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Barood – Is it really a Latin-Indian izakaya?

Barood, from the same team behind acclaimed Revolver, bills itself as a Latin-Indian izakaya. Latin, Indian, Japanese? This I had to try! My friends and I decided to enjoy the latest Restaurant Week menu a couple of weekends back – a good chance to try some of their highlights at $89 per person. I must […]

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Peach Blossoms: A must-visit for innovative Chinese cuisine

Peach Blossoms was where we celebrated my father-in-law’s 80th birthday in May this year. It was a great alternative to the usual classic Cantonese restaurants that we normally gravitate towards for my in-laws’ milestone moments. Back then, we had the following dishes, some of which I had the chance to try again last week during […]

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Kafe Utu – African cuisine to make your tummy go boom!

Kafe Utu bills itself as Singapore’s original African café. But it is not merely a café, no sirree! The restaurant occupies three floors of a Jiak Chuan road shophouse, with the lounge on the second floor and a private dining space on the third. Walking in, I’m immediately drawn to the dramatically beautiful black and […]

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Willow – Winner in the Contemporary Asian game.

Willow, you had me at Human League. Walking in to the beats of Don’t You Want Me, hubby and I both couldn’t help but bob our heads as we were ushered to our counter seats. The heads continued bopping as chef Nicolas Tam showed his love for our generation via his curated playlist that vibed […]

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Tinto – Party it up with a Spanish feast!

Tinto is the name of the game here but first, a little preamble about Spanish food in Singapore. When I think about Spanish food here, there are two names that come to mind. Chef Jose Alonso and chef Daniel Chavez. These are the two protégés of esteemed chef Santi Santamaria of 3-Michelin starred El Raco […]

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Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh – A Culinary Romance by Gaggan.

Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh is Gaggan Anand’s Mexican-girl-meets-Indian-boy fantasy, expressed in a culinary world. The fictional story, which began in Bangkok in March 2020, travelled to Singapore in October 2022, landing squarely along Craig Road. It’s all sufficiently kitschy, with saffron sari prints swaying from the ceiling, rattan lamps with tequila bottles inside and […]

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Naked Finn – A Sustainable Journey of Special Seafood Delights.

Naked Finn sure looks and feels different from the first time I had visited it nearly 10 years ago. When it first opened, the space and seating plan gave it more of a buzzy hotspot feel. I recall sitting counter-side, tables packed tight, chatting with the chefs as they dished out plates of their seafood-driven […]

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Marguerite – Michelin Magic at the Flower Dome.

Marguerite is a perfect spot for a special occasion, it’s as simple as that. Nestled within the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, you’re immediately transported to a lush verdant setting as an aura of calm descends upon you. The wait staff certainly contribute to that. They are welcoming and warm, no need to […]

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Kotuwa – A Spicy Sri Lankan Affair in Singapore!

Kotuwa’s chef-owner Rishi Naleendra already had a fan in me when he was at MACA at the Tanglin Post Office building, way back then in 2015. His usage of Australian indigenous ingredients in the Asian-inspired dishes showed his multicultural background and he continued his successful debut with Cheek by Jowl, where his five-spice caramel-sauced duck […]

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Cenzo – new foray from former Salted & Hung chef.

Cenzo is the new restaurant from chef Drew Nocente, formerly of the awesome nose-to-tail dining outfit, Salted & Hung which shuttered its doors a few months ago. Mixing his Aussie-Italian heritage into the dishes, expect the modern inflections of Aussie cooking with the classic and produce-driven focus of Italian food. My school friends and I […]