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Tapasu Oyster Gastro Bar, Umami Baby!

Tapasu isn’t just a cute name for yet another izakaya in town. Instead, it brands itself as a tapas bar that serves modern Japanese cuisine. Well, the restaurant’s full name is Tapasu Oyster Gastro Bar and it certainly lives up to its moniker. Oysters in a variety of styles are available. You can have the […]

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Camille: Lose Yourself in the Charm of 1-Flowerhill.

Camille at 1-Flowerhill, grandly residing atop a hill, will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a restaurant deep within an enchanted forest. But, no, it is in Sentosa, where the prospect of being engulfed by happy day-trippers and tourists abound. However, located within the Imbiah enclave, the expansive grounds of 1-Flowerhill that also […]

Ammakase: Amma delivers her love, Omakase-style!

Ammakase bills itself as the World’s first Neo-Indian Omakase Fine Dining Experience. Setting aside the mouthful of words, you had me at Ammakase, folks. I stumbled upon this most curious of monikers while searching for a new place to enjoy a birthday lunch with a dear friend. Well, first I exploded with glee. I mean, […]

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Tribal: Let’s Get Communal at Fiery New Modern Asian Restaurant!

Tribal highlights the smoky, sexy allure of wood-fire cooking, using Asian ingredients made into everything from sambals to salsas, glazes to garnishes. The latest initiative from the Ebb & Flow group (the folks behind the superb Willow and Sommer) launched in January 2024 at the recently-opened Mondrian Singapore Duxton. By the way, the group is […]

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Barood – Is it really a Latin-Indian izakaya?

Barood, from the same team behind acclaimed Revolver, bills itself as a Latin-Indian izakaya. Latin, Indian, Japanese? This I had to try! My friends and I decided to enjoy the latest Restaurant Week menu a couple of weekends back – a good chance to try some of their highlights at $89 per person. I must […]

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Peach Blossoms: A must-visit for innovative Chinese cuisine

Peach Blossoms was where we celebrated my father-in-law’s 80th birthday in May this year. It was a great alternative to the usual classic Cantonese restaurants that we normally gravitate towards for my in-laws’ milestone moments. Back then, we had the following dishes, some of which I had the chance to try again last week during […]

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Kafe Utu – African cuisine to make your tummy go boom!

Kafe Utu bills itself as Singapore’s original African café. But it is not merely a café, no sirree! The restaurant occupies three floors of a Jiak Chuan road shophouse, with the lounge on the second floor and a private dining space on the third. Walking in, I’m immediately drawn to the dramatically beautiful black and […]

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Willow – Winner in the Contemporary Asian game.

Willow, you had me at Human League. Walking in to the beats of Don’t You Want Me, hubby and I both couldn’t help but bob our heads as we were ushered to our counter seats. The heads continued bopping as chef Nicolas Tam showed his love for our generation via his curated playlist that vibed […]

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Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh – A Culinary Romance by Gaggan.

Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh is Gaggan Anand’s Mexican-girl-meets-Indian-boy fantasy, expressed in a culinary world. The fictional story, which began in Bangkok in March 2020, travelled to Singapore in October 2022, landing squarely along Craig Road. It’s all sufficiently kitschy, with saffron sari prints swaying from the ceiling, rattan lamps with tequila bottles inside and […]

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Marguerite – Michelin Magic at the Flower Dome.

Marguerite is a perfect spot for a special occasion, it’s as simple as that. Nestled within the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, you’re immediately transported to a lush verdant setting as an aura of calm descends upon you. The wait staff certainly contribute to that. They are welcoming and warm, no need to […]