Small Nation, Big Appetite: Singapore's Emerging Food Scene

Photo Credit: TMagazine

Photo Credit: TMagazine

In Singapore there exists a term that isn't easily translated into English, shiok. Shiok, when in the context of food, means something that nourishes both the soul and the stomach. The word is deeply rooted into the nation's identity which would explain the passion behind its emerging food scene.  

 The fourth largest financial center in the world, Singapore is experiencing a luxury boom and with a rich economy comes the demand for rich-food. Flying food, and chefs, from all over the world to build Singapore's food scene and it's new Vegas-style vibe, the small island has become a culinary hot-spot and tourist attraction. Read More

 

De Kas, Where Art Meets Agriculture

Photo Credit: Cool Hunting

Photo Credit: Cool Hunting

Picture this: You're surrounded by high glass walls, beautiful flourishing gardens blooming with flowers, ripe melons, juicy tomatoes and interwoven vines as tall as the eye can see. It may sound like a description of the Secret Garden, but really you're at De Kas, the Amsterdam greenhouse-turned-restaurant concept bringing new meaning to farm-to-fork. 

The menu changes with the seasons, which goes along with their anti-supermarket mentality. Each dish is crafted from crops harvested that same day, ensuring simple freshness that lends an air of artwork to each perfectly picked ingredient in each of the dishes. Read More

 

Japan's Sushi Scene is Old World Meets New Age

Photo Credit: The Korea Herald

Photo Credit: The Korea Herald

The art of Japanese sushi is based on tradition, and yet almost every sushi place in Japan has a high-tech twist.  We're not talking digital menus or mobile apps - that sort of stuff is child's play.

Japan is filled with thousands of “kaiten” (revolving) sushi restaurants where pieces of sushi travel on conveyer belts along counters waiting to be picked up by diners. The robotic system's behind-the-scenes data is collected on a massive scale to offer operators insight as to what type of sushi is ordered the most and by whom. But it leads us to question how lack of face-to-face customer service affects the experience. Read More

Top 10 Strangest Restaurants Around the World

Photo Credit: Fox News

Photo Credit: Fox News

How would you feel about eating out of a toilet? Or perhaps dining in a damp prison cell? Maybe you're looking for a place to escape the zombie apocalypse. Whatever it may be, if you're one for the weird and bizarre, we're sure you'll enjoy this list of the World's 10 Strangest Theme Restaurants. 

We have to wonder though: how's the actual food? Are these over-the-top eateries only good for the entertainment factor? For tourists? If that's the case, we can't imagine a "regular" crowd. Read More

If you've ever dined in a restaurant like these before, or would like to, share with us in the comments below!