The Saturday Kitchen – The Best Babi Guling in Jimbaran, Bali

Since returning from my weekend in Bali earlier this week, I have been constantly thinking of my very humble but exceedingly delectable meal of babi guling at warung Karya Rebo, a simple eaterie at Kedonganan in Jimbaran. Babi guling, as many would know, is one of the most iconic dishes of Bali -- suckling pig … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – The Best Babi Guling in Jimbaran, Bali

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The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road

This restaurant has since closed.  For the record, there's nothing disgruntled or grumpy or grouchy about the Disgruntled Chef. This brasserie/gastrobar in Singapore may sport a gimmicky name, but once you get past that, you discover that the food here is pretty darn good. Because it occupies a somewhat sunken corner of Dempsey Road (a … Continue reading The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road

Manhattan – The Booziest Sunday Brunch in Singapore

If Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge makes brunch a wholesome, super-long afternoon indulgence, Manhattan at the Regent Hotel makes it super sexy, and all you'll want to do at the end of it is crawl home in an alcohol-infused haze and nap the afternoon away.  Brunch at a bar? Yes, complete with all the booze and … Continue reading Manhattan – The Booziest Sunday Brunch in Singapore

Old Clifford Pier Stunningly Restored

I have been waiting for many years for One On The Bund at the Fullerton Bay Hotel to close. The restaurant didn’t really ever take off, with indifferent food, ghastly furniture and an almost sacrilegious use of the special space it so undeservedly occupied – Clifford Pier. The latter is an 81-year-old landmark of old … Continue reading Old Clifford Pier Stunningly Restored