Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street


Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The old public housing estate with Streamline Moderne architecture is now home to indie boutiques, art galleries and a wide variety of eating places. There are new hip cafes as well as old eateries, like Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street.

Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street
Continue reading →

Meatless in Singapore – Impossible Meat at Prive Grill Restaurant


So what does fake meat taste like? That is a common question when my friends heard about our dinner at Prive Grill at NUS. Also known as The University Club, it is one of the several places where one can find Impossible Meat in Singapore. What exactly is this fake meat made of? It is apparently “meat” made from plants. There is a scientific description on the website of the makers, Impossible Foods – the first sentence goes like this: “We started by using the heme-containing protein from the roots of soy plants. It’s called soy leghemoglobin ...”. That was enough to put us to sleep.

Impossible Meat at Prive Grill Restaurant
Continue reading →

Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M – New Bakery Cafe at UE Square


Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M is a new bakery cafe in UE Square. Opened by Bakery Chef Akira, who had worked at Joël Robuchon and Béni, Fine Dining Bakery specializes in handcrafted bread baked on the premises using quality Hokkaido flours.

Fine Dining Bakery by Akira M.
Continue reading →

Gonbei Yakitori Namba Parks – modern izakaya in Osaka


There are many quaint yakitori places in the narrow streets of Namba old town in Osaka, but we came across a modern izakaya specialising in the grilled chicken skewers – Gonbei Yakitori in the Namba Parks mall (炭火焼鳥 権兵衛 なんばパークス店). Gonbei, founded in 1978, has seven stores in Osaka. According to the English translation on the website, it “… is a full-scale charcoal grilled chicken specialty store that uses Kamitobi charcoal”

Gonbei Yakitori Namba Parks
Continue reading →

Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine Mandarin Gallery, New Restaurant at Orchard Road


Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine 嬿青私房菜 is a new Chinese restaurant that opened in the Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road recently.  Yan’s Dining Mandarin Gallery is located on level 4.  I believe it occupies part of the space that, long ago, used to house Jones the Grocer. A couple of restaurants had occupied this space during the period after Jones’ departure and Yan’s arrival.

Yan's Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine Mandarin Gallery
嬿青私房菜
Continue reading →