Craving for a taste of some of the world’s most highly acclaimed eateries, restaurants and cafes, but short of the expenses to travel the distance? We feel you. Well, lucky for us, Singapore is a burgeoning food hub that sees the constant arrival of trendy International F&B brands from all across the world.
Whether you are in the mood for a comforting cup of joe, hearty South-Korean stews, or even an opulent dry-aged steak from one of USA’s top restaurants, you can now spare a couple of hours to travel across our island to satiate your desired cravings.
Savour the best that the world has to offer right at your doorstep with our list of 26 international F&B brands in Singapore to visit if you can’t travel overseas.
Talk about tonkatsu in Tokyo and everyone has their favourites. Some like it casual and fuss-free, some like it more elaborate with a myriad of cuts to choose from.
For us, a good tonkatsu meal can be both (depending on the amount of time we have for that day) but some memories stay in our hearts for always—that is a good meal at Butagumi. We’ve tried numerous tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo and the experience at Butagumi is one that never fails, no matter which time of the year we visit.
It is also little wonder why this restaurant is often at the top of mind among both locals and visitors to Tokyo, for their dedication to tonkatsu is definitely a notch higher than your regular tonkatsu restaurants.
By luck, we stumbled upon Katsukichi Botaijyu Tonkatsu in Shibuya, and it turned out to be a gem!
The restaurant is located in the basement. The wooden stairs will lead you to a very traditional and cosy-looking space that will instantly give you a good feel about your meal.
In short, tonkatsu is a Japanese-style pork chop or cutlet and we are always up for a good tonkatsu meal. There are several outlets in Tokyo but here’s sharing our experience from the Shibuya one.
Who doesn’t love a good buffet? We can definitely all appreciate a good lineup of some amazing local nosh and scrumptious spreads from a myriad of cuisines. What makes Atrium Restaurant’s buffet even better? It’s finally gotten their official Halal certification!
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is re-launching its buffet lineup with new signature dishes, live stations as well as halal dishes. You can look forward to a buffet spread chocked full of local delights as well as cuisines that will take you on a culinary flight across the globe.
Expect live stations preparing Singaporean fares such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Mee Siam and Laksa, as well as Atrium Restaurant’s signature Chilli Crab. Seafood lovers can indulge in a vast array of fresh seafood on ice and even a whole baked fish complemented by 6 varieties of sambal sauce.
Atrium Restaurant has also revamped its desserts buffet to cater to all sweet tooths. There will be a Cendol live station and Durian Pengat alongside their selection of delectable cakes and kuehs! If you’re feeling nostalgic, the buffet has its own ice cream bicycle where you can get your favourite childhood ice cream with colourful bread or wafer biscuits!
If you’re looking to have a great meal with your loved ones, we have a deal that will make this meal even sweeter – quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservation to enjoy a 1-for-1 buffet with a glass of complimentary soft drink from now until 30 November 2019.
If you are a soba fanatic, or simply just in love with anything Japanese, you will definitely be familiar with mazesoba: a dry noodle dish steeped in flavourful sauce, topped with a myriad of luscious ingredients and completed with a raw egg yolk in the middle.
For the uninitiated, Mazesoba or fondly described by some locals as the Japanese Bak Chor Mee, is literally translated as mixed noodles and is a type of ramen that has no broth – in other words, it’s dry ramen. As there is no hot soup involved, it is no wonder this dish is particularly popular during the hot summer months in Japan and Korea.
With several outlets in South Korea and Japan, Kanda Soba has finally arrived on our local shores, rolling out their famed mazesoba bowls, sushi platters and HULK Power drinks! Ramen lovers be warned: this restaurant will overthrow your love for ramen and turn you into a mazesoba convert.
Kanda Soba is now offering a set lunch promotion at affordable prices! For only S$12, you get to have their Original Mazesoba, two pieces of yummy sushi, and a beef soup. So, make a beeline for their eatery and see what the hype about them back in South Korea and Japan is all about!
We are sure that just like us, all you foodies have an all-time favourite eatery that you never fail to recommend and sing high praises for. This is the place that you always turn to when you’re all out of ideas for dinner and the very same spot that has provided you with the comfort food you needed when you badly craved a perk-me-up.
Conceived in 2014, Diners’ Choice is an annual award that’s brought to you by dining app Chope, with the goal of bringing recognition to our favourite restaurants that have satisfied our bellies and left us happy and full.
Diners can start voting from 21 October 2019 till 24 November 2019 across 8 different categories, and the winners will be announced on 2 December 2019.
To make the entire experience even more exciting, voters will get to enjoy a number of partner perks as well. Look forward to snagging attractive rewards such as 100 KrisFlyer miles when you vote under the Restaurant of the Year category!
Since opening their doors to the public in 2013, Jem has become one of the go-to shopping malls in the West of Singapore.
Directly connected to Jurong East MRT interchange, and home to over 240 retail and F&B outlets across six levels, Jem is an all-in-one destination that offers you everything.
There was a major revamp at Jem’s B1 food mall since March 2019 and they have since reopened with more exciting food offerings.
Whether you’re craving a cup of bubble tea, Taiwanese fried chicken, or in the mood for a legit Korean BBQ meal, here is our Jem food guide featuring 11 dining destinations in the mall.
We have great news to share with durian lovers! King of Kings is a new mooncake brand in Singapore that offers quality Musang King (Mao Shan Wang) snowskin mooncakes at very reasonable prices.
King of Kings MSW Durian Snowskin Mooncakes are 100% made of pure Musang King flesh encased within thin mochi skin. Each box comes with 4 x 170g MSW Durian snowskin mooncakes and there are two flavours—original and chocolate—to choose from. In addition, each mooncake set comes with a free tin of buckwheat tea.
Quote ‘ladyironchef’ when you order via Whatsapp +65 9223 6333 to enjoy a box of King Of Kings Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake and two free boxes of traditional mooncakes from Lao Zi Hao at S$128 nett. It includes free delivery islandwide.
King of Kings Mao Shan Wang Durian flavours
- Original Skin
- Chocolate Skin
Traditional Mooncake from Lao Zi Hao flavours
- Single Yolk Lotus
- Double Yolk Lotus
- Low Sugar Macadamia
- Charcoal Black Sesame
- Red Bean
- Mixed Nuts