All posts tagged: food

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. …

Cafe Review: RONIN

One of the newest kids in Singapore’s cafe scene doesn’t even have a signboard, or any clear indication from the outside that amazing blends of Genovese coffee are being brewed behind those heavily tinted doors. Walking past and missing this space will be nothing but a shame so look out for the giant metal plate that reads 17 Hong Kong Street, cos that’s the only way I’ll be able to point the shop out to you. There is however no surprise to this “phantom-like” style since RONIN comes from the same good people behind The Plain and The Bravery, similarly inconspicuous along the streets. The Interior Suffice to say, I fell head over heels with the break in uniformity with their furniture. It’s like an orchestra, an ensemble of different chairs and tables that serve the same purpose with a varied sitting experience. Sit at the round communal table with strangers and a smile might spark a conversation, or you might very well wish they weren’t in the background to ruin your shot for the …