Cheeky – Neil Road

Taking over the former premises of now-defunct Botanist is yet another cafe, this time named Cheeky. The Outram Park neighbourhood had seen quite a number of cafes and bars moving out of the late, including popular names such as Botanist and Hustle Co. which have had their presence made in the scene a couple of…

Ah Lock & Co. – Tanjong Pagar Centre

It is always heartening to see hawkers expanding into F&B establishments out of hawker centres, and the story of Ah Lock & Co. is as such. Still operating their own stalls at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Ah Lock & Co. is a collaboration between both Munchi and Ah Lock Tofu, now coming together as one…

Hook on Food – Oxley Edge

Situated at River Valley Road, Hook on Food/Hook on Books is a retail-cum-cafe concept that had sprouted up at Oxley Edge. Essentially a bookstore-cum-cafe concept, Hook on Food is the cafe area that occupies the front area of the store, while the back houses Hook on Books — the bookstore which mainly retails children’s books,…

Riz Labo Kitchen — Wisma Atria (Japan Food Town)

Japanese soufflé pancakes seem to be back in the trend of the late; belle-ville pancake cafe had opened their very first outlet a few months ago — fast forward a few months on, Riz Labo Kitchen, which originates from Omotesando, Tokyo, had come into Singapore at Japan Food Town. Located within Bar Nippon at Japan…

belle-ville pancake cafe – Bugis Junction

Japanese pancakes seem to be back in trend lately, with a few places serving up Japanese pancakes coming up in the pipeline recently. Located at Bugis Junction, belle-village takes over the former spot of Chateraise, being situated just beside Hariann’s Nonya Table outside the mall. belle-ville pancake cafe originates from Osaka, Japan; the local outpost…

Earlybird – Jalan Pinang

The closure of Artistry had been a piece of sad news for the cafe-hopping community, considering how Artistry was one of the pioneers of the local cafe scene especially in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood and an active supporter to the local arts scene. Artistry was also a place that holds a lot of memories for…

GASTRONÔMAD – Thomson V Two (Moved)

(GASTRONÔMAD had ceased operations at Thomson V Two, and is in the midst of re-branding and moving to a new location under the name of “The Halal Wheat Co. by GASTRONÔMAD”. More details to be released when it is made available) Having been active in the cafe scene for years, it could be argued that the…

Eggs ‘n Things – Plaza Singapura

Eggs ‘n Things is just one of the many new F&B tenants which had recently found their home at Plaza Singapura, such as Typhoon Cafe, SAMA Curry & Cafe and Sen Sushi/Burosu Honten. Hailing from Hawaii, the Plaza Singapura branch is the first store under the brand that had opened outside of Japan and Hawaii;…

Kohi-Ya – Hillview Community Club (Closed)

(Kohi-Ya had since ceased operations.) With the opening of Hillview Community Club, a few cafes and eateries had opened within the building such as Domino’s Pizza, Full House Club & Coffeeshop and Hidden Rock Coffee. Unlike the other eateries at Hillview Community Club (with the exception of Domino’s Pizza), Kohi-Ya is the only cafe in…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes — January 2017

We actually eat at a number of places during the year, and while a lot of places are worth mentioning, quite a significant number of places are skipped on the blog for various reasons (e.g. personal commitments, lack of coverage for a full-length post etc.). This is the reason why we are starting the jiaksimipng…

Kumoya – Jalan Klapa

Kumoya is the re-branded successor of Karafuru Desserts, taking over the previous shop space vacated by Karafuru Desserts with changes in the management team. Much of its decor have been retained from Karafuru Desserts; those who have been to Karafuru Desserts in the past would easily recognize the minimalist interior featuring largely white decor and…

Ninja Cut – Seah Street

Opened by the folks behind Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut is their latest concept situated at Seah Street. Ninja Bowl is known for their grain bowl offerings, which features different condiments for each of the menu items with an option to opt for Quinoa, Ninja Rice, Soba or Garden Greens. Ninja Cut runs on a similar…