Naked Finn sure looks and feels different from the first time I had visited it nearly 10 years ago. When it first opened, the space and seating plan gave it more of a buzzy hotspot feel. I recall sitting counter-side, tables packed tight, chatting with the chefs as they dished out plates of their seafood-driven […]
Catfish restaurant – no fishy business, just the real deal!
Catfish restaurant at Gemmil Lane is the fourth venture in Singapore by Andrew Walsh, the chef-owner behind one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Cure. It opened just when the pandemic hit in March 2020, fast forward two years, and I have made my virgin visit to the (obviously) fish-focused restaurant. It’s been about that long since I saw some […]
Wok-fried Garlic Pepper Crabs
Followed my mom on her monthly pilgrimage to Tekka market, and saw some energetic Sri Lankan mud crabs, clawing and kicking their way around. Think it must be crab season as many of the seafood stalls were showcasing plenty of crabs too. Decided to go for the live mud crabs though, I mean, you’re at […]
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 […]
Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days
Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]
Argentina meets Japan at Sushi Samba, Iceland!
Argentina meets Japan in Iceland at Sushi Samba! Well, not quite just Argentina but as billed on their website, South American and Japanese cuisine pair up to take centrestage at this kooky, buzzy restaurant. We walked in without reservations on a busy Saturday night and no problem, they settled us in quickly. It probably helped […]
Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!
When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]