When in Kyoto: Menbaka Fire Ramen @ Kamigyo Ward – Explosive, One of a Kind Experience with Live Torched Ramen

Fancy watching your ramen go up in flames before your very eyes? Or how about a side of dinnertime theatrics along with your meal?

Menbaka Fire Ramen in Kyoto is no stranger to both. Nestled deep in Kamigyo Ward to the north of Nijo Castle, the eatery has been serving up it torched ramen since 1985, when its founder discovered the fiery taste from combining green onion with extreme heat. Needless to say, the eatery opens to swarming queues of curious tourists right up to closing time!

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Coyote Ugly Saloon Singapore @ Clarke Quay, River Valley Road – OG Table Top Dancing Bar Lands in Singapore (Media)

Ladies, put on your dancing shoes. The OG American bar with bar-top dancing, Coyote Ugly Saloon has landed in Singapore. Occupying an expansive space in Clarke Quay, Coyote Ugly Saloon is here to bring bar-hoppers the authentic American bar experience, complete with mechanical bull and sizzling ladies turning up the heat on the bar-top.

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TokyoTreat – Monthly Curated Subscription of Exclusive Japanese Candy & Snacks (Media)

Ever craved your favourite Japanese candy or snack? Well, here’s good news for all you Japanophiles – you don’t have to hop on a plane, or beg your friend to tompang ’em Japanese goodies for you anymore!

TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription service that curates authentic, Japan-exclusive candies and snacks. Expertly curated and professionally packed, each box contains mouthwatering goodies from a specific theme. Think #SHARETHELOVE for the month of February, for example.

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BOTAN Japanese Restaurant @ Far East Square, Telok Ayer – Premium Sushi & Classic Japanese Cuisine (Media)

Nestled among the lively, boisterous bars in Far East Square is a traditional Japanese eating establishment by the name of BOTAN Japanese Restaurant. Helmed by Executive Chef Thomas Kok, who spent an extensive period leading several F&B-related ventures in Japan, BOTAN prides itself on serving authentic Japanese dishes that emphasize good-quality ingredients.

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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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