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Fah Thai Magazine Nov-Dec 2018


HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR SPOTLIGHT Vibe Dining At Its Best SPOTLIGHT Simply Rustic Don’t let the old exterior of Chocha Foodstore fool you – beyond the walls of this unique restaurant lies a hidden gem. Situated in busy and crowded Petaling Street, the eatery prides itself on local and regional favourites served with a creative twist like its Duck Confit Rice and Cincalok (fermented shrimp) Fried Chicken. The appeal of this restaurant, however, stretches beyond its food. The sheer rustic appeal of Chocha Foodstore complete with old wooden tables, exposed light bulbs and an open staircase, also lends a homely vibe. With its laid-back Take quality Italian-American cuisine, pair it with electrifying music and amazing views of the city and you undoubtedly have the trappings of a bona fide F&B hit on your hands. That’s what the proprietors of LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar are fortunate to have as the restaurant has been attracting droves of diners ever since it opened its doors at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Nestled on the 57th floor of the hotel and offering 180-degree views of Singapore’s spectacular skyline, LAVO favours classic Italian-American dishes like Chicken Parmigiano and the staple meatball, done of course with a twist using fresh Imperial Wagyu Beef and Italian sausage. The restaurant also flaunts a luxurious lounge complete with a fully-equipped DJ booth as well as an outdoor bar and terrace. Level 57, Hotel Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, opens daily 10.30am- 2am, setting and delicious food, it offers a perfect reprieve for diners looking to escape the hectic city just outside its doors. Chocha Foodstore, 156 Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, opens Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 10pm, chocha.foodstore GLUTEN-FREE DELIGHTS Singapore’s hip heritage neighbourhood, Tiong Bahru, has welcomed its newest restaurant, The Butcher’s Wife, which boasts an entire menu of delicious gluten-free meals. Spearheaded by consultant Chef Diego Jacquet, the concept eatery features modern European-styled cuisine which is 100 per cent gluten-free. The menu at The Butcher’s Wife is firmly anchored on comfort cooking and most importantly free from any trace of gluten, without sacrificing an ounce of taste. Diners can embark on an epicurean journey with hearty starters such as a Kale & Gorgonzola ‘Buñuelo’ with saffron aiòli and Green Peas ‘Hummus’ served alongside grilled lamb sausage, yogurt, mint and pistachio. The Butcher’s Wife also carries a wide variety of vegan dishes on its menu. 19 Yong Siak Street, Tues to Fri 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm, SHOTS OF FUN Whisky lovers and connoisseurs will want to check out Whisky Live 2018 as it makes its return to the Garden City. After a global tour, the international whisky tasting show makes a pit stop in Singapore for its ninth stint offering fans of the delectable spirit a chance to savour new releases, and also the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of whiskies. Held at the Andaz, visitors can experience an extensive selection of whiskies and spirits, learn more about brand histories and attend whisky master classes. 3-4 November, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, 120