Cheap clothes, countless night markets and tuk-tuk rides through the streets of Bangkok definitely sounds like a good idea for a short trip away from our little red dot.
But picturesque views, clear waters and magnificent historical buildings await us in many other cities that Thailand is home to. While Bangkok is a go-to destination for plenty of good reasons, there is so much more to explore in Thailand—beach destinations, hiking trails and even rural provinces are just a few to name.
Here are 5 alternative destinations to explore on your next trip to Thailand if you’ve had enough of endless shopping and eating in Bangkok!
Tiong Bahru is a foodie’s heaven for good reason—whether it is traditional Nyonya kueh you’re looking for, lor mee with shark meat nuggets or gorgeous cafés that you want to hop to, the area will not disappoint.
Joining the slew of eateries and cafés in Tiong Bahru is newly-opened 4+U Bar & Kitchen, a minimalistic café nestled just a 5-minute walk away from the train station.
On top of typical brunch fare, 4+U Bar & Kitchen also offers value-for-money set lunches at just S$8.50 nett. Now, who says that dining in cafes will be an expensive affair?
Fishball noodles and pork porridge are comfort foods for many. For us, ice cream is a go-to and an essential, especially with such merciless weather all-year-round.
Some may say that what sets good ice cream apart from subpar ones is the use of quality milk and cream, but we beg to differ.
Kind Kones is a new ice cream parlour in Orchard that serves vegan ice cream—yes, that means that no milk nor cream is being incorporated in its making and less guilt while consuming your ice cream! The best part? It doesn’t compromise the taste nor the quality of their desserts.
Gone are the days when waffles are being eaten on its own—there are literally cafes serving waffles paired with ice cream everywhere we go now and even savoury waffle pairings for those who do not have a sweet tooth.
The waffle and ice cream pairing seems to be a trend that never gets old. Golden brown, crispy waffles and velvety smooth ice cream is the perfect combination and an ideal dessert for many who are looking for a hearty dessert to round off the night.
Granted, these treats do not come cheap. For those who’d love to savour some waffles and ice cream without breaking the bank, fret not for here are 10 cafes in Singapore where you can get waffles and ice cream for less than S$10.
Our Toast Our Times is a classroom-themed café nestled in the food heaven of Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru that will give you a major throwback to your school days.
Exuding the vibes of a Taiwanese high school drama, this cafe takes on innovative twists to old-school delights and their menu sees a stunning array of over 50 dishes with choices ranging from sandwiches, toasts to hearty mains.
They take on a ballsy, adventurous and an unconventional approach in terms of flavour combinations. Read on to find out whether their ballsy attempt to combine various intense flavours is a success or a misstep.
Ever looked at a menu and wished that you could get just a small portion of each dish, simply because every option sounds so inviting? For us, that’s a problem we face whenever we open up a menu anywhere.
The next best choice is to pick a few of your favourites and split them with your dining partner so you can get a taste of both, yet sometimes, it just isn’t enough to satisfy. And that’s exactly why we absolutely adore the idea of having tapas—otherwise referred to small plates.
Not only does that mean that you get to sample numerous dishes in a single sitting, but portions are also kept small to reduce wastage. Here are 13 tapas bars in Singapore, including Taiwanese and Cantonese ones to hit up with your pals on your next gathering!
As many new overseas food concepts continue to excite us with their opening in Singapore, especially over at Jewel Changi Airport which is slated to open on 17th April 2019, there are several restaurants that are leaving our shores for good.
On 24th March 2019, the perennial favourite American grill bar, Chili’s, has permanently shut down all 3 outlets on our island.
Nestled in the area of Taman Mount Austin, Ding Ding Ji Pai is an adorable cafe that specialises in Taiwanese food with solid mains such as Braised Pork Rice and Fried Chicken Cutlet, on top of numerous creative renditions of their signature winter melon milk tea—all costing no more than S$5 each.
Here’s why you should pay this eatery a visit on your next day trip to Johor Bahru!