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Heavy Heartiness Underscores Tanoshii’s Korean-Japanese flavours

As of late, I’d fortuitously been given chances to indulge in a few assiduously curated omakase dinner experiences. Many of these affairs involved traditional minimally embellished wooden countertops but my latest, Tanoshii, bucks that trend with its raucous brand of Korean-Japanese flavours. Continue reading “Tanoshii”

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The Bar Kakure Experience underscores Precision and Balance in Classic Cocktails

I hesitantly stepped into the lush wood-accented waiting area of Ki-Sho, an upmarket Japanese Omakase restaurant, in search of “The Bar Kakure” dressed in my casual ensemble of t-shirt and pants. Doubts rushed in as I started wondering whether I had unwittingly bumbled my way into the wrong building on this side of Orchard Road.
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JU95 boldly showcases Japanese Fusion cooking on the edge

Japanese cuisine has long been affixed with archetypes of raw fish, ramen joints and izakayas. There’s no shortage of high-end omakase and casual Japanese-Fusion concepts in Singapore, after all — but none are as charmingly audacious and congruent in interpretation as JU95. Continue reading “JU95”

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Whitegrass & Hvala’s Lovechild Boyutei is Undoubtedly chic but Falls Disappointingly Flat

There’s no mistaking that the Hvala brand name holds a lot of sway over the Singapore cafe scene — as one of the go-to’s for Japanese treats, all their branches are often packed to the brim. Still, setting up their new concept Boyutei with a Michelin-starred restaurant? Unexpected.

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Torasho & the Beauty of Dried Ramen and Tsukemen

A busy Japanese bar sits snuggly along the bend on Tras Street that connects to the hectic Tanjong Pagar Road. Generally kept in a quiet lull in the day but when nighttime comes about though, is when Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar comes alive. Continue reading “Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar”

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Rediscovering Tanuki Raw at NDC through Creative new Blue Burger

Tanuki Raw is a name that probably draws out many memories for anyone who was a student in the 2010s. We’re talking about a brand that used to be synonymous with affordable Japanese rice bowls in Singapore, after all.

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Chaos Ensues with Tezarekt’s Random Cocktail Generator at JU95 Izakaya

Sometimes, drinking doesn’t need to come with all the ornate embellishments and finesse that comes with bars that rank among the World’s 50 Best. Our best nights are those where memories are hazy and tequila shots are muddled into our bloodstream.
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Best Burgers in Singapore for a Juicy Indulgent Feast

Burgers — greatest invention since sliced bread. Sliced bread walked so burgers could fly. And burgers are flying off the shelves everywhere now. We’ve seen some of the best burgers in Singapore inundated with inhuman queues and showered with praise online.

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Well Collective Brings Pet-Friendly Holistic Cafe Vibes to Sleepy Punggol

If there’s any apt descriptor for the sleepy neighbourhood of Punggol, hidden in the far North-Eastern corner of Singapore, it’s “young BTO estate filled with young couples”. Given that reputation, I have growing bewilderment towards the void of trendy brunch spots in the area. Well, the new pet-friendly Well Collective fits just the profile.

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Smoky Japanese Grill Retreat at Guriru, Teppei’s new Poolside Concept

Singapore has a longstanding romance with scenic dining. Photogenic al fresco hideouts command a lot of popularity, as sumptuous views of the skyline and the sea draw in crowds looking to bask in beauty. Newcomer Guriru however, provides a different kind of scenic ambience.

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