Candlenut Peranakan @ COMO Dempsey

The only Peranakan restaurant in the world that has achieved 1 Michelin Star is right here on our shores. Helmed by Chef Malcolm Lee, I’ve first tried Candlenut before it got its shiny star and when it was still operating at Dorsett. In comparison, I would say that food now has become more delicious and…

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club

Opened in 2008, Peony Jade Keppel Club has recently been minted as one of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants 2016! As the Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, I was invited for a get-together with media friends for a first-hand tasting of the latest mooncake creations by dim sum chef, Wong Kok Shying, as well as…

[Shanghai] Old Jesse (Lao Ji Shi) 老吉士 @ 41 Tian Ping Road

I’ve been told multiple times by different people that Old Jesse is a restaurant that I must never miss out in Shanghai – you’re lucky if you could even get a table if you don’t call days in advance! I’m talking about the original store at Tian Ping Road that is. The restaurant has since…

Kai Garden @ Marina Square

It’s merely one week away from Chinese New Year, yet I haven’t caught on with the season’s celebrations. How about you? If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant to host your friends and relatives, look no further. One of the latest additions to Marina Square’s revamped Dining Edition, Kai Garden is a homely Cantonese restaurant…

Buffet: Colony @ The Ritz-Carlton Singapore

One of the best new openings for 2015 is definitely Colony, Ritz-Carlton’s new buffet restaurant which replaced Greenhouse. The entire concept is so refreshing following its renovation – a huge step away from the original buffet powerhouse, bringing its game a notch up.  The theme surrounding the restaurant depicts the sea voyage of the British…

Cherry Garden Chinese Restaurant @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Cherry Garden has always been one of those places that is synonymous to Chinese fine-dining. This is my second post on Cherry Garden and I’ll be sharing with you their Weekend Dimsum Buffet! Available on Saturdays and Sundays, with 2 seatings available, the first at 11.30am and second at 2.30pm, it is priced at $64.90++ per head. It…

Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant @ Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

When it comes to dimsum, I must say that we’re spoilt for choice! Having tried many Chinese restaurants in hotels, I must say that each has their own specialties and worth a second, third and etc. visits. During my birthday last year (oops, overdue again), my family headed to Shang Palace for lunch. Surprisingly, the…

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…

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…

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…

Tiferet Tea Room @ Katong V

You know you’ve hit jackpot when you find one good café after another – sans the weekend crowd (referring to Carry On Café here). After spending 5 days a week at Raffles Place, I definitely need a cosy space (that is not my house) where I can talk about life with friends and not be pressured by the…

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…

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…

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…

Guide to SAVOUR 2014 @ The Promontory, Marina Bay

Held from 5 to 9 March 2014 at the new location of The Promontory @ Marina Bay, SAVOUR returns with its exciting mix of Michelin-­starred chefs, award-­winning restaurants, culinary activities and international food producers in one uniquely curated experience.  The 2014 line-up of 19 highly-acclaimed chefs, both local and overseas, will feature over 50 signature dishes for you to…

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant @ ION, Orchard

The first thing I would want to have after a long day in the cold, cold office is some piping hot soup. It definitely helps that my workplace is near ION and I can simply pop by Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant (though I must warn that they’re always full even on weekdays and prior reservation…

Swee Choon Dimsum Restaurant @ Jalan Besar

Swee Choon is a dimsum restaurant dated back to more than 50 years ago, yet I’ve only heard of it recently! Now, I wonder if I’ve been living under a rock. This name shot to fame thanks to claims of their uber-delicious lava custard buns, as well as their exceptionally low prices. Opened from 6pm…

LÈ Restaurant & Asian Tapas Bar @ Suntec City [Dinner + Christmas Special]

An avant-garde culinary concept by Paradise Group, LÉ seeks to evoke a sensuous dining experience. The idea of Chinese restaurant has been modified and redefined with this forward-looking conception. The front of the house is actually a bar area that is both chic and luxurious. My first time passing by LÉ had me thinking that…

Mezza9 @ Grand Hyatt Hotel

Mezza9 has been around for the longest time I can remember. According to my mum, back in its hey-days, Mezza9 was one of the few fine-dining restaurants in Singapore and had seen many rich and famous. A multi-concept restaurant, it offers numerous cuisines under one roof, including Japanese, Italian and Chinese! The space is divided…

Beng Thin Hoon Kee Hokkien Restaurant @ OCBC Centre

This traditional Hokkien restaurant could trace its roots back to 1949, founded by a Chinese migrant. While it first opened in a humble, old shophouse, it soon expanded to 2. Overtime, in order to accommodate a growing business, Beng Thin shifted to its current location at OCBC Centre in 1979. As a Hokkien myself, its heartwarming…