Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard

From Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard hotel is a typical Chinese restaurant at heart, dressed up in chic contemporary decor. Walking into Mitzo reminds me of the ambience of an upmarket club or lounge with background music of Nu Disco and Neo Soul grooves, to set the mood. Chef Nicky Ng, who once was aContinue reading “Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard”

Battle of the Ducks

From The humble roast duck has been a staple in the menu of most local Chinese restaurants. But it takes an overseas brand and a European-bred pedigree to get tongues wagging. So it is Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant versus London Fat Duck. Just to clarify, Four Seasons has nothing to do with the hotel,Continue reading “Battle of the Ducks”

Authentic Italian at Trattoria Nonna Lina

From It is telling when you go back to the restaurant multiple times after your first visit. I can say Trattoria Nonna Lina is now my go-to restaurant for authentic Italian food. This is a family-run restaurant and Chef Simone’s mother, father and brother works with him. They come from the seaport town ofContinue reading “Authentic Italian at Trattoria Nonna Lina”

The Disgruntled Chef at 28 Ann Siang Road

From The second branch of the The Disgruntled Chef opens at The Club on 28 Ann Siang Road. With the success of their first restaurant in Dempsey, The Disgruntled Chef is definitely heating up the competition in the heart of this enclave of popular and chic eateries. The modern European fine dining menu includesContinue reading “The Disgruntled Chef at 28 Ann Siang Road”

Goubuli 狗不理 is more than Baozi 包子

From Founded in 1858, Goubuli 狗不理 is one of China’s longest established brands. They are popular for their Baozi 包子, which are steamed buns with a soupy filling. They have now opened their first restaurant outside China in Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Goubuli might be known for baozi, but they have a menu to rival any established Chinese restaurantContinue reading “Goubuli 狗不理 is more than Baozi 包子”

Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory at 313@Orchard

From Korean fever came upon us many many summers ago but this did not stop hordes of Singaporeans queuing to get a piece of the new Chir Chir chicken, plus a sip of their Chir Cream Beer. Chicken and beer is so popularised in Korea that there is a term for it – ChimaekContinue reading “Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory at 313@Orchard”

Brownice at Sin Ming Centre #01-03

Vegetarian. Vegan. Organic. Natural. Healthy. So many words to describe Brownice. But honestly, DELICIOUS was the last thing on my mind when I knew I was going for a vegan meal. I was SO wrong. How do you pronounce Brownice? Actually I forgot. My friend’s little kid was repeating it the whole time we wereContinue reading “Brownice at Sin Ming Centre #01-03”

Swensen’s Rolls Out New Boston Lobster Offerings

From I tried my first lobster roll out of a food truck from Luke’s in New York. I simply loved it. Singapore caught that clawed bug many months back and a whole wave of lobster offerings bombarded our palates and also our Facebook feeds.The latest outfit to jump onto this gourmet bandwagon is ,Continue reading “Swensen’s Rolls Out New Boston Lobster Offerings”

One Man Coffee at 215R Upper Thomson Road

Don’t get fooled by its name. One Man Coffee has many men and women working to get you that perfect cup of coffee. Their coffee was good. Strong and aromatic. I usually take a mocha. They dripped cocoa sauce at the inside of the clear cup to give a visual treat. Simple trick but itContinue reading “One Man Coffee at 215R Upper Thomson Road”

NOX – Dining in the Dark at 269 Beach Road

“Just imagine you are eating with your eyes closed… like sleeping”, said a friend. Yes, the experience in NOX is probably what I would call Sleep-eating. Or dreaming. And what a good dream it was. Some years back, I was invited to try a similar concept but this was an organised event that wanted to raiseContinue reading “NOX – Dining in the Dark at 269 Beach Road”