Cloudstreet dessert

Cloudstreet – A unique culinary experience

I’ve seen chef Rishi Naleendra’s work grow through the years. I first knew of him when I visited MACA, gosh that was a long time ago, I think 5 years ago, when I was impressed by the usage of some funky ingredients in the dishes. Then came Cheek by Jowl, serving to reinforce my impression […]

Basque Kitchen Oxtail and bomba rice

Basque Kitchen by Aitor – One year and a star later.

{Update: 4 Aug 2020} On account of my hubby turning the big 5-0 this year, his brother wanted to treat us to dinner, and he chose Basque Kitchen for the occasion. We initially though it was quite fitting because we were supposed to have been in Basque Country this year in May, but on account […]

Yantra Biryani

Yantra’s Fine Dining Indian Food Delivery

Yantra has always been one of my favourite restaurants. Granted, I don’t frequently head out for Indian cuisine, after all, my mom is a super cook (which Indian wouldn’t say their mom’s cooking is the best?) but when I do, I have a few favourites in the Indian fine dining scene in Singapore. I discovered […]

La dame de Pic Berlingots

La Dame de Pic Singapore {Birthday dinner}

Last year, when I was travelling around Provence, Burgundy and the Rhone region, I nearly visited the “birthplace” of the PIC restaurants – Maison PIC in Valence. The 3-Michelin-starred restaurant has remained in the Pic family for 3 generations, and has maintained its star status (losing and gaining stars along the way) since 1939 when […]

The Butcher's Wife Entrance

The Butcher’s Wife – Showcasing Gluten-free & Natural Wines

{Update: 7 March 2020} The Butcher’s Wife has been running their popular 5 Bites, 5 Wines monthly dinners for some time now, but I only finally discovered what the fuss was when I dined there last month. Chef Mariana Campos D’ Almeida expresses her Brazilian heritage and fermentation fascination with a good melange of Asian […]

Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner pork risoni

Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner (new menu at Funan)

Oh that nasty word… diner. Brings images of red-pleathered booth seats, and a burly dude frying up bacon and eggs in a small town in America asking you if you’d like some fries with that. Ok, I really should not start the review with that image. The new Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner is nothing at […]

Wagyu Beef Rossini

Kimme – a Korean-inspired Mod European restaurant

{Update: 11 Jan 2020} It’s been two years since I last visited Kimme. It’s funny reading the last paragraph of my original post below where I said I’d bring my hubby the next time. I guess it’s taken me two years, huh? Anyway, to celebrate a very important milestone, we decided on Kimme last Friday […]

Caffe Cicheti Iberico Pork Featured

Caffe Cicheti – Cruisin’ the Coasts of Italy

The Cicheti name is not new. The first restaurant holding this moniker is still going strong at Kandahar Street (Arab St / Kampong Glam area). The newer Bar Cicheti at Jiak Chuan Road was the one that helped me realise they meant serious business. I mean, a sommelier who has perfected the art of funky […]

New Ubin Garlic Crab

New Ubin Seafood, New Digs at Tampines

{Update: 24 Oct 2019} New Ubin Seafood, or rather just New Ubin, is bringing its Truly Singaporean, zi char cooking to Tampines. Not just any old place in Tampines, but the most far-flung, hidden space possible, at an industrial park. With the closure of the outlet at another distant place, Hillview, and with only the […]

V Hamachi Tartare

V Dining – Ryan Clift puts his vibes on new restaurant

{Update: 23 Oct 2019) V Dining is getting all snazzy with its new weekend high-tea offering at $48 per person, with free flow of coffee and teas by Tea Forte. Savoury items feature a curried lamb pastilla, the Singaporean favourite otah with turmeric and lime, and a fresh Thai Basil spring roll. Sweets include the […]