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Cafe Review: One Man Coffee

Upper Thomson Road is one street sprawled with more food spots than dots on a dalmatian and while it’s not the most accessible location at the moment (to me, accessible means an mrt station located nearby), it is a place I would like travel to more often, especially for their newest coffee joint – One Man Coffee. At first glance: A quirky witty logo, cartoons and coffee? – I think I’ll like it here. I did.  Sharing four walls and an alfresco area with Crust Pizzeria, One Man Coffee shines in the chirpy space along with the rising sun and goes to bed by the evening, when delightful pizzas come out to play. The limited seating may pose a problem when the promising cafe rises in popularity (probably some time now, since I visited it a week after their opening) but I really hope they don’t clutter the currently comfortable space with more tables to lose its cosy charm. Lucky for us, we arrived the first day they introduced brunch specials to the menu. One …

Review: Knuckles Bistro

$8 mains & German drafts in a rather crate place. One of the great ways for a new bistro to greet the gourmet world is to set camp next to a thriving one and look pleasantly inviting while you’re there. Sandwiched between Hatter Street and Nakhon, Knuckles Bistro sits in a prime location where passersby are aplenty, not to mention the usual endless queues from their Thai co-owners. Inside, the lighting is dim (I’m sorry my photographs lie) and the music is loud, but nonetheless a casual and cosy space (where light wood dominates with crate-like tables) for anyone looking for a place to unwind over chugs of beer and relatively decent grub. From what I noticed, tables outside are given menus while the ones inside aren’t. But that’s okay since orders are done at the counter anyway. The range of food is kept concise starting with appetizers like crispy wings, grilled mushrooms or truffle-infused salads and fries. As mentioned above, their mains stand at a standard and rather affordable price of $8. Choices include German Pork Knuckle, Grilled …

PasarBella & Friends Go To Town at Marina Bay Sands

Barely over a month after visiting PasarBella in its home ground at The Grand Stand, it makes its way to Marina Bay Waterfront. And I come with. For those who have been bellyaching about its inaccessibility, squirm no more because it’ll be in town till March 30. The selection of traders may not encompass the full list of tenants but the variety does gives you a good graze of the market. The atmosphere was seemingly perfect on a Thursday evening — the crowd wasn’t overwhelming and there were enough seats scattered around the deck. While they thought bringing PasarBella to the CBD would grant some its traders a breath of fresh air, haze was all that was abundant. (Fortunately, the recent days of rain has pushed that aside.) With a live band performing and a good sound system to boot, we grabbed some food and planted ourselves in a quiet corner since the better water-view seats were snapped up. The star players at the event were clearly Omakase Burger, as well as Keith Crackling Roast. …