Alter Ego @ Esplanade

Alter Ego is the second self of A Poke Theory, dishing out Hawaiian poke bowls by day, craft beer & unapologetically sinful bar grub by night. Situated on Esplanade’s waterfront, it’s a sweet spot to knock back IPAs under the stars, to an unrivalled view of the Marina Bay.

A Week in Israel

Hummus, mezza, salads, kebabs and grills. These are what conjured when you mention Middle Eastern food. Despite the political situation classifying Israel as Europe, there’s no doubt the cuisine and local fare are more Middle Eastern than European. But Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan European city by the Medditeranean so the chic cafe culture is…

Al Qasr @ Holland Village

Holland Village on the eve of the Jubilee weekend was a nightmare for diners and drivers. Parking was hopeless. All the popular joints were packed with Happy Hours reverie. And we can only make out way up Lorong Mambong as Singaporeans can’t be bothered to climb the hill on a hot night out. (It was…

Matbah Restaurant @ Istanbul

The Ottoman Empire ruled a large part of the earth and therefore acquired quite a taste for the exotic. In the Topeka Museum, there is an Ottoman recipe book that listed over 300 ways of cooking the aubergines (brinjals in Singapore speak). Matbah is a quaint little restaurant next to the Haga Sophia that has…

Rama’s Kitchen המטבח של רמה @ Jerusalem

Date visited: 15 January 2015 The oven. Oven baked bread Jerusalem artichokes soup Pear in wine with goat cheese Tahini with tomatoes Chicken liver, kanafe, beet root mash Chicken liver pate Chef at work Scenia – minced lamb on tahini Greens tossed in balsamic vinegar Black glutinous rice- like the Chinese dessert except that this…