16 Cafes In Gyeongridan-Gil – A Secret Neighbourhood 10 Mins From Myeong-dong

Gyeongridan Cafes

It is difficult to pick the trendiest neighbourhood in Seoul. There is Gangnam for those who are into nightlife, Garosu-gil for its amazing concept cafes and Hongdae, which is a shopping paradise. Needless to say, these popular districts have an energetic and vibrant atmosphere which appeals to many young Koreans and tourists.

However, there are days when we prefer to be away from the crowds and during times like these, we head to Gyeonridan-gil (also spelt as Kyungridan-gil or Gyeongnidan-gil) in Itaewon instead.

Located just 10 minutes away from Myeong-dong by taxi, Gyeonridan-gil is a charming neighbourhood which boasts cafes, restaurants, bakeries and multi-concept stores. If you have not been there before, here are 16 cafes at Gyeongridan-gil you need to add on your bucket list.

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Platform 1094 – Sirius-ly Magical Harry Potter-Themed Afternoon Tea At S$55 For 2

Platform 1094

In the real world where life doesn’t always seem to go according to plan, there is little wonder why humans love the idea of magic. With the help of fantasy novels such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit, people are able to break away from daily mundanes and be part of a world that has mystical creatures, powerful wizards and not to mention, create magic.

If getting accepted into Hogwarts is a lifetime dream of yours, then you have to know more about Platform 1094, a wizard-themed cafe along Serangoon Road. Managed by the same team that is behind Fresh Fruits Lab, Platform 1094 is where your wizard dreams come true.

Besides what you can find on their regular menu, the cafe is introducing an all-new Harry Potter-themed English Afternoon Tea at S$55 for 2 pax where you can enjoy a selection of sweets and savouries that are inspired by the Harry Potter series. Think Chocolate Frogs, Owl Hootdoo Macarons and Turkey Bacon Quidditch Quiche. Platform 1094′s wizard-themed afternoon tea is available from Tuesdays to Sundays between 2pm to 6pm (reservations are necessary).

Put on the wizard robe, grab a pointed hat and choose a wand of your liking—a spellbinding session awaits. READ ON

Tsui Wah – Popular Hong Kong Eatery Officially Opens In Singapore

Tsui Wah Singapore Opening

The wait is finally over—famous Hong Kong cha chaan teng, Tsui Wah, opens its doors to the public on 15 June 2018, 1pm!

Known for their Swiss Sauce Chicken Wings, King Prawns in XO Sauce with Tossed Noodles and Hong Kong-style milk tea, Tsui Wah Singapore will take over the space of former Attica Club at Clarke Quay which faces the Singapore River.

Fans will be delighted to know that the culinary team has been trained by chefs from Hong Kong to ensure that standards are kept high. So if you are ready to find out what Tsui Wah has to offer, continue reading on.

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Shin Minori – A La Carte Japanese Buffet You Can Enjoy Without Feeling The Pinch

Shin Minori Collage

It is hard to pass up on Japanese food—let alone Japanese buffets where you are free to indulge in endless fresh sashimi, maki and other Japanese delicacies. While we can never get enough of Japanese buffets, it is sometimes hard to decide which Japanese restaurant  we should patronise in Singapore (not that we are complaining).

On days when you want to treat yourself to value-for-money Japanese cuisine that will not break the bank, Shin Minori is an affordable option you should consider. Best known for its a la carte buffet offering, the restaurant caters to all sorts of cravings for Japanese food—offering anything from sushi to sashimi, tempura and even heavier alternatives such as soba and udon.

Drop by either one of their outlets at UE Square or Katong Square for lunch or dinner and you will be greeted by the likes of pretty hand rolls, gorgeous slices of sashimi, maki rolls, tempura and more. READ ON

Melt Café Sunday Champagne Brunch – New Gourmet Offerings And In-House Magician

Melt Cafe

Sunday brunches have a very special place in our hearts because it is the most important meals over the weekend; bigger than breakfast and more enticing than lunch, there is really nothing not to love about a good Sunday brunch.

Nestled in Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Melt Café is one of the best choices if you are in the Marina Bay area. Their Sunday Champagne Brunch is simply out of the world—we are talking about endless gourmet food, including bubbles and fun in-house entertainment for everyone in the family.

From fresh oysters of different varieties, premium sashimi from the Japanese counter, a carving station that will satisfy the carnivores to their ever popular Indian cuisine and an outdoor barbecue grill, this is one champagne brunch that is deserving of an encore.

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Scissors Paper Stove – Tuck Into Asian-Inspired Tapas & Cocktails At This Beautiful Cafe

 Scissors Paper Stove Collage

Inspired by their Melbourne travels, owners Januver and Chomel started Scissors Paper Stove to celebrate the diversity of Asian culinary techniques and our communal dining culture.

Their menu focuses on a neat range of tapas that are great for sharing among friends and family, as well as other homemade recipes and a small selection of desserts. The cheerful space is perfect for any occasion—whether you are in the mood for a morning pick-me-up or some booze to unwind after a long day.

While some may say that Asian fusion tapas served in colourful tingkats and Asian-inspired cocktails—think vodka with amaretto, milo and condensed milk—sound too much like a marketing gimmick, we applaud the team’s creativity in using familiar Asian flavours to create something new. READ ON

15 Fine Dining Restaurants In Singapore For The Best Dining Experiences

Fine Dining Restaurants Singapore

As we bid farewell to esteemed 2 Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre, many of us mourn the loss of yet another fine dining institution.

But for every chapter that ends, many are still ongoing. Whether you wish to indulge in gourmet nosh or simply to impress your date, we highlight the crème de la crème of Singapore’s fine dining scene to give you even more options to consider the next time you decide to splurge.

Time to whip out those suits and ties, pearl necklaces and whatnot because here is our list of 16 fine dining restaurants to indulge in fancy nosh and a surefire way to win your date’s heart.
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Artbox Singapore 2018 – What To Expect & The Must-Visit Stalls At This Hipster Market

Artbox

Bangkok’s hipster market returns once again and yes, it is none other than the immensely popular Artbox. For those who have been anticipating this year’s edition, there is so much to look forward to as Artbox Singapore 2018 is bigger and better than ever.

Artbox

Comprising more than 200 retail booths on rotational basis over two weekends from 25 to 27 May and 01 to 03 June 2018, Artbox Singapore is THREE times bigger than last year. Shop your way through the lifestyle and fashion stalls from Thailand and Singapore, satisfy your palates with food from over 160 F&B booths, play an exciting round of Beer Pong at the beer garden and jump into the foam pit with your friends!

So if you are looking for the ultimate guide that will prep you in advance for this creative market so you don’t get overwhelmed by the crowd and huge event space, you have come to the right place. Presenting our list of the best stalls and vendors you will find at Artbox Singapore 2018. You are very welcome. READ ON

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