Okinawa Food Guide – 11 Restaurants & Cafes You Must Dine At

Okinawa Restaurants

Okinawa is home to an enclave of good restaurants and cafes.

While Japanese food is widely popular, Okinawan cuisine is slightly under the radar, and it is a shame because they are unique in its own rights. The cuisine is highly influenced by its region, hence a mix of Japanese and Chinese.

When visiting Okinawa, you have to try both their local eateries as well as renown cafes and restaurants for a comprehensive idea of what the Japanese island-city has to offer. Here, we present to you the 11 Restaurants & Cafes in Okinawa You Must Try.

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Paper Crane – Hidden Cafe At Waterloo Street With Western Mains Below S$20

Paper Crane Cafe

There is little chance that you will stumble upon Paper Crane unless you have heard of that place. Hidden in the grounds of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) in Waterloo Street, this cafe is within walking distance from Bras Basah MRT Station.

Paper Crane is an unpretentious cafe that serves comforting Western food. Their attractive menu boasts All Day S$10 Deals and other Western main dishes that are below S$20.

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Rochor Thai: Legit Thai Food You Must Try In Singapore + 30% OFF Bill

Rochor Thai

Thai food is versatile, a myriad of flavours, and generally a whole lot of fun for chefs. And Rochor Thai’s Chef Owner Joel Ong—who lived a year in Thailand to learn about the Central Thai cuisine—was determined to bring the best of Thai dishes to Singapore.

While most Thai eateries and restaurants in Singapore serve more North-Eastern Thai fare, Rochor Thai specialises in Central Thai Cuisine—which is a lot more balanced, less salty and no less delicious—and it does not use any MSG at all.

Rochor Thai prides itself in its meticulous preparation and the use of fresh ingredients to ensure the authenticity of its food, with flavours found nowhere else in Singapore.

Rochor Thai Interior

Making his mark in 2012 at Rochor Centre, Rochor Thai’s inception saw overwhelming success and has brought them to where they are today. Today, they are located at Novena Regency, with a more modern and swanky look. They have rocketed to the top of our list and is now among our favourite Thai restaurants.

From now until 15 March 2017, simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 30% off your bill—valid from 6pm to 10pm on Mondays to Thursdays, except PHs.

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Bee’s Knees At The Garage – A New Secret Hideout At Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bee's Knees The Garage

Bee’s Knees at The Garage, nestled within Singapore Botanic Gardens, is a hideout away from the hustle and bustle of the city that allows you to dine within lush greenery, which makes it a perfect spot for weekend brunch.

The pet-friendly cafe serves a range of western dishes and specialises in pizza, pasta, sandwiches and desserts. Drivers should go by Cluny Park Road for direct access to Bee’s Knees.

Walk up a small pathway to a historical building which is home to two dining establishments—Bee’s Knees on the ground level and Botanico at the Garage right above. READ ON

Here’s Why You Should Visit Japan During Cherry Blossoms Period

Japan Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms in Japan are a phenomenal sight. It is the kind of moments that will stay forever etched in your hearts and minds, and it will make you crave for more.

‘Hanami’ is the activity of cherry blossoms viewing, and it happens annually in Japan. The full bloom periods differ from city to city, but the average bloom period is one week and slightly more, if you are lucky.

Visitors from all over the world plan the trips way in advance based on forecasts, in hopes to catch a glimpse of Japan’s prettiest flowers in its full bloom. And if you are thinking that just seeing the flowers alone doesn’t sound all too exciting, you are very wrong.

From rowing a boat in the parks to indulging in cherry blossoms delicacies, Here’s Why You Should Visit Japan During Cherry Blossoms Period. It is an experience that you will never forget.

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Kuro Maguro – New Maguro Donburi Restaurant That Offers Affordable & Quality Donburi

Kuro Maguro Salmon Oyako Meshi

Japanese restaurant Kuro Maguro located at level one of  the all-newTanjong Pagar Centre is a new initiative by Japanese maguro and sashimi wholesaler Misaki Megumi Suisan.

Kuro Maguro is the second restaurant opened by the same people behind Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining in Suntec City.

The restaurant’s name translates to Bluefin Tuna, which is one of the most popular fish used for sashimi and sushi in Japan. Specialising in maguro donburi, you can expect prices to range between S$20 to S$40.

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11 Cafes In Copenhagen You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Copenhagen Best Cafes

Copenhagen is dubbed one of the most liveable cities in the world, and its laid-back lifestyle has brought about the rise in coffee houses and cafes.

The beautiful Scandinavian city is gorgeous beyond words, and its cafes are of heavy Nordic influence with clean, minimalistic interiors. Good coffee is almost a given, and we were incredibly impressed by the cafe scene.

You can find a cafe almost on every street and at every turn; how blessed are the locals to wake up to the smell of good coffee every day! Here are some of our favourite cafes in Copenhagen, and we’d love for you to share your favourites with us too!

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10 MUST-TRY Local Food In Okinawa

Okinawa Food Guide

Okinawa is not quite the Japan you know. Ths island pretty much sits on its own, has its own cultures and expressions, and food that is unique to them.

Because of its geographical location, Okinawan food is very much influenced by the Chinese culture, while still retaining authentic Japan elements and flavours. As for its beverages, it is no secret that Okinawa is home to some of the best beers and liquor in Asia.

A recent trip to Okinawa had us discovering the many wonders of its food scene, and every single item listed in this guide to 10 MUST-TRY Local Food in Okinawa wowed us in its own ways.

Be unique, #BeOkinawa.

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PORTA – Celebrate Valentine’s Day With A Romantic 5-Course Set Dinner

Porta Interior

What would be the most ideal, magical and romantic date with your partner? Imagine a gorgeous setting and a five-course meal; that would be Valentine’s Day that your partner is hoping for. Treat yourself and your partner to an unforgettable Valentine’s evening at the all-new PORTA located in Park Hotel Clarke Quay.

Be prepared to be floored by the classy European-style architecture; cosy and intimate, PORTA is the place to go to impress your date for the night.

Nothing is better than a bottle of Moscato, a luxurious five-course meal and the company of your favourite person. Here is what you can expect from PORTA’s stunning Valentine’s Day menu.

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How To Budget For An African Safari Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

African Safari Trip

Photo Credit: DX Safari

Are you a nature lover who has included a safari experience in South Africa in your bucket list? If you are, you probably already know that getting close up with wildlife is going to be one of the most amazing experiences you can have in your lifetime.

Yet we all know that a safari trip to South Africa can get pretty costly, especially private lodges and fully serviced camps. But with some tips from us, there is still a way to avoid unnecessary costs and go for a trip without breaking your bank!

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7 Reasons To Join Indulgence Plus + A Free Staycation When You Sign Up

Indulgence Plus Membership

Indulgence Plus is a year-long lifestyle membership programme by the Park Hotel Group, perfect for those who love to dine, wine and unwind. With an Indulgence Plus membership, you can unlock a plethora of amazing hotel accommodation and dining privileges across its portfolio of hotels and dining outlets – which includes a free staycation at a Park Hotel of your choice.

P.S. A complimentary staycation is merely one of the numerous benefits you are entitled to.

Out of all the various membership programmes out there, what makes the Indulgence Plus membership so special?

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Higher Ground – The Hottest Brunch Spot In Melbourne RN

Higher Ground

After a two-year long renovation, Higher Ground Melbourne alas opened its doors to the public on 04 July 2016. The venue—located just across Southern Cross train station in the city—is housed within a heritage-listed 19th-century former power station and characterised by exposed brick walls, high ceilings of at least three storeys and beautiful arched windows.

Higher Ground Melbourne’s old-world charm is juxtaposed with lounge-style nooks, split-level mezzanines, potted greenery and minimalistic decors. The new dining establishment is brought to you by the same team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black; and a formidable line-up of chefs with reputations of pushing boundaries helm this gorgeous space.

Higher Ground is the hottest brunch spot in Melbourne RN.

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7 Food Challenges In Singapore That You Legit Want To Join

eating challenges singapore

Sick of afternoon teas and cafe hopping adventures in Singapore? Then why not spice things up a little by joining our sunny island’s toughest eating challenges! These eating competitions range from consuming a jaw-dropping amount of beef burger to insanely spicy chicken wings that will have you weeping in pain. Partaking in these challenges will be epic, we promise.

From Lau Pa Sat’s Satay Challenge, Little Diner’s Empire Burger Stack Challenge to Sunset Grill & Pub’s The Level 30 Hot Wings Challenge, here is our guide to 7 food challenges in Singapore that you legit want to join.

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8 Affordable Hotels in Osaka You Can Stay At For Under S$200 A Night

Osaka Hotels

Osaka is the second most popular Japanese city after Tokyo. Japan itself is always brimming with culture and beautiful sceneries that are enchanting in many ways, and Osaka is no different. Experience both a fast-paced city life and also the quaint suburbs where you can kick back and relax.

Many families travel to Osaka because it is less hectic and the kids can enjoy a fun day out at places such as Universal Studios Japan, the Osaka Aquarium and the Osaka Castle, one of the most coveted places to view cherry blossoms when the season comes.

However, we all know that Japan can be pretty pricey, especially when it comes to accommodation. But you can definitely find an affordable hotel that is both convenient and comfortable for you and your travel partners. To aid you in your quest to find the perfect affordable hotel option, here are 8 Affordable Hotels in Osaka Under S$200 A Night That Will Not Burn A Hole In Your Wallet.

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