Percolate Decor

Percolate cafe at Bedok

It was one of those Mondays. Having spent way too much time “plugged in”, I needed out, and fast! Normally, I don’t just run out for a cuppa. Appealing as the image of a writer, at a café, pensively penning down her thoughts might be, I am just too lazy to leave the cosy confines […]

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 […]

Long Phung Pho

Long Phung – Yummy Vietnamese at Joo Chiat

Us eastsiders know where it’s at, and the Viet is at Long Phung in Joo Chiat. Long Phung is universally popular – you’ll see Vietnamese folk, locals and tourists alike, munching on goi cuan (fresh rice paper rolls), pho (noodles in beef broth) and bun thit nuong (grilled pork and noodles). It’s so popular that […]

Delicacy Tapas

Delicacy – Tapas treats at Gemmill Lane

Located along Gemmil Lane, Delicacy, a tapas place, is worth a detour off the main Club Street drag. No, it doesn’t have the requisite hipsterish industrial and cramped look of other “IT” tapas joints in Singapore. Instead, it’s pretty airy, cheery and more like you’re visiting a Spanish senorita’s home for dinner (if you don’t […]

Camp Kilo Ribs Chicken

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Last weekend I went for a buddy’s backyard BBQ. Well, not quite. Not my buddy’s BBQ but Kilo’s new joint – Camp Kilo Charcoal Club at Kampong Bugis. Previously occupied by Loysel’s Toy, home to many a caffeine sesh with my ex-colleagues, Camp Kilo is the latest in the spurt of BBQ joints sprouting up in […]

Punjab Grill Appetizer

Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands

If even my mom can say that the food was really good, and her friend said it was “the best lunch I’ve had”, then I think you can take it that Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands is good. From the ambience to the service to the food, you will notice little touches that will […]

Tanuki Raw Herumetto Duck Confit

Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central

I’ve been a Tanuki Raw fan since the days of its launch years back, having swigged many a bubbly while scoffing down oysters during their happy hour promotions. That was also where I fell in love with some of their fabulously quirky sushi rolls like American Roll (sushi version of a cheeseburger) and Rockstar (deep […]

Freehouse Tasting Paddle

Freehouse – Craft Beers on Tap and Tasting Paddles

Whenever my hubby is thirsty, he reaches for a beer. I’m like “Thirsty? Drink water then!”. But clearly I’m not getting the point. But I think I could get it if my fridge was stocked with my new find – thanks to Freehouse, a new craft beer joint at Boon Tat Street (just above Cheek […]

Ollella Choux Platter Featured

Ollella and its pretty little choux bundles

This is probably one time I’d choose the choux over the shoe. I haven’t had much luck with choux pastry so when I heard there was a new kid on the Jalan Besar block, I just had to try. Ollella, at Petain Road, has only 7 flavours (for now) for their pretty little choux bundles, […]

Merchants Platter

Merchants @ Joo Chiat – great place for boutique wines

The first time I walked into Merchant’s at Joo Chiat, I was greeted by a super sunny cheerful Aussie bloke who was more than happy to kickstart our Sunday morning with an impromptu wine tasting session. And thanks to him, I suddenly lost my repulsion for Rosé  and discovered how delightfully charming a good Rosé […]