Plug for new owner-operated restaurant

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Tonight, at a dinner party, my wife S ran into an old schoolmate. Willin Low is one of those guys whose stories make you smile and laugh. I liked him immediately. But what makes him of particular interest (to this blog and all you foodies out there) is that Willin, once upon a time a hot young lawyer, has traded in his black suits for a set of chef’s whites. Having spent 6 months slaving away in the kitchens of one of Singapore’s top Italian restaurants and many more months sharpening his skills catering at friends’ dinner parties, Willin has made the admirable and risky decision to open his very own restaurant.

Wild Rocket opens this coming weekend. In this casual 40 seater, Chef Willin will be serving what he describes as “simple unfussy modern comfort food with easy drinking wines.” He also promises that the food will be very, very affordable.

Wild Rocket is also in a real cute part of Singapore. It’s located in the Hangout@Mt Emily Hotel, a cheap but chic little hotel on Upper Wilkie Road, near Mt Emily Park, just minutes away from the Bugis and City Hall neighborhoods.

S and I will be trotting over this coming weekend to check out the restaurant, so you all can expect a full report with photographs. But you should also check it out if some simple unfussy modern comfort food sounds good to you.

Wild Rocket
Hangout@Mt Emily
10A Upper Wilkie Road
Tel: 63399448

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his two kids!


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  1. 2-minute Noodle Cook 27 September 2005

    Hi CH, I went to the Wild Rocket website and checked the menu page. The meals sound really cool! There’s a nice picture of a salad with meat – is that tuna? Can’t wait for your report on your visit 🙂

  2. Lil 27 September 2005

    amazing – a friend of mine who’s practicing law at the moment has been talking about career change and be a chef too! must be the comfort in food… 🙂

  3. Cindy Fredericka 27 September 2005

    The ambience & the surrounds of the restaurant sounds very enticing. Am building up this image of dining in tranquility. Looking fwd to yr reviews & pics of dishes U gonna try at this new restaurant.

  4. fooDcrazEE 27 September 2005

    the power of er….. food! *chuckle*

  5. joone! 27 September 2005

    Sounds fantastic! Looking forward to your review!

  6. Sexychild 28 September 2005

    i just happened to pop by and found ur blog rather interesting. You don’t happen to be a food critic do you?

  7. Chubby Hubby 28 September 2005

    2-minute: It’s a cool site eh? I especially like Willin’s pix on the opening page. Yah, I think it looks like tuna. Can’t be sure till we go though.

    lil: There seem to be tons of lawyers who, after making some money, turn to more creative pursuits. A good idea really… I should have been a lawyer!

    cindy: Cool. Of course, you could go also and send me a report. I’ll post it. 😉

    foodcrazee: 🙂

    joone: I’ll try and put something up by Sunday or Monday.

    Sexychild: Nope. At least, not these days.

  8. tara 30 September 2005

    Looking forward to your visit and review, CH! Wild Rocket sounds lovely.

  9. Anonymous 9 January 2006

    for heavens sake, u got to try out the cheesecake for ur own sake!

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