When it comes to the best Indian restaurants in Singapore, Muthu's Curry is a name that is always mentioned. The local institution recently launched a no-frills menu ($32++ shares two) in celebration of its 46 delicious years in Singapore.

The limited edition Mannuvasanai menu will take diners on a heritage journey to the city of Chettinad, and available only at the flagship restaurant on Race Course Road till 31 October 2015.

Read on more on the blog to find out how you can enjoy this special retreat. http://www.alainlicious.com/2015/06/muthus-curry.html

(PS: Thank you my hand model Maureen @misstamchiak)

Coffee Sesh with TheSilverChef where I tried his custom blend coffee brewed from washed Yirgacheffe beans.

Chose the pour over brew prepared by the good hands of the barista at d'Good Cafe, which was clean, round and complex with a layer of flavours that are supposed to be lurking from the single origin beans and micro lot beans.

If you like to personalized your own coffee, you can head down to the cafe and get yours too.

Current Lunch Situation: Truffle Hon Shimeiji and Tare Marinated Skirt Steak Rice Bowl with Onsen Tamago. I love the generous serving of beef and that glorious 72°C poached egg.

Expect other comforting lunch & brunch items like the Pulled Pork rice bowl, Coffee Waffle, Salted Egg Onion Rings and more. The fact that the good folks here doesn't include any service charge would make me want to come back for more.

Privileged to be part of the gastronomic Food Trail launched by Restaurant Association of Singapore, featuring 50 new dish creations from 50 participating restaurant brands using Singapore's local produce.

The inaugural Singapore Restaurant Month will be starting from 1 July to 10 August 2015. I will not be reviewing all 50 restaurant brands, but handpicking some noteworthy dishes that stands out to me, such as this 3-Grain (Barley, Quinoa, Arborio rice) Laksa Risotto paired with homemade Seabass fish cake.

This dish is one of the 5-course meal from the SG50 menu featuring the main local produce, Seabass which is actually from Pulau Ubin. More details can be found at www.singaporerestaurantmonth.com

Had the privilege to meet Bandit, the celebrity dog of Mavrx Coffee and even took a selfie with him.


Midweek lunch at an unexpected location in the new mall - One @ Kent Ridge at NUH Medical Centre. Spotting traditional Chicken Curry, Prata and Katong Laksa on the menu of a food kiosk called AH BUI'S CURRY HOUSE.

Quirky name for a modern establishment by a young and talented owner who's isn't Ah Bui (Fat) at all. What's terrible is that he's so much leaner than me lol.

Food wise, small bowls of laksa each cost $4 and regular bowls for $5. If you're nearby NUH or working around One-North craving for grandma inspired local delights, this is an ideal place for a quick meal or a takeout. By the way, Llao Llao's close by too and there's no queue here.


Live Tiger Prawns bathed with aromatic Chinese wine, wolfberries and dang gui, then sauna-ed in a steamy bamboo basket with hot stones (hidden beneath) is such a great cooking method to date back to before the discovery of fire.

This is part of the line up of scrumptious seafood and teochew fare from last night's dinner at Diamond Kitchen. The dishes were all on point and cleverly executed, good job!

Earlier at lunch today, Ian & I witnessed and tasted the actual ramen portion at the Yoshimaru Ramen Bar Challenge 2015 (runs daily till 26th July 15'), which we all thought was really doable. The upsized portion is made up of 2 servings of noodles, onsen eggs and charsiew (portion were smaller than previous year) though.

All you need to do is finish the FREE bowl of ramen within 4 minutes 30 second and beat the current record holder (as per 19 June, 4 minutes 9 second) updated daily on Yoshimaru Facebook page. Failure to meet the requirements pay only $25.80++ for the meal.

Think about the attractive prizes such as Air Tickets to Japan, Staycations and Vouchers. Best Female timing gets $300 voucher. It's pretty simple, nothing gimmicky. Open to everybody above 18 years of age. Are you game enough for the ramen challenge?

My Monday is COMPLÉTE with artisan ham, French Comté cheese, sunny side up galette and a warm cup of flat white.

One of the best Asian rice bowls I had that was packed with flavours and textures. I love the flaky buttery poached cod fillet paired with Japanese wakame seaweed, pickled lotus root, grilled shimeiji and onsen egg.

All the goodness at $18 in a bowl, comes with a side salad and drink during lunch. The friendly and good service is worth a mention, plus the atmosphere of this whole place imo was just too amazing.

One of the star desserts at The Cold Pantry - Chocolate Root Beer Waffle served with Charcoal Vanilla ice cream, which tasted more like chocolate ice cream to me and lightly drizzled with homemade root beer sauce.

Found that the Root Beer flavour was too subtle, but I believe it was specially made this way so that it will not overshadow the ice cream. The overall taste and combinations were unique, however nothing out of the world. Nevertheless it still deserves another try.