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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.

  • 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 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, 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. ...
  • Creating Good Social Media Content: Infographic

    Last Updated: August 18, 2013
    Content is one of the most important aspects of any blog. However spamming content after content used to work back in 2005, but not any more due to high competition in search ranks. Promotion of your ...
  • CUT by Wolfgang Puck: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: February 1, 2015

    "Celebrity Steak, but overhyped"

    I finally had the pleasure of fine dining at Marina Bay Sands, CUT by Michelin 3 star chef Wolfgang Puck, touted one of Singapore's best steakhouse (if not -the- best). I had to entertain a couple of overseas business associates, so this was my choice of awe. Try to book in advance, CUT by Wolfgang Puck Singapore, despite the very premium price tag, still gets fully booked regularly by rich yuppies and business executives. As you've noticed, photos are all pretty pixelated due to the lack of light in the cosy warm restaurant where every customer seems to walk with their wallets perpetually wide open.

    Dark wood furniture, dim lights, heavy steak knives, CUT is a modern revamp of the American Steakhouse with a steep price tag slapped on. The menu was just a piece of white paper with a long list of words that made up food names. It's probably a very long thought out menu for simplicity, but I didn't like reading it with such little spacing in between lines in the dim light; the typography really irked me.


  • 9 Expert Tips to increase Blog Traffic

    Last Updated: June 8, 2014

    "Increase Blog Traffic right now- Tips from experts"

    I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to join a group of talented Singapore bloggers on a trip to Yojyakarta, Indonesia, flight and accommodations sponsored by AirAsia. In our group we had food, travel, lifestyle, family and a mega Singapore review site owner. Photo 27-6-13 8 31 20 AMPhoto 26-6-13 10 47 50 AM               Even though the trip was pretty rush, there were weird noises on the roof at midnight, mysterious stains appearing in the lavatory and we had to wake up at 5am for the departure flight, I've learnt a lot from these marvellous bloggers by being utterly shameless in asking them "how?". ...
  • Bedrock Bar and Grill: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: May 27, 2015

    "My favourite steak in Singapore"

    bedrock bar and grill somerset Hearing whispers of the 'best steak in Singapore', I slowly followed the clues and voices as fervently as Lois Lane trying to figure out who is Superman. This brought me to my next 'steakout' (hoho pun intended) after Salta Parrilla. I've been to Bedrock a good 3 times already, twice on my own and the last time on a media tasting.  I'm probably going to try the entire menu sooner or later. You can observe a varying degree in photo quality, while the newer ones are way better due to my upgrade in equipment to shoot in this dim, warm restaurant. ...
  • La Petite Cuisine: Singapore Food Review

    Last Updated: November 6, 2013
    La Petite Cuisine Escargot Croissant Seth Lui

    "Best Value French Cuisine"

    This is apparently -the- Indie French place to visit, from all the "you've probably never heard of it" talk my friends tell me. Many Anglo Chinese students as well as affluent school kids in the area have visited La Petite Cuisine, sort of as a rite of passage for snotty brats. With the new circle line, this place is actually pretty accessible now compared to 5 years ago. Drop off at Botanic Gardens and take a 5 minute walk to this hidden French gem. From the outside, you will see that La Petite Cuisine has pretty much zero ambience, comparable to having a meal at a coffee shop. Upon stepping in, you confirm your earlier observations. The kitchen is just a little shop space in Serene Centre, with some seats scattered around. If you like Al Fresco dining, also known colloquially as 'roasting alive under the sun', you can dine outside by the corridor. I opted to sit inside the building, where they placed a few striped dressed tables near the door walkway. ...