Singaporeans are no strangers to Indonesian cuisine and some of our all-time favourites include the likes of Ayam Penyet, Beef Rendang and Bebek Goreng. While there is a slew of Indonesian restaurants around Singapore, few serve Indonesian Chinese cuisine quite like Kota88—and that’s saying a lot.
Hailing from Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown, Kota88 proudly brings to our shores their culinary heritage, serving a wide array of Indonesian Chinese cuisine not commonly found in here.
If there is one thing that all Singaporeans can agree on, it is that we love our fried chicken. And when fried chicken is mentioned, it rarely takes long before most minds gravitate toward KFC.
Their regular menu items are stellar, but we always get excited whenever they launch a brand new seasonal item; it gives us even more reason and where fried chicken is concerned, what can possibly go wrong?
Taking inspiration from the Japanese katsu—a meat cutlet that’s deeply marinated and coated in panko breadcrumbs before being deep-fried—and the all-time favourite street snack, takoyaki, KFC Singapore is proud to present their latest innovations, the Tori Katsu Burger and Bonito Fries.
Photo credit: Japan Foods Holding
Konjiki Hototogisu—famous ramen shop from Tokyo—is opening in Singapore at Chijmes on 20 June 2018. Founded by Head Chef Atsushi Yamamoto in 1996, Konjiki Hototogisu started with humble origins in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Konjiki Hototogisu’s signature clam-flavoured broth ramen has won numerous awards and it has been listed on Tokyo’s Michelin Bib Gourmand list 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Walking down Craig Road in Tanjong Pagar, it would be easy to miss the unassuming Kko Chi Bar, a Korean BBQ skewer restaurant. It took us quite awhile to find the restaurant as it was tucked away in a corner with a signboard featuring only Korean words. However, our little adventure to Kko Chi Bar was just so worth it.
The restaurant is run by a Korean owner who spent most of his early life in China, hence the menu has a very distinct Chinese influence. Each table has an interesting auto-rotating BBQ machine where you can simply place the skewers on and the machine rolls each skewer periodically to ensure that the meats and vegetables are cooked evenly.
Situated in Alumni Medical Centre along College Road is Ka-Soh Restaurant, a heritage restaurant which has been around for the past few decades. They are known to serve one of the best prawn paste chickens and fish head noodles in Singapore, so much that they were listed in the Michelin guide for the 2017 Bib Gourmand Awards.
Ka-Soh Restaurant started out in 1939 as a pushcart stall and now has almost 80 years of history under their belt. They currently have 5 branches worldwide—2 in Singapore, 2 in Malaysia and 1 in Indonesia.
Bali has no lack of cafes, especially in the Seminyak area.
Seminyak is every cafe-hopper’s dream, and it just got better with the addition of KYND Community in the Jalan Petitinget area.
Of smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, salads and coffee, KYND Community is an Australian-owned cafe that has something for you all day long and needs to be on your itinerary.
For the love of all things, breaded, fried and golden, few come close to the taste and textural satisfaction we get from Japanese tonkatsu. What’s to hate? It’s everything you could ever want on a plate from the crispiness of its breaded exterior to the moist, meaty flavour that hides within.
While East Coast Road may seem a tad far off for tonkatsu—given that you can easily find it everywhere nowadays—Katsuya is one tonkatsu-focused restaurant worth making a trip down for.
The restaurant—helmed by Chef Kervin who has several years of experience cooking Japanese cuisine and even a Japan-issued chef license to boot—ensures that everything is done properly. They do not use MSG and lard in their cooking and the sheer deliciousness of their food is solely dependant on the technique and freshness of each individual ingredient.
For those who are travelling around South Australia, a trip to Kangaroo Island is a must for animal lovers, for the place is home to many native wildlife that are able to roam freely and visitors get to go up close and personal with the majestic creatures.
The vast island spans over 4,000 square kilometres in area (that is six times the size of Singapore, mind you) and you are more likely to bump into animals than humans. Rest assured that most of the wild animals are usually docile and the endangered species that live on the island are well taken care of by Kangaroo Islanders.
Take a break from mayhem and hustle of the city life; Kangaroo Island is a captivating place where you can get in touch with nature and admire breathtaking rock formations that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else in the world!
If you are ready to plan your next adventure there, let’s get you started on our guide to Kangaroo Island.