December 28, 2016

Fratini La Trattoria @ Greenwood Avenue ~ An Italian Omakase Dining Experience!

What would bring people out to this quiet neighbourhood of Greenwood Avenue where Fratini La Trattoria is tucked in? Unpretentious Italian food with a hospitable touch by head chef, Chomel Yang.

Just 25 years of age, Chomel’s first taste of success in F&B was when she was able to pay off her NTU university tuition fees from the sale of her homemade desserts. This led to her pursuing a diploma course at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in London, and then helming Fratini La Trattoria since January 2016.

This is perhaps one of the best places in Singapore to experience a taste of Italy when you have no money for the airfare.

December 26, 2016

Joël Robuchon Restaurant @ Resort World Sentosa (RWS) ~ Singapore's Only 3-Michelin Star Fine Dining

PinkyPiggu's most epic dining experience in 2016?

Besides Restaurant André and Waku Ghin, 3-Michelin Star Joël Robuchon Restaurant is indisputably one of the strong contenders.

The fine-dining establishment at Resort World Sentosa is best known for its French haute cuisine, fronted by celebrity chef Joël Robuchon who is the world's most decorated Michelin-star chef and a legend in the culinary world.

With 26 restaurants, pastry boutiques and bars in more than 10 cities, as well as a string of awards and cookbooks, I guess most of you would have heard of the Robuchon name at some point.

December 22, 2016

One Ninety Restaurant @ Four Seasons Hotel Singapore ~ Sumptuous Market Fresh Semi-Buffet With Almost 30 Entrées!

One-Ninety Restaurant, the all-day dining concept at Four Seasons Hotel has revitalized its signature Market Fresh Semi-Buffet with a new extensive menu of nearly 30 entrées!

It includes the Italian Selection led by an Italian executive chef who brings with him more than two decades of expertise, Asian Specialties featuring popular Asian dishes, and From The Grill showcasing apple wood-fired cuisine.

There is also the buffet lineup of Appetizers and Desserts to enjoy.

The bestest best best best advice from the group of us who went for dinner would be: COME HUNGRY!!!

December 20, 2016

IZY Dining & Bar @ Club Street ~ Izakaya Serving Japanese-American Fare

Just as a girl need constant updates to her wardrobe, IZY Dining & Bar is all set for a re-launch of her brand and menu after 3 years since opening at Club Street. It's about time!

She now defines herself as a pop culture urban izakaya, serving Japanese-American fare and drinks in an edgy mod-industrial setting. While Japanese-American fare stereotypically bring imitation crab and substandard ingredients to mind, IZY counters the aforementioned with fresh and authentic ingredients.

We were also told that the price range has been reduced to promote a relaxed and casual atmosphere with no fret of high spending.

December 18, 2016

Renga-Ya Japanese BBQ & Steak Restaurant @ Chijmes ~ Best Of Beef Goodness From Hokkaido & Kagoshima

Gathering all the beef lovers! Rejoice, as yet another meaty option opens in the heart of town at Chijmes.

Remember its name - Renga-Ya Japanese BBQ & Steak Restaurant - for this is where you will find the best of freshly imported beef from the prefectures of Hokkaido and Kagoshima in Japan. As Renga-Ya is able to import whole cows, diners can look forward to a wide-range of cuts for yakiniku and steak.

Our evening and calories were certainly well-spent in the company of these amazing graze.

December 16, 2016

Basil Thai Kitchen @ Paragon, Orchard ~ Affordable, Delicious Thai Food In Beautiful Garden Setting

Home-grown brand Basil Thai Kitchen has unveiled its flagship outlet in Paragon Shopping Centre in Orchard Road just last month in November. This is two years after the first branch was launched at Kallang Wave Mall in 2014.

To be honest, I was skeptical initially because, you know lah... how exciting can chain restaurants be? You may have heard of ThaiExpress, which is also operated under the same parent company.

But as Basil is located near my office and tummy need dinner anyway, I decided to make the visit. Must cast those prejudical thoughts aside.

Oh boy, it was a pleasant surprise to find the food more delectable than imagined. There are quite a few unique offerings on the menu too, created by a team of chefs with over 20years of experience and headed by Iron Chef Thailand, Chumpol Jangprai.

December 12, 2016

Shoukouwa 小康和, 2-Michelin Star Japanese Fine-Dining Sushi Restaurant @ One Fullerton ~ Very Expensive But Super Delicious Sushi


Pardon our ignorance, but we have not heard of Shoukouwa Sushi Restaurant 小康和 until it was conferred a coveted "excellent cooking and worth a detour" 2-Michelin Star by the inaugural 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore.

Shoukouwa is only Japanese restaurant alongside the other 5 restaurants that also received 2-Michelin Stars, namely André, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Les Amis, Odette, Shinsen Hanten. This also means a star over the longer-established sushi joints including Shinji (Raffles Hotel), Shinji (St Regis Hotel), and Sushi Ichi.

Such achievement for a restaurant that's barely opened for 4 months when the award was announced? Like cats lured to fishes, our curiosity lured us to Shoukouwa. Guess what, I'm not even a huge sushi fan to begin with, but I was WOWED!

December 10, 2016

8 Eight Korean BBQ @ Shaw Centre, Orchard ~ 8 Reasons To Visit This New Outlet!

Koreans are so delicious (looking)! Not just the men, but the food too!

Late nights watching K-drama? Diet plans foil by budae jjigae? Haha, looks like there's no getting away from any of it, especially the food. Though I had not been to 8 Eight Korean BBQ at The Central, Clarke Quay since it opened in 2013, I always know of its existence through social media.

The Korean barbecue restaurant seems to be very well-received, especially among the millennials. Apparently, it is popular enough for the owners to expand into a second outlet recently in the heart of town at Shaw Centre, offering exquisite cuts of meats in a similar chic and stylish setting.

December 08, 2016

Kurama Robatayaki & Yoi Sake Bar @ Millenia Walk ~ 2-in-1 Destination For Japanese Delights

Eat more! Drink more! At Kurama Robatayaki & Yoi Sake Bar, we can enjoy both experiences to the fullest!

The 2-in-1 Japanese bar and robatayaki was launched this August in Millenia Walk (along Nihon Food Street), inspired by co-owner and head chef Raymond Tan's concept of a dining destination where one can enjoy a wide selection of sake and produce imported from Japan and other parts of the world in a truly unique setting.

It's the perfect kind of place for after-work chill-out sessions with colleagues especially if you're working around the Suntec area. Suitable for boisterous group gatherings or casual date nights too.

December 06, 2016

Ninja Cut @ Seah Street ~ Wholesome Rice Bowls & Hearty All-Day Brunch Items With A Japanese Flair

This ninja clan is no flash in the pan. Just six months after Ninja Bowl (Duxton Road) is established this year in April, its sister outlet, Ninja Cut (Seah Street) swings opens its door.

That's fast! Swift like ninjas indeed.

Being "trained" by the same ninja master, former 987 radio deejay Darren Wee, Ninja Cut also offers wholesome one-bowl meals and all-day brunch items with a Japanese touch. Prices doesn't cut deeply into the wallet too, and all items are nett cost.

Related Post: Ninja Bowl @ Duxton Road, Tanjong Pagar ~ Japanese-inspired Rice Bowls, Hearty, Delicious, Best Eats Under $20!

December 02, 2016

dal.komm COFFEE @ The Centrepoint, Singapore ~ The Korean "Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS)" Café Has Arrived!

Big Boss! Song Joong Ki!!! <3 <3 <3

My excitement was embarrassingly undeniable when I got to know that dal.komm COFFEE will open its door at Singapore's The Centrepoint on 3rd December 2016.

I'd definitely be there!

For fans of hit Korean TV drama, Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS), dal.komm COFFEE is not at all unfamiliar. It is THAT café where leading actors Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo had a couple of memorable moments. Remember the scene where they briefly broke up? So heart-wrenching.