Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) (Invite) – of Food, Social Media & Ethics

Food is hot in Singapore, and it’s getting social.

The inaugural Food & Socialikes Connect (FSCSG) was held at Lime House over a week ago, and saw some 50 food bloggers, Instagrammers and blogger-come-Instagrammers tuning on some of the things that FSCSG’s panel of F&B professionals and insiders had to say about the local F&B and blogging scene.

It’s funny how most of us are kind of “competing” against each other for a share of voice in this hyper saturated field, yet our blogs and social media profiles also complement each other in terms of how we cover different areas in food. That said, it was great to finally see some of my favourite food bloggers in person and bask in their reflected glory-I mean, spend a fruitful day getting their insights and strategies on how to be a better blogger.

Oh, and there was also a friendly mobile photography competition after photographer Alex Ortega shared tips on how to take great pictures without a DSLR. No pressure. 😉

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RE&S Mentaiko Madness – 21 Dishes of Umami Goodness Coming Your Way to 4 Japanese Restaurants this April (Invite)

Many have patronised Shokotsu Ten, with its bevy of Japanese F&B concepts since its opening at NEX, but how many have heard of RE&S, the regional food company behind it?

For its 30th anniversary, RE&S has launched a Mentaiko Madness menu at 4 of its restaurants: Ichiban Sushi, Men-ichi Japanese Restaurant, Kabe no Ana, and Tokyo Eater Pop-Up Store. Lovers of this spicy cod roe, can savour a whopping 21 umami packed dishes ranging from ramen to mochi pizza.

So, how much mentaiko can YOU handle?

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Merci Marcel @ Tiong Bahru – Quaint French Cafe-Restaurant in an Old School Hood

Tiong Bahru, otherwise known to many as Singapore’s hipster enclave in the west, is home to yet another food and lifestyle concept. Going by the name of Merci Marcel, Marie Charlotte Ley and Antoine Rouland (of O Batignolles and O Comptoir)’s newest venture serves elegant French dishes for brunch and dinner crowds right next door to Tiong Bahru Bakery.

Since its opening late last year, Merci Marcel has transformed from a quaint French cafe-restaurant, to a bustling space filled to the brim with cafe hoppers eager to check out their culinary offerings. Cheese lovers will be glad to know they can buy their own wheel from Merci Marcel’s cheese fridge, where “the smelly cheese” is proudly displayed.

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