Lee’s Confectionery, the newest gem in the West of Singapore, is tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood of Jurong East. Near the entrance of an HDB carpark, it’s a sight that would intrigue many. Its glass walls display a stark white interior that plays up its minimalist decor as well as a glass display filled with an assortment of gorgeous haute pastries.
Lee’s Confectionery is not just a pretty rarity in the West of Singapore. It’s an exhibition of passion and a work of heart and soul, fuelled with a sense of nostalgia.
Despite how sexist the cliché of “a woman’s place is in the kitchen” sounds, we need to keep women in the kitchen. It’s no shocker that the top rungs of the food industry have long been dominated by men. Even Times published the article “Gods of Food” in 2013 with not a single female in their list. But the status quo is teetering with female chefs and restauranteurs arising. There have, of course, been women trailblazers at the helms of kitchens for decades but today, the few have become the many.
A woman’s place is in the kitchen if she so decides it to be. International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD 2019) is coming up on 8 March and we’re celebrating the global campaign all through the year the best way we know how. This list recognises some of the heroines who are changing the food scene by stepping up to the plate. No matter where they came from or how high they have strived, one thing unites us with them: we love food. And when food doesn’t discriminate why should we? Drop by their eateries and prepare to be impressed.
Fish and chips are probably one of the few dishes that we grew up with and it is a dish that’s fit for any occasion.
The first fish and chip shop is said to have opened in the 1860s in London and since then, the British snack has quickly become a staple food across many different countries due to how delicious it is and how easy it is to put together. With the delicious golden-brown fish fillets that are deep-fried to perfection and a simple side of crispy fries, what’s there not to like about this comforting dish?
From hipster cafes to hawker centres, you can find different renditions of this dish almost anywhere in Singapore. As a tribute to the humble English meal, we present to you a list of 14 fish and chips in Singapore you sea-riously need to check out.
In Singapore, few things ever come as cheaply as we would prefer (not in the town area at least). After a long, tiring day at work when all you feel like doing is winding down at a spiffy bar, with your feet up on a saddle and a drink in your hand, it gets a tad demoralising when you suddenly recall how expensive a drink will cost you—not to mention a couple.
But learn to play it smart and drinking in Singapore will not cost you a bomb. In fact, little did we know that the city area is laden with many bars offering cheap deals and unbelievable happy hour promotions.
Shut down your computers and head out of the office early, because while your colleagues may judge you for drinking when the sun’s still up, you can just as easily have the last laugh for paying much less for the same. Here’s a list of 12 bars in Singapore’s CBD where you can enjoy a tipple or two at wallet-friendly prices. You’re welcome.