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Eating Out

My review of 2013 for favourite restaurants in and out of Singapore
My favourite dishes of 2013 in and out of Singapore
My 5 unmissable foodie destinations
The Entertainer application 2015 and review of some of the places we have already been
Best things I ate in 2014

Feb 2018 - food across Nice, Bangkok and Dallas


Menton - Mauro Colagreco's 2 Michelin star Restaurant Mirazur
Where to eat vegetarian and vegan food in Nice?

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Nice, France
2 weeks in Nice in food
Nice - 100% Tacos for Mexican food
Nice - Acchiardo for proper local Nicois food
Nice - Al Taglio for pizza by the slice on Rue Droite 
Nice - Aradhana for Sri Lankan and Indian food
Nice - Arlequin Gelati for amazing ice cream
Nice - Au Fut et a Mesure for self tapped beer by the volume 
Nice - Au Rendez Vous des Amis for nicois food in the hills
Nice - Au Vieux Four for thin crust pizza, pasta and meat
Nice - Le Banthai for Thai food
Nice - Big Fernand - The new burger kid on the block
Nice - Café de Max for great coffee
Nice - Cafe Quartier for American Street food, great burgers
Nice - Ristorante Pizzeria Caruso for Pizza delivered by TakeEatEasy
Nice - Castel Plage for our traditional birthday lunch with rose
Nice - Chez Fabien for a meat-fest on the Place du Pin
Nice - Chez Pipo for socca and rose
Nice - Le Cafe des Chineurs for relaxed drinks and food
Nice - le Comptoir du Marche for non standard French fare!
Nice - Delhi Belhi for good Northern Indian food in Old Nice
Nice - Deli Bo for gorgeous patisseries
Nice - Deli Bo Boutique for beautiful desserts to take away
Nice - Di Yar for upscale Lebanese in the Old Town
Nice- Doobi's Falafel for Israeli food
Nice - Giuseppe e Peppino for Happy Hour
Nice - Le Grec Imperial for Greek Takeaway
Nice - Joe and the Juice  Nice Airport
Nice - JOYA Lifestyle Store for Brunch
Nice - Juke House for great happy hour cocktails
Nice - Kililie's Resto Brunch for homestyle buffet brunch
Nice - Restaurant le Gesu
Nice - El Merkado for great cocktails and tapas
Nice - L'atelier de Julien in Riquier for good pizza
Nice - L'EssenCiel - Lovely rooftop bar at Splendid Hotel 
Nice - Le Local for lovely Italian food
Nice - Le Soleil d'Asmara for lovely (vegetarian friendly) Ethiopian food
Nice - Les Amoureux - eat all the pizzas n the menu? Challenge accepted!
Nice - Les Amoureux for amazing Neapolitan Pizza - best pizza in Nice
Nice - Return to Les Amoureux with a revamped menu
Nice - Les Amoureux again and again for amazing pizza
Nice - Lou Balico for very traditional Nicois food
Nice - Made in Sud Pizzeria in the Port
Nice - Restaurant Mian for authentic Chinese food
Nice - Niss'Art Burger in the zone pietonne
Nice - O'Morena for  varied brunch in the Old Town
Nice - Paneolio for aperitif near the Old Town
Nice - Rossopomodoro for Neapolitan food (Pizza, pasta etc)
Nice - Royal Kebab for yummy chicken kebab
Nice - Socca d'or for great socca and a Nicois burger
Nice - Som Sanook for authentic Thai food
Nice - Tandoori Flame for Indian Takeaway
Nice - Tribeca burgers for a yummy lunch including vegetarian burgers!
Nice - The NICE LIFE Concept for healthy raw vegan food
Nice - Wazo Brunch for well, brunch, and burgers!

Toulouse - L'Autre Salon de The
Paul Daniel - our wedding caterer - our wedding food and wine

Eating out in Singapore - Restaurant Reviews

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Dim Sum / Chinese food

Cherry Garden Champagne dim sum brunch 1
Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental 2
Chinatown Seafood Restaurant 
Crystal Jade dim sum lunch
Din Tai Fung 1
Din Tai Fung 2
Din Tai Fung again!
Fragrant Hot Pot @ Bugis Junction
Imperial Treasure @ Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport
Lei Garden - Chinese New Year banquet (Lo Hei)
Paradise Inn - Terminal 1 - Changi Airport
Royal China - Dim Sum at Raffles Hotel
Royal China for Chinese New Year including Yusheng
Wah Lok @ Carlton Hotel
Yan Ting - Champagne dim sum brunch

Singaporean / Hawker

Candlenut for gorgeous Peranakan food
Changi airport terminal 2 - staff canteen / hawker centre
Changi airport Terminal 3 staff canteen and Ananda Bhavan
Food Playground - Singaporean Local Food Cooking Class
Grandma's - Local Food
Hjh Maimunah Restaurant and Catering - Malay Food on Jalan PisangLau Pa Sat at night - Satay on "Satay Street"
Makansutra - Gluttons Bay - Hawker at Esplanade
Old Airport Road Food Centre
PeraMakan @ Keppel Club for lovely Peranakan Food
Rochor - Thai food and Chicken rice
Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt, local hawker food in air conditioning :)
Steamboat on Beach Road - my first!
Thien Kee Steamboat - Golden Mile
Whampoa Drive Food Centre - hawker evening
Whampoa Drive Makan Place again
Wok and Barrel - Elevated Hawker Food in Duxton Hill

Brunches (champagne, prosecco, other..)

Artichoke Bar and Cafe brunch
Artichoke Lunch / Brunch V2
Artichoke we missed you
Cherry Garden Champagne dim sum brunch 1
Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental 2
Equinox @Swissotel - St George champagne brunch
Jim Thompsons @ Dempsey Hill - Sunday Thai Brunch with Prosecco
Lime Restaurant @ Park Royal Pickering Champagne Brunch
Melt World Cafe - Champagne Brunch - lots of food options
Mezza9 - Champagne brunch in the Hyatt - Lots of food options
Yan Ting - Champagne dim sum brunch

Burgers and Western, French, Chocolate etc

Au Chocolat / Nine-Thirty - Chocolate and local food
Bergs Burgers
Bergs Burgers Take 2
Bergs Burgers again!
Brussels Sprouts - Belgian food on the East Coast
Fluff Bakery on Jalan Pisang for awesome cupcakes on Haji Lane (Halal Western food) 
Jaan at Swissotel Stamford - amazing fine dining 8 course lunch!
Max Brenner - Chocolate Galore
Merchants Cellar and Wine Bar
My Awesome Cafe - Telok Ayer
Nandos - my first piri piri chicken
Paul Bakery - new seasonal menu
Picky Potato and Porky Pork - Central Mall - Western
Praelum - the "Wingle" by Wine Family
Prive Cafe at the new Chijmes
The Hand Burger
The Prime Society - Dempsey Hill - Christmas party with work
Third and Sixth Bistrobar on Seah Street for great creative burgers
Tiong Bahru Bakery for good bu pricy baked goods


Where to eat Indian Food in Singapore?

Al Falah Barakh - prata in Joo Chiat as Midnight Snack
Ananda Bhavan - Serangoon Road
Ananda Bhavan V2
Azmi - Norris Road chapati corner shop
Banana Leaf Apolo for vegetarian rice plate
Breakfast and lunch at my customer's Indian stall
Farrer park hawker (Kitchener/Serangoon) - Yummy Indian food at our local hawker centre
Farrer Park (Kitchener/Serangoon) Indian hawker again
Farrer Park (Kitchener / Verdun) Indian stall at hawker centre on corner of Kitchener and Verdun Road
Fatiman's in Tekka - prata
Gokul Vegetarian food
Islamic Restaurant - Biryani
Khansama delivered by Foodpanda, with 10$ discount vouchers!
Khansama - North Indian in Little India
Khansama again - for my birthday
Khansama - Delivery
Komala Vilas Restaurant - Southern Indian in Little India
Komala Vilas Restaurant again - Indian food on Chinese New Year :)
Last meal before leaving Singapore - mine was dosa and prata
MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Rooms) - new to Singapore - Karnataka vegetarian food (Southern Indian)
Mumbai to Goa - Syed Alwi Road - Coastal Indian Food
Murugans Idli Shop - lovely dosa and uttapam
Murugan's Idli Shop again and this time we had the idli!
Mustard - Bengali / Punjabi food on Race Course Road
Prata House - Bugis+
Rochor: an indian stall opened
Saha Restaurant and Bar - Modern Indian food, tapas and cocktails
Sakunthalas ordered via FoodPanda
Spice Junction - Keralan Indian food on Race Course Road
Spice Junction - Take 2
Tandoor Restaurant - Fancy Indian at the Holiday Inn
Tandoori Corner - Lovely authentic Northern Indian on Balestier Road
Usman - Serangoon - Pakistani / Indian Food
Zam Zam - Singapore Murtabak and Biryani

Thai Food

First Thai on Purvis Street
Folks Collective - Authentic Thai food in China Square
Jai Thai - Cheap Thai food on Purvis Street
Jai Thai again
Jim Thompsons @ Dempsey Hill - Sunday Thai Brunch with Prosecco
Koh Nangkam Southern Thai Restaurant - North Bridge Road
Koh Nangkam Southern Thai moved to Jalan Kledek (revisit)
Rochor - Thai food and Chicken rice
Thai Smiles near Boat Quay
Yhingthai Palace on Purvis street


Hua Yu Wee - Traditional Seafood joint on the East Coast
Jumbo Seafood at East Coast Seafood Centre
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant at East Coast Seafood Centre

Middle Eastern

Alaturka on Bussurah for Turkish food
Artichoke Bar and Cafe brunch
Artichoke Lunch / Brunch V2
Artichoke for dinner - Tuesday Tasting Menu
Artichoke all by myself for dinner
Artichoke we missed you
Artichoke for our last "single" brunch - Deviant Middle Eastern
Beirut Grill (and Maison Ikkoku)
Dervish - Turkish food in Kampong Glam
Istanbul Restaurant - Good Turkish food in Kampong Glam
Middle Eastern lunches in Kampong Glam after yoga
Pita Bakery for yummy pita (obviously) and hummus on Bali Lane
Overdough's - Artichoke's sister bakery
Urban Bites - Good cheap Lebanese food in Chinatown


Cafe Iguana - surprisingly good Mexican food close to Clarke Quay
Lucha Loco - Mexican food in Duxton Hill
Muchachos for yummy burritos on Keong Saik Road
Piedra Negra - Mexican on Haji Lane

Pizza / Italian

AltPizza for fun creative (DIY available) pizzas
Cicheti - Amazing pizza and pasta / Italian food on Kandahar street 
Cicheti part two - more pizza and pasta and desserts as well as panini!
Cicheti again - was craving pizza after Italy, great salads too
Napolizz pizza delivered via Foodpanda
Pizza Fabbrica for yummy innovative modern Italian food!
Pizzeria Mozza - not a bad pizza, even for a pizza snob like me ;-)
Ricciotti - was pretty good pizza actually!
Senso for prosecco brunch on Club Street
Singapore pizza recommendations
Spizza - Pizza in Singapore Take 2 - delivery


Coq and Balls - Tiong Bahru, Japanese/Western fusion
Food For Thought - Botanic Garden - Asian Western fusion
Praelum - Wine bar and restaurant in Duxton Hill

Other (including brunches/buffets with different types of food)

Chefs With Altitude 2013 - Opening party @ New Asia Bar, Swissotel Stamford
Equinox @Swissotel - St George champagne brunch
Food in hospital - Mount Elizabeth Novena
Huong Viet - Vietnamese on the East Coast
Melt World Cafe - Champagne Brunch - lots of food options
Marutama Ra-Men - Ramen noodles at Liang Court
Mezza9 - Champagne brunch in the Hyatt - Lots of food options
The Line Buffet, Shangri La - lots of food options
Tori-Q - Japanese fast lunch
Work lunches and More eating out
Week in Work Lunches
Work lunches and other eating out
Work lunches - Another collection of lunches in Singapore
Work lunches, snacks etc
Work lunches, snacks etc again
Work lunches and snacks (mostly dosa!)

Bars / Wine in Singapore

Alley Bar - Emerald Hill
Blu Jaz - our office local
Cider Pit - Joo Chiat Road
Divine Wine Bar (with the wine fairies / angels) in Parkview Square
L'Aiglon on Neil Road - great cocktails with a French twist
Loof Bar - Roof top fun
Loof again - with food and all
Maison Ikkoku for amazing cocktails
Merchants Wine Cellar and Store
Merchants again but for food
Mr Punch Rooftop Bar above Mint Museum
Nektar - fancy cocktails
O Batignolles - French wine in Club Street
OverEasy - One Fullerton for a good happy hour
Praelum - Wine bar and restaurant in Duxton Hill
Prince of Wales - Dunlop Street - Little India
Red Dot Brewhouse - Dempsey Hill
Tanuki bar for $10 Happy Hour Martinis
The Book of Daniel Boey launch event - Remy Cointreau and Bacchanalia bar cocktails  
The Wine Creek - great customer service

Cafes in Singapore  


Seminyak - Motel Mexicola, yummy Mexican food 
Seminyak - Potato Head Beach Club for awesome cocktails and good food
Seminyak - Sarong - Lovely Pan-Asian food in a fancy setting
Seminyak - Cafe Degan, good Indonesian food in Bali
Seminyak - Ginger Moon, fun fusion
Seminyak - Sate Bali for a cooking class then lunch
Seminyak - Ku De Ta, lovely cocktails by the beach


Rome - La Montecarlo - pizza and pasta
Rome - Pizzarium, awesome pizza slices (pizza al taglio) in Rome
Rome - Pizzeria da Remo - contender for best pizza ever
Rome - Osteria da Fortunata - lovely pasta
Rome - Pizzeria del Secolo - pizza slices near the station
Rome - Da Baffetto, another Roman pizza institution
Rome - La Pratolina "pinsa" - similar to pizza
Rome - Mamma Angela's Trattoria - good pasta near station
Rome - Gelateria del Teatro - lovely fresh ice cream 
Rome - Pizza Slices - Forno Campo de' Fiori and Forno Roscioli
Rome - Emma Pizzeria e Cucina for pizza with friends
Rome - Pizzarium again - my idea of heaven
Rome - Pizzeria dal Paino
Florence - Wine Tasting at Borgo San Jacobino
Florence - Amici del Ponte Vecchio - yummy slice pizza near the bridge
Florence - Capaccino - odd little place but not bad :)
Florence - Osteria all'Antico Vinaio - wine and panini, what else could you want?
Florence - Le Volpi e L'Uva - Wine bar 
Venice - La Rosa Rossa for awesome pizza
Naples - the famous Da Michele pizza 
All over Italy - our honeymoon of pizza pilgrimage and courgette crusade!
Naples - Pizzeria Starita da Materdei - awesome creative pizzas 
Naples - Pizzeria da Gino Sorbillo 
Naples - Pizzeria Porta Alba - the oldest in Naples hence the world
Naples - Our Favourite Pizza was from Pizzeria Di Matteo!
Naples - The best pizza in Naples and why we liked it
Naples - Sorbillo Livieto Madre al Mare
Naples - Pizzeria Le Sorelle Bandiere
Naples - Pizzeria Antica Di Matteo again!
Procida - Il Maestrale Restaurant
Procida - Ristorante Da Mariano
Procida - La Lampara 
Procida - Ristorante Girone - we went 3 times!
Positano - Next2 for Modern Italian 
Ventimiglia - La Vecchia Napoli for pizza


The Farmhouse - Coventry - indian and british food
Wyken Fish Bar - Coventry - Fish and chips
The Teddington Arms - London (Teddington) - Gastropub
London Heathrow area - Curry in Feltham
London Heathrow area - The Pheasant Inn and Restaurant
London - Diwana Bhel Poori for dosai and other southern Indian food
London - Thai Kitchen at the Prince Albert in Twickenham 
London - Brewdog Soho for great craft beers and hop fries!
London - Bone Daddies for Ramen
London - Dishoom for Bombay Cafe style Indian food
London - HipChips for hipster (tasty) crisps
London - Family, friends and food weekend - KILN, Yauatcha, Darjeeling Express

Sri Lanka

Colombo - The Gallery Cafe
Colombo - Galle Face Green
Colombo - Navratna
Colombo - Galle Face Hotel Breakfast Buffet 
Colombo - Sunsetting at the Galle Face Hotel bar
Colombo - Hilton Colombo Breakfast at Spices
Colombo - The Gallery Cafe, Paradise Road, Revisited
Colombo - Pagoda Tea Room for lunch
Colombo - High end Sri Lankan at Curry Leaf at the Hilton
Colombo - Colombo City Hotel Rooftop Bar
Colombo - Colombo Fort Cafe - Dutch Hospital
Colombo - Hilton Spices Restaurant
Sigiriya - Breakfast buffet at the Aliya Resort

Thailand - Hua Hin - Dining by Design (local experience with GHA) at the Anantara resort
Thailand - Hua Hin - Thai food for lunch at the Anantara
Thailand - Hua Hin - Anantara Resort - Breakfast
Thailand - Hua Hin - Anantara Resort - Tea and cocktail hour
Thailand - Train stop breakfast and good airport food at Mango Tree in Bangkok airport
Thailand - Bangkok - Na Aroon - lovely (mostly) vegetarian Thai food
Thailand - Bangkok - Baan Glom Gig
Thailand - Bangkok - Swissotel Nai Lert Park - Breakfast
Thailand - Bangkok - Cabbages and Condoms delivered 
Thailand - Bangkok - Baan Khanitha - Royal Thai by the river
Thailand - Bangkok - Soi Polo Fried Chicken - Awesome Isaan food
Thailand - Bangkok - VW Camper Van drinking out of a bucket on Sukhumvit Soi 11
Thailand - Bangkok - Novotel Ploenchit Buffet Lunch
Thailand - Bangkok - Soul Food Mahanakorn
Thailand - Phuket - JJ's bar and restaurant
Thailand - Phuket - Anantara Restort Chaam Restaurant
Thailand - Krabi - Thai Charm Cooking School


Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Sisters All Day Breakfast
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - The Shop Cafe and Bakery
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Friends Restaurant for tapas
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Khmer Borane for lunch 
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - Romdeng for lovely Khmer food
Cambodia - Phnom Penh - ARTillery for brunch
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Chanrey Tree for fancy Khmer food
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Haven Training Restaurant
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Blossom Training Cafe
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Cafe Central for Western brunch
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Sugar Palm for Khmer food
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Marum 
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Raffles Hotel Champagne Breakfast
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Raffles Hotel Elephant Bar
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Little Red Fox Espresso
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Sister Srey Cafe 
Cambodia - Siem Reap - Cuisine Wat Damnak for amazing fine dining Khmer food


Yangon, Myanmar - 999 Shan Noodle
Yangon, Myanmar - various meals and street food
Yangon, Myanmar - The Savoy Hotel for drinks and dinner
Yangon, Myanmar - The Strand bar for a cocktail


Barcelona - Bar Celta Pulperia
Barcelona - Bar Oviso
Barcelona - Cerveceria Ciutat Comtal
Barcelona - El Xampanyet near Picasso Museum 
Barcelona - Elsa y Fred for fancy tapas
Barcelona - Tapa Tapa Xiringuito in Barceloneta
Barcelona - Districte Born for Patatas Bravas
Barcelona - Pan amb Oli for a great lunch menu and creative bravas
Barcelona - Bodega 1900 for fancy tapas by the Adria brothers
Madrid - El Cisne Azul for amazing mushrooms!
Zaragoza - Dona Casta for gorgeous croquetas


Istanbul - Solera Wine Bar
Istanbul - Cukur Meyhane for Turkish dinner
Istanbul - Gelik near the Sheraton Atakoy


Doha - Bharath Vasanta Bhavan for Southern Indian food


Athens - Kalamaki Bar for Souvlaki 
Athens - Γαρύφαλλο Κανέλα (Garifallo Kanela) for home-style Greek cooking
Hydra - Téchnē Restaurant and Social - upscale modern Greek food
Athens - Oineas Restaurant for my first meal in Athens
Hydra - Ostria Restaurant

Shopping for Food / Drink in Singapore

Shopping at Tekka Market / Tekka Centre in Little India
Sheng Siong: What does 75$ get you?
Tekka Mart: What does $50 get you?
Wine Family - wine tasting and the website to buy from


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