April 29, 2014

Ujong at Raffles Hotel ~ Singapore Dishes With A Modern Twist

Fans of the closed Wok & Barrel at Duxton Hill would be happy to know that it has now returned as Ujong at Raffles Hotel, positioning itself at one of Singapore's most iconic landmark building! Its ingenious Chef Shen Tan (or better known as Madam Tan) has made a comeback to resurrect some of her signature dishes, and birth some new delights as well.

More than a couple of foodie friends around me seems to be rather excited about the good news, and pictures of its food that has started to surface on Instagram sure looked delicious and tempting! No need to think so much, I quickly made a trip down to Ujong for a virgin taste of Madam Tan's creations!

April 27, 2014

Ottoman Kebab & Grill @ Bedok Mall ~ The Yummy Turkish Cuisine Is A Must-Try!

Part of the beauty of living in Singapore is the tantalizing array of different cuisines that are available on this tiny island. We may not always have time to travel overseas to savor the best of their local food, but their food comes readily to us. Ottoman Kebab & Grill is the latest casual eatery by First Gourmet (the company behind Zaffron Kitchen and Prata Wala) to open at Bedok Mall, serving up traditional turkish delights in a cozy corner unit. It was worth the long journey to the east (and expensive taxi fare back home) for me, because the food is sooooooo yummy!

April 24, 2014

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee 建记辣椒板面 @ Macpherson ~ Famous KL Noodles Comes To Singapore. Is It Really That Delicious?

I hereby profess my ignorance of Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee (建记辣椒板面), until the famous noodles from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) became infamous in Singapore for attracting an insanely long 2-3 hour queue when the local outlet first opened its doors at Macpherson Road barely a month ago. Can't deny my interest was piqued, but no way I'm gonna spend a few hours standing in line for a table because time is more precious than a bowl of noodles, no matter how "legendary" or "delicious" or "yummy" it has been described to be. So I waited.....

April 22, 2014

Kimchi Korean Restaurant @ Suntec City Mall ~ Simply Delicious!

One of the best new places to get on my dining favorites list has to be Kimchi Korean Restaurant! Recently opened in February at the conveniently located Suntec City Mall in the heart of town, Kimchi serves up a delightful array of classic Korean favorites, as well as unique regional specialties from Busan and Andong which I seldom see in most other Korean joints here in Singapore. If I have to summarize my dining experience at Kimchi in one word, that word would undoubtedly be "DELICIOUS"! Totally loving it!

April 20, 2014

Red House Seafood Restaurant 小红楼 @ Prinsep Place ~ Their 38th Anniversary Menu Showcases The Very Fresh & Best!

Ooh scrumptious seafood always get a salivating "yes" from me, and when it comes from Red House Seafood Restaurant 小红楼, the "yes" becomes more intensified as any culinary experience at this well-loved establishment is always a gratifying one to look forward to. Serving up delectable Asian seafood fare and Singaporean favorites since 1976, Red House has recently introduced a host of new dishes and two celebratory set dinners at its flagship Prinsep Street outlet, available from now until 30 June 2014, in celebration of its 38th anniversary.

April 17, 2014

My Awesome Café 真棒堂 @ Telok Ayer Street

I stopped and took a double look to see if I've arrived at the correct place, just to be sure. In front of my eyes is the facade of a shophouse unit which used to house Chung Hwa Free Clinic, but the spacious interior of high ceiling and bare cement walls is now fitted with vintage furniture, retro knick-knacks and people are seen having their cuppa. Yes, this is indeed my intended lunch venue, one of the best new cafés which my friends have been raving about - My Awesome Café 真棒堂!

Even before stepping into this latest hipster hangout along the bustling Telok Ayer street (near to Tanjong Pagar mrt station), I already like its nostalgia and laidback vibes. Some places try very hard to be cool, My Awesome Café effortlessly drips of awesome attractiveness.

April 14, 2014

Social Square @ Parkway Parade ~ All Day Breakfast, Restaurant & Winepost By MOF

It can be quite easy to walk pass the entrance of Social Square without giving it more than a notice, but take a few more steps into this new establishment situated right across Giant supermarket on Level 3 of Parkway Parade Mall, you'd find a gourmet heaven of all day breakfast and European-Japanese delights!

Opened by the same folks behind Ministry of Food (MOF), whose other dining concept includes Dolce Tokyo and AmaSoy, Social Square could be the most ideal gathering place with friends or casual dates, not just for dining, but also to socialize over delicious food and wine.

April 10, 2014

Baking with Chef Audra Morrice at ToTT ~ Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Port Jelly! (Recipe Included)

I'm happy to be back again at the cooking studio of ToTT (Tools of The Trade), this time to pick up some baking skills from Chef Audra Morrice! What made it more fun and interesting is the hands-on session (instead of just a demonstration), with us the participants getting direct baking experience by making the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Port Jelly ourselves.

Yes, the beautiful tart with a decadent filling of luscious dark chocolate ganache and a top layer of sweet port wine jelly, plump juicy raspberries and edible flowers you see in the photo here is made by yours truly, moi! Hehee, you want a slice?

April 07, 2014

A Buffet Spread of Straits Cuisine At Orchard Café, Orchard Hotel Singapore

To tell the truth, the mention of buffet scares me nowadays. With the decrease in my metabolism and increase in body weight, I really have to spend my calories on quality food in controlled quantity. But when the revamped buffet spread of Orchard Café at Orchard Hotel promises a new exciting showcase of Straits Cuisine, it brought out the greediness in me again (oops!). I thought it should be worth checking out. Afterall, we're talking about the rich and colorful flavors of Peranakan dishes, the unique blend of aromatic, spicy, sweet, tangy! Yummy!

April 04, 2014

Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄 @ Bali Lane ~ Said To Be The Best Korean Fried Chicken In Town!

Any suggestion of having fried chicken would definitely get an unfailing YES from me! Lol! Especially when the place which we planned to visit, Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄, call themselves the best Korean Fried Chicken in town. Are they serious? After making our way to Bali Lane (next to Haji Lane, Bugis area) to check out the casual eatery, I can now believe they are not being pompous in their unabashed self-appraisal.