24 Dec '13, 7am

Find out why we found Italian eatery Cicheti deserving of our hallowed 5 star rating

Move over Maison Ikkoku. For a long time, the café-cocktail bar represented all that was cool and good along quiet Kandahar Street – but no more, thanks to Cicheti, an Italian-inspired restaurant dishing out good food and cool vibes in equal measure. An independent venture by chef-owner Yew Aun Lim and his cousin Liling Ong (both of whom have remained well under the radar until now) – which can often be a recipe for disaster – Cicheti seems to be as well thought-out as they come. It’s flashy, yes – attracting a well-heeled crowd even on a Tuesday – with bespoke details, custom-made furniture by creative consultant Chun Y. Gee and antique cameras to up the hip quotient, but the atmosphere smacks of convivial warmth rather than attitude. And though its name comes from the small snacks native to Venice’s wine bars, it’s hard to pigeonhole Cicheti’s food; Yew’s cooking covers ...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/restaurants/feature/cicheti

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