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Tribal: Let’s Get Communal at Fiery New Modern Asian Restaurant!

Tribal highlights the smoky, sexy allure of wood-fire cooking, using Asian ingredients made into everything from sambals to salsas, glazes to garnishes. The latest initiative from the Ebb & Flow group (the folks behind the superb Willow and Sommer) launched in January 2024 at the recently-opened Mondrian Singapore Duxton. By the way, the group is […]

Peach Blossoms Fillet of Marble Goby

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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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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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 […]

FLNT Lamb Rack

FLNT: Tasty Treats and a Twinkling Skyline

FLNT @1-Atico is all about Nikkei cuisine, a mash-up of Peruvian ingredients prepared with Japanese techniques. Nikkei traditionally refers to Japanese people living out of Japan but it’s increasingly mentioned in relation to dining as Nikkei cuisine. It was my hubby’s birthday, and we decided on FLNT for dinner. FLNT bills itself as Singapore’s “sole […]

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{CLOSED} ChiChi Singapore – local fare with a Japanese twist

ChiChi Dining at Amoy Street is kind of a unique find I must say. Not neatly fitting into any cuisine category, I suppose I could summarise it as being local-proud, Japanese-influenced creations. We decided to take the easy route and went for the 6-course menu at $58 per person, and I can assure you that […]

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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 […]

Wagyu Beef Rossini

{CLOSED} 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 […]

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 […]

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Shang Social at Jewel Changi Airport

Seeing as how the rain vortex at Jewel Changi Airport had been blowing up my Instagram, I wasn’t exactly planning to visit Singapore’s latest attraction anytime soon. But I had received an invite to check out Shang Social, the Shangri-La group’s first-ever standalone dining setup outside of its hotel settings, so off I went. It […]