Sorrel (Singapore): where “gastronomy meets casual bistro”

Sorrel is the latest gastronomic bistro concept in Singapore. Local foodies have been raving about the recently opened venture but in my opinion, like most new restaurants, there’s room for improvement. Located on Boon Tat Street near Raffles Place, Sorrel is the brainchild of famed Singaporean hotelier-restaurateur Loh Lik Peng of…

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Three Buns at Potato Head Folk: where I fed off that “perfectly tipsy” feeling

Surely, most of us have experienced that “perfectly tipsy” state, oui? You know, that point of inebriation when you feel relatively hazy but coherent enough to know you’ve had one too many. All you need is a bit of air, et voila! You’re sensible enough again to hear the clarity…

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Tonkatsu by Ma Maison, Mandarin Gallery Singapore: where you’ll be rolling in the deep fried stuff

When Plaid Boy said he was taking me to Tonkatsu by Ma Maison at Mandarin Gallery for dinner, I thought it was punishment for the countless times I’ve made him kulit about restaurants to try in Singapore. See, I love and respect Japanese cuisine to the very core but I’m really not huge on…

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Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine, Singapore: where “simple and honest” cooking smelt like truffle and caviar

Gunther’s is an award-winning restaurant helmed by Chef Gunther Hubreschen whose food philosophy boils down to “simple, honest, and down-to-earth cooking that comes from the heart.” My head wondered if there was a bit of irony there. This fine dining restaurant is known for its art-inspired dishes (and private dining rooms…

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The Library at Keong Saik Road Singapore

Don’t you just love reconnecting with friends you meet around the world in different countries? My friend, mixologist extraordinaire Nick Quattroville, relocated in Singapore last year to manage Jason Atherton‘s ventures in the Lion City’s Chinatown: The Study, a British-inspired tapas bistro and its password-only speakeasy bar next door, The Library. I hadn’t…

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