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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
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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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Niseko dining: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'
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This Japanese resort town has become a world-class winter destination with a fantastic food scene to match

Singapore's 8 best new restaurants
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Close to 700 new eateries opened in Singapore over the last year. We've done the hard work and offer this shortlist of the best

Indocafe - The White House (Singapore)
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Owned by Indocafe (whose office used to sit in now-vacant colonial building that shares the same plot) and managed by the folks behind The C

Buono Terra (Singapore)
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Since last November, Buono Terra by The Connoiseur Concerto has joined the fray, on the upper end of the Italian dining club. Sited next to

Burnt Ends (Singapore) with David Pynt
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Like Loh's eatery at nearby Esquina, Burnt Ends is tucked away in a narrow strip of shop house space in Chinatown's Teck Lim Road (just step

Oca Grassa (Singapore) @ Bukit Pasoh
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Meaning fat goose in Italian, Oca Grassa is not your classic Italian joint and, no, it's not a goose meat-centric eatery either. While the r

Hashi Japanese Restaurant (Singapore)
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Oso Ristorante (“Oso”) started life humbly in 2004 as an Italian eatery. Within a period of 9 years, owners, Diego Chiarini and Stephane Col

Morsels (Singapore) @ Mayo Street
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Yes, Loh, designed the rustic interior – she stripped the walls of its coat of paint; restored and repainted the wooden tables and chairs th

Keystone (Singapore) with Immanuel Tee
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The dull-grey interior with mirrored panels and art installations has not changed and neither has its modern European fine-dining intention

Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt (Singapore)
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Occupying the former back office space of the Timbre Group, OCF sits on the upper floor of the Art House*, atop Timbre @ Arts House. After a

The Flying Squirrel (Singapore) by Jack & Rai
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Named The Flying Squirrel (“TFS”), for an animal that resembles the sugar glider (the Australian zodiac sign of Ho's wife and TFS' co-owner,

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai)
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These wins signal a meteoric rise for the Frenchman who first landed a job in Shanghai as chef de cuisine of Jade on 36 in year 2005. Within

Chinois by Susur Lee @ Resorts World Sentosa
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With his wind-kissed long hair tied back into a ponytail, the Hong Kong-born and Canada-based Lee may not be a familiar face in Singapore un

Halia @ Raffles Hotel (Singapore)
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For a shot of aperitif (or digestif) – wines, beers, cocktails and a selection of spirits including The Balvenie single malt whiskey, Reyka

Bibik GourmandBibik Gourmand: Jaan with Julien Royer
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Despite the deluge of big name chefs in our tiny city-state, the 14-table Jaan deserves a spot in the city's high-dining radar. Yes, the unb

Bibik GourmandBibik Gourmand: Nassim Hill Bakery, Bistro & Bar
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Thanks to Imaginings (the folks behind Wala Wala and KPO), Tanglin Post Office now boasts an attractive next-door neighbor. New to the neigh

Bibik GourmandBibik Gourmand: Kaixo @ Tanjong Pagar (Singapore)
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Issachar Lee, a business graduate who pursued a career in the semi-conductor industry, decided to switch career when he hit early 30s. He dr

Bibik GourmandBibik Gourmand: Lolla @ Ann Siang Road
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Barely 2 years after running as a pop-up underground supper club, Lolla's Secret Supper, the guerilla-dining operator has surfaced with a sh