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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 […]

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Morsels – new digs at Dempsey but is the food any good?

Morsels. With a name like that, I had never been tempted to visit Morsels when they were at Mayo Street, also because of friends saying it’s overpriced for teeny portions. Recently though, another food-loving friend raved about the place, so I decided to finally check it out at its new digs at Dempsey. Pushing aside […]

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So, is Ginett worth spending a night with?

You’ll need a whole lot of patience to spend a night with Ginett. She’s distracted, unsure and leaves you waiting throughout the night. But clearly that hasn’t stopped her many newfound admirers from calling on her. Ginett, a restaurant and wine bar located at the newly opened Hotel G Singapore on Middle Road, was bustling […]

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{CLOSED} Thirteen Duxton Hill – Now renamed to Thirteen Hectares of Nutmeg!

{Update: 24 March 2017} Despite its promising beginnings, this was a short-lived venture, and Thirteen Hectares of Nutmeg is now permanently closed. {Original Post: Published 29 January 2017} I don’t quite know where to start with Thirteen Duxton Hill. Perhaps I’m a sucker for social-media savvy sommeliers posing as front of house starlets, tripling up […]

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Eggplant Parmigiana – best lo-carb cheat dish ever!

This is my ultimate lo-carb, cheat dish. Just eggplants, tomatoes and copious amounts of cheese and you get a dish so decadent, you forget it’s a lo-carb dish after all. If you’re really particular, just omit the breadcrumbs to make it even more lo-carb! Try not to omit the wine though, it really adds a […]

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Botanico restaurant – Almost perfect but not quite

The décor and ambience at Botanico restaurant at The Garage is certainly worthy of its location at Singapore’s beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Botanic Gardens. The colonial bungalow that used to house the cars of university professors has been converted to two restaurants – casual dining Bee’s Knees on the ground floor and […]

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Binomio – the best Spanish food in Singapore!

Spanish chefs say Binomio is the best Spanish in Singapore. Try saying that 20 times! Well, all I have to say is that ever since I first stepped into Binomio in 2013, I have been in love with the food here. Whether I was fine dining in the restaurant or tossing tapas into my mouth […]