Violet Oon’s Kitchen, SUR and okb: Getting off the fence about brunch

Brunch is polarizing. On one hand, it’s the quintessential comfort food.  All about ritual and habit (and getting the same egg-centric menu where ever you go), it’s a great hangover cure and the perfect cover for day drinking. But that also means it’s often unimaginative and boring. Who really needs another from-concentrate juice mimosa? Besides, […]

Da Laura

This Italian restaurant, run by well known restaurateur Osvaldo Forlino’s sister, Laura, serves items like tagliatelle bolognaise ($26) and a signature seabass burger ($42). Desserts include the Cannoncini Numero 8 ($16), delicate cream horns. There’s also a three course set lunch that goes for $38. Eat this at Da Laura: Tagliatelle bolognaise. It’s one of […]

Rice & Fries

This homey eating spot helmed by chef-owner Ken Chia—who’s worked at The Ritz Carlton, Fullerton and Crowne Plaza Hotel—serves simple recipes such as forest mushroom cappuccino soup ($4.80), rosemary chicken ($9.80) and ribeye steak ($24.80).