China’s most talked-about bubble tea brand—The Alley—is finally coming to Singapore!
You would have seen its logo before, we’re sure. It is that very catchy antelope logo printed on an otherwise ubiquitous plastic cup. The Alley has been making waves in the tea scene since its launch in China and has expanded rapidly within Asia, including Malaysia and Thailand.
Just a few months back when The Alley announced its launch in Malaysia, it drove the nation mad and lots of Singaporeans even crossed the boarders to have a taste of the famous boba milk tea.
Now that they are hitting our shores, you do not have to travel that far. Here’s what you can expect from The Alley Singapore’s opening in April 2019.
More than just another Korean restaurant dishing out your typical Korean stews, fried chicken and soju, NY Night Market impresses with its unique, over-the-top renditions of popular Korean delicacies. No, this is far more than just another joint for you to drown out your post-Seoul vacation blues.
Hailing from Seoul, this restaurant brings to Singapore a taste of new-age, contemporary cuisine fusing the best of both Western and Korean influences. Imagine this: the vibrant cuisine of cosmopolitan New York City intermingling with the nuanced, hearty flavours of Korea. The result? A smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights that are just too decadent to handle—on your own at least. Nearly everything on the menu comes laden with melted cheese, cream or bacon which is never a bad idea—unless you’re dieting.
There are so many items to choose from, each with its own unique quirks and delicious appeal, but if we had to pick a favourite, we’d easily go for their M.A.C Feat Bacon (a twist on the classic mac & cheese) as well as their unique take on a Korean classic, Budaejjigae—a dish that sees a heaping mound of bulgogi beef and a jumbo pork sausage on top of the usual trimmings.
We hope you brought along your appetite because NY Night Market is anything but light, what you can expect is a full-on feast of next-level fusion food—one that perfectly fuses the best of Korean comfort food and New York City-style attitude.
From 21 March to 10 April 2019, our readers can quote “ladyironchef” to enjoy the following discounts at NY Night Market:
Get S$10 off with min S$50 spent
Get S$20 off with min S$100 spent
Get S$30 off with min S$150 spent
A celebrated stalwart in Singapore’s city centre, Pan Pacific Singapore’s multifaceted buffet restaurant, Edge, is one that never fails to take our breath away. Exuding a marvellous theatrical spread, the team of chefs bring to the fore flavours and delicacies from all over the globe with a menu that constantly changes and evolves. With 7 interactive live food theatres, 16 food stations (at least) and over a hundred dishes to choose from, this is one buffet restaurant that’ll push your appetite to the edge—literally.
We’ve always been avid fans of their weekday buffets. And just when we think that things couldn’t get any better, they go and pull off something as incredible as a Sunday brunch that encompasses everything you could ever want in a perfect weekend from a botanical gin cocktail bar stocked with a wide selection of top-tier labels, premium seafood on ice, a temple of desserts and so much more.
There’s something for everyone, even the little ones. From an onsite balloon sculptor to a newly furnished kid’s playroom that comes with their very own buffet spread, games and more, there’s no doubt that your little ones will be in for an epic Sunday. And while the kids are kept entertained, why not indulge even further with unlimited glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, cocktails and G&Ts?
Happening every Sunday from 17th March to 26th May 2019, this feast fit for a king is one that’s worth the splurge. Sundays are for sleeping in for many, but for us, a good brunch trumps the extra hours of shut-eye.
For our readers, you may quote “ladyironchef” upon making reservations to enjoy the non-alcohol package at S$98++ adults, S$49++ Child, or the alcoholic package at S$178++ that’s inclusive of free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Every Spring, the world flocks to Japan for hanami (the act of cherry blossoms appreciation). The city will be coloured pink; cherry and plum blossom trees line the streets and the entire city is magically transformed into a flower paradise.
Tokyo, in particular, plays host to a big crowd of visitors from all over the world who bask in the beauty of the blooms. It is a phenomenal experience, and it is a sheer sight to behold. One cannot simply rely on pictures to see the beauty; being in Japan for hanami is essential to take in all the beauty and to witness the splendour of Spring.
There are many spots in Tokyo for hanami, and as much as there will be crowds, it will be worth your while. So if you’re heading to Tokyo this Spring, here are some popular spots where cherry blossom trees can be found in abundance.
If you haven’t heard of Mala, you need to get out from under that rock you’re currently living in. Singaporean’s obsession with mala is at an all-time high and people still love it with a burning, fiery passion. Coming together for a hot pot meal has become a ritual for many, with at least one soup broth dedicated to this mouth-numbing goodness. When it comes to mala, there are those who stand the heat and those who simply can’t.
KFC’s latest seasonal entrant might or might not add to this divide but what’s certain is that their crispy golden chicken is turning a savoury shade of red, adorning an outer shade of mala deliciousness. From 8 March 2019 and on, make a beeline to the nearest outlet and test your friendships with the new KFC Mala Chicken.
Pablo Cheese Tart has closed down its two outlets at Wisma Atria and nex in Singapore. Known for its cheesy and crumbly baked cheese tarts, the famous cheese tart chain from Osaka opened to much fanfare in August 2017.
The news of Pablo Cheese Tart’s exit from Singapore should not come at any surprise as the hype for cheese tarts has died down last year.
From the humble streets of Chinatown to the enclave of old Kampong Glam, PARKROYAL on Beach Road’s all-day dining buffet restaurant has long been known to deliver excellent renditions of local classics. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s rich culinary landscape, the chefs here spare no effort in preparing a sumptuous buffet spread of mega proportions.
Their all-new weekend lunch and dinner spread—happening from now until 30 April 2019—encompasses cuisine spanning the far reaches of Southeast Asia from their Indonesian-inspired Wagyu Beef with Rendang Sauce, cult favourite, Salted Egg Yolk Crab and their all-new Claypot Rock Lobster with Fish Maw Soup that’s worthy of multiple helpings. Birthed from the hands of an experienced team of chefs, this weekend spread boasts a rustic, nostalgic appeal—one delicious mouthful at a time.
If you haven’t quite gotten over the recent Chinese new year holiday, then perhaps some proper feasting is in order. And to make your weekend dining experience even better, our readers can quote “LIC25” to enjoy a 25% discount on the weekend lunch and dinner buffet!
Charting a hawker-forward course to flavour town, Spice Brasserie—PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road’s all-day dining restaurant—is set to welcome an all-new spread dedicated to the very best of Singapore’s local hawker scene.
Curated by Executive Chef Robert Chan, along with his culinary brigade of seasoned chefs, diners can expect unlimited servings of local must-haves from the classic street side favourites, Oyster Omelette, zi char staple, like Marmite Chicken as well as the crowd favourite, Slipper Lobster in Black Pepper Sauce. If you’re a die-hard durian fanatic, we promise you their sweet, decadent Durian Pengat with Sticky Rice is worth every penny.
Guaranteeing a smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights all in one place and at a very reasonable price point, look no further than to Spice Brasserie from 14 February to 15 May 2019. And to spice things off even further, our readers can quote “ladyironchef” upon making a reservation to enjoy 25% off the lunch and dinner buffets.