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Caffebene: Oh My, Bingsu

Caffebene is the largest coffee house chain in Korea, yet we didn’t see any of its stores around during our trip to Seoul a few years’ back. Or maybe we did come across it, but it didn’t register on our mind. (We tend to be pretty “lost” whenever we travel for the first time to...

Bak Kut Teh @ Ya Hua BKT

亞華 Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Ngee Ann City): Big fat nope

I’m a small fan of bak kut teh. It is one of those things I started appreciating after I grew up. While I cannot claim to be a bkt expert, I do have experience eating the undeniably top few bkt in Singapore: Ng Ah Sio, Founder’s, Song Fa, and Ya Hua....

Chicken Schnitzel with Grilled Raclette Cheese

The Western Co.: They’re back

The Western Co. probably broke some hearts when they closed back in September. In a short stint of 3 months, they won over many fans with their winning combination of raclette cheese and cheap prices. Now, these fans will be delighted to know that The Western Co. is back in business just...

笨珍云吞面 Pontian Wanton Noodles: A Bowl of Memories

Our dating history goes back to our days in the university. Back then, we were constrained by the limited allowance we had so for most of our dates, we would stick to simple, affordable fare. It was by chance one day, that we stumbled upon this particular eatery selling wanton noodles in a corner of Heeren...

SJ50 Matsuri

For the first time, there was a considerably extensive matsuri (loosely translated as festival) celebrations in Singapore so of course, we had to attend. Even if it meant forsaking our cosy bed on a Sunday morning. The “SJ50 Matsuri” was a 2-day event to celebrate 50 years of Singapore-Japan friendship. Besides Japanese food and drinks, the...

Gunpla WIP

Gunpla 大好き

What is Gunpla? For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Gunpla is a portmanteau of “Gundam” and “plastic model”; in daily use, the term “gunpla” refers both to the model kits and the hobby of assembling and painting these kits. Gunpla and Me My own journey for gunpla began 20 years...

天津炒饭 @ 餃子の王将

Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将): The star is the tenshin chahan [Updated]

Updated on 7 Dec 2016 Gyoza no Ohsho is a chain from Japan Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将) is a Japanese chain that specialises in Chinese cuisine. There are more than 600 branches in Japan, majority of which are clustered in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka. In Singapore, there is 1 branch...

Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 2

This is a continuation from the earlier post, “Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 1“. Apart from the ambience, the delectable food is the other reason we frequent Brunches Cafe. The cafe serves all day breakfast, until 6 pm daily so if you are like us, craving for breakfast menu beyond morning hours,...

Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 1

We chanced upon Brunches Cafe en route to the MRT station one day. What’s special about this cafe is the Mini Cooper parked inside. Refurbished with sofa seats and a table, the vintage car is a popular seating option among the customers. Besides the Cooper, there are countless other vintage items in the cafe. Those which...

Art is Not for Me

Back in my schooling days, Art & Craft lessons had always been a dread for me. More than half the time, the focus was on “art” where the teacher asked students to draw your dream house/ future career/ favourite cartoon character and the like. I can’t really draw from imagination. (Ahem, not that...