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Vietnamese

Golden Mile Banh Mi – Vietnamese Baguettes and Spring Rolls

I have been eyeing this stall outside the Thai Supermarket on level 2 of Golden Mile Complex. Golden Mile Banh Mi specializes in the Vietnamese baguette called banh mi.  Local Singaporeans affectionately call Golden Mile Complex “Little Thailand” because almost all the shops and restaurants in there are all Thai. I was surprised to find […]

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Snack

Golden Banana – Sinfully Delicious Fried Fritters in Golden Mile Complex

I was making my way to Y Cube Mookata Buffet when I noticed a long queue at the entrance of Thai Supermarket in Golden Mile Complex. I didn’t have the time to queue then but I made a special trip to find out what so many people were queuing for. It turned out to be […]

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Chinese

Lao Beijing – Revamped Menu with Premium Ingredients

When I was young, my mother used to bring me to Lao Beijing for their hi-tea dim sum buffet. I loved the har gow, siew mai, char siew bao … I stopped going to Lao Beijing after they stopped the hi-tea dim sum buffet.  Lao Beijing has recently revamped its menu. The revamped menu features many […]

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Street Food

Tai-Croissant – Taiyaki and Croissant Fusion Pastry Snack

I have been craving for some taiyaki, the fish-shaped Japanese snack. When I passed by Tai-Croissant at the basement of Clementi Mall, I couldn’t resist getting some. Tai-Croissant originated in Taiwan in 2015 and it came to Singapore in 2018.  Tai-Croissant specializes in taiyaki with croissant skin. There are 13 sweet and savory flavors to […]

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Chinese

Fried Rice SG – The Wok-Hey-Lookalike in Royal Square @ Novena

Following the rising popularity of Wok Hey, I wasn’t surprised that someone would try to replicate their success. The Wok-Hey-lookalike is aptly-named Fried Rice SG because it specializes in fried rice.  Menu  Fried Rice’s menu consists of Standard Series, Crafted Series and Side Dishes. Standard Series features plain fried rice with different toppings while Crafted […]

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Drinks

Smoke & Mirrors – Cocktail Bar with Spectacular View

I love cocktails but most of my girlfriends don’t drink so I have not had the chance to explore any cocktail bars in Singapore. A date recently brought me to Smoke & Mirrors, a cocktail bar with magnificent view.  Smoke & Mirrors is housed on level 6 of the National Gallery Singapore, one of the […]

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Japanese

Hakata Ikkousha Ramen (CHIJMES) – Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

I have heard so much about Ikkousha Ramen (CHIJMES) but I never got the chance to try it out until now. Ikkousha Ramen specializes in tonkotsu ramen which is a speciality of Hakata, Fukuoka. You can find the full menu here. This is Ikkousha Ramen’s signature Tonkotsu Special [S$17/S$16]. Thin noodles accompany thick creamy pork […]

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Western

Amber West – ITE College West Student-Run Restaurant

A friend, who happens to be a lecturer at ITE College West, invited me to dinner at Amber West.  Amber West is ITE’s School of Hospitality fine-dining training restaurant where students put what they have learnt into practice. Students run the restaurant with guidance from their lecturers. The restaurant is open to the public, but you […]

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Burger

CLOVE – Handcrafted Burgers and Shakers from Former Buffet Restaurant

CLOVE, the all-day dining buffet restaurant on level 2 of Swissotel The Stamford has been revamped into a casual western restaurant that specializes in burgers and shakers.  The transformation into a fast food restaurant is understandable given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation globally which makes the resumption of buffets highly unlikely in the near future.  […]

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Cafe

My Awesome Cafe – Retro Vintage Cafe with Delicious Food

Singapore has no shortage of interesting cafes. From dreamy Kreams Krafthouse to Harry Potter-themed Platform 1094, there is something for everyone. I recently visited another interesting cafe in Telok Ayer Street called My Awesome Cafe.  This cafe is housed in the shophouse that used to be Chung Hwa Free Clinic. You can still see the […]