Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka – one of the best restaurants in Osaka


Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka was the best restaurant in Osaka that we tried when we were there recently. It is a Michelin star restaurant that seems to be highly regarded universally, appearing in many lists of the top restaurants in Osaka. We were not the only ones who were impressed. Even the locals that we struck up a conversation with during our lunch had no qualms about declaring Naniwa Kappo Kigawa the best restaurant in Osaka.

Naniwa Kappo Kigawa Osaka (浪速割烹 喜川)
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Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street


Tiong Bahru is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Singapore. The old public housing estate with Streamline Moderne architecture is now home to indie boutiques, art galleries and a wide variety of eating places. There are new hip cafes as well as old eateries, like Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street.

Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu at Eng Hoon Street
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$35 Lunch Buffet for Seniors over 55 at The Square Novotel Clarke Quay


In Singapore, someone as young as 55 can sometimes receive senior citizen benefits. For examples, those aged 55 years and above can qualify for the senior citizen 50% discount at Pizza Hut on weekdays 1.30 pm to 5 pm, and for concession rate of $5 per ticket at Shaw Theatres and Golden Village cinemas on weekdays before 6 pm. For seniors who love buffets, there is a $35 Lunch Buffet for those over 55 at The Square Novotel Clarke Quay.

The Square Novotel Clarke Quay
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Meatless in Singapore – Impossible Meat at Prive Grill Restaurant


So what does fake meat taste like? That is a common question when my friends heard about our dinner at Prive Grill at NUS. Also known as The University Club, it is one of the several places where one can find Impossible Meat in Singapore. What exactly is this fake meat made of? It is apparently “meat” made from plants. There is a scientific description on the website of the makers, Impossible Foods – the first sentence goes like this: “We started by using the heme-containing protein from the roots of soy plants. It’s called soy leghemoglobin ...”. That was enough to put us to sleep.

Impossible Meat at Prive Grill Restaurant
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Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M – New Bakery Cafe at UE Square


Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M is a new bakery cafe in UE Square. Opened by Bakery Chef Akira, who had worked at Joël Robuchon and Béni, Fine Dining Bakery specializes in handcrafted bread baked on the premises using quality Hokkaido flours.

Fine Dining Bakery by Akira M.
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