Beach Road Kitchen – all day dining at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Beach Road Kitchen South Beach Singapore

Beach Road Kitchen Singapore

Beach Road Kitchen is the new all day dining restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. The not so old South Beach Hotel has a new operator and has been re-branded as JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. One of the things the new hotel operator has done is to relocate the hotel’s all day dining restaurant, formerly known as ADHD, to a larger space and give it a new name – Beach Road Kitchen. The move is probably a practical and sensible one from the business perspective. However, we found the new Beach Road Kitchen nice but rather unexciting. Continue reading →

Omakase dinner at Shinji by Kanesaka Raffles Hotel すし道 真次

Life can be unfair.  Whilst many chefs and restaurants struggle to earn one coveted Michelin Star, some chefs like Joel Robuchon and Shinji Kanesaka each received Michelin stars for two restaurants in Singapore at one go.  In the case of the latter, both the Shinji by Kanesaka sushi restaurants at St Regis Hotel and Raffles Hotel received the one star recognition in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide.  They are regarded to be the best sushi restaurants in Singapore. I was fortunate enough to be invited for a omakase dinner at Shinji by Kanesaka Raffles Hotel recently.

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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 →

Wild Market in Shaw Towers – a new food hall & bar in Beach Road

Wild Market at Shaw Towers

Wild Market at Shaw Towers

Wild Market in Shaw Towers at Beach Road is neither wild nor a market. It is a new concept eating venue that is hard to define. To call it an upscale food court may be a bit unkind. It is perhaps best described as a contemporary food hall, where the old way of buying and eating from different independent restaurants under one roof has become trendy again (such as Picnic, Pasarbella and Timbre+). At Wild Market, besides a full bar, there are stalls offering a varied selection of food from Japanese ramen to French cuisine as well as Penang food and Ceylonese fare. Continue reading →

Fynn’s Café at South Beach – a new inviting all day dining café

Fynn’s modern all day dining café

Fynn’s Café at South Beach

Fynn’s is a new all day dining café at South Beach Avenue. It has great looks, an interesting menu, good service and an inviting atmosphere. It opens early and serves good coffee by Common Man Roasters; and stays open till late in the evenings and offers beer and a good selection of wine by the glass or bottle. We enjoyed a weekend brunch at Fynn’s Café at South Beach and it is going to the top of our list of favourite new cafes.

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Caffè Vergnano 1882 – New Cafe in South Beach

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Coffee is an afterthought in many restaurants, and even some cafes, in Singapore. That is definitely not the case at the newly opened Caffè Vergnano 1882. Founded in 1882, Caffè Vergnano is Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters. The traditional Italian dedication to serving a good cup of coffee is evident in the beautifully appointed Caffè Vergnano 1882 at South Beach  – from the range of equipment and accessories for making coffee to the expertise and care of the baristas in making coffee one cup at a time. The Italian cafe bar also serves some nice food to go with their good coffee.

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