Thrive – New Cafe In Upper Thomson With Acai Bowls & Boho-Chic Interior Goals

Thrive Upper Thomson

Sealing its status as one of the trendiest and healthiest icy treats to have among the health geeks and the hipsters here in sunny Singapore, Acai bowls (pronounced ah-sai-yee) is one of those superfoods that can both perk you up yet look phenomenal in photos.

New to Upper Thomson Road’s cluster of vibrant cafes and eateries is Thrive, a new boho-themed cafe that specialises in artisanal coffee, loaded healthy toasts and acai bowls—or should we say cups. They are a joint collaboration between Boxgreen and An Acai Affair and the very first one to set up shop.

Thriving on all things health-related from organic dried fruit and seeds to even coconut water-based beverages, this new cafe is one that you should definitely pay a visit—whether it’s for a delicious superfood snack or a hit of good vibes.
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2018 Michelin Guide Singapore – The Best Restaurants In Singapore

Singapore Michelin 2018

The Michelin Guide Singapore has just announced the list of restaurants who have been awarded the Michelin star(s). This is news that has gotten everyone on the edge of their seats—especially with the release of the Bib Gourmand Award winners for 2018 just last week—and we bet that you are just as excited to know the results as we are.

One thing that we do know is that the culinary kings of fine-dining, 2 Michelin starred,  Restaurant André and 3 Michelin starred, Joël Robuchon Restaurant is definitely not up to win the titles again given both their restaurants’ closure in early 2018. Which begs us to wonder from the edge of our seats—will there be any that can take their place?

With today’s announcement, more Singapore names will join the coveted list of Michelin-star recipients. And whether you agree with this list or not, all eyes will be on them from here on.

Here, we share the results of 2018 Michelin Guide Singapore.

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Enjoué Bakery – The ORIGINAL Enjoué That Specialises In Artisanal Bakes

Enjoué Bakery Collage

When it comes to artisanal bread and pastries baked fresh, very few do it better than the good folks over at Enjoué Bakery. Specialising in a vast array of quality European-style artisanal bread, pastries and cakes, each and every one of this humble Joo Chiat bakery’s authentic bakes come with sturdy crusts imbued with the natural flavours of fermentation and a robust mouthfeel that is quite unlike any other.

All their products are hand-made, freshly-baked daily and free from any preservatives and other unnatural ingredients. In essence, what you are likely to get is real-deal, healthy loaves that boast spectacular flavour profiles and textures—something you probably will not be able to find at commercial bread shops.

Artisanal bread is all-natural and do not come laden with preservative, additives and chemicals—not to mention they taste so much better. It may take a bit of getting used to, but the pros of switching over to artisanal bread truly outweigh the cons, and Enjoué Bakery is perhaps one of the few in sunny Singapore that guarantees superior quality, wholesome loaves that come with the promise of unbeatable flavour.

Enjoué Bakery is having a special promotion of S$1 butter croissant (limited to 3 pieces per customer, daily) from now until 8 August 2018.

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10 Yakitori Joints In Singapore – Happiness On A Stick

Yakitori Joints Singapore

As far as comfort food goes, grilled meat skewers a.k.a Yakitori is definitely on our list. Masterfully cooked and grilled to tender, smoky perfection using special Japanese charcoal, yakitori will always have a special place in our hearts.

From cosy Japanese izakaya bars to unassuming joints located in the centre of a park, we suss out the best spots to get your fix of authentic Japanese skewers. Here is our list of the best yakitori joints in Singapore.
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Zapangi – This Hidden Café In Seoul Comes With A Pink Vending Machine Door

Zapangi Entrance

Can you believe that behind this pretty pink vending machine lies an entire café?

Situated just a stone’s throw away from Mangwon Market is Zapangi, an Instagram-famous café which has a brightly-lit pink vending machine door. Translating to ’vending machine’ in Korean, Zapangi is literally known for their iconic vending machine door.

Here, you can expect a range of cakes served in tins, doughnuts, coffee and their signature milk tea. Zapangi is a café that anyone who has a love for all things pretty or wants a picture to jazz up their Instagram feed should patronise.

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Samy’s Curry – A Heaven For Fish Head Curry Lovers In Singapore Since The 1950s

Samy Curry

An enclave laden with fancy eateries and artisanal grocers, Dempsey Hill is a hot-spot among expatriates, most of whom flock there during the weekends for its laid-back vibes and beautiful scenery.

Yet, hidden among the slew of posh restaurants lies an old-time classic, selling not just solid Indian food, but a rich history that has been passed along three generations since it was first set up as a roadside stall in the early 1950s.

Samy’s Curry is iconic and many—regardless of ethnicity—can ascertain to the sheer quality of their food. The restaurant dishes out a wide array of Northern and Southern Indian food but the highlight and a definite must to order is their highly acclaimed fish head curry.

Set amidst the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, Samy’s Curry is a curry oasis that will fill you with tasty food and solid vibes.
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10 Gorgeous Cafes In Busan You Have To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Busan Cafes

Busan is the second most populated city in South Korea that has been gaining more attention from the travel industry thanks to the growth of Kpop culture. Although the place is more well known for their gorgeous beaches, the cafe scene in Busan has also grown significantly in recent years that caters to the young and well-travelled.

With many stunning cafes popping up in Busan, they truly deserve a spot in your travel itinerary. Pack your cameras because you will definitely be taking lots of pictures!

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10 Halal-Certified Hotel Buffets In Singapore To Indulge With Your Muslim Friends

Halal-Certified Hotel Buffets Cover

The nature of food is such that it is oh-so subjective. The best way to accommodate everyone’s palate and varying preferences? An extensive buffet featuring a dazzling array of international cuisine with choices that will leave you in a huge dilemma.

Singapore has no shortage of superb buffet spreads that lure you in with top-notch food displays, quality dishes and impeccable service by the amiable chefs. The smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat restaurants even includes Halal-certified options to cater to the expansive Muslim market.

With a few of the halal buffets being relatively new, it is time you stop procrastinating the next meet up and check out these Halal-certified hotel buffets. Free-flow grub and a jolly good time? It really does not get any better than this!

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