With all the hype over major events such as the opening of Jewel and Shilin-inspired Night Market in April, it’s time to take things down a notch and bask in some slow and easy vibes. Make May the month for a rendezvous in a speakeasy bar or a casual catch-up in a luxe F&B with pampering gourmet food.
For a change from the usual café-hopping and quick Instagrammable bites, wind down with classy nosh and artisanal concoctions for drinks. We found quiet spots right in the city hidden away from its hustle and bustle.
Here is our curated list of 10 new openings for you to drop by this May. We made sure to include an izakaya, some quiet places with lip-smacking bowls, plus a couple of enclaves to explore over toasts with tipples.
This is the season to be jolly but more so, a significant time of the year where no one will judge you for over-indulging in dangerous amounts of cakes, pastries and other festive sweets. Ever had your eye fixated on a dessert at one of Singapore’s prestigious hotels but never getting around to treating yourself to one due to its exorbitant price? Well, now you can.
Little does anyone know, many hotels actually sell their freshly baked cakes and pastries at special half-price rates after a certain time every day. Sure, what you get may not be guaranteed to be absolutely fresh, but who’s to complain when you get to enjoy these mammoth treats at literally 50% off?
For all of you dessert fanatics, here is our list of 9 hotels where you can get festive cakes, pastries and other desserts at 50% off.
Unless you’re Japanese or an expert on the topic of Japanese cuisine, chances are you wouldn’t be able to differentiate between Japanese sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. Believe us, not even die-hard foodies know the difference so it’s totally understandable that you don’t.
Quit making the mistake of thinking that both of them are the same because they’re worlds apart.
For one, sukiyaki is not hot pot, despite the fact that it is typically eaten out of a pot. Sure, it’s a one-pot-meal (essentially) but there is no soup nor stock involved—rather, a sauce. Shabu-Shabu, on the other hand, bears similar qualities of the conventional hot pot in that raw ingredients are cooked in a pot of boiling water or broth but still, there are some differences.
Life races ahead so fast that we sometimes don’t even realise what’s happening and how much we need to bring ourselves to a pause just to take in how we feel. That desperation for a brief reprieve is how we find ourselves booking our next flight out, or if we can’t, we do with a holiday within our sunny island.
Today, we have a new destination in the South of Singapore to share. Well, we’d like to think of Native Kitchen as a destination. It is located within Village Hotel at Sentosa and it is a restaurant that celebrates the best of islander cuisine.
Aside from serving up an International breakfast, Native Kitchen specialises in Polynesian and Islander cuisines which offer a myriad of dishes using the freshest ingredients and culinary techniques that bring out their natural flavours. With that, prepare your taste buds for a gastronomical feast that will leave not just the belly, but the heart full as well.
The family-friendly restaurant boasts serious resort vibes and with so many attractions in the proximity, it is no wonder Native Kitchen is fast becoming one of the hottest spots in Singapore for families, big groups or even if you just want a casual weekend date. Here are 8 reasons why we love Native Kitchen at Village Hotel at Sentosa.
You are kind of a big dill to us so thanks for pudding up with that. We hope you understand the food puns that we want to share.
Hopefully, they are a-peeling and give you a Fanta-stick day. If you are starving for smiles, these eight cheesy food puns made us feel grate and hope they work the same for you.
We also cooked them up with cuteness to feed your hunger for mirth. We think you shrimply deserve the best so lettuce begin to try to ease off your stress.
A real gem in Havelock’s Central Square is Annalakshmi Restaurant, offering homely and authentic vegetarian Northern and Southern Indian cuisine.
Annalakshmi boasts an interesting dining concept: they offer absolutely no menu and their food is served buffet-style. At the end of the meal, diners pay as they wish.
We had a unique dining experience here, just like that of having a meal cooked by a friend’s mother at their cosy home.
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar begins welcoming in the crowd from 03 May to 05 June 2019.
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2018 was widely criticised for offering mostly hipster food rather than traditional Malay snacks that are usually found at the annual Ramadan event. The organiser has taken the feedback and 60 per cent of food stalls at Geylang Serai Bazaar this year will be offering traditional Malay food, while the remaining may offer “contemporary” or “hipster” options.
In addition, the stalls at the bazaar are also required to be either Muslim-owned, certified halal by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) or fulfill a halal criteria set by consultants engaged by the bazaar organisers.
Prepare lots of change and tissues but before you head down, read on to know what to expect. In the labyrinth of the bazaar, here are some foods you deserve for braving the heat and jostling crowd at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city is Oasis Steak & Grill, aptly named due to its location at Oasis Terraces. Situated on the first floor of Oasis Terraces, it was away from most of the crowd and stores in the mall.
Oasis Steak & Grill is known for their wallet-friendly prices of grilled meats, along with their fusion of local flavours and Western-style dishes. They also offer a selection of beers and wines at affordable prices, as well as an al fresco dining area and a small bar for you to unwind.