Jai Siam – wallet-friendly, authentic Thai in the east!

Jai Siam’s slogan says wallet-friendly authentic Thai cuisine. Well, it’s authentic, and value for money indeed! Hubby already said he had a good feeling because the service staff was Thai, and we were not disappointed. The dishes came out one by one – I believe they might have been short-staffed in the kitchen that evening, […]

Platypus Katong Pork Belly rice

Platypus Katong – great for drinks, food so-so

From the outside, it seems as though Platypus Katong has all the necessary elements to be a shoo-in for a great night out. An open, inviting stretch facing East Coast Road, friendly staff and some super happy hour deals – we’re talking $6 for your 1st drink and $9 for selected beers and wines till […]

Strong Flour lemon tart

Strong Flour – fresh handmade pasta with gluten-free options

Gluten-free pasta lovers rejoice! Is the statement I wanted to start the article with. But as I have not tried Strong Flour’s range of handmade gluten-free pastas, I can’t comment on that. I can say however, that the regular pastas at Strong Flour are well-made. No chemicals or preservatives, just strong flour, the pastas are […]

Firebake Road View

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 […]

South Union Park Butternut Squash Pasta

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 […]

Garang Grill Ribs

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 […]

The 2016 Masala Guide V2

Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 – The Masala Guide!

This is the aunty-approved Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 food guide – The Masala Guide! I thought of writing a listicle so that Santa Google would gift me with a million hits, but decided against it. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 type of articles being published so I thought, why not […]

Bird Bird Fried Chicken Featured

Bird Bird has flown the coop to Frankel!

Bird Bird has flown the CBD coop and is chilling out now at my East Coast hood. Specifically, along Frankel Avenue. Just opened last week, this fried chicken stalwart, is in its infancy at Frankel and is intentionally laying low while they sort out final bits and pieces. That hasn’t stopped the ravenous eaters from […]

Birds of Paradise Featured

Birds of Paradise Gelato at Katong

Pastel princes and princesses – I know just the gelato place for you! Birds of Paradise at Katong is all about “botanical” gelato, and they aren’t kidding on that. One look at the gelato on display and you’ll immediately notice the subtle colours with very “au naturel” sounding flavours. No garish, neon-coloured, artificial looking mounds […]

Naughty Nuri Platter

{Closed} Killer ribs at Naughty Nuri’s Katong!

Update 8 December 2016: Naughty Nuri’s Katong has closed and has been replaced by Wicked Grill.  Naughty Nuri’s hails from Ubud, Bali and is most famous for its barbequed ribs, rather than more classic “Indonesian” fare. And with good reason. Sticky, sweet, fall-off-the-bone meat with scrumptious burnt bits (aren’t burnt bits the best?) – even […]