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Travelling Solo…top tips and apps for an awesome trip!

I started travelling solo when I was in my early 20s. Back then, most of us had just started working, so finding a friend who had the time and the money to travel at the same time as you was akin to asking the stars to align at your discretion. My first solo trip to […]

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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 […]

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Molto casual Italiano at Cibo Italiano

Cibo Italiano is the offspring of a neighbourhood Italian grocery store and diner. No frills here, the compact space sees stacks of Italian beers and wines for sale, in addition to Italian imports like cheeses, cold cuts, oils and pastas. An antipasti bar and the high tables spilling out onto the pavement are signs that meals […]

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Brunching at Fynn’s – great way to start the weekend!

To be honest, my desire for brunching has waned a little over the past couple of years. There are only so many permutations of eggs or pancakes or French toasts that I feel like having and with my cooking skills coming up to par these days, I’m just as likely to want to Netflix and […]

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Corner House at the Botanic Gardens

Corner House is a great go-to for a special meal. I’ve had a couple of lovely long lunches there, and recently, tried out their degustation dinner, post-Michelin star win. Let’s get that one comment about service out of the way before I talk about the food. For the past few years, whenever I’ve made reservations […]

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Hotel Indigo Bangkok – This just might be my go-to in Bangkok!

While the Metropolitan hotel is usually my no-brainer choice in Bangkok, Hotel Indigo is turning out to be my new favourite. Occupying prime position in Bangkok’s very own “5th Avenue” of Wireless Road, Hotel Indigo screams “come get eclectic with me!” and charms you with myriad quirky, colourful accents. We’re talking a canary-yellow tuk-tuk at […]

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Bangkok – Where to Eat, Stay and Relax at classy Wireless Road area

Bangkok holds many special memories for me – none more so than the fact that I was proposed to at Scirocco, the world’s tallest alfresco restaurant –  over there. I used to visit Bangkok frequently at one point when my work brought me there, but haven’t been back for the past 5 years at least. […]

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Of Spice and Advice – dishing on life and death with the top chefs of Singapore!

5 Chefs, 5 Questions. That was my goal when I attended the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the World Gourmet Summit (WGS), which runs from March 20th to April 16th.   On Monday, 27th March, 39 outstanding professionals and establishments from the F&B and hospitality industries were recognized at the WGS Awards of […]

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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 […]

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PO restaurant – possibly grandma-approved but she might just baulk at the prices!

Oh Po-leez, do you really think you can get away with charging those prices? Or maybe I should ask, do you really think you should get away with charging those prices? At Po, located in the new boutique hotel, The Warehouse Hotel, we’re talking S$28 for 4 wrap-it-yourself rolls of popiah and $32 for atas […]

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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 […]

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Mikawa Yakitori Bar – my go-to izakaya joint in Siglap

With Mikawa Yakitori Bar’s (not to be confused with Mikawa Sake Bar at Changi Business Park) presence at Siglap, now I don’t have to leave my hood to get my izakaya fix. This godforsaken corner of Upper East Coast Road (usually just referred to as Siglap) has seen many an ill-fated restaurant come and go […]