September 29, 2013

Smokey's BBQ American Steakhouse & Grill @ Sunset Way ~ $1 Buffalo Wings on Wednesdays!

Tranquil Sunset Way in west of Singapore has always held a special spot in my heart for that's where I spent some of the happiest months of my life. Sentimental reasons aside, I love the area for its close proximity to Holland Village and Orchard Road, and its abundance of... FOOD! Haha I believe you had pretty much guessed the reason right? Afterall it's not that difficult considering that I have more than enough passion for food to not just enjoy it, but wanting to further spend time and effort sharing my dining experiences through this blog too. Before I deviate too much from this post's topic, let me bring you back again to Sunset Way, home mainly to residential blocks as well as a cluster of restaurants located uniquely at the ground level of the flats. It now welcomes into the family, the 2nd outlet of Smokey's BBQ American Steakhouse & Grill.

September 27, 2013

Kim's Family Korean Restaurant @ Lorong Kilat, Bukit Timah

My craving for Alfero Gelato brought us to Kim's Family Korean Restaurant. You must be wondering how gelato and Korean food are related? Haha, they are both located within a few shop units of each other along Lorong Kilat in the Bukit Timah area. Much as I want to satisfy my gelato craving, I need to placate my famished tummy with some proper dinner first. Sizzling hot barbeque pork belly! Ooh... doesn't it sound tempting? Fill me up with some fatty meat please! :D

September 25, 2013

Gusto Italiano ~ Flavors of Italy Culinary Workshop at ToTT (Recipes Included!)

Last Sunday saw this PinkyPiggu making her way to ToTT at Dunearn Road to pick up some cooking tips from Chef Gabriele Piegaia of Burlamacco Ristorante! This Flavors of Italy Culinary Workshop is part of Gusto Italiano, a gastronomical festival which celebrate and showcase the food, culinary talents and produce of Italy from 1 September to 3 October 2013. Their exciting line-up of events also includes The Flavors of Sardegna and Wine of Argiolas Dinner at Forlino which I attended earlier last week. Much thanks to the organizers of Gusto Italiano for the invitations and giveaway of two pairs of tickets for PinkyPiggu's readers to attend this culinary masterclass too.

September 23, 2013

Gusto Italiano ~ Flavors of Sardegna with Wines of Argiolas Dinner @ Forlino, One Fullerton

Do you love Italian food? Are you a sophisticated diner who enjoy the finer things in life? Get ready! The stage of the inaugural Gusto Italiano festival has been set to bring you on a gastronomic adventure across the diverse regions of Italy! A celebration of Italian culture and fine cuisine happening from 1 September to 3 October 2013, it has brought this PinkyPiggu into an evening of wine and dine indulgence with an exclusive dinner hosted by Forlino at One Fullerton last week. The exquisite menu was specially crafted by Chef Kentaro Torii, with a focus on the flavors of the relatively unknown and rustic island of Sardegna in the south of Italy.

September 22, 2013

Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun @ Dover Crescent

8pm. Church service ended. Growling tummy. Drizzling rain. Cool weather. Given all these conditions, I did not even hesitate one bit when my friends suggested we walk from Star Vista to further down the road at Dover Crescent for some comforting hot Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun. Just a short 10 mins walk away, I can still endure the hunger and walk the distance lah. Actually it can be quite romantic to walk in the rain.. except that I'm the "lamp post" lol. Oops, I digressed! Let's quickly get to the fish head bee hun before I faint of hunger :p

September 20, 2013

Table 24 ~ A Restaurant Serving Contemporary American Food in Chinatown

Singapore's Chinatown is getting a lot more interesting these recent years! With the explosion of boutique hotels, art galleries, offices and new restaurants especially along Keong Saik Road, it is no longer just an area which many visit only once a year to soak in some Chinese New Year atmosphere. There are now more reasons to be here, the best and most frequent reason for me has to be - food. I'm feeling very blessed to have friends (Thanks Joey & Alex!) who are always easy to accept my suggestions for eating places, one of which is Table 24, a newly opened restaurant set in a historical pre-war art deco shophouse along Temple Street, serving contemporary American food.

September 17, 2013

板长寿司 ITACHO Sushi At Ion Orchard Moves To New Unit At B3 ~ Catch Their Bluefin Tuna Promotion! Quick!

Have I caught your attention? Haha yes! 板长寿司 ITACHO Sushi at Ion Orchard has moved from their basement 2 unit to a bigger area at basement 3 on 13 September. To commemorate the new opening, a significant Bluefin Tuna Festival was unveiled. Instead of simply cutting ribbons, ITACHO ushered the opening with a celebrated giant bluefin tuna cutting ceremony by their master chef and a traditional Japanese Taiko drum performance.

September 15, 2013

Madam Kwan's @ Vivocity ~ A Taste of Malaysia's Signature Nasi Lemak in Singapore!

Named after the founder, Madam Kwan's serves up 'Truly Malaysian Cuisine', so goes its tagline. Much hype surrounds Madam Kwan's since news were announced that the popular restaurant chain from Malaysia would open their very first overseas outlet in Singapore. We do not have to travel all the way to Kuala Lumpur to eat their famed nasi lemak anymore, the signature dish has now come to us in Vivocity! I've colleagues in KL who told me that the food standard throughout its KL branches are consistently good, whereas friends in Singapore's first comment would usually be "Very expensive here!". It's because of the latter reason that my BFF refused to come to Madam Kwan's with me. "You crazy arh, pay so much for nasi lemak?" he said. Well, I'm not crazy lah, I just want to try the dish for myself and form my own opinion.

September 12, 2013

Pidgin Kitchen & Bar ~ An Intriguing Restaurant at Dempsey Road

Pidgin is a simplified language to bridge communication between speakers of different languages, while the appropriately named Pidgin Kitchen & Bar does their bridging of different cultures through the universal language - Food. Inspired by popular dishes and flavors in Southeast Asian cuisine, the creations by Chef-owner Adrian Ling at this newly opened restaurant at Dempsey Road are nothing short of being bold and imaginative. I didn't expect to be in for so many surprises when we chose to dine there on that Friday evening.

September 10, 2013

Department Of Caffeine (D.O.C) ~ A Hipster Café At Duxton Road

Some places you definitely have to make a visit to, just to see for yourself what the buzz is all about. Department Of Caffeine (D.O.C) at Duxton Road in the Tanjong Pagar area falls neatly into this category. Every other friends are asking me if I've visited the café, some of them like it, some are curious about it. It's such a talk-of-the-town even after a few months of its opening that it made those who have yet to visit seem unhip. I wanna appear hip too, so I went.

September 08, 2013

Tim Ho Wan 添好運 Singapore ~ The BBQ Pork Buns Are A Must-Try At This Popular Michelin Star Dim Sum Restaurant From Hong Kong!

I know I'm very slow but I've finally tried Tim Ho Wan (添好運)! Much has been said, read, raved about its legendary must-try, the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (酥皮叉烧包)!! What deters me from checking out this cheapest One-Michelin Star Dim Sum restaurant which hails from Hong Kong earlier is the queue, which is as famous as the bun itself, with waiting time stretching to 2-3 hours when it first opened in April in Singapore.

It seems that the hype has died down quite a bit as we queued for only 30mins during peak lunch hours at the Plaza Singapura outlet on a weekday. With the Toa Payoh outlet officially opening today (8 Sep), another at Bedok Mall set to be ready by end of the year and a West-area outlet in plans, fans will soon be able to enjoy Tim Ho Wan's delectable dim sum in more locations, and hopefully, may there be no more long queues.

September 06, 2013

Signature Stone Restaurant ~ Sizzling Hot Asian and Western Stone Pot Delights!

Good food are meant to be shared, but we have not been to Signature Stone Restaurant at Havelock Road before, so it's a case of calories must be shared! Lol! Well, Derrick is concerned that the food might be too heavy for him to finish it alone, so he extended the tasting invitation to Kimberly and me. It was a 'task' which I've happily helped him with, because the dishes we had were delicious in a comforting homey way.

September 05, 2013

[GIVEAWAY] Join Me and Chef Gabriele Piegaia at Gusto Italiano's Flavors of Italy Culinary Masterclass!

Italian gastronomy has been gaining popularity in Singapore as diners move from the traditional pastas and pizzas to other different Italian cuisines in the diverse regions of Italy. Recognizing the widespread influence of Italian cuisine in Singapore, the inaugural Gusto Italiano will celebrate and showcase the food, culinary talents and produce of Italy in new and exciting ways.

September 03, 2013

Snowskin Mooncakes By Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

I love mooncakes! Despite my expanding waistline, I will decadently indulge in them when the season of Mid-Autumn Festival comes every year, because eating mooncakes is a tradition of the festival. I'm doing my best part in upholding tradition, so must 多吃多吃 (eat more eat more) hahaha!! Though my favourite remains to be the traditional baked lotus paste with double egg yolk mooncakes, the contemporary snowskin version is also much loved for their exquisite range of colors and flavors.

September 01, 2013

{Sentimental Sundays} Happy 1st Blog Anniversary + GIVEAWAY ($100 Dining Voucher)!

Hello everyone! How is your Sunday? PinkyPiggu is getting all sentimental as this food and cooking blog is a year old today! I'm so happy that the decision to start blogging was finally made after reading a daily devotional on this day a year ago, and after spending the weekend working on the template, setting up PinkyPiggu's facebook page and of course writing, the first post was eventually published a few days later. TYL! (Read: About PinkyPiggu).