Contented With The Disgruntled Chef

Located along Ang Siang Road that’s lined with hip eateries, The Disgruntled Chef at The Club is helmed by highly-acclaimed ChefDaniel Sia, whom I encountered when he was the Chef de Cuisine at Justin Quek’s Le Platane in Shanghai when I was stationed there for a while. The decor is very Gentlemen club-like: white linen, dark leather sofas, elegant with lime-green hues dominating. The food is quite creative and the PRIX FIXE WEEKDAY LUNCH is good value at two-course / three-course (with one pudding) $38++ / $45++ respectively. … More Contented With The Disgruntled Chef

A Lovely Shelter In The Woods

Shelter in the Woods is my go-to restaurant when the carnivore in me calls. Helmed by Japanese Chef Masashi Horiuchi, with decades-long experience in Michelin restaurants across Europe under his belt , it serves up an excellent repertoire of rotisserie and charcuterie offerings that feature very delicate balance of taste, robust yet not overwhelming. The meat are the stars: the grain-fed black Angus Roasted Ribeye Steak and the Rotisserie Rack of Lamb of Australian four-rib lamb rack are must-orders. … More A Lovely Shelter In The Woods

A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

The World Gourmet Summit celebrates its 20th anniversary, participated by the who’s who of the F&B industry in Singapore. Majestic Restaurant hosted a special “Palatable Pleasures” dinner. As expected of my fave restaurant, the food was creative and delicious, paired with the Grand Cru wines. We were enamoured with the Stewed Hand-pulled Noodles with Sea King Prawn with Onsen Tamago in Lava Salt and Thicken Broth; and the Baked Sea Perch in Glazed Honey Sauce. A fun evening of really good food and great company in a cosy and hospitable place. … More A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

My Little Tapas Bar, Partying At Club Street.

Friday nite out at My Little Tapas Bar along the bustling weekend-pedestrianised Club Street, Singapore’s version of Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong. Occupying a quaint 2-storey pre-war shophouse, this joint has a great value offer – any 7 tapas for S$85, perfect with the deceivingly potent Cava Sangria. Most of the items we had rated from very good to excellent; a great place to booze – good selection of Spanish wines – and socialise with friends over small plates. … More My Little Tapas Bar, Partying At Club Street.

Tapas 39 – Spanish Delights In Leafy Duxton Hill

Re-visiting Tapas 39, a under-the-radar restaurant in leafy cobble-stoned Duxton Hills, part of Club 39, a by-invitation only private club. The S$65 (some reasonable supplement applies) tasting menu for 5 items from the whole (yes, whole!) menu is unbeatable value. Many of the dishes are fine-dining standard, and beautifully plated and presented by talented Chilean Chef Rodrigo. … More Tapas 39 – Spanish Delights In Leafy Duxton Hill

Tokyo’s No. 1 Chicken Ramen

Not sated by our earlier meal, we desperately needed a carb session to end the nite; and ended nearby at Menya Takeichi, a branch of Tokyo’s No.1 chicken ramen chain. It’s one of the new concept eateries of Eat At Seven at Suntec Sky Garden. There is a variety of ramen on offer, and all features broth that is rich and creamy in collagen. A lovely spot for a quick slurpy meal or supper. … More Tokyo’s No. 1 Chicken Ramen

Balestier Heritage Trail, Noodles & Tau Sar Piah

We were intrigued that Balestier Road was designated a Heritage Trail by the National Heritage Board. The road, named after Joseph Balestier the first American Consul to Singapore in the 1830s, is faned for several well-known chicken rice and Bak Kut Teh eateries. On this occasion, we revisited the ever popular Noi’s Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) noodle stall and the Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah (龍發豆沙饼) pastry shop for a piece of edible history. … More Balestier Heritage Trail, Noodles & Tau Sar Piah

The Sayan House, A Blissful Marriage of Bali & Japan

The Sayan House is sited at the edge of Sayan’s cliff in Ubud, in a lovely wooden Balinese house that offers panoramic views of the verdant valley below, and chicly-decorated with Asian and Balinese accents. Operated by the Japanese hospitality firm Plan.Do.See (that also manages Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe), The Sayan House serves up very satisfying causal fine-dining contemporary fare with Japanese and Asian influences, under the helm of Chef Yuki Tatami. Highlights of the fusion dinner were the Porcini Royale Consommé – the consomme is prepared table-side using a Bunsen-burner syphon, the sautéed Foie Gras Nigiri Sushi, and the Babi Guling maki with spicy sauce. What’s surprising is that prices are extremely reasonable for such a premium restaurant. … More The Sayan House, A Blissful Marriage of Bali & Japan

Mozaic, Fine Dining In a Balinese Garden

Celebrity Chef Chris Salan’s Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique is the first restaurant in Southeast Asia to be recognized by the prestigious Traditions et Qualité association as a member of ‘Les Grande Tables Du Monde’. The Grand Menu comes in 2 versions of 6 or 8-course degustation; as well as a 6-course vegetarian tasting menu comprising locally produced seasonal vegetables, indigenous herbs and flowers combined with Balinese spices. Mozaic is indeed a worthwhile dining experience, with all the finery that you would expect of such a restaurant and it doesn’t disappoint. Chef Salan’s cooking rock solid, although I must say that the dinner on the night before at Locavore was a lot more creative whereas Chef Salan’s style is more mainstream. … More Mozaic, Fine Dining In a Balinese Garden