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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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Basdban is Singapore’s Coolest Sichuan Restaurant, masterminded by Chef Pang of Antoinette

Many would argue that hearty Chinese flavours —Sichuan and Dongbei in particular— are some of the biggest recent trends in Singapore. However, most wouldn’t also argue that these flavours are chic — until mavericks like Basdban came into the scene. Continue reading “Basdban”

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Le Matin Patisserie Makes the Art of Pastry Making an Impossibly Chic Trend in Singapore

Not many pastry cafes can flaunt credentials as lavish as Le Matin Patisserie, a pastry phenomenon that took Singapore by storm during the COVID epoch. That’s because at its helm is Chef Mohamed Al-Matin, a prolific pastry chef whose lustrous resume can prove blinding.

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platform cafe review

Platform is an idyllic Refuge from Singapore’s Wearying Pace

It was an impulse that led me into this monochrome cafe nestled in the culture-rich enclave of Telok Ayer. My gaze was inadvertently arrested by Platform’s pulchritudinous stylings that called out to me as I passed it. Continue reading “Platform.”

California Republic Delivers Hearty Socal Italian Flavours to Singapore

Despite being the interconnected metropolis it is, there are still certain cuisines that are scantly featured in Singapore. One of those is Californian cuisine where only a rare few restaurants like Rosemead fly that grizzly bear insignia high. Joining the fray though, is a newly opened California Republic bringing the California dream to Singapore.

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native bar review

A Two-Storey Journey Through Inspired Local Flavours At Native Bar

Bartenders work tirelessly to perfect their craft in creating the most pristine timeless classics such as Negronis. There is a certain beauty to mixology, it’s like an art. When someone achieves that virtuosity, doors then open for stirring voyages deep into experimentation. And that ethos is what Native, a quaint cocktail bar along Amoy Street, perfectly encapsulates. Continue reading “Native”

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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Sandwich Maestros Park Bench Deli Reinvented as A Snazzy Brunch Spot

Park Bench Deli has long staked a claim as the best sandwich maker in Singapore, creating beloved icons such as their Pastrami and Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches that have etched their mark on the cafe scene. 

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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”