Food & Travel

Meat in Ubi : 306 Ubi Avenue 1

this little old-school looking eatery is far off the beaten path, so there were none of the lunch hordes that you typically encounter closer to the main road.

had wanton noodles and the char siew was a good cut and the noodles nicely al dente.

definitely will re-visit to try the roast duck noodles, which the other table ordered.

there's also an ice dessert kiosk here, probably the only one in the immediate vicinity.

Amici Italien Restaurant, Lautenschlagerstraße 2 70173 Stuttgart, Germany 0711 2270292

Stuttgart is a long way from Italy but there is an Italian restaurant call Amici which is within one minute walk from the Hotel Graf Zepplin as it is just behind it. There is of course a fusion style menu but one can always select traditional dishes.

The steak is nice, tender and juicy if a little short of the taste that characterizes the best Italian examples. But here in the middle of Germany who's quibbling.

Cube Restaurant, Kleiner Schlossplatz 1, 70173 Stuttgart

Right beside the Schlossplatz is the Stuttgart museum building with its glass facade. On the topmost floor resides a Michelin star restaurant called the Cube. It is a fusion style menu but it is one to die for. The cold cuts for example is a perfect selection that is never overwhelming and is in harmony with what one sees. We recommend the grilled Lamb chops which comes served as a rack of lamb and is so succulent and delicious with out being gamey.

Macarons in Singapore

We're huge suckers for home-baked/cooked offerings, so when the opportunity came up to sample some home-baked macarons... we were all over it!!

Ok ok, so i was thick-skinned enough to PM the creator of these luscious lovelies for the chance to sample her tasty morsels, but we're glad we did it because they are great!

Because this is a hobby (as opposed to a business), the batches can be rather sporadic and the flavours... eclectic, which are both fine in our books.

183 Jln Imbi, KL, Malaysia : Restoran Win Heng Seng

Ok it's called 'Restoran' but it's really a kopitiam. My last visit here was probably about 5 years or so ago and my impression then was that it was rather dark and dingy.

However, our impressions changed since it seems to have cleaned up a lot with 'fresh' paint and the ambience was generally brighter and seemed, dare i say it, cleaner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Restoran Sun Ming

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Generally, when people talk about roast meat in KL, Restoran Oversea is typically used as the benchmark, especially when it comes to char siew...

...which made Restoran Sun Ming such a revelation. Although they are known for their roast duck (thick cuts, meaty, juicy, moist), we found the char siew to be perfect as well. Just the right amount of fatty-ness, nicely black (not burnt) and moderately caramalised, so one gets to enjoy the taste of the meat more than other more overly sweet executions.

Ippudo Ramen, 333A Orchard Road #04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery

Ramen in Singapore is now in abundance and its prices are as if in Tokyo so there is no room for mediocre ramen. Ippudo Ramen is famous in Japan and for good reason too. The way they set up the menu is with a basic bowl or ramen in tonkatsu broth but flavoured four or five different ways.Then one adds the tamago or kakuni or chashu as toppings. The nicest in our opinion is the Akamaru Kasaneaji which comes with a dallop of concentrated miso in a ball and garlic flavoured oil.

Seventeen Restaurant & Bar, 17 Notting Hill Gate London W11 3JQ UK

This Chinese restaurant has a very British interface in that it integrates a pub into its operation. However do not let that put you off for it serves up very good chinise cuisine.

The pork rib is tasty, tender and comes off the bone with ease.

Another recommendation is the Kung pao chicken though its presentation is fusion, its taste is authentic.Even the Kailan is done right, crunchy and tasty unlike the british norm of over cooked.

Gunther's. 36 Purvis Street Singapore 188613

Is it French or is it Italian? Maybe its just Belgian? Its supposed to be modern french but mostly fusion. However Gunther's is serious, seriously good. Alex here is the restaurant manager and pitches the day's ingredients with gutso.

Burger Bench & Bar, Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore

update - B3 has closed down

If you are hankering for a good burger try this one, the Burger Bench & Bar (B-cubed?) at the Orchard Cineleisure ground floor. The burgers are hand made and from fresh beef not the factory stuff in the fast food outlets. And fast it is not especially if you order an extra patty. Thats because they are cooking the patties one by one (well it seems like its that long).

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