Olivia Poh

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Olivia is an avid pursuer of anything fun. You can find her poking her head into the latest fad or maybe, even climbing the nearby tree. However, more often that she wishes to, she finds herself instinctively retreating into solitary confinement to write.

Posts by Olivia Poh 49 results
  • 10 Singapore CBD Places For Lunch $7 and Below

    Last Updated: June 23, 2015
    In the painstakingly expensive business district, where money rolls in for the high flyers and the rest of us are just trying to find our way about the financial ladder, budgeting is crucial, especially when it comes to lunch. Just a simple meal around the area can set you back each day by tens of dollars, and there goes a portion of your salary on meagre, unsatisfying food to boot. Here, we managed to scour the CBD to bring you cheaper but still tasty alternatives, to fill both your stomach and wallet well. ...
  • Gastrosmiths Bistro and Bakery: Singapore Review

    Last Updated: May 29, 2015

    "Affordable Gastronomy"

    gastrosmiths singapore-14932 Gastrosmiths offers really unique and special fare inspired from all around the world, introducing fusions from different cuisines adapted from many aspects of worldwide culinary styles. Their adorable, relaxed interior offers a laid-back atmosphere for one to dine in a casual setting, albeit offering higher-end quality food as a compliment. ...
  • Bedrock Bar & Grill: Lunch Set Review 2015

    Last Updated: May 27, 2015

    "A princely lunch"

    bedrock bar grill lunch set sg-4648 Sitting rather inconspicuously at the exit of 313, Bedrock has always been one of Seth's favorite restaurants for steak. Seemingly overshadowed by its 'louder' competition of Brotzeit, Ben & Jerry's and such, one visit to Bedrock and it will leave you wondering why you never went in all this while. ...
  • Braseiro Restaurant & Grill: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: April 20, 2016

    "Simple grill"

    braseiro singapore joo chiat Call it simplistic or minimalistic, Braseiro is stripped down to the basics to bring you a fulfilling, yet affordable meal where you can enjoy in the comfort of their simple interior space. ...
  • Crown Bakery: Singapore Cafe Review

    Last Updated: May 24, 2015

    "Heavenly Bread Pudding"

    crown bakery singapore Amidst the herds of new-trend hipster cafes popping up all around the area, its a treat to find an unpretentious bakery, exuding a certain regal aura of class. ...
  • 16 Best Japanese Buffets in Singapore For Your Sashimi Fix

    Last Updated: December 23, 2016
    Singaporeans love Japanese food, and we also love buffets. Why not get the best of both worlds and combine them for a list of the best Japanese buffets in Singapore? We all love to indulge once in a while, especially so with the fresh, juicy ...
  • Haramiya: Singapore Japanese Buffet Review

    Last Updated: May 20, 2015

    "Japanese BBQ Hotpot Buffet"

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    Sitting at a quiet corner in The Central, Clark Quay, Haramiya still manages to draw in a crowd from its wafting aroma of grilled delicacies. Although touted as a Japanese buffet, Haramiya carried elements of Korean cuisine into the mix as well, including kimchi, toppoki (spicy rice cakes) and sweet potato fries (*raves internally). ...
  • Haha Thai: Singapore Thai Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: June 22, 2015

    "Modern Hipster Thai food"

    haha thai singapore ngee ann city Newly relocated from the more unchartered territory of Foch Road to a space amongst the high flyers in Singapore's bustling and most famed shopping street, Orchard Road, Haha Thai's Ngee Ann city outlet offers a relaxing escapade from the stifles of city life. ...
  • Shin Minori: Japanese Buffet Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: June 1, 2015

    "Great hidden away Japanese buffet"

    shin minori jap buffet-3164 Often packed to the brim, Shin Minori's constant stream of customers is further testimony of their value-for-money Japanese Buffet. Tucked away in a corner up in UE Square, this restaurant proves to be quite the hidden gem. ...
  • Chotto Matte: Singapore Japanese Omakse Review

    Last Updated: May 14, 2015
    chotto matte-3345 Just a turn away from the bustling main road of Kampong Bahru Road, you could already sense the unique draw Chotto Matte exudes even before you step in. ...
  • Foods to Eat Near Singapore Universities On a Student Budget

    Last Updated: March 15, 2016
    If you're a broke-ass Singapore student like myself about to enter university, you're going to want to read this. Unquestioningly, food has been part of a daily Singaporean culture, and this is of course extends to university students alike. University is all about that camaraderie of going out for that late night supper snack, and jio-ing your friends along on your latest food hunt just makes the experience a whole lot better. I mean, whats enjoying a couple of delicacies without the company of your best buddies? ...
  • Kuishin Bo: Singapore Japanese Buffet Restaurant

    Last Updated: May 21, 2015

    "Snow Crab Buffet"

    kuishin bo japanese buffet singapore Presenting a wide variety and range of quality Japanese cuisine, Kuishin Bo is a great choice for hearty meal of authentic Japanese food at a fraction of a price of its original value. ...
  • Shabu Sai: Japanese Buffet Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: May 21, 2015

    "Shabu Shabu in the East"

    As per its 6 outlets dotted all around Singapore, Shabu Sai has proven its favour and value amongst many Singaporeans alike. shabui sai eastpoint Testing out our virgin experience at Shabu Sai at the Eastpoint outlet, it still saw a steady stream of customers, even in a pretty secluded mall. ...
  • Park Regis Hotel: Singapore Staycation Review

    Last Updated: May 8, 2015

    "Staycation in Clark Quay"

    park regis hotel singapore review Just a step away from Singapore's most iconic, bustling nightlife spot, Park Regis Hotel proves to be just the excellent spot for both tourists, businessmen and even Singaporeans alike. With 202 spacious rooms of their own, you can definitely find a respite but yet still stay in a part of the action in our busy town, the perfect go-to location for a night in Singapore. ...
  • Basil: Singapore Thai Food Review

    Last Updated: May 3, 2015

    "Basil leaves you clamouring for more"

    basil thai kitchen The newly opened Kallang Wave Mall brings to us yet another batch of divine food choices,  with Basil by Thai Express standing out prominently as a go-to destination for exceptional Thai food amidst the influx of different foodie haunts there. ...
  • 2it & Drink: Singapore Italian Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: May 1, 2015

    "Hidden Italian Gem at River Valley"

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    2it & drink is the latest venture into an Italian casual dining from the connoisseurs of fine Italian dining concept, OTTO. 2it & drink's unique name is a witty play on the word “eat” and the abbreviation of “Italy” (it) – hence, 2it & drink. With many familiar favourites, as well as more interesting innovations, diners are spoilt for choice with the myriad of options available.
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  • Burning Oak: Singapore Yakitori Review

    Last Updated: April 29, 2015

    "Rustic Yakitori"

    burning oak bedok singapore Bedok would never expect a hawker joint to give off such a slightly rustic yet modern charm as per Burning Oak did. Newly settled into the just-renovated Simpang Bedok food centre, Burning Oak definitely does not exude the same vibe as you would expect from a hawker stall, but instead, more of a takeaway bistro joint. Or that hipster Japanese-American outlet you always wanted to try. ...
  • 9Goubuli: Singapore Chinese Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: November 7, 2016

    "Goubuli dishes outshine their buns"

    9goubuli marina bay sands Residing amidst the high flyers of Marina Bay Sands, 9Goubouli still manages to maintain a humbled but distinguished air around it. Translated from 狗不理 (gou bu li) in chinese, the famous establishment dates all the way back to 1858 in Tianjin, China, where it became so popular that its inventor, Gouzi [狗子] which can also mean dog, became too busy to engage in small talk and people started calling him Goubuli 狗不理, or dog ignores. ...
  • 10 Best Steamboat Restaurants in Singapore Worth Queuing For

    Last Updated: December 23, 2016
    In this best steamboat article, we scoured Singapore to bring to you which spots we think are the best to try with your friends or family. Steamboat, mainly a Chinese or Japanese tradition, is something we Singaporeans hold very dear to our ...
  • Southbridge: Singapore Rooftop Bar Review | Entertainer 1-for-1

    Last Updated: April 26, 2015

    "The Perfect Rooftop Venue"

    southbridge-13-2 The spectacularly beautiful view atop Southbridge's rooftop bar captured the heart of the inner romantic self straightaway. Coupled with a relaxed atmosphere to boot, Southbridge seems like a perfect location to dine-in, where one can set inhibitions aside over rounds of food and drinks. ...
  • 10 Types of Singaporean Eaters We’ve All Dined With

    Last Updated: November 2, 2015
    If you reside in the luxurious food haven of Singapore, you're bound to meet similar groupies who chase down the latest food haunt, or dining fad that everyone's going after. Llao Llao anyone? Not to mention, it is commonplace to see young and old social groups alike catching up over food, as per our Singaporean culture. ...
  • Paradise Dynasty: Singapore Chinese Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: April 23, 2015

    "Legend of Xiao Long Bao"

    paradise dynasty  legend of xiao long bao In the heart of the great expanse of Vivocity itself lies the enclave of Paradise Dynasty: Legend of Xiao Long Bao. Its spacious interior begets the regal notion of superiority and class, amidst a modernly Chinese setting. ...
  • Monochrome Fusion Bistro: Singapore Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: April 19, 2015

    "A Strong Themed Bistro"

    monochrome fusion bistro southbridge rd Quaintly nestled amongst a row of shophouses at the Chinatown district, Monochrome Fusion Bistro presents a newly inspired themed concept here in town. And as you can guess, yes, the shop is pretty much entirely designed in a monochrome tone. Among the shades of black and white (not grey), one would be very much in awe of the amazing detail and intricacies the folks at monochrome fusion bistro have put into their decor. ...
  • Lime House: Singapore Restaurant Review | The Entertainer 1-for-1

    Last Updated: April 19, 2015

    "Bringing the Carribean to Singapore"

    lime house singapore-2268 The very homely and welcoming vibe here at Lime House sets up a bustling atmosphere for a casual dinner with family or friends. Lime, a native carribean term meaning hanging out with friends (much like the Singaporean slang: lepak), hits home at Lime House, where the friendly vibe exuded by the staff and patrons alike allow guests to just chill over their great comfort food and some cocktails. ...