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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Song of India – star worthy?

The Song of India was bestowed a star by the inaugural 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore and is the only Indian fine dining restaurant to have been awarded with a star by the guide. Not to take anything away from The Song of India, but why them over other favourites like Yantra or Punjab Grill is […]

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Humpback – a different kind of Sunday Brunch

It’s always great to see exciting new options for Sunday brunch. Especially when it comes to the perennial favourite, Eggs Benedict. How refreshing to see a version that goes beyond the usual ham or smoked salmon toppings. At Humpback, you get Eggs Benedict ($12) with a twist – with crab and avocado. Two of my […]

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Great value for money tapas at El Tardeo

It wasn’t too long ago that the mention of tapas would make me want to tabao hokkien prawn mee rather than pay so much for such tiny portions. I used to think tapas was a rip off in Singapore. But either it’s me getting older (you know what they say, you can’t eat that much […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Boca – A taste of Portugal

The last (and only) time that I had visited Portugal was 14 years ago, in 2002. I honestly do not recall much about the food, but I do remember a very interesting dining experience featuring Portugal’s most famous music genre, fado. Typically sung about the trials and tribulations of life, the music is sombre, morose […]