Chicken Up, Buangkok

Having a headache finding for a place to eat, despise queues and having to wait for a table? Download the Quandoo app on your smartphone or head onto their online portal and pre-book a table beforehand hand. One of the places we like is Chicken Up @ Compassvale Link, literally a stone's throw away from Buangkok MRT station. Start your meal with one of Chicken Up's musts have dish, a deep fried Yangpa Bomb ($12++). This is not your average round breaded onion rings you get elsewhere, but instead Chicken Up uses a large onion which is skillfully sliced and deep fried to resemble a beautiful bloomed flower which has a nice crispy texture. Another starter that is not to be missed is their pan-fr

Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park

Good Thai food is easily found in Singapore. But what if you’re specifically looking for one that’s Halal? Look no further and make your way down to Blue Jasmine in Park Hotel Farrer Park. Overlooking the Park Hotel’s pool, this rather fancy looking restaurant would be a great place to have a nice dinner that will make your tummy and wallet happy. Be sure to reserve a table here before coming! You can do so via Quandoo. With a name like Blue Jasmine, you would expect some dishes to be blue here. True enough, instead of plain old white rice, you will be served the Blue Jasmine Rice, which is in fact blue in colour, as they cook it with the famous Thai flower, Butterfly Pea Flower, which gives

BeGin Bar, Upstairs of The Penny Black @ Boat Quay

We recently tried BeGin’s amazing British Indian bar bites and it’s the perfect accompaniment to their cocktails they serve here. Not every drink has a gin-base, but each are just as delicious as the other. The drinks are made with plenty of local ingredients, while staying true to its British Indian identity. One of the popular cocktails we tried was the Koko ($23). Made with cocoa infused rum, orange liqueur and espresso, this drink packs a strong punch and is perfect for chocolate/coffee lovers. Next, which turned out to be one of my favourites, we tried the yukie ($22). I love the matcha, mixed with egg white, fennel, gin and lemon. This is a delicious and refreshing drink. What’s unique

Tim Ho Wan, Great World City

Tim Ho Wan begins a new chapter of their empire together with the founding duo Chef Mak and Chef Leung who led the company to its first Michelin star. The new shareholders have initiated and driven a total revamp of their menu with countless refining and upgrading with a commitment to ensure quality, value and authenticity to its consumers. With this, they have recently unveiled its 9th outlet at Great World City Singapore and we were really excited to have a look and taste the new and improved menu! We started the evening with the all time favourite Baked BBQ Pork Buns ($5.80)! The recipe has been tweaked to replicate the bun from the iconic flagship store in Hong Kong. Bite into this crumb

Rod Dee Ded, Damansara Uptown

We get really excited every time there’s a new restaurant opening up around town, and we get even more excited when the restaurant brings in new ways for us to eat delicious food, and that’s exactly why we’re amped to tell you about Rod Dee Ded. Hailing from Bangkok, Thailand, Rod Dee Ded launches their first international outlet in the busy metropolitan hub of Uptown Damansara, just a couple of doors down from the famous Village Park Nasi Lemak. The name of the restaurant directly translates to the word ‘Delicious’ and delicious it most certainly is. Ever since first opening their doors in 1965, Rod Dee Ded has become well known for their authentic Thai food, and famous for their ‘Shower Be

The Burg, Damansara Utama

In Malaysia and especially in Kuala Lumpur, we’re most definitely not short of the best street food that SouthEast Asia has to offer. From simple goreng pisang to lok-lok to even grilled sambal stingray, the array of midnight cuisines provides variety for any peckish Malaysian looking for a late night snack. Today, we’re introducing you to a new member of the burger community, The Burg Malaysia! Located in Uptown Damansara, this new player offers deliciously crunchy chicken burgers, with your choice of homemade sauces. When Waze-ing to this destination, take note that the location pin will bring you to Standard Chartered nearby Starling. It’s however situated just next to the bank. A blue te

Baan Ying, Royal Square @ Novena

We’ve been to several weekend buffets and most are either western style or local, but here at Baan Ying, brunch is served in my all-time favourite cuisine – Thai. You can be sure to get some pretty authentic Thai food here at Baan Ying, with it being a famous name in Bangkok. Also, a lot of their ingredients are imported from Thailand itself! The semi-buffet in Baan Ying ($38.80++ per adult) includes one main course, along with a buffet spread of 12 to 15 delectable appetisers, sides and desserts that are on rotation every week. You can even top up $29.80++ for free-flow beer and wine for the entire brunch duration from 11am to 3pm. So, for the main course, pick one from the four selections

New Weekend Brunch Menu and Bottomless Wine @ Coastes, Sentosa

Brunch enthusiast rejoice! Singapore's popular beachfront bar and restaurant, Coastes has curated a new weekend brunch menu along with an option for free-flow wine and cava on weekends for only an additional $45++. Choose from an extensive array of light to heavy breakfast dishes or a sweet based brunch dish for those who love to sweeten up their weekend. Begin your meal with Coastes's freshly baked bread basket ($10), served with in-house made fruit jam and butter, followed up by a hearty hangover cure with Coastes's signature English breakfast ($23). This wholesome meal of creamy scrambled eggs,thick cut bacon, grilled snail sausage, sauteed forest mushrooms, fresh kale, and toasted sourd

Kohaku Tendon, Suntec City, Eat at Seven

As the harsh winter season in Japan ebbs away, one would eagerly anticipate the lush greenery, a harbinger of spring which unveils the umami ingredients hidden in the snow. This year at Suntec City’s Eat at Seven, Kohaku Tendon’s attempt to unify these harvests and highlight spring results in their latest fruition of their seasonal special: the Spring Tendon ($18++). The Spring Tendon is a bountiful gather of usual Japanese staples such as prawns, chicken and mushrooms present in a commonplace tendon, save for the tilefish, sakura leaf, bamboo shoots, white asparagus tempuras as well as fu, a Japanese wheat gluten found commonly in Japanese broths. All these ingredients rests on a bed of e

Me Famiglia, Kepong

Kepong is known for many things; Bak Kut Teh, family style chinese restaurants, epic traffic jams, and being generally far away from everything. You don’t exactly think of western or european cuisine when it comes to hunting for food in that area. So when we got the invite to try out a little Italian restaurant in Kepong, our interest was definitely piqued. Me Famiglia is a small neighborhood restaurant located in Taman Usahawan Kepong. The business, which started 11 years ago, aims to serve simple and authentic italian food at fair prices. It may be a bit of a hunt to find the restaurant as the restaurant’s modest signage and simple interior can be easy to miss. But for what they lack in fl

Pasta Supremo, Suntec City

Pasta is one of the most common Italian dishes (apart from pizza) that has made its way to our Asian hearts. Most place in Singapore even sport pasta with a local twist. Here at Pasta Supremo, you’d definitely get your money’s worth with homemade pasta paired with sauces and toppings that would make your mouth water. Don’t take you time in deciding though, as Pasta Supremo – the brainchild of Shawn Kishore who is also behind The Salted Plum – is a pop-up restaurant that will only be around until late-2020. With the idea of offering “atas food accessible”, Pasta Supremo certainly is wallet-friendly and palate-friendly. Come with a bunch of people and try out some of the sides. We tried the Sp

Kyushu Cuisine @ Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe, Wheelock Place

I have always been intrigued by the precision and simplicity of Japanese cuisine. Situated most south-west of Japan, Kyushu is Japan’s third largest island home to a wide range of seasonal produce. This island has an excellent reputation for its food across Japan. The latest Kyushu Fair menu is specially prepared by Executive Chef Toshio Sawai. Chef Sawai’s illustrious culinary career had its beginnings in Kitcho, one of the most luxurious and reputable Japanese restaurants in Japan in 1983. Fast forward to now, you'd be able to find these amazing dishes right here in Singapore! Here are some of the signature regional dishes we tried. To start, we had the Spicy Tenobe Fushimen Chips ($6.80)

D9 Cakery High Tea Buffet @ Hilton Singapore

After a busy week of work it's always good to take a break and wind down with your family and friends. We strolled pass the Hilton's lobby with a showcase of D9 Cakery's handcrafted cakes by Executive Pastry Chef Cindy Khoo and entered the restaurant with a long table displaying an array of infused TWG iced teas. This was certainly a perfect way to start the weekend! As Lau Tzu says, "Tea is the elixir of life". This is no ordinary high tea! The buffet line-up presents over 30 choices of international and local delights and six live stations. Here are some of the highlights that we enjoyed! I'm not sure about you, but I absolutely love cheese. This parmesan cheese wheel tom-yum flavoured pas

Ebisu @ Pavilion Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

In the middle of bustling Kuala Lumpur, right at the centre of the Golden Triangle and amidst the crowd of shoppers and tourists, discover one of the most luxurious spots to have Japanese cuisine in the city. Up on the 8th floor of the Pavilion Hotel lies Ebisu, a high-end and elegant Japanese restaurant with beautiful interior and even better food. We were invited for lunch, and here’s what we have to say about it. Note: You can park your vehicles in the hotel car park however you can also navigate your way to Ebisu through the Pavilion shopping mall. There's a public elevator situated in the high-end wing of the mall that will take you to the 8th floor of the hotel. Upon entering this rest

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