The cafe scene in Singapore is saturated with a plethora of cafes that more or less serve up grub that’s pretty mainstream, namely typical brunch items such as eggs Benedict, french toast, granola bowls and the likes. Newly-opened Kafe Utu, however, stands out from the crowd.
Proudly proclaiming themselves Singapore’s first Afro-themed cafe, they dish out brunch-style classics underscoring heavy influences from African cuisine that are sure to trump your typical eggs and toast any day. Aside from that, they also brew seriously good coffee.
Japan’s renowned Kushikatsu chain with over 160 outlets, Kushikatsu Tanaka, is now in Singapore. Located right smack in the middle of bustling Clarke Quay, this less-than-a-year-old eatery is famous for its Kushikatsu (fried cutlet skewers) and signature dipping sauce.
Kushikatsu is a Japanese delicacy comprising an assortment of lightly breaded and deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. In Japanese, kushi translates to skewers while katsu refers to a deep-fried meat cutlet.
A step into Kushikatsu Tanaka will transport you to a traditional izakaya in Japan, with its dim-hued interior and a rustic decor that sets does well to mimic a similar mood. Offering a range of wallet-friendly Japanese bar grub and alcohol, this is definitely the go-to spot for some after-work drinks and gathering.
Ushering the year of the Pig in the best possible way, KFC introduces their new Parmesan Truffle Chicken. A unique creation that combines Singaporean’s all-time favourite truffle with parmesan cheese.
Crispy from edge to edge and boasting a heady aroma of both savoury parmesan and nuanced truffle, this fried chicken delight is a luxury that’s fit for any festive gathering. Available from 11 January 2019 onwards islandwide, this is one KFC offering not to be missed!
For the love of all things deep-fried, greasy and perfect for any occasion, fried chicken is a quintessential comfort food that everybody loves. And where better to indulge our favourite guilty pleasure than at KFC?
They’ve impressed us (and successfully contributed to our waistlines) over the years with their various seasonal offerings, but this new entrant may prove to be even more unforgiving—in a good way, of course.
Set to tantalise the taste buds on all fronts, the all-new Dip, Dunk ’N Share Bucket comprises 6 pieces of KFC’s signature Hot & Crispy Tenders, 12 Nuggets, 1 medium fries and a pair of 2 sauces—Sour Cream & Onion and BBQ—as well as a brand-new addition Spicy BBQ Pops.
Providing a medley of flavour and textural elements from tang to heat and even a robust barbecue flavour, all nicely underscored by the added crunch from the Spicy BBQ Pops, this is one solid holiday bundle that has it all.
Located on the island of Shikoku, Kochi is rather out of the way for many which are what deters tourists from visiting. But what this humble area in Japan treated us to was nature in its most pristine form and its fascinating yet exciting drinking culture.
Kochi is blessed with beautiful and abundant nature such as the Shimanto River, Niyodo River and the Kuroshio coastline. From clear-blue lakes to autumn leaves and silhouettes depicting a never-ending sea of mountains, Kochi truly impressed us from leaf to pebble.
And when it comes to eating and drinking, these folks are anything but simple. Drinking alcohol is a huge deal here and eating good food is more of a lifestyle here rather than a necessity—something we can definitely resonate with. Bonito, a close relative of tuna and mackerel, is also hugely popular here and can be found in literally every restaurant and izakaya.
We had a lovely opportunity to go on a 5D4N adventure through Kochi, seeing and experiencing all sorts of fun things, eating amazing food and even getting hands down to make our own paper and harvest our own sea salt. For the curious traveller, here are 12 reasons why Kochi has to be on your next Japan itinerary.
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.