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Flying Monkey – Indian-inspired cocktails and tapas

If it was not for the fact that a friend had suggested I attend a tasting session at Flying Monkey, I might have just missed out on this place altogether. Only because the emphasis at Flying Monkey seems to be a lot on the Indian-inspired cocktails that you can have with the Indian tapas. And I […]

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Firebake at Katong – It’s on fire, baby!

Sourdough. The stuff bread dreams are made of. And now, you can just stroll into newly-opened Firebake and get your fill of it. My night started with me challenging Firebake’s Chef Konstantino on the origins of sourdough – ignorant me had thought that it was from San Francisco, but perhaps that’s because the Americans, who […]

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Molto casual Italiano at Cibo Italiano

Cibo Italiano is the offspring of a neighbourhood Italian grocery store and diner. No frills here, the compact space sees stacks of Italian beers and wines for sale, in addition to Italian imports like cheeses, cold cuts, oils and pastas. An antipasti bar and the high tables spilling out onto the pavement are signs that meals […]

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Brunching at Fynn’s – great way to start the weekend!

To be honest, my desire for brunching has waned a little over the past couple of years. There are only so many permutations of eggs or pancakes or French toasts that I feel like having and with my cooking skills coming up to par these days, I’m just as likely to want to Netflix and […]

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Corner House at the Botanic Gardens

Corner House is a great go-to for a special meal. I’ve had a couple of lovely long lunches there, and recently, tried out their degustation dinner, post-Michelin star win. Let’s get that one comment about service out of the way before I talk about the food. For the past few years, whenever I’ve made reservations […]

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South Union Park – fabulous bistro at Kembangan

{Update: March 26th 2017} South Union Park occasionally takes time off to create, test and launch new dishes and their latest menu sees new additions like Lightly Smoked Salmon (S$23) and Squid Ink Risotto ($26). Here’s a quick view on some of the other new highlights: {Original Post: May 28th, 2016} I am delighted that […]

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PO restaurant – possibly grandma-approved but she might just baulk at the prices!

Oh Po-leez, do you really think you can get away with charging those prices? Or maybe I should ask, do you really think you should get away with charging those prices? At Po, located in the new boutique hotel, The Warehouse Hotel, we’re talking S$28 for 4 wrap-it-yourself rolls of popiah and $32 for atas […]

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Garang Grill – a pop-up by New Ubin Seafood

Oh yeah…no need to go to the west side, my fellow easties – Garang Grill, a pop-up by New Ubin Seafood is now in da hood at Swan Lake Avenue. Hijacking eastsiders’ beloved mod-Sin restaurant Slake’s location, this pop-up grill is set to stay till May 31st, after which…we hope they continue on. Some of […]

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Mikawa Yakitori Bar – my go-to izakaya joint in Siglap

With Mikawa Yakitori Bar’s (not to be confused with Mikawa Sake Bar at Changi Business Park) presence at Siglap, now I don’t have to leave my hood to get my izakaya fix. This godforsaken corner of Upper East Coast Road (usually just referred to as Siglap) has seen many an ill-fated restaurant come and go […]

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Morsels – new digs at Dempsey but is the food any good?

Morsels. With a name like that, I had never been tempted to visit Morsels when they were at Mayo Street, also because of friends saying it’s overpriced for teeny portions. Recently though, another food-loving friend raved about the place, so I decided to finally check it out at its new digs at Dempsey. Pushing aside […]