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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, November 27, 2016

SIN: Erich's Wuerstelstand [Delivery]

"The last sausage kiosk before the equator"

A German sausage stall in the heart of Chinatown - sounds cool enough? As one walks past the stall, one will see the chef in his uniform, whipping up various sausage dishes to curious customers. I'm not sure how true is the tagline though. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

IDN: Dino Bistro @ Nirwana Gardens

A decent, but plain-looking asparagus risotto...

For an eclectic selection of Eastern and Western dishes, Dino Bistro at the Nirwana Resort Hotel lobby may be an eatery to consider while staying at the resort. It's mentioned in the website that there's a live acoustic performance in the evening to complete your dining experience.

Friday, November 18, 2016

IDN: The Poolside @ Nirwana Gardens

Delightful, albeit expensive, Javanese style fried noodle! 

I found myself back at Nirwana Gardens Resort in Bintan, Indonesia for another quick getaway after slightly less than two years. I stayed in one of the cabanas at Nirwana Beach Club, whereas this year, I stayed at Nirwana Resort Hotel. Let's check out what they've got to offer at The Poolside.

Monday, November 14, 2016

SIN: Artisan Boulangerie Co. [Delivery]

More-than-decent pulled pork burger and chocolate roll!

I've seen a few branches of Artisan Boulangerie Co. around the island, or ABC in short, but have never sat down there to have something to satiate my stomach. Led by Eran Mayer, an award-winning artisan baker, the bakery imports its flour from a traditional flour mill outside Paris.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SIN: Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice and Curry Rice [Delivery]

Decent chicken rice and veggie with oyster sauce~

I used to eat chicken rice pretty frequently before my university days, but rarely so these days. It was nice that someone ordered chicken rice when you didn't know what to eat for dinner.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

SIN: Grand Mandarina {CLOSED}

Stunningly succulent prawns with amazing creamy lemon sauce!

UPDATE (18/09/2017): The restaurant has closed down.

Occupying two floors of Thye Shan Mansion near Outram Park MRT Station, Grand Mandarina is a Chinese fine dining restaurant that combines tradition, modernity and elegance. All the good reviews online prompted me to walk down from my house to have a sumptuous dinner.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

SIN: Din Tai Fung

Has the standard of the pork chop gone down slightly?

Who doesn't know this particular chain of restaurants that's the pride of Taiwan? I happened to be looking at my older posts yesterday, only to be surprised by the fact that I'd never written about Din Tai Fung before. There's a branch conveniently located within a stone's throw away from home, which is at Chinatown Point.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SIN: Xin Yue

Yummy noodle with fresh crab meat, but the portion can be bigger~

Focusing mainly on Cantonese cuisine with a touch of modernity and creative interpretation, Xin Yue is helmed by an award-winning chef by the name of Fung Chi Keung. It's known that he spearheaded the first fine dining concept of the Paradise Group: Taste Paradise.