Vietnamese fare has always been a mainstay in Singapore’s food scene with NamNam being a common choice. But there is so much more to Viet cuisine than just beef pho.
Recently, the Vietnamese food trend has picked up with many new passionate individuals opening eateries that bring the very best of the country’s cuisine to Singapore. From authentic street-style charcoal barbecue, seafood and of course, our beloved pho prepared several other ways other than in a beef broth, the options that we have here are pretty substantial.
Whether it’s a proper, comforting bowl of pho you crave or something with a little more attitude, here are the best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore worth visiting.
Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road astounds us once again with their value-for-money seafood buffet spreads; this time, look forward to a shellfish buffet dinner that is aptly named Gifts of the Sea.
The Gifts of the Sea buffet features a stellar array of crustacean dishes. From local favourites such as Chili Crab and Salted Egg Yolk Crab to modern takes of seafood items such as the Lobster Bao, this is one seafood buffet to get excited about if you are feeling a little low on budget but still want a fantastic seafood meal.
From now until 31 August 2018 through Thursdays to Sundays, quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy Spice Brasserie’s Gift of The Sea Buffet Dinner at S$108++ for 2 pax (U.P. S$65/ adult, S$32.50/ child). Be greeted by the likes of a mind-boggling myriad of seafood dishes!
Many hold Tanuki Raw in high regard not only because of their enticing happy hours and their affordable oysters, but mainly because these folks know how to guarantee a fun time through their remarkably innovative grub and tipples.
These are the same folks who inspired and more importantly popularised the low-cost Yakiniku Donburi—a heady bowl of sushi rice topped with strips of Angus short rib, doused in a truffle sauce and topped with a wobbly onsen egg.
Treating yourself to alcohol can be no cheap affair in Singapore. With prices for beer towers costing as much as S$80, it is hard to not feel the pinch when it is time to foot the bill. Maximise your cash and get the most out of your drinking sessions during happy hours—which is undoubtedly the time when you can get the most value-for-money deals.
If you find yourself tight on cash on days when you need a pint or two, worry not, because we’ve got you covered. Happy hour just got happier with these 16 places in Singapore where you can get drinks under S$10. We kid you not.
Oysters are considered a luxurious treat in many parts of the world and they are highly prized by shellfish connoisseurs because of the decrease in supply in recent years. This saltwater delicacy comes in hundreds of varieties and each one of them carries their own unique taste and identity.
Oysters are bivalve molluscs that can be eaten raw, roasted or cooked, and most people prefer pairing them with luxurious wines. As with most premium seafood, oysters have their own categorisation—from grade 0 to grade 5—and prices are highly dependent on their respective grades. That means you can find both affordably priced oysters, as well as top-grade oysters that come with heavier price tags.
Our guide to 13 Best Places To Eat Oysters In Singapore gives you an overview of restaurants that offer the finest oysters so you can teleport yourself to oyster heaven.
Sunny Singapore has seen a recent slew of hot pot restaurants as of late which can only confirm one thing—that we Singaporeans are absolutely crazy about it. In fact, before colossal brand Hai Di Lao made hot pot trendy again, steamboat dinners used to be limited to family reunions during festive occasions. But the philosophy behind it stays the same—the act of bringing people closer together through the cooking and sharing of food from a communal pot.
But while restaurants such as Hai Di Lao and Beauty In The Pot remain at the top of the hot pot rankings, especially so for their array of tasty soup bases, fresh ingredients and out-of-this-world service, prices there are not necessarily affordable. Thankfully, we have cheaper alternatives such as Shi Li Fang that offer hot pot meals with an equally extensive range of fresh ingredients without compromising on the quality whatsoever.
Affordable prices, reasonable service and food that tastes just as good as their bigger counterparts? Count us in!
Gone are the days when making a restaurant reservation requires more than a tap of your finger—and we have Chope to thank for that.
Every day, many Singaporeans (like us) make use of Chope’s seamless and hassle-free reservation system to secure a table at a restaurant because who always has so much time to spare to queue up for a table, right?
Join in the celebrations as Chope turns 7 this month and you know what that means—more savings at selected restaurants! Partnering Visa, Chope’s one-day flash sale starts on 21 June, 12 midnight and diners get to enjoy up to 50% off all day restaurant dining vouchers.
That’s right, with these massive savings you get to enjoy, there really is no better time to start planning for family meals, a gathering with your friends and romantic dinner dates! READ ON
It is difficult to pick the trendiest neighbourhood in Seoul. There is Gangnam for those who are into nightlife, Garosu-gil for its amazing concept cafes and Hongdae, which is a shopping paradise. Needless to say, these popular districts have an energetic and vibrant atmosphere which appeals to many young Koreans and tourists.
However, there are days when we prefer to be away from the crowds and during times like these, we head to Gyeonridan-gil (also spelt as Kyungridan-gil or Gyeongnidan-gil) in Itaewon instead.
Located just 10 minutes away from Myeong-dong by taxi, Gyeonridan-gil is a charming neighbourhood which boasts cafes, restaurants, bakeries and multi-concept stores. If you have not been there before, here are 16 cafes at Gyeongridan-gil you need to add on your bucket list.