Friday, February 15, 2013


The best meal I had in 2012 happened only just as the year was ending. 
I love spanish food, theres something so delightful about having small plates of many many things to try. Maybe thats why I love dim sum and tapas, so much variety!
Its hard to find good tapas in Singapore despite the number of Spanish restaurants that have been sprouting; Lolla is the best that I have tried. 

Small, dark, intimate. We had a good view of the chefs putting together delicate plates of food. 

The famous squid ink pudding. We were drooling when the chef pulled out a tray of urchin and starting spooning some onto the pudding. The pudding was sublime, the single best thing I have eaten in 2012. 
The strong sea taste of the pudding paired wonderfully well with the sweet sea urchin, achieving that balance of sweet/salty/umami-ness.  If I were eating this at home, I would have probably licked the bowl clean. $19 for a tiny portion but sooo good. Must try.

Grass-fed ribeye steak, $52. Wonderfully seasoned and perfectly cooked. The meat was on the fatty side though I am sure many would love this.

Chorizo and potatoes ($16), I love any dish with a runny egg on top. 

Tuna tartare, the 2nd best dish of the night.
I love the zesty clean dressing and the tuna was pretty darn fresh. 

Donuts with lemon curd ($12)
Pretty but it was alright, I would rather stick to the savory dishes

Overall a darn good meal. Pricey (About $100/pax for the 3 of us) but worth it for the experience. 
Now if only the chairs werent so uncomfortable...

22 Ann Siang Road
Tel: 64231228 (no reservations)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Late Plate

Nestled in the middle of NUS, we dropped by Late Plate for brunch after a morning hike at Fort Canning/Henderson Wave. 

Eggs ben, with smoked trout, spinach and a biscuit base instead of a muffin. 
Very nicely done but could do with a tad more hollandaise 

The baked eggs with corn beef hash was great, full of flavor and very comforting. 
Quite a rich dish though, recommend for sharing.

Overall, a nice place for brunch but I thought it was quite pricey considering this place is in NUS and caters to students. Wouldnt travel the way here but worth a visit if your visiting your alma manter 

Late Plate
11 Kent Ridge Drive
#01-03, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
8328 3127

Friday, February 8, 2013

Senor Taco

Not too sure why there are quite a few food bloggers out there creaming themselves over this place. I thought it was average at best.

Cocktails first. The mojito was decent but the frozen margarita had a really strange taste, as if a herb had been added into it. Def an acquired taste.

baja style shrimp taco- prob the best thing we ate that night. Pretty tasty

Nachos , not great as you can see

SeƱor Taco
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-22 The Star Vista
Tel: 66942320

Monday, February 4, 2013

Table Manners

When we found out that people behind Table Manners @ Changi City Point were the same ones as behind Bar Stories, we knew we had to pay a visit. Even better, the drinks cost on average 15% lesser than those at Bar Stories.

Decor of the restaurant was simple, clean yet interesting (cue: weird shaped table as you walk in). Waiters/Waitress were decked out in cute bow t-shirts and were all young,friendly, enthusiastic.

Truffle Fries - Tasted pretty much how you would expect a $6 bowl of fries to taste like

Salmon was nicely cooked 

burger had a tad too much salt but was tasty nonetheless

 Star of the night were probably the sweet fruity cocktails. 

Overall, with reasonably priced food and yummy cocktails, its a great place for easties to chill out after work! 

Changi City Point
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Tel: +65 6604 7669