While most would still be focused on all the new things to do and see in Jewel Changi Airport, this June, we are shifting our gaze away to look at all the new openings that are worthy of a stopover in the rest of the country.
We found creative dishes such as a fish fillet prepared with Twisties, as well as a durian-centric cafe, a garden-themed hideaway, and a new bubble tea concept place. Here are 10 new openings we think are worthy of your calories.
It is 5am and you’re just done with a long day after an entire night of OT (or partying and clubbing).
Hunger pangs start to kick in and while this definitely isn’t a problem for most of us during the daytime—given the countless edible options in our foodie nation—there would be a serious headache if you’re hungry during ungodly hours.
If you’re tired of calling up McDonald’s delivery services and are looking for something along the lines of a piping hot bowl of bak kut teh, fishball noodles or dim sum, fret not for here are 10 eateries in Singapore that are open 24/7.
Not simply a “trend”, plastic-free living is becoming more popular among Singaporeans due to the heavy cost of single-use plastics on Mother Nature.
This is evident in the zero-waste stores that have been popping up on our island. These stores sell a range of products from organic dry goods sourced from overseas to Castile soaps and lifestyle products to replace single-use-plastics.
Such stores encourage customers to BYOC (bring your own containers) to bulk buy products and purchase only what is needed instead of purchasing in excess which could lead to more wastage!
Providing a simple and seamless process, visitors simply have to bring along their own containers, measure its weight beforehand, fill them up with dry goods that they require, then pay by weight. There are typically friendly and welcoming staff on hand as well to aide in the process too.
Intrigued? Head over to these 9 stores scattered around Singapore to kick start your #ZeroWaste lifestyle!
Hanabi festivals (or fireworks festivals) are integral to Japanese summers. This long-standing tradition is held practically in Japan every weekend for a few months each year country-wide. In addition to the fireworks show, locals can enjoy a selection of Japanese snacks and drinks that many stalls known as Yatai offer.
It’s no wonder locals look forward to this breathtaking spectacle every year! Here in Singapore’s SingPost Centre, we have our own Hanabi Food Festival too; you’ll definitely be able to experience the summer vibes and Yatai food as if you were in Japan.
From 06 to 18 June 2019, experience the Hanabi Food Festival by Isetan at SingPost Centre Main Atrium Level 1 from 11 am to 9 pm daily. Here are some highlights to look out for. Itadakimasu!
The gold standard for egg tarts demands prominent egg fragrance from a silky custard, and a pastry that lets its sweetness and texture shine. But the real secret to making them the bomb lies in the temperature.
Pop them into the oven to toast to the limit, just before they get burnt, so the crust becomes crisp and crumbly, with an egg custard that warms your belly.
Here are 9 old-school places we found for egg tart comforts that will bring you a touch of nostalgia, especially so if you grew up in the 90′s.
Xing Fu Tang has reached Singapore’s sunny shores! Hailing from Taiwan and opening over 60 outlets domestically and 30 overseas since they were established, they have made a name for themselves with their highly-raved-about Brown Sugar Milk Tea (S$5.30).
Xing Fu Tang Singapore began its debut in Singapore with a pop-up at Takashimaya’s Food Fiesta featuring Asian Street Food from 30 May to 16 June 2019. Warning: There will be long queues ahead, so expect some waiting before you get your hands on the newest (and possibly the best) bubble tea in town.
Xing Fu Tang Singapore will soon be opening an outlet at Century Square on the 28th of June this year. Their drinks will be priced from S$3.50 to S$6.30.
Although kopi gu you is a dying tradition, Heap Seng Leong is one of the surviving coffee shops in Singapore that still sells this old-school drink. Entering their humble space is often described as walking into a museum showcase of a 1950s kopitiam. We settled in to the throwback of a place for breakfast with kaya toast, eggs, and kopi gu you.
Everyone knows the iconic Singaporean kaya toast breakfast but have you tried it with a cup of traditional kopi that is served with a stick of butter in it? That, or steaming tea with condensed milk and a slab of yellow butter.
Kopi served with butter in it is called kopi gu you and literally translates to “coffee butter” in the Hokkien dialect. It is said to have been first found in Hainanese coffee shops in Singapore back in the 1930s. Today, instead of adding butter to coffee, coffee beans are usually first roasted in butter or margarine to achieve the same effect.
For some of us, pink reminds us of sugar, spice, and everything nice for that little girl who dreams of pretty houses and Barbies.
We’ve sussed out 10 pink cafés and restaurants for all who relate to the millennial colour.
Pimp up your Instagram feed with their minimalist interiors that are in soft and charming shades of pink to make your friends pink with envy. It’s the colour of universal love of one’s self and of others, symbolic of friendship, harmony, and inner peace.