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
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.
This was a pop up Masterchef event organized at Ash & Elm, Intercontinental Singapore from 25 November – 9 December 2016. We went for the lunch session – A, M & I. We’re all vivid Masterchef fans, though I prefer the US version while A&M prefer the Australian version. Nonetheless, it does not matter which version you like since the pop up featured Masterchef contestants from the US, Australian and Asia series. Of course, we were also very proud that the winner of the Masterchef Asia was a Singaporean! Continue reading
I acted like a noob when G brought me to this restaurant. While we were standing in line and picking what dishes to order, I told G that I wanted Korean fried chicken. As in turns out, this restaurant is not a fried chicken place. Instead, this place specializes in chicken galbi, or grilled marinated chicken. Continue reading
Due to its history, location, climate and culture, Okinawan cuisine is pretty unique and distinct from mainland Japanese cuisine. For example, sashimi and seafood does not play a very big role in its cuisine. Rather, the more prominent ingredients are pork and seaweed (all types). Continue reading
After trying the crab broth ramen at the Keisuke outlet at Cineleisure Orchard, it seemed natural that one also had to try their lobster ramen at Clarke Quay. Finally, I managed to find a time to go down to the Clarke Quay which only opens from 6pm onwards in the evenings (I really do wish they would consider opening during lunch time as well!) Continue reading
A few weeks back, I had dinner with my classmates and was introduced to Krave – a hippy cafe selling western food at Bali Lane. My classmates chose Krave mainly because (a) it’s halal certified, which is really a good tidbit to know when organizing outings for Muslim friends and (b) Krave is also located near the Sultan Mosque, which makes it a convenient location for those who need to say prayers. Continue reading
I dragged M here a couple of weeks back to purchase some hiking boots for my upcoming trip overseas. I’m not very good at bargaining but I convinced M that with an “auntie” presence, the lady boss might be more inclined to give me a discount on the shoes.
After a successful purchase, we walked downstairs and decided to have a quick lunch at the market before heading back. Not many stalls were open and there only interesting one was the Hainanese beef noodles at the corner. Nevertheless, we did walk one round around the market, before we decided to have beef noodles for lunch. Continue reading
Coming here wasn’t my original intention. We had intended to go to Cake Spade (which ended up being closed, then for our second choice, we went to the Fabulous Baker Boy at Clarke Quay, but when we got there at around 2pm, we were told by the service staff that they were not accepting any more new customers – too full – and by the time any table would be free, the kitchen would be closed by then. G was quite incredulous when she heard when we got turned away – that seriously rarely happens. That’s how we ended up at Dulcet & Studio. Luckily, the third time’s a charm and we managed to snag a table and some delicious cakes for our mother-daughter(s) catch up. Continue reading
For a restaurant located in Singapore, FOC gets quite a bit of flak for what it means. After all, in local slang, FOC typically means “free of charge” Continue reading