sheng jian bao

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

&Made Burger Bistro, Pacific Plaza

Since I heard about this gourmet burger bistro in Singapore set up by Bruno Menard, a three Michelin starred chef Bruno Menard in late 2012, I’ve been meaning to pay it a visit but somehow never got the chance. Finally popped by for some burgers and truffle fries recently (with a Palate discount yay) and quite liked what I had. Was kind of hungry so didn’t … Continue reading &Made Burger Bistro, Pacific Plaza

Holland Village XO Fish Beehoon, Dover Crescent

Yes, I know, Holland Village is not in Dover. But it made sense for this stalwart establishment which had been a fixture at Holland V for a good number of years to retain its original name, given how well known they have become. And the long wait for the food when its full house is quite the testament to its popularity. No, I don’t think … Continue reading Holland Village XO Fish Beehoon, Dover Crescent

Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup, Changi Road

I mentioned in an earlier post that there is a supper joint I’m currently in love with. And this is it! Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup in Kembangan. The name of the eatery has ‘Black Herbal Chicken Soup’ in it, but honestly, I think the winner there is their herbal pork meat/liver/kidney mee sua soup. This dish is truly stunning in its simplicity and immense … Continue reading Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup, Changi Road

Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar, Orchard Central (Closed)

Lovely, lovely Covelli. A quiet, unassuming Italian restaurant in the basement of Orchard Central, Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar isn’t a place that would immediately strike a passerby as popular or particularly well-liked by the masses. However its contemporary classy ambience and décor drew me to it as I walked by, and lingered in my mind. When I discovered that this restaurant was part of the Palate … Continue reading Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar, Orchard Central (Closed)

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