Sunday, December 30, 2018
Jungsik is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Seoul and New York. 25th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, Jungsik specialises in what they call New Korean Fine Dining. You can expect contemporary and creative Korean cuisine that's prepared with familiar and traditional ingredients. It's not easy scoring a table here, so do make your reservations way in advance. For me, Jungsik could very well be the best restaurant in all of Seoul. Every dish here was mind-blowing, and left a deep impression. The elegant restaurant sits in one of the most upscale areas —Cheongdam Dong in Gangnam — and dinner here might burn a small hole in your pocket, but I promise you that you'll find every penny extremely well spent.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
If you're a big foodie, you would have at least heard of five-year-old NOX - Dine in the Dark which sits on Beach Road. The restaurant has revolutionize the dining scene, and dining experiences for guests. If you've never been here before, I'll strongly recommend that you make a booking today. Not only does NOX - Dine in the Dark send out delicious cocktails, and interesting dishes that will have you racking your brains over, the popular restaurant employs the visually impaired as servers. Where else can you have great food, and show your support for the visually impaired?
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Christmas at Capella is always a luxurious and indulgent affair. This year, it's no different. Bring your loved ones and best friends for a memorable festive celebration at the prettiest property in the Southern part of Singapore or, rather, the whole of Singapore. Capella has every palate and preference covered with Christmas offerings at each of the iconic restaurants — Chef's Table, The Knolls, Cassia. Make your Christmas celebration an extra special one this year by "getting away" from mainland Singapore and pampering your senses with great food, lovely cocktails, and a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Here are some of the highlights that you can expect at each dining establishment.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
South Melbourne Market has been around since 1867. It is not as popular with the tourists as Queen Victoria Market is, but it definitely is way more popular with the locals. If you visit on the weekends, you'll notice that almost every store has a long queue — people buying meats or fish, local produce, fresh pasta, or cooked food. Of the two markets, I prefer South Melbourne Market as it is not as touristy, and the food is generally cheaper. You can get a variety of cuisines, and you can definitely get your marketing all done in one place. Apart from getting groceries and their stomachs filled, visitors can have their hair cut, nails done, brows threaded, and even take home art pieces, handcrafted soap bars, fashion accessories and tableware.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If you're a foodie, you'll definitely have, at the very least, heard of Maggie Joan's. Well, it was my first time here, and I have to say that I was blown away. Chef Seumas Smith, the new head chef, has popped over from Moosehead, and is now at the helm of Maggie Joan's. I really like the food at Moosehead, so I know that I was in for a treat at Maggie Joan's too. Using the finest seasonal ingredients from artisanal producers in the creation of every dish, where every component is made from scratch, Chef Seumas brings out the best of every ingredient in his own magical way. I assure you that you'll walk out of Maggie Joan's utterly satisfied, and already planning for a return visit.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is nestled on a hillside, surrounded by 3.8 hectares of manicured gardens and natural rainforest. Boasting 140 guest rooms, suites, villas and a mansion, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is known for its beautifully restored colonial architecture. Built on a piece of 10-acre land, where old British military barracks and air raid shelters stood, Amara Sanctuary has a story to tell. The rich history of the property might not be known to many, but that’s going to change now. The new Amara Heritage Trail—a 60-minute walking trail— allows participants to discover the nature and conservation efforts in the property, learn about World War II related stories, and it also offers a glimpse into the lives of the British soldiers who lived here in the colonial era.