Category: Restaurants

We visited here for dinner based on some research showing it to be one of the better known places for Typhoon Shelter Crab – Singapore Chilli Crab is one of my favourite foods, so I was looking forward to trying this as a totally different take on a spicy crab dish. There are 3 restaurants […]

Lunch at this 1 Michelin star restaurant. It was full when we arrived towards the end of lunch but they found us a table after 10 minutes at the bar. Cuisine: Shanghainese Service: Efficient and impersonal Food: For the most part very good; Shanghainese Spring rolls – simple but executed well. Pastry was crispy and […]

During our brief trip to Singapore there was limited time but we managed to try three very different styles of Singapore Chilli Crab at some of the better known chains. Prices at all 3 were SG$45/AU$35 per kilogram plus tax and service charge (10% & 7%) Palm Beach Seafood at One Fullerton – This was […]

Lunch at the Singapore outlet of the Mario Batali & Nancy Silverton casual pizzeria in the Marina Bay Sands shopping centre in Singapore. It is located adjacent to Osteria Mozza which is slightly more upscale. Was extremely busy on the day we went and we could only get a couple of seats at the bar. […]

As mentioned in the previous post, Jean-Luc Rocha was the second guest chef at Bilson’s in January 2011. Rocha is in charge of the 2 Michelin star Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac, France. The food was very good and I’d be very happy to have meals like this more often, it just didn’t quite measure up to […]

Dinner at Bilson’s in January 2011 with Bocuse d’Or winning guest chef Serge Vieira of the 1 Michelin star (and noted as a rising star in the latest guide) Restaurant Serge Vieira in Chaudes-Aigues, France. Went on the second night of his one-week guest stint here. The restaurant was probably about half full. Served a […]

Entrance to Quay Amuse-bouche Sea Pearls – Sashimi tuna, sea scallop, octopus, crab Roasted Bass groper, kabu turnips, hairy melon, hasuimo, radish pods, garlic scapes, vongole juices, oyster cream White nectarine snow egg Petit fours

Cuisine: Modern Australia, with some French technique. Service: Not too bad, veered between overly casual and professional. Food: Excellent. On par with pretty much anything in Sydney. Value: Good. Food costs were in the region of $150 a head which covered 6 courses, three small extras, coffee, petit fours as well as the short boat […]

Cuisine: French with English influence Service: Happy with the service, they did well with our various food and wine requests. Food: Up and down. Some delicious dishes and a few insipid ones. The main dessert course was especially not to my taste. Value: Pretty good, I think it ended up around $150 a head for […]

Had a very nice dinner at Dietmar Sawyere’s Ad Lib Bistro in Pymble last month. The food was great quality and we brought along some great wines. BYO is allowed Monday to Thursday, but only for groups under 10. Sea scallop carpaccio, lemon infused extra virgin olive oil Prawns sauteed in garlic butter, baby spinach […]