While the cherry blossoms season—or Hanami—may be one of the most anticipated events of the year in Japan, the annual autumn fall foliage certainly does not lose out with its magical fall colours either. During this period, many travellers plan their routes around the best viewing spots just to catch the gorgeous pumpkin-orange hues of the fall landscape.
If you have yet to visit Japan during the autumn season, then this is something you definitely should be putting in your travel bucket list. It is impossible to put to words how stunning the golden autumn scenery is and only viewing it in person can do the place justice.
In this guide, we share the Autumn Fall Foliage Forecast for 2018 and the best places you can view them in Japan. Mark your calendars now! READ ON
When it comes to the King of Fruits, there is no sitting on the fence—you either love it or hate it. And fortunately for those who belong to the former group, durian desserts are aplenty in Singapore; durian puffs, durian crepes, durian cakes and even durian lapis—you name it, we have it.
If you are a true durian fan, you would enjoy the fruit in any form it takes. The durian pengat, however, is another league of its own entirely. Smooth, creamy and luxurious, this delightful (or sinful) treat tends to be full-flavoured and comes in a mousse-like texture. Since it is not as commonly found like the rest of the durian desserts, we never shy away from second or third helpings whenever it is available.
Here are 5 Best Durian Pengat In Singapore And Where To Find Them. READ ON
Our beloved national dish—the glorious chilli crab—has always been a must-try local delicacy.
The younger Singaporean entrepreneurs have taken this traditional classic to a whole new level by integrating its key flavours into other cuisines. We are now seeing chilli crab infused into buns, burgers, pastas and even in a donburi!
From Fresh Fruits Lab’s Chilli Soft Shell Crab Pasta to Yan’s Chilli Crab Meat Buns, here are 9 Best Chilli Crab Dishes in Singapore.
Johor Bahru’s progressive cafe scene is seeing a large number of Singaporeans making plans to visit these concept cafes over the weekends since many are easily accessible by walking or public transport from the immigration checkpoint.
On our latest trip to Johor Bahru, we made our way to what is possibly our favourite cafe there thus far—Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro. Just a 15-minute drive from the checkpoint, the cafe is where you escape from the mayhem of city life for a refreshing change as it is decked out in greens and surrounded by glass walls for natural sunlight to filter in.
At Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro, guests can also look forward to fresh produce that are sourced from local farms and an exciting range of rice bowls and aesthetically pleasing desserts that are sure to impress even the most discerning foodies. READ ON
With Ramadan just around the corner, Singapore’s biggest pasar malam event is back again this year—yes, it is the highly anticipated Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar! Soak in the festive vibes and exciting atmosphere at the night market which will be running from 12 May to 14 June 2018 along Haig Road and the Malay Village.
This year’s Geylang Serai bazaar proves to be equally spectacular—featuring both classic, traditional Muslim cuisine to creative hipster food that is created to stand out on your social media feeds. The plethora of street food and Halal delights that are offered at hundreds of stalls in this massive bazaar is nothing short of impressive and it will probably take you more than one visit to see everything.
As usual, admission to the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is free so there is really no reason why you shouldn’t be making plans with your family and friends to be a part of the buzzing Ramadan festivities these few weekends! READ ON
Opened by successful bakery chain Lavender, L.table is a full-service western restaurant in Johor Bahru that is part of a multi-concept space (also comprising the bakery, bistro and a cafe) at their Taman Pelangi Flagship store.
L.table’s team of chefs are trained to whip up hearty western-style dishes that are not overly pretentious yet presentable so it looks atheistically pleasing to the eyes. The restaurant prides itself on using only the best quality of ingredients that are all natural with the likes of organic Himalayan rock salt, free-range chicken and bronze-wire cut Italian pastas.
Once upon a time before we were born, lobsters were considered food for the poor. There was an abundance of these crustaceans then for nobody bothered to eat them. Things took a dramatic turn around the 19th century when whole cooked lobsters started being served on silver platters to the affluent class. Prices soared and the lobster became a prized catch.
Who would have known that such an unwanted seafood could evolve into such a pricey and highly sought-after delicacy? There are many lobster species available in the market and each breed has a different price tag. When cooked fresh, the fresh ones will taste succulent and sweet. Needless to say, the consumption of lobsters today still remains as an expensive affair.
Here is our guide to the Best Lobster Dishes in Singapore. Anytime you have a hankering for the crustacean, you know this list (that you should bookmark now) will come in handy.
Lavender farms are a sight to behold during blooming season.
For those who are making plans to visit Adelaide from August to January, Lyndoch Lavender Farm is a must-visit as that is the period of time when the lavender flowers flourish and this magical sea of purple never fails to attract tourists from all over the world.
Visitors get to admire the lovely lavender blooms while taking in the floral scent of fresh lavenders in the air—an unforgettable memory that will last a lifetime. Besides the farm, guests can also get their hands on lavender beauty products as well as linger on at a cafe nearby for afternoon tea.