As the season turns cooler and we prepare our precious annual leaves for the next year, many of us make it a point to visit Japan for the ever-elusive sakura blooming season.
While to us, the seas of pink is a breathtaking sight, there’s much more to the tradition of appreciating spring for the locals. Ohanami (or cherry blossom flower viewing) is one of them.
Though it seems straightforward enough to just have a picnic under the trees, there is a whole list of do’s and don’ts that you might not know about.
Our little island is full of wonder, with a vibrant culture and heritage that stretches beyond just five decades of independence. There is so much to learn about our history and our forefathers in order to fully understand and grasp just how much we’ve developed and grown.
Why not skip the shopping mall and pick any place from this list to check out this weekend? Absorb as many interesting facts as you can to share and impress your friends and loved ones later.
These local museums and galleries welcome everyone from all walks of life, and you may just learn something new about your own heritage that might surprise you!
Regale your loved ones and esteemed clients this Lunar New Year with a hamper unlike any other. Instead of sending over a towering basket mostly filled with unremarkable nonessentials, why not gift them a collection of thoughtfully curated items they’re bound to appreciate instead?
Pretty in pink and strikingly chic, have you ever seen such a stylish hamper in a tote bag? The Grandeur Collection from The Marmalade Pantry—which comes with goodies made in a halal-certified ktchen—is a unique gift perfect for the modern Singaporean.
Our readers can enjoy 15% off when you pay with Mastercard using our code “LICCNY15”. The discount is valid from now until 12 Jan 2020. Get the Lunar New Year hamper from The Marmalade Pantry’s e-shop here—http://bit.ly/TMPCNY2020.
Hui Lau Shan is a household name in Hong Kong and is well-loved for their wide range of desserts and drinks, especially mango desserts.
Their presence in Hong Kong is quite possibly the strongest for you would find an outlet (or two, or more) at every neighbourhood. It is also something that we always eat whenever we are in the Pearl of the Orient.
Hui Lau Shan was once in Singapore and that was about a decade ago. But they didn’t make it then, and rumours had it that it was way too pricey and the standards were not there. But we do not dwell on the past; we rejoice because they are returning in 2020!
Machi Machi is Jay Chou’s favourite bubble tea brand. And Machi Machi is coming to Singapore!
Dubbed the ‘God of Cheese Tea’ by the Taiwanese media, Machi Machi is set to open in Singapore in January 2020. Like FINA-FREAKING-LY!
We’ve never felt like we needed another bubble tea brand in Singapore, until after seeing how Jay Chou excessively professes his love for Machi Machi’s pearl milk tea and how he even springs surprise visits at the shops whenever he is in a city with a Machi Machi outlet.
So what’s in for Machi Machi Singapore? Here, we share everything we know. Remember: you saw it here at Ladyironchef first.
Nothing beats celebrating #TGIF and ushering in the arrival of the weekends by popping a cold one with your pals! What better way to greet the long-awaited weekend than with scrumptious finger foods, music, chill vibes and of course, good booze?
When it comes to picking our poison for the night, we prefer something refreshing and crisp, nothing too heavy-bodied that leaves us nursing a hangover the next morning. Introducing Sapporo, an esteemed beer brand in Japan that has been serving premium beers since 1876, all of which have been carefully crafted to perfection.
Sapporo is renowned as the oldest and most famous brewery in Japan that has a long-standing history of its own. They have churned out various signature beers that have quickly gained popularity among the Eastern and Western masses, such as their Sapporo Imported Beer and Sapporo Light Beer, but nothing trumps the king of their beers: Sapporo Premium Beer.
A flagship product, the Sapporo Premium Beer is now one of the best-selling beers in Singapore. It is no wonder why both tourists and locals alike love it: the beer is a light-bodied, hoppy lager that pairs incredibly well with rich, savoury flavours. It also retails for a mere S$10 at Timbre+’s Bottle Shop!
Here are five dishes at Timbre+ that are perfect with everyone’s favourite Sapporo Premium Beer.
It is no secret that food plays an intrinsic part in the lives of many Singaporeans. We are a nation built upon the love of food – be it planning for an elaborate celebratory meal, or looking for a quick bite, the plethora of choices has allowed the average citizen to develop a more discerning palate.
The crux of the issue for most of us lies in the importance we place in the taste of the food above all else. Would you rather indulge in some good ol’ char kway teow or have a bowl of salad? If you picked the former, you are not alone. It is this incessant struggle between tasty and healthy food that the Health Promotion Board (HPB) seeks to address with its latest initiative: The Healthy Bowl Campaign.
Over the following months, more than 30 selected F&B outlets in Singapore will be rolling out healthy wholegrain rice bowls in four appetising flavours: salmon, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian. It doesn’t matter if you are a fitness junkie, a working professional, or a self-proclaimed junk food connoisseur – as long as you are a fan of yummy and honest food, these healthy bowls are perfect for you!
Ask any Singaporean living overseas what Singapore food they miss and we can bet with you that the majority of them would say chicken rice. Chicken rice holds a special place in many of our hearts and it is no mystery why this simple yet flavourful dish has always been a crowd favourite.
We aren’t the only place in the world that has chicken rice though; Bangkok has its own rendition of the dish and while they both may look pretty similar, they do have their differences too.
We tried out Bangkok’s famous Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice on our recent trip to Bangkok and here is how we feel it compared to Singapore’s Hainanese Chicken Rice.