Sinpopo Brand – Retro & Nostalgic Cafe Serving Quirky Local Food With A Twist

Sinpopo Brand Singapore

Run by the folks behind Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand is a nostalgic café along Joo Chiat Road and it encompasses everything a good cafe should be – welcoming and cosy, comforting local food with a twist, and exceptionally interesting desserts and drinks. And what Sinpopo impressed us with the most is the attention to details and all its subtle nostalgic touches – evident from the interior and dishes.

Stepping into Sinpopo, their love for all things retro is evident from the design, and it will surely invoke a sense of nostalgia. We were particularly drawn to the menu design too! You will see why when it is your turn to dine there.

Sinpopo Desserts

Of special name-cards and customised menus modelled after old school attendance books, an old television, songs from the 80′s and 90′s, vintage chairs and tiles, and a kitchen that whets your appetite with comfort fare that we grew up loving, here are some of the things we love so much about Sinpopo Brand.

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One Dish To Try in Penang – Assam Laksa

Penang Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa is a dish duly loved by many for its distinct spicy fish broth which brings about a complex burst of flavours, making it unbelievably satisfying and appetising. Every tourist who visits Penang is bound to be looking for a taste of this bowl of goodness. Locals too, treat this as a staple in their daily meals or even as a comfort food.

There is nothing more gratifying than slurping on the tangy and spicy broth for lunch or dinner, and it only makes you crave for more. The Assam Laksa is often served topped with an array of chopped vegetables with a slice of lime and a spoonful of kae koh – a spicy shrimp paste dip.

Walk through any street in Penang, and you will be greeted by many stall vendors serving up bowls of this piping Assam Laksa to many of its patrons. It is addictive and is bound to get your stomachs churning in delight.

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14 Restaurants & Bars At Quayside Isle To Go For Drinks After Work

Rekorderlig sangria

Finding a bar to unwind at after work might be a daunting task for those located in the CBD. Singapore’s downtown bars are notorious for its overwhelming crowd, especially during happy hours. Why risk the possibility of being denied a table at an overly crammed bar when you can enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the serene Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove?

Hidden away from the bustling city chaos, Quayside Isle is home to an enclave of gourmet restaurants, with each outlet boasting a breathtaking view of the tranquil yacht harbour. The refreshing change of atmosphere will effortlessly rejuvenate your tired minds, making Quayside Isle an ideal post-work watering hole destination. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a beer aficionado, there is something for everyone here.

From 1-for-1 selected wines to discounted bottles, read on to find out more about our guide to Quayside Isle’s After Work Drinks Promotions. While the magnificent view from the promenade is already worthy of a special trip, we are certain that the alluring happy hour promotions are equally irresistible!

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6 Matcha Desserts in Hong Kong All Matcha Lovers Must Try

Matcha Brownie

So it seems that the matcha trend is invading Hong Kong, and there are a few matcha desserts in Hong Kong that all matcha lovers must try. Whether you prefer your green tea fix in the form of cakes or soft serve, we’ve got you covered.

While there are countless dessert places in Hong Kong, and while Hong Kong is known for their Chinese-style desserts such as tong sui (sweet soup), there is no denying that matcha desserts deserve a special spot in our hearts.

Slowly but surely, the matcha craze will grow in Hong Kong. But first, here are 6 Matcha Desserts in Hong Kong All Matcha Lovers Must Try.

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Kinsa Sushi Introduces Gorgeous Purple Rice Sushi Rolls And #ChirashiCupcake

Kinsa Sushi

Kinsa sushi has just introduced a special Purple Fusion menu which consists of 8 maki rolls, 1 sushi and 1 #ChirashiCupcake - all of which are prepared with purple rice.

While these creations are beautiful to look at, a good point to note is that purple rice is brimming with vast health benefits, and is definitely a healthier option as opposed to regular white rice.

The Chirashi Cupcake is a one-of-a-kind creation by Kinsa Sushi, and we are guessing it might be the next must-have photo on your Instagram feed!

Excited about these purple wonders yet? That is not all! Look forward to SG50 vouchers when you dine here from 1 to 31 August 2015.

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Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

Hong Kong Convention Centre

Hong Kong is prized for its city skyline, and we are always on the lookout for hotels with unobstructed views of the Harbour – Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel has just been added to our list because we had a very memorable stay there recently.

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View

Sitting in the heart of Wan Chai district – one of our favourite places to stay at when in Hong Kong - Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel is a part of the Marriott group, with a strategic waterfront location that overlooks the Harbour on the Kowloon side. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel may not be the most posh hotel in Hong Kong, but it is no less popular among business travellers and tourists.

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15 Restaurants To Catch The Beautiful National Day Fireworks 2015

Fireworks

Imagine dining with exquisite food while enjoying a panoramic view of Singapore’s stunning skyline. To make the moment even better, amazing fireworks greet you and they look beautiful against the cityscape.

The day is approaching and we suggest you make your reservations soon if you want to catch the fireworks. What is so special about this year? Singapore celebrates the 50th year of independence with the ‘SG50′ slogan. This year’s fireworks are the biggest and will be the most stunning ones to date!

Racking your brains on which restaurant to make your reservations at for this special day? Fret not, we have a list to share. Here are 15 Restaurants To Catch The Beautiful National Day Fireworks 2015!

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14 Luxurious Hotels in Bali That You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

The Mulia

Bali is one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world, with world-class resorts and breathtaking sunsets. The Balinese are also one of the most hospitable people around. It is little wonder Bali is such a popular holiday spot and honeymoon choice.

There will always be lovely villas and resorts to stay at when in Bali. But we came up with a bucket list of luxurious villas – what we’d like to think of as #vacationgoals – and they will most definitely blow you away. Unbeatable views, private pools, decors and interiors that boast unrivalled splendours; some of the many reasons why we dream of having a holiday in these luxurious villas in Bali.

When you are feeling indulgent, here’s a round-up of 14 Luxurious Villas in Bali That You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life - to unwind and relax, because you deserve it!

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GreenDot – Delicious Healthy Meat-Free Meals At Pocket-Friendly Prices

Greendot

If you are thinking of having a meat-free food meal that is not only healthy but affordable, you might want to add GreenDot to your list of restaurants. The co-founder’s family has been in the meat-free food business for decades, and being a supplier themselves, they are ever proud of their high quality and stay true to keeping their prices competitive.

With the motto “Eat Green, Feel Good”, the people behind GreenDot are strong believers of eating green to stay healthy. In order to cater to their customer’s nutritional needs, they have teamed up with a group of nutritionists to serve food that contains only the most beneficial ingredients, and there is no added MSG.

Greendot Singapore

This humble restaurant currently has three outlets (Westgate, Paya Lebar Square and Bedok Mall) in Singapore and it plans to open a few more outlets so that everyone can enjoy affordable meat-free meals.

The best thing about GreenDot is most dishes on the menu are priced under S$10 – you can have a well-balanced meal without burning a hole in your pocket.

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10 Cafes In Toa Payoh – Cafe-Hopping In Your Neighbourhood

The Little Prince Creamery

Located in the Central Region of Singapore, Toa Payoh is evidently one of the oldest regions in the country and is fondly remembered for its iconic dragon-shaped playgrounds. In the recent years, cafe entrepreneurs have started to take notice of the estate and introduced the cafe culture there, making it a perfect afternoon escapade for many.

More often than not, cafe hoppers are greeted with a peaceful and quaint environment that will never remind them of the stressful life in a city. Most of these cafes are situated near to one another, making it irresistible to conquer them all while you are at Toa Payoh – like a day trip in Toa Payoh, yes?

So, we did some rounding up, and here are 10 Cafes To Visit In Toa Payoh while you are in the area!

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The One Dessert To Eat In Australia – Lamington

Lamington

Forget about the ubiquitous cheesecakes and red velvet cupcakes. If you are in Australia and searching for a dessert that is unique to Australians, look no further. The extremely delicious Lamington can be easily found in cafes and bakeries across Australia.

An Australian Lamington comprises a moderately-soft squarish cake coated with a thin layer of chocolate icing before it is covered with desiccated coconut. The insides of the Lamington is at times stuffed with cream or jam.

Indeed, no trip to the Land Down Under is complete till you have tried this sugary treat.

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9 Chirashi-dons In Singapore For S$20 And Under That You Must Try

Chirashi Don

It is hard to resist a beautiful bowl of Chirashi-don that is filled to the brim with fresh, premium seafood. Apart from the fact that it is completely colourful and photogenic, a good bowl of chirashi-don does wonders for the soul with all the goodness in one serving.

Chirashi-dons come in many shapes and sizes. The most popular serving in Singapore is the classic chirashi-don, where big slices of sashimi are served atop vinegar-ed Japanese rice, and more often than not comes with a premium price tag. On days that we need our sashimi and rice fix without burning a hole in our wallets, we turn to ‘bara chirashi-don’, which typically refers to diced sashimi – sometimes marinated with mirin or soy sauce.

Thankfully, we have several affordable chirashi-don options in Singapore and most of the ones on this list are so affordable that we are not even kidding! Here is a guide to Chirashi-dons In Singapore That Are S$20 And Under.

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ladyironchef Cocktail Making Workshop (16 Aug 2015) At Changi City Point

Changi City Point Cocktails

If sipping cocktail is something you love, can we interest you with a Cocktail Making Workshop with us at Changi City Point? It will be a fun day out, and a great chance for us to meet you lovely readers who have always been with us through our gluttonous journey!

Come August, our team is partnering Changi City Point in bringing you a fun-filled cocktail making workshop at Table Manners, one of the outdoor alfresco dining restaurants at The Oasis, where we get to hang out together over chats and drinks.

50 readers will be invited to join us on 16 August 2015 from 4pm to 6pm, and we will be watching several cocktail demonstrations. This Cocktail Making Workshop is exclusively for Ladyironchef’s readers, and is completely free of charge.

Here is what to expect, and how to win entries to this event:

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10 Things You Should Consider Before Driving On A Road Trip

Driving Road Trip

Most people prefer driving themselves on a holiday as it allows them to travel at their own desired pace. Travellers also get to immerse in unrivalled scenery without having hoards of tourists obstructing their views, or a tour guide rushing them to move on to the next destination.

While driving on a holiday may be an enticing idea and coveted for its unlimited freedom, a lot of preparations actually have to be made way in advance to ensure a smooth trip. Many first-timers find themselves in a state of shock by the various setbacks they face due to their negligence in handling unforeseen circumstances. These issues are usually seemingly minor, but they result in panicky situations which could be otherwise avoided if proper planning was done.

To ensure a pleasant journey when you drive on a road trip, here are 10 things you should consider before embarking on a road trip.

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20 Cafes In Singapore That Open On Mondays

Revolution

Picture this scenario: You are down and beaten up by the dreaded Monday blues and are in need of some comfort food to brighten up your day. You google for your preferred choice of cafe, only to realize that they are indeed too, not functioning on the first day of the week.

We have been there, done that and very much want to elevate your dull Mondays. Nothing screams comfort as much as food does, which makes it even more frustrating when some of the cafes you want to visit so badly are closed on the day you need them the most.

With that said, we are here to help you kickstart the week with a bang. Check out the 20 cafes in Singapore that are open on Mondays to bring a smile to the start of your week.

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