Castella cakes are extremely popular in Taiwan and the hype has recently been brought over to Singapore shores since the arrival of Le Castella and Ah Mah Homemade Cake. Taiwan’s Original Cake is the latest Castella cake shop to open in Singapore.
For those who have not been keeping up with this craze, Castella cakes are actually extremely soft and bouncy Japanese sponge cakes that are moist on the inside. These cakes are usually made from simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, sugar and starch syrup. Put the ingredients to bake and the result is one fluffy, jiggly Castella cake.
While the waiting time may sound totally absurd to some (be prepared to queue more than an hour), there are many who are willing to queue for hours just to have a taste of the sponge cakes. We braved the crowd and tried them personally in search for the best Castella cake in Singapore.
One of the latest addition to Bangkok’s thriving night market scene is ChangChui in Thonburi district. The term ‘”chui” refers to being disorganised in the Thai language but do not be deceived by its name—the huge lifestyle space is a one-stop destination for everything art related.
Think fashion apparel stalls, concept cafes, food trucks and a vintage cinema for the film buffs. The creative co-working space looks more like a page in a fairy tale book than the usual boisterous Thai night markets you are used to seeing in Bangkok.
If you are thinking of visiting this creative night market in Bangkok, here are 7 Things Not To Miss Out When You Are In ChangChui. READ ON
Creme Maison Bakery is opening a new baking studio in Tai Seng on 07 August 2017. Known for its pretty floral cupcakes, gorgeous customised cakes and stunning dessert tables, Creme Maison Bakery is our go-to bakery for every occasion.
New kid on the block, CATfeine, is nestled in The Hillford along Jalan Jurong Kechil. Contrary to its name, nothing about the cafe’s interior design reminds you of a cat but the idea is there—a cosy environment coupled with relaxing vibes to encourage their guests to lounge around.
Other than specialty tea and coffee, CATfeine’s also offers sweet and savoury bites in the likes of waffles, pies and cakes. READ ON
Travelers to Bali are spoilt for choice when it comes to the best restaurants and bars in Seminyak. One of the hottest hangout spots in Bali right now is Char Char Bar & Grill, situated near to our favourite Italian restaurant, Ultimo.
Walk up to Char Char Bar & Grill and the first thing you will notice is a flight of steps where guests can chill and have a drink with some finger food. This is the best place to people watch and see all the action going down at Jalan Kayu Aya, a bustling street with tourists and locals. READ ON
How many calories are there in the food that you eat every day? There is always a negative connotation when it comes to calories. You might not know exactly what it is but you do know that too much of it is not good.
A calorie is actually a unit of energy and it basically means your energy consumption through eating, drinking, and energy usage through any physical activities. So calories are extremely important in our everyday lives—but in the right amounts. Unhealthy food such as deep-fried or processed food have an unhealthy amount of calories and your regular everyday activities are not enough to burn it all away.
Do you actually know how many calories there are in your favourite sinful foods that you binge-eat when no one is looking? Here’s just how unhealthy they are! You are welcome.
If you have been to Malacca, you would have heard of Chop Chung Wah and their signature chicken rice balls. This is a traditional chicken rice shop in Malacca that has been serving the same dish since it first started out.
Apart from its famous steamed white chicken, Chop Chung Wah is also known for having ridiculous queue lines that snake out of the shop. On our visit to Jonker Street, we were advised by locals to visit the shop earlier to beat the crowd.
Does Chop Chung Wah live up to all the hype and attention it has been getting all these years? Carry on reading to find out! READ ON
Coffee Amo is a popular cafe in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, or otherwise more commonly known as Petaling Street. With its centralised location, many come to this cafe to rest their weary feet after shopping or to enjoy afternoon tea with their friends.
“Amo” translates to love in Italian and that is exactly what the baristas put into brewing your coffee—lots of love. Their speciality coffee which comes with 3D coffee art has been making rounds on Instagram, attracting both locals and tourists into the cafe.
If you are around the area, why not drop by and have a cuppa or two? READ ON