If you’ve ever travelled to Europe, you’ll understand the joy that walking up to a pastry stand would entail. The aroma of freshly baked bread comes second to none and the endless varieties of brightly coloured tarts and pastries never fails to seduce the senses. Over at La’Farine located in JB’s Taman Mount Austin, you can experience just that with their many numerous French desserts and pastries.
For the love of Western pastries, local delicacies and everything in between, this is one place to visit to kickstart your JB day trip proper. For first-timers, Taman Mount Austin is just a short 15-minute drive from the checkpoint. We suggest hailing a cab or booking yourself a GRAB because it’s literally impossible to walk there. READ ON
Offering diners a spacious, charming respite from the midday heat, humble cafe, Restoran Tastea is one that deserves a stopover when exploring the cafe-laden enclave of Taman Mount Austin. Their menu focuses heavily on Western dishes, leaning more towards Italian comfort food with their wide spectrum of pasta dishes from the humble linguine to risotto.
If you’re on the prowl for a decent cafe-style brunch, we highly recommend coming here. Their food is delicious, portion sizes generous and above all, much more worth paying for than a cafe back in Singapore.
No trip to Malaysia is complete without a piping-hot plate of KL-style Hokkien mee stall.
Brimming with intense charred flavours and heady wok hei aroma, the famous KL version is special in that it is stir-fried over a charcoal flame and is infused (heavily) with pork fat, a smattering of crispy golden pork lard and a dark soy sauce that gives it its signature dark colour.
While prowling the food-laden streets of Taman Mount Austin in JB in search of solid local Malaysian fare, we stumbled upon Petaling Street Hokkien Mee—or Lai Noodle House as they are also called—an unassuming eatery specialising in Malaysian-style zi char. Only a few days old when we visited, their food was remarkable
A family-run restaurant, Moi Lum is one of Singapore’s few surviving heritage Chinese restaurants and a gem amongst those who value good quality, home-style Cantonese cooking. Many of us—or at least members of the foodie community—would have eaten or even celebrated a reunion there once before.
They are most widely known for their signature Crispy Fried Chicken and Golden Coin Beancurd—both unmatched in its taste, texture and the culinary mastery required to prepare them.
Unfortunately, their 99-year run has come to an end. On 15 March 2019, the restaurant will officially be closing its doors, meaning to say that if you haven’t yet tried their food, then you really really should.
There’s nothing worse than dressing up, looking sharp and heading to a fancy restaurant only to reduce yourself to ruins when you mispronounce—whether intentionally or unintentionally—the names of dishes.
You may be perplexed by some of the seemingly easy words on this list, but truth be told, we’ve heard enough locals massacre the heck out of them.
Guilty as charged? Check out our handy list of 40 food names Singaporeans commonly mispronounce so that you’ll never be judged again.
If you’re certain that bae is someone you want to be with for the long-term, then we reckon that you wouldn’t mind splurging on an expensive meal. Whether you’re looking for sky-high fine dining or casual fusion fare, dinner in the gardens or a date beside the pool, Singapore is full of options for a special meal out.
Here, we put some of the island’s most romantic dining experiences to the test. Set to enthral the senses and taste buds and have her in a state of surrealism from start to finish, here is our list of 28 romantic restaurants in Singapore perfect for valentines day, date nights, anniversaries, possible proposal venues, and everything else in between.
Rustic, humble yet magnificent in the way every component comes together, the food native to Penang is unrivalled in all aspects. Whether it’s stir-fried and brimming with heady aromas of wok hei, soupy or saucy, there really isn’t anything quite like it
This is nothing like the hawker fare we’re used to, we assure you. From the iconic char koay teow to the humble nasi kandar, we bring you some of our personal favourites whenever we visit this island off the mainland of Malaysia. Disclaimer, we’re well aware that we missed out on a few but then again, we only had 2 days. READ ON
Tokyo is a bustling city that never sleeps and is one that never grows stale no matter how many times you visit. There’s always something new to look forward to, be it a new place to visit or a new restaurant to try.
To fully experience the modern, urban city of Tokyo, Japan, you will need at least a full week but that’s provided you’re in it for the whole package which includes eating, drinking, sightseeing, shopping and the likes. But if you’re more of a touch-and-go sort of traveller then 3 full days is all you need.
From the crucial must-eats to the places that simply cannot be missed, here is our guide on the places that you absolutely must visit if you’re strapped for time in Tokyo but want to make the most out of your stay. Take your pick or visit them all if you can!