October 30, 2016

Truffle Noodles! Guide To Finding The Very Best & Different Types Available In Singapore!



I love Truffle. I love Noodles. Uhh! TRUFFLE NOODLES!!!

Be it freshly-shaved truffles or truffle oil, having that distinctive fragrance in our noodles can undeniably add some winning dimension to the staple carb dishes. When truffle meets noodles, sparks fly.

Such a delightful match, I even attempted to cook my Truffle Wanton Mee sometime back haha. But when time or washing up is a concern, nothing beats the convenience of walking into a store and having a bowl of truffle carboliciousness served to you hassle-free.

Ramen, Mee Pok, Pasta or even Flying Truffle Somen? Take your pick!

October 28, 2016

Epiphyte @ Neil Road ~ A Café For Galaxy Cakes And Edible Terrariums



Twilight has descended on us... in edible cake form! Yay!

Okay, maybe not "descended", for we went to Epiphyte in search of it.

Epiphyte is conveniently located along Neil Road, occupying a shophouse unit that has been transformed into a café space conceptualized to combine food, art and nature.

That's why upon stepping in, you'd see art pieces from the owner's personal collection hanging on the walls. There is also an indoor garden where orchids bloom and natural daylight streams in through the airwell. So lovely.

October 26, 2016

Waku Ghin By Tetsuya Wakuda @ Marina Bay Sands, MBS ~ An Awesome Dining Experience At The 1-Michelin Star Modern Japanese Restaurant



My first glimpse into the culinary world of Waku Ghin by celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda wasn't at the restaurant itself, but at its dessert outpost, Patisserie Platine.

Even then, I have been thinking about visiting the award-winning, 1-Michelin Star modern Japanese establishment for the longest time. It is reputed to be one of the very best top fine-dining restaurants in Singapore.

What held me back initially? The hefty $400++ tag for a 10-course degustation dinner. Ouch!

And also, not many friends are willing to part with that kind of money for a meal. But when I had someone who is just as keen and we finally decided to go, the price had already increased to $450++! Ouch! Ouch!

Morale of the story: Why wait? Should have just go when the heart and tummy desires.

The meal turned out to be one of the most awesome I ever had.

October 22, 2016

VLV Singapore @ Clarke Quay ~ Latest Dining & Entertainment Destination Combines Chinese Restaurant, Club Lounge, Courtyard Bar & Riverfront Dining Under One Big Roof



VLV? What does the inititals stand for?

Actually we still have no idea even after visiting the latest dining and entertainment destination that has opened in the heart of Singapore's Clarke Quay.

We were told that VLV can mean anything we want it to be. "VouLez-Vous.....?" "Do you want...?"

Stop! Before we get too imaginative, let's just stick to eating, drinking and dancing hehee.

October 20, 2016

Yo-Good Singapore @ The Centrepoint ~ For That DIY Frozen Yogurt Fix



Headed over to Yo-Good Singapore after our tempura donburi meal at Tensho because we wanted to end our lunch on a refreshing note.

Following the massive revamping of Centrepoint, the grand dame of shopping mall along Orchard Road now spots a much needed facelift with quite a number of new F&B tenants drumming up some excitement. We've checked out Honolulu, Souper Tang, Tensho and of course, Yo-Good, which has its origins in Canada. Singapore is the first South East Asia franchise outpost.

Specializing in Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Juices and Popsicles, Yo-Good was exactly what we needed.

October 18, 2016

TENSHO (天勝) Japanese Speciality Tendon by MOF @ Centrepoint ~ New Shop Offering Tempura Rice Bowl



We all like to check out NEW openings! That would perhaps explain why I bumped into three different group of colleagues when my friend and I visited Tensho during lunch recently.

TENSHO (天勝) Japanese Specialty Tendon
is the latest venture by Ministry Of Food (MOF) which also owns numerous F&B concepts including AmaSoy, Dolce Tokyo, Social Square, and Ssiksin Chicken.

Following the success of other tendon specialty shops such as Ginza Itsuki Tendon and Tempura Kohaku, I think MOF's boss is pretty smart to spot food trends and quickly jump on the bandwagon, but whether it's done well is another matter altogether.

Would Tensho be the next to capture our hearts? Or rather, tummy?

October 16, 2016

Janice Wong Restaurant @ National Museum Singapore ~ Where Food Meets Art? Not Your Ordinary Dim Sum



It was a moment of déjà vu for me when our meal at Janice Wong Restaurant was over.

Janice who? Janice Wong.

For the uninitiated, she is the acclaimed local pastry chef who has learned from some of the world's best chefs including Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Oriol Balaguer, and Pierre Hermé, and is named Asia's Best Pastry Chef by San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best for 2013 & 2014.

Janice Wong Restaurant is her eponymous flagship establishment for her sweets retail shop that also includes a 40-seater restaurant serving Mod-Chinese savory fare.

This is her latest venture after opening 2am:dessert bar in Singapore's Holland Village back in 2007, followed by 2am:lab as well as outposts in Tokyo and Hong Kong. So impressive for a young woman who is only in her early-30s! However.....

October 12, 2016

Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant @ Sin Huat Eating House, Geylang ~ That AWESOME Crab Bee Hoon!!!



The food is supposedly so good that renowned chef Anthony Bourdain proclaimed it to be one of the 13 Places to Eat Before You Die, and 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore deemed it worthy of a Bib Gourmand acknowledgement.

Even so, we had hesitated about visiting Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant for the longest time because of the reputed negativities. Exorbitant prices. "Food nazi" chef. Rude service. Long waiting time. All are infamously as famous as Sin Huat's legendary crab bee hoon dish.

But when we finally plucked up our courage, we were rewarded with the most most most AWESOME CRAB BEE HOON! The best I've ever eaten in my life! #notexaggerating #notanyhowsaysay

October 10, 2016

Whitegrass Restaurant @ Chijmes ~ Lovely Modern Australian Cuisine In A Most Beautiful Setting



One of the most beautiful restaurants I've dined at this year is..... Whitegrass.

Situated within the historic grounds of Chijmes, the Australian fine dining restaurant is prettily dressed in feminine shades of turquoise and pastel pink, with gorgeous mural of whimsical motifs of flowers, birds and fishes hand-painted across a side of the wall.

As for the food, it was just as lovely in both presentation and taste. What a heavenly match.

October 08, 2016

Mondo Mio Italian Restaurant @ Robertson Quay ~ 10th Anniversary 4-Course Set Menu at Only $45++ Per Person



Mondo Mio Italian Restaurant is one of the numerous establishments in Roberston Quay which we might have passed by before but never really take notice, until we were made aware recently that the Southern Italian restaurant has introduced a collection of off-the-menu specials on top of a freshly revamped menu in light of its 10th anniversary.

What?! 10 years! I was pretty astounded for it's no mean feat for any independent dining joint to survive this long in our competitive local F&B scene. Foodies (myself included) can be an "unfaithful" bunch as we are always in search of NEW openings, or the next Instagram-worthy darling.

How did Mondo Mio manage to survive for so long? Two reasons came to mind: Either the food is damn good, or .....

October 06, 2016

Seoul Jjimdak @ City Square Mall ~ Hearty Korean Braised Chicken & Army Stew! Delicious!



PinkyPiggu was in a taxi on her way to City Square Mall at Kitchener Road when the driver asked, "you go there for what? There very quiet leh. Got things to see meh?".

Aiyah, the taxi uncle don't know lah. The mall may not be the most bustling or have the trendiest shops, but its F&B outlets have sufficient draw to lure us over.

Besides Wok Master for zhi char meals, there is also Seoul Jjimdak, a casual restaurant specializing in hearty Korean fare such as Jjimdak and Budae Jjigae.

I must emphasize: DELICIOUS Jjimdak and Budae Jjigae!

October 02, 2016

Saigon Alley @ Novena Gardens ~ Affordable & Tasty Vietnamese Fare! Go! Go! Go!



There is so much more to adore about Vietnamese cuisine besides the ubiquitous pho, banh mi and rice paper roll. That is what we discovered during our recent trip to Saigon Alley.

Located at Novena Gardens (next to Revenue House), Saigon Alley is a casual dining concept serving a range of comforting home-style Vietnamese cuisine inspired by the street food of Ho Chi Minh City and the colorful vibes of Saigon.

We went, we ate, we fell in love with the yummy food and quaint little place.