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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 […]

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Preludio – Hitting the Right Notes at Lunch

All right fine, I will admit to matching my outfit to the current culinary theme at Preludio – Monochrome. Essentially, the colours black and white dominate the presentation of the dishes, that are clearly seasonally inspired as well. Even the wines are organized according to Black (granite-based, for e.g) and White (limestone as an e.g), […]

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FYR Cycene Ond Drinc: 3 Years Later

{UPDATE: 12 Feb 2019} Oh good, another restaurant that has maintained its chops. Three years from my first visit to FYR (previously with a rather convoluted, unpronounceable name) and I was back for Friday night dinner this time. Well, still looking busy, still friendly service. And the food, not too bad at all. Reading my […]

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Kilo Kitchen – Bringing Latin/Asian flair to Duxton

Kilo Kitchen is already a well-loved name among its fans who love its Latin/Asian fare, creative cocktails and edgy, industrial vibe. It saw great success in its old location at Kampong Bugis, where Camp Kilo Charcoal Club still resides, and one of my coffee haunts Loysel’s Toy used to be. I’d be chomping down on […]

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Wakanui Grill Dining

{Update: 19 August 2018} When I visited Wakanui Grill Dining two years back at its former venue at Boat Quay, I had already thought that it was a pretty good steak place. They’ve moved to flashy Marina One now, and hubby felt like meat last Friday, so off we went for a meal. The backstory […]

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{CLOSED} Blackwattle – Mod Oz experiments at Amoy Street

{Update: 4 August 2018} I’m having a sense of deja vu now. I feel like I had just raved about another wonderful Mod-Oz restaurant, and then it closed soon after (that was 13 Duxton Hill). And now, it’s Blackwattle’s turn. Re-reading my review below, I can’t help but feel a loss for this closure. Blackwattle […]

This Butcher Boy knows how to grill!

A hop and a step away from his fine dining restaurant Cure, is Chef Andrew Walsh’s latest project – Butcher Boy. Creeping cholesterol levels had kept me from rushing to the place, considering that the moniker presents the Asian-inspired bar and grill as being nothing short of a meat-lover’s paradise, but on a whim on […]

Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy’s indulgent Gluten and Dairy-Free menu!

I’ll be the first to admit the thought of going to a gluten- and dairy-free restaurant makes me want to run up Bukit Timah Hill (no, seriously?) but hey, curiosity got the better of me. So, when I was invited to try out Open Door Policy’s new GF-DF only menu, I shoved aside any preconceived […]

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The Butcher’s Kitchen – value for money meats

Already familiar with The Butcher retail stores, where I occasionally buy fresh meats from the Parkway Parade branch, I decided to check out their new (and first) full-fledged restaurant, The Butcher’s Kitchen, at Suntec City last week. Interestingly, the first thing you see, front and centre, is their 32-flavour gelato bar, featuring some rather intriguing […]