Singapore – Northeast


JINzakaya - Les Amis Group Opens Yakitori Sake Restaurant

Sushi Jin can be considered as one of my favourite Japanese restaurants, not bank-breaking high end yet serve commendable food. So when the Les Amis Group which owns it took over the next door shop for a modern izakaya joint, some anticipation ran high. JINzakaya located at Owen Link (near Farrer Park MRT) has a more colourful look, decorated like a refurnished old Tokyo train station tavern. Not OTT though. Counter seating on one side, restaurant on another so that you would avoid smelling liked smoked meat after the meal. Lunch sets are attractively priced – $12.80 per set......

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[Closed] Truly Test Kitchen - Hawkerpreneurs Set Up Coffeeshop, Big-Portioned Food At $2, $3.50, $4.50!

[Closed] Truly Test Kitchen – Hawkerpreneurs Set Up Coffeeshop, Big-Portioned Food At $2, $3.50, $4.50!

Updated: Truly Test Kitchen has ceased serving walk-in customers and is now offering delivery-only services. Taxi uncle got lost bringing me to Kampong Ampat, even though he sounded with great confidence of knowledge of its location. I was going to Truly Test Kitchen, which is the Version 2.0 of...

January 22, 2016
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Big Lazy Chop - "Da Lan Pai" Serves Meats With Salted Egg, Milk Butter, Champagne, Coffee Sauces

Big Lazy Chop – “Da Lan Pai” Serves Meats With Salted Egg, Milk Butter, Champagne, Coffee Sauces

Does anyone find the name “Da Lan Pai” 大懶排 mildly offensive? Maybe try saying it in another dialect. I was actually more amused than anything, at the tongue-in-cheek derivation from Hong Kong’s cooked food stalls. “Big Lazy Chop” is the literal translation, and the actual name of this dining...

December 28, 2015
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Bao Makers – Specialty 'Bao' 包 Cafe At Horne Road But Not 'Bao'  (饱 aka full)

Bao Makers – Specialty ‘Bao’ 包 Cafe At Horne Road But Not ‘Bao’ (饱 aka full)

The Chinese has different variations of ‘bao’ such as charsiew bao and xiao long bao found in dimsum, whereas the Westerners have Han bao bao (汉堡包) known as burgers. Bao Makers is a bakery cafe specializing in another type of ‘bao’ 包, the Chinese style steamed buns American-Chinese restaurants...

October 13, 2015
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