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Going Spanish at UNA at One Rochester

Al Fresco Dining at UNA at One Rochester   Located at 1 Rochester Park, UNA is the latest incarnation of One Rochester – a watering hole that I used to patronize many years ago. Helming the kitchen at UNA at One Rochester is Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno, who used to head the kitchen at Bomba Paella Bar. I was […]

shisen hanten mapo tofu

Shisen Hanten at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

I love Sichuan food and used to eat it a few times a week so I was thrilled to be invited to try out Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard. The Chinese characters in the restaurant’s name mean Sichuan Restaurant Akasaka Szechwan Restaurant (popularly known as Shisen Hanten in Japan) was started in […]

Guy Savoy's Wagyu done 2 ways

Au Revoir, Guy Savoy Singapore

Guy Savoy Singapore at Marina Bay Sands, the local incarnation of the Paris-based three Michelin-starred restaurant, will be calling it a day from 3 February 2014. My first and only visit so far to Guy Savoy Singapore was a year ago. I haven’t been back since, not because I didn’t like the food but because there […]

Grilled Peppers at Bomba

Adios Bomba Paella Bar

Bomba Paella Bar is a place that I’d been meaning to check out for the longest time. I never got around to doing it till this year and that’s because the restaurant will cease operations after 11 January 2014 (yes, today’s their last day so hurry before they disappear). Pimientos del Padron @ S$ 12 […]

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill at One Fullerton

Mojito @ S$16 I was recently invited to a dinner tasting at The Pelican, a fairly new establishment that took over the space previously occupied by Pierside at One Fullerton. We chilled in our comfortable leather booth seats over a refreshing glass of Mojito while Carlyn from Sixth Sense took us through the concept and background […]

Bijin Nabe (Beauty Steamboat) at Tsukada Nojo

Bijin Nabe (Beauty Steamboat), a Japanese hot pot using collagen-rich soup stock, is the latest addition to my list of favourite steamboats. Available only for dinner at Tsukada Nojo, a cosy Japanese restaurant located at The Atrium@Orchard. We waited 90 minutes to get a table on the third day of CNY. This outlet is the […]

Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant at Outram Road – Gastronomic Ruminations

Since the closure of Ba Yu Ren Jia Restaurant, my parents, friends and I have been seeking alternatives but none came close to the food we used to enjoy. At long last, Poppies from Makansutra’s Forum found Chef Tang De Hai’s new restaurant, Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant, along Outram Road.   Chong Qing Kou Shui Ji 重庆口水鸡 @ S$13.40 […]

SFF 2011 Recipe: Black Pepper Fried Flat Noodles (with demo video)

Recipe for Black Pepper Fried Flat Noodles (Serves 1) courtesy of The Gateway Hotels and Resorts Ingredients  100 gm Fettucine (flat pasta)  10 ml oil  15 gm butter  20 gm shallots (thinly sliced) 10 gm garlic (chopped)  2 gm ginger (shredded)  2 gm lemongrass bulb (chopped) 50 gm tomato (small diced)  5 gm black pepper (ground […]

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