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 […]

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Update 8 December 2016: Naughty Nuri’s Katong has closed and has been replaced by Wicked Grill.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

National Kitchen Kuay Pie Tee

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

With a name like Violet Oon helming National Kitchen at the National Gallery, you’re pretty much guaranteed good stuff. So it’s a safe bet if you’re looking to host a family dinner or visiting friends (which kind of fits with the location being at a national monument). The whole setup really is quite gorgeous. As […]

Flava Lechon Manok

Flava Bistro at Siglap

I’m always curious to check out new places that open in the Siglap area. For the longest time, it felt like Siglap was stuck in the ’80s with the likes of quaint places like Sidewalk Tavern, Georges and Killiney Kopitiam holding fort forever. But recently, there have been quite a few new faces around this […]

Labyrinth Chili Crab

Labyrinth restaurant – local flavours and modern methods

I’ve got to say – I had a good feeling about this. A local, no-frills nor airs kind of chef, who just wants to create innovative dishes that marry local flavour faves with modern molecular methods, what’s not to like about it? Plenty, if I go by some other “fusion”-inspired places. But here at Labyrinth, […]