Thai Thai

The Mandarin Gallery is still emerging from the dust of construction and so, walking its halls can feel a bit odd—sort of like driving a car that was taken off the assembly line a little too early. This makes Thai Thai all the more welcome. Stepping into its beautifully designed interior is like ducking under […]

Relax Bistro

To reach this outpost in the new 313@Somerset mall, we literally just surged along in a mad pack of shoppers until we spotted it and, broke away at the last minute to steal inside the welcome sanctuary. Dressed in soothing shades of grey, and accessorized with dainty chairs, hidden nooks, gorgeous and plush patterned sofas […]

Din Tai Fung 313@Somerset

I’m a big fan of Chinese food, and that includes Taiwanese grub. Anyhow, this was my first F&B invitation to this newish mall that is a complicated hybrid of Orchard Central without the glassy, funky lifts—with a dash of upmarket Tiong Bahru Plaza—and a shade of a wannabe Paragon (it’s the duplexes) to boot. Now […]

OiO Frozen Yogurt

I’ve always regarded VivoCity to be one of the coldest shopping malls on our mall-infested island (next to good old Ngee Ann City of course). But if the sprawling mall is still not cold enough for you, you now have a new place to hit for some cool chills—a frozen yogurt (à la froyo) parlor. […]