Grain Traders | My New Absolute Favourite Place For Lunch

I am besotted. Sorry The Daily Cut, I have a new love now in terms of lunch places. The name of my current beloved is Grain Traders, a fairly new ‘slow food real fast’ eatery in the CBD that serves up awesome, healthy warm meals you can mix-and-match to your heart’s desire. At S$16 per bowl it does seem a little more on the pricey … Continue reading Grain Traders | My New Absolute Favourite Place For Lunch

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Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

If you’ve been to Shanghai and not had a taste of their legendary sheng jian baos, I would say – you’ve totally missed out. Go and book a ticket back there right this instance. Ok, I’m kidding (just a little). Admittedly, I’ve mainly only tried these mystical sheng jian baos from one key brand (and some other shop that is more famous for its jian … Continue reading Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

A Skip and A Hop Through Adelaide’s Cafes

Last month, I had around 3 days to spend wandering around Adelaide and so decided to visit some of the cafes on offer in this quiet, chill city. Most of the cafes only open till around 4.00pm on weekdays though so it is a good idea to go early. Quite a few are closed on Sundays too. My general thoughts on the cafe scene in … Continue reading A Skip and A Hop Through Adelaide’s Cafes

Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

If you ever find yourself in Hong Kong, do remember that roast goose is one of the city’s must eats. There are a number of famous eateries offering this sumptuous delight, and here is one that I’ve visited twice and would like to recommend. We had headed over to Yung Kee at Wellington Street first, the most famous one of the lot. However as we … Continue reading Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

Nestled along one of the main shopping streets, Bebek Bengil (otherwise known as Dirty Duck), is an institution in the town of Ubud. Serving its popular crispy duck with Balinese spices since 1990, the restaurant caters to a mix of both tourists and locals alike. However when I paid it a visit one late Friday morning, the majority of their visitors appeared to be non-local. At … Continue reading Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

The Daily Cut | Knows How to Serve A Satisfying Salad

I never really liked salads before. The idea of eating a bunch of green, healthy tasting stuff was not particularly appealing to me. Only when I decided that I must try to lose some weight/fat and get leaner/more muscular, that I began eating salads 2 to 3 times a week, sometimes more or less, depending on how soon a salsa performance was coming up. And … Continue reading The Daily Cut | Knows How to Serve A Satisfying Salad

Kau Kee | Probably the Best Beef Brisket Noodles I’ve Ever Had

Ahhh, Kau Kee. Before I went to Hong Kong this time, I did some research on places to eat. And in many of my searches and chats with friends, Kau Kee came up a few times, and with glowing reviews. I was initially a bit skeptical, can a beef brisket noodle stall really be that good? After I entered the small cosy store and sat down … Continue reading Kau Kee | Probably the Best Beef Brisket Noodles I’ve Ever Had

The Sushi Bar Dining | Delightful Aburi Kaisen Don

Another Japanese restaurant! Singapore is seriously full of them. Well… I guess high demand, high supply, hence the many places offering cuisine from the land of the rising sun. The Sushi Bar is one such place. This small but popular shop has been satisfying consumers with affordable, neatly arranged sushi rolls, fresh chirashi dons and sushi at Far East Plaza since 2012, with long lines clamouring … Continue reading The Sushi Bar Dining | Delightful Aburi Kaisen Don

Pollen, Gardens By The Bay

I had heard about Pollen, a Mediterranean inspired modern European restaurant in the midst of the flora and fauna at Gardens by the Bay for quite some time. And on my birthday earlier this year, I finally got the chance to visit this place! What I was amused by but rather appreciated, was the value-added service that they provide – a buggy that ferries you to … Continue reading Pollen, Gardens By The Bay

Two Bakers | Delicious French Desserts

“What, another cafe at Jalan Besar?!”, you might say? You don’t understand, this is not just another cafe. With a luscious glowing display counter of beautiful tarts and pastries, Two Bakers is much more an artisan bakery or dessert shop than the usual cafe. Sure, it has food (which actually sounds pretty good) and probably coffee too (I didn’t check for the latter because I was so taken with … Continue reading Two Bakers | Delicious French Desserts

The Betterfield, Waterloo Centre (MOVED)

Cafe, bistro, eatery – it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes. But frankly, does it really matter what it is? As long as the food is good, the ambience, prices and service are decent, I’m happy. The Betterfield is a new cafe/bistro that recently opened almost literally next door to Mosaic Dance, the studio at which I teach salsa. So you can imagine it has … Continue reading The Betterfield, Waterloo Centre (MOVED)