The Ottomani @ Peck Seah Street

I wanted something special for my birthday dinner and chanced upon the newly branded The Ottomani (yes, I choose where to go for my birthday)! I have to say it was a great choice. The Ottomani is branded as a Middle Eastern restaurant but don’t brush it off as too exotic for you as Chef…

Nesuto @ Tras Street

The Japanese-inspired cake selection here is pretty awesome, ranging from small exquisite cakes with many components within, to sliced cakes. They do not come cheap, but if you appreciate cakes, I know you’ll enjoy this. The cafe recommends tea-pairing with their cakes – a great combination for a nice afternoon tea! Miss Isphan ($10) – This…

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…

PS. Café @ One Fullerton

If you haven’t yet heard, PS. Café has added a new outlet at One Fullerton recently! PS. Café has been around since 1999 – really amazing how it’s still so popular and hip after being around for almost two decades. At this new outpost, the decor has been kept consistent with its signature anglo-Chinese monochrome look. Feels…

Plentyfull @ Millenia Walk

A place of restoration, Plentyfull serves up honest, hearty food in a market table luncheon spread by day, and by night, it transforms into a modern brasserie that presents an ala carte menu inspired by seasonal, fresh and quality produce. I’ve visited Plentyfull three times – the first was to have tea, second was to have…

Chef’s Table @ Tras Street

Have you ever thought of how a Western Omakase would be like? I just might have that perfect answer for you. At the newly opened Chef’s Table by Chef Stephan, you will be treated to a Chef’s Table experience; from a bespoke menu prepared with the freshest, seasonal produce, to table service by the master…

Blue Bali @ Cluny Road

Want a quick escape from the concrete jungle that we live in? Here’s one place that I’m very proud to introduce you to, where you can truly be transported to the island of Bali and let your hair down. Nestled at the NUS Law Campus at Bukit Timah is Blue Bali,  where the front of…

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…

Whitegrass @ CHIJMES

Helmed by Chef-owner Sam Aisbett, Whitegrass is his first restaurant venture showcasing his take on modern Australian fine-dining cuisine. Nestled in the front quarters of CHIJMES, Whitegrass has an al-fresco bar and a beautiful indoor dining space, segregated into different spaces – including an elegant dining room fit for hosting private events. For lunch, they…

Baba Chews Bar & Eatery @ Hotel Indigo Katong

The month marks the opening of the latest boutique hotel in Singapore – Hotel Indigo Katong, by InterContinental Hotels Group, and Baba Chews is a restaurant that serves as a breakfast location for hotel guests in the morning and transforms into a restaurant and bar in the afternoon and evening. A 5-min walk from my house, I’m…

Noshery by Nosh @ 9 Rochester Park

If you’re looking for a spot to bring your new date to, or just looking to make your brunch dates more interesting, seek no further. I’m certain that Noshery will blow anyone away with its beautiful and quaint interior. Upon stepping into the café, I felt as though I was transported to another country, of another…

Salted & Hung @ Purvis Street

New restaurant alert! I always get excited when the Unlisted Collection launches a new concept, because I know that whether it’s ambience or food, it will be top-notch. And I certainly was not disappointed. Opened on 12 June, what used to be 5th Quarter at Hotel Vagabond has been relaunched to become Salted & Hung at their new…

District 10’s ‘Lunch Steak-Out’ @ Suntec City

Did you know that all District 10 outlets have different specialities? This one that I’m going to introduce you to at Suntec City, specialises in Fiorentina steaks! Yes, it prides itself as a steakhouse with the best-priced bistecca alla fiorentina, or Fiorentina steaks, in town. The last time I had a Fiorentina steak was probably 5 years ago,…

Your Ultimate Guide to Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 @ F1 Pit Building

Coffee-lovers unite! Are you guys loving the up and coming, vibrant café scene in Singapore? Well, this one is for you. Come 9-12 June, the inaugural Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 will be held at the F1 Pit Building. Do not confuse this year’s Festival with last year’s Café Fest though (because I was). Organised by…

[Shanghai] Chikalicious @ Xin Tian Di (新天地)

My first entry for my Shanghai series! So here goes… On the first day of our mother-daughter trip to Shanghai, we were strolling through Xin Tian Di (新天地) after dinner and this new, futuristic-looking architecture caught our eyes. There was no one inside there café but out of curiosity, we went in and asked what they…

Adrift by David Myers @ Marina Bay Sands

Helmed by Celebrity Chef David Meyers, Adrift’s interior was spectacular – divided by rooms, each room is filled with a visual feast. From having swings as your dining chair, overlooking the pond, to a mini library (pictured above), you are being transported out of Singapore for a moment. I was here for a beautiful weekend…

Burnt Ends [Asia’s No. 30] @ Teck Lim Road

In merely 3 years, Burnt Ends had soared to the top and most recently been named Asia’s Top 50 Restaurant, coming in at No. 30. The brainchild of Dave Pynt, the open kitchen is dominated by huge open ovens and grills, filled with apple and almond woods. True to its name, all the food here hits the…

PUNCH Café @ North Canal Road

Punch is the epitome of a hipster cafe. Not the hipster wanna-be. But the hipster, hipster. Most importantly, the food is wicked. Located within a shophouse, it made use of the alfresco space and turned it into a mini outdoor lounge area, complete with lush greeneries on the wall. Inside the café, is a beautiful…

999.99 Five Nines @ Keong Saik Road

One point for you if you related 999.99 to the standards of a fine gold bullion. Located at 29 Keong Saik, 999.99 is in fact the latest modern European restaurant along this bustling stretch. Over here, you can expect your food being served in its purest and finest form in quality, service, presentation, and most importantly…

Takujo Fine Dining @ Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square

Ever since Emporium Shokuhin opened, I’ve been frequenting the array of restaurants it offers (read reviews of Umi+Vino & Senmi Sushi). Takujo is one of the higher-end restaurants over here, providing high-quality cuts of meat and seafood, as well as a more exclusive, private environment as compared to its counterparts. At the start of the…