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Mukshidonna Singapore - Halal Korean Restaurant For Army Stew & Toppoki, At Pasir Ris Downtown East

Popular Korean Toppoki restaurant Mukshidonna has arrived in Singapore, with its first outlet located at Downtown East, Pasir Ris. The restaurant has also received its Halal certification, so Muslim friends can go to enjoy some Korean stew. While Mukshidonna is commonly known to serve delicious Budae Jjigae (Army Stew), they have branded themselves as a “Toppoki” restaurant. Their most popular outlet is at Samcheong Dong, near Gyeongbokgung. The Myeongdong branch which I last visited appeared to have closed. The term Muk-shi-don-na means Eat (Muk), Rest (Shi), Pay (Don), Leave (Na) when translated in English, means “Have your food, pay......

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Café Onion - The Hippest Café To Visit In Seoul Spells “Industrial Chic” All Over. At Seongsu-dong, The Brooklyn of Seoul

Café Onion – The Hippest Café To Visit In Seoul Spells “Industrial Chic” All Over. At Seongsu-dong, The Brooklyn of Seoul

The trendy Seoulites have been descending to Café Onion at Seongsu-dong. The Seongsu area around Seoul Forest has earned the reputation of being the “Brooklyn of Seoul”, with cafes such as Daelim Warehouse, Zagmachi, or.er, Café Cow&Dog being new hangout places for the hip and young Koreans. This...

October 01, 2017
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Buzz In The Woods - Western Food And Weekend BBQ Surrounded By Lush Greenery, At Phoenix Park Tanglin Road

Buzz In The Woods – Western Food And Weekend BBQ Surrounded By Lush Greenery, At Phoenix Park Tanglin Road

Buzz In The Woods has replaced Coyote at Phoenix Park, 320 Tanglin Road. I feel that the entire space is perhaps under-utilised, or more correctly said, too under the radar. There is potential for the eateries here to do well, noting local diners penchant for restaurants surrounded by greenery....

September 27, 2017
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Under Stand Avenue - Creative Container Space At Seoul Forest, Hip Hangout Spot With A Difference

Under Stand Avenue – Creative Container Space At Seoul Forest, Hip Hangout Spot With A Difference

Other than Common Ground, Under Stand Avenue 언더스탠드에비뉴 is the other trendy shipping container space to look out for. It is located opposite Seoul Forest at Seongdong-gu, comprising of 116 repurposed colourful containers. Like other similar concept spaces, you can go expecting stalls offering food, knick-knacks, exhibitions and...

September 27, 2017
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Jin Ho Mia - "The Good Life" Hotpot With Flavourful Soup, Seafood, Sio Bak And Instant Noodles

Jin Ho Mia – “The Good Life” Hotpot With Flavourful Soup, Seafood, Sio Bak And Instant Noodles

Interesting, what’s with all the Hokkien-named restaurants of late? Jiakpalang, Jiak Kang Tang, Jiak, Kueh Ho Jiak, Chiak, Ho-Jiak. The first one or two can be cute. But after too many similar-sounding ones, differentiation and branding can be tricky. “Jin Ho Mia” which means “a really good life” in...

September 18, 2017
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Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 – Popular Ox-Bone Soup In Myeongdong Seoul, Opens 24/7

Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 – Popular Ox-Bone Soup In Myeongdong Seoul, Opens 24/7

Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 specialises in the traditional Korean breakfast dish of ox-bone soup. Not considered common in my part of the world though, and its popularity got me intrigued enough. The restaurant which is in operations since 1981, is a chain with multiple locations all across Korea and...

September 16, 2017
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Original Cake 源味本鋪 - Famous Jiggly Castella Cake Shop In JB, Opening In Singapore At Westgate 23rd Sep

Original Cake 源味本鋪 – Famous Jiggly Castella Cake Shop In JB, Opening In Singapore At Westgate 23rd Sep

So people are still queuing for the fluffy and jiggly Castella Cakes, that became trendy in this part of the world recently. Original Cake 源味本鋪, said to be the first cake store in Taiwan’s Tamsui to specialize in this version of Castella Cakes, has expanded with a few branches...

September 14, 2017
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Omotesando Koffee - Famed Coffee Place From Japan Opens In Singapore At Downtown Gallery. Look Out For Bubble-capped Iced Cappuccino and Iced Mocha

Omotesando Koffee – Famed Coffee Place From Japan Opens In Singapore At Downtown Gallery. Look Out For Bubble-capped Iced Cappuccino and Iced Mocha

With much anticipation, Omotesando Koffee has finally opened its door in Singapore at Downtown Gallery, Shenton Way. Must say this is quite a delayed opening since news first got out. Being a loyal follower of their artisanal coffee, I could not help but to contain my excitement as I...

September 12, 2017
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