Kouzu, Bangsar

As you enter the corner lot in which Kouzu sits, you are greeted by a large dragon. It is not a scary dragon, but rather one that is beautifully painted on a stretch of Kouzu's wall. It sits next to paintings of Mount Fuji, Sakura flowers, koi fish and a geisha. The spectacular graffiti wall certainly does make an impression, and it sets the tone of Kouzu being artistically modern while still holding onto Japanese culture. Opened just a month ago, Kouzu is the latest Japanese

Kumoya x Miffy pop-up, Jalan Klapa

I first found out about Miffy, it was when I was in Netherlands and it happened to be Miffy's 60th anniversary and there were 10 feet tall decorated Miffy statues all around the country. So when I heard Kumoya, Singapore's first halal-certified Japanese-French cafe, was collaborating with Miffy to create a Miffy pop-up store, I just had to be there. Miffy, or known as Nijntje by the Dutch, is a creation of Dick Bruna. This cute bunny was born in 1955 and is a part of the chil

O-KU, Telok Ayer Street

On the second floor close to the end of Telok Ayer Street, lies O-KU, a Japanese tapas bar that's going to blow your mind away. O-KU is brought to you by the awesome people from The Flying Squirrel (TFS), which we reviewed a little earlier on. Compared to TFS, this place has a much more “atas” feel with a countertop sushi bar inviting you to watch your food being prepared right in front of you. If high stools aren’t your thing, there’s also an area by the back where you’d hav

Kumoya, Jalan Klapa

Further up away from the hustle and bustle of Arab Street and Haji Lane, we found Kumoya tucked along Jalan Klapa. Just a while back, the cafe was decked with the Sanrio character, Cinnamoroll, all over its interior as well as its food. But now it has resumed its normal setting, and even on a weekday night, the place was packed! Due to their limited tables available, we highly suggest you give a call to make a reservation before heading over, especially if you’re going in a b