igokochi dining bar

A Well-Received journey to the West for Igokochi Dining Bar’s Fine Sushi Omakase

How many people have heard of Igokochi Dining Bar, a hidden gem nestled at the anterior of the far-flung NEWest? Jurong West isn’t a common location to expect when looking for your next Omakase — the best sushi restaurants are usually located in the central region of Singapore.  Continue reading “Igokochi Dining Bar”

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A 2022 Roundup of My Best restaurants & Bars in Singapore

Not long ago, the sands of time had buried the chaos of 2021 six feet under. As in their nature, the relentless hands of time continue to march on, stoic and unphased. Now they inched, ever slowly, towards the rugged corners of this chapter in history, preparing to turn the page to mark the end of 2022. Continue reading “Best Restaurants in Singapore 2022”

wa-en wagyu yakiniku review

Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku is the Stage that Wagyu Beef Deserves

Luxury has a name and it’s “wagyu”. Synonymous with the best meat quality, Wagyu beef has made a reputation for itself amongst meat lovers. The rockstar of beef deserves a grand stage and that’s what the newly opened Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku at Jewel Changi is meant to be.

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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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Deft Hands and Good Prices at Shinsora Create one of Singapore’s Best Affordable Sushi Experiences

The inherent artistry of Sushi is well-settled. Crafting sushi demands elegance, finesse, and intricacy. The journey to becoming a Sushi Chef is an arduous one that few can resiliently traverse. That alone speaks boundless volumes about Shinsora main man Chef Sky Tai’s pedigree as a former World Sushi Cup champion. Continue reading “Shinsora”

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Hidden Gem Bari Uma Serves the most Underrated Tonkotsu Ramen in Singapore

That first love always lingers around the corners of your heart for the longest. To me, Bari Uma is that first love — one of, if not the, very first restaurants I went to and showed me what culinary bliss felt like. Continue reading “Bari-Uma Ramen”

kakure singapore

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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ippoh tempura review

Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza IPpoh puts on a Graceful Dance With Blistering Oil for its omakase

COVID-shut borders exposed one particularly fascinating trait of Singapore — our locales are besotted with high-end Japanese food. It was a period that saw the most exorbitant Sushi Omakase affairs prepare for year-end chaos as their books overflowed with reservations. Continue reading “Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh”

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All Eyes on the Gorgeous Plating At Chura Sushi Bar

Sushi-making is an art in itself. It’s elegant and intricate. It’s minimalism at its finest. At Chura Sushi Bar, the art of sushi-making transcends the traditional doctrine of simplicity — it’s a modern interpretation that flaunts a certain pizzazz. Continue reading “Chura Sushi Bar”

ju95

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”