After eating at 350 establishments this year, these are the 10 Best Dishes of the year.
Giving props to dessert chefs. After eating more than 300 desserts this year, these are the best desserts in Singapore in 2015.
Bar A Thym, Gemmill Lane: This Is Not a Bar, By Chef of One of the Best French Restaurants in Singapore
Bar a Thym at Gemmill Lane is a solid, sturdy, steady restaurant that toes the line. It won’t surprise you but it is well-rounded in all areas.
To celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, we did the food that we consider to be most Singaporean: Best Bak Chor Mee in Singapore. You can never find bcm anywhere else in the world.
Disclaimer: Unlike print media and other blogs, we do not take money from the stall owners to put them on the list. We also do not know any stall owners. We queue up, and pay on our own, without knowing the owners, and leave quietly. This is a completely unbiased and fair list.
Formerly from Esquina, Andrew Walsh opens his own new restaurant, Cure at Keong Saik. The testimony of Walsh’s prowess is how he made me like the food despite my prejudice in the pairings. No gimmicks, no hipster concept, just good food.
I’m biased against the Mcdonaldization of restaruants: how can a restaurant serve good quality food across chains? But Tsukada Nojo at Chinatown Point impressed me so deeply, making this one of my favorite restaurants of the year.
Lepark, rooftop bar at Chinatown, serves good mod-sin street-food with affordable craft beers. Would return for more.
The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol on Keong Saik Road started off as a working space and has evolved into one of the better cafes this year.
Cze Char Craze: Beng Tin Hng Restaurant (Yishun); Cafe de Hong Kong (Balestier); Golden Spoon (Tiong Bahru); Kok Sen (Keong Saik); Lai Huat Sambal Balacan Fish (Guillemard); Nan Hua Chang (Crawford Lane); Sum Kee (Telok Blangah); Tong Ah (Keong Saik)
50 BEST CZE CHAR IN SINGAPORE. Just kidding. We visited Nan Hua Chang@Crawford Lane; Sum Kee@Telok Blangah; Golden Spoon@Tiong Bahru; Lai Huat Sambal Balacan Fish@Guillemard; Kok Sen@Keong Saik; Beng Tin Hng@Yishun; Tong Ah Eating House@Keong Saik; and Cafe de Hong Kong@Balestier.
Which ones are good? And which ones over-rated?
The food at Sorrel Restaurant Singapore wasn’t as bad as that, as sending Teo back to apprenticeship. In fact, I found the food quite good, but hangry Huccalyly was unimpressed.