platform cafe review

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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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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sugarhall review

Iconic Cocktail Bar Sugarhall Returns as an Unpretentious Rum-Fuelled Party

About an entire decade ago, the Sugarhall brand was a prominent name amongst bar-hoppers. It’s that place for rowdy fun and no-holds-barred pub vibes. It was the good old days where that slice of Amoy Street was a dichotomy of contrasting moods with sibling Jigger & Pony beside, acting as a shrine to Japanese bartending excellence. Continue reading “Sugarhall”

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QUaint Alfresco Vibes and Spectacular Fish & Chips at Lad & Co

My hunt for good fish & chips in Singapore can be considered cursed. Other than Cheek Bistro, which had sadly transformed into Fool Wine Bar, most disappointed. Unexpectedly, it was Lad & Co, the new Tanglin outlet of hawker-turned-bistro Lad & Dad that provided me with the Fish & Chips lovin’ that I so craved. Continue reading “Lad & Co”

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Intimate vibes & Crazy $11 Happy Hour AT The Store, bEST vALUE Bar IN Singapore

As you stroll along Neil Road, you’d chance upon a non-descript shopfront, dominated by a slate-grey facade, a simple monochrome sign, and a mysterious blue door. The only indication of what’s inside is an ambiguous decal, “The Store”, and a placard affixed on an easel with “$11 appetisers and cocktails” stamped on it. Continue reading “The Store”

native bar review

A Two-Storey Journey Through Inspired Local Flavours At Native Bar

Bartenders work tirelessly to perfect their craft in creating the most pristine timeless classics such as Negronis. There is a certain beauty to mixology, it’s like an art. When someone achieves that virtuosity, doors then open for stirring voyages deep into experimentation. And that ethos is what Native, a quaint cocktail bar along Amoy Street, perfectly encapsulates. Continue reading “Native”

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Philippines Sensation Raging Bull Burgers Pops Up in Singapore

Shake Shack, Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger — iconic names that stirred up plenty of furor amongst Singaporeans. It’s simple, burgers are a universal language and any acclaimed brand will draw plenty of attention. While not quite in the same ballpark, a Philippines favourite has also landed in Singapore, as Raging Bull Burgers stars in a pop-up atop Hotel Jen. Continue reading “Raging Bull Burgers Singapore”

kamoshita review singapore

Kamoshita, an Authentic hidden gem making the best Oden in Singapore

How often do you remember a meal from five years ago? Especially one that was relatively affordable in a cosy Izakaya that not many people know about? For me, not many meals —even the most opulent ones— inspire that kind of indelible nostalgia but surprisingly Kamoshita, a quaint little sake bar in Tanjong Pagar, engraved a deep impression on my tastebuds.

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Modern Izakaya Habibi-san Is An Invigorating Study in Smoke

Smoke is the flavour of the moment —cooking with smoke has seen an explosion in recent years as popular restaurants pop up all over the island, advocating for smothering your food in the fiery throes of untamed flames. Even with a multitude of Australian smokehouses, Yakitori bars, and even Californian Grills, nothing stands out quite like the distinctive Middle Eastern fusion leanings of Habibi-san. Continue reading “Habibi-san!”