burnt ends dempsey hill review

New Burnt Ends Dempsey Hill Location Heralds Bigger Things for Singapore’s Most Popular Smokehouse

The sands of time furtively glide, slowly and steadily. Times change. People mature. Only one thing remains constant — the unabating adulation for local smokehouse titan Burnt Ends. Continue reading “Burnt Ends”

best french food keong saik

LouLou is Casual French Dining Done Affordably and Done Beautifully 

The general perception of French cuisine is one of opulence and class, and one of Haute Cuisine. The French culinary canon transcends these misattributed confines — homely food is just as integral to the French as they are to the Italians. Amongst a wave of casual French dining restaurants popping up all over Singapore, LouLou is perhaps one of the most underrated.

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olivia restaurant singapore review

Olivia Restaurant & Lounge Serves a decent dinner to Prime You for the iconic Burnt Cheesecake

There was a sort of palpable excitement as I planted myself into one of the chairs at Olivia Restaurant & Lounge. After staving off a visit in fear of disappointment, a visit was finally planned for this acclaimed Spanish restaurant that sits at the heart of Keong Saik’s crossroads.

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lolla uni pudding

Lolla’s Small Intimate Kitchen Dishes out Strong Massive Flavours

Standing before Lolla’s shopfront before your dinner is a slightly quizzical experience. The facade suggests a small, cramped shophouse space that feels more apt as the setting for a modishly bohemian speakeasy than one of Singapore’s most beloved hidden restaurant gems.

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juice bar

Juice’s Intimate Loft Hosts Singapore’s Best Casual, Unpretentious Wine Bar Experience

You feel like you’re at a house party. The vivid tint of technicolour lights, the communal table where strangers strike up rapports across invisible dividers between their seats, the small, cosy balcony lushly populated with greens and rattan — JUICE is a wine bar that feels wonderfully homely. Continue reading “JUICE”

kinou restaurant review

KInou is a quaint Restaurant at Keong Saik DigGing into Basque Cuisine’s French Roots

An utterance of “Basque food” to the average Singaporean would probably elicit a response of “oh, creamy molten burnt cheesecake right?”  And then get showered in quizzical stares as you go on about the culture-rich Basque regions of Spain and perhaps even more eyebrows raised when you dive into its Southern France territory, and that’s Kinou’s prime directive — a conduit to the magnificent flavours of the region.

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live twice bar review

Live Twice is a Chic Bar with Dreamy Japanese Vibes, Sandos & Elegant Tipples

A narrow pathway led inward. Slightly cramped and dimly lit. Four steps in, eyes get arrested by glimpses of a soft tangerine glow spilling in from the right. Dignified wooden counters rest slightly above the waist, bathing in a warmth wafted by gentle overhanging lights. You’ve arrived at Live Twice. Continue reading “Live Twice”

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The Old Man Singapore surges to New Beginnings as Papa Doble at Asia #61 Best Bar

New beginnings are never easy, especially with an already thriving brand. For Papa Doble though, the rebranding from The Old Man Singapore is still in its early days but it’s been promising — they just clinched #61 on the newest edition of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, after all.
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keong saik bars

Foxtail — Keong Saik Rooftop Bar that’s vibrant and hella affordable

A cryptic sign pointed towards a rugged flight of stairs leading to a shophouse’s upper floors. “We’ve saved seats for you upstairs,” it read. A glance at an adjacent sign yields hints of a mysterious name, “Foxtail”.
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club street wine room fried chicken

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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