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Update 8 December 2016: Naughty Nuri’s Katong has closed and has been replaced by Wicked Grill.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 […]

Baba Chews Bar

Baba Chews – Peranakan and more!

{UPDATED 25 SEPT 2016 with Baba Chew’s Weekend Brunch information at the end of the post} Beware the non-Nyonya who attempts to review Peranakan food. Just as how those of us who grew up on mommy’s Indian cooking would take reviews of Indian food with a bag of salt. But still, I shall try. After […]

Ding Dong Scallop Tartare

Ding Dong – fun times, now at Amoy Street!

Take the already eclectic décor of Ding Dong at Ann Siang, amp it up with a heady dose of retro kitsch, and you have the new Ding Dong at Amoy Street. The neon pink signage of Ding Dong shows you the way to the relocated space at the front of Amoy Street and walls plastered […]

Long Phung Pho

Long Phung – Yummy Vietnamese at Joo Chiat

Us eastsiders know where it’s at, and the Viet is at Long Phung in Joo Chiat. Long Phung is universally popular – you’ll see Vietnamese folk, locals and tourists alike, munching on goi cuan (fresh rice paper rolls), pho (noodles in beef broth) and bun thit nuong (grilled pork and noodles). It’s so popular that […]

Tanuki Raw Herumetto Duck Confit

Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central

I’ve been a Tanuki Raw fan since the days of its launch years back, having swigged many a bubbly while scoffing down oysters during their happy hour promotions. That was also where I fell in love with some of their fabulously quirky sushi rolls like American Roll (sushi version of a cheeseburger) and Rockstar (deep […]