February 15, 2017

Half Pound Burger Bar & Grill @ Purvis Street ~ Burgers, Pizzas, Pastas & More

Half Pound Burger Bar & Grill
has opened last month at Purvis Street, along the same stretch where some of the popular eating places including Gunther's, Clinton Street Baking Company, Yet Con and Chin Chin Chicken Rice are.

True to its name, the casual dining joint's focus is mainly on burgers using "half pound" Angus patties, as well as grilled meats such as steak, rainbow trout and pork chop.

There is also a selection of pastas, pizza and bar bites to add on to the variety.

February 12, 2017

Don Meijin @ Ramen Champion Bugis+ ~ New Japanese Donburi Specialist Offers Local-Inspired Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon!

Not ramen, but tendon? A new contender has arrived at Ramen Champion Bugis+!

Instead of the usual ramen, Don Meijin stands out as the donburi specialist that offers a wide variety of Japanese rice bowl options ranging from Tendon, Soft Shell Crab Don, Jumbo Chicken Katsu Don to Roast Beef Don. All are priced affordably from $12.80 to $18.80.

Zooming in quickly to their Signature Tendon ($13.80) which offers an assortment of fried ingredients including prawn, salmon, pumpkin, eggplant, asparagus and veggie fritter. It was a tough choice to decide on which tempura to dig in first as all of them looked equally attractive with their golden crisp exterior.

February 07, 2017

Basilico @ Regent Singapore ~ Scrumptious Italian Buffet! Do Check Out The Basilissimo Winter & Spring Menu Too!

Hotel buffets are aplenty in Singapore, but one that emphasizes on fresh, seasonal and authentic Italian cuisine?

Located on level two of Regent Singapore, Basilico offers all of these and is truly a standout. Besides the eat-all-you-want line-up of antipasti, mains and desserts, there are semi-buffet and ala-carte options as well.

For the coming year, its Head Chef Luca Beccalli will be taking us through seasonal eating in Italy, showcasing delightful Italian fare according to the astronomical seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

February 05, 2017

Mak's Noodle Singapore Launches NEW, The BIGGER, The BETTER Menu! Branches At Centrepoint, Westgate & Vivocity.

Opened since July 2015 in Singapore's Centrepoint, Mak's Noodles is certainly a welcoming addition to our local wonton mee scene with its classic, springy Hong Kong-style noodles paired with prawn dumplings.

With a strong emphasis favoring quality over quantity, the Michelin-starred Hong Kong brand has been known for its dainty portions during its early days in Singapore.

Thankfully that has changed for us with heartier appetites! The recent introduction of five new local dishes provides premium ingredients and larger noodle portion.

The BIGGER, the BETTER? Yes, I think so!

February 02, 2017

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant Opens New Branch At Great World City

Glad that the city is getting hot and steamy! Not talking about the weather of course lol!

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant has opened a new branch at Level 1 of Great World City, offering diners another location choice for its hotpot meals besides the outlet at Ion Orchard.

Though the branch at Triple One Somerset which I went sometime back has already closed, it stayed in my memory as one of the better steamboat experiences in Singapore.

January 30, 2017

FOO'D By Davide Oldani @ Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall ~ A New Italian Fine-Dining Restaurant By Michelin-Starred Chef

If food be the fuel of life, let me eat on. Okay, another PP excuse for failed diet plans lol!

Just give me FOO'D! My head was ringing that repeatedly as I made my way over to FOO'D by Davide Oldani, a new Italian fine-dining restaurant that has opened at the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall last December.

With high ceiling, majestic columns, and well-spaced tables, the grandeur of FOO'D's interior is befitting of the beautiful, historic site that it sits on.

January 27, 2017

Wheeler's Estate @ Seletar Aerospace Park ~ Another Instagrammable Café By Folks Behind Wheeler's Yard

Perhaps it is the everyday hustle bustle of working and living in the city that makes me yearn for some respite from the concrete jungle, so off we went to the rather ulu (remote) Wheeler's Estate at Seletar Aerospace Park.

Ahhh... A café nestled in a former British military airbase-turned heritage building surrounded by lots of greenery. I like!

It seems that the folks behind Wheeler's Estate has a pretty good knack for creating instagrammable spaces. They are also the ones who brought us Wheeler's Yard, the bicycle-themed café set in an industrial warehouse at Balestier. Who doesn't know about its iconic, striking-blue vintage door, the backdrop to numerous #OOTD shots?

January 25, 2017

HANSUL Korean Dining Bar @ Tanjong Pagar Road ~ Enjoy Mini Hwaro Charcoal Grill, Budae Jjigae & Makgoelli Till 6am!

What? Another new Korean joint along the Korean restaurants-dominated stretch of Tanjong Pagar Road? Isn't the area quite saturated already?

Well, apparently there's always space for at least one more, and it looks like the recently-opened Hansul Korean Dining Bar is pretty confident about what it has to offer in order to set itself apart from the competition.

"Hansul", which means "bottoms up" in Korean, carries an extensive range of Soju, Makgeolli, Cheongju and Korean Cocktails, some of which are highly exclusive.

There is also the mini "Hwaro" or table charcoal grill which is said to be taking Korea by storm now. Jinja?!

January 22, 2017

Azuma Sushi Japanese Restaurant @ Tanjong Pagar Centre ~ Casual, Fast-Service Dining Option In CBD

Azuma Sushi Japanese Restaurant is Edo Ichi Group's first venture out of Malaysia and it has landed on the shores of Singapore just a month ago.

The casual, fast-service dining joint found its place in the new Tanjong Pagar Centre; Not just any building, but currently the tallest building in Singapore at 290m!

Its menu is so nicely done and extensive, we were spoilt for choice in deciding what to order.

January 20, 2017

Tokyo Chopped Salad @ Millenia Walk ~ Chef Teppei Opens Japanese Chopped Salad Shop! Chop, Chop, Chop, Wait, Wait, Eat!

Since I am on a diet and constant lookout for new salad shops in Singapore because #NewYearResolution #100DaysOfSHOU, I was initially very excited when I heard about Tokyo Chopped Salad.

Such a refreshing idea.

Opened at Millenia Walk, this is the first chopped salad brand in Singapore developed by the award-winning chef Teppei Yamashita. He is the owner of Teppei Japanese Restaurant, Teppei Syokudo, and Man Man Unagi Restaurant.

January 17, 2017

Kuro-Obi by Ippudo @ MBS ~ A Ramen Takeaway Concept Store! Ramen On The Go!

Ramen fans rejoice! Starting from 13th January this year, there is one more place where you can satisfy your ramen cravings..... Kuro-Obi at Marina Bay Sands!

Launched by Ippudo, Kuro-Obi's concept is of a takeaway store where service is promised to be quick without comprising on the quality of ramen.

No time to join the snaking queues at Ippudo? Want to enjoy a warm meal on the go? Kuro-Obi sounds like the perfect solution.

January 15, 2017

Daejon House 대전집 @ Havelock II ~ New Korean Restaurant Specializing In Noodles!

Oh! That moment when you insanely craved for Champong while watching Legend Of The Blue Sea as the mermaid in reel life slurped down a huge bowl! That Korean spicy seafood noodle soup is one thing which looked more delicious than Heo Joon Jae (played by Lee Min Ho). Lol!

Perhaps my gluttonous cries were heard as not long after, we got to know that Daejon House 대전집 has recently opened at Havelock II, specializing in..... Korean noodles!

The casual Korean restaurant is said to be the only place in Singapore where you can have beef bone soup base Champong!

January 12, 2017

Golden Peony @ Conrad Centennial Singapore ~ Chinese New Year (CNY) 2017 Menu Highlights

As Lunar Year of Monkey will soon swing away and the Fire Roaster is all set to move into 2017, that delicious Roast Suckling Pig from Golden Peony is staying put! Yay! It's not going anywhere but our tummies! Lol!

For this reason and also to check out their other festive offerings (available 10th January to 11th February 2017), we headed once again to Golden Peony, the fine Cantonese restaurant located at level 3 of Conrad Centennial Singapore.

January 10, 2017

Soon Huat Dining House 順發美食之家 @ Chinatown Point ~ Bak Kut Teh, Local Favorites & Awesome Seafood White Mee Hoon!

"Food must be delicious. Pricing cannot be too high. Must have air-con because we don't want to sweat. Must be in a centralized location for everyone's convenience. Good if directly connected to a mrt station. Even better if parking is easy. Takes reservation because nobody has time to wait in queue. Place must be quite new."

You can imagine our long where-to-meet, where-to-eat conversation in our whatsapp group chat. Anyone else also experienced the moment when you woke up to 100+ unread messages? Lol!

But finally, a place which fits all the above criteria! Soon Huat Dining House 順發美食之家 is the place! The casual dining restaurant has recently opened (December 2016) on level 2 of Chinatown Point.

January 07, 2017

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar @ Grand Park Orchard ~ Lunar New Year Of Rooster 2017 Menu Highlights

Anyone else feeling the acceleration of time too? Christmas is barely over but I already found myself at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar for the beginning of lohei or prosperity toss season.

The Lunar New Year of Rooster is coming! Huat ahhh!

Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Mitzo is well-known for its vibrant decor, plush interiors as well as its progressive Cantonese cuisine.

Pearls of Prosperity Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng! Fortune Pot Pen Cai! Specially-curated Reunion Set Menus!

These are just some of Mitzo's Lunar New Year offerings which we can expect from 14th January to 11th February 2017. Perfect for any joyous reunion meals