Restaurant review: Indochine Waterfront ~ Empress Place

I usually enjoy the fare at Indochine very much. It’s very tasty though can be pricey. I do get terribly thirsty after… a sign of… *ahem* excessive MSG in the food. Disclaimer: I could be wrong though!

I usually dine at Siem Reap II or Bar Opiume. It was also at Bar Opiume that I got my VIP card.

The lunch we had was disappointing. Whether it was because we were dining at the Waterfront Restaurant instead, or that our group is too large I wouldn’t know. Service was crappy, too.

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August 20, 2008. Dining. Leave a comment.

Restaurant review: Grill Out ~ Sunset Way

To be honest the food was not very impressive. And after being in Australia my standard on the definition of a good steak has definitely been set pretty high! Prices are ok at about $30 for a main course? But compare that to the taste factor I must said it is not very good value.

August 20, 2008. Dining. Leave a comment.

Restaurant review: Peach Garden ~ OCBC Building

I’ve been to Peach Garden at OCBC building in Raffles Place many times. This is a very busy restaurant but generally delivers despite the massive lunch crowd. Sichuan Dohua in UOB is still my favourite, perhaps because I like spicy food, but in large groups the standard tends to drop. Not for Peach Garden. They handle large groups and crowds well.

The last bits there regarding the hooks in the toilets. I know it’s a little dumb, but hey! Just goes to show that with a little creativity, even simple things like hooks in toilets can be improved to make things a lot more convenient for the end user. Considering that lots of business lunches taking place here, it makes sense to have a hook that can hold folders… like mine!

August 20, 2008. Dining. Leave a comment.

Restaurant review: Mag’s Kitchen ~ Boat Quay

Don’t expect my restaurant reviews to be lengthy or terrible informative. What I’ll have, is photos and a general verdict of whether the food, ambience and service is good or not.

The food was pretty good. We had a couple of Hong Kongers with us and they enjoyed the meal, too. Generally a little on the salty side, which is really the only feedback I would give. Ambience is nice. It’s a small restaurant and the service is good, too.

August 20, 2008. Dining. Leave a comment.

Buko Nero

Buko Nero is a nice little Italian restaurant along Tanjong Pagar road. Family-owned, Chef Oscar whips up fabulous dishes, while his wife and mother-in-law serves. Amongst the stretch of bridal shops and local pubs along Tanjong Pagar Road, I was surprised to find such a place.

Buko Nero is almost always fully booked. Rumour has it that we have to book three months in advance to get a place! We are lucky that someone else cancelled.

Occupying just a single shophouse unit, it is small but very homely.

Occupying just a single shophouse unit, it is small but very homely.

Good food, good wine, good friends

Good food, good wine, good friends

Cod with thyme crust and eggplant

Cod with thyme crust and eggplant

Cod with spicy crust

Cod with spicy crust

Cheese platter for dessert

It is easy to catch a cab right outside the restaurant after the meal. If you drive it would be a real pain though.

I’ve also provided a review from Asiaone, for further reference.

July 9, 2008. Tags: . Dining. Leave a comment.