Jimmy Monkey, One North

And here’s another post on one of the One North cafés. Jimmy Monkey has been at One North Residences for around 3 years already though, so I wouldn’t say that it is a new upstart in the area. At the corner of a sleepy residential block next to a shop selling picture frames, you might just walk right past it if you weren’t specifically going … Continue reading Jimmy Monkey, One North

Tim Ho Wan, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Z and I visited Hong Kong late last year and were presented with the opportunity to visit a dim sum eatery touted as ‘the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant’ – so we thought, why not? I’m sure Tim Ho Wan doesn’t really need any introduction, after getting so much hype and setting up two outlets in Singapore as well. We headed down to the original outlet in Sham … Continue reading Tim Ho Wan, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Group Therapy, Katong V and Duxton Road

I’ve visited Group Therapy at Katong V at least five times, and the one at Duxton a couple of times, but somehow never got around to writing a post on it. An ex-classmate of mine is one of the founders, and I initially visited the original branch at Duxton about 3 years back to try it out, show some support. But after they set up … Continue reading Group Therapy, Katong V and Duxton Road

The Bravery, Jalan Besar

Jalan Besar is fast becoming a hipster area for cafés, bakeries and quaint little eateries. With Loysel’s Toy first opening at a little industrial building in the Lavender area around 3 years ago, to the popular Chye Seng Huat Hardware that popped up last year, and many more. The Bravery is a new kid on the block, joining the growing café scene there just a … Continue reading The Bravery, Jalan Besar

Mouth Restaurant, Plaza Singapura

Heard from a friend that Mouth Restaurant does a great custard bun (or liu sha bao for the local folks), and so we decided to drop by for this one weekend afternoon. We reached around 2pm, and it seemed like people were almost done eating by then as the place wasn’t too packed. I was rather excited by the interesting colourful dumplings on the menu and … Continue reading Mouth Restaurant, Plaza Singapura

Baker & Cook, Hillcrest Road

Popped by Baker & Cook recently seeking a quick light lunch and was rather pleasantly surprised by it. A simple, unassuming yet chic bakery cafe in Bukit Timah filled with loaves and loaves of beautifully baked breads, the place had a warm, inviting vibe, perhaps due to its wood, white and glass furnishings. I felt comfortable and relaxed, in like a stylish home-away-from-home environment. I … Continue reading Baker & Cook, Hillcrest Road

Paradise Pavilion, Marina Bay Financial Centre / Link Mall

And now it is time for yet another review of a Paradise Group eatery! This time, the establishment in question is the classy Paradise Pavilion, a restaurant decked out in French-Baroque inspired design, catering more towards the high end. I visited this place recently for both lunch and dinner, so will combine my thoughts on both experiences into one post. Did I think that Paradise … Continue reading Paradise Pavilion, Marina Bay Financial Centre / Link Mall

CRAFT Bakery & CAFE, Holland Village

CRAFT Bakery & CAFE is the latest addition to the growing café scene at Holland Village, joining the likes of Hatched, Park, and d’Good Cafe. They only just opened last month, July 2013, taking over this spot from Cold Rock Creamery. I was going to wait till I got the chance to visit it during the day to try out their coffee (they use Papa Palheta beans) and have lunch there before writing … Continue reading CRAFT Bakery & CAFE, Holland Village

Symmetry, Jalan Kubor

Another cafe review! I just love spending weekends at cafes, enjoying some nice coffee and brunch, and watching the world go by. And since there are just so many new establishments in the Singapore cafe scene at any one time, I just have to go around trying out these places too. So, Symmetry is one of these fairly new additions (but then again, which ones aren’t, really) … Continue reading Symmetry, Jalan Kubor

Riders Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Riders Cafe is a popular weekend brunch spot that is known for almost never having any immediately available space if you show up without a reservation. Called them once a few days in advance and failed to get one – I was advised that one needs to call at least a week in advance. Tried again another time as a walk-in, and of course, there … Continue reading Riders Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Royal China, Raffles Hotel

Took my family out for lunch one nice Sunday afternoon, and decided to try out Royal China at Raffles Hotel. Heard pretty good things about it, though reviews on Hungrygowhere seemed to be rather mixed. So we went there, and had a pretty good experience – firstly the ambience and design were really nice, classy and modern with a light blue and white colour scheme – much … Continue reading Royal China, Raffles Hotel

Cedele, Wheelock Place

I’d like to say that this Cedele is one of my favourite places to eat in Singapore, and that I go there often. However, in actual fact I’ve only been there about 4-5 times, and usually only eat one type of food. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoy the semi-healthy, feel good food they serve there, and would like to keep re-visiting it. Don’t have many pictures … Continue reading Cedele, Wheelock Place