72o Bistro & The Toys – New Heroes-Themed Restaurant At Holland Village

72o Toy & Bistro

72o Bistro & The Toys is the latest addition to Holland Village’s vibrant dining scene and the spacious restaurant specialises in North Indian and Western cuisine.

At this new Heroes-themed restaurant, you can look forward to a comprehensive menu, the best beer deals and an impressive collection of Marvel’s limited edition figurines—including a life-size iron man!

Most of the dishes on 72o Bistro & The Toys’ menu are priced below S$15 nett—there is no GST and service charge.

Quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 1-for-1 promotion on all main courses (during Sundays to Thursdays lunch and dinner) from now until 28 Feb 2016.

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7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting

Sustainable Yusheng

With Christmas barely over, many of us are still feeling guilty about the Christmas feasts we had indulged in. It certainly doesn’t help that the Chinese New Year festivities are starting slightly earlier this year, with it being held at the end of January.

The first few days are usually celebrated with an endless amount of sinful, yet delicious food and snacks. However, it is still possible to maintain your waistline without going on an extreme diet.

Here are 7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting.

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Prego At Fairmont Singapore – New Italian Sunday Brunch Buffet With Free-Flow Sparkling Wine

Prego Sunday Brunch

Prego at Fairmont Singapore is one of the most reputable Italian restaurants in Singapore, and they are known for signature Italian favourites such as wood-fired pizza. But what we truly love is the all-new Italian Sunday Brunch Buffet—one of the best indulgences if you have a hankering for Italiano-everything.

Prego’s head chef Antonio Facchinetti and his team have introduced a whole new gastronomic experience and the Italian Sunday Brunch happens every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. It is a massive showcase of Italian fiesta, from cold cuts and premium cheeses to a la minute pasta and grilled meats.

Here are some of the highlights you can expect at Prego’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, and why you should start your year right with a great Italian Brunch. READ ON

Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore – CNY Buffet 2017 With Free-Flow Oysters At S$98++ For 2 Pax

Pan Pacific Orchard CNY 2017

10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore has successfully established itself as the go-to place for a value-for-money buffet. It is especially well-known for their freshly shucked oysters and Penang local delights. Dishes are on a rotational basis, whereby the gourmet highlights would largely depend on the period’s festivity.

We hope you guys thoroughly enjoyed last year’s yuletide feast at 10 at Claymore! This year, the award-winning hotel establishment is launching a curated Spring Time Oyster Rhapsody Buffet, where you can sink your teeth into unlimited Lunar New Year delicacies such as Eight Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice, Superior Fish Maw Soup and Yu Sheng at very affordable prices.

Apart from that, the buffet lineup also features many of its popular Penang classics such as Char Koay Teow and Bak Kut Teh, as well as free-flow oysters from five different countries.

Quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy an all-you-can-eat indulgent feast at S$58++* for two during lunch (U.P. S$42++/pax) and S$98++ for two during dinner (U.P. S$68++/pax). This exclusive promotion** is valid from 10 Jan 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (blackout dates apply).

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BRICK Works Cafe – This Is A Cute Lego-Themed Cafe In Taipei

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As its name implies, BRICK Works Café – located in Taipei Arena – is a Lego-themed café. The interesting concept features a spacious dining area and an onsite Lego toy store. We made a special visit to BRICK Works Café and confirmed that it is indeed an ideal playground for Lego fans.

There are plenty of Lego bricks displayed here. You can either admire the splendid exhibits or give into temptation and purchase some. Done with shopping? Now, you can sink your teeth into instagram-worthy food modelled after your favourite childhood toy whilst watching The Lego Movie.

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Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Trove of Chinese New Year Gastronomic Treasures 2017

Wan Hao Chinese New Year

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).

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Guide To Singapore’s Chinatown – 15 Tips On What To Eat And What To See

Guide to Chinatown

Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood in Singapore that was once home to the early Chinese migrants.

Today, the cultural enclave has evolved into an eclectic mix of old and new, where visitors can visit modern establishments housed in restored heritage shophouses. Interestingly, the district has a few long-standing attractions that still serve the local communities today.

From visiting national monument Sri Mariamman Temple, attending tea appreciation classes, eating local delicacies at Chinatown Complex Food Centre to savouring traditional bakery Tong Heng’s famous egg tarts, here is our Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown. There is so much to see, so much to eat and one would have to explore the vicinity to understand what we mean.

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Okonomiyaki – A Popular Street Food In Osaka And Where To Eat It

Okonomiyaki

Osaka is the birthplace of Okonomiyaki, an all-time favourite street snack in Japan. Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake that is mostly made out of the pancake batter and cabbage as the base. Sometimes meats or seafood are also added to finish it off, such as slices of pork or octopus. Then, some sweet sauce will be brushed on top, together with mayonnaise.

This popular street snack is synonymous with Osaka’s cuisine and having a piping hot Okonomiyaki on a chilly night in Osaka is one of the best things to do if you ever visit the prefecture.

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The 5 Different Types Of Premium Japanese Beef Worth Splurging On

Premium Japanese Beef

When it comes to premium Japanese beef, most epicureans’ general knowledge are confined to just Wagyu. But did you know that under the category of Wagyu lies several more species?

Many restaurants—outside of Japan—use the word ‘Wagyu’ and ‘Kobe’ interchangeably, which is inherently wrong. Here’s the thing: Every Kobe is Wagyu, but not all Wagyu is Kobe.

Wagyu basically refers to any Japanese cattle breed, whereas Kobe, on the other hand, refers to a specific black Tajima cattle that have been raised under strict conditions in Hyogo Prefecture.

From Matsusaka Beef to Ohmi Beef, here are The 5 Different Types of Premium Japanese Beef Worth Splurging On.

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Mitzo’s CNY Reunion Dinner 2017 – This Is One Dinner That Will Impress Everyone

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Every year, there are festivities and occasions that we look forward to, because those are times when we would gather with our loved ones over good food. Chinese New Year is one of them, and family dinners are so precious.

Because it is a yearly tradition, we always pick the best restaurants for our dinners. Well, there is no need to scrimp when it comes to treating your family, yes?

Mitzo is a perennial favourite among each and everyone in our family, and its Lunar feast is nothing short of luxurious and resplendent.

We had first dips of the set menus and boy, you need to bring your family there. The modern Cantonese cuisine will wow both the young and old.

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7 Food Places In Shinjuku (Tokyo) That Open Till Late

Shinjuku at night

Tokyo generally experiences early sunsets all year round. During the summer, daylight lasts until about 7pm in the evening. But during the colder months such as November and December, the country will already be blanketed in darkness once it hits 4pm. This definitely makes the days in Tokyo much shorter, especially when shops would close earlier too.

Step out of your hotel at 8pm, and you will probably have a hard time finding restaurants or stores that are still open. Shinjuku, however, never sleeps.

If you are one for a good late-night drink or if you just need a late night snack, here are 7 Food Places in Shinjuku (Tokyo) that open till late.

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Stinky Tofu and What It Really Is

Stinky Tofu

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.

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9 Health Benefits You Will Enjoy From Eating Wasabi

Wasabi Root

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Wasabi—you either love it or hate it. The popular Japanese condiment is usually eaten with sashimi and sushi, but in recent times, we are seeing wasabi as a flavour in several desserts and sweet treats; KitKat is one of them!

Maybe you do not like wasabi due to the spicy sensation (sort of) that shoots up your nostrils. Well, it does not give you that sweltering heat of a chilli padi, but it definitely makes your eyes well up.

It is easy to shun wasabi altogether at the dinner table, but perhaps these 9 Health Benefits You Will Enjoy From Eating Wasabi might change your mind the next time you see a dish of this Japanese speciality.

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10 Best Themed Cafes and Restaurants In Taipei

Taipei Themed CAfes

Taipei is renowned for their wide selection of night markets and interestingly themed cafes and restaurants which are pretty damn impressive. We have sieved out some Instagram-worthy destinations that you need to check out when in the popular Taiwanese city.

From Alice In Wonderland, Hello Kitty to Lego, here are 10 Best Themed Cafes and Restaurants In Taipei that you would definitely want to check out. We are not even exaggerating when we say people from all over the world flock to Taipei just to dine at these cafes!

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