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 […]

Ollella Choux Platter Featured

Ollella and its pretty little choux bundles

This is probably one time I’d choose the choux over the shoe. I haven’t had much luck with choux pastry so when I heard there was a new kid on the Jalan Besar block, I just had to try. Ollella, at Petain Road, has only 7 flavours (for now) for their pretty little choux bundles, […]

National Kitchen Kuay Pie Tee

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

With a name like Violet Oon helming National Kitchen at the National Gallery, you’re pretty much guaranteed good stuff. So it’s a safe bet if you’re looking to host a family dinner or visiting friends (which kind of fits with the location being at a national monument). The whole setup really is quite gorgeous. As […]

Mr & Mrs Maxwell Bubbly and Burgers

$6 Bubbly? My kinda Happy Hours at Mr & Mrs Maxwell!

Up on Ann Siang Hill, boutique hotel, The Club, is host to four fancy spots to have a sundowner/dinner at. There’s The Disgruntled Chef, B28, Tiger’s Milk and Mr & Mrs Maxwell. We were heading towards Tiger’s Milk, the Peruvian-inspired rooftop bar, when we walked past the huge banner outside Mr & Mrs Maxwell, on […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]