Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy’s indulgent Gluten and Dairy-Free menu!

I’ll be the first to admit the thought of going to a gluten- and dairy-free restaurant makes me want to run up Bukit Timah Hill (no, seriously?) but hey, curiosity got the better of me. So, when I was invited to try out Open Door Policy’s new GF-DF only menu, I shoved aside any preconceived […]

Chef Waddah Bou Saad

From Syria to Singapore – Life goes on for this pastry chef

These days, it’s highly unlikely that pastry is what comes to mind when you think of Syria. But for Syrian chef, Waddah Bou Saad, sweets are his motivation for happiness in life. I had the honour of meeting Chef Waddah at a recent event organized by CNIEL – the French Dairy Interbranch Organization who have […]

Jai Siam – wallet-friendly, authentic Thai in the east!

Jai Siam’s slogan says wallet-friendly authentic Thai cuisine. Well, it’s authentic, and value for money indeed! Hubby already said he had a good feeling because the service staff was Thai, and we were not disappointed. The dishes came out one by one – I believe they might have been short-staffed in the kitchen that evening, […]

Wine & Chef Mussels

Wine & Chef – like your hood’s zi-char (almost)

Wine & Chef at Keong Saik road – another nod to Mod-Sin cuisine, which I welcome wholeheartedly because the supposed stalwarts of Mod-Sin (one in particular, whose latest restaurant Po is really just a great excuse to pay for overpriced local fare) really need to be shown a thing or two about genuine fusion and […]

The Butcher Burger Dog

The Butcher’s Kitchen – value for money meats

Already familiar with The Butcher retail stores, where I occasionally buy fresh meats from the Parkway Parade branch, I decided to check out their new (and first) full-fledged restaurant, The Butcher’s Kitchen, at Suntec City last week. Interestingly, the first thing you see, front and centre, is their 32-flavour gelato bar, featuring some rather intriguing […]

The Disgruntled Brasserie Dessert

The Disgruntled Brasserie – Simply Delicious!

Now, this is how you do small plates dining. I hate that word – small plates. But at The Disgruntled Brasserie, the small plates are robust and rich enough (and priced just right) that you’re not going to be bothered about such minuscule details. Heavy starters featuring rich goodies like burrata, foie gras and cheese […]

Stellar Chuck Rib skyline

Stellar at 1-Altitude’s sky-high offerings

Stellar at 1-Altitude is going Tajima wagyu strong these days! There’s something to be said for chefs who really get down and dirty with their produce. No, I am not referring to them whispering sweet nothings into a cow’s ears (though who am I to judge), and neither am I talking about rolling around gleefully […]

Platypus Katong Pork Belly rice

Platypus Katong – great for drinks, food so-so

From the outside, it seems as though Platypus Katong has all the necessary elements to be a shoo-in for a great night out. An open, inviting stretch facing East Coast Road, friendly staff and some super happy hour deals – we’re talking $6 for your 1st drink and $9 for selected beers and wines till […]

Nude Seafood Grouper in duck broth

Update: NUDE Seafood’s latest Communal Menu

{Update: 14 May 2017} One of my favourite restaurants in town, I’ve never walked out of NUDE Seafood dissatisfied. The produce is always fresh, cooking always intriguing and generosity always evident. Saw that they’ve launched a new “communal dining” concept, so we decided to check it out last Friday night. The premise is that for […]

Strong Flour lemon tart

Strong Flour – fresh handmade pasta with gluten-free options

Gluten-free pasta lovers rejoice! Is the statement I wanted to start the article with. But as I have not tried Strong Flour’s range of handmade gluten-free pastas, I can’t comment on that. I can say however, that the regular pastas at Strong Flour are well-made. No chemicals or preservatives, just strong flour, the pastas are […]

Flying Monkey featured

Flying Monkey – Indian-inspired cocktails and tapas

If it was not for the fact that a friend had suggested I attend a tasting session at Flying Monkey, I might have just missed out on this place altogether. Only because the emphasis at Flying Monkey seems to be a lot on the Indian-inspired cocktails that you can have with the Indian tapas. And I […]