Singapore’s largest Epicurean Market

National Day fever is still very much in the air and as a treat to all foodies and drink lovers out there, we would like to share with you 51 awesome images guaranteed to tickle your palate and make you fall in love again with your favourite restaurants and celebrity chefs.

More information on Epicurean Market 2016.

Marina Bay Sands’ 4th Annual Food & Wine Fair, 12th-14th August 2016, Sands Expo and Convention Centre

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Celebrating with a French Flair

My brother and I have stopped ‘celebrating’ our birthdays for quite some time now. Perhaps mainly for the reason that we live far from each other, living in a different city and time zone, and both of us are far from home, too. But when my brother decided to celebrate his 26th, then we better celebrate it in style! As one of our life goals is to travel to Europe together, he chose to celebrate it in Paris in France.

We arrived in Paris on the eve of his birthday and after doing some touristy stuff and walked for more than 18,000 steps in just a couple of hours, we decided to have our dinner somewhere nearby. At that time, we were already by the foot of the Eiffel Tower and it was getting chillier.

Frame Brasserie Paris
Frame Brasserie Paris
Frame Brasserie Paris
Frame Brasserie Paris
Frame Brasserie Paris

“Pick a restaurant, dinner’s on me!” Oh-my-ghowd.. he picked Frame Brasserie, a restaurant that’s only a few metres from La Tour Eiffel. Frame is a modern designed restaurant that is attached to the Pullman Hotel in Paris. It serves California-style dishes in fusion with traditional French taste. Since it’s supposed to be a brasserie, but with its modern interior, it has a refreshing feel as opposed to the traditional brasseries.

The concept is an open kitchen type with indoor and outdoor seating and it also has a resident DJ who continuously sets the mood, both at the bar and in the restaurant. There was a group of young professionals at one end, a dating couple on the other and a family next to our table. It was a good blend of dining customers and the staff were very friendly to every table–creating such a very welcoming vibe.

Shout out to Mr Sam who assisted us so professionally and he was also my collaborator in preparing the surprise Carrot “Cup” Cake and the birthday song towards the end of the dinner. All the best to you in Australia! Santé!

Aside from the delicious food that was freshly prepared, the best part was, our seat had the best view of the Eiffel Tower. It was indeed a magical dining experience and an unforgettable celebration we had together. Bonne Anniversaire!

Frame Brasserie Paris
Seared Duck Foie GrasPistachio Banana Bread

Frame Brasserie Paris
Surf N turfScallop, Beef Carpaccio, Shaved Asparagus, Coffee Potato Puree, Maple Syrup

Frame Brasserie Paris
Wok NoodlesTeriyaki Curry, Peanut, Wanton Chips and extra Chicken

Frame Brasserie Paris
Frame Brasserie Paris


FRAME BRASSERIE
Address: 28 Rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 144385777
Culinary Team: Chef Andrew Wigger
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Savouring Singapore: The 2015 Roundup

Enjoying a great meal is one of our greatest pleasures in life; and, that’s why we always wanted to indulge ourselves with new flavours and different food places to try. So this year, we’ve come up with a unique blog series called: Savouring Singapore; with a mission to promote the delicious food places (big and small players) that you may find in and around the Lion City.

Makan! Makan! Makan!

While we aim to publicise Singapore as a ‘food trip’ destination, and since Singaporeans are known for their penchant in eating out (with family or with friends); this blog series was conceptualised with the main intention of helping those small food stalls in the Hawker Centres and Kopitiams with little or no digital access/capability.

Savouring Singapore

Though some of our featured restaurants serve foreign cuisine, they sure were customised to be palatable to the meticulous Singaporean taste buds. We have opened the submissions to anyone (locals, tourists and foreign workers) who wants to share their food photos and gastronomic experiences.

Here’s a roundup of this year’s and here’s looking forward to more new places in 2016. We hope that you will continue to join us in our mouthwatering journey of Savouring Singapore!

1. The Tea Party – ONE-NORTH, SINGAPORE

2. Heng Ji Chicken Rice – CHINATOWN COMPLEX, SINGAPORE

3. The Bravery – JALAN BESAR, SINGAPORE

4. Yoshimaru Ramen Bar – HOLLAND VILLAGE, SINGAPORE

5. Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge 夜上海潮洲粥 – BUKIT MERAH, SINGAPORE

6. Mad For Garlic – SUNTEC CITY, SINGAPORE

7. Yayoi – BUGIS+, SINGAPORE

8. Ann Chin’s Popiah – CHINATOWN COMPLEX, SINGAPORE

9. Gurkha Palace – LITTLE INDIA, SINGAPORE

10. Aura – CITY HALL, SINGAPORE

11. Aeiou – JALAN BESAR, SINGAPORE

12. Day & Night Bistro – TIONG BAHRU, SINGAPORE

13. Niqqi’s – CLEMENTI, SINGAPORE

14. Food Street Fried Kway Teow Mee – CHINATOWN COMPLEX, SINGAPORE

15. Tolido’s Espresso Nook – KAMPONG GLAM, SINGAPORE


Though we believe that good food/restaurant easily spreads by word of mouth, we hope that this will further promote especially those who don’t have a website, a Facebook page or a Twitter account.

How many from this list have you visited? Let us know where do you think we should be going next. Email: eugephemisms [@] gmail [.] com

*Makan is a Malay term which means: food or to eat.

Most Flavourful Restaurants of 2015

From Hawkers Centres to National Galleries to 24-hour food joints, here are the best restaurants we’ve ‘inspected’ this year; and as always, we have ranked them in terms of the food, ambience and the overall experience we have had with some of the very special people in our life.

To all our fellow foodies and bloggers whom we follow, thank you and may you continue to inspire more people with your fresh ideas and your brilliance in writing; and to those who’ve been following us for a couple of years now, “thank you, thank you for the love.” May Hope, Peace and Prosperity reign upon you and your loved ones in the coming year ahead. Cheers!

Aeiou Collage

Here’s the TOP 10 food establishments which really worked the treat for us this 2015.

1. La Llauradora de Loreto – DENIA, SPAIN (tie)

1. Kakiden – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN (tie)

2. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – ONTARIO, CANADA

3. Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge 夜上海潮洲粥 – BUKIT MERAH, SINGAPORE (tie)

3. Talan Dam Seafood – BANGKOK, THAILAND (tie)

4. Aura – CITY HALL, SINGAPORE

5. GRAND Caffé Concerto – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (tie)

5. Tolido’s Espresso Nook – KAMPONG GLAM, SINGAPORE (tie)

6. La Trastienda Tapas – MADRID, SPAIN

7. Aeiou – JALAN BESAR, SINGAPORE (tie)

7. Day & Night Bistro – TIONG BAHRU, SINGAPORE (tie)

8. Anna & Sons Cuisine – BANGKOK, THAILAND (tie)

8. Shima Uta Raibu (Live) Ryūkyū – OSAKA, JAPAN (tie)

9. Niqqi’s – CLEMENTI, SINGAPORE

10. Kings Diner – BROMLEY, UNITED KINGDOM


Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.
Hippocrates

What’s your favourite food establishment or food trend of 2015? Share them with us here: Email: eugephemisms [@] gmail [.] com


The Anna Restaurant & Art Gallery

In a recent short (food) trip to Bangkok, we were focused on only three things: eat, shop and party. We championed these three goals, rather effortlessly, and in that same order too.

For those who have been before, you know you have actually arrived in Bangkok when you suddenly get immersed in the City’s peculiar hustle and bustle. You’ll instantly feel the festive mood of it; while its distinct character and encroaching warm vibe wraps on your persona.

Is it the aura of the Thai people? Is it the street food and street scene? Is it the smell in the air? Whatever it is, just embrace and enjoy it. We surely did enjoy it with, as we said, just eating, shopping and partying.

On our first night, one of our travel buddies suggested that we take our dinner at Anna & Sons Cuisine. He’s been there once and he finds the food delicious and the prices reasonable; it’s also very near to where we stayed at. Their menu mainly consists of Thai Food but there are many other Asian Fusion cuisines that you can choose from.

That weekend was also about birthdays. Three from the group is celebrating their birthdays and that makes the other two–the very special guests. And so the first triple celebration happened here at Anna & Sons Cuisine or The Anna Restaurant & Art Gallery. Happy Happy Birthday: Kenneth, Tin and Mickee!

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine

Anna & Son Cuisine


ANNA & SONS CUISINE
27 Soi Piphat, Bangrak, Silom, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Telephone: +662 2372788
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