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Street 50 at Bay Hotel – East-Meets-West Restaurant Needs Fine Refinements

Located at Bay Hotel which appeals to urban travellers, Street 50 Restaurant and Bar is so named because it is on 50 Telok Blangah Road. It faces a tough competitor in the name of the mammoth Vivocity. But that could also mean the working people from Mapletree, Harbourfront and Pasir Panjang can consider making their […]

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The Moluccas Room – Fine Dining, Indonesian Style at MBS

Talk about Indonesian cuisine and our perception may be family-styled dining with nasi goreng, ayam penyet, sate and curries. Definitely not associated with the words “class”, “fine” and “chic”. The Moluccas Room will probably change this opinion, with its location at Marina Bay Sands, in addition to a fine-dining concept with French cooking techniques. The […]

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Bayang – Eat, Prey & Love Balinese Cuisine

In ‘Eat Pray Love’, Bali is where Elizabeth Gilbert found romance, but this island is instead a food haven for me. I was surprised to find a Balinese restaurant back in Singapore, at Clarke Quay where daytime was a much quieter contrast from its night culture. Indonesian Sumatra offers more spicy food, such as curried […]

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Wong Solo – Indonesia’s famous Ayam Bakar has made its way here

Fans of Indonesia’s popular Wong Solo will be thrilled to know that its franchise has found its way here, located at Far East Plaza. Wong Solo has more than 90 stores in Indonesia and 5 in Malaysia. The difference is the brand has a colourful orange-green setting, cutesy chicken logo and fast-food format for the […]

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Warisan Recipe – Kuih Bahulu Brings Back Childhood Memories

It never occurred to me that a shop could survive selling Kuih Bahulu. Warisan Recipe, which produces Kuih Bahulu, muffins and waffles, is located at faraway Boon Lay Shopping Centre. Surprisingly, it enjoyed a continuous flow of patrons even though I was there on a weekday afternoon. They have given the traditional cake a modern […]

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Where to Eat, Pray, Love?

Liked the book, and hated the movie? Or just felt the sudden urge to dive into the lands of Italy, India and Indonesia (oh they all start with ‘I’) to indulge in one of life’s greatest pleasure – food? You may be craving for the chewiness of pizzas, spiciness of curries, and the distinctiveness of […]

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Ayam Penyet Ria – That Most Famous Shop at Lucky Plaza

“Ayam Penyet” is really the ‘IN’ thing now. Several eateries, hawker centre stall, and even my school canteen is selling this popular dish.  Ayam penyet which hails from Indonesia, is a fried chicken dish flattened with a wooden pestle. It is a simple dish which is served with fragrant rice, some vegetables such as cabbage […]

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