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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! :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SIN: Day and Night Bistro {CLOSED}

Pork belly on top of fries!

UPDATE (03/11/2019): The eatery has closed down.

Tucked in a rather quiet street in Tiong Bahru, Day and Night Bistro ironically only opens after 5.00pm daily. Besides offering some tapas (small savoury dishes typically served with drinks) to go with drinks, the bistro offers burger, pasta and pizza dishes for those who need something more substantial.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

SIN: Tenkaichi

Grilled sea bream topped with lots of cod roe mayonnaise, but...

Tenkaichi is a Japanese restaurant brand that specialises in BBQ. At the point of writing, there are two branches: Marina Square and Cineleisure Orchard. I went to the former with my friend one fine afternoon not for the BBQ, but for the Set Menu that come with free-flow side dishes.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SIN: The Bridge and Beacon Bar

Crispy sea bass trapped by saffron sauce!

Have you ever been to Republic of Singapore Yacht Club? I went there not to sign up as a member, but to have lunch with a friend at The Bridge and Beacon Bar. The restaurant serves modern European dishes, some of which are infused with elements of Asian cooking.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SIN: Beng Who Cooks [Delivery]

Healthy protein bowls prepared by an 'ah beng'!

To set the context to international readers, ah beng is usually used as a derogatory term to describe a Chinese man who's not highly educated and operates within street gangs. Jason Chua, the chef at this DIY bowl stall Hong Lim Complex, is said to behave like an ah beng according to his friends, but he really doesn't look like one.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

SIN: Shutters

Ever had bite-sized Scotch eggs?

Shutters is a contemporary dining restaurant at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa that serves an array of local and international cuisine. It boasts a romantic outdoor terrace area. I had the opportunity to go for a much-needed quiet lunch there after a hectic week of work.

Friday, January 18, 2019

SIN: Aromas of India

Oven-roasted fish served on a boat-shaped plate~

Would you believe me if I say that last year was the first time I went to Mustafa Centre in Little India? With a newfound love for it, I found myself going to the district a little bit more often. Not too far from the 24-hour shopping centre is Aromas of India that bears the motto “Ultimate Client Satisfaction”.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SIN: Siam Village

First time having such a frothy salted egg sauce!

Siam Village is a no-frills Thai eatery that used to operate at the food court of Midpoint Orchard, an old shopping mall smacked in the glitzy Orchard Road. However, it has since moved to 77 Jalan Wangi at Macpherson. Presumably due to a higher rental fee, it has increased the prices of the dishes.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

SIN: Cali Café

Not-so-awesome steak that came with nice Madeira sauce...

Cali Café at Changi Business Park has been around since 1997. I didn't go there, but I visited the branch that's housed inside Park Avenue Hotel at Rochester Drive, which is near my current workplace. I wonder if the name of the café has got anything to do with California, the USA.

Friday, January 11, 2019

SIN: NS Thai Cuisine [Delivery]

Try the lemongrass chicken if you're a big fan of the herb!

NS Thai Cuisine is a stall located at the coffee shop of 116 Bukit Merah View HDB block. It was only after I finished my dinner that I recalled that a good friend of mine brought me there a few years ago. If my memory serves me right, I had their pineapple fried rice, which was tasty.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SIN: Barossa

Enjoyable 250 g slab of beef from Toowomba!

Describing itself as a restaurant-cum-bar where "outback meets chic", Barossa is famous for its triple Bs: beef, burger and beer. Located at Esplanade Mall, it takes pride in preparing premium beef dishes using the red meat flown from Australia. My BFF and I dined at the al fresco area with the view of Marina Bay.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

SIN: fArt tArtz

Mud tart in the form of a potted plant!

Ignited by enthusiasm in sweet stuff, the people behind fArt tArtz believe in offering no-bake cakes and muffins that are both healthy and tasty. Its original branch is at Singapore Expo, but I visited the branch at Chinatown. The café also serves savoury dishes should you choose to have a complete meal.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

SIN: Saigon Bistro

Trying deep-fried sticky rice for the first time!

Housed inside The Elizabeth Hotel that's located at Mount Elizabeth, a stone's throw away from Orchard Road, is a Vietnamese restaurant that prides itself in using ingredients sourced from Saigon, the former name of Ho Chi Minh City. I didn't dine there when I had my staycation back in 2015.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SIN: Otto's Deli Fresh

Marriage between Russian beef stroganoff and Italian fettuccine~

Happy New Year! Here's hoping that 2019 will bring renewed joy and hope for everyone. To kickstart the year, I shall write about a place that's not only a delicatessen, but also a casual dining restaurant owned by a Swiss-born chef named Otto Weibel who used to whip up dishes at famous hotels in Singapore and HK.