05 December 2016
Basil Thai Kitchen by Thai Express recently opened a new flagship outlet at Paragon Shopping Mall, after having opened its first outlet at Kallang Wave Mall (yes, the second store is its flagship outlet). By using ingredients from all over Thailand, Basil Thai aims to create dishes originating from various parts of Thailand for us Singaporeans! The restaurant’s flavour profile focuses heavily on sweet, sour and spicy, not any different from the Thai food that we are used to.
Basil Thai Kitchen, Singapore — Paragon
Monday, December 05, 2016
When you’re in Kyoto, do go for a Kaiseki meal experience. Kaiseki is a multi-course Japanese meal which incorporates many different forms of cooking using a myriad of ingredients put together to form a sensory experience of Japanese cuisine. It truly challenges the finesse of the chef to use the different cooking techniques to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients, all while orchestrating a well thought out meal as a whole. While doing research on Kyoto, we chanced upon Kichisen, a 3 Michelin Star Kaiseki restaurant on Kyoto’s Michelin Guide 2016. With the reasonably priced lunch at 10,000JPY, we decided to give it a try!
Kichisen, Japan — Kyoto
Monday, December 05, 2016
29 November 2016
Coming up at Esplanade Mall is a whole new row of F&B choices, situated just right next to the Supply and Demand area. Apart from Suzette (read about it here), another new tenant to look out for is Alter Ego, sister restaurant of A Poke Theory. Focusing on poke bowls & smoothie bowls during the day and American grub & beer by night, Alter Ego is suitable for groups that like to hang out at the Esplanade waterfront area overlooking the Marina Bay skyline all day and perhaps all night long. Please refer to the end of post for full menu.
Alter Ego, Singapore — Esplanade Mall
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
23 November 2016
Having over 3000 episodes till date and boasting various successful TV series such as Masterchef USA, Masterchef Junior, Masterchef All Stars, Masterchef Asia etc., the Masterchef brand is considered globally famous. Masterchef Dining & Bar Pop-Up, a concept stemming from the Masterchef franchise, is finally making its first stop in Asia right here in Singapore after having sellouts previously in London and Sydney.
Masterchef Dining & Bar Pop Up, Singapore — Ash and Elm, Intercontinental Hotel
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
11 November 2016
In the day, Sushi Murasaki is a more casual restaurant serving don sets, but at night, it turns into an omakase restaurant. I had the opportunity to try out Sushi Murasaki's Kumo, the omakase set priced at $180++. The Kumo consists of 2 appetizers, 3 sashimi, 6 pieces of nigiri sushi, mini premium don, signature soup and dessert.
Sushi Murasaki, Singapore — Millenia Walk
Friday, November 11, 2016
09 November 2016
Facing the Esplanade waterfront, sister restaurant of Lola’s Cafe, Suzette, makes its debut at right beside Supply and Demand. Specializing in its bakes, Suzette’s cafe space features a dessert counter showcasing their wide array of desserts including their signature raspberry lemon curd loaf cake and others such as hazelnut coffee tart and lemon meringue tart. The interior is simple and clean with lots of natural sunlight falling in. Their furnitures are also perfect for cafe hoppers and instagrammers — marble topped tables in hues of blush and teal. How gorgeous!
Suzette, Singapore — Esplanade Mall
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
06 November 2016
Michelin Stars have been around for quite some time and while many restaurants around the world, especially in Japan, have been awarded with the prestigious star, ramen seems to have been left off the Michelin radar. Almost everyone who’s been to Japan would agreed that the standard of ramen there is top notch and affordable!
Tsuta Ramen, Japan — Tokyo
Sunday, November 06, 2016
02 November 2016
Japan is well-known for themed cafes — owls, cats, penguins, hedgehogs and more. I decided to visit an owl cafe in Tokyo as there were too many cute photos of them circulating on social media. If you do a quick search on the net, there are many owl cafes all over Tokyo especially in the Akihabara area. I chose Akiba Fukurou Owls cafe as there is an English website and you can easily make a reservation (details here) via email and wait for their confirmation! A day before your reservation day, they will also send another email to confirm the reservation.
Akiba Fukurou Owls, Japan — Tokyo
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
01 November 2016
Dining at Kurama was my first time experiencing Robatayaki — a relatively new concept here in Singapore whereby diners sit around the counter and are served food using a long oar. The counter is colourfully decorated with the ingredients available for the day whether or not they are found on the menu. You can, therefore, either place your order using their standard menu, or simply pick whatever ingredient that catches your eye.
Kurama and Yoi Sake Bar, Singapore — Millenia Walk
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
25 September 2016
The Carvery is a restaurant situated on the 7th floor of Park Hotel Alexandra, just beside IKEA. As the name suggests, the Carvery offers cooked meat that are freshly sliced to order right in front of you. If you’re a true blue carnivore, you’re in for a real treat! The meat selection includes chicken, pork and the restaurant’s specialty, beef.
The Carvery, Singapore — Park Hotel Alexandra
Sunday, September 25, 2016