A venture that was spearheaded by both a humble passion for baking and of sharing good food with the masses, Don Pie first opened its doors back in 2000 and has since won the hearts of many with their insanely modest yet mouth-watering, all-natural pies.
Perfuming the spaces wherever it takes up residence with the savoury aromas of freshly baked pastry, Don Pie is truly a gem that deserves so much more recognition. For one, they aren’t gimmicky in any way, just humble pies (pun intended) made using fresh, quality ingredients and a substantial amount of elbow grease.
You’d also be happy to know that despite being five times higher then the cost of margarine, 100% butter is used in all their pies instead because the owner believes in serving trans fats-free pies. This on its own is definitely reason enough to love Don Pie!
Besides Don Pie’s signature pies and Kueh Lapis, you should also check out Bazuka Yakibuta which offers a decadent medley of rice bowl comprising meaty deliciousness in the form of caramel roast pork and crackling roast pork.
One thing that we Asians cannot get enough of are dumplings. We are sure that everyone can agree that these delicious little blobs of joy are one of the best things that have come out of our Asian cuisine.
When we heard about a new stall located along Amoy Street that is solely dedicated to dumplings, we knew that we definitely had to check it out!
From interesting flavours such as Momo Curry to fusion dumplings such as Fried Pierogi, Dumpling Darlings is definitely an interesting place to check out if you’re a dumpling lover.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Newton MRT Station, Daily Affairs is a humble, non-pretentious cafe that serves up comforting nosh with a side of good vibes. The place is dimly lit but it brings a warm and cosy feeling, making it a great place for a nice and quiet chitchat session with your friends and family.
The cafe prides themselves on using fresh herbs that they grow in their own backyard—something not commonly seen in most cafes. The food served here is really affordable, is of great quality and is actually pretty darn heartwarming.
New to the slew of cafés and restaurants that have been sprouting up all over South Bridge Road is a small artisanal ice gelato café.
Whether it is an ice gelato for a refreshing treat in the middle of the day or an indulgent dessert to end off the night on a sweet note, Dopa Dopa Creamery will likely please you with their selective yet impressive range of ice cream.
Churning out ice cream so incredibly delicious that they were sold out on their first day, here is why you need to pay Dopa Dopa Creamery a visit if you are craving some sweet treats.
Dehesa, which in Spanish translates to “grasslands”—home of the Iberico pig—is a Spanish restaurant nestled in North Canal Road that is quite unlike any other.
Priding itself with being the only front-runner of the nose to tail eating revolution in Singapore—meaning to say, they use every part of the animal—what you can expect from Dehesa Restaurant is a tantalising array of edible treats that will leave even the most squeamish of diners satisfied from head to tail—literally.
Duck hearts on toast and lamb sweetbreads are just some of the things one can look forward to here and Chef-owner, Jean-Philippe Patruno, who has over 20 years of culinary experience, makes it his personal commitment to use modern techniques to delight your taste buds despite how off-putting the idea of animal innards may be.
Better known for its printing services for students studying nearby, the unassuming Sunshine Plaza is actually a food haven that houses some of the city’s most affordable eateries. The latest addition to its list of eateries is District Sushi, a Japanese joint that serves up delicious Japanese fare at wallet-friendly prices.
Their stellar Bara Chirashi Don, which is priced at an unbelievable S$13 per bowl (no GST and service charge), is stacked high with generous cubes of fresh marinated fish and is one of their most frequently ordered items. Besides that, the casual eatery also has a range of sashimi, nigiri sushi and a la carte sides that are mostly below S$15.
If you ever find yourself craving for some donburi, fresh sushi or sashimi without burning a hole in your wallet, this is where you should probably be heading to! READ ON
Fans of Korean food would know that Tanjong Pagar is home to many authentic Korean restaurants and popular Korean barbecue joints. The latest addition to Tras Street is Daegweol, a new Korean restaurant that opened discreetly in August.
Those who enjoy hearty, traditional Korean dishes will find Daegweol right up their alley—their straightforward menu focuses on Korean delicacies such as Galbi-Tang (beef short ribs soup) and Suyuk (pork belly).
Daegweol also offers affordable lunch sets starting from S$16++. As the restaurant is currently still in soft launch, diners can expect an updated menu in coming months. READ ON
Located at International Plaza, DOCO—short for ‘Donburi Coconut’—is the new kid on the CBD circuit where you can now look to for hearty protein-packed rice bowls and refreshing coconut soft serve.
This speciality food kiosk was set up as part of a joint venture between brands, Soi Coco and Fish Sh-nack, of which are known for their coconut and fried fish skin products respectively. Being relatively new, their only offerings thus far comprise two speciality donburi rice bowls next to the vegan-friendly and dairy-free Coconut Shake and Coconut Soft Serve.
For all of you health nuts who are ‘in love with the coco’, this is perhaps one of the most promising health-centric eateries along the bustling Tanjong Pagar area. From now till the end of the year, lunch sets—which consists of one rice bowl and one coconut dessert—are going at S$11.90 instead of the usual S$13.90.