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 every day with no fixed menu. The prices of the pasta range from S$7 to S$10.
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?
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.
Located conveniently at North Bridge Road, Hyde & Co. is an Instagrammer’s heaven with natural sunlight coming in, hitting the minimalistic white walls and furniture inside.
Cafes are aplenty at Jalan Besar and many of these F&B establishments are notable and rank as one of the best in Singapore. What’s especially popular in this neighbourhood are the cafes who have reconstructed old shophouses into a spanking new cafe space, while still retaining a big part of the vintage and rustic interior and nature.
Besides cafes, Jalan Besar also offers a variety of restaurants, pastry shops and dessert places. This is your definitive Guide to Jalan Besar’s Cafes & Restaurants.
Authentic, well-cooked and delicious Taiwanese food is hard to come by in our tiny nation. But thankfully, we have restaurants such as Shin Yeh to fill the void and to satisfy our cravings. This month, Shin Yeh introduces 24 new dim sum items to their lunch menu and 3 new main menu items that are sure to excite your tastebuds.
A renowned and established name worldwide, Shin Yeh has been gracing Singapore with authentic and refined Taiwanese cuisine since their partnership with the TungLok Group began back in 2008. Shin Yeh at Liang Court occupies a large space that is big enough to host event and parties.
Besides being an ideal place for large-group dinners, Shin Yeh makes a great place for you to kick back for an hour or so for lunch with your friends or family. Here’s introducing our 11 favourite items from their all-new dim sum lunch and all-day a la carte menu that will surely tempt you to try them all.
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Sunday’s the day for you to unwind and what better way to spend it than with The Westin Singapore’s Lazy Sunday Lunch Buffet at Seasonal Tastes? Choose from a wide array of fresh seafood, grilled meats and even a live pasta and noodle station.
Start your buffet at The Westin Singapore off with a range of artisanal cheeses that includes brie, mozzarella, cheddar and unique selections like the Wensleydale Cranberry Cheese. Head on to the cold-cuts section after having a pick of the cheeses and choose from meats like beef brisket, salami, pastrami and other ham cuts.
Start your weekends early on Thursdays with Grand Hyatt Singapore’s extended buffet spread now available from Thursday to Saturday at Oasis, the hotel’s al-fresco poolside dining restaurant. Premium cuts of meat are grilled over charcoal upon order, together with an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
From The Quarters’ trademark durian crème brulee to Miss Molly’s fusion laksa pasta, third culture proprietors have successfully transformed Tanjong Pagar from a ghetto zone into a cultural splendor. The rows of charming old heritage shop houses are now homes to a melting pot of cafes and restaurants.
While Korean restaurants seem to dominate the dining scene at Tanjong Pagar, we cannot deny the existence of many other up-and-coming eateries. The historic district of Tanjong Pagar is so popular that even award-winning Tippling Club and Gattopardo Restaurant have shifted to the bustling neighbourhood and never looked back.
Here is our guide to 30 bars, cafes and restaurants in Tanjong Pagar:
This Dragon Boat Festival, have a taste of Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s delicious rice dumplings made from premium ingredients. Helmed by Wan Hao’s Dim Sum head chef, Loh Kah Poh, the culinary maestros at Wan Hao handmakes each and every rice dumpling to ensure that all the rice dumplings are of high standard.
The highlights at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel this year include the Black Truffle with Pork Belly & Dried Scallops Rice Dumpling, Spicy Sambal Rice Dumpling, Wan Hao’s Signature Pork & Salted Egg Dumpling and Vegetarian 5-Grain Rice Dumpling.
Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL On Beach Road is bringing back The Ultimate Crab Feast Buffet from 8 June to 23 August 2015!
Do we hear screams and cries of excitement already? As Singaporeans, we can never get enough of crabs, can we? This annual crab buffet is totally a dream come true for all of us crab lovers.
Last year, it was such a sell-out that reservations were filled up quicker than you can spell ‘crabs’. We know many of you were disappointed, we really do. This year, the buffet will run for more than two months, and there will be lunch seatings on Sundays too.
Now, time to welcome the idea of free-flow of crabs cooked in 8 tantalizing ways, and be prepared for a taste of heaven at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL On Beach Road with The Ultimate Crab Feast Buffet. Here are some of the cooking styles you can expect:
When was the last time you had a really impressive Japanese meal that left you breathless?
We are in love with Japanese cuisine and it is no secret. Sashimi, sushi, yakiniku, soba, unagyu, ramen… you name it, we love it. Like how Pooh is always searching for honey, we are on an eternal quest to suss out the best places for Japanese cuisine, and adding a next to our list is Ginzawa (formerly known as Sushi Kuu) – a hidden gem in the heart of the city – at Palais Renaissance, one so elegant that you definitely need to check it out.
Ginzawa has also got one of the best chirashi-don – with 11 types of premium seafood – in town! Lunch set dons start from S$35, and they include the Kurobuta Zaku Don, Tempura & Sashimi Set, and Tokusen Bara Chirashi Don.
It’s culinary heaven at Marriott Cafe at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel with their popular International buffet spread featuring the freshest of ingredients from all over the world.
In conjunction with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s 20th Anniversary, take $20++ off the Lunch Buffet at Marriott Cafe (first 20 guests daily. Reservations are subject to availability.) This promotion will be available until 31 July 2015.
In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, PARKROYAL on Pickering is presenting Singapore’s first-ever Lobsterfest Buffet at its star restaurant, Lime. Yes, you read that right. It is eat-all-you-can lobsters, and at a very sexy environment at that!
From 1st to 17th June 2015 and every Wednesday thereafter, the culinary team led by Executive Chef Vijay will be presenting a selection of Maine Lobster dishes influenced by Asian and Western flavours, reflecting the cosmopolitan Singapore of today. Expect your favourite crustacean cooked in 8 different ways, on top of its regular international buffet spread at PARKROYAL on Pickering.
Also, the buffet comes with free flow of servings of our very own local Tiger beer as well as local drinks such as ‘Cincau’ (Grass Jelly), ‘Ma Ti Shui’ (Water Chestnut), ‘Tau Huay Shui’ (Soya Milk) and Lemongrass Tea.
The Lobsterfest Buffet at PARKROYAL on Pickering will be an extraordinary and phenomenal meal that you won’t soon forget, we promise. Here, we present the highlights of Lime’s Lobsterfest Buffet that is available only for a very limited period. You know you need that dinner.
How often do you walk down Orchard Road and find yourself stepping in to Hilton Singapore for a slice of their legendary cheesecake?
Well, we’d like to think more of Hilton Singapore. Do you know what used to be Checkers Brasserie is now revamped and known as Opus Bar & Grill? Dining there is a brand new experience now, and with Opus priding themselves on their grill, you know that you are in for the real deal.
The culinary team is helmed by Aussie chef Nick Philip, and the menu is contemporary with Australian influence. The charcoal grill and dry-age cabinet are what Opus Bar & Grill is building their success on, and they are on a mission to spoil you with only the best meals. Hilton Singapore is the first hotel in Asia to achieve MSC certifications, so you can look forward to sustainable seafood choices such as Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Black Cod Carpaccio, and Glacier 51 Toothfish Fillet.
We hopped by for dinner one of those nights, and here are some of the highlights of Opus Bar & Grill that you have to try when it is your turn too.
Happy 20th Birthday, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel!
The Marriott brand is no stranger in the hotel industry, and there is definitely a piece of Marriott at every part of the world. The hotel holds high standards for their hospitality, and here in Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is celebrating 20 years of excellence .
With its anniversary comes along many irresistible deals. It is their way of giving back and thanking one and all who have walked with them in this incredible journey, and we’d like all of you to join in the celebrations.
From now till 31 July 2015, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has five unbelievable promotions lined up – S$20++ high tea buffet at Marriott Cafe, 20 of the Best Signature Dishes from Wan Hao Chinese at S$20++ each, Emerald Tickets for 20 lucky guests – each will make you feel special beyond words. Because you deserve them.