Nine Fresh Desserts

We are now in the middle of the year where on top of the normally soaring temperature, it gets really really humid and hot in Singapore. I met this guy from overseas yesterday who complained incessantly about it. Today, while on my way home from church, I was filling rather thirsty and in the need for something cooling. Hence, decided to get some grass jelly dessert as a treat. Continue reading


Meat Smith

Meat Smith is the sister outlet to the ever popular Burnt Ends (which is very very difficult to score reservations at). While Meat Smith does not take reservations unless you’re a big group of 8 and above, given the bigger restaurant space, the odds of getting a table is much higher than at Burnt Ends. The focus of the restaurant is on smoked meats, so don’t waste your time on ordering salads at this place, you’re unlikely to get much satisfaction if you do.  Continue reading


Located in a relatively quieter part of Orchard road, Hana is a Japanese restaurant that offers several daily promotions to the discerning customer. On Mondays, the restaurant offers a $30++ omakase dinner promotion which E and I got to try recently. We were just fortunate to be around the area on a Monday night and decided to opt for the omakase since we were both quite hungry.  Continue reading

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao

Someone gave M a bunch of vouchers for crystal jade restaurants along with some suggestions that went contrary to the terms and conditions on the back of the voucher. So, just to play safe and not go running into some big trap, we decided to go check out the validity of the voucher at one of their more casual outlets. Turns out that the vouchers were valid but we ended up not using them because Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao offers quite a value for money lunch set on weekdays. For $8.80++, you get to choose from a selection of their mains, along with an appetizer and drink. The portions of the mains served in the lunch set remain the same, so considering that most of the mains cost between $8 – $11 a la carte, it makes sense to opt for the lunch set.  Continue reading