April 17, 2017

Birds Of A Feather @ Amoy Street ~ Contemporary Western Sichuan Food In A Beautiful Garden-Like Setting

There is this quote which goes "People who love to eat are always the best people". I guess the group of us foodies are the best then as we flocked to Birds Of A Feather..... to eat of course! Lol!

The all-day dining, café and bar nestled along Amoy Street is inspired by the idea of people flocking together as birds do. Its food is described to be contemporary Western cuisine with a pronounced Sichuan influence.

I heard numerous positive reviews about the place since its opening at the end of last October, so was pretty excited to make this visit to try their offerings from the new expanded menu, as well as the recently-launched Weekend Chirpy Brunch.

April 15, 2017

SBCD Korean Tofu House @ Tanjong Pagar Centre ~ Delicious Soontofu With Soft & Silken Beancurd!

We love tofu. All the more reason to love it when it's soontofu!

Essentially a soft beancurd stew in Korean cuisine, "soon" in "soontofu" means soft. It is also known as "sundubu" or "soondubu".

SBCD Korean Tofu House which opened earlier this year offers diners a chance to savor hand-made, soft and silken tofu that is freshly-prepared every morning using soybeans specially imported from Korea. It forms the basis of dishes offered at this casual dining joint, ranging from a variety of stews to even pancake.

April 12, 2017

Kra Pow Thai Street Food @ Far East Plaza ~ Hidden Gem With Cheap & Good Food! Shiok!

Far East Plaza has long lost its heydays as a street fashion haven. When I do visit the mall nowadays, it's usually for mani-pedi sessions and lunch/dinner following that at..... Kra Pow Thai Street Food!

The casual eatery has somewhat took position as my default dining choice since it opened a year ago at the corner of level 3. Why? Simply because the food is good and cheap.

I guess many others would agree. Business at Kra Pow (meaning "holy basil" in Thai) has been steadily growing and it had recently taken up another unit to accommodate more dine-in customers.

April 10, 2017

O Mamma Mia Singapore Opens At Woodlands Causeway Point, The Clementi Mall & Changi City Point Serving Pastas & Pizzas!

The company which brought Llaollao into Singapore is now presenting another concept from Spain..... O Mamma Mia!

Specializing in Italian pizzas and pastas, O Mamma Mia boasts of 23 outlets across Spain and has recently ventured onto our shores. Two outlets are already launched in Woodlands Causeway Point (16 March) and The Clementi Mall (24 March). The third at Changi City Point will be opening this May.

If you're wondering whether O Mamma Mia is Spanish or Italian, it is actually a marriage of both.

April 07, 2017

Dookki Singapore, Korean Tteokbokki Buffet @ Suntec City ~ Delicious Eat-All-You-Can Spread At Only $18.80++

As I was drafting this post on Dookki Singapore, my Korean colleague sent me a text.

"Found a great tteokbokki restaurant! It's really nice! I recommend you to visit!"

A "thumbs-up guarantee + chop" from a Korean herself? I could feel her delight and it was easy to understand her excitement. My friends and I had visited Dookki a week earlier and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there too.

Opened just two weeks ago in Suntec City and the first of its kind in Singapore, Dookki is a Korean tteokbokki (rice cake) buffet concept restaurant from South Korea which was established in 2014. It currently has more than 100 outlets worldwide so I guess that says a lot about its popularity.

April 05, 2017

Song Garden Chinese Restaurant @ Mercure Singapore Bugis ~ Serving Dim Sum & Modern Cantonese Delights

Dinner recently was a scrumptious affair at the 4-month old Song Garden Chinese Restaurant which serves dim sum and modern Cantonese delights.

The elegantly-fitted restaurant occupies almost the entire level two of Mercure Singapore Bugis hotel. Besides the main dining hall, there are seven private rooms to cater to groups of various sizes, including one which has a large white marble table that can seat upto 25 guests!

It even has a fully-automated Lazy-Susan which spans about 2.5 metres and can be operated by a remote control. If I'm the one holding it, I will make sure each dish always stops in front of me first hahaha!

April 02, 2017

Coastes @ Siloso Beach, Sentosa ~ Beachfront Dining Bar Introduces A Refreshed Breakfast & All-Day Dining Menu

Admittedly, I'm not a beach nor sun person. My fats begged to be hidden (no bikinis for me sob sob), and I don't like being exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays.

But when it comes to beachfront dining, it's a different story altogether!

Tucking into chicken wings, burgers, pizzas, pastas and seafood while overlooking the scenic sea, enjoying seaside rustic charm, laid-back vibes and even occasional fireworks? Now, that's my kind of "beach activity"! Lol!

Coastes, which is situated along the golden stretch of Sentosa's Siloso Beach, offers exactly this kind of dining experience.

March 30, 2017

Canton Paradise Opens New Outlet At The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands

Canton Paradise has recently launched its sixth outlet at Marina Bay Sands.

Located above where the skating rink and Kuro-Obi by Ippudo are, the restaurant serves up Hong Kong-style noodles, congees, and roast meat, as well as Cantonese wok dishes.

Dim sum is available all day here! I really don't mind having those little nuggets of deliciousness at anytime, especially when the custard buns came looking impossibly cute!

March 27, 2017

Yhingthai Palace @ Purvis Street ~ The Thai Restaurant With A Michelin Bib Gourmand Award

Never judge a restaurant by its appearance. From the looks of its imposing store front, Yhingthai Palace all along gave me the impression that the Thai food it serves is expensive and the place is somewhat a trap for unsuspecting tourists.

Whenever I passed by the establishment at Purvis Street, I always gave it a skip and headed for other eating places nearby like Yet Con, Chin Chin or even Gunthers.

That was until a friend told me that she and her family dine there quite often. "Food is reasonably-priced and good!" It then dawned on me that my myopic view had turned out to be so wrong.

Throw in a Singapore 2016 Michelin Bib Gourmand recognition, it felt like I was hit with a "what have you been missing?" moment. The only way to get over it is to make a visit!

March 25, 2017

DON HO Social Kitchen & Bar @ Keong Saik Road ~ East Meets West Small Plates, Vibrant Vibes & Great Service

We had a date with Don Ho!

Not the man, but the restaurant. Nestled within The Working Capitol at Keong Saik Road, Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar is named after Don Ho, the late Hawaiian musician who is also lauded as the ambassador of the aloha spirit.

I absolutely adore the premises' tropical-themed interior which well-reflects this inspiration. Vibes are casual, fun and vibrant, setting an ideal tone for chillaxing evenings over food and drinks with friends.

March 22, 2017

Escape Restaurant & Lounge @ One Farrer Hotel & Spa ~ Durian Fried Rice, Eat-All-You-Can Food Spread & Teochew Porridge Buffet!

DURIAN FRIED RICE??? I'm totally sold! Nevermind that my body's unwell (probably too heaty) just a few days before our dinner date.

We definitely have to make the trip to Escape Restaurant & Lounge for that unique durian fried rice!

Located on the ground level of One Farrer Hotel & Spa, and easily accessible via exit A of Farrer Park Mrt Station (NE8), Escape is the hotel's signature 365 days, 24/7 dining venue (yes, that means supper is included!) with a live interactive kitchen concept that focus on both international and local cuisine.

March 20, 2017

HO RANG I Korean Restaurant @ Goldhill Centre ~ Comforting Korean Food With A Homey Touch

"Horangi" means "tiger" in Korean so, is Ho Rang I Korean Restaurant the tiger's den? Hahahahaha!

Whatever it is - nothing ventured, nothing gained. We heard good things about this eatery at Goldhill Centre (1 minute walk from Novena MRT Station exit B1), so the group of us marched in for dinner with both curiosity and hunger waiting to be satiated.

But patrons of Your Woul over the last 10 years would not be unfamiliar at all as Ho Rang I is actually a recent rebrand of the establishment. While brothers Edward and Eugene Chia (who also own Dosirak at China Square Central) take care of the operations now, their Korean mum still helms the kitchen.

March 17, 2017

LOLOKU Poké Bar & Deli @ Keong Saik Road ~ Where Poké Bowls Meet Pink Flamingos

Sashimi, Yusheng, Carpaccio, Ceviche, Crudo... these are just some of the raw fish dishes from different cultures, but the one that is trending in Singapore now would undeniably be the... Hawaiian Poké!

LOLOKU Poké Bar & Deli
is one of the many recent joints to jump on the bandwagon, brightening up the gastronomy street of Keong Saik with their colorful poké bowls.

Their storefront dotted with bright pink flamingo board stands is certainly eye-catching too!

March 15, 2017

The Disgruntled Brasserie @ Ann Siang Road ~ Revamped Menu With Set Lunch Starting From $28++ Only

Please may I introduce to you The Disgruntled Brasserie, sister outlet of the acclaimed The Disgruntled Chef at Dempsey.

While both restaurants serve modern European cuisine, The Disgruntled Brasserie is the casual counterpart with a more relaxed dining environment.

The brasserie established its presence within The Club at Ann Siang Hill last year in October, and has recently welcomed a newly-appointed Chef de Cuisine Desmond Goh who has just launched a revamped menu last month.

Some of his creations on the new menu got us rather interested!

March 12, 2017

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashui Keisuke Bettei @ Peck Seah Street, Tanjong Pagar ~ Delicious Japanese-Style Beef Hamburg Steaks, Amazing Salad Bar & Egg Station!

For fans of Ramen Chef Keisuke Takeda, 13th March 2017 would be the date to note as the 12th addition to his impressive chain of dining concepts - Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashui Keisuke Bettei - will be opened.

The name of the restaurant is quite a mouthful I know haha! That aside, you really wouldn't want to miss the delight of savoring those delicious Japanese-style beef hamburg steaks in your mouth.

Saying this because I've been craving for the hamburg steaks since tasting it a couple of days ago during the preview session. Those slabs of meaty goodness coupled with unlimited servings of salads and eggs were simply..... unforgettable!

March 10, 2017

Sufood Singapore @ Raffles City ~ 8-Course Vegelicious Feast With New Fresh Salads & Black Truffle Mushroom Soup!

Sufood is said to be the number one vegetarian chain in Taiwan that is renowned for its stylish and innovative cuisine.

With our local branch at Raffles City in its 3rd year running in Singapore's competitive food scene, the restaurant is obviously doing something right with this approach towards healthy meatless dining. Options offered ranges from strict-vegetarian (garlic and onion free) to lacto-vegetarian dishes.

PinkyPiggu and I made a recent visit to try their 8-Course Vegelicious Feast comprising of new dishes which was introduced just two weeks ago on 1st March.

March 07, 2017

MOJO Singapore @ Telok Ayer Street ~ Protein Bowls By Day, Yakitori Bar By Night

MOJO Singapore has opened last month in February at Telok Ayer Street, serving protein bowls by day, and transforming into a yakitori bar by night.

Hmm... this 2-in-1 F&B concept is not entirely new, and there are no lack of similar salad lunch places either. As "mojo" can mean "magic", where is the magic then?

Perhaps the combined power of Shane Pow (local actor) and Sin Lee Foods (café at Bukit Ho Swee), the folks behind MOJO, might inject some magical appeal into it.

March 05, 2017

The Coconut Club @ Ann Siang Hill ~ Atas $12.80 Nasi Lemak That's Totally Worth The Money & Calories!

My clubbing days are long gone, but The Coconut Club makes me wanna go clubbing again nowadays! Over their superb nasi lemak of course! Lol!

It is already no secret that the quaint little eatery at Ann Siang Hill serves up an "atas" or upmarket version of our well-loved local coconut rice dish. Some might feel that each plate at $12.80 (nett price) cost more than what we will usually pay at a hawker centre, but hey, it's still cheaper than most restaurants and hotel versions lah. I find The Coconut Club's pricing justifiable as specially-sourced coconut and quality ingredients are used.

Most importantly, our plates of nasi lemak were delicious! Totally worth the money and calories!

Even our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte here during the state visit last December!

March 02, 2017

PORTA @ Park Hotel Clarke Quay ~ Delicious Food At Affordable Prices! The PORTA Burger and Iberican Pork Secreto Are Must-Trys!

A hotel's anchor restaurant is usually about buffets to cater to the greater mass, but the trend seems to be heading towards a different direction now.

One such instance is PORTA Fine Food & Import Company located on the ground level of Park Hotel Clarke Quay which opened in January this year. The casual restaurant do serves buffet breakfast in the morning to accommodate hotel guests, but come 11am onwards, it presents a concise ala-carte menu that focus on quality, modern European cuisine.

Some standout dishes that we tried during our recent visit left us feeling rather impressed.

February 28, 2017

Open Farm Community @ Minden Road (Dempsey Hill) Launches Revamped Menu

More than year ago, I openly declared Open Farm Community (OFC) to be one of the best cafés in Singapore to enjoy well-thought and finely-executed food in a relaxing, laidback ambience. Even after many months and a few repeated visits later, it is still a joy to be back again recently for dinner.

What's the draw this time? OFC's revamped menu!

With a continued effort to champion farm-fresh dining, the 10 new dishes pays homage to familiar local flavors, and mostly uses fresh ingredients that are sourced from farms in and around Singapore.

February 27, 2017

K-Tower @ Amoy Street ~ First Seafood Tower In Singapore With Army Stew Base!

Boston lobsters! Sri Lankan crabs! Prawns, mussels, oysters and many more! It's seafood galore at K-Tower!

Riding on the latest food trend from Korea, K-Tower at Amoy Street serves 3, 5, 7 and 9-tier seafood towers where a variety of seafood are steamed and presented in separate stacks, before finishing off with a base layer of soup.

Though K-Tower is not the first in Singapore to offer this dining concept, it aims to stay ahead of the game by ensuring that the freshness of the seafood not compromised. Their live seafood comes fresh from the tanks at the back of the restaurant!

February 25, 2017

Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup 炎记威威食品 @ Woodlands Centre Road Food Centre ~ Could This Be The BEST Seafood Soup In Singapore?

"Woodlands, the northern estate of Singapore that is considered far for most people, but situated at a point which is nearest to Johor Bahru (JB).

"So far yet so near", that's the most often heard comment, followed by the question "any good food there or not?" We will travel everywhere for anything that's delicious! Right? Lol!

Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup 炎记威威食品 at Woodlands Centre Road Food Centre is said by many to serve one of the best seafood soup around with over 30 years of history!

February 22, 2017

$12 Nett Porridge Buffet Dinner @ The ART, Assumption Pathway School (APS)

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities to live in, but there is still a good number of affordable food options around, including the $12 Nett Porridge Buffet offered by The Assumption Restaurant For Training, or known as The ART.

$12 nett = No service charge. No GST.

Porridge = Lighter and healthier meal.

Buffet = Eat all you want!

I haven't had such a simple yet satisfying meal for a long time.

February 20, 2017

Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant @ Mandarin Oriental Singaore ~ Well-Executed Italian Cuisine That's Satisfying

If there is one Italian thing that I cannot get enough of, it has to be the..... food!

This is reason enough for me to make an afternoon escapade from work and dive into the gastronomic comfort set within Dolce Vita, a fine-dining Italian restaurant located on level 5 of Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

Right place, and the right time too, as Dolce Vita has recently launched its new dishes by Chef de Cuisine Marco Manocchio.

February 17, 2017

The Wall @ Tanjong Pagar ~ A Bar Specializing In Whisky From All Over The World & Japanese Sumiyaki

Whisky and Sumiyaki? Doesn't sound like the most typical food and drink pairing, but The Wall has confidently coupled the two together.

Recently-launched in Tanjong Pagar, The Wall is a whisky and sumiyaki bar that seeks to de-mystify the art of whisky drinking and make it accessible to a wider audience.

It is also one of a few whisky bars that serves a full food menu which focuses on sumiyaki, or Japanese charcoal grill.

February 15, 2017

Half Pound Burger Bar & Grill @ Purvis Street ~ Burgers, Pizzas, Pastas & More

Half Pound Burger Bar & Grill
has opened last month at Purvis Street, along the same stretch where some of the popular eating places including Gunther's, Clinton Street Baking Company, Yet Con and Chin Chin Chicken Rice are.

True to its name, the casual dining joint's focus is mainly on burgers using "half pound" Angus patties, as well as grilled meats such as steak, rainbow trout and pork chop.

There is also a selection of pastas, pizza and bar bites to add on to the variety.

February 12, 2017

Don Meijin @ Ramen Champion Bugis+ ~ New Japanese Donburi Specialist Offers Local-Inspired Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon!

Not ramen, but tendon? A new contender has arrived at Ramen Champion Bugis+!

Instead of the usual ramen, Don Meijin stands out as the donburi specialist that offers a wide variety of Japanese rice bowl options ranging from Tendon, Soft Shell Crab Don, Jumbo Chicken Katsu Don to Roast Beef Don. All are priced affordably from $12.80 to $18.80.

Zooming in quickly to their Signature Tendon ($13.80) which offers an assortment of fried ingredients including prawn, salmon, pumpkin, eggplant, asparagus and veggie fritter. It was a tough choice to decide on which tempura to dig in first as all of them looked equally attractive with their golden crisp exterior.

February 10, 2017

New Ubin Seafood Moves From Sing Min to Hillview. That Beef Steak With Heart Attack Fried Rice Is Still As Good!

When news of New Ubin Seafood's relocation broke last November, we quickly went for a "farewell" meal at the restaurant's Sin Ming Industrial Estate premises where it has been operating for the last couple of years, before it moved into its new home at Hillview.

Hillview sounds ulu and can be rather remote for most of us. I imagine the Westies to be happy though. "Hey hey, we now have a Michelin Bib Gourmand zhi-char eatery on our side of the island!"

Lam Soon Industrial Building to be specific. Diners have to take the passenger lift to level 6, and walk through the carpark to get to the "canteen" which now houses New Ubin. If you drive, just park directly at level 6.

February 07, 2017

Basilico @ Regent Singapore ~ Scrumptious Italian Buffet! Do Check Out The Basilissimo Winter & Spring Menu Too!

Hotel buffets are aplenty in Singapore, but one that emphasizes on fresh, seasonal and authentic Italian cuisine?

Located on level two of Regent Singapore, Basilico offers all of these and is truly a standout. Besides the eat-all-you-want line-up of antipasti, mains and desserts, there are semi-buffet and ala-carte options as well.

For the coming year, its Head Chef Luca Beccalli will be taking us through seasonal eating in Italy, showcasing delightful Italian fare according to the astronomical seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

February 05, 2017

Mak's Noodle Singapore Launches NEW, The BIGGER, The BETTER Menu! Branches At Centrepoint, Westgate & Vivocity.

Opened since July 2015 in Singapore's Centrepoint, Mak's Noodles is certainly a welcoming addition to our local wonton mee scene with its classic, springy Hong Kong-style noodles paired with prawn dumplings.

With a strong emphasis favoring quality over quantity, the Michelin-starred Hong Kong brand has been known for its dainty portions during its early days in Singapore.

Thankfully that has changed for us with heartier appetites! The recent introduction of five new local dishes provides premium ingredients and larger noodle portion.

The BIGGER, the BETTER? Yes, I think so!

February 02, 2017

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant Opens New Branch At Great World City

Glad that the city is getting hot and steamy! Not talking about the weather of course lol!

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant has opened a new branch at Level 1 of Great World City, offering diners another location choice for its hotpot meals besides the outlet at Ion Orchard.

Though the branch at Triple One Somerset which I went sometime back has already closed, it stayed in my memory as one of the better steamboat experiences in Singapore.

January 30, 2017

FOO'D By Davide Oldani @ Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall ~ A New Italian Fine-Dining Restaurant By Michelin-Starred Chef

If food be the fuel of life, let me eat on. Okay, another PP excuse for failed diet plans lol!

Just give me FOO'D! My head was ringing that repeatedly as I made my way over to FOO'D by Davide Oldani, a new Italian fine-dining restaurant that has opened at the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall last December.

With high ceiling, majestic columns, and well-spaced tables, the grandeur of FOO'D's interior is befitting of the beautiful, historic site that it sits on.

January 27, 2017

Wheeler's Estate @ Seletar Aerospace Park ~ Another Instagrammable Café By Folks Behind Wheeler's Yard

Perhaps it is the everyday hustle bustle of working and living in the city that makes me yearn for some respite from the concrete jungle, so off we went to the rather ulu (remote) Wheeler's Estate at Seletar Aerospace Park.

Ahhh... A café nestled in a former British military airbase-turned heritage building surrounded by lots of greenery. I like!

It seems that the folks behind Wheeler's Estate has a pretty good knack for creating instagrammable spaces. They are also the ones who brought us Wheeler's Yard, the bicycle-themed café set in an industrial warehouse at Balestier. Who doesn't know about its iconic, striking-blue vintage door, the backdrop to numerous #OOTD shots?

January 25, 2017

HANSUL Korean Dining Bar @ Tanjong Pagar Road ~ Enjoy Mini Hwaro Charcoal Grill, Budae Jjigae & Makgoelli Till 6am!

What? Another new Korean joint along the Korean restaurants-dominated stretch of Tanjong Pagar Road? Isn't the area quite saturated already?

Well, apparently there's always space for at least one more, and it looks like the recently-opened Hansul Korean Dining Bar is pretty confident about what it has to offer in order to set itself apart from the competition.

"Hansul", which means "bottoms up" in Korean, carries an extensive range of Soju, Makgeolli, Cheongju and Korean Cocktails, some of which are highly exclusive.

There is also the mini "Hwaro" or table charcoal grill which is said to be taking Korea by storm now. Jinja?!

January 22, 2017

Azuma Sushi Japanese Restaurant @ Tanjong Pagar Centre ~ Casual, Fast-Service Dining Option In CBD

Azuma Sushi Japanese Restaurant is Edo Ichi Group's first venture out of Malaysia and it has landed on the shores of Singapore just a month ago.

The casual, fast-service dining joint found its place in the new Tanjong Pagar Centre; Not just any building, but currently the tallest building in Singapore at 290m!

Its menu is so nicely done and extensive, we were spoilt for choice in deciding what to order.

January 20, 2017

Tokyo Chopped Salad @ Millenia Walk ~ Chef Teppei Opens Japanese Chopped Salad Shop! Chop, Chop, Chop, Wait, Wait, Eat!

Since I am on a diet and constant lookout for new salad shops in Singapore because #NewYearResolution #100DaysOfSHOU, I was initially very excited when I heard about Tokyo Chopped Salad.

Such a refreshing idea.

Opened at Millenia Walk, this is the first chopped salad brand in Singapore developed by the award-winning chef Teppei Yamashita. He is the owner of Teppei Japanese Restaurant, Teppei Syokudo, and Man Man Unagi Restaurant.

January 17, 2017

Kuro-Obi by Ippudo @ MBS ~ A Ramen Takeaway Concept Store! Ramen On The Go!

Ramen fans rejoice! Starting from 13th January this year, there is one more place where you can satisfy your ramen cravings..... Kuro-Obi at Marina Bay Sands!

Launched by Ippudo, Kuro-Obi's concept is of a takeaway store where service is promised to be quick without comprising on the quality of ramen.

No time to join the snaking queues at Ippudo? Want to enjoy a warm meal on the go? Kuro-Obi sounds like the perfect solution.

January 15, 2017

Daejon House 대전집 @ Havelock II ~ New Korean Restaurant Specializing In Noodles!

Oh! That moment when you insanely craved for Champong while watching Legend Of The Blue Sea as the mermaid in reel life slurped down a huge bowl! That Korean spicy seafood noodle soup is one thing which looked more delicious than Heo Joon Jae (played by Lee Min Ho). Lol!

Perhaps my gluttonous cries were heard as not long after, we got to know that Daejon House 대전집 has recently opened at Havelock II, specializing in..... Korean noodles!

The casual Korean restaurant is said to be the only place in Singapore where you can have beef bone soup base Champong!

January 12, 2017

Golden Peony @ Conrad Centennial Singapore ~ Chinese New Year (CNY) 2017 Menu Highlights

As Lunar Year of Monkey will soon swing away and the Fire Roaster is all set to move into 2017, that delicious Roast Suckling Pig from Golden Peony is staying put! Yay! It's not going anywhere but our tummies! Lol!

For this reason and also to check out their other festive offerings (available 10th January to 11th February 2017), we headed once again to Golden Peony, the fine Cantonese restaurant located at level 3 of Conrad Centennial Singapore.

January 10, 2017

Soon Huat Dining House 順發美食之家 @ Chinatown Point ~ Bak Kut Teh, Local Favorites & Awesome Seafood White Mee Hoon!

"Food must be delicious. Pricing cannot be too high. Must have air-con because we don't want to sweat. Must be in a centralized location for everyone's convenience. Good if directly connected to a mrt station. Even better if parking is easy. Takes reservation because nobody has time to wait in queue. Place must be quite new."

You can imagine our long where-to-meet, where-to-eat conversation in our whatsapp group chat. Anyone else also experienced the moment when you woke up to 100+ unread messages? Lol!

But finally, a place which fits all the above criteria! Soon Huat Dining House 順發美食之家 is the place! The casual dining restaurant has recently opened (December 2016) on level 2 of Chinatown Point.

January 07, 2017

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar @ Grand Park Orchard ~ Lunar New Year Of Rooster 2017 Menu Highlights

Anyone else feeling the acceleration of time too? Christmas is barely over but I already found myself at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar for the beginning of lohei or prosperity toss season.

The Lunar New Year of Rooster is coming! Huat ahhh!

Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Mitzo is well-known for its vibrant decor, plush interiors as well as its progressive Cantonese cuisine.

Pearls of Prosperity Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng! Fortune Pot Pen Cai! Specially-curated Reunion Set Menus!

These are just some of Mitzo's Lunar New Year offerings which we can expect from 14th January to 11th February 2017. Perfect for any joyous reunion meals

January 05, 2017

HATTENDO Café Singapore 八天堂 @ Tanjong Pagar Centre ~ Those Famous Little Cream Buns Of Happiness From Japan Have Arrived!

After 18 stores in Japan and several outlets in South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines, Japan's famous chilled cream buns HATTENDO 八天堂 (established in Hiroshima since 1933) have finally arrived in Singapore.

The café at level one of Tanjong Pagar Centre (directly connected to Tanjong Pagar mrt station EW15) officially opened its door on 3rd January 2017 with a capacity of 38 seats, and also includes a counter for takeways.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I made my way over after a heavy lunch. My stomach was almost bursting. Will I still enjoy the buns? Just how good can it be?

After taking my first bite, my verdict is: The cream bun "wasn't good" at all..... it was GREAT!!!

January 02, 2017

Yuki Onna @ Far East Square ~ Rice Bowls & Japanese-Inspired Comfort Food In The CBD

Donburi or rice bowl might not be considered the trendiest food around but it is certainly one of the most convenient, comforting and satisfying one-dish meal with staying power.

Yes? Yes? Ask the lunch crowd at Yuki Onna, and they probably will agree.

Yuki Onna at Far East Square does serve up quite a decent selection of donburis, and described itself as "a quaint izakaya dishing up Japanese-inspired comfort food in the heart of CBD",