Tag Archives: South

Keisuke Tokyo – Ramen by the Champion King

Food competitions are a big thing in other countries, with the reputation of both the chef and restaurant brand at stake. Do you recall catching some of those on Japan Hour, and ‘losers’ often leave emotionally devastated. In Japan, the Ramen Champion Series is an annual gathering of over 30,000 ramen chefs to compete for […]

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Crazy World Café 疯狂世界 – It All Started with a Crazy Dream

The introduction of this café starts with a simple love story. Boy meets girl at a MayDay 五月天 autograph session. One is a designer and the other works at the music industry. Their love for music got them together. They eventually married and gave birth to this Crazy World Café. Meet Edgar Lim and Florence […]

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73+1 – Big Bounchy Fishballs

Top 73+1 Handmade Fishball Noodles has been around for more than 20 years. It was first opened by old Mr Tan at Clarke Quay near the historical ‘cha chun tau’ area, which means ‘jetty for boats carrying firewood’. It was where Mr Tan would sell Teochew-style fishballs to the firewood merchants and workers. Son Ah […]

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Singapore Food Trail – Best of Singapore at the Flyer

After the success of the film It’s a Great Great World, it seems like nostalgia is the new black. The Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s themed food street, has officially opened at the iconic Singapore Flyer. Some people may be initially sceptical about using the olden days mood as a backdrop, “Didn’t the other […]

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Ximending – Easing Your Taiwan Food Cravings

Ximending 西门町 is one of the most happening shopping and dining place in Taiwan, where some of my favourite street side stalls reside. The Ximending in Singapore on the other hand is a casual dining restaurant serving Taiwanese home-styled dishes. Some of the signature dishes included Pan-fried Pork Liver ($13.90), Pork Knuckles with Peanut ($12.00), […]

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Netsuretsu Ichiban-Tei – Good, or Rude?

The restaurant was almost empty on a weekday night. When I requested for a seat that looked more comfortable, I got a “No, There.” For why I was not allowed to, I did not know why. But the waitress reminded me of a primary school teacher reprimanding her children. Tall, slim, ponytail, but a face […]

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Tom N Toms Coffee – A New Korean Force

Other than Soapy Dramas, Rain and Wondergirls, Tom N Toms Coffee is another successful Korean export that has reached our sunny island. As the No. 1 Korean coffee chain, with 175 branches around the world, caffeine-lovers in Singapore would take pleasure to have yet another noteworthy choice. Unfortunately, the cafe used to be at Far […]

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