Taking the phrase “it’s a bit of a stretch” quite literally is Say Chiizu – the irresistibly Instagrammable Hokkaido-style cheese toast that has taken Thailand by storm with its ‘pull-factor’, and is now set to ‘pull’ in the fans from Singapore as well.
Proudly owned by Say Chiizu Pte Ltd in Singapore, the brand will open its first outlet on 15 January at VivoCity and Singaporeans can expect more stores dotted throughout the island in shopping malls such as White Sands Shopping Centre, 313@Somerset and The Clementi Mall in the first quarter 2018. Aside from takeaway kiosks, the brand will also be opening a café in central Singapore in February, this year. There are plans to open 10 outlets by the end of 2018.
A cut above the rest, Say Chiizu’s famous cheese is made with specially imported Japanese milk, thus resulting in a deliciously premium flavour. It is then mixed with a blend of fresh cheeses such as mozzarella to create the optimum texture for that unmistakable ‘cheese-pull’, while staying true to the brand’s emphasis on using ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
The brand’s commitment to making ‘your smile their happiness’ is evident in its ultra-stretchy cheese pull and bright cutesy package, modelled after one of the co-founders’ nickname ‘Bear’. Snugly wrapped in a ‘kawaii' (Japanese for ‘cute’) sunny yellow ‘bear’ sleeve with a smile made up of the Japanese words for ‘Say Chiizu’ the cheese is served between crisp slices of pillowy homemade Hokkaido milk toast while remaining invitingly melty within. Customers can expect a subtle savoury-sweet flavour in every bite that will satisfy all dairy cravings.
Created by three bold and beautiful fashionistas, 4-yr-old Malaysian fashion label Duchess & Co is set to open its first Singapore store very soon at 313@Somerset.
Not only does Duchess & Co captures the latest trends but also offers timeless, classy collections of dresses, skirts, blouses and trousers – with a modern twist.
This unique Malaysian brand prides itself on its standalone signature. It uses its vintage expertise that comes with tremendous statement and classic print to create a wide-range of designs for the everyday girl who likes to style up and stand out from the crowd.
Homegrown fashion label, Love, Bonito will be opening its flagship store in October at 313@Somerset, taking up the 4,603 sq ft space previously occupied by Forever 21.
It has been operating online for seven years and currently has a pop-up store by Basement 1 at the same mall.
Starting out as a passion project in 2006, Love, Bonito has grown exponentially over the last 11 years and is now the largest homegrown fashion brand, and probably the one and only made for real women by real women brand.
With a current team of 50, they have strong local and retail presence across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia, while also shipping internationally from their HQ.
The Manduka concept store houses the brand’s range of yoga mats, as well as its yogawear line for Men’s and Women’s.
Manduka’s range of yoga mats, which are sustainably manufactured emission-free and with no toxic chemicals, include the classic PRO mat that comes with a lifetime guarantee and eKo natural rubber mat.
The brand has recently launched a wider range of exercise mats for yoga and fitness customers like the new WelcOMe mat and Manduka X mat, all of which are sustainably made.
Likewise, the yogawear apparel collection for Men’s & Women’s launched in 2016, is designed using premium fabrics sourced primarily from environmentally responsible materials, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and plant-based fibres.
Twenty years ago Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly-designed black mat whose unique combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. In honor of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others.
And in the great yoga tradition, these teachers shared their mats with their students, and a true yoga company was born.
Manduka was built on the simple idea that a better yoga mat can make a world of difference.
Designed by yogis, our performance yoga gear and apparel is inspired by the practice, crafted with intention, and is sold in over 70 countries around the world.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
Making waves in Hong Kong during its launch in May last year, popular artisanal ice pop brand I SEE i SEE has launched its first outlet in Singapore.
Owner Candice Yung offers a rotating list of new flavors each week, and depending on the availability of the ingredients, you may find choices like Earl Grey Pistachio, Cheesy Raspberry, Refreshing Kiwi and Strawberry Hokkaido Milk, among an array of 12 flavors. There are also interesting renditions like Stinky Durian and Chilli Mango for more adventurous tastebuds. You can also opt to takeaway up to seven ice pops at a time, which will be packed in an insulated bag with dry ice.
The bakery prides itself in the creation of exquisite handcrafted breads using only the finest quality ingredients from Europe. A group of dedicated, highly skilled craftsmen then combines the Japanese, European and Taiwanese styles of bread making to create an impressive line up of artisan breads.
Heading Duke Bakery as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef, is 29 year old Allen Tsai. At the age of 17, the Taiwanese-born Tsai left home for Japan, France and Germany to learn from the celebrated masters of the baking trade. With ten years of valuable experience, the budding bread connoisseur has also gained himself a solid reputation in the baking industry.