Ladies’ Lunch at ODETTE

Singapore, August 2016 – This was my first return to Chef Julien Royer’s ODETTE after it received two Michelin stars. (Click here for our dinner experience at Odette in January 2016) I am not sure if it was daytime or the Michelin star effect, but the restaurant, housed inside the National Gallery, seemed livelier than…

Saha at National Gallery

Singapore, May 2016 – It was another night out – dining at the museum. This time, dinner was at Saha Signature Indian Restaurant – serving sophisticated modern Indian cuisine. Abhijit Saha, one of India’s leading chefs is the architect of Saha’s avant-garde cuisine – a mixture of both Northern and Southern Indian dishes. Baked Samosa…

Le Bistro du Sommelier

Singapore, 2015 – Last Spring, Mr. King took me to Le Bistro du Sommelier in Singapore for dinner, and it has since become one of my favorite places in this city. Once inside the bistro, you may imagine that you were somewhere in France. The décor is simple, but rustic. I especially admire the chandelier…

AMMO at Asia Society

Hong Kong, December 2013 – Since its opening in 2012, AMMO has received impressive praises for its fine Italian-fusion cuisine as well as its unusual “military chic” interiors in the middle of Hong Kong’s urban jungle. Mr. King and I went to AMMO for dinner after a visit to Asia Society, a private museum showcasing…

GEORGES at Pompidou

Paris, October 2014 – In the film “The Hundred Foot Journey”, scenes of a molecular gastronomic kitchen were shot at Restaurant GEORGES situated at the top of contemporary art museum, Centre Pompidou. Wonderful memories of our lunch there came rushing back. With a spectacular view overlooking the rooftops of the Parisian tenements, GEORGES is modern and…

Violet Oon at National Gallery Singapore

Singapore, March 2016 – Dining at the museum has never been so exciting until opening of the National Gallery. Mr. King and I already have a favorite – National Kitchen by Violet Oon, the culinary ambassador of Singapore! Her Nyonya cuisine is complemented with a mix of Chinese, Indian, Malay and British dishes that reflect…

Odette at the Museum

Singapore, January 2016 – Mr. King and I are still exploring the restaurants at the recently opened National Gallery. This time, our culinary adventures took us to Odette (Two Michelin stars in July 2016, #9 of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2017), a Modern French restaurant with award-winning chef, Julien Royer at its helm.  Prior to establishing his…

Yan, Smoke & Mirrors

Singapore, December 2015 – The National Gallery Singapore, which opened just 2 weeks ago, is drawing not only art fanatics but also foodies to the museum, which is home to several gourmet restaurants. Last night was a girls’ night out with my friend, Hilda. We started with happy hour at Smoke & Mirrors, the bar…

National Kitchen

Singapore, Nov 2015 – Last night, Mr. King and I attended the National Gallery Singapore’s opening celebrations, which included not only a journey through the art space but a culinary journey by tasting “artistic” cuisine at the restaurants located inside the museum. National Kitchen by Violet Oon is a true culinary ambassador of Singapore’s heritage….