28 Best Bangkok Cafes – The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Bangkok Cafe Guide

Bangkok always surprises us with its cafes. The Thai city is amazing. Despite the messiness and occasional chaos, Bangkok gives us many reasons to return – and one of them is its cafe trend.

Dessert cafes, coffee specialty houses, all-day brunch food… everything you desire, the Thai city probably has it. We consider ourselves lucky to be based in Singapore, and Bangkok is just a two-hour flight away.

For 2016′s edition, we bring to you some of our favourites, as well as the trending ones in the Thai City. Bookmark this list of Best Bangkok Cafes for your next holiday to the Land of Smiles!

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Changi City Point – ladyironchef x The Macallan Whisky Pairing Workshop

Changi City Point Whisky Workshop

Last weekend, we spent an otherwise lazy Saturday afternoon catching up with our beloved readers over top-notch The Macallan Scotch whiskies and Japanese tapas. The two-hour edutainment workshop was held at Changi City Point’s Five Izakaya Bar and it was heartwarming seeing everyone have a great time indulging in premium whiskies and bar nosh.

Yes, whisky and Saturday afternoon is a splendid idea.

The Whisky Pairing Workshop
 at Changi City Point was conducted by The Macallan Brand Ambassador Randall Tan and Praelum Wine Bistro Head Sommelier Gerald Lu. We were taken through an informative session on the taste profiles of four splendid single malt whiskies.

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9 Places To Travel To For Year-End Family Holidays – With Early Bird Packages & Discounts

year end family holidays

The year-end holiday season is approaching and it is time to let loose a little, seize the moment and enjoy some time off with our precious families.

Singaporeans are a well-travelled bunch and an online survey has revealed that the average affluent person travels overseas about five times a year.

But travelling need not be a privilege reserved for the wealthy. In fact, with some strategic planning, almost anyone can go on a vacation frequently. There is surely no better way to conclude the year than with a family holiday. And as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Time to start your planning already!

Here are 9 Places to Travel to For Year-End Family Holidays. Do read on more because we’ve got several early bird packages to share. Yes, you can expect discounts off accommodation and air fares too.

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J65 – 6 Different Themed Buffets Including Lobsters, Crabs, Beef And Seafood

J65 Collage

As one of our all-time favourite spots in Singapore for affordable buffet line-ups, J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore constantly surprises us with new dishes and themes that are hard to resist.

Now, you can get excited every day of the week with the themed buffet nights through the week! There are 6 different buffet themes including Crab, Beef, Lobster, Prawn, Seafood and local food.

The one thing that we really appreciate about J65′s spread is the live stations. From roasted meats to local delicacies such as oyster omelette, on top of a DIY Rojak counter and a popiah booth with chef making the popiah fresh on the spot, J65 is ever ready to impress and it has undisputedly one of the most value-for-money spreads in Singapore.

Exclusively for Ladyironchef readers only, you are entitled to a complimentary bucket of 8 fresh oysters from Sundays to Thursdays. Isn’t this an offer you would love to redeem? You have to read on then.

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Mooncake Singapore 2016 – 10 Places To Get Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake Guide 2016

The annual Mid-Autumn Festival is commemorated widely across Asian countries as it is an important time when families and friends come together for reunion. Falling on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, it is often celebrated at night when there is a full bright moon. A symbolic tradition that is not to be missed out during this festival is the sharing of mooncakes over a pot of tea.

The Chinese believe that the roundness of the mooncakes represent togetherness and completeness, which are highly valued in their culture. The exchange of mooncakes with family, friends and professional relations therefore signifies unity and is used as a way of expressing well wishes for a better life.

Traditional mooncake pastries are round with fillings in it such as egg yolk, lotus seed paste and nuts. With the evolution of time, modern creations such as snowskin mooncakes contain the most interesting flavours like matcha and earl grey.

Do not fret if you are still unable to decide on where to get your mooncakes. From traditional to contemporary mooncakes, we got you covered in with these Places in Singapore to Get Your Mooncakes In Time For Mid-Autumn Festival 2016.

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EwF Is Back With New Burgers And Fries – Free Upsize & S$1 Cone Fries

EwF

The beloved local brand, EwF, for casual burgers and fries is back at its space in Bugis Junction, this time with new burgers and fries!

EwF is known widely for their tasty yet affordable burgers, with prices as low as S$7.90. To complete a meal, you only have to top-up an additional S$2 for a serving of fries and a drink of choice. It is little wonder they’ve enjoyed popularity for as long as they have been around!

Now, EwF is back with new fries and burger options that are better than ever; think Shrimp Salsa Burger and Mexicana Fries. The other good news is the revamped EwF menu does not have any pork and lard!

From now till 31 September 2016, quote ‘Ladyironchef’ to receive a complimentary meal upsize when you order any burger or fries set at EwF Bugis Junction. In addition, there will be cone fries going for only S$1 every alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the month of September!

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Golden Peony – New Set Menus with Free Wine, One Dines Free With Every 3 Adults

Golden Peony

Golden Peony is an award-winning upscale Chinese restaurant located on the third level of Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. The fancy establishment is helmed by celebrated Hong Kong native Chef Ku Keung. He who possesses a wealth of culinary experience will impress with his selection of Cantonese delicacies executed with adroitness.

Despite receiving numerous accolades, Golden Peony’s menus remain surprisingly reasonable.

This month, the restaurant is launching three new exciting value-for-money set menus that is sure to pique your interest – the most popular is Chef Ku Keung’s Tasting Menu (S$100++ per pax), the Golden Peony Dim Sum Weekend Experience (S$59++ per pax) and Golden Peony Weekend Dinner Family Set Menu (S$180++ for four pax).

And that’s not all. We have partnered with Golden Peony to reward you with exclusive and very rewarding offers. From now till 31 October 2016, look forward to complimentary FREE-FLOW house red or white wine, one dines free with every three paying adults and a complimentary roast London duck upgrade when dining at Golden Peony! Read on to find out what these awesome perks are.

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PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road Lobster & Crab Buffet Extended to 29 Oct 2016

Lobster Buffet Singapore

Executive Chef Low Hoe Kiat from PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road introduced the Union of Crabs & Lobsters Buffet last month and it sure got the nation all psyched up. At S$118++ for 2 pax, the buffet boasts superb value and the buffet was fully booked out for two months.

But we have great news today. The team has decided to extend the Union Lobster & Crab Buffet Promotion all the way till 29 October 2016! The price will continue to remain at S$118++ for you and your partner and is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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A Little Japan Town in City Hall – 7 Japanese Restaurants To Love

Jap CHIJMES

Do you know that there is a little Japan Town in the City Hall precinct?

CHIJMES is home to 7 great Japanese restaurants. The central area of CHIJMES sits a beautiful cathedral and surrounding it are lush flowers and greenery. Within the area, there are your Japanese restaurants and bars.

This includes popular names such as Tatsu, Gyu-Kaku and Ikkousha Ramen. The Japanese restaurants in CHIJMES focus on different things – some specialise in ramen, others in healthy Japanese dishes. You can also find a traditional sushi bar with the freshest catch of the day.

With just a minute’s walk away from City Hall MRT and many surrounding bus stops, CHIJMES is easily accessible via public transport. If you drive, parking rates are reasonable too. Here are 7 Japanese Restaurants in CHIJMES to love.

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9 Local Fares You Must Try at Serangoon Garden Market

Serangoon Garden Market

Serangoon Garden Market is our go-to hawker centre for economical local fare; we practically grew up with it – from its initial days to its new facade after renovation. We watched as stall owners come and go. Some of our favourites are still there since our childhood days, some familiar faces are no longer around because they have passed on to their next generation, some have left entirely.

As one of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore, Serangoon Garden Market is a favourite among residents in the vicinity and many other Singaporeans who would travel down just for a simple, hearty meal over local food and drinks.

With so many stalls in the hawker centre, do you know which are the very popular ones with perpetual queues, and what are some of the dishes you cannot miss? If it is going to be your first trip down, here are 9 Local Fares You Must Try at Serangoon Garden Market. If you are a regular, hands up if we share the same likes!

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Mini Melts Big – Your Favourite Molecular Ice Cream Is Now 50 Times Bigger

Mini Melts Big Singapore

If you were a #90skid, Mini Melts is probably a name you are familiar with. Known for their adorable, molecular ice cream, the brand has just recently returned to Singapore after being gone for years.

The kaleidoscopic ice cream isn’t just cute, it’s also super Instagram-worthy. Some of the flavours currently available include Double Chocolate, Rainbow Ice, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, Cheesecake and Strawberry Milk, all of which come in rainbow, pastel hues.

Quote ladyironchef or flash this post to enjoy Mini Melts Big at S$2.90 with any purchase at Mini Melts.

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The Muffin Man – Old-School Tea Room With Best Scones in London

Muffin Man London

Have you heard? The Muffin Man has the best scones in London!

The Muffin Man is an old-school English tea shop that serves a variety of breakfast dishes, rustic cakes and scones. You might have seen this name on Instagram before, because it is a highly popular joint, especially among Singaporeans and Indonesians.

Indeed, it is one of those places that you must dine at at least once in your lifetime.

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These Cheese Lava Croissants Will Make You Rush Down To Délifrance NOW

Delifrance

It has only been two months since the launch of Délifrance’s Halal-certified gourmet flavour bursting croissants but the respectable French bakery chain that everyone grew up loving already has something new to offer.

As the trend of cheesy food remains highly popular, Délifrance has decided to fatten all of us further with the all-new Cheesy Lava flavour! The other flavours in the mini flavour bursting croissant range – Salted Egg, Hazel O’tella and Cookie Butter – will continue to be there for you any time you need a good croissant fix.

From 01 August onwards, all readers of Ladyironchef are entitled to one free Cheesy Lava croissant with any three pieces purchased. All you have to do is to flash this post to the friendly staff at any Délifrance outlet to redeem.

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TungLok Signatures – A Perennial Favourite Chinese Restaurant in Singapore

TungLok Signatures

TungLok Signatures has been around for a long time and has since branded itself as one of Singapore’s most established and well-loved Chinese restaurants for impeccable service and high quality food. The restaurant serves modern interpretations of traditional Chinese food, while still keeping traditional flavours intact, hence, appealing to both the older and younger generations.

TungLok Signatures’ cuisine concept is centred upon offering a menu which is planned and executed by Hong Kong-born Senior Executive Chef Li Man.

It features a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine, such as Cantonese Shanghainese and Sichuan dishes with a dash of Modern creations – authentic in tastes but with TungLok’s distinctive touch.

It is little wonder TungLok Signatures has been a perennial favourite among Singaporeans and visitors alike, and it is the benchmark for Chinese cuisine.

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PizzaExpress – Popular UK Pizza Chain Opens in Singapore

PizzaExpress

It is finally here – PizzaExpress is now open in Singapore, and it sits on the basement level of Scotts Square. The name should be no stranger to you as they have over 500 outlets in United Kingdom, various European countries, Hong Kong, India and the Middle East.

Founder Peter Boizot created this wildly successful pizzeria chain because having tried and tested the best and most authentic pizzas during his holidays in Italy, he was unsatisfied with what he had in London. PizzaExpress was thus conceived in United Kingdom, with the notion of offering authentic Italian pizza outside of Italy to the masses.

PizzaExpress Scotts Square

Having tried and loved PizzaExpress when we were in London, we are extremely stoked to have them here in our own country. We popped by for a preview and had a taste of their world-renowned pizzas – made from scratch in store with fresh ingredients. Besides pizzas, the menu is pretty much similar to that of U.K’s, with a whole range of salads, pastas and bite-size snacks.

Most of the dishes on PizzaExpress’ menu are priced under S$20 – they are extremely reasonable for the quality and huge portions. Here’s what you can expect from PizzaExpress’s first outlet in Singapore – which is officially opening its doors to the public this coming Friday (29 July 2016).

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Why You Should Feel Proud To Be A Singaporean

Singapore National Day

Singapore may be just a tiny little red dot on the world map, but it is one of the best first-world cities and one of the most desirable city to live in.

We are so lucky to be Singaporeans, to hold the red passport that the world covets, and to have stability like no other – easy access to water and electricity, crime-free streets, great education systems, lots of good food…

As our nation is celebrating her 51st birthday soon, here’s Why You Should Feel Proud To Be A Singaporean.

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