Sunday, September 20, 2015

Clinton Street Baking Company @ Purvis Street

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Just look at that stack of fluffy goodness. The Banana Walnut Pancakes ($18) at Clinton Street Baking Company were moist and each piece had a thin base of mashed bananas that kept the entire combination tantalizing throughout. It doesn't get boring, especially with their signature maple butter and I found myself going back to this repeatedly even when there were other dishes on the table. This is seriously my favourite pancakes in Singapore now!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

(CLOSED) Bottura’s Happy Hour @ Suntec City

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I was fortunate enough to have visited Bologna, which is located north of Italy. The food was truly unforgettable but what I remember and miss most were those “così è la vita” moments - sipping a relaxed aperitivo at the piazza while people watching in the middle of the afternoon. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that recently established Italian restaurant, Bottura, introduced an all-Italian Happy Hour. I was now able to reenact those beloved moments right in Downtown Singapore (in air-conditioning!)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Kakure(Scotts Road) - Incredible Omakase with Sake Pairing

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Kakure, which means Mystery in Japanese, is a boutique bar by the team behind Ki-Sho. Kakure now sits right above Ki-Sho, on the second level. Designed to look like inns and homes during the Meiji and Taisho eras, Kakure presents to you a cozy and intimate dining experience where diners can communicate with the sake sommelier over a wooden bar counter while enjoying an omakase meal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

鶏金Torikin @ Bukit Timah Road

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Established in November 2014, Torikin is one of a few unique Japanese restaurants in Singapore that offers Kyushu cuisine. Kyushu is considered an "undiscovered gem" by tourists and is known not only for its rich history and beautiful scenery but its amazing food as well. Kyushu cuisine is described to be hearty and homely yet refined and full of flavour. I just had to try it!

Torikin is located at the corner of Crown Centre, at the junction of King's Road and busy Bukit Timah Road. The restaurant is segmented into four areas which you may pick according to your fancy (subject to availability): alfresco, booth tables, horigotatsu-styled (sunken areas beneath the dining tables) rooms and the sushi & bar counter.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Gin Khao @ East Coast Parkway

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Having only been around for about three months, this little gem that sits in the not-so-accessible East Coast Parkway has captured the attention of a great many Singaporeans with their unique range of desserts. And as much as it was really far for me, I'm glad that I made a trip down !

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Joo Bar @ Tan Quee Lan Street

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Established in late 2014, Joo Bar sits pretty on the quieter end of Bugis but it has rocked the local bar scene with its Korean dishes and home-brewed Makgeolli. I popped by once on a Saturday night and the place was completely packed so I sat at the bar and fell in love with their passionfruit makgeolli at first taste. Their hand-cut chips were immensely delightful too and I was stoked to be back here for their dinner menu!