If you were only allowed to order one dish from any zi char stall for the rest of your life, we can bet that most Singaporeans would opt for a plate of perfectly fried har cheong gai.
Har cheong gai is Cantonese for prawn paste chicken, which is literally what it is; tender, succulent pieces of chicken that are coated with a batter comprising of flour and fragrant fermented shrimp paste before being deep-fried to perfection.
There are hundreds of places in Singapore that sell delicious, satisfying har cheong gai, but we have here is a list of the 16 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshine the rest.
When it comes to popular food enclaves in Singapore, Novena may not particularly stand out from the crowd—especially not with the likes of so many up and coming food havens such as Bedok or even Toa Payoh.
But little do you know that Novena packs many great local eateries and restaurants. To give you more purpose in visiting Novena, other than sending your children for tuition or shopping for sports apparel, here are 19 eateries, cafes and restaurants in Novena that you have to try!
The co-founder and culinary mastermind behind Wagyumafia—Tokyo’s exclusive members-only Wagyu beef restaurants—will launch his first international branch, and it is none other than in Hong Kong.
Wagyumafia’s unique culinary creations and high-profile collaborations with international chefs have gotten itself global attention, putting themselves where they are today—a highly sought after restaurant that all beef connoisseurs would kill for a dining spot.
With a mere 18 seats in its Hong Kong outlet, Wagyumafia is ready to kick some ass in Hong Kong.
All the rage about cheese tea and the original inventor of the cheese tea trend is finally coming to Singapore, and it is none other than OG tea brand, HEYTEA.
HEYTEA first started out as a humble tea shop in the Guangdong province in 2012. Since then, the brand has expanded to more than a hundred shops in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhen and Shenzhen—all of which have garnered massive queues that can go up to 7 hours long.
Dedicated to serving high-quality brews made using only the freshest and top-quality ingredients, HEYTEA leaves little to wonder as to why it is the most highly sought-after tea brand in China—and soon, Singapore.
HEYTEA is opening its first-ever overseas outpost outside of mainland China here in Singapore’s ION Orchard on 10th November at 10am. And to show their sincerity and love for the Singapore audience, they are opening with a bang so expect 1-for-1 promotion and goodie bags to be given away for the first 3 days. Here is a preview of the menu!
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Haidilao—famous hotpot restaurant chain from China—opens the world’s first restaurant run by robots in Beijing.
No, this isn’t something out of a sci-fi movie. It’s very much real, and it won’t be long before they bring it from Beijing to Singapore too.
Thanks to a collaboration with between Haidilao International Holding Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation, this joint venture sees to the world’s first eatery with a fully automated kitchen and staff. That’s right; from taking orders, preparations and delivering raw meat and vegetables to the table, the robots do it all.
Ecotrax Fiji is the world’s first ever electric rail-riders and it is one of the best ways for you to admire the natural beauty of Fiji’s sceneries.
In the past, Fiji used to have rail transport but they have since stopped its service. Green-inventor extraordinaire Howie de Vries invented the electric-assisted vehicles and used the now-defunct railway tracks to carry the carriages.
Singaporeans are no strangers to Indonesian cuisine and some of our all-time favourites include the likes of Ayam Penyet, Beef Rendang and Bebek Goreng. While there is a slew of Indonesian restaurants around Singapore, few serve Indonesian Chinese cuisine quite like Kota88—and that’s saying a lot.
Hailing from Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown, Kota88 proudly brings to our shores their culinary heritage, serving a wide array of Indonesian Chinese cuisine not commonly found in here.
If you are a nature lover or simply someone in search of a tranquil respite away from the bustle of the city, Chinese Garden in the West can be an option to consider. The 13.5-hectare garden was built in 1975 by renowned Taiwanese architect, Professor Yuen-Chen Yu, and it has since become one a hotspot for tourists—yet, it’s ironic that so many Singaporeans haven’t even been there before.
From the garden’s stunning bonsai collection, pavilions and pagodas, Chinese Garden is perfect for an outing if you’re ever in search of a new adventure. And while it does not boast the same glamour and majesty of Gardens by the Bay, it is still one of the most iconic parks in Singapore.
Before you go on to say that this underrated garden has nothing to offer, here is a list of the things that you can do there. So go on, pretend you’re a tourist for a day and explore Singapore’s Chinese Garden.