La Pizzaiola: an unexpected pleasure

Take the left fork from Jalan Girang into Jalan Riang and you should be able to see a whole lane of eateries. The area looks secluded and cosy amidst the rows of semi-detached houses. Parking might be a big problem for those looking for a late-night snack at a time when everyone in the neighbourhood…

Bravissimo, Pasta Brava!

Turn a corner down Craig Road and there it is, nestled among furniture and craft stores, an Italian high-end casual dining restaurant, Pasta Brava. The old-fashioned Colonial exterior with wooden doors, window shutters and a rather tight entrance hides a pleasant surprise. Despite being an Italian restaurant, the interior is traditionally Peranakan, the wood furniture…

Predictable plot but great action in After Earth

Fear. Central to the theme of After Earth, the movie is set on a faraway planet, home to human beings. Earth had been destroyed, by the very dangers we humans pose to the environment today, so much so that people have had to seek a new planet to live on. This sci-fi film features a…

Werner’s Oven, köstliche!

I was introduced to this small casual dining outlet along Upper East Coast Road by my mother, on Easter Sunday. This little German restaurant was Werner’s Oven. From the exterior, it looked somewhat like a terrace house, painted a bright and welcoming shade of yellow. However, parking was inconvenient as lots were limited. Furthermore, there…