Napasai by Orient Express promises luxe on the cheap

If you can’t get enough of luxury while traveling but can’t quite afford a trip on the famous Orient-Express train, spend your vacation at the hotel managed by the same team. Napasai by Orient-Express ( in Koh Samui, located on the serene Maenam beach, is offering a great deal starting from B6,600 ($286) for a […]

Feast on ishiyaki steak at Restaurant Hoshigaoka

Restaurant Hoshigaoka (#04-00 Isetan Scotts, 350 Orchard Rd., 6734-9725) has launched a new menu with items such as unagi kabayaki—eel that’s been steamed with green tea, then grilled ($13.80)—and ishiyaki steak—New Zealand tenderloins served on a hot plate ($16.80). Their bento lunch sets are also good deals starting from $12.80. Opt for the sukiyaki ($13.80) […]

Candlenut Kitchen

Some time ago we heard that Malcolm Lee, a bright, savvy culinary school graduate, had finally opened his much anticipated (in foodie circles, at least) Peranakan place on Neil Road. The guy’s got balls alright, we thought then. Opening a Nyonya joint in the Tanjong Pagar area, where there’s a surfeit of kickass Peranakan outlets, […]