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The Bird Southern Table & Bar @ Marina Bay Sands

Another franchise has opened in Singapore and this time, it is one that is synonymous with fried chicken and waffles in the United States. The Bird Southern Table & Bar or more commonly known as Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in U.S. is all about soul food, big flavours, hearty portions and the Southern hospitality. Its flagship did originate in Miami after all and the opening of this Singapore outlet marks the brand’s first foray into the Southeast Asian market.

Located at South Promenade of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, this restaurant can seat up to 190 pax and has two levels stretching across B1 and L1 although we highly recommend taking the bar seats on the ground floor which overlooks the waterfront promenade.

The main star of this place is none other than the Chicken N Watermelon N Waffles $45. This platter boasts of 1/2 a fried chicken, cheddar waffles and chilled watermelon cubes. The meat itself was tender, juicy and moist. Finger licking goodness in every bite for the drumstick and wing portions while the breast meat was understandably a tad drier and needed an extra douse of honey hot sauce. Waffles were more of the savory kind with the addition of cheddar and were best enjoyed with a good serving of bourbon maple syrup. Good for two to share and more than enough for someone with a huge appetite to finish.

Cocktails are another specialty at The Bird where quality handcrafted creations are made. We tried the Southern Peach $24 and Watermelon Sling $24, and were pleasantly surprised at the sharp kick of alcohol in each drink despite its cheery summer appearance. The former featured Wild Turkey 81 mixed with white peach puree & sweet tea while the latter was a refreshing blend of Death’s Door white whiskey and fresh pressed watermelon juice. The Bird also carries one of the most extensive and rare collections of Bourbons in Asia and around the world so this might just be the next watering hole for after work drinks!

Weekend Brunch @ DON HO – Social Kitchen & Bar

DON HO- Social Kitchen & Bar opened earlier this year as the newest kid on the block along Keong Saik road. Sassy and stylish with just a little bit of funk, this tropical-themed restaurant served up Australian-fusion food with a touch of Middle-east in the evenings paired with vibrant eclectic cocktails.

Not too long ago however, DON HO also rolled out their Brunch menu which is now available only on weekends. Decidedly modest, the menu features ten dishes which are sufficient for a complete weekend brunch experience, island-style.

We started with two smoothies, the Flamingo Paradise $12 for me and Winter is Coming $12 for him (he is an avid Game of Thrones fan you see). The pink one which was mine could not be faulted for it was creamy, sweet and refreshing. Made up of strawberry, mango, banana and coconut milk, you probably can understand why I enjoyed it so much. His on the other hand, was the green one- made up of all things good and detoxifying. Kale, cinnamon, ginger, apricot and almond. Quite peculiar tasting at first but you get used it after a while. Well, he did finish the whole glass, right to the last drop.

For the food, we ordered the Slow Cooked Eggs $18 that is sure to win the hearts of vegetarians. Eggs, wild mushrooms atop toasted brioche and a sprinkle of Arugula, what’s not to love? The mushrooms were hearty and perfectly sautéed while the brioche was nicely buttered. This was dressed with red wine sauce for added decadence.

MAGNUM Opens 1st Magnum Pleasure Store in Singapore @ ION Orchard

If you are one of those who would eagerly anticipate whenever Magnum launched its fancy pop-up stores during the festive season then you would psyched to know that this premium ice-cream brand has finally opened its very first permanent store in Singapore at B2 of ION Orchard!

The showstopper of the store is their main counter which has 18 different toppings on display for your D.I.Y. Magnum. Keep things classy with choices such as sea salt, pistachio, cocoa nibs, pretzels or be a little adventurous with rose petals, chili flakes, goji berries or even gold nuggets! The world is really your oyster here so get creative and go crazy!

Spring-Inspired Heritage Afternoon Tea: Au Jardin at The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Singapore

The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore has just launched their new Spring-Inspired Heritage Afternoon Tea: Au Jardin. Featuring three tiers of handcrafted savoury and sweet creations adorned with edible flowers and dressed in bright colors, this special edition pays tribute to the well-loved season which represents fresh blooms and rejuvenation.

Available daily till 31 Jul 17, from 2pm to 5.30pm, the three-tiered set is priced at $78++for two guests, inclusive of a choice of loose-leaf teas or coffee, or $108++for two guests, inclusive of a choice of loose-leaf tea or coffee and two flutes of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne.

I am always a huge fan of afternoon tea, which to me has to have a few essential items- fluffy scones and jam, finger sandwiches, pastries and of course a good blend of tea. The tea set from The Lobby Lounge ticked all the boxes.

Ding Dong @ 115 Amoy Street

Established in 2013, Ding Dong has been the go-to-restaurant for many diners for its experimental menu that screams passion, creativity, and excitement. The restaurant which was once located at Ann Siang Hill, has now re-settled at the corner of Amoy Street – a well-known dining enclave with serious competition. Despite the relocation and refurbishment of this beloved restaurant, the essence of their menu has not changed a single bit – Asian-inspired cuisine with modern twists.

Assistant Head Chef Miller Mike currently helms the kitchen of Ding Dong, bringing onboard a novel perspective to traditional flavours, and conjuring new dishes that never fails to leave diners impressed. To take the dining experience a level higher, Head Bartender Angeline Lim has also stepped up her game with an array of signature cocktails to complement any dish on the menu.