Shinya Izakaya @ Boat Quay, Raffles Place – Casual Izakaya in Central Singapore (Media)

Boat Quay has gotten somewhat of a makeover as a foodie destination in recent years, with the addition of a few bars and eateries that helped it shed its reputation as “that place with all the overpriced seafood restaurants”. 

One of these new joints is Shinya Izakaya, a Japanese bar and sister business to Georgetown Tze Char (also located at the far end of Boat Quay) and Nonbei Izakaya. 

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Gochi-So Shokudo @ Jewel Changi Airport – Premium Iberico Pork Restaurant with Seasonal Specials (Media)

It’s not often you can use the words “Iberico pork” and “wallet-friendly” in the same sentence, so it was a pleasant surprise to discover that Gochi-So Shokudo, a casual Japanese eatery, has been serving quality dishes at affordable price points. 

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Since its opening in 2019,  more outlets have popped up around Singapore, bringing its pork dishes to customers islandwide. Its Jewel Changi Airport is situated next to the HSBC Rain Vortex, with plenty of seats abound. 

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Baba Chews Bar and Eatery @ Katong Square, Katong – All-Day Modern Singapore Dining (Media)

There’s something intriguing about seeing where culinary innovations take us, especially when it comes to modernising and elevating our favourite childhood foods. It seems almost befitting that Baba Chews Bar and Eatery is situated in Katong, which many consider the heart of the beloved Peranakan cuisine. 

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Like its home base, Katong Square, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery’s menu has undergone a few updates, with new Peranakan fusion dishes alongside other classic European offerings. 

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Crab & Burger – Crab-Themed Burger Delivery Service Helmed by Ex-Head Chef of Burger & Lobster (Media)

The great thing about cloud kitchens is being able to indulge in restaurant-quality foods without the hassle of having to get dressed and step out of your home. 

Opened three months ago, Crab & Burger aims to plug a gap in Singapore’s burger scene where beef-based goods are aplenty, but with options far and few between for seafood lovers. Its founder, a self-proclaimed introvert who is passionate about expressing his culinary creativity through food, once headed the culinary team at the famed Burger & Lobster in Singapore, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth. 

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