September 29, 2019

Monga 艋舺鸡排 @ JEM ~ Famous Fried Chicken Brand By Taiwanese Celebrity "Nono" Has Landed In Singapore!

It is never a case of too much when it comes to fried chicken, though honestly, we did hesitated for quite a while before deciding to to travel all the way to far far west of Singapore for..... Monga 艋舺鸡排!

Yes, the famous Taiwanese celebrity Nono's fried chicken brand has opened at JEM Shopping Mall.

While this is Monga's first outlet on our island, the popular brand already boasts of over 45 outlets in its home country Taiwan, and has outposts in Canada, USA, UK, Philippines, and Malaysia too.

Fried chicken lovers would definitely want to check it out.

September 09, 2019

Una Una @ Bugis+ Serves Unagi Hitsumabushi At Only $9.80! Possibly The Most Affordable In Singapore

Unagi hitsumabushi at only $9.80 onwards?!! We're definitely rushing over to Una Una to check it out.

Officially opened a few days ago on 5th September at Bugis+, the unagi specialty restaurant offers the Nagoya-style dish where freshwater eel is charcoal-grilled and served over a bed of rice with assorted condiments at a much lower pricing compared to its competitors.

It's possibly the most affordable in Singapore.

September 02, 2019

Premium Benja Chicken From Thailand Is Now In Singapore! Try It At One-Michelin-Starred Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel

Most of us are familiar with premium meats such as Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork, but... Benja Chicken?

UFarm's Benja Chicken is the world's first brown rice-fed chicken that hails from Thailand! Raised in carefully controlled, cage-free farm and fed on brown rice, the chicken is said to boast a rich flavour profile, and is more tender and juicier than the usual chicken meat by 55%! No wonder Benja Chicken is preferred by chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants such as Saneh Jaan, Siam Wisdom, and Paste.

We had our first taste of highly-lauded Benja Chicken here in Singapore at one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador, and were duly-impressed.

August 19, 2019

Sushiro Singapore @ Tiong Bahru Plaza ~ Largest Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain From Japan Serving Otoro Sushi At Only $4.80 Per Piece!

1.36 billion plates of sushi?!!

That's the number of plates Sushiro serves to more than 149 million customers a year in Japan, making it the largest conveyor belt sushi chain locally with the highest revenue for eight consecutive years from 2011 to 2018.

After an expansion to over 530 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Sushiro will be opening its first South East Asia outlet at Singapore's Tiong Bahru Plaza on 19th August 2019.

We were surprised to see that a piece of Otoro (Fatty Tuna) Sushi will cost us only $4.80 per piece, and it's even going at a lower price of $2.20 per piece during the opening special.

What?!! Just take our money!

July 12, 2019

Godmama @ Funan ~ Modern Peranakan Restaurant With Interesting Dishes Like Chap Chye In Prawn Bisque And Longan Red Date Pudding

I'm always excited whenever a new mall opens because... NEW mall = NEW restaurants! Lol!

Even though many of us had gotten weary of the "copy-paste" local retail landscape, there are still many restaurateurs who choose to launch their new concept in these new malls and pique our interest once again.

Take for instance, Godmama, a modern Peranakan restaurant & bar at Funan, the latest lifestyle destination. Co-owner Christina Keilthy left her corporate job to set up Godmama as she wanted to preserve the legacy of her godma's and mama's egg skin popiah, a dish she has been enjoying since childhood.

July 09, 2019

Emma Soft Serve @ Plaza Singapura ~ Popular Japanese "Upside Down" Soft Serve Launches In Singapore With Exclusive Boba Taco Softie & Charcoal Cheese Flavour

Nope, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Emma's "upside-down" soft serve cones are really this gravity-defying!

The popular soft serve brand from Japan has just opened its first-ever overseas outpost in the basement of Singapore's Plaza Singapura.

Named after "絵馬" which are small wooden plaques on which Japanese worshippers write their well wishes, Emma aspires to be the place where everyone's wishes come true.

Perhaps someone had wished for Emma's soft serve to be paired with chewy pearls. The union is now materalized in Emma's BTS - Boba Taco Softie ($6.80)!

July 06, 2019

宴 Yàn Cantonese Cuisine @ National Gallery ~ Chilli Crab Buns & New Dim Sum Items for National Day 2019! Signature Favourites Are Must-Order Too!

We started our Bicentennial National Day's celebration early at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine!

For the uninitiated, this year 2019 is a key milestone in Singapore's history as it marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival on our little island.

To mark the commemoration, the restaurant is offering a special dim sum lunch menu that incorporates flavours from local dishes during the months of July and August.

July 02, 2019

Unagiya Ichinoji Unveils Summer Menu!

I'm really enjoying that restaurants in Singapore are always refreshing their menus with seasonal items because it means foodies like us will always have something new to look forward to every few months.

For this July and August, Japanese restaurant Unagiya Ichinoji is offering their seasonal menu which celebrates the best harvests of summer. There's four new dishes to discover!

Time to head over to its outlets at Robertson Quay and Suntec City.

June 26, 2019

Frieda Restaurant @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore ~ The Place To Indulge In Hearty German Fare!

Say hello to Frieda!

The relatively-new restaurant located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is named after the only daughter of the hotel founder, and offers German fare with a touch of Austrian influence.

It was most fitting that our group was hungry after slaving away at work the whole day, because a hearty menu of premium sausage selections, vintage pork cuts, and pork knuckles is waiting for us!

June 22, 2019

Milksha 迷客夏, The Popular Bubble Tea Brand From Taiwan Opens At Singapore's Suntec City & Funan Centre

Looks like the bubble tea hype is definitely not over yet. The game is still going strongly with another popular overseas brand joining our local market.

Let's say hello to Milksha (迷客夏), Taiwan's leading bubble tea brand that's voted number 1 by Taiwan's university students. It's opening today, right here in Singapore's Suntec City. The next outlet will open a week later at Funan Centre.

Known as "Milkshop" in Taiwan, and "Milksha" in international markets, the brand has one of the largest number of bubble tea outlets across Taiwan, and has stores in China and Hong Kong too.

June 19, 2019

Rumours Bar & Grill @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Chillaxing Hangout Spot With Bar Snacks, Glorious Grills & Signature Cocktails

Perched high on Jewel's topmost level where the Canopy Park is, Rumours Bar & Grill is one of the dining options available when hunger pang strikes.

Even better as it's open till late. Or should I say wee hours in the morning at 3am?

Haha whatever it is, we heard that the award-winning Bali casual dining restaurant's Singapore outpost serves up a delightful menu of bar snacks, glorious grills and signature cocktails with something for all to enjoy.

If the rumours are true, Rumours Bar & Grill would be a fantastic hangout spot for families and friends then.

June 16, 2019

Gram Cafe & Pancakes Singapore @ Vivocity ~ The Fluffiest Souffle Pancakes From Japan Have Arrived!

Today 16th June 2019 is a happy day to remember because..... Gram Cafe & Pancakes is officially opening at Singapore's Vivocity!

Hailing from Osaka, the famous souffle pancakes specialist is best known for its impossibly fluffy pancakes. You may have seen those stacks of wobbly goodness jiggling their way through social media.

Blessed you if you already had a taste of Gram's pancakes at their shops in Japan or Thailand, but if you have not, here's your chance to do so right here at home.

June 13, 2019

The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel ~ Chef Philip Chia X The Clifford Pier ‘Best of Peranakan Cuisine’ Promotion

Chef Philip Chia is back! This is his third collaboration with The Clifford Pier to bring us a feast of Peranakan signatures re-imagined with modern twist.

As a fourth generation Peranakan, Chef Philip was only six years old when he first stepped in the kitchen to learn the finer points of pounding rempah. Since then, he has gone on to win several culinary competitions, publish cookbooks on Peranakan cuisine, and become a well-respected figure on the local culinary scene.

I missed his cooking for the last two years and is finally able to make it this time.

June 12, 2019

Sama Sama By Tok Tok @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Hearty Indonesia Fare With Many Heritage Dishes!

Among the numerous F&B establishments that have opened at Jewel Changi Airport, Sama Sama by Tok Tok counts as one of those which stood out more.

The restaurant offers a wide selection of Indonesian homely comfort food from across the Nusantara (Indonesian archipelago) to Singapore all under one roof in a cosy yet contemporary setting. It comes with a view of the majestic rain vortex even.

'Sama Sama' means "you're welcome" in the Indonesian language. It expresses appreciation, gratitude, and reflects a joyful spirit of "togetherness".

So on that note, we happily stepped into Sama Sama in anticipation of a scrumptious dinner.

June 10, 2019

Min Jiang Restaurant Has Moved From One-North To Dempsey Hill With Whole New Menu

Since April this year, Min Jiang has relocated to the lush Dempsey Hill after spending more than a decade at One-North.

The restaurant's new home is bigger than before, boasting an interior of contemporary chinoiserie. Its beautiful premises houses a 8-seater bar, airy light-filled main dining hall, 3 private rooms, as well as a wooden-decked alfresco dining veranda.

A whole new menu is unveiled together with the move, crafted by Master Chef Goh Chee Kong to showcase the intricacies of Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine.

June 09, 2019

Chao Ting 潮亭 @ Far East Square ~ Delicious & Affordable Teochew 'Pao Fan' By The Jumbo Group

I was so intoxicated by the superb meal at Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 that I fell into food coma and forgot to take my shopping bag with me as I left the restaurant.

Oops! But it gave me a perfect excuse to return the very next day for that tau suan which I love so much, and also to check out its sister concept, Chao Ting 潮亭 which is located right beside Zui Yu Xuan at Far East Square.

The fast-casual dining joint specialises in Teochew 'Pao Fan', a classic Chinese dish of cooked rice grains served in savoury broth. Most of us would not be unfamilar with this rustic comfort food. After the meal, I was hooked. The 'pao fan' at Chao Ting is worth many trips back.

June 06, 2019

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 @ Far East Square ~ Cold Crabs, Kway Teow With 'Wok Hei' & That Unforgettable 'Tau Suan'!

The Jumbo Group of Restaurants is renowned for their seafood offerings and award-winning chilli crabs, but little did we know that it has more treasures in the house - A Techeow "trinity" comprising of Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳, Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine 醉花林品潮轩, and Chao Ting 潮亭.

Collectively known as Zui (醉) Teochew Cuisine, it's a tribute to the timeless culinary heritage of one of Singapore's founding Chinese dialect group.

We made a visit to Zui Yu Xuan (recently-opened in April) which is located within the historic Far East Square precinct to explore the authentic cuisine it has to offer, and were first greeted by a traditional Chinese entrance way adorned with intricate wood carvings and a sweeping tiled roof.

Wow! Really gave us that "step-back-in-time" feel.

June 03, 2019

Shang Palace 香宫 @ Shangri-La Hotel Singapore ~ Cantonese Fine Dining At Its Best With Nostalgia, Signature & Innovative Dishes

Shang Palace Singapore itself is a culinary icon.

Launched in 1971 with Shangri-La Singapore, the Cantonese restaurant is the only F&B concept remaining from the hotel group's opening. It is the forerunner of an international chain of 38 Shang Palace restaurants worldwide, and flagship of Shang Palace brand.

The swanky establishment is currently helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung, whose sterling 40-year career saw him bring Shang Palace Kowloon to its second Michelin star in 2011.

Wow! But I shall be honest and say that though impressive, none of these really matters unless we experience the food for ourselves, right?

So we went, we ate, and left deliriously filled with joy. Every dish that we had was so satisfying!

June 02, 2019

Latest! Tendon Kohaku's Brand-New Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon With Szechuan Peppers & Mala Sauce!

If you've yet to try the seasonal Spring Tendon by Tendon Kohaku, you have a few days left to do so before the brand-new Aka-Fuji Summer Spicy Tendon takes over!

Soon to be launched on 11th June, the summer tempura bowl is drenched with a special Chinese-style spicy sauce made with Szechuan peppers and mala! Omg!

As if Singapore's weather is not hot enough haha. But the spicy sauce is exactly what made the entire bowl fiery and shiok, though I find it leaning towards the spicy rather than tongue-numbing side.

May 29, 2019

Sun With Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe @ Wheelock Place, Orchard Road ~ Latest 2019 Grand Menu Unveiled!

Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe is not unfamiliar to us residing in Singapore as the popular restaurant has been around for 14th years. Its location at level 3 of Wheelock Place remained unchanged even!

Not an easy feat considering how cutthroat the F&B industry can be. On a personal front, I guess one of the reasons Sun with Moon manages to stay in business is because of its consistent food quality, as well as the continuous effort in offering regional specialties (changes every 3 months) and yearly refreshed menus to keep the fickle tongues of diners interested.

In fact, the restaurant has just unveiled its latest 2019 grand menu, featuring a repertoire of brand-new creations, together with new spins on all-time favourites.

May 26, 2019

Burger & Lobster Singapore @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ The Famed Lobster Rolls Have Finally Arrived! With Exclusive Sambal Glazed Lobsters!

The acclaimed lobster rolls from Burger & Lobster are finally in our hands!!! Right here in Singapore!

Hailing from London, many positive things have been said about Burger & Lobster's famed lobster roll that has already debuted in cities like New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Genting Highlands, and Kuwait City.

Even way before the restaurant's official launch at Jewel Changi Airport on 23rd May this week, friends and colleagues are already buzzing me with questions," you know when Burger & Lobster is opening huh? I want to eat leh! You think will be expensive anot?"

Of course, there is the hype on both traditional and social media outlets. The level of anticipation is undeniably high.

May 22, 2019

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑 @ InterContinental Singapore ~ New Chef! New Signature Dishes!

Man Fu Yuan 满福苑 at InterContinental Singapore has unveiled a collection of 13 signature dishes crafted by its new chef at helm, Executive Sous Chef Aaron Tan.

New chef, new dishes! This is certainly a way to draw new diners in, and keep existing customers (like us) interested enough to make returning visits.

While the offerings are ingenious in concept and contemporary in presentation, the integrity of Cantonese cuisine that Man Fu Yuan stands for is maintained.

May 19, 2019

The Alley Luxe @ Cineleisure Orchard ~ Famous Taiwanese Tea Brand Opens Flagship Store At Orchard Road

Do we need more sweetness in our life? Apparently yes. Even more so when it's in the form of brown sugar deerioca milk from The Alley.

Since its launch in 2013, the Taiwanese beverage brand quickly gained popularity and expanded to about 300 outlets worldwide including Canada, USA, France, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. The Alley finally arrived in Singapore when its Jewel Changi Airport outlet opened on 17th April this year.

Fast forward to a month later on 18th May, The Alley launched its flagship store at Cineleisure in the heart of Orchard Road!

May 16, 2019

Paradise Dynasty Opens NEW Outlet At Suntec City! FREE Limited-Editon Brown Sugar Lava Xiao Long Bao!

Paradise Dynasty has launched a brand new outlet at Suntec City Mall!

No doubt this latest addition would bring much convenience to the working professionals working in the area who are hankering for Paradise Dynasty's famed xiao long bao offerings. But even if you're not anywhere nearby, there's a very good reason to purposefully travel over to the Suntec outlet because of the..... Brown Sugar Lava Xiao Long Bao!

Yes, you read it right! Inspired by the brown sugar pearl milk trend, the kitchen team has specially developed this exclusive exciting offering to commemorate the new outlet opening.

May 12, 2019

Shang Social 香聚 @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ A New 3-In-1 Dining Concept By The Shangri-La Group

If the "power of three" is anything to go by, Shang Social at Jewel Changi Airport might very well be riding on a winning formula.

The first standalone dining establishment by the Shangri-La group, Shang Social pays tribute to three distinctive Chinese cuisines - Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan.

The menu is carefully-curated with inputs from three of Shangri-la's highly acclaimed master chefs - Chef Mok Kit Keung, Chef Joe Hou, and Chef Rick Du.

The 220-seater space is divided into three sections: DINING, MRKT, and BAR.

Get it? Haha.

May 10, 2019

Violet Oon @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Showcasing Singaporean Flavors To The World + Jewel-Exclusive Dishes!

Ever since Jewel Changi Airport opened in April, I've been travelling to the far far far east side of Singapore every week to explore the diverse food options that it offers. This time is for Violet Oon Singapore, a local restaurant that is celebrated for their showcase of Singaporean and Nyonya flavours.

You may wonder why is there a need to specially make a trip there when there are other more convenient Violet Oon restaurant locations at ION Orchard, National Gallery, Clarke Quay, and Bukit Timah.

Well, the concept of each restaurant differs a little, and this newest branch at Jewel actually brings together all the different elements under one roof. There are also specially-created dishes exclusively available here.

May 09, 2019

Chen's Mapo Tofu @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ The Mapo Tofu Dish By The Sister Concept Of Michelin-Starred Shisen Hanten Is A Must-Try!

The mapo tofu dish at Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard Singapore is so immensely well-received that it spanned off a sister concept, Chen's Mapo Tofu.

Located at Downtown Gallery, the brand became accessible to the wider audience in a casual and fuss-free dining environment.

Guess what, Chen's Mapo Tofu has now opened its latest outlet at Jewel Changi Airport! You can find it inside Five Spice, a foodcourt offering various Asian cuisine, and modelled after the local hawker scenes.

May 02, 2019

Don Don Donki Opens Sweet Potato Factory At Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 3. Check Out The Exclusive Products!

Don Don Donki, the Japanese discount chain with presence in Singapore's Orchard Central, 100AM, City Square Mall and upcoming Novena Square 2 has just opened a spin-off outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 1st May 2019!

Named Sweet Potato Factory by Don Don Donki, you will find their immensely-popular baked sweet potatoes, as well as a range of sweet potato snacks and drinks offerings. Some of which are new and exclusively available at this airport store only!

Best, you can get it any day any time as the store is opened 24 hours daily.

April 29, 2019

Crystal Jade Restaurants Launches Parents' Day Promotion With Exclusive Dishes, Specially-crafted Set Menus, And More!

In case anyone needs a reminder, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, and we do the same for Father's Day on the third Sunday of June here in Singapore. It is not uncommon to see most families having a meal together to mark their appreciation for the mother and father in their life.

It's time to start thinking about where to eat!

To help you with the planning, here's sharing that Crystal Jade is launching their 'Parents' Day' promotion from 3rd May to 30th June this year with an array of exclusive dishes and specially-crafted set menus.

Let's have a look at the menu highlights from the various restaurants under the Crystal Jade group.

April 26, 2019

Ho Fook Hei Soy Sauce Chicken @ Great World City ~ Well-Executed, Comforting Cantonese Dishes By Joyden

Ho Fook Hei can be quite a mouthful for those who don't speak the Cantonese dialect. It took me quite some time to get it right oops.

Meaning 好福气 or good forturne, the auspiciously-named casual dining eatery located on the first floor of Great World City (near the office towers) serves its signature rose wine soy sauce chicken, and a medley of authentic Cantonese specialties prepared with time-honoured recipes passed down from generations.

Seems that this latest concept by locally-owned Joyden group of restaurants is very well-received by diners as Ho Fook Hei was packed when we visited on a weekday evening for dinner.

April 22, 2019

Pince & Pints Launches All-New CRAB Dishes At Duxton Road Outlet

It's not just about "everything lobster" at Pince & Pints anymore!

Since March this year, the lobster specialty restaurant and bar has started serving five all-new crab dishes exclusively at its Duxton Road outlet. We're not going to ditch those premium live lobsters and the yummy signature lobster rolls anytime soon of course but..... what's not to love about having more crustacean goodness on the already well-loved menu?

The more pincers, the merrier! Yummy ones of course lol!

April 19, 2019

Yun Nans 云海肴 @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Largest Yunnan F&B Chain With Over 150 Outlets In China Is Now Opened In Singapore!

Having never been to China before, my limited connection to the culturally-rich nation is mostly through their cuisine. Okay, C-dramas like Yanxi Palace as well lol!!!

Now we can get an experience of "gao yuan liao li" or Highland cuisine right here in Singapore. Yun Nans (known in China as 云海肴 "Yun Hai Yao"), the world's largest Yunnan F&B chain with over 150 outlets, has opened its first store in 10 years and the first out of China at Jewel Changi Airport.

Our meal at Yun Nans did not miraculously teleport us to China, but gave us a valuable inkling of what food from the highlands is like.

April 12, 2019

Shake Shack Singapore Opens At Jewel Changi Airport! Expect Delicious Burgers & Singapore-Exclusive Menu!

The most anticipated F&B opening of the year for us here on our sunny island could possibly be..... Shake Shack Singapore!

Finally, the famed burger chain will be opening at Jewel Changi Airport on 17th April 2019. This is their first restaurant in South East Asia.

Let's say hello to Shake Shack's signature items including the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog, classic crinkle-cut fries, craft beer, concretes (frozen custard ice-cream), and... Singapore-exclusive menu! Yay!

April 09, 2019

Classic Afternoon Tea: The Orchard @ The Lobby Lounge, Hotel InterContinental Singapore ~ Best Way To Spend The Afternoon With These Delightful Treats

The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore might not have any scenic views to boost of, but it undeniably counts as one of the most elegant hotel lounges in Singapore.

That is where my friends and I will often adjourned to for light bites and drinks after an evening of shopping at the adjoining Bugis Junction as we love the tranquil and restful ambience it offers.

When we got to know of its new Classic Afternoon Tea: The Orchard that was recently launched on 1st April, we quickly made plans to visit. Afterall, who can resist a sweet, leisurely afternoon over luscious delights hehee?

April 06, 2019

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 萬豪軒 @ Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel ~ Exquisite Dim Sum Treasures For This April. Must Try The Chilli Crab Bun!

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant 萬豪軒 has launched its Exquisite Dim Sum Treasures for the month of April!

Diners can expect handcrafted creations such as Steamed Prawn & Black Truffle Dumpling in Squid Ink Skin ($10++ per 2pcs), Steamed Red Date Cake with Osmanthus Syrup ($6++ per 2pcs), and Steamed Quail Egg Pork Siew Mai ($8++ per 2pcs), on top of the usual Cantonese dim sum offerings that's already on the lunch menu.

We wasted no time on checking it out, and quickly found our favorite which is the.....

April 02, 2019

Sora Boru, 313@Somerset ~ Casual Japanese Dining With Interesting Rice Bowls & Customisable Chirashi Dons

"Food must tasty, price must be affordable with under $10 options, place must have air-con and walkable from our office, service must be quick." To all my colleagues who often ask me for lunch recommendations with all these criteria, here it is:-

Sora Boru has recently-opened at the basement of 313@somerset.

Named after the way Japanese pronounce 'bowl', Sora Boru is a brand-new Japanese dining eatery by K Food Holdings (which also operates Chir Chir, Masizzim and Kogane Yama) serving up a variety of one-bowl meals in the form of Don Boru (rice bowls), Curry Boru (curry rice bowls), Chirashi Boru (sashimi bowls) and Noodles.

March 29, 2019

PORTA @ Park Hotel Clarke Quay ~ Find Out What Is Good From Their Refreshed Menu!

There are some places which I'm happy to visit again, and PORTA is one of them.

From the outside, nothing seems to have changed much. Its lovely premises remains as lovely as my previous visit two years back, but the all-day dining restaurant at the lobby of Park Hotel Clarke Quay has since gotten Executive Chef Alex Phan onboard to helm its kitchen.

Chef Alex's rejuvenated menu is said to present a wider repertoire of well-loved European and Mediterranean dishes, combining fresh produce sourced both globally and locally.

March 26, 2019

Maggie Joan's @ Amoy Street ~ Serving Up Fantastic Modern European Cuisine

The back lane of Gemmill Lane houses a little gem called Maggie Joan's.

Brought to us by Glen and Daniel Ballis, the same father-and-son owner behind Moosehead, the entrance to Maggie Joan's is inconspicuous, and one of my dining companions actually took a while to find the restaurant. But once you can locate it, be ready to be awed by its gorgeous industrial chic interior, and delectable food prepared by Executive Chef Seumas Smith.

It's easy to be impressed by the dining experience that Maggie Joan's offers, just like we did.

March 22, 2019

Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken Noodles! The Spiciest Instant Noodles Ever From Malaysia!

Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken Noodles has been dubbed the spiciest instant noodles in Malaysia. What's the fuss all about?

It turns out to be all because of the..... GHOST PEPPER!!! Though not the hottest pepper in the world, it still measures a whopping 1,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHU)! Compare this to the common bird's eye chilli (50,000 to 100,000 SHU), and Samyang's 2X Hot Spicy Chicken Ramen (8,706 to 10,000 SHU), the ghost pepper can be a real menacing challenge to push one's limits.

That's exactly where the thrill is, so we readily accepted the #canornotchallenge!

March 21, 2019

51 SOHO @ Telok Ayer Street ~ All-Day Dining Joint With Asian & Sichuan Influences. Do Try The Interesting Chinese Wine Cocktails!

51 SOHO is those kind of places where I can park myself there throughout the day, and eat my 5 daily meals lol!!! #thisishowigotfat

Depending on the hour, the menu at this newly-opened joint at 51 Telok Ayer Street changes to suit different needs, beginning with breakfast options in the morning, one-bowl meals for a convenient lunch, to hearty mains for dinner. Light bites are available as well.

While the all-day dining concept is not entirely new, 51 SOHO's interesting offerings and beautiful space does provide refreshed excitability, so it's still worth checking out.

March 19, 2019

IPPUDO Singapore Launches Seasonal Rich Curry Tonkotsu Ramen! So Slurpilicious!

Hurry for curry! That what I did when I heard that IPPUDO Singapore has launched its latest seasonal ramen - Rich Curry Tonkotsu Ramen - just a few days ago on 15th March.

First thing first, this is not your usual Japanese curry that's typically sweet. The spicy bowl is specially created for the Singapore palate, combining three different types of Japanese curry, and the rich spices of South India (masala, cumin seeds, and cayenne peppers) with IPPUDO's signature tonkotsu broth.

True to expectations, the resultant bowl is full of hearty flavors. Even before I tucked into my bowl, I was already intoxicated with its wonderful aroma which somehow strongly reminds me of.....

March 16, 2019

Opus Bar & Grill @ Hilton Singapore Celebrates 4th Anniversary With NEW Dishes & FREE Wine!

Pay for steak and get a bottle of wine FREE!!!

No, you're not reading this wrongly. Unbelievable as it might seem, Opus Bar & Grill at Hilton Singapore is doing exactly that in celebration of its 4th anniversary. The offer is valid for the month of March 2019, and available from Sundays until Thursdays.

Opus Bar & Grill is considered to be one of the best steakhouses in Singapore, so it's really a no-brainer that the deal is way too good to be missed.

March 12, 2019

Kilo Kitchen Finds A New Home At Duxton Road, And Returns With A Delicious Menu

When Kilo Kitchen closed after eight years at Kampong Bugis Road, it doesn't mean goodbye forever. The restaurant simply found a new home at Duxton Road last December, and got closer to its sister property Kilo Lounge which is just a stroll away at Tanjong Pagar Road.

Let's eat, drink, and make merry! That's the vibes I felt when I stepped into Kilo Kitchen's gorgeous premises. The floor-to-ceilings windows allowed the space to be bathe in the warm golden tones of the setting sun and made it even more instagrammable.

I'm so ready for Kilo's menu of modern comfort food that draws from Latin America and Asian influences.

March 09, 2019

Pasta Supremo @ Suntec City Mall ~ Build Your Own Colourful Handmade Pasta Bowls

A keto diet has been proven (by some of my friends) to be an effective way to lose weight, but it failed big time on me because... I love pastas too much to give it up.

Pasta Supremo ups the temptation factor by offering pasta that are handmade in-house daily, and allowing diners to build their own bowl with a variety of ingredients.

It's up to you if you want your pasta bowl to be over-the-top, instagrammable, or simply a creation that suits your taste buds. But it's definitely not a no-carb friendly choice.

March 06, 2019

Baba Chews @ Katong Square ~ New Menu With Asian-Inspired Cuisine & Western Classics

Babi Pongteh! Ayam Buah Keluak! Nyonya Chap Chye! I was looking forward to all these Peranakan favourites when we confirmed the date to visit Baba Chews Bar and Eatery, but.....

Their refreshed menu which was recently launched in February took me completely by surprise.

Featuring Asian-inspired cuisine and Western classics, what Baba Chews offers now is certainly not the kind of dishes that the Babas and Nyonya has passed down from generations. While I must admit I was a tad disappointed, the feeling quickly disappeared once we started tucking into the delectable spread.

Traditional might be good, but a modern take on it can be just as pleasing, if not better.

March 04, 2019

Tempura Kohaku's Brand-New Spring Tendon!

Many countries experience four seasons through the change of weather, but in Singapore, we do it through one of our favourite national hobbies... food!

This spring, Tempura Kohaku will be offering their brand-new seasonal delight, Spring Tendon!

Showcasing the best of spring harvests in a bowl, the Spring Tendon brims with peak-season produce and spring ingredients including deep-fried tilefish, tamagoyaki, white asparagus, bamboo shoots, pickled sakura leaf, as well as Fu (Japanese wheat gluten) which takes on the shape of a sakura flower.

February 26, 2019

Poulet X Celebrity Chef Justin Quek Collaboration! Be Sure To Catch The Delicious Limited-Time Menu Before It's Gone

Whenever I'm at the French rotisserie chicken chain Poulet, my standard order is always their amazing roast chicken but this time round, I was lured by its limited-time menu born of a special collaboration with celebrity chef Justin Quek.

Chef's Justin is famed for his expertise in French fine dining and deep understanding of Asian cuisines. His Franco-Asian cuisine is represented by his signature dishes such as foie gras xiao long bao, and lobster Hokkein noodles.

I was rather excited to see what chef Justin has specially created for Poulet. Happy to say the dishes were super satisfying, and very much worthy of the trip over.

February 21, 2019

Toggle Foodie Makeover 美食大翻新 ~ The Story Behind The Bak Kwa Makeover

It's a tart! It's made with Bak Kwa! It's the "atas" fine dining-style BAK KWA TART!!!

You can catch the amazing Bak Kwa makeover on Foodie Makeover 美食大翻新!

Ep 5 - PinkyPiggu 翻新肉干 I -
Ep 6 - PinkyPiggu 翻新肉干 II -

Hahaha!!! Sorry if I sound too over-zealous here, but it's only because I'm still feeling extremely excited to be involved in this program as the co-host, even though the planning and filming has ended some time ago.

The episodes are finally available now for online viewing at Toggle TV. It will be aired soon on Mediacorp Channel U too.

Update: PinkyPiggu's Foodie Makeover episode on Bak Kwa will be aired over Channel U on Monday 3rd June at 9pm.

February 19, 2019

Baan Ying, Royal Square @ Novena - The Great Baan Ying Brunch Is Happening Every Weekend!

Most of our eyes will light up at the mention of... Buffet! Afterall, who doesn't like an abundance of food by paying just a flat price. Can eat and eat till we get our money's worth haha!

For this reason, we gathered one Saturday morning at Baan Ying, where the "The Great Baan Ying Brunch" is happening every weekend from 11am to 3pm.

We lost ourselves in an array of popular Thai favourites from the Land of Smiles without leaving Singapore.

February 16, 2019

New Ubin Seafood's New Outlet At Zhongshan Park. Still One Of The Best "Tze Char" Places In Singapore.

From Sin Ming to Hillview, CHIJMES, and most recently Zhongshan Park, I've made efforts to visit New Ubin Seafood whenever the family-runned eatery relocates or opens a new outlet. No denying that I'm a fan.

There's this homely tze char element in their offerings that's so captivating. Though I must admit our experience last year at the CHIJMES outlet left us feeling underwhelmed for most parts. We blamed it on opening jitters maybe.

However, one bad experience doesn't wipe out all the good ones so it didn't deter me from checking out New Ubin at Zhongshan Park.