Sinpopo Brand – Retro Cafe With Local Food Reinvented

Sinpopo Brand Joo Chiat

Nestled in between the shophouses on Joo Chiat Road is Sinpopo Brand, one of our favourite cafes with a strong touch of nostalgia. The cafe boasts a retro rustic ambience – think wooden tables, checkered floor tiles, antique light bulbs, Bruce Lee posters and songs from the 60′s.

Nothing spells comfort to a Singaporean more than Nasi Lemak and Hor Fun – which is exactly what Sinpopo Brand is known for. However, what distinguishes Sinpopo Brand from the usual hawker centre food besides the vintage interiors of the cafe, is how they deliver local food that comes with a twist.

On our previous visit, we shared several of our favourite bites from Sinpopo Brand. Since then, the concept cafe has introduced new additions. There is a Salted Vegetable Duck Soup that totally reminded us of grandma’s cooking, a Muah Chee Salad and an extremely photogenic Gula Melaka Chendol Parfait!

Readers of Ladyironchef can enjoy any dessert for just S$5 with any 2 main dishes or Nasi Lemak for Two ordered.

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Café Baron – Visit This Owl Cafe When You Are In Tokyo

Cafe Baron Owl Cafe Tokyo

You might think the Japanese already have it all – fresh, succulent sashimi, picture-perfect sweet crepes, takoyaki and yakitori. But just when you think things cannot get any better, you find Café Baron, a space inhabited by owls. Yes, owls.

You do not need to visit a zoo now to see these intelligent creatures. Café Baron allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, all while you sip a cup of tea or coffee, and dine on some tantalising curries and desserts.

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4 Spook-Tacular Events Around Singapore For Halloween 2016

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Halloween is the only time of the year when you can get away with cheesy costumes and cringe-worthy pranks. It is also the perfect time to bring out your horror movie collection and binge-watch with a couple of friends!

But throughout the recent years, Halloween is a festivity that Singaporeans are growing to love more and more.

We get to be treated to yearly scare-fests, on top of the Trick-And-Treat adventures in neighbourhoods. Be it full-on hair-raising experience or something more toned-down that the kids will love, here are 4 Spook-Tacular Events Around Singapore For Halloween 2016.

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Tsuta Ramen – The First Michelin-Starred Ramen Stall From Tokyo Is Coming To Singapore

Tsuta Ramen

Photo Credit: Drama Fever

Tsuta Ramen started out as a humble 9-seater ramen shop in Tokyo, and serves only 150 bowls daily. And they earned themselves a Michelin star last December, making it the first ramen stall to receive the coveted award.

But now, you do not need to make a trip all the way to Japan just to have a taste of this famed ramen, for they are opening a stall right here in sunny Singapore come October 2016. We can foresee snaking lines and instant popularity for Tsuta Ramen.

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6 Best Dining Memberships in Singapore

Best Dining Memberships

Over time with inflation, meals get more expensive and each day is a reminder for us to be mindful of our spendings, yet there are times when you just feel like giving yourself a treat. Pampering yourself should not come at a high cost and we agree with that!

In our city where the F&B businesses have strong competition is where we as consumers stand to gain. Almost all the restaurants in Singapore are collaborating with various credit card companies, mobile applications and coming up with their own promotions to give customers the best deals in town.

While we sure aren’t complaining, it can be hard to keep up with all the different discount schemes that are popping up every day. Here is a simple guide to 6 Dining Memberships in Singapore that we live by.

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Si Chuan Dou Hua (PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road) – Dim Sum Buffet At S$50++ For 2

Si Chuan Dou Hua

Dim sum is a vital part of Cantonese culture.

Over at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant At PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road, the exquisite array of authentic steamed, deep-fried and pan-fried dim sums served are inspired by Si Chuan and Cantonese cuisines and are meticulously handcrafted.

And there is an ongoing buffet that features 50 types of authentic dim sum – you’ve got that. All free-flow! From 15 September to 31 December 2016, head to Si Chuan Dou Hua for the ‘Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast’. There are two seatings on weekends, where the timings are split to 11.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 3pm (S$38++ per adult, S$22.80++ per child).

Listen up, here is the best deal – every two adults only have to pay a total of S$50++ (valid daily, minimum 4 to dine). What a fantastic deal we have here!

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10 Hotels in Myeong-dong (Seoul) That You Can Stay At For Under S$200 Per Night

Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong is one of the most popular areas in Seoul, and it is renown for its extensive cosmetics shopping and street food.

Staying in Myeong-dong makes it all too convenient to travel around when taking a holiday in Seoul, and it is one of our favourite areas because it has everything that you would possibly need – shopping, food, public transport…

Here are 10 Hotels in Myeong-dong That You Can Stay At For Under S$200 Per Night. This should help you with some savings!

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10 Classic Dishes You Will Find In Almost Every Cafe

Coke Cafe Food

Singapore’s cafe scene is thriving, with new ones popping up like daisies every now and then. They can be found all over Singapore – in more populated areas in town and at the fringe of town, and much more in residential areas.

But despite the different selection of cuisines these cafés offer, there are some dishes that are just too popular to be left out that cafe owners have to put them on their menus; think pancakes, pasta, and truffle fries.

Let’s see if you agree that the following are 10 Classic Dishes You Will Find In Almost Every Cafe in Singapore?

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7 Events That Are Taking Place In Singapore In October 2016

October Events

October sees a series of exciting festivals and occasions which Singapore will be partaking in. It does not matter if you are a horror junkie, sports enthusiast or beer lover, for there is definitely something here for everyone.

From Singapore’s largest comic convention GameStart 2016, Singapore’s biggest glow-in-the-dark five-kilometre marathon to the long-awaited BNP Paribas WTA Finals, here is our monthly guide: Seven Events That Are Taking Place In Singapore This Coming October.

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11 Items You Must Try From Marks & Spencer Singapore’s New Chilled Food Section

Marks & Spencer Singapore

We were more than thrilled when we found out that Marks & Spencer Singapore has brought in its range of chilled food products. Now let’s get one thing clear – it is not just any other “supermarket”; Marks & Spencer Food Hall is the ultimate heaven for some serious grocery shopping.

The walk through the artisanal grocer brought back fond memories of our times in London, when we would depend on Marks & Spencer Food Hall for our daily necessities – fresh fruits, wines, English shortbread, pastas and ready-to-eat foods…

Marks & Spencer Chillfed Food

With 600 new chilled food products – including soups, salads, cheeses, dips, fruits and vegetables - Marks & Spencer Food Hall is a destination and it has redefined grocery shopping in Singapore. The debut of its chilled food at Wheelock outlet’s Food Hall will be the only store outside of Hong Kong to offer this mega range of products.

Here are 11 Items You Must Try from Marks & Spencer Singapore’s Chilled Food range. Of course, there are way more than 10 things to love, but these alone will leave you very impressed.

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Ciao Italia – One Of The Best Italian Restaurants In Perth

ciao italia perth restaurant

Ask anyone where the best Italian restaurant in Perth is and most of them will direct you to Ciao Italia.

The trattoria first opened its doors in 1999 as a tiny 20-seater humble eatery with a primary focus on takeouts. Word of its gourmet delicacies soon spread far and wide; today, Ciao Italia is a reputable household brand with throngs of eager fans queuing up every night.

Ciao Italia has gone from strength to strength over the past 1.5 decades, and they now have two outlets. The flagship restaurant at South Perth does not accept reservations, but bookings could be made at the newer location in Nedlands. We joined the eager queue at South Perth are here to present to you the low-down on our overall dinner experience.

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Seoul Jjimdak – Seoul Jjimdak And Budae Jjigae At Only S$23.90++ Each

Seoul Jjimdak Army Stew

Korean restaurant Seoul Jjimdak in City Square Mall has been in the spotlight lately for introducing authentic Jjimdak and Korean Army Stew that is very tasty and wallet-friendly.

Today we have some fantastic news to share!

If you missed their previous lunch deal, the folks at Seoul Jjimdak have introduced a new special deal for both the Jjimdak and Korean Army Stew – which will be going at only S$23.90++ each. This is a whopping 30% off its usual price of S$36.90++, and they are available daily from 11.30am to 3pm, including weekends and public holidays!

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Hachifukumaru Ramen – Off-The-Radar Ramen Shop By The Popular Nantsuttei Group

Hachifukumaru Ramen

Hachifukumaru Ramen – an offshoot of award-winning Nantsuttei Group – is tucked at the end of OG Orchard Point’s first floor.

The 31-seater ramen shop is renowned for its unique addition of aromatic black garlic oil into the rich ramen broth.

Open daily from 11am till 10.30pm, Hachifukumaru Ramen’s location along prime retail district Orchard Road makes it convenient to pop by when you have a ramen craving to fix. Choose your ramen soup base from Chicken, Miso or Tonkotsu, and complete your meal with their delectable variety of Japanese delicacies such as Mentai Atsuyaki Tamago, Yude Won-Ton and Fried Pork Karaage.

This is surely one underrated ramen shop in Singapore.

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8 Best Hotel Rooms To Catch The Singapore Grand Prix F1 Race

the promontory singapore

F1 weekend is near. The reality of this year’s Singapore Grand Prix is that pretty much all the good rooms to watch the F1 race has been booked up completely.

However, there is always 2017′s race to look forward to and better yet, you have more time to slowly consider your favourite rooms to book the perfect one for next year’s race. Usually, most rooms are booked at least three to four months in advance and maybe even more. There might still be some decent rooms lefts, but the best suites and views are probably all taken.

Fret not, you can always try your luck or look forward to next year. Here are 8 Best Hotel Rooms to Catch The Singapore Grand Prix F1 Race.

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11 Best Weekend Champagne And Prosecco Brunches in Singapore

Singapore Best Champagne Brunch

We slog throughout the week to get work done, and many times, we’d rush through our meals simply because there is no luxury of time to sit down to properly enjoy our food. That’s when weekend indulgences are what keep us going, and we look forward to unwinding over great food and wine.

Champagne brunches are increasingly popular; think bottomless champagne and prosecco brunch spreads fit for the royalty. The very idea of luxuriating over endless servings of gourmet food and free-flow premium bubbles always have us all thrilled. Don’t you, too?

Need some help? Here is our guide to the The Best Weekend Champagne and Prosecco Brunches in Singapore. Whoever said money cannot buy happiness obviously haven’t had a memorable champagne brunch!

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