Souperstar : Fortune Favours the Brave


Two sisters in their twenties decided to start a food business that would serve “hearty meals that fuses the best of local and the world’s food heritage”. They bravely decided to offer popiah in a variety of flavours and pairing it with popular soups from around the world.  That was how Souperstar was conceived.  The first Souperstar outlet was in Eastpoint and there are now several outlets in Singapore including a popular one in the basement food hall of Tanjong Pagar Centre. As the saying goes, fortune favours the brave.

Souperstar Tanjong Pagar Centre
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Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar – new restaurant at Forum The Shopping Mall


Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar is a new restaurant at the Forum the Shopping Mall along Orchard Road, Singapore. It takes over the place formerly occupied by California Pizza Kitchen which had (in mid 2018) moved across the road to Claymore Connect at Orchard Hotel. With part of the premises set up as a nightspot and the other part as a regular restaurant, it was hard to figure out what to expect. We decided to have lunch at Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar to find out.

Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar Entrance
Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar (Entrance from Forum Shopping Mall)

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Dolce Vita – Sweet Life by the Pool

Dolce Vita Singapore - Donut of calamari

Dolce Vita (Italian for “sweet life” or “good life”) offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. The popular Italian restaurant was the venue for the 2018 November’s edition of 4 Hands Kitchen where Chef Giorgio Maggioni of Dolce Vita hosted one Michelin-starred Chef Felice Lo Basso from Felix Lo Basso Restaurant in Milan. The collaborative menu presented by the two top chefs was a delightful way to savour the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine.

Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Dolce Vita offers modern Italian cuisine by the pool at Mandarin Oriental

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I have found my one Chulove at VivoCity


Still searching for Chulove? It is located at level one of VivoCity. Chulove Cafe takes up part of the space formerly occupied by Spanish restaurant Serenity which has closed. From a distance, Chulove Cafe beckoned us to check it out with a fresh, bright look.  Its main attraction is the Spanish snack, churros which, according to their website, are “… made fresh to order with an authentic Spanish recipe”.

Chulove Cafe VivoCity
Chulove Cafe VivoCity

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ANDES by Astons at Viva Business Park

ANDES by Astons  at Viva Business Park

ANDES is a brand of the popular Astons which is known for its value-for-money steaks. ANDES by Astons at Viva Business Park is a “no pork no lard concept” of the regular Astons steakhouse, offering steaks, chicken, burgers, fish and most other items on Astons’ menu.

ANDES by Astons  at Viva Business Park

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