Angela Manners

  • About Steaming Onsens and Baring it all at 42

    Shy ladies (and gentlemen), this post may not be for you. It’s about the beautiful Yunomori Onsen & Spa, turning 42 and getting naked. Yes, people, this is about my very first foray into public nudity at an onsen. So, if you’re a tad shy about these things (like I was) and...
  • The Hangar, my Favourite Café on Arab Street

    The Hangar on Arab Street was suggested by a friend and frequent coffee buddy after she chanced upon it while buying ribbons (just across the street at Kin Soon Pte Ltd). She, whom I shall call the Gorgeous S, has since moved to the UK and I miss our meet ups...
  • Perk Coffee, a Passion for Life, Love and Fresh Roasted Coffee

    Take a 20-something law school graduate from Australia, send him on a six month trip around the world and you’ll find him in Kenya 10 years later with 12,000 acres of wheat. Add another 6 years and you find him as a coffee ambassador with a brand new startup in Singapore delivering...
  • A Helping Hand – the Cookbook in English & Tagalog

    As an avid recipe and cookbook collector, I was intrigued when Frog Michaels approached me at the school café with her hot-off-the-press cookbook, A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog. I had briefly met Frog at an event so when I read the name on the cover, I...
  • Bench at Dapper Coffee

    Dapper Coffee

    It was over a year and a half ago and perhaps it was all the wood panelling and old lanterns but I’m pretty sure that crusty old sailors never got coffee this good! One could turn their nose up at the hodge podge of bits and pieces. I have...
  • Chye Seng Huat Hardware coffee and friand

    Chye Seng Huat Hardware

    Today I revisited Chye Seng Huat Hardware. It was 2013 when I last was there. Back then it was all the rage, with every other person who was talking about coffee also talking about CSHH. But who could blame them. Home to Papa Palheta, one of the best coffee roasters on the...
  • Brawn & Brains, an Instagrammable Cafe with a Bit of Heart

    Brawn & Brains has been my solace for months now. After dearest husband moved out west for work, I’ve been doing the drive to drop him off and then stopping by at Brawn & Brains on my way home for Latte and a Finnish Pulla (cinnamon roll). It’s my place...
  • Long Chim, David Thompson’s Thai Street Food

    Ever since I went to Sailor’s Thai in Sydney over 10 years ago where we were served beef carpaccio in a form of yum (thai beef salad). I remember then thinking how non-traditional it seemed (I usually have it with grilled beef) but how absolutely delicious it was. I then went to Nahm...
  • Luxe Singapore

    Luxe Singapore

    I’m dying to go back and try their coffee and brunch, but on the evening that we went, we were there for dinner with friends (without all our kids in tow – hooray!). Being one of the restaurants in the Eat Singapore Book was also a bonus. (I’ve been to 3 now, 9 to go!)...