The Tiramisu Hero @ Tyrwhitt Road

Mini Tiramisu at The Tiramisu Hero

According to the Productivity Benchmarking Report (Food Services) of Singapore Productivity Centre, between 26% and 30% of food businesses shut down each year. The Tiramisu Hero @ Tyrwhitt Road is a small whimsical cafe that opened in 2013 and it is not just surviving but thriving. It must be doing something right.

The Tiramisu Hero at Tyrwhitt Road

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Blue Jasmine Thai Restaurant in Park Hotel Farrer Park

The newly opened Blue Jasmine Thai Restaurant is located in Park Hotel Farrer Park.   This new hotel is conveniently located atop the Farrer Park MRT station and right next to the Farrer Park Hospital. A stone’s throw away from the bustling Little India district off Serangoon Road, it faces competition from the large number of dining options in the area as well as the restaurants in the Connexion Owen Link complex.

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Wine & Chef Singapore – zhi char meets enoteca at Keong Saik Road

Wine & Chef Singapore is a relatively new restaurant that opened in early 2017.  It is located in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. The extreme mix and match could either end up successfully as the best of both worlds or as a complete disaster. There was only one way to find out.

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Bikini Babe or Bijin Nabe @ Tsukada Nojo

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo at Chinatown Point

Where shall we meet for lunch today?
Bikini Babe.
??? You calling me bikini babe!!
Oops. Bijin Nabe.

Another classic Auto-correct Fail.

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El Sifo d’en Garriga – cosy new snack bar in Eixample, Barcelona

El Sifo d’en Garriga is a cosy new snack bar in Eixample, Barcelona that we stumbled upon recently.  In a location that is teeming with places to eat, this little cafe stood out from the others by its bright white clinical decor.  It has been sometime since we have come across any eatery calling itself a “snack bar”. Perhaps the Singapore Magnolia Snack Bar from days gone by was the last one we can remember.

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TOP Pancakes in Singapore: Great Places for Pancakes

Weekend Brunch Places

Who can resist the smell of warm and fluffy pancakes especially when intermingled with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. The standard of pancakes in Singapore is high. The Age of Instagram has also highlighted the importance of the food looking good. Some pancakes are almost too beautiful to eat. To help our readers in their hunt for the best pancakes in Singapore, here is a list of The Ordinary Patrons’s (TOP) favourite places in Singapore for great pancakes.

Brunch at The Coffee Academics

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