Saychiizu, Mid Valley Megamall

Grilled. Cheese. Sandwich. The ultimate midnight snack. So simple, yet so so so satisfying. We can all safely say that there’s definitely been several occasions where we’ve all crept to the fridge in the wee hours of the night and silently rejoiced as we managed to scrounge together the three basic ingredients to late night happiness; bread, butter, and a whole lot of cheese. Never a disappointing snack. But our home cooking can only take us so far. When we heard about a shop dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches, that special part of our heart dedicated to dairy leaped for joy. But not just any grilled cheese sandwich, Saychiizu specializes in Hokkaido grilled cheese sandwiches that come i

Yun Nans, Jewel Changi Airport

When it comes to deciding where to eat in Jewel, you’re practically spoilt for choice. But if you are leaning towards Chinese cuisine, give Yun Nans on the 2nd floor a try if you haven’t tried the food there. Yun Nans, or its original name Yun Hai Yao (云海肴) is the largest Yunnan restaurant chain over 150 restaurants in China, but its Jewel outlet marks the first time the chain has opened its doors internationally. It aims to showcase Yunnan-cuisine, using fresh ingredients imported from the province. First on the table was the Tossed Rice Noodles with Shredded Chicken ($12.90). This appetiser, which kind of looks like yusheng, is a mix of rice noodles (imported from Yunnan), mushrooms, shred

Viio Gastropub @ 520 Balestier

“What’s for lunch?” is a common phrase we hear everyday at work. But when you're living in a confined city like Singapore, it can be overwhelming to choose from an endless list of places to dine. One thing I always ask myself however — can I get a decent quality lunch below $12 in central Singapore? Viio Gastropub, helmed by Chef Ronald Li, is a fairly new establishment nestled in the heart of Balestier, portraying itself as an upscale casual dining eatery. We were excited to taste the weekday lunch set menu ($9.90++ net) that comes with a soup of the day and house greens. Donburi bowls have been flooding the lunch scene of late with many variations offered in this city. I must say that this

Keto burgers @ The Butcher’s Kitchen, Suntec City

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been on a keto diet for the past 2 and a half months, and have already lost about 10kg in that period of time. And if you’re thinking how I go through all the tastings while on this diet, I’ve been very selective with the tastings I go for and I try my best to avoid all carbs and sugary stuff. And if absolutely necessary, I only have a tiny bite (less than half a tablespoon) just for taste. This diet is difficult, I will admit. Keto-friendly food is rather hard to find as I would need to keep my carb count super low but fat count high. Luckily, I was asked to head over to The Butcher’s Kitchen in Suntec City to try out their range of keto-friendly burger

Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch @ Hilton Orchard

Weekends, to me, is extremely precious. And I’ll always want to make sure that I plan my time and properly enjoy the weekend, especially Sundays. I personally love heading out in the morning for a nice Sunday brunch. One that I love is the Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch over at Hilton Orchard. As the name suggests, you’d get to enjoy a scrumptious buffet brunch feast and free flow of Taittinger Champagne. Plus, we hear from the grapevine that this is one of the best brunches in the city! The spread focuses on gourmet and seasonal ingredients from the eight live stations of ocean-fresh seafood bar, prime meat carvings, a dedicated seasonal cheese room with over 30 imported European cheese a

Spice World Hot Pot, Clarke Quay

Despite the scorching weather here in Singapore, you’ll always find lots of people eating hot pot. Most of the big hot pot chains in Singapore even have a constant queue! That is no exception for Spice World Hot Pot in Clarke Quay. And as part of its first anniversary in Singapore, Spice World will be introducing eight new menu items and a fun dessert hot pot. Let’s start with the broths here at Spice World. We had their signature spicy butter mala soup, that comes in a shape of a teddy bear. But turn on the flame and teddy starts melt, giving you a rich and spicy broth to cook your meat in. Alongside the spicy mala broth, we got the Matcha milk tea. Yes, you read that right. The only thing

Morganfield’s, Orchard Central

The last time I paid Morganfield’s a visit, I was completely stuffed enjoying a plate of their pride and joy “Sticky Bones” spare ribs. This time around, I was invited to try their new Spoilt for Choice platters. These are introduced just in time for both Mother’s and Father's day. And in conjunction with the celebratory period, we will be giving away some Morganfield's dining vouchers to a few lucky winners for the month of May and June. Just head on over to our Instagram page here and enter the giveaway! Before I gobble through the platters, first I had to try their BBQ Brisket Nachos. It serves as the starter but to be honest, there was plenty on the plate to play the role of the main dis

Celebrate Mother's Day with Chateraise

I have a confession to make. I go to Chateraise every week to spoil myself with a dose of “Steamed Bun of Milk Taste” — a really creamy Hokkaido Milk ice cream with red bean fillings. So when Chateraise invited us to taste their new cakes and desserts, I leaped at the chance. Chateraise has actually been in Singapore for 4 years, and now has 25 stores islandwide. It was founded in Japan back in 1954, and pioneered the farm to factory system. This means everything across the production chain — from their 121 farms, to the factories, and finally to the actual stores around the world are all owned or contracted by Chateraise to maintain high quality and standard practices across the board. That

City Hot Pot @ One Raffles Place

Imagine enjoying a hearty hotpot meal while basking in the beautiful sunset view at Singapore's Central Business District (CBD). That's what you can expect at City Hot Pot Shabu Shabu. I haven't visited many hotpot restaurants around Singapore so I had no expectations stepping into City Hot Pot. As we got the City Hot Pot, the friendly wait staff recommend the Set B ($60.99) for us to try. It's a steal and more than enough food for 2. After we've gotten your choice of meat and carbs settled, it's time to make a decision for the most important part of eating hotpot -- the soup base. I chose the Sichuan Spicy Soup and Fish Soup with Milk flavours, while my plus one chose to try City Hot Pot's

Our 15 favourite places to eat at Jewel Changi Airport

Probably the most beautiful retail complex in Singapore, I believe that Jewel Changi is one of Singapore's prized gems. But what makes it so beautiful? It's home to the world’s tallest 40m indoor waterfall, a lush indoor forest and the first Pokemon Centre outside of Japan. On top of all that, it’s the new home for over 100 restaurants — with a number of established international eateries making their debut. With that many choices for lunch or dinner, this begs the ultimate question. What to eat? Here are some of our favourite restaurants to sink your teeth in at Jewel Changi Airport (in no particular order): Basement 2 Image from A&W Singapore Facebook @awrestaurants.sg A&W Welcome back, A&

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