Sinpopo Brand along Joo Chiat Road is one very outstanding retro cafe that we absolutely love visiting for they always have new ideas to surprise us on every visit.
Apart from its local-style menu, you will be filled with nostalgia with songs from the 60s and its old-school interior; Sinpopo Brand is truly a local gem that reflects Singapore’s past.
Gather some friends and have a lovely time chit-chatting over Sinpopo Brand’s new Weekday (Tue to Fri) Afternoon Tea Set at S$30+ for 2 pax, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
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With the Lunar New Year happening this month end, we bet you are just as excited about the festive season as much as we are! Some of the most important Lunar New Year traditions include the annual reunion dinners, gatherings with friends and definitely the festive feastings. And, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has ingeniously come up with a multitude of ways to elevate your celebrations to new heights.
From 09 January to 11 February 2017, you and your loved ones can embrace the full splendour of the year of the Fire Rooster with resplendent Lunar New Year reunion specials, lavish takeaway goodies, buffets and symbolic treats!
Our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ and book the Chinese New Year Eve Set Menu before 15 January 2017 to enjoy 20% off (minimum of 6 pax).
Take a whiff in the bustling night markets—in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan—and you would detect an unbearable odour permeating through the bazaar.
The cringe-worthy stench comes from a traditional Chinese delicacy called Stinky Tofu and it is actually an all-time favourite delicacy. The Stinky Tofu is akin to Singaporeans’ beloved durian, where an acquired taste is required to enjoy this snack.
So what exactly is a Stinky Tofu? Well, this street snack is essentially a fermented bean curd that is available in a variety of cooking methods and it can be served raw, deep-fried or steamed. For foreigners and first-timers, this dish could be an episode of Fear Factor. But should you be daring enough to overcome the overwhelming redolence, a culinary treat awaits.
Sushiro might be less than a year old, but the unassuming Japanese eatery has already established itself as one of the most successful F&B tenants in Upper Thomson. Regardless of whether it is a weekday or weekend, queues are formed outside Sushiro every day (except Tuesday). We have visited several times and are impressed by its affordability and consistency.
Everyone comes here for Sushiro’s awesome value-for-money Bara Chirashi Don (S$12.80). Foodies in the know and Upper Thomson dwellers would tell you that it is worth the wait.
Shihlin Night Market is a must-visit “attraction” for anyone visiting Taipei for the first time and this bustling night market is home to some of the best of Taiwanese street food.
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a food chain in Asia Pacific that offers authentic Taiwanese snacks with more than 150 outlets throughout the region and there is a total of 14 outlets here in Singapore.
You must have had a taste of their famous XXL Crispy Chicken, a popular snack that you can find in the actual Shihlin Night Market. This is probably the closest you can get to the real deal. Now, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has introduced a spanking new rendition of this snack—Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken.
We already know how great fried chicken tastes like, but when coated with salted egg yolk sauce, it is pure genius! Here is what we loved about the all-new Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken and other signature snacks from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks.
Seoul Jjimdak is our go-to Korean restaurant in Singapore for Budae Jjigae and authentic Chicken Jjjimdak. One visit is not enough, and so, we’ve made multiple visits to this humble eatery at City Square Mall because hearty Korean stew always wins our hearts.
And now, Seoul Jjimdak is having a daily lunch special that gives you even more reason to head down—S$29.90 for a huge pot of Budae Jjigae or Jjimdak, and this special price is also applicable on weekends. How does that sound?
Shared-space cafes are all the rage right now and we are seeing east-side cafe Stamping Ground Coffee adopting this genius concept at its new location in the Siglap neighbourhood.
Located along Upper East Coast Road, Stamping Ground Coffee shares the same space with a florist—Dawn Q Floral Design. The end result was unexpected; two inherently different businesses co-existing harmoniously in a single venue.
Ready for more Christmas feasting?
Each year, we look forward to Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s amazing festive offers for they are a perennial favourite, offering one of the best Christmas treats in town.
From international buffets with free-flow of sparkling wines, beers and soft drinks, to a sleigh of delectable takeaway Yuletide goodies to value-for-money staycation package, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is armed with enticing gifts to make your Christmas a memorable occasion with your loved ones. Keep your eyes peeled as we reveal the best of all the goodness Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has to offer this festive season.
Jalan Kayu is a well-known street in Singapore, and apart from roti prata, it is also home to many established cafes and restaurants. An up-and-coming bistro in the row of shophouses that you should know about is Savoury.
For all our Muslim friends and those who are bringing their Muslim friends out for tea or a meal, Savoury offers Halal-certified mains and homemade gelato!
The bistro opens till late and there is no service charge. And most of the mains are affordably priced below S$20. This is a place where you can have a hearty meal without breaking the bank.
From now until 15 January 2017, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to get a free Crème Brûlée (worth S$11.50) when you order a main course. This promotion is limited to one redemption per table.
To many fans’ dismay, Bing Qi Lin in Seletar Hills has closed its doors in mid-August. But little did they know – that was not the end of the ice cream brand.
Bing Qi Lin has undergone a major brand revamp and renamed itself as Sugarhaus Singapore. The owners have worked doubly hard to expand the business and now offer its patrons a comfortable dine-in concept. It is situated within Serene Centre, just right beside Island Creamery—a pioneer in making freshly made ice cream featuring local flavours.
It is official: New South Wales’ Sydney Fish Market will be moving.
The Australian seafood market will continue operations in its original venue until its new home next door is completed in 2020. It has been in its current location at Blackwattle Bay for half a century and is Southern Hemisphere’s biggest fish market; every year, a whopping 13,500 tonnes of seafood is traded here.
The iconic Sydney Fish Market was never intended to become a popular tourist attraction. However, a study undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics has revealed interesting insights – a fifth of its annual three millions visitors are tourists! The new market will be two times bigger and it is hoped that the new facilities will double the annual number of visitors to six million.
Sinpopo Brand is one of the charming cafes you will find along Joo Chiat Road, and apart from their menu of local food reinvented, they have a range of desserts that are inspired by local flavours. Well, if Awfully Chocolate is the sister brand, then it speaks volume of Sinpopo Brand’s sweets. Sure, they do not ever disappoint.
Sinpopo Brand has been working on a new series of cakes for all you dessert lovers. Think Marshmallow Cheesecake, Durian Pengat Cake and the ever-popular Red Velvet Cheesecake.
And guess what? Sinpopo Brand now delivers its signature cakes right to your doorstep! READ ON
As you take a stroll down Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, you will be greeted with a plethora of snack stations, eateries and coveted sushi restaurants. There are a number of big names here, one to look out for is Sushi Zanmai—a popular choice among both locals and tourists.
Despite being a sushi chain, Sushi Zanmai is still commendable. The ingredients are extremely fresh and each sushi is intricately made by the team of expert sushi chefs behind the sushi counter. You can even catch the chefs in action up close if you manage to snag a sushi counter seat.
Sushi Zanmai’s sushi platters are well loved because they are considerably inexpensive for the amount and quality. Our tummies were certainly satisfied after gobbling them up. Here is why you need to visit Sushi Zanmai.
Sotto Mare – the brainchild of chef Gigi Fiorucci – is one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants. The casual dining establishment is so famous that it has been long regarded as a gourmet institution amongst San Franciscans.
The speciality seafood restaurant is notorious for its incredibly long queues but the wait clearly has not deterred avid foodies from returning.
The restaurant takes immense pride in serving the “best damn crab cioppino” and if you look around, you would soon realise that is exactly what everyone came for. For the uninitiated, the cioppino is a classic San Francisco seafood stew invented and subsequently popularised by the Italian fishermen who worked at Fisherman’s wharf in the 1930s.
Award-winning Si Sun Fast Food is an exceptionally popular hole-in-the-wall Hong Kong-style eatery that specialises in greasy beef patty burgers.
Long queues formed outside the tiny local restaurant on a daily basis is a testimony to their tasty burgers. Do be mentally prepared to wait at least 15 to 20 minutes before getting a table. Alternatively, you could opt for takeouts.
Nestled in between the shophouses on Joo Chiat Road is Sinpopo Brand, one of our favourite cafes with a strong touch of nostalgia. The cafe boasts a retro rustic ambience – think wooden tables, checkered floor tiles, antique light bulbs, Bruce Lee posters and songs from the 60′s.
Nothing spells comfort to a Singaporean more than Nasi Lemak and Hor Fun – which is exactly what Sinpopo Brand is known for. However, what distinguishes Sinpopo Brand from the usual hawker centre food besides the vintage interiors of the cafe, is how they deliver local food that comes with a twist.
On our previous visit, we shared several of our favourite bites from Sinpopo Brand. Since then, the concept cafe has introduced new additions. There is a Salted Vegetable Duck Soup that totally reminded us of grandma’s cooking, a Muah Chee Salad and an extremely photogenic Gula Melaka Chendol Parfait!
Readers of Ladyironchef can enjoy any dessert for just S$5 with any 2 main dishes or Nasi Lemak for Two ordered.
Here are our favourite Mod-Sin Dishes from Sinpopo Brand That Are Worth The Calories. READ ON