Hanami—the act of cherry blossom viewing—is an extremely popular activity in Japan that both locals and tourists enjoy during cherry blossom season every year. For a short week or two every year, sakura trees blossom and Japan is transformed into a visually arresting sea of pink.
Cherry blossoms usually come hand in hand with the beautiful historical sites of Japan. You can enjoy hanami at historical sites such as shrines and memorials or in one of Japan’s many parks. Take a stroll in the parks, or have a picnic under one of the many sakura trees; spring in Japan is an extremely wonderful time.
It is worth the travel to Japan just to experience this annual event. Today, we share the Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 and where you can view them at 10 of the most popular cities and spots in Japan.
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Greater Lot by Cedele is a new multi-concept space at Quayside Isle, Sentosa. The collective food store features a bakery, retail store and a casual dining area with a stronger focus on all things healthy and wholesome.
Brought to you by the good folks behind Cedele, the aim of Greater Lot is to keep things as natural as possible. So expect a variety of superfoods like grain, smoothie bowls, salads and lean proteins, cakes baked with unrefined sugar and even beverages that contain no additives.
This is a dream come true for all you fitness fanatics. What are you waiting for? Get supercharged at Greater Lot today!
Kimoto Gastro Bar is a quaint little Japanese kushiyaki bar at The Sail @ Marina Bay that offers pretty traditional Japanese bites at a fairly affordable price point.
Set in the busy Marina Bay area, this humble joint exudes a certain rustic charm reminiscent of local eateries off the busy streets of Tokyo. Not just that, the staff here display exceptional politeness and hospitality which gives you a familiar sense of Japanese hospitality.
They serve up an exciting array of caramelised, gorgeously charred kushiyaki (grilled skewers) pleasures along with a decent selection of small plates, salads, donburi and tempura. If you happen to be around the CBD area, this would probably be a good spot to check out.
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Birdfolks is an American fried chicken and kopi-centric eatery and the latest food establishment to open up at NEWest along West Coast Drive. It exudes a rather cafe-like vibe but their menu offerings speak of something entirely different.
Fusing the qualities of good old American fried chicken along with their little twist of Asian influence in the form of a dark, robust coffeeshop kopi, this quirky eatery aims to start a new ball rolling which breathes nostalgia in a whole different light.
Fried chicken paired with homegrown coffeeshop kopi? That’s genius!
Kabuke is a new Japanese sake bar and restaurant hidden on the second level of a shophouse in Telok Ayer.
The name ‘Kabuke’ is a combination of two words—kabuki and sake. ‘Kabuki’ is a Japanese word which refers to classical Japanese theatre and this is reflected in the cartoon performers that are painted on the walls.
Sake connoisseurs will be pleased to know that Kabuke has a well-stocked bar with a collection of Sake from over 20 prefectures! As for those who are looking for some grub, they also offer contemporary Japanese dishes.
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Jin Ho Mia—which means ‘a really good life’ in Hokkien—is the newest addition to the Alexandra Retail Centre that serves up rice and salad bowls for lunch and hot pots for dinner. It is the sister restaurant of Soi Thai Soi Nice—a Thai seafood hotpot restaurant in Alexandra.
Living up to its moniker, the restaurant revolves around the concept of keeping life good with fresh ingredients and quality service.
In the day, Jin Ho Mia caters to those who seek a quick and hearty lunch with their wholesome range of rice bowl choices and as the sun sets, this humble eatery transforms into a hotpot restaurant.
Do yourself a favour and take a trip down to savour some incredible Asian fare.
For many, the month of October is presumably more hectic in terms of managing our finances as we are all gearing up for the year-end festivities and potential travel plans. As such, we tend to avoid overspending by indulging less in restaurant meals and the like.
Lucky for us, currently buzzing in Singapore is honestbee FOOD, an on-demand food delivery service that aims to make sure that we will always have access to amazing food.
In the month of October, as part of their ‘HONESTLY SHIOK!’ promotion, honestbee FOOD delivery will be partnering up with 41 food merchants to offer signature dishes from notable names such as Poulet, Miam Miam, District 10 and A-One Claypot House at up to 50% off!
This deal is exclusive to honestbee FOOD delivery only, and just think, all your favourite foods at just a margin of the cost—delivered right to your doorstep? Trust us, you will not be able to find better prices out there.
We are seeing a rapid growth in F&B establishments that are experimenting with mod-sin cuisine. Known as ‘Modern Singaporean’ cuisine, this cooking style takes on an innovative approach with local dishes and it requires plenty of time for research and development in order to get the recipes right.
Jiakpalang Eating House is an up-and-coming casual restaurant along Alexandra Road that offers local Zi Char dishes with a twist. Driven by his passion for food and cooking, the restaurant’s executive chef Nixon Low gained some experience assisting in the kitchen before starting his own business.
Some of the interesting dishes you can expect at Jiakpalang Eating House are Charcoal Katarosu Pork Collar slathered with Kopi “C” sauce, Cereal Pan Seared Foie Gras and “Assam” Pulau Ubin Sea Bass. If you are getting tired of the usual Zi Char dishes, why not give this place a try? READ ON