La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

Upon entering La Ristrettos, one is suddenly transported from the white, clinical corridors of the Novena Medical Centre into a warm, cosy café full of brown furnishings, quaint wall decorations and tasteful flower arrangement pieces. The large window panes on one side of the café with a mix of white lace and gingham curtain adornments, the backdrop for a high table seating area, struck me as rather … Continue reading La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

Ô Comptoir | Not Amazing But Kind Of Pleasing

A galette? What’s that, you might ask? Honestly, before I accidentally stumbled across a creperie in Belgium that served this, I had no idea as well. The galette is a type of French crusty cake, but the one more commonly seen in restaurants and such is the Breton galette, a buckwheat flour open faced pancake with savoury fillings. Apparently crêpes refer to the sweet ones … Continue reading Ô Comptoir | Not Amazing But Kind Of Pleasing

My Little Tapas Bar, Club Street X The Entertainer

*This was an invited food tasting session. The narrow lanes of Club Street and Ann Siang have long housed charming little bars, eateries and shops offering quaint curated goods and services. A little over a year ago, My Little Tapas Bar (MLTB), with its authentic Spanish tapas and cocktails concept, joined their folds. Part of the My Little Spanish Place group, with the opening of the new Boat Quay … Continue reading My Little Tapas Bar, Club Street X The Entertainer

Envy Coffee, One North

It sometimes feels like there’s a new café opening in Singapore every minute. And the Buona Vista/One North area, with its nearby Fusionopolis, Biopolis and Metropolis office buildings as well as the somewhat quiet but quite upmarket One North and Rochester residential buildings, appears to be the latest in the string of upcoming ‘hip neighbourhoods’ where some of these aforementioned cafes are popping up. Envy Coffee, one … Continue reading Envy Coffee, One North

PeraMakan, Keppel Club

It seems a little funny how I’ve been to PeraMakan probably close to 20 times already over the last few years, but somehow never thought of writing a post on it. I guess it could be because Peranakan food doesn’t feature strongly on my favourite foods list, though I do like it quite a bit as well. Peranakan food sometimes seems like the forgotten second cousin, in … Continue reading PeraMakan, Keppel Club

Patisserie La Douceur, Taipei

Gosh. I only just realised today that I haven’t blogged for about 4 months! Been so incredibly busy, but not to worry, am still passionate about food (just take a look at my Instagram hehe). Anyway, I’d like to quickly share a bit about a gem of a dessert shop I visited in Taipei in August. Which actually many of you likely already know about, … Continue reading Patisserie La Douceur, Taipei

Bistro Du Vin, Zion Road

Bistro Du Vin is a restaurant that I have been meaning to try for the longest time. During restaurant week earlier this year, almost made reservations for lunch but these fell through due to a busy week. I am happy to say that I finally visited this lovely French restaurant for lunch this month with delightful company and had a most wonderful time there. The … Continue reading Bistro Du Vin, Zion Road

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

Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi, Rochester Mall

I’d say that Rochester is one of the hip, trendy enclaves of restaurants, bars and other eateries in Singapore. And Rochester Mall is its newest addition, close to the main road. This place seems a bit different though. A mid-sized, sleepy building at the entrance to Rochester, it houses just about 10 F&B establishments and then mostly services like laundry, hair, spa, education etc – … Continue reading Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi, Rochester Mall

La Maison Fatien, Duxton Road

This dimly lit, cosy little French restaurant is one of the newer additions to the charming Duxton area. Once dotted with somewhat dodgy looking pubs and KTVs, this area is increasingly seeing more chill out cafes and nice restaurants mushrooming along its narrow lanes and cobblestone streets. Cafes like Group Therapy, The Plain, and The Pigeonhole (along Craig Road), and restaurants like L’Entrecote, Pasta Brava, BROTH, … Continue reading La Maison Fatien, Duxton Road

Mobile uploads

Shucks. Getting a proper office job is seriously impeding my online life quite a bit – I now hardly have time to blog or post things on Facebook. But anyway – here are some (rather grainy, I apologize) pictures+quick reviews from some nice meals with friends. Really should start bringing a small point-and-shoot around…! First up is – Food for Thought (http://www.foodforthought.com.sg). The contenders are … Continue reading Mobile uploads

Bistro Petit Salut, Chip Bee Gardens

Bistro Petit Salut, c’est superb! To celebrate my bf’s birthday, I decided to take him to Bistro Petit Salut, a cosy little French restaurant at the Chip Bee stretch behind Holland Village. The sister (or poorer cousin?) of the classier (and more expensive) Au Petit Salut, it was surprisingly good, with prompt, polite and friendly service, and delicious, reasonably-priced food. The starters were a lobster … Continue reading Bistro Petit Salut, Chip Bee Gardens