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…

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,…

[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…

[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…

Staycation: Hotel Jen @ Tanglin

There’s something different about #thejenfeeling. It is hipster, forward yet homely at the same time. Every turn and corner contains a surprise. Because photos will speak for themselves, here they are. Lobby lounge and a cafe at the back. Instagram-worthy stationary swings! #Bedroomgoals Cosy corner of the room with quotes of the day! Even a…

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…

Hokkaido Izakaya @ Tanjong Pagar

Aimed to bring the best of Hokkaido to Singapore, Hokkaido Izakaya has big shoes to fill with so many up and coming Japanese restaurants in Singapore. But, when you see Japanese sararimen filling up the cosy restaurant, you know you’re at the right Izakaya. Certified by the Hokkaido City Council to promote Hokkaido produce in Singapore, Hokkaido…

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…

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…

Hotel Review: The South Beach Hotel @ Beach Road

First post of 2016 is dedicated to a hotel of where I spent the first minutes of 2016 at – the new The South Beach hotel. Designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck, the latest luxury hotel in Singapore boasts a capacity of 654 rooms and suites. The South Beach is a project that consists of…

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…

Aura Italian Restaurant @ National Gallery Singapore

With the opening of National Gallery, the F&B scene in Singapore has become more vibrant than ever – with exciting establishments serving up quality food that is on par with that of a five-star hotel, with an edge. In the first of this series, I’ll be introducing the ever popular Aura Italian Restaurant. I tried reserving a…

Kakure Sake Bar @ Chateau TCC, Scotts Road

A first of its kind (at least to my knowledge), this boutique sake bar, Kakure, is an extension of omakase powerhouse, Ki-­sho. This 16-seater space provides an intimate first-­hand look into the hidden world of sake – something you can’t quite get yet in Singapore. Many of us would order sake to go with a Japanese…

Senmi Sushi Bar @ Emporium Shokuhin, Marina Square

As mentioned in my previous post on Umi + Vino, I’m a huge fan of Emporium Shokuhin – the latest Japanese megamarket with a total of 7 restaurant concepts and this is my 2nd post of the series! I’ll be introducing the Senmi Sushi Bar, located within the market itself. It’s a pretty huge space, complete…

Coriander Leaf @ Chjimes

Through the continuous change of the F&B landscape, Coriander Leaf has withstood time, since 2001 when it was established. It came a long way from its first outlet at Gallery Hotel, and now a newly-opened modern space at Chjimes. Taking over the old space where Sun with Moon used to be at, this new restaurant…