Monday, April 5, 2021

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar - New Modern European Creations & Dinner Degustation Menus

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I still think about my last visit to Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall, where I was blown away by their outstanding Risotto, and delicious Fettuccine that was topped with an unbelievably generous sprinkling of fresh black truffles. The modern European restaurant has undergone some changes, and has a new executive chef at the helm. Hence, you can, of course, expect a refreshed a la carte menu with new creations, and also spanking new degustation menus come dinnertime.  

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Grand Park City Hall x Tablescape - Exclusive Glamping Picnic on the Rooftop That's Not Accessible Even by Hotel Guests

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Glamping and Glampcations have been all the rage for awhile now. But have you been on a glamping picnic on the rooftop of a hotel before? Grand Park City Hall is offering an exclusive glamping picnic experience on their rooftop which is not usually open to even hotel guests. Typically a spot for solemnization parties and private events, the spacious rooftop, which boasts a nice view of the city, is now home to two comfortable tents that offer lots of privacy. Whether you're here for a romantic proposal with the sunset as a backdrop, a cozy get-together with your fave pals, or even an exciting hen's night under the stars, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Basque Kitchen by Aitor - A Mediocre $218++/Pax 8-Course Dinner at This One-Michelin-Starred Restaurant

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One-Michelin-Starred Basque Kitchen by Aitor has been on my to-dine-at list for the longest time so when we were planning for our Christmas dinner, I suggested coming here. We made a reservation about a month in advance. Then, the a la carte and usual dinner menu were still available on the site. However, on the day of our visit on 22nd December, we were told that only the festive menu is available. We were taken aback because we were not informed of this, and did not plan on spending $218++ or $278++ pax for dinner. We had wanted to try the signature txuleta and other a la carte dishes, and were even considering the $148++/pax menu. This came as quite a rude shock to us to be honest but since we were there, and had already paid a $200 deposit, we had no choice but to continue on with dinner.
 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

NIXTA - Impressive New Mexican Restaurant on Amoy Street (They Have the Best Churros in Singapore!)

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Taking over the spot that Ding Dong occupied for years is Nixta, a new upscale Mexican grill and Bar brought to you by the same folks behind the well-loved Blue Label Pizza. While the restaurant has been around for a couple of months, little has been spoken about them online, and they don't even have a geotag on Instagram! We discovered it a few months ago as it caught our eye as we were just strolling past. We browsed the menu then, and made a mental note to return some day. And here we were. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Raffles Courtyard Presents Collaborations With Popular Home Chefs, Starting With PasirPanjangBoy

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Are you on the exceedingly long waitlist for an almost-impossible-to-score seat in PasirPanjangBoy's private diner? Well, this piece of news might be music to your ears then! Raffles Courtyard is celebrating Southeast Asia's rich culinary heritage with a series of unique collaborations with home chefs behind popular private dining experiences in Singapore. And kicking off the heritage experience with scrumptious Peranakan fare is local chef duo Tinoq Russel Goh & Dylan Chan(PasirPanjangBoy). Ardent fans can have a taste of PasirPanjangBoy's signature dishes, right in the heart of Singapore at the iconic Raffles Hotel, from 12 March to 11 April 2021. 
 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Twice Young - Fresh Premium Handcrafted Icecream for Humans, and Dogs

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Hey guys! I've recently set up Twice Young (@wearetwiceyoung), a home-based/online delivery business churning out fresh handcrafted icecream and cookies for humans, and a range of icecream for DOGS! Everything is handcrafted with only the freshest and finest ingredients. As you know, I’m very particular about my food and ingredients so you can be sure that the quality is definitely top notch! There’s no additives or preservatives in any of the products.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Takeshi-San - New Japanese Restaurant in Holland Village That We Won't Revisit

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New Japanese restaurants excite me. I love Japanese food, and I live right across Holland Village, so when I noticed the opening of Takeshi-San, I told my friends that we need to visit. We popped by on a Thursday evening and scored the last available table. It was crowded and packed and we were pretty impressed by the crowd — the food and service must be good right? 
 
Well, unfortunately, that was not the case at all.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

(RELOCATED AGAIN)Hashida Sushi Singapore - An Unforgettable Omakase Experience

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My omakase experiences have gotten, progressively, more expensive. While I was deliberating on where I should bring my best friend for a celebratory omakase meal, I consulted Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow on his thoughts on the biggest names in the Japanese cuisine scene in Singapore. Here were my options : Shinji, Shoukouwa, Hashida, Tatsuya, Jiro. Nat very patiently went through every option with me, and it was a no-brainer. Hashida, it was. I made a reservation online for lunch on a weekday and made my way to Mandarin Gallery with a racing heart.

Hashida Sushi was first opened in Tokyo, in 1966, by Master Sushi Chef Tokio Hashida. His son, Kenjiro Hashida, is at the helm of Hashida Sushi Singapore.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chef Kang's Private Kitchen - Super Hard to Book Michelin-Starred Chinese Restaurant

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Chef Kang's Private Kitchen is one of the hardest-to-book Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore. The small one-Michelin-starred outfit along Mackenzie Road has just 5 tables, and they have a whole line of loyal fans who return regularly, so it's not easy to get a seat here. I made a reservation about 6 weeks in advance, and my foodie friends were surprised that I managed to score a table! Truth be told, so was I. I was coming here with my dad and brother and was told over the phone that a minimum of 5 pax is needed for them to give us one of the dining rooms, so we were allocated a table next to the counter. That was a little disappointing but I guess, we were coming for the food more than anything else, so I agreed to it.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Holland Village Cobbler(Outside MRT/Decathlon) - please AVOID bringing expensive footwear here



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hardly write negative reviews, I always try to support small businesses instead of well known multinational companies, and I love old folks. So it's sad that I have to write this to warn all of you who ever thought of, or are thinking of, going to the cobbler outside Holland Village MRT station.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bistro Du Le Pin - Incredibly Affordable $120 18-Course Dinner Omakase with FREE FLOW WINE in Orchard

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I posted a snippet of my dinner at Bistro du le Pin on Instagram stories and there were 250 sticker taps on it. This is when I knew I absolutely have to share about my dinner experience! I made a reservation weeks in advance for the 6pm seating, so make sure you book way in advance as well. I arrived promptly and the super friendly staff showed me to my counter seat and proceeded to store the cake I bought for my friend's birthday celebration in the fridge. There were a la carte options available but we were here for the $120/pax dinner omakase with free flow wine. And I would highly recommend that you go for that. I was super excited for the meal — I mean, come on, FREE FLOW WINE???

Monday, January 18, 2021

yì by Jereme Leung - Usher in a Bountiful Lunar New Year With Outstanding Chinese Cuisine

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藝(yì) by Jereme Leung at the beautiful Raffles Hotel delivers cuisine that takes guests on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions. Their modern takes on classic Chinese cuisine are intricate, sophisticated, and timeless, and their dedication to culinary excellence is evident in the fine dishes that they bring to the table. And that commitment is especially apparent in their 2021 Chinese New Year line-up.
 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant - Luxurious Chinese New Year Masterpieces & Set Menus for an Ox-Picious 2021

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Award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel never, ever, disappoints. Being the choice restaurant of many, even during non-festive periods, the restaurant is consistently packed, and scoring a reservation here during Chinese New Year is quite often a difficult feat. If you haven't yet dined here, it's high time you do so! Wan Hao is ringing in the new year with a flourish of 8-course Set Menus, enticing à la carte Lunar New Year masterpieces, and irresistible takeaway treats.
 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Solo Ristorante - A Disappointing First Visit to This Highly-Raved Italian Restaurant on Amoy Street

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Heard a great deal about Solo Ristorante from fellow foodies and decided to bring my friend here to celebrate her birthday. It was a Sunday night and they seem fairly busy, and also short-staffed. It was difficult getting the attention of the staff once we were seated. Menus were not provided, the wine we chose was sold out, and it took us like 10 minutes to get someone's attention to place an order for another bottle of wine, only to be told a few minutes later that it's also sold out. We also had to ask for our bread to be served long after the server said that she's going to serve us bread. Not a great start to the meal to be honest, but the server was warm and smiley, and tried to strike some small conversation so I was hoping that the meal would still go well. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cheek Bistro - One-Michelin-Starred Modern Australian Restaurant With Great Food at Affordable Prices

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Formerly known as Cheek by Jowl, Cheek Bistro is still run by the same husband-and-wife duo. They have changed their name, and switched up their prix fixe menus for a la carte menus. I've never been to Cheek by Jowl but I remember looking at their menu multiple times. I was glad that they've introduced a la carte menus which allow diners to pick their desired dishes, of course, and the a la carte options make dining here more affordable. I would say that you will definitely be getting your money's worth at this One-Michelin-starred restaurant that's belting out great contemporary Australian cuisine. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

terra Tokyo Italian - Witness the Marriage of Italian & Japanese Cuisine at this One-Michelin-Starred Restaurant

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As its name indicates, terra promises a unique style of Italian cuisine, inspired by shokubunka (the honor of Japanese food culture) and Italian culinary traditions. Helmed by Chef Japanese Chef-Owner Seita Nakahara, terra Tokyo Italian does not offer an a la carte menu for either lunch or dinner. Instead, available are 2 set lunch menus($58/$128) and 3 dinner omakase menus($208/308/408) featuring fresh creations built on hand-picked seasonal ingredients imported directly from Japan’s farms and producers. terra prides itself on its selection of fresh produce and the staff will proudly introduce the freshest picks of the day to diners before the meal commences.