Greenwood Avenue. Unbeknownst to many, this particular enclave is not just a place filled with flashy cars, big houses and upperclassmen. In fact, this supposed ‘rich man’s land’ is a foodie haven that houses some of the most interesting eats.
Don’t let these restaurants intimidate you with their chic facades and the extensive wine displays scare you because many of the eateries nestled along Greenwood Avenue offer great nosh at not-so-exorbitant prices. What’s more, the quiet and relaxing vibe of the neighbourhood provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Many restaurants have come and gone over the years in this enclave so here is our updated food guide to Greenwood Avenue.
For the love of all things cheese, it is time to rejoice with the upcoming launch of Beverly Hills Cheesecake in Singapore and they will be featuring desserts from the legendary The Cheesecake Factory!
For the uninitiated, The Cheesecake Factory is one of the most attractive American chain restaurants with a wide menu of savouries ranging from small plates, classic mains, to brunches and “super” foods. Regardless, we definitely are most passionate about their indulgent cheesecakes for desserts.
Perhaps one of the most versatile sauces to go onto—and sometimes even into—our food is salted egg yolk. A simple yet quintessential component that can turn something that, by itself is pretty average, into something insanely addictive, salted egg yolk is something we all go mad for.
Sweet, creamy, savoury and normally brimming with nuanced aromas of curry leaves and chilli, salted egg yolk dishes remain at the helm of Singapore’s ever-evolving food scene. A popular zi char comfort food and something we often gravitate towards whenever we’re in need of a hearty tummy filler is salted egg yolk chicken rice.
Here, we suss out our favourite spots to get salted egg yolk chicken rice, ensuring that you will always have a place to turn to whenever the craving for this decadent dish kicks in—regardless of the time of day. Here is our list of 5 salted egg yolk chicken rice in Singapore.
When Thai food is mentioned, the typical green curry, pineapple fried rice, phad Thai and even Thai milk tea would immediately spring to mind. One more classic Thai dish would be Thai boat noodles, a dish that has been served since 1942.
Though many Thai eateries and restaurants now serve the dish in hearty, one-bowl meal sizes, the dish’s historical identity partially stems from the fact that they are served in small bowls which can easily be finished in a couple of mouthfuls, and are typically served at low prices.
Of course, we wouldn’t be able to get boat noodles that cost just S$0.30 in Singapore as we would find in Bangkok, but that doesn’t mean that our foodie nation doesn’t have any cheap Thai boat noodle options. Here we have sussed out a list of 6 places in Singapore that serve Thai boat noodles with prices from just S$0.60 per bowl!
Wagyu beef bowls are, for the most part, hella expensive. Even when cravings for mind-blowing, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu kick in, most of us do not have the capacity to spend a hundred dollars on a wagyu beef don as we wish.
While there’s no doubt that luxurious premium wagyu beef bowls often come attached with a hefty price tag, that there are also plenty of wallet-friendly alternatives all over Singapore. If you want to indulge yet have a slight budget constraint, fret not for there are still options available.
Here are 12 wagyu beef bowls in Singapore to try, with prices ranging from just S$6.50 nett to S$98++.
Nestled within the contemporary and sleek XY Hotel Bugis Singapore is Kava Bistro. This cosy little bistro and cafe is run by a family dishing up Halal-Western fare that are fused with Asian flavours.
With a swan floatie drifting through the pool seen overhead through the transparent panel while Queen’s Radio Ga Ga played in the background, stepping into the space that Kava Bistro occupies is like entering a problem-free world.
From Classic Cheeseburgers to Kava K-Pop Drumlets and Ondeh-Ondeh Cinnamon Rolls, Kava Bistro’s unique food selection and charming ambience enraptured us within the first few minutes we were here.
Boasting high ceilings, a bigger space and decked out in Peranakan-inspired tiles and furnishings, one-Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut offers an Omakase menu—which they cheekily call ‘Ahmakase’.
The restaurant has a different, somewhat contemporary approach towards Peranakan cuisine, delving away from traditional methods.
Boasting a wider array of dishes (ranging between S$20 – S$30 each), we got to try a good many dishes, with our favourites being the Blue Swimmer Crab Curry, Turmeric, Galangal, Kaffir Lime Leaf and Westholme Wagyu Beef Rib Rendang, Serunding, Turmeric Leaf.
Birthdays of people are celebrated usually with birthday gifts, cakes, a birthday party, or a rite of passage.
Birthday celebrations are almost always the same—with the usual birthday cake placed in front of you while you stand awkwardly, waiting for your friends and family to finish singing the birthday song.
While there is no way that you can change the birthday song, there are definitely ways to make your birthday special. Instead of getting the conventional cake for your birthday celebration every single year, here are 9 alternative birthday ‘cakes’ that will make your next celebration extra special.