Wine & Chef Singapore – zhi char meets enoteca at Keong Saik Road

Wine & Chef Singapore is a relatively new restaurant that opened in early 2017.  It is located in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. The extreme mix and match could either end up successfully as the best of both worlds or as a complete disaster. There was only one way to find out.

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Brunch at Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the third restaurant to open at the Como Dempsey food and retail zone on Dempsey Hill. The Candlenut Peranakan and Ippoh tempura restaurants had been open for several months. The Dempsey Cookhouse opened quite recently and it looks like things are starting to look even more interesting at Dempsey Hill.

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Greyhound Cafe Singapore in Paragon Orchard

Greyhound first opened its fashion store in Bangkok in 1980. In 1997, their first Greyhound Cafè opened and there are now many branches in Bangkok as well as in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Somewhat like the story of P.S. Cafe of Singapore,  their casual dining cafe was a successful extension of its fashion label. The Greyhound Café is a popular fashionable cafe which offers the same simple Thai food with creative twists.  Their Singapore outlet opened in the Paragon along Orchard Road at the end of 2016.

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Set Lunch at Mahota Kitchen – with superfood to help weight loss

$20.80 Set Lunch at Mahota Kitchen

Mahota Commune

Mahota Kitchen 泰生厨房, part of Mahota Commune in Kitchener road, is a healthy eating restaurant serving Italian fusion food as well as Chinese hot pots (see our earlier post on Mahota Kitchen). They declare that they use “organic and natural produce and products” sourced responsibly for their restaurant. They try to serve FWB – food with benefits, something reflected in the menu of their affordably priced set lunches. We had a good set lunch at Mahota Kitchen which included some superfoods.

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Good Value Set Lunch at Upper Place, Wangz Hotel

Set Lunch at Upper Place Tiong Bahru

Set Lunch at Upper Place Rooftop Dining

Upper Place is an inviting contemporary restaurant serving modern European and fusion cuisine. Situated on the rooftop of WANGZ Hotel in Tiong Bahru, Upper Place is an easy to like restaurant – with food that is easy on the eyes and prices that are easy on the wallet. Their 3 course set lunch at $24 is a good value meal.

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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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