September 12, 2016

DW Workshop, Bistro, Café, & Retail @ Rochester Drive, Buona Vista ~ What A Hidden Gem!



PinkyPiggu loves DW Workshop! And there are good reasons for making such a bold statement.

Occupying a charming black and white colonial heritage building, DW has several concepts converging at one location. It is a bistro, hipster café, as much as it is a design workshop and retail space as well.

Eat, drink, create, shop, all at once. Its premises is sooooo chio and so Instagrammable too!

If there is a best-kept "secret" in the Rochester Drive, it could very well be DW.

September 10, 2016

Peach Blossoms @ Marina Mandarin Singapore ~ Chinese Restaurant Launches New Organic Healthy Food Menu



Let's eat healthy and get healthier!

Those who want to start eating light and right might want to check out Peach Blossoms' specially-crafted Organic Healthy Food menu that is available only for the month of September.

Featuring predominately organic plant-based, nutrient-rich ingredients such as mushrooms, beancurd and a wide variety of vegetables, the new dishes are a refreshing change from the heaviness of a typical Chinese meal.

Lest you think vegetables are boring, I shall tell you why it is more interesting than imagine.

September 08, 2016

Grissini Italian Restaurant @ Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel ~ Pastas, Pizzas, Lovely Premium Meats & Seafood From The Josper Grill



Bye Pontini. Hello Grissini!

Shortly after my visit to Pontini at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel last year, I was informed that the Italian restaurant will be closed as part of the hotel's refurbishment plans. My hopes for its re-opening never materialize, which is rather sad. What a pity for a decade-old establishment that has garnered many accolades, including "Top Restaurant (Italian Category)" for the Weekender Singapore’s Foodmania Awards 2015.

But I guess it's always welcoming to experience fresh beginnings. The hotel's new Contemporary Italian Grill, Grissini, is not without its charms too.

September 06, 2016

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant 四川豆花饭庄 @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road ~ Ala-Carte Buffet Feast Of 100 Dishes!



100 Sichuan Delights, 1 Gastronomic Feast!

Available from now till 15th October 2016, Sichuan food lovers would definitely want to check out Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant 四川豆花饭庄 for their a-la carte buffet featuring a mind-boggling selection of 100 dishes that aims to showcase the true essence of Sichuan cuisine.

Wait. True essence of Sichuan cuisine? You mean there is more to its trademark 'mala' 麻辣 flavor?

Yes!!! The commonly held perception of Sichuan Cuisine as being predominately spicy and tongue-numbing is broken!

September 02, 2016

Stellar At 1-Altitude @ One Raffles Place ~ Quality Food & Gorgeous View For That Special Night Out. Check Out The Limited Kokumi Constellation Menu!



Stellar At 1-Altitude
would probably not be an unfamiliar name.

Perched high on level 62 of One Raffles Place, the restaurant is synonymous with quality fine-dining while offering a spectacular view of Singapore's city skyline. Not surprisingly, it is the choice for many when it comes to selecting a venue for that romantic night out or celebratory occasion.

The reason for my visit was simple: I have to check out Stellar's 8-course Kokumi Constellation ($190++) menu which is available only for a limited period from now till 15th September this month!

August 30, 2016

JB Ah Meng Kitchen 新山亚明小厨 @ Geylang ~ Michelin Bib Gourmand, Back Alley Zhi Char Dining Under The Stars



One need not cross the causeway for a meal at JB Ah Meng Kitchen, for it is not located at JB (Johor Bahru) but in the heart of Singapore's red light district, Geylang.

Some might find it difficult to spot the Chinese zhi char stall as it is not prominently visible from the main road. It is kind of hidden between two buildings, tucked inside an alleyway. Thankfully I had my friends guiding the way during my first time there. That is not exactly an area where a girl should wander around alone lol.

When you do find it, be ready for mouthfuls of pleasurable delights!

August 28, 2016

Café NIDO @ Hotel YAN, Jalan Besar ~ Promising But Improvement Needed



Going by appearance alone, Café NIDO is certainly winning with high ceilings, bright spacious interior and industrial chic fittings.

It was all of positive vibes the moment we walked through its doors which is located at the lobby of Hotel YAN, along Tyrwhitt Road in the Jalan Besar area.

But the best way to any man's (or woman's) heart, is still through the stomach I guess.

August 26, 2016

Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant @ Goodwood Park Hotel ~ Go For Their Popular Aburi Sushi & One Of The Best Wagyu Don In Singapore



If you ask me whether Tatsuya at Goodwood Park Hotel is one of my favorite Japanese restaurant in Singapore and my answer is no, it means I'm blatantly lying (for whatever reason).

How can it not be? It is a place where I had one of the Best Beef Bowls in Singapore, and visits are usually, more often than not, concluded with a satisfied tummy.

Even with the newly-minted Michelin-star Japanese restaurants stealing some thunder from this grand dame of fine Japanese cuisine, Tatsuya still holds its charm, especially for its regulars.

August 22, 2016

Poco Loco @ Ang Mo Kio ~ Affordable Italian Grub In The Heartlands, But Food Quality Can Be Improved



Poco Loco aims to serve Italian cuisine at prices so affordable that people can have it everyday if they want to.

Located on the ground level of a HDB block in Ang Mo Kio, the eatery is causal, small, and cozy with simple furnishing.

This is the kind of place I wouldn't mind popping by when I want a no-frills meal in air-conditioned comfort while wearing my dressed-down best (ie slippers and tees lol).

August 20, 2016

Jiang Nan Chun 江南春 @ Four Seasons Hotel ~ Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant Reopens With Fabulous Peking Duck!



After months of refurbishment work to its premises on level two of Four Seasons Hotel, Jiang Nan Chun 江南春 is back!

And it's back with an utterly fabulous Peking Duck, together with a host of scrumptious dishes that the Chinese fine dining restaurant is well-known for.

Before we immersed ourselves in Jiang Nan Chun's brand new "xiang le 享乐" experience, we took a short walk through its spacious 78-seater main dining hall and 4 private rooms, partaking in sights of the newly spruced-up interior which is simply..... Gorgeous!

August 18, 2016

San Bistro @ Bedok ~ A French Fine Dining Restaurant In A Neighborhood Centre



It was quite amusing initially when my friend asked if it's fine for him to wear bermudas for our dinner at San Bistro. We are regular restaurant goers, and should be seasoned enough to know the appropriate dressing for most occasions. But upon checking the location of San Bistro, I can understand the reason for his question.

Nestled in the tiny neighborhood Eastwood Centre in Bedok, it is a very odd location for a French fine-dining establishment. If I live at the surrounding landed houses or condominiums, you'd probably see me dropping by in my t-shirt and slippers after grocery shopping at the supermarket next door lol!

August 16, 2016

Yoogane, The Korean Chicken Galbi Restaurant At Bugis Junction & Westgate Mall. Full Of Hearty Deliciousness!



"Yoogane? It's very popular in Korea!" exclaimed my new colleague who just moved to our little island from the land of kimchi.

Established in Busan since 1981, Yoogane is said to be one of the best Chicken Galbi restaurants in Korea with more than 130 outlets, well-known for its specialty stir-fried chicken in an unique blend of sauces and seasoning.

We do not have to look too far for an experience of that mouthwatering taste, with two local stores conveniently located at Bugis Junction and Westgate Mall.

August 12, 2016

International Buffet & The Art Of Omi Wagyu Promotion @ 10 at Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel ~ So So So Good, We Want More, More, More!



This August and September, Pan Pacific Orchard's 10 at Claymore presents The Art Of Omi!

Offering Omi Wagyu to complement the hotel restaurant's line-up of local and international buffet delights, it pampers us diners with premium Japanese beef from Shiga prefecture, best known for its rich flavor and exquisite tenderness.

Enticing definitely. We were lured like bees to honey. But wait..... there's a catch.

August 10, 2016

Fish & Chicks ~ Famous Salted Egg Fish & Chips Stall At Ang Mo Kio Is Now At Orchard Cineleisure Too!



While my lazy bones is still contemplating if I should make a trip to Fish & Chicks for their well-received Salted Egg Fish & Chips, something good happened.

The western food stall within a coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio has quickly capitalized on their current popularity and social media fame to open another branch at Orchard Cineleisure! Yay!

We like it that the latest location in town is much more convenient, and phew..... we are spared of waiting in a warm coffeeshop environment where the queue is said to be usually at least an hour long. There is now air-conditioned comfort, and even a small dedicated seating area in front of the foodcourt stall just for Fish & Chicks customers. It takes just 10 to 20 minutes for the food to be served.

August 08, 2016

Japan Food Town @ Wisma Atria, Orchard Road ~ A Guide To All The 16 Japanese Food & Drink Outlets



Alert! Alert! Another Japanese mega-food hall (besides Emporium Shokuhin at Marina Square and Eat At Seven at Suntec City) has opened! It's located at level 4 of Wisma Atria (next to Food Republic)! It's called Japan Food Town!

Essentially a cluster of 16 casual food and beverages restaurants, Japan Food Town is where I would recommend my friends to check out if they need some ideas on where to go for their makan sessions. From perennial favorites such as Sushi, Shabu Shabu, Onigiri, Karaage, Tendon, Tonkatsu, and Teppanyaki specialty joints, to Ramen, Udon and Soba noodle houses, as well as Japanese Fruit and Sake bars, surely there's bound to be something suitable for every palate among this vast selection of Japanese delicacies? Perhaps the more perplexing question would be..... which one to eat first? Lol! #firstworldproblem