1. Cuisine

Wise Guy’s Best of 2011 List

I write about food because food evokes memories for me – what I eat with whom at where and when. Eating contains the happiest memories because you don’t eat with your enemies, you only eat with people you love. This has been an exciting year for me. I’ve been lucky to eat many things I’ve never eaten before but I’m even luckier to eat with my friends. Thank you, Chiobu, Hookerlily, The Ex, and Mr NGFL for eating with me. I don’t care about food tastings or the website’s reputation or statistics; I only care that you guys eat with me and may we eat together for our lives. Food tastes better with you.

And thank you, 14K. Although we may never have a chance to eat together again, I loved you as little as Pierre Png does to Andrea D’Cruz. When we were together, I’d have given my liver to you. It must have been love but it’s over now. I won’t wait for you; being the hot stuff that I am, surely many people will come for me. But if I’m single when you’ve found yourself, we can start from scratch. Don’t miss me when you’re out there looking for yourself.

I’ve shortlisted a few places that I’ve eaten this year and are all awesome in their own right but there can be only one winner. But then again–saying an Award Ceremony platitude–everyone on the list is already a winner.

Best Budget Eats ($0-$20)
137 Lor Mee
Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee – Winner
Jia Ji Mei Shi (佳记美食)
Siang Hee Restaurant

Best Mid-Range Asian Restaurant ($15-$30)
Koon Kee Restaurant
Mouth Restaurant
Tonkotsu King Keisuke – Winner

Best Mid-Range Western Restaurant ($20-$50)
Mondo Mio
Pasta Inc
Peperoni – Winner
Viva Mexico

Best Atas Restaurant (Above $50)
The Dining Room at Tanjong Beach Club
Guy Savoy
Nicolas Le Restaurant – Winner

Best Newcomer
Bronte – Winner
Tonkotsu King Keisuke

Best Decor
Feng Bo Zhuang 风波庄 – Winner
PS Cafe
White Rabbit

Most Romantic

The Dining Room @ Tanjong Beach Club
Salt – Winner

Best Service
Brasserie Les Saveurs 
The Dining Room @ Tanjong Beach Club
Guy Savoy – Winner

Best Customer Service
(They gave me a $200 voucher after my review to compensate my bad experience and investigated into the issue.)

Best Glorified Kopitiam
Bar Bar Black Sheep
The Foundry, Robertson Quay (See Better Burger and Pizza Memoirs)
Medzs – Winner

Best Bar
Coffee Bar K – Winner
La Maison Du Whisky
The Landing Point

Best Brunch
Brasserie Les Saveurs
eM By The River
Mimolette – Winner
Mouth Restaurant

Best Buffet
Brasserie Les Saveurs  
Ellenborough Market Cafe 

Khmer Delight – Winner

Best Vegetarian
NutriHub – Winner
Ci Yan Organic

Best Dessert
The Dining Room @ Tanjong Beach Club
K Ki ケーキ
Lan Ban Soya Beancurd (老伴豆花) – Winner
Mei Heong Yuan (味香园)

Best Ice Cream
Blic – Winner
The Daily Scoop
Ice Cream Man
Island Creamery

Best Overseas Eat
Kinnaree Gourmet Thai, Bangkok
Section 20 Chicken Rice, Bangkok
Wey Wey, Batam – Winner
Foodcourt, Malacca


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