Angela Manners

Angela Manners loves finding an interesting story and talking to people about what they are passionate about. She is Australian but was born in Bangkok, grew up in Southeast Asia and then studied in America. Angela is passionate about coffee, food and everything that surrounds them.
  • T2 Tea Chai

    Making Warm, Fragrant Chai Tea Without any Fuss.

    I have always loved the warm spice and sweet comfort of a good chai tea recipe. This has come in so many forms for me, the earliest of which is masala chai, drunk while eating a South Indian meal (with my hands) at Little India’s Komala Vilas. The most distinct...
  • Nouri

    Nouri, “Crossroads Cooking” Influenced by the World

    Nouri is a wonderful dining destination that quietly opened its doors on the 17th of June. Quietly, I say because we went a month ago for dinner while they were still in preview mode. They had respectfully asked us not to post anything on social media until they were open....
  • T2 Tea

    Matcha and the Language of Love

    I realise that this will date AND reveal me as a hopeless romantic. However, let it also been known that in my 20+ years of marriage, my expectations of romanticism have been leveled… and far below my teenage fantasies. Still, let’s talk about T2 Tea, their matcha recipe and...
  • Fruitalicious Iced Tea Spritzer (by T2)!

    There is absolutely nothing better on a hot, sweltering day in Singapore than a T2 iced tea named the Fruitalicious Spritzer. I recently discovered how easy this was to make and believe me, it’s going to start featuring at any event I host in future. Tangy, sweet (but without...
  • T2 Tea

    Pro Tips to Get You Started on the T2 Tea Revolution

    Yes, I know, I’ve got the reputation of being a coffee fanatic. That’s easy to see with all the coffee articles I’ve been doing. However, tea has always been a favourite. Perhaps a bit more quietly, but a go-to drink when I want a bit of comfort. It was...
  • BottlesXO

    BottlesXO, Wine and Beer to your Door, When Needed

    I once had a dinner party. It was just a few friends, six of us in total. Since I don’t really drink, I had a couple of bottles of wine in the back and thought nothing of it. Each invited duo arrived with their own bottle of wine so...
  • Alexiares & Ani

    Alexiares & Ani, Skincare and the Source of Eternal Youth

    I’ve done my rounds with skincare and beauty brands over the years. A follower of trends and a tryer of anything beautifully marketed and packaged. Years ago, I would pour hundreds of dollars into buying product. SK-II, Clarins, Shu Uemura, even a sample pot of La Prairie made it...
  • Shake Your Wellness Bar

    What does Engineering, Mr Olympia and Shake Your Wellness Bar have in Common?

    For me, it now seems “normal” in Singapore to find that the most unlikely, disparate connections have something in common. In this case, it is newly opened Shake Your Wellness Bar in the CBD (Ground Level 1, Republic Plaza, Raffles Place). The latest venture by Luca Prandi, Italian-born entrepreneur, opened in March and is a...
  • Bakalaki Singapore

    A Greek Taverna from the Heart – Bakalaki

    Greek food lovers rejoice, there is a brand new restaurant that just opened in Tiong Bahru. It is only five days old but I think it deserves a mention. I was just there for lunch so this review is, literally, hot off the presses and only two hours old....