Singapore Food Festival 2015 – Share Your Family’s Signature Dish And Win Weekly Prizes

SFF 2015

This year’s Singapore Food Festival (SFF) focuses primarily on local food and chefs, circling around the theme of ‘A Fresh Taste of Tradition’. From 17 July to 2 August 2015, indulge in the festivities of Singapore Food Festival with various locations around Singapore, featuring modern takes on nostalgic local food by some of Singapore’s top chefs.

Do you miss the dishes your grandma or your parents used to cook when you were younger (or still do now)? As our society progresses, more and more people have taken the initiative of putting their own spin on these classic dishes to produce some of the best modern-traditional Singaporean fare.

Homemade Popoiah

In lieu of Singapore Food Festival 2015′s theme – ‘A Fresh Taste of Tradition’, share your Family’s signature dish and stand a chance to win weekly prizes including exclusive event passes to SFF 2015 and F&B dining Vouchers!

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7 Must-Try Local Food At Taiwan’s Jiufen Old Street

Jiufen

Jiufen is a mountainous attraction located at the Rui Fang District in New Taipei City. With the discovery of gold in the village during the Japanese Occupation, it has slowly boomed since then and is now one of the most favoured destinations among locals and tourists.

Other than being a popular filming spot, Jiufen is home to many incredible snacks and food, and traditional homemade snacks which you can bag home at really affordable prices.

Here are some of the Jiufen Must-Eats which you have to try at least once in your life!

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Win Your DREAM Wedding Celebration Worth Almost $50,000 At The Westin Singapore

The Westin Singapore - Poolside Solemnization

If you and your partner are looking to tie the knot, look no further. The Westin Singapore is inviting all couples to participate in their video contest where you stand a chance to win an extravagant wedding package worth almost S$50,000 at The Westin Singapore (inclusive of a wedding banquet at the Grand Ballroom). Other exciting prizes include a 2-night stay at selected Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the region.

The competition ends on Friday, 31 July 2015 and winners will be announced at The Westin Singapore’s Wedding Showcase on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Admission to the event is free (registration required) and complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

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5 Reasons You Should Check Out This Year’s Ramadan Bazaar 2015 at Geylang Serai

Ramadan Bazaar

As you might have seen on the papers or your Instagram feed, many have been flocking to this year’s Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai for some interesting street food.

Flavoured churros? Yes please! With a growing trend of churro-lovers, you can find more than just one stall here selling these highly Instagrammable deep-fried doughs.

Bazaar Ramadan Food

Remember those ice cream rolls you had while you were in Bangkok? Good news because they are now here in Singapore too. Not sure what to try at this year’s Ramadan Bazaar? Here are 5 highlights from this year’s Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai.

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Tea Appreciation With The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf + The Exclusive Singapore Blend Tea

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) is such a household name, one that we all grew up knowing, and one that we can find at any parts of Singapore. It is an affectionate brand that we are all familiar with, and many of us spent a good part of our teenage years studying at our favourite CBTL outlets.

We can all recite the must-order drinks – Authentic Tea Lattes and The Ultimate Ice Blended, anyone? Everyone loves them for these, but it is puzzling how their teas are not the top-of-mind items because they are The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and that means they do their tea pretty damn well!

They sure do, and lately, we had a chance to attend a tea workshop conducted by CBTL’s master tea buyer-blender, David De Candia. It was an insightful session, and we are now converts – because CBTL has teas that are so fine, the world needs to know of them.

Also, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has specially launched an exclusive Singapore Blend Tea to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday. It has hits all CBTL stores in Singapore, and will be available only throughout 2015.

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7 Fun Free Things To Do In San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, with its accommodation being the priciest across United States. Fortunately, that does not mean that touring the Californian city should cost a bomb or anything at all.

From exploring the hippie neighbourhood of Haight-Ashbury to admiring panoramic views of downtown San Francisco from the Hamon Tower, some of the best attractions you can experience in San Francisco are actually free.

Here is our guide to 7 fun free things to do in San Francisco:

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The Ultimate Guide To Quayside Isle – 16 Restaurants, Cafes And Bars You Must Dine At

Quayside Isle Restaurants

Take in the beautiful ambience of the Sentosa Cove marina while dining at one of Quayside Isle’s many F&B outlets from cafes to fine dining restaurants. Indulge in contemporary and exotic cuisines from all around the world; from authentic Greek food to Spanish grilled seafood.

If you have a hankering for Mediterranean food, head over to Mykonos On The Bay or Miska Café for authentic fare. Local or Chinese food are also available at various restaurants here such as Cove Stadium and Blue Lotus. Quayside Isle offers an experience that is hard to beat – think of it as stepping into an enclave of surprises, one where you can experience various gourmets of the world all at one place. Whatever you have a taste for, we are pretty sure you can find your answer here.

This is your definitive guide to the restaurants, bars and cafes at Quayside Isle.

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6 Reasons Why Friends Who Eat Together, Stay Together

Steak

As they say, food brings people together and dining with the right group of friends just makes the food taste extra good. There is no greater feeling than being able to gather with your besties and to enjoy a 50% off dinner buffet you chanced upon on deal sites, or tempt them with pictures to try a newly opened eatery.

While it is perfectly fine to dine alone, eating with a companion gives you the liberty to share your opinions about anything, be it the food you are eating or the beautiful restaurant interior.

Face it – dining alone is just not as fun as dining with good company. Not convinced? Here are 6 Reasons Why Friends Who Eat Together Stay Together.

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Singapore Restaurant Month – Featuring 50 Restaurant Brands’ Unique Dishes Using Local Produce

PUTIEN-Singapore Cityscape

Here’s an exciting piece of news for all foodies! The very first Singapore Restaurant Month will be held from 1 July to 10 August 2015. Organised by Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS), this inaugural event will be showcasing 50 reputable restaurant brands and their 50 unique gourmet creations.

In commemoration of Singapore’s 50th National Day, the talented chefs of the 50 participating restaurant brands have each been invited to creating a toothsome dish made with Singapore’s local produce. Seize this opportunity to savour these exclusive dishes that will be on the menu for a limited time only during Singapore Restaurant Month.

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Ah Bong’s Italian – Pocket-Friendly Italian Food In A Coffee Shop

Ah Bong's Italian

Tucked away in a small corner of Tiong Bahru, it’s easy to walk past this gem of a stall at the Day & Night coffee shop along Eng Hoon Street. Ah Bong’s Italian shares the same space as a traditional Yong Tau Foo shop at the coffee shop, which transforms into a bar at night.

Packed with a steady crowd, it is no surprise that this humble stall has been gaining popularity ever since it opened as they churn out new surprises everyday with no fixed menu. The prices of the pasta range from S$7 to S$10.

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21 Best Cafes In Melbourne You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Best Melbourne Cafes

What do you do when in Melbourne? You cafe-hop, stuff yourself silly with all-day brunch food, and drink as many cups of coffee as you can!

The Aussie city is a paradise for cafe lovers, and it is an addiction to cafe-hop because there will always be more good coffee for you to drink, and many more types of food for you to stuff your face in. The standards are set really high – food, drinks, decor, ambiance etc. Just when you thought you might have found the best cafe, think again – is it really?

Because we promise you, you need not settle for anything less than best. Melbourne will not disappoint you with their cafe scene, and while we are still fascinated by the sheer number of options, here are our picks for the best cafes in Melbourne.

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Banana Tree – Korea’s Top Dessert Cafe With The Cutest Flower Pot Desserts

Banana Tree

Having reached our tiny red dot for almost three months now, Banana Tree has seen success with cafe hoppers flocking to Keong Saik Road just to have a taste of these beautifully plated desserts that look almost too good to be eaten or drank.

Banana Tree is a popular South Korean cafe chain with many outlets in its homeland. ‘Garden’-themed desserts served in pots with spoons shaped like spades, is Banana Tree merely a novelty?

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17 Restaurants, Cafes, & Eateries In Tiong Bahru Worth Checking Out

Whisk Cafe Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru is every cafe hopper’s dream and also every foodie’s heaven. With the wide range of cuisine types and choices this trendy neighbourhood offers, Tiong Bahru has slowly and successfully become one of the most iconic food destinations in Singapore.

The formula is no rocket science – Tiong Bahru offers us a rustic charm like no other. With a neighbourhood as full of life as Tiong Bahru, it is no surprise that more and more people choose to open their cafes, restaurants or bakeries here.

If you are unfamiliar with the area or thinking about making a trip down to sample some delicious food, here is our Guide to Tiong Bahru’s Restaurants, Cafes & Eateries to assist you in picking the best place in the neighbourhood to dine in.

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Paddy Hills – New Cafe At South Buona Vista Road With Insanely Photogenic Dishes

Paddy Hills

If you are an avid Instagram user, you might have seen insanely photogenic dishes of Paddy Hills taking the platform by storm. This Australian-inspired cafe by day and tapas bar by night prides itself in its choice of location by being away from crowd, so that diners can indulge in the food comfortably without the hubbubs of the city.

And by the way, if you recall, this unit used to be a part of many of our childhoods. It was where the former Lim Seng Lee Braised Duck used to be at.

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