What is one thing that we survive on everyday; yet take so little notice of? Water. It’s an integral part of our lives, yet most people in Singapore take it for granted.
As for me, a food blogger, clean water is exceptionally important to me. I’m always out and about; busy attending meetings, events and food tasting sessions. So I need lots of water to stay hydrated and constantly recharge to keep up with my busy schedule.
Christmas is just one week away, and I am sure everyone is already in a holiday mood. To me, Christmas is about giving and sharing, it is the time to connect with your family and loved ones. And of course, it will never be the same without a Christmas log cake.
From the traditional chocolate Yule log cake, to innovative creations such as a Gula Melaka log cake and a Mont Blanc rendition, we’ve rounded up a list of Christmas Log Cakes in Singapore that you must try.
Chef Sam Leong needs no introduction. He is one of the most famous local chefs in Singapore, and he has an impressive list of accolades which includes being named the Chef of the Year at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award in 2006 and 2007, and Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year (2009) by the World Gourmet Summit. After leaving Tung Lok Group, he has joined Resorts World Sentosa to open Forest Restaurant, which serves Chinese cuisine with a Western approach (in terms of food presentation).
The restaurant’s interior design is inspired by the lush tropical rain forests, and it is definitely one of the most stunning Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
At Forest, Chef Leong acts as a consultant, and besides providing guidance for the cuisine and menu planning of the restaurant, he also conducts cooking classes with his wife, Forest. He has launched a special culinary class combined with a four-course set lunch. This means to say you can have a nice lunch at the restaurant, and then move on to the culinary class in the beautiful state-of-the-art show kitchen to learn some tips from Chef Leong.
One of the best meals that I’ve had this year was at Black Coffee Lyrics in Gold Coast. I chanced upon it when I was doing research on places to eat in Gold Coast, and I am happy to say that the recommendations online were spot-on.
It is not difficult to understand why Black Coffee Lyrics is so popular. The restaurant and cocktail bar is an “insider” spot for coffee and good food. It has a kick-ass vibe – artsy, cosy and very very cool. In short, the sort of underground cafe for those “in the know” to hang out.
Living in Australia for almost two years made me realised how much I love Chinese cuisine. It is definitely not easy to find a place that serves good Chinese food in Sydney (at least not in the city). Well, to my surprise, Chefs Gallery offers pretty legit Chinese wonders and it’s located right in the heart of Sydney city.
Jewel Coffee at 1 Shenton Way has quickly become one of the more popular coffee boutiques in the Central Business District (CBD). If you love coffee, and work in the area, there’s no reason not to visit the cafe. It is quite the ideal location to meet your clients or stop by for a coffee break.
1 Shenton Way #01-07
Tel: +65 6636 9452
Mon to Fri: 7am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
I recently travelled to New York City and it was my second time travelling by myself. I’m more of an outgoing person, so I wasn’t that apprehensive about it. But I know that for most people, travelling alone can be a really anxious thing, especially if one had to travel by herself, for example, if she was on a business trip and have some free time alone to wander about the city.
However, the good news is that travelling solo is not a bad thing at all; there are several advantages for it and further below are tips for travelling alone.
Christmas is almost here, and I am sure everyone is busy shopping for gifts and planning for parties. From the hottest restaurants to nice and affordable cafes, we select a list of places to consider for Christmas Dinner in Singapore.