We are so lucky to call Singapore home. Our sunny little island may be just a small red dot, but this dot has proven herself to be a foodie’s paradise with cuisines of all kinds, celebrity restaurants, international names, independent restaurants and what-have-you. You will never be caught in the situation of not knowing where to dine at, neither will you need you pull your hair out when thinking of a worthy place to dine for special occasions.
The addition of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to Singapore’s tourism is definitely a great move, but more than its theme parks and attractions, do you know that they are a gourmet’s playground too? With an impressive list of celebrity chefs’ restaurants and family-friendly restaurants, RWS is one of the most comprehensive dining destinations in Singapore.
Christmas is approaching and the joyous festive spirit is filling the air fast. Everyone we know is making plans for dinners and that well-deserved indulgence, and by now, we have our own lists of go-to places and restaurants. But the more the merrier, right?
We went on a food trail some weeks back to curate today’s post, and we are so stoked to be sharing with you some of the festive highlights that you can find at RWS this Christmas. There is surely something that entices, and we know many families will be happy to find friendly options here that suits every generation!
[ Giveaway ] We are giving away a 4-course lunch for 2 (worth S$120++) at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
Located in the buzzing Serangoon Garden enclave, Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is one of those under-the-radar restaurants that only Korean food lovers in the know and residents will find their way here. The fuss-free outlet may be easily missed from the road, so look out for OCBC Bank and you are on your way to a splendid meal.
MUSEO Restaurant & Bar is a great masterpiece.
If you haven’t heard, there is this enchanting restaurant that sits on the mezzanine level of Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove, and it is known as the “Art on the Isle”. The divine combination of art and culinary take our breath away every single time, and each visit still charms us like never before.
It is like Picasso and Warhol had joined forces and blessed this space with their artistic flares. Filled with magic and astounding surprises at every corner and in every detail, MUSEO is one of the most romantic restaurants in Singapore. Its notably fine culinary execution makes the restaurant a perfect venue for dining – celebrate a special occasion here, or treat yourselves to an unforgettable night of arm jamming and regale cuisine.
Because dining at MUSEO is one sexy choice that you must not miss for the world.
“Have a break, have a KitKat.”
But when in Japan, you can have many breaks, because the world-favourite chocolate bar comes in a gigantic array of flavours and each one will take your taste buds by surprise. It is no secret by now that the Land of Rising Sun houses exclusive flavours that gets the world excited, and they have fast become collectibles and the perfect souvenirs.
For the uninitiated, these KitKats are scattered all over Japan, and every city has their own editions. They come in an assortment of surprises, with flavours you’d never imagine – purple sweet potato, Hokkaido red bean, cayenne pepper, sakura matcha, wasabi…
We are on an never-ending quest to conquer every single one, but for now, here are 19 Japanese KitKats you have to try before you die:
Have you ever been to a restaurant that serves respectable (or even amazing) nosh, but somehow fails in providing you the overall desired dining experience? Listen up restaurateurs, we (the guests) have got the gold.
Here are 10 things restaurants can do to enhance the overall dining experience.
Have you ever served in a restaurant before? Or wondered what is it like to be one of those wait staff with big trays? How long are they on their feet each day, and do you think they have it easy?
Waiters are very noble beings. They wake up each day with a common purpose – to bring their best service to your table. Many times, we may have taken them for granted, and they really deserve more appreciation and respect; appreciation from customers, and respect from their employers.
We spoke with a few friends in the industry, and have them share with us some hidden messages they wish to share with customers so as to help make their workplace a better one, and for them to be motivated to serving you better.
Here are 5 things your waiter wants you to know:
These days, we don’t need to travel out of our neighbourhood to get good food and desserts. Cafes are spouting out everywhere, and we are definitely not complaining. We have cafes at every district in Singapore, and no one gets left out.
The West of Singapore may not be a favourite part if you do not reside there, for it is pretty far out from the main areas and can indeed get a little out of the way. But because we are such fans of artisan places and cosy spaces, we would travel just for a slice of rainbow cake or a good cuppa, yes?
If you are a resident of the West, this post might not be of much surprise to you anymore (or is it?), but if you are from everywhere else, this should spark some venturing out and give you some ideas on where to eat out at next.
We will update our list from time to time, but for a start, here are 24 cafes in the West of Singapore to check out:
“It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.”
Simply only magnificent, and nothing less indeed.
London is our favourite city in the world, and it is a favourite for many too. It is not difficult to understand why, for the British city has so much to offer and is so very live-able. Wake up to amazement every day, live it up like the Brits, and go to bed each night thanking all your lucky stars that you are in London.
Here are 35 reasons to love London, and it is but the tip of the ice berg. You have to set foot in that part of the world to understand why it is home for so many.
It is the time of the year again when our mailboxes would be greeted by endless questions from our readers, and one of the most common of them all? “Which caterer would you recommend for a private party?”
We used to not know how to reply such questions, until we found faith in Orange Clove - a proud winner of “Best Corporate Caterer” and the Overall Winner for Singapore Prestige Brand Award – Promising Brand Category. We’ve heard so much about them, and friends have always sang praises of their service and quality. We’ve sampled, and we now understand why they are a perennial favourite when it come to catering. Whether it is a corporate celebration or an intimate Christmas party with your family and loved ones, Orange Clove will make you the hero for your party and event, with its Christmas menu providing options that will fit every tastebud and budget.
Throwing a party for a big group and have yet to start on the planning? Not to worry because Orange Clove will come to the rescue and make you the hero for your party and corporate events. This year, Orange Clove has come up with three different Christmas menus that range from S$25/pax to S$45/pax.
Ah, Perth. It’s not quite the bustling metropolis that is Sydney, nor does it boast the quirkiness of Melbourne’s coffee connoisseurs and music lovers – but don’t be too quick to brush it aside. The laidback capital and largest city of Western Australia has its own quiet charms, endearing characteristics and, of course, one of the best climates in the country.
If you’re not yet convinced by the short five-and-a-half hour flight time and affordable fares to hop on a plane, check out our list of the Top 10 things to do in Perth.
We always love a good mall that has varied F&B options, so that whenever we are in the mood for, there is something we can turn to and count on for a satisfying meal. Millenia Walk is one of those. Strategically located in the heart of Singapore, with many hotels and attractions in the vicinity, Millenia Walk is your answer to lunch meetings, coffee breaks and more.
They have a list of understated F&B outlets who are always introducing new goodies and seasonal features to reward your taste buds, and this Christmas, we have a line-up of specials to share. From simple snacks to gastronomical meals to sassy sweets, they are about to entice you with festive treats and promotions.
There are also vouchers to be won and prizes to walk away with, so read on to find out the best of Millenia Walk’s Christmas dining 2014 and the surprises that await you this Christmas!
Kaya toast and eggs is the nation’ favourite breakfast combination. Together with an aromatic cup of local-style coffee or tea – or what we affectionately call kopi or teh – it is the simplest form of comfort food and one that we will never get sick of.
Whenever we dine at YaKun or Toast Box, we’d wish for an operator to reinvent the environment of a toast-and-eggs joint with a modern and cafe-like take. So when we heard about La’ Coffee - located next to Old Hen Coffee Bar in the Rangoon Road neighbourhood - we headed down on its first week of operation to check them out.
Just like food and fashion, we have our favourite brands when it comes to hotels too, and we know those names are the ones that we can count on and turn to whenever we need a good night’s sleep.
Hyatt is definitely on our list, and no matter which part of the world we are at, it is one brand that we can resonate with. The Hyatt brand is well-received and ever popular for their consistency in delivering the best experience to their esteemed guests.
We are not going to be overly fancy describing our stay at Grand Hyatt Singapore, because just like the brand prides itself, the experience is nothing but an honest and sincere one; no frills, just a classy execution for your enjoyment. Grand Hyatt Singapore has also just launched its WEEKEND 24 – an exclusive staycation package that lets you check-in at any time, and check-out one full day (24 hrs) later.
Hong Kong is known for many things – the iconic Peak, postcard-worthy Hong Kong’s skyline, the vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene at Lan Kwai Fong, as well as the one thing that truly defines Hong Kong, at least for food lovers – dim sum.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without having a dim sum meal or two. Or as many as you can. There are countless dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, and while the choices are mind-boggling to say the least, we love Maxim’s Palace for they offer the most quintessential Hong Kong dim sum experience. It ranks top for its authenticity by retaining its practice of serving dim sum on trolleys – the good ol’ traditional way.
Here are 5 reasons why Maxim’s Palace is our favourite dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong and why you should go there for yum cha when in the city.
Located on Bali Lane, Stateland Cafe has been making a name for itself for its waffles. Served with a scoop of ice cream, and topped with homemade cream cheese glaze, the Red Velvet Waffle (S$14.90) indeed lived up to its name.
Thick yet fluffy, with the red velvet base combing well with the cream cheese glazing – this is one waffle that you have to try if you are on a hunt for the best waffles in Singapore.
Established in July 2014, Old Hen Coffee Bar is a relatively newcomer in the local café scene. Located next to La’ Coffee in the Rangoon Road neighbourhood, Old Hen offers the standard cappuccino, latte and flat white, but the must-try is its signature cold brew – which is extremely satisfying on a hot day.