Luka Iwate Beef 3

Luka – My new go-to for Japanese Italian!

Luka’s website says “It’s going to be awesome” and… it was! It’s not often these days that I walk out of a restaurant being completely satisfied with the food and the price tag. The prices at Luka are so reasonable, I’m hoping they continue to maintain that even as they persist with the fabulous quality […]

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 […]

Wine & Chef Mussels

Wine & Chef – like your hood’s zi-char (almost)

Wine & Chef at Keong Saik road – another nod to Mod-Sin cuisine, which I welcome wholeheartedly because the supposed stalwarts of Mod-Sin (one in particular, whose latest restaurant Po is really just a great excuse to pay for overpriced local fare) really need to be shown a thing or two about genuine fusion and […]

The Butcher Burger Dog

The Butcher’s Kitchen – value for money meats

Already familiar with The Butcher retail stores, where I occasionally buy fresh meats from the Parkway Parade branch, I decided to check out their new (and first) full-fledged restaurant, The Butcher’s Kitchen, at Suntec City last week. Interestingly, the first thing you see, front and centre, is their 32-flavour gelato bar, featuring some rather intriguing […]

The Disgruntled Brasserie Dessert

The Disgruntled Brasserie – Simply Delicious!

Now, this is how you do small plates dining. I hate that word – small plates. But at The Disgruntled Brasserie, the small plates are robust and rich enough (and priced just right) that you’re not going to be bothered about such minuscule details. Heavy starters featuring rich goodies like burrata, foie gras and cheese […]

Stellar Chuck Rib skyline

Stellar at 1-Altitude’s sky-high offerings

Stellar at 1-Altitude is going Tajima wagyu strong these days! There’s something to be said for chefs who really get down and dirty with their produce. No, I am not referring to them whispering sweet nothings into a cow’s ears (though who am I to judge), and neither am I talking about rolling around gleefully […]

Nude Seafood Grouper in duck broth

Update: NUDE Seafood’s latest Communal Menu

{Update: 14 May 2017} One of my favourite restaurants in town, I’ve never walked out of NUDE Seafood dissatisfied. The produce is always fresh, cooking always intriguing and generosity always evident. Saw that they’ve launched a new “communal dining” concept, so we decided to check it out last Friday night. The premise is that for […]

Po Satay Horizontal

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 […]

Ginett Facade

So, is Ginett worth spending a night with?

You’ll need a whole lot of patience to spend a night with Ginett. She’s distracted, unsure and leaves you waiting throughout the night. But clearly that hasn’t stopped her many newfound admirers from calling on her. Ginett, a restaurant and wine bar located at the newly opened Hotel G Singapore on Middle Road, was bustling […]

13 Duxton Hill Chicken Liver

{CLOSED} Thirteen Duxton Hill – Now renamed to Thirteen Hectares of Nutmeg!

{Update: 24 March 2017} Despite its promising beginnings, this was a short-lived venture, and Thirteen Hectares of Nutmeg is now permanently closed. {Original Post: Published 29 January 2017} I don’t quite know where to start with Thirteen Duxton Hill. Perhaps I’m a sucker for social-media savvy sommeliers posing as front of house starlets, tripling up […]