COVID-19 has left Singapore’s F&B industry in a catastrophic mess, especially after dining out was banned during the Circuit Breaker period. Eateries have been struggling to make ends meet and despite many of them still allowing takeaway or delivery, it is not always enough.
So, it isn’t surprising that a number of these dining establishments have had to shut their doors and leave Singapore’s F&B industry. Over the past few months, we’ve heard of the closing of a number of reputable restaurants across our little red dot and it is truly heartbreaking.
Just recently, there have been rumours that Stärker Group has become one of the next casualties of the pandemic. Are these, however, true? We will find out by 10 June 2020.
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Home to the famed Ponggol Nasi Lemak and Lola’s Cafe, Kovan is easily one of Singapore’s most underrated foodie gems. As if we needed any more reason to visit Kovan, this food haven has a new prized addition to their collection of treasured eateries.
North-east siders now have one more option when they’re hunting down a sweet fix after dinner. Meet Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D.
Taking the form of an Asian dessert cafe, Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D. is a new venture by Chef Francis Wong (previously the Chef Entrepreneur of the popular Non Entrée Desserts) has 12 years of experience in creating novelty ice cream and frozen desserts up his sleeves.
Correction on 17 Mar 2020: Chef Francis Wong, previously the Chef Entrepreneur of the popular Non Entrée Desserts, has joined Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D. However, this is not a new concept by Non Entrée Desserts.
Easties, rejoice! We have a Muslim-owned neighbourhood bakery to introduce to you, and it is Shubby Sweets. Nestled in the quaint Chai Chee estate a mere stone throw’s away from Bedok MRT, this halal bakery doles out handcrafted artisanal bakes including the likes of brownies, blondies, cakes, and choux.
A successful homegrown business, Shubby Sweets have become the go-to takeaway spot for residents in the area to curb their sweet cravings. The folks behind this bakery also pride themselves on creating bite-sized goodies in small batches to achieve utmost quality and consistency.
Expect a different menu each week — you are in for a sweet treat each time you pop by.
Jalan Besar is home to many eateries and Sum Dim Sum is one of the latest additions to the neighbourhood. Dim sum is a well-loved cuisine by most Singaporeans. Be it for breakfast or supper, we are always ready for some dim sum.
We had high expectations when we entered the Tiffany blue-themed restaurant and could not wait to satisfy our grumbling tummies. But is this new place an uprising competition to the ever-famous supper spot Swee Choon that is just down the road? Or just hype?
Let’s find out.
Nothing beats celebrating #TGIF and ushering in the arrival of the weekends by popping a cold one with your pals! What better way to greet the long-awaited weekend than with scrumptious finger foods, music, chill vibes and of course, good booze?
When it comes to picking our poison for the night, we prefer something refreshing and crisp, nothing too heavy-bodied that leaves us nursing a hangover the next morning. Introducing Sapporo, an esteemed beer brand in Japan that has been serving premium beers since 1876, all of which have been carefully crafted to perfection.
Sapporo is renowned as the oldest and most famous brewery in Japan that has a long-standing history of its own. They have churned out various signature beers that have quickly gained popularity among the Eastern and Western masses, such as their Sapporo Imported Beer and Sapporo Light Beer, but nothing trumps the king of their beers: Sapporo Premium Beer.
A flagship product, the Sapporo Premium Beer is now one of the best-selling beers in Singapore. It is no wonder why both tourists and locals alike love it: the beer is a light-bodied, hoppy lager that pairs incredibly well with rich, savoury flavours. It also retails for a mere S$10 at Timbre+’s Bottle Shop!
Here are five dishes at Timbre+ that are perfect with everyone’s favourite Sapporo Premium Beer.
With 2019 drawing to a close, many of us are looking for a place to celebrate the end of another year. If you have yet to make plans for the year-end festivities, we’re here to help: why not bring your loved ones to Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road for a captivating spread of Asian-inspired fare and traditional holiday staples?
Reopening just in time for the holidays, Spice Brasserie underwent a two-month-long revamp, and is now back to regale diners with a new gusto. More than just a superficial facelift, its refreshing new interior is inspired by the rich heritage of the Little India neighbourhood it resides in. Moreover, this update allows for a better coherence between the dining space and the Asian specialities offered.
Of all buffets, why Spice Brasserie? Taking pride in its heavily Asian-influenced spread, dining here means you get to enjoy the best culinary creations the East and West have to offer. You can find a sensational selection of meticulously prepared Asian street food, many of which are freshly prepared by chefs at various stations.
With a selection as magnificent as that, it’s time to bask in that festive cheer; end the year on a delicious note by bringing your loved ones down to Spice Brasserie for a memorable feasting experience!
Quote “Ladyironchef” upon making your reservation for 25% OFF Spice Brasserie’s buffet from now until 15 February 2020.
Located at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, Salt & Straw is a well-known ice cream brand that has been serving up scoop after scoop of delicious and uniquely-flavoured ice cream since 2011.
Set up by cousins Kim and Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw has since been included on lists of America’s best ice cream, and only rightfully so for their innovative flavours which uses main ingredients that have all been locally sourced.
Nestled in the seemingly quiet Potong Pasir area is a newly opened ice cream joint that serves handcrafted gelato and coffee all day.
Since opening their doors on 19 October 2019, Sweet Cheeks has been delighting visitors with their selection of interesting gelato flavours that have been lovingly prepared in-house.