Gourmet Greens Week Restaurant Trail 2015

Many of you would have heard of Restaurant Week, but have you heard of Gourmet Greens Week? From 23 to 29 November, you can experience ‘green fine-dining’ as Gourmet Greens Week brings to you the natural, pristine beauty of vegetables on a plate, presented by FIJI Water and Chope. You’ll be able to find Singapore’s hottest restaurants…

Umi + Vino @ Emporium Shokushin, Marina Square

Emporium Shokuhin at Marina Square opened with much fanfare as it is the largest Japanese supermarket in Singapore yet, with live seafood and premium meat cuts available for purchase. There are 7 Japanese dining concepts under its wing, specialising in namely sushi, ramen & gyoza, shabu-shabu, cold seafood and a fine-dining restaurant. I’ve tried 3…

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…

[New Outlet] Jamie’s Italian @ Forum Shopping Centre

Fans of Jamie’s home cooked Italian cuisine at Vivo City may rejoice as the second outlet at The Forum is now ready for business and they are dishing out popular favourites with a twist! Stepping into the restaurant, we were greeted by the friendly staff and swiftly ushered to our seats. The ambience was captivating…

[New Menu] Halia @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Fun fact: Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens was established in 2001 – that’s a whopping 14 years! Before this tasting, I was oblivious to the rich history Halia possesses, which includes the numerous awards and accolades garnered for its excellence in food, service and unique dining ambience. I have been to its second outlet at…

Karafuru Dessert @ Jalan Klapa

I’ve been eyeing this place ever since the photos of their pretty desserts surfaced on Instagram. You know, with such highly Instagram-worthy plated desserts (and Nipon-themed too), Singaporeans literally go ga-ga. Coupled with positive reviews, I was very much looking forward to our first meet. Karafuru had a very inviting interior (sorry no shots, as my…

Sumiya Japanese Restaurant @ Suntec City [Lunch + Dinner Menu]

Sumiya opens at Suntec City after a very successful first outlet at Orchard Central! Following a revamp of Suntec City, it sits between Kushinbo and a 7-concept Japanese eatery, Eat at Seven. The branch here exudes a different ambience as compared to the one at Orchard Central, as it takes on a modern interpretation of retro Japan –…

[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…

Kanda Wadatsumi Japanese Dining @ Tras Street

Kanda Wadatsumi is right next to the gym that I go to so it’s been on my to-try list for the longest time. The concept of this restaurant is based on a popular Japanese restaurant in Tokyo center. Strongly backed by Zengyoren Japan Fisheries Association, a representative of all coastal fishermen in Japan, you can be sure that…

[Dinner] BRIDGE Restaurant & Bar @ Seah Street

It definitely wasn’t love at first sight at BRIDGE. I was here for a food-tasting session for the launch of their dinner set menu and by the end of the night, I was sold. Completely sold. Lawrence (pictured with his wife above), banker-turned-restauranteur, took time to sit down with us for the entire dinner session and…

Review of 3 Japanese Concept Restaurants: Eat At Seven @ Suntec City

Eat At Seven is a bold and brand new concept at Suntec City, backed by global partners and renowned chefs. Essentially, you’ll find a total of 7 concept restaurants hailing from Japan under one roof. From a specialised sushi restaurant to a cosy Japanese-themed café, one visit here is definitely not enough. In fact, ANA,…

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc @ Boon Tat Street

An extremely uncommon name for a restaurant, FYR (pronounced as fire) is definitely a character of its own. When you enter the back part of the restaurant bar, you’ll enter a time warp, to a time where human evoluation came about – vividly depicted by the full-wall murals. You can bet that the first word the…

Crab in da Bag [New Outlet] @ Sports Hub

Riding the wave of success since its first introduction in 2013 at Big Splash (read my first post on Crab in da Bag back then), the second branch of Crab in da Bag is proud to open its doors at the Singapore Sports Hub, bigger and better! The interior is fittingly decorated with a nautical theme…

The Waterfall @ Shangri-La Hotel

Not too long ago, Shangri-La Hotel introduced a new restaurant, The Waterfall, specialising in Southern Italian cuisine. Yes, one more restaurant to find lip-smacking good pastas! On weekends, The Waterfall offers Italian brunches at $48 per head. Not too bad for free-flow pastas, pizzas and caprese I think! However, as I wasn’t in the mood for buffet, I opted…

MAY MAY @ Tras Street

Many would have heard of the delicious rice bowls MAY MAY serves for lunch, but do you know their dinner is pretty epic too? When you enter the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by the heavenly combination of marble and wood. There’s a light well in the middle of the restaurant and even an air-plant wall…

Luxe @ Keong Saik Road

Luxe is the latest Australian addition to Singapore’s café culture! Hailing from Sydney, Luxe started out as a bakery in 2008 and branched out into various concept café-restaurant in Sydney. Riding on the up and coming wave of our local café culture, Luxe debuted in Singapore merely a month ago, as a café-restaurant-bar, in a…

LongPlay Bar @ Haji Lane

The BFF and I were so excited to head down to LongPlay when we first heard about it! By the Unlisted Collection, LongPlay is the perfect hideout for vinyl lovers, with over 3000 vinyl-only titles in tow. Soak in the amazing music here the whole night and what’s more, you can even bring along your private…

Celeste Restaurant @ Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

Dancing House is one of the must-see architectures in Prague and there’a fine-dining restaurant at the top of the building called Celeste! Of course, Foodiepink had to report on this. 😛 As you can see, the Dancing House did not conform to the norm of Baroque or Gothic styles that were typical of European buildings. Thus,…

FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant @ Mohamed Sultan Road

The first Japanese restaurant to serve Fugu or pufferfish, has finally arrived at our shores – also the first in Asia outside of Japan! #livingontheedge There are over 100 pufferfish species but only 20 are edible. Hence, only the highest of quality fugu is served here in FUKU Restaurant, which is also flown in twice a week…

Superstar K Korean BBQ @ Circular Road

Before I start my essay, let me just say that I’m glad to be back after a rather long hiatus mainly due to two back-to-back long vacations, followed by some unprecedented problems in life. But guess what? I’m back on Foodiepink full steam and with more determination ever to continue my Eastern Europe series… as well as…