Tag Archives: East

Dann’s Daily Pescetarian Café – Singapore’s Only Pescetarian Café

Before I even start the review, we should first talk about being ‘pescetarian’ – those who abstain from eating all meat except fish and other forms of seafood in their diet. This café started with a mother’s love for her son. She wanted him to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle since young and therefore […]

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Kungfu Paradise – HK Cafe to HangOut after Midnight at Bugis+

Bugis+, the mall formerly known as Iluma, has finally reopened. Known for its illuminated façade and interesting mix of tenants, the former Iluma did not attract even patrons – largely due the lack of a flagship stores, unappealing mix of tenants, and lacklustre F&B outlets. Would history repeat itself? It has opened with Singapore’s biggest […]

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Zaffron Kitchen – A Hip Indian Restaurant In The East

Many have a certain image of Indian restaurants in Singapore – family style, a little backward, selling mainly prata, briyani and curries. Thus, Zaffron Kitchen (not to be confused with Zaffron at Maxwell Chambers) is a refreshing change from the usual, which my friend calls “Fish & Co Western décor, selling Indian food”. The colours […]

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Plaza Brasserie – Back to the 60s Buffet with Grandma’s Favourites

It seems that many hotels and restaurants buffets are going back to the past, serving local foods from the nostalgic old days. Buffet Restaurant Plaza Brasserie decided to bring back some heritage cuisine from the 60s, such as Rojak, Cuttlefish and Kang Kong, Deep Fried Tau Kwa, Braised Pork Belly with Mui Chye, and Tau […]

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[Closed] Pavé – Cakes That Are Pieces of Art

Katong is one of those areas which is full of gems, some old and charming, some new and quirky. My ‘Katong-boy’ friend Paul wanted to introduce me this “country-looking cosy little cake shop” in which he raved about how pretty the cakes looked. Sure enough, once I walked pass dainty looking confectionary with country-green and […]

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Eggs & Berries – Everything with Eggs. Berry Nice

Is this even real, an entire restaurant selling everything with eggs and berries? The very idea thrilled me a little, having my mind torn between having eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, omelettes, sunny-side-ups, Or waffles, pancakes, sliced cakes and crepes. Decisions decisions. Let’s talk about the location first – Changi City Point. Crazy far. It is […]

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Spizza – Offering A Female Boat-Shaped Pizza

In terms of F&B, the East of Singapore is certainly where you go for great finds, especially at the Katong and East Coast areas. I recently went to Spizza and am surprised to find a brand new clean look with new creations in its menu. I don’t think I stepped into Spizza in the last […]

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Xiao La Jiao – Hot! Sichuan Food To Awaken Your Taste Buds

I fondly remember my Sichuan Chengdu trip some 10 years ago during the filming of Tian Ya Ren Wo Xing. Other than the impossibly beautiful scenary and pandas, Sichuan is also widely known for its food. Being a huge fan of Sichuan cuisine, I can rattle out some of its iconic signatures – Kung pao […]

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Lao Ban Soya Beancurd – So Smooth, Its Unreal

Miss Tam Chiak first recommended Lao Ban on my radio programme as though this was the best thing she ever eaten in her life. She “fell in love” with Lao Ban since. So did the rest of Singapore. Old Airport Road Hawker Centre has become the new tau hway land, sprouting out 51 Soy Ban […]

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Chang Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant – Buffet So So Se-yo

Chang Korean BBQ started at Dempsey with positive feedback and a touch of class. It went on to open its 2nd at Illuma – to appeal to the budget conscious and youth. Did not sound like a bad plan. The thing about Illuma is, people just do not go there, so much so that the […]

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