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Koh Grill & Sushi Bar

I’m quite a serious foodie.

To the extent that I have a list in my phone, dining places that I want to try after researching them to death, haha. Those are classified under “new places”. Underneath that is another heading called “again places”. It’s not often that a “new place” becomes an “again place” but when that happens, I know I’ve found a new favourite!

Like the other day after dinner at Koh Grill & Sushi Bar, I immediately swopped Koh’s position from “new” to “again”. This shall be our new to-go when we’re in town and sushi craving hits and Itacho’s (yup, another one of my “again” too) queue is too ridiculously long~

Shiok maki, unagi wrapped with aburi salmon ($16.80+)

The signature maki here! I requested for no mayo (still scarred by Mad Nest’s version) and the chef told us that mayo-less made shiok maki really naked, haha. Still very shiok nevertheless!

Unagi and egg hotplate ($12+)

Too oily, skip.

Koh original maki with assorted seafood ($12+); soft shell crab maki ($8+)

Both I like!

Koh Grill & Sushi Bar
#04-21, Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road
9180 3805

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Ladurée Glaces

Macarons from Ladurée, I’m not (and never will be) a fan.

But when it comes to their Ispahan (rose) and Paeva (violet) soft serve ice creams?

I approve!

1F, Shinjuku Lumine 2, Tokyo

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Mad Nest

I’m at a loss as to which category Mad Nest falls into.

Can’t merely pass it off as a Western restaurant since there’s sushi and sashimi. Not entirely Japanese either as Northern Indian naan and curries are featured too. Oh ya, not forgetting “Italian-Asian” dishes like seafood laksa and chilli crab pasta. Then there’s also a section on all-day brunch. Confusing much? Hmmm..

We only tried maybe 1% (or less?) of the offerings on the very extensive menu so a proper review is impossible. Totally didn’t like the oishii maki, a mayo-overdose disaster but other than that, the curries were pretty good, especially the kadai fish curry! Fish so soft it literally melted in the mouth, though more pieces of fish would be greatly appreciated. Still prefer Zaffron Kitchen down the road for generous authentic Indian cuisine!

Top left, clockwise: assorted naan basket ($9+); kadai fish cubes cooked in garlic and ginger paste ($13+); mango lassi and mint cumin lassi ($5+ each); dhal tadka, mixture of yellow lentils and cumin ($8+); oishii maki, grilled eel and roasted salmon with avocado and homemade mayo ($16+).

Mad Nest
378-380 East Coast Road
6348 6861

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Breadyard

If Breadyard ain’t so ulu and inaccessible, I believe it’d be one of our regular hangouts! Our smoked salmon and smoked chicken ($8.80 for a set with coffee and roasted potatoes) sandwiches may look like a couple of plain Jane and average Joe, but it’s definitely substance over style here.

I wanted a smoked salmon sandwich ($6) as usual but decided to play around with the ingredients, so much so that the lady manning the counter commented that my DIY sandwich was a first she’d ever seen, haha. The more exciting carrot walnut bread was sold out so wholemeal it was; wanted hummus but it wasn’t available that evening so I settled for caramelised onions; slices of cucumber completed my self-assembled toasties, yay!

Breadyard
20 Dover Drive
Singapore University of Technology And Design (SUTD)
6779 7986

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Swatow Seafood Restaurant

Omg, the black sesame buns from Swatow Seafood Restaurant are a revelation!! Killer buns they truly were.

Think thick fragrant sesame paste in the form of baos.

Think molten lava custard buns decked in sexy black.

Think deliciousness, period.

Har gow, siew mai, yam cake, chee cheong fun, phoenix claws, char siu baos, Cantonese-style congee, goreng pisang-like banana-red bean pastry, and various dumplings later, I declare Swatow to be 2nd in my list for dim sum now, right after Royal China~

Swatow Seafood Restaurant
#02-602, Blk 181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
6363 1717

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Brownice Ice Cream

Whoever is still reading this blog, thank you YOU!! Haven’t been blogging much as I’ve been in the grip of wanderlust; a week in Hong Kong and San Francisco, then Taipei for a short 5 days trip with the BFF, and it’s London tomorrow morning, phew.

Nevertheless, it’s TGIF today, yay! Shall end Friday on a sweet note..

Healthy ice cream ain’t an oxymoron at Brownice.

Vegan, organic brown rice-based, free from artificial ingredients and dairy, check check check! Just looking at that sentence makes me think of healthy stuff, haha. Or rather, healthier desserts.

We had us the popular mudpie ($9.80), a sinful (no way can this be considered healthy imo) block of French chocolate and hazelnut chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate ganache, topped off with caramelized salted almonds; plus for good measure, we threw in two scoops ($3.80 per scoop) of green tea and pumpkin coconut ice cream as well ❤

Brownice Ice Cream
#01-03 Sin Ming Centre
8 Sin Ming Road
6456 6431

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Crabby Itacho

Say hello to this baked stuffed crab ($6++), a new found love from Itacho Sushi!

Itacho Sushi
#B1-05, Bugis Junction
6337 8911

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