Habitat by HonestBee @ Boon Leat Terrace, Pasir Panjang – High Tech Cashless Supermarket Meets Dining Experience

The future of eating and shopping is here! Habitat by Honestbee opened its doors late last year, bringing its online grocery delivery service to a gorgeous brick and mortar space in Pasir Panjang. The spacious warehouse combines retail and F&B elements into one cashless concept, and has stirred up quite a storm among food aficionados and techies alike.

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Citrus By The Pool & Citrus Bistro @ Woodlands and Sengkang – Satisfying Halal Certified Cafe Fare by the Pool; Free Entry into Sengkang Swimming Complex for Diners (Invite)

Ah, Sundays by the pool. When I was a child, there was nothing better than escaping the relentless heat with an afternoon at the swimming pool, followed by a hearty lunch with family under the sturdy shelter of an umbrella table.

For families taking a refreshing dip at Woodlands and Sengkang Sports Centres, Citrus By The Pool and its sister cafe, Citrus Bistro, offer western and Asian fusion fare that is pretty bang for buck, in terms of flavours and portions!

Best of all, diners at Citrus Bistro enjoy free entry to the swimming complex – just dial the number on the signboard next to the gantry and a friendly staff will usher you in.

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Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner @ Amara Singapore, 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar – Usher in the New Year with Dog Shaped Yu Sheng and Chempendak Desserts (Invite)

With Chinese New Year a month away, gathering the family together can be a feat, especially with conflicting schedules among relatives. So, why not lessen the headache of preparing a feast for the fam, by heading down to Amara Singapore’s Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner?

Happening on 15 February, at 6pm, the lunar new year bonanza features an 8-course spread for revellers to choose from, as well as yusheng arranged in the shape of the Dog, in commemoration of this year’s zodiac animal.

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The Korean Fire Noodle 불닭볶음면 Challenge

“My friend ate, she said two bites in and she gave up. And she can take chilli really well. Good luck!”

And on that ever so encouraging note, I embarked on my attempt at the Korean Fire Noodle 불닭볶음면 Challenge.

Ranked third on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles of All Time 2014, 불닭볶음면 – which roughly stands for Hot Fried Chicken – has recently gained infamy for making the hardiest of spice seekers surrender in agony. So intense is its flavour, that people worldwide have challenged each other to finish one serving in the shortest time possible… or finish it at all.

Hmm, fire noodles, ALS ice bucket – why do most viral challenges these days involve hurting ourselves physically in one way or another?

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[Closed] Sarang @ Orchard Central

[Update 8 Jun 2016: Sarang has closed.]

The trouble with living in Singapore is that you’re constantly surrounded by a myriad of mouth-watering delicacies that hail from all four corners of the world. To the effect that “What shall we have for lunch/ dinner?” sparks off an unsolvable dilemma, day after day.

And let’s not forget those fusion and concept restaurants that have popped up around our sunny island. Sometimes, I secretly wish that I have an expandable tummy just so I can eat all the food I want, without risking a tummy ache or worse, growing a second me!

First world problems aside, we made our reservations at Sarang, an up and coming Korean restaurant that has garnered a lot of hype for its Korean tapas dining concept (or so they say).

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Located on the upper levels of Orchard Central, Sarang has a gorgeous alfresco dining area that commands a picturesque view of Orchard Road and beyond.

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