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.