Category Archives: Orchard

Tatsuya – An Extravagant Aburi Chirashi Bowl

The chirashi bowl is one of my favourite Japanese dishes. My usual go-to place is Aoki – well known for their high quality mazechirashi. I was very intrigued by Tatsuya’s aburi version and went there for lunch yesterday. I browsed through the menu and couldn’t find the famed bowl that made it to the top 5 chirashi bowlsRead More

Aoki – Beef Bowl Addiction

  Beef Donburi I am completely addicted to the beef bowl in Aoki. Just imagine melt-in-the-mouth beef slices (Medium doneness for me) over warm Japanese rice topped with a wobbling soft-boiled egg and negi. YUMS. The happiness bowl comes in 3 sizes – 50g, 70g & 100g of beef. Take my advice and just go for the largestRead More

Nam Nam Noodle Bar – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #11

   THE Vietnamese restaurant in town with the longest queues. I later realized that the queues could be due to its popularity and ….. an inefficient process. You need to stand in one queue to get a table then go to another queue to order and pay. The Wheelock branch was fully packed before noon. The banh miRead More

Queues, Queues & Longer Queues

It is getting so difficult to avoid long queues for food in Singapore. See below for the three “infamous queues” in town recently. Jollibee Singapore (Image by Sheere Ng, Makansutra)  Jollibee is one of my favourite fast food restaurants and my “must go” whenever I visit The Philippines. I love the juicy beef steaks  andRead More

Spruce – Just Another Brunch Place

[LEFT] Spruce flagship restaurant at Tanglin. There is an outlet in the old Bukit Timah fire station as well. [RIGHT] Spruce is fully packed on weekends – do make a reservation in advance. We were happy with the cooling outdoor seats, the big ceiling fans and surrounding greenery certainly helped. Crab Cake Benny - A highly raved dish in Spruce and why weRead More

Dean & Deluca – Bye

I am very disappointed with my ”attempted” visit to Dean last weekend. HORROR 1- A VERY dead line I tried calling Dean & Deluca for more than 10 times over 3 different days to make reservations but no one picks up the phone. Can someone tell me what is the number in the website for? Despite the badRead More

Wild Honey – A Love-Hate Relationship

I have a love-hate relationship with Wild Honey. HATES– 1. “No reservations” policy and long queues 2. Order & pay over the counter when paying premium price tags 3. Notorious bad service – You will never get the side of milk you need for your earl grey tea LOVES– 1. Good food 2. Good food 3. Good food I’mRead More

Ippudo – Beat the Queue

Ippudo attracted long queues since their opening in Singapore. I decided to try it on a queue-free weekday afternoon. Business was very brisk even at 3pm and there were many Japanese customers. The place was very noisy with many screaming kids – Clearly not an ideal place for long chats. SHIROMARU TAMAGO – Ippudo’s orginalRead More

PS. Café – P.S. I Love You

PS. Café is a perfect choice to go for a nice dinner or a post dinner drink. My favourite PS. branch is Dempsey followed by Palais. Ann Siang is alittle too secluded and Paragon has a very limited menu. Here we were at Dempsey again. You have to walk through a narrow path to reachRead More

Aoki – A Revisit

P & I went back to Aoki for a chirashi fix separately after our pleasant first moment of truth (Read first visit review). I called to reserve a table – the lunch slot is split into 2 seatings now (12-130pm or 130-3pm). I chose the latter but when I reached Aoki with Y, the serverRead More