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Reviews of Cafes and Restaurants in Singapore

Casa Tartufo // House of Truffles

Recently, I have been feeding my addiction to truffles in what I hope is a modest way. Trying not to burn a hole in my wallet, I have stocked up 2 condiments – white truffles olive oil and black truffle-infused sea salt, and made some really simple, but satisfying dishes at home, whenever the addiction hits. Having similar addiction, some of my friends organized a dine-out session at Casa Tartufo Ristorante (House of Truffles Restaurant), making a reservation 3 weeks in advance – something that we seldom ever do, and take the wonderful opportunity to try some really expensive dishes at special prices found only during the Restaurant Week. During this Restaurant Week, there are 2 seatings (one at 6pm and another at 8pm). The Restaurant served a fixed dinner menu at S$55++ for antipasti (starter), main and dessert. Like any good Italian restaurant that I’ve encountered in Rome and Venice, Casa Tartufo served up herb-infused bread, good quality olive oil and vingarette. It would have been made perfect if they were warm. Be careful …


Five and Dime Eatery // Changed to Fat Lulu’s

[UPDATE] Five and Dime Eatery has changed its name and concept. It’s now known as Fat Lulu’s, serving grilled food and small plates. After looking at my friend’s photos on Instagram, pling thinks…it’s time to gather some friends to check out this quaint cafe, Five and Dime, along River Valley Road. Somehow, the name conjures up memories of ordering kopi and teh in coffeeshops at the price of S$0.50. And in that nostalgic mood, we trot to this cafe in search of some elements from the good ol’ days. Long bay windows greeted us, and those windows let in some cozy afternoon light into the cafe. Lovely. Nice chairs. Mightily important to have them, especially if we are going to chill the afternoon afternoon. We found the cafe charming with its tiled floor and vintage wares, juxtaposed against a modern bar counter. Brunch ends at 2.30pm. Coffee and desserts are served all day round. And of course some coffee to warm up the system. I ordered a Cafe Mocha and a Mini Guinness Cupcake. Cafe …