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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 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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SIN: Erwin's Gastrobar

Classic main courses done right!

Named after the Italian founder's grandfather, Ervino Breitner, Erwin's Gastrobar is inspired by bars and cafés of Italian origins that can be found in financial districts of New York City, the USA. It seems to be a pretty popular place for those working in the CBD area to unwind after a hard day at work.

Monday, November 11, 2019

SIN: Place to R.E.A.D

Virgin experience with squid stuffed with feta cheese!

Situated along the bustling Prinsep Street near PoMo, Place to R.E.A.D isn't a restaurant where you can find books to read while waiting for your food to come, but it's simply a place to 'Relax, Eat and Drink'. It boasts a selection of Greek cuisine, as well as fusion dishes.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

SIN: Tim Ho Wan [Delivery]

Could it be better than the ones in Hong Kong?

Who doesn't know Tim Ho Wan (lit. Add Good Luck), a famous dim sum eatery chain originating from Hong Kong? It used earn the title of being the cheapest Michelin-starred eatery in the world, though I believe the title has now been claimed by Singapore's Liao Fan Hawker Chan.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

SIN: Winestone

Truly enjoyable pizza, if only it wasn't burnt on the edges...

Winestone is one of the restaurants housed inside Novotel Singapore on Stevens located to the north of the bustling Orchard Road. The name of the restaurant reflects the two elements of the restaurant: the huge wine selection and the signature stone boards.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

SIN: Silk Road

How often do you get to see your food served on a rack?

Silk Road is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant located on the second floor of Amara Singapore at Tanjong Pagar. It's helmed by a team of chefs from China specialising in a range of provincial cuisines, dishing out a medley of traditional and inventive creations.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

SIN: Salt Tapas and Bar

Fusion dishes with 'tahini' and the likes!

Salt Tapas and Bar is a spin-off of the Salt brand by Luke Mangan, an Australian celebrity chef, that prides itself in serving tapas (small savoury dishes typically served with drinks) with a twist. For one, expect Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences making their way to some of the dishes.