Put Bubbles In Your Water With SodaStream

Put Bubbles In Your Water With SodaStream

#wednesdaykitchenhack, Drink, Non Alcoholic
[caption id="attachment_10130" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Have your very own sparkling water maker with SodaStream[/caption] There's just something about having bubbles in your drink du jour that makes one feel effervescent. First there was Champagne and sparkling wine, then cocktails like the whisky highball and sodas like Coke and Pepsi. For the past decade, however, sparkling water has been all the rage, and it's a market that's growing quickly, with an increasing number of sparkling water brands available on the shelves. Think LaCroix (pronounced 'la croy'), which exploded on the scene last year; the ever-popular Perrier, San Pellegrino, and of course, VOSS. Unfortunately for many of us, most of the named brands come outrageously priced, and regardless of how attractive their packaging is, one can't help but wonder how much waste these bottles…
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Best Places To Catch Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Best Places To Catch Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9982" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Fireworks from Monti at the Fullerton Pavilion[/caption] 2018 is just round the corner, and like you, we can't believe it either. Where did the time go? Regardless of how 2017 has treated you, it's time to turn the page to a new chapter. Forget the good, the bad and the ugly. Instead, look forward to a New Year's Eve night of booze-soaked merry-making, rollickin' good fun, and fireworks - definitely the fireworks, especially since there'll be a minute-long dazzling shower of light every hour from 8.05PM at the Marina Bay and Civic District area. With that, let's raise our glasses to 2018! [caption id="attachment_9999" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Destination rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors[/caption] Enjoy an unimpeded view at Smoke & Mirrors Sprawled across the highest floor of…
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WAKANUI: Grill-tastic Dining, Gustatory Delights

WAKANUI: Grill-tastic Dining, Gustatory Delights

Food, New Openings, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9909" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The glass-fronted exterior of WAKANUI[/caption] WAKANUI Grill Dining occupies one of two glass capsule restaurants at "The Heart" of Marina One. 'The Heart' is a modern architectural marvel; a retail centre complete with biodiversity garden, cascading waterfalls and a picturesque view of the Downtown core. It's in complete contrast with the Wakanui electorate in New Zealand, where the eponymous diner gets its source of meat from. Wakanui, New Zealand is situated along Canterbury Coast, where grassy pastures stretch on for miles with nary a human in sight, and the only signs of life you'll spot are sheep, cows, sheep...and more sheep. First opened in Tokyo in 2011 by ANZCO Foods, a New Zealand-based meat company, WAKANUI was originally conceived as a platform to introduce New Zealand's…
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What To Buy At La Pepa

What To Buy At La Pepa

#supermarketsunday, Food, Ingredients
[caption id="attachment_9665" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The exterior of La Pepa on Gemmill Lane / Photo Credit: SALT[/caption] Tucked away on Gemmill Lane is a tapas bar, restaurant and mercado, all-in-one. If you're wondering what a mercado is, it's the Spanish word for 'market', but at La Pepa, it translates more into a gourmet grocer that retails Spanish jams, preserves, olive oils, vinegars, dried goods like rice and nuts, cured seafood, preserved vegetables - and more. [caption id="attachment_9853" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The cosy interior of La Pepa / Photo Credit: SALT[/caption] La Pepa was created by a group of friends from Europe, who share a deep love and affiliation with Spain, and who wanted to showcase the quality and freshness of its produce to diners in Singapore. Everything here has been personally sourced by…
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Park & Dine At Millenia Walk Today

Park & Dine At Millenia Walk Today

Food, Hot Deals, Promos, Restaurants
What does 'Park and Dine' mean? It's exactly as it says on the tin. At Millenia Walk, guests can park their vehicles at lots on a 280-metre-long private street (that's almost the length of six Olympic-sized swimming pools!) right outside a host of 11 restaurants operating under the concept and head straight to their meal. Anyone who has been "hangry" before will appreciate the time and hassle saved from figuring out how to get to lunch or dinner. And with the range of food options available - from quintessential Japanese favourites to a mix of Western and local delights - there's a restaurant for every diner.   [caption id="attachment_9588" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Paulaner Bräuhaus' pork knuckle[/caption] Paulaner Bräuhaus Located in a stunning three-storey glass building, Paulaner Bräuhaus is Singapore's only German microbrewery…
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The Force Is Strong In This Star Wars-Inspired Afternoon Tea

The Force Is Strong In This Star Wars-Inspired Afternoon Tea

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9723" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Anti:dote at Fairmont Hotel, Singapore / Photo Credit: SALT[/caption] The Star Wars hype is real, very real. Ever since Walt Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the film franchise has experienced a rise in interest from new generations and a renaissance amongst generations past. In the lead up to 2015's aptly named 'The Force Awakens', fans who have lain dormant since Return of the Jedi in 1983 were suddenly out in full force with their paraphernalia of merchandise, trivia and quotes. [caption id="attachment_9741" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The elegant interior of Anti:dote / Photo Credit: SALT[/caption] In 2017 alone, numerous events celebrating the film franchise have been held in Singapore. As part of Star Wars Day celebrations, a night run was organised in May, and a celebration space set…
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Where To Eat For Christmas: Dine-In Edition

Where To Eat For Christmas: Dine-In Edition

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9637" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The Carvery's festive buffet spread[/caption] For many of us, dining out is a way to join in the festive revelry and really soak up the joyous nature of Christmas. It's a time when we can meet friends and loved ones, catch up over decadent Christmas treats, "ooh" and "ah" over spectacular roasts and have a pick of everything we want at the desserts table - no need to hesitate, you can have it all! It's a fuss-free, fun and sure-fire way of enjoying a night out in town over the Christmas holiday. The best part? No need to be on clean-up duty afterwards! Here are our picks of where to nosh this festive season. [caption id="attachment_9656" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Porchetta with apple and chorizo stuffing at The…
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The Best Christmas Gifts To Buy For Your Foodie Friends

The Best Christmas Gifts To Buy For Your Foodie Friends

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9094" align="aligncenter" width="810"] TWG's Joy of Christmas Tea Macarons / Photo Credit: TWG Tea[/caption] We know, we know, gift-giving is hard! That's why we're here to make your lives easier with this list of sometimes quirky, other times inventive gifts you can get for your foodie friends. Forget about run-of-the-mill body lotions and handcreams, if you really want your Christmas gifts to be remembered, the way to someone's heart is always through their stomachs. [caption id="attachment_9096" align="aligncenter" width="810"] T2's Luscious Goes Leafy Tea Set for one[/caption] T2 Tea's Teaware and Accessories This festive season at T2, it's all about drawing inspiration from Mother Nature. Their collection of Christmas teaware and accessories includes a Luscious Goes Leafy Tea Set ($160, pictured), which includes a teapot, saucer, tea cup and loose leaf…
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What To Eat For Christmas 2017

What To Eat For Christmas 2017

Food, Restaurants
It's our favourite time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner (okay, it's actually one month away), but it's NEVER too early to start planning your Christmas menu. For those working folks who are too busy to don the apron and step into the kitchen, we have rounded up a list of festive takeaways that you can pre-order, pick up, and bring to your next celebratory feast - easy peasy. Whether it is the perfect bird or impressive log cakes that will be the star of the meal - we've got you covered. So deck those tables with boughs of holly and our favourite picks for Christmas takeaways. [caption id="attachment_9308" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Carlton City's newest offering: Honey-Turmeric Turkey with Mediterranean Couscous and Herbed Sausage Stuffing[/caption] Honey-Turmeric Turkey from…
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Sake Flights With Cheese At Kabuke

Sake Flights With Cheese At Kabuke

New Openings, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_9320" align="aligncenter" width="810"] The interior of Kabuke[/caption] For many sake lovers in Singapore, there are only a few spots to hit for a typical izakaya experience: Cuppage and Robertson Quay. These places, usually nondescript, are frequented by Japanese salary men who kampai with sake poured from traditional 1.8 liter bottles. The evening usually comes with plate after plate of Japanese bar food and pickles. But with the new opening of Kabuke, there's a modern, cosmopolitan way to experience the rice wine drink. Kabuke occupies a central location on Telok Ayer Street, but its second-floor space means that the entrance is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. Climbing the stairs, the vibes of a 1920s speakeasy bar come to mind. It's a feeling that only intensifies when one enters the bar. The interior is dimly lit…
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