One for All

One-pots and huge platters - Inside dips into these monster meals that are chock full of yummy eats that are enough for many to share!

Issue: Jan 2015

Sharing the goodness from a single pot or platter is a powerful way for family and friends to bond over a meal and revive the lost art of communal dining
Sharing the goodness from a single pot or platter is a powerful way for family and friends to bond over a meal and revive the lost art of communal dining

There is something very powerful and binding about sharing a meal with someone. Throughout history in every culture, there exists the practice of eating from the same pot or platter which turns a meal into a social event.

In modern times, with different schedules and the emphasis on individualism, we have forgotten the beauty of gathering around a huge pot to share a meal. As you begin the New Year, why not bring back the art of dining as one with your nearest and dearest? Some of CapitaMalls Asia’s restaurants are ready to serve big meals for diners to dig in together.

1. Size Matters – Monster Curry

Monster Combo Curry lives up to its name by providing monster portions of pork katsu, pork shabu-shabu, fried fish, shrimp tempura and cheese
Monster Combo Curry lives up to its name by providing monster portions of pork katsu, pork shabu-shabu, fried fish, shrimp tempura and cheese
Photo credit: Monster Curry

What’s Special:

Monster Curry is a place that knows how to do ‘big’. Its combo plate is the size of a manhole cover. Each dish is slathered in the restaurant’s rich deep brown curry sauce that contains up to 14 different spices and vegetables and is painstakingly prepared over two days. The result is a smooth, flavourful gravy that redefines Japanese curry. The warm fluffy rice, full-bodied curry, and golden crunchy meat and seafood create a symphony of tastes and textures that make up an unforgettable experience.

Price: S$24 - S$25

Pax: Up to 3

Best Way to Share:

(Left) Flame Monster Curry while (right) Mountain Monster Curry
(Left) Pork shabu-shabu, tori-karage, shrimp tempura, cheese and onsen egg make up the Flame Monster Curry while (right) pork katsu, sausage, pork shabu-shabu and chicken karage make the Mountain Monster Curry an Everest of a meal
Photo credit: Monster Curry

There are five combo plates to choose from – Combo Curry, Seafood Monster Curry, Mountain Monster Curry, Monster Egg Curry and Flame Monster Curry (all S$24 except Combo Curry which is S$25). Each can be prepared at any of the five levels of spiciness with the restaurant’s special hot sauce made with chilli padi, garlic, ginger and celery.

If you are dining with picky eaters, try the signature dish: the Combo Curry comes with a slab of pork katsu, fried fish, pork shabu-shabu, shrimp tempura and cheese. There is enough variety of meats to suit every gastronomical preference.

2. The Ultimate Sampler – The Manhattan FISH MARKET & Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant

(Left) Grilled Gala and (right) Grillin' and Chillin' are part of The Manhattan FISH MARKET's menu
(Left) Grilled Gala and (right) Grillin’ and Chillin’ are part of The Manhattan FISH MARKET’s are among the four Sharing Platters additions that are new to the restaurant’s menu
Photo credit: The Manhattan FISH MARKET

What’s Special:

Sharing a giant platter is a great way to sample a little of everything. The Manhattan FISH MARKET understands the attraction of this and has introduced four new Sharing Platters.

Each platter offers a different way of preparing seafood – grilled (Grilled Gala), fried (Fried Giant), spicy (Volcano Island) and, for those who want it all, both grilled and chilled (Grillin’ and Chillin’).

Price: S$38.95 – S$40.95

Pax: 2

Best Way to Share:

Since you are sharing the meal (and the guilty pleasure), we recommend the Fried Giant which lives up to its name with prawns, fish fingers, cherry snapper fillets, calamari and onions strips fried to a golden crunch and served with four dips – Cajun Honey Mustard, Smoked Chipotle, Tartar and Onion Glory Dip. Try each morsel with a different dip to see which combination works best for you. Sampling your meal partners’ experiments with dips will add to the roller coaster experience for your palate.

The Brettljause / Cold Platter is a starter designed to be shared by up to five people
The Brettljause / Cold Platter is a starter designed to be shared by up to five people, featuring an assortment of cold cuts, cheeses and vegetables to whet the appetite
Photo credit: Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant

What’s Special:

Meat lovers can have the same experience at Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant. The Brettljause / Cold Platter (S$58) is an assortment of leg ham, chicken ham, belly bacon, paprika lyoner, bierbeisser sausages, gherkins, eggs, mild green peppers, cheese spread, emmentaler cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes and bacon spread served with a selection of German breads.

Let your party of five dig into the Brotzeitplatte / Brotzeit® Platter that allows you to sample the best of German cuisine
Let your party of five dig into the Brotzeitplatte / Brotzeit® Platter that allows you to sample the best of German cuisine
Photo credit: Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant

For the main course, your party of five can order the Brotzeitplatte / Brotzeit® Platter (S$68). This includes a selection of pork knuckle, best of Brotzeit® sausages, pork schnitzels and two side dishes

Price: S$58 – S$68

Pax: 5

Best Way to Share:

To savour the best of German cuisine in a single sitting, get a party of five and order both the starter and main course samplers.

3. A Taste of Tradition – Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauce Simmer Pot

Stew pots at Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauce Simmer Pot offer a dizzying array of meats, vegetables and seafood that the whole family can dig into
Stew pots at Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauce Simmer Pot offer a dizzying array of meats, vegetables and seafood that the whole family can dig into
Photo credit: Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauces Simmer Pot

What’s Special:

Dining at Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauce Simmer Pot (also known as Hojoho) takes you back to that treasured tradition of sharing all sorts of delicious goodness from a single simmering pot Chinese style. The restaurant specialises in stew pots. Anything from beef to chicken and seafood, and a dizzying array of vegetables are thrown into a huge skillet-like pot and doused in three types of sauces before being cooked right at the table.

Price: From S$60 (depending on the choice of items for the pot)

Pax: 2 - 3

Best Way to Share:

There is something extremely satisfying about fishing together for steaming chunks of delicious food from the giant pot of stew. Each dip into the pot is a surprise and that is the best way to enjoy this meal.

4. Economies of Scale – Morganfield’s

(Left) Morgan's Rib Sampl3R and (right) The Carnivore Platter are economical ways to dine for those who are hungry to eat together in a big group
(Left) Morgan’s Rib Sampl3R and (right) The Carnivore Platter are economical ways to dine for those who are hungry to eat together in a big group
Photo credit: Morganfield’s

What’s Special:

American ribs do not get any more scrumptious than Morganfield’s signature hickory smoked ribs infused with a delicious woody flavour. You can also choose to have your ribs marinated with other sauces - Tuscan Baked Spicy, Smoked Peppercorn, Garlic BBQ or Spicy Asian BBQ.

Price: S$95.90 - S$119.90

Pax: 4

Best Way to Share:

Apart from the social benefits, sharing food has economic benefits as well. At Morganfield’s, a lone rib dish with two sides would set you back anything between S$26.90 and S$39.90 depending on whether you have a half or full slab of ribs. The Morgan’s Rib Sampl3R, which can satisfy up to four, piles it on with three half slab of ribs plus grilled sausages, salad, corn on the cob, corn bread and fries for just S$119.90. So each diner pays just a little under S$30 for a wider selection from the menu. The Carnivore Platter, which can feed the same number of people, replaces a half slab of ribs with half a roasted chicken.

These one-for-all pots and platters provide a delicious way to revive the lost art of communal dining. Let 2015 be the year you bring back this tasty tradition. Grab your family, pick a few pals and head on down to bond over a meal.

Try this at home:
Chinese Braised Family Pot
Serves 6

Ingredients:
Water (500ml)
Teriyaki sauce (70ml)
Brown sugar (2 tbs)
Light sauce (2 tbs)
Dark sauce (1 tbs)
Chinese wine (2 tbs)
Ginger (6pcs)
Garlic (10pcs)
Carrot (one)
Fresh mushrooms (10 pcs)
Fresh Chinese yam (1/2 pc)
Silken toufu (1 pack cut into cubes)
Stewing beef (500 gm)
Chicken breast (500gm)
A few pieces of spring onion
Cornstarch (1 tbs dissolved in a little water to create starchy mixture)

Method:
Fry garlic in a small pan over medium heat until it turns golden brown.
Add water, sugar, teriyaki sauce, light sauce, dark sauce, Chinese wine, ginger slices, carrot, and Chinese yam into the pan
Switch to low heat and let it cook until ingredients soften up.
Add fresh mushroom
Turn up the heat, then add beef and chicken.
Let meats simmer till tender.
Add tofu cubes.
Cook beef for another minute and then add in starchy mixture to thicken the sauce.
Garnish with spring onion.
Serve in large pot.

Dine with us:

Monster Curry
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard
#B4-52
Singapore 238801
Tel: (65) 6509 4555
www.monstercurry.com.sg
The Manhattan Fish Market
201 Victoria Street
Bugis+
#04-07
Singapore 188067
Tel: (65) 6884 9567
www.manhattanfishmarket.com
The Manhattan Fish Market
2 Jurong East Central 1
JCube
#04-10/21
Singapore 609731
Tel: (65) 66844208
www.manhattanfishmarket.com
The Manhattan Fish Market
9 Bishan Place
Junction 8
#01-22/30
Singapore 579837
Tel: (65) 6352 4034
www.manhattanfishmarket.com
The Manhattan Fish Market
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura
#06-07
Singapore 238839
Tel: (65) 6835 9300
www.manhattanfishmarket.com
The Manhattan Fish Market
1 Vista Exchange Green
The Star Vista
#B1-10
Singapore 138617
Tel: (65) 6694 3548
www.manhattanfishmarket.com
Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant.
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Singapore
#01-17
Singapore 179103
www.brotzeit.co
Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant.
1 Vista Exchange Green
The Star Vista
#02-17
Singapore 138617
Tel: (65) 66943652
www.brotzeit.co
Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant.
3 Gateway Drive
Westgate
#01-04
Singapore 608532
Tel: (65) 6465 9874
www.brotzeit.co
Huang Ji Huang Three-Sauce Simmer Pot
3 Gateway Drive Jurong East
Westgate
#B1-02
Singapore 608532
Tel: (65) 6996 8888
www.hkwasia.com
Morganfield’s
1 Vista Exchange Green
The Star Vista
#02-23
Singapore 138617
Tel: (65) 6694 3635
www.morganfields.com.sg
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