Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant

Armed with a posh district code, this dimly-lit, modest Japanese outfit is patronized mainly by families and expatriates, thus living up to its moniker, which translated, means “family and friends.” The ala carte buffet selection is modest but idiot-proof for the uninitiated—with signature dishes clearly highlighted in each category, so you know what to order […]

Himalaya Kitchen

We had to blink when we first set eyes on this joint. Boy, was it small or was it small. If first impressions count for something, then Himalaya Kitchen would be in deep strife by now. But thankfully in the restaurant business, it has always been about the food; you don’t judge a place (even […]

3 Inch Sin

Siblings Celine (a Le Cordon Bleu grad) and Kevin Yeo may have started this with a firm focus on pint-sized, molten Varhona chocolate cakes in flavors like coffee, raspberry, bitter orange, peanut butter and mint, but they’ve since branched out with a second outlet and other items like Cloud 9 (walnut brownie) and The Dark […]

Chinta Manis

The Buzz: Traditional nyonya kuehs get a makeover at this Peranakan patisserie. What to Get: Everything here is hand made and this you can tell from the kuehs’ rustic, unevenly hewn edges. Look out also for modern interpretations of traditional items such as the chocolate ondeh ondeh and chendol agar agar (90 cents each). Extras: […]