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.