Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019 – Tradition And Nostalgia Over Instagrammable Nosh

Geylang Serai Bazaar 2019

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar begins welcoming in the crowd from 03 May to 05 June 2019.

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2018 was widely criticised for offering mostly hipster food rather than traditional Malay snacks that are usually found at the annual Ramadan event. The organiser has taken the feedback and 60 per cent of food stalls at Geylang Serai Bazaar this year will be offering traditional Malay food, while the remaining may offer “contemporary” or “hipster” options.

In addition, the stalls at the bazaar are also required to be either Muslim-owned, certified halal by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) or fulfill a halal criteria set by consultants engaged by the bazaar organisers.

Prepare lots of change and tissues but before you head down, read on to know what to expect. In the labyrinth of the bazaar, here are some foods you deserve for braving the heat and jostling crowd at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019.

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Katong Kitchen – Halal Buffet With All The Flavours of Singapore, DIY Stations & More

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At buffets, some of us lose all self-control and rationality as we devour way more food than what our bellies usually can take. The array of choices is a gastronomical galore for the glutton in us.

Quality of food aside, what’s as essential to such feasts is the company we are with. They say people who eat together, stay together, but eating in a group can be tricky sometimes with different palates and needs.

Katong Kitchen is an inclusive location for communal dining with family, friends, and colleagues. They are halal-certified with a buffet line-up that they expanded to feature familiar Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Eurasian dishes in addition to their Peranakan cuisine. Like their theme, it’s where the ‘Flavours of Singapore’ meet. There’s a selection of fresh seafood on ice, DIY dishes, as well as a hot plate and a noodle station where you can request for food that’s made-to-order.

This is definitely one place that will please one and all. If you haven’t been, here’s everything to love about Katong Kitchen.

Our readers can quote “ladyironchef” upon making reservations to enjoy 15% off Katong Kitchen’s lunch and dinner buffet from now until 30 June 2019.

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Arteastiq Bistro - Revel In Their New Botanical Paradise At Jewel Changi Airport

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True to its name, Arteastiq is the quintessence of elegance with its beautiful posh restaurants featuring exquisite dining ambiences, scrumptious nosh and eclectic ranges of artisanal teas. The establishment already has two existing outlets that are conveniently located at Mandarin Gallery and Plaza Singapura, and they’ve decided to expand to the East to include an outlet at fresh-faced Jewel Changi Airport.

Arteastiq Bistro Jewel

Overlooking the world’s biggest indoor waterfall and shrouded in lush greenery, Arteastiq Bistro at Jewel Changi Airport is a dreamy sanctuary for travellers and city dwellers alike to retreat to for some much-needed respite away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Aside from the majestic view, take your senses on a gastronomical adventure with their all-day multifaceted menu that has been created by Arteastiq Group’s executive chef, Chef Yip. The adroitly curated menu focuses on the reinterpretation of continental cuisines and features the likes of snazzy high tea sets, delectable mains and ambrosial desserts.

P.S. There is also a midnight high tea set for those who do not sleep early!

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Instagrammer’s Guide To Joo Chiat: Wallholla Playground, Shophouses, Murals, And More

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Our latest mission to up your Instagram game brought us to the Joo Chiat neighbourhood where we uncovered colourful shophouses, a vertical playground, creative murals, and architecture.

Nailing an Instagram-worthy photo can be a tricky thing but always keep an eye out for even the most unlikely of places. Remember, don’t just do this for the gram. Have fun and explore all the ways you can frame your shots because that creative challenge is a huge reason why avid photographers can keep revisiting the same ol’ place.

Find your own ways up the ante but here’s our guide to how you can start!

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Omoomodon – Wallet-Friendly & Halal Korean Fusion Food With Customisable Bowls

Omoomodon Chasuken Ramen and Omo Remix

Tucked away at Kallang Wave Mall is Omoomodon, serving Halal Korean fusion rice and noodle bowls with a unique twist. Omoomodon is pronounced as ‘Omo-Omo-Don’. ‘Omo-omo’ is derived from the popular Korean slang “Oh My!”, while ‘don’ is translated to bowl in Japanese. The Korean expression in the name is used to depict pleasant surprise when their diners tuck into tasty customisable fusion bowls.

The wallet-friendly prices mean you will not have to break the bank. With the option to customise your meal exactly how you want—from your own rice bowl to a warm bowl of ramen or a delicious plate of steak—there are endless possibilities to what you can choose at Omoomodon.

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Wishes Cafe – Cosy Cafe Hidden Amongst MacPherson’s HDBs That Serves Waffles & Gelato

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A hidden gem situated in the residential area of MacPherson is Wishes Cafe, selling creamy gelatos and fluffy waffles. The charming little cafe looked unsuspecting from the outside, standing next to a convenience store and a kopitiam while the elderly milled about with their groceries and caught up over their morning kopi.

We were welcomed by the comfy-looking chairs and beautiful sakura decorations that hung from the ceiling. A very Instagram-worthy cafe indeed, the food and beverages here did not disappoint either, whether in taste or presentation.

Wishes Cafe offers several unique gelato flavours including Avocado, Thai Milk Tea, Mint Tea, Peary Ginger, and Kumquat Sorbet.

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10 New F&B Openings In Singapore In April 2019 – Includes Jenjudan, Sora Boru & Herit8ge

April New Restaurants

April is an eventful month with the opening of many new restaurants, cafés, and eateries, livening the food scene while famed overseas brands bring in exclusive Singapore-only menus.

The most exciting news this April has to be the launch of the highly-anticipated Jewel Changi Airport. Its whopping 112 dining spots include big international food names that are shaking up the country such as popular American burger franchise Shake Shack and A&W. In other parts of the island though are bursts of excitement for bubble tea fans and café hoppers both in town and in the West of Singapore.

Here is our line-up of 10 openings in April for interesting dishes such as Laksa Soufflé and Cheesy Beef Dons as well as some greatly missed Coney Dogs.

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JW360° – New Season-Based Japanese Restaurant & Concept Store At Jewel Changi Airport

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If you’ve travelled to Japan before, you’d realise that some of the restaurants cycle their menus according to the four seasons. This is due to certain ingredients being more readily available than others during specific parts of the years.

JW360°, which stands for Japan Way Three Sixty, took this season-based concept and ingeniously transplanted it to ever-summer Singapore. Occupying a 486 square meter premise that can accommodate up to 140 seated patrons, JW360° is a concept store that consists of three operating divisions: JW360° Cafe, Suju Restaurant and a retail corner called Nomono.

As the focus of the store revolves around the four seasons, their menus and retail items here are switched up every few months, meaning that you will always have something new to look forward to.

Out of the many places around the world, they chose to set up their first outlet at the newly opened Jewel Changi Airport as they believe that this strategic location will enable them to connect with travellers from all around the world and allow them to provide everyone with the full Japanese experience. 

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