It’s taken a while for me to get back to blogging. I blame work. Too many early mornings has taken its toll on me. Even eating and exploring new places has become a stretch for me. Thankfully, I was able to make it to a friend’s gathering recently and finally had the chance to check out Aura – a bit over due, but better late than never.
Aura is situated at the National Gallery and has quite a nice view of the supreme court on a clear day. Continue reading
So before Malcolm Lee became all Michelin fame famous, I had the opportunity to visit his restaurant when he first opened at Cantonment Road. Good wholesome Peranakan food was what he was known for. I remember having good impressions of his cooking, very tasty, wholesome, “home cooked” food.
Now that his cooking has been recognized by the Michelin inspectors, it’s no surprise that he has since packed up and moved to more lavish digs at Dempsey and his prices have certainly increased as well. However, I trusted that the quality of the cooking would still remain and when J suggested visiting, I was all for it. Continue reading
I’ve discovered a new takeaway lunch place and it’s conveniently located near China Square, which is perfect whenever I attend lunch time services in town. The concept is really similar to the likes of the Daily Cut and Wafuken. Basically, you pick your protein, sides and accompanying sauce. While perhaps not having as much variety as Daily Cut, I’e come to appreciate the generous portions and the quick efficiency of service at Super Simple. Continue reading
So in my utterly mundane life of eat, sleep, work, repeat, I’ve come to realise that I do appreciate a nice chillax breakfast outing. Polished wooden tables, bright natural sunlight streaming through the windows, this is exactly what Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant is. Continue reading
So a few weeks after my Masterchef experience, we actually went back to Intercontinental Hotel, this time to the actual Ash & Elm restaurant for lunch. This time, it had none of the Masterchef decor and it was a much quieter atmosphere. I guess that if not for G’s amex deal, we would not have come here at all. As expected, the restaurant was pretty empty, save for a few families and couples (perhaps also using the same discount and deal that we had). Continue reading
I’ve written about the sore lack of tsukemen in Singapore, despite the dish being quite perfect for Singapore’s weather. I may have to take that back. A new restaurant has opened up below my office building which specialises in tsukemen. It has a short menu. You start by choosing your broth – (a) tonkotsu broth or (b) lobster broth. Next, pick your protein – (i) pork chashu or (ii) fried chicken kaarage. Add ons include onsen eggs etc. Continue reading
Friday night dinner with J (which I almost didn’t make because of a last minute client call). I decided to have it at My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay, which actually has a nice ambiance overlooking the Singapore river. Continue reading
“In the mood for ramen, in the mood for ramen… let’s have ramen for dinner!”
Was what was going through my mind a few weekends ago. And it just so happened that I happened to be near Chabuton and therefore asked the family to join me here. Yipee. Continue reading
It’s been a really busy month. And to think that I was so bored when I first started work, should have enjoyed the free time while I had it! In a way, now that I’m so busy, whenever I get the chance to have a nice meal, whether alone or with friends, I certainly appreciate it all the more now. Continue reading
Months ago, I had briefly mentioned about my failed attempt to visit the Fabulous Baker Boy. Didn’t leave me with good first impressions, but not that bad that I struck it off my “to visit” list altogether. It took a while, but finally the opportunity came for me to visit the cafe for a meal. This time, I took care to make a booking.