Pollen @ Marina Bay

Usually at fine dining restaurants, the lunch menu was a good and economical way of trying out their menu. At Pollen, I would still recommend their dinner service. Lunch was a little underwhelming.

db Bistro Moderne @ MBS

db bistro moderne—home of the famed “db Burger” that launched the gourmet burger craze—is at the midtown crossroads of fashion and theater. Reminiscent of a contemporary bistro in France, this award-winning restaurant reflects Chef Daniel Boulud’s intrinsic love for soulful seafood dishes steeped in French tradition.

Emporio Antico @ Hong Kong

These days, due to high rental costs, some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong are found on the higher floors of office buildings. Emporia Antico is located on 18th floor of an office building, and you get questioned by security what are you doing there if you are not appropriately dressed.

Ash and Elm @ Bugis

Organised a farewell lunch, small budget, but still want a nice environment and good food – go to a semi-buffet. Ash and Elm caters to the nearby lunchtime crowd with a semi-buffet, offering 4 choices for mains (rotation) and buffet appetiser and dessert bar.

Les Amis @ Orchard

Les Amis has been tour de force among the French gastronomy establishment in Singapore. For me, I knew it not only for its classical French cooking, but its impeccable service. And what better place to spend an important evening with the family. (Updated after they have got their Michelin stars.)

Terrior Parisien @ Shanghai

For Alléno, 2017 is a good year (and busy), possibly only second to 2007, when he’s awarded 3 star for the first time. Le 1947 became the only 3 star entry in France this year, and his 3 star Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen made into the World’s Best 50 List for the first time ever, ranked…

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora @ RWS

Ocean Restaurant opened in 2013 in conjunction with Resort World Sentosa. It was such an irony that one would open a seafood restaurant in an aquarium. SEA Aquarium in RWS was the world’s largest open tank aquarium. And in the depths of the Open Sea tank was Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. The concept behind…

L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon @ Bund 18

  This is not the first time in a Jöel Robuchon for me. I had dined at his L’Atelier in Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and his flagship Jöel Robuchon in Singapore and Paris. In all these places, the food can only be described with one adjective – decadent.

Restaurant André (Closed)

Restaurant André is one of the hottest table in the gastronomy scene in Singapore. Since helming Jaan to much acclaimed, André Chiang has made a name for innovative, bold and simplicity to the core cuisine that came from his mixed background.