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 […]

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 […]

Po Satay Horizontal

PO restaurant – possibly grandma-approved but she might just baulk at the prices!

Oh Po-leez, do you really think you can get away with charging those prices? Or maybe I should ask, do you really think you should get away with charging those prices? At Po, located in the new boutique hotel, The Warehouse Hotel, we’re talking S$28 for 4 wrap-it-yourself rolls of popiah and $32 for atas […]

Phat Cat Laundry Beef rib

Phat Cat Laundry – Keong Saik’s new top cat in town

Phat Cat Laundry, a new addition to the Keong Saik area, greets you with kitschy messages asking you to “air your dirty laundry” and “let off steam”. Considering this isn’t an actual laundry but a new bar along Jiak Chuan street, no, the messages aren’t to be taken literally, of course. What you should literally […]

Candlenut Dempsey Dinner Top Shot

Candlenut at Como Dempsey – Modern Peranakan

[Updated 22 December] Candlenut is now at Como Dempsey, a work-in-progress “lifestyle quarter” that will eventually house multi-label fashion store, Dover Street Market and a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten (widely-acknowledged as the creator of the molten lava cake). Asides from Candlenut, Ippoh Tempura Bar, Osaka’s oldest, premium tempura restaurant is already open as […]

The 2016 Masala Guide V2

Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 – The Masala Guide!

This is the aunty-approved Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 food guide – The Masala Guide! I thought of writing a listicle so that Santa Google would gift me with a million hits, but decided against it. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 type of articles being published so I thought, why not […]

IZY nokke roll

IZY a new vibe you’ve got?

The first time I heard about IZY was 3 years back when it first opened, and I heard about it via a Ferrari-driving businessman. Which explains why it took me over 2 years before I decided to try the place. That’s only because some izakaya like to pose as casual joints for people out for […]

Man Man Unagi Featured

Man Man Unagi by Teppei – Unagi Heaven!

So, the thought of queuing for 30 minutes under the mid-day sun certainly didn’t sound appealing to me, and when I arrived at Man Man Unagi, my first comment was to ask my friend if she wanted to head elsewhere. After all, we were at the Keong Saik area and plenty other options are available […]

Naughty Nuri Platter

{Closed} Killer ribs at Naughty Nuri’s Katong!

Update 8 December 2016: Naughty Nuri’s Katong has closed and has been replaced by Wicked Grill.  Naughty Nuri’s hails from Ubud, Bali and is most famous for its barbequed ribs, rather than more classic “Indonesian” fare. And with good reason. Sticky, sweet, fall-off-the-bone meat with scrumptious burnt bits (aren’t burnt bits the best?) – even […]