New York’s cloak-and-dagger burger restaurant – Burger Joint – makes its debut in Singapore this week, with its first outlet at Amoy Street. The outlet will have a similar inconspicuous entry point, with a back entrance on Gemmill Lane instead of a flashy store front.
This follows their signature style, with their first outlet in New York City – at Le Parker Meridien – mysteriously located behind a curtain of the hotel lobby. Opening on 03 May 2016, the Singapore outlet will be their sixth outlet worldwide.
It is always a good feeling to be pampered while on holiday, but then the bill comes in, and suddenly you don’t feel that good after all.
This is reality. So you’ve got a budget to work with? Most of us do. Luxury holidays sure don’t happen every day, or month. Or even year.
The trick is knowing when to spend and when to hold back, and it all depends on what is most important to you. Comfort, safety, cleanliness, and all the other kinds of experience you’re looking for all factor into your decision-making process. Here is our ten cents worth.
BAKE Cheese Tart - the famous Hokkaido cheese tarts that we are so obsessed with – is coming to Singapore!
BAKE has just confirmed its opening date of its first outlet at the basement food hall of Ion Orchard on 29 April 2016. Each cheese tart will sell for S$3.50, and customers can buy six at S$19.50.
Living in one of the world’s most expensive cities has its pros and cons. While those residing in Singapore are blessed with an impressive variety of watering holes, the drawback would be the exorbitant prices of alcohol.
These days, it is extremely common to pay at least S$20 for a glass of champagne in Singapore; going out for drinks is far from affordable.
So, imagine our surprise when we were told that Raffles Hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room is offering an awesome value-for-money promotion. You guys, two glasses of premium champagne, four freshly shucked oysters and a complimentary bucket of Indian flatbreads papadums – all at only S$30++ on every Friday from 6pm to 9pm.
Now, that is a rare indulgent treat without an extravagant price tag!
It is no secret that Singaporeans love visiting the capital of Thailand for its glorious street food and of course, their awesome retail therapy destinations. We are certain that pretty much everyone has visited Bangkok’s Pratunam Market – a vibrant open-air bazaar renowned for the sale of fashion accessories and garments at cheap, wholesale prices.
However, the iconic Pratunam Market that most shoppers are familiar with will soon be undergoing a major change. According to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, 112 of the market’s outdoor vendors would be evicted by 08 March 2016 and subsequently, more stalls will be asked to relocate. This massive shift is necessary to facilitate pedestrian flow.
Pratunam Market’s impending loss of hundreds of vendors is definitely not a subtle change. Will the bazaar remain the same as it was before?
Opened by the folks behind the successful The Tiramisu Hero, Butter My Buns at National University of Singapore’s University Town (UTown) brings wholesome cafe fare to the West of Singapore.
This new concept – Butter My Buns (yes, it is a cheeky name) – serves D.I.Y all-day breakfast sets, waffles and more.
Cafes and dessert shops are always offering the ubiquitous fare – copying one another, following the crowd and what not – so how do you stand out?
How’s it if you can D.I.Y your own coffee and bread buns (like Shibuya toasts) with wooden blocks equipped with RFID tags? Blocs Inc. is one cafe to look out for, and they are making waves in the industry by introducing this unique concept, unlike any that we have seen here in Singapore.
BurgerUP is a homegrown fast food burger joint that has recently opened its second outlet in Singapore at Waterway Point in Punggol. The concept is simple – to bring gourmet-style burgers in a quick and fuss-free style.
However, what sets it apart from your typical fast food chain is the quality of ingredients used to elevate every burger. You can D.I.Y your own burger, and everything is done and ordered from a touch-screen menu located at the front of the shop. Worry not about queues as there are at least 5 of these menus available.
We saw a big range of burgers and even rice dishes (yes, we are not kidding!) here, with sides such as fries, nuggets and wings. BurgerUP sure is a great new place to check out.