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This Case Adds A Second Color Screen To The Back Of iPhone And Turns It Into A Working Game Boy Color With 36 Built-In Classic Games

By | December 9th, 2018

The Game Boy was and still is one of the best portable gaming consoles ever created, and I was a huge fan of the little green-screened machine back when I was a kid.

Not too long ago, we told you about an iPhone case that not only offered protection but also doubled as a playable Game Boy, and now we’re back with an improved version in the form of Game Boy Color case for the iPhone.

When we say improved, we really mean it. This new case not only offers plenty of games to enjoy, but it also has a color screen to play them on – something not even the original Game Boy could manage.

There are 36 Game Boy classics to enjoy on this case, and thanks to its TPU material you should also be able to rest easy in the knowledge that your iPhone is being kept safe and sound, too.

Available for any iPhone from the iPhone 6 and all the way to the iPhone XS Max, this case is a great option for anyone who wants to be able to keep their phone safe, but also wants to get their Game Boy nostalgia fix at the same time.


  • High-quality colorful display for next-level gaming.
  • Tactile buttons for comfortable gaming sessions every single time.
  • Has its own battery which means it doesn’t drain your phone’s battery while you enjoy all those classic games.
  • Case protects iPhone from all corners including the display and rear camera module.
  • Made with high-quality TPU materials.
  • Total of 36 Game Boy classics for non-stop on the go entertainment.

Right now you can get all of this from here with a cool 15% discount if you apply code GBCIRP15OFF at check out. What is there not to like? Whether you want to play Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, or any of the other 34 games that you can choose from on a second screen on the back of your iPhone, it’s probably one of the best gifts you can buy for yourself or a Game Boy lover in your life.

Buy: Game Boy Color Case For iPhone With Color Screen Display + 36 Built-In Games: $ 34.95 with code GBCIRP15OFF at check out | Original price: $ 49.95

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Paradise Teochew, Vivocity: (Hor) Fun Teochew Classics and Unique Creations

After Scotts Square, Paradise Teochew has opened its second outlet at Vivocity, offering unique creations as well as many well-loved Teochew classic dishes by Chef Cheng Fa Kwan.

The Teochew Style Roasted Suckling Pig ($ 198) is a bit of a spectacle. They literally go whole-hog here – face and feet included. Make no mistake, this is oily. And by that, I mean that all the fat’s been slowly rendered and in the process, the skin has been ‘slow-fried’ in it to a deep brown crisp. You catch that perfectly balanced spice blend just under your nose but not on the tongue. Lovely.

The Teochew Style Braised Duo Combination Platter (Sliced Irish Fat Duck, Sliced Pork Knuckle) ($ 26, small) feels truly Teochew-authentic, i.e., very light on the seasoning with a focus on allowing the natural flavours to shine. I especially like the duck with a little fat under its skin, and tender with just enough fibrous bite to its flesh. It’s complete on its own but if you like, a dab of the light house-made vinegar-based chilli sauce (not spicy) really brightens things up!

The Pan-fried and Braised Live Soon Hock (Seasonal Price) is one of my favourite items at this tasting. It’s so easy to mess this up. Fry it a moment too long and the delicate fish flavour is lost. But do this right and you get depth in the braise and delightful flavour layers: the outer pan-fried crispy bits offering a contrast to the soft, delicate, flaky centre like it’s a different animal altogether. There is voodoo in the broth: a chalky seafood richness that’s balanced with the aromatic lift of onions and leek and sweetened with radish. You want to add rice to this and properly soak up every last drop.

The Paradise Teochew Stir-fried Assorted Vegetables and Cuttlefish ($ 28, small) is no simple tossed salad. They don’t tell you this but it’s a dish requiring some expert level wok dance. You get a minute or less to work with this and fires raging so high, stock and sauces vaporise on contact with the wok. There is umami delivered in spades from the sizeable dried shrimp, strong wok-hei, nuttiness, char in places and sweet vegetable crunch. This is as tasty as it is pretty. Must order!

These days, I see deep-fried batter and I immediately expect it to be salty. But the Paradise Teochew Pan-fried Seafood and Yam Pancake ($ 24) is thin, crispy and surprisingly light on seasoning. You get chunks of seafood, prawns in particular, that still retain their crunch and grainy, nutty bits of yam that kind of holds everything together. The crispy edges are the best!

Another must-order item is the Wok-fried Hor Fun with Kai Lan and Preserved Turnip ($ 18, small). I cannot decide if I like this better or the fish. Probably this! Let me put it this way: You know how it’s possible to ‘accidentally’ sleep with a guy you’re not normally attracted to because you’re too sad or too drunk, but who turns out to give you some of the best sex you’ve ever had that you cannot talk about? This hor fun is that guy. Not much to look at but so good. You cannot talk about the guy because you’re embarrassed, the same way you want to resist raving about this hor fun because it’s not exactly the finest thing on the menu! I mean, what audacity?! Just kway teow, chai po and charred kai lan? But this is savoury, slippery, crunchy, smoky, so unexpected and totally unforgettable!

Despite appearances, the Crispy Pumpkin, Yam and Sweet Potato Strips ($ 16) is not overly sweet. But it’s a little tough texture-wise and I find it’s stacked a little too thick to be readily enjoyed and I have a big mouth! I have to rip it apart to eat it and to me that kind of defeats the purpose.

The Tau Suan with Gingko ($ 4.50) is done nicely and traditionally with no surprises. It’s less viscous than expected and not so sweet. The Mashed Yam with Gingko ($ 5) is silky smooth & it’s purely yam with just some shallot oil without any coconut milk.

The food is pretty good here and the ambience is lovely, whether you choose regular seating, you’re in one of the VIP rooms or if you have friends visiting and you would actually like to be outdoors enjoying the view. I would certainly order any wok-fried item with confidence. And even as I write this, my mouth waters for that hor fun.

Paradise Teochew
VivoCity #01-53, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6221 0159
M-F 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Food: 7.5/10
Price/value: 7/10
Decor/ambience: 7.5/10

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Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG Feature May Have Saved This Man’s Life, Says His Doctor

By | December 9th, 2018

Apple released watchOS 5.1.2 less than 48 hours ago, and the feature brought with it support for the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG feature, something that was heavily touted at launch. While many people tested the feature out and found no issues whatsoever, some did indeed discover that things weren’t as they should be. In fact, one person may already have had their life saved by the Apple Watch’s latest health-oriented feature.

One Reddit user tells a story of his own testing of the new ECG feature, with the results repeatedly claiming a result of AFib, or atrial fibrillation. He thought it was simply a case of the watch returning false positives due to flaky or buggy software, but after testing it on his wife and having seen her results come back as clear, he decided that it might be worth taking a trip to a clinic.

Upon visiting the clinic and speaking with a doctor, it seems the Apple Watch may have been spot on all along. The doctor said that he expected to see more people pay visits to clinics as a result of the Apple Watch feature, but didn’t expect to see someone so soon.

However, after hooping the person up to a full ECG, it was confirmed that he was indeed in AFib, meaning his heart was not beating at a correct rhythm. In fact, the doctor told the Apple Watch wearer that “this probably saved you.”

That’s quite the endorsement! The Apple Watch has been credited with saving lives many a time, and it seems we might have had to wait less than a day for the new ECG feature to prove its worth.

(Source: Reddit)

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Kyuubei: Japanese Sushi and Sashimi in the East

Tendon $ 14.90

I first met Chef Thomas Kok in 2011 when he was the head chef at Hokkaido Sushi which was named “Best Japanese Restaurant” under his watch.   At that time, I was starting to write my “Sushi Files” and it was with his help that I managed to document the different seafood used in sushi!

Chef Thomas subsequently moved to Jin Fine Dining where he did a very popular $ 80 omakase set for our fans, as well as helping us to raise funds for our orphanage project in Batam.  After a short stint at Hokkai Villa, Chef Thomas has now taken over the space at Changi Village Hotel that Choubei used to occupy.

This is good news for those of you who are living or working in the East where it is not as easy to find a Japanese restaurant that is serving good quality Japanese food.  The even better news is that now he is serving the same quality food at more competitive prices!

The restaurant specialises and sushi and sashimi and chef Thomas is offering our readers a special 6 course omakase set for just $ 68++.  The courses will include amaebi karage, premium sashimi (includes otoro), grilled hamachi kama, buta kakuni, tempura, 5 pc sushi and dessert.

For a quick meal (lunch and dinner), he is also offering four different sets for our readers!  All you need to do is to show them this post!  All the sets will come with miso soup and a side dish like chawanmushi.

Bara Chirashi Don $ 18

I would highly recommend his tendon $ 14.90 which is one of the best value tendons I have come across.  Granted that there are now quite a few places around Singapore that are offering tendons for less than $ 15, but they are not likely going to be fresh, good sized tiger prawns!  On top of that you also get your vegetables and a handful of crispy fried amaebi which are really tasty! Chef also uses quality Hokkaido rice and makes his own tendon sauce which is light and flavourful unlike the sweet, sticky, treacle like sauces that a lot of places like to use nowadays. 4.5/5

I am not a big fan of chirashi don as I prefer to have nigiri sushi if I am eating raw fish.  But Chef’s chirashi don will satisfy those of you who are craving for raw fish. 4.25/5

Hokkaido Snow Beef Don $ 18

For wagyu lovers, there is the beef don which is made with thin slices of the very exclusive Hokkaido snow beef which comes from Lake Uenae farm in Hokkaido.  This beef is very rare, with only 3 heads of cattle being slaughtered each month.  It does seem like a waste to saute this beef with teriyaki sauce as you can’t really appreciate the natural sweetness of the beef which comes from their diet of the famous Hokkaido sweetcorn!  4.25/5

Kurobuta Tonkatsu Don $ 19.80

My tonkatsu was slightly overcooked that day but because it was kurobuta pork, the meat was still very tender and tasty.  The panko could have been a little looser and fluffier.  4/5


Good to know of a Japanese restaurant in the Eastern tip of Singapore selling top quality Japanese food.  The environment isn’t exactly what I would have expected of a sushi bar (it is in an open lobby area of the hotel) but the food is good and very reasonably priced!

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How To Dress Your Memoji Up In A Santa Hat On iPhone, iPad

By | December 8th, 2018

Christmas is upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. That invariably means changing avatars to look like Santa for some reason, and if you’re using an iPhone or iPad with Face ID, you can customise your own Memoji to make it look just like the big man in the red hat.

The process of doing exactly that isn’t complicated, but if you don’t know how to do it, we can imagine it tripping a few people up. All you’ll need is a compatible device and a minute of your time, which seems like a decent proposal for something that will kick your Christmas preparations into top gear.

In order to get started, you’ll need an iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or 2018 iPad Pro of either size. Assuming you do, creating a new Memoji is super-simple and we have our own guide on doing exactly that, so be sure to follow that if you’re struggling. Once you have your Memoji, it can be customized to suit your needs, and the Santa hat is in the headwear category, which should be at the very bottom of the list.

Once in there, the Santa hat itself is again right at the bottom of the list, although you may need to edit it to give it a bright red color just like the man himself. Unfortunately, that isn’t one of the preset colors, but tapping the multicolor option will allow you to select a different color, including the iconic red.

And that’s it – your Memoji now has a nice Santa hat, perfect for taking screenshots and then using wherever you like, including Twitter, if you really must!

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IMM Is Breaking The Cliche This Christmas With A Scorpion Cave, Butterfly Aviary & Parrot Shows

IMM Christmas event 2018


With year-round summer temperatures and the lack of chimneys in our homes, Singaporeans can’t really relate to typical Christmas icons like snowmen and Santa Claus landing on the roof.

IMM is flipping the script this year with familiar tropical wonders like guided butterfly aviary walks, a scorpion cave, and parrot shows. Happening 10th to 23rd December12PM to 9PM, here are some highlights to look forward to at Flutter Of Wonder for the wildest Christmas yet.

Things to do at IMM’s Flutter Of Wonder

Venture into the wild side of life at IMM’s Flutter Of Wonder exhibit at the Level 3 Garden Plaza.


To redeem a pair of entry tickets, just spend a minimum of $ 80 (or $ 60 if charged to American Express CapitaCard) from now till 23rd December. Up to 3 same-day receipts can be combined. One redemption per shopper per day. Limited tickets available.

Make your way through a Butterfly Aviary where you can get up close and personal with more than 100 butterflies.


Keep your eyes peeled for the 5 different species fluttering about freely, including our national butterfly – the Common Rose.

Note: The Butterfly Aviary may be closed due to inclement weather.


Check out some badass scorpions over at The Scorpion Cave without having to venture into an actual desert or risk falling victim to their pincers.

The butterfly and scorpion exhibits will be part of a guided tour (20 min for butterflies and 10 min for scorpions) so you can pick up fascinating tidbits of information about these stunning creatures.


Don’t miss out on the Parrot Show, where admission is free. Marvel at the colourful beauties as they swoop majestically and perform a trick or two.

Showtimes: 1PM – 1.20PM & 7PM – 7.20PM every Fri, Sat & Sun


Immersing yourself in nature is said to boost your artistic tendencies, so let your creative juices flow at the activity stations.


Try your hand at leaf craftwork and postcard-making with preserved butterfly wings, get your face painted, or snap up a storm at the instant photo booth.

Create your very own masterpiece using materials stemming from nature!

IMM – Flutter Of Wonder

Image credit: IMM

Spend a day out with the fam this Christmas learning wacky wildlife facts, or have an unforgettable date night among gorgeous butterflies dancing in the air. IMM’s wild twist on traditional Christmas celebrations is guaranteed to spread plenty of cheer this festive season.

Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM daily


Find out more about IMM’s Flutter Of Wonder here!

This post was brought to you by IMM.
Photography by Dexter Looi.

Event Venue and Date

  • 10th – 23rd Dec, 12PM – 9PM
  • IMM, Level 3 Garden Plaza
  •   10 December 2018 12:00 – 23 December 2018 21:00

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Hot Deal: Pick Up Samsung’s Qi Wireless Fast Charge Pad With Wall Adapter For $17.98 Today

By | December 7th, 2018

Even though wireless charging via the Qi standard has been around for years – a decade, in fact – it’s only recently that it has exploded to popularity. So, with that popularity in mind, you’re probably going to want to get your hands on a wireless charger for your device. We have just the hardware in mind.

This Qi-compatible device comes from Samsung and offers universal compatibility with all of your Qi-enabled smartphones and devices. So, you are going to be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9, or S8+ and S9+ without being tethered to a power outlet. Even though it is made and offered by Samsung it’s also going to offer perfect compatibility with iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, and even Apple’s brand new iPhone XR handset. In short, if your device is Qi compatible, this charger is going to facilitate power transfer.

It offers both standard charging and fast charging capabilities for those devices that are compatible with it. It also has a gorgeous flat design which includes a multi-colored LED halo to immediately indicate the current charging status. This isn’t going to win any awards for product design but as far as wirelessly-capable charging pads go, it’s definitely up there thanks to the lovely and aforementioned halo LED indicator that takes pride of place.

If you have been in the market for this type of product then you can find everything that you need to know in the direct link below. Of course, you may have just received your first Qi-compatible smartphone or may be expecting to receive a Samsung or Apple iPhone this coming Christmas and just want to prepare yourself technologically speaking for that arrival. This charging pad is going to give you a head start and is guaranteed to provide you with affordable quality.

Make sure to act promptly to lock in the maximum discount and, if you have a lot of people you are buying for this Christmas, make sure to buy a few at this extremely low price.

Buy: Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger Pad from Amazon: $ 17.98 | Original price: $ 49.99

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Traditional Famous Prawn Mee at Hougang – I Prefer the Lor Mee


My husband’s friend recommended this stall which is tucked away in a small neighbourhood coffeeshop in Hougang. While queuing for our noodles, I was asking my husband if lor mee or prawn noodles is better. The friendly lady boss, who was taking her break, overheard our conversation and replied, “both also nice!” In the end, we ordered one of each to share.


The prawn noodle soup had an old school taste that you are not likely to find these days. The prawns were fresh and sweet, and were accompanied by a light briny broth which had just a hint of sweetness that lingered after every mouthful. Each bowl came with a dash of shallot oil, pork slices, and fish cake. Though simple, the prawn noodles were enjoyable. I was later told that the dry version tastes better. I guess I have to make a trip back for it!

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I’ll say go for the lor mee, instead of the prawn noodles, if you can only choose one bowl. The lor mee seems like the more popular choice amongst their customers as well. At just $ 3, my bowl of lor mee comes with fried fish fillet, a few slices of braised meat and fishcake, as well as half a braised egg. The gravy was not very thick but coated every ingredient quite evenly. With an extra touch of vinegar and sprinkle of minced garlic, the lor mee was delicious, and I finished it very quickly. I like that the fish fillet had a thin jacket of batter, and still retained a slight crisp.

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During lunch time, the stall is swamped. The food is usually sold out by 1.30pm, so it is better to head there for breakfast.

Address: Hougang Green Shopping Mall, 21 Hougang Street 51, Singapore 538719

Opening Hours: 8am to 2pm or sold out, closed every Thursdays made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.


Born into a family of enthusiastic foodies, Maureen has always loved all things culinary, especially the local cuisine here in Singapore. With a life-long fascination with the rapidly evolving food scene in Singapore, she started this website in 2007 to explore and celebrate all types of local Singapore dishes and to share her love of travel and food with the world. With 4 years of experience as a journalist and producer, she has a wealth of experience in food writing, photography and styling.

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Rare Discount: $50 iTunes Gift Cards Can Be Grabbed For Just $42 For Limited Time

By | December 6th, 2018

A limited time promotion is allowing consumers to get their hands on $ 50 worth of App Store & iTunes Gift Card for just $ 42.50. That means an immediate saving of $ 7.50, which is essentially free money to spend in Apple’s digital ecosystem.

Normally speaking, gift cards of this nature fly off the physical and digital shelves at this time of the year as this type of offering makes a perfect Christmas gift for someone who you literally have no idea what to get.

That typically means that neither Apple nor Amazon find themselves in a position where they need to offer any type of discount on the card. However, for some reason, Amazon is deciding to discount the physical $ 50 gift card meaning that a financial outlay of just $ 42.50 will get you a whopping $ 50 to spend on digital items, including for things like apps, games, movies, music, books and even for subscriptions like Netflix, Apple Music and more.

When this type of deal is offered, Amazon usually makes it a digital or email delivery meaning that you can get up and running right away with the discounts. However, this one is for a physical gift card that is going to come through the post. This means that it’s going to take a little bit longer to be delivered, and therefore a little bit longer for you to reap the benefits, but it also means that you can give this to anyone as a physical gift.

Perfect for that iPhone or iPad lover for Christmas or as an extremely generous Secret Santa gift in the office. And it also means that you don’t need to pay full price but get the kudos that comes with “spending” $ 50 on that person.

The card itself can be used via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, or even through a Mac on the Mac App Store, iOS App Store, tvOS App Store, or the watchOS App Store. It’s also possible to buy and rent movies and TV shows via the iTunes Store using this card, meaning you can then get access to that content on multiple devices all via a single purchase. Be warned though, these will sell out fast so grab it quickly from the link below.

Buy: $ 50 App Store & iTunes Gift Cards from Amazon: $ 42.50 | Original price: $ 50.00

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10 Best Restaurants in Singapore 2018

Unlike last year’s list where there were 10 different cuisines, the Best Restaurants in Singapore 2018 has only 5 cuisines. Strangely, this phenomenon of narrowing cuisines is replicated in the Best Casual Restaurants 2018 list.

Another phenomenon is that both lists–casual and best–are occupied by Asian and Southeast Asian food: only 2 restaurants on the Casual List are Italian and only 2 on Best List are Spanish. Perhaps this makes sense because Asian chefs are getting more educated about premium ingredients and more careful about using fresh ingredients.

In alphabetical order, these are the 10 Best Restaurants in Singapore in 2018:

Blossom 喜悦
Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2, #01-05/05A, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
tel: +65 6688 7799
M – F 11.30am – 11pm; Sat, Sun, PH 11am – 11pm

Blossom (喜悦) skilfully fuses traditional flavours with contemporary techniques, serving fiery Szechuan dishes and classic Cantonese dim sum treats.

Recommended: smoked duck with 15-year Yunnan pu-er tea leaves and Zhejiang chrysanthemum ($ 40 halved, $ 80 whole) and pan-fried lobster with caviar ($ 32).

700 Beach Rd, Level 2 Destination Singapore, Singapore 199598
tel: +65 6679 2900
12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm

62 year-old chef Damian D’Silva draws inspiration from his Eurasian-Peranakan parentage to present dishes that are hard to find in other restaurants. The food is interesting and delicious. You cannot eat this food elsewhere even in other Peranakan restaurants.

Recommended: sambal buah keluak fried rice ($ 28), beef cheek rendang ($ 36), kueh bengkah ($ 10).

5 Neil Road Singapore 088806
tel: +65 6221 3950

Kamoshita, an oden izakaya, is opened by chef-owners Koki Miyoshi and Naoki Kaiyama; the former worked at Mikoto at Robertson Quay prior to opening Kamoshita. They serve omakase at $ 60 / $ 80 / $ 100 but there are a la carte options which are more affordable and offer more varieties.

Recommended: seasonal sashimi; assorted cheese types ($ 20);  omakase oden ($ 25);  seabream claypot ($ 29)

47 Amoy Street Singapore 069873
tel: +65 6514 1588
M-F 12pm-2.30pm, M-Sat 6pm-11pm

Kimme Restaurant at Amoy Street serves modern Korean cuisine using Western culinary techniques. It is opened by Chef Sun Kim of one Michelin-starred Meta Restaurant and the kitchen is helmed by Head Chef Louis Han, who worked with Chef Sun for the last two years.

Recommendations: kampachi sashimi ($ 26), Argentina king prawn ($ 30), French quail ($ 32).

La Cala
Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street, #01-40/43 Singapore 189356
tel: +65 6282 9200
11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm, closed Sun

Operated by the Fei Xiong Group, La Cala serves Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines.

Recommendations: jamon croqueta ($ 4.50 per piece), crispy suckling pig ($ 35), pigeon paella ($ 38).

Lucky House Cantonese Private Kitchen
267 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466413
tel: +65 9823 7268
weekdays dinner only

Lucky House is perhaps the most famous private home dining by Sam Wong. Dinner will take 2.5 to 3 hours and costs $ 80 per person. Wong uses charcoal fire for many dishes, including the boiled soups and roasted duck. He goes to the market and get fresh ingredients, and he cooks whatever he can find, so the menu changes daily. He hand-grounds spices and desserts using the stone mill in the kitchen. And beside the kitchen, there is a garden in which he plants organic vegetables although these days, the demand is too high and his small garden cannot supply for guests.

Recommendations: yellow chicken (蒜香黄油大肥鸡).

Majestic Restaurant
Marina One, 5 Straits View #04-01 East Tower, Singapore 018935
tel: +65 6250 1988
11.30am-3pm, 5.45pm-10pm, opens daily

Chef-Owner Yong Bing Ngen, with more than 35 years of experience, presents contemporary Cantonese cuisine including his signatures such as the Majestic Trio Combination (东瀛芥茉虾拼鹅肝片皮鸭) of crispy wasabi prawn, pan-seared foie gras and crispy fish-skin with caviar ($ 20 per pax); Roasted Ireland Silver Hill Duck in Peking Style (京式爱尔兰鸭 馍馍皮,葱,青瓜, $ 88 whole, $ 48 half); and Stewed “Mee Sua” Baby Abalone, Vegetable and Crab Roe (小小鲍鱼焖麵綫, $ 22).

Other recommendations: Crispy Mangalica Pork Belly Marinated with Five Spice ($ 14), Double-Boiled Clear Seafood Soup Served in Whole Yellow Cucumber ($ 18), Black Truffle with Crabmeat and Egg White Fried Rice ($ 20, serves 3-4), Crispy King of Durian with Canadian Maple Syrup ($ 10).

Mizuki Tempura and Sushi
Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road #05-32, Singapore 238872
tel: +65 6734 6308
11.30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm, closed Mon

Mizuki is on Top 10 because of their tempura but please skip the sushi. For tempura, the prices for lunch range from $ 60 to $ 180; and dinner at $ 130, $ 180, and $ 280.

Recommendation: Scallop tempura, anago sea eel tempura.

Nude Grill
Marina One East Tower, #01-22/23, 5 Straits View Singapore 018935
tel: +65 6581 9306
11.30am-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm, closed weekends

Nude Grill at Marina One, a contemporary Asian grill house, get some of the meats from Japan and New Zealand; and grill them over binchotan (Japanese charcoal) and almond wood. Chef Tan Kee Leng, formerly from Bacchanalia and Les Amis, helms the kitchen and employs Western modern culinary techniques on Asian ingredients.

Recommendations: cuttlefish risotto ($ 18), poussin with bamboo glutinous rice ($ 29).

Ola Cocina Del Mar
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, #01-06 12 Marina Boulevard Singapore 018982
tel: +65 6604 7050
M-F 11.30am–2pm, M–Sat 5.30pm–10pm

The protege of three Michelin-starred chef Santi Santamaria, Daniel Chavez, helms the kitchen of Ola Cucina.

Recommendations: calamari ($ 26), Pulpo ($ 28, grilled Spanish octopus on hummus), arroz al horno ($ 42, pork paella), charcoal grilled wagyu ribeye ($ 58), suckling pig (leg $ 66), pistachio and semolina cake ($ 16)

To summarise, these are the 10 best restaurants of the year:

Blossom 喜悦




La Cala

Lucky House Cantonese Private Kitchen

Majestic Restaurant

Mizuki Tempura and Sushi

Nude Grill

Ola Cocina Del Mar

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