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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Andre – Still the Premier Restaurant in Singapore

Restaurant Andre remains on top of my list for fine-dining restaurants in Singapore. My one gripe is that dinner here is quite pricey so coming for lunch was much more palatable and no less satisfying. Frankly, its two Michelin stars were no surprise to me. I've always found that Chef Andre's cooking is pleasingly creative but easy to eat as well and that his standards are on par with that of many illustrious restaurants elsewhere.

Andre only serves a set menu and lunch consisted of a...

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Corner House – Starred Dining in the Botanical Gardens

Located in a colonial black & white house in Singapore's Botanical Gardens, Corner House is one of the country's inaugural one-star Michelin restaurants. Does the food measure up to expectations? Probably - there were certainly highlights - I like Chef Jason Tan's seafood dishes and dessert was better than some similar restaurants. The cuisine is probably best described as modern French but some dishes had an Asian accent and the dessert notably had a local twist with the use of...

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