Seoul Jjimdak Singapore – 51% OFF Jjimdak and Budae Jjigae

Seoul Jjimbak

With so many Korean food places popping up all over Singapore, we can safely say that the Korean wave is not losing its popularity in this city anytime soon. Apart from the usual K-bbq and bibimbap, a rather underrated Korean dish called jjimdak deserves to be glorified too. The words ‘jjim’ refers to ‘braise’ and ‘dak’ refers to chicken, and a Korean jjimdak is really a tasty chicken stew braised in soya sauce and is usually slightly sweet.

Located in City Square Mall, Seoul Jjimdak is a Korean restaurant that specialises in authentic Jjimdak, and it is one of the very few destinations in Singapore where you get to savour this hearty Korean stew. The best part? Prices are wallet-friendly, portions are generous and needless to say – the food is legit and authentic!

From now till 31 August 2016, Seoul Jjimdak is extending an exclusive 51%* off Jjimdak and Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) during lunch every day. All you have to do is flash this article or quote ‘ladyironchef’ to Seoul Jjimdak’s staff.

After the promotion, you can get the Jjimdak and/ or Budae Jjigae at only S$16.60++ (U.P. S$33.90++). Now, surely you know this is a deal not to be missed.

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10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang

penang local food

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City Georgetown might be famous for their beautiful street art murals and historic infrastructures, but the Malaysian city’s biggest draw is hands down its wealth of mouthwatering street food. Hawker fare is truly a way of life for Penangites; roadside hawkers can be seen cooking up a storm in their pushcarts at almost every nook and cranny. 

Queuing up for street food has also long become a cultural norm in Penang, and waiting an hour for a bowl of noodles is deemed acceptable. Street food is taken so seriously here that as of 2016, foreigners are banned from being the main cooks to uphold the high standards of Penang’s authentic hawker culture. Yes, only locals will cook your Assam Laksa.

Penang’s numerous ethnic groups have largely influenced its local cuisine, and today, locals and visitors get to indulge in an amazing plethora of multicultural delicacies considered uniquely Penang. From Assam Laksa to Char Kway Teow, here are 10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang.

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Pantler – Modern Bakery in The CBD That Serves Beautiful Cakes

pantler sg

The sheer number of artisanal bakeries in Singapore has left us all cake lovers spoilt for choice – and we are certainly not complaining. Pantler is one awesome bakery in the CBD that will chase all your Monday Blues away with their gourmet creations.

Cake is serious business here; both founders have previously worked in the pastry-making departments of Joël Robuchon Singapore and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. What you can expect at Pantler is a selection of classic sweet treats, savoury patisseries and contemporary desserts.

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Awfully Chocolate Opens At Holland Village – Free House Dessert with Every Main Course

awfully chocolate

Awfully Chocolate has just opened its very first restaurant concept at Holland Village and it showcases a carefully curated menu of both sweets and savouries. It will be a spot to hang out at with your family and friends over hearty savoury dishes and beautifully plated decadent treats that are exclusive to this Awfully Chocolate outlet.

From now till Wednesday, 31 August 2016, our readers are entitled to a free* house dessert with every main purchased. All you have to do is quote ‘ladyironchef’ and flash this article to Awfully Chocolate’s staff upon placing your order.

The menu is deliberately focused and that’s where the magic lies. It is hard to be disappointed at Awfully Chocolate! From Bacon and Cheese Toasties, Baked Sheet Pasta, Vanilla Profiteroles to Dark Chocolate S’more, there are so many reasons to visit the all-new Awfully Chocolate at Holland Village!

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The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore – 27 Restaurants And 2 Hawkers Awarded

Michelin Guide Singapore 2016

The Michelin Guide Singapore has just announced the list of restaurants who have been awarded the Michelin star(s). This news is much anticipated and we are sure you are as stoked and curious as we are.

When the Michelin Guide Singapore released its Bib Gourmand Awards 2016 last week, it received mixed comments. While some are happy that our hardworking local hawker masters are finally getting the recognition that they deserve, many others lamented at the fact that the list hardly represents the best hawker stalls in Singapore.

With today’s announcement, more Singapore names will join the coveted list. And whether you agree with this list or not, the Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore will have attention all on them, and see more patrons in the next few months.

Here, we share the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore.

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The Michelin 3-Star Restaurant in Singapore 2016

Chef Joel Robuchon

And we have come to the final list – the list of restaurants who have been awarded three Michelin stars.

With The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore being announce from Resorts World Sentosa, tonight is a big night for many restaurants in Singapore for they are officially being awarded the coveted Michelin star(s).

Here is the final list of Michelin Three-Starred restaurants. Congratulations to these Michelin 3-Star Restaurants in Singapore 2016. The cream of the crop. The best restaurant in Singapore. Do you agree with the results so far?

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The Michelin 2-Star Restaurants in Singapore 2016

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

And we have the second list for restaurants who have been awarded Two Michelin Stars.

The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore is being held at Resorts World Sentosa tonight, and we are keeping our eyes peeled on the ceremony and all the restaurants who are awarded/ going to be awarded the coveted recognition.

Here, we have first-hand news on the winners of Two Michelin Stars in Singapore. Congratulations to these Michelin 2-Star Restaurants in Singapore 2016!

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The Michelin 1-Star Restaurants in Singapore 2016

CUT Wolfgang Puck

Tonight is a big night for many restaurants.

With The 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore being announce from Resorts World Sentosa, we are keeping our eyes peeled on the ceremony and all the restaurants who are awarded/ going to be awarded the coveted recognition.

Here, we have first-hand news on the winners of One Michelin Star. Congratulations to these Michelin 1-Star Restaurants in Singapore 2016!

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Little Bao – Popular Modern Chinese Diner From Hong Kong Is Now In Bangkok

Little Bao Bangkok

Little Bao – a modern Chinese diner in Hong Kong – shot to fame with its signature mini sliders, sharing plates and cocktails since its opening in Hong Kong three years ago.

Chef and owner May Chow is now bringing Little Bao to Bangkok – its first overseas outpost. Like the original Little Bao in Hong Kong, the new Little Bao in Bangkok follows the same formula by dishing out familiar and sexy renditions of our Asian favourites over the counter and in many unpredictable and refreshing manners.

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Big Street Singapore – Liu Sha Prata Bomb With Molten Salted Egg Custard

liu sha prata bombs

Our love for liu sha will never die. The delectable rich ingredient is more than just a passing trend. It has stolen the hearts of generations across Singapore and is present in practically every menu everywhere.

We have seen it buns, crabs, croissants, doughnuts, fries, pizzas, waffles and whatnot. But have you ever had the brined creamy golden lava in a roti prata?

Yes, your eyes are not tricking you. If you have yet to hear, our beloved glorious roti prata has taken on new form at Big Street Singapore and has successfully evolved into an addictive Prata Bomb stuffed with molten salted egg custard.

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14 of Our Favourite Food Places In London

Heston Blumenthal Dessert

If you want to get fat, go to London. The British city has cuisines from all over the world, and the sheer number of options is mind-boggling to say the least.

Meal times are never dull when in London, and we always look forward to the next meal because our list of places to check out never ends.

Getting this done was hard, because it is hard to point down to just one or two favourites. But here’s a Guide to 14 of Our Favourite Food Places in London; first-timers to London should visit all of these to have a fair glimpse of what London can offer!

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Seryna Tokyo – AMAZING Premium Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu

Seryna Kobe

Hidden in the basement of Tokyo’s Ginza Tiffany Building is Seryna, one of the Best Dining Destinations in Japan for Premium Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu.

The reputable establishment has been serving the finest gourmet to affluent guests since more than half a century ago, and today, it remains a highly sought-after restaurant visited by epicureans from all walks of life.

While a scrumptious meal at Seryna could easily rake up to at least over a hundred dollars per patron, its unrivalled Kobe Beef is very much worth the hefty price tag. Reservations are highly recommended as the lavish Japanese restaurant is typically packed with business associates, indulgent foodies and even celebrities alike on weekdays!

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7 Exciting Events That Are Taking Place in Singapore This August 2016

august singapore

This August sees Singapore turning 51 years old, Charlie Puth performing in Singapore for just a night, and a series of performances taking place in conjunction with Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Get your calendar ready, because we are just about to share with you several highlights this August that you would be interested in.

From the annual Durian Festival, Universal Studios Singapore’s Soak Out Water Party to the last leg of The Great Singapore Sale, here are 7 Exciting Events That Are Taking Place in Singapore This August 2016.

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10 Food Copycats in Singapore And Where They Were Originally From

Food Impersonations

All ground-breaking food trends will definitely have the whole world trying to out-do each other with renditions to call their own. And in Singapore in particular, we have a multitude of cuisines and foods to satisfy all sorts of cravings – a lot of these are derived from inspirations overseas, of course. Local restaurants and cafes often look to establishments overseas – mostly in the region – for trends to emulate and to pioneer in Singapore.

However, some cafes and restaurants in Singapore choose to blatantly copy an entire recipe or idea and brand them as their own. This can be quite questionable because it is almost like plagiarism. Getting inspirations is one; wholesale copying and calling ideas their own is another.

While we are all for bringing the best ideas to Singapore, it is important to remember the importance of being on the forefront of trends. Recreating a dish is not sustainable in the long run and F&B operators shouldn’t always be in a rat race to catch up and “copy” the next trend to bring in crowd; innovating is the way to go, and only that will instil faith in consumers in the long run.

Here are 10 Food Copycats in Singapore and Where They Were Originally From. While some are well-executed, some are just a far cry from the originals.

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Senate Coffee – New Specialty Coffee and Grain Bowl Cafe in CBD

senate coffee singapore

Senate Coffee is a one-month-old cosy dining establishment in Great Eastern Centre that specialises in artisanal coffees and nutritious grain bowls. The cafe is actually by the same people behind The Populus Coffee & Food Co. and now-defunct Department of Caffeine.

Treat yourselves to Senate Coffee’s artisanal teas (from S$4), healthy grain bowls (from S$15), handcrafted coffee (from S$3.50) and premium valrhona chocolate (from S$5).

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Join us at The Macallan Whisky Pairing & Sharing Workshop On 13 Aug

CCP Whisky Workshop

Last year, we had a smashing good time bonding with our lovely readers at Changi City Point’s interactive Cocktail Class and Spanish Food Workshop. It was so much fun meeting all of you like-minded people who love food and drinks, and we’ve decided to do it again this year!

If you didn’t join us last year, here’s another opportunity. We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering Macallan Whisky and Five Izakaya Bar to conduct an engaging liquor pairing workshop. This is especially for all Whisky lovers, and it will be held on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at Changi City Point’s Five Izakaya Bar. And yes, it is completely free of charge.

Conducted by The Macallan Brand Ambassador Randall Tan, The Macallan Whisky Pairing & Sharing Workshop will be featuring four whiskies and an assortment of canapés.

Ready? Read on more to find out how you can be part of this event!

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