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 […]

Saha Singapore Mushroom Biryani

Innovative Indian cuisine at Saha

Now we all know Indian food hasn’t yet fallen victim to the “tiny plates” movement, I mean, give me a mountain of rice and drown it with curry, right? But in Saha’s case, Chef Abhijit Saha’s mixing of traditional Indian with innovative techniques is worth checking out. Originally at Duxton Hill, Saha has moved to the […]

Labyrinth Chili Crab

Labyrinth restaurant – local flavours and modern methods

I’ve got to say – I had a good feeling about this. A local, no-frills nor airs kind of chef, who just wants to create innovative dishes that marry local flavour faves with modern molecular methods, what’s not to like about it? Plenty, if I go by some other “fusion”-inspired places. But here at Labyrinth, […]

RedEye Smokehouse platter

Red Eye Smokehouse – succulently smoky meats

There we were, minding our own beeswax, when a meat craving hit us like a boulder to the belly. So after some frantic searching online, we decided to head on to Red Eye Smokehouse, a new smoke shack along Jalan Besar. UPDATE: Camp Kilo just opened at Kampong Bugis, so we’ve got another great option […]

Ananda Bhavan

Best Indian Breakfast in Singapore – Ananda Bhavan

If you’re hankering for an Indian breakfast fill-me-up, Ananda Bhavan in Little India is a great option. It’s all vegetarian, and the “live” Appam (spelled as Appom by some) station is the highlight for me. Hailing from Kerala (my mother’s birthplace), where most yummy south indian dishes originate from (or so I might biasedly say), […]