Kushikatsu Tanaka – Japan’s Famous Kushikatsu Chain Is In Clarke Quay

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Japan’s renowned Kushikatsu chain with over 160 outlets, Kushikatsu Tanaka, is now in Singapore. Located right smack in the middle of bustling Clarke Quay, this less-than-a-year-old eatery is famous for its Kushikatsu (fried cutlet skewers) and signature dipping sauce.

Kushikatsu is a Japanese delicacy comprising an assortment of lightly breaded and deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. In Japanese, kushi translates to skewers while katsu refers to a deep-fried meat cutlet.

A step into Kushikatsu Tanaka will transport you to a traditional izakaya in Japan, with its dim-hued interior and a rustic decor that sets does well to mimic a similar mood. Offering a range of wallet-friendly Japanese bar grub and alcohol, this is definitely the go-to spot for some after-work drinks and gathering.

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Racines – A Fortuitous Feast Of Epic Margins Await At Sofitel Singapore City Centre

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Being one of Singapore’s most highly-anticipated cultural celebrations, the Lunar New Year is a remarkable one that sees the coming together of family, friends and loved ones. Whether you observe the festivities, we can all agree on one thing; that it’s always a feast.

This year, leave no room for hiccups by taking the celebration outside instead. Over at award-winning Racines, perched on the fifth floor of Sofitel Singapore City Centre, look forward to a medley of sumptuous festive offerings along with a variety of set menus, curated, designed and crafted by a veteran in the art of traditional Chinese cooking, Executive Chef Andrew Chong himself.

Be wowed by the artistry that is the Malaysian born chef’s elaborate fortune-enhancing creations, from his extravagant and exquisitely assembled Seafood Abalone Treasure Pot with Braised Cabbage and Black Moss (Pen Cai) to his signature Clay Pot Royale Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber.

Our readers can get 15% OFF Racine’s CNY takeaway orders using our code’ LADYIRONCNY’ on Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s website.
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Ginger – Usher In The Year Of The Pig With CNY Buffet At 25% Off

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Chinese New Year is just a couple of weeks ahead and we are sure that many of us are excited to spend some quality time with your family and loved ones. But besides the wholesome gatherings, this is also the perfect season (or so we deem to be) to put on hold any existing diet and instead, indulge in those festive goodies non-stop.

But feasting during Chinese New Year shouldn’t stop at just bak kwa and pineapple tarts. This Lunar New Year, ushering in the year of the Pig in the best possible way is Ginger at PARKROYAL On Beach Road, an all-day dining destination and one of our favourite venues to dine at regardless of the occasion.

Executive Chef Vincent Aw and the team has thoughtfully curated an extensive array of auspicious culinary delights which will be presented as part of their buffet line-up come 21st January 2019. Think D.I.Y Yu Sheng, Singaporean-favourite crabs and divinely crispy roasted suckling pig!

Our red packet to our readers consists of a discount for this feast this upcoming Lunar New Year. Quote ‘LICCNY’ upon making reservations at Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road to enjoy 25% off from 21 Jan to 3 Feb and 7 to 19 Feb; as well as 15% off from 4 to 6 Feb.

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10 Affordable Dim Sum Places In Singapore That’ll Transport You To Hong Kong

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One thing that Singaporeans can’t get enough of is dim sum. There is just something so comforting about these small bamboo baskets of steamy goodness that make our mouths water.

Dim sum also comes in all shapes, sizes and flavours. So, whether you’re a sweet tooth, someone who prefers something savoury or someone who is picky about textures and flavours, there will definitely be some kind of dim sum out there that will suit your palates.

However, a solid dim sum meal does not always come cheap. Most of the time, you can only find the good ones at restaurants, which can be a tad harsh on your wallet if you’re running on a tight budget. However, fret not because we have here, a list of 10 great dim sum places that serve quality dim sum at reasonable prices.

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Eat Good, Do Good – 10 Places To Dine For A Good Cause

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It is always heartening to hear stories that make you restore your faith in humanity be it through seeing others being kind to the people around them or simply just do a good deed. And what’s better is when restaurants take it upon themselves to do good for the community, all while serving scrumptious food at the same time. 

From a social enterprise that trains people with special needs in culinary skills to a restaurant that employs at-risk youth and former offenders, this guide brings you to 10 places where you can enjoy good food and support a good cause too while you’re at it.

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Spice World HotPot – Legit Sichuan Hot Pot With Teddy Bear Hot Pot & Barbie Meat Dress

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If you haven’t already heard of Spice World Hotpot, maybe the image of Barbie in a dress made of meat, or a little spicy butter sculpture of Hello Kitty or a Teddy Bear would jolt your memories. Making headlines earlier this year, Spice World Hotpot serves up authentic Sichuan flavour that’s equal parts mind-numbingly hot and incredibly mouth-watering.

While some might say the decor of the place might be incredibly over the top, the almost overwhelmingly ornate interior and dishes makes for that perfect touch of extra, regardless of a dinner occasion or just to settle some post-clubbing cravings.
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5 Gourmet Butchers In Singapore To Get Restaurant-Standard Meats

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The F&B industry holds a strong belief that forming good relations with butchers is important as it helps you to get the best deals and the best cuts. You also get to learn something new from time to time which is never a bad thing.

If you are a big fan of gourmet sausages, succulent grass-fed steaks or just better produce in general, then you should know that most supermarket goods never quite make the mark. Well, we have put together a list of the best gourmet butchers in Singapore where you can surely find meats as good as those from your favourite restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for a thick, gorgeously marbled filet mignon or a humble rump, here are 5 gourmet butchers in Singapore to get restaurant-standard meats. READ ON

10 Traditional Bakeries in Singapore To Check Out Before They Disappear

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It is such a shame that traditional bakeries are vanishing as Singapore’s economy progresses. The food industry is competitive and many older confectioneries have long given way to other profitable businesses. That comes as no surprise as Singaporeans are only willing to pay S$1 for a local treat, but have no qualms splurging S$10 on a premium cake.

Fortunately, several age-old establishments’ utmost dedication in serving handcrafted heritage delicacies have withstood the test of time and transient fads. The only worry is whether there would be young Singaporean artisans to take over this tough trade.

From halal-certified Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery to award-winning Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, here is our guide to 10 Traditional Bakeries In Singapore To Check Out.

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