Although kopi gu you is a dying tradition, Heap Seng Leong is one of the surviving coffee shops in Singapore that still sells this old-school drink. Entering their humble space is often described as walking into a museum showcase of a 1950s kopitiam. We settled in to the throwback of a place for breakfast with kaya toast, eggs, and kopi gu you.
Everyone knows the iconic Singaporean kaya toast breakfast but have you tried it with a cup of traditional kopi that is served with a stick of butter in it? That, or steaming tea with condensed milk and a slab of yellow butter.
Kopi served with butter in it is called kopi gu you and literally translates to “coffee butter” in the Hokkien dialect. It is said to have been first found in Hainanese coffee shops in Singapore back in the 1930s. Today, instead of adding butter to coffee, coffee beans are usually first roasted in butter or margarine to achieve the same effect.
For some of us, pink reminds us of sugar, spice, and everything nice for that little girl who dreams of pretty houses and Barbies.
We’ve sussed out 10 pink cafés and restaurants for all who relate to the millennial colour.
Pimp up your Instagram feed with their minimalist interiors that are in soft and charming shades of pink to make your friends pink with envy. It’s the colour of universal love of one’s self and of others, symbolic of friendship, harmony, and inner peace.
If you watched the animated movie, Sausage Party, you know that food porn took on a whole new meaning. If food had feelings and could talk, would you still eat it? You aren’t alone if you had moments feeling maniacal thinking of your veggies screaming as you chopped them up like sacrificial offerings.
We let our imaginations run wild and anthropomorphised what you chomp down on without thinking on a regular basis. The results may be slightly morbid but they are absolutely cute too. We hope this helps you be more aware of what you put in your body the next time you crave that cake or eighth bubble tea when it’s only Thursday.
Sipping a fragrant cuppa on a slow afternoon and nibbling on small bites over light banter is how we picture a perfect afternoon tea to be like. Yet pampering yourself like that usually involves a splurge and we hear your woes.
Afternoon tea sets do usually come with a price tag that feels too heavy for a midday perk-me-up. For that, we have affordable alternatives so you can still be kind to yourself without hurting your wallet.
Here is a list of 10 affordable afternoon tea places in Singapore for under S$25 per person that you can take yourself and your friends to.
You are kind of a big dill to us so thanks for pudding up with that. We hope you understand the food puns that we want to share.
Hopefully, they are a-peeling and give you a Fanta-stick day. If you are starving for smiles, these eight cheesy food puns made us feel grate and hope they work the same for you.
We also cooked them up with cuteness to feed your hunger for mirth. We think you shrimply deserve the best so lettuce begin to try to ease off your stress.
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar begins welcoming in the crowd from 03 May to 05 June 2019.
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2018 was widely criticised for offering mostly hipster food rather than traditional Malay snacks that are usually found at the annual Ramadan event. The organiser has taken the feedback and 60 per cent of food stalls at Geylang Serai Bazaar this year will be offering traditional Malay food, while the remaining may offer “contemporary” or “hipster” options.
In addition, the stalls at the bazaar are also required to be either Muslim-owned, certified halal by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) or fulfill a halal criteria set by consultants engaged by the bazaar organisers.
Prepare lots of change and tissues but before you head down, read on to know what to expect. In the labyrinth of the bazaar, here are some foods you deserve for braving the heat and jostling crowd at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019.
At buffets, some of us lose all self-control and rationality as we devour way more food than what our bellies usually can take. The array of choices is a gastronomical galore for the glutton in us.
Quality of food aside, what’s as essential to such feasts is the company we are with. They say people who eat together, stay together, but eating in a group can be tricky sometimes with different palates and needs.
Katong Kitchen is an inclusive location for communal dining with family, friends, and colleagues. They are halal-certified with a buffet line-up that they expanded to feature familiar Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Eurasian dishes in addition to their Peranakan cuisine. Like their theme, it’s where the ‘Flavours of Singapore’ meet. There’s a selection of fresh seafood on ice, DIY dishes, as well as a hot plate and a noodle station where you can request for food that’s made-to-order.
This is definitely one place that will please one and all. If you haven’t been, here’s everything to love about Katong Kitchen.
Our readers can quote “ladyironchef” upon making reservations to enjoy 15% off Katong Kitchen’s lunch and dinner buffet from now until 30 June 2019.
Our latest mission to up your Instagram game brought us to the Joo Chiat neighbourhood where we uncovered colourful shophouses, a vertical playground, creative murals, and architecture.
Nailing an Instagram-worthy photo can be a tricky thing but always keep an eye out for even the most unlikely of places. Remember, don’t just do this for the gram. Have fun and explore all the ways you can frame your shots because that creative challenge is a huge reason why avid photographers can keep revisiting the same ol’ place.
Find your own ways up the ante but here’s our guide to how you can start!