Tag: food

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Enjoying Singapore

May 17th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Cheapskates Guide to Singapore
Anybody wants a $1 T-shirt and 50 cents underwear?

How can you enjoy yourself in Singapore without spending a bomb? Especially if you have a family with kids in tow?

A lot has been written about the high cost of living in Singapore.

They include a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which ranked Singapore as the world’s most expensive city to live in, a clarification by our Finance Minister that living costs are higher for expatriates (as opposed to locals) due to the strong Singapore dollar.
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Savouring Gaia

July 6th, 2014   •   no comments   

What do you get when you combine exquisitely prepared Italian cuisine with nature-inspired imagination?

Inspired by the ancient Greek word Gaea which means “Mother Earth”, Gaia Ristorante and Bar is located at the Goodwood Park Hotel. Infusing natural elements in the aesthetics of its decor and food, the venue houses a martini bar, dining rooms of various configurations and an inner courtyard dining room decked to resemble a garden. Lush and luxuriant, Gaia features plush leather booth seats, elegantly comfortable arm chairs and a glass-enclosed wine cellar cum private room that seats 10.
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Enjoy Exquisite Meals at Crystal Jade Pristine

February 2nd, 2013   •   no comments   

Fancy a delicious mouth-watering meal without the guilt? Wish to indulge in savoury Cantonese fare with a healthy contemporary edge?

With Crystal Jade Pristine, you can now enjoy premium Chinese cuisine – without the customary bloated tummy.
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Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Crystal Jade

January 19th, 2013   •   no comments   

Vegetarian Pen Cai from Crystal Jade

Hungry for traditional Chinese fare this Chinese New Year?

Consider popping over to one of Crystal Jade’s many outlets.
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6 Reasons Why I Love Japanese Food

December 8th, 2012   •   1 comment   

This platter of sushi and sashimi tastes every bit as good as it looks! Oishii desu ne!


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Interviewing Crystal Jade’s Chairman Ip Yiu Tung

January 16th, 2012   •   no comments   

Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Crystal Jade Golden Palace in The Paragon (courtesy of Crystal Jade)

In the restaurant-eat-restaurant world of F&B, few local brands have stood up as clearly as Crystal Jade, one of the market leaders in Singapore.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary last year with a refreshing of its identity that involved extensive refurbishments at its restaurants, Crystal Jade enjoyed a turnover of S$240 million in 2010.
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Why We Love to Dine Out in Canada

June 15th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Contrary to our initial perceptions, Canada (well at least the Vancouver-Banff-Jasper stretch) generally offered a decent dining experience. While the variety and pedigree of their cuisine can’t quite match that of Singapore, I do enjoy the experience of dining out in Canada.

First, almost every place offered a vegetarian, vegan, or healthier dining option. This was great for a semi-veggie like me trying to eat more healthily, ethically and sustainably. Many of the restaurants or cafes were also quite flexible and willing to make changes to their menu to suit your taste.

Dining in Canada
Enjoying a veggie sandwich and a vegan burger at a pub-diner in Jasper
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Pippin’ Hot Porridge

May 12th, 2007   •   8 comments   


After visiting her regular TCM practitioner at Yishun last Saturday, my wife Tina and I decided to drive along Upper Thomson Road to have a late dinner at this cosy little porridge place located at Springleaf Estate. We ordered a couple of dishes to go with our bowls of steaming sweet potato porridge and had a pleasant meal.

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Foodie Bloggers

March 15th, 2007   •   8 comments   


This post is dedicated to my friends who bake, cook, prepare cocktails and generally help to make life sweeter and more sublime for foodies and drinkers like myself.

Being a true-blue Singaporean, I love to have my carrot cake and eat it. Yes, we are a nation of foodies and many people live and swear by their hokkien mee, satays, roti pratas, and mee poks (a flat fettucine like egg noodle) here. There are also many food guides around (many with online counterparts) like the venerable Makansutra which has become a national institution for many here.
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