Category: Food, Places & Sights

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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅) – where fun, good food and service gather around a hot pot | Food Review, Singapore

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (海底捞火锅) is a highly popular restaurant chain in China, with origins in Sichuan province, established since 1994. After 19 years and numerous outlets, it ventured out of Mainland China to setup the first overseas branch in Singapore in 2013. Clarke Quay is their anchor branch which is not a surprise since having a hotpot after…

Classic Italian cuisines meet superlative Ocean views at ilLido At The Cliff | Food Review | Singapore

My family chanced upon ilLido at the Cliff during our last staycation and discovered this fine dining restaurant which showcase delectable Italian classics made only from the finest seasonal ingredients from Italy and an impressive compilation of good wines. This was previously housed in the Sentosa Golf Club which since then relocated to Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa in…

Hello Kitty fans to go crazy over the first Hello Kitty themed restaurant – Hello Kitty Orchid Garden | Food Review | Singapore

In Asia, wherever there is mention of new Hello Kitty themed venue, the hard core fans will find excuses to beeline and get their first glimpse. Without doubt, the first opening day (on the 12th May 2016) for Singapore’s very first Hello Kitty Cafe attracted tons of visitors, both young and elderly. There are a few popular ones around the…

Fancy a short staycation at new IBIS Styles Macpherson? Now is the time to explore the food districts of Geylang too | Hotel review & Travel Tips | Singapore

IBIS Styles Singapore MacPherson is a bold creation by Lian Huat Group, Nobel Design Holdings and 2E Capital. This is the first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore and the only internationally-branded hotel in the MacPherson area. Under the Accor Group which aggregates a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure,…

Marvelled at Singapore ICA’s iCollect to dispense new passports in minutes! | Travel tips, Singapore

iCollect was officially launched by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) back in April 2013 during ICA’s 10th anniversary. The machines are a world first for secured document issuance. I chanced upon the option to collect my new passport from iCollect when I was fixing the date for collection of my new biometric passport via ICA e-appointment system. The iCollect machines…

Caveman Food offers ready made healthy Palio meal at affordable prices | City Food Review | Singapore

With a good success in my 1st round of Whole30 Programme, my family has decided to repeat it twice a year. Although we are mentally prepared that most food prepared in restaurants or cafe will not be compliant to the programme, we are very much delighted that Caveman Food is one viable dining option for us. It is based on…

Looking for quality roasted duck in Singapore? London Fat Duck is definitely one must-visit restaurant | Food Review

With the new opening of Waterway Point at Punggol, Singapore, I finally have the chance to visit the much touted the Wagyu of Ducks – London Fat Duck restaurant. It is one Hong Kong-style restaurant serving roast duck like the ones made famous by restaurants such as Four Seasons and Gold Mine in Bayswater, London. Using the best Irish Duck…

Aqua Shard – Fine dining at the top of Shard with splendid view around Central London | Food and Travel Review

The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union, and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom. With a height of 306 metres (1,004 ft), with eighty-seven stories, one can easily imagine the exhilarating experience of heading up to the 31st floor in the super fast express lift. This is where it houses Aqua Shard, one of the…

Tasting Asia at IBIS Hotel Singapore – Taste Restaurant | Food Guides and Review | Singapore

Located along Bencoolen Street, flanked with many small eateries, lies the Accor chain – IBIS Bencoolen hotel in its not extravagant facade. However, the in-hotel cafe – Le Bar Taste is one nice place to find some good local dishes at petty affordable prices. I have tried most of the main dishes and personally loved the local Hor-Fun with the…

Savour some nice home delicacies at decent price with the Chinese Ala-Carte buffet at Soup Restaurant Singapore | Food Tips and Guides

My family has been a regular patron to Soup Restaurant for many years but it was only yesterday when we discovered that they do offer buffet menu at their Hougang mall branch. Soup restaurant is known for their Samsui chicken, to be consumed with their specially made ginger paste wrapped in freshly prepared crisp lettuce. With this buffet, now everyone…