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This post will address the culinary conundrum of where to eat in and around San Sebastian (Spain).
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Back to Tippling Club for its new 24-course menu!
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After a brief respite, the Club Street dining enclave is humming again. The buzz now centres on Gemmill Lane, a nondescript laneway home to offices, a pilates studio, a dodgy-looking spa as well as Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House and Club Street Social.

Now joined by Delicacy and Bar-a-Thym, with Angeleno due to debut in November, the once quiet street has awakened from a deep slumber. Its allure has even spilt over to an adjoining alley where the backdoor of an Amoy Road shop house opens into a new ‘hidden’ restaurant, Maggie Joan’s, the only newbie on the street without a shop front.
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The Disgruntled Chef has opened an outlet at The Club hotel at Ann Siang Road and its menu of small plates and big plates are pretty riveting...
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Chef Kang’s cooking was, for the most part, highly accomplished. He fielded familiar Cantonese classics (sometimes with Teochew influences) but with a level of mastery rarely seen here. Not only did Kang manage “wok hei” with aplomb, he was particularly meticulous with sauces, often going the extra mile to enrobe simple dishes – like toufu and vegetables – in umami-enriched sauces. It may be premature for us to judge a dinner basing on only four dishes. But Kang’s packed rooms do not lie and neither do his hordes of wine and whiskey-toting fans.
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Writing this review of Jason Tan's SG50-First Anniversary menu feels very much like writing a thesis of Tan’s life-kitchen journey, each milestone represented by a dish in the tasting menu. If reading it makes you think that Tan can really tell a story, a dinner here will show you that this chef can really cook.
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Be forewarned that all other dashi you taste henceforth will be measured against this at Marusaya...
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In Singapore, a city renowned for its wallet-friendly street food, a cadre of chefs is boldly reinventing local classics. At the vanguard of what’s now known as modern Singapore cuisine is Restaurant Labyrinth, an 18 month-old eatery that recently moved from a 21-seat Chinatown digs to a roomy 60-seat space that comes complete with three private rooms at The Esplanade...
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With the concrete jungle that is Singapore, strolling in a farm is hardly something a Singaporean can attest to doing often, let alone actually dining in one. But the July debut of Open Farm Community (“OFC”) gives us reasons to be optimistic.
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Excellent bread service, great snacks, gorgeous interior and an interesting set menu featuring interesting British / Irish ingredients. Some tweaks needed on the mains but on the whole, it's a place that I'll visit again. Plotting my next trip now smile emoticon
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Heading to Singapore? Read my piece on how to dine in style in Asia's 50 Best most-warded dining destination.
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Editor @ Zagat; Sgp Expert @Telegraph Travel; Regional Academy Chair @ Worlds50Best; Food Writer @ CNN Travel, Food Blogger @ Bibikgourmand
Based in Singapore, Evelyn is the local editor of Zagat and a former Time Out food critic who contributes to numerous premium publications including New York Times, Telegraph Travel, Conde Nast Traveller and CNN Travel, as well as writing her own well-established blog, Bibik Gourmand. She has also appeared in numerous food-related TV programmes including Asian Ace, 3 Chefs 1 City and The Toque 12.
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