1.30 Dim Sum 块三点心 – Primz Bizhub

Situated within a commercial property in a corner of Woodlands, 1.30 Dim Sum is one of the few places that even Woodlanders might not know of in their neighbourhood. 1.30 Dim Sum is a stall operating within the coffeeshop situated at Primz Bizhub. The location itself is a little off the beaten track; it requires…

Akimitsu – Plaza Singapura

The Tendon craze just simply refuses to die down; we checked out Kogane Yama by the group behind Chir Chir and Massizim last month, and Akimitsu is the latest to jump onto the Tendon bandwagon. Akimitsu is owned by the 5th generation owner of Dote No Iseya, Chef Tanihara Akimitsu, using a recipe that was…

Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodle – The Midtown Residences

Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodle is one of the newer tenants that have moved into The Midtown Residences, especially with more tenants now occupying the shop units in the building. Opened by the same folks behind now-defunct Nung Len at MacKenzie Road in Little India, Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodle serves up a more focused…

Ramen Hitoyoshi – Harbourfront Centre

Ramen Hitoyoshi is a new Japanese ramen restaurant that is situated at Harbourfront Centre, taking over the space that Chef’s Noodles used to occupy. The interior is furnished in a style that seemingly replicates a Japanese ramen shop in Japan; the space is considerably medium-sized with a decent number of table seating as well as…

The Dark Gallery – Millenia Walk

Newly set-up along the main aisle at Millenia Walk right beside Patisserie G is The Dark Gallery, a chocolate-centric cafe that currently also operates a number of outlets within Malaysia. Being a cafe with chocolate being its core focus, The Dark Gallery sets itself apart by focusing on single-origin chocolate — it seems to aim…

Kurasu Specialty Coffee – Odeon Towers

Tucked away in district6 (a co-working and office space) within Odeon Towers is Kurasu Specialty Coffee, a brand that is being brought into Singapore from Kyoto, Japan. Kurasu started off as a retailer in Kyoto, Japan selling coffee-related wares and offering a coffee subscription service where subscribers receive coffee beans/blends from all over the world…

Brawn & Brains Coffee Run – Fragrance Hotel Imperial

It’s been a couple of years that we have been visiting Brawn & Brains Coffee along Guillemard Road; they have since opened a new branch at Fragrance Hotel Imperial along Penhas Road. Being an outlet that is primarily meant for takeaways, Brawn & Brains Coffee Run is a hole-in-the-wall space that is rather similar in…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – June 2017

The jiaksimipng Foodnotes series is essentially a monthly review of selected places that we have dined at which are worth a mention but skipped on the blog for various reasons (e.g. personal commitments, lack of coverage for a full-length post etc.). Do check out the January, February, March, April and May edition of the jiaksimipng Foodnotes if you…

Licktionary Ice-Cream – Savourworld, Ascent

Licktionary Ice-Cream is one of the new tenants which have moved into Savourworld, Ascent recently, joining the likes of Ramen Atelier, KICK Cafe, Coffee Break and others which had been operating in the building for a while. Adopting a rather interesting concept for an ice-cream parlour, Licktionary Ice-Cream is named as such for their ice-creams are named…

Five Ten – South Bridge Road

Five Ten is a new establishment that had recently taken over the grounds formerly occupied by now-defunct CATO along South Bridge Road, serving up comfort food with a slight Chinese/Taiwanese twist. Five Ten’s is being named after its concept; the menu here comprises of small sharing plates as well as items sized in an individual…

Katsudon Hanakatsu – Suntec City Mall

Taking over the spot formerly occupied by Tonkatsu Agedoki is Katsudon Hanakatsu, a new space that specialises in Katsu Don run by the same folks behind the popular Tendon Kohaku situated next to it and is also part of  Eat @ Seven at Suntec City. From the outside, Katsudon Hanakatsu is pretty much almost identical…

Fifteen Nine Cafe & Bar – Jalan Riang

Fifteen Nine takes over the former premises of Rokeby at Jalan Riang within Bradley Heights, situated just a short walk away from Wimbly Lu’s first outlet at Jalan Riang. Decked in a more bar-like setting, Fifteen Nine’s interior makes use of neon lighting and cement walls with chalkboards to create a more industrial design theme….