When artisanal bread was introduced to Singapore’s bakery scene, it became clear that not all bread is created equal. The long fermentation process that artisanal bakeries go through allows the dough to develop for more robust flavour and texture which gives rise to remarkable bakes.
Begin visually as you appreciate the bread’s brown hue. Feel its crispiness and breathe the perfume of the bread itself. Only then do you bite into it and take in its balanced texture of crunchy crust and fluffy soft insides. Let its complex flavours gradually develop in your mouth.
To fully experience this, we rounded up 10 specialty bakeries in Singapore if you are in it to get quality loaves and top-notch breads.
Being a parent is hard in so many ways.
Bringing kids out for a meal can be extremely difficult, especially if there is no entertainment to keep them occupied. However, nothing beats having the time to bond with your loved ones over a hearty meal and to see the goofy smiles on your kids’ faces. Kids are fickle creatures and probably have the same attention span as a puppy. That said, having kid-friendly elements such as a playground or a kids menu would help family meals a lot less chaotic.
From cafes with a soft-fall playground to a mini buffet catered to kids and a dedicated reading corner to the little ones, here is our guide to 13 kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
We can all relate to the pain of organising a catch-up session with your buddies that you haven’t met in years—busy with school, work and having to do OT makes it nearly impossible to find a common date and time for a meetup.
The only time that all of your friends are free is probably, well, in the middle of the night. And for some odd reason, our stomachs go empty when the sun goes down as do the shutters of most stalls.
Singapore is undoubtedly a food haven but what happens when hunger pangs strike you in the middle of the night? Fret not for we have sussed out 10 Muslim-Friendly Supper Spots That Open Till Late Night To Makan With Your Supper Squad. Apologies in advance for the weight gain.
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.
Olla Specialty Coffee is a mobile coffee company that has been offering their services to events as well as operating coffee bars for companies, but they have finally found a home at Sunset Way now! Occupying a small shop space under a HDB block, this hole-in-the-wall café is the newest addition to the trove of eateries and bakeries in the neighbourhood.
Although this cosy café focuses mainly on coffee, a selection of teas, chocolate, matcha and chai is offered as well. What’s more, the drinks here are priced between S$3 and S$5.50 – super wallet-friendly prices! You can also pair your drinks with some buttermilk waffles and pastries too.
With its minimalist interior and chill vibes, Olla Specialty Coffee is a great place to grab your mid-day cuppa. READ ON
A new addition to the trove of cafés and restaurants nearby the Botanic Gardens is Elixir Boutique Roasters. This bean-to-bar café doesn’t reveal its exact location in Serene Centre and encourages you to hunt them down instead. But lucky for you, we’ve hunted it down for you!
Located at the street level of Serene Centre, the café is so nondescript—dimly lit and no signboard—you’ll probably miss it if you’re weren’t looking for it. Elixir Boutique Roasters takes over the premise of Sugarhaus and shares the same space as Fat Belly which operates at night. Still in their opening phase, coffees here are currently pay as you wish. READ ON
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.