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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Gan Yakitori @ Star Vista – revisited 2017

We last visited Gan Yakitori @ Star Vista in July 2014.  That was when Star Vista first opened. Over the three years or so,  quite a few restaurants have come and gone.  One of the restaurants that have remained since day one is Gan Yakitori.  On our recent visit in 2017, the place was full at lunch time.  The good food and attractive set lunch menus probably have something to do with it.

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Lunch at Spruce Fire Station Restaurant at Bukit Timah

The Spruce Fire Station Restaurant at Bukit Timah is a restaurant that has one of the most prominent locations in Singapore. It is situated in the former Bukit Timah fire station at the junction of Old Jurong and Upper Bukit Timah Road, a major thoroughfare where thousands of cars pass by everyday. Spruce restaurant  takes up the space where the fire engines used to be parked.  Spruce’s former space in Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road is now used by Coyote, a sister Tex-Mex restaurant.

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New Prive Orchard cafe opens at Wheelock Place

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If the world is a stage, then some of the best ringside seats can be found at the new Prive Orchard Cafe that recently opened at Wheelock Place. The cafe is situated right at the edge of the pedestrian mall at the junction of Orchard Road and Paterson Road. The terraced levels of seating in the cafe, coupled with the European style small outward facing tables at the perimeter ensures that most seats at Prive Orchard get a good vantage point for people watching.

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Obama and Honey at Alchemist Beer Lab, South Beach

Alchemist Beer Lab Stout

Alchemist at South Beach

Obama and Honey at Alchemist Beer Lab is not another piece of fake news nor a scandalous tabloid story.  Obama is the name of a special stout at Alchemist Beer Lab which also serves a pale ale with honey and ginger. We had lunch at Alchemist Beer Lab at South Beach Avenue and enjoyed a glass of Obama as well as the Honey & Ginger Infused Pale Ale. Continue reading →

Shunjuu Izakaya at Robertson Quay

When the sun goes down, the restaurants and bars at Robertson Quay comes alive. In the daytime, the place is very peaceful and tranquil. Many of the restaurants do open for lunch but the mood in the day is very different. There is quite a variety of cuisines available.  We decided to have lunch at Shunjuu Izakaya located in Riverside View, one of the buildings at Robertson Quay. The higher levels of Riverside View are residential condominium units. The retail and dining action takes place on the lower levels. One word of caution if you are driving – the underground carpark has a sharp bend at the exit. Better to park elsewhere if you are driving anything wider than a Camry.

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