Vanilla Bean Johor Bahru – Salted Egg Yolk Charcoal Waffle and Teh Tarik Waffle

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When it comes to café hopping in Johor Bahru, most Singaporeans find themselves guilty of only exploring hipster street Jalan Dhoby. But there are actually several more exciting cafes in this Malaysian city waiting to be discovered – so long as you are willing to venture further out.

Specialty coffee shop and patisserie Vanilla Bean is a pretty new face in Johor Bahru’s luxurious integrated marina, Senibong Cove. The cosy third-wave café has a menu that includes Asian-inspired waffles, espresso beverages, artisanal cakes and a splendid selection of all-day brunch items.

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13 Best Seafood Buffets In Singapore

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We can never resist a seafood feast – especially when we are talking about ocean fresh seafood on a free flow basis.

Buffets are one of the best things ever, and you should never feel guilty for treating yourself to a well-deserved spread. When we go for a buffet lunch/ dinner, the first section we check out will always be the seafood on ice. Do you do the same too?

Well, then this post is for you! There are several seafood buffet restaurants in Singapore that we love and frequent. Here are the 13 Best Buffets in Singapore for the freshest seafood for your next seafood-hunting escapade(s)!

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10 Health Benefits of Avocado That Will Make You Start Eating Avocados NOW

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Avocados are one of the most beneficial fruits for you. They have been dubbed a SuperFood because of their superior qualities of having a lot more folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium than most fruits out there.

Creamy, rich and all-around delicious, avocado is a favourite among many and the ways to enjoy them are aplenty! From avocado smoothies to avocado salads, avocados’ creamy texture makes it one versatile fruit, but even when eaten on its own, it is delicious.

Here are 10 Health Benefits of Avocado That Will Make You Start Eating Avocados Now.

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9 Bars In Phuket To Watch The Most Stunning Sunsets

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There is something magical about Phuket’s sunsets.

That fleeting moment when the sun descends into the horizon and the blue skies evolve into orangey-purplish earthy tones; every second is a wonder and we wish we could freeze time just to admire these natural phenomena for just a little longer.

Phuket clearly has no lack of bars, but the question is – which places boast the best vantage points? Here are 9 Bars in Phuket To Watch The Most Stunning Sunsets.

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Mason Jar Salad – 2 Easy Recipes On How To Pack The Perfect Salad In A Jar

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It can be a hassle to think of how to spruce up your packed lunch to school or work every day. Most days, it probably consists of leftovers or a basic sandwich that you whipped up in under five minutes. Some days, we crave for something more and it is unfortunate that we might not have time to run down for a takeaway lunch.

But there are so many things that you can whip up in 10-15 minutes for your meal(s) the following day and all you need is some vision and creativity. We experimented on a few ways to spruce up a healthy salad meal and came up with these very simple recipes that you can do with a jar.

Here are 2 Easy Salad in A Jar Recipes To Prepare For a Meal For School or Work.

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A Guide to Zi Char – 21 Popular Zi Char Dishes Everyone Should Know About

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Zi Char (also known as Zhi Char/ Cze Char/ Tze Char/ Zhu Chao) refers to comforting Chinese home-style dishes cooked upon order, usually eaten at humble local eateries and coffee shops in Singapore.

Every Zi Char stall has different selections of a la carte dishes, and it is perfect for communal dining. The idea is to order a few dishes (or many), and everyone digs in together.

From butter pork ribs, prawn paste chicken wings to spring onion deer meat, here is our Guide to 21 Popular Zi Char Dishes that you will commonly find in zi char stalls across Singapore.

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Lobsterfest 2016 At Lime, PARKROYAL on Pickering – The Ultimate Lobster Buffet

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Remember Lobsterfest 2015 that drove everyone crazy? The ultimate lobster buffet returns to Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering for a second run, and the dinner buffet will take take centre stage at Lime every night from 27 May to 19 Jun 2016.

Using only the freshest Maine lobsters, you will be treated to a mind-boggling spread of these luxurious crustaceans prepared in many ways. Some popular cooking styles and flavours from last year will be making an appearance again this year, such as the Singapore Chilli Lobster and Black Pepper Lobster.

Of course, apart from the lobster features, you have your regular international buffet spread which includes fresh seafood on ice, signature Nyonya station and Lime’s iconic Matcha chocolate fondue fountain. Ready for The Ultimate Lobster Buffet in Singapore?

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Clear Cafe – Specialty Health Food Cafe in Ubud, Bali

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Balinese specialty health food establishment Clear Café is renowned for its all-encompassing menu of nourishing juices, tasty salads, sandwiches, Indonesian classics and raw/vegan dishes.

This Ubud-based café has proved to consumers that healthy food can actually taste insanely delicious.

Set foot into the multi-level café and be greeted by a splash of rainbow colours; the open-air gorgeous café is characterised by pastel-coloured wooden furniture and boasts an unrivalled view of Ubud’s tranquil countryside surroundings.

Definitely worth making a special detour if you are visiting Bali soon!

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Pan Pacific Singapore – Staycation Deal With Dining Credits & Free Room Upgrade

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So what is it like to stay in one of the highly acclaimed hotels in the Marina Bay area?

Pan Pacific Singapore has an unobstructed view of the Singapore skyline, and its club lounge is the best in Singapore – that’s what it is. But more than that, the hotel is one modern property that feels exactly like home.

We have every reason for you to book a stay. Celebrate Pan Pacific Singapore’s 30th Anniversary this year and you are in for exclusive privileges.

Pan Pacific Singapore’s 30th Anniversary Staycation Package includes complimentary daily breakfast at Edge – the award-winning buffet restaurant. On top of that, you also receive SGD30 Food and Beverage credit*, SGD30 savings on spa treatments at St. Gregory Spa and more.

It is quite a package they have there as you can see, and wouldn’t you want to call the Marina Bay your home for a day with these perks?

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14 Pet-friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Singapore To Bring Your Fur Kids To

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Do you own a pet? Then you would have experienced the problem of having to leave them at home while you head out for a meal. Many times, it bugs us because we wish they could be there to bask in the moment with us, whether if it is in a cafe for a meal or just there to idle the afternoon away.

Thankfully, more cafes these days appreciate the presence of these cuties and have agreed on dedicating some of their outdoor seating to accommodate all who are keen on stringing their pets along. A number of pet cafes have also been on a rise where you can dine indoors with them while indulging in some playtime with the other pets present.

Here are 14 Pet-friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Singapore that you can bring your fur kids to.

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TungLok Heen – Irish Duck, White Pepper Crab & Original Wasabi Mayo Prawns

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Award-winning establishment TungLok Heen is internationally-acclaimed Canadian Chef Susur Lee’s very first outpost restaurant. The celebrated Toronto-based chef has starred in cooking TV shows such as Iron Chef America and MasterChef Asia.

Chef Ken Ling – who has been working alongside Susur for nearly two decades – currently helms TungLok Heen’s kitchen and a meal there means an impressive selection of exquisite oriental delicacies prepared with expertly finesse.

The Cantonese word ‘Heen’ literally means pavilion and is aptly named after the restaurant’s vision of providing discerning diners a gourmet retreat. Indeed, TungLok Heen has successfully merged traditional and contemporary Chinese elements into a chinoiserie-chic destination.

Located at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hotel Michael, TungLok Heen has hit all the right spots with its age-old classics, exquisite innovations and elegant ambience. It is also worth mentioning that the culinary team has put in tremendous efforts in plating every dish so beautifully – so keep your eyes peeled as we reveal our dining highlights.

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Kala Toast – The Original Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Hong Kong

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Move aside rainbow cakes, because there is finally an outrageous colourful rendition of savouries – and we are totally digging this novelty!

Cheese Toast Specialist Kala Toast is located in Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, but its far-flung location has not stopped unicorn lovers from making a special trip down to savour their signature rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches.

Is this yet another gimmicky food or actually a legit tasty grilled cheese sandwich? You decide.

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6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion

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Tucked away on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, Resorts World Sentosa is a hot spot for both tourists and locals. Well known for its theme parks, aquarium and some say hotels, Resorts World Sentosa is also home to some hidden gems – a range of over 50 dining options that caters to many palates and occasions.

You can find just about anything here – from contemporary Japanese cuisine to authentic Italian fare, simple Malaysian hawker dishes to exquisite Michelin-quality French fine dining. We worked our way through this treasure trove for gourmands and bring you our 6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion.

Getting to the Resort. Visitors can take the RWS8 bus from outside VivoCity; stop at Waterfront Station if taking the Sentosa Express monorail; or you can simply drive in to park your vehicle at the massive underground car park at Resorts World Sentosa.

And everyone should sign up to be an RWS Invites member, because you get to enjoy up to 20% off your meals at all the F&B establishments within the resort!

Readers of ladyironchef can sign up for RWS Invites Silver Membership at a special rate of S$135 (U.P. S$150) and get S$200 Resorts World Sentosa dining vouchers by using Promotion Code “R0516LADY” from now till 05 June 2016. Sign up at https://rwsinvites.rwsentosa.com/PromoSignup.aspx.

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You Can Now Get A Rainbow Cheese Toast In Singapore

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Rainbow Cheese Toasties looks set to be the next trend to hit Singapore.

For those who have not heard of the Rainbow Cheese Toasties  (also known as unicorn toasties), KALA Toast – a sandwich shop in Tsuen Wan, New Territories in Hong Kong - first created it and they have been appearing on everyone’s Instagram since. Many cities are also jumping on the bandwagon to serving their own versions of the unicorn toasties.

And now, you can get a rainbow cheese toast in Singapore too!

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Epicurean Journeys 2016 – A Pop-Up Chef Dining Series in Singapore

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Ready for more indulgence? This time, we bring your taste buds around the world with Epicurean Journeys.

From 30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016, Epicurean Journeys will be holding a pop-up chef dining series at The Fullerton Waterboat House. A high tea starts from S$53++ while a lavish six-course dinner starts from S$128++.

Busy gourmands who cannot find the time for international travels should seize this wonderful opportunity to savour these exquisite cuisines handcrafted by culinary maestros from Austria, Greece, India, Italy and Thailand. You know you have to visit www.epicureanjourneys.sg to make a booking.

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9 Events That Are Taking Place in Singapore This June 2016

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Can you believe we are almost done with half of 2016? Where did all the time go?!

Before you start complaining about the lack of activities and events in Singapore, we are here to prove you wrong. It doesn’t matter if you are a native Singaporean, short-term expatriate or a first-time visitor. Singapore – however tiny – has endless stuff going on monthly!

From Beer Fest Asia, Singapore Coffee Festival to Great Singapore Sale, here are 9 Events That Are Taking Place in Singapore This June 2016 that you will not want to miss.

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