The annual Mid-Autumn Festival is one Chinese festival in Singapore that we always look forward to. Falling on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, it is often celebrated at night when there is a bright full moon and is usually accompanied by the soft glow of paper lanterns, Chinese tea and mooncakes.
Without a doubt, mooncakes are the main highlight of the Mid-Autumn Festival and with each year that passes by, we are spoiled with even more innovative mooncake varieties. This year, you can expect some pretty strange yet tantalising mooncake flavours from tom yum to American Ginseng—boozy ones are also available for the grown-ups. And for those of you who prefer the traditional white lotus mooncake with egg yolk, we’ve also included a list of our favourite places.
From traditional to contemporary mooncakes, here is our guide to 9 places to buy the best mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival this 2017.
One of the hottest destination to see and be seen in Seoul right now is Garosu-gil. The place is home to tons of cafes, independent fashion labels, bars and so much more. Since it is not possible to cover the entire area within a trip, we decided to revisit this lifestyle destination again.
One bakery cafe that caught our attention on the spot is Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. This popular bakery hails all the way from San Fransisco, California and specialises in crusty croissants, a mouthwatering array of baked goods and house brew coffee.
When you are in Garosu-gil, do not forget to include Mr. Holmes Bakehouse into your must-go list. READ ON
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Popular Hong Kong congee stall, Mui Kee, has opened a pop-up restaurant in Singapore. In partnership with Les Amis Group, the Hong Kong institution will start a six month-long pop-up at Casa Verde in Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Mui Kee itself has a long and rich heritage, but what draws its customer fan base is the unique taste and texture of the congee itself. Using fish broth, pork bones and other ingredients like century egg, this congee takes comfort food to a whole new level. Those familiar with the name would know just how amazing their fish broth porridge is, and for those who are not, just imagine silky-smooth, velvety congee that brims with flavour.
This is comfort food like you have never had before, and if you ever needed a solid pick-me-up on a cold rainy day (or any day) then Mui Kee is definitely one to consider.
Milk & Madu is a popular local Berawa family cafe in Canggu, Bali visited by many visitors for their hearty breakfast, well-cooked lunch and signature revolver coffees. For those of you who are familiar with Bali’s cafe scene, Milk & Madu is owned by the same team behind Watercress Cafe in Seminyak.
We are glad to share that the cafe did not disappoint with the overall dining experience. On top of that, diners can also get nutritious grub from Nalu Bowls—Bali’s first smoothie bowl shack—which is famous for their colourful smoothie bowls.
Motel Mexicola is easily the sexiest restaurant-bar you can find in Seminyak, Bali.
With its flashy and colourful interior decorations, Motel Mexicola is unabashedly loud and funky; it would be a crime to not stop by the popular Mexican joint for some drinks and OOTDs.
Siddle up to the bar for an ice-cold Bintang beer and other refreshing cocktails. If you are feeling hungry, their food menu consists of traditional Mexican food with a modern twist and diners can expect both finger food and main dishes such as quesadilla and tacos. READ ON
Hailing from Sydney, Mrs Sippy is the hottest pool club, restaurant and bar in Seminyak, Bali right now.
Step into Mrs Sippy Bali and you would feel as though you are on another island. Known for its fantastic saltwater pools and dive tower, the modern pool club features a man-made beach, tall palm trees and comfortable day beds. Treat yourself to a tipple at the bar and satisfy your tummy with grub from their open-air kitchen.
Oh, and did we mention that the party never stops there? READ ON
Some days we just thank the universe for giving us this integral part of our daily lives—instant noodles. Instant noodles have been a saviour of many, from late nights in the office to sustenance during your dreary student days.
Did you know that instant noodles (or instant ramen) were first invented by Momofuku Ando in Osaka? Nissin Foods was the first company to create and distribute it to the masses.
To celebrate this amazing creation that many around the world are thankful for, the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum was born in 2011 and is open to the public to come forth and understand the history and significance of this iconic food.
Best part here? You can D.I.Y your perfect instant ramen bowl! Here is what you can expect from this mind-blowing museum.
Have you heard of Mount Takao? It is outside of Tokyo but is easily accessible via train. Mount Takao boasts a quiet, serene surrounding—a far cry from the hectic city life.
Mount Takao is a day trip option if you want to get out of the city for a bit, and getting there from Shinjuku Station takes about an hour. But the mountain does not just offer the sights and sounds of nature, there are also shopping streets and restaurants located on the mountain itself!
Still not sure whether you should make the commute? Here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Make A Day Trip From Tokyo To Mount Takao.