Category Archives: Restaurant

Wrap & Roll – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #13 (Includes: Exclusive interview)

Wrap & Roll (W&R) at the Star Vista I was elated to know that W&R is now in Singapore. That was my go-to place in HCMC when I need a quick snack. We tried several appetisers and rolls from the branch in Star Vista which were all competently done. However, the one dish that stoodRead More

Viet Lang – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #12

Viet Lang is located in the beautiful arts house (the old parliament). LEMONGRASS WHISKY – This combination is a killer, it was so good that I had two. PRAWN SALAD – Very refreshing but unfortunately, the prawns were overcooked. BANH XEO (Vietnamese Crepe) – Viet Lang’s version was small and compact. The crepe was too thick and thus, turned soggy quickly. A ratherRead More

Hide Yamamoto – Mid-Day Kaiseki

Nice long lunches have become a thing of the past now that I have passed the 6-month mark in the company. Today though, was an exception – I had made a reservation at Hide Yamamoto to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. Nested in the heart of where all the celebrity restaurants are at MBS – theRead 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

Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine – Dim Sum Joy

Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine is a great find in the posh Marina Bay Sands. They provide diners a wide variety of options from mid-priced dim sum/Chinese food to extravagant set menus. The restaurant actually served a $12,888 set menu during Chinese New Year (probably targeting the high rollers in the Casino)! Baked BBQ BunsRead 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

[Hong Kong] Bo Innovation vs. [Sydney] Momofuku Seiobo

 Bo Innovation (BO) by Alvin Leung – This 2 Michelin starred restaurant helmed by the self-taught “Demon chef” serves extreme Chinese cuisine. Leung (An ex-engineer) is one of the two Michelin chefs in charge of a professional kitchen who did not go through formal culinary training. I met Leung in the Savour event in SingaporeRead More

Waku Ghin – Wowed

Waku Ghin was recently voted as the #2 best restaurant in the annual ranking of Asia’s top 20 restaurants held by the Miele guide. I heard many good things about Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s second restaurant and that was my choice for a celebrity chef dinner when a dear friend returned to Singapore for a visit. THE GOODRead More

[Melbourne] MoVida

I have been wanting to visit MoVida since the time I was in Sydney but opportunity did not arise. Now that I pass by MoVida in Melbourne almost on a daily basis (Melbourne is a relatively small city), I grabbed the opportunity and visited this two-hatted restaurant on my first week here. Melbourne is famousRead More

[Melbourne] Circa The Prince – Modern Elegance

So, here I am – nicely settled in Melbourne. In case you are wondering…nope, I am not calling this home for good. I merely believe in “Carpe Diem” – because watching a tennis grand slam LIVE has always been one of those things on my bucket list…I decided to seize the opportunity since I amRead More