The classic Bo Lo Bao—also known as pineapple bun—is a popular old-school Hong Kong street snack that can be found across bakeries and cha chaan tengs in the Pearl of the Orient. Interestingly, these traditional pineapple buns have no traces of the fruit at all. The name was aptly bestowed to the palm-size snack due to its uncanny resemblance to the checkered fruit.
These sweet buns are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and typically served warm with a slab of butter in between.
In recent years, unique renditions of the classic Bo Lo Bao have emerged in Hong Kong. We are seeing flavours such as peanut butter and strawberry rose jam being injected into these buns, and even a hybrid between a croissant and Bo Lo Bao!
Don’t get us wrong; we still love the traditional pineapple buns—especially the ones from Kam Wah’s. But we are game for trying new things. Here are some unique Bo Lo Bao creations you must try in Hong Kong.
Most travellers have placed popular Japanese cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto on their bucket list, but we reckon that Hokkaido—an enchanting island located on the northernmost of Japan—is too worthy of being listed on one of the must-visit destinations in Japan.
Most holidaymakers head to Hokkaido for winter sports, but the food is worth a special trip too. And you might actually already be somewhat familiar with Hokkaido’s food without realising it.
Let’s start with Singaporeans’ obsession with Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts. Additionally, we are also pretty damn sure you have had a Sapporo draught beer or a Miso Ramen. Well, here are 8 Types Of Hokkaido Food that you must try if you haven’t.
There are few places in the world that can match up to Bangkok when it comes to cheap and delicious street food.
As Thailand’s tourism industry flourishes, we are definitely not surprised to find out about emerging food fads and trends that have gone viral on social media.
While it is easy to brush them off as something gimmicky, we applaud the creativity and effort that went behind creating these ‘Instagrammable’ food. If you are curious about where you can find them, here is our list of 7 Street Food In Bangkok That Will Spice Up Your Instagram Feed. READ ON
Ladyironchef is looking for fresh talents.
If you’re a passionate foodie who loves to eat, travel to share your experiences with other people, then the Ladyironchef team wants you. That’s right, we’re hiring for 2018! Be a part of our crazy family and be paid to eat and travel!
Our office has a few tables to fill and we are looking for new writers and videographers with fresh perspectives—also, someone whom we can count on to make our workday a little less mundane by making us laugh.
Just to put it out there, we are no typical office. We don’t report to work at 9am in the morning each day, glue ourselves to our computers and slog it out till 6pm only to repeat the same draining cycle again and again until we eventually turn senile. Instead here at the Ladyironchef office, we sip wine in the afternoon, play games whenever we feel like it and work only when we need to. On other days when we’re not too busy ‘working-hard-for-a-living’ we go out for tastings where we eat, eat and eat some more.
Sounds like the sort of job you want to be doing? Read on to find out how you can join us!
Here’s to all with an undying love and passion for alcohol, in particular, beer.
This addictive alcoholic beverage complements so many cuisines and it never fails to perk you up after a long and tiring day at work. It is also great for nights out with the lads (or the girls) because of its lower alcoholic content and relatively affordable pricing (compared to hard liquor).
One type of beer that we will never be able to get enough of is craft beer. Aside from the personalised touch to the drink, there is an emphasis on traditional brewing methods which contributes towards better flavours and standard of the beer, as opposed to generic ones that you can pull off the shelf at the supermarket.
Here are 20 Craft Beer Places In Singapore For Nights Out With The Lads.
In today’s hectic work environment, coffee has become an essential part of our lives. Like most people, we wake up feeling grumpy and prepare for work in a haze of lethargy. But the aroma of coffee will instantly wake us up; always.
Just one sip and the brain starts to run, the eyes brighten, and all at once, you feel ready to take on the day. Being serious coffee nuts, we make it our business to know where to find the best coffee wherever we are. For most of Singapore’s working crowd, it’s the Central Business District (CBD).
Here are 16 of our favourite coffee haunts in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) where you can drop by for a morning cuppa.
Photo Credit: Heartland Mall
Heartland Mall—located just next to Kovan MRT Station—caters mainly to the residents from the neighbouring housing estates. Although the layout of the mall is such that unit numbers are not used, it is pretty easy to navigate as there are under 30 eateries in total.
Check out this Heartland Mall food directory and suss out your preferred dining options in a jiffy!
Photo Credit: Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Located in the Western quadrant of Singapore, Jurong Point is one of the biggest suburban malls in the west of Singapore. With 750,000 square feet of lettable space, the mall is connected to Boon Lay MRT Station and Boon Lay Bus Interchange.
From an array of dining options, the mall even has a section with two distinct Japanese themes: old Edo-styled (Old Tokyo) street and modern Osaka-styled where shoppers can experience the buzz of downtown Japan.
It’s a feast of flavours from sweet to savoury and every other taste in between, and this is the Jurong Point Shopping Mall Food Directory to help you discover the food places that you can dine at.