Park Regis Workation View

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 […]

Folklore Fried Rice

Folklore Restaurant – Taste of Singapore’s Heritage

Folklore’s Eurasian-Peranakan hybrid cuisine was the perfect solution to my wanderlusting best friend’s search for heritage cuisine in Singapore. Visiting from the USA, this girl craves cultural culinary exploits wherever she goes, so I figured a visit to Folklore restaurant at Destination Singapore Beach Road hotel would give her a taste of our uniquely Singaporean […]

Mitzo Morsels Fish

Mitzo meets Morsels Face Off

McGregor and Mayweather may be facing off this weekend but I was invited to a different kind of fight last week. I exaggerate. Mitzo’s “Friends of Mitzo Dinner Series” isn’t about a cook-off, more of a “let’s make lovely food together” kind of collaboration project with respected chefs. The respected chef in question being our […]

Luka Iwate Beef 3

Luka – My new go-to for Japanese Italian!

Luka’s website says “It’s going to be awesome” and… it was! It’s not often these days that I walk out of a restaurant being completely satisfied with the food and the price tag. The prices at Luka are so reasonable, I’m hoping they continue to maintain that even as they persist with the fabulous quality […]

Gaig entrance

Gaig’s Michelin-starred Catalan cuisine

Ok, so anyone who has met someone from Barcelona, would know that they don’t identify themselves as Spanish, rather, they speak Catalan with pride and think of themselves purely as Catalan. So heaven forbid should I mention the cuisine at Gaig as being “Spanish”. 😊 It’s Catalan cooking, through and through. When I’m asked about […]

Aura Chocolate dessert

Weekend Brunch at Aura – National Gallery Singapore

{Update: 10 August 2017} It has been over a year since I visited Aura for its Sunday Brunch, and happy to say, it was as good as ever! They’ve still maintained the $48 set price, and the portions remain generous. Still meant to be served as a “family-style” Italian brunch, you get a variety of […]

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Norway – The Streets are Talking

Street art, murals, graffiti – whatever you wish to call them, they represent society’s thoughts – often as political satire or just plain creative expression. I was pleasantly surprised to see the walls of Norway bedecked with colourful, intense and quirky artwork, especially in the streets of Stavanger. Read any travel guide about Stavanger and […]

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The Magical Lofoten Islands, Norway

Once upon a time, I took a plane and a boat to a far off land in the Arctic. It’s a magical place of red fishermen’s cabins on stilts surrounded by mountain ranges with jagged shark teeth edges. Sights and smells of dead cod fish hung out to dry compete with rows of the prettiest […]

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, […]