The time of the year has come again for family and friends to gather for reunion dinners. Most of us will be busy going around house visiting and catching up with relatives, and it comes naturally that many Chinese restaurants will shut their doors on these days as we spend our time celebrating this holiday.
If you are worried about cooking up an impressive feast for your guests and all the hassle involved, fret not for there are actually quite a handful of Chinese restaurants in Singapore that are still open during this period!
Here we have sussed out 24 Chinese Restaurants That Are Open During Lunar New Year 2019 where you can feast on traditional Chinese delicacies, lavish buffet spreads and more!
Despite the sweltering hot weather in Singapore, the one thing that we can all unanimously agree on is how lovely it feels to gather around a hot pot with our loved ones whilst dunking slices of meat and assorted raw ingredients into a pot of steaming hot broth.
Singapore has an abundance of hot pot restaurants, with many of them sprouting long queues that can last hours on end. With that, the real question is; are the queues at some of these places worth joining? Or is it just another overrated hot pot restaurant that doesn’t warrant the long wait?
If you’re looking for the answer to that question, we have here a list of our 10 favourite hot pot restaurants in Singapore that we feel are worth the long, snaking queues.
Cooked properly, a simple dish like ramen could have the makings of something absolutely soul-satisfying. A warm, hearty bowl comprising good quality noodles, succulent meat and an umami-dense broth, ramen is something that we could literally eat at any time of the day—especially late at night after several rounds of drinks.
From places that sell ramen with the most innovation to the ones that keep it as real as it should be, here is our list of 12 ramen restaurants in Singapore, so good that you’ll regret not finishing every last drop. Sit tight, because this is going to be one heck of a drool-inducing ride.
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.
Located in Yishun Town Square, newly-opened Qi Lai Feng specialises in fish pots, both dry and soup versions, as well as hot pot. The beauty in eating fish pots is that one gets to choose their preferred fish and here, they offer anything from their signature Q fish, dory to toman fish.
Having spent a great deal of time abroad and eating their way through China, the founders decided to bring it back here, after realising that many of popular hot pot restaurants in Singapore lacked the proper technique, the flair and the wide variety that authentic grilled fish dishes is supposed to have.
By marrying the authentic flavours and lip-smacking spices of Sichuan cuisine which take on a more fragrant complexity rather than being overly fiery, it is the restaurant’s distinctive fish pot flavours coupled with their use of fresh ingredients that allow this humble restaurant to resonate with diners.
Some of their notable fish pot flavours include their dry signature Spicy Fragrant Fish Pot, Jade Pepper Fish Pot and soup versions such as their Gold Soup Lemon Fish Pot and Tomato Vitamin C Fish Pot. Ensuring a flavour-packed dining experience that promises good value for exceptional food, Qi Lai Feng in Yishun is one that warrants a visit.
From now until 31 January 2019, our readers can enjoy 50% OFF for all fish pots only at Qi Lai Feng between Mondays to Fridays and 30% OFF on weekends.
The craze for Korean food has not died down just yet, and we are always on the hunt for new places to add to our list of places to get stellar Korean fare. When it comes to Korean food, our expectations are simple. More often than not, the qualities that we look for is authenticity and attention to taste above all else, and over at Seoul Jjimdak, we got just that.
This vibrant, cosy Korean restaurant is tucked away in a corner of the newly-renovated Northpoint City. Prized above all else is their speciality Jjimdak, a stewed chicken dish that is hugely popular back in Korea but is still a challenge to find in Singapore. Other popular classics on their menu include their Army Stew, Kimchi Fried Rice and Jjajiangmyeong.
From now until 31 Dec 2018, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy Seoul Jjimdak’s signature Jjimdak, Korean Army Stew and Dak-galbi at S$29.90 each.
If you’re hankering for some hearty, real-deal Korean food, we urge you to pay Seoul Jjimdak a visit—you won’t be disappointed, nor will you leave hungry.
If you were only allowed to order one dish from any zi char stall for the rest of your life, we can bet that most Singaporeans would opt for a plate of perfectly fried har cheong gai.
Har cheong gai is Cantonese for prawn paste chicken, which is literally what it is; tender, succulent pieces of chicken that are coated with a batter comprising of flour and fragrant fermented shrimp paste before being deep-fried to perfection.
There are hundreds of places in Singapore that sell delicious, satisfying har cheong gai, but we have here is a list of the 16 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshine the rest.
One classic sweet treat that we can never get enough of—not to mention in Singapore’s unforgiving heat—is ice cream.
There are a plethora of places in Singapore that sell great ice cream whether it is the artisanal kind or the commercial kind, but some places stand out more than others. Here is a list of 22 ice cream shops in Singapore to help you get the very best ice cream when those sugar cravings hit you.