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 […]

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) […]

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 […]