If you have been a fan of the One-Michelin Starred Meta restaurant at Keong Saik, Kimme is your answer to a relatively more casual fine-dining concept even though this sounds oxymoronic. Located at 47 Amoy Street, the two weeks old Kimme restaurant is a modern, 48-seat Asian concept which takes up the entire 3-storey shophouse. The restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Sun Kim, the chef behind Meta and is helmed by Head Chef Louis Han who has worked with Chef Sun closely the past few years. The inspiration for the restaurant’s name comes from Chef Sun Kim, where his friends used to address him Kimme affectionately. [Read more here…]
Address: 47 Amoy Street, Singapore 069873
The Meat Market
There is finally a hip dining spot in Hougang, or even in the North-East of Singapore. Meet Meat Market located at Hougang One, a casual meat concept which serves grilled meats over different types of wood on different months. The concept reminds me of Red Eye Smokehouse at Lavender, except that the space at Meat Market is more cluttered with more dining tables, with an open kitchen concept where you can actually watch all the action behind the kitchen. The interior is quite cosy and simple, decorated with industrial bulb lightings and dark wood tables with metal edges. [Read more here…]
Address: Hougang One, Hougang Street 91, #01-40, Singapore 538692
Located the The Venue Shoppes along Tai Thong Crescent in Potong Pasir, the few weeks old Kenny’s Krabbi is a casual restaurant with a focus on crab dishes. The restaurant is just a few doors away from one of our favourite beef noodles, the Original Orchard Emerald Beef Noodle. The casual and small space is able to accommodate less than 50 people. [Read more here…]
Address: 2 Tai Thong Cres, #01-25, Singapore 347836
Unagi is still a fairly neglected Japanese dining concept even after the huge success of Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant, hence when we heard that a brand new unagi concept has opened at Wheelock Place in Orchard, it aroused our interests greatly. Meet Uya Singapore, a live unagi dining concept similar to Man Man, but think of it as a more ‘atas’ version. We learnt from their staff that Uya is in fact a local collaboration with an experienced unagi distributor from Nagoya, Japan. [Read more here…]
Address: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #02-15/16, Singapore 238880
Maru Dine & Bar
As much as Tanjong Pagar is changing with the new Tanjong Pagar Centre, Icon Village is one of the very first mixed development in this area with a concentrated dining options. Opened about three months ago in Icon Village is Maru Dine & Bar, a contemporary fusion restaurant which combines the elements of Vietnamese, Japanese and American cuisine into its dining concept. [Read more here…]
Address: Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, #01-05 to 11, Singapore 078877
Amo Italian Restaurant
I have been keen to check out Amo, a casual Italian restaurant by the ilLido Group along Hong Kong Street near Clarke Quay station. It finally materialised as one of our year end gathering over casual food, bites and conversations. Upon entering Amo, short for the Italian word Amore (which means love), I was greeted by the bar section, followed by the main dining area which has a semi private dining room. I didn’t manage to venture to the back of the restaurant where there is an al fresco courtyard dining space. The ambience is casual and relaxed, though it is relatively dim as well. [Read more here…]
Address: 33 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059672
The way to go nude legally. Meet Nude Grill at Marina One, the offspring of Nude Seafood located right opposite at Marina Bay Financial Centre. As opposed to its sister restaurant’s bright space, Nude Grill takes on a darker tone to reflect its meaty theme. Located at level one of the East Tower, the spacious restaurant overlooks the greenery of the building, while the interior is sleek and chic.
Address: 5 Straits View, #01-23, Marina One, Singapore 018935
Located at the refurbished Grand Park City Hall hotel, Tablescape is a relatively new modern European restaurant and bar by the Park Hotel Group. My first impression of Tablescape is its fine dining ambience, which I come to realise is not the main direction of the restaurant. The classy interior reminds me of the classic Parisian ambience, which is a stark contrast to the Peranakan-style accent floor.
Address: Level 3, 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809
Located minutes walk from Serangoon’s Nex, Cottontail Creamery opened late last year, helping to plug a gap for a credible after-meal dessert cafe in the northeast. Surprised to find the owners are in fact Taiwanese, although their usual exemplary service standards did not rub off on their staff as with the less-than encouraging comments we have heard of the staff’s service attitudes.
Address: Blk 326 Serangoon Ave 3, #01-378, Singapore 550326
The Chinese Kitchen
Located at Lavender along Cavan Road, The Chinese Kitchen is a relatively new dining concept to open in this enclave. I was expecting a traditional looking Chinese restaurant, to which I was surprised that the space is so modern. The interior is somewhat incongruent for a typical Chinese restaurant – high ceiling, industrial finishings like the raw brick walls and bulbs and cement lookalike floor. Helmed by Chef Austen Ong who is renowned in the Chinese culinary world in Singapore, the restaurant runs like a private kitchen with no corkage fees.
Address: 20 Cavan Road, Singapore 209851
Hua Ting Restaurant
If you are a traditionalist at heart when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, you should have heard of Hua Ting Restaurant at Orchard Hotel. Opened since 1992, the Cantonese restaurant reopened recently after a three months hiatus as the restaurant went through a major revamp. I visited Hua Ting few years back and was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant’s transformation. The corridors are more spacious, and I love the wooden wall panels which add modern touches to complement other oriental aspects of the interior.
Address: 442 Orchard Road, Level 2 Orchard Hotel, Singapore 238879
Located at Marine One, Majestic Restaurant should be a familiar name to many, though most people would probably still associate it with the now defunct New Majestic Hotel at Bukit Pasoh Road. After a hiatus of six months, the contemporary Cantonese restaurant has reopened at the brand new Marine One mixed development at the East Tower. Located at level 4 in a unique dome structure, Majestic’s new location mirrors that of New Zealand steakhouse Wakanui at the West Tower as the two anchor restaurants in this development. [Read more here…]
Address: 5 Straits View 04-01 Marina One, The Heart (East Tower), Singapore 018935
Chinese New Year 2018
It’s the time of the year for Yu Sheng and more Yu Sheng. If you are planning to head out for a good Chinese New Year meal with your family or arrange business lunches to impress your clients, here are some of the highlights this year from some of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. [Read more here…]
Address: Multiple Locations
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