Lee’s Confectionery, the newest gem in the West of Singapore, is tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood of Jurong East. Near the entrance of an HDB carpark, it’s a sight that would intrigue many. Its glass walls display a stark white interior that plays up its minimalist decor as well as a glass display filled with an assortment of gorgeous haute pastries.
Lee’s Confectionery is not just a pretty rarity in the West of Singapore. It’s an exhibition of passion and a work of heart and soul, fuelled with a sense of nostalgia.
It’s official, Singaporeans love to eat and eat well. For the average working adult, cooking at home is a chore, which explains why eating out has become a daily ritual for most, if not all. But gone are the days where dining out lavishly could only be done on a special occasion. With apps such as Entertainer, which constantly provide us with solid dining promotions, dining out at our favourite restaurants on a typical work night will never hurt—wallet-wise.
That’s right, we’re talking about succulent steaks fit for a king and brunch-style delights most people reserve only on one-off weekends—all at 50% off! Interested? Then you’re going to want to carry on reading because here is our list of 10 restaurants in Singapore where you can enjoy 1-for-1 deals, making eating out at your favourite restaurants a more frequent and painless affair.
Most of us give no second thought before digging into foods that are high in gluten, such as pasta, bread, pastries and of course, beer. For the uninitiated, gluten is essentially a mix of proteins that can be found in wheat and its related grains, which includes barley and rye.
Granted, gluten can be found almost everywhere as it is found in many of our staples. Though gluten is not explicitly detrimental to our health, a gluten-free diet comes packed with multiple health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease and promoting of healthy weight loss.
The idea of cutting out an ingredient so common just seems too repelling and troublesome, especially on days when you’re out and about looking for a treat to cure your sweet tooth. Fret not, for here are 7 places in Singapore where you can find gluten-free desserts to indulge in without feeling like a glutton.
It is such a shame that traditional bakeries are vanishing as Singapore’s economy progresses. The food industry is competitive and many older confectioneries have long given way to other profitable businesses. That comes as no surprise as Singaporeans are only willing to pay S$1 for a local treat, but have no qualms splurging S$10 on a premium cake.
Fortunately, several age-old establishments’ utmost dedication in serving handcrafted heritage delicacies have withstood the test of time and transient fads. The only worry is whether there would be young Singaporean artisans to take over this tough trade.
From halal-certified Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery to award-winning Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, here is our guide to 9 Traditional Bakeries In Singapore To Check Out.
When we talk about Singapore’s culinary landscape, one of the most iconic dishes that has earned itself international acclaim is none other than the famous chilli crab. Having received approval from both locals and tourists alike, most would agree that this is a quintessential Singaporean dish not to be missed. Anyone who argues about its origins is either lying or is terribly misinformed. Period.
While many seafood restaurants in Singapore have their own renditions of this local dish, the gravy is almost always a combination of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours, accented with chilli and tomato sauce. Dig into it with your bare hands to enjoy the full experience—yes, this is a meal that is meant to be messy so don’t be shy about licking the sauce off your fingers!
Hosting your overseas friends for a meal? Here are 12 Best Chilli Crabs In Singapore to introduce to them. READ ON
Fries are something that everybody loves. Period. Whether they are thin-cut, curly, shoestring-style or topped with decadent sauces as a poutine, these deep-fried spud sticks are something that’s impossible to hate—unless you’re allergic to potatoes.
McDonald’s may set the benchmark for French fries, but here are 14 places in Singapore that sell pretty solid fries—have fun indulging! READ ON
If you were only allowed to order one dish from any zi char stall for the rest of your life, we can bet that most Singaporeans would opt for a plate of perfectly fried har cheong gai.
Har cheong gai is Cantonese for prawn paste chicken, which is literally what it is; tender, succulent pieces of chicken that are coated with a batter comprising of flour and fragrant fermented shrimp paste before being deep-fried to perfection.
There are hundreds of places in Singapore that sell delicious, satisfying har cheong gai, but we have here is a list of the 16 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshines the rest.
If you are a nature lover or simply someone in search of a tranquil respite away from the bustle of the city, Chinese Garden in the West can be an option to consider. The 13.5-hectare garden was built in 1975 by renowned Taiwanese architect, Professor Yuen-Chen Yu, and it has since become one a hotspot for tourists—yet, it’s ironic that so many Singaporeans haven’t even been there before.
From the garden’s stunning bonsai collection, pavilions and pagodas, Chinese Garden is perfect for an outing if you’re ever in search of a new adventure. And while it does not boast the same glamour and majesty of Gardens by the Bay, it is still one of the most iconic parks in Singapore.
Before you go on to say that this underrated garden has nothing to offer, here is a list of the things that you can do there. So go on, pretend you’re a tourist for a day and explore Singapore’s Chinese Garden.