A city that hardly sleeps, Tokyo is among our top destinations around the world and is a place where amazing cuisine, culture and city life converge. Tokyo has literally everything for everybody from breathtaking sights and sounds of nature to bustling city life overflowing with mirth and energy.
It’s hard not fall in love with a place like Tokyo when it can offer you so much but we must admit that the city itself can prove to be rather daunting and the locals, intimidating if it’s your first time there. The Japanese people are very strict when it comes to the way they carry themselves and are also quick to judge those who aren’t—basically us tourists. And amidst the glamour of it all, Tokyo is also home to many dubious areas which tourists should definitely steer clear of.
To avoid receiving death stares, getting told off and unnecessary trouble, here are 10 things you should definitely take note of before travelling to Tokyo, Japan.
When one mentions waffles, the image that usually comes to mind is a plate of freshly made waffles drenched in saccharine maple syrup or topped with ice cream. But contrary to what you may think, waffles can also be enjoyed paired with savoury ingredients instead of always sweet ones.
Savoury waffles are not uncommon but they are not as readily available as their sugary counterparts. There are a number of places that serve up some pretty solid chicken waffles but don’t restrict yourselves to just that; some places even have some pretty interesting creations such as duck confit waffles, smoked salmon waffles and chicken waffles topped with kimchi!
If you’re someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth and you’d like to have a savoury waffle for a change, we are here to help you suss out where you can find some of the best savoury waffles in Singapore. Here is our list of 10 places in Singapore to get savoury waffles.
When it comes to the king of fruits, it’s either you love it or you hate it. And to the ones who love it, there are several dessert options that take the pungent, creamy fruit to the next level.
As a soft serve, piped into a pastry, infused into local desserts or even into a cake, and so much more, durian’s application is basically boundless. If you’re as mad about durian desserts as we are, you’ll be thrilled to know that there is much more than just your average durian puff. Here is our guide on 16 durian desserts in Singapore.
Travelling is literally the only thing that you can spend money on that will never, ever be considered a waste of money. Travelling’s great and we make it a point to do so pretty often in a year. But a holiday can just as easily turn into a living hell if you aren’t careful.
We’re not saying that everyone out there is a crook looking to con you but it does help to be aware and prepared nonetheless. Travelling to a far-off destination soon? Here are 10 tips on how to avoid travel scams if you don’t want your vacation to turn into a living nightmare.
Slated to open its doors on 17 April 2019, Jewel Changi Airport will be housing some of the world’s biggest F&B brands such as Shake Shack, A&W and the critically acclaimed Burger & Lobster.
Joining the slew of eateries at Jewel is Emack & Bolio’s. Hailing from Boston, USA, this ice cream parlour serves up insanely creamy scoops of ice cream that come in a variety of different and funky flavours.
Jewel Changi Airport is slated to open in Singapore on 17 April and it’s 10 storeys high with over 300 retail and dining facilities to wow you. It a combo of a giant urban park with an enormous marketplace.
Gardens and attractions like their Rain Vortex, which is the world’s largest indoor waterfall, as well as their Forest Valley, which a five-storey high indoor garden, will be exciting to explore! Have fun at the largest Nike store in Southeast Asia and the first permanent Pokémon Centre outside of Japan too.
It does sound like you’re going to need fuel for all that. With a whopping 111 dining places, it’s clear to everyone that you can go crazy with choices! But before you lose yourself in the crowd that will swamp the newest entertainment spot in Singapore, here’s our list of places for nosh to scan through. They include famous brands like Shake Shack, A&W, and London’s famous Burger & Lobster.
China’s most talked-about bubble tea brand—The Alley—is finally coming to Singapore!
You would have seen its logo before, we’re sure. It is that very catchy antelope logo printed on an otherwise ubiquitous plastic cup. The Alley has been making waves in the tea scene since its launch in China and has expanded rapidly within Asia, including Malaysia and Thailand.
Just a few months back when The Alley announced its launch in Malaysia, it drove the nation mad and lots of Singaporeans even crossed the boarders to have a taste of the famous boba milk tea.
Now that they are hitting our shores, you do not have to travel that far. Here’s what you can expect from The Alley Singapore’s opening in April 2019.
More than just another Korean restaurant dishing out your typical Korean stews, fried chicken and soju, NY Night Market impresses with its unique, over-the-top renditions of popular Korean delicacies. No, this is far more than just another joint for you to drown out your post-Seoul vacation blues.
Hailing from Seoul, this restaurant brings to Singapore a taste of new-age, contemporary cuisine fusing the best of both Western and Korean influences. Imagine this: the vibrant cuisine of cosmopolitan New York City intermingling with the nuanced, hearty flavours of Korea. The result? A smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights that are just too decadent to handle—on your own at least. Nearly everything on the menu comes laden with melted cheese, cream or bacon which is never a bad idea—unless you’re dieting.
There are so many items to choose from, each with its own unique quirks and delicious appeal, but if we had to pick a favourite, we’d easily go for their M.A.C Feat Bacon (a twist on the classic mac & cheese) as well as their unique take on a Korean classic, Budaejjigae—a dish that sees a heaping mound of bulgogi beef and a jumbo pork sausage on top of the usual trimmings.
We hope you brought along your appetite because NY Night Market is anything but light, what you can expect is a full-on feast of next-level fusion food—one that perfectly fuses the best of Korean comfort food and New York City-style attitude.
From 21 March to 10 April 2019, our readers can quote “ladyironchef” to enjoy the following discounts at NY Night Market:
Get S$10 off with min S$50 spent
Get S$20 off with min S$100 spent
Get S$30 off with min S$150 spent