Central Bukit Timah is an unlikely candidate where one expects to find a regional mall at. Enduring in spite of the rapid urbanisation of its surroundings, the longevity of the mall can be attributed to the convenience it brings, especially through its variety of food options.
Even with a wavering cast of F&B brands across the years, there are a few that have defied pressure from competitors and managed to win over the approval of the notoriously discerning neighbourhood crowd. From local favourites to authentic Korean fare, these eateries are committed to serving delicious yet affordable meals.
Whether they are new additions eager to prove their prowess or time-worn eateries that are long entrenched in the residents’ collective memories, here is a list of 8 places worthy of a visit in Bukit Timah Plaza.
You’re turning twenty-one and you don’t want to #fomo when it looks like the whole world has had something cool to post about for their birthday on their Instagram. There’s the classic group shot behind the dessert table with numbered balloons in the background that you so badly want — even if you said otherwise.
Sometimes, it feels like your IG feed gets blown up for a whole weekend and each photo is followed with a long insta caption of well wishes. We’ve been there. It’s your big day coming and even though you want to be chill about it, it wouldn’t hurt if your party was dope and everyone talks about it for a few days.
We’ve gathered 12 Instagram-worthy cafés and restaurants that will give you a good range of themes for inspo.
When it comes to beverages, the Singapore market is already saturated with a plethora of brands jostling to see who can sell the best cup of bubble tea or coffee. So when we heard that Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt was bringing their highly raved-about yogurt drinks to the Singapore market, we were excited about this refreshing change.
Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt originates from Shanghai and they stand out in the traditional yogurt drink scene by selling yogurt drinks made from purple rice. The fresh in-house yogurt and rice blend provides their drinks with a viscous and creamy consistency which gives the drink an addictive, chewy bite. Moreover, these drinks are low in sugar and filled with probiotics and can be consumed as a meal replacement or diet drink.
Texture-wise aside, these drinks are great for health junkies who want to slurp away at something sweet without feeling the guilt. Made from high-quality milk that has been fermented for at least 48 hours in-house, all their drinks are chock full of essential vitamins and anti-oxidants. They also use complex grains that are high in fibre and great for your digestive system.
If you’re interested to try a cup (or two!) of Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt’s unique concoction, you can check them out at Westgate, Orchard Centrepoint and CityLink Mall.
There will also be a 1-for-1 promotion valid for all drinks during the grand opening of all existing branches. This will be happening on 21 December 2019, Saturday, and is limited to the first 150 customers (1 per pax) of all 3 outlets during 11am and 6pm until the drinks are sold out. In addition, vouchers (50% off) will also be given out for every purchase on the grand opening day itself. So, grab a friend and don’t miss out on this great deal!
Souffle Pancakes – a term for one of the hottest desserts in Singapore right now. These wiggly-jiggly stacks of cloud-like pancakes have taken the country by storm with more and more souffle pancakes appearing on menus in every restaurant!
If you haven’t hopped on the latest trend in Singapore, or have lost track of what’s good in Singapore, check out this list of the fluffiest souffle pancakes in Singapore! These are the places you can grab some fluffy stacks of your own.
Hands up if you’re one of those typical Singaporeans who drinks at run-of-the-mill bars along Holland Village or Clarke Quay! Don’t worry, that makes two of us. The drinking scene in our little red dot may seem a lil’ uninspiring, but there are some alternatives you can get wasted at than your habitual watering holes and clubs.
We discovered a slew of ingenious themed bars that have stepped up their game and creativity to lure alcoholics in – from a 20’s-inspired speakeasy to an 80’s arcade, there’s everything for everyone.
Ditch your old drinking spot and pop by these 10 unique themed bars offering not only great booze, but great vibes too!
For years, Famous Amos has been the “OG” cookie shop in Singapore. Now, it is time to welcome up and coming young bakeries doling out novel cookies that might possibly rival our well-loved predecessor.
Introducing Folks and Stories: a rustic baking studio nestled in the residential estate of Queenstown that serves up quirky cookie creations inspired by personalities of the people around them, as well as tea cakes and brownies.
Here’s what to expect from these young talents.
It is that time of the year again; with the festive season just around the corner, we are undoubtedly reminded of decadent holiday treats and majestic wintertime roasts. Although many associate the holidays with the typical Western spread, not every meal needs to be an elaborate and extravagant affair of turkey, ham, and a copious amount of cranberry sauce. This festive season, why not treat your family to a casual yet delightful Japanese repast at Ichiban Sushi?
More than just a convenient option, Ichiban Sushi is a welcoming space perfect for families to spend some quality time together over the holidays. Instead of needing to splurge on lavish meals to be able to enjoy Japanese cuisine, the brand prides itself in offering an accessible alternative without skimping on standards.
Offering four value-for-money set meals, expect to indulge in a sumptuous meal that will leave you hankering for more. Each set is accompanied by a myriad of dishes, such as a main, rice bowl, chawanmushi and sides. They will be available from 12 November 2019 till 9 February 2020!
To add on something special, Ichiban Sushi is partnering Citi to offer diners a S$10 return voucher on every festive set ordered and paid with a Citi Card.
If you’re in the mood for some Italian food but you are stumped on where you can get some authentic plates of pasta and pizzas, we recommend that you check out iO Italian Osteria at HillV2.
Helmed by the owner and Head Chef of the acclaimed Etna Italian Restaurant, iO Italian Osteria dishes out scrumptious Italian fare that will make you feel like you’re in Italy. The prices here are kept relatively reasonable, making it an ideal place for a special occasion or if you’re just feeling some hearty Italian nosh.