It has become quite an apparent trend that many restaurant chefs—some even hailing from prestigious hotels—have decided to hang up their aprons to pursue their own businesses, operating in hawker stalls instead.
Perhaps it’s due to the alleviated pressure, or maybe these veterans just want to settle down and finally do something that they can wholeheartedly call their own. Either way, it’s always a new reason to get excited whenever we hear of such news. To enjoy high-ses food at low-ses prices, here is our list of 6 hawker stalls opened by ex-restaurant chefs.
Of all the tremendous amounts of cooking methods available to us, be it fancy or rustic, barbecue still remains one of our all-time-favourite ways to have food cooked. It’s hard not to give in to a platter of smoky, seared meat, and thanks to a slew of new openings, the barbecue trend is bigger than ever in Singapore.
Nearly every culture has their own form of barbecue, in fact, the whole concept of barbecue dates back to caveman times where food was literally cooked over an open fire on a spit (or a stick). Now, with Singapore playing host to so many varieties of cultural influences and cuisines, we get to enjoy so many varieties.
Whether it’s a sweet, marinated Korean bulgogi beef you crave, good-old Louisiana-style baby back ribs, Filipino pork lechon or even a humble mookata, here is our guide to 13 BBQ restaurants in Singapore.
To put it simply, the direct Hokkien translation of ‘zi char’ is “cook and fry” and zi char stalls in Singapore offer a wide range of dishes that are much like home-cooked meals.
Zi char is a perennial favourite dining style when we plan big gatherings. The idea of sharing plates of Chinese food in a boisterous setting is really quintessentially Singapore! It is relatively simple and cheap as opposed to a posh restaurant and the loud chatter and bursts of laughter over the eating make up the ambience.
We’ve gathered a list of the more popular spots for zi char in the far West of Singapore. Here are 10 zi char eateries in Jurong to take your gatherings to. There’s even the halal SingFood Stall and De’ Beer Garden with a hot chick on fire for Westies to impress their friends with.
Forget about your typical ice cream, waffles and tarts; THE dessert that you should be paying attention to is the classic sticky date pudding.
Warm, sticky and saccharine sweet; it is simply impossible to resist a plate of this ambrosial goodness. However, in Singapore, it isn’t easy to find places that serve up a solid plate of sticky date pudding.
Therefore, to help you, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favourite places in Singapore to get your hands on our all-time favourite dessert.
One of our ultimate guilty pleasures in life is Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns, or more commonly referred to as Liu Sha Bao. Mad props to whoever invented this decadent steamed delight because it is a work of pure genius and we are sure that many would agree.
The moment you burst open the Liu Sha Bao and molten salted egg yolk come oozing out; that is the epitome of bliss.
Here is our list of 13 Best Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns (Liu Sha Bao) in Singapore.
Beer aficionados have truly been spoilt with so many new craft beer establishments popping up all over the island in the recent years. Varieties and different styles of craft beer from all over the world number in the thousands—from American IPAs to Taiwanese fruit beers. It is almost impossible to try every single one of them within a lifetime.
While many of the craft beers you find in supermarkets nowadays are predominantly foreign—from either the USA, UK or other European countries—there are in fact, many Singaporean breweries that have been crafting some interesting brews of their own.
Want to get a taste of crafty local lagers? Here’s a round-up of our favourite Singapore craft beer breweries you can totally be proud of.
Being avid travellers, what we find the most useful are guides that give us a brief look into the essential things that you need to know about the country i.e. what currency they use, travel plugs that would be necessary and more.
As the saying goes, better safe than sorry. Not only would such information be useful in helping you plan your itinerary, it also gives you a deeper insight into the customs and practices of your intended country of visit so you do not have to worry about disrespecting anyone by accident.
Here are 13 Useful Tips You Should Know Before Travelling To Singapore. Welcome to our beautiful garden city and we hope that you have a great time here!
Taiwan is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia because what is there not to love about that country?
Besides their friendly locals and scenic landscapes, we have always been fascinated with Taiwanese food. Bring on the pungent beancurd and pig’s blood!
But hold your horses and please do not get the wrong idea. Taiwanese classic dishes ain’t a fear-factor show but instead, an exciting exploration of food. From Beef Noodle Soup, Oyster Omelette to Pineapple Cake, here is our guide to 11 Taiwanese Classic Dishes To Eat.