Diner en Blanc in Singapore: More like Diner en Blah

It’s no secret that last week’s Diner en Blanc Singapore—the first all-white dining flash mob in Asia—caused quite a stir. If you haven’t yet heard, blogger Daniel Ang was told by the event organizers that local foods (including tau huay, chwee kueh and chicken rice) weren’t allowed, causing a great social media uproar about the […]

French bistro and confiserie Au Chocolat now open at Marina Bay Sands

A new French bistro Au Chocolat has just opened at Singapore attraction Marina Bay Sands. Au Chocolat offers a range of items such as French onion soup ($14), croque monsieur ($16) and duck confit ($27). You’ll also find a range of sweet and savory crêpes (from $16), as well as all-day breakfast goods like Au Chocolat […]

Fern & Kiwi – Bar and Eatery

The buzz: The first and only bar-restaurant in town that proudly brands itself as a New Zealand establishment threw open its doors at Clarke Quay just over two weeks ago. The décor: Housed in a large and airy two-story space with wooden flooring and furniture, it’s laid-back and loungey; the bar downstairs is perfect for […]

Drawing a Blanc

A short, counterfactual history of why white just won’t wash here.29 January 1819. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles lands on a muddy river bank in Southeast Asia. Wading ashore (even back then it was widely known that white men can’t jump), he claims the territory as a new trading outpost for the British Empire. His […]

Freewill Astrology, Week of September 7, 2012

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): I’ll bet that a-ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your […]

Pietro Ristorante Italiano

The chef at this homey Italian spot in the northeastern ’burbs Peter Neo may be a minor celeb (known for his cooking demos and guest appearances on radio and TV) but this place isn’t about to pull Yio Chu Kang onto the dining radar. Besides a dated décor (a pastel mural of a Venetian canal […]

Ramen Bar Suzuki

For those of you who haven’t been to the Boat Quay area in a while, this unassuming 30-seater joint is a very good reason to venture to that side of the river. While the ambiance is nothing to shout about, the ramen is—perfect for all this dreaded rainy weather we’ve been having. At first glance, […]