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Braci – Cosy, Charming Italian at Boat Quay

Stepping into Braci, you forget the din and the touts that occupy its locale – Boat Quay. An elevator opens up to the 2nd floor shophouse unit, and you’re immediately greeted warmly by the manager and possibly, chef-owner Beppe de Vito himself. Beppe, the self-taught chef and restaurateur of the Il Lido Group that also […]

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Audace – Bold, Bright and Beautiful

Audace, inspired by the word “audacious” isn’t quite the brazen-faced swashbuckler one might expect. I’d say more bold than brash, the dishes here are tinged with just that bit of daring. Located at what used to be Cocotte at the Wanderlust hotel in Little India, Audace is helmed by Jeremy Gillon who has headed and […]

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Singapore’s Best Value-for-Money Fine Dining – The Masala Guide 2017

Another year of gastronomic gluttony has ensued, and at the end of it all, let me say that 2017 has been slightly underwhelming in this aspect. Sorry, I know it isn’t what most food guides out there would say. Most would probably spout glorious words of praise for all the new places that have opened […]

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Atlas Bar and Restaurant’s Decadent Lunch

One does not necessarily think of food when one thinks of Atlas. More likely to come to mind is its impressive Art Deco inspired setting – it’s not completely unthinkable to lose oneself in its splendid grandeur, sinking deep into the plush emerald couches, drunk on all the intricate gold-embellished décor of Atlas. And with […]

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Blackwattle – Mod Oz experiments at Amoy Street

I don’t rush to visit new restaurants these days. Many a time, I have been disappointed, paid way too much for far too little, not just in size but in finesse and flair. But hearing that Blackwattle had opened made me want to head over sooner rather than later, considering that I had a fine […]

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Dehesa – nose-to-tail Spanish

It’s surprising how Dehesa has not become one of the places that’s top of mind when one thinks of Spanish food in Singapore. A little under-the-radar, but definitely big on flavours and creativity, the restaurant is helmed by chef-owner Jean-Philippe Patruno, formerly of Bomba and Una. Located at North Canal Road (behind the Circular quay/Boat […]

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Alley on 25 at flashy new Andaz hotel

Part of the swish new DUO enclave, Alley on 25 at Andaz, a luxury hotel by the Hyatt group, is host to a selection of restaurants and bars. Being within close proximity to Andaz, it didn’t take me long before I sauntered in one day during lunch to check out their attractively-priced 3-course set menus. […]

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Open Farm Community goes Kampong French!

When I think Open Farm Community, I think urban farming and local. Just walking into the verdant premises inspires one to go all green thumbed – almost all. I have no interest in growing my own greens, but am more than happy to support the movement by eating what’s grown locally. We all do our […]

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Mitzo x Shen Tan, Friends of Mitzo Dinner series

A couple of months back, I attended the 2nd instalment of the Friends of Mitzo series featuring a face-off between Morsel’s Petrina Low and Mitzo’s Executive Chef Nicky Ng. Rounding of the Friends of Mitzo series is the upcoming collaboration with Singapore’s “nasi lemak queen”, Shen Tan. It might not do her justice to brand […]

This Butcher Boy knows how to grill!

A hop and a step away from his fine dining restaurant Cure, is Chef Andrew Walsh’s latest project – Butcher Boy. Creeping cholesterol levels had kept me from rushing to the place, considering that the moniker presents the Asian-inspired bar and grill as being nothing short of a meat-lover’s paradise, but on a whim on […]

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My “Workation” at Park Regis Singapore

Bleisure? Workation? These new blend words are trending, and it’s no wonder, considering the rise of the Digital Nomad in today’s globalized workforce. “Bleisure”, business and leisure combined, is on the upswing; a BridgeStreet Global Hospitality report states that 60% of travellers report having taken bleisure trips, out of which 30% extended their business trip […]