Chen’s Mapo Tofu @ OUE Downtown 2, Tanjong Pagar – Japanese-Szechuan Food by Michelin-Starred Chef; Islandwide Delivery Available via Oddle

I had my first taste of Chef Chen Kentaro’s 2-star Japanese-Szechuan cuisine during a media session at Shisen Hanten years ago. And since then, I haven’t been able to get my mind off his melt-in-the-mouth, buttery smooth Mapo Tofu with a spicy kickk

Well, good news for foodies on a non-Michelin budget: you can savour Chef Chen Kentaro’s mouthwatering creations at price-friendly points at Chen’s Mapo Tofu in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, OUE Downtown 2 in Tanjong Pagar! 

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Signature Combo ($12.80)

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Going Om @ Haji Lane, Bugis – Rustic Cafe with Hearty Salads and Bomb-Ass Fries; 30% off First-Time Deliveries and $3 off Soju

I’ll admit that staying home 24/7 this circuit breaker season in Singapore has got me feeling a tad sluggigh, a little down. But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to eat healthy and treat our bodies well!

I got to know about Going Om, a hipster salad bar meets yoga studio during one of my daily “Where shall I order from today?” monologues with the office on Google Hangouts. Turns out this neat little joint has been operating out of their eclectically-themed premises in Haji Lane for awhile now, with regulars returning for their gigantic salads and desi fries.

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Souperstar @ Century Square, Tampines – Hearty Soups, Fusion Popiah, and Guilt-Free Salads

Fancy something healthy, but tired of the same ol’ salads and wraps? Or how about tucking into your favourite popiah snack with a modern twist?

Souperstar is here to to help you enjoy the best of both worlds! Specialising in hearty soups, fusion popiah, and guilt-free salads, this hip food concept has reimagined our favourite chows in fun, refreshing flavours.

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Dalgona Coffee – The Ultimate Foam or Fail Korean Coffee Recipe to Whisk Through Quarantine

I’ve been feeling a little stir-crazy from weeks of company and government-imposed stay home policies, and with Singapore’s circuit breaker month in full swing, there’s never been a better time to try something new from home!

Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock (or voluntarily disconnected from the internet), you would have seen this luscious, cloud-like coffee foam-topped beverage making the rounds on several people’s social media.

Dubbed Dalgona Coffee, it is the latest foodie fad to go viral. And luckily for you, you can whip this up from the comfort of home – no trips to your nearest hipster cafe needed!

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Brown Butter Cafe @ Forum The Shopping Mall – Photogenic Cafe with Avocado-Centric Dishes and Drinks

It’s no secret that I absolutely love anything and everything to do with avocadoes. I love avocado on toast. I love it in a smoothie. And if I could, I would absolutely curl up in an avocado half and sleep in it.

So when Brown Butter, a pastel-themed cafe with avocado and beetroot-centric dishes opened its doors at Forum The Shopping Mall, I knew I had to pay it a visit.

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Brown Butter is the latest foodie venture by the team behind Benjamin Browns and Hana Japanese Restaurant, known for their insanely eye-catching creations like the OTT milkshakes and flying noodles. Expectations were definitely high when we visited.

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MAI 舞 by Dashi Master Marusaya @ Bukit Pasoh Road, Outram Park – Elegant Affordable Omakase (Media)

Fancy Omakase that doesn’t break the bank? MAI 舞 by Dashi Master Marusaya may just be what you’re looking for.

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Located a stone’s throw from Outram Park MRT Station, MAI’s 38-seater premises are housed in an odd-shaped building on Bukit Pasoh Road. From the elegant, wood-themed entrance to the inviting warm lights of the sushi bar and private booths, diners are treated to the feeling of being whisked away to the elegant world of Japanese dining the moment they step in.

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