Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

Discovered Pocoloco, an amicable Italian casual dining gem deep in the heartland of Ang Mo Kio. PocoLoco’s open kitchen churns out authentic and very affordable Italian fare. This tiny joint punches above its weight, even offering fancy dish like the Raw Canadian Oyster with Champagne Vinegar & Cream, and is now on our list of regular Italian haunts. … More Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

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

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

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

Lee Tai Fu, Craft Beers & Ultraman

Lee Tai Fu is a quirky neighbourhood cafe specialising in craft beers and ciders, with the occasional limited editions, accompanied by hearty food fusing Asian, Mexican and Italian flavours. The volume of bric-a-brac is staggering, with a collection of miniature ultramans, Star Wars memorabilia, Chinese collectibles from the 60s and 70s. The Otah (curry fish paste) pizza is a must-order here. … More Lee Tai Fu, Craft Beers & Ultraman

Open Farm Community – Edible Garden City

Open Farm Community, occupying 35,000 sq. ft. of prime greenland in the heart of the city, right next to the UNESCO World Heritage Botanic Gardens promises fresh and creative dining by celebrity Chef Ryan Clift Of Tippling Club fame, complemented by art activities, tours of the vegetable and fruit orchards, talks and gardening workshops. The food is creative and beautifully plated fine-dining style. Desserts like the Caramelised Mango with textures of coconut, and the Lemon Tart with basil ice cream desserts are mouth-watering; and draft wine is available too. … More Open Farm Community – Edible Garden City

Christmas Dinner Feast @ Home

A massive Christmas dinner cook-out in Singapore: Herb Roasted Chicken and Crackling Pork form Miele Combo Ovens;
Other items were Beets, Asian Greens, Orange & Goat-cheese Salad, and Tomato Bruschetta; Miso-Butter Corn with Taco Shells; Momotaro Tomatoes with Sesame Sauce; Salmon Sashimi with Yuzu-Soy Truffle Sauce; Seafood Coppinio; Spaghetti Pomodoro and Spaghetti Vongole, and topped off with a home-made Red Velvet Cake . … More Christmas Dinner Feast @ Home

La Strada & Star Wars: The Force Awakens

La Strada, a rustic trattoria of the award-winning Les Amis Group dishes out excellent authentic pastas, especially the TAGLIOLINI AL GRANCHIO flat pasta with fresh spanner crab, cherry tomatoes, white wine, chilli, garlic. The BRACIOLE DI MAIALE – roasted Mangalica pork rack (a rare Hungarian breed) with potato, rosemary, garlic and lemon was heavenly with a robust mouth-watering gravy. … More La Strada & Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Café Melba, Good Food Among The Arts

  Our family helped out at Andrew’s photo booth at a mini-music festival held on the grounds of the Goodman Arts Centre.   Andrew with his large-format film camera, in action with his first customer. Goodman Arts Centre opened its doors in 2011 – a 7-acre space parked within the  Mountbatten district that houses the National Arts … More Café Melba, Good Food Among The Arts