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Kamquat jelly with foie gras and pomelo was really well executed with the acidity from the fruits balancing the decadent foie gras. Alongside was a steamed spring onion pancake with dipping sauce made out of beancurd and hairy crab roe. I honestly could’ve eaten a tureen of that, it was seriously that delicious.

📍: Shang Palace
🚂: Orchard
💰: >$80-100 depends on what you order
⚖️: With Chinese Executive Chef, Chef Mok Kit Keung at the helm, its not about whether this place will get a michelin star, its more of a when.

The homemade pasta provided great texture with bursts of flavour from the seafood, this was a definite highlight to the meal. Mix in the squid ink for an even better briny flavour.
• 📍: Amo
🚂: Clarke Quay
💰: $60-80
⚖️: One of my favourite italian joints in Singapore. Another knockout by Beppe de Vito.

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Flavours were really good but I felt the beef was a tad on the veiny side which kinda let down the dish.

📍: Tamashii Robataya
🚂: Clarke Quay
💰: $80-100
⚖️: Probably won’t return for a while as there are arguably better rice bowls out there. Service was also suspect.

This was taken at Madison Square Park, literally my last meal in the states before coming home. Pillowy potato buns, Angus beef patties and good old American cheese. The hype is real but it's also a super super solid burger that almost deserves it's cult following.

Can't wait for 2019.

Creatively named, the Botanist Breakfast ($23) comes with every imaginable breakfast item. Toast, grilled corn, juicy fried sausages, creamy avo, hash browns, baked beans, cherry tomatoes, thick slabs of salty bacon, sautéed mushroom and eggs the way you like. Unhealthy? Yes but the happiness more than makes up for it. •
📍: Botanist
🚂: Tanjong Pagar
💰: $30++
⚖️: Will def return! It gets super crowded on weekends so plan accordingly. Finish the experience with a food coma fuelled traipse to Apiary for life changing ice cream.

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One of my favorite courses at magic square during Chef Abel's turn at the pass. Great mouthfeel and blend of flavors. Already amazingly sweet, the addition of uni was an absolute master stroke. I also really appreciated the pearls of aged Mandarin peel vinegar which kept the integrity of the dish while added a nice sweet zesty tang that lingered long after the course ended.

📍: Magic Square
🚂: One North
💰: $78++
⚖️: Will return! Its a real communal dining atmosphere so you make end up making some friends there. Cooking was quite creative but please drive or grab there


Set in Paragon, their menu has an appetising colour palette of mottled grey accented with blotches of brown. Unfortunately, their culinary creations dont fare much better. The cured sausage shakshouka ($20) is an threadbare effort to inject a familiar Sichuan twist on a Ottoman classic. But, however, there’s barely a whiff of Sichuan or Mediterranean flavours. Their spicy sausages were sliced too skinny for it to lend any form of impact while the garlic toast could’ve definitely welcomed an extra schmear of garlic butter. Perhaps their lunch/dinner menu is light years better but i had no intention to stick around to find out.

📍: Halcyon and Crane
🚂: Orchard 💰: $30++
⚖️: Whatever you do, just don’t order the King’s Chicken Hash Benedict, unless you’re one that likes eggs with Gong Bao sauce and american cheddar cheese.

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Seng Kee differentiates itself from other stalls by serving a super robust soup. The cloudy broth is packed with umami flavour from pork bones and generous pieces of fish maw that soaks up all the flavour. The noodles are also no slouch. Served with a piquant sour spicy sauce, the braised mushrooms and dried sole really amp up the deliciousness of the dish. Wait times are 20-25 mins at their Serangoon Gardens store, but if you hit up LL at Shangri-La Singapore, you get a bigger portion served to you in like 5-10 minutes while you lounge around in a cushy seat. Obviously prices are like much higher, but for some, its an option worth exploring.

📍: The Lobby Lounge / Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles
🚂: Orchard / Serangoon 💰: $28++ / $12
⚖️: I’d return to both outlets in a heartbeat. Lobby Lounge if i’m feeling extra indulgent, and the OG one at gardens if i wanna try other hawker food without bursting my wallet.

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The Executive Set Lunch is unbeatable in terms of bang for buck. For $35, you get a massive bowl of udon/soba, crab chawamushi (which has a gob of mochi inside) and a side of tempura moriwase.

Dashi is the restaurant’s specially and it really comes to the fore with this dish. Not too salty or sweet, the flavour is light, yet has depth and complexities that comes from years of experimenting and adjustment.

📍: NAMI
🚂: Orchard
💰: $50++
⚖️: Will return. Not just because I work at the Shang but because it's clean, healthy and super comforting

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Despite its almost finicky exterior, this was super delicious. The bitter-sweet chocolate and sweet caramel was off-set by the tartness of the raspberry and lemon sorbet. Definitely one to come back for.

📍: Aura
🚂: Cityhall 💰: $80++
⚖️: Good service and great ambience for dates or business meetings, this is a place that's worth a visit (at least once)


A Korean elixir, samyetang consists of rice, ginseng, dates and garlic stuffed into a young chicken and simmered till infinity.

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Actually influenced by the Euorpean fritter, the tempura is crisp with its fried shell light and airy and the shrimp being sweet and meaty. Dunk it into a sauce delicatedly flavored with dashi, soy, mirin and grated daikon for an authentic taste of cross culture deliciousness.

📍: Ginza Kuroson
🚂: Orchard
💰: $40++
⚖️: Big fan of this place. Their lunch sets are top quality and super value for money

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