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 […]

Botanico sardines 2

Botanico restaurant – Almost perfect but not quite

The décor and ambience at Botanico restaurant at The Garage is certainly worthy of its location at Singapore’s beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Botanic Gardens. The colonial bungalow that used to house the cars of university professors has been converted to two restaurants – casual dining Bee’s Knees on the ground floor and […]

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 […]

FOC Squid Ink Paella

FOC Restaurant – Savour that Spanish!

It’s taken me this long to write about FOC – one of my favourite tapas joints in Singapore because…I’ve never sat at their bar counter! The point of that is, the table seatings have dim, romantic lighting, all the better to gaze into your partner’s eyes as you tapas the night away, but not all […]

Boca clams, bacalhau, octopus

Boca – A taste of Portugal

The last (and only) time that I had visited Portugal was 14 years ago, in 2002. I honestly do not recall much about the food, but I do remember a very interesting dining experience featuring Portugal’s most famous music genre, fado. Typically sung about the trials and tribulations of life, the music is sombre, morose […]

Delicacy Tapas

Delicacy – Tapas treats at Gemmill Lane

Located along Gemmil Lane, Delicacy, a tapas place, is worth a detour off the main Club Street drag. No, it doesn’t have the requisite hipsterish industrial and cramped look of other “IT” tapas joints in Singapore. Instead, it’s pretty airy, cheery and more like you’re visiting a Spanish senorita’s home for dinner (if you don’t […]

Maggie Joan Pork

Maggie Joan’s – Marvelous Mediterranean, off Club Street

Right. If your grandma plates up dishes like those at Maggie Joan’s, well, is she looking to adopt? I’d happily visit every day if I could dine like this. A double-barrelled moniker comprising the names of the co-owner’s grandmamas, Maggie Joan’s is the opposite of anything grandmotherly. (Well, unless your grandma is a mod Mediterranean […]

Italian Osteria Pork Belly

Bustling Italian Osteria at Hillview area

So crackling “my hubby could play a drum solo on it” pork belly. ‘Nuff said. Ok, not ‘nuff said. This wouldn’t be much of a post if I only wrote 15 words now, would it? So there I was, up in the hilly areas of Upper Bukit Timah and it was dinner time. Located at […]