you just want to have a touch-and-go of each. The meat was grilled outdoors by the pool. If you would so wish, you can stand by the grill to take in the smell and sight. It is just short of experiencing grill by the beach.
It was a crab feast that evening. This plate of Crab Bee Hoon ($92++), weighing 1kg, was quite an indulgence. Though part of my portion of bee hoon was slightly clumpy and dry, I thought it might be my fault that it was not well-stirred before being served. It was well-flavoured though, and the crab was more than generous. 1kg of Sri Lankan crab; meaty and juicy. With a 1-for-1 offer, it was essentially a saving of near to $100. It also means that a kg of crab is only for less than $50. Any time, man!
Crabs crabs crabs. More crabs! All basically at half price with this App!
I admit, this App is not for everyone. I mean, if you do not eat out (at cafes and restaurants) on a regular basis, this may not attract you as much as it did to me. I see the Entertainer App as a largely F&B-centric 1-for-1 voucher book, though of course, it has other 1-for-1 promotions in the Leisure, Body, Kids, Services and Travel department. Personally, the latter is the other section I browse the most, next to F&B, as it offers 1-for-1 room night in participating hotels. But of course – one can potentially save hundreds of dollars per trip with this App.
Step #1: After downloading the free App in store, click on ‘Buy’ on the bottom navigation bar and scroll to find and click on ‘Entertainer Singapore One Month Mobile‘.
Step #2: Click on ‘Buy Now‘ at the bottom.
Step #3: Key in ‘thechosenglutton‘ under the promo code blank, and change the currency to ‘SGD‘. Tada, it’s $15 and you have it for a month!
This App only costs $95 for any one year on a usual basis (January – December) (note that it is not 12 months from the month of purchase). However, until the end of June 2014, the good people at the Entertainer App have given a promo code for readers of The Chosen Glutton. Simply key in the promo code: ‘thechosenglutton’ to enjoy a 1-month membership at only $15 to try out the App. You still get the full app (as in if you purchase the $95 version), and if you wish to continue with the full App for the rest of the year, you have the option of paying another $76 for the extension. It is ONLY $15. Even if you intend to head out to just one participating restaurant (you can look at the list in the App without having to pay) even once in the next one month, $15 is well worth your money, trust me. Additionally, at the end of the promotion (end June 2014), there will be a draw amongst all who bought the app with the promo code, where the winner will walk away with the full version of the App, for free.
Participating restaurants include, but not limited to:
– Bedrock Bar & Grill
– Oriole Cafe & Bar
– En Japanese Dining Bar
– The White Rabbit
– Ben & Jerry’s
– Extra Virgin Pizza
– Toby’s Estate
– Pool Grill @ Marriott Hotel
Click here for the Entertainer App website.
Photos by Kathleen.
Address: 1A Cuscaden, Level 4, Traders Hotel Singapore
Telephone: 68314373 (takes reservations)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)