June 27, 2014
Yet another new café! The Lokal, was only a few days old when we visited, but this sister outlet of Sarnies seemed to have gotten the winning formula executed well right from the start. Good coffee, sincere food, stylish décor, friendly service and incredible vibes! This hipster joint nestled at the corner ground unit of Goethe Institute Singapore at Neil Road (opposite The Pinnacle) certainly looked set to draw in the crowds. My friend displayed an instant liking to Lokal. "Very Aussie-feel", he said.
June 24, 2014
Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back from 11 to 20 July 2014! Let's take "A Walk Down Memory Lane" and learn more about Singapore's rich food legacy while indulging in sumptuous treats at various locations around our island. Expect food trails, masterclasses, cooking challenge and even a roving food truck! Here's a closer look at the host of activities we can look forward to...
June 22, 2014
The shutters may have gone down for Tian Kee & Co, a 54 years old provision shop nestled in one of Singapore's oldest estate Dakota Crescent, but in its place now is a café with an amazing old-school touch. Retaining much of the elements left by its predecessor, the converted space is certainly reminiscent of days gone by, and presents a whole new realm of idyllic charm which stands out among the many hipster cafés we have been hopping to recently.
June 20, 2014
Sawadee Thai Cuisine may have moved into the shophouse unit at Tan Quee Lan Street (near Bugis Junction) only a few months ago, but this family-run restaurant has been serving up delicious Thai dishes at a Sembawang neighbourhood spot (opposite the popular Sembawang White Bee Hoon) for the last 15 years. Even though I stay in the northern part of Singapore, I'm happy that the current location is more centralized, making it easier for friends to meet up and enjoy a meal here together.
June 17, 2014
Two Wings, because one just isn't enough. Two Wings, because two is always better than one. But but but... this PinkyPiggu want to eat more than two wings, because it was so awesomely delicious! This is one of the best deep-fried chicken wings I've tasted in Singapore!
Salute at Blk 119 of Bukit Merah Lane (behind Alexandra Village Food Centre) could be the most un-local local coffeeshop in Singapore. Unlike the usual stalls selling local comfort food such as bak chor mee or chicken rice, we can only find western grub here. Home to Seasalt The Seafood Place, Immanuel French Kitchen and 面miàn by The Travelling C.O.W, as well as the popular DeBurg Burgers (until they moved out recently), the newest addition to the family (since 1st May 2014) is none other than Two Wings which specializes in chicken wings.
June 14, 2014
Potato Head Folk could possibly be the hottest current talk of the town. Opened by the same people behind the wildly successful Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, this latest hangout in Singapore looks ready to mirror its popularity with gorgeous décor, hipster vibes and reasonably good food.
Housed within the iconic building at Keong Saik Road in the Chinatown district where Tong Ah Kopitiam used to be, it spans four levels of different themes which is said to be modeled after the intimate feel of a private house completed with a 'kitchen', 'living room', 'private studio' and 'rooftop garden'.
June 12, 2014
Cafés, cafés, and more cafés, they're everywhere now! Still, the appeal of checking out new places have yet to cease for the time being, so here I am at Brew Maison. Situated at Alocassia Apartments along Bukit Timah Road, it is not the most convenient of location for yours truly, but the cosy feel of the café could prove to be the next popular place for nearby residents and SCGS students to chillax.
June 10, 2014
5 Little Bears (五只小熊) ~ Popular Taiwanese Delights At Far East Plaza, Orchard Road (Relocated to Paya Lebar Square)
The promise of authentic Taiwanese cuisine had us lured into the 5 Little Bears Taiwan Food and Beverages Restaurant at Far East Plaza! Serving popular delights such as Braised Pork Rice, Oyster Mee Sua, Deep-fried Chicken Chop and Homemade Wintermelon Tea, the food at this casual eatery certainly lived up to our expectations. This is now one of the best places I would go to in Singapore whenever I miss Taiwan's street food. "Very good!", or as how the Taiwanese would say it: "赞!"
June 07, 2014
Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan @ ION Orchard ~ Quality Modern Australian Cuisine With Fantastic View
Dining with a view is always pleasing, even more especially so when we're talking about the spectacular city scenery offered by Salt Grill & Sky Bar, which is perched up high on level 55 (said to be the highest point in Orchard Road) in the bustling ION Orchard mall. Opened by renowned Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan, our lunch experience at his restaurant was nothing short of what one would expect from a swanky fine-dining establishment - Quality food, impeccable service and excellent atmosphere.
June 02, 2014
British Hainan @ Joo Chiat ~ A Vintage-Deco Restaurant With Loads Of Charm & Delicious Sambal Chicken Wings!
British Hainan is exactly the type of restaurant most people would fall in love with the moment they rest their eyes on it (I did!!!). Looking almost like a museum filled with vintage collectibles from yesteryears, its irresistible charm further contributed to the rustic laidback allure of this quiet stretch of Carpmael Road within the Joo Chiat estate. Time seemed to have stopped and we were transported back to a bygone era while lazily enjoying our meal of traditional Hainanese Oxtail Stew (and many more). British favorites like Fish & Chips are also offered on the menu as part of a collaboration with home-grown British-inspired food label, Streets of London.