More from Nouri with Guest Chef Darren Teoh of Dewakan

Another great "Four Hands" dinner at Nouri with chef Ivan Brehm and guest chef Darren Teoh creating some really good Malaysian inspired dishes. Darren is from Dewakan in Kuala Lumpur, a restaurant that I've heard lots of positive comments about but haven't had the chance to try. With the current Four Hands meals running today (January 17) for lunch and dinner, I'd encourage anyone with time today to head to Nouri. It it isn't convenient, look forward to more Four or Six Hands meals coming up...

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Nouri – Salsa to Sambal in Singapore

A meal at Nouri is like a trip around the world. Chef Ivan Brehm hails from Brazil and takes those influences as well as a focus on local ingredients to create his take on what I'd describe as creative french food with a good dose of international influences. This seems to be the trend these days but which is done well at Nouri with Ivan's own touches. A lot of pride is taken in using "locally" sourced produce especially a plethora of organic vegetables grown in Malaysia's Cameron...

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Bam! Special Evening with Paco Perez

Bam! on its own is already worth going to but the occasional special guest chef dinners are great events. The following photos are from when Paco Perez guest chef-ed earlier this year. Paco is chef of Michelin two-starred Miramar in Llanca, Spain. The featured photo above was the first of our six courses (five savoury and one dessert). Over the sweet peas, a freeze dried consommé melts to form a thin gelatinous layer. The ingredients were fairly exotic - sea cucumber, eel and tendons -...

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Les Amis is Still On Top of its Game

Les Amis (website) remains one of Singapore's top fine dining destinations. It has been a standout for decades but I haven't eaten here in a few years and so a visit a few months back surprised me positively. The restaurant's current chef, Sebastien Lepinoy, hails from France and settles Les Amis with quality modern french cooking with a lighter touch. While Singapore's Michelin rankings may have left some surprised, I do think that Les Amis genuinely deserves its two-starred accolade. And...

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Violets and More are Blue at Gardens by the Bay

Blue is the latest feature in the Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome. Blue Beauties, as the Gardens refers to them, is one of the least common colours for plants. As it happens to be my favourite colour, I just had to go have a look. Alas, it was an underwhelming show compared to some of the others in the past. Perhaps true blue is indeed a hard colour to find but it would have been great to see some blue irises or forget-me-nots. On the bright side, I still managed to give my macro lens...

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