Anti:Dote High Tea @ Fairmont Hotel

I was killing time on a Sunday afternoon with a friend when we walked into Anti:Dote – a place known to have your after-work drinks at. Surprisingly, the restaurant started to get crowded by 3pm. Later, I saw boxes of pretty snacks being prepared and served to other tables. I knew I had to return. Anti:Dote’s exquisite…

Buffet: Sala Rim Naam @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

A boat ride? Yep, you’re treated to a short boat ride before your royal meal commences! As the Sala Rim Naam is situated across the river from the main hotel vicinity, don’t be surprised when the staff start directing you towards the port! The only Thai restaurant in Mandarin Oriental serves a royal spread of Thai…

Sunday Market @ Lim Tua Tow Road (Serangoon)

Strangely, the café name of Sunday Market urged me to pay them a visit on a Sunday instead of any day else! It’s nestled in a small lane called Lim Tua Tow… and I thought my friend was joking when she sent me the address (Lim Tua Tow means big head in Hokkien). A deceivingly long walk…

Grand Mandarin Chinese Restaurant @ New Bridge Road

Sometimes the best food places are hidden at the most unlikely of places – opposite Pearl Centre Chinatown in this instance, where four-months old Grand Mandarin Restaurant is standing at. That said, I have to give it to their skillful marketing executions as my extended family who doesn’t usually venture any further than Imperial Treasure, had a gathering…

Mr. Jones’ Orphanage @ Siam Centre, Bangkok

I’ve heard a lot about Mr Jones’ Orphanage and seen photos of its glorious dessert display. It is safe to say that this orphanage is the ultimate haven for my sweet tooth, I mean my teeth ache by just looking at their photos! Hedonistically decorated, this would have been the last place I would have associated to an orphanage….

Kinki Japanese Restaurant @ Customs House

Kinki is well-known for its rooftop bar facing the million-dollar MBS, but little do people know about the stellar Japanese food served at their restaurant. Once I stepped into Kinki, I knew that there was something different about it. While keeping many elements that are associated with Japan in its decor – sushi counters, Sakura prints…

Clifford Pier @ Fullerton Bay Hotel

Welcome to my English summer house! Sigh, who am I kidding. After an overhaul of the lobby and restaurant area, Fullerton Bay Hotel has definitely hit home with me. Beautiful is an understatement of this tall, arc ceiling accompanied by grand chandeliers that remind me of old train stations. Its floor, so well-polished that the resulting reflection…

Charly T’s @ 112 Katong Mall

Charly T’s – a name that I would associate an American restaurant chain with. But no, Charly T’s is in fact a home-grown brand by Charly himself, no less. Nestled in the third level of 112 Katong, this is one restaurant that has a unique history of its own. Charly is a well-travelled man, one…

Afterglow by Anglow @ Keong Saik Road

I’m typing this entry as I’m sitting outside the boarding gate! Sorry to digress. Afterglow was a surprise find as my friends and I were walking down Keong Saik and decided to skip an artisanal bakery as it couldn’t accommodate a table for 3. We were trying to peep into the café as the glass…

MEDZ’s All-New Asian Kitchen @ Millenia Walk

MEDZ has always been known for its unique Mediterranean selection (and popular rainbow cakes). However, I was surprised to find out that they recently launched an Asian Kitchen section – of course, largely to cater to our older folks who prefer their traditional white rice and soup for dinner. If you haven’t been to MEDZ, let…

Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine @ Ngee Ann City

Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of Imperial Treasure Group and when the new specialty restaurant opened at Takashimaya last year, I was probably the first fews to try! However, I procrastinated writing this post even after my 5th visit here, simply because I don’t have exact prices of the dishes (a 50% perfectionist here). In this post, prices are hence…

Buffet: Seasonal Taste @ The Westin Hotel

After my staycation at Westin and trying every restaurant possible in this hotel (Dinner at Cook & Brew and High-Tea at Lobby Lounge), I was left with its buffet dinner to conquer. I loved how the restaurant overlooks the Marina Bay port from the 32nd floor. Tables by the window have the best view –…

Hoho Myoll Café @ Seoul, Korea

Folks, pay attention to this one alright! This café is by far the most impressive and most memorable one I’ve ever been to. If you’re intending to café-hop in Seoul, Hoho Myoll is one stop that you mustn’t miss. It is not located at any famous café streets; in fact the nearest ‘café’ from it was Danji….

Wang Daebak Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Amoy Street

When my ex-boss said that she had found the best Korean BBQ place in Singapore – Wang Daebak, I knew I had to try. By coincidence (or not), Daebak also means awesome in Korean. I suppose there’s some truth in that! I visited the outlet at Amoy (the other one at China Square Central) and…

Suju Japanese Restaurant @ Mandarin Gallery

Suju Japanese Restaurant has been around as long as Ippudo opened at Mandarin Gallery, yet it was my first time here only this year. Well, what a gem I have been missing out on all this while! Suju has become my go-to place when I’m in need of authentic Japanese food. The restaurant space is…

High Tea: Rose Veranda @ Shangri-La Hotel

The posh waiting area of Rose Veranda is just a lead-up to what you will be in for when you dine here. The space has been revamped a number of times, but remained as popular as ever. I did not manage to get a photo of the main dining area, but just imagine a double-storey…

“Coffee-drinking Cat” Café @ Samcheongdong, Seoul

If you happen to be afraid of cats like myself, this is a reassurance that there’re no live furry animals in this café. On the other hand, if you’re cat lover, don’t go away just yet, ‘cos this is one café that is worth a visit. The inviting storefront stands out amongst the endless options at Samcheongdong, thanks to…

Danji Café @ Seoul, Korea

This café wasn’t on our to-go list but because we were wandering about the area for the longest time ever, nit-picking at every restaurant/café we walked by, that we got so tired we eventually settled on this cosy, family-run café. The restaurant space was really small – barely accommodating 15 people, so my best friend and I had…

Wah Lok Chinese Restaurant @ Carlton Hotel

The recent facelift that Carlton Hotel had undergone is indeed a case done right. The lobby is extremely spacious, featuring a beautiful chandelier made out of blown glass – classy. Wah Lok is a Chinese restaurant that is part of Carlton Hotel and it too, was part of the hotel’s revamp. The entire look and…

Peranakan High Tea @ Indocafe, The White House

As I was searching for high tea places to go to in Orchard and came across one that offered Peranakan-style high-tea! My interest was instantly piqued – usually English or local inspired finger food are served for high tea, and this was certainly a first! Indocafe at The White House consists of 2 landed properties,…