Offering a full-on menu of both Asian and Western fare, Colbar is one of the few gems in Singapore that we can safely say, has truly stood the test of time. Opened in 1953, the establishment formerly served as a canteen for the British army. It, therefore, gave rise to its name, Colbar, otherwise referred to as ‘Colonial Bar’.
Granted that it’s a little out of the way, especially for those who do not drive, it is still a charming spot that’s worth the trip. It is a retreat from civilisation and it is also a great place to catch a glimpse of the old days.
This rustic hideout is furnished with retro interiors like Formica tabletops and old photographs, which bring an air of nostalgia that sets you back in time. Whether you’re pining for a beer, some food or a place to chill, Colbar is one that’ll guarantee you a relaxed and tranquil experience.
There is plenty of things that Singaporeans can be grateful for but the one thing that we simply cannot do without is our vast array of local food that stems from our heritage and culture that spans across all races.
It goes without saying that when it comes to our local cuisine, we Singaporeans are fanatically passionate about it and it shows with the many Singaporean food festivals that take place all over the world for students and people working abroad who just can’t fathom the absence of our local delicacies in their bellies.
Come this National Day and the month of August, a number of fast food chains, restaurants, bars and cafes have decided that it’s time to upkeep the true spirit that is Singapore’s unyielding gastronomic scene by coming up with a slew of new Singaporean-themed edible treats, infusing both local flavours and flair into their various offerings. Here is our guide on 12 new dishes that pay tribute to all things Singaporean.
As far as comfort food goes, grilled meat skewers a.k.a Yakitori is definitely on our list. Masterfully cooked and grilled to tender, smoky perfection using special Japanese charcoal, yakitori will always have a special place in our hearts.
From cosy Japanese izakaya bars to unassuming joints located in the centre of a park, we suss out the best spots to get your fix of authentic Japanese skewers. Here is our list of the best yakitori joints in Singapore.
A place where discerning diners and lovers of good vibes gather, Two Chefs Bar is the ideal place to be should you find yourself in the mood for after-work drinks, casual gatherings and tasty food. Serving up a mixture of both Mexican and Italian grub, many might find the contrast odd but contrary to preliminary expectations, this isn’t one of those hipster joints where they try to mix and combine flavours together in hopes of producing unique.
Instead, what diners can hope to expect from the restaurant’s menu is a myriad of Mexican and Italian dishes—more than 100 food items in fact—encompassing a wide spectrum of flavours and characteristics but remaining delicious nonetheless. Whether you’re pining for spicy, searing-hot fajitas served on a hot plate, a rustic Angus beef burger or something a little less assertive like pasta or pizza, you’re bound to find something you’ll love here at Two Chefs Bar.
While their first outlet over at Quayside Isle may prove ideal for romantic dates and corporate events, their second outlet is better suited for office workers, fun get-togethers and those hankering for punchy cocktails, affordable comfort food and all-day happy hour deals—did we mention their Holland Village outlet boasts a massive selection of craft beers and ciders as well?
Spice lovers will always love the heat from the food that makes one’s face blush, sweat trickle and stomach churn from dusk till dawn. No matter how torturous it may sound, the excitement we get from eating spicy food will make the fiery blast that awaits us seemingly enjoyable.
Many of us absolutely love spicy food, yet our bodies cannot take the heat. However, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Believe it or not, spice tolerance can actually be built up over time.
There are some dining establishments in Singapore where you can choose the spice level of your food—an excellent idea for those who simply want to challenge themselves. If you are someone like that, we have compiled a list of 11 places in Singapore where you can up your spice level on your next visit if you are tired of playing it safe.
Acai bowls are increasingly becoming a favourite go-to light snack for the health conscious. Due to its nutritious factors, acai bowls are perfect post-meal desserts or a good meal replacement as they are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and healthy fats required by the human body.
Amidst the daily indulgence of your favourite food, you can give acai bowls a try to achieve that hot summer figure you’ve always wanted. Here are 11 Amazing Acai Bowls In Singapore To Try.
Our beloved national dish—the glorious chilli crab—has always been a must-try local delicacy.
The younger Singaporean entrepreneurs have taken this traditional classic to a whole new level by integrating its key flavours into other cuisines. We are now seeing chilli crab infused into buns, burgers, pastas and even in a donburi!
From Fresh Fruits Lab’s Chilli Soft Shell Crab Pasta to Yan’s Chilli Crab Meat Buns, here are 9 Best Chilli Crab Dishes in Singapore.
Whether it is a mid-afternoon high tea or weekend brunch ritual, dim sum is a Chinese staple we cannot get enough of. Essentially comprising a variety of both steamed and deep-fried snacks, these morsels are commonly paired with freshly brewed Chinese tea.
In Singapore, many Chinese families hold this age-old tradition in high esteem and even those of other races have learnt to appreciate dim sum, creating varieties to suit their own preferences and taste buds.
From the timeless favourites that still pull off dumplings the old fashioned way since our parent’s time—food carts and screaming old ladies included—to the modern restaurants that experiment with new flavours, here are 30 dim sum restaurants in Singapore for your weekly yum cha.