JLD Dragon 吉龙糖 @ Punggol Waterway Point & The Star Vista – “Golden Ratio” Bubble Tea Made With 1646 Traditional Okinawa Brown Sugar (Media)

Ever wanted to indulge your boba tea cravings, but felt that slightest twinge of guilt at busting your weekly quota for your sugar intake? Well, you can slurp up your favourite beverages with less guilt at JLD Dragon 吉龙糖, the newest Taiwanese bubble tea chain to launch in Singapore.

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Gather @ Raffles Hotel, City Hall – Kinfolk-esque French Crepe Cafe by the Team Behind PUNCH, Ronin, and The Plain

With the new decade, comes change. As we bade a quiet goodbye to hipster hideout Ronin in January, Raffles Hotel welcomed some a quaint new addition by the same team behind PUNCH and the defunct The Plain.

Simply named Gather, this old-school cafe cum retail space specialises in French-style crepes and galettes, along with a handful of baked goods and coffees.

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WAWA Seafood @ Stars of Kovan, Kovan – Street Food Featuring Live, Fresh Lala From a Tank (Media)

After making their mark on the hipster food festival scene with their fresh lala and made-to-order seafood dishes, WAWA Seafood has finally settled on a permanent outpost at Stars of Kovan in the north-east of Singapore. Occupying a compact unit below the condominium of the same name, the team strive to churn out mouthwatering, value-for-money dishes with the same freshness and taste.

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Real Thai @ Changi City Point, Changi Business Park – Authentic Thai Food with Customised Sets Available (Media)

With its retail arm stretching across 35 countries, and two bustling eateries in Singapore, Real Thai has added a new F&B outpost under its belt. Tucked away in the basement of Changi City Point, Real Thai presents authentic Thai cuisine that will have you declaring, “Aroi mak mak!” as soon as you take a bite.

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Sofi Cafe Pizza by Pasta Brava @ Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar – Quaint Hipster Cafe Serving Pastas, Pizzas, and All-Day Brunch

Tanjong Pagar Conservation Area along Craig Road is home to a number of establishments and eateries, tucked away from its towering, modern-day neighbours in quaint two-storey buildings.

It’s been a long time since I last cafe-hopped in Singapore, and Sofi Cafe Pizza by Pasta Brava seemed an apt place to kick off my food ventures in 2020!

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Auspicious Chinese New Year 2020 Set Meal @ Goldleaf Restaurant in Katong – Enjoy a Scrumptious Reunion Feast for 10 Pax Till 8 Feb (Media)

With the Lunar New Year looming around the corner, family get-togethers and lavish celebrations are in order. Why not welcome the Year of the Rat at Taiwanese porridge specialist, Goldleaf Restaurant in Katong Square? 

Savour the best of Chinese cuisine in the Auspicious Set Meal ($888), which boasts a mouthwatering spread of wholesome culinary creations for 10 pax. Dine to your heart’s content on this seasonal offering, available till 8 February 2020. 

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Chinese New Year Prosperous Set Menu @ Famous Kitchen, Sembawang – Celebrate the Year of the Rat with Traditional Goodies (Media)

Venture out of town and impress your family, pamper your palates, and feast your way into the Year of the Rat with Famous Kitchen‘s specially curated Chinese New Year menu. Tucked away in Sembwang Road, the Nanyang-inspired restaurant provides a good escape for friends and family looking to enjoy a good time together this Lunar New Year season.

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Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng ($68++/ $98++ ala carte)

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