Beyond The Bear's Kitchen

September 12, 2017
Bak Bak Bak Kut Teh

Food Review: Bak Bak – Famous Teochew White Pepper Bak Kut Teh at Circular Road

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May 27, 2017

Food Review: Paulaner Bräuhaus – newly refurbished flagship outlet at Millenia Walk

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May 11, 2017

Food Review: 63Celcius at Orchard Paragon

63Celcius is a sparkling dining establishment located at Orchard Paragon. Priding itself on seasonal ingredients, unpretentious food and a culinary flair that draws influence from all over the world, 63Celcius is a definite inspiration to the culinary scene in Singapore. 63Celcius prides itself on the culture of sharing, so make sure you dine there with family and friends. Coffee lovers will also be delighted to know that the establishment works with AllPress Coffee Roasters, and produces great quality coffees...
March 25, 2017

Food Review: Yentafo Kruengsonge – famous Thailand’s Pink Noodles at Kallang Wave Mall

If you are a regular traveler to Bangkok, you would be familiar with Yentafo – a distinctively pink noodle dish in Thailand. The “pinkiness” comes from the fermented soybean paste added to the soup. It imparts a distinctive sweetness and essence to the broth. Although it’s not as popular as Thai Boat Noodles, yentafo is a staple choice of noodles amongst the locals. If you are not aware, Yentafo Kruengsonge is an authentic Thai yentafo brand with 28 outlets in Thailand and two in Laos. In Singapore, this is the third outlet after the opening of its first outlet at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard in November last year. The second outlet is at One@KentRidge...
March 21, 2017

Food Review: Kai Garden at Marina Square

Well known for their exquisite and excellent dim sum, Kai Garden has become the latest addition to my list of favorite Cantonese restaurants. The powerhouse duo responsible for expertly reinventing the Cantonese classics dishes are none other than Chef Fung Chi Keung and Chef Lau Chi Keung, both formerly colleagues from Paradise Group. Kai Garden is accented with modern and elegant deco-style touches, adopting gratuitous chinoiserie elements. The space is also deceptively large – with two dining rooms and 4 private rooms. An excellent start to the luncheon comes in the form of their Signature Crispy Peking Duck. Touted as the best Peking Duck in Singapore, it is not hard to understand why. Besides having the most delectable crispy skin, it is served with 5 unique wraps and 5 dipping sauces...
February 28, 2017

Food Review: Hansul Korean Dining Bar – Modern Korean Drinking and Dining Experience in Tanjong Pagar

Hansul Korean Dining Bar is the latest addition to hit the Korean themed dining scene in Tanjong Pagar. Officially opened in Jan 2017, entrepreneur / owner Haden Hee plans to revolutionize the Korean dining scene in our city.Hansul means ‘bottoms up’ in Korean and it houses the most extensive selection of Korean liqueurs in Singapore. In Korea, the drinking plus food culture is an essential element, most of the dining bars stay open till the wee hours and so does Hansul – the daily operating hours are from 5pm – 6am...
February 21, 2017

Food Review: RedRing Treasures Cutlet Noodles

RedRing Treasures can now be found at Wisma Atria. This delightful noodle store had humble beginnings in Holland Drive and is renowned for its signature 'red sauce' doused on its noodles. Now, it is famous for its crispy fried chicken, pork and fish cutlets, and the countless variations that come with it. RedRing Treasures is made special by the fact that its signature sauce and cutlets were developed by a chemistry student. Thus adding a special X factor to its food. If you want to experience how science can be factored into culinary, look no further than RedRing Treasures...
February 16, 2017

Food Review: Tai Cheong Bakery at Holland Village (Singapore)

Renowned Hong Kong bakery Tai Cheong Bakery has recently opened its doors at Holland Village. Serving their signature egg tarts, Tai Cheong Bakery in Holland Village is also dishing out a range of mouthwatering cha chaan teng dishes. For the unfamiliar, cha chaan tengs are Hong Kong style coffee shops which serve a range of rice, noodle and western style dishes. Reflecting the historical cultural mix of east and west that defines Hong Kong today...
February 14, 2017

Food Review: Blanco Beef Noodle – the Rebirth of Traditional Hainanese Beef Noodle at North Bridge Road

Located at North Bridge Road (next to Liang Seah Street and opposite Bugis Junction), Blanco Beef Noodle has been on my food-to-try radar for a couple of months since I drove passed the store several times. Being a huge Hainanese beef noodles fan, I finally tried it last week. I was lucky to meet the brainchild behind Blanco Beef Noodle on that day of my visit and chatted briefly with him. A little background history on Blanco Beef Noodle. Firstly, they are not affiliated to Blanco Court Traditional Hainan Beef Noodles at Guillemard Road. The real reason behind the name is this Hainanese Beef Noodles store is situated at the defunct Blanco Court site, which was once a food mecca for some of the best local food in Singapore...
January 9, 2017

Food Review: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Perfect Yusheng at Blue Lotus

With Chinese New Year just three weeks away, it is time to plan ahead and make your reservation for reunion lunches and dinners. The year of the Rooster begins on 28 January this year and if you are looking for an innovative and inventive Chinese menu done with a great flair (that is not in a hotel), Blue Lotus would be the perfect venue. This critically acclaimed new age Chinese restaurant has creates its own unique and healthy version of Yu Sheng (Chinese Raw Fish Salad). Filled with up to 20 fresh ingredients and aptly named 十全十美 (Shi Quan Shi Mei), which literally translates to “completely perfect”, it is one of the most unique and tastiest Yu Sheng I’ve ever come across...
December 30, 2016

30 days Journey with Huiji Waist Tonic x Herbal Duck Noodles

About a month ago, I’ve embarked on a 30 days-with-Huiji-Waist-Tonic Journey. Basically, I consumed a capful of the herbal tonic twice a day, for 30 days. Now, prior to this post, I’ve definitely heard of Huiji Waist Tonic and had always associated it as “something good” for the waist (as the name suggests). And I was not wrong. It helps to alleviate backache and strengthen your waist, especially vital for working adults constantly clocking in long hours at their desks...
December 23, 2016

Food Review: Experience “A Night in Niigata” at Tóng Lè Private Dining OUE Tower

Boasting top-class farming households with high-standards producers, Niigata prefecture is a treasury of seasonal fresh fishes, fruits and vegetables. Thanks to the good people from Niigata City Food Fair and hosting restaurant, Tóng Lè Private Dining, you do not have to travel all the way to Japan to sample some of their amazing produce. From 14 Dec to 31 Dec 2016, a special six-course menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Ken Ling who flew all the way to Niigata City to hand-pick the ingredients used. I am extremely excited to sample the items from the dinner menu...
December 15, 2016

Food Review: Kanda Wadatsumi – Sublime Omakase Experience at Tras Street

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover this hidden gem in Singapore. I’ve been to quite a fair share of restaurants at Tras Street (Singapore) but Kanda Wadatsumi had totally gone off my radar, until now. Perhaps it is the inconspicuous frontage, but once I stepped into the restaurant, the modern ivory-colored walls emanate an intimate surrounding that’s almost in stark contrast to the generic exterior. Kanda Wadatsumi flies its fishes in from Japan Fisheries and Tsukiji Market, and Wagyu beef from Japan Agriculture. A quick look at their lunch menu revealed a good selection of set lunches and Omakase course...
December 3, 2016

Food Review: Burp Kitchen & Bar – Tanjong Katong’s New Kid On The Block

This intimate, amiable bistro is Burp’s second outlet. Located in a quiet neighborhood at Tanjong Katong, I was eager to try out the items on their interesting, American-street food inspired menu. Burp Kitchen & Bar has a healthy selection of draft, craft and dark beers. If beer is not your poison, there is a good range of cocktails / mocktails for you to unwind. Feeling peckish, we opted a few of the recommended items from the menu...
December 1, 2016

Food Review: Swee Kee Fish Head Noodle House (Ka Soh)

Thriving as a legend in the ever-changing and cut-throat F&B industry for decades is no easy endeavor, even more so in Singapore. It takes guts, perseverance and, most of all, a few star dishes to delight and entice its patrons. Located on Amoy Street, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the Tanjong Pagar business district, it is easy to dismiss the unassuming sans décor eatery as the otherwise famous Swee Kee if you are not a fan of fish head noodles. Do not be deceived by the eatery's name. Other than fish head noodles, Swee Kee does serves up a pretty mean feat of zhi char dishes that will delight your taste buds and satisfy the rumbling tummy...
November 29, 2016

Food Review: VLV – Latest Dining Destination at Clarke Quay

When we talk about Chinese restaurants, images of ornate décor and red lanterns come to mind, well at least for me. When I stepped into VLV, the latest F&B establishment in the heart of bustling Clarke Quay, the beautiful modern décor instantly made me feel like cozying up to the place. Foodwise, don’t expect to be served with your standard Chinese cuisine. In fact, you will experience refined Cantonese flavors and seafood variations reinvented exquisitely by the hands of Executive Head Chef, Martin Foo. With more than 25 years of culinary and management expertise under his belt, Chef Foo’s illustrious culinary skills and knowledge are visibly showcased in every dish...
November 22, 2016

Food Review: Basil Thai Kitchen – Provincial Thai Delights set in a Herb Garden Oasis

Even before stepping into Basil Thai Kitchen, the lush greenery of herb planters greeted me warmly from the outside. Although this is their flagship outlet at Paragon, the first one was opened at Kallang Wave mall in 2014. Besides serving the crowd-pleasing familiar Thai staples such as Phad Thai and pineapple fried rice, Basil Thai Kitchen has an interesting menu with an array of lesser-known Thai delicacies from various provinces of Thailand...
November 15, 2016

Food Review: Food Rebel Fridays

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November 3, 2016

Food Review: Experience 7-Eleven Singapore Fresh Ready-To-Eat Meals

Most of us are familiar with the convenience store 7-Eleven. Most of us may also remember the popular slogan ‘it’s a store and more’. However, how many of us actually view 7-Eleven of being more than a simple store to buy items like bottled drinks, potato chips and breathe mints? The answer is simple. Very little. Recently however, 7-Eleven has decided to revamp their image and is updating itself to a one stop shop where hot meals and multiple services are available...
November 1, 2016

Food Review: Avenue – New Gastrobar on the Block (Closed)

Newly opened since October this year, Avenue is taking our very own Archipelago Singapore’s craft beers out of the hands of the hipsters and placing them in the more casual context of a CBD community gastrobar. Located at Suntec City Tower 2, You could find four types of craft beers – Belgian Wit, Bohemian Lager, Singapore Blonde Ale and Irish Ale. Spoiled for choice, I went for a Singapore Blonde Ale. It turns out to be a lemon-colored blonde ale with strong citrusy notes of calamansi and pandan with a clean finish. It’s fresh and unusual...
October 24, 2016

Food Review: Chitose Agriculture Initiative x NUDE Seafood

For the unacquainted, Chitose Agriculture Initiative is a firm located in Cameron Highlands in Malaysia which grows and produces Japanese crops and produce for the regional market. Therefore, it makes an excellent supplier for firms in Singapore that would like Japanese products at much lower prices, and with a lower carbon footprint without a compromise in quality.Best of all, due to its location, firms in Singapore being supplied from Chitose are able to get their produce at a much faster time, and at a much fresher quality. Dedicated to biotechnology and strongly supportive of high standards in agriculture, Chitose also works closely with 50 artisan farms in Japan, and is also highly trained in the analyzing and imports of the products of their partner companies...
October 20, 2016

Food Review: Punjab Grill celebrates Diwali with Chef Tasting Menu and Mithai Boxes

Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery gravies and the famed tandoor style of cooking. Many well known North Indian dishes such as butter chicken, tandoori chicken and naan is frequently credited and associated with Punjab. A region in North India that also spans into eastern Pakistan. Punjabi cuisine is no newcomer to Singapore. With a large Singaporean Punjabi population and a constant love and demand for North Indian cuisine, it is no wonder Punjabi food is here to stay. Punjab Grill, located at Marina Bay Sands can be described as place where authentic Punjabi flavours can be sampled with a flair in modernity and re-invention involved. Modern, cultural and elegant with a touch of extravagance, Punjab Grill is the perfect establishment to enjoy Punjabi food and all its sheer beauty in a comfortable and yet sophisticated setting. Boasting an extensive list of international wines and beverages, Punjab Grill also scores high on the charts on rankings and awards from many local and international companies such as Wine & Dine, Peak Magazine and Timeout...
October 18, 2016

Food Review: Din Tai Fung Celebrates The Launch Of Their Iconic Sauces

Known internationally for their 18 intricate fold xiao long bao, Din Tai Fung needs no introduction when it comes to their sumptuous line-up of authentic Taiwanese food. Last week, I attended a Media Culinary Workshop, to celebrate the launch of exclusive Taiwan sauces - Premium XO Sauce, Fragrant Chilli Sauce* and Taiwan Chilli Oil*. With these three of the restaurant’s most popular sauces, you could now recreate some of DTF restaurant-worthy dishes at home...
October 11, 2016

Food Review: redpan – a local fusion love affair at Marina Square

sian-Western fusion joints are no strangers to Singapore and redpan at Marina Square aims to redesign the culinary experience by serving Singaporean fusion food. This is my second time visiting this creative joint and the brain child behind it is our very own established homegrown architect firm DP Architects...