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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.

  • Zafferano Singapore: Italian Restaurant Review

    Last Updated: February 1, 2015

    "Classy Italian in the CBD"IMG_2247

    When you have Italian friends referring you to an Italian restaurant, you know there's something special about Zafferano. Even though I already dined at Zafferano via restaurant week the same month, I happily accepted this media invite again, getting the honour of dining together with fellow food writers from Superadrianme365daystoplay  and DanielFoodDiary. Food photographers swarming to take photos of the newly arrived dish is always a sight to behold. ...
  • 30 Famous Local Foods To Eat In Singapore Before You Die

    Last Updated: December 23, 2016
    Singapore is a hot pot of cuisines to eat, incorporating a rich heritage of food dishes consisting of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian influences. If you are a local Singaporean, you ...
  • The Prime Society: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: June 2, 2014

    "Head Chef Dallas Cuddy breathes soul into steaks"

    The Prime Society Signage The Prime Society Steakhouse has been around in lush Dempsey Road for quite a bit, being an award winning restaurant and touted as one of Singapore's best steakhouse for Australian beef. The restaurant also believes in using green, hormone-free beef. In the past couple years though, perhaps standards have declined slightly with a team that was cutting corners with the food standards held so dearly to The Prime Society restaurant. Reacting to this, The Society Group has managed to get in Head Chef Dallas Cuddy in 2012 to helm its kitchen. Dallas Cuddy has made improvements to the menu, quality standards as well as infused his fine-dining culinary background into the kitchen of Prime Society. Most of the kitchen team has been replaced to reintroduce the high quality standards that should be expected of The Prime Society. ...
  • Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen (Liang Court): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: October 27, 2013

    "Smoking hot ramen"

    Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen I first saw Tonkotsu Kazan ramen featured on Danielfooddiary, and was quite intrigued by the smoking presentation of the ramen. The unique volcano concept for ramen was inspired by its founder, amazed to see Singaporeans eating smoking hot steam boat in the sweltering heat of our little country. Thus Tonkotsu Kazan ramen was born with its signature red funnel top, piping steam out like a volcano. ...
  • Swee Choon Dim Sum: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: July 19, 2014

    "One of the most celebrated, well-known Dim sum in Singapore"

    Swee Choon is one of Singapore's oldest established dim sum restaurants, having more than 40 years of heritage. What was originally a single unit shop-house at Jalan Besar has grown to occupy 4 connecting shop-houses and even has tables in the back alley. I first came to know Swee Choon years ago because it opened till 6am, and was the perfect supper place for drunk party-goers. Strangely, the traditional dim sum model has always been a morning affair, but Swee Choon Dim Sum has managed to turn it around, only opening for business at 6pm instead. After clubbing, Swee Choon is fairly accessible from town and thus caters to the midnight supper gang. Families and youngsters alike patronize this popular spot along Jalan Besar. [adrotate group="4"] If you haven't heard of Swee Choon, you haven't clubbed hard enough in Singapore. Dim sum is known for ordering in variety so that everybody can share, so there's going to be loads of dim sum pictures coming up. I'm only highlighting some of the best dim sums I liked at Swee Choon, as there's just too much too list. ...
  • LE Restaurant and Bar: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "New contemporary Asian exploration"

    LE restaurant logo LE Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar is Paradise Group's latest foray into modern Chinese dining, after immense success in their casual dining concepts Taste Paradise and Paradise Inn. I was fortunate enough to meet Paradise Group CEO Eldwin Chua during my tasting session and had the opportunity to ask about his inspiration for LE restaurant. LE Restaurant's 212 seater represents a new challenge for Mr. Chua, an exploratory push towards avant garde Asian cuisine that caters to a more formal audience. It would have been a lot simpler to just open another Paradise Inn, but LE restaurant is to represent personal as well as corporate growth development and to push the boundaries of food entrepreneurship. A strong passion for food and value to customers is what drives the continued success of Paradise Group's tremendous achievements....
  • Seafood International Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: August 15, 2014

    "Fresh With Variety Seafood"

    Guest Writer: Rei | Guest Photography: Isaac (Canon 5D Mark III, 100mm f/2.8 Macro) Seafood International lobster The destination in mind was The Seafood International - a market and restaurant with a smiling lobster for its logo and also interestingly enough, has a website called lobster.com.sg. In retrospect, I don't remember eating any lobster that night, but whatever. *Seth: It's in the a la carte dinner menu.  Seafood international chilli crab 2 In celebration of the restaurant's 30th anniversary, we were treated to a sit-down-buffet of 30 signature dishes. This is of course the best kind of buffet for the lazy man; for the 2 hours I was there, the greatest physical effort exerted was swatting Seth's camera aside to let me tear into the food. And there was a lot of food....
  • Gu Ma Jia: Singapore Food Review (姑妈家)

    Last Updated: April 8, 2016
    "Fresh Assam fish head curry at Gu Ma Jia" I'm an absolute addict for Assam fish head curry, this ambiguous ethnic curry that comes with that Assam spicy and sour kick. I was searching online with ...
  • Morton’s Steakhouse Singapore: Amongst The Best Steaks & Service

    Last Updated: April 14, 2016
     Crème de la Crème of Beef steaks in Singapore. The classic name in steaks, Morton's Steakhouse Singapore has over 10 years of establishment locally. It's international fame as an American ...
  • Boston Seafood Shack: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "New player in casual seafood dining"Boston seafood shack

    Boston Seafood shack is a relatively new casual seafood concept housed in Star Vista mall, brought to you by Creative Eateries, the same people behind famous local chains like Bangkok Jam and Siam kitchen. Boston Seafood Shack looks poised to compete against the big shots like Fish & Co and Manhattan Fish Market. I'm going to be perfectly honest with my readers; prior to the tasting session at Boston Seafood Shack, I did some online research on the restaurant and boy, were the results far from flattering. If you looked up hungrygowhere.com, you'd probably still see the nasty reviews up there. I promised myself as a food writer that I will never sugar coat a truly bad experience, if not that defeats the point of a review. This might be awkward hmm....
  • Lolla Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "Lolla- unpretentious, fuss free classy restaurant."

    Lolla restaurant entranceWelcome to Lolla. One of Singapore's best restaurants. No, they didn't pay me to say that. Looking for a classy place to celebrate a friend's birthday, I found this rabbit hole called Lolla after recommendations from local foodies. Located amongst all the fancy "too-atas-for-you" restaurants at Ann Siang road, Lolla is truly one of a kind here. Walking in, the atmosphere completely transforms into a laid-back, bustling wonderland with patrons seated at the bar counter peering into the open kitchen. Did I mention I love open concept kitchens? Unfortunately, I made table reservations and was seated in the basement communal table, never to make fun of the chef. But if you do call ahead, request for the counter seat. ...
  • Tim Ho Wan Singapore (Toa Payoh) 添好运: Food Review

    Last Updated: October 23, 2016
    "Michelin 1 Star dim sum in Singapore" It is truly an honour and achievement for traditional Asian restaurant Tim Ho Wan (添好运) to achieve a Michelin star, and a fortune we can all enjoy right ...
  • Open Door Policy : Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 6, 2013

    "Lively atmosphere, open kitchen"

    Open Door Policy Was in the Tiong Bahru area and decided to check out Open Door Policy at about 1.30pm. Was quite worried there would be no seats, but surprisingly managed to snag a counter table in front of the open display kitchen. The other patrons behind us unfortunately couldn't get a table as the reservation list was pretty packed. Even though located at an old neighbourhood stretch like Tiong Bahru, that doesn't seem to stop many foreigners from frequenting this place. This place gets a good mix of locals and expats alike. A profoundly bustling and lively atmosphere. If you're at Open Door Policy, opt for the kitchen counter seat to view the open plan kitchen and the chefs working inside. You're here for the open door concept right? Pretty interesting entertainment while you wait for your food as you see them make and measure every dish. Tried to stare at the dessert chef to add pressure, but he seemed immune and wouldn't fumble. Very professional indeed. ...
  • Why Restaurants should use Food Bloggers | Singapore

    Last Updated: July 19, 2014
    Singapore Food BloggersMany Singapore restaurants are hesitant to hosting so-called 'food bloggers' writing reviews on their restaurant, taking photos of their food and dining atmosphere. They wonder about a blogger's effectiveness and whether they can answer the real question on each restaurant owner's mind: "Does a food blogger really improve my restaurant's business? Or is he just eating for free?" While I'm all for eating free food, there is a reason Food & Beverage Public Relationship companies are heavily employing food bloggers as part of their service, and restaurants should start being food blogger friendly. I'll offer 5 quick reasons on why you should host food bloggers, especially the high profile and searchable ones. ...
  • Saveur Restaurant (Purvis St): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "Saveur is the most value for money French casual restaurant in town"

    saveurinterior By the way, it's supposed to be pronounced 'SAH-VUR', like cat fur. I've been to Saveur twice already and it has been a delight. Many other bloggers have done a Saveur food review as well for very good reasons.
    Ok, the inconvenient drag is that you have to be there on the dot when they open at 6pm (for dinner). Come at 6.05pm and sorry, you have to wait for the next seating at 6.45pm (I know because this is exactly what happened to me the 2nd time). Even at 6pm there's a queue now. The tell-tale signs of a successful eatery is when the staff accidentally lets out a giggle as you phone ahead to place a reservation. You know it's going to be full-house. ...
  • Bellwethers Bistro Bar: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 6, 2013

    "Super Secret Alley Find"

    Hidden in a snug corner of rowdy Desker Road, resides one pretty chill bistro bar called Bellwethers. The inspiration was for a creative, relaxed, rustic local bar smack in the middle of a red light district ala Amsterdam. The owners have been partying a lot no doubt. Being a long time friend and fanboy of Chef Warren, I was obliged to check out his new food haunt, which is afore mentioned place. By the way, Bellwethers means the leader of a herd of sheep, or the leaderSHEEP. HUR HUR. Lamb rack top ...
  • Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: May 11, 2015

    "Over 30 years of authentic Japanese Yakitori"

    Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant Chefs grilling Nanbantei is possibly the oldest Japanese Yakitori Restaurant in Singapore, tucked away in a top corner of Far East Plaza. Entering the simple wood furnished outlet, you can see that seats are limited in this small and comfy restaurant. Simplicity is the core of Japanese cuisine. I'm very glad that they accept seat reservations if not I'd probably be eating Tori-Q instead. The ventilation system is also strong, sucking away any of the smoke from the grill; an absolute must for a Yakitori restaurant.  We were seated at the counter, right before the grill. Counter seats are possibly the best seats in any open restaurant because a) you get to scrutinize how the chefs prepare your food b) you don't need to scream across the table to your date. Assuming you brought a date. We were stuck at the corner though, near the kitchen entrance which was not so ideal. ...
  • Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar: Singapore Food Review (Restaurant week 2013)

    Last Updated: November 9, 2016

    "Italian dishes are hard to pronounce"

    My date and I visited Garibaldi Italian Restaurant and Bar during restaurant week in 2013 for some splendid European hospitality. While our tables were being set, we were seated at the bar and enjoyed a couple of complimentary strawberry margaritas in shooters, along with some olives to whet the appetite. I wasn't as impressed since eating Catalunya's molecular gastronomy olive purees, but that's not a very fair comparison in perspective. You see a substantial crowd of expats patronizing this establishment, significantly overwhelming locals. It's a sight to behold, especially when you gaze upon the actual menu prices. Nonetheless, restaurant week gives you the privilege of dining a 3-course set menu at $55++, significantly lesser than what you would normally spend there. ...
  • Simply Bread (Cluny Court): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 20, 2013

    "Good simple bread"

    On the constant pursuit for the best breakfast places that won't break the bank, I arrived at Cluny Court for my next endeavour. To be honest, we were supposed to brunch at Société Canteen, but as I was waiting inside for my late date (yet again), I changed my mind to venture somewhere else. Why, you ask? The atmosphere at the Société Canteen was very, very cold and pretentious. Cold as in emotionless and without passion. No where near the Melbourne experience as promised. There were barely 3 tables occupied and no one smiled or even said hello. Everyone just looked like there was someone with a gun in the back room and they had to pretend to look normal. Absolutely stoic and I couldn't stand it in there. Oh wait, this is a review about Simply Bread, right, on to that. Ahem....
  • Big Mama Korean Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: July 18, 2014

    "Home-cooked Korean dishes"

    Bigmama korean restaurant interior I'd heard a lot of raving reviews about the authentic Korean dishes at Big Mama Korean Restaurant and how affordable it was. So here we are on another Korean food adventure. Tip for readers: reserve seats ahead. This place gets packed with walk-ins fast and if you don't book, you probably won't get to eat unless you came at 6.30pm. Big Mama Korean restaurant looks really simple, and is supposed to be a no-frills home-cooked restaurant. Close to no fixtures and just painted walls with blown up professionally taken photos of their dishes hanging. The restaurateur Ji-young Nam Gung aka Big Mama, used to be a tutor and cooked Korean dishes for students studying in Singapore. Eventually she realized she could cook for a whole lot more people than just her Korean students. Big Mama also doesn't use MSG and really cooks like your mother. Thus Big Mama was born, a little off road near Tiong Bahru. ...
  • Superstar K Korean BBQ Restaurant: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: June 28, 2014

    "Superstar K is a Great Korean BBQ where you don't have to queue. For too long."

    [adrotate group="4"] Korean BBQ seems to be a trend that has hit Singapore hard, where the youngsters queue like ants to ice-cream dropped on the floor. Ssikkek, or 2D1N Soju Bang (Tanjong Pagar) as it is more commonly known, sees queues starting at 6pm and ending the next day. I'm serious. I arrived at the restaurant at 6.45pm on a Friday, and asked the kindly looking Korean attendee for a table of 2, how long I would have to wait. He replied: "mm for 2 people? Yes, you can maybe try tomorrow? Kamsa hamnida" I had a minor stroke and had to clarify with him what he meant- so apparently the current waiting list is all the way till about 9pm already. Right. No Korean BBQ for me then. Or would there? ...
  • Red House Seafood Restaurant (Prinsep): Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: June 18, 2014

    "Red House: Traditional & New seafood"

    I was lucky enough to join in on the food tasting invite with Philip (keropokman) and Catherine (Camemberu) at Red House Seafood Restaurant at Prinsep st. This is Red House Seafood's 3rd branch with a foray into modern rebranding, while maintaining good old recipes over 30 years old since their literal red house at East Coast. Located along the stretches of KTV pubs at Prinsep, this was not a road frequented by food finders. In fact, Red House Seafood took over the lease from a KTV that went bankrupt before it. Redhouse Interior   ...
  • Salta Argentine Parilla: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 20, 2013

    "Affordable grilled steak"

    On the never-ending quest to consume all bovine on earth, Salta Argentine Parrilla was my next hotspot for Argentine style steak. A table reservation was made on a public holiday evening, but I realized it was overly paranoid of me when I arrived to see enough empty seats for a PAP rally. Instinctively, it kicked in my mind that "crap, this place is gonna suck- Places with no crowd always suck.", which is true 90% of the time. Thank goodness I was wrong. Lets clarify first that Salta is a corporate CBD haunt. Usually during office days/hours it IS packed (according to my date), and fortunately for me that night, it suffers the same drawback as any restaurant in the CBD area: lack of weekend/holiday patrons. ...
  • Wimbly Lu: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: January 19, 2016

    "Comfy, home setting"

    I've heard my friends rave about the secret cafe stretch at Jalan Riang, and am ashamed that I've been staying in the Serangoon area for 27 years without ever visiting. One fine sunny day, I took a 15 minutes walk to this road from my home, deep within the foliage of terrace houses to find this magical place. Was snooping around the mostly Melbourne-ish inspired cafes and bistro, then finally was drawn into Wimbly Lu. They had a brunch menu with scrambled eggs, so that won me over. Wimbly Lu looked packed and there was a 7 pax before us. Waited about 8 minutes and got seated inside. The cafe has very pleasing decorum, refurbished from an old shop house with the original wall stripped off it's wallpaper to reveal the brick foundation. Grand displays of the chocolates and cakes, which they are known for. Inside, there was a huge light-well glass ceiling that let in plenty of natural sunlight and a little courtyard, which is why just stepping inside Wimbly Lu makes you feel like a happy unicorn at home. ...