Inspired by their Melbourne travels, owners Januver and Chomel started Scissors Paper Stove to celebrate the diversity of Asian culinary techniques and our communal dining culture.
Their menu focuses on a neat range of tapas that are great for sharing among friends and family, as well as other homemade recipes and a small selection of desserts. The cheerful space is perfect for any occasion—whether you are in the mood for a morning pick-me-up or some booze to unwind after a long day.
While some may say that Asian fusion tapas served in colourful tingkats and Asian-inspired cocktails—think vodka with amaretto, milo and condensed milk—sound too much like a marketing gimmick, we applaud the team’s creativity in using familiar Asian flavours to create something new. READ ON
Xiao Ya Tou, or better known as XYT, is a modern Asian restaurant bar on Duxton Hill that serves up a plethora of playful and somewhat cheeky food and drink offerings—all of which find their inspirations stemming from cuisines from all across Southeast Asia.
The eatery is hard to miss. Its distinctive red lanterns, plastic chairs, and loud decor just call out to you as you walk past. Xiao Ya Tou is one establishment that will undoubtedly guarantee you and your mates a solid meal, yummy locally-inspired cocktail but more importantly, a great time out.
The bar scene in Singapore is growing from strength to strength and our nation is already home to an impressive list of award-winning bars.
A night out is no longer just about incessant drinking. The demand for high-quality cocktails, gourmet bar nosh and top-notch hospitality is ever-increasing and Singaporeans are becoming more receptive about splurging on such experiences.
Asian-inspired bars are trending right now and reputable watering holes such as Ding Dong and Sum Yi Tai are great examples. And Phat Cat Laundry is one new addition; it is Singapore’s First Laundromat-Themed Bar where you can expect Asian-inspired cocktails and Asian fusion dishes.
The Singapore Sling – a national cocktail created in year 1915 – is an alcoholic beverage that everyone should try at least once in their lives.
While there are various interpretations of this drink across Singapore today, the key ingredients of Singapore Sling include cherry brandy, cointreau, D.O.M. Bénédictine, gin, lime juice, pineapple juice and angostura bitters.
How does celebrating National Day with a national cocktail sound? From the original Long Bar’s Singapore Sling, celebrity restaurant Adrift by David Myers’ Singapore Sling to award-winning Manhattan Bar’s Singapura National, here are 10 Singapore Slings to Sip On This National Day.
Gone are the conservative days where Singaporeans are reluctant to splurge on a cocktail. In fact, cocktails are all the rage now with the ever-increasing number of cocktail bars and popup events etc. Unsurprisingly, Singapore’s Singapore Cocktail Week last year was a huge success and the exciting event will be returning next month from 12 to 19 March 2016.
Mark down your calendar as you will not want to miss this boozy celebration. Singapore Cocktail Week would be taking place across the sunny island in several places such as cocktail bars, gourmet restaurants and even Holland Village Food Court. The ticketed event is expanding twofold and it includes cocktail pairing events, masterclass workshops and more.
With so much ongoing during the festival, it can be a challenge to decide which program to sign up for. Here are the highlights from Singapore Cocktail Week 2016 so you can work on a plan for you and your drinking buddies.
Ding Dong! Who’s there?
The quirky brand is actually the brainchild of celebrity chef Ryan Clift. Ding Dong’s contemporary tapas menu features an eclectic mix of Asian-inspired cocktails, Peranakan-style desserts and East-meets-West gourmet dishes. These fusion delicacies are set to impress – at a hefty price of course.
Mitzo, one of our all-time favourite Chinese restaurants in town, introduces a Weekend Brunch of Sexy Chinese Fare, and we are gonna get you excited.
It is hard to come by such sexy-looking and intricately-plated authentic Cantonese dishes like the ones at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, and this recently introduced Weekend Brunch option (also available on public holidays) will have you enjoy as many of their best-selling signature items and other exclusive dishes as you want – yes, free-flow! Yipe, this includes their heavenly Char Siew Pork. For S$68++, this a la carte buffet includes over 40 dishes. And trust us when we say they are most photogenic.
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If you are tired of typical buffet fare, then it is high time you pay Mitzo a visit and allow yourself to be surprised. Here is what you can expect from Mitzo’s Weekend Brunch.
The number of cocktail bars in Singapore has been increasing stealthily to meet the growing community of discerning drinkers. These bars are more often than not a hole-in-the-wall and you probably would have overlooked them in the day. An unassuming camouflaged entrance seems almost deliberate to ward off those who did not put in the extra effort to scout for the gateway to divine cocktails.
While classics such as Old Fashioned and Manhattan have been on every bar’s menu since our granny’s times, a new wave of Asian-fusion exotic selections, such as Kuvo’s prawn noodles cocktail and Bitters & Love’s crowd-pleaser kaya toast cocktail, has entered Singapore’s burgeoning bar scene in the recent years.
These unorthodox concoctions are the brainchild of Singaporean bartenders who have not forgotten their roots. The unique alcoholic beverages truly deserve extra commendation for overcoming the near-impossible uphill task of integrating local flavours into delicious cocktails.
Here is our guide to 8 interesting cocktails with a local twist in Singapore that you should try!