The Little Diner is a restaurant along Bukit Timah Road, just before the junction with Sixth Avenue. It is a very small restaurant with a big message. We have been to hundreds of eating places. Many have been indifferent to us. At best, some have expressed appreciation for our custom. But as far as we can recall, none had expressed any affection for their customers. Until now.
The message written on the blackboard at the Little Diner made us think. As customers, we have been full of appreciation of the restaurants (assuming they are deserving). We thank them. We even blog about them to say how much we like them. Occasionally, the chef emerges from his kitchen and we praise him and applaud him for his work. Just like the innocent words from a child can have the most profound impact. The words expressed at this little diner made us wonder – have dining establishments been taking us for granted?
Eating with The Clan is a memorable experience. Located in the Gan Clan Association Building at Bukit Pasoh, The Clan is a plush modern restaurant in a picturesque old building serving beautiful inventive renditions of European cuisine. On each plate, you can both see and taste the passion and dedication of the chef to his craft.
MacRitchie Reservoir evokes fond memories for many Singaporeans. A hill-top restaurant within the reservoir park along the reservoir edge ought to be a winner. Vava Bistro @ MacRitchie could have provided an extraordinary dining experience in the luscious and unique location, but did not. The food was fine but everything else was just a little below par.
Bark Cafe is located along Upper Changi Road North. For many of us, Changi is already a far away place. “Upper” Changi moves it even more out of reach. Add in the “North” and you feel that you could almost touch Johore, Malaysia from here. But that was where I happened to be the other day when I caught a glimpse of the bright blue signboard. I parked the car and went in to investigate.
8th November – the day John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in US presidential elections to become the 35th president of the United States; also birthday of novelist Bram Stoker and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Did the birthday of a great personality or an event in history inspire a cafe in Thomson V Two along Sin Ming Road to name itself November 8? It turned out that the simple reason for the name was that November 8 was to be the grand opening day of the cafe. As anyone who have dealt with renovation contractors would know, project delay is inevitable. November 8, the cafe, opened quite a a few days after the 8th of November.