Gift Ideas: Whimsical Tea Set

Who’d have thought that birds and tea could go hand in hand? That’s right, that’s not just a cute metal birdie you see sitting in a cage; it doubles up as a tea strainer when it’s released. Designer Alan Chan brings a touch of whimsy to bear on his stainless steel craftsmanship with Tea Matter. […]

Rascals Gone Dining

The buzz: The folks behind Mexican street food stall Tomatillos have set up Rascals Gone Dining. This is less street, more chic, without the stuffy.The vibe: While they’re still in the midst of dressing the place up with more artwork (possibly by a local artist), the bright red and yellow walls and loud Mexican music […]

Por Kee Eating House 1996

Who’d have thought eating in a carpark could be such a charming experience? Us, for one. We’re longstanding fans of this classic tze char place; and it’s a reminder that it’s not just the new stuff—40 Hands, Books Actually—that makes Tiong Bahru worth visiting. There are old school gems aplenty here, too (although this one’s […]

Penang Kitchen

The folks in the east sure have it good. Not only are they being inundated with some of the best hawker fare in the city, bah kut teh, wanton mee, prawn noodles and chicken rice from various reputable establishments, they now have authentic Penang food too, the lucky bastards.  The second outlet from the people […]

Stellar at 1-Altitude

Perched on the 62nd floor is this modern European restaurant with amazing city views and good food by Chef Christophe Millar.


Chef and owner Janice Wong has really hit her stride at this dessert lounge, with innovative creations that often feature unusual ingredients that she incorporates in surprising ways. Try the Kayambe H2O and Basil White Chocolate, with passion fruit fluff, coconut sorbet and sea grapes. A real plus in our book is the fact that […]

Wine Review: 2007 Elderton Riverina Botrytis Semillon

The folks: This small and very young family-owned enterprise is run by Cameron and Allister Ashmead, the sons of founders, Neil and Lorraine Ashmead, in Australia’s Barossa Valley.The grape: Semillon grapes, commonly used to make white wines in France and Australia, are left to ripen on the vine and subject to botrytis cinera (noble rot) […]