Sofitel City Centre Singapore @ Wallich Street

Opened in October, Sofitel City Centre is easily my current favourite hotel in Singapore! After experiencing both Sofitel SO and Sofitel Sentosa, I would say that Sofitel City Centre is the epitome of French luxury. From its interior design, to location and service,  I would give it 10 out of 10. While the check-in counter…

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…

Blue Bali @ Cluny Road

Want a quick escape from the concrete jungle that we live in? Here’s one place that I’m very proud to introduce you to, where you can truly be transported to the island of Bali and let your hair down. Nestled at the NUS Law Campus at Bukit Timah is Blue Bali,  where the front of…

Salted & Hung @ Purvis Street

New restaurant alert! I always get excited when the Unlisted Collection launches a new concept, because I know that whether it’s ambience or food, it will be top-notch. And I certainly was not disappointed. Opened on 12 June, what used to be 5th Quarter at Hotel Vagabond has been relaunched to become Salted & Hung at their new…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

A.e.i.o.u Café @ King George’s Avenue

When I first saw the café name, I foolishly tried pronouncing it, without realising that it was a sequence of vowels – A.E.I.O.U. At a.e.i.o.u, they go back to basics, where a space is re-created to connect its customers to the nature and to bring back childhood memories with many vintage collectables. Their menu consists…

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…