Keisuke Tonkotsu King at Orchid Hotel, Tanjong Pagar


She kept looking up at me, concern in her eyes as I was laughing; grinning like a fool, I was slurping the ramen with tears rolling from my eyes and perspiration off my back.

Happiness in a bowl of noodles.

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Posted on 5th Jul 2012 in Bistro/Trattoria, Japanese  |  Comments off

Kko Kko Nara on Tras Street


There’s a difference between being sated and being full. Satiation is the state where you’ve achieved full gratification and satisfaction; you’re unable to take in any more. Being full may not bring about satiation.

So during dinner at Fat Cow, we decided that we needed a late supper. Mae and I have been talking about going there for many months and since everyone was in town, we had an unopened bottle of Billecart-Salmon and there was room for wings and beer, so why the hell not?

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Posted on 12th Mar 2012 in Bistro/Trattoria, Korean, Meat  |  2 comments

DB Bistro Moderne at Marina Bay Sands


Friday night, we were tired from work and she wanted to try DB Bistro Moderne. I was keen because I heard many bloggers write good things about it.

I like bistros for the basic reason that it’s simple, uncomplicated food that you can sit down, forego the pretensions and just enjoy a good meal with great company. And having walked past DB Bistro Moderne and studying its menu for the umpteen time, we thought why the hell not.

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Posted on 12th Dec 2011 in American, Bistro/Trattoria, French, Modern European  |  1 comment

Mirabelles at Le Bistrot du Sommelier on Prinsep Street


“For 2 weeks only, we have fresh Mirabelles! They are in season for only 2 weeks! You must try them!” gushed Chef Patrick. There is nothing more mouth-watering than talking to a cook who’s excited about his ingredients and how he intends to use them.

We were supposed to go for the Michel Roux brunch but some couldn’t make the date, so we decided to do a dinner to make-up for the missed Roux opportunity. It happened that the Tuckers are regulars at Le Bistrot du Sommelier, so we thought it would be great to introduce the Andersons and Jeff to the place that we love.

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Posted on 14th Sep 2010 in Bistro/Trattoria, Food and Drink, French, Makankaki, Singapore  |  12 comments

Le Bistrot du Sommelier on Prinsep Street


The kitchen door burst open and Patrick came out, spotted me and said, “ah! You must be the one who ordered the Cassoulet!”

Generally, it is not desirable to be singled-out in a crowd but when it is your favorite chef, it’s a gleefully good thing.

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2010 in Bistro/Trattoria, Food and Drink, French  |  5 comments

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