Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel we were staying at in Ho Chi Minh City, sits cosy little pho joint, Mama Pho Restaurant. The seemingly cafe-style establishment serves up pho as well as other local delights but how it differs from those you get from the streets is a massive variety of pho types, as well as sides.
Mama Pho has a stellar pho-centric menu, featuring not only different flavours of the classic soup-based pho. Here is where you’ll find unique pho-based creations such as their Crispy Pan-Fried Pho, Rolled Pho and even Wok-Fried Pho.
You won’t find many locals dining here given its higher price point, but here’s why we think that Mama Pho is worth a visit regardless.
In the blink of an eye, 2018 is coming to an end and we are fast approaching the new year. For many of us, this is the period to go on holiday trips with family and friends for a respite from our fast-paced life and a #treatyoself getaway.
Unfortunately, getting a plane ticket to travel out of Singapore or even going on a road trip to neighbouring Malaysia may be a tad too much for our wallets to take. A popular tourist destination, our little red dot has no lack of boutique hotels ranging from the budget kinds to extravagant.
If you’re strapped for cash but looking for some good r&r, staycations are your next best thing. Here are 10 affordable hotels in Singapore with prices starting from as low S$133 per night for you to plan the ideal relaxing (and romantic) getaway.
Christmas Wonderland is back and it’s even bigger and better than last year’s!
The most magical time of the year is here again and we are super psyched for a month full of gatherings with our loved ones, sumptuous feasts, gift exchange and mesmerising Christmas decorations.
To make your Christmas even more complete, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay will be back again for the fifth time running to give you all those enchanting feels before the actual Christmas day itself.
Happening from 30 November 2018 to 26 December 2018, the attraction is scheduled to open daily form 4pm to 11pm. This year, they’ve decided to take it up a notch with even bigger and more magnificent structures, a larger Santa’s Grotto as well as exciting performances by illusionist Rob Lake. To find out more on what to expect at Christmas Wonderland 2018, read on!
Renowned for serving some of the best Chinese food around, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant constantly impresses with their stellar array of dishes that—while remarkable in both taste and presentation—, never wanders too far away from its cultural roots. Specialising in both Cantonese and Sichuan cooking, the restaurant employs chefs native to each respective city, ensuring that their food is kept authentic.
The ideology behind Cantonese cooking is fairly simple—ingredients have to be at their peak of freshness and the flavours of dishes should be well-balanced and not greasy. In addition, flavour components such as spices and aromatics are typically used in moderation such that it supports rather than overwhelms.
Inspired by the flavours and cooking methods of Hong Kong, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is proud to unveil 19 different claypot delights as part of ‘Secrets Of A Claypot’, a menu that masterfully demonstrates the age-old method of Cantonese claypot cooking. Overseen by Executive Chef Leung Wing Chung, every dish is elegantly presented and executed with finesse and expert technique, but at the heart of it, it still remains a humble claypot of food that boasts deep and pronounced flavour.
Available from now until 31 December 2018, available at S$28++, indulge in the smoky, flavourful likes of their esteemed Claypot Rice with Assorted Waxed Meat, aromatic Braised Beef Tendon with Curry Sauce, delicately prepared Double-boiled Fish Soup with Matsutake and so much more!
Our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy every second clay pot at just S$8.80!
We have dined at Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road many times but they always manage to get us excited for our next trip back. When looking for an affordable buffet place that suits the dynamics of a multi-generational family or a diverse group of friends, Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road will, without doubt, be on top of our list.
Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s culturally-rich enclaves with many dishes being heavily influenced by Asian flavours and helmed by their new Executive Chef Vincent Aw, expect a wide range of new, exciting dishes that are perfect for your Christmas feasting.
From 1st December 2018 to 1st January 2019, a sumptuous Christmas feast certainly awaits you here at Ginger, so put your diets on hold and get ready for the season of feasting! What’s more, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef‘ upon making reservation to enjoy this lavish buffet spread at 25% discount from 1st December 2018 to 1st January 2019 (exclude blackout dates), and 15% discount on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Photo Credit: Menya Kokoro
In Singapore, many of us love a good bowl of Japanese ramen soup and udon. However, there aren’t many places here that serve up Maze-soba.
Maze-soba, when directly translated to English, literally means “mixed noodles”. It is essentially dry, broth-less ramen topped with an abundance of goodies. When mixed together, it creates a unique blend of flavours that you’ll keep craving for even after you’ve polished off the entire bowl.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? And that is why we were so excited to hear that Japan’s most popular Maze-soba chain, Menya Kokoro, has finally landed in Singapore, and they have opened their first outlet at Suntec City Level 3.
The CBD area, despite being crowded and hectic during lunchtime, is well known for having a plethora of great eats ranging from the cheap to the exorbitant to feed the hungry office crowd.
Let’s face it, you’re strapped for time, money and the workday isn’t shaping up to be as great as you had hoped. You need a pick-me-up and one that’s quick tastes incredible and won’t take a toll on your wallet. That’s where Chunky Crabs comes in.
Newly-opened Chunky Crabs is the brainchild of the same folks who brought you Chunky Lobsters. The concept here is pretty much the same, with the only key difference being that Chunky Crabs serves, well, crabs. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to find their lobster rolls at both their outlets at The Cathay and Oxley Tower.
You would expect a crab roll made with such high-quality meat to be exorbitantly overpriced. However, you’d be surprised to know that Chunky Crabs sells pretty wallet-friendly crab rolls that are great for those of you who are craving for anything crab related but are on a budget.
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