Since 2019 is about to come to a closure, it seems fitting for us to grieve over our losses of acclaimed eateries that have sadly departed our local shores — including those that are about to roll down their shutters for good.
Given Singapore’s competitive F&B industry with high rental fees and ever-changing consumer tastes, it is no wonder many chains have gradually lost their appeal. Though we have witnessed the rise, then fall, of well-loved establishments, rest assured there will be new, upcoming ones that are sure to take Singapore’s market by storm again!
So, brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions, as we announce 11 iconic eateries that we bid sayonara to this year.
If you’re on a see-food diet and are always on the hunt for more of that luscious, crustacean meat, then you will be pleased to know Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road is bringing back their famed crab-themed buffet: Crabs Galore!
From now until 9 Jan 2020, expect a stellar line-up of succulent crab dishes. Taking centre stage would be their myriad of seafood specialties, such as the Claypot Crab with Pumpkin Broth and the Singaporean favourite, Singapore Chilli Crab.
Helmed by Executive Chef Vincent Aw, Ginger will also be rolling out innovative creations, such as the drool-worthy Soft-Shelled Crab with specially concocted wasabi mayo and Crab Meat Bee Hoon. Of course, they will be featuring an array of classic local delicacies as well!
These ocean gems are available on both weekends lunch, as well as daily dinner. If you are in for a rollercoaster ride of oceanic flavours, Ginger’s crabby buffet is claw-some for your next seafood hunt.
Quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservation to enjoy 25% OFF Ginger’s Crabs Galore Buffet from now until 9 Jan 2020 (excluding 9 December 2019 to 1 January 2020).
Getting a little tired of drinking coffee and want something just as flavourful to replace your daily cuppa? We’ve got you covered. This list of chocolate drinks will get you warmed up on a rainy day or beat the heat under the sweltering sun; rain or shine, these chocolate drinks will be sure to delight your tastebuds.
Here’s a list of 10 best hot chocolates in Singapore that are choc(ked) full of chocolate!
From steaming baskets of siew mai to liu sha baos (salted egg yolk custard buns), dim sum is a well-loved staple among Singaporeans.
Yet, we are firm believers that the best dim sum should not only be yummy, but affordable too. Tang Tea House is a halal dim sum eatery at Simpang Bedok known for their budget-friendly scrumptious dishes.
If you’re a fan of the crisp layers of croissants and the way the flaky pastry just seems to melt on your tongue, Au Croissant will be right up your alley. Tucked away in Aperia Mall (that’s just a stone’s throw away from Lavender MRT), this hidden gem of a bakery specialises in their quirky flavours of croissants along with other wonderful breads and pastries.
Taking over the space of the now-defunct D’Zerts Cafe is the newest hidden gem in the East of Singapore, The Forage Cafe by Thirteen Honey in Simpung Bedok. Their extensive menu features a plethora of all-day brunch, pasta and mains. What’s great is that they also are trying to incorporate their own farmed honey (from Malaysia) into all their dishes as a sugar replacement!
That’s not all! If you were a fan of D’zerts Cafe’s sweet creations, you’ll be happy to know that D’zerts still supplies bakes and desserts to The Forage Cafe.
Fans of Taiwan’s famous fiery hot chicken brand, Devil Chicken, will be excited to know that they will finally be opening their first permanent outlet in Singapore. This is great news for those of you who didn’t manage to get your hands on some of their chicken at the Shilin Market event earlier this year.
The store will be opening at Century Square on the 4th of October 2019 and judging by the 4-hour queues at the Shilin Market event, be prepared for even longer queues here at their permanent store!
Gluttons, it is time to prepare thy bellies for the biggest online food sale of the year!
Chope is back at it again with the much-anticipated ChopeDeals Online Food Festival which will be happening from 24 to 26 September 2019. Get yourselves ready for over 200 shockingly good dining deals at up to 75% off! Diners can look forward to promotions such as heavily discounted 1-for-1s for signature mains, buffets and set menus as well as timed flash deals at 12pm, 6pm and 8pm from 24 to 26 September that will be going for as low as S$1.
Also, from 19 to 23 September, you can hop on over to ChopeDeals to spin and win discount codes up to S$80 to offset your purchases. If that isn’t value-for-your-money then we don’t know what is.
So, set your alarms and get ready to start scrambling for all these great deals!