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…

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…

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen @ Serangoon Gardens

Nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Serangoon Gardens, Hajime is slowly garnering its own base of loyal customers since it opened its doors 6 months ago. Far from a run-of-the-mill neighbourhood Japanese bistro, Hajime is helmed by Chef Tan-San, the first Tonkatsu chef in Singapore! You may not know, but Chef Tan was hand-picked 25 years…

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…

Tang Restaurant & Bar @ Keong Saik

Have you ever dreamt of having quality steamboat without the queues and hustle of popular steamboat chains? Tang Restaurant & Bar has just made your dream come true. Located at the trendy F&B cluster of Keong Saik, you will have no idea that behind the glass door is a steamboat restaurant as the front of the house…

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…

The HungryGoWhere Awards Season Food Trail

The HungryGoWhere Awards Season is back! Remember the inaugural ‘100% people’s choice’ food and beverage awards last year? We saw Chye Seng Huat Hardware being voted as “Best Café for Coffee” and Wild Rocket for “Best Modern Singaporean Restaurant”. This year, we want to gather all foodies again to celebrate our hawker, restaurants, cafés and…

[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…

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…

Hotel Review: Village Hotel Katong @ Marine Parade

A home away from home, quite literally, as my house is a few minutes’ walk to Village Hotel Katong! What used to be Paramount Hotel and a very popular Tunglok branch in the basement, the building is now converted into a boutique hotel by Far East Hospitality that retains the Peranakan roots of this district…

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…

1 Market by Chef Wan @ Plaza Singapura

1 Market has been on my to-eat list for the longest time and I’ve finally gotten the chance to at Chef Wan’s special Nyonya Fair and even got to meet the celebrity chef in person! An international Halal buffet spread, 1 Market offers a wide variety of food and with the Nyonya Fair held till 31…

Sinpopo Brand @ Joo Chiat Road

Many would not have known, but Sinpopo is actually by the same group of people behind Awfully Chocolate! They seem to take root at Katong with Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate just a stone’s throw away from Sinpopo and their HQ down the same road. Taking the old-school, vintage route, the interior is reminiscent of the…

Paddy Hills Café @ South Buona Vista Road

I’m pretty sure Paddy Hills’ address will ring a bell to many Singaporeans as this is where the long-running and famous South Buona Vista Duck Rice used to stand. A 360 degree overhaul was given to this space, bringing a whole new lease of life to it. Apart from its drop-dead gorgeous interior design (which you’ll see later), Paddy…

Christmas Menu: Zaffron Kitchen @ East Coast Road

Let me formally introduce you to this charming chef – Chef Satish Madaan. At just 35 years-old, Chef Satish has many accolades under his belt, including 3 golds form the region’s most prestigious international culinary competition, FHA Culinary Challenge. Chef Satish has even cooked for our Former President Mr. SR Nathan! Chef Satish now trains…

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…

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…

Creatory | An 8@Ate Production

This post would be inconsequential since this event is happening for just this weekend. In any case, my intention in writing this post was just to share some photos from today and celebrate our home-grown brands and their thriving creativity. If you haven’t yet heard, Creatory is the largest ‘weekend market’ of the year that gathers the cream…

Staycation: Hotel Clover @ North Bridge Road

Hotel Clover is a small boutique hotel hidden amidst the long row of shophouses with most involved in the Indian Muslim food business. All the noise and chaos seemed to be muted out when I stepped into this empty lobby. As though going back in time, the neutral tones of furnitures spelt vintage. I have…

The Tastemaker Store @ Havelock Road

The Tastemaker Store is unlike any other hipster cafés – in fact, it is just the opposite, with a focus on simple designs, white walls and organic wood. It is a refreshing break from the cold, industrial looks and the oh-not-again brick walls. Located at an old estate, alongside decades-old salons and provision shops, The Tastemaker Store provides…