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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The Cheese Ark @ Stirling Road, Queenstown – Enjoy Rare Gourmet Cheeses in the Heartlands

It’s a quiet, languid, late afternoon at The Cheese Ark. Soft, jazzy beats permeate the cozy retail area, while aromas of different exotic cheeses mingle in the air. Rows of neatly stacked crackers, nuts, wines, and cheese knives sit on shelves waiting for the next customer to pick them up.

Never would you suspect that this humble cheese shop is tucked away deep in the heartlands – Stirling Road in Queenstown, to be exact. A windowless shopfront devoid of any signage stands out from a row of neighbourhood eateries and provision stores.

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&JOY Dining Hall @ Jurong Point, Boon Lay – Step Into a World of 7 Japanese Dining Concepts; 2 Partner Brands from Osaka (Media)

Can’t get enough of Japanese food no matter which part of Singapore you’re in? Good new for you then: RE&S Holdings Limited has opened its newest Japanese food venture at none other than Jurong Point in Boon Lay!

Taking over from previous tenant Shokotsu Ten, &JOY Dining Hall is a multi-brand concept that houses several Japanese F&B brands under one roof, in the basement of Jurong Point where its Japanese food street currently resides.

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Roots Mediterranean @ Greenwood Avenue, Bukit Timah – Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine in a Homely Setting (Media)

Roots Mediterranean may have been around for a little under four months, but it has already made its home among resident of Watten Estate, Bukit Timah. A steady crowd of expats could be seen steadily filling up the restaurant’s expansive premises, till it was practically full house when we visited on a Saturday evening.

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5 Foodiepreneur Finalists from Deliveroo’s Pop-Up Kitchen @ IncuBaker, Mediapolis – Final Pitch Day on 16 October (Media)

How would you like $25,000 and a chance to start your own restaurant? Deliveroo is giving five aspiring entrepreneurs – or should I say, foodiepreneurs – the chance to get their dream business going at the Deliveroo Food Market at Mediapolis, all part of a drive to nurture the next generation of game-changers in the food industry.

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From an initial online proposal, to a two-hour pop up kitchen at the Incubaker, these five talented candidates will be battling it out on Deliveroo Pitch Day on 16 October!

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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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