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La Maison de la Truffe – Paris, France

Maison de la Truffe, located at the base of the columns of the Madeleine Church, is the original showcase for truffles in Paris. The only place I can think of to savour the truffle in all its forms, cut, chiselled and arranged to order for the pleasure of your five senses.


the exciting part of the dishes is that you get to choose the type of truffles according to your preference! 1. Season Truffle, 2. Black Melanosporum or  3. without truffle
it really depends on how much you willing to spend! lol
even the olive oil is filled with truffle shavings!


Sauternes Bordeaux Blanc Vin
Amuse Bouche
Scallops with truffle oil and truffle shavings

Rocamadour Cheese Platter

Tagliatelles with Truffles, Foie Gras and Truffled Cream
Risotto with Scampi and Truffles


I was very excited with the idea of anything you desire with Truffles are available in the restaurant! Little did I know, I was overdosed by Truffles by the time I reach main course! When the waiter asked if I want any desserts! I had completely lost my appetite for truffled practically anything!
If you love truffle! this is place you must eat at! I love truffle a lot! but it can get overwhelming! haha
Its expensive dinning here but worthwhile to have a dosage of a year’s truffle allowance!
FYI. they make truffle macarons too!
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee


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Restaurant Het Pomphuis – Antwerp Belgium

Het Pomphuis, literally means The Pumphouse.
Located on the harbour of Antwerp, Belgium this abandoned pumphouse was refurbished into modern cuisine restaurant. Having your dinner here is rather unique because of the high ceilings and vast space to entertain. The set menu is only under 50 euros.
The old structure of the pumphouse!
Interior of the restaurant.
The sunlights piercing through the facade full length windows.
Salmon mousse (Amuse Bouche) with Champagne to start!
Duroc De Batalle Batonnets with cauliflower, mushrooms, grilled zucchini, mixed pickles and parsnip chips
Seabass Tartar with Pata Negra and Lime, Tomato Compote, Fennel Crispy Potatoes and Yoghurt Dressing
Sollomillo with oyster mushrooms, white cabbage, young carrots, onion structures, baked potatoes and veal gravy
Young Turbot with Lobster and Leek broth, celery, green asparagus lobster and spinach ravioli and lobster flavoured foam
“Madagascar” chocolate cake, orange custard and meringue, Mandarin Napoleon gel, Vanilla Waffle and Ferrero Roche Ice Cream

The set menu is a fair with modern plating. The highlight would be the pork ribs cube! (Duroc De Batalle Batonnets)


Pictures by Mak Sin Wee

spotted pig
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Spotted Pig Restaurant – NYC

Devil’s Egg
Pork Belly
Pork Cheeks
Porc Chop
Black Storm Cocktail
This is by far the most exciting restaurant I ever been to in New York City. Its a very limited seats place with amazingly well utilized of the pork! Table booking is definitely a must for this little gem! I personally enjoyed the pork cheeks and pork belly dish!
Be warned, they only take your orders once (so decide if you need two main course haha) and will not entertain any additional or re-fire of dishes you really enjoyed. The reason being they have a long line of customers waiting to be seated for dinner next!
The Spotted Pig Restaurant, West Village New York!
314 W 11th St  New York, NY 10014, United States
I would definitely go back for dinner again! Oh by the way, Blue Magnolia is just around the corner! hehe a good second pit stop for a decadent red velvet cupcake!
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee
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Osteria Mozza Restaurant – Singapore

Osteria Mozza Restaurant located at Marina Bay Sands
Bread Selection
Mozzarella on Bruschetta
Crispy Pigs Trotter with frisée, apple & mustard
Duck al mattone’s CondimentsDuck al Mattone with pear mostarda & corn
Pan Roasted Sea Trout with umbrian lentils & red cabbage sottaceto
Freshly grated Parmesan on Ricotta & Egg Raviolo with browned butter
Brasato al Barolo, braised short rib with horseradish gremolata
Upclose of the Ricotta & Egg Raviolo with browned butter
Grilled Leg of Lamb with fregola sarda, mint & yogurt
Grilled Whole sea bream with herbs & extra virgin olive oil
Coffee Cannoli
with vanilla and pistachio
Fritelle De Risso
with vanilla gelato
with huckleberry marmellata & vanilla gelato
Dried Fig & Cherry Crostata
with vanilla panna cotta
Osteria Mozza Singapore is the identical restaurant Mario Batali created based in Los Angeles.
The food here are impeccably authentic! The dishes that sings for me were the Crispy Pig Trotter, Ravioli and Brasato al Barolo Short Ribs.
The desserts are decadent, especially the panna cotta is by far, my favorite here.
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee
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Kudeta Restaurant – Singapore

Fresh Tuna Belly
Fresh Sea Urchin and Scallops
Potatoes Salad

Wagyu Beef Steak
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Here on top on Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Kudeta Restaurant serves up tapas like dishes that are tantalizing to your taste buds!
My favorite dish here is the Wagyu Beef steak! its a large portion enough for 2, among the rest,
Sea Urchin and Scallops are equally fresh and delightful.
Kudeta, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
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Marutama Ramen – Singapore

Yaki Char Siew
Marutama Ramen! I have always been a big fan of noodles with good soup!
Marutama is just spot on with their well bodied stock! I presumed they boiled it over long hours.
This ramen place actually only have a few variation, original or spicy. Other side dishes like tamago or char siews really compliments the bowls of ramen.
They started to have a few branches in Singapore now.
Its good place to be when you are craving for soups!
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee
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L’atelier de Joel Robuchon – Paris

One of my good friend who happens to be relocated in Paris, and her forte happens to be Restaurant PR back in Singapore. What better place to be than in Paris, the Haute Cuisine city!
She suggested this bang for bucks lunch set menu, way before Joel Robuchon sets up a satellite restaurant in Singapore. She explicitly highly recommended it.
Soon then I realized, it is indeed the world’s best mashed potatoes I ever had.
JR have multiple restaurant in Paris. This the Joel Robuchon at Champs Elysees.


A spiral stair case leading to the restaurant



The restaurant dinning style is on the bar, where it allows you to view the open kitchen! while enjoying your meal.



The view of the open kitchen! the staff was so nice to offer to take my camera a tour in the kitchen! LOL



Bread and Butter


His Signature Amuse Bouche
Foie gras with red wine reduction sauce!


the L’unique set menu


La Daurade
Lettuce Soup!! with sous vide egg and bacon strip, parmesan cracker


La Canette
Seared Duck with Figs!


World’s Best Mashed Potatoes!!!
Everyone who comes to Joel Robuchon! awaits this little side dish!


Le Passion Ivoire
Gold Dusted on the spoon!!! Passion fruit Mousse!


Special extra serving: Passion fruit mousse and sorbet


Lunch here is spectacular! the set menu is less than 50 euros! I would definitely come back for more when I can! Best part is, its near Champs Elysees! You can stroll and shop along the busy street after!
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Guy Savoy – Singapore

I must say, I am really lucky to met Chef Guy Savoy himself (who happened to be in town!)! I don’t know what got into me, that I decided to dine in at Guy Savoy that very day!
It was so memorable dinning here. I had the MENU PRESTIGE! Definitely dine in the burgundy style!


Menu PrestigeFirst Amuse Bouche
To commence – Biscuits with Foie Gras
Second Amuse Bouche Crunchy waffle with Parmesan
Chef Guy Savoy himself sitting across!
Fresh baked bread and butter
To indulge before commencing, Cold Carrot Soup with surprise!
Tadah, the surprise carrot pudding!
More bread selection
Oyster in “nage” gelee
Maine Lobster “raw cooked” in cold steam
Upclose Maine Lobster “raw cooked” in cold steam
Sauced Crispy Sea Bass with Delicate Spices
Crispy Sea Bass with Delicate Spices
Colors of Caviar, my favorite dish!!!
Colors of Caviar, add on Caviar infused Foam/Sauce!!!!!
Colors of Caviar
the foie gras
“infusion-bouillon” with hint of bitterness for the foie gras

Artichoke and black truffle soup, toasted mushroom brioche and black truffle butter
Emphasized on the “so little” truffle!
Pigeon “poche-roti” in winter-spiced crust, golden turnips and roasted mushrooms

Yup I ate pigeon… it tasted alright! well its done french way…Array of Fine Cheeses
Apple Textures “everything apple”
Chocolate Orb
Warm Chocolate sauce poured to melt
Diced apple juice with souffle
Trolley full of petite desserts!
You get to choose whatever you want!
I had some take away! well, they offered it.
Upclose of the petite desserts selection!Dinner here is as authentic as it gets! Typical French kitchen style of serving, “never ending” courses one after another to fill you up!
(Very burgundy) They even served Laguiole knife for the pigeon! True French! You know you had an awesome meal, when you are the last table dinning in the restaurant and the chef came to the table to greet you! A must try for the deep pockets! Impeccable and informative services! Tres Bien!

Guy Savoy – Marina Bay Sands Singapore

My take away the next day!
Chef Guy Savoy signed my copy of the menu I had. LOL
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee

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The Ale House Speight’s Brewery – New Zealand


Unique Garlic Bread

Black Cherry Chicken

Chicken Schnitzels

Ham Steak

Filet Mignon
This one of the most furthest down southern hemisphere restaurant I ever been to!
Located in Dunedin, New Zealand.
this gastropub like restaurant brews its own beer and delivers great New Zealand Beef.
the alternate colored garlic does left a good impression on me!
Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee
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Din Tai Fung – Taiwan

Fried Dou Miao Sour Spicy Soup

Pork Chop Fried Rice

Xiao Long Bao


Vinegar & Thinly Sliced Ginger

different bao zhi

Tan Tan Mian (Peanut Sauce Noodles)

Mince Pork Noodle

Chicken Soup Noodle

Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao
Pork Ribs Soup

Mango Pudding

Din Tai Fung is a staple pork dumpling go to restaurant in Taiwan!

With many franchised popping up in Asia, they are not that hard to find now.
(Xiao Long Bao)Pork dumpling is their signature dishes.

If you like handmade dumplings and freshly pulled noodles.

this the place to be seen!

Pictures by: Mak Sin Wee