7 Best Locations For A Take-Out Lunch In Singapore’s CBD – Quiet Time Away From The Crowd

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‘Lunch hour’ might just be every executive’s favourite thing to hear – after ‘knock off’, of course!

But as much as you are excited to get out of the office for a breather, we all know that the lunchtime crowd in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) can be a nightmare. Cafes, hawker centres and restaurants alike are jam-packed with throngs of executives.

Most of you have probably given up on the idea of a peaceful lunch. But having a quiet meal in the CBD is actually possible if you do takeaways and/or bring your own lunch box and do a therapeutic private lunch away from the crowds. Yes, we have some of the best spots rounded up in this post and we are ready to share.

From Ann Siang Hill Park, Telok Ayer Green to The Promontory, here are 7 Best Locations For A Take-Out Lunch in Singapore’s CBD That You Probably Did Not Know About.

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Sari Organik – A Culinary Gem Hidden in Ubud’s Paddy Fields

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The organic dining scene in Ubud, Bali is flourishing. Health food restaurant Sari Organik is one of the pioneers that every foodie traveller should make a point to dine at. It is, undeniably, our favourite eatery among the gorgeous paddy fields in Bali.

The humble eatery first opened about 12 years ago with a focus on organic and sustainable produce. The family-run business is located right in the remote rice paddies where cars are prohibited to traverse through. You have to arrive either via a motorbike or by foot – which is quite a walk, but well worth it.

Despite its obscure location, the green restaurant sees no lack of patrons on a daily basis.

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Easy Deep-Fried Mochi Recipe With Oozing Molten Chocolate Center

Deep Fried Mochi

We stumbled upon a recipe recently that looked almost too good to be true – Deep-fried mochi balls with a molten chocolate centre. And the best part? The recipe is so simple. It took us approximately 10 minutes to prepare and cook these.

From the crisp exterior, to the chewy mochi outer layer, and the star of the show – oozing chocolate in the center; it is a winning combination. We are glad we tried it, and we can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

It takes pretty much no time at all to achieve these amazing bite-sized treats. Here, we present Easy Deep-Fried Mochi Recipe With Oozing Molten Chocolate Center!

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The Only Chocolates by Awfully Chocolate That Mom Deserves For Mother’s Day

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Chocolates are glorious and if your mom is obsessed with chocolates, we have a treat that she wouldn’t want to miss. How about a special Mother’s Day 2016 chocolate gift set from Awfully Chocolate to make Mom happy?

Forget flowers or cards, do something different this year and give her something she can truly treat herself to. And you know how conventional gifts tend to be regular chocolates that can be conveniently bought off the racks? Now, isn’t this set that comes with a whole chocolate cake and Ganache Dark Chocolate Truffles more sincere?

This is the only chocolate gift set that your mom deserves. Here is what comes with Awfully Chocolate’s awesome gift set.

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10 Affordable Eats in Singapore’s Central Business District Under $10

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The bustling Central Business District (CBD) is home to many restaurants, pubs, bistros and eateries. There is always something to eat, but sometimes, everything seems expensive.

What you may not know is that there are many independent eateries that offer mains for S$10 and below in the vicinity of Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer – on top of what you might get at the usual food courts and food centres.

We bring you 10 Affordable Eats in Singapore’s Central Business District Under $10 that will not burn a hole in your wallet.

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20F Specialty Coffeehouse – Duck & Waffles, Matcha Cake & Nutella Cake

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20F Specialty Coffeehouse is a cafe that sits in the Jalan Besar neighbourhood, and is especially cosy with 4 separate sitting areas.

The cafe gets pretty quiet after meal times, so that is the best time to visit if you want to snap some great photos quietly or to read a book in peace with a cuppa. We dived right for the most unique (and popular option) here – Duck & Waffle (S$22), part of their all-day brunch menu.

The duck confit is served alongside fluffy buttermilk waffles, strawberry compote and mixed berries sorbet. It might seem odd to some that sweet and savoury are mixed together, and you will either love it or despise it.

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London’s First Naked Restaurant – Dine Naked & Have Naked Wait Staff Serve You

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London’s first naked restaurant is about to open its doors to the world.

You know, nothing much. Just dining in the buff alongside many other naked patrons, and having naked waiters and waitresses serve you. Why dirty your clothes when you can just tuck in without your clothes right?

That is what is going to happen at The Bunyadi – which already sees a waiting list of more than 20,000 people (and the numbers are jumping every hour). The Bunyadi is set to open in June 2016.

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Find out how you can enjoy a Saturday Brunch (worth S$800) for You and Your Mom

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Maybe a lavish dinner is not for Mom. Or maybe roses alone don’t seem enough. What about a brunch where your mom gets to meet many more inspirational and selfless moms from all walks of life?

Perhaps, The Biggest Mother’s Day Celebration by SK-II is where you and your mom should be for Mother’s Day 2016. There is also a chance to win a 2D1N staycation at The South Beach Hotel!

Happening on 07 May 2016 at The South Beach Hotel, this is definitely the best Mother’s Day celebration idea we’ve heard in a while. Mark the date, and here is how you can be part of it.

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Ginza Kushi Katsu – Singapore’s First Gyukatsu (Beef Cutlet) Restaurant

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A beef rendition of the deep-fried crumbed fillet has taken Tokyo by storm and it is with little surprise that Singapore has quickly jumped on the bandwagon too. The hearty gyukatsu dish is served in a manner similar to tonkatsu, where the red meat is complemented with shredded cabbage and white rice.

Ginza Kushi Katsu is the very first gyukatsu restaurant in Singapore and of course, we had to check it out. Mind you, the Japanese could queue hours just to grab a portion of these beef cutlets. Fortunately, there were no existing queues on a weekday (during lunchtime peak period) here in Singapore.

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The Secret Behind Successful F&B Businesses – How To Improve Efficiency & Menu Planning Tips

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Ever thought about how the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry is constantly booming because of supply and demand, and how it is one of the things that people do not mind spending on? On the other side of the coin, it is a pretty tough industry to get into if you are looking to explore a career in the F&B industry, and only the best and toughest stay on.

Working in the F&B industry is admittedly tough; setting up a restaurant/cafe is even tougher. Daunting, in fact.

For all you F&B owners out there, have you thought about what makes or breaks your business(es)? It is not just about cooking good food, but also how to stay competitive in this industry by maximising efficiency, understanding diners, planning your menus better, and how to ace high volume cooking.

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Awfully Chocolate’s New Outlet At Marina Bay Link Mall Is Giving Away Dark Chocolate Truffles*

Awfully Chocolate Katong

The word ‘chocolate’ has almost become synonymous with our home-grown brand – Awfully Chocolate. At least, it is so for Singaporeans. In the past few years, the brand has grown significantly with many outlets islandwide now, but one thing remains – the awesomeness of their chocolate cakes. That, we will always swear by.

Marina Bay Link Mall is their next conquest. Much like the main outlet in Katong, the spanking new outlet will offer a selection of chocolate-focused drinks, including a menu of brand new and never-before-seen ones. Of course, you can still pick up their popular whole cakes here.

To celebrate the opening of the new outlet at Marina Bay Link Mall, Awfully Chocolate will be offering a complimentary box of their gorgeous Dark Chocolate Truffles with every order of a whole cake*. Meanwhile, here’s to all you fellow chocolate lovers. Let’s party with Awfully Chocolate!

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8 Events That Are Taking Place in Singapore This Coming May 2016

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In the blink of an eye, we are already ushering into the fifth month of 2016!

Like every other month, Singapore is jam-packed with heaps of exciting events, and this May we are anticipating a one-week fashion fiesta, a gourmet festival and several other children-friendly activities.

From Singapore’s Largest Premier Gourmet Festival Savour, Singapore Fashion Week to Asia’s inaugural five-kilometre fun run Bubble Glow, here are 8 Events That Would Be Taking Place in Singapore This Coming May 2016.

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Let Mum feel like a Queen with a Mother’s Day Buffet at Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Marriott Mothers Day 2016

Mother’s Day is coming up; have you made plans yet? Our mothers deserve nothing but the best for raising us so selflessly, and it is only right that we pamper them with the highest degree of gastronomic bliss that will create brilliant memories – befitting her special status as the Queen of your family and of your heart. .

Here are 8 reasons why you should make your reservations for Mother’s Day at Marriott Cafe, right now.

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Calla Spa: The Newest All Day Luxury Spa In Singapore + 1 For 1 Spa Treatments

Calla Spa Pool

It is not every day that we find an peaceful oasis of quietness and indulgence in the midst of our concrete jungle, but Calla Spa – The Newest All Day Luxury Spa at Suntec City – is going to be your next favourite haunt.

This luxurious spa sits within busy shopping mall, but we’d like to think of it as an urban oasis away from the hubbubs of the city. It boasts a spanking new facility that costs some S$4.50 million in renovations.

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To kickstart its opening, we have an amazing deal just for readers of ladyironchef – simply quote “Ladyironchef” upon booking and you are immediately entitled to One-for-One Calla Spa Journey + Calla Massage (more details of the promotion at the end of this post).

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