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…

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters @ Upper Thomson Road

Pacamara first caught my attention with its one-of-a-kind name, as it sounded like a spell name that would have been used in Hogwarts (am I stretching it?). However, I soon understand that Pacamara is a type of coffee bean from Bangkok that is being used here. And suddenly, that created clarity for me. The café stood out from…

Arossa Grill @ Scotts Square

When I was still working at Orchard, I made a point to note down valuable set lunches at places which would otherwise cost a few hundreds for dinners. Arossa Grill was one of them. Specialising in grills (obviously), all the grills are imported fresh from Australia. Similar to Salt Grill, the proteins are cooked simply, with few…

白木屋 Shirokiya Japanese Healthy Dining Restaurant @ Cuppage Terrace

Whenever I hear the words “hotpot” and “collagen”, my interest piques, following my memorable experience of Bijin Nabe. Similarly, Shirokiya created their own signature hotpot that utilises collagen for its soup base and I was very eager to try it! Located at Cuppage Terrace, the vicinity is popular with Japanese who visit to find food close…

Café Pushkin @ Moscow [Russia Trip]

Opened in a baroque mansion in 1999, you can say that Café Pushkin is one that is full of flavours from the past with its unique vintage decor, right down to the attires of its staff. Serving traditional Russian food, there are two floors to the restaurant where the ground floor was themed to a “Pharmacy”…

Bolshoi Restaurant @ Moscow [Russia Trip]

Deemed to be a top-5 restaurant in Moscow, Bolshoi Restaurant is housed just behind the iconic Bolshoi Theatre and it sure looks as grand as its reputation. Located just a few blocks down from Vogue Café, Bolshoi is centrally located, near the Red Square. A modern take on Russian cuisine, the chefs at Bolshoi successfully brought…

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…

Department of Caffeine @ Duxton

Finally found some motivation to travel out of the cosy home on a Sunday morning, to Department of Caffeine (D.O.C)! I’ve been hearing a lot about D.O.C’s buttermilk waffles and its been some time since I found my last favourite at Wimbly Lu, thus a trip down to Duxton was warranted. A large wooden plank…

Paradise Cafe & Bar @ St. Petersburg [Russia Trip]

Just adjacent to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (a must-see attraction in St. Petersburg) is a stretch of restaurants that are very modern and chic. Lined along the road just in front of these restaurants are also the best cars you can find in the city. This is the same stretch where…

Fukuichi Japanese Restaurant @ Triple One Somerset

I’ve heard so much about Fukuichi – especially the freshness in ingredients used and affordability! In my books, those two elements do not go that well together, if you know what I mean. Fukuichi has their fish and seasonal seafood specially air-flown straight from Shizuoka by their partner in Japan, Fukuichi GyoGyo, which has been engaged in fishing…

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…

Oceans of Seafood @ PasarBella, The Grandstand

I found a real gem at the back of PasarBella where the freshest seafood are found! If you haven’t heard, PasarBella is a farmer’s market at The Grandstand, occupying a huge corner at the back of the main building, beside Giant supermarket. Upon entry, it feels as though you’ve been transported to a London weekend market. The vicinity has…

Japanese Dining SUN @ Chjimes

SUN is a Japanese restaurant that never fails. Under the same group is Sun with Moon at Wheelock Place, but I’m more fond of this one in Chjimes. In a blink of an eye, this outlet is already celebrating its 8th anniversary and as a gesture of goodwill, diners are rewarded with dining vouchers for their…

Tanuki Raw @ Orchard Central

My expectation forTanuki Raw was exceptionally high after I saw a really long queue snaking towards the escalator on a weekday night. I vouched to come back here again soon but to my surprise, when I was there on a Saturday afternoon, there wasn’t a single soul [excluding staff] at nearly 1. That should have been…

Sunday Brunch Buffet: Forest @ Equarius Hotel

Forest is a Chinese restaurant helmed by the higly-acclaimed Chef Sam Leong, located within the new Equarius Hotel, part of Resorts World Sentosa. On Sundays, Forest serves Sunday Brunch Buffet at $58 per adult and $28 per child below the age of 12, inclusive of fruit juices.  Lobby of the Equarius Hotel. Entrance to Forest….

Kilo at Pact @ Orchard Central

Orchard Central has many well-hidden gems that require certain amount of sheer luck to uncover. Located within a retail shop is Kilo at Pact that serves fusion food.  Concrete bar tables with wooden chairs and a centerpiece of cacti – elements of nature blended with urban ones. The right picture shows the logo of Kilo…

Akashi Sushi @ Vivocity

Akashi Sushi currently has 3 branches – Tanglin, Paragon and the latest addition at Vivocity. Queues can get pretty long during dinner time, so I would recommend going early, or make a reservation beforehand! iPads used as menus (only at Vivo)! I feel that although the younger generations will use this technology with ease, older…

Koh Grill & Sushi Bar @ Wisma Food Republic

SHIOK!!! Maki they call this. This sushi roll has been plastered all over Instagram accounts, Facebook accounts etc. and I just had to go down to Wisma myself to try it. Situated beside Din Tai Fung, and sharing the vicinity with Food Republic is Koh Grill & Sushi Bar. It’s almost a restaurant by itself,…

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,…

LP + Tetsu by Laurent Peugeot @ Tanglin Mall

LP+Tetsu is the brainchild of one-Michelin-Star Chef Laurent Peugeot and the local Food Junction Holdings Limited. The restaurant serves a modern fusion of French-Japanese cuisine with exquisite platings and innovative food preparation. LP+Tetsu has an open-kitchen concept just at the front of the restaurant, where they perform their magic. There is a private dining room…