Tapas Club Quail Egg Chorizo 2

Tapas Club (Orchard Central) – Keeping it Real!

Tapas Club at Orchard Central is one of those restaurants that I’ve let slip through my fingers. Only because of my love affair with what I believe to be the best Spanish in Singapore, Binomio. My reasoning is illogical, since Tapas Club was created by the Executive Chef at Binomio, Jose Angel Alonso, after all. […]

Kilo Kitchen Coconut Tembleque

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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Gaston – Bistro for Burgundy fans at Keong Saik

Gaston bills itself as a “burgundy bistro”. Quite clearly the focus is on its extensive range of wines from Bourgogne. So much so that even Burgundy novices can kickstart their road to the famed pinot-growing terroirs because you can find some good wines that do not cost the usual bomb that Burgundies cost. For example, […]

Claypots Full Circle Bar

Claypots Full Circle – “Med-Asian” seafood at Amoy Street

Claypot? No! I protested wildly on account of my lame attempt at a low-carb diet, and thinking that Claypots Full Circle was all about… well, claypot rice. Of course, I hadn’t read the string of whatsapp messages in its entirety where my friend had said that this restaurant was NOT about claypot rice, so there […]

Ode Foie Bottarga and Cucumber

Ode to innovative French in Tokyo

Ode to modernity, ode to creativity, ode to fabulous food. That’s how I would sum up Ode restaurant in Tokyo. Located in the lovely residential neighbourhood of Hiroo, which has more than its fair share of cool cafes and shops, it was a pleasant stroll around the area before settling down to lunch at Ode. […]

Shirosaka Mackerel

Shirosaka – Gem of a fine dining find in Tokyo

Shirosaka was recommended to me by a local, one who knows how much I appreciate fine dining with a healthy dose of friendly charm thrown in. I also wanted to try a place that might not be as well-known and is relatively new. And boy, did he make a good recommendation with Shirosaka! In fact, […]

Telok Ayer Arts Club

Telok Ayer Arts Club – food, drinks, music and the arts

Telok Ayer Arts Club bills itself as a multi-use arts space, built on the notion of heartland community clubs. It aims to bring together art, music, food and drink in a more accessible manner to the masses, just like what most heartland community clubs aim to do. Can we really draw that parallel, though? Well, […]

Fat Chap Meat and Seafood Platter

Fat Chap at Suntec City – Family Gathering, anyone?

Fat Chap restaurant at Suntec bills itself as a place you go to “to get really full”. Well, I must say I did walk out quite stuffed indeed. It’s casual, bright and perfect for large groups and family gatherings. I’d probably generalize it as “Asian bistro cuisine” – you will see a wide range from […]

Sideways Entrance

Sideways – Mediterranean at Little India

Sideways. The name of a movie about the great pinot noir. Also the name of a newly-opened restaurant in the Little India/Jalan Besar area. Housed where the fabulous Broadcast HQ used to hang, the place is now half-restaurant, half-gallery – all in a bricked-up space that exudes an industrial yet cosy vibe. I say cosy […]

Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke – When Sukiyaki met Gyu-don

Ramen King Keisuke Takeda is hell-bent on ruining me! Ruining my lo-carb diet, that is. As if it’s not good enough that he is adding on unnecessary inches to my waistline with the food from his 14 other restaurants, he has now created a new concept at Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke. Sukiyaki + Gyu Don […]