Sikdang @ Tanjong Pagar Road.

Sikdang is a new casual Korean restaurant tucked along a row of eateries along Tanjong Pagar, specialising in Korean hotpot. Sikdang, which translates to 'Restaurant' from Korean, is run by a husband and wife duo with the aim to serve authentic no-frills Korean dishes just like how the chef's Eomeoni (Mother) would've made the dishes. We had a cheesy combination of Spicy Chicken with Cheese ($24) to start. This trendy Korean dish is best paired alongside a chilled bottle of beer, and Sikdang has made this dish generously loaded with a great amount of cheese a bed chunks of spicy yet juicy chicken thighs pieces which are marinated in spicy gochujang sauce. After consuming a few pieces of chic

Capitol Milk Bar, Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski

The Capitol Kempinski is introducing a bunch of new F&B joints! One of it includes the Capitol Milk Bar, a modern-day reincarnation of the old Magnolia Snack Bar (ask your parents about this place). A brand owned by Frasers and Neave (F&N), The Magnolia Snack Bar was “the place to be” during the retro heydays of Singapore. Ask any veteran movie buff and changes are he or she would have dined here after enjoying a movie back then. The Magnolia’s heritage in Singapore began way back in 1937 and became a hit with both young and old Singaporeans for social gatherings and post-movie bites. But most of the bars around the island closed in the late 1980s. Now, it’s back and better than ever and re-

Tendon Kohaku x Man Man Unagi, Clarke Quay

Two of Singapore's most popular Japanese eateries — Tendon Kohaku and Man Man Unagi, have joined forces to introduce a new collaborative dining concept in Clarke Quay Central, officially opening on 31 of July 2019. What's even more exciting however is the brand new, exclusive dishes only available at these outlets. Tendon Kohaku specialises in hearty bowls of fresh seafood tendon, whereas Man Man Unagi is a prominent Japanese establishment serving premium grilled eel imported from Japan. At Man Man Unagi, the exclusive dish is the Kaisen x Hitsumabushi by Teppei and Man Man Unagi ($32.50++). The star of the dish is the premium grilled Japanese eel submerged in thick unagi sauce, served on a

Opium, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Back then, when you think of Changkat Bukit Bintang (or just Changkat for short), the immediate association would be to a very vibrant nightlife and rowdy partying. But today, Changkat has shifted its focus a little more on serving up delicious plates to suit every palate from Western to Asian to fusion cuisine. Opium KL falls into that last category - though it isn’t completely fusion. I like to think of it as largely Asian with hints of Western influence. The resto-bar’s setup is reminiscent of the 1920s Shanghai era. Carefully selected oriental pieces adorn the walls and shelves to entice visitors to imagine themselves in a setting fond of yesteryear. As a resto-bar, Opium KL attracts an

Frieda, Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski

The Capitol Kempinski is introducing a bunch of new F&B joints! One of it includes Frieda Restaurant, a fancy and tasteful restaurant that serves authentic German fare with a side of hearty hospitality. This restaurant is named after the only daughter of the hotel founder Berthold Kempinski, and the hotel is a manifestation of Frieda’s own welcoming spirit of warmth and charm. Also a foodie at heart, Frieda will be sharing her love for German comfort food through this restaurant. Frieda Restaurant is divided into three sections – Frieda’s Day Bar, Frieda’s Dining Room and Frieda’s Garden – that are uniquely designed to reflect the visual and architectural heritage of traditional German resta

New head bartender and new drinks @ Smoke & Mirrors

After a long hiatus, I was glad to visit one of my favourite bars in Singapore. Smoke & Mirrors is a rooftop bar at National Gallery Singapore, just a stone's throw away from the Central Business District. This cosy spot is the first place that comes to mind whenever I have overseas guests visiting — especially with its magnificent views of the Singapore skyline I was greeted by the new head bartender Jorge Conde upon my arrival. Originally a graphic designer by trade, this friendly Spanish bartender incorporates his artistic talents along with various graphic design elements into his work behind the bar. My first drink of the night was the signature Smoke & Mirrors #4 ($28). Served over a b

Singapore Bicentennial National Day Dim Sum @ Yan, National Gallery Singapore

Singapore National Day is one of my favourite holidays. Apart from the strong sense of patriotism felt throughout the nation, many Singaporeans take national day as an opportunity to gather and enjoy our all-time favourite past time — eating! Honouring this Bicentennial National Day, fine-dining Cantonese restaurant Yan will be presenting a special array of dim sum dishes infused with local flavours. I can't help but feel a sense patriotic pride dining at Yan's — located on the rooftop of National Gallery Singapore overlooking the historic Padang. I was greeted with a cup of pipping hot Chinese tea to start my feast. As a huge fan of satay, I fell in love with this Deep-fried Mutton Satay Sp

Limted-time special menu @ Tim Ho Wan

Long queues at Tim Ho Wan are typical, especially with its revamped menu that we had a taste of earlier this year. But Singaporeans in the northeast craving for their delicious dim sum need not travel far any longer with their 11th outlet in Punggol Waterway. Great for me, not just because I stay nearby the mall, but also because I had the chance to try some of the new menu items that are available for a limited time only, featuring 4 beef specials. These are available in all 11 outlets islandwide. Before I dug into the additions, I had to have their most popular BBQ Signature Pork Buns ($5.80). What’s a visit to Tim Ho Wan without ordering it? It’s milky, crispy crust perfectly complements

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