Rhubarb Duck Confit

Lunch at Rhubarb Le Restaurant

[Updated 22 July 2016] I am thrilled that one of my favourite restaurants has been awarded one Michelin star by the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore. [Original post] If you need a fancy lunch place to impress your business partners or colleagues, Rhubarb Le Restaurant at Duxton Hill is a great choice. At $42++ for a 3-course […]

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 […]

Percolate Decor

Percolate cafe at Bedok

It was one of those Mondays. Having spent way too much time “plugged in”, I needed out, and fast! Normally, I don’t just run out for a cuppa. Appealing as the image of a writer, at a café, pensively penning down her thoughts might be, I am just too lazy to leave the cosy confines […]

Scottish fine dining at UsQuBa, One Fullerton

I was a young chicky when I visited Scotland, about 20 years ago. Hopped into Edinburgh from London, and had a mighty good time walking the streets, exploring quaint bookstores and being enchanted by the sight of the magnificent Edinburgh castle, perched up in the hills, looming over the city. I wasn’t quite the foodie […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camp Kilo Ribs Chicken

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Last weekend I went for a buddy’s backyard BBQ. Well, not quite. Not my buddy’s BBQ but Kilo’s new joint – Camp Kilo Charcoal Club at Kampong Bugis. Previously occupied by Loysel’s Toy, home to many a caffeine sesh with my ex-colleagues, Camp Kilo is the latest in the spurt of BBQ joints sprouting up in […]

Punjab Grill Appetizer

Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands

If even my mom can say that the food was really good, and her friend said it was “the best lunch I’ve had”, then I think you can take it that Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands is good. From the ambience to the service to the food, you will notice little touches that will […]

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 […]

Freehouse Tasting Paddle

Freehouse – Craft Beers on Tap and Tasting Paddles

Whenever my hubby is thirsty, he reaches for a beer. I’m like “Thirsty? Drink water then!”. But clearly I’m not getting the point. But I think I could get it if my fridge was stocked with my new find – thanks to Freehouse, a new craft beer joint at Boon Tat Street (just above Cheek […]