For many Singaporeans, Chinese New Year is just not the same without bak kwa. Originating from China, bak kwa is essentially barbecued meat slices that are extremely fragrant and come with a hint of smokiness from the fire that is used to grill the meat jerky.
While we certainly do not need any special occasion just for eating bak kwa, this Chinese snack is especially popular during the Lunar New Year and that is when you will see long queues forming outside popular bak kwa shops such as Bee Cheng Hiang and Lim Chee Guan.
Confused about all the prices? Our Bak Kwa Price Index 2018 will give you an overview of the more popular Bak Kwa brands in Singapore. Happy feasting!
Pizza fanatics rejoice, for the world’s largest Korean pizza chain, Pizza Maru, is now in Singapore!
Famous for their plethora of fusion-style pizzas, pasta, bibimbap towers and wildly-popular Korean fried chicken, the world’s largest Korean pizza chain has finally reached the shores of our sunny island. With more than 650 stores across Korea, United States of America, China, and Hong Kong, the Korean pizzeria’s first outlet in Singapore is an 80-seater joint.
The first of its kind in Singapore, Pizza Maru is dedicated to advocating a healthy-wellbeing concept through its signature premium Korean pizzas. What makes their pizza perfect for the health conscious is their ‘wellbeing’ dough. This special, nutrient-packed dough formula boasts a soft, bread-like texture comprising green tea and chlorella, along with 12 healthier grains which include rye, black rice, barley and oats.
Who’s up for guilt-free pizzas?
The Upper Thomson enclave is regarded by many as a foodie’s haven; you’d never go hungry there.
With so many food options to choose from and quite a number of eateries that open late into the night, you will never be short of options at any time of the day. From local delights to slightly more posh nosh and a smorgasbord of cafes and ice cream parlours, Upper Thomson is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods to stuff ourselves silly at.
The food scene here is rather dynamic with eateries opening and closing as the months go by. If you are unsure of where to start, here is our comprehensive guide to 28 eats in Upper Thomson.
Ruyi, which means ‘as one wishes’ in Chinese, is the first fast-food Chinese restaurant to be introduced in Singapore by TungLok Group. At any time of any day, this humble fast food restaurant—located at Resorts World Sentosa—is the best place to go for good value, quick and delectable Chinese meals.
This 24-hour, quick-service concept is a draw for diners in search of convenient, good-quality Chinese meals at affordable prices. Presenting a choice of more than 30 items, diners can choose from a range of rice, noodles, dim sum, and desserts—all of which come served piping hot and delicious every time. Whether you are craving spicy laksa or crispy chicken wings, Ruyi has what it takes to curb those late night cravings.
A crowd favourite and one dish that you absolutely must try is their assorted beef noodle soup options. Just a heads up—their mala soup is divine and you will be hooked.
Never would it cross our minds to find affordable eats in a place like Resorts World Sentosa, let alone in Sentosa itself; here’s what you are missing out on if you haven’t been to Ruyi.
Looking for more cafes in Johor Bahru?
With the surge of new cafes across the border, cafe-hopping is no longer confined to our sunny shores. From the folks that brought you The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen and Faculty of Caffeine, Shakespeare Milkshakes is a wonderful addition to the hipster enclave in Johor Bahru.
This Scandinavian-style café specialises in decadent milkshakes (that isn’t for the weak). Besides sweet treats, look forward to a range of savoury croffles (croissant pressed between a waffle iron) and a wide selection of hot beverages and iced tea that will keep you coming back for more.
When it comes to Instagram-worthy interiors and flat lay-worthy food, Shakespeare Milkshakes is your best bet. Time to cross the border for this beautiful cafe in Johor Bahru!
Nothing is more important than a heartwarming reunion meal with your family and loved ones during Chinese New Year. This is the time of the year when we gather together with a grand reunion feast!
In celebration of the upcoming festive season, Millenia Walk is hosting a 10-course luncheon on 03 Feb 2018 and you can expect lots of festive vibes and a whole plethora of Chinese New Year goodies from the participating food and beverage establishments.
And we need to do one with our readers too! Yes, it is going to happen. Millenia Walk is inviting 10 Ladyironchef readers to take part in this reunion lunch. So join us on 03 Feb 2018 from 12pm to 3pm at the Great Hall as we toss to a prosperous year ahead with the yu sheng and indulge in festive specials such as Oyster & Hotate Katsu and Mazesoba Chasiu signature ramen together.
We will be picking 5 winners and everyone can bring along a +1, so read on to find out more about how you can win a spot at the table at the Millenia Walk Reunion Lunch with the Ladyironchef team! READ ON
The latest addition to Sunset Way’s cluster of F&B outlets is Summer Hill, a casual French dining bistro that took over the premises of The Tiny Roaster.
Helmed by Chefs Anthony Yeoh and Christopher Soh who used to work for the now-defunct Cocotte at Wanderlust Hotel, you can expect a straightforward menu that focuses on home-style dishes and comforting recipes when you are dining there. Special items and sides are on a weekly rotational basis to keep things exciting so you always have an excuse to go back for more.
For hearty and unpretentious French cuisine that will not break the bank, Summer Hill is indeed an up-and-coming dining destination that is worth checking out.
Just a mere mention of grilled unagi (freshwater eels) and most minds would naturally gravitate towards the colossally popular, Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Man Man Unagi Japanese Restaurant. But that is soon to change especially with the opening of Uya at Wheelock Place.
Striving to keep prices affordable and the quality of their food as true to Japanese traditional unagi cuisine as possible, all of Uya’s eels are meticulously selected to ensure the ideal quality that best matches their house-made tare (sauce) and fresh shipments from both Taiwan and Japan are flown in weekly.
Smoky, sticky and grilled to utmost perfection, grilled unagi is a hard dish to dislike, and we are all extremely stoked to try Uya’s prized dish to see if this new Unagi restaurant truly walks the talk and can prove itself to be a worthy competitor to it’s Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning counterpart.