A Little Japan Town in City Hall – 7 Japanese Restaurants To Love

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Do you know that there is a little Japan Town in the City Hall precinct?

CHIJMES is home to 7 great Japanese restaurants. The central area of CHIJMES sits a beautiful cathedral and surrounding it are lush flowers and greenery. Within the area, there are your Japanese restaurants and bars.

This includes popular names such as Tatsu, Gyu-Kaku and Ikkousha Ramen. The Japanese restaurants in CHIJMES focus on different things – some specialise in ramen, others in healthy Japanese dishes. You can also find a traditional sushi bar with the freshest catch of the day.

With just a minute’s walk away from City Hall MRT and many surrounding bus stops, CHIJMES is easily accessible via public transport. If you drive, parking rates are reasonable too. Here are 7 Japanese Restaurants in CHIJMES to love.

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PizzaExpress – Popular UK Pizza Chain Opens in Singapore

PizzaExpress

It is finally here – PizzaExpress is now open in Singapore, and it sits on the basement level of Scotts Square. The name should be no stranger to you as they have over 500 outlets in United Kingdom, various European countries, Hong Kong, India and the Middle East.

Founder Peter Boizot created this wildly successful pizzeria chain because having tried and tested the best and most authentic pizzas during his holidays in Italy, he was unsatisfied with what he had in London. PizzaExpress was thus conceived in United Kingdom, with the notion of offering authentic Italian pizza outside of Italy to the masses.

PizzaExpress Scotts Square

Having tried and loved PizzaExpress when we were in London, we are extremely stoked to have them here in our own country. We popped by for a preview and had a taste of their world-renowned pizzas – made from scratch in store with fresh ingredients. Besides pizzas, the menu is pretty much similar to that of U.K’s, with a whole range of salads, pastas and bite-size snacks.

Most of the dishes on PizzaExpress’ menu are priced under S$20 – they are extremely reasonable for the quality and huge portions. Here’s what you can expect from PizzaExpress’s first outlet in Singapore – which is officially opening its doors to the public this coming Friday (29 July 2016).

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11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars

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The recent launch of the Singapore Michelin Guide has seen 27 restaurants being bestowed the honourable star(s).

Sure, we are extremely happy for the chosen ones, but there are still a couple of dining establishments that are no less deserving of the Michelin star and we only wished they were given the recognition too. These places are equally reputable and definitely regarded as Singapore’s best restaurants, and we are sure many share our sentiments on this.

While the Michelin star(s) is a testimony to a restaurant’s success, it does not necessarily mean that any restaurants without it actually pales in comparison. From modern Australian barbecue restaurant Burnt Ends, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine to award-winning Tippling Club, here are 11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars.

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Awfully Chocolate Opens At Holland Village – Free House Dessert with Every Main Course

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Awfully Chocolate has just opened its very first restaurant concept at Holland Village and it showcases a carefully curated menu of both sweets and savouries. It will be a spot to hang out at with your family and friends over hearty savoury dishes and beautifully plated decadent treats that are exclusive to this Awfully Chocolate outlet.

From now till Wednesday, 31 August 2016, our readers are entitled to a free* house dessert with every main purchased. All you have to do is quote ‘ladyironchef’ and flash this article to Awfully Chocolate’s staff upon placing your order.

The menu is deliberately focused and that’s where the magic lies. It is hard to be disappointed at Awfully Chocolate! From Bacon and Cheese Toasties, Baked Sheet Pasta, Vanilla Profiteroles to Dark Chocolate S’more, there are so many reasons to visit the all-new Awfully Chocolate at Holland Village!

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Redpan – Mod-Sin Restaurant By DP Architects & GRUB

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Over the years and especially in recent times, a new wave of mod-sin gourmet interpretations have been taking Singapore’s dining scene by storm and we are now seeing more and more unique East-meets-West creations. The terminology ‘mod-sin’ stands for modern Singaporean and refers to the interesting marriage of local delicacies and western classics, and should be a harmonious blend of flavours that complement each other.

With that simple but important focus, redpan at Marina Square – a hidden gem we fell in love with lately – has created a comprehensive menu of fusion inventions that have successfully combined the best of both worlds.

A little fun fact: redpan is an exciting collaborative venture between local architectural company DP Architects and homegrown The Food Explorer Group, who is behind Grub.

From Truffle Floss Fries, Prawn & ‘Hae Bi Hiam’ Pasta and Banana Donuts ‘Milo Dinosaur’, redpan’s menu drove us crazy and we actually cannot pick just one favourite. Well, our lunch was good and these were what we had.

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The 7 Best Lunch Spots in CHIJMES – Great Food, Even Better Ambience

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Built in the 19th century, historic national monument CHIJMES is one of Singapore’s most beautiful infrastructures. The heritage complex – characterised by its distinct neo-classical gothic style – has been restored to its glorious yesteryears and today, the former chapel is home to a plethora of exciting dining destinations.

From award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant Coriander Leaf to modern Australian restaurant Whitegrass, here are The Best Lunch Spots in CHIJMES – Great Food, Even Better Ambience.

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6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion

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Tucked away on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, Resorts World Sentosa is a hot spot for both tourists and locals. Well known for its theme parks, aquarium and some say hotels, Resorts World Sentosa is also home to some hidden gems – a range of over 50 dining options that caters to many palates and occasions.

You can find just about anything here – from contemporary Japanese cuisine to authentic Italian fare, simple Malaysian hawker dishes to exquisite Michelin-quality French fine dining. We worked our way through this treasure trove for gourmands and bring you our 6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion.

Getting to the Resort. Visitors can take the RWS8 bus from outside VivoCity; stop at Waterfront Station if taking the Sentosa Express monorail; or you can simply drive in to park your vehicle at the massive underground car park at Resorts World Sentosa.

And everyone should sign up to be an RWS Invites member, because you get to enjoy up to 20% off your meals at all the F&B establishments within the resort!

Readers of ladyironchef can sign up for RWS Invites Silver Membership at a special rate of S$135 (U.P. S$150) and get S$200 Resorts World Sentosa dining vouchers by using Promotion Code “R0516LADY” from now till 05 June 2016. Sign up at https://rwsinvites.rwsentosa.com/PromoSignup.aspx.

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27 Affordable Romantic Restaurants In Singapore For Dates

Affordable Romantic Restaurants

While we might be living in one of the world’s most expensive cities, dining in a romantic restaurant does not necessary mean we have to break the bank.

It is such a shame that many Singaporeans have the misconception that a meal at a romantic restaurant would be an insanely costly experience. While that might be the case for most celebrity restaurants, there are actually a handful of other romantic cafes and bistros that will prove your mindset wrong.

Dining at a romantic restaurant is possible with a low budget—all you need to do is search harder! The struggle is real for many when it comes to picking a destination with an intimate ambience, which is why we have embarked on an arduous search for restaurants in Singapore that not only exude romantic vibes but also feature wallet-friendly menus too.

Here is our guide to Affordable Romantic Restaurants in Singapore with Most Main Courses under S$25 (exclusive of any prevailing service charges and taxes). A good number of these featured destinations are conveniently located in the CBD.

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