Panamericana, Sentosa Golf Club

Picturesque views of the sea, coupled with a chic British colonial interior, Panamericana is a brand spanking new bar and restaurant located at Sentosa Golf Club. Photo by Panamericana Away from hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions at Sentosa, Panamericana’s chill, beach-vibes almost compels you to unwind and leave your troubles at the door. Photo by Panamericana A diverse menu that spans the entire continent of the Americas, at its hearth is an Asador, an Argentinian grill right in the middle of the restaurant, alluring your senses. What better way to start off a meal than with an alcoholic beverage. It was a scorching hot day and Panamericana's Sangria ($18++) was the perfect remed

Yardworks Festival 2018, Glasgow

Earlier in May, I went to SWG3 in Glasgow to visit the Yardworks Festival. Tickets were £5.16 and I bought mine online, but this can be bought at the door too. I was just a little to excited and wanted to secure my tickets beforehand. So, this festival had 120 talented street artists, internationals and local, who attended and painted the walls of the warehouse, filling the area with energy and colour on a gorgeous sunny and warm day. A great way to celebrate graffiti and the arts with individuals across Europe and the UK. Here are some photos from when the artists were working on their amazing creations. Chelsea Frew is a Glasgow based illustrator. She has done a lot of artwork that I re

Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex, Mackenzie Road

Mention Singaporean street snacks and Old Chang Kee is one that would pop up in most minds. Old Chang Kee stalls are everywhere around Singapore and the perfect thing to snack on whenever and wherever. Now, you can get the famous curry puffs and fried skewered meats, as well as some brand spanking new and exclusive items at its first flagship store – Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex – at the original location of the first stall. Located at the junction of Mackenzie Road and Niven Road and opposite the renowned Rex Cinema, this was where his entrepreneurial adventure with a humble curry puff started over three decades ago. What began as a tiny stall in the corner of the local coffee shop in 1

Ding Xian Hotpot, Eat at Seven

Hot Pot is a style of sharing food that is well loved by the Singaporean community. It is not just consumed on a daily basis, but especially favoured during family reunions. This restaurant is purely inspired by the spices from Sichuan and Chongqing in China which has just newly open earlier in May 2018. As we entered the restaurant, there was a very neat bar set up right at the entrance. This restaurant is tucked away inside Eat at Seven, and you will need to walk further up to find this hidden gem. The restaurant seats 40 pax comfortably in one seating. This is a very basic set-up and you will not feel crowded even though when the restaurant is full and buzzing away. You can find eighteen

Shook Village Ramadan 2018

It is a common belief that Ramadan buffets are not as good as people make it out to be. But here at J.W. Marriott, Chef Rafizan Abdul Rahim goes above and beyond to deliver delicious food for breaking fast, and you can be sure of it. Of course, typical of any Ramadan buffet, there will be an array of meats. Whether you're looking for lamb, fish, chicken and beef and whether you're looking to have it roasted, stewed, steamed, barbecued, you'll find it here. Everything is to be paired with rice, but to pace ourselves, we chose to leave the carbs out. Whether or not you're a sweet tooth, you must try their kuih. If you're afraid that you might be too full at the end of your meal to give it a tr

Chef Wan's Kitchen's Ramadan Special, Esplanade Mall

Chef Wan is known to be one of Malaysia's culinary heroes and has a F&B background of 35 years behind him. His signature dishes has landed in Singapore at an all-you-can-eat Buffet Ramadan spread. These recipes have been passed down from generations and savoured by royalties, international celebrities and the list goes on. Here are some of the dishes below we thought were delicious and worth a try! We started off with the Cucur Udang, a deep fried prawn fritter. This is a common street food in Malaysia or you will find this in most homes for afternoon tea. Apart from that there were spring rolls, emping and samosas on offer. There was a live station for Bibik Neo's Laksa. This is Chef Wan's

Glasgow Coffee Festival 2018

Last weekend, Dear Green Roasters hosted the annual two-day Glasgow Coffee Festival at the Briggait in the city centre. For coffee professionals, enthusiasts and lovers alike, this festival was a huge celebration of the ever-growing coffee culture here in Scotland. During the event, there were coffee exhibitors, cafes, roasters and baristas featuring their best coffees alongside hosting workshops, masterclasses, cupping sessions, presentations and demonstrations in the space. They were also giving away Glasgow Coffee Festival totes and Dear Green lanyards to all visitors. Scooooore! One of the most amazing things about this year's festival is the banning of use of all disposable cups! Yes! Y

3 cheap pizza spots in London

London is a super expensive city, we all know that. So in order to save some money while balancing your need to eat out, you're gonna need to find some eating spots that fill up that hungry belly at a cheaper price point. Don't worry, I got you covered! And what better way to satisfy your hunger than affordable and delicious pizzas! Here are 3 cheap spots I can recommend to you in the centre of London: 1) Pizza Union, Spitafields Next to the busy Liverpool Street, you can find Pizza Union nestled in the corner beside Northumbria University and Newcastle University London. Perfect for both the students lingering around the area and the fast-paced employee from the surrounding offices. Pizza

Oporto, Holland Village

If you’re a fan of affordable Portuguese food, look no further than Oporto, who just opened their first-ever outlet in Singapore recently. Feast on their lip-smacking array of flame-grilled chicken, wraps & burgers in their new, swanky outlet at Holland Village. All their chicken comes from Australia and we got to try their new menu where we picked out some of our favourites. Here are some of the delicious food that they offer, or as the Portuguese would say, delicioso! For flame-grilled chicken, they serve it in quarters ($6.90), halves ($11.90), and even the whole chicken ($21.90), if you’re feeling particularly hungry. Each chicken selection has the option of 2 sauces, their signature Ori

Chef-In-Box Mother’s Day Cooking Competition

As the saying goes, mommy's cooking is always the best! JR Group, the people who brought you Chef-In-Box VendCafe hosted a cooking competition for mothers over the Mother’s Day weekend. Chef-In-Box VendCafe is the first of its kind in Singapore, providing you with ready-to-eat meals steaming hot or cold (if you want to take it home and warm it yourself) out of a vending machine. In last weekend’s cooking competition, 5 mommy finalists competed for prizes up to $1,500 and a chance to feature their signature winning dish in Chef-In-Box’s inaugural Heritage Series that honours heritage dishes through healthy home-recipes. The panel of judges included Tony Chng, CEO of JR Group; Chef Jeremy Lim,

Qi House of Sichuan, Marina Bay Financial Centre

Have you ever wondered what an active volcano would be like at the tip of your tongue? A hot fiery adventure awaits you at Qi, House of Sichuan! Qi has opened in the middle of the CBD area, right at the Marina Bay Financial Centre. Located conveniently beside its "sister" restaurant Forbidden Duck which we've just visited recently, Qi has its roots in Wan Chai, Hong Kong for over 3 years. (If you're curious about Forbidden Duck, you may click this link here.) Qi has cumulatively earned the One Michelin Star for three consecutive years from 2016-2018 in the Michelin guide of Hong Kong & Macau. Fans of Sichuan delicacies will not be disappointed with the selection that Qi has to offer,

Mulberry Boutique Hotel Siem Reap: A Dining Experience

Recently, during our stay at Mulberry Boutique Hotel (read about our stay here), we also took the opportunity to try some of the lovely food offerings the hotel has at their in-house restaurant. When we arrived at the hotel to check in, they had given us a welcome drink, which was an incredibly refreshing passion fruit juice. I couldn’t get enough of it, so of course I had to order it during our meal too. Like many international standard hotels in Siem Reap, Mulberry’s in-house restaurant has a good mix of both Western and Khmer dishes on the menu. But of course, we had to sample the classic Khmer dishes. We tried Mulberry’s take on green curry, which is also a popular dish in the Khmer cult

1855 The Bottle Shop Wine and Whiskey Week

For those who enjoy a tipple, I’ve got good news. 1855 The Bottle Shop is hosting their 5th Wine and Whiskey Week. Happening from the 16th to the 27th of May at Suntec East Atrium Level 1, peruse through more than 500 labels of wine, whiskey and other spirits at attractive prices. Photo by 1855 The Bottle Shop And if you aren’t too familiar with your wine or spirits, over 100 labels will be available for you to try, just make sure you don’t arrive on an empty stomach! Photo by 1855 The Bottle Shop Here are some of my favourite labels you should be looking out for. Making its debut in Singapore and available exclusively at 1855 The Bottle Shop is up and coming winery Viña Vik from Chile. La P

Malis Restaurant, Siem Reap 2018

It was our first time in Cambodia and the city we chose to visit was Siem Reap. We had no idea at the time of booking that the weekend we chose was Khmer New Year! But it turned out to be more of a blessing than anything else. One of the few restaurants that remained opened throughout the new year celebrations was Malis Restaurant. Located by the riverside and proudly perched as a stand-alone restaurant, Malis is upscale Khmer dining at its best. The interior is classy and it reminds me of a country club. The diners here were mostly foreign visitors (who were dressed up) and plenty of businessmen. Though we were a little underdressed (due to the fact that we decided to walk to the rest

Took Lae Dee, Tai Seng

If you’re one to frequent Bangkok, you’d surely heard of the famous Took Lae Dee, one of the city’s oldest 24 hour restaurant chain to get your fix on Thai classics at any time of the day. And now, you won’t need to travel all the way to Bangkok to get that plate of pad thai. Took Lae Dee, which means “cheap and good” food, has now landed in Tai Seng and you’d be able to enjoy authentic Thai food without blowing a hole in your wallet with food starting from just $3.80. Check out the Pad Krapow ($3.80; $5 with egg), a definite crowd pleaser! This dish might seem simple, but there is a lot of complexity that goes into cooking it. This comforting street food dish that features minced chicken or

Makanista, Tampines Mall

Makanista is a new establishment that just opened on 4 April 2018 by Food Junction. It simply means "Makan" which is to eat and "ista" deriving from the word fashionista. Hence this new outlet seeks to combine those ideals to create a vibrant dining space for this generation of foodies. This concept embodies a high end food court, where there are two food sections that you can order from, pay and pick-up. The layout is quite spacious with 2 levels of dining areas for customers to dine in. This space caters to the surrounding local Singaporean community, suitable for families to gather for a quick tasty meal or for students to hang out after a long day at work. Chef Eugene has tirelessly rewo

Forbidden Duck, Marina Bay Financial Centre

As I took my seat at a table in Forbidden Duck, the newest F&B spot in the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), I instantly felt like I was back in Hong Kong. The interior of Forbidden Duck screams posh modern Hong Kong and like most family-friendly Chinese restaurants, there are private rooms you can book to have a more intimate gathering. Being from a Cantonese heritage myself, I was very excited and anxious to try out the food here. And hearing that they were serving my all-time favourite dish – roast duck – I was impatient for the food to arrive. We were also joined by the famous ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung, who also is the owner and founder of Forbidden Duck. He told us that Forbidden Duck

Mulberry Boutique Hotel, Siem Reap

Whenever we travel, especially to cities we’ve never been to before, we tend to look out for more charming, boutique hotels to stay at - rather than always staying at familiar brand properties. We find that when we go for boutique hotel experiences, we are able to immerse ourselves a little better into the local culture. Especially in the case of Mulberry Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, we found this to be so true. This charming modern boutique hotel boasts all the features of a luxury residence with its 13 private suites. With both family suites that fit four to six and normal suites to fit couples, this holiday getaway is perfect for any type of traveller. From its tranquil swimming pool to

Sticky Wings, Westgate

Who doesn't love themselves some fried chicken? Well, west-siders rejoice as you can easily head to Sticky Wings in Westgate to satisfy those golden crispy cravings. Sticky Wings offers so many variations that I was spoiled for choice. You also get to choose from three different flavours, Sticky Kecup Manis, Spicy Flamin’ or just plain Naked, or even mix and match them to your heart's desire. And new to their menu is their Wings and Drumstick Lemak Sets ($7.90). Since I love my food with a good spice, I naturally went for the Spicy Flamin’ option. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of spiciness. It wasn’t the mouth numbing kind of spicy but those who can’t really take handle their spice

Top 5 snacks and must grab drinks to try in Genting

If you all have been following our 24-Hour Genting Trail, you would have seen that we’ve already tried many popular food places like Babajia, NeNe Chicken and Tian Ma Bird Nest. But Beyond those places, we also stopped along the way for some light snacks and drinks. Here are five snacks we tried in Genting and would recommend: 1. Gindaco Photo by Melvin | Ebimayo - 6 pieces RM 17.90 Address: Level 1 T2-18, Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands. Operation Time: 10am-10pm Daily 2. Eggette Lab Photo by Melvin | TriColor - consist of Original, Charcoal Cheese & Chocolate RM 12.50 Address: Level 2 T2A-29, First World Plaza, Genting Highlands. Operation Time: 10am-10pm Dail​​y 3. Madame Waffle Photo by M