enishi review

Michelin-Awarded Enishi Is Singapore’s Ultimate Ramen Hidden Gem

In the most unlikely of places, on the second storey of International Plaza, you chance across one of the most authentic Japanese Ramen-Ya. This small nine-seater is Enishi, one of Singapore’s best-kept ramen secrets — compact but supremely cosy. Continue reading “Enishi Ramen”

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Manic Pixie Dream Grill at The Social Outcast’s New Grandstand Home

The Grandstand — it’s a name not often associated with food adventures. We’re talking about making an irksome journey all the way down to the far-flung suburbs of Bukit Timah, after all. However, if there’s one thing that can sell you on the arduous voyage, it’ll be the Japanese-fusion grill restaurant, The Social Outcast.

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15 Underrated Places for Kaya Toast in Singapore That Aren’t Ya Kun

Kaya toast is a local classic that best represents all of Singaporeans’ experiences growing up — the quintessential Singaporean breakfast is kaya toast. This unassuming crowd-pleaser has already been enshrined in the pantheon of hawker classics as one of the most widely-known food items. 

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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!”

torimaro review singapore

Torimaro Brings out Yakitori Flavours with Simplicity 

Yakitori has been having its moment in the spotlight in the Singapore Japanese food sphere as places like Yatagarasu have been unearthed and propelled into the spotlight in recent years. Some places might be mere pedestrian experiences that bring you the simplest pleasures but there are some stellar gems getting unearthed — like the brand new Torimaro.

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Dig into Smoky Japanese Claypot Rice at Donabe

Claypot rice is a classic that will trigger many nostalgic flashbacks for many Singaporeans with its distinct smokiness and sinfully enjoyable crackling debris. Now, put a Japanese twist on it and you have Donabe, one of the few places that specialise in Japanese-style claypot rice. Continue reading “Donabe”

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Yatagarasu is Every Chicken Part in Smoky Yakitori Perfection

Smoke is a fickle mistress — flames can be unpredictable, untameable, but can also impart an unrivalled flavour to the ingredients. While Western-style smokehouses have dominated the conversation for open-flame cooking, Yatagarasu is one of the few gems (not really hidden anymore) that punches at the same weight class in the art of cooking with smoke. Continue reading “Yatagarasu”

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Sake Labo Marries Modern Japanese Tapas With Vibrant Retro Edge

Izakayas are, more often than not, set to a blueprint — the decades-tested template of an unassuming, stripped-down watering hole decked in simple wooden furniture while sake bottles perch on ledges, and Japanese salarymen go about their merrymaking without a care in the world. Swimming against the traditional current is “Japas” bar Sake Labo, standing out by injecting itself with a healthy dose of glamour. Continue reading “Sake Labo”

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Best Artisan Pizza Joints in Singapore For Decadent & Smoky Crusts

Just years ago, many Singaporeans’ favourite pizza was Pizza Hut’s Hawaiian Pizza but our Artisan Pizza scene has been on a roll in recent years, growing faster than ever as the best artisan pizza joints in Singapore start getting the recognition they deserve.

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