Lo Quay: Modern Vietnamese Restaurant in Singapore boldly challenges traditions

Vietnamese food in Singapore usually adheres to a formula of homey, fuss-free spaces and safely traditional grub. There’s unlimited charm to the tried-and-tested blueprint but we wonder: what if Vietnamese food was reinterpreted with a modern edge?

Continue reading “Lo Quay”

NOU

tanjong pagar date spots

The future is Nou: Chic Decor and provocative noods set the mood for hazy nights

At 45 Craig Road, a blast of salacious neon rains down on passers-by, dying them in a lusty crimson. To the side hangs a translucent sign, bare with a tousled weave of florid light tubes. On it, a vertical etching of “nou” greets the passers-by on the road, face first, whilst flanked by three words meant to succinctly elucidate what ensues upon entrance: “noodles & cocktails”.

Continue reading “NOU”

tanjong pagar best food

Tamba: Kafe Utu’s new restaurant charms with lusty African Flavours amid an intricate Mise-en-scène

The Lion City has been undeniably blessed by a gamut of cultural cuisines. It’s certainly not all-encompassing but already diverse in the spectrum. Naturally, certain styles still get lost within that flourish, criminally underrepresented and laden with potential — and it seems that African cuisine is one of the niches awaiting a breakthrough with the opening of the swanky new Tamba.

Continue reading “Tamba”

best keong saik food

Hevel: Glamour and zest for life make Keong Saik’s new Date-night Restaurant a core memory 

The Keong Saik of today is not the same as before. Once home to numerous titanic names of Singapore’s dining scene, the vicinage seems to be on its last legs as it founders under the threat of vacating favourites and fading stalwarts. But even amidst the waning embers, a few sparks of optimism have roused — one of them is the vibrant new Hevel.    

Continue reading “Hevel”

appetite singapore

Appetite at Amoy Street marries captivating vinyl lounge moods with exquisite gastronomy

It’s a Friday night and I sat waiting for my friend in the cosy dimness of Appetite, a chicly placid bar hiding away from the stir of pre-weekend Amoy Street, nestled in a loft sitting two storeys directly above its sister restaurant, Nouri.

Continue reading “Appetite”

best chinese restaurants singapore

Peach Blossoms: elegance and sleight in crafting the perfect modern Chinese flavours

Traditional Chinese cuisine is often looked upon with reverence here. An irrefragably dignified art. A time-honoured canon that is consistently refined and comforting. It’s regarded as a salient part of our proud heritage which, unfortunately, also stales the sea of ideas. But not at Peach Blossoms.

Continue reading “Peach Blossom”

best pizza singapore

 Casa Vostra Delivers sublime authentic pizza and pasta at Ann Siang Hill pop-up

Keen eyes would have noticed the lights at 8 Ann Siang Hill, overlooking the area’s most boisterous cross-section, had surprisingly been unlit for months. Something felt like it was lurking in the wings after Love Handle vacated. Now it’s unveiled: Casa Vostra is taking over. 

  Continue reading “Casa Vostra”

new bars singapore

a most welcoming hideout: Side Door is like being hosted at home by an adept chef-and-bartender COUPLE

“Home” is an ambiguous sentiment that is tricky to crystallise into a tangible product. Many upstarts endeavour for it, with a few success stories, though most ultimately fall short. However, if there’s a bar that embodies the warmth of a “home”, it has to be Neil Road’s latest darling, Side Door.

Continue reading “Side Door”

rosemead restaurant

Rosemead’s new Farm-to-Table Grill Identity is a stunningly rich and Refined Californian feast

Comfort is an expansive and profound concept. Supreme comfort denotes disparate notions, emotions, and fascinations. For some, it’s plain nostalgia. And others, it’s unalloyed gratification. At Rosemead, it’s a chef’s earnest love letter to his roots.

Continue reading “Rosemead”

telok ayer food

Fura At Amoy creatively reinterprets food and drink with devotion to sustainability and futurism

The future is now. And Fura, a vibrant new bar concept found along Amoy Street, is what’s leading the vanguard. As far as cocktail bars go, it’s been a scant collection of new names in recent years that can be said to genuinely brush against the boundaries with a kind of mad-scientist irreverence

Continue reading “Fura”