The 2016 Masala Guide V2

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 […]

Salted & Hung Trout

Salted & Hung – Cured, Smoked, Fermented, you name it, you got it!

{UPDATED 25 September} Tried Salted & Hung’s lunch set the other day, and was very pleased! As I was making use of a Chope promotion, it was only $25 for a 3-course set, but even without the promotion, and at a $35 for a 3-course lunch, I would say lunch at Salted & Hung is […]

Terra Scallops

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 […]

Cheek By Jowl Duck Waffles Featured

Review – Cheek by Jowl

Update – 23 August: Tried their very-worth-it set lunch. A choice between 2-course at $30 or 3-course at $38, featuring some of their classics like the Cured Ocean Trout and Barramundi. We had the earthy Salt-baked Beetroot with creamy goat’s cheese and the Roasted Quail as starters. Both dishes were delicious, nice contrast of textures […]

The Kitchen Bacchanalia Lamb

Brilliant flavours at The Kitchen at Bacchanalia

The Kitchen at Bacchanalia received a 1-star nod from the Michelin inspectors for the inaugural 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore. And well-deserved, might I add! Reminding me of similar 1-starred restaurants in cities like San Francisco, The Kitchen at Bacchanalia has an edgy vibe, thanks to the open kitchen and all its accompanying culinary energy placed […]

Momor Yuzu Sabayon

Mo’mor Izakaya at Tanglin

Update – 20 August 2016: Happy to report on Mo’Mor Izakaya’s new Happy Hours! $5 deal on selected wines, beers, sake cocktails, whiskey and vodka, daily from 5-7pm. All the more reason to be super-productive at work and rush on down to Mo’Mor Izakaya! Original Post – 12 May 2016: It was a fabulous gal pal’s […]

Tippling Club Featured

So what if Tippling Club has been denied a star?

Many are wondering how Tippling Club was passed over for a Michelin star. But seriously, who cares? Ryan Clift and gang have been serving up thoughtful and inventive cuisine for the longest time now, and my recent visit showed no signs of the team pulling back. The word here is team. It’s not just about […]

Lewin Terrace Vegetable Jelly

Beautiful hideaway at Lewin Terrace

I always love the idea of having lunch al fresco, surrounded by lush greenery, hearing birds merrily chirping away, far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And at Lewin Terrace at Fort Canning, you get that and a couple of bushy-tailed squirrels chasing each other’s tails, to boot. Best approached via […]

Rhubarb Duck Confit

Lunch at Rhubarb Le Restaurant

[Updated 22 July 2016] I am thrilled that one of my favourite restaurants has been awarded one Michelin star by the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore. [Original post] If you need a fancy lunch place to impress your business partners or colleagues, Rhubarb Le Restaurant at Duxton Hill is a great choice. At $42++ for a 3-course […]

Scottish fine dining at UsQuBa, One Fullerton

I was a young chicky when I visited Scotland, about 20 years ago. Hopped into Edinburgh from London, and had a mighty good time walking the streets, exploring quaint bookstores and being enchanted by the sight of the magnificent Edinburgh castle, perched up in the hills, looming over the city. I wasn’t quite the foodie […]