Nestled within the contemporary and sleek XY Hotel Bugis Singapore is Kava Bistro. This cosy little bistro and cafe is run by a family dishing up Halal-Western fare that are fused with Asian flavours.
With a swan floatie drifting through the pool seen overhead through the transparent panel while Queen’s Radio Ga Ga played in the background, stepping into the space that Kava Bistro occupies is like entering a problem-free world.
From Classic Cheeseburgers to Kava K-Pop Drumlets and Ondeh-Ondeh Cinnamon Rolls, Kava Bistro’s unique food selection and charming ambience enraptured us within the first few minutes we were here.
Shrouded amongst the sleek concretes buildings and smooth cemented roads is a beautiful cluster of old and rustic houses that make up Singapore’s very last kampong.
While most of Singapore’s kampongs have given way to tall HDB flats, chic condominiums and massive shopping malls, Kampong Lorong Buangkok remains untouched by time and this little plot of land is a reminder of Singapore’s golden yesteryears.
One foot in and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a completely different country; low-rise single storey houses, old dirt roads and exposed telephone wires are surrounded by thick, lush greenery. If you’re up for a nostalgic experience, this is the perfect place to head to.
Tucked away in The Herencia at Kim Yam Road is Kura that serves up delectable Japanese pastries at wallet-friendly prices. Even so, they don’t compromise on quality and offer up some mouthwatering cakes.
Kura shares the space with cafe and bar, In Bad Co, with a small glass display of their multi-coloured confections. With offices and residential areas nearby, we’re sure it will be an up-and-coming place for desserts in no time.
Conveniently located right opposite Pasir Panjang MRT at the Bijou is another new cafe, The Kins’ Specialty Coffee. Serving up an array of coffee, all-day brunch and other mains, they could be your new spot for a mid-day cuppa during lunch. They are currently in their soft launch phase, so all their food items are 20% off until mid-June!
In addition to their menu of hot food, they serve up a unique treat that isn’t normally found in dessert menus around Singapore: Burnt Cheesecake. Trust us when we say it’s worth the trip down for that alone.
KFC Singapore has impressed us with Parmesan Truffle Chicken, Mala Chicken, and even a HotBlaze Grilled Chicken this year that hooked us in for repeats and got us keenly watching what they have up next. Their latest seasonal entrant is the new KFC Saucy Wings which comes in two delectable flavours: Garlickin’ Soy and Chillickin’ Hot.
KFC takes their chicken seriously and a special batter was created just for these Saucy Wings. The wings are freshly breaded and fried to perfection before being doused in a thick glaze, adding an intense umami depth to it. It stays crispy from edge to edge as we would expect from KFC so they will no doubt continue to add to our waistline.
From 24 May 2019 and on, their Saucy Wings will be tantalising your taste buds so make a beeline to the nearest outlet with the besties because they are too good for you to hold back on. Get ready to set your phones aside because your fingers will get sticky with this messy treat that is finger lickin’ good!
Just when we thought that KFC Singapore had spiced things up with their Mala Spicy chicken, they have managed to outdo themselves again and have turned the heat up a notch with their new HotBlaze Grilled Chicken.
When KFC launched their Signature Grilled Chicken in August 2018, many people were puzzled as to why a brand that is famous for its fried chicken would attempt to come up with a grilled chicken menu item. As the saying goes, “tasting is believing” and after trying out KFC’s Signature Grilled Chicken it became clear to everyone that KFC is an absolute wizard when it comes to chicken in any form.
With the Signature Grilled Chicken being such a huge hit, KFC has decided to take things to the next level by jazzing up the well-loved grilled chicken dish by adding a little spice to it. This limited edition menu item will be available at most KFC outlets islandwide exclusively from 17 April 2019 to the end of May, while stocks last.
Fishball noodles and pork porridge are comfort foods for many. For us, ice cream is a go-to and an essential, especially with such merciless weather all-year-round.
Some may say that what sets good ice cream apart from subpar ones is the use of quality milk and cream, but we beg to differ.
Kind Kones is a new ice cream parlour in Orchard that serves vegan ice cream—yes, that means that no milk nor cream is being incorporated in its making and less guilt while consuming your ice cream! The best part? It doesn’t compromise the taste nor the quality of their desserts.
If you haven’t heard of Mala, you need to get out from under that rock you’re currently living in. Singaporean’s obsession with mala is at an all-time high and people still love it with a burning, fiery passion. Coming together for a hot pot meal has become a ritual for many, with at least one soup broth dedicated to this mouth-numbing goodness. When it comes to mala, there are those who stand the heat and those who simply can’t.
KFC’s latest seasonal entrant might or might not add to this divide but what’s certain is that their crispy golden chicken is turning a savoury shade of red, adorning an outer shade of mala deliciousness. From 8 March 2019 and on, make a beeline to the nearest outlet and test your friendships with the new KFC Mala Chicken.