Graze at Martin No. 38: Just what is “Modern Australian” Dining?
Review by Holydrummer, Photos by ieat Pan-seared barramundi, chorizo broth, watercress, salad of ruby red grapefruit, avocado, mint $34 Ever tried to pin-point what exactly comes to mind when you try to identify Australian Cuisine? Notwithstanding the fact that half of Singapore (I might be exaggerating) have – at one point of their lives – […]
Kudeta: Possibly Singapore’s Most Coveted Dining Address
Wild Strawberry Confit with Cardamom Rice Pudding and Szechuan Pepper Cloud $14 How often have you driven along the ECP into the city and looked at the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands and wondered to yourself what the view from the tip of the overhanging “banana split” looks like? Well, it looks like […]
Report and Photos by JoaoBaked Bone Marrow with Persillade and Sourdough Toast $16 I recently had the pleasure of being hosted by chef Daniel Sia and his team at The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Hill. Situated in a cheerful little colonial era one-storey that used to house no more than four British junior officers, the […]
Snails $18 The Pub. In Singapore that means the Public Utilities Board. In England that means a place where one can order a beer and some food. The Bar. For some people, that is the where you are called to after years of reading law. For others it is where you go to sit on […]
Tai Carpaccio – Thinly sliced snapper with shio konbu and truffle sauce $26 I love watching Iron Chef. In fact the reason I started subscribing to Asian Food Channel was so that I could watch Iron Chef. For those of you who don’t already know, Iron Chef was one of those Japanese variety shows that […]
OTTO Ristorante: They say the Pastas here are great!
Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with saffron vinaigrette and black Taggia olives powder $28 My last Italian meal at another well known Italian restaurant was quite a disaster. Well, to be fair, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great. To me the key to any great restaurant is the chef, no matter if he comes from Italy, […]
This restaurant is closed Risotto Rice Cakes $8++ There is no problem looking for good food in Singapore if money is not a problem. You just have to go to some really high class restaurant and enjoy a great meal. The tricky thing is how to find a place that serves great food but at […]
With Amagada – Happy Anniversary Dinner Now if I told you that there was a private island in Singapore where you can nibble on finger food while having a drink by the sea, under the stars, it would catch your attention wouldn’t it? It certainly got mine. Touted as the only privately owned island in […]
With Amagada Yorkshire Pork Rack $27.50 A fancy Aussie/French restaurant is one of the last places I’d think of finding a “Hao Lian Teochew Ah Hia“. (There’s a popular saying that Teochews are “Hao Lian” ie they love to boast) But there is one here and he is the Chef and owner of the 5 […]
With iwatch_ueat and bubbles chilled Hokkaido scallops with yuzu soya vinaigrette My wife always raved about the Lobster Noodles that she ate in London and claimed that there is nowhere else in the world with better Lobster Noodles. Just when I was wallowing in self-pity about the fact that there is no opportunity in the […]
Le Papillon: Crouching Tiger (Prawn), Hidden Konbu
Fresh Green Crab Salad with Tomato Fondue, Gazpacho Espuma and Basil Oil Presentation of food is an Artform that is done relatively well by most chefs. I seldom hear of anyone trying to grade the presentation of dishes (though I am quite sure they do). I have to say that presentation must be easier to […]
Carpaccio Beef I have been pestering Xander to do a 10 course degustation type menu since the first time I ate there and was very glad he finally decided to do one for Christmas. The principle is the same: Take something which would otherwise cost an arm and a leg and do it for the […]