Thursday, January 28, 2016

Verre - The Immaculate Elegance of Masashi's Cuisine

Masashi is a name that is synonymous with immaculate cooking, and at his latest restaurant where he is the consulting chef, I expect nothing less than precision and refined plates coming out of the kitchen.

Verre is french for glass, and there is a sense of polish in everything that is associated with the establishment. Superb wines are visible from the huge central wine cellar that stands out.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The 2016 Yusheng Post - My Top 5 and Then Some

Consuming yusheng time is here again, and 2016 has quite a lot of interesting variations in store. Some good, some not so good, and a few exceptionally brilliant ones.

Here's where I break it down for you. In the event you are looking for the classic fish and greens salad, or seeking something a bit more exotic or different.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Chinese New Year Cooking - Bak Kut Teh Fried Rice With Dry Bak Kut Teh Pork Ribs

Chinese New Year is around the corner, and every year, our household will take the time and effort to do our own cooking as it means more to prepare our own homecooked dishes as opposed to eating outside.

This year, I wanted to prepare something that is both traditional yet different. At the same time, I wanted something that everyone from the young to the old will enjoy.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bridge - Beautiful Food That Measures Up

Although I will not classify Bridge at Seah Street as a fine dining establishment, it certainly has food that bests it's nearby fine dining neighbours. More befitting of a high end bistro, it has a classy look and feel about it.

Helmed by a chef that used to work at Cornerhouse, I was anticipating some solid cooking at this joint, and I was not disappointed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ginza Yoshihiro - Omakase and Oden at It's Very Best

Omakase dining has just found another gem in the form of Ginza Yoshihiro here. Tucked away on the fourth level of Marina Mandarin, the space is compact, yet decked out in the finest Japanese influenced furnishings.

It also includes a tatami soju bar that is both impressive and classy. In fact, everything here is full of class.

Friday, January 8, 2016

PerBacco - Classy Italian Fare

Italian food is everywhere these days, but the really decent ones are rare. Most are just cheap knockoffs with inflated pricing, and recently I have run the gamut from the bad to the good.

On one end of the spectrum, you have eateries pretending to know all about classic Italian food, but when the plates are served, they are anything but.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Seorae - Korean Charcoal BBQ Worthy of a Good Smoke

Inhabiting the old premises where Lao Beijing used to be at Plaza Singapura, Seorae is another entry in the unending stream of Korean food joints on our ever increasing tiny island.

Yet, this is one that is here with a smoky vengeance, with its choice cuts of pork skirt meat and its prized array of kimchi inspired rice and stew dishes.