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If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Thanks Julian. At $98/tasting menu, it is definitely do-able (and maybe enough room for a second meal!)

Also, I'm currently reading your food blog, it looks fantastic! (I hope my blog/writing will be like yours one day!)

Cheers

Aug 01, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Oh, and if this does sway your decision, an open kitchen visible from the dining room is a huge plus. I miss the Japanese counter seatings. You just don't realize how in-intimate a dining experience is until you sit in front of the chef making your meal...

Aug 01, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Right, their website is pretty useless. I was looking for a menu of some sort (even if it's old) but there doesn't seem to be one. That being said, they look like they have a pretty cool looking open kitchen

Aug 01, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Oh, and on another note, no celebrity chef outposts. (I'm sure they are similar to every location around the world and I want something unique to Singapore.)

Jul 31, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Hmm, I was afraid that Singapore may have fallen into the "vegas" syndrome.

To narrow it down, I don't want Japanese food (been living in Japan for the past year). I am also a classically trained in french cuisine so I don't mind eating French cuisine. Also, I don't care for ambience and views so much, just want mind-blowing food. I have eaten at Alinea, Les Creations de Narisawa, Ryugin, Sushi Yoshitake, Chateau de Robuchon, and thought they were all fantastic.

As for price, I'm willing to go S$350 for food only.
And as a side question, is the tax/gratuity included in the set menu price already?

Hope this helps!

Jul 31, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

i'll actually be making a pit stop in Kuala Lumpur on my way home. I'll definitely put that on my agenda!

Jul 31, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

If you could just have ONE meal in Singapore, which one would it be?

Hi

I know this is cutting it really close, but I'll be in Singapore for the next week and having a lot of trouble finding the one place to eat at with the best chance of it being a fantastic meal.

I personally work in the restaurant industry so I don't have a lot of money therefore will be mainly focusing on street food. So just one Fine Dining meal for me! Why not, it's Singapore after all.

You chowhounders seem to know the dining scene in Singapore quite well and it'd be great if I can get some input instead of reading articles after articles of biased published reviews.

Originally, I was hoping to go to Iggy's solely because they are best ranked in Singapore on the S.Pellegrino's list. (I tried a few other places on the list and was never disappointed) But I was reading some threads about how a status and connection a man has can greatly influence the rankings, despite the level of food....(makes sense I guess.)

So, (i know I'm blabbing...) juts 1 must try restaurant!

Thanks everyone in advance!

P.S. oh also, I will be most likely dining alone :(. So yeah....

Jul 31, 2012
hanz39 in China & Southeast Asia

Last meal in Tokyo. Sushi restaurant recommendations?

So far, I've only dined at Japanese contemporary and French restaurants during my stay in Tokyo. I want to try the best sushi Japan has to offer. So far, I've been scouring forums and blogs and it came down to:

Sushi Saito
Sawada
Sushi Yoshitake

Has anyone ever been to all these or some of these places, and what would your recommendation be?

Originally, I had Jiro Sukiyabashi in mind, but after many negative reviews from Gaijins, (let alone being able to get a reservation) I decided against it. 32 000yen is a lot to spend for 30minutes and I can't help feeling that I'll just leave feeling hungry and ripped off.

Apr 25, 2012
hanz39 in Japan

Restaurants around Kamakura?

Currently, I'm living in Tokyo, but will be leaving in a month. Hard to believe I haven't gone to Kamakura yet!

I've ate at some pretty darn good restaurants here in Tokyo, like Narisawa, Esaki, Ryugin, Tsunahachi, Ichigo, and Sanda. Hoping to do some good eating in Kamakura as well! ( leaning towards contemporary Japanese cuisine for now...)

Any recommendations welcome, I can speak somewhat Japanese so English service is not necessary. Also some attractions in Kamakura if you have any, although I would skip temples, shrines, and other "touristy" areas...(had enough of those on a trip to Kyoto)

Thanks!

Apr 23, 2012
hanz39 in Japan

Tokyo, Shinjuku - Tatsukichi [Kushiage]

stephen tjandra is the current leader with 170 sticks eaten. He's also the only gaijin name on the board of 40 names or so...

I managed 21 sticks earlier this evening

Apr 17, 2012
hanz39 in Japan