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Burnt Ends | High-End Barbecued Food

A reservation at Burnt Ends is notoriously hard to get, so when a friend offered up hers to a group of friends to take, I jumped at the chance to visit this Michelin-starred restaurant. Nevermind that a meal there could cost me a few hundred dollars. It’s a ‘once in a while’ thing, I convinced myself. Many courses of the ‘Chef’s Selection’ experience and a … Continue reading Burnt Ends | High-End Barbecued Food

Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

More than a cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters offers a barista training facility, wholesale services for coffee from sourcing, roasting to equipment, as well as a space for community events. But the cafe part of it is actually, rather uncommon. Their menu is creative and delightful, and even the usual big breakfast offering is enlivened by fresh homemade baked pork cannellini beans and juicy grilled portobello mushrooms. The … Continue reading Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

[Closed] 5 Little Bears, Far East Plaza

Ah Taiwanese food. Juicy fried chicken chops, silky smooth mee sua and fragrant beef noodle soup and more – gotta admit that there is some allure to the cuisine on offer. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks brought us some of these, to be enjoyed while on-the-go. 5 Little Bears (I don’t really understand the name but I guess it’s as good as any) is now bringing … Continue reading [Closed] 5 Little Bears, Far East Plaza

Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin

I’m not quite sure what the occasion is (or perhaps they’re just in season), but Peach Blossoms at the Marina Mandarin is having a special abalone menu for the month of June! From abalone boiled in soups, stir-fried with vegetables or stewed with noodles, they are offering a nice range of dishes to satisfy those abalone cravings. Our family decided to pay Peach Blossoms a … Continue reading Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin

Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental

My family likes to eat Chinese food, including one of the classics; the glorious world of little treats that is dim sum. After a long and detailed search online, I decided to take them to Cherry Garden at The Mandarin Oriental to try the weekend dim sum buffet brunch, for a birthday occasion. The restaurant had a classy and oriental decor, and a relaxed, clean atmosphere to it. Service … Continue reading Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental