Jai Siam – wallet-friendly, authentic Thai in the east!

Jai Siam’s slogan says wallet-friendly authentic Thai cuisine. Well, it’s authentic, and value for money indeed! Hubby already said he had a good feeling because the service staff was Thai, and we were not disappointed. The dishes came out one by one – I believe they might have been short-staffed in the kitchen that evening, […]

Platypus Katong Pork Belly rice

Platypus Katong – great for drinks, food so-so

From the outside, it seems as though Platypus Katong has all the necessary elements to be a shoo-in for a great night out. An open, inviting stretch facing East Coast Road, friendly staff and some super happy hour deals – we’re talking $6 for your 1st drink and $9 for selected beers and wines till […]

Firebake Road View

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 […]

South Union Park Butternut Squash Pasta

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 […]

Mikawa Sushi Somen Oyster Overview shot

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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Bird Bird has flown the coop to Frankel!

Bird Bird has flown the CBD coop and is chilling out now at my East Coast hood. Specifically, along Frankel Avenue. Just opened last week, this fried chicken stalwart, is in its infancy at Frankel and is intentionally laying low while they sort out final bits and pieces. That hasn’t stopped the ravenous eaters from […]

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Birds of Paradise Gelato at Katong

Pastel princes and princesses – I know just the gelato place for you! Birds of Paradise at Katong is all about “botanical” gelato, and they aren’t kidding on that. One look at the gelato on display and you’ll immediately notice the subtle colours with very “au naturel” sounding flavours. No garish, neon-coloured, artificial looking mounds […]

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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, […]

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 […]