Fun food to flirt with

SIMPLE BUT GOOD: This simple dish of chilled cucumber ($8 with crushed chili peanuts, nori and goma) turned out to be one of the most memorable at Neon Pigeon. It is refreshing and addictive.
CRISPY SPROUTS: Another deceptively simple dish - crispy brussels sprouts ($12) - was delicious. It is sprinkled with mirin-glazed bacon bits and you eat this with a wasabi mayonnaise. Super enjoyable.
OILY AND SWEET BONE: The roasted bone marrow ($18) is disappointing. It has a strange blast of citrus and it was just too oily and rather sweet. It was more balanced when I returned unannounced, but there are other dishes to try here. Do not bother with this.
ALL GOOD: Make sure you try the slowcooked octopus ($18). I do not know which is more appealing, the mellow cauliflower sauce or the delicious, smoked octopus.
TOO SPICY: The chargrilled meatloaf ($17) left me confused. That is, I don’t know if I like it or not. It is a full-flavoured but tiny dish. When I returned, I found it so spicy that the balance was thrown off. But the sauteed onions were delicious and the chilli glaze worked.
Premium content not available

Bitesized

Chef Andre Chiang.
Premium content not available

Out of the darkness

K-pop boy band Vixx ditch their dark image for clean-cut, preppy look

NOW.
THEN.
Premium content not available

Must-See MVs

MAROON 5 - THIS SUMMER’S GONNA HURT
Premium content not available

New releases

STEVEN TYLER - 
LOVE IS YOUR NAME
Premium content not available

David Choi's dinner date at Dempsey Hill inspires ditty

Celebrity Chow with Korean-American YouTube star David Choi

Celebrity Chow with Korean-American YouTube star David Choi.
Steamed clam.
Baby squid.
Chilli crab.

Dempsey Hill is one of Singapore's most popular dating spots.

Korean-American singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation David Choi has immortalised the laid-back area in his song.

The tender acoustic ditty, Dempsey Hill, was penned after a memorable, romantic night out.

"I came here with a girl. We had dinner, and I just went home and was inspired to write a song about it," said Choi.

"Dempsey Hill is quiet and there are lots of great restaurants and cafes to dine at. And you can take a walk around the area too."

One of his favourite restaurants is Long Beach @ Dempsey - his go-to spot for seafood in Singapore.

He said: "The chilli crab is fantastic. I've tried chilli crab at other places but I think the crab here wins hands down."

Read the full report in our print edition on May 27.

Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

No stopping Nadal

Spaniard sweeps past debutant to lay claim for a 10th French Open title

IN HIS ELEMENT: Rafael Nadal taking just one hour and 50 minutes to beat French debutant Quentin Halys yesterday.
Premium content not available

Funny girl

After starting her career with serious roles, actress Rose Byrne now wants to make you laugh

Rose Byrne.
COMIC DUO: Rose Byrne in a scene with Melissa McCarthy in the comedy Spy.
ON-AND-OFF SCREEN DUO: Rose Byrne and boyfriend and co-star Bobby Cannavale.
Premium content not available

Ancelotti shown the door

Italian pays the price for trophyless season with Real

Premium content not available

Pages