When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, no one ever leaves without paying the acclaimed Lunch Lady a visit. This internationally-renowned street food stall—located just a few steps away from popular pho joint, Pho Phuong 25—is famous for their down-to-Earth, rustic charm and menu that rotates daily.
The stall made its mark less than a decade ago after the late, great Anthony Bourdain visited them as part of his food programme, No Reservations. Until today, Lunch Lady is still highly patronised by locals, tourists, as well as food bloggers from around the world—like us.
The humble stall is owned and run by Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh, also known as the Lunch Lady. An international street food icon, her modest stall in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 is packed daily and for good reason–her food is truly out of this world. Period.
Located along Tanjong Katong Road, Burp Kitchen is a gastro bar that prides itself on serving honest and hearty plates of food. Don’t let the sweeping volumes of rare whisky bottles behind the wooden bar distract you from their excellent grub because when it comes to their food, these folks are not ones to fool around.
Their fusion-forward menu comprises anything from Mexican-style tacos, tender pieces of perfectly marinated buffalo-style chicken wings to some pretty interesting burger creations inspired by the flavours of Southeast Asia. And that’s not all, every item on their menu is nett priced!
And in line with the exclusive launch of their new Prawn Paste Chicken Burger, they will be extending to our loyal readers an offer that’s simply irresistible. Quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your order to get 1 FREE main (tacos, pasta or burgers) with every S$50 spent from now until 30 November 2018. If you spend S$100 in a single bill, you will get 2 free mains.
Round up your best buddies and head down to Burp Kitchen today because, with good company, excellent food and a few tipples to get you in the mood, you’ll be doing way more than just burping out loud.
Gone are the days when bars used to be after-work hangs for working adults to either drink to celebrate or drown their sorrows. Now, many newer and hipper bars have adopted several fun elements to heighten the overall experience—fun in the form of arcade-style games as well as party games that involve a lot of drinking.
Replacing the now defunct Beer Market—just across the street from Liang Court—is one of Clarke Quay’s newest and most fun-filled beer pong-focused sports bars, PONG Singapore. Established only this year, this luxurious drinking hole impresses with its array of beers on tap, hand-crafted cocktails, fusion-style food and their top-of-the-line, digital beer pong tables.
Singapore’s pioneers of the latest PongConnect™ technology, PONG Singapore revolutionises traditional beer pong with more fun, enjoyment and friendly competition. Coming straight to you from Hong Kong, PongConnect™ is the latest trend hitting the nightlife scene all around the world. Not to mention that the features include live scoreboards that not only show your score but connect beer pong players on a global level as well.
The beauty of the happy hour lies not only in the pleasure of boozy libations but also in the food that is often sinful yet incredibly tasty. Here at PONG Singapore, you will find no shortage of impressionable nosh. And we will not lie—their food truly takes bar food to a whole new level and is something we will definitely return for. You have to try the Beef Sliders, guys.
For the fitness junkies, the buff lords and even those who take short walks every now and then post-dinner, a pat on the back for you lot because you belong to the Team More tribe—that is, the group of people who maintain a healthy lifestyle through constant and consistent exercise.
Keeping to strict diets and regular exercise routines may seem like an impossible feat by the vast majority—especially for folks like us who would much rather ‘enjoy’ life with our long afternoon naps and regular suppers—but all it really takes is discipline and a clear goal.
But keeping fit and being active goes far beyond just hitting the gym and counting your calories day by day. In fact, there are several ways and things that you can do to switch up your fitness routine without compromising quality time with your family, overspending and more importantly, sacrificing fun.
There is plenty of things that Singaporeans can be grateful for but the one thing that we simply cannot do without is our vast array of local food that stems from our heritage and culture that spans across all races.
It goes without saying that when it comes to our local cuisine, we Singaporeans are fanatically passionate about it and it shows with the many Singaporean food festivals that take place all over the world for students and people working abroad who just can’t fathom the absence of our local delicacies in their bellies.
Come this National Day and the month of August, a number of fast food chains, restaurants, bars and cafes have decided that it’s time to upkeep the true spirit that is Singapore’s unyielding gastronomic scene by coming up with a slew of new Singaporean-themed edible treats, infusing both local flavours and flair into their various offerings. Here is our guide on 12 new dishes that pay tribute to all things Singaporean.
Sunday brunches play a more significant role as compared to other ordinary meals—it’s bigger than breakfast, more enticing than lunch but more importantly, it falls on the day when quality time is supposed to be spent with family. There is really nothing not to love about a good Sunday brunch at a fancy buffet restaurant but what if you found out that it comes with unlimited pours of bubbly as well?
Indeed, Champagne brunches have become increasingly popular among families. The very idea of luxuriating over endless servings of gourmet fare and endless amounts of bubbly, wine or beer is truly something you’d imagine only royalty can experience—but oh on the contrary.
Yet another nail-biting week awaits you, so why not take this Sunday off to indulge and relax with your loved ones over some terrific food and wine? Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can sure get you close. Here is our guide to 14 best Champagne brunches in Singapore—you’re welcome!
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.
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.