You lot are so predictable.
2012 is almost over, which also means it’s time for a rundown of the most popular restaurants of the past year. As with last year, I’m using a ridiculously unscientific measure – how many people have read each of my reviews.
Starting from the top:
5. Pitt Cue
6. Yayla (original review)
8. Tonkotsu (original review)
9. Mele e Pere
10. Ten Ten Tei (original review)
There are few surprises here – unsurprisingly you lot love lobster, burgers, barbecue, kebabs, sushi and ramen. It’s heartening to see a ramen restaurant get so much attention – that hearty noodle soup was virtually unknown a year ago. It’s interesting to see Orchard rank so highly – clearly the capital’s vegetarians should be better catered for.
I am pleased to see my review of La Bodega Negra rank scale the charts – both because I love Mexican food and because I seem to have been one of the very few reviewers to dine in the downstairs restaurant as well as the more obvious upstairs diner.
I have no idea why so many of you were keen to read about Mele e Pere though – apart from the decor (which apparently has changed since my review with the weird upstairs lobby replaced by a bar), this was an ultimately unremarkable Italian restaurant. Perhaps it’s a time for a revisit.
It’s been almost two years since I started writing this blog and nearly 240 reviews later I’m still as hungry as ever. Here’s to 2013!