Tuesday, April 29, 2014


So we decided to pop by Overdough on a blistering hot day to get some shelter from the sun and indulge in a much-needed ice coffee. 

Ordered their soursop meringue tart, the snickers tart and an oreo cheesecake to share. The snickers tart and cheesecake were chocolatey, gooey good but on that soursop meringue was dammmm awesome. Break open the tart and nice refreshing soursop (jam? syrup? no idea but so good) comes flowing out. Light with the right touch of sweetness and citrus encased in the perfectly baked pastry. 

We finished it in silence then went to the counter to get more, one is just not enough!

161 Middle Road
Sculpture Square S188978

Saturday, April 26, 2014


There are a lot of cute fusion restaurants, with largely confusing but very reasonably priced menus popping out eh. This place in particular reminds me of Miam Miam and Hoshino Coffee.

So we went in purely because the queue here was the shortest and hey the name's cute.
So this is a fast casual European dining restaurant and the menu is divided into the more popular European cuisine meaning one can find Belgium, French, Spanish, German and Italian food here.

From the Spanish section - the Ambush Paella ($14.20),  featuring bacon, mussels and clams. A bit too wet but nonetheless tasty. 

From the italian menu , scallops and spaghetti in squid ink ($14.80).

Value-for-money food, targeted at the younger crowd so no complains here. Weirdly, I sense a Japanese influence over some of the dishes (flying fish roe, seaweed on pasta etc). Confusing but maybe fusion is the new casual dining thing, Im probably too old for this.

68 Orchard Road,The Atrium, #04-64/66,
Singapore 238839

Friday, April 25, 2014


The Entertainer app not only offers deals on food but also on travel! We got a 1-for-1 deal on Montigo resorts (but to caveat, the deal wasn't as good as it sounded because 1-for-1 was before taxes so we didn't save that much but better than nothing right)

Soooo Montigo is this supposedly luxury resort in Batam that probably 1/4 of Singaporeans have been too.  I have seen many pictures of the place on social media - pictures that seem to belong more in Bali or Phuket rather than just a 40 min boat ride away.

Villas that greeted us from the reception. I guess I do agree, quite easy to believe you are in Thailand. 

Lovely hand-written note, snacks and wine in our villa. Wow the villa (sleeps 4) is huge! Plenty of wide open spaces, even oddly a small empty room (for storage?), a large roof top with cushion that fits 12, balcony with a wading pool, small kitchen, dining, living room. I understand that Montigo is probably selling space as a luxury but I can't help thinking that a villa that can fit up to 8 and small ones for 2 would be more effective given the targeted group. 

Gorgeous master bed room with the huge toilet (open roof top!)

Montigo offers shuttle services to a local shopping area (45 mins away), there is only 1 bus service a day so do book your slot. Typical Singaporeans, we went to eat A&W ( can't be found here! must whack!) then massage and buying too much plantain chips

Spent the rest of the day lounging by the pool, drinking too much beer and just admiring the sun-set. The place was very empty surprisingly, I wonder if all the guests are just drinking by their own pool? 
Overall Montigo is a lovely place for a short weekend get-away but I do think that for the price (~$100/pax/night) and it being relatively new, the place did not seem very well-maintaned (e.g. Pool-beds were not very clean, our toilet light was faulty etc). 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fatboy's - The burger bar

Our "romantic" Valentines day dinner - Burger, fries, wings and beer. 
I guess when you have been together for 8 years, there are plenty of better occasions to celebrate, we did sit next to a couple who appeared to be on a first date much to our amusement. 

Had the swiss shroom - beef patty + shitake mushrooms + swiss cheese
Good burger, I love the whole meal bun (soft and fluffy) and the patty was nicely seasoned. Fries were great, thick-cut fries!

465 Joo Chiat Rd
6346 6081

Monday, April 21, 2014

Skyve Wine Bistro

Yay another one-for-one deal via the entertainer app and time, its even better because I know for sure the food at Skyve is good (past visit)

Truffle scrambled eggs with toast. I love how the smell of truffle enveloped the whole dish, such a sensory experience eating my eggs and all the better that the eggs were really creamy - just the way I like it!

Eggs benedict - hmm I noticed that presentation wise it looked way different from what I ate last time (what's up man..) and more sauce please! 

10 Winstedt Road, Blk E #01-17 
+65 6225 6690 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I must admit, when i first heard of the concept of Saveur - french food at hawker prices I was extremely skeptical. I mean, how good can an $8 foie gras dish taste? 

That probably explains why I only decided to venture into Saveur recently (the Far East outlet has no queue!) and boy, do I take back my words. This place is awesome!  

Angel hair pasta with ebi
This was lovely, wonderfully seasoned and flavourful. Sure portions are small but at that price, you can afford to order more. 

Foie Gras with lentils. This was a tad too oily but hey its foie gras and perfectly cooked! Not a huge fan of the lentils pairing, I would choose something more citrus-y. 

Mains - duck confit with mash potato and sea bass with potato cubes and french beans. I can't decide which I liked better because both mains were delicious. Duck was seasoned perfectly (duck confit tend to be too salty!) and creamy lick-your-plate-clean mash mmm while the fish was fresh, flakey and sweet with that crunchy crispy skin.

Cheap and good - thats the holy grail right. Will be back.

Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 18858

Friday, April 18, 2014

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

I love Imperial Treasure, probably my favourite restaurant chain in Singapore (Cantonese speaking here) and its steamboat restaurant, while pricey is pretty darn good.

First up - go for the drunken chicken soup base. I probably drink my weight in soup every time I am here but the soup is just too addictive. 

Next up- red meat galore. Ingredients here are really fresh (hence the price) so go with the beef and pork.  The fish was disappointing though, not as sweet as I expected (Hai Di Lao's one is much better).

And question of the day : is it worth it?

Honestly, I think if you are willing to queue, the Hai Di Lao experience is probably better, since you get more bang for your buck and that sauce-concoction there is heavenly. Though I prefer the soup base here. 

ION Orchard, #04-09/10
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 
6636 9339

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fordham & Grand

Wow this place was much smaller than I thought and pretty dark too. Overall I thought the food was ok, decent, but nothing we tried really stood out.

Lobster linguini - probably my favourite dish of the night. The pasta was nicely seasoned and spicy. 

Roasted spring chicken with foie gras and potatoes. The portion of foie gras was really quite sad, small little cubes of liver that I can't quite remember how it tasted.

Scallops and crab tortellini - do not order this if you are hungry. Seriously tiny portion but the scallops were sweet and fresh. 

Striploin with fries. Average slab of meat but hey the fries were pretty good! I love golden brown fries yum

Dessert was a french toast with rum sabayon (I dont taste no rum) and a pretty delicious banana cake. I dont eat banana cake that often but this was moist and caramelised bananas are always welcome.

I know this post seems pretty ho-hum, that happens when I blog about something 4 months later, and about a particularly uninspiring meal. Shall vow to be more updated man

43 Craig Road
Singapore 089681
6221 3088

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sushi Kuu

Ok so this meal happened in January but I am calling it - this will probably be one of my top 10 meals of 2014.

Anniversary dinner - Omakase at Sushi Kuu. Admittedly when I walked in, I was disappointed. The decor was too casual, not really what you expect of a nice Japanese restaurant. Thankfully I was proven wrong.

Started off with Onsen Tamago mmm I love runny eggs. This was very nicely seasoned and every scoop of egg with the salty roe bursting with flavour and creamy uni - awesome.

More roe! Over a bed of cold radish.

Next up - the sashimi course. Which was glorious and so beautifully plated that I almost couldn't bear to eat it. Big sweet prawn, platter of shellfish, sea bream filled with uni and oh 2 thick slices of fatty, melt-in-your-mouth otoro that made me not feel like eating anything else because I wanted that taste to last forever. Best sashimi course at an Omakase. ever. 

And you can get your prawn head fried! 

Wagyu beef and grilled cod.  The beef was definitely the better of the 2 options, tender and delicious.

Starting to get full but lets press on. Next course was tempura vs steamed egg (with more roe!)
Featuring snow crab and a light as air batter, the tempura was the stronger of both dishes.

And the sushi course featuring more otoro! The salmon belly wrapped with lettuce was delightful 

Ended the meal with panna cotta (which I didnt touch cos I was too stuffed).

Seriously a great meal. Well worth the $150++ price tag.

390 Orchard Road
Palais Renaissance #01-07
Tel 67360100

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

South Coast, MBS

A quick lunch at South Coast before heading for ArtStage Singapore. 
These days, if we do not know what to eat we will whip out the Entertainer app and try one of the deals nearby, I guess at least the concept the app is trying to sell works eh.

South Coast is one of the several restaurants by the boardwalk outside MBS so you get a nice view of the bay and tourists milling around outside the art science museum. Portions here are huge, we got the fish and chips  + wagyu burger. The fish was the better of the 2 dishes, didn't particularly like the burger of its fried bun, just too heavy overall.

Soo 3rd year at ArtStage and I thought this year's was the best showing I have been too. Somehow the exhibits were more interesting and relatable. 

Artwork of bugs- beautifully creepy

And my favourite piece, a ridiculously lifelike 3d drawing. So in awe of the talent that I was secretly relieved the artist's works had all been sold (but of course) because I might have plonked down that 5-8 grand for these drawings.

 10 Bayfront Avenue, 
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #01-85, Singapore 018956
 6688 7600