Jalapeño Margarita, Kilo Bar

I went to the birthday party of a colleague who had rented out the bar above the restaurant called Kilo. It’s located in an industrial building in Kampong Bugis right on the Rochor river. The hors d’oeuvres were wonderful. I didn’t take any pictures, do you’ll just have to take my word for it. I missed the steak tartare, but I ate prawns which were grilled perefectly, samosas with green curry sauce, beef meatballs with sesame seeds and tiny mushroom wasabi canapés.
This margarita was made with jalapeño infused tequila and was garnished with two slices of jalapeño- the first fresh ones I’ve ever seen in Singapore. It was delicious.

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Tanuki Raw Cocktail Bar

I had seen this place earlier on lunch trip to Genki Sushi in Orchard Central Mall. I noticed that their happy hour included martinis (yeah!) and oysters! Dude! $2 per featured oyster in Singapore? That is just about fucking unheard of here. I went by myself after work on a Wednesday when I don’t go to the gym. I had six of their featured oysters which on that day happened to be from Canada. I went the following week with two colleagues and the features oysters were from Marlborough Bay in New Zealand. The former were good but the latter were incredible. Oysters taste of the sea where they grew up. It is my favorite food. I get excited when I see them on a menu at a reasonable price. The photos are from the time I came here with colleagues. For comparison I ordered two French oysters. Also delicious and metallic, but not as meaty as the New Zealand bivalves. I was hungry, so I ordered a dirty gin martini which was served with two tasty olives. I ended up having eight NZ oysters and two French oysters. A dozen would have seemed decadent unless I was celebrating something, which I wasn’t.

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