October 10, 2017
Miffy Meets Kumoya! The Halal-Certified Japanese-French Café Presents The 1st Miffy Pop-Up Café In Singapore & Southeast Asia!
After ending a successful run with Sanrio's Cinnamoroll, Kumoya is back with another pop-up collaboration, this time with..... Miffy! Just in time to celebrate Kumoya's 1st anniversary too!
The little girl rabbit from Holland is created by Dutch author Dick Bruna, and is known as her Dutch name "Nijntje" in her homeland. She is featured in 30 over books, and has her own television series, movie, as well as a line of clothes, toys and various merchandise.
Now, you can catch her in Singapore from 5th October to 31st December 2017!
Read: Kumoya Presents Cinnamoroll Special Pop-Up Café! Super Cute Food, Desserts & Beverages Featuring The Popular Sanrio Charactor!
October 02, 2017
HolyCrab! It was an experience to remember as we all got excited over those Orgasmic Crabs and Hooked On (Hokkein) Mee!
Since its opening in June this year, HolyCrab along Tan Quee Lan Street has been dishing up its crustacean specialties in a variety of flavors, some of which are truly unique creations which we have not seen elsewhere.
The man behind the casual eatery is chef-owner Elton Seah who has been operating HolyCrab as a private dining concept for seven years, before collaborating the owner of Joo Bar to set this up.
August 20, 2017
Busy until no time to eat? For us foodies (at least for me), the busier we are, the more food we need to keep our sanity. Lol!
Nothing was more suitable than a meal of comforting, beefy goodness at Kin Cow.
Conveniently located at Chinatown Point, the name of the casual eatery takes a clever pun out of "Kin Khao", which means "eat rice", and is also a commonly-used Thai expression for "to eat".
August 15, 2017
After Blue Lotus - Chinese Eating House (Quayside Isle) and Blue Lotus - Chinese Noodle Bar (Science Park Drive), entrepreneur Ricky Ng has recently launched his third restaurant, Blue Lotus - Chinese Grill House, at Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Admittedly, I wasn't familiar with any of Blue Lotus' dining concept until my recent visit to this latest addition. The dishes we tried successfully married Chinese flavors and essence with Western culinary techniques, and presented a taste that's familiar yet different with a brilliant, new-age twist.
It was a delightful dining discovery that should have been made sooner, but fortunately it's still not too late.
August 12, 2017
Ramen Champion @ The Central Clarke Quay ~ New Full-Service Restaurant With Pink Ramen & Free-Flow Salad Bar!
Ramen Champion's 100-seater full-service restaurant at The Central Clarke Quay is opened!
Since 2011, Ramen Champion has housed quite a number of ramen brands including Tonkotsu Ikkyu, Menya Ryu, Buta God, and Joshoken. The latest outlet's concept has expanded to offer a wider variety of Japanese food choices such as rice bowls, sashimi, sushi, and also a free-flow salad bar.
Yes, it's not just about ramen now. There is more!
August 10, 2017
Lotus Kitchen, the 80-seater contemporary vegetarian restaurant that is prominently located on the ground level of Chinatown Point (right at Chinatown mrt station, NE4/DT19- exit E), is hard to miss.
The wide variety of meat-free Chinese cuisine and local favorites that it serves are not to be missed too.
We learned that the team behind Lotus Kitchen is actually from the well-established Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant (at Quality Hotel) that is best known for their vegetarian buffet, so I guess there is a certain quality assurance from years of accumulated experience. True enough, our recent dinner at Lotus Kitchen proved to be delicious and satisfying.
August 07, 2017
Ginza Rokukakutei @ Odeon Tower ~ One-Michelin Star Kushikatsu Restaurant From Japan Opens In Singapore!
We had a delightful fried-foodelicious kushikatsu evening at Ginza Rokukakutei Singapore!
Our little island is the first overseas outlet for one-Michelin star Rokukakutei which hails from Osaka, Japan. Helmed by Chef Hideyuki Tanaka who has 15 years of experience, its specialty is in kushikatsu or Japanese deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables, which is regarded as one of Osaka's soul food.
Using mostly fresh premium ingredients imported from Japan, the skewered offerings are paired with artisanal sauces, and enjoyed omakase style.
If a meal of fried food are thought to be just a humble affair, it is certainly not the case here at Rokukakutei.
August 05, 2017
The dining enclave of Dempsey Hill might not be the most convenient location to get to without a car, but I thought Provisions would be worth a trip.
A skewers and claypot rice cocktail bar? Sounds interesting enough. The concept is said to be the first in Singapore!
Some of my friends are also talking about this newly-opened joint for another reason: Go check out its handsome chef!
August 02, 2017
The burger flavor that has been hogging the limelight (and tummy spaces) these few weeks is undeniably the... NASI LEMAK BURGER.
While some might have tasted the rendition created by local food guru KF Seetoh for a hawker at Gluttons Bay in 2016, it was on 13th July 2017 when McDonald's launched their version that ignited an islandwide appetite for Nasi Lemak Burger.
Many has commented that it is one of the better novelty burgers that the fast-food chain has introduced, while some felt that it is not localized enough without having a rice patty burger, and the usual peanuts and ikan bilis. The sambal sauce was also said to be without much kick.
A few local eateries has since started serving their version of nasi lemak burger as well, offering it with "real" rice patties, believing they can do better. One quipped, "how can we not join in the fun?" Let's not even count the increasing number of homemade nor our neighbouring country's versions as seen on social media platforms.
Though many of us still love nasi lemak in its truest form, what's not to like about the novelty of enjoying it as a burger?
So here it is, 7 places where you can find Nasi Lemak Burger in Singapore.
June 22, 2017
Kogane Yama means "Golden Mountain", and what you will get at this casual 44-seater Japanese joint on level two of Bugis Junction is literally..... mountains of tendon goodness!
Ahh who can resist a lavish heap of yummy deep-fried tempura pieces served over Japanese rice? Screw whatever diet or healthier eating crap, I certainly can't. Please let me enjoy my tendon first.
The visit to Kogane Yama was not without a bit of skepticism though. Though the folks behind it has proven their good business acumen with the successful introduction of Korea's Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory and Masizzim to Singapore, Kogane Yama is the group's very first original dining concept.
So the question is..... can locals handle the popular Japanese tempura bowl well? I was stuffed in the mouth with a positive answer..... Yes!
June 20, 2017
Ohh..... so the news goes that Joshua Khoo and Dylan Ong who founded Saveur have recently left the partnership. Diners would be familiar with the inexpensive French-inspired cuisine that the casual eatery serves.
It may be Saveur no longer for the duo, but their spirit of serving quality and affordable fare to the masses still remains. Joshua started Taste Affair at Amoy Street Food Centre, while Dylan opened The Masses at Beach Road (opposite Shaw Towers).
Not that I wasn't kaypoh (nosey) enough to ask what happened, but when I was at The Masses with my friends, its vibrant vibes and delectable food offerings excited us more.
June 17, 2017
Jade Restaurant @ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore~ Enjoy Sublime Cantonese Cuisine In A Beautiful Setting
There are many things to love about Jade Restaurant.
For a start, we couldn't stop gushing about how beautiful its premises is. Located on the lobby level of Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Cantonese restaurant has recently reopened after a period of refurbishment.
Its revitalized interior is now bathed in a soothing color scheme that aims to evoke the lustre of jade. The specially-commissioned wallpaper features beautiful motifs of birds local to Singapore, inspired by the works of Jade's Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng who is also an avid ceramicist.
You will see many of his ceramic creations displayed throughout the restaurant. Nice, but Chef Leong's culinary prowess is what impressed us most. The food that we tried during our dinner visit was nothing short of excellent!
June 15, 2017
While the establishment's name is pronounced as "supermarket", the experience at SPRMRKT is not exactly what one would conservatively expect.
Helmed by founder Sue-Shan and chef-owner Joseph Yeo, SPRMRKT is conceptualized to be a space that combines F&B, retail and art into one.
The homegrown brand opened its first SPRMRKT at McCallum Street in 2012, and has went on to open SPRMRKT Daily, and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar at Robertson Quay last September, occupying units within the same building as STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery.
June 12, 2017
The world of endless Japanese wagyu beef indulgence is one that PinkyPiggu wants to forever live in. If it is not possible, then a trip (no, make it many trips) to Niku Katsumata will do as well.
For you who have not heard of this gem of a place yet, Niku Katsumata is a grilled meat restaurant located along Duxton Road that focuses on serving high quality and lean Japanese wagyu beef.
Its origin is traced back to Ebisu, Tokyo, where it first opened in 2012 as a membership-based store for gourmands and celebrities to enjoy premium meat grilled over crystal plates.
June 10, 2017
Ding Dong @ Amoy Street ~ A Restaurant With Innovative, Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine. Check Out The New Menu!
Ding Dong. No idea what the restaurant's name is supposed to mean, nor what their tagline "A Little Ding for your Dong" is all about, but we do know for sure that the food it serves has made our tummies very happy.
Opened in 2013 and previously located at Ann Siang Hill, Ding Dong has since settled into their current premises at Amoy Street when it moved into the shophouse unit during June last year.
The interior spots the same vibrantly-colored, Oriental-theme look, while the culinary team (led by new Assistant Head Chef Miller Mai, under the guidance of Chef Ryan Clift) continues to offer dishes that take a unique spin on traditional Asian flavors, all in Ding Dong's signature style.