Category: Eating out

My hawker heroes from Tampines Round Market

Being a hawker is a thankless, tiring task. Especially in Singapore, where customers are impatient and sometimes arrogant in how they relate to hawkers. Personally, I am thankful for our hawkers, especially the older generation, who continue in this back-breaking trade, even though many of them can afford to hang up their woks or coffee socks. One of our best… Read more →

Mrs Pho House

We had an extended family meal at Mrs Pho House recently. Tucked away somewhere near Balestier Road, this eatery specialises in seafood with a Vietnamese slant. Loved the interesting decor, and the elements that evoked Vietnam. We had quite a number of dishes but I only managed to take photos of these. Was too busy trying to get food onto… Read more →

Lokkee – gimmicky but fun

So my friend-leagues (friends more than colleagues) brought me to Lokkee for a fun birthday lunch. I had heard of it only vaguely, so I was quite tickled by their wet wipe packaging – we marrieds all brought them home to show our hubbies. The premise of American ‘Chinese take-out’ style eateries explained the names of dishes  (Chow Mein, Colonal… Read more →

Weekend Jazz Brunch at Montreux Jazz Cafe – bubbly while the bubbas play

A long time ago, so long and distant that it seems to be during another totally separate life, I used to pop down to small smoky jazz bars in London a couple of times a year. So, discovering The Jazz Brunch at the Montreux Jazz Cafe Singapore reminded me somewhat of those times. Located at the ground floor of Pan Pacific… Read more →

Umbretos, Cuckoo’s Nest and other eateries in Krabi

As part of our pre-trip planning, we did some research on dining options that were available at Ao Nang.  Principally, we prioritised food options near Holiday Inn Krabi, as distance was a key factor to consider when you are travelling with young kids.  We also consulted blogs, guide books, and Trip Advisor. Here are some reviews of the eateries we… Read more →

The Manhattan Fish Market’s New Flaming Platters

We were invited by The Manhattan Fish Market to try out their Flaming Feast of 4 Nations, which are a new series of Flaming Platters inspired by the signature dishes hailing from four familiar countries. Specifically, we tried the Masarap Flaming Platter ($38.95) and the Oishi Ne Flaming Platter ($59.95). Each platter is meant for 2-3 people to share, depending on… Read more →