Food Guides


It’s that time of the month again where we countdown the top eats, new menus and restaurants. Check out our May’s Affair With Food for a list of dining promotions and happenings for the entire family to enjoy.

1. Alley on 25 @ Andaz

Conceived  as  the  culinary  hub  of  the  hotel,  Alley  on  25 is  Andaz  Singapore’s  all-day  dining  venue. Consisting of seven individual shophouse-inspired venues, there’s something for guests from day to night. The respective venues each with their own distinctive personality is indeed intriguing and might take more than a day to cover all bases – Icehaus, The Green Oven, Smoke & Pepper, Plancha’Lah!, Auntie’s Wok and Steam, Bar Square and Sunroom.

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Check out Alley  on  25  during lunch time for their affordable set  lunches  that  include  appetisers,  main dishes and desserts for  S$25*, as  well  as  happy  hour  promotions offering  guests  select  wines,  beers  and  cocktails at  S$12* onwards.

Alley on 25 @ Andaz
Address: 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30am
Contact: +65 6408 1288

2. Capella

From 31 May to 3 June 2018, Capella will be hosting the prestigious culinary event, Spanish Gourmet Extravaganza, presenting the finest selections of Spanish artisan foods, wines and spirits. Festival-goers can look forward to a line-up of Michelin-starred themed dinners by Chef Yayo Daporta and Chef Rafael Centeno, as well as indulge in selections of tapas and paella delights curated by renowned chefs. Indulge in a hearty Spanish fare with handcrafted menu of tapas and paella by Tapas Masters, Chef Álvaro Villasante and Chef Benigno Couso as well as Paella Master, Chef Santi Almuiña as they feature the fusion of innovation and new culinary trends in their creations.


Tapas highlights include Glazed Iberico Pork Ribs with Apple Chimichurri Sauce, Galicianstyle Sea Bass, Mussels with Citrus and Galician White Wine, Tuna Loin with Consommé and Green Peas and more.

Capella Singapore
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Contact: +65 6591 5047

3. Spice World Hotpot

Spice World_Teddyin broth

A new hotpot is in town! Hailing all the way from China, Spice World hotpot is the new kid on the block located in the Clarke Quay precinct. This 200-seater serves up an array of aromatic spicy and non-spicy soup broths with exquisitely plated high-quality and fresh ingredients. Hotpot-lovers can look forward to 7  different  soup  bases mala, which  comes  in  three  varying  degrees  of  spiciness  (mild, medium,  hot),  pork  belly  and  chicken, three-delicacy  (pork,  chicken,  duck), wild  mushroom,  tomato,  tom-yam, and  curry. Mix  and  match  2  different  soup  bases  (Yin  Yang  broth $22.90)  or  select  the  Benz  Triple  Flavour  Broth  at  only $25.90. Solo  diners  can  also  choose  a  single  serving  broth  for  $6.

Adding a bit  of  fun  to  the  dining  experience,  diners  can  choose  to  have  a teddy  bear  or  Hello  Kitty  shaped  out  of mala  soup  and  butter  added  to  the  hotpot  and  watch  it  slowly  melt  into  the  broth  (additional  $9.90,  limited  to 8  per  day).

Spice World
Address: Block B, #01-06/07 Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
Opening Hours:
10:30am – 4am (Sun to Thurs)
10:30am – 6am (Fri and Sat)
Contact: +65 6265 9777

4. Japan Rail Cafe

A travel themed café established by JR East, Japan Rail Cafe is a quaint little café in Tanjong Pagar area. A café that’s not new to the scene, their menu interestingly changes every month, inspired by the featured region or prefecture’s signature dish, utilizing ingredients specifically from that area. For the upcoming months of June-August look out for “Summer in Japan”, “San-in” and “Tohoku” – featuring dishes like Unagi Tamago Don, Kani Chirashi Don and Gyutan Teishoku. 

Japan Rail Cafe
Address: 5 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre #01-20, Singapore 078883
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Daily)

5. Jamie’s Italian

Jamie's Italian_Signature Planks

A great place to wind down the evening, Jamie’s Italian offers a romantic outdoor setting overlooking the scenic riverfront of Sentosa. New to the menu are their signature planks, which comes in two renditions of the Ultimate Plank ($39.95++), with a platter of spicy and savoury treats of ham and cheese or the Vegetables Plank ($32.95++), with a medley of chargrilled vegetables, mozzarella, tomato & ricotta crostini and other yummy treats!

Jamie’s Italian
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk #1-165/166/167, VivoCity Singapore 098585
Opening hours: +65 6733 5500

6. The Lobby Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel

Driven by a mission to preserve the heritage of hawker dishes, Chef Franco Brodini and his team at The Lobby Lounge has introduced the ultimate showcase of local cuisine – bringing together 7 legendary hawkers under one roof.

The Lobby Lounge_Spread of hawker dishes

Look out for an eclectic line-up of hawker classics including:
– Chilli Crab and Mantou by Dragon Phoenix
– Bak Chor Mee with Fish Maw Soup by Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
– Katong Laksa by The Original Katong Laksa
– Prawn Noodle Soup by Beach Road Prawn Mee
– Hainanese Chicken Rice by Toh Thye San Farm
– Bak Kut Teh by Legendary Bak Kut The
– Beef Rendang by Rumah Makan Minang

Don’t miss out on their Heritage Weekend Pop-up held once a month. This month, we had the chance to try the iconic Dragon’s Beard Candy by one of the pioneers in the business, Aunt Lili and team.

The Lobby Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 2am
Contact: +65 6213 4288

7. Li Bai @ Sheraton Towers

Li Bai_Dumplings

Marking the Dragon Boat Festival this year, Li Bai at Sheraton Towers will be offering a selection of three savoury rice dumplings! New on the menu is the Multi-grain and Dried Seafood Rice Dumpling – packed with an assortment of ingredients like dried scallops, dried oysters, sea whelk, sole fish; and wrapped in a bundle of black glutinous rice, red bean, mung bean and black-eyed pea. Specially handmade for those looking for a healthier option! Alternatively, try Li Bai’s well-loved and premium choice – the Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling, or the timeless Traditional Rice Dumpling filled with all the savoury goodness like pork belly, roast duck and salted egg. 

Li Bai @ Sheraton Towers Singapore
Address: 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30 – 10:30pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 6839 5623

8. Took Lae Dee

Took Lae Dee_Pad Thai

One of the most famous 24/7 restaurant chain from Bangkok, Took Lae Dee, has finally opened in Singapore! Translating to “cheap and good”, you’ll surely be able to try your favourite Thai classics like Pad Kaprow, which is priced at just $3.80 nett. Besides the digestible price-tags, other must-try classics include Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup and Green Curry, and pair it with a nice cup of Took Lae Dee Iced Milk Tea. Check them out before it gets crowded!

Took Lae Dee
Address: 18 Tai Seng Street #01-34/35/K9, Singapore 539775
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 6272 2000

9. Xin Long Xing

If you’re looking for good zi char and seafood fare in the comforts of your home, check out Xin Long Xing. They’ve just launched their online cart and islandwide food delivery service, bringing convenient access to their yummy home-cooked food!

Xin Long Xing_Zi char spread

Recommend trying their signature dishes like the Stone Pot Wine Lala, Lemongrass Pork Ribs, and Chili Crayfish Horfun. I personally enjoyed the chili crayfish horfun as it is not often you can order a plate of horfun in this format, plus the crayfish pieces are pretty big in portion! Flavour-wise no doubt there’s the savoury, sweet and spicy flavours of that good ol’ chilli crab sauce. Order online here:

Xin Long Xing
Address: 7 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089313
Contact: +65 6221 0331

With lots of love,
An Affair With Food


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