October 10, 2017
Miffy Meets Kumoya! The Halal-Certified Japanese-French Café Presents The 1st Miffy Pop-Up Café In Singapore & Southeast Asia!
After ending a successful run with Sanrio's Cinnamoroll, Kumoya is back with another pop-up collaboration, this time with..... Miffy! Just in time to celebrate Kumoya's 1st anniversary too!
The little girl rabbit from Holland is created by Dutch author Dick Bruna, and is known as her Dutch name "Nijntje" in her homeland. She is featured in 30 over books, and has her own television series, movie, as well as a line of clothes, toys and various merchandise.
Now, you can catch her in Singapore from 5th October to 31st December 2017!
Read: Kumoya Presents Cinnamoroll Special Pop-Up Café! Super Cute Food, Desserts & Beverages Featuring The Popular Sanrio Charactor!
October 02, 2017
HolyCrab! It was an experience to remember as we all got excited over those Orgasmic Crabs and Hooked On (Hokkein) Mee!
Since its opening in June this year, HolyCrab along Tan Quee Lan Street has been dishing up its crustacean specialties in a variety of flavors, some of which are truly unique creations which we have not seen elsewhere.
The man behind the casual eatery is chef-owner Elton Seah who has been operating HolyCrab as a private dining concept for seven years, before collaborating the owner of Joo Bar to set this up.
August 20, 2017
Busy until no time to eat? For us foodies (at least for me), the busier we are, the more food we need to keep our sanity. Lol!
Nothing was more suitable than a meal of comforting, beefy goodness at Kin Cow.
Conveniently located at Chinatown Point, the name of the casual eatery takes a clever pun out of "Kin Khao", which means "eat rice", and is also a commonly-used Thai expression for "to eat".
August 15, 2017
After Blue Lotus - Chinese Eating House (Quayside Isle) and Blue Lotus - Chinese Noodle Bar (Science Park Drive), entrepreneur Ricky Ng has recently launched his third restaurant, Blue Lotus - Chinese Grill House, at Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Admittedly, I wasn't familiar with any of Blue Lotus' dining concept until my recent visit to this latest addition. The dishes we tried successfully married Chinese flavors and essence with Western culinary techniques, and presented a taste that's familiar yet different with a brilliant, new-age twist.
It was a delightful dining discovery that should have been made sooner, but fortunately it's still not too late.
August 12, 2017
Ramen Champion @ The Central Clarke Quay ~ New Full-Service Restaurant With Pink Ramen & Free-Flow Salad Bar!
Ramen Champion's 100-seater full-service restaurant at The Central Clarke Quay is opened!
Since 2011, Ramen Champion has housed quite a number of ramen brands including Tonkotsu Ikkyu, Menya Ryu, Buta God, and Joshoken. The latest outlet's concept has expanded to offer a wider variety of Japanese food choices such as rice bowls, sashimi, sushi, and also a free-flow salad bar.
Yes, it's not just about ramen now. There is more!
August 10, 2017
Lotus Kitchen, the 80-seater contemporary vegetarian restaurant that is prominently located on the ground level of Chinatown Point (right at Chinatown mrt station, NE4/DT19- exit E), is hard to miss.
The wide variety of meat-free Chinese cuisine and local favorites that it serves are not to be missed too.
We learned that the team behind Lotus Kitchen is actually from the well-established Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant (at Quality Hotel) that is best known for their vegetarian buffet, so I guess there is a certain quality assurance from years of accumulated experience. True enough, our recent dinner at Lotus Kitchen proved to be delicious and satisfying.
August 07, 2017
Ginza Rokukakutei @ Odeon Tower ~ One-Michelin Star Kushikatsu Restaurant From Japan Opens In Singapore!
We had a delightful fried-foodelicious kushikatsu evening at Ginza Rokukakutei Singapore!
Our little island is the first overseas outlet for one-Michelin star Rokukakutei which hails from Osaka, Japan. Helmed by Chef Hideyuki Tanaka who has 15 years of experience, its specialty is in kushikatsu or Japanese deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables, which is regarded as one of Osaka's soul food.
Using mostly fresh premium ingredients imported from Japan, the skewered offerings are paired with artisanal sauces, and enjoyed omakase style.
If a meal of fried food are thought to be just a humble affair, it is certainly not the case here at Rokukakutei.
August 05, 2017
The dining enclave of Dempsey Hill might not be the most convenient location to get to without a car, but I thought Provisions would be worth a trip.
A skewers and claypot rice cocktail bar? Sounds interesting enough. The concept is said to be the first in Singapore!
Some of my friends are also talking about this newly-opened joint for another reason: Go check out its handsome chef!
August 02, 2017
The burger flavor that has been hogging the limelight (and tummy spaces) these few weeks is undeniably the... NASI LEMAK BURGER.
While some might have tasted the rendition created by local food guru KF Seetoh for a hawker at Gluttons Bay in 2016, it was on 13th July 2017 when McDonald's launched their version that ignited an islandwide appetite for Nasi Lemak Burger.
Many has commented that it is one of the better novelty burgers that the fast-food chain has introduced, while some felt that it is not localized enough without having a rice patty burger, and the usual peanuts and ikan bilis. The sambal sauce was also said to be without much kick.
A few local eateries has since started serving their version of nasi lemak burger as well, offering it with "real" rice patties, believing they can do better. One quipped, "how can we not join in the fun?" Let's not even count the increasing number of homemade nor our neighbouring country's versions as seen on social media platforms.
Though many of us still love nasi lemak in its truest form, what's not to like about the novelty of enjoying it as a burger?
So here it is, 7 places where you can find Nasi Lemak Burger in Singapore.
June 22, 2017
Kogane Yama means "Golden Mountain", and what you will get at this casual 44-seater Japanese joint on level two of Bugis Junction is literally..... mountains of tendon goodness!
Ahh who can resist a lavish heap of yummy deep-fried tempura pieces served over Japanese rice? Screw whatever diet or healthier eating crap, I certainly can't. Please let me enjoy my tendon first.
The visit to Kogane Yama was not without a bit of skepticism though. Though the folks behind it has proven their good business acumen with the successful introduction of Korea's Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory and Masizzim to Singapore, Kogane Yama is the group's very first original dining concept.
So the question is..... can locals handle the popular Japanese tempura bowl well? I was stuffed in the mouth with a positive answer..... Yes!
June 20, 2017
Ohh..... so the news goes that Joshua Khoo and Dylan Ong who founded Saveur have recently left the partnership. Diners would be familiar with the inexpensive French-inspired cuisine that the casual eatery serves.
It may be Saveur no longer for the duo, but their spirit of serving quality and affordable fare to the masses still remains. Joshua started Taste Affair at Amoy Street Food Centre, while Dylan opened The Masses at Beach Road (opposite Shaw Towers).
Not that I wasn't kaypoh (nosey) enough to ask what happened, but when I was at The Masses with my friends, its vibrant vibes and delectable food offerings excited us more.
June 17, 2017
Jade Restaurant @ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore~ Enjoy Sublime Cantonese Cuisine In A Beautiful Setting
There are many things to love about Jade Restaurant.
For a start, we couldn't stop gushing about how beautiful its premises is. Located on the lobby level of Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Cantonese restaurant has recently reopened after a period of refurbishment.
Its revitalized interior is now bathed in a soothing color scheme that aims to evoke the lustre of jade. The specially-commissioned wallpaper features beautiful motifs of birds local to Singapore, inspired by the works of Jade's Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng who is also an avid ceramicist.
You will see many of his ceramic creations displayed throughout the restaurant. Nice, but Chef Leong's culinary prowess is what impressed us most. The food that we tried during our dinner visit was nothing short of excellent!
June 15, 2017
While the establishment's name is pronounced as "supermarket", the experience at SPRMRKT is not exactly what one would conservatively expect.
Helmed by founder Sue-Shan and chef-owner Joseph Yeo, SPRMRKT is conceptualized to be a space that combines F&B, retail and art into one.
The homegrown brand opened its first SPRMRKT at McCallum Street in 2012, and has went on to open SPRMRKT Daily, and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar at Robertson Quay last September, occupying units within the same building as STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery.
June 12, 2017
The world of endless Japanese wagyu beef indulgence is one that PinkyPiggu wants to forever live in. If it is not possible, then a trip (no, make it many trips) to Niku Katsumata will do as well.
For you who have not heard of this gem of a place yet, Niku Katsumata is a grilled meat restaurant located along Duxton Road that focuses on serving high quality and lean Japanese wagyu beef.
Its origin is traced back to Ebisu, Tokyo, where it first opened in 2012 as a membership-based store for gourmands and celebrities to enjoy premium meat grilled over crystal plates.
June 10, 2017
Ding Dong @ Amoy Street ~ A Restaurant With Innovative, Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine. Check Out The New Menu!
Ding Dong. No idea what the restaurant's name is supposed to mean, nor what their tagline "A Little Ding for your Dong" is all about, but we do know for sure that the food it serves has made our tummies very happy.
Opened in 2013 and previously located at Ann Siang Hill, Ding Dong has since settled into their current premises at Amoy Street when it moved into the shophouse unit during June last year.
The interior spots the same vibrantly-colored, Oriental-theme look, while the culinary team (led by new Assistant Head Chef Miller Mai, under the guidance of Chef Ryan Clift) continues to offer dishes that take a unique spin on traditional Asian flavors, all in Ding Dong's signature style.
June 07, 2017
Screaming out for a dose of affogato to combat this sweltering weather! Who is with me too?
"Affogato", meaning "to drown" in Italian, typically features ice cream drowned with a shot of espresso.
Cooling, invigorating, definitely a perk-me-up for both ice cream and coffee lovers. There is nothing quite like this Italian dessert. While affogato has a place in most beverage and dessert menus in Singapore, the spotlight did not really fall on it.
That is, until The Affogato Bar became the game-changer by dressing it up as the main star.
June 05, 2017
Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小厨 @ The Centrepoint ~ Refreshed Menu With More Cantonese Wok-Fried Specialties! Check Out The $1 Deal Promotion!
Established well-loved local brand Crystal Jade Kitchen doesn't need much introduction, really. It has long secured its place as our to-go casual restaurant for fare such as Cantonese dim sum, noodles, congee, and roast meats whenever we want a fuss-free, comforting meal.
But it was only during a visit to Crystal Jade Kitchen's newly-opened outlet at The Centrepoint when we discovered that their menu has been recently updated.
In addition to the perennial favorites, there are now more wok-fried specialties and home-style dishes!
June 02, 2017
Misato Japanese Restaurant @ The Centrepoint ~ Quality Dishes At Affordable Prices. The Warabi Mochi Is Unforgettable!
Misato is now opened at the level 1 Gastro+ area of The Centrepoint, right next to Honolulu Café Singapore.
If Misato sounds familiar, you might have heard of, or even patronized the Japanese eatery before when it was located at The Cathay previously.
The current premises isn't too big, but is tastefully done up with custom-made furniture. Food are served on exquisite lacquer ware which visually enhanced the dining experience.
All these niceties aside, we were mainly drawn by fact that Misato's strong emphasis is on the usage of premium ingredients imported directly from Japan. Every dish is freshly-cooked on the spot upon ordering with no msg added. Prices are kept affordable with most items under $20.
May 30, 2017
My boss is French, but I see him eating more Japanese sushi rolls rather than French crêpes. I wonder what he would say to.....maki galettes!
Think galettes rolled with smoked salmon (in style of Japanese maki), and paired with wasabi sauce. It got me at hello.
That is part of the very innovative maki selection which is recently-introduced by Ô COMPTOIR, a crêpe and cider bar located at Circular Road (behind Boat Quay). The French owners wanted to offer diners an interesting way to enjoy their signature galettes, and came up with this idea.
May 27, 2017
The Pasta Boutique @ Bedok ~ Quality Pasta & Main Courses Offerings In A Coffeeshop At Low Prices! Go For Chili Crab Pasta & Salted Egg Ravioli!
In most of our local Chinese coffeeshops, you would probably see usual offerings like economic rice, chicken rice, noodle, and zhi char, but a stall that's specializing in pasta? Definitely not the most typical.
Instead of being just another generic Western stall, The Pasta Boutique (which is located in a Bedok coffeeshop) aims to differentiate itself by serving good quality pastas and main courses at affordable kopitiam prices.
Founders Mark and Eddie (who have years of experience working in restaurant kitchens) decided to do it because they feel that there's a serious lack of decent kopitiam pasta in Singapore. "Whenever I want to have some nice pasta but don't want to pay more than 10 bucks, I don't know where to go", said Mark.
May 25, 2017
It's been a few weeks since our last visit to Song Garden at Mercure Singapore Bugis. This time round, we're back at the hotel to check out their Peranakan Dinner Buffet promotion at Royale Restaurant.
As the buffet is only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays for dinner only till end of June 2017, we quickly made the trip on a Friday evening, just ideal to wrap up the tiring working week and to celebrate the start of weekend. Yay!
Yay to the affordable prices also. Each adult pays $48++, which is considered very reasonable for the sumptuous buffet line-up that showcase the very best of Nonya cuisine.
May 22, 2017
As food and wine pairing becomes more and more commonplace, it is not unusual to see places like Wine & Chef that amalgamates a wine shop, restaurant and bar into one.
Opened in mid-March this year, the 48-seater establishment is located along Keong Saik Road, home to many delectable temptations including Kok Sen, Don Ho, Loloku, 999.99 Five Nines and Potato Head Folk.
While the concept of Wine & Chef is not surprising, I was surprised by the creativity and quality of the Mod-Sin dishes that it serves.
Hokkein Mee with linguine pasta? Salmon confit risotto fish porridge? I'm sold!
May 20, 2017
Boru Boru X Candour Coffee @ Beach Road ~ Café Co-Sharing Pop-Up Concept That Serves Excellent Chirashi Don At Affordable Prices
Boru Boru has bounced its way into Candour Coffee at Beach Road, serving up Japanese-style donburi at affordable prices that's real easy on the wallet.
Chirashi don at only $13.90nett? This has to be one of the cheapest in town area.
The café co-sharing pop-up concept was launched a few weeks ago for lunch only, but its tasty rice bowls has gotten so popular that they are now extended for dinner as well.
May 17, 2017
We swiftly ninja our way out of the office as soon as it's lunch hour because... it's time for Ninja Cut!
Opened in Seah Street late last year and sister outlet to Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut is one of our to-go-places for Japanese-inspired rice bowls and hearty brunch items. What piqued our particular interest this time is their new menu items that are inspired by childhood favorites.
Read: Ninja Cut @ Seah Street ~ Wholesome Rice Bowls & Hearty All-Day Brunch Items With A Japanese Flair
May 15, 2017
Kumoya Presents Cinnamoroll Special Pop-Up Café! Super Cute Food, Desserts & Beverages Featuring The Popular Sanrio Charactor!
Cinnamoroll is flying to Kumoya, Singapore's first Halal-certified Japanese-French café, for a pop-up café special from 17th May to 13th August 2017!
This collaboration is to mark the 15th anniversary of Sanrio's well-loved character, Cinnamoroll. Awwww...... Yes, it's that impossibly adorable white puppy with blue eyes, pink cheeks and a plump curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll. He was born on a cloud and can fly through the air by flapping his huge, long ears.
Not only has Cinnamoroll flew into our hearts with such cuteness, he aims to conquer our tummies too with an array of cutesy-looking main courses, desserts and beverages!
May 12, 2017
Guenpin Fugu & Snow Crab Japanese Restaurant @ Maxwell Chambers, Tanjong Pagar ~ Japan's Largest Fugu Restaurant Chain Is Now In Singapore
Guenpin Fugu & Snow Crab Japanese Restaurant, Japan's number one torafugu restaurant chain with 96 outlets in the country, has launched its first-ever overseas branch in Singapore a few weeks ago!
Its location at Maxwell Chambers is not difficult to find, being easily accessible from Exit B of Tanjong Pagar Mrt Station (EW15). The 32-seater space is quite small though, accommodating just a few tables in the main dining hall, and two small private rooms.
We're happy that with the opening of Guenpin, there is now another specialty restaurant where we can enjoy puffer fish delicacies (besides FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road).
May 10, 2017
Nesuto (meaning "nest" in Japanese) has built its nest at Tras Street, right next to Birders.
That's where we sinfully indulged in some desserts before dinner lol! It was actually more manageable than it sounds, as Nesuto's Japanese-French inspired creations were mostly light in texture and doesn't rest too heavily on the tummy.
Opened just a few weeks ago, the patisserie is brought to us by the same folks behind SHUU, best known for their fluffy cream choux puffs which we can find at Koki Tamagoyaki (Raffles City).
May 07, 2017
"鳥人", the Chinese word which is often used to scold jerks, takes on an entirely different meaning now. Lol!
Birders 鳥人 is a newly-opened modern yakitori and sake bar that specialize in grilled skewers featuring various parts of the chicken. Accompany that with cuploads of sake.
I thought the "bird-man" aka boss himself looked somewhat familiar. Ahh... it turned out to be Adam Chen, a local actor who also counts Five Izakaya as one of his F&B ventures.
May 05, 2017
Guy waits while the girl shops? Not anymore.
Nestled in the quaint Duxton Road, Monument Lifestyle is a café, and also a retail store that offers a collection of clothing and accessories... for men! The goods are all imported from US and mostly exclusive to Monument in Singapore. Expect American brands like Katin, Alex Mill and Hari Mari.
Girl enjoys her coffee while the guy shops? Yes!
May 02, 2017
Greyhound Café Singapore @ Orchard Paragon ~ Popular Thai Fashion Café With Hipster Vibes & Decent Food
When I visited Greyhound Café Singapore recently, I was lunching with colleagues. Coincidentally, the first time I visited Greyhound Café Bangkok many years back, I was traveling with (ex)-colleagues! Lol!
Now and then. My colleagues has changed, dining city has changed, but I was hoping that Greyhound will still be as delicious as it was in my memory.
Hailed from Bangkok, just like Bangkok? Same same but different.
April 30, 2017
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Singapore @ Swissotel The Stamford ~ New Lunch Menu with Well-Executed Steaks & Quality Food
Woohoo! We're off to lunch at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse!
It's mid-day breaks like this that keeps us in anticipation the whole morning, fuel us up and preserves our sanity for another afternoon of work. All the more better when lunch destination is at Wooloomooloo which is best known for their premium steak selections and Australian-inspired offerings.
Their recently-launched refreshed lunch menu is one of the reasons that drew us over.
April 27, 2017
Thanks to Modus, clean, healthy and delicious eating is actually possible in a foodcourt!
Foodcourts are usually my least preferred choice when it comes to dining out (don't really fancy the mostly generic stalls, nondescript and sometimes overpriced offerings), but the game is now changing. We certainly didn't expect to see Modus, a foodcourt stall within Esplanade Xchange Food Inn that specialize in quinoa bowls!
Yes! Quinoa, the grain that is touted as a fiber and protein-rich superfood with benefits of aiding weight loss, promoting cell recovery, increasing metabolism and a host of other health benefits.
April 25, 2017
Customers doing their shopping at gourmet grocer TASTE would probably have noticed the new addition that recently-opened in late March: SENS!
Located at the basement of Raffles Holland Village (accessible via Exit A of Holland Village Mrt CC21), the cozy 42-seater dining joint is easy to spot. It is here where a wide repertoire of Japanese delights such as sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura and yakitori can be enjoyed.
We can also grab ingredients from TASTE and have the chefs at SENS whipped up a meal for us. Charges are at $8 for every 100 grams of ingredients which can be pan-seared, charcoal-grilled or prepared tataki-style.
April 22, 2017
Let's be frank about it. Who doesn't love sausages?!
This drums up the excitement when news broke that Be Frank has opened two weeks ago at the basement of Paragon Shopping Centre. The kisok might be a humble setup, but is conceptualized to serve gourmet hotdogs topped with a variety of toppings including..... Raclette cheese!
The striking electric blue and pastel pink hues of the stall front is hard to miss.
April 20, 2017
Give us this day our daily bread! For many people, they do mean that literally. I don't think I'm alone in growing up in a household where bread is one of our favorite breakfast staples.
With the opening of Firebake - Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant at East Coast Road, bread takes on an artisanal front. All of that doughy goodness are made using European historical techniques of breadmaking, and churned out from a full-scale woodfire bread oven. Probably the first in Singapore!
Yes, Firebake has come to the Yeast!
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
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
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 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
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
"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
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
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!