10 Singapore Slings To Sip On This National Day

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The Singapore Sling – a national cocktail created in year 1915 – is an alcoholic beverage that everyone should try at least once in their lives.

While there are various interpretations of this drink across Singapore today, the key ingredients of Singapore Sling include cherry brandy, cointreau, D.O.M. Bénédictine, gin, lime juice, pineapple juice and angostura bitters.

How does celebrating National Day with a national cocktail sound? From the original Long Bar’s Singapore Sling, celebrity restaurant Adrift by David Myers’ Singapore Sling to award-winning Manhattan Bar’s Singapura National, here are 10 Singapore Slings to Sip On This National Day.

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What Is A Singapore Sling – A Simple History of The Iconic Local Cocktail

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While the Singapore Sling cocktail is not the most common cocktail choice, the alcoholic concoction is still integral to the history of Singapore in the Straits Settlements.

Back then, women drinking in public was frowned upon and social etiquette has deterred them to do so. But the creation of the Singapore Sling in 1915 has since changed the ladies’ fate forever.

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Candour Coffee – A Taste of Melbourne in Singapore

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Previously located along Beach Road, Candour Coffee—a Melbourne-inspired specialty coffee shop—has shifted to 72 Duxton Road and it is a spot that all coffee lovers have to check out. The minimalistic cafe directly imports their beans from Dukes Coffee Roasters and Market Lane Coffee. For those not the in the know, these two roasteries hail from Melbourne and are exceptionally popular for their high-quality blends.

Melburnian coffee aside, Candour Coffee’s menu also features a selection of MAN CHA teas, wholesome savouries, delectable sweet treats and alcoholic drinks! We dropped by one weekend and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of their cuppas.

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10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang

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UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City Georgetown might be famous for their beautiful street art murals and historic infrastructures, but the Malaysian city’s biggest draw is hands down its wealth of mouthwatering street food. Hawker fare is truly a way of life for Penangites; roadside hawkers can be seen cooking up a storm in their pushcarts at almost every nook and cranny. 

Queuing up for street food has also long become a cultural norm in Penang, and waiting an hour for a bowl of noodles is deemed acceptable. Street food is taken so seriously here that as of 2016, foreigners are banned from being the main cooks to uphold the high standards of Penang’s authentic hawker culture. Yes, only locals will cook your Assam Laksa.

Penang’s numerous ethnic groups have largely influenced its local cuisine, and today, locals and visitors get to indulge in an amazing plethora of multicultural delicacies considered uniquely Penang. From Assam Laksa to Char Kway Teow, here are 10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang.

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Pantler – Modern Bakery in The CBD That Serves Beautiful Cakes

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The sheer number of artisanal bakeries in Singapore has left us all cake lovers spoilt for choice – and we are certainly not complaining. Pantler is one awesome bakery in the CBD that will chase all your Monday Blues away with their gourmet creations.

Cake is serious business here; both founders have previously worked in the pastry-making departments of Joël Robuchon Singapore and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. What you can expect at Pantler is a selection of classic sweet treats, savoury patisseries and contemporary desserts.

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Big Street Singapore – Liu Sha Prata Bomb With Molten Salted Egg Custard

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Our love for liu sha will never die. The delectable rich ingredient is more than just a passing trend. It has stolen the hearts of generations across Singapore and is present in practically every menu everywhere.

We have seen it buns, crabs, croissants, doughnuts, fries, pizzas, waffles and whatnot. But have you ever had the brined creamy golden lava in a roti prata?

Yes, your eyes are not tricking you. If you have yet to hear, our beloved glorious roti prata has taken on new form at Big Street Singapore and has successfully evolved into an addictive Prata Bomb stuffed with molten salted egg custard.

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Seryna Tokyo – AMAZING Premium Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu

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Hidden in the basement of Tokyo’s Ginza Tiffany Building is Seryna, one of the Best Dining Destinations in Japan for Premium Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu.

The reputable establishment has been serving the finest gourmet to affluent guests since more than half a century ago, and today, it remains a highly sought-after restaurant visited by epicureans from all walks of life.

While a scrumptious meal at Seryna could easily rake up to at least over a hundred dollars per patron, its unrivalled Kobe Beef is very much worth the hefty price tag. Reservations are highly recommended as the lavish Japanese restaurant is typically packed with business associates, indulgent foodies and even celebrities alike on weekdays!

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