Ask anyone where the best Italian restaurant in Perth is and most of them will direct you to Ciao Italia.
The trattoria first opened its doors in 1999 as a tiny 20-seater humble eatery with a primary focus on takeouts. Word of its gourmet delicacies soon spread far and wide; today, Ciao Italia is a reputable household brand with throngs of eager fans queuing up every night.
Ciao Italia has gone from strength to strength over the past 1.5 decades, and they now have two outlets. The flagship restaurant at South Perth does not accept reservations, but bookings could be made at the newer location in Nedlands. We joined the eager queue at South Perth are here to present to you the low-down on our overall dinner experience.
Oktoberfest is a German beer festival that has been around since 1810. The popularity of this boozy event has grown so tremendously that even non-German cities all over the world celebrate it on an annual basis.
Needless to say, Singapore too celebrates this joyous occasion! Beer never gets old, right?
Here are 7 Places in Singapore Where You Can Celebrate Oktoberfest.
Held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival – also known as Mooncake Festival – was traditionally a ritual to worship the Gods. Today, the event is widely celebrated by Chinese communities all over the world and is even a public holiday in China. It is also during this period where the moon is the brightest and roundest.
The Mid-Autumn Festival has evolved tremendously over the years; it is now a cultural norm for businesses to exchange mooncakes and these sweet treats are available in numerous colours, flavours and shapes. From the significance of the celebration to the legends behind it, here is a brief guide on What Mid-Autumn Festival Is And Where To Celebrate in Singapore.
Tucked away in the Yio Chu Kang heartlands is newcomer Prodigal Roasters, an independent specialty coffee shop that serves caffeinated beverages to nearby residents and basically anyone who loves a good cuppa.
The tiny cafe’s location might seem relatively obscure but is actually easily reachable within an eight-minute stroll from Yio Chu Kang MRT. So, is it worth visiting?
Former Australian miner Ashley Sutton is renowned for his outrageous bars in Bangkok and the influential tastemaker has recently opened a whimsical nightlife playground in the heart of up-and-coming Hong Kong district Wan Chai.
The fantastical concept bar is none other than Ophelia – a peacock-themed cocktail speakeasy that is unlike anything we have ever seen.
The number of cafes in Rangoon Road has grown steadily over the past years and the quaint Farrer Park neighbourhood is now home to an eclectic mix of old-school coffee shops, hipster-looking cafes and whatnot.
Icebox Cafe – one of the newer kids on the block – has come up with its version of Dominique Ansel-inspired Cookie and Milk Shots.
Typika Artisan Roasters was one of our dining highlights in Perth, and we would recommend it to any epicurean who loves to indulge in excellent coffees and cafe nosh. The spacious warehouse-like establishment – located in the suburb of Claremont – boasts an on-site coffee roastery where patrons get to witness all the roasting actions firsthand.
While most of us are used to eating the traditional baked lotus paste mooncakes during the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, there are actually several more renditions available – some of which we bet you have never even heard of before.
They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours and flavours and each originate from a different Chinese community.
Know your mooncakes and the many different types you can find. Here are 8 Types of Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival.