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Club Street Wine Room is Andrew Walsh’s Whimsical Take on Bougie Wine Bars

Singapore has been graced by an inundation of wine bars, as countless groovy, cutting-edge concepts streamed in. Eventually, even Michelin-Starred chefs joined the fray — like fusion maestro Rishi Naleendran’s Fool Wine Bar and Andrew Walsh‘s Club Street Wine Room.

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Unbeatable Value for Authentic Japanese Tonkatsu at Maruhachi 

Japanese cuisine is closer to a discipline than just another categorisation of food. Building upon specific skills is time-exhausting and only a select few can claim expertise in certain dishes. For Tonkatsu, not many can contend with Maruhachi in Singapore — despite its hawker dwellings Continue reading “Maruhachi Donburi & Curry”

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Basdban is Singapore’s Coolest Sichuan Restaurant, masterminded by Chef Pang of Antoinette

Many would argue that hearty Chinese flavours —Sichuan and Dongbei in particular— are some of the biggest recent trends in Singapore. However, most wouldn’t also argue that these flavours are chic — until mavericks like Basdban came into the scene. Continue reading “Basdban”

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Le Matin Patisserie Makes the Art of Pastry Making an Impossibly Chic Trend in Singapore

Not many pastry cafes can flaunt credentials as lavish as Le Matin Patisserie, a pastry phenomenon that took Singapore by storm during the COVID epoch. That’s because at its helm is Chef Mohamed Al-Matin, a prolific pastry chef whose lustrous resume can prove blinding.

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Rookie’s Coffee Shop is a Fun Cafe Adventure with Dirty Bandung & Swiss Rolls

“There is a method to my madness.” Said Junior, owner and head barista of the newly opened Rookie’s Coffee Shop at Queensway. The usual bells and whistles of a typical new cafe opening aren’t present — the space is as unpretentious as you can get. (Read my interview and profile piece on Junior here.) Continue reading “Rookie’s Coffee Shop”

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Platform is an idyllic Refuge from Singapore’s Wearying Pace

It was an impulse that led me into this monochrome cafe nestled in the culture-rich enclave of Telok Ayer. My gaze was inadvertently arrested by Platform’s pulchritudinous stylings that called out to me as I passed it. Continue reading “Platform.”

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IO Italian Osteria is Singapore’s Most Beloved Affordable Italian Joint

Just a short walk from Hillview MRT will lead you to a rather overlooked mall you probably never knew existed. As you inch toward it, you’ll catch a glimpse of signage with two letters “IO” emblazoned on it — that’s IO Italian Osteria, one of Singapore’s most beloved but still paradoxically under-the-radar Italian restaurants. Continue reading “IO Italian Osteria”

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Asia’s No. 9 Bar Manhattan Shakes Things Up with New York Personified Vol. 2 Menu

A most glamorous recreation of a classic American speakeasy, Manhattan is an institution that embodies all the free-spiritedness and stylishness of the archetypal New York bar. Anyone looking for American hospitality won’t find a better bar in Singapore than the current No. 9 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022.
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