555 Villa Thai @ Changi

Ever missed Bangkok? Here’s an enclave to retreat to before the next +66 trip. Located in between the Changi Aiport and army base, it’s hard to imagine that any places of leisure and fun could exist there. With lots of colourful lights and graffiti, the vibes of Thailand was successfully recreated – complete with a…

[Sunday Brunch] Jim Thompson Thai Restaurant @ Dempsey

When it comes to Thai fine-dining restaurants in Singapore, there are only a few that I know of (do share with me if you know any). One of my constant favourites include Thanying at Amara Hotel and second, Jim Thompson. Tucked away from the noisy rows of restaurants at Dempsey Hill, Jim Thompson provides a serenity that…

Hotel Review: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

Well, the Shangri-La brand needs no further introduction. Thus, this is just a quick photo view of the hotel’s vicinity and of course, breakfast buffet. My entire stay here at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok was nothing short of perfection. It’s very near the Silom MTR station and you can take the sheltered link through Shangri-La Residences, which…

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…

Greyhound Café @ Siam Paragon, Bangkok

I’ve heard lots of great things about Greyhound, from their stylish clothes collections to their wonderful café. In fact, this was my very first stop when I touched down at Bangkok. The decor was eclectic, with thin pieces of cloth dangling from the ceiling, forming a budget art installation in the middle of the café. Our…

Thanying Thai Restaurant @ Amara Hotel

Thanying, named after the noble lady, first set foot in Singapore in 1988 – which means that this year marks its 25th year of serving authentic Thai food, fit for royalty. The restaurant has been meticulously decorated to evoke impressions of Thailand in diners. The fondest memory of Thanying when I was a kid had…

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…

Nara Thai Restaurant @ Ion Orchard

Nara Thai was voted as Thailand’s Best Restaurant 2013 in Thailand and before its grand opening in Singapore, there was already lots of hype on FaceBook! Talk about the power of social media. As a foodie-on-the-hunt, I went down to the restaurant, eager to find out whether the Singapore franchise lives up to the reputation of…

Kha @ 38 Martin Road

Helmed by Executive Chef Adam Cliff, a protégé of the acclaimed Thai cuisine chef David Thompson, Kha has shifted from its previous location at Hort Park to Martin Road. Having been trained in a Michelin star restaurant and through his travels around Thailand, Chef Adam specialises in the “Isaan” food, a style which features fresh ingredients, grilled…

Buffet: Edge @ Pan Pacific Hotel

Pan Pacific Hotel has been given a new facelift this year. The pavillion structures at the lobby with surrounding water bodies creates a contemporary and funky vibe. I am very excited to share with you the hotel’s buffet restaurant called Edge, which has a very apt tagline: Food Theatre. Edge takes up a massive floorspace on Level…

Buffet: Lime @ Park Royal, Pickering

This blogpost is wayy overdue as I’ve visited Lime 2 months ago when they were still having a UOB card promotion whereby the 3rd diner dines free with every 2 paying adults. I did a quick check on the UOB privileges site and it’s no longer listed. 😦 So, the usual price for buffet dinner…