Feature – Review


Barcook Bakery –  Why's The Raisin Cream Cheese Bun So Irresistibly Soft?

I believe in a) the underdogs b) if you want to sell things, make that one thing, and make it really good. Barcook Bakery, the small bakery shop which started off at Hong Lim Complex off Chinatown, has done just that. Its four branches at Hong Lim, Central, One Raffles Place and OG Albert Complex has perpetual long queues. And many come for its divine Raisin Cream Cheese Bun ($1.40). I unconsciously bought one and immediately got hooked. And this flat pale plain simple sort of unattractive bun has become a weekly breakfast or comfort food when I need......

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PAUL Bakery - From France with Love

PAUL Bakery – From France with Love

My first encounter with PAUL was at Champs Elysées Paris. Needless to say, the ambience, the bread, the éclair, the charm… it was a truly unforgettable experience – so much so that I kept a piece of its serviette. When PAUL opened at Takashimaya, fans were ecstatic over the...

March 01, 2012
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Drips Bakery Café – A Café Which Feels Like Home

Drips Bakery Café – A Café Which Feels Like Home

Drips Bakery Café has a space which reminds me of a living room space I always wanted to have. White washed wall, minimal furniture and colourful touches of decoration. While most other eateries would want to pack customers, this café has so much open space with inviting sunrays laminating...

February 29, 2012
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Da Paolo Ristorante - Boutique Italian Dining

Da Paolo Ristorante – Boutique Italian Dining

The Da Paolo Group has just opened a Ristorante at Holland Village, the third concept there after its Gastronomia and Pizza Bar. Therefore it is not too far-fetched to say that Chip Bee Gardens has almost become a Da Daolo stretch. Slightly different from the original Ristorante at Club...

February 28, 2012
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[Closed] Chef Tony's - We Have The Popcorn Fever

[Closed] Chef Tony’s – We Have The Popcorn Fever

It seems like Singapore has caught on a popcorn fever. And popcorn can is no longer relegated as cinema food, and can be considered a ‘gourmet snack’. Other than the very popular Garrett Popcorn, I was quite excited to find a new popcorn shop at Marina Square. Chef Tony’s...

February 27, 2012
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Covelli Italian Bistro - Hidden Italian Gem at Orchard Central

Covelli Italian Bistro – Hidden Italian Gem at Orchard Central

Opening a restaurant is sometimes about location, location, location. Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is a promising addition in the Orchard Road belt, but its site at the 2nd basement of Orchard Central (besides Medz) may leave it very unnoticeable. And I couldn’t find its entrance. Its contemporary...

February 24, 2012
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Taiwan's Spraying of Water Chicken Rice - What Is It?

Taiwan’s Spraying of Water Chicken Rice – What Is It?

Chiayi, though a lesser known area in Taiwan, is the access point of the scenic mountain area of Alishan. For those unfamiliar and wish to venture there, the popular street foods at Chiayi include Water-spray Chicken Rice, Guo’s Rice Cakes in Soup, Shrimp Egg with Preserved Mustard...

February 03, 2012
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Wheat Baumkuchen - Sleigh-ride with Reindeer and Penguin Soba

Wheat Baumkuchen – Sleigh-ride with Reindeer and Penguin Soba

Who would have thought this humble shop at Toa Payoh is selling the famous German Baumkuchen (pronounced without the ‘c’), also known as the “tree cake”? Located at the revamped Food Alley at Toa Payoh Central, Wheat Baumkuchen has also just introduced cool noodle dishes, named after animals living...

January 26, 2012
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