May 22, 2017
As food and wine pairing becomes more and more commonplace, it is not unusual to see places like Wine & Chef that amalgamates a wine shop, restaurant and bar into one.
Opened in mid-March this year, the 48-seater establishment is located along Keong Saik Road, home to many delectable temptations including Kok Sen, Don Ho, Loloku, 999.99 Five Nines and Potato Head Folk.
While the concept of Wine & Chef is not surprising, I was surprised by the creativity and quality of the Mod-Sin dishes that it serves.
Hokkein Mee with linguine pasta? Salmon confit risotto fish porridge? I'm sold!
May 20, 2017
Boru Boru X Candour Coffee @ Beach Road ~ Café Co-Sharing Pop-Up Concept That Serves Excellent Chirashi Don At Affordable Prices
Boru Boru has bounced its way into Candour Coffee at Beach Road, serving up Japanese-style donburi at affordable prices that's real easy on the wallet.
Chirashi don at only $13.90nett? This has to be one of the cheapest in town area.
The café co-sharing pop-up concept was launched a few weeks ago for lunch only, but its tasty rice bowls has gotten so popular that they are now extended for dinner as well.
May 17, 2017
We swiftly ninja our way out of the office as soon as it's lunch hour because... it's time for Ninja Cut!
Opened in Seah Street late last year and sister outlet to Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut is one of our to-go-places for Japanese-inspired rice bowls and hearty brunch items. What piqued our particular interest this time is their new menu items that are inspired by childhood favorites.
Read: Ninja Cut @ Seah Street ~ Wholesome Rice Bowls & Hearty All-Day Brunch Items With A Japanese Flair
May 15, 2017
Kumoya Presents Cinnamoroll Special Pop-Up Café! Super Cute Food, Desserts & Beverages Featuring The Popular Sanrio Charactor!
Cinnamoroll is flying to Kumoya, Singapore's first Halal-certified Japanese-French café, for a pop-up café special from 17th May to 13th August 2017!
This collaboration is to mark the 15th anniversary of Sanrio's well-loved character, Cinnamoroll. Awwww...... Yes, it's that impossibly adorable white puppy with blue eyes, pink cheeks and a plump curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll. He was born on a cloud and can fly through the air by flapping his huge, long ears.
Not only has Cinnamoroll flew into our hearts with such cuteness, he aims to conquer our tummies too with an array of cutesy-looking main courses, desserts and beverages!
May 12, 2017
Guenpin Fugu & Snow Crab Japanese Restaurant @ Maxwell Chambers, Tanjong Pagar ~ Japan's Largest Fugu Restaurant Chain Is Now In Singapore
Guenpin Fugu & Snow Crab Japanese Restaurant, Japan's number one torafugu restaurant chain with 96 outlets in the country, has launched its first-ever overseas branch in Singapore a few weeks ago!
Its location at Maxwell Chambers is not difficult to find, being easily accessible from Exit B of Tanjong Pagar Mrt Station (EW15). The 32-seater space is quite small though, accommodating just a few tables in the main dining hall, and two small private rooms.
We're happy that with the opening of Guenpin, there is now another specialty restaurant where we can enjoy puffer fish delicacies (besides FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road).
May 10, 2017
Nesuto (meaning "nest" in Japanese) has built its nest at Tras Street, right next to Birders.
That's where we sinfully indulged in some desserts before dinner lol! It was actually more manageable than it sounds, as Nesuto's Japanese-French inspired creations were mostly light in texture and doesn't rest too heavily on the tummy.
Opened just a few weeks ago, the patisserie is brought to us by the same folks behind SHUU, best known for their fluffy cream choux puffs which we can find at Koki Tamagoyaki (Raffles City).
May 07, 2017
"鳥人", the Chinese word which is often used to scold jerks, takes on an entirely different meaning now. Lol!
Birders 鳥人 is a newly-opened modern yakitori and sake bar that specialize in grilled skewers featuring various parts of the chicken. Accompany that with cuploads of sake.
I thought the "bird-man" aka boss himself looked somewhat familiar. Ahh... it turned out to be Adam Chen, a local actor who also counts Five Izakaya as one of his F&B ventures.
May 05, 2017
Guy waits while the girl shops? Not anymore.
Nestled in the quaint Duxton Road, Monument Lifestyle is a café, and also a retail store that offers a collection of clothing and accessories... for men! The goods are all imported from US and mostly exclusive to Monument in Singapore. Expect American brands like Katin, Alex Mill and Hari Mari.
Girl enjoys her coffee while the guy shops? Yes!
May 02, 2017
Greyhound Café Singapore @ Orchard Paragon ~ Popular Thai Fashion Café With Hipster Vibes & Decent Food
When I visited Greyhound Café Singapore recently, I was lunching with colleagues. Coincidentally, the first time I visited Greyhound Café Bangkok many years back, I was traveling with (ex)-colleagues! Lol!
Now and then. My colleagues has changed, dining city has changed, but I was hoping that Greyhound will still be as delicious as it was in my memory.
Hailed from Bangkok, just like Bangkok? Same same but different.
April 30, 2017
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Singapore @ Swissotel The Stamford ~ New Lunch Menu with Well-Executed Steaks & Quality Food
Woohoo! We're off to lunch at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse!
It's mid-day breaks like this that keeps us in anticipation the whole morning, fuel us up and preserving our sanity for another afternoon of work. All the more better when lunch destination is at Wooloomooloo which is best known for their premium steak selections and Australian-inspired offerings.
Their recently-launched refreshed lunch menu is one of the reasons that drew us over.
April 27, 2017
Thanks to Modus, clean, healthy and delicious eating is actually possible in a foodcourt!
Foodcourts are usually my least preferred choice when it comes to dining out (don't really fancy the mostly generic stalls, nondescript and sometimes overpriced offerings), but the game is now changing. We certainly didn't expect to see Modus, a foodcourt stall within Esplanade Xchange Food Inn that specialize in quinoa bowls!
Yes! Quinoa, the grain that is touted as a fiber and protein-rich superfood with benefits of aiding weight loss, promoting cell recovery, increasing metabolism and a host of other health benefits.
April 25, 2017
Customers doing their shopping at gourmet grocer TASTE would probably have noticed the new addition that recently-opened in late March: SENS!
Located at the basement of Raffles Holland Village (accessible via Exit A of Holland Village Mrt CC21), the cozy 42-seater dining joint is easy to spot. It is here where a wide repertoire of Japanese delights such as sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura and yakitori can be enjoyed.
We can also grab ingredients from TASTE and have the chefs at SENS whipped up a meal for us. Charges are at $8 for every 100 grams of ingredients which can be pan-seared, charcoal-grilled or prepared tataki-style.
April 22, 2017
Let's be frank about it. Who doesn't love sausages?!
This drums up the excitement when news broke that Be Frank has opened two weeks ago at the basement of Paragon Shopping Centre. The kisok might be a humble setup, but is conceptualized to serve gourmet hotdogs topped with a variety of toppings including..... Raclette cheese!
The striking electric blue and pastel pink hues of the stall front is hard to miss.
April 20, 2017
Give us this day our daily bread! For many people, they do mean that literally. I don't think I'm alone in growing up in a household where bread is one of our favorite breakfast staples.
With the opening of Firebake - Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant at East Coast Road, bread takes on an artisanal front. All of that doughy goodness are made using European historical techniques of breadmaking, and churned out from a full-scale woodfire bread oven. Probably the first in Singapore!
Yes, Firebake has come to the Yeast!
April 17, 2017
Birds Of A Feather @ Amoy Street ~ Contemporary Western Sichuan Food In A Beautiful Garden-Like Setting
There is this quote which goes "People who love to eat are always the best people". I guess the group of us foodies are the best then as we flocked to Birds Of A Feather..... to eat of course! Lol!
The all-day dining, café and bar nestled along Amoy Street is inspired by the idea of people flocking together as birds do. Its food is described to be contemporary Western cuisine with a pronounced Sichuan influence.
I heard numerous positive reviews about the place since its opening at the end of last October, so was pretty excited to make this visit to try their offerings from the new expanded menu, as well as the recently-launched Weekend Chirpy Brunch.