Teppan Kappou Kenji, Tanjong Pagar

When you think of good food in Tanjong Pagar, Japanese cuisine comes to mind. But Teppan Kappou Kenji wants to stand out from the rest with fresh seasonal ingredients directly important from Japan. The establishment is the brainchild of Chef Kenji Okumura, a master of Kaiseki dining with decades of experience. He honed his skills under the master chef at the illustrious Nadaman Japanese Restaurant in Nagoya Tokyu Hotel. We had the opportunity to try Chef Kenji’s 8 course Omakase menu, worth $150, which we recommend to enjoy while being seated by the counter (or in Japanese, Teppan Kappou) to truly see the chef at work. Some other famous personalities who have tried Chef Kenji’s Omakase inclu

City Hot Pot Nestled in Singapore's CBD

Tucked in a quaint corner offering a decent view of the CDB where you can enjoy your dinner while the sun sets in the background, City Hot Pot Shabu Shabu offers its guests an option to enjoy comfort hotpot sets at affordable prices. Upon entering the restaurant, we were recommended Set B as seen above. For $60.99 for 2 people, it is steal and provides sufficient food to leave you in a food coma. Personally, I choose the Si Chuan Spicy Soup and the Fish Soup with Milk flavours whilst my plus one choose to try their basic chicken and fish soup flavours. Personally, I have not visited many hot pot restaurants around Singapore i.e. Beauty in a Pot or Hai Di Lao so I had no expectations stepping

The Dragon Chamber, Circular Road

I've always been a fan of mystery shows, where one would need to find a secret door hidden behind a bookcase (or a secret wall) to enter an even more secret room. That's why speakeasy bars and restaurants are always my favourite to go to. I absolutely love and enjoy the thrill of discovering a whole new room behind an innocent facade. This is the case with The Dragon Chamber, a brand new speakeasy that opened up at the end of boat quay (along Circular Road) - previously located inside Lokkee at Plaza Singapura. On the outside, you'd find a seemingly ordinary coffeeshop serving traditional breakfast and lunch favourites, such as aromatic coffee, kaya toast and wanton noodles. But pull open th

Carnivore Fiesta @ Novotel Clarke Quay

Hey, meat connoisseurs! Read on, because this is the buffet for YOU! Head on over to The Square Restaurant at Novotel Clarke Quay on Tuesdays and Wednesday (6pm to 10pm) to satisfy your meat cravings and indulge in The Square's meat focused buffet dinner featuring Assorted Roasted Meat, Honey Baked Ham, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Roasted Beef Striploin, Roasted Pork Knuckle, Roasted Lamb Leg and so much more. As you know, Novotel Clarke Quay is one of our frequently visited joints. Because there's always a large selection of things at the buffet spread that will never fail to make me salivate. part from all the meaty stuff. make sure you make some space for Novotel's awesome seafood selecti

YOLO, Icon Village 2

YOLO has been around for quite some time (we even paid them a visit back in December 2017) but we found out they have a lot of new stuff brewing in their kitchen, so we were eager to pay them another visit. Why YOLO? Founder Alexis Bauduin says it’s because “you only live once”, so you should be eating tasty food. But because “you only live once”, you should be watching your health as well. That’s how, “cool”, healthy food was born — your favourite meals given a healthier twist. They even have an an in-house nutritionist working onboard to make sure everything that comes out of the kitchen is deliciously healthy. We tried the YOLO Signatures on offer, but you do have the choice to build your

Akira Back's New Signature Menu @ JW Marriott Hotel, Beach Road

Introducing a unique series of Chef Akira Back's signature dishes, with reinvented flavours from traditional Japanese offerings, with combining the best of flavors, forms and cultures to passion a new wave of revolutionary Japanese cuisine in the heart of Singapore. Chef Akira is highly known to craft bold and daring dishes with having playful and creative plating styles. We had the chance to savour some of Chef Akira and his team's new bold culinary offerings in Akira Back which embodies his empirical culinary journey, with each dish having a unique story to tell. The first dish served was Chef Akira Back's Hirame Carpaccio ($27), which is reinvented from the iconic and traditionally served

A Taste of Japan @ The Town, The Fullerton Hotel

From now till 28 April 2019, quickly make your way to The Fullerton Hotel’s The Town for some exquisite and super authentic Japanese food. On top of their usual buffet, The Town has extended its buffet offering to include sashimi, sushi, tempura, beef teppanyaki, alongside some Japanese sweets and wholesome specialities flown straight in from Okinawa. Japan’s Okinawa Perfecture is famous for its pristine beaches, underwater world and incredible produce. Here, you’ll get to try some of the famous produce from Okinawa, such as the Goya Chanpuru (Okinawa Bitter Gourd), Kablha (Grilled Okinawa Pumpkin), Chikuzeni (Chicken with Lotus Root), Mozuku (Seaweed), Mizuna (Mustard Leaf), Pineapple and O

Marmalade Pantry, ION Orchard

The Marmalade Pantry returns to ION Orchard, reopening on the 4th floor with lots of additions to the menu. I enjoyed my first meal here just before it closed it doors in 2018 so I jumped at the chance to try all the new creations on offer. The Asian-Western restaurant keeps some of its favourites (like the Truffle Fries), and also introduces exclusive dishes to their menu not available at its other Oasia Hotel Downtown and Oasia Hotel Novena locations. For starters, we picked the Baked Camembert ($18). I love how the cheese practically melts in your mouth, especially when you scoop a mouthful together with the sun-dried tomatoes, capers and black olives. Also try it with a bite of the crunc

Pince & Pints, Duxton Road

Sticks and stones may break my bones but Pince & Pints excite me. As a fan of seafood – especially crabs, prawns and squid – I was ecstatic when I was called to head on over for a nice dinner at Pince & Pints. Hear me out when I say, get ready to get down and dirty, because there’s no way to enjoy all the food on the menu daintily. But before I start on the dishes here, I think it's good to mention that Pince & Pints sources their seafood from sustainable fisheries, and is committed to importing from fisheries or harvesters that adhere to strict rules and regulations. So, no fishy business here! For starters I would recommend the Soy Sauce Fried Chicken ($12), which is a mixture of mid-joint

Mangiiare Dine and Bar, Bangsar

Tucked away in a little corner along Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Mangiiare Dine and Bar is a welcoming sight, with it's open aired store front and cosy interior. The intimate restaurant, with less than ten tables downstairs and a bar and private dining area upstairs, has a casual atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Paired with sumptuous modern Italian food, and a glass of wine, it is the perfect recipe for a good night out. Mangiiare has a number of traditional Italian dishes on its menu, like the eggplant parmigiana, mushroom risotto, margherita pizza and the classic tiramisu. But they also has a number of unique dishes that piqued my interest. One of those dishes was th

Crème De La Crème @ Damansara Uptown

Calling all dessert lovers, there’s a new dessert haven in town! Crème De La Crème is the new go to place for mouth-watering ice cream and cakes. CDLC takes pride in using all natural ingredients, top of the line machinery and no preservatives or artificial colourings. Their pastry chef is trained under celebrity dessert master, Christy Tania. You can find 18 ice cream flavours here, many which are inspired by local flavours such as Musang King, Barley Lime, Pandan Kaya Toast, Limau Assam etc. Also, you’ll never get bored of their flavours because they will be introducing 2 new flavours every month. (An array of 18 delightful flavours) I tried a selection of flavours from their degustation m

Supply & Demand @ Orchard Gateway

With a name that is mostly used as a term in microeconomics, Supply & Demand (S&D) is hardly unforgettable for its ambiance and menu. Cooking up a storm by using global ingredients and inspiration, the results of fusion feast were undeniably delightful to say at least. Not only is the character of Supply & Demand, Orchardgateway’s interior snug and comfortable, busy weekend nights provide for live acoustic performances, the hustling crowd and bustling chatter enhances the liveliness of the restaurant. Here is a schedule of the line-up of live acoustics for reference. ​ Starting off the evening right, we dove right into some of their Signature Coolers ($8+), namely the Tropical Thunder, Gunne

Strangers' Reunion, Kampong Bahru

Strangers' reunion is no stranger to coffee aficionados and brunch enthusiast alike, with their coffee brewed by award-winning barista champions and the outlet being one of Singaporeans favourite go-to brunch spot. Recently, the team at Strangers' Reunion has introduced a complete set of redefined brunch menu, in hopes to elevate and take the cafe dining scene to the next level. Each dish is meticulously crafted with an overflow of creativity juice, a burst of fresh flavours, with only top notched ingredients used. And best of all, it's available all day long. Besides using quality ingredients, the team here also practises upcycling ingredients to prevent wastage, this is a way the team at S

Sustainable Food Journey @ Marina Bay Sands Singapore

We were recently invited to embark on a green experience at the award-winning sustainable integrated resort, a destination that has the entire world raving and a pit-stop for almost every tourist in Singapore! Marina Bay Sands is known for its amazing architecture, recognised by many as the ship that sails high in the sky with killer views overlooking the entire city from its observation deck. The very core DNA and business strategy of this integrated resort is a continuous pursuit of environmental sustainability. They have increased their efforts through Sands Eco360°; a global sustainability strategy program that combines the company’s best practices, technologies and methodologies. Given

The Impossible 2.0 Launch @ Marina Bay Sands

The highly anticipated Impossible 2.0 has finally landed in Singapore! Marina Bay Sands is one of the first to debut this plant-based meat across three of its celebrity chef restaurants which includes Adrift by David Myers, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey and CUT by Wolfgang Puck. They are among the first eight restaurants in Singapore to serve dishes incorporating the plant-based meat. So what is this product that the whole of Singapore has been raving about that tastes like meat, looks like meat, but NOT actually meat? Let's clear the air and get down to business! The main product of Impossible 2.0 is presented in the form of "minced meat" that contains no gluten, cholesterol, animal

The LookOut by Gardener's Cottage, Edinburgh

We had the luxury of visiting one of Edinburgh's most attractive restaurants, situated in the heart of the city and at the top of Calton Hill, with a magnificent 360° panoramic view of the city and surrounding landscapes! I'll be honest, my choice to visit this quaintly sized restaurant was primarily for the view, but the quality of food and service clearly didn't disappoint as I'm already planning my next trip back here. We started off with some wine and snacks, to prepare our stomachs for the feast to come. They have 2 menus, 1 displaying the set and another that's completely a la carte. The food on both menus are completely different so you have tons of variety! Opting for the £70 per per

New menu @ Opus Bar & Grill, Hilton Orchard

This year, Hilton’s Opus Bar & Grill turns 4 and to celebrate its birthday, they will be sporting a new menu. Rest assure that Opus, being one of Singapore’s top 10 steakhouses, will continue to bring you super quality meat dishes. The meat you’d find here are all carefully hand-selected from Australia, New Zealand and the US. Opus’ premium sharing cuts are bone-in show stoppers and platters that showcase a variety of textures and flavours. Each is masterfully cooked by expert chefs over an open-flame grill using charcoals and sustainable Jarrah wood to achieve the perfect char, and smoky caramelised flavours. Speaking of sustainable products, did you know that Hilton’s Opus is the first eve

Wagyu Fest @ Tony Roma's

We’re pretty sure everyone remembers Tony Roma’s as the childhood introduction to “fancy western food”. The restaurant hold memories of special family dinners and high school birthday parties, or maybe that time you scraped together your allowance money for your very first fancy date with that first love you had. Ah, the simpler days. Tony Roma’s holds a lot of nostalgia for those born in mid 80’s to early 90’s. They first open their doors in Malaysia in 2006, and ever since then have been a staple of the “#treatyoself (but gaji belum masuk)” restaurant options. You know exactly what to expect when you go to a Tony Roma’s branch, and now good service and classic BBQ food aren’t just the only

Spring menu @ Il Cielo, Hilton Orchard Singapore

In conjunction with Hilton Orchard's 9th anniversary, acclaimed Head Chef Sasaki of Il Cielo restaurant has curated a robust and exquisite spring tasting menu, with incorporating both Japanese and Italian cooking techniques and seasonal quality produce. This spring tasting menu comes in 4-course ($118), 5-course($138) and also 7-course($168), with an optional wine pairing for an additional $50, $60, and $80 respectively. We were served a trio of dainty amuse bouche to start. Chef Sasaki created three delicate palate teaser which consists of a sweet sesame cone, which were filled with smooth and rich bagna cauda mayo, and topped with a generous portion of ikura. For those of you who have not

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