Won vouchers unexpectedly from Russian restaurant "Buyan". Kind of panicked because I wasn't prepared for an idea THIS NEW. (Russian food isn't very major in multi-racial Singapore yet, ya'know) Finally visited Buyan during lunch time yesterday. Ordered a 3-course lunch consisting of an appetiser, a main and a dessert. Anything from the main menu can be selected, except for caviar. (That's ok, I can't appreciate black fish eggs) All dishes were delectable!! Not so hard to accept as I thought (too much). 

Appetiser/SoupChicken Lapsha (Russian Chicken Soup with Handmade Noodles and Vegetables)
One of the hot soup dishes. Examples of other hot soups are Borscht and Ukha. Somehow it had my omoni (mum)'s taste!! How incredible. A comfort food good for winter. I'm so going to try making this at home.

Chicken Lapsha
куриная лапша
Next up, main dishChicken Kiev (Deep-fried Chicken Breasts rolled in garlic butter) served with Mushroom Sauce.



The New York Times:

In Singapore, Head for the Hill, Hip Duxton Hill

9-10 Duxton Hill  
(65) 6223-7008 

In a series of ornate, themed rooms, you can sample decadent Russian fare — beef stroganoff, pelmeni with beetroot  cream — paired with potent home-infused vodkas in flavors like horseradish and cloudberry. The bar, fronted by an expanse of stone, also stocks over 15 types  of rare rums.

Vinolyub, a wine club by Buyan in Singapore

Buyan, a russian restaurant and caviar bar (located at 9/10 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593. Tel: 62237008) recently launched a wine club within its premises. This club is called Vinolyub.
I attended the launch on the evening of 13 mar. Suffice to say it was well attended by guests and those in the local wine industry. The event provided a good opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and have a look at Buyan's setup.



Buyan, Russian Fare…….Singapore

“Game for Russian Fare?” my epicurean-friend approached me. “Why not?” I replied her spontaneously. And Buyan, here we come:

Perched on 9/10 Duxton Hill, Singapore; two quaint colonial-era shophouses integrated into one beautiful Buyan, a Russian-owned restaurant where you can experience 4 intriguing dining concepts.


Vodka and Caviar Bar  (Ground Floor)


A bar counter serving over 50 variants of Vodka, Russian Beer, Russian Champagne and more. Not forgetting, Caviar, a delicacy of Russian Cuisine which is not to be missed out either. A small section here is reserved for casual dining.


Private Dining Room  (Ground Floor)

A 20-seater across a 7.5m long Chef’s Table is open for private booking. This exclusive room is also the only section overlooking the main kitchen where you can watch the chefs perform their culinary stunners. Also storage to the world’s oldest champagne, 1841 Veuve Clicquot which costs €30,000 and an impressive few-million-worth of wine collection that will make any wine connoisseur lust after: 1821Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune, 1854 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1859Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1877 Chateau Margaux, 1907 Heidsieck & Co, to name a few.