Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Spaghetti Snob - What to Look For in a Good Pasta

Sequelitis has set in as I have been meaning to do a follow up to my Risotto Snob piece a few months back. It is time I put down my thoughts on what is a decent plate of pasta because frankly, it is rather dismal out there when it comes to good pasta dishes.

Beyond endless cafes churning out less than respectable pasta, even the fine dining ones come up short fairly regularly too.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hokkaido Sushi at M Hotel - More Than Just a Japanese Buffet

Hokkaido Sushi has been around for quite awhile, nestled on the 9th storey of M Hotel. It has also seen a number of personnel changes but their recent focus on buffet might seem a step away from their more talked about Omakase offerings.

Indeed, with the hotel's own cafe offering buffet options, it might seem odd that Hokkaido Sushi would want to cater to the same crowd.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Untenable Lightness of Being a Singapore Food Influencer

Federal Bureau of Investigation is most famously associated with the FBI acronym. But for most millennials, FBI usually means the trophied trinity of social media platforms.

Facebook, Blogs and Instagram. Everyday we gravitate towards our mobile devices, indulging in FBI activities when it comes to a spare moment during train and bus rides.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

1933 By Toast Box - Something Closer to Home

Written and photographed by Soh Gail

Nestled in the heart of the spanking new Capitol Piazza, one can take a walk down heritage lane with 1933 by Toast Box.

The menu has been recently revamped and refreshed, and patrons can look forward to nostalgic Nanyang-inspired dishes that reflect the identity of 1930s Singapore. Local food never tasted more like home.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Alba 1836 Wine Bar and Restaurant - An Italian Masterpiece

Restaurants these days hardly excite me, but Alba 1836 certainly breaks this depressing trend for me. Perched deep within the confines of Duxton Hill, it is almost hidden in plain sight.

Beautifully designed with both a touch of elegance and modernistic virtues, Alba 1836 will charm you from the moment you reach its entrance until you step all the way inside.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Captain K Seafood Tower - Latest Korean Food Fad

Written by Pinky Chng

I thought all things Korean had already hit Singapore's shores – Korean barbecue, Korean fried chicken, bingsu, you name it. But enter Captain K, a new Korean seafood tower concept that's been all the hype of late.

Food is served in 9 layers of steamers stacked on top of each other, with the soup base at the bottommost tier to catch all the briny juices of the seafood, enriching the soup.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mitzo's Spring Menu - A Time to Enjoy Some Springtime Delights

Springtime is still blossoming in this latter part of April, and Mitzo has a couple of spring menus to pamper the hungry ones.

As always, Chef Nicky Ng is more than competent, and in his new creations, has managed to drum up some exciting concoctions for the next couple of months.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wong Kee Wanton Noodle - Tomato Noodles, Spinach Noodles and Some Mighty Fine Wantons

Sometime not so long ago, the next generation owner of Wong Kee, Kelly Wong, had taken the liberty to home deliver some of their products for me to try at home.

Whilst the noodles took some getting used to, to get it right using home appliances, the shrimp wantons and pork dumplings blew me away.