December 28, 2020

Dip 'n' Go by Old Chang Kee @ Woodlands MRT Station ~ FRIED CHICKEN SKINS! The Perfect Snack For All Times!

Calories matter less when it comes to your favourite snack! That's the inexcusable excuse I always use to overcome the guilt whenever I place an order for FRIED CHICKEN SKINS at Dip 'n' Go, which is becoming way too often nowadays. Oh no!

But it always turns into more of a "Oh YES!!!" moment once I bite into those pieces of fried chicken skins. The sound of cracking skins is melodious on the ears, and its savoury tastiness is like fireworks exploding in my mouth.

Best paired with Cheddar Cheese Dip for an "screw-that-diet-plan" indulgence!

December 26, 2020

Café Bakeaholic @ Springside Green ~ New Café Opened by Daughter Of Veteran Hong Kong Actor Benz Hui


From home-baker to café owner, Charmaine Hui did it!

The Covid-19 pandemic left this young lady with little choice but to shelve plans to pursue her Masters degree in UK this year. Stuck in Singapore and with time on her hands, Charmaine picked up baking and started an online bakery business from her home kitchen.

Fast forward a few months later, Charmaine's dream of opening a bakery cafe is materialized as Café Bakeholic opened its doors to welcome its dine-in customers just before Christmas.

September 29, 2019

Monga 艋舺鸡排 @ JEM ~ Famous Fried Chicken Brand By Taiwanese Celebrity "Nono" Has Landed In Singapore!

It is never a case of too much when it comes to fried chicken, though honestly, we did hesitated for quite a while before deciding to to travel all the way to far far west of Singapore for..... Monga 艋舺鸡排!

Yes, the famous Taiwanese celebrity Nono's fried chicken brand has opened at JEM Shopping Mall.

While this is Monga's first outlet on our island, the popular brand already boasts of over 45 outlets in its home country Taiwan, and has outposts in Canada, USA, UK, Philippines, and Malaysia too.

Fried chicken lovers would definitely want to check it out.

September 09, 2019

Una Una @ Bugis+ Serves Unagi Hitsumabushi At Only $9.80! Possibly The Most Affordable In Singapore

Unagi hitsumabushi at only $9.80 onwards?!! We're definitely rushing over to Una Una to check it out.

Officially opened a few days ago on 5th September at Bugis+, the unagi specialty restaurant offers the Nagoya-style dish where freshwater eel is charcoal-grilled and served over a bed of rice with assorted condiments at a much lower pricing compared to its competitors.

It's possibly the most affordable in Singapore.

September 02, 2019

Premium Benja Chicken From Thailand Is Now In Singapore! Try It At One-Michelin-Starred Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel

Most of us are familiar with premium meats such as Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork, but... Benja Chicken?

UFarm's Benja Chicken is the world's first brown rice-fed chicken that hails from Thailand! Raised in carefully controlled, cage-free farm and fed on brown rice, the chicken is said to boast a rich flavour profile, and is more tender and juicier than the usual chicken meat by 55%! No wonder Benja Chicken is preferred by chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants such as Saneh Jaan, Siam Wisdom, and Paste.

We had our first taste of highly-lauded Benja Chicken here in Singapore at one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador, and were duly-impressed.

August 19, 2019

Sushiro Singapore @ Tiong Bahru Plaza ~ Largest Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain From Japan Serving Otoro Sushi At Only $4.80 Per Piece!

1.36 billion plates of sushi?!!

That's the number of plates Sushiro serves to more than 149 million customers a year in Japan, making it the largest conveyor belt sushi chain locally with the highest revenue for eight consecutive years from 2011 to 2018.

After an expansion to over 530 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Sushiro will be opening its first South East Asia outlet at Singapore's Tiong Bahru Plaza on 19th August 2019.

We were surprised to see that a piece of Otoro (Fatty Tuna) Sushi will cost us only $4.80 per piece, and it's even going at a lower price of $2.20 per piece during the opening special.

What?!! Just take our money!

July 12, 2019

Godmama @ Funan ~ Modern Peranakan Restaurant With Interesting Dishes Like Chap Chye In Prawn Bisque And Longan Red Date Pudding

I'm always excited whenever a new mall opens because... NEW mall = NEW restaurants! Lol!

Even though many of us had gotten weary of the "copy-paste" local retail landscape, there are still many restaurateurs who choose to launch their new concept in these new malls and pique our interest once again.

Take for instance, Godmama, a modern Peranakan restaurant & bar at Funan, the latest lifestyle destination. Co-owner Christina Keilthy left her corporate job to set up Godmama as she wanted to preserve the legacy of her godma's and mama's egg skin popiah, a dish she has been enjoying since childhood.

July 09, 2019

Emma Soft Serve @ Plaza Singapura ~ Popular Japanese "Upside Down" Soft Serve Launches In Singapore With Exclusive Boba Taco Softie & Charcoal Cheese Flavour

Nope, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Emma's "upside-down" soft serve cones are really this gravity-defying!

The popular soft serve brand from Japan has just opened its first-ever overseas outpost in the basement of Singapore's Plaza Singapura.

Named after "絵馬" which are small wooden plaques on which Japanese worshippers write their well wishes, Emma aspires to be the place where everyone's wishes come true.

Perhaps someone had wished for Emma's soft serve to be paired with chewy pearls. The union is now materalized in Emma's BTS - Boba Taco Softie ($6.80)!

July 06, 2019

宴 Yàn Cantonese Cuisine @ National Gallery ~ Chilli Crab Buns & New Dim Sum Items for National Day 2019! Signature Favourites Are Must-Order Too!

We started our Bicentennial National Day's celebration early at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine!

For the uninitiated, this year 2019 is a key milestone in Singapore's history as it marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival on our little island.

To mark the commemoration, the restaurant is offering a special dim sum lunch menu that incorporates flavours from local dishes during the months of July and August.

July 02, 2019

Unagiya Ichinoji Unveils Summer Menu!

I'm really enjoying that restaurants in Singapore are always refreshing their menus with seasonal items because it means foodies like us will always have something new to look forward to every few months.

For this July and August, Japanese restaurant Unagiya Ichinoji is offering their seasonal menu which celebrates the best harvests of summer. There's four new dishes to discover!

Time to head over to its outlets at Robertson Quay and Suntec City.

June 26, 2019

Frieda Restaurant @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore ~ The Place To Indulge In Hearty German Fare!

Say hello to Frieda!

The relatively-new restaurant located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is named after the only daughter of the hotel founder, and offers German fare with a touch of Austrian influence.

It was most fitting that our group was hungry after slaving away at work the whole day, because a hearty menu of premium sausage selections, vintage pork cuts, and pork knuckles is waiting for us!

June 22, 2019

Milksha 迷客夏, The Popular Bubble Tea Brand From Taiwan Opens At Singapore's Suntec City & Funan Centre

Looks like the bubble tea hype is definitely not over yet. The game is still going strongly with another popular overseas brand joining our local market.

Let's say hello to Milksha (迷客夏), Taiwan's leading bubble tea brand that's voted number 1 by Taiwan's university students. It's opening today, right here in Singapore's Suntec City. The next outlet will open a week later at Funan Centre.

Known as "Milkshop" in Taiwan, and "Milksha" in international markets, the brand has one of the largest number of bubble tea outlets across Taiwan, and has stores in China and Hong Kong too.

June 19, 2019

Rumours Bar & Grill @ Jewel Changi Airport ~ Chillaxing Hangout Spot With Bar Snacks, Glorious Grills & Signature Cocktails

Perched high on Jewel's topmost level where the Canopy Park is, Rumours Bar & Grill is one of the dining options available when hunger pang strikes.

Even better as it's open till late. Or should I say wee hours in the morning at 3am?

Haha whatever it is, we heard that the award-winning Bali casual dining restaurant's Singapore outpost serves up a delightful menu of bar snacks, glorious grills and signature cocktails with something for all to enjoy.

If the rumours are true, Rumours Bar & Grill would be a fantastic hangout spot for families and friends then.

June 16, 2019

Gram Cafe & Pancakes Singapore @ Vivocity ~ The Fluffiest Souffle Pancakes From Japan Have Arrived!

Today 16th June 2019 is a happy day to remember because..... Gram Cafe & Pancakes is officially opening at Singapore's Vivocity!

Hailing from Osaka, the famous souffle pancakes specialist is best known for its impossibly fluffy pancakes. You may have seen those stacks of wobbly goodness jiggling their way through social media.

Blessed you if you already had a taste of Gram's pancakes at their shops in Japan or Thailand, but if you have not, here's your chance to do so right here at home.

June 13, 2019

The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel ~ Chef Philip Chia X The Clifford Pier ‘Best of Peranakan Cuisine’ Promotion

Chef Philip Chia is back! This is his third collaboration with The Clifford Pier to bring us a feast of Peranakan signatures re-imagined with modern twist.

As a fourth generation Peranakan, Chef Philip was only six years old when he first stepped in the kitchen to learn the finer points of pounding rempah. Since then, he has gone on to win several culinary competitions, publish cookbooks on Peranakan cuisine, and become a well-respected figure on the local culinary scene.

I missed his cooking for the last two years and is finally able to make it this time.