Don & Tori is a modern Japanese restaurant that sets the bar pretty high for dons, makis, and yakimono (grilled or pan-fried) items as long as you’re not a purist. It’s a serene enclave in the Central Business District that joins the heavyweights on Tras Street.
A quiet lunch crowd trickled in when they opened soon after noon into the comfortable fusion vibes of old meets new, East meets West.
Their live sushi bar will entertain you as you watch your orders being assembled and made. There’s almost something for everyone, vegetarians and non. It’s hard to say which dishes make up the highlights of this place because every one we tried were show stoppers in terms of both presentation and taste.
Shrouded amongst the glitz and glamour of Sentosa’s Resorts World and clean beaches is a historical gem that has been preserved since the late 19th century.
Tucked away at the westernmost end of Sentosa is Fort Siloso, Singapore’s last remaining coastal fort. Its strategic position allowed soldiers during the war to have clear views of the waters and the surrounding area so that they could shoot down anything that was a threat.
Stepping into Fort Siloso is like taking a leap back in time; a time when life was much harder and peril-filled the streets of Singapore. By delving into Singapore’s rich history, we are reminded of the dark times that our forefathers endured. We also can understand how far Singapore has come since then and most importantly, we can learn to appreciate the safe and clean environment that we enjoy now.
Tucked away at Kallang Wave Mall is Omoomodon, serving Halal Korean fusion rice and noodle bowls with a unique twist. Omoomodon is pronounced as ‘Omo-Omo-Don’. ‘Omo-omo’ is derived from the popular Korean slang “Oh My!”, while ‘don’ is translated to bowl in Japanese. The Korean expression in the name is used to depict pleasant surprise when their diners tuck into tasty customisable fusion bowls.
The wallet-friendly prices mean you will not have to break the bank. With the option to customise your meal exactly how you want—from your own rice bowl to a warm bowl of ramen or a delicious plate of steak—there are endless possibilities to what you can choose at Omoomodon.
A hidden gem situated in the residential area of MacPherson is Wishes Cafe, selling creamy gelatos and fluffy waffles. The charming little cafe looked unsuspecting from the outside, standing next to a convenience store and a kopitiam while the elderly milled about with their groceries and caught up over their morning kopi.
We were welcomed by the comfy-looking chairs and beautiful sakura decorations that hung from the ceiling. A very Instagram-worthy cafe indeed, the food and beverages here did not disappoint either, whether in taste or presentation.
Wishes Cafe offers several unique gelato flavours including Avocado, Thai Milk Tea, Mint Tea, Peary Ginger, and Kumquat Sorbet.
The Shilin-inspired Night Market opens to the public for two weekends (from 19 to 21 April & 26 to 28 April 2019) at [email protected], Singapore Turf Club.
This Taiwanese-themed street festival is held at a 200 000 ft² space with over 300 stalls and different vendors segmented into four zones: Eat, Shop, Play, Fun. Despite there being enough nosh, fashion, lifestyle and design goods to see, the event was generally underwhelming.
Brought to you by Invade Industry who also hosted Artbox Singapore and other flea markets in Singapore, you would expect the event to be better organised. The queue at most of the stalls are between 30 to 90 minutes. And there’s a long snaking line just to enter Shilin-inspired Night Market.
Just to be clear, the Shilin Singapore is a Shilin-inspired Night Market concept and not the actual Shilin Night Market from Taiwan.
April is an eventful month with the opening of many new restaurants, cafés, and eateries, livening the food scene while famed overseas brands bring in exclusive Singapore-only menus.
The most exciting news this April has to be the launch of the highly-anticipated Jewel Changi Airport. Its whopping 112 dining spots include big international food names that are shaking up the country such as popular American burger franchise Shake Shack and A&W. In other parts of the island though are bursts of excitement for bubble tea fans and café hoppers both in town and in the West of Singapore.
Here is our line-up of 10 openings in April for interesting dishes such as Laksa Soufflé and Cheesy Beef Dons as well as some greatly missed Coney Dogs.
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Just when we thought that KFC Singapore had spiced things up with their Mala Spicy chicken, they have managed to outdo themselves again and have turned the heat up a notch with their new HotBlaze Grilled Chicken.
When KFC launched their Signature Grilled Chicken in August 2018, many people were puzzled as to why a brand that is famous for its fried chicken would attempt to come up with a grilled chicken menu item. As the saying goes, “tasting is believing” and after trying out KFC’s Signature Grilled Chicken it became clear to everyone that KFC is an absolute wizard when it comes to chicken in any form.
With the Signature Grilled Chicken being such a huge hit, KFC has decided to take things to the next level by jazzing up the well-loved grilled chicken dish by adding a little spice to it. This limited edition menu item will be available at most KFC outlets islandwide exclusively from 17 April 2019 to the end of May, while stocks last.