“Always tasty, always homemade. With love.”
That’s Little Diner for you.
The humble eatery that sits amidst the lush greenery of Bukit Timah, away from the humdrum of city life and stress – cosy and unpretentious. It is a no-frills place; just earnest comfort food in generous portions. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch… whenever you need to please that tummy of yours, Little Diner will take care of that.
Nothing here costs an arm and a leg – most of the dishes on the menu are reasonably priced below S$20 – and all that we’ve sampled and had were delightfully yummy to say the least. Some classics are as good as gold, some creations took us by surprise and left us lingering for more. Little Diner has also just launched its new 2-course weekday set lunch at S$22.50++.
Today, we share 10 Must-Try Dishes at Little Diner and we urge you to drop by for a meal that you will not have regrets for.
For those of you who are not familiar, Bar Bar Black Sheep comprises three specialty kitchens of Thai, Western and North Indian with a bar in a casual and laid-back coffee-shop setting. In other words, friends and families can get together to pig out on their favourite cuisine(s) and drinks in the cooler-than-your-kopitiam Bar Bar Black Sheep, and no one needs to go through the hassle of ordering from different stalls and having to dig out coins for their individual payments, given the availability of full table service and acceptance of all major credit and debit cards.
While a host of imitators have sprouted up (some of them even with animal names too), Bar Bar Black Sheep remains the original pioneer of the concept, with 4 convenient locations across the island.
That is exactly what we love. Whether we are feeling like Thai or we need our Butter Chicken fix, or we want both on the table, our cravings will always be satisfied hassle-free. And you know what? If you and your soccer pals are cannot watch matches without some booze and comfort food, then Bar Bar Black Sheep is made for you.
Pocket-friendly prices and a mind-blowing menu of more than 150 food items, here are 10 reasons to fall in love with Bar Bar Black Sheep’s flagship outlet at Cluny Court.
I have written previously that Korean-style fried chicken is one of my favourite guilty indulgences, and I am always on the lookout to try new places. If you are also a fan of Korean fried chicken, add Woori Nara Korean Restaurant to your list.
Opened by the folks behind Smitten Cafe, Necessary Provision is a gem and a wonderful spot for people who stay in the West of Singapore.
When I first heard about Necessary Provisions, I was really excited for a few reasons. First, I know that they will have good coffee as it is by Smitten Cafe. Second, the cafe is very near to my place – I can get there in ten minutes. Third, I have always lamented the fact that we lack a good coffee joint in this part of the island. While we have seen many cafes sprouting up over the past few years, somehow, there is not any cafe that serves good coffee in the west.
After a hard day of work, sometimes what you really need is not a round of drinks at a noisy pub. Instead, you would be craving for a home-style dinner with your favourite comfort food. For those of you living in the Bukit Timah area, it is time to check out Ga Ya Geum, a Korean family restaurant tucked away in the basement of Bukit Timah Shopping Centre.
Omakase Burger at The Grandstand (formerly Turf City) has been winning lots of fans – some people even proclaimed it as the best burger in Singapore – so I had to make a trip there to see what the fuss is about.
Omakase cheeseburger ($13.90) is made up of a delicious hand-ground beef patty with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and sauce in a nicely toasted bun. The perfect burger? Almost. Omakase’s burger was indeed very good, but it was tiny and not exactly as satisfying. That said, I have had plenty of mediocre burgers with much higher price tags, so it is still probably one of the better burgers around.
200 Turf Club Road
#01-05 The Grandstand
Tel: +65 6763 2698
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Fri to Sun: 11am to 10pm
Located just a few units away from Pepperoni Pizza of Les Amis fame, one would question the viability of Capri Trattoria & Pizzeria at Binjai Park which similarly dishes up Italian classics. We were torn between safe and adventurous and were glad to be rewarded for picking Capri.
A waiter greets us at the door and leads us to a cosy corner. It’s homely and inviting and we instantly fall in love with this charming little Italian restaurant. Capri is as authentic as can be, with an artfully-styled brick-laid walls decorated with paintings reminiscent of what a restaurant in Italy would be like.
When I heard from my friend Eunice that she was planning to open a vintage home store and artisan bakery café – I was excited for two reasons. First, I know Eunice and her eyes for perfection; I am confident that she will only deliver the best to customers, and her strong aesthetic sense will definitely create a wonderful setting. Second, I stay in the area, and I’ve always lamented that we did not have many nice cafes in the west of Singapore to talk about. But of course, that has changed with the addition of Carpenter and Cook at Lorong Kilat.
Since the vintage cafe opened in June, I’ve been there many times and I am happy to tell you that it is now one of my favourite cafes in Singapore.