December 27, 2017

Seoul Yummy @ ION Orchard ~ New Menu! New Look! A Place For Casual And Affordable Contemporary Korean Cuisine

Many of us would have dine at, or at least heard of Seoul Yummy at some point.

Best known for its quintessential traditional cuisine with a modern twist, the homegrown Korean casual restaurant is fast approaching its tenth year in business, and has eight outlets islandwide at Bugis+, Causeway Point, ION Orchard, Jem, Junction 8, Square 2, The Central, and Singpost Centre!

It has recently announced a menu update of 30 new dishes, as well as revamped interiors and a new logo.

High time for us to make a revisit!

December 22, 2017

Burlamacco Ristorante @ Amoy Street ~ New Ultimate Recovery Brunch Featuring Unlimited Servings Of Italian Specialties!

It is no secret by now that PinkyPiggu loves pasta. Imagine me saying "no" to a meal where I can have endless servings of pasta? Unimaginable! Lol!

Which is why I said "YES!" to the new Ultimate Recovery Brunch which is happening every Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Burlamacco Ristorante.

Located along Amoy street, the Italian restaurant is known for its Tuscany specialties since its opening year 2012. With chef-owner Gabriele Piegaia's golden rule of "what you see on the menu is what you see on the plate", we will find a variety of homemade pasta, seafood, grilled meats, gelato and desserts to choose from.

Can order and eat as much as we want for 3 hours!

December 20, 2017

New Menu At Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory! Available at 313@Somerset, Chinatown Point, Bedok Point, JEM, and Bugis Junction

Many a times when the craving for Korean fried chicken strikes, I don't find myself returning often to Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory even though I love their fried chicken and there's an outlet just minutes away from my office. Why? Because their serving portions are not exactly one or two person friendly, and I don't want to expand horizontally by eating more than I should.

Chir Chir seems to have heard my cries. Now, not only are there some lunch options suitable as a quick meal for individual diners, we can also order the brand's signature Crispy, Garlicky, and Spicy Fried Chicken in smaller portions of 6, 12 and 18 pieces ($9.90/$17.90/$24.90) in specific parts of tenders, or drumlets and winglets!

The restaurant has also recently-launched its revamped menu across all its outlets at 313@Somerset, Chinatown Point, Bedok Point, JEM, and Bugis Junction. I was jio-ed to try the new dishes!

December 17, 2017

B Burgers @ Cathay Cineleisure Orchard ~ Tasty, Affordable American-Style Burgers With A Japanese Twist

From dressing gentlemen to flipping burgers, homegrown menswear label Benjamin Barker has now ventured into the world of F&B with..... B Burger!

The 62-seater burger joint occupies a prominent space on the ground floor of Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, deceptively looking like any other fast-service food outlets at initial impression.

But we soon found out that this new kid on the block holds a much more promising concept.

Taking inspiration from America's Shake Shack and In-N-Out Burger, B Burger serves classic American burgers but with an interesting Japanese twist. All their burgers are prepared a la minute with fresh-off-the grill handmade patties and warm toasty buns.

December 12, 2017

An Enchanting Christmas & Festive Buffet 2017 @ Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Another year, another Christmas, another round of festive feasting at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel!

Besides the many familiar faces as we gathered together for the evening, I also saw many mouth-watering treats making a comeback in the sumptuous buffet spread.

Our appetites were more than well-prepared for the host of Christmas perennial favorites, premium roasts, grilled seafood, Western & Asian delights, and..... desserts of course!

December 10, 2017

Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi @ 100AM ~ Japanese Soba Restaurant With First-Ever Mount Fuji Icy Hotpot!

No, it is not a hallucination. The hotpot you see in the picture above really does look like an ice mountain!

Aptly named Mount Fuji Icy Hotpot, the eye-catching offering is said to be Singapore's first and only ice hotpot. Launched by and only available at Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi, the Japanese soba restaurant located on the third level of 100AM mall at Tanjong Pagar.

Though there is only one store locally, Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi boasts of 119 outlets in Japan where the brand originated from, and prides itself on serving soba noodles that are made freshly in store using high-grade buckwheat flour and wheat flour.

December 07, 2017

A Globetrotting Christmas & Festive Buffet 2017 @ Royale Restaurant, Mercure Singapore Bugis

This' the season to be jolly and..... travel? I think so because December is the month when many people spend their year-end holiday out of the country. For us who are staying here in Singapore, we can instead take a gastronomic tour through the Globetrotting Festive Buffet with over 40 dishes that spans across continents!

The place to be at is..... Royale Restaurant at Mercure Singapore Bugis!

December 05, 2017

Capella Singapore ~ A Dazzling, Starlit Christmas 2017 With Baked Rendang Christmas Turkey And More!

Baked Rendang Christmas Turkey! Slow-cooked in coconut milk and Asian spices, this huge birdie from Capella Singapore counts as one of the very best I had this festive season with its well-rounded flavors and succulent meat.

The turkey is just part of Capella's dazzling line-up for this Christmas. Equally memorable are the many festive delights which yours truly had the chance to experience during a recent meal at Chef's Table.

If you're still planning on where to spend your precious time, money and calories this season, here's a look at the dining and takeaway options at Capella to give you some ideas.

December 02, 2017

Goodwood Park Hotel Christmas 2017 ~ Sparkling With Both Sweet And Savory Treats!

With the season of sharing and merry feasting around the corner, Goodwood Park Hotel introduces a host of new takeaway gourmet treats which are available at The Deli from 1st to 26th December 2017!

Highlights include 12 Treasures Turkey, Around the World in 'Turkey' Days, Roast Turkey Roulade with Pork & Chestnut Stuffing, Cold Capellini Pasta with Alaskan Crab, Ebi, Caviar & Truffle Vinaigrette, Zesty Logs, Silent Night Sphere, and Mini Mousse-icles.

Now, now, the superb line-up is really giving Christmas parties and year-end gatherings something irresistible to look forward to. I'm still reminiscing all its deliciousness as I'm writing this. Let me share with you what's good 'cos I've already tried the food! Ho ho ho!

November 17, 2017

Alley On 25 @ Andaz Singapore Hotel ~ A Look At All Its Dining Concepts Have To Offer!

Many of us were not aware that Andaz Singapore Hotel is already opened until we heard about Alley On 25, its all-day dining venue with a bar, a lounge and 5 different dining concepts! Haha, we're undeniably foodies first and foremost!

A luxury lifestyle hotel brand by Hyatt, the property sits on level 25 to 39 of the DUO Tower, and is surrounded by the historic Kampong Glam and iconic Marina Bay area. Its location is also very convenient to get to, being directly connected to Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14).

Boasting of 342 guestrooms and suites, four event venues and F&B outlets with stunning view of the city, visitors can can enjoy the hotel, have a swim in the infinity pool, work out in the 24-hour fitness centre, have a drink in the rooftop bar or experience street dining in the sky. Omg I want a staycation here lol!

November 10, 2017

CHAR Restaurant @ Jalan Besar - Fantastic Char Siew, Roasted Delights & New Dishes On The Menu!

If you have no time to read this post, here's the summary: CHAR is totally char-ged with deliciousness!

Have some moments? Perhaps you can have a look at the char siew photos and imagine what I'm trying to put across. Better still, just read what I wrote lah haha.

Since opening in 2014, CHAR Restaurant has been steadily building up a reputation for serving up one of the best char siew or Chinese-style barbecued pork in Singapore. Though it has been quite a while since I last visited CHAR's former premises at Guillemard Road, the ambrosial taste and lovely tenderness of their pork belly char siew remains unforgettable in my heart.

The recent trip to CHAR's current location along Jalan Besar rekindled that lingering feeling all over again.

November 07, 2017

Wolfgang's Steakhouse @ Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay Hotel ~ Famed NYC Steakhouse Serves Excellent Steaks!

Internationally-renowned Wolfgang's Steakhouse from New York City has finally arrived in Singapore after a string of openings across some of Asia's most vibrant cities including Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul!

Being steak lovers, we are naturally delighted to see the opening of Wolfgang's Steakhouse on our local shores. To avoid any confusion, I must first share that the restaurant and bar is located at Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay hotel (not the one at Bugis), and in no way related to CUT by Wolfgang Puck at MBS.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a family-run restaurant founded by father-son team, Wolfgang and Peter Zwiener, more than 13-years ago. Wolfgang had worked decades of his life in Brooklyn's legendary Peter Luger steakhouse, and eventually open his own restaurant using his expertise to provide diners a steak dining experience centered around quality ingredients, traditional cooking techniques and high service standards.

November 02, 2017

Pince & Pints Restaurant And Bar, New Outlet At Katong ~ Lobster Roll, Lobster Noodles, Chili Lobster And More!

It's "everything lobster" at Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar!

After first opening its doors at Singapore's Duxton Road in 2014, and following an outpost in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur, the homegrown lobster establishment has just launched a franchise outlet at the charming neighborhood of Katong a few weeks ago.

Our appetite for the crustacean quickly guided our way over. We looked forward to an array of lobster dishes, and were told that live wild-caught lobsters are air-flown direct weekly from the Atlantic Coast. These are stored in the restaurant's state-of-the-art tank facility till preparation for consumption. I'm impressed! How much fresher can it get?

October 30, 2017

Guide To New F&B Offerings At One Raffles Place!

Come lunch hour, the Raffles Place vicinity can be rather intimidating for those who are not familiar with the area. So many F&B outlets! So much people! So long queues everywhere! So little time! How how how?

An ideal scenario would be to know exactly what you want, and zoom in decisively to your choice of F&B outlets to minimize any aimless wandering, and maximum whatever precious time you have.

One Raffles Place
(directly connected to Raffles Place mrt station NS26/EW14) conveniently offers an array of F&B choices within one building. From breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to tea, coffee and desserts, the gormandizing needs for the whole day can easily be catered to.

With the opening of several new outlets during the recent months, the F&B offerings at One Raffles Place have become more attractive than ever.

Let's take a look at the highlights!

October 27, 2017

Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 @ OUE Tower Presents An Exquisite Niigata City Menu For A Limited Period!

Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 is reputed to be one of Singapore's finest Chinese restaurants, and I've heard only good things about its food, service and ambience from my friends who have dined there before. True that!

The purpose of my visit was to check out Tóng Lè's special two-week menu (available from 27th October to 11th November 2017) which features Autumn seasonal produce from Japan's Niigata City.

This is actually the second year in which the collaboration is taking place. Chef Ken Ling was so impressed with the products last year, that he flew to Niigata City again this year to personally handpick the freshest Autumn ingredients to be used for the delectable 6-course menu.

October 20, 2017

Shima Japanese Restaurant @ Goodwood Park Hotel ~ New Chef! New Kaiseki Menu!

Opened since 1980, Shima at Goodwood Park Hotel is known to be one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Singapore.

Though the establishment is reputed for its Teppanyaki offerings, it also serves up sashimi and sushi, as well as other Japanese cuisine including shabu shabu and sukiyaki. Heard that its executive bento sets are very popular during lunch too.

As Chef Hoshiba Fumihiko, an award-winning luminary with over 40 years of culinary experience, joins Shima, he unveils a brand-new Kaiseki menu!

October 17, 2017

Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant 鳗满, NEW 2nd Outlet @ DUO Galleria ~ Full Of Grilled Freshwater Eel Goodness

My man of the moment is undeniably..... Man Man 鳗满 ! <3

Opened by Chef Teppei Yamashita, the flagship store at Keong Saik Road is widely-known for being the first Japanese unagi specialty restaurant in Singapore, its delicious grilled eel that bagged a Michelin Bib Gourmand status, and forever long queue.

Okay lah, not exactly "forever", but stories of having to stand in line for any time between 30 minutes to 2 hours in less-than-favorable weather conditions without any shelter just to enjoy an unagi meal are not unheard of.

So the opening of a second Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant at DUO Galleria (directly connected to Bugis mrt station EW12/DT14) came as great news for those who wish to skip the waiting torture yet get a taste of what's the hype all about. Last we heard, there isn't any long queue at this 2nd outlet yet.

October 12, 2017

The Bird Southern Table & Bar @ MBS ~ Crispy Fried Chicken & Waffles By US' Award-Winning Yardbird

The delightful combination of fried chicken and waffles is loved by many, and is one of the most popular brunch items around. For fans, here's a place to check out for yet another version: The Bird Southern Table & Bar!

Opened by restaurateur John Kunkel who is also behind the award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami and Las Vegas, the first Asia outpost at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands serves to bring an experience of Southern US comfort cuisine to our local shore.

We were understandably excited about making a visit.

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 @ Tan Quee Lan Street ~ Be Ready To Get Orgasmic Crab And Hooked On Hokkein Mee!

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

Kin Cow @ Chinatown Point ~ Delicious Thai Beef Noodles!


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

Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House @ Tanjong Pagar Centre ~ Delicious Contemporary Chinese Cuisine!

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 @ Chinatown Point ~ Contemporary Vegetarian Restaurant With Yummy Meatless Food!

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

Provisions @ Dempsey Road ~ Singapore's First Skewers & Claypot Rice Cocktail Bar!

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

NASI LEMAK BURGER! Find It At These 7 Places In Singapore! *With NEW Updates (There Is More!)*

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 @ Bugis Junction ~ Customisable Tendon Bowls That Is Worth Checking Out

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

The Masses @ Beach Road ~ Affordable, Quality, Delicious Fare From The Saveur Guy!

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

SPRMRKT Daily and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar @ Robertson Quay ~ Retail, Art & Food In One Space

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

Niku Katsumata Singapore @ Duxton Road ~ Japanese Wagyu Beef Set At Only $38++! Go! Go! Go!

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

The Affogato Bar @ Bukit Timah Road ~ A Café Specializing In Affogato And Coffee

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

Ô COMPTOIR French Crêpe & Cider Bar @ Circular Road ~ Maki Galettes With An Interesting Asian Flair

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

Royale Restaurant @ Mercure Singapore Bugis ~ Peranakan Dinner Buffet Promotion!

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

Wine & Chef @ Keong Saik Road ~ Wine Shop, Restaurant & Bar With Delicious Mod-Sin Dishes

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

Ninja Cut @ Seah Street ~ New & Nostalgic Menu Additions Inspired By Childhood Favorites

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 @ Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar ~ New Patisserie Café With Japanese-French Inspired Cakes

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

Birders 鳥人 @ Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar - Modern Japanese Yakitori & Sake Bar

"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

Monument Lifestyle Goods & Café @ Duxton Road ~ Where Coffee Meets Shopping

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

Modus Quinoa Bowls @ Esplanade Xchange Food Inn ~ Cheap, Tasty, Healthy & Nutritious!

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.