Caffè Vergnano 1882 – New Cafe in South Beach

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Coffee is an afterthought in many restaurants, and even some cafes, in Singapore. That is definitely not the case at the newly opened Caffè Vergnano 1882. Founded in 1882, Caffè Vergnano is Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters. The traditional Italian dedication to serving a good cup of coffee is evident in the beautifully appointed Caffè Vergnano 1882 at South Beach  – from the range of equipment and accessories for making coffee to the expertise and care of the baristas in making coffee one cup at a time. The Italian cafe bar also serves some nice food to go with their good coffee.

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深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant – Best Teochew Restaurant in the East

Chin Lee Rstaurant

Chin Lee Rstaurant

深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant is a Teochew restaurant founded in 1973. This restaurant on the ground floor of a HDB block in Bedok is regarded by many as the best Teochew restaurant in the East. It is one of those heartland restaurants which may be under the radar but has a large and loyal fan base. Continue reading →

Fluffy pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Co Singapore

clinton street bakery singapore pancake

The Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant of New York has branches in Tokyo, Dubai and Singapore. Clinton Street Baking Co Singapore is located in a shophouse on Purvis Street. According to their website, the Clinton St Baking Co was named “New York’s #1 breakfast spot” by Lonely Planet and “Best Pancakes” by New York Magazine. Well, it has taken us a while but we eventually got down to trying these famous pancakes from New York in Singapore.

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Early Christmas lunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs, St Regis Singapore

Now that the lights are up at Orchard Road, carols are playing at the shopping malls and the rainy season is in full swing, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Singapore.  We thought we should join in the festivities with an early Christmas lunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs, the French restaurant of the St Regis Hotel. From now till 24 December 2016 (Mondays to Saturdays), they are serving a Delightful Festive Buffet Lunch menu at $58++ per head.

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Casual Dining in Hong Kong

Casual Dining in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known as a city with thousands of great restaurants encompassing exquisite dim sum places, exclusive Michelin star restaurants and opulent hotel dining rooms. However, for ordinary patrons like us, sometimes we just need a quick simple meal in a casual diner or cafe. Thankfully, casual dining in Hong Kong does not need to mean boring or humdrum food. In this final post about our 2016 year end Hong Kong trip, we give a quick summary of casual dining places in various parts of Hong Kong that we tried. Continue reading →

One Harbour Road – one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant Peking Duck

One Harbour Road Chinese Restaurant HK

One Harbour Road is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong well known for its traditional homestyle Cantonese cuisine. It is the favourite Cantonese restaurant of many locals and it is not unusual to spot a celebrity or two there. Their dishes feature a lot of premium ingredients but there are also simple comfort food. On our recent trip to Hong Kong, we were fortunate to be able to have dinner at One Harbour Road. We could understand why it continues to be one of the city’s top destinations for traditional Cantonese fare.

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