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 preserving 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.

April 25, 2017

SENS @ Raffles Holland Village ~ New Japanese Restaurant Located Within TASTE Gourmet Grocer



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

Be Frank Hotdogs @ Orchard Paragon ~ Gourmet Hotdogs With A Variety Of Toppings & Raclette Cheese!



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

Firebake - Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant @ East Coast Road ~ The Place To Get Artisanal Breads!



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

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.