October 30, 2014

Henri Charpentier ~ Renowned Patisserie From Japan Opens In Dempsey Hill, Singapore! Lovely Place For Cakes & Desserts, But Expensive!

Think I've found possibly the loveliest place in Singapore to enjoy some pretty cakes and delicious desserts ~ Henri Charpentier! Yes, the renowned French-inspired Japanese patisserie with 81 stores across Japan has recently opened in Singapore, choosing the idyllic enclave of Dempsey Hill as the location to nestle their first overseas outlet.

October 27, 2014

Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh 老亚弟肉骨茶 @ Whampoa West ~ Oldie But Goodie

Mention bak kut teh (pork ribs soup), those Teochew-style kick-ass peppery hot versions from the popular big boys like Founders, Ng Ah Sio and Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh effortlessly comes to mind. But hey hey, recently I was introduced to a "old little brother", Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh!

Located at a block of HDB flat within the Whampoa West estate (nearest mrt station: NE9 Boon Keng) in a nondescript coffeeshop-style eating house, it can be easy to dismiss it as just another bak kut teh stall, but those who are in the know will know about the rich history of Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh. They are one of the pioneers to sell the well-loved soupy delicacy in Singapore.

October 24, 2014

Rabbit Owl Depot @ North Bridge Road ~ Their Ice Cream & Snow Flakes Waffles Are Definitely Worth A Try!

We can never get too much of ice cream! Rabbit Owl Depot, another indie parlor specializing in these icy delights has opened its doors a week ago at North Bridge Centre, right across where our National Library is situated (nearest mrt station: NE12/DT14 Bugis). Very convenient! Also, I like its close proximity to my favorite chicken rice place Yet Con at Purvis Street, which makes it the perfect spot to chill out after my regular indulgence for more indulgence! Lol!

October 20, 2014

Chotto Matte @ Blair Road, Singapore ~ Delicious Sushi & Japanese-inspired Food!

Not to be confused with the Japanese-Peruvian fusion (Nikkei) restaurant in London bearing the same name, the Chotto Matte I'm gonna share with you is a recently-opened tapas bar that sits within the tranquil ambience of Blair Road right here in Singapore (nearest mrt station: NE3 Outram Park). So peacefully charming, we can even hear the birds chirping and sound of piano playing from the nearby private residence as we strolled towards our intended destination for a dinner of Japanese-inspired dishes with European influences.

October 17, 2014

GRUB Noodle Bar @ Rangoon Road ~ The Place For Late-Night Delicious Grub!

Nocturnal fellows alert! GRUB Noodle Bar could possibly be the best new place for you to have a hearty and wholesome meal when those late-night hunger pangs strikes! Just opened yesterday on 16th October 2014 along Rangoon Road (opposite the stretch where Ng Ah Sio and Founder Bak Kut Teh are), their daily operations only begins at 7pm for dinner, and opens all the way till 12.30am (good lah, not that late too so that we can still get home early to have our beauty sleep).

Much thanks to Cookyn Inc which brings us their latest dining concept! If the name rings a familiar bell, it's because they are the same folks behind the successful GRUB at Bishan Park and FIX Café at HomeTeamNS.

October 14, 2014

Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice 逸群鸡饭 @ Purvis Street ~ One Of My Favourites and Personal Best

Chicken Rice is a local staple food which can be found in almost every corner of Singapore, from the most inconspicuous coffeeshops (such as Yishun 925) and hawker centres (such as Tian Tian) to eateries (such as Boon Tong Kee, Wee Nam Kee, Loy Kee) specializing in this well-loved national dish. Atas-ified versions can even be found in 5-star hotels, most famous being the award-winning Mandarin Chicken Rice at Chatterbox in Mandarin Orchard.

If you ask me, one of my favourites and personal best has to be Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice 逸群鸡饭! They have been serving their style of authentic Hainanese chicken rice at the exact same spot in Purvis Street (near the iconic Raffles Hotel) since 1940! Oh my goodness, we're talking about an age-old institute that has survived world war II and is already in business for 74 years!

October 12, 2014

Ice Queen ~ Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlour @ East Coast Road, Singapore! Must-Try!

What I have been constantly craving for lately: Ice cream at Ice Queen! The recent newcomer to our local ice cream scene joins the likes of 320Below, Just Like It and Cloud & Cream, specializing in churning out instant frozen delights using liquid nitrogen! I had always thought the concept sounded a tad gimmicky, but a visit to Ice Queen's shop at East Coast Road (opposite Chin Mee Chin, next to Spizza) soon proved me wrong. I want more and more of their cooler than cool deliciousness!

October 10, 2014

The Alley Café @ Keong Siak Road, Singapore

Admittedly, I'm already quite tired of the recent café scene. So many new openings, so many disappointments that I wouldn't even wanna waste my time writing about them. But surprisingly, the relatively new The Alley Café along Keong Siak Road at Chinatown drew me back for a repeated visit (which is quite a rarity considering the abundance of café choices we have).

The Alley Café does not stand out particularly for its decor nor food nor coffee, but there is a well-balanced element residing in all these factors combined. It's like a trusted old friend whom does not induce any heart-thumping excitement, but is surely dependable when you wanna retreat into moments of comfort.

October 07, 2014

Hairy Crab Treasure Pot Feast At Mouth Restaurant (地茂馆), China Square Central ~ A Seasonal Special Not To Be Missed!

The season is back for hairy crabs, but I say, it's the season for good food all year round at Mouth Restaurant (地茂馆)! Serving up Cantonese dishes and freshly made dim sum for more than two decades, it has earned quite a reputation as one of the most trusted food establishments in Singapore.

After saying goodbye to its former location of many years at Chinatown Point, it's hello to the current premises at China Square Central (shophouse unit directly facing Hong Lim Complex). The other branch is situated just as conveniently within Plaza Singapura in the heart of Orchard Road.

October 04, 2014

Shin-Sapporo Ramen ~ More Than Just Ramen, The Seasonal Menu Delights!

Ooh yes I finally made it before it's gone!!! Talking about none other than Shin-Sapporo Ramen's seasonal menu which has already been launched since 1st August, and is available till end of this month, 31st October 2014, at all their outlets at Orchard Gateway, Akexandra Retail Centre, Century Square and Changi Business Park.

Serving more than just miso ramen which they're best known for, Shin-Sapporo presents a trio of summer specials which deviates from the usual traditional Japanese dishes, delivering light and healthy options that are perfect for battling the perpetual hot weather in Singapore.