Rilakkuma x Kumoya @ Orchard Central – Kawaii Character Cafe with Bear-Themed Merchandise

Catering to Singapore’s insatiable love for all things kawaii, Kumoya has teamed up with San-X to bring you the Rilakkuma Cafe. Taking over the space previously occupied by Pompompurin Cafe on the fourth level of Orchard Central, this bear-themed popup will operate for six months starting end August.

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The Rilakkuma Cafe brings you dishes and decor inspired by San-X’s cuddly teddy bear Rilakkuma, and his rotund pet yellow bird, Kiiroitori.

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MEME Xpress @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Toa Payoh – Mediacorp Veteran Actor Chen Shucheng Brings Popular Malaysian Bubble Tea Brand to Singapore (Media)

A new bubble tea player has come to town. MEME Xpress, a popular Malaysian brand known for its fruity yogurt drinks and cute, palm-sized cups, opened its first store in none other than Toa Payoh HDB Hub, home to an already bustling scene of bubble tea shops. At the helm of its Singapore franchise is none other than Mediacorp veteran actor Chen Shucheng, who himself has dipped his toes in F&B management in between his acting stints!

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PHUTURE® Foods x The 1925 Brewing Co. @ Joo Chiat – DIY Vegan Minced Meat Dumpling Kit Delivered To Your Doorstep (Media)

You know you’ve grown up, when you’ve gone from colouring by numbers to cooking by numbers. Hot on its successful entry into The 1925 Brewing Co.‘s menu – so much so that Chef Ivan Yeo completely phased out traditional pork dumplings in favour of its vegan substitute, PHUTURE® Foods has released its new Vegan Dumplings Cooking Kit ($14) and Vegan Dumpling Filling ($12.50) for you to re-create this mouthwatering recipe at home!

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MOONSTONE Bar @ Amoy Street, Tanjong Pagar – Unpretentious Indomie in a Hipster Bar Setting

Indonesian comfort food gets a modern upgrade at MOONSTONE Bar, a quaint noodle place cum bar situated along Amoy Street. Helmed by Keith Koh and Anthony Utama, the latter of whom also owns the famous Tamade Cafeteria in Bali, this new entry to Tanjong Pagar’s robust kaleidoscope of food joints and watering holes is where you can expect to find street food staples with a couple of twists.

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