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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]