Baba Chews Bar

Baba Chews – Peranakan and more!

{UPDATED 25 SEPT 2016 with Baba Chew’s Weekend Brunch information at the end of the post} Beware the non-Nyonya who attempts to review Peranakan food. Just as how those of us who grew up on mommy’s Indian cooking would take reviews of Indian food with a bag of salt. But still, I shall try. After […]

Shri Restaurant Prata Featured

Shri Restaurant – good prata place in the East!

Aha! Finally, The Diva Eats Prata has a post about…prata. Can’t blame me. I’m fussy about that stretchy, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside piece of dough and, most times, repeat visits to some “classics” in the good old East of Singapore garner different results. Springleaf? Too crispy. Crane Road? Too oily. Duku […]

Stamping Ground Coffee Avocado Toast

Stamping Ground Coffee – New Cafe at Siglap

Yes! Another cafe has opened at my hood. Stamping Ground Coffee is a charming cafe along Upper East Coast Road (or Siglap, as I like to generically call the area) that opened about a month ago. The first thing you’ll notice is the décor. As it’s a joint space with a floral boutique, Dawn Q, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Merchants Platter

Merchants @ Joo Chiat – great place for boutique wines

The first time I walked into Merchant’s at Joo Chiat, I was greeted by a super sunny cheerful Aussie bloke who was more than happy to kickstart our Sunday morning with an impromptu wine tasting session. And thanks to him, I suddenly lost my repulsion for Rosé  and discovered how delightfully charming a good Rosé […]

Flava Lechon Manok

Flava Bistro at Siglap

I’m always curious to check out new places that open in the Siglap area. For the longest time, it felt like Siglap was stuck in the ’80s with the likes of quaint places like Sidewalk Tavern, Georges and Killiney Kopitiam holding fort forever. But recently, there have been quite a few new faces around this […]

Cafe Melba Reuben sandwich

Brunch in the East – Cafe Melba

Café Melba is one of those places you wish would get the consistency right. Located in a lovely, leafy enclave as part of the Goodman Arts Centre, the vibe is definitely one that is great for a chilled out Sunday brunch. Sit inside and watch the action unfold at the open-concept kitchen or dine al fresco […]

View from La Cantina

La Cantina – Charming Italian restaurant in Changi Village

If I’m craving crabmeat pasta, there’s one place I would go to in a heartbeat for a guaranteed winner – and that’s La Cantina In Venezia, or more commonly known as, La Cantina. The linguine al granchio has plump pieces of sweet crab meat, swimming in a rich, creamy tomato sauce – my absolute favourite […]