The Bugis enclave has come a long way since its earlier, sleazier days. Now, things have smartened up for the place with the many slews of hipster cafes, shopping centres and even classy new hotel establishments such as Andaz Singapore.
While the area is evolving into a shopping paradise for both locals and tourists alike, one thing still remains unchanged—the food scene here is immense. Sussing out some of the best from the old to the new, from glitzy restaurants, cosy cafes and humble hole-in-the-walls, here is our list of 52 cafes and restaurants in Bugis.
% Arabica Coffee, famous coffee shop from Kyoto, is finally opening its first outlet in Singapore at 56 Arab Street.
Given how Singaporeans are such caffeine addicts, there is certainly no shortage of cafes and coffee bars dedicated to offering high quality brews. As we see more Japanese concepts—Kurasu Singapore and Omotesando Koffee—opening up one after another, we are more than excited for the addition of % Arabica Coffee right here in Singapore.
You can have a taste of their signature brews at (place) when % Arabica Coffee officially opens to the public.
Replacing the now defunct Jimoto-Ya along Pickering Street is Mister Wu, a casual dining eatery serving up Chinese far with a modern twist.
The concept behind the shop is simple staple food with little platters to share with colleagues and friends, with old-school Chinese and Cantonese music adding to the easy-going vibe of the place.
Catering to the lunch and dinner crowd with a specific menu to both, Mister Wu serves up la mian and rice bowls at affordable prices.
Our favourite Mid-Autumn Festival (or more affectionately known as Mooncake Festival) is around the corner again! Every year, people celebrate the festivity by lighting candles and lanterns on the day of the full moon and indulge in decadent mooncakes.
For foodies like us, the best part of every year is seeing restaurants and hotels create the most unique and memorable mooncakes creations and they only seem to be getting better every year. With the ongoing trend of localising classics, we see more brands create mooncakes inspired by iconic local flavours. This 2018, you can expect a massive range of mooncakes—from elevated classic to one-of-a-kind creations, as well as mooncakes infused with Asian flavours.
Even if you’re not planning on feasting on these mooncakes, you can always choose to gift them to your family, friends and/or clients. The packaging is something to be mesmerized by too—of opulent boxes, pretty pastels and elegant designs, here are 6 Mooncakes You Need To Try This Mid-Autumn Festival 2018.
A humble burger joint opened by the folks behind Carvers & Co, Wolf Burgers has, over the last few years, risen through the ranks to become a popular choice among burger aficionados all over Singapore.
The brand is famous for a few things, but more notably for their affordable prices and undeniably delicious burgers.
This no-frills burger joint puts out some scrumptious, meat-packed options, with most items on the menu priced below S$10. And before you begin comparing them to any ordinary fast-food restaurant, let us assure you that the quality and satisfaction that Wolf Burgers guarantees go far beyond your average happy meal.
There’s no shortage of Japanese ramen restaurants in Singapore, and joining the lineup over at South Beach Avenue is Ebi-Tori Menzo.
Hailing from Osaka, Ebi-Tori Menzo, as per namesake, specialises in both chicken ramen and shrimp tsukemen. For the uninitiated, tsukemen is a form of dipping noodles, and the sauce it’s served with is a thicker and richer version of the usual ramen soup broths that we are used to.
Their signature ramen offering may not rank as high as compared to many others out there but here’s why you should pay this humble ramen restaurant a visit anyway.
Walking down the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, one might find it a challenge to identify exactly which pho stall is truly the best especially with the sheer amount of street-side stalls, food stands and restaurants selling it.
But perhaps one of the best and most highly recommended pho places in Ho Chi Minh City to visit is Pho Phuong 25 in District 1. Having heard so much praise being sung by both locals and tourists, we did not hesitate to pay this humble corner stall a visit—we were far from disappointed.
For a truly authentic and out-of-this-world beef pho experience when in Ho Chi Minh City, you really have to drop by Pho Phuong 25.
There are endless dessert choices out there in the world but what is it about the tiramisu that makes those with a sweet tooth go crazy over it?
Perhaps it’s the delicate mousse-like texture that melts so easily on your tongue or maybe it’s the perfect balance of bitter coffee and sweet whipped cream on your taste buds that get you hooked. Whatever reason you are thinking of, one thing is for sure—a good tiramisu can do wonders for your mind, soul and appetite.
If you’re ever craving this Italian dessert and have zero clues where to look, then look no further than to our guide on 13 best tiramisu in Singapore—believe us, they’re worth ruining your diet for.