Odette at National Gallery Singapore

Odette. Pretty as a peach, Odette. 2-Michelin-starred Odette. Singapore’s top restaurant (according to the Pellegrino list), Odette. Certainly, the accolades have been raining down on Odette the past couple of years. Chef Julien Royer, formerly from fine dining pseudo training school, Jaan, is the poster boy for French finesse with a touch of Asia. It’s […]

Verde Kitchen Fish

Conscious cuisine at Verde Kitchen, Hilton

How is it that it’s April and my resolution to eat healthy has not kicked in yet? It’s getting worse and worse, I must say! Still, occasionally, I do stumble across a good find, serving up fare encompassing all that is healthy in this world. I’m referring to this hole in a luxe Hilton hall […]

Kimme Beef

Kimme – a Korean-inspired Mod European restaurant

I’ve had to crawl out of my hole to write this. It’s been a while since I have blogged: mainly because I have gone back to work full-time and simply do not have any energy to expend on this awesome hobby of mine and also because, it has to take somewhere really special for me […]

Tablescape Lobster Monkfish

Tablescape Grand Park City Hall – A Hidden Gem

{Update: 1 August} I have been meaning to update my review on Tablescape. Seeing as how I had sung its praises previously, I’m afraid I wouldn’t be as inclined to do so anymore. The chef from that time has left, and the last time I visited for lunch, the selection for the lunch sets had […]

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La Cala – Spanish Delicioso at DUO!

Working at DUO has its benefits, not least of which is the variety of dining options that the Bugis/Kampong Glam area has to offer. The newest entrant to the mix is Spanish restaurant, La Cala. To celebrate (or should I say, commiserate?) yet another work week, a few of my like-minded colleagues and I decided […]

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Braci – Cosy, Charming Italian at Boat Quay

Stepping into Braci, you forget the din and the touts that occupy its locale – Boat Quay. An elevator opens up to the 2nd floor shophouse unit, and you’re immediately greeted warmly by the manager and possibly, chef-owner Beppe de Vito himself. Beppe, the self-taught chef and restaurateur of the Il Lido Group that also […]

Audace Leek

{Closed} Audace – Bold, Bright and Beautiful

Audace, inspired by the word “audacious” isn’t quite the brazen-faced swashbuckler one might expect. I’d say more bold than brash, the dishes here are tinged with just that bit of daring. Located at what used to be Cocotte at the Wanderlust hotel in Little India, Audace is helmed by Jeremy Gillon who has headed and […]

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Singapore’s Best Value-for-Money Fine Dining – The Masala Guide 2017

Another year of gastronomic gluttony has ensued, and at the end of it all, let me say that 2017 has been slightly underwhelming in this aspect. Sorry, I know it isn’t what most food guides out there would say. Most would probably spout glorious words of praise for all the new places that have opened […]

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Atlas Bar and Restaurant’s Decadent Lunch

One does not necessarily think of food when one thinks of Atlas. More likely to come to mind is its impressive Art Deco inspired setting – it’s not completely unthinkable to lose oneself in its splendid grandeur, sinking deep into the plush emerald couches, drunk on all the intricate gold-embellished décor of Atlas. And with […]

Dehesa Ox Cheek

Dehesa – nose-to-tail Spanish

It’s surprising how Dehesa has not become one of the places that’s top of mind when one thinks of Spanish food in Singapore. A little under-the-radar, but definitely big on flavours and creativity, the restaurant is helmed by chef-owner Jean-Philippe Patruno, formerly of Bomba and Una. Located at North Canal Road (behind the Circular quay/Boat […]