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Hello from the sunny island of Singapore! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my two blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

SIN: Enjoy Eating House and Bar

"Enjoy Food. Enjoy Company. Enjoy Life."

Hello, December! This shall be one of the only few posts this month as I'll be flying off tonight, so I'll only be back blogging towards the end of 2019. It was indeed time well spent at Enjoy Eating House and Bar, housed inside Kam Leng Hotel, which has garnered so many positive reviews till date.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

SIN: Roo's Gastrobar

The 'greener fries': beer-battered long beans!

Roo's Gastrobar is a casual, yet chic dining place at Frankel Avenue lined with landed properties. Marketing itself as "your neighbourhood hangout", it offers a variety of food and drinks, including brunch items on weekends. There's also a pool table if you feel like challenging your buddies to a game.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

SIN: Maro's Place

Sinful, but fantastic butter cuttlefish!

Can alcoholic drinks, apart from beers, go hand in hand with Asian cuisine? Maro's Place in Boat Quay is a bar-cum-eatery serves a wide range of Asian cuisine, especially Chinese and Japanese dishes, on top of Western food. The main courses are pretty value-for-money.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

SIN: Sushi Jiro

Lovely fresh 'gindara' with such a soft texture!

Founded by Nakano Jiro over two decades ago, Sushi Jiro at Marina Mandarin Hotel aims to offer one of the finest dining experiences in Singapore. The kitchen is helmed by Kenji Nakagawa, a master chef who believes in simplicity at the heart of his culinary philosophy.

Friday, November 22, 2019

SIN: Crab at Bay Seafood Restaurant

Guinness pork ribs, anyone?

Crab bee hoon (lit. rice vermicelli) is a truly Singaporean dish that's started gaining popularity since around 2007. While I've never been to Ming Kee Live Seafood, which is said to be the pioneer of the dish, I had a good one at Crab at Bay Seafood Restaurant. Both are located along MacPherson Road.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SIN: 4Fingers [Delivery]

Kimslaw = kimchi + coleslaw!

4Fingers is a chain of fast food eateries specialising in Asian style fried chicken. It only came to my attention not long ago that it's actually locally owned by a Singaporean called Vijay Sethu. Founded in 2009, 4Fingers has made its way to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and the USA.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

SIN: Nirai Kanai

The only Okinawan restaurant in Singapore?

For the uninitiated, Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan, which is geographically closer to Taiwan. Its cuisine is thus markedly different from mainland Japan with a greater emphasis on pork and relatively little seafood despite being surrounded by sea. As I've been to Okinawa before, I can confidently say that the food served at Nirai Kanai is authentic.

Friday, November 15, 2019

SIN: IndoChili

Have you tried a ceremonial dish from West Java before?

IndoChili is a Halal-certified chain of Indonesian restaurants that processes spices and pastes from scratch without adding any MSG. It prides itself in winning the Food Republic Hawker King Challenge, though I'm not sure when did it earn the title. At the point of writing, there are three branches in Singapore.