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The 50 Best Bars in the World – Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

In our travels around the world we have had some pretty amazing drinking experiences – from drinking Vietnamese Bia Hoi on the street with locals, to some outlandish, molecular gastronomy-inspired cocktails. There’s definitely no shortage of ways to explore the world through it’s drinks! Thus, we are happy to share with you the recently published list ...


Insider’s Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown – Restaurants, Shopping, Temples and More…

I lived in the Chinatown section of Singapore more than 2 years. Away from the glitz and glamour of the Louis Vuitton and Prada littered area of Orchard Road, I was hoping to find an authentic and more local living experience. So I rented a shophouse on well-preserved historic Mosque Street, in the center of ...


Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean was named by Flipkey, a vacation rental site from Trip Advisor, on a list of top-25 Culinary Travel Blogs to Watch in 2014. We find ourselves in good company on the list with lots of fantastic blogs from the very focused blog about a guide to food carts in the USA to very international writers ...


Epicurean Concept of the Week – Yusheng, a Chinese New Year Culinary Tradition

Yusheng, also known as the “Prosperity Toss,” is a Chinese New Year culinary tradition. “Yusheng” literally translates to raw fish, but like many things in Chinese, the sound of the words phonetically can also mean wealth and prosperity. Yusheng is a holiday dish, unique to CNY – in essence, it is a raw fish salad ...


Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through food. So, I was indeed honoured when Viator ...


Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food blogs, and it was nominated for some blogging ...


Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you in any way, you are supposed to ...


Pollen Restaurant by Jason Atherton – Singapore

Of all the cities I travel to, I think Singapore has done an amazing job of combining culinary destinations with sight seeing destinations. What do I mean? You know when you go to a restaurant in a city…the one with the amazing view….and the food is entirely average? I hate that and I bet you ...


Best Eggs Benedict in Singapore? Choupinette

Singapore is brunch heaven for brunch lovers. Aside from dim sum, brunch isn’t really an Asia “thing.” But like many things in Singapore, the brunch culture has risen from the intersection of East and West that this country is so well known for. And in Singapore, while the elaborate champagne brunches are de rigueur, there ...


A Night out at Fullerton Bay, Singapore – Catalunya Restaurant and Lantern Bar

While I no longer live in Singapore, I do get there about 6-8 times a year. There are so many cool and new restaurants that have opened in the last year, I find it hard to keep up. Every time I go, I am torn between old favourites and newcomers. But being a foodie, I ...


Jason Atherton’s Esquina Restaurant – Singapore

Esquina in Singapore, even though its been open about a year now, is still one of the toughest seats in town to secure. With no reservations it is nearly impossible to get a seat in this small, narrow, galley-style tapas bar. So it was a good thing that I went with fellow Singapore foodie and ...


Read Chubby Hubby – And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

I have a small obsession – xiao long bao, also known as Chinese soup dumplings. I simply cannot get enough. Read about it on Chubby Hubby and pick up my recommendations on where to eat these juicy morsels of goodness in Singapore, Hong Kong and of course Shanghai. Like this:Like Loading...


Ramen – From Tokyo and Beyond, This is No Ordinary Noodle Dish

From cheap US college student food to a serious culinary tradition in Japan Let it be known I never ate ramen in college. My drunken snack of choice when out was a fried chicken place called Time Out where we would get a bucket of bones – the leftovers remaining on the chicken bones after ...


Many in Singapore’s Favorite Burger – Bar Bar Black Sheep

A while back I did a prelude to a full fledged, Singapore-wide burger review long-promised but woefully still in the “research” stages (my excuse to continue eating tons and tons of burgers). I opened it up in comments and in questions to my friends, and was overwhelmed by the recommendations for the simple burgers at ...


Raw Kitchen Bar – The Best Casual Fine Dining Restaurant in Singapore?

I’ve held off writing about this place for a while now. One reason is that I lost the notes from my first visit detailing the names of dishes The other reason is that as much as I think this place deserves customers, money and a slight bit of fame… I want it to stay ...


Coast at 1 Twenty Six a Different East Coast Park Dining Experience

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to venture out for a meal in East Coast Park. Maybe it’s because an area with a “skate through” McDonalds (that’s right there’s actually a separate line for roller bladers here) just doesn’t seem like my kind of place. East Coast Park, however, does have a ...


An All Day Lovely Breakfast – Wild Honey Singapore

I love breakfast and brunch. Some of my favorite foods of all times are breakfast dishes (or at least feature an egg somewhere). I’ve often dreamed of finishing culinary school and opening up a breakfast place… the only thing holding me back being a strong desire to sleep in and the raw talent required ...


Indian European Fusion Cuisine at Krish, Singapore

South Asian meets European at this Rochester Park Hideaway We’d kept hearing about Krish, the newest dining experience in Rochester Park. There had been a lot of buzz about the South Asian / Indian fusion cuisine. We didn’t actually know anyone who had tried it yet but after the 3rd person asked for our opinion and ...


Cakes, Burgers, Eggs, and More – Brunch at Spruce Singapore

We really liked out dinner at Spruce. So we were excited to see they offer brunch… and not just your normal “let’s try and do a brunch to drum up sales/get rid of old product” brunch. The menu at Spruce looked to be a proper, well-thought out brunch. All the favorites, with a slight twist… ...


Charming Little Steak Frites Restaurant on Club Street – Les Bouchons Singapore

It’s safe to say there’s a bit of animosity in Texas towards the French. I have no idea why or how it started, but some folks, particularly Texas males, find the whole concept of France… too French. Thankfully I’ve left home and experienced the wonderful culinary traditions of France and no longer share in my ...


Filipino Roast Pork and Chicken at Mang Kiko’s Lechon, Singapore

Tasty and cheap – Filipino Street Food in Singapore Our Filipino friends, Monica and Lyan, are often part of our dining and brunch crew here in Singapore. We also lived in Bangkok together, have eaten countless meals together in Spore, traveled to Vietnam and so suffice it to say, we have similar tastes in food and ...


If You Haven’t Yet, Go for Drinks at the Tippling Club at Dempsey Hill, Singapore

I’m not yet ready to add my voice to the heated online debate being waged over Tippling Club here in Singapore. I’ll do a full-on food review soon, but for now I’d like to focus on the drinks… because one, I don’t think we have enough drink coverage on the site and I’d like to ...


Best Burger in Singapore – 3 Mouth-Watering Options

Hey all, As I get closer to writing up my full Singapore burger round up, I thought I’d do a quick post with some of my favorites to date. I’m still welcoming suggestions for out of the way / smaller / not in the city center burger locations to have the full guide be as comprehensive ...


50 Best Restaurants in the World 2010 Announced – Good News for Singapore

Hey all, The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010 results are in and it’s good news for Singapore. My personal favorite, Iggy’s, climbs up 17 spots to number 28! The meal I had there was truly something special (so much so I’m now attending Iggy’s alma mater, SHATEC)… and while it’s not for everyone, I don’t think ...


Learn from the Chef – Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai

Any chef that can have me actually dreaming of eating crocodile again is a chef of note in my book. Hong Kong Chef Liu Ching Hai of Summer Palace in the Regent Hotel is that chef. You might remember our recent review of Summer Palace. We were treated to a special Sunday lunch of traditional ...


Spruce – A Model for Smart Casual Dining in Singapore

Many Singapore food folks in the know were already aware of chef Travis from his days at Wine Garage. The burger he served up at that trendy Clark Quay location was many people’s favorite in Singapore. Unfortunately we moved to Singapore after that time. So we only know Chef / Owener Travis’ food from Spruce. ...


Best Cantonese Food in Singapore? Summer Palace, Regent Hotel

An outstanding Cantonese meal with impeccable service I have a great fondness for Chinese cuisine. And at the top of my list are both Sichuan and Cantonese. Living in Chinatown in Singapore one might expect the best Chinese dining to be here…and while this is not entirely incorrect, we were recently blown away by a lunch ...


Be Sure to Check Out Singapore’s Restaurant Week

Hey all, A favorite time of year for NYC food lovers is Restaurant Week, a yearly chance to sample some of NYC’s finest at lower than average prices. It was only a matter of time before Singapore, being as food focused as it is, did a restaurant week of it’s own. If you haven’t already booked, ...


Bootcamp Workouts in Asia – Our weekend at Asia’s Biggest Bootcamp

We got on a plane and flew to get our ass kicked military style. Was it worth it? You bet! I used to do a bootcamp workout when I lived in Bangkok through Fit Corp Asia. A friend at work told me about it…in retrospect I am not even sure why I was interested….she told me ...


Laid Back Outdoor Dining at Dempsey Hill – Contemporary Melting Pot and Bar, Singapore

It’s safe to say I’m not the biggest fan of Dempsey Hill. On my better meals at the former army barracks location I’ve simply been underwhelmed… on others I’ve felt outright ripped off. What was once an unique escape in Singapore has become a “destination”… meaning the now crazy high rent prices result in overpriced ...


Mussels, Belgian Beers and All You Can Eat “Frites” on the Quay – Brussels Sprouts Singapore

I’d walked past Brussels Sprouts many times on my way to Epicurious or other places on the Quay in Singapore. I thought it was possibly a vegetarian restaurant. It always seemed busy, a good sign in Singapore, but for some reason I never visited. Thankfully some friends of ours invited us to join them for ...


Epicurean Concept of the Week – Locavore

I first heard this term sometime last year when visiting New York. Come to find out the term had been in use for quite some time in the Western world, but had not yet migrated to Asia. But the idea of locavore fascinated me – basically it is someone who eats locally within a certain ...


On the Hunt for Best Burger in Singapore – Relish by Wild Rocket

It would be an understatement to say that I was excited to try Relish. I’ve been on an epic odyssey a search for my favorite burger in Singapore since arriving. Here was a whole restaurant devoted solely to the glorious hamburger in all its incarnations… not only that, but the burgers are individually paired with Belgian ...


Thin Crust Pizza in Singapore – Da Paolo Pizza, Chip Bee Gardens

How does Da Paolo Pizza measure up to this NYers discerning palate for pizza? As it turns out pizza is all over Asia. Asians and Westerners alike love the food and so no matter where you go, it is not hard to find. In Singapore there are many options, one of the more popular being ...


The Best Ice Cream in Singapore?, The Daily Scoop

Hand churned, artisanal ice cream with traditional and creative gourmet flavors OK, so I know we have been talking a lot about health and wellness and taking better care of oneself in the New Year. But this doesn’t mean you have to go without treats and indulgences. How much fun would that be? And if you ...


Rainforest Hiking in Singapore at MacRitchie Reservoir Park & Tree Top Walk

A leisurely trail hike in the rainforest of Singapore   If you are looking for a day out in nature in Singapore, MacRitchie might be just the ticket. Slightly outside of the city center lies this nature reserve that will help any city dweller retreat the chaos of Orchard Road for an escape into nature. Paul and I ...


Iggy’s Singapore – Best Restaurant in Singapore?

Iggy’s. 45th Restaurant in the world according to the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2009 (the same list with El Bulli, Fat Duck, Tesuya’s, La Bernardin, and other greats). There are only 3 restaurants from Asia covered in the top 50 and this is one of them. It was 2nd in the Miele Guide ...


High Tea at the Regent Hotel Singapore

The notion most people have of high teas is that they’re precious events… tables covered in doilies & groups of woman gathered round gossiping through the afternoon. Well I’m a tattooed, boot wearing, Texas-born male ( )and I’ll come out and say it – I love high teas! Well maybe there are some doilies… but ...


Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting in Singapore

Bubbly wine tasting debunks the ‘has to be expensive’ and ‘has to be French’ myth We were invited to a blind bubbly wine tasting by our friends at The Local Nose.  The idea of the event was to taste both champagnes and sparkling wines of all price points and from various regions to see if one ...


A Sunday Brunch on the Water at Prive Bakery & Café, Singapore

A chill seaside locale for brunch in Singapore It was a typical Singapore afternoon….hot, sunny and humid. What better to do than chill by the water over a leisurely brunch with friends? So off we set to Keppel Bay Marina to meet a group of friends at Prive Bakery & Café.  Iced cappuccinos, sunshine, muffins, friendly ...


Our Best French Dinner in Singapore, Gunther’s

Stunning presentation, impeccable service and inventive, modern French cuisine It was Paul’s birthday, so it had to be special…something out of the ordinary and truly impressive. After much consideration I selected Gunther’s, #7 on the Miele Guide’s list for top restaurants in Asia. I think what got me, besides its reputation as one of the best ...


Turkish Food at Alaturka, Singapore

Turkish meze and pide near Arab Street For me Turkish food is comfort food. I spent a good 10+ years learning about Turkish food, traveling to Turkey and being trained by a good number of Turkish home cooks on recipes that were passed down for generations. So, the urge struck on Friday night and Paul, Allexia ...


Le Bistrot, French Bistro in Singapore

Creative reinterpretations of French classics alongside the standards There was a lazy weekend stretched ahead of us….for the first time in 9 months, we didn’t have one single appointment on the weekend. This had been planned intentionally. The good thing about running this blog is the wide variety of adventures and experiences we have. The bad ...


No Signboard Seafood, Singapore Chili Crab at Vivocity

The hunt for the best chilli crab in Singapore As you probably already know, one of Singapore’s famous dishes is chilli crab – a dish where Sri Lankan crabs are stir fried with a tomato and chilli based gravy. This is a dish found everywhere from hawker centers to some of the more “famous” places with ...


Best Burger in Singapore? – Sunshine Cafe

I’ve eaten a lot of burgers in my short time in Singapore. I’ve eaten 100% wagyu burgers (not worth it) in trendy Dempsey Hill restaurants, gourmet cheese topped burgers in fancy 5-star hotels, sliders at wine events, and just about everything in between. Now I can add monstrously large, giant mushroom topped burger from a ...


Champagne Brunch Italian-Style at Basilico’s, The Regent Hotel, Singapore

Homemade pastas, a whole room of cheese, chocolate martinis and more, oh my! I must admit I love a champagne brunch. And this one has to be among the best in Singapore. My favorite had been the St Regis Hotel Champagne brunch… and until recently nothing else had really come close. But I think now Basilico’s ...


Sunday Brunch on Sentosa Island Singapore – Braise

It was only a matter of time before our Sunday brunch group broke from the main island and ventured over to the Disneyland-like island of Sentosa. I was apprehensive at first. The island is almost too planned and organized, meaning there’s little to be found or discovered. Plus with the cost of rent on the ...


Sunday Brunch at Graze Singapore

Our normal breakfast group was a bit thin this week… which was unfortunate for those who couldn’t make it because it was a highly enjoyable meal / experience. Sunday brunch at Graze is something we’ll be returning to enjoy soon. Graze is located way out (for us) in the Rochester Park area of Singapore. The drive ...


Dim Sum Brunch in Singapore – Yan Ting at the St Regis

Dim Sum is like Thai food for me… I love it, can’t get enough of it, and find I enjoy it most when it’s served up cheap in some back-alley hole in the wall. I’ve tried Dim Sum in fancier settings, but it always seems to lack the flavor of the more rustic shops. I ...


Best French Restaurant in Singapore? Club Street’s L’Angelus

(This review has two parts as we’ve dined here twice, the first time unfortunately was just with friends and I didn’t have my camera with me. The second visit covers the weekday dinner set menu) The neon Heineken sign visible from the street coupled with twin oversized yellow umbrellas belied the charming interior and delectable French ...


Wine Tasting Night a Great Success Thanks to Epicurious, Underground Wines, and Divine MedSpa

Our first event as “Accidental Epicurean Events” went off wonderfully last night. Another big thank you goes out to our event sponsors – Epicurious, Underground Wines, and Divine MedSpa. Helena from Epicurious, Sianne from UW, and Christine from Divine MedSpa were so relaxed, calm, and generally cool and that vibe came through to our guests ...


Brunch at Epicurious, Singapore Pt 2

Hey all, Our first visit to Time Out’s breakfast of the year, Epicurious, left us feeling slightly frustrated. After a couple months of sampling other breakfast options around town, the timing seemed right to venture back and see if possibly our expectations were too high before, it was a bad day, someone was sick etc… I have ...


Breeze, The Scarlet Hotel, Singapore

Inventive seafood in an intimate rooftop setting overlooking Chinatown From Breeze’s perch atop Ann Siang Hill, one can see Singapore’s low-lying Chinatown area full of conservation shop houses, pagodas and mosques. The view was why we first came, but every time we have been to Breeze, we have been equally impressed by both the view and ...


The Universal, Duxton Hill, Singapore

A quiet little place, with an endless wine list, tucked away on Duxton Hill We were searching, maybe a bit too late at 9pm, on a Friday night for a place on Duxton Hill to have dinner. Walking up and down the cobble-stoned hill lined with conservation shop houses, we were surprised to see that most ...


A Guide to Restaurants and Bars on Emerald Hill, Singapore

Littered with watering holes, this street makes a great stop for drinks I don’t know if it is the charming conservation shophouses on the street or the drink specials that keep us coming…but we often end up in the Emerald Hill area of Singapore for weekday happy hours or a weekend drink to kick off ...


Best Vegetarian in Singapore, Original Sin

Best vegetarian in Singapore? It’s hard to answer that question as this is still the only strictly vegetarian restaurant we’ve dined at in Singapore But according to Time Out Singapore, Original Sin was 2008’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant. Original Sin is located in one of our favorite areas of Singapore – Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah ...


Chili Crab at Jumbo Seafood, Singapore

Hey all, At several locations around Singapore, Jumbo serves up Singapore’s number 1 seafood dish – the chili crab. We first saw the location directly on the Quay, with a large shop front with slick decorations and kind of assumed Jumbo was a tourist trap best left for travelers in flip flops and fanny packs (an ...


A Guide to Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Singapore

Every time we go to the area known as Chip Bee Gardens on Jalan Merah Saga we make a new discovery…With a bevy of lovely little restaurants, gourmet food stores, art galleries, bakeries and cool specialty kitchen / baking supply stores, one can spend a whole afternoon puttering around. And we often do! A destination in ...


Healthy Lunch in Singapore – Lite Bites Cafe

If you’re in the Chinatown, Central Business District, or Quay area in Singapore and are looking for a healthy lunch option be sure to check out Lite Bites Cafe.I discovered this great little cafe…well because it’s really close to where I live . It’s above my gym and a short walk from my house ...


The Benefits of Massage and Kenko Wellness Spa, Singapore

Is investing in regular massage really worth it? For me, massage has been part of my anti-stress and wellness routine for several years now. Rather than an indulgence, I treat it as another tool to take care of myself. After having some shoulder and neck problems for the last 15 years and seeing Chiropractors, Osteopaths, ...


Brunch at Mimolette, Singapore

I’ve visited Mimolette late on a Friday night for the split music nightclub and had a great time. The setting was remote, the decorations seemed hip without trying too hard, and the crowd was a nice mix of people. (Of course this was 12:30 a.m. after a 3 hour free flow on Dempsey Hill ...


The White Rabbit – Dempsey Hill, Singapore

Another week, another brunch. After having driven past the building for months, we finally succumbed to siren song of the large converted church – The White Rabbit on Dempsey Hill. Could The White Rabbit possibly live up to the hype of the location, setting, menu, and slightly pretentious website? The White Rabbit is located in the Dempsey ...


The best city in Asia? Hong Kong, SAR China

My favorite city in Asia Everything about Hong Kong is to me is what an international city should be. While I have enjoyed living in Bangkok and Singapore, should Unilever ever open up an office in Hong Kong, I’d be there in a flash! There are some very clear contrasts between the HK, SIN anf BKK… Work environment ...


Women’s Custom Tailoring in Singapore, Cayen Custom Fashion Boutique – PART 1

The luxury of custom made fashion clothes is accessible in Singapore PLEASE NOTE – CAYEN IS NOW CLOSED It’s humbling living in Asia. From Bangkok to Singapore to Hong Kong, when shopping for clothing or shoes the refrain I hear is “No, sorry, you too big. No size for you.” Considering that I am of a ...


Ditch Work for Happy Hour at El Toro Singapore

Hey all, A while back we tried the lunch special at El Toro here in Singapore. If you missed that review check it out here. Just received word they’re starting a new promotion: Happy Hour beers starting at 3 SGD a glass and pitchers of margaritas starting at 28 SGD! Of course the promo starts at 3 ...


Wine Tasting – Nook, Singapore

Hey all, This Saturday we attended another wine tasting event way out on the West Coast at Nook. We randomly received the invite on Facebook and were thinking of letting the offer pass, but I felt like we were stuck in our Orchard/Chinatown/Quay bubble and should venture out. I’m glad we did. Nook is located a bit ...


Song of India – Singapore

Our friend Lara visited us recently in Singapore. She asked me to take her someplace nice, someplace I wouldn’t normally think to go for her last lunch in the city. After a bit of internet research we settled on a lunch at Song of India. Song of India, located just a short 5-minute walk from Orchard ...


Astrolabe Wine Tasting at Speakeasy – Singapore

Some exciting and well-priced wines from Astrolabe Winery, New Zealand presented by Rubicon Reserve Wines I have an irrational exuberance for Sauvignon Blanc. Which is strange – because in general I prefer red wine. Big robust, peppery reds..Brunello, Cabernet Sauvugnon, Barolo, Tempranillo, Malbec and Amarone. So it is incongruous that a crisp, minerally Sauvignon Blanc ...


Sunday Brunch at the Ritz – Ritz-Carlton, Singapore

We really don’t do these mega-brunches all the time…really. But when high rolling friends come to town and want to dine in style, who are we to say no? A group of five of us Joanna, Lara, Markus, Ralph and myself decided to try out an old Singapore staple for champagne Sunday brunch – The ...


Barracks Brunch at House, Dempsey Hill – Singapore

Hey all, Our ongoing quest to find the perfect brunch/breakfast/weekend treat location continues this week with House… or is it Barracks. I’m so confused… Located with all the other “i wanna be hip and cool like in other metropolitan cities” restaurants and “boutiques” (Dempsey Hill)… well I don’t even know what to write here. The building is ...


PS Cafe – Harding Road, Singapore

If you have a bit of time on your hands, PS Cafe is great for breakfast and brunch. Located a bit outside the more populated sections of Dempsey Hill, PS Cafe feels remote in it’s lush natural surroundings. Thankfully the setting is calm and relaxing because our meal there took quite a bit of time. Part of ...


The Moomba Tuckshop – Tea Smoked Chicken – Singapore

This week I was joined by my friend Dave Hogan for my weekly visit to the Moomba Tuckshop. Unfortunately he was swayed by my glowing opinion of the Roast Beef from last week and didn’t add another sandwich to review, so I ordered a half portion salad as well this week to cover more ground. This ...


Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Singapore? Cafe Le Caire – Arab Street

Friends took us to Cafe Le Caire our first week in Singapore. I don’t know why we waited to so long to return. Walking down Arab Street you could easily miss the restaurant. The signs look a bit dated, the food photography isn’t super clean… it looks like any other budget middle eastern eatery. The front ...


The Moomba Tuckshop – Roast Beef and Veg – Singapore

Hey all, This week Joanna joined me for my weekly Moomba Tuckshop series. Since she joined we were able to cover two sandwiches this week. The problem with running a food blog is sometimes you have to order things you wouldn’t normally… or in this case order separate things for maximum coverage. Both Joanna and I were ...


El Toro Resto Bar Lunch Special – Singapore

In the March 29th issue of the Sunday Times the newspaper laid out Singapore lunch-set specials coming in under 15$. Joanna and I thought we’d pick a different location each week and try it out and do a little write up about here for you guys. The first lunch spot we visited was El Toro. El ...


The Moomba Tuckshop – Wagyu Pastrami Sandwich – Singapore

Hey all, I love sandwiches…a lot. I eat one for breakfast and have since I was about 4 years old. Recently I stumbled across Time Out Magazine’s round up of Singapore’s tops in different categories. Saw The Moomba Tuckshop listed as top sandwich shop. Seeing as The Moomba is just a 15-minute walk from the apartment ...


Breakfast at Epicurious, Singapore

A Singapore favorite strikes this breakfast lover as a little lackluster. Updated experience here Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Not the cereal on-the-go breakfast, but the something eggy, something cheesy, maybe a pancake here or there and endless cups of coffee kind of breakfast. Breakfast for lunch is good. Breakfast for dinner is ...


Unrestrained Indulgence – Sunday Brunch at the St Regis Singapore

If the brunch at the 4 Seasons Bangkok was elegant and indulgent… the Sunday Brunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs at the St Regis, Singapore was a downright decadent and debaucherous feast only one step back from the famed parties of ancient Rome. According to historians, the term orgy didn’t have the sexual connotation it now possesses. ...


Best Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) in SIngapore? – Lan Zhou La Mian, Chinatown

Living in Chinatown has many perks. Close proximity to restaurants like Lan Zhou La Mian is high on that list. Located about halfway down Smith Street (a large collection of Chinatown street food), Lan Zhou La Mian lies quietly hidden behind other stalls and tables. There are no street hawkers accosting passers-by with menus or pictures ...


PengWine Wine Tasting

Last night Joanna and I were invited to join my new friend, Chris Milliken, to join a wine tasting of four PengWine wines at Asia Wine Network (44 North Canal Road). I was introduced to Chris from across the globe. My chef friend, Joel Trueblood, put me in contact with Chris via Facebook when he heard ...


CA California Deli & Bakery Artisans, Dempsey Hill, Singapore

It was a sunny Saturday typical of Singapore. Paul, myself and some friends had just finished a 3-hour hike in MacRitchie reservoir and were all craving a hearty sandwich and an ice-cold drink. Without a particular restaurant in mind, we grabbed a cab to Dempsey Hill. Converted from old army barracks, Dempsey Hill, also known ...