Little Elephant: Cozy Thai Restaurant in Tiong Bahru

Home to a great hawker center, hipster bakeries and edgy fashion shops, Singapore neighborhood Tiong Bahru has quite an authentic feel to it. It’s the perfect setting for Little Elephant Thai Bistro, a cozy restaurant that cooks up some delightful Thai bites.

Operation Dagger: The Wine Drink that Stole My Cold Wine Snob Heart

With its offering of innovative culinary concoctions made of micro herbs, vinegars, fermented produce, as well as a mix of cooking techniques, Luke Whearty’s Operation Dagger in Singapore has been at the forefront of Asia’s bar industry for the past few years, appearing on the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists year after year.

Candlenut: the World’s Only Michelin Starred Peranakan Restaurant

As a brand new resident of Singapore and being hard-at-work eating all the local food in the past three months, I was delighted when my friend Cristina made a reservation at Candlenut, the world’s first and only Michelin starred Peranakan restaurant. Helmed by Chef Malcom Lee, Candlenut is located in Dempsey Hill, an heritage site from…

Labyrinth: a Tribute to Singapore Culinary Heritage from Grandma to Grandson.

Labyrinth, the brainchild of Chef LG Han, is a chef-centric dining experience that honors and elevates Singapore culinary traditions in a modern and very personal key. It’s not only a tribute to LG’s late grandmother and her age-old recipes; the restaurant has become a platform to showcase and support Singapore local businesses, produce and artisanal treasures with the aim to preserve the country’s heritage and traditions.

The Guild: Comfort Food and Craft Beer on Keong Saik Road

The Guild is a relatively new project brought to the buzzing street of Keong Saik by Hong Kong’s largest independent craft brewery, Young Masters. The ambiance is that of a thoroughly polished upmarket gastro-pub. You’d expect a bit of roughness from a taproom, instead the environment is neat, dimly lightened, busy with lively chatters of the patrons who enjoy many a few pints of the good stuff.

A Guide to Jurong West Hawker Center

With the moving from Shanghai to Singapore I haven’t really been able to produce any long-form content in the past couple of months. Organizing paperwork, packing, shipping stuff including a boyfriend and a dog across lands and seas, finding a new home and surviving in the equatorial heat has proven harder than expected – and…

Yi’s Goose House: Me Goose-ta!

Yi’s Goose House is the sort of hole in the wall that may not look very promising to the average western diner. To me, even at first sight, it looks like the promised land of everything yummy that China’s got to offer.

DMBA 2018 – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

DRiNK Magazine has been bringing the best of Asia’s beverage industry together for the past few years, creating an incredible educational and entertainment program of pop-ups from the world’s best bars in Shanghai. They’ve given our local cocktail connoisseurs and aficionados the great chance of exploring the world of drinks, all in the comfort of…

Creative Japanese Food with a Hint of Germany at UMI, Taikoo Hui

[This venue has since been closed and substituted with yet another hot pot restaurant] Taikoo Hui has been positioning itself as a fine dining mall nestling various high-end restaurant concepts that aim at satisfying the palates of Shanghai’s most discerning diners. UMI Restaurant & Terrace is the latest addition to Taikoo Hui, offering a German-influenced Japanese…