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 […]

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake recipe

Ah..molten chocolate cake. Or chocolate lava cake as it is fondly known as. Remember that scene in the move, Chef, where Jon Favreau screams his head off at a food critic, saying “chocolate lava cake isn’t just undercooked chocolate cake…you take a frozen cylinder of ganache and set it in a ramekin so that as […]

Wakanui Fillet

Wakanui Grill Dining

The New Zealand beef at Wakanui isn’t called Ocean beef for nothing. Raised on grass and switched over in the last few months to grains while enjoying the ocean views, the cows are relaxed, which makes for a more tender beef. So the manager said. (Well, I don’t know if the “ocean views” really play […]

My Capella Staycation

So I was eagerly getting into the groove in anticipation of the upcoming Madonna concert in Singapore, when I heard stirrings that my idol might be staying at my favourite hotel in Singapore – the Capella! My first instinct was to go and stake her out, but my lazy, second instinct decided to stay home […]

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 […]

Sugee Cake Featured

Almond Orange Sugee Cake

Apparently I am the resident baker of the family. A big hullabaloo ensued when I decided to bring store-bought kueh instead of a homemade cake for Christmas last year. (Btw, my store-bought kueh was from an authentic shophouse kind of kueh shop in Katong, okay? Still, no pardon for me). So this year, for Chinese […]

Abisko Area

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 2)

On to my favourite topic, food. Well, seeing as how we were up in the arctic wilderness, having close shaves with roaming moose and reindeer, I mean, it only made sense to…you know. What do I know, you ask? Well…eat, I say. Eat moose and reindeer that is. And the lodge we stayed in, Abisko […]

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 1)

So there I was, on the brink of turning 40, (heard that was a milestone of sorts for most people – mid-life crisis, anyone?), staring at a frozen landscape, miles and miles of pristine white, not a single soul to be seen, save for my darling hubby (and a couple of curious moose on their […]

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 […]

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 […]