Boruto | Cozy Modern Izakaya With Brilliant Food

These Japanese-Western fusion izakayas seem to be popping up everywhere. I’m not complaining though – with a sudden influx of fatty, oily beef mixed with rich ingredients like foie gras and/or sea urchin and poached eggs in the scene, there is simply more to enjoy, more to choose from. Boruto is one such izakaya, which I first visited because of a ridiculously delicious looking truffled … Continue reading Boruto | Cozy Modern Izakaya With Brilliant Food

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

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

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

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

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

Loysel’s Toy, Kampong Bugis

A part of the Papa Palheta speciality coffee experience, Loysel’s Toy is an unassuming cafe buried deep in the woods of Lavender. Situated next to Kallang Riverside Park, it enjoys a view of foliage and the occasional breeze. As it’s fairly small (I’d say maybe about 20 tables) and basically the only F&B joint on ground level in that entire area, Loysel’s Toy is nice and quiet, with a relaxed, … Continue reading Loysel’s Toy, Kampong Bugis