Chapter 55 Café @ Tiong Bahru

At Chapter 55, you won’t have to dread long waiting times ‘cos the space is huge! This is one of the largest cafés in Tiong Bahru I believe, facing the main road, just next to Ah Bong’s Italian. A vintage-British theme runs throughout the café, spotting a predictable brick wall and vintage items. I’m glad to see…

Thanks Nature Café [Sheep Café] @ Hongdae, Seoul

Thanks Nature Café or much better known as the sheep café was at the top of my go-to list, simply due to my adoration for sheep! Furthermore, where else could you get a cuppa with 2 fluffy white sheep frolicking beside you? The café is located at the basement of a building, so if you’re not…

“Coffee-drinking Cat” Café @ Samcheongdong, Seoul

If you happen to be afraid of cats like myself, this is a reassurance that there’re no live furry animals in this café. On the other hand, if you’re cat lover, don’t go away just yet, ‘cos this is one café that is worth a visit. The inviting storefront stands out amongst the endless options at Samcheongdong, thanks to…

Café Waffle It Up @ Sinchon, Seoul [Korea Trip]

As promised, I’ll be sharing where you can find the best waffles in Seoul today! Opposite Mister Bossam Cafe, Waffle It Up is easily missed as it is located within an alley. A well-hidden gem, the cafe specialises in Belgium waffles and ice cream. A cosy space with brick walls and lots of wood.Yummy ice cream…

Olive Tree Buffet Restaurant @ Intercontinental Hotel Singapore

Olive Tree Buffet Restaurant has been around for as long as I could remember. I was too excited to start attacking the food that I’ve missed out on taking photos of the environment. Located within Hotel Intercontinental, there is a light-well in the middle of the restaurant, with some influence of colonial times in its interior-architectural…

Terrassa by Ginza Project @ St. Petersburg [Russia Trip]

If you’re in Russia, you definitely have to try at least one of the many restaurants under the management of Ginza Project, a leading group in the restaurant and entertainment industry. It has since expanded to other metropolis including London and New York. I was looking through the list of restaurants and I was really…

Otto Locanda @ Maxwell Chambers

A sister restaurant of Otto Ristorante, Otto Locanda serves up some hearty, trattoria-style dishes. It is located adjacent to the Red Dot building, at the pristine white Maxwell Chamber, directly opposite Tanjong Pagar MRT. This circular dining area at Otto Locanda made me feel as though I was dining in a lighthouse! I really love…

Palkin Restaurant @ St. Petersburg [Russia Trip]

Palkin is one of the oldest restaurant establishments in St. Petersburg which has retained its original name and location since 1874, along the bustling road called Nevsky Prospect. It was at Palkin where chefs started including elements of French cuisine into their traditional Russian style of cooking. It had seen regular clientele from the elites…

Jamie’s Italian Singapore @ Vivocity

Jamie’s Italian has finally landed in Singapore after months of anticipation! After my dining experience at Jamie’s Italian in Oxford, I was more than delighted that his beautiful creations will be available locally. Not wanting to brave the (‘Singaporean’) queue, I called in advance only to find out in dismay that the next available booking…

Benjamin Browns Bistro & Bakery @ Forum The Shopping Mall

The very first time I passed by Benjamin Browns, my heart was set on coming back here for a meal. They must have the prettiest dessert table I’ve seen in Singapore! Pastel hues of sugary goodies encased in glass domes and jars – oh, how they make my knees go weak! A postcard-worthy shot I’d say. So…

Note Di Sicilia @ Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove

Note Di Silicia caught my eyes as I was walking along Quayside Isle after dinner, with its bold monochrome tiles and its attractive teacup-prints counter. I walked in and discovered that it was a gelato specialty shop. Instead of the usual inviting fridge displays for gelato, the ones here were well-hidden in metal tubs, buried into…

The Halia Restaurant @ Raffles Hotel

The Halia has opened a new restaurant at the colonial-flavour Raffles Hotel some time back, offering both al-fresco and indoor seatings and an outdoor bar. The design of the restaurant is extremely classy, as though it was built with the hotel! I like their retro-monochrome floor tiles and the huge window panes on the circumference of the…

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…

Kuriya Dining @ Great World City

All these years, Kuriya has remained as one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Singapore, and I feel that I just have to share this gem on my blog. Kuriya Dining is best known for their Kuriya Lunch Course which features the freshest, seasonal ingredients of the month (yep, menu is changed monthly). At $45/person,…

Aoki: Omakase @ Shaw Centre

Aoki is a Japanese restaurant under the Les Amis group, which I think speaks a lot of its quality and service. During lunch, Aoki serves bentos in very pretty lacquer boxes. This time, I picked Omakase. In other words, I’m letting the chef decide the dishes he wants to serve me. Pictured above is their…

The Orange Thimble @ Tiong Bahru

One of the many quaint cafes in the gentrified Tiong Bahru, The Orange Thimble serves honest hearty food, with an old-school kick. There were various baked goods on display which I didn’t get to try. Next time, probably! They call this Miss Portobella ($7.50). It’s a vegetarian burger with a portobello mushroom patty in between…