B O O Z E | B A R B I T E S

B O O Z E | B A R B I T E S

For the alcoholic in me, places to go within the sunny island for a cold one any time of the day!
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu

This Christmas Special was definitely a unique one! You'd naturally associate the green to either melon or green apple flavour which was perfect for Christmas with that fruity touch!

Made with vodka, midori, elderflower liqueur, lime, green apple & egg white, this little elf was a great start to the meal ahead of us!

The sourness from the green apple came through the first sip with a subtle scent of the sugared thyme that came with the drink. As you go through the drink, you can taste the light hints of floral notes while the spirit takes a backseat. But don't assume that it isn't there as it still hits you after you're done with the glass.

Definitely a tasty one to accompany the great meal we had!

With the whole squid grilled over apple-wood & oak-wood charcoal fire, not only does your food smell good, the extra smokiness can be tasted as well through each piece, or in this case, slice of the squid.

The charcoal-grilled squid's natural sweetness is being enhanced through the grilling process, allowing each slice to be perfectly cooked, slightly springy in bite without being overly chewy.

The gorgeous topped with passionfruit dressing and chives. The unique combination of passionfruit dressing brings tartness to the dish between each bite, and helps you to wipe it clean almost instantly!

Pro-tip: order a side of sourdough to help wipe up the remaining dressing, cause it's just that tasty.

Housed within a vintage shophouse, lumo had been on my wish list of a place to visit & I finally managed to! The vibes are 💯 with indie-electronic music in the background, cosy dim lightning & great food & drinks!

Food options ranges from bar bites to hearty mains that pairs well with your cocktails. For a table of 2, we ordered a table of small sharing plates and a vegetable main (yes, vege) to share. The portions turned out to be quite filling which worked out well for us.

One of the sharing plates we had was the Crab Trofie Pasta ($23). Hand-rolled Trofie pasta is cooked in crab velouté, bringing you right to the ocean with the sea's saltiness & umami. It also comes with a soft onsen egg which adds another dimension of creaminess to the dish.

Their menu changes on a daily basis, depending on the ingredients availability, so not all items may be available when you visit!

This is not your usual goreng pisang if you thought it was! While the main star is still the banana as the center of the dessert, the coating around it is actually Indonesian sweet potatoes!

What you get is a mochi-like texture with a slightly sweet banana center. This chewy little bar snack/dessert is quite addictive & enjoyable!


As the name suggests, it is exactly what you get. Two thick & fatty slices of foie gras sits between sides of mango chutney & balsamic glaze.

What you get is a melt-in-your-mouth juicy party as the background bass drops. The instant high & mmmms that went around the table was all you needed to know how great this was.


When you read the name of the dish, you'd expect your usual cold dish, right? What greets you though, is perfectly battered & crispy cauliflower croquette, topped with crab meat & caviar. Talk about decadence!

Each pop of the croquette has a light crispy base, paired with their savoury components of the crab meat & caviar, making these little bubbles of joy a great starter!

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Having a mid-day drink is one of the luxuries one gets when you're on leave! The Lobby Bar at The Warehouse Hotel is a perfect chill spot, both in the day & at night to have a drink, have a chat & get cosy!

Pictured is their Disco Sling ($21) & Barbarella ($23)! The Disco Sling is their take on a Singapore Sling - gin, pineapple, citrus, grenadine & kaffir lime! The perfect tropical cocktail to have on a hot afternoon ☀️

The other sunny fav is Barbarella - hibiscus gin, elderflower, raspberry, egg white & earl grey! This seems like a spiked morning slushie with just the right amount of tartness to it!

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If you're a fan of fried chicken, this side is definitely something that you should order!

Paddyfolks serves up pretty decent jap fusion rice bowls & pasta, but apart from that, you definitely got to try their sides!

One of our personal favourites was the fried Tori skewers! Perfect as a bar snack (although no alcohol is served here), the exterior is crisp & crunchy, while having a soft & juicy center.

While you can't really destroy fried chicken (unless you over fry it), it is tough to get the right flavours & seasoning, but boy do the folks at Paddyfolks do it right!


This one's for the early risers, or is it really?

It seems like you've got your classic breakfast combo awaiting you - kopi & kaya toast.

But alas, this bourbon based cocktail packs a punch, with a slight hint of sweetness from the brown butter mist and yuan yang. What comes along is the Pandan Coconut Water Reduction aka Kaka Foam, with a mini youtiao (piping hot) & a coffee-like crumble on the side.

What you get is a merry of sweet, savoury & bitter all at once, without overdoing it.

PRO-TIP: come between 5.30pm to 8.30pm & enjoy all cocktails (including this one) at $15. 🍹

The perfect pairing to a cold pint, is definitely wings! What more, wings with added prawn paste!

Rookery does them differently by removing 1 of the bones, allowing you to seamlessly have wings without worrying too much of the bone!

The whiffs of prawn paste fills the air when the portion touches your table & each piece of wing is piping hot & juicy!

This was a hosted tasting.

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Newly opened & taking over the now defunct &SONS, Rookery has opened their third outlet in the heart of CBD!

Their cocktail menu is small but gives you sufficient options to choose the types of flavours you'd like!

To start, I went for the Tokyo Martini; which consists of Vodka, Choya Umeshu, Dry Vermouth & Sour Plum! The combination gives you a slightly sour but refreshing cocktail which is perfect to open your palate before giving in to your dishes!

I’m a huge fan of cocktails, and what more, cocktails with a touch of local infusion in it.

The team at @jekyllandhyde.sg have recently launched a new cocktail menu, where you can find your local lookalikes such as the Kopi-O Fashioned ($22) or the Sesame Street ($22).

The Kopi-O Fashioned was my choice of drink thanks to my love of coffee. Not only that, the combination of coffee infused scotch, maple syrup, cardamon bitters, topped with stout reduction foam, reminds you of your Kopi-o-gao, but with an alcoholic twist & on steroids. A drink that I can drink any time of the day, because it’s that good.

Another favourite on the table was the Sesame Street. Looking much like your traditional Chinese white / black sesame paste dessert, Sesame Street was an alcoholic twist to the local delight. A creamy, nutty and smooth concoction was made using vodka, black sesame, coconut cream and ginger pandan syrup. Something so simple, yet taste so heavenly.

Last but not least, a classic that every whisky lover would like, Rest My Case ($21). The perfect drink for negroni lovers who loves that smoky punch with every sip. It ends with a charred grapefruit to add to the smokiness with a slight hint of grapefruit infused in the drink.

Best deal for you guys, if you’re on #burpplebeyond, these drinks are going at 1 for 1. Imagine 2 delicious cocktails at ~$10 each, worth it, ain’t it?

Thank you @burpple for this lovely invite! & Mike + Ee Chien for sharing with us!
#burpple #aroundwithamd


Amanda Liu

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