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 […]

Strong Flour lemon tart

Strong Flour – fresh handmade pasta with gluten-free options

Gluten-free pasta lovers rejoice! Is the statement I wanted to start the article with. But as I have not tried Strong Flour’s range of handmade gluten-free pastas, I can’t comment on that. I can say however, that the regular pastas at Strong Flour are well-made. No chemicals or preservatives, just strong flour, the pastas are […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Baba Chews Bar

Baba Chews – Peranakan and more!

{UPDATED 25 SEPT 2016 with Baba Chew’s Weekend Brunch information at the end of the post} Beware the non-Nyonya who attempts to review Peranakan food. Just as how those of us who grew up on mommy’s Indian cooking would take reviews of Indian food with a bag of salt. But still, I shall try. After […]

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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 […]