Review: Blackwattle, Singapore


The brainchild of Australian Chef Clayton Wells behind Sydney’s popular Automata, Blackwattle promises simple, uncomplicated cuisine that allows the freshness of the ingredients to shine. We decided to check it out on the night of its opening and there was already quite a crowd. And no wonder, with Automata ranking 9th among Sydney’s best restaurants. […]

Michelin Guide ★: Cheek by Jowl, Singapore


Quirky name aside, my best friends had been raving about the modern Australian cuisine at Cheek by Jowl for the longest time. That’s even before it scored its first Michelin star earlier this year. So Sean and I figured it was high time to see what all the fuss was about. It’s been quite a […]

Review: Tae Woo Korean Restaurant, Clarke Quay


Oodles of mouthwatering noodles! Just look at that glistening bowl of savoury, caramelised goodness. It’s the craving for a bowl of delicious Jajangmyeong (Korean Black Bean Noodles) that lured us into the cosy embrace of Tae Woo Restaurant in Central Mall. It’s a great place to unwind with friends and tuck into a good variety of simple Korean […]

Musings: Flea Market Fraternity


“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]