The one thing Singaporeans love more than food, is to ask people recommendations for good food. As a self-professed foodie for life, my friends tend to turn to me for recommendations for special occasions, Japanese cuisine (because I am such a Japanese food lover), good Zi char food etc every so often. While I try to do my best with my recommendations, there’s only so much I can do given I have yet to try out ALL the amazing food there is still in our food-filled island!
For cuisines or neighborhoods that I don’t know much about, I like to drop my friends links to other Singapore focused foodie websites – the fast and quick way for them to do their own research. Sethlui, Burpple have been my go-to-sites for the longest time and now there’s Eatbook.sg too – well, the more the merrier!
One of my favorite things on the site is their collection of Food by Area articles. This is so helpful when
I anyone who gets really lazy to trawl through the internet for food suggestions (who am I kidding – I’ll always check at least 2-3 sources of information before I decide to eat anything from a place!)
For instance articles like “10 Bukit Timah Korean Restaurants To Check Out The Next Time You’re At This Mini K-Town” have been really useful for deciding where to schedule gatherings when I’m planning group outings in unfamiliar places. Yes I checked out the #9 K-restaurant Joo Mak for a recent CNY gathering with friends and it’s surprisingly legit and affordable (thank goodness I didn’t have to break into my ang pows).
There is some genuinely good honest makan recommendations on the site which would be useful to so many Singaporean foodies out there. I wish there was an easier navigation that allows me to find the type of cuisine or food suggestions within a specific neighborhood alot easier than searching through the pages. Eatbook.sg UX /UIteam please look into it! It’ll make our search experience so much more convenient!
So, the next time you’re looking for some makan recommendations, before you text a friend, remember to check out these online platforms I’ve recommended above or simply just google “Singapore’s best XXX restaurant/cafe”, gather your friends and makan away!