OCF Appetizer

OCF – Singapore Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week has always been hits and misses for me. From the spectacular (all hail Salt at Ion) to some “stellar” disappointments, I’m not always guaranteed a great meal. OCF at The Arts House is worth checking out. This is one meal where you don’t have to run off to eat prata after your dinner. […]

Curious Palette Ricotta Hotcake featured

Curious Palette Cafe at Prinsep Street

Mmm…ricotta hotcakes. The stuff fluffy dreams are made of. At Curious Palette, this is rightly their shining star of a dish. A honey-coloured hotcake, with caramel-y, crisp edges that give way to a warm, fluffy inside and topped with berries, seeds and vanilla bean ice-cream, the twenty minute wait for the Berry Ricotta Hotcake ($14.90) […]

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 […]

Cafe Melba Reuben sandwich

Brunch in the East – Cafe Melba

Café Melba is one of those places you wish would get the consistency right. Located in a lovely, leafy enclave as part of the Goodman Arts Centre, the vibe is definitely one that is great for a chilled out Sunday brunch. Sit inside and watch the action unfold at the open-concept kitchen or dine al fresco […]

Wakanui Fillet

Wakanui Grill Dining

The New Zealand beef at Wakanui isn’t called Ocean beef for nothing. Raised on grass and switched over in the last few months to grains while enjoying the ocean views, the cows are relaxed, which makes for a more tender beef. So the manager said. (Well, I don’t know if the “ocean views” really play […]

FYR Duck Confit

Set Lunch at FYR Cycene Ond Drinc

You don’t need to know how to pronounce this restaurant’s name. Just know that FYR Cycene Ond Drinc serves up really good value for money set lunches. At just $25 for 3 courses, that’s practically a steal, considering the big portions and the CBD location of the restaurant at Boon Tat Street. You know how […]

Restaurant 999.99 Lobster

Restaurant 999.99 at Keong Saik Road

Sometimes the universe just dishes out bad omens like stale sashimi on a never-ending sushi conveyor belt. And last Friday night was looking like it had booked an express ride on that sushi train. Non-stop rain pelted down furiously as I tried to navigate the impossibly crowded streets around the Keong Saik area, trying to […]

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 […]

View from La Cantina

La Cantina – Charming Italian restaurant in Changi Village

If I’m craving crabmeat pasta, there’s one place I would go to in a heartbeat for a guaranteed winner – and that’s La Cantina In Venezia, or more commonly known as, La Cantina. The linguine al granchio has plump pieces of sweet crab meat, swimming in a rich, creamy tomato sauce – my absolute favourite […]

Cho Omakase Unagi

Value for money Japanese set lunch at Cho Omakase, Boat Quay

Walking past the many ramen/bento restaurants along the Circular Road stretch around Boat Quay reminds me of the quickie lunches salarymen in Tokyo would have – slurping noodles whilst standing up or being in and out of an eatery within minutes. Cho Omakase at Lorong Telok, however, serves up a quick and satisfying Set Lunch for […]