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Comprehensive List of "Small Family Run Hidden Gems" in Vancouver
2023.06.07 03:52 boomerandzapper Comprehensive List of "Small Family Run Hidden Gems" in Vancouver
I've been compiling a list of "hidden gems" in the back of my mind for a while now. There are many "hidden gems" in Vancouver. To cover them all would be a whole book. To make things easier for a post I created a stricter set of criteria.
The purpose of this post is not only to share but also to uncover more "small family run hidden gems". There are many places that almost make it which I added to the Honorable Mentions section.
What constitutes a small family run hidden gem?
A tiny to small restaurant that's family and serves amazing food or beverages. These are the places that people who've been recommend to out of town guests. You go "wow"
when you first discover the place.
The hidden part is covered by collecting data on posts/comments to verify the "hidden aspect". Although just because a business has low Reddit exposure, many of these places are well known in specific communities.
- Small: Under ~10 tables, Ideally ~2 tables. Exceptions for Food Court Stalls
- Family Run: Owner or a family member is always present. Bonus for family-run businesses with no employees.
- Hidden (On Reddit): Under 40 comments where a post is worth 5 comments.
- Gem: Arguably the best place to get a certain dish/cuisine in Metro Vancouver
|Name ||Rough Area ||Cuisine ||Known For (* = other things also good) ||Comments ||Posts ||Reddit Exposure |
|Nine Ninety ||Richmond ||Chinese (Wuhan/Food Court) ||Spicy Dry Noodles* ||1 ||0 ||1 |
|Adam's Crepes ||North Burnaby ||French ||Crepes ||1 ||1 ||6 |
|Feast and Fallow ||Oakridge ||Cafe (Plant Based) ||Coffee* ||2 ||0 ||2 |
|Lao Cai ||West Vancouver ||Chinese (Xi'an) ||Dry Cumin Lamb Noodles* ||2 ||0 ||2 |
|Lully's Food Truck ||Langley ||American ||Hot Dogs ||4 ||1 ||9 |
|Excellent Tofu ||Richmond ||Chinese (Dessert) ||Tofu Pudding ||6 ||0 ||6 |
|Gateau de Henry ||Kitsilano ||Cakes ||Cakes* ||8 ||1 ||13 |
|Oide ||East Van ||Cafe ||Coffee Rotation ||8 ||1 ||13 |
|Tama Organic Mart ||Burnaby ||Japanese (Grocery Store) ||Vegan Bento ||8 ||1 ||13 |
|Fat Boy Kitchen ||Victoria - Fraserview ||Chinese (Hong Kong) ||Pork Chop Rice* ||9 ||0 ||9 |
|Klasik Inasal ||Mount Pleasant ||Filipino ||Overall Filipino Food ||10 ||1 ||15 |
|Long's Noodle House ||End of Main Street ||Chinese (Shanghai) ||Soup Dumplings + Drunken Chicken* ||12 ||3 ||27 |
|Mr Japanese Curry ||Mount Pleasant ||Japanese (Curry) ||Japanese Curry ||17 ||0 ||17 |
|Sushi Bar Kilala ||North Burnaby ||Japanese (Sushi) ||Homey Sushi ||18 ||0 ||18 |
|Sashimiya ||Downtown ||Japanese (Sushi) ||Moderately Priced High Quality Nigiri* ||20 ||3 ||35 |
|Baby Dhal ||Commercial ||Trinidadian ||Dhal Puri Roti* ||24 ||1 ||29 |
|Tandoori Palace ||Commercial ||Indian/Pakistani ||Naan + Butter Chicken (Outside Surrey)* ||26 ||1 ||31 |
|Cafe Dang Anh ||Victoria - Fraserview ||Vietnamese (Northern) ||Pho Bo Tai Lan* ||27 ||0 ||27 |
|Yama Cafe ||East Van ||Japanese (Cafe) ||Meal Sets/Moffins (Mochi Muffins) ||35 ||0 ||35 |
|Merci Beaucoup Cafe ||Commercial ||Vietnamese (Bahn Mi) ||House Special Sub ||38 ||0 ||38 |
|Name ||Rough Area ||Cuisine ||Known For (* = other things also good) ||Comments ||Posts ||Reddit Exposure ||Honorable Mention Reason |
|Bali Thai ||East Vancouver ||Indonesian (Food Court) ||Overall Indonesian Food ||45 ||2 ||55 ||Too Well Known |
|Barbara ||Chinatown ||Contemporary ||Tasting Menu* ||Unknown ||Unknown ||50+ ||Too Well Known (Michelin Star) |
|Carp ||Mount Pleasant ||Hawaiian ||Ahi Tuna Poke ||Unknown ||5 ||50+ ||Too Well Known |
|Dragon Ball Tea House ||Shaughnessy ||Bubble Tea ||Fruit Slush ||Unknown ||5 ||50+ ||Too Well Known |
|Hachibei ||Fairview ||Japanese (Assorted) ||Miso Black Cod (Often Sells Out)* ||18 ||0 ||18 ||Owner Status Unknown |
|Melo Patisserie ||Mount Pleasant ||French (Cafe) ||Almond Croissant ||14 ||1 ||19 ||Owner Status Unknown |
|Prototype Coffee ||East Vancouver ||Cafe ||Coffee Flight* ||75 ||13 ||140 ||Too Well Known and Owners not always Present |
|Unchai ||Kitsilano ||Thai ||Overall Thai Food ||59 ||10 ||109 ||Too Well Known |
Used this to make the tables: http://tableit.net/
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2023.06.06 21:37 downs1972 Awesome list for Kauai
2023.06.06 19:06 tourifynow What are the best restaurants in Columbus, OH? What makes them special?
Columbus, Ohio is home to a vibrant food scene with a wide variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisines. While it's challenging to pinpoint the absolute best restaurants since preferences vary, here are some highly regarded establishments known for their unique qualities and exceptional dining experiences:
- The Refectory Restaurant & Wine Shop: This fine-dining establishment is renowned for its elegant ambiance and gourmet French cuisine. The Refectory offers an extensive wine list and a menu featuring dishes prepared with meticulous attention to detail. Its historic setting, impeccable service, and romantic atmosphere make it a standout choice for special occasions.
- North Market: While not a single restaurant, the North Market is a must-visit culinary destination. It houses numerous vendors offering a wide range of international cuisines, artisanal products, and fresh ingredients. You can explore diverse options, from Japanese sushi to Mexican street food, all under one roof. The communal dining area and vibrant atmosphere make it a gathering place for food enthusiasts.
- Lindey's: Located in the German Village neighborhood, Lindey's is celebrated for its classic American cuisine and upscale yet inviting ambiance. Its menu features a fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients. Lindey's charming patio and exceptional service contribute to its reputation as a go-to spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
- Watershed Kitchen & Bar: This farm-to-table restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients and offers a menu inspired by Midwestern flavors. Watershed Kitchen & Bar is known for its innovative cocktails, creative dishes, and warm, welcoming atmosphere. They also have a distillery on-site, producing their own spirits, which adds to the unique experience.
- The Top Steakhouse: A beloved Columbus institution, The Top Steakhouse is renowned for its classic steakhouse fare and timeless ambiance. This retro-style restaurant features dark wood paneling, leather booths, and a dimly lit atmosphere, reminiscent of the golden era of steakhouses. The Top Steakhouse consistently delivers high-quality steaks and seafood, making it a go-to spot for meat lovers.
- Momo Ghar: For a taste of authentic Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, Momo Ghar is a hidden gem. Located within the Saraga International Grocery Store, this small eatery is known for its momos, which are dumplings filled with various meats or vegetables. Momo Ghar's vibrant flavors and affordable prices have made it a favorite among locals seeking a unique and satisfying culinary experience.
These are just a few examples of the exceptional restaurants Columbus has to offer. Each of these establishments stands out for its own reasons, whether it's the culinary expertise, unique ambiance, or dedication to local ingredients. Exploring the city's diverse culinary scene will surely uncover many more hidden gems.
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2023.06.06 12:54 Suresh_Bala The History and Origins of Biryani: Exploring its Rich Culinary Heritage
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plays a significant role in shaping the history and origins of biryani, a dish that has captured the hearts and palates of people across the globe. Biryani's rich culinary heritage is a reflection of the diverse cultures, traditions, and influences that have contributed to its development over centuries.
The History and Origins of Biryani: Exploring its Rich Culinary Heritage
The roots of biryani can be traced back to the Middle East, specifically to Persia (modern-day Iran), where a rice dish known as "biryan" or "beryan" was prepared. This dish was brought to the Indian subcontinent by traders and travelers, particularly during the Mughal era in the 16th century. The Mughals, known for their love of grand feasts and opulent dishes, played a crucial role in popularizing biryani across the region.
As biryani made its way to India, it assimilated with the local food culture, incorporating a wide range of spices, aromatic ingredients, and cooking techniques. The dish adapted to the diverse regional flavors and culinary traditions, resulting in the emergence of various biryani styles.
One of the most renowned styles is the Hyderabadi Biryani
, which flourished under the rule of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizams brought their own distinct flavors and techniques, blending Persian and South Indian influences. The Hyderabadi Biryani is characterized by the use of fragrant basmati rice, tender meat (such as lamb or chicken), and a unique blend of spices, including saffron and mint leaves.
Similarly, the Awadhi Biryani originated in the royal kitchens of Lucknow, in present-day Uttar Pradesh. The Awadhi style is known for its meticulous cooking process known as "dum," where layers of marinated meat and partially cooked rice are sealed in a pot and slow-cooked over a low flame, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Across India, regional variations of biryani have evolved, each with its own distinct character. From the fragrant Kolkata Biryani, which incorporates aromatic spices and potatoes, to the flavorful Malabar Biryani of Kerala, enriched with coconut and spices, the diversity of biryani showcases the vibrant tapestry of Indian food culture.
Beyond India, biryani has also become an integral part of the food cultures in neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Each country has its own unique spin on the dish, influenced by their local ingredients, spices, and cooking traditions.
The history and origins of biryani exemplify how food culture is a living, evolving entity, shaped by historical events, migrations, and the fusion of culinary practices. Biryani's enduring popularity and its ability to adapt to different regional palates are a testament to its deliciousness and its ability to bring people together, transcending cultural boundaries and creating a shared culinary experience.
2023.06.06 05:55 hnqn1611 TOP 10 Things to do in Vancouver - [2023 Travel Guide]
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Number 10: Gastown Known as the oldest neighborhood in the city, Gastown is a picturesque district in downtown Vancouver. It takes its name from riverboat captain John "Gassy Jack" Deighton, believed to be one of the earliest settlers in the area in 1867. Deighton’s statue was recently torn down due to his controversial past. The neighborhood now preserves its historical character, evident by its heritage buildings and Victorian-style homes. Gastown received a national historic site of Canada designation in 2009 for its notable significance. Exploring Gastown is best discovered by wandering its cobbled streets. Sit in one of the countless restaurants and choose among incredible food options. The neighborhood has a vibrant atmosphere, full of art galleries, boutique shops, historic sites, and the iconic antique-style Steam Clock from 1977. The clock is powered by steam, and every 15 minutes it whistles to tell the time. It is the world's only still-operating steam-powered clock.
Number 9: Unique transportation Forget about typical public transportation like busses and metros and rather embark on a water adventure by riding the cute Aquabus - a unique and colorful way to travel around False Creek, and a great way to use this ferry service also if you are planning to visit the Granville Island. Enjoy a breathtaking waterfront as you ride this rainbow-colored ferry. You can also take a harbour cruise with a dinner option or ride a SeaBus, a ferry service crossing and connecting Downtown and North Vancouver. There are other unique ways to discover Vancouver and its surroundings, like exploring the city from the sky by riding a seaplane, or embarking on a whale watching tour.
Number 8: Science World Science World, located at the east end of False Creek, is a museum of science and technology built for the Expo 86 World Fair. Distinctive for its giant mirrored dome, Science World is one of Vancouver's most famous landmarks. Explore interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, galleries, and live science demonstrations that will fuel your imagination. Whether you are a local or a traveler, alone or with the whole family, Science World is an exciting destination to spark wonder and ignite one's curiosity.
Number 7: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Capilano Suspension Bridge is a 450 ft long and 230 ft high suspension bridge spanning the Capilano River in North Vancouver. With its convenient location, the park is one of the most visited places in Vancouver, attracting over 1.2 million visitors every year. Although the bridge has been the main attraction since 1889, there are other things to explore in the park – it also offers thrilling treetop adventures with a breathtaking rainforest view. The Cliffwalk offers a heart-stopping, spectacular view of the canyon below. Enjoy casual dining with a scenic and captivating view of the park. If you visit Vancouver between November and January, don't skip Canyon Lights - when the park transformed into a magical world. We suggest hopping on one of their free shuttle busses departing from various locations in Downtown Vancouver.
Number 6: Chinatown Vancouver's Chinatown is a historic neighborhood boasting traditional shops, cocktail bars, and rich Chinese lifestyle. The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Vancouver to work on railroads and in mining operations in the second half of the 1800s. The neighborhood developed into one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. In 2010, the it was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada. Taste traditional and authentic Chinese specialties like dim sum in one of the neighborhood's restaurants. Walk around Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden's fascinating pavilions and pathways, the first of its kind outside China. There are other interesting neighborhoods in Vancouver. Check our travel guide for more information. By the way, our mobile-friendly travel guide covers the top 20 things to do in Vancouver, including maps, opening hours, links to buy tickets, and other information.
Number 5: Vancouver Aquarium The Vancouver Aquarium is a popular tourist destination, home to thousands of aquatic species with over one million visitors every year. Established in 1956, it was the first and largest public aquarium in Canada. The facility is an aquarium and a center for marine research and rehabilitation. The aquarium offers a unique experience of the wonders of aquatic life through its impressive exhibits and displays. Learn about rescued marine life and watch cute sea lions in action. Vancouver Aquarium also features a 4D theatre that will transform your senses.
Number 4: Vancouver Maritime Museum Dedicated to showcasing the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic, the Vancouver Maritime Museum is a museum in Vanier Park that opened in 1959. The Vancouver Maritime Museum has a collection of over 15,000 artifacts, numerous model ships, and old photos that tell the stories of important historical voyages and lost expeditions. The museum's most prominent exhibit is St. Roch, a large arctic vessel used during the first west-to-east journey at the Northwest Passage through the Arctic in the 1940s. Because to its significance, the exploration vessel is listed as a National Historic Site. You can actually climb aboard the historic boat and explore the decks and cabins. Don't skip the Ben Franklin, a yellow submarine outside the museum, built for a 30-day study in the Gulf Stream in 1969. Of course, there are other museums in Vancouver worth exploring, like the nearby Museum of Vancouver.
Number 3: Vancouver Lookout Experience Vancouver in the best possible way by visiting a 553 ft high Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre. The building was constructed in a popular brutalist style with large-scale use of poured concrete – a popular architectural style at the time. American astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the lookout in 1977. Vancouver Lookout observation deck gives a 360-degree panoramic view of Downtown and beyond. Vancouver Lookout also offers an audio tour and information panels that will help you learn about the different sights you see in front of you. Experience a breathtaking 40-second glass elevator ride of Harbour Centre, one of Vancouver's tallest buildings. You can even enjoy the Top of Vancouver Restaurant, a unique revolving diner.
Number 2: Stanley Park Vancouver's first and largest urban park - Stanley Park, is a green space covering 1,000 acres of land, making up half of the city's Downtown area. The area was used by Indigenous people for thousands of years before the region was colonized by the British during the 1858 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Stanley Park was designated a national historic site of Canada for its beauty and connection to the environment and the city's culture. This large scenic landscape is filled with forest trails, an aquarium, beautiful beach areas, enchanting Lost Lagoon, and many other iconic sights. Walk around Rose Garden and Shakespeare Garden to enjoy beautiful landscaping paths. The park is also home Don't skip Vancouver Seawall which also passes around Stanley Park and has been declared the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path.
Number 1: Granville Island From a former industrial wasteland to a busy shopping and market hub, the small peninsula of Granville Island is home to over 300 businesses with a million tourists annually. Granville Island Public Market is the most popular attraction, described by many as a food paradise. The market boasts seafood, fresh produce, and gourmet goods from Asian, Mexican, and Greek specialties, and more. Granville Island is also known for its artistic side, with countless theater productions, art galleries and many events. Walk around parks with many hiking trails, enjoy a glass of beer in one of Canada's original microbreweries, or embark on a whale-watching tour; there are plenty of things to discover on the peninsula. And here is the bonus that we promised. Did you know you can experience world-class skiing less than an hour away from Vancouver? If you're there during winter months, jump on a convenient ski bus from Downtown Vancouver and ski down the slopes at Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, or Mt Seymour Resort. And if you're willing to ride just a little farther, try one of the best ski resorts in North America - Whistler Blackcomb. You can also explore the mountains during the summer or embark on a hiking adventure and experience breathtaking nature of Vancouver surroundings, like Bowen and Vancouver Islands. We wish you a fantastic trip to Vancouver.
2023.06.06 03:11 DangerMagnetic Is this a viable business idea?
I live in an area with a thriving small business scene, unfortunately some of those small businesses don't have the right "vibe" or aesthetic. For example, a delicious new Mexican restaurant opened recently and besides a few strands of papel picado, they don't have much decor. And their menu is just a printed word document. I feel that many of these small restaurants or shops could benefit from someone with vision pointing them in the right direction. As someone who has redecorated an apartment on a budget, I'd be very aware of what they can do with their resources.
So my question is, especially to restauranteurs and brick and mortar shop owners, is this something you'd be interested in? Is this a viable business idea? It wouldn't just be interior design, I'd help them find their voice, so to speak. I'd be a "vibes" consultant, in a way.
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2023.06.06 02:26 bie716 Singapore experts of r/bangtan! What advice and recommendations do you have for ARMY visiting Singapore for the SUGA Agust D Concert? (16 - 18 June 2023)
In just under two weeks, ARMYs will descend upon Singapore to see SUGA! Help an ARMY out and let them know about safety, how to get around, where to eat, tourist attractions, BTS-related things to do, or anything else that you think someone should know when they visit! (Special thanks to the mods for your input and feedback for this guide!)
BTS' Past Visits Red Bullet Tour (2014 BTS Live Trilogy Episode II) at the The Star Performing Arts Centre (13 Dec 2014) Music Bank performance (4 Aug 2017) at the Suntec Convention Centre Love Yourself World Tour (19 Jan 2019) at the National Stadium
This made history as the first time a K-pop group held a concert at the venue (largest concert venue in the country) and tickets sold out
in about 3.5 hours! (45,000 audience)
- Concert review
- Witty notice from the Singapore Police Force abt avoiding ticket scams (it uses the BTS song titles!)
- Bonus: Jimin picked Marina Bay Sands as his special spot in the BTS x Street Galleries collaboration with Google revealed on ARMY Day (July 9) 2022
Do note that it’s currently the June school holidays too (26 May-26 Jun), so the Sports Hub and surrounding areas may be crowded with many other visitors besides the concert-goers. Please be mindful!
- Singapore Indoor Stadium, right next to the National Stadium (both are part of the Singapore Sports Hub) where BTS performed at their last concert here in 2019. In fact, the Indoor Stadium was then used as the waiting zone for the standing zone ticket-holders.
- Concert guidelines been posted yet (will update here when they are), but here are the general guidelines for events there (links opens a pdf)
- The nearest MRT station is the Stadium station, on the Circle line - here is a train map (with Stadium MRT circled out in light purple). You’ll know when you’ve arrived as the station design is quite unique! Go up the elevator and follow the signage - the path is sheltered.
- You can find Kallang Wave Mall right next to the venue, for a spot of shopping and dining before the concert (opening hrs:10am-10pm daily). There is another smaller mall Leisure Park Kallang located next to the carpark, which houses an ice skating rink, bowling alley and cinema alongside more food options. The open space in front of the MRT station and the two malls is where ARMYs are likely to gather to exchange fan support and stuff
- The nearest hawker centre (i.e the affordable street food) is Old Airport Road Food Centre, one of the oldest and largest hawker centres in the country. It is about 20 mins walk away from the stadium, or you can simply alight at the Mountbatten/Dakota MRT stations (one or two stops away from Stadium MRT station respectively); both are about a 5 mins’ walk away from the food centre. Here is a list of recommendations (unfortunately, not a lot of Halal food stalls here. Let me know if you need those).
- There is also a McDonalds’ & KFC near Mountbatten MRT if you want something more familiar, or potentially try whatever new promo is currently going on at these places.
Non-exhaustive list (all prices are in SGD)
- National Gallery Singapore. There is a special Namjooning Tour as part of the Gallery Wellness Festival. Slots are fully booked for the guided tours on 25 & 30 June. You could try the self-guided tours instead, which start on 17 July. Gallery passes for general admission to the permanent galleries (needed to access the tour) cost $20 for non-Singaporeans aged 13-59. Closes early (by 3pm) on some weekends in June and July (see dates on website).
- National Museum Singapore. Has very interactive and engaging exhibits. Highly recommended (I used to be a volunteer docent there for abt a year). Tickets cost from $15 (for access to permanent galleries only)
- Singapore Zoo & adjacent parks (Bird Park, River Wonders, Night Safari). We have one of the best zoos in the world! Single park tickets cost $50. Multi-park options also available. .
- Gardens by the Bay. Pretty gardens with outdoor sections and 2 indoor air-conditioned conservatories - you may have heard of the supertrees that have been featured in the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" and K-drama "Little Women". Provides a welcome respite from the heat. It’s free to visit the outdoor areas, but it’s really worth it to pay for entry to the conservatories. There are various pricing packages, so best to check out the website yourself.
- Singapore Botanical Gardens is our first UNESCO World Heritage site, the first and only tropical botanic garden on the list. Admission is free.
- The Merlion and the Marina Bay area. I personally recommend going at night to see the famed cityscape of Singapore all lit up (the temperature’s cooler too!). Marina Bay Sands Mall has a light and water show every night. There is also the iLight Festival going on now until 25 June with artistic light installations (mix of free and paid attractions). Bonus: Yoongi wore a Merlion Singapore t-shirt in a travel-themed Lotte Xylitol ad!
- You can also ride the Singapore Flyer for an aerial view of our city like the boys did! Admission costs $40.
- Visit our ethnic enclaves, Chinatown, Little India, Kampung Glam and Geylang Serai to see old shophouses, shop for souvenirs and try ethnic food
- One of the fanbases here, BangtanSG, has teased an ARMY event from 11-13 June. Will update when more details are released.
- Sentosa & Universal Studios Singapore theme park - you can access the island via various modes of transport with varying admission fees. Transport within the island is free.
- If you don’t want to think too hard, the best airport in the world for 12 years running is also an attraction in itself! See its dedicated section below for more information.
- Singapore is also located in the centre of Southeast Asia - if you’ve never been in this oft-forgotten region of the world, take the chance to check out our neighbouring countries as well! Malaysia can easily be reached via bus, and Indonesia via ferry.
(Note: You may want to check out Klook
for discount tickets/passes)
Singapore is a food paradise with various cuisines from the local ethnic groups, as well as international ones. For Muslims, there are a lot of Muslim-owned or Halal-certified options around (look for this certificate
, or the label “Muslim-owned”), including most of the fast food chains like McDonald’s/KFC/Burger King/Subway.
Carrying some cash with you (~$10 per pax) is a good idea, especially if you’re venturing out to hawker centres; while many places now have an electronic payment system in place, cash is still king in terms of versatility, and anecdotally most stores prefer cash or will charge a credit-card payment surcharge.
Where to eat?
- Most of the malls have a good selection of dining options, ranging from the (relatively affordable) multi-stall foodcourts to fast-food restaurants, cafes, and more upmarket restaurants.
- It can get crowded during lunchtime (12-2pm) as office workers come out for their break, so try to avoid those hours if possible, or make advance reservations.
- If you are staying/shopping in Orchard Road, Far East Plaza (level 4 & 5) and Lucky Plaza (multiple levels) have relatively more affordable food options for the area..
- There’s a myriad of other malls in the suburban areas outside of Orchard to be explored.
- Hawker centres: A “hawker” in Singapore refers to a street food vendor, and in Singapore they’ve been centralised into food centres to create an iconic Singapore dining institution. These places are generally not air-conditioned, but they are the most affordable dining option. If you see an item on a table even if it’s something innocuous like a tissue paper packet or name-card, it means the seat's been reserved (“chop-ed” in the local slang) by people who are off queuing for their food.
- Look for stalls with the longest lines (the most popular stalls will have long queues all day long), but most stalls should have decent food.
- Newton Hawker Centre (near Newton MRT station) and Lau Pa Sat (near Telok AyeDowntown/Raffles Place Stations) are probably the most well-known to tourists, but beware of touts and over-charging, especially at Newton.
- Taking the MRT out to slightly less central areas like Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Kallang, etc. should bring you to other hawker centres that cater to locals.
- Order in: GrabFood and Foodpanda are the two most popular food delivery apps with extensive coverage all around Singapore. Deliveroo is also available. Just be prepared to pay upwards of $5 delivery fee during peak periods, and the listed online prices are usually higher than in-store. The apps also have pick-up available if you’d simply like to order in advance.
- The ethnic enclaves like Kampung Glam (Malay/Muslim), Chinatown and Little India have a higher concentration of the respective ethnic cuisines, but most places in Singapore have a good mix of different local and international cuisines
What to eat? Breakfast
(These are generally very affordable options that should cost you below $10 per person, particularly if you go to food courts/hawker centres)
Lunch & dinner
- Tea/coffee with kaya toast and half-boiled eggs. Available at most hawker centres (usually at the drink stalls), and chains like Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Killiney Kopitiam in malls. Order tea/coffee like a local by referring to this guide.
- Among the fast-food chains, KFC offers the more local option of chicken porridge (congee)
- Roti prata, a south-Indian flatbread (also known as paratha in India, or roti canai in Malaysia), available at most hawker centres and Indian coffee-shops
- Nasi lemak, coconut milk-flavoured rice with a variety of side dishes (usual ones: omelette, fried chicken wing/fried fish, fried anchovies).
- Beehoon, rice vermicelli with a range of toppings like fish cake, luncheon meat (spam), chicken wings, veggies etc.
- Chai Tow Kway (“carrot cake” - it’s actually radish cake), Tau Huey (soya bean curd pudding) + Youtiao (chinese fried dough)
- Mee Rebus, a Malay noodle dish with thick & spicy potato-based gravy topped with hard-boiled egg, bean sprouts, fried shallots, tau kwa (fried beancurd) and spring onions
- Chilli crab: I don’t have any personal recommendations, and it could be costly because the crabs are usually charged by weight, which may vary daily. The link gives a run-down of some popular places
- Hainanese chicken rice: Again, no personal recommendations, but you can find this in most foodcourts and hawker centres. You should be able to find one of these for $5 or less.
- Murtabak/Briyani: My favourite is ZamZam Restaurant (est, 1908) at North Bridge Road in the Muslim enclave of Kampung Glam, but there is a whole row of Singapore-Indian restaurants serving a similar menu there
- Everything under the sun :) Google maps & data coverage generally works well in most parts of Singapore, so search & explore! Some sites you can start at include Chope & Burpple.
Singapore has a great public transport system.
It’s really easy & cheap to get around on the MRT (mass rapid transit trains) and buses. Use Google Maps
or the City Mapper app
to navigate yourself and get route recommendations (the latter also has transport arrival timings and fare estimates. It also works in many cities globally,
so is very useful for tourists). Various transport passes are available
for tourists, but you can also use your contactless credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) to pay for the fares (no registration required).
In general, using the Circle Line (yellow) or Downtown Line (blue) should get you to most tourist attractions. Orchard Road (main shopping belt) can be accessed via the North South Line (red), between Orchard and Somerset MRT stations. Map for reference, with links to versions in Chinese/Malay/Tamil available for download. Taxis and ride-hailing cars:
We have Grab and Gojek in place of Uber.
- The largest local taxi fleet - the blue Comfort Cabs - also have their own ride-hailing app to compete, although they can also operate via the traditional meter & can be booked via phone call/flagged down as usual. Fares can be paid via cash post-ride or credit card for all these private car options.
- Ride-hailing tends to be very expensive. At peak periods, ride-hailing services could be even more expensive than taxis, but at least you know the price beforehand. All malls have a taxi stand where you can stand in queue and hop on the next available cab. Queues can be long at morning and evening peak periods, so avoid taking cabs then if you can.
All signs are in English, and the locals - esp the younger generation - are able to speak English fluently. If you’re really lost, feel free to approach others to ask for help! People are generally friendly and helpful despite initial appearances :)
As a side note: in general, if Google Maps is asking you to circle around a building to get somewhere - don’t. You can cut through most places on the ground floor quite easily, even the residential buildings (unless they’re private properties like condominiums/landed housing). MRT stations are connected to a good number of places via sheltered corridors if they’re nearby enough. Enjoy the aircon & shade instead of walking outside in the heat if you can.
- Orchard Road is our main shopping belt, running from Orchard to Somerset MRT stations. You can find many shopping malls there, with collections ranging from upmarket to fast fashion. Check out Design Orchard, a retail space for fashion and lifestyle items by Singapore designers.
- For an old-style emporium experience drop by Mustafa Centre. It used to be open 24 hours but this was disrupted by COVID19 and now it is only open until 2am (best place for late night shopping!). It's not a glitzy mall, but has crowded aisles chock full of all manners of things, including snacks and souvenirs (avoid going on Sundays when it gets super crowded with migrant workers on their day off).
- Already mentioned above are the ethnic enclaves Chinatown, Little India, Kampung Glam and Geylang Serai with smaller standalone shops. Special mention for Haji Lane in the Kampung Glam area, a small street with cute boutiques.
- The many, many other malls scattered across the country - a brief list. For example, Paya Lebar alone (just another station up from Dakota!) is connected to several malls like Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ), PLQ 2, PL Square, Singpost centre, and a couple more within a 5-mins’ walk (Tanjong Katong Complex, City Plaza, KINEX etc.).
Weathewhat to wear The weather is especially hot these days
(max temp of up to 35 degrees celsius, or 95 Fahrenheit), with possible spurts of heavy rain at certain times of day, so dress light and carry an umbrella (most places do have sheltered walkways between buildings and bus-stops/MRT stations though, so don’t worry too much about getting around in the rain). Mall air-conditioning can be cold, so hv another layer (e.g. cardigan/wrap/scarf) on hand. Remember to hydrate frequently & avoid staying outdoors for too long!
- Singapore Changi Airport is often voted by travellers as the best airport in the world, with lots of shopping, dining and leisure options in the various terminals. BTS (except Jin who took a different flight) stopped over at Changi Airport on the way to New Zealand for Bon Voyage 4 (airport lounge scenes shown in Episode 1)! While you may not have access to the business class lounge like them, there are various other options to rest and hangout, like the many gardens (some even accessible from the public areas) and even a free 24h cinema (Terminal 3 transit area).
- Jewel Changi Airport which is attached to Terminal 1 is an attraction in itself. It's worth arriving 2-3 hours earlier than your flight check-in time to grab a meal and have a look around Jewel. A particular highlight is to take the skytrain between Terminals 2 and 3, cutting across the centre of Jewel, to get a spectacular view of the indoor waterfall. There is also shopping aplenty (Tip: NTUC Fairprice supermarket in Jewel has a nice selection of food and non-food souvenirs which are pretty affordable).
- There are various transport options for getting to the city from the airport. Public transport like MRT is convenient if you are travelling light, else there is a shuttle service to selected downtown hotels. Taxis and ride-hire cars can be expensive, especially with the airport surcharge.
- Sort of related, Yoongi gave a shout out to our national airlines (Singapore Airlines) for its great seat and amenities in business class in BV4! (He said: let's always fly Singapore Airlines in the future!). The airlines must have taken notice, because they recently announced that they would be adding BTS content like songs, MVs, LY New York concert, and Break The Silence docu in their in-flight entertainment system to commemorate BTS' 10th anniversary. An ARMY also spotted a write-up abt BTS in their in-flight magazine.
We’ve tried to achieve a balance between being succinct and informative, but certainly the above info is not exhaustive. So do feel free to ask in the comments below if the info you need is not here! Fellow SG ARMY, or those familiar with Singapore, feel free to chime in!
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2023.06.06 00:47 Agentsas117 Denver's Queso Game is Terrible. But...
Where do yall go to get good queso??
Long story short, Denver's queso game is weak compared to other cities. For some reason there is more of an emphasis on queso fundido, which is not the same and I'm not a fan. Also, there is a craze for putting green chilis in and on everything, I like green chilis but holy crap are they over played. I have been on a journey to find the best queso in town and more often than not I am let down.
Also, I am not
looking for something outrageous or fancy. Specifically, I am looking for that white drippy queso. You'd think this would be the easiest to come by but I am constantly surprised that a lot Mexican Restaurants do not have queso and some do not even queso fundido on their menu. Which is an outright travesty.
BUT! Last night that all changed. Last night I went to Chakas Mexican Restaurant off Evans and was happy to find that their queso was exactly what I was looking for. Their queso checked all the boxes and was delicious. It had the drip, It had jalapenos instead of green chilis, and over all was really good. Also the people that were working there were really nice too!! https://www.chakasmexicanrestaurant.com/
With that being said, I am going to keep searching. The quest is not over just because I found a good one. Where do you go to get your queso fix?
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2023.06.05 02:12 Accomplished_Dot9025 Asking for help to make menus
Hello everyone, im really stressing out on making our menu for our Mexican restaurant, I need a lot of ideas to find pictures of food from top view, pngs, backgrounds, im mainly stressing out about the front cover.
We had already owned one, and I was actually making the menu for the old Mexican restaurant we had, but my dad passed away, I never finished the menus, at the time I had so many resources, pictures, ideas, websites saved, but since we closed It was not easy so I deleted everything.. all of my apps, because I never imagined we’d open a restaurant again. I’m trying to get back up there and design like I used to.. please any ideas will help and mean so much to me.
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2023.06.05 01:34 funnymanpoe Abelardo’s
Does anyone know if the Abelardo’s (Mexican drive-thru restaurant) on Page is open for business yet? They finally have a drive-thru menu up but not sure if they’ve officially opened
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2023.06.04 19:43 vatanrestaurant Indian Food East Windsor NJ - https://vatans.com/our-menu-east-windsor/
2023.06.04 19:42 agirlnamedlola Food review!
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Okay so I wanted to give my thoughts on the food and drink I had when I was at Disney a few weekends ago. Growing up we were never allowed to spend our money on park food, we would always pack our own sandwiches, snacks, etc. So this time I saved up hard to spoil my whole family and it was awesome! submitted by agirlnamedlola to Disneyland [link] [comments]
Cafe Orleans Best food ever! We got the burrata salad, ahi tuna, monte cristo, and the short rib. The burrata was great, I just wish it had come with some crusty bread. The tuna was fine, but to me nothing to really brag about. Of course the Monte cristo and the pomme frites were awesome! I couldn’t finish mine so I took the leftovers home and they definitely tasted great in the hotel the next day. The short ribs WERE AMAZING. 10/10 recommend that as an entree. We also tried the mint julep, which was too sweet for me but my dad loved it. I will be going here for future trips instead of Blue Bayou.
Cocina Cucamonga (DCA) Potato tacos and the quesabirria. So the potato tacos were nice for a little crunch texture but the filling was kind of bland, so if I were to do it again I would pass and just get more of the quesabirria because that SLAPPED. I know everyone here raves about it and for good reason. I live in a region of US with fantastic Mexican food and this was on par with some great options here. Get them!
Red Wagon Corn Dog Yes the corn dogs are great, however my brother and I both got one from here (different times) and we noticed they weren’t really cooked fully. They seemed inconsistent too. Still tasted good but there is another corn dog place in Disney that I recommend
Stage Door Cafe Corn Dog Cooked perfectlyyyyy. Go here for a corn dog, it’s in Frontierland.
Paradise Garden Grill (DCA) I got the carne asada burrito. PASS. It was fine but nothing special and for the price point, go for something else.
Lamplight Lounge (DCA) We went here for the lobster nachos and drinks. The nachos were honestly okay in my opinion. I think they are a bit overhyped. I was expecting more flavor but it was kind of bland? Also they came out kind of luke warm. I was underwhelmed. As far as beverage goes, I got something off the menu that our server recommended. It was some kind of pina colada with 99 bananas in it (I think). It was really good and fun! I never have silly indulgent drinks like that so it was fun.
Carthay Circle Lounge (DCA) This was the second time here and I was not very impressed. I will preface this with - my dad has celiac so we have to do gluten free whenever we share meals with him. We tried the Malai Kofta Potato, which had no alterations because it is already gluten free. In my opinion - awful. The “curry” tasted like tomato soup, and the kofta had no flavor. I didn’t even one to eat more than the first bite. We also tried the Strozzapreti Pasta with GF pasta. Also terrible. I would be curious to try it with regular pasta, but my assumption is it would still be bad. The sauce was so flavorless! I’m so bummed the food was bad. As far as drinks, I had an Espresso Martini and my brother an Old Fashion. My martini was nothing special, and the old fashion was pretty standard. Honestly I’m so sad this experience wasn’t positive as I love the art deco vibe of the restaurant but will not return next trip.
Ronto Roaster Ok the Ronto Wrap is everything people say it is - absolutely delicious. I actually returned the following day and got another one. It’s spicy and sweet and the naan bread goes perfectly with it.
Docking Bay 7 Black Caf - fun for the ‘gram. While it was decent, I probably won’t get it again. It wasn’t bad, though.
Red Rose Tavern Grey Stuff - Omg I did not have high expectations because I’m not huge on frosting but this cake was amazing. I am going to get this on every future trip I ever take! The raspberry filling made it SO GOOD
We also of course had a bunch of churros, which are better in Disneyland than DCA.
That’s all I remember. It was fun to spend my money on silly overpriced food.
2023.06.04 16:32 ChubbaDucky My favorite places
Heya! I'm usually in the Kansai region, but I wanted to let people know about the amazing restaurants/cafes I came across during my stay in Nagasaki.
Hopefully you will bump into the cool people I met there! 🧇BILL&BEN:
I came across this small waffle place on my way to the peace park. It's facing the main road, but it's kind of hard to tell that it's a waffle cafe. The owner Ose-san is such a friendly guy! He uses rice flour for the waffles & oatmilk as the default milk. (I'm not vegan, but I am lactose intolerant) ☕Kariomons Coffee:
The baristas here are lovely. They gave me advices that probably couldn't be found on guidebooks/travel websites. It's also a nice place to chill & to get some work done. 🌮El Dorado Bar & Restaurant:
A hidden Mexican place ran by a Mexican guy & his wife. The menu was kinda small, but I was so happy to see Tajin!!! I met a fellow foreigner who has been living in Nagasaki for a while. They have free karaoke also.
I'll definitely be back again soon!
Feel free to share your favorite spots :)
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2023.06.04 01:58 divinestar91 My adventure and lessons learned in going from Cancun > Xplore
I am a 31 year old asian american and wanted to share my experiences with everyone.
Background: i have never been to cancun before nor stayed at an all inclusive resort. Prior to coming to Cancun, i was traveling in Mexico City & Merida for a week and had a blast. Great food, coming out at midnight to look for tacos and going for the thing that smells the best has taught me that Mexicans are the most hardworking and hospitable people on earth. i’ve traveled to western & southern europe, SE and east asia.
Main plot: i booked a ticket to xplore but thought i had to go to xcaret because on the ticket says “por xcaret”. when i booked the ticket, i didn’t know that it would be difficult going and figured i would just wing it. i got to the cancun resort (fiesta americana) and asked how can i get to xplor. they were HARD pushing for me to sign up for a tour even though i told them i already bought the ticket online, then they just skipped straight to “take a taxi”. i’ve read how bad taxi drivers can scam tourists, and as a chino gringo, there is no way i can even fake nativeness with my junior high spanish.
in the end, after a lot of research, i compared the price of ubering straight to xcaret and compared it to the tour price that is provided for the hotel. UBERING IS CHEAPER THAN TAKING THE HOTEL TOUR. in order of affordability:
1- rent your own car. gamble with the cops 2- when you buy your x ticket, accept the transportation option 3- take the hotel zone bus to downtown cancun, take ADO to playa del carmen, then take the local van that will drive close to Xplore/Xcaret. it’s a white van with the destination written in the front of the car in big letters. it costs 25-30 peso to get in. you just wave it down when it’s driving your way. 4- uber 5- hotel tour
i ended up taking option 4 to go to Xcaret and the uber driver told me that uber drivers won’t be there when i try to leave and they will “abuse” tourists and charge 3x the price of uber. only taxis. this, to me,implies that taxis and theme park has a monopoly on tourist transportation there.
when i arrived at the park, i found out i actually booked Xplore rather than Xcaret and i google mapped how long it would take to get to Xplore. it was a 15 min walk. yet no one at the park wanted to tell me which direction to head towards to reach the right direction. they all wanted me to take the taxi. i opted to go my way and walk.
when i reached xplore, the guy taking my registration finally told me how to leave if i didn’t book transportation when i bought the ticket. he explained that i can take the COLECTIVOS white van to playa del carmen. from there, i can take the ADO back to Cancun.
if i had taken the taxi to leave, it would have taken $100-300 usd depending on the taxi drivers mood to go back to cancun. with the white van, and buying ADO ticket to go back, it only cost about $8 (25 peso + 220 peso) usd to go back to cancun.
thanks for reading, i just wanted to share my experience in case anyone else doesn’t like to get ripped off when traveling.
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2023.06.03 15:57 vatanrestaurant Indian Restaurants in East Windsor NJ
If you're in the mood for authentic Indian cuisine, East Windsor, NJ has a number of fantastic restaurants to choose from. Indian Restaurant, known for its delicious curries, indian dishes, and vegetarian options. Another great option is Palace of Asia, which offers a diverse menu featuring traditional Indian dishes as well as fusion cuisine. Whether you're craving spicy indian food, you're sure to find a mouth-watering meal at one of East Windsor's top Indian restaurants. For more information please visit https://vatans.com/
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If you're in the mood for authentic Indian cuisine, East Windsor, NJ has a number of fantastic restaurants to choose from. Indian Restaurant, known for its delicious curries, indian dishes, and vegetarian options. Another great option is Palace of Asia, which offers a diverse menu featuring traditional Indian dishes as well as fusion cuisine. Whether you're craving spicy indian food, you're sure to find a mouth-watering meal at one of East Windsor's top Indian restaurants. For more information please visit https://vatans.com/
2023.06.03 02:48 Unusual_Ninja_6252 Once Upon a Time in France Response to Ex-Employee Post
This Post is in response to the ongoing allegations against Once Upon a Time in France and co-owner Melvil Arnt. Once Upon a Time in France has thoroughly reviewed and investigated the allegations in the May 31, 2023 Reddit post by DivineIdylle and takes them very seriously. Once Upon a Time in France has been unable to confirm the identity of the original poster or the individual he or she is posting on behalf. We welcome the original poster and this individual to reach out to its representatives to discuss these allegations in detail. Recognizing the sensitivity of this matter, Once Upon a Time in France has provided an email address below that is accessed and monitored only by legal representatives of Once Upon a Time in France to provide a safe and secure outlet for the original poster and individual, should they wish to come forward.
Once Upon a Time in France considers the health and safety of its customers and staff as its top priority. The allegations regarding health code violations in the 5/31/2023 Reddit post are completely false. Once Upon a Time in France has not and will never serve roadkill to customers. We wish to clarify several of the allegations in the post directly: · There was an accident with a previous sous chef concerning a steak that fell on the floor. His actions were unacceptable and management addressed the incident directly with the sous chef as soon as they were made aware of the incident. The sous chef no longer works at Once Upon a Time in France. · The video of the insects is the result of an infestation of a piece of food (exterior from our restaurant) that was left by accident in our outside storage unit by a member of our team and was cleaned as soon as it was seen. No other incident of the sort has ever happened in nearly 4 years of operation. We are routinely inspected by the TN Department of Health. On March 9 2023 the TN Department of Health gave Once Upon a Time in France a health score of 97. This and all previous health inspection reports can be found at https://inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/tennessee
. In addition, the TN Department of Health conducted a surprise inspection of Once Upon a Time in France on May 17, 2023 and also one on June 1, 2023 and the inspector concluded there were no violations anywhere on or around the premises including no infestation of insects or improperly stored meat. Finally, Once Upon a Time in France contracts with a pest control company to routinely maintain the restaurant. Once Upon a Time in France opened for business in East Nashville in December 2019 by Melvil Arnt and his family and has since served over 78,000 customers.
We have earned a reputation as a friendly small neighborhood bistro that is French family owned and operated and serves authentic traditional French food. Once Upon a Time in France is an establishment that is recognized for the quality of its service and menu offerings resulting in Once Upon a Time in France being voted Best New Bistro in the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2020 and Best Restaurant in Nashville 2022.
In an effort to not cause further trauma to the original poster, the only comment Once Upon a Time in France wishes to make is that all of the allegations concerning sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct are factually incorrect.
Once Upon a Time in France encourages the original poster and individual to email Once Upon a Time in France’s legal representative as indicated below.
If you have been a loyal customer, if you had a great experience at our restaurant and recognize it for being a genuine and safe neighborhood bistro please continue to support us.
Email: [email protected]
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2023.06.03 01:03 Ok_Lion_5272 Babies for scale 🌯
2023.06.03 00:56 goodwithsalt I can see this on the Sweetums Menu, and get the Ron Swanson seal of approval
2023.06.02 18:46 Mediocre_Elk860 Why is there no Honduran food in ELP?
I recently moved from NC to Elp and I was excited to try authentic Mexican/Central American food. But when I arrived there’s no Honduran restaurant. Growing up I ate Honduran food all the time and I just think it’s crazy how a state in the east coast has more than ELP.
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2023.06.02 13:59 LAFoodieBen r/FoodLosAngeles Week In Review 06/02/23
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