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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Christmas Highlights @ Amara Hotel in Tanjong Pagar – Dine on Seasonal Classics with an Asian Spin; Festive Buffet Dates for December 2018 (Invite)

It’s that time of the year where we abandon our troubles for the moment, and turn our attention to the yuletide feasts that grace our dining tables. Standing out from the barrage of typical Christmas fixtures are Amara Hotel’s Christmas highlights, which feature Asian twists on classic seasonal dishes!


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Joie by DOZO @ Orchard Central – Vegetarian Fine Dining in the Heart of Town (Invite)

When you think vegetarian, you think healthy salads and (at times) bland smoothies; the world of fine dining hardly ever comes to mind. Well, here to prove us wrong is Joie by DOZO, a fine dining concept that aims to re-define vegetarianism to experimental, yet refined heights.

Situated on the top level of Orchard Central, Joie is somewhat like a modern day oasis, offering a panoramic view of Orchard Road from its undisturbed premises. Its name takes inspiration from the French phrase, joie de vire, which translates to “exuberant enjoyment of life”. Judging by the evening’s offerings, it’s not hard to see why.

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[CLOSED] Lepark @ People’s Park Complex – Mod-Sin Street Food Pop-Up on a Rooftop Carpark

Update June 2020: Lepark has closed.

There’s a party on the rooftop and you’re all invited.

For a month, LePark (that’s a word play on the Malay term lepak, which means to relax) will be serving up a menu of Mod-Sin street food and craft beers at People’s Park Complex. The pop up(?), which is run by the team behind vegan outfit Afterglow, will also host a variety of music acts throughout its run.

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The Ramen Burger by The Travelling C.O.W @ The U Factory

I’ve been obsessing over Keizo Shimamoto’s Ramen Burger for the longest time ever. I mean, what’s not to love about it? Generous chunks of meat and chives tucked between two ramen noodle “buns”; it’s like Shimamoto himself answered the prayers of fast food lovers the world over by combining the two best hangover chows into one.

Just the thought of biting into that culinary hybrid is almost enough to make me want to fly to Brooklyn and get my hands on one. Luckily for me, though, The Travelling C.O.W. (Chef on Wheels), also known as Singapore’s first mobile food truck, has been whipping up various versions of the Ramen Burger at The U Factory, a temporal experimental platform down at Gillman Barracks!

So, without further ado, it’s time to say Amen to the Ramen – burger, that is! 😀


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