Have you ever wondered why a cup of your favorite kopi-o at the hawker center costs just a fraction of the price of your to-go drink from Starbucks – the espresso? Well, it all boils down to the cost of production: type of coffee beans used, the number of fancy ingredients thrown in during the process of roasting and the various machinery from which the coffee beans or powder are subjected to.
We went for a workshop at Highlander Coffee organized as a POSB Neighbours First gathering to learn all about the difference between old school Singapore coffee and the supposedly more ‘atas’ espresso coffees from overseas.
If you live in the West, you would know very well the severe lack of cafes in the area. Once again, the East of Singapore triumphs in bringing us over to explore even their most ulu parts for their food and eateries. Oh, the pain and humiliation.
Despite that, we have managed to sniff out and reveal these very elusive Singapore cafes in the west. So the next time you just want to relax with a cup of coffee in your hand while in the wild west, you can do so just 10 – 15 minutes away. No need to dress up and go all the way to the East (which is literally another country to us westies) to ‘chill’. Here is the list of some lifesavers for the westies.
“Have a meal fit for royalty”
When you take a peek at Table at 7’s menu, you will be slightly confused at first – this is because there are two separate menus: one which offers Indonesian cuisine (Chef Eugenia) and another which features Modern European cuisine (Chef Karl).
However, rest assured that you will be assisted by the friendly waiters who are more than happy in guiding you with menu choices. If you are a big fan of Indonesian and or Modern European cuisine, be prepared for a treat at Table at 7. Despite having 2 contrasting styles in one restaurant, each chef has maintained their own individuality and do not attempt to cross-contaminate the other, culminating in 2 very separate menus to each Chef’s name.
Curry Puffs 咖哩角, or Epok-epok in Malay, is a Singaporean as well as popular ASEAN snack- it’s basically a miniature pie filled with curry in a baked pastry shell usually in the shape of a semi-circle. Fillings are classically chicken curry with potato, but also come in variants like tuna curry or even chili crab filling.
After a rather shocking result by the Straits Times with their Curry Puff blind tasting – with Polar Puffs & Cakes being awarded the best curry puff in Singapore – we decided to do our own Singapore curry puff guide.
Curry puffs are one of my favourite mid day snacks: scrumptious pastry exterior with a generous portion of savory filling right within? I’ll take them all day, every day if I could. If you share the same sentiments as I do, then I am pleased to share with you 11 of my most favourite curry puffs ever.
Grander and larger in scale than ever, Weekender Foodmania Awards have returned for a second time in collaboration with UnionPay, the global leader in credit card payments.
After an intense round of voting which involved nearly 70 restaurants over the period of 11 June to 5 July 2015 by the public, the judging panel – comprising of 8 distinguished judges (including myself) have picked out Singapore’s top favourite restaurants.
Enjoy Fine-Dining In A Casual and Laid-Back Cafe Setting
As a cafe in the daytime and a Restaurant/ Bar in the nighttime, BRIDGE is all about its contemporary modern European menu.
Wishing to bridge (hey, nice pun) the gap between ordinary Singaporeans and fine dining, the restaurant has revamped their menu a total of 6 astonishing times just to find the perfect combination of menu items which would be able to offer the total experience of fine-dining; doing away with the exorbitant costs and intimidating atmosphere inevitably found within a high-end restaurant.