Dumpling Darlings @ Amoy Street – Lola Cafe’s Newest Asian Food Venture in the CBD

It seems that Asian street food is all the rage these days, with various hole-in-the-wall type joints popping up to serve their take on what is a beloved staple for many. When I first visited Lola’s Cafe a whole five years ago (back when I started this blog; time flies!), little did I expect this homegrown cafe to venture into the Asian food business.

A familiar name amongst carnival goers, Dumpling Darlings has made its permanent on the same side of Amoy Street as three years old Wanton. Being an avid eater of dumplings myself, I knew I had to swing by their premises as soon as I could.


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Seoi Gor Cafe @ Orchard XChange – 3 Asian Street Food Concepts in 1; Near Aqua S Singapore (Invite)

You know when you’re out with your friends and you just can’t decide on a place to eat that satisfies everyone’s cravings? Well good news for you: Royal T Group, the mastermind behind homegrown bubble tea chain LiHo, has launched Seoi Gor Cafe, a 3-in-1 Chinese street food concept that houses three brands both new and beloved: Woo Ricebox, Seoi Gor, and Gong Yuan Ma La Tang. 

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Located a stone’s throw away from Aqua S at Orchard Xchange, Seoi Gor Cafe has brought delectable new additions to each concept’s menu, alongside existing bestsellers which are sure to whet appetites!

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Aqua S Singapore @ Orchard Xchange – Whimsical Pastel Blue Soft Serve from Down Under Opens in Singapore; New Flavours Fortnightly

While I’m not too big on desserts, I’m always down for a lil sweet treat now and then. Heck, the more dramatic, the better.

So when the fantastically Instagram famous Aqua S from Sydney, Australia announced their plans to set up shop in Singapore, I was pretty intrigued. As I had never tried their pastel hued soft serve, often hidden behind a voluminous cloud of cotton candy on my social media feed, I was eager to try it out when they opened their doors this week at Orchard Xchange.


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When in Shanghai: Seesaw Coffee @ Yuyuan Road – Local Coffee Chain Set in an Instagram Worthy Courtyard

I’m back from a quick getaway to Shanghai, China to catch a much needed break, spend time with family, and discover more food spots in another corner of the world!

While global coffee chains like Starbucks and Costa Coffee are incredibly popular and far reaching (with outlets even showing up in the likes of Zhujiajiao Watertown 朱家角 and Yu Garden豫园), that’s not to say local chains are not catching up, either. One name that popped up quite a few times during my trip research was Seesaw Coffee on Yuyuan Road, a popular spot with a hipster vibe, thanks to its location in the ground level of Jing’An Design Centre.


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Haritts Donuts & Coffee @ Havelock Road – Famous Chewy Donuts from Tokyo; Only 300 Available Daily

Regulars to Clarke Quay may have noticed the addition of a cozy takeaway kiosk selling puffy looking donuts on Havelock Road. Unlike other Japanese bakeries that have opened to much fanfare in downtown Singapore, Haritts Donuts & Coffee made its Singapore debut in May, in a rather quiet, understated manner – much like its pioneer shop in Tokyo, Japan.


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