November 30, 2016

Gudetama Café Singapore @ Suntec City Mall ~ The Famous Lazy Egg Character Is Finally Here! So Egg-citing!!!

ぐでたま!!! Gudetama Café opens today (30th November 2016) at Singapore's Suntec City Mall! Finally!

Who's egg-cited over this egg-tremely adorable lazy egg character from Sanrio Japan too? Thanks to Gudetama, eggs are not only delicious and nutritious, it is also cute.

I'm unabashed to say that yours truly IG @PinkyPiggu is a huge fan, and even made a comical effort to specially dress in Gudetama's signature yellow and white color when visiting the character themed café haha.

The café is easy to spot, being located right next to the drop-off point near the convention centre wing. And of course, there is the Gudetama song which greets you as you approach the entrance. Be prepared to brace the song on repeat mode while waiting in queue.

Gude tama tama, gude tama tama, gude gude gude tama.....

November 22, 2016

Kumoya @ Jalan Klapa ~ Japanese-inspired Dessert Café Karafuru Reborn With Savory Items

Karafuru? Kumoya? Same same but different.

Karufuru Desserts at Jalan Klapa closed down fairly quickly after its opening last year and has recently re-opened at the exact spot as Kumoya. Though the management has mainly changed, its focus is still very much on Japanese-inspired desserts. The menu has expanded to include a couple of savory items as well.

My previous visits to Karafuru were literally sweet. This trip to Kumoya was made out of curiosity as I was keen to see if the current dessert offerings are still as sweet. Well, before I get started on that, one thing is for sure: The premise remains very chio and instagrammable!

November 20, 2016

Ramen Keisuke Tori King @ 100AM, Tanjong Pagar ~ Exciting New Menu In Celebration of Its 4th Anniversary

Is chicken the king? At least at Ramen Keisuke Tori King where chicken broth ramen reigns, the answer is "yes".

Though the outlet at Tanjong Pagar's 100AM has been around for 4 years and is not new anymore (we like to check out new places), it succeeded in tempting us back with a revamped menu that was recently launched on 14th November.

Chicken ramen tends to be lighter in taste, thus making it suitable for diners who are looking for cleaner flavors. The new menu features fresh interpretations of the well-loved dish, from clear to spicy soup base, as well as dry and tsukemen versions.

PinkyPiggu always says RaMen is the best kind of Men. Haha really?

November 18, 2016

Kam's Roast Singapore @ Pacific Plaza ~ Hong Kong Michelin-Star Eatery Opens Without The Signature Roast Goose, But The Duck Is Also Good

Considered to be one of the quieter malls along Orchard Road, Pacific Plaza is now glittering with stars. Michelin stars.

Counting Tsuta, the world's only Michelin-starred ramen eatery (recently opened on 6th November 2016) as its neighbour, renowned Kam's Roast Goose from Hong Kong will officially begin its operations in Singapore on 19th November 2016. It was awarded Michelin stars for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 & 2017)!

But as AVA's strict regulations prohibits the import of live goose and frozen ones just doesn't cut it, the local store will serve duck instead, and be simply called Kam's Roast.

No goose, duck also can? Haha why not?

November 16, 2016

Oxwell & Co @ Ann Siang Hill, Chinatown ~ British Gastropub Offers Delightful Festive Dining Options

Last year's festive meal experience at Oxwell & Co stayed deliciously well in PinkyPiggu's memory and she was keen to relive it this coming Christmas season.

Read: Oxwell & Co @ Ann Siang Hill, Chinatown ~ Superb Food & Venue! Check Out What They're Offering This Festive Season!

So we made our way to the British-inpsired gastropub that is nestled within a heritage three-storey shophouse at Ann Siang Hill near Chinatown. The ground floor houses a casual bar, perfect for soaking up the drinking atmosphere with a couple of friends. For proper sit-down table arrangement, the elegant dining hall on level 2 will suit better.

We were given the chance to dine in the private Oxwell Study room on level 3. The room is decorated with quirky items including a scurry of rather costly UK-imported taxidermied squirrels. Found them nailed to the walls. Ouch!

Nevermind. Let's just get to the food and drinks.

November 12, 2016

Yentafo Kruengsonge @ Cathay Cineleisure Orchard ~ Established Thai Noodle Chain Opens In Singapore!

We have Yong Tau Foo, the Thais have Yentafo. YTF!!!

With 28 outlets in Bangkok and 2 in Laos, established Bangkok 'Yen Ta Fo' noodle chain has now opened its 1st outpost in Singapore at Cathay Cineleisure Ochard.

It is named Yentafo Kruengsonge.

'Kruengsonge' refers to the selection of best ingredients in one big bowl which is what characterized the signature dish of 'yen ta fo', the ubiquitous Thai noodle dish with ingredients in a light savory broth with pink, mildly-sweet 'yen ta fo' sauce.

It's PINK!

November 10, 2016

Plentyfull @ Millenia Walk ~ Restaurant, Patisserie & Gourmet Grocer With Honest, Hearty Food

"Plentyfull" - The word instantaneously conjures positive vibes of plentiful health, friendship, food and happiness.

An all-day dual concept restaurant (derived from the French verb restaurer, meaning to restore), patisserie, and gourmet grocer, Plentyfull has opened at Millenia Walk, establishing itself as a place where restoration can be experienced through the enjoyment of honest, hearty, homemade food that is made from scratch.

Food is preservative-free and prepared with produce that is thoughtfully sourced from farmers and artisans locally and internationally. We were told that the kitchen make their own bacon and don't even own a can-opener!

November 08, 2016

Swee Kee (Ka Soh) Fish-Head Noodle House @ Amoy Street ~ Comforting Fish Noodle Delights For Any Day

Let's go to Swee Kee. I mean Ka Soh. Wait, it should be Swee Kee (Ka Soh) Fish-Head Noodle House.

We might have referred to the long-standing old-school eatery along Amoy Street by either names on different occasions, but what's in a name? If Shakespere is around, perhaps he will say "by any other name its food would taste as delicious". Regular patrons will agree.

Though it does not share the same Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade with its sister restaurant Ka Soh at College Road, or some distractors may comment it's not as good as its heydays, Swee Kee at Amoy Street still remains as one of the best places to have a piping hot bowl of naturally sweet-tasting fish head noodle soup for many, myself included.

November 06, 2016

Tsuta Singapore @ Pacific Plaza ~ The World's Only Michelin-Starred Ramen Eatery Opens 6 Nov In Singapore! Go Go Go For That Truffle Oil Shoyu Soba!

The ramen with the star. It's called Tsuta.

It all began when owner-chef Yuki Onishi opened Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta in Tokyo in 2012. The nine-seater establishment serves only 150 bowls of ramen a day, and hundreds of hopeful patrons are said to start queuing at 6am for a dining ticket which typically run out as early as 8am, though the store doesn't open its doors until 11am.

Michelin Guide inspectors must be among those who queued and ate, before deciding the well-received ramen worthy enough to be accorded a prestigious one-star Michelin in 2015.

Now, the world's only Michelin-starred ramen eatery has opened its first-ever overseas branch in Singapore! We can savor the award-winning taste of Tsuta right here at Pacific Plaza in Orchard Road!

November 02, 2016

New Ubin Seafood @ Sin Ming Industrial Estate ~ One Last Meal At The "Kampung" Zhi Char Place Before It Moves To Hillview

The news is already out. Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded New Ubin Seafood is moving out of Sin Ming Industrial Estate and going west to Hillview Avenue.

Last day of operations at Sin Ming is currently confirmed to be 13th November, and they are most likely to soft-open at the new venue on either 15th or 16th November.

Though we like to check out the newest openings or catch the latest trends, there is also a part inside us which nostalgically holds on to the old times. Let's go ahead with one last meal at New Ubin Sin Ming before it has to be kept in our memories for good.

October 30, 2016

Truffle Noodles! Guide To Finding The Very Best & Different Types Available In Singapore!

I love Truffle. I love Noodles. Uhh! TRUFFLE NOODLES!!!

Be it freshly-shaved truffles or truffle oil, having that distinctive fragrance in our noodles can undeniably add some winning dimension to the staple carb dishes. When truffle meets noodles, sparks fly.

Such a delightful match, I even attempted to cook my Truffle Wanton Mee sometime back haha. But when time or washing up is a concern, nothing beats the convenience of walking into a store and having a bowl of truffle carboliciousness served to you hassle-free.

Ramen, Mee Pok, Pasta or even Flying Truffle Somen? Take your pick!

October 28, 2016

Epiphyte @ Neil Road ~ A Café For Galaxy Cakes And Edible Terrariums

Twilight has descended on us... in edible cake form! Yay!

Okay, maybe not "descended", for we went to Epiphyte in search of it.

Epiphyte is conveniently located along Neil Road, occupying a shophouse unit that has been transformed into a café space conceptualized to combine food, art and nature.

That's why upon stepping in, you'd see art pieces from the owner's personal collection hanging on the walls. There is also an indoor garden where orchids bloom and natural daylight streams in through the airwell. So lovely.

October 26, 2016

Waku Ghin By Tetsuya Wakuda @ Marina Bay Sands, MBS ~ An Awesome Dining Experience At The 1-Michelin Star Modern Japanese Restaurant

My first glimpse into the culinary world of Waku Ghin by celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda wasn't at the restaurant itself, but at its dessert outpost, Patisserie Platine.

Even then, I have been thinking about visiting the award-winning, 1-Michelin Star modern Japanese establishment for the longest time. It is reputed to be one of the very best top fine-dining restaurants in Singapore.

What held me back initially? The hefty $400++ tag for a 10-course degustation dinner. Ouch!

And also, not many friends are willing to part with that kind of money for a meal. But when I had someone who is just as keen and we finally decided to go, the price had already increased to $450++! Ouch! Ouch!

Morale of the story: Why wait? Should have just go when the heart and tummy desires.

The meal turned out to be one of the most awesome I ever had.

October 22, 2016

VLV Singapore @ Clarke Quay ~ Latest Dining & Entertainment Destination Combines Chinese Restaurant, Club Lounge, Courtyard Bar & Riverfront Dining Under One Big Roof

VLV? What does the inititals stand for?

Actually we still have no idea even after visiting the latest dining and entertainment destination that has opened in the heart of Singapore's Clarke Quay.

We were told that VLV can mean anything we want it to be. "VouLez-Vous.....?" "Do you want...?"

Stop! Before we get too imaginative, let's just stick to eating, drinking and dancing hehee.

October 20, 2016

Yo-Good Singapore @ The Centrepoint ~ For That DIY Frozen Yogurt Fix

Headed over to Yo-Good Singapore after our tempura donburi meal at Tensho because we wanted to end our lunch on a refreshing note.

Following the massive revamping of Centrepoint, the grand dame of shopping mall along Orchard Road now spots a much needed facelift with quite a number of new F&B tenants drumming up some excitement. We've checked out Honolulu, Souper Tang, Tensho and of course, Yo-Good, which has its origins in Canada. Singapore is the first South East Asia franchise outpost.

Specializing in Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Juices and Popsicles, Yo-Good was exactly what we needed.