Asaru Studio @ Pearl’s Hill Terrace, Chinatown – Experiential Retail Experience Embodies the Japanese Ideals of Omotonashi

In a world consumed by ever-changing trends and the pressure to keep up with them, it’s refreshing to see local businesses committed to preserving traditions that have stood the test of time. Asaru Studio quietly opened its doors in Pearl’s Hill Terrace earlier this year, but has been slowly but surely thrust into the spotlight for its Japanese tea and coffee experience, named the Uchi Session ($30)

asaru-studio-matcha-roll-cake

Continue reading

Mon Ceries Patisserie – Online Patisserie Helmed by Home Baker Who Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London

With more individuals turning away from traditional corporate careers to pursue their lifelong aspirations in the F&B industry, I’m always curious about the results of their kitchen experiments. I was able to check out Mon Cerise Patisserie during its month-long stint at Baker X at Orchard Gateway, a project designed to give aspiring home-based bakers a taste of managing a physical shopfront. 

Mon Cerise Patisserie is an online French patisserie founded by home baker Cherry Chiu, who bid the corporate world goodbye and earned her baking chops at Le Cordon Bleu in London. The result is a range of dainty, handmade pastries that change every month! 

mon-ceries-patisserie-la-petites-tarts

Les Petite Tarts ($27 for 6 pieces)

Continue reading

Chunky Lobsters @ orchardgateway, Somerset – Affordable Lobster Rolls with a New Dine-In Concept (Media)

Chunky Lobsters has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a takeaway kiosk in the CBD, now serving up delicious rolls and seafood dishes at its current home in orchardgateway. Regulars at its previous iterations may also notice that its newest dine-in concept now rocks a fully nautical decor inspired by the rustic lobster shacks of New England.

chunky-lobsters-2

Continue reading