Morsels Singapore – a small new restaurant in Dempsey

Morsels Singapore is a new small restaurant in Dempsey Hill serving small bites. According to their website, “The 40-seater restaurant founded and run by Chef-Owner Petrina Loh since 2013 serves wildly creative fusion dishes which are ingredient-driven.”  Morels was previously located in Little India and moved to their current location in Dempsey in January 2017. The description about the restaurant with wildly creative dishes intrigued us. The no-corkage day BYO on Tuesdays sealed the deal for us. We headed to Dempsey Hill, bottle in hand.

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STRAY by FATCAT @ Orchard Central

Some fat cats from Bedok have strayed out of their location in the east and settled on new territory in Orchard Road. The new STRAY by FATCAT Orchard Central cafe was opened in January 2017 by the people behind the FatCat Ice Cream Bar at Bedok . We may not be felines, but we were just as curious to try the food at the new restaurant which they describe on their Facebook as “…a brand new concept restaurant serving progressive Chinese cuisine”.

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GastroSmiths Katong 112 – a delightful bistro in Katong

GastroSmiths 112 Katong

We had been to GastroSmiths when they first opened in Beach Road. We liked the food and friendly service there but were not too impressed with the cramped space . We visited GastroSmiths Katong 112 recently and found the same good food and service with the bonus of a very pleasant and spacious dining area.

GastroSmiths Katong 112

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Birds of a Feather Cafe, start of a post industrial revolution?

Our lunch at newly opened Birds of a Feather Cafe on Amoy Street Singapore was a remarkable experience on many fronts.  Another new hip cafe in Singapore? Perhaps, but this is a new cafe with a difference – the accommodations.  We have been conditioned to accept uncomfortable dining conditions in Singapore. Under the guise of “industrial chic”, we are used to bare concrete floors, rickety stools, hard surfaces and crowded spaces. The Birds of a Feather Cafe looks as trendy as any recent new cafe but there was none of those inconveniences. In fact many of the seats were plush and we were far enough away not to smell the neighbours’ food. Hopefully, this is a start of a post industrial revolution in our cafe designs.

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Restaurant Mercedes me Hong Kong

Restaurant Mercedes me Hong Kong

Restaurant Mercedes me Hong Kong

Baristas in retro specs, coffee in jam jars and a bicycle or two are commonly found in many lookalike hipster cafes. A few may bring in a scooter, and even one with a sidecar, to distinguish themselves from the crowd. A restaurant in Hong Kong Central upped the ante considerably by having a brand new car in the foyer leading to the restaurant –  a Mercedes S500 e no less. Of course it can do so as it is the Mercedes me Store Hong Kong – a unique combination of car showroom, retail store and lifestyle restaurant. The sleek driving machine with an air of sophistication and cutting-edge technology is out the league of The Ordinary Patrons but we could get our hands on some sumptuous food served in Restaurant Mercedes me Hong Kong.

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Saint Ma – one of the dining hotspots at Suntec’s Sky Garden

Saint Ma at Suntec City

Saint Ma at Suntec City

Suntec City’s Sky Garden is one of the new dining hotspots. Located on the third floor of the North Wing of Suntec City, the dining enclave is set in a lush roof garden overlooking the famed Fountain of Wealth. The IndoChine Group has two establishments in the Sky Garden – Arn Nan Bar & Bistro and Saint Ma Restaurant. Dining hotspot had a new meaning for us when we had lunch on a warm afternoon at Saint Ma at Suntec Sky Garden. Continue reading →