The massive (and sudden) influx of Korean pop culture—or the ‘Korean wave’—decades back, left a very deep and lasting impact on Singapore. Both the old and the younger generations saw themselves giving in to the allure of all things South Korean.
The influence of the Korean wave sparked a change in many people’s lifestyle habits. More importantly, many people saw themselves becoming obsessed with Korean cuisine, judging from the increased number of Korean stalls opening in food courts and many Korean restaurants sprouting out all around the island.
But dining out at these restaurants can be pricey, which is why we are grateful for the existence of Korean supermarkets which allow us to recreate our favourite South Korean dishes at home.
Here are 7 Korean Supermarkets In Singapore that you can count on to provide you with all the Korean food items you will ever need.
Located along Circular Road is newly-opened Yatagarasu, a quaint little eatery devoted to serving up authentic Japanese chargrilled meat skewers.
Besides the usual skewers you would expect to find at most yakitori joints, you can expect a pretty impressive selection of 10 innovative pork belly-wrapped creations here as well ranging from enoki mushroom to curry rice..
This unassuming yakitori joint along Circular Road makes for a good, robust meal with your mates before you pop over just a few steps away to the boat quay area for a tipple or two.
Photo Credit: Fat Belly Singapore
Fat Belly is a new speakeasy-style steakhouse in Singapore that shares the same space with its sister brand and ice cream joint, Sugarhaus, at Serene Centre. It only opens in the evening, occupying the counter seats at the back of the ice cream parlour.
This 10-seater steakhouse is helmed by chef-owner Stanley Seow, who specialises in alternative, less well-known cuts of beef such as the Flat Iron, which is essentially a cut taken from the shoulder of a cow—generally much less tender than a tenderloin or even a ribeye but let us leave it to the expert to prove us otherwise.
Dessert lovers in Singapore are truly spoiled for choice, especially with the vast array of dessert joints available. And as if we did not have enough ice cream parlours and dessert cafes, here we introduce FroRoll, a quirky new dessert cafe that recently opened up at The Venue Shoppes along Tai Thong Crescent in Potong Pasir.
FroRoll is an artisanal ice cream dessert cafe that aims to bring a refreshing twist to traditional ice cream desserts. They offer a smorgasbord of elaborate and whimsical desserts, reminiscent of something out of a Tim Burton film.
Most people regard one-north as the CBD of the west, but little did we know that this part of Singapore also happens to be a budding little dining enclave, filled with hearty eateries and stunning cafes.
We all know how important a good cuppa is to get us through a work day, so here are 8 cafes in one-north that you should definitely pay a visit to for great, revitalising coffee. The best part is that they are all within walking distance from one another.
Nothing perks us up on a hectic work day than a top-notch cup of properly brewed coffee. Here are 8 cafes in one-north for you to get your caffeine fix.
Great news for coffee aficionados, the famous Omotesando Koffee from Tokyo has officially opened in Singapore. Those of you hankering after a cuppa from this highly acclaimed Japanese import can now get their caffeine fix at the shop’s debut Singapore outlet at Downtown Gallery.
We first reported the news of the opening of Omotesando Koffee back in April 2017 and boy are we glad that it is finally in Singapore.
For those of you who are new to the brand, what you can look forward to at this artisanal coffee bar is their high-quality espresso-based beverages. Their first and only outlet in Singapore features a myriad of caffeinated beverages from matcha based drinks to a good old latte so whether you have a burning passion for artisanal brews or not, Omotesando Koffee is a spot worth checking out.
Be My Guest Cafe at Tai Seng serves up a wide array of western-fusion cuisine, cakes and pastries as well as weekend brunch. Some of the dishes on the menu include their Green Curry Seafood Pasta, Lion Prawn Mala Mee Kia, and the Wolfberry & Osmanthus Cheesecake.
Dishing out innovative fusion dishes at affordable prices, Be My Guest Cafe truly is a cafe worth stopping by at if you happen to be in the area.
Yakitori bars have been sprouting up a lot recently in Singapore, especially with the pairing of cocktails and Japanese meat skewers gaining immense popularity. Nestled along the cafe-strewn street of Bukit Pasoh Road lies Chikin, a new Yakitori bar that dishes out hearty meat skewers with a twist.
Opened by the owners of Sum Yi Tai, Chikin is an unassuming bar which specialises in clever cocktail infusions, comforting Japanese eats as well as Szechuan mala yakitori—the first of its kind. Combining traditional Japanese methods with mouth watering Szechuan flavours, Chikin aims to reshape the way we think and feel about Japanese yakitori forever.