Category: Food Review Food Blog

Singapore food blog containing food reviews I do on the best places to eat in Singapore, written in detail and whimsical humour. Actual critique about the food and marketing of reported F&B establishment. If you want to find out about where to eat in Singapore and the best restaurants to dine at, this is it.

En Japanese @ Alocassia: Singapore Buffet Review

“Authentic Okinawa cuisine in the heartlands”

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Located right in the heartlands of Bukit Timah, En Japanese presents a traditional yet modern dining experience of Okinawan cuisine. ‘En’ which means ‘circle’ or ‘fate’ in Japanese is a motto which the restaurant embraces. It is a meeting place for people, making En Japanese Dining Bar a ‘circle of gathering’ for all.

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Plate (Carlton City Hotel): Singapore Buffet Review

“A Cool Respite in the CBD”

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One of the new cool kid on the block, Plate, the in-house restaurant of Carlton City Hotel Singapore, made an unassuming entrance right in the fridge of the Central Business District and Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood.

Executive Chef at Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Chef Fong Chee Chung, offer an refreshing interpretation on buffet – an approach that is welcoming and relaxing, differentiating themselves from the standard business hotel, putting quality over quantity, with a touch of style.

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Bar-Roque Grill (Amara Hotel): Singapore Restaurant Review

“Modern French rotisserie”

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Bar-Roque, as intended is a wordplay of Baroque is the modern rotisserie and bar that celebrates the pleasures French cuisine, drawing inspiration from the lavish, theatrical banquets among the nobility and upper class in the flamboyant baroque era.

People partied really hard back then.

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Hakata Ikkousha Ramen: Singapore Restaurant Review

“Ramen Champions from Hakata, Japan”

Ikkousha Ramen CHIJMES - Shop Front

Two time ramen champion winner Hakata Ikkousha Ramen has just opened its second branch at Chijmes, with the first being at Tanjong Pagar for around half a year now. “Ikkousha” means “one happy place”, and reflects the simple and heartfelt motto of Chef Kousuke Yoshimura. Hakata, a city in Fukuoka, Japan, is known for springy and thin ramen noodles.

Chef Kousuke Yoshimura has done a great job bringing authenticity to his outlets in Singapore. It is not only reflected in the cooking, but also the shop’s décor and layout.

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15 Ulu Restaurants in Singapore Totally Worth Driving To

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Own a car or have a friend that does? If you are sick of convenient crowded shopping mall restaurants and want to try out more exotic makan spots in Singapore, this ulu restaurant list is for you, the food adventurer at heart.

Singapore may be a relatively small country with a good transport system, but there are still many hidden restaurants in extremely ulu (hard to find, 鸟不生蛋) corners of the island simply worth a visit.

Part of the reason for their ulu location is because not many business owners can afford to pay the crazy rental in those shopping malls. Despite that, many local restaurateurs nonetheless have brilliant ideas that need to be expressed in some unknown corner of Singapore. I hunt down these brilliant restaurants and present them to you here.

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NUVO (Marina Square): Singapore Restaurant Review

“Modern Italian-Japanese cuisine”

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A contemporary Italian-Japanese restaurant conveniently located at Marina Square, NUVO presents modernistic cuisine that can be enjoyed at value-for-money prices.

Taking over as NUVO’s head chef is Executive Chef Mark Richards, whom is known for perfecting the sous vide technique in his signature creations.

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Sweet Treasures at Mandarin Orchard: Mooncake Review

Mandarin Orchard is without doubt one of Singapore’s top hotels situated right in the middle of Orchard Road. This hotel houses Chatterbox, which revolutionised the concept of eating hawker food in a hotel and made their Hainanese Chicken Rice legendary. We at sethlui.com were invited by Mandarin Orchard for an intimate moon cake tasting gathering recently.

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This year, besides the traditional moon cake flavours, the hotel is introducing new exotic flavours that promise to bring your taste buds on an sensory journey with a twist! Continue reading

Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant: Monthly BBQ Night

“Monthly showcase BBQ night”

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This is my 2nd trip to Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant on the invite of owner Ken Lim. Don Quijote has a new monthly BBQ spread on the first Wednesday of the month (they sometimes change it around if there’s an event), promising to showcase some of the best Spanish dishes available here.

Just outside the entrance, a live BBQ grill is set up with chefs charring meats a la minute. Let’s go through some of the delicious food you get to experience for this BBQ night.

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Moosehead Kitchen-Bar: Singapore Food Review

“Industrial Restaurant with a Twist”

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Conveniently located at the edge of Telok Ayer Road is Moosehead Kitchen-Bar, set up by the father-son team of Glen and Daniel Ballis, along with Chef Manuel Valero Ruiz. The restaurant-bar serves both lunch and dinner menus inspired by their travels; and by night it turns into an effortlessly cosy bar – offering an array of exotic and craft beers.

Don’t be misled by the simple shop front though. Its interior boasts more complex details: a mish-mash of global cuisines and quirky, refurbished furniture.

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Lime (PARKROYAL on Pickering): Singapore Buffet Review

“Swanky global and Asian offerings”

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With much greenery around and designed based off agriculture, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept is looking to turn some heads. Lime, the hotel’s signature open-kitchen all-day dining restaurant serves up an extensive spread of Asian flavours and contemporary international favourites in a lively theatrical mood. Continue reading