Botanico at The Garage

Singapore, February 2016 – Everyone has been talking about a new restaurant – Botanico at The Garage with Spanish-born Chef Antonio Oviedo at its helm.   Located on the UNESCO site – Singapore Botanical Gardens, the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful greenery.   Its menu of contemporary Spanish cuisine is simple, yet innovative. Mr. King and I…

Shinji’s Botan Ebi

Singapore, November 2016 – Every time I visit Shinji St. Regis (my favorite sushi restaurant in Singapore), I can’t wait to savor the fine sushi crafted by Chef Kikuchi. This week, I was really blown away by – a shrimp?!   And it wasn’t just any shrimp – a Botan Ebi like I have never tasted!…

Aoki’s Omakase

Singapore, October 2016 – Long before the recent emergence of upscale sushi restaurants all over Singapore, Aoki has been and still is the place to go for refined Japanese cuisine. Recently, I was treated to a fantastic Omakase dinner (SGD300). It was pure indulgence of the finest seafood and ingredients. Ikura appetizer – every spoonful…

The Song of India

Singapore, October 2016 – There is no shortage of delicious Indian cuisine in Singapore, but The Song of India is definitely one of the finest Indian restaurants, combining authentic Indian food with an elegant ambience. It was garnered Michelin 1-Star in the inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide in July 2016, and is Singapore’s only Michelin-star…

Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

Singapore, September 2016 – The two-Michelin star Shisen Hanten is an elegant, Chinese restaurant at the top of Mandarin Orchard Hotel. Started by Chen Kentaro, the 3rd generation chef, a descent of the culinary legend – the late Chen Kenmin who is regarded as Japan’s “Father of Szechwan Cuisine.” Although the restaurant offers a wide array…

More Surprises at Restaurant ANDRE

Singapore, September 2016 – For my birthday this year, I chose Restaurant ANDRE (Two Michelin star restaurant and #3 Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants), because of his innovative cuisine with impeccable presentation, not to mention excellent service and stylish ambience. Although it was not my first time there, I felt equally excited and anxiously waited for…

Corner House’s Gastro-Botanica Cuisine

Singapore, August 2016 – We decided to celebrate Singapore’s National Day at a restaurant with a sense of history. Corner House (#17 – Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants) was a natural choice since it was located at Singapore Botanic Gardens (an UNESCO site) inside a conserved building – a 1910 Black and White bungalow, which was the…

Family Lunch at OSIA

Singapore, January 2015 – Mr. King and I decided to do a family lunch at Osia, located in Resorts World Sentosa (integrated resort complex). With Little K (3 years old) in tow, we went there for lunch on a Saturday. We were able to secure a table by walking in. Since Osia has been awarded…

HK Nostalgia at Honolulu Café

Singapore, August 2016 – Being a Hong Kong native, I am always on the lookout for authentic Hong Kong-style French toast, milk tea and egg tarts. When I heard about Hong Kong cha chaan teng (café restaurant) – Honolulu Café’s opening in Singapore, I was excited. I heard about the long queues and sold-out egg…

Summer Pavilion Cantonese Cuisine

Singapore, December 2015 – Being a Hong Kong native, I am quite particular about Cantonese cuisine, and I was very impressed by Summer Pavilion at Ritz Carlton Singapore. To me, great Cantonese cuisine should have a few qualities – freshness of ingredients, perfectly seasoning, combining the right produce and a delicate demeanor. Most important of…

Michelin Guide Singapore is Here

Singapore, July 2016 – The Michelin stars have arrived in the Lion City at last!  The Inaugural (First Edition) Michelin Guide for Singapore was released last night, and stars were awarded to a number of fine dining as well as hawker food restaurants. The Michelin stars went to 29 establishments in Singapore.  Only one restaurant…

The Clifford Pier

Singapore  – When dining, Mr. King & I prefer to explore places with a history. So it was pure nostalgia when we visited The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. “A historic landmark, Clifford Pier was built in 1933 as the landing jetty for ships and marks the arrival point where our forefathers began…