When it comes to Chinese food, every one of us has a soft spot for dim sum—or yum cha as it is commonly referred to in Hong Kong. A classic Cantonese delight that is commonly enjoyed with hot tea—hence the term ‘yum cha’ which translates to ‘drinking tea’ in Cantonese—who can resist waking up to likes of steaming hot, meat and seafood-stuffed morsels of goodness.
Many folks may argue that the best (and most affordable) dim sum can only be found in Hong Kong or Guangzhou but we beg to differ. In fact, you can just as easily find some of the best and cheapest dim sum delights right here in Singapore.
As much as we love our cafe-style brunches, there is just something about dim sum that still makes it our ultimate go-to comfort food. Here is our list of 12 dim sum places in Singapore that will not hurt your wallet but will have you thoroughly satisfied nonetheless.
With many countries’ borders remaining shut and various travel restrictions still in place, it looks like we will be “grounded” in Singapore for a little while more. The silver lining? We get more time to rediscover our sunny island with loved ones.
If you are looking for something touristy to do in Singapore, we’ve got a gourmet adventure for you. After all, Singapore is a food paradise in its own right and its food culture is enthralling.
So take a day off and treat yourself to a gastronomic journey with this itinerary we are about to share. It is a myriad of experiences that include a local-style breakfast, Michelin-starred hawker stall, and a refined Mod-Sin dinner in a chic and trendy hotel.
Also, we have a giveaway happening at the end of this post. 3 lucky winners will each enjoy an all-expenses-paid experience of this exact itinerary, including a stay at The Warehouse Hotel, courtesy of Gojek.
Let’s get moving; Singapore is waiting for you!
There are few things as satisfying as a grill full of sizzling meat and we often find ourselves hankering for a cosy KBBQ session complete with banchan (Korean side dishes) and a spicy heap of kimchi.
Here are 9 Korean BBQ buffets in Singapore with prices starting from as low as S$14.90. All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ? Count us in!
Located at the fourth level of Shaw Centre, 8 Korean BBQ—known for its signature Mangalitza pork—is a full-service restaurant with sleek industrial decor serves which serves as a great intimate setting for a meal with friends or family.
They say sugar is bad for you, but how bad can it be when it tastes oh-so-good? From cheesecakes, mousse cakes and fluffy chiffons to cream-filled eclairs and choux puffs, we just simply can’t resist them!
If you have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a comprehensive guide on the Best Patisseries in Singapore to sink your teeth into some indulgent cakes and pastries.
Before the arrival of Western sweets, Singapore had nonya kueh. Captivatingly colourful, scrumptiously sweet (and sometimes, savoury), whimsically wobbly, strikingly shaped, and all-around alluring, nonya kuehs have managed to defy the attrition of time, and has firmly ingrained itself into the nation’s collective palate.
Nonya kueh (or Malay kuih) is a type of dessert created in the South-East Asian region, serving as bite-sized snacks for the peckish to intersperse throughout the day. More than a tea-time snack of the elderly or an occasional treat your adoring grandparents indulged you with, nonya kueh forms an integral part of the Peranakan culinary heritage.
While many traditional desserts are struggling to stay relevant to present-day dessert preferences, nonya kuehs have not only seamlessly transitioned into modernity, the recent resurgence of interest in Peranakan fare has skyrocketed them to the forefront of our consciousness as well.
Whether you’re kueh-ving for a classic treat or something with a more contemporary spin (or even both!), we have put together a guide for you to track down all your favourite kuehs and more!
Singapore has gone through plenty of changes over the years and we have evolved from a humble little fishing village to a bustling economic hub. As we continue to progress and grow, it is inevitable that we leave behind certain parts of our culture and roots.
One area that has certainly gone through plenty of changes is our food scene. Over the years, with new food fads popping up all over the place, old school snacks and eats have been pushed aside and forgotten, especially by the new generation of youths. We bet that if you approach any teenager now and ask them if they want to follow you to get some bo bo cha cha, they would respond with a blank stare and a confused “huh?”.
For those of you who are sick of the salted egg and mala trends and believe that old is gold, here is our guide to 10 old-school places in Singapore that sell nostalgic foods from your childhood. For the people who don’t know anything about traditional Singapore food, educate yourselves by reading this list.
If you’re a foodie who’s heading to Japan for the first time and you’re not sure which city you should start with, we highly recommend that you slot in Osaka at the top of your list.
Endearingly known as “Tenka no Daidokoro”, which translates to The Nation’s Kitchen, Japan’s second largest metropolitan area is home to a plethora of food options that are sure to leave you spoilt for choice. From bite-sized balls of takoyaki to piping hot bowls of ramen, there is something to eat in pretty much every corner of Osaka. You’ll never go hungry in this gastronomic paradise!
Aside from being a glutton’s idea of heaven, the fast-paced city is jam-packed with plenty of things to see and do. From one of the largest pokemon centres in the world to the majestic Osaka Castle, Osaka is truly a one-stop destination where you can experience the beauty of Japan in a nutshell.
For those of you who need some help with your itinerary, here is our 5D4N guide on what to eat, see and do in the kitchen of Japan.