There is much to behold and be stoked about this festive season as we usher in the year of the dog this Chinese New Year. Besides the usual house visitations, reunion meals and customary receiving of ang paos (red packets), there is loads more to look forward to, especially in Chinatown.
With a variety of stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown with interesting knick-knacks to buy and festive foods to try, we can’t think of anywhere better to soak up the Lunar New Year atmosphere than at this bustling district.
Stuff yourselves silly with an array of mouth-watering new year delicacies, enjoy the brilliant lights and decorations of the stalls and shop for traditional goodies from cookies, decorative items to even costumes! This is one street bazaar you do not want to miss!
Looking for something new besides the cluster of food establishments along Dempsey Hill? Carrotsticks & Cravings is a cafe and cooking school in the Dempsey neighbourhood that is helmed by Terri-Anne, a Melbourne expat who is passionate about creating healthy recipes that do not compromise on taste for her family and friends.
Guests can expect to dine on superfoods and other healthy dishes inspired by the owner’s family, friends, cookbooks and travel experiences. The all-encompassing breakfast and brunch menu includes vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free options. Yes, this is a new place that will please all the health junkies.
The cafe’s al fresco seating arrangement boasts a very calm and relaxing atmosphere so you can unwind and partake in soulful food. Opened from morning to early afternoon daily, Carrotsticks & Cravings is the next place you should be checking out soon. READ ON
Tucked away on Bukit Pasoh, the vibrant and lively Casa Poncho is a new Latino restaurant and bar that serves some of the best churros and cocktails in the area. Inspired by Latin American cuisine, the dishes are designed to be shared and feature a whole array of rustic nosh synonymous with Mexican comfort food.
If fresh ceviche, sinful churros and devilish Mezcal-based cocktails are things you fancy, then this new kid on the block is sure to spice up your evening as you watch the sun slowly set and kiss the workday goodbye.
For a little bit of Mexico in the heart of Singapore, drop by Casa Poncho be it for a full-on meal or an end-of-work tipple.
There is no lack of pretty cafes in Bali but one newbie in Seminyak deserves a special mention—Coffee Cartel.
This cafe has been getting so much attention on Instagram and it is not difficult to understand why. The cafe is MADE for Instagram with its numerous photo opportunities—from OOTD corners, a huge mural to the prettiest food and drinks.
We paid a visit to this LA-inspired cafe and here’s what we loved about Coffee Cartel, Bali.
The Crystal Jade brand is renowned being one of the leading Singapore-based restaurant groups to preserve the rich traditions of Chinese cuisine.
As far as comfort food is concerned, one of our all-time favourite places to dine at is Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao. We grew up enjoying their classic and contemporary interpretations of the much-loved xiao long bao and la mian which finds its roots from the Jiangnan region in China!
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao has officially opened its latest outlet at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City which was previously occupied by Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken and BBQ. Paying homage to its opening on 01 Dec 2017, the restaurant will be bringing back their limited-edition local-inspired Hainanese Chicken Rice Xiao Long Bao.
From now until 31 Jan 2018, spend a minimum of S$45 on a la carte food items to enjoy a basket of 4 pcs Hainanese Chicken Rice Xiao Long Bao for just S$1. This promotion is limited to 1 redemption per table per bill.
After a major year-long overhaul, Compass One now has several new facilities such as a double-storey library and a wet and dry playground. Moreover, Compass One has welcomed even more dining spots to its extensive Food & Beverage list including Paradise Hotpot, Crave as well as Gurney Drive Signatures.
This suburban shopping mall is very convenient to access as the Sengkang MRT station is located right in its basement. Numerous buses also ply the route around Compass One with several bus stops as alighting points.
We know how annoying it can be to scout for the addresses and unit numbers of a particular eatery. We have compiled this Compass One Food Directory so you can easily navigate around the mall and find exactly what you are looking for!
Café Kitsuné is one Parisian name that comes to mind whenever the Parisian cafe scene is discussed. And yes, it is by Kitsuné, the French music record label and fashion label with the iconic fox logo.
Café Kitsuné Paris is easily one of the prettiest cafes in Paris. And Café Kitsuné is now in Tokyo too. Of course, it ain’t looking too shabby.
Here’s a peek into the quaint outpost in Tokyo that you totally have to include for your next cafe-hopping in Tokyo, Japan.
On a mission to bring diners the world on a single plate, Coalesce—a new casual family-friendly restaurant nestled on the third floor of NTU Alumni House—serves up cosmopolitan dishes inspired by various international cuisines but with Singaporean cuisine at the heart of each creation.
And for those working in the Buona Vista area, you would be pleased to know that Coalesce has a S$8.80++ Weekday Power Lunch set which comes with a soup of a day, main course and a drink.