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 […]
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 […]
Bar Cicheti for a Pasta Fiesta!
If the thought of stuffing your face with copious amounts of pasta doesn’t intimidate you, then Bar Cicheti is for you. I’m not a fan of pizza so I’ve yet to visit the “original” venue of Cicheti at Kandahar Street which prides itself on its wood-fired pizzas. Lust after pasta, however, that I do. So […]
La Bonne Table – Katong’s lovely new French Bistro
La Bonne Table is a new addition to the ever-exciting East Coast enclave. Bringing homecooked French flair to this area where none has existed thus far. Opened by the husband and wife team of Manon and Andrea, who come from the South of France, the restaurant clearly references the charming décor of a pretty countryside […]
Braci – Cosy, Charming Italian at Boat Quay
Stepping into Braci, you forget the din and the touts that occupy its locale – Boat Quay. An elevator opens up to the 2nd floor shophouse unit, and you’re immediately greeted warmly by the manager and possibly, chef-owner Beppe de Vito himself. Beppe, the self-taught chef and restaurateur of the Il Lido Group that also […]
Luka – My new go-to for Japanese Italian!
Luka’s website says “It’s going to be awesome” and… it was! It’s not often these days that I walk out of a restaurant being completely satisfied with the food and the price tag. The prices at Luka are so reasonable, I’m hoping they continue to maintain that even as they persist with the fabulous quality […]
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 […]
Molto casual Italiano at Cibo Italiano
Cibo Italiano is the offspring of a neighbourhood Italian grocery store and diner. No frills here, the compact space sees stacks of Italian beers and wines for sale, in addition to Italian imports like cheeses, cold cuts, oils and pastas. An antipasti bar and the high tables spilling out onto the pavement are signs that meals […]
Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 – The Masala Guide!
This is the aunty-approved Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 food guide – The Masala Guide! I thought of writing a listicle so that Santa Google would gift me with a million hits, but decided against it. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of Singapore Best Restaurants 2016 type of articles being published so I thought, why not […]
Terra – Tokyo Italian, Set Lunch Review
Terra – Tokyo Italian cuisine at Tras Street. My good friend, Howard Lo, was the first to introduce me to Japanese Italian fare 10 years back, and no, I wasn’t a fan. Consisting mostly of pastas with dubious sauces, I seriously doubted my buddy’s taste. But I’ll eat my words as Howard is the owner […]