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.

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.

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.

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…

Hoppy Time! Stone Brewing has Landed in Shanghai

Greatly anticipated new opening, at least among the craft beer loving community, Stone Brewing has landed in Shanghai. Taking up the huge space next to Cannery on the rapidly developing Yuyuan Lu stretch, Stone Brewing offers a virtually endless craft beer program and solid, well-calibered American comfort food.

Take a Peek at New Boutique Hotel, The Shanghai EDITION

Highly anticipated and hyped new boutique hotel The Shanghai EDITION, is now open on Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Lu, a stone’s throw from The Bund. Obviously I had to go take a look, and was lucky enough to receive a complete tour by Eddy Ding, the affable Signature Restaurant and Bar Lounge General Manager….

Best New Restaurants of 2018 (So Far!)

This year has definitely been a success in terms of great new restaurant openings. Among Asia’s prominent F&B hubs, Shanghai has been taking it to the next level as the influence of Michelin Guide and The World’s 50 Best lists is growing in Mainland China. More and more chefs are aiming to being recognized by…

Food with Character in a Stylish Ambiance: Blackbird Nails It!

OHA Design, the design and architecture firm behind OHA Eatery and Bar No. 3, is bringing Blackbird back to life at new lifestyle hub Columbia Circle. As you enter and walk deeper into the Changning commercial complex, you’ll soon notice a stunning glass building. Designed by acclaimed Dutch architect and Harvard professor Rem Koolhaas, Blackbird’s…