Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Jardin Afternoon Tea Sets from Salt Tapas & Bar (Raffles City ShoppingCentre)

One of the major problems I think many are facing during weekdays is the lack of places to go for high tea. I mean a place that serve decent food with nice ambience. Those with sub-standard food are not included in the list. Recently Salt Tapas & Bar has launched weekday afternoon tea sets. Before we feed our tummy, the afternoon tea set allows us to feast with our eyes. An edible garden was presented in a wooden tray with a chocolate soil, hand-moulded dark chocolate rocks and tree logs and edible flowers together with a mixture of 7 sweet and savoury items. Each set also has a personalised touch of having the name of the guest displayed on the front of each tray. So sweet, right?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

KARAFURU Desserts カラフル Yoghurt Parfaits and Eclairs

I have finally tried Karafuku Desserts at Jalan Kapla Road after seeing so many pictures of the pretty eclairs appearing on Facebook and instagram feeds. It is a Japanese-inspired desserts cafe that specialises in colourful eclairs and gourmet yogurt parfaits. For peeps who love Windowsill Pies, Chef Michael Liu, the creator of windowsill pies is the chef behind the beautiful creations at Karafuku. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Portico's interactive Saturday

There is no lack of restaurants and eateries in Singapore. But to find a family friendly resturant where there is interactive session to engage the diners to another level, there aren't many. Tucked inside a small business park along Alexandra road is this spacious restaurant. Portico, which means porch in Italian and the kitchen is helmed by local chef Nixon Low.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

D' Good Cafe's New Menu with Deutsch Skillet Pancake

The recent years have seen a surge in cafes and eateries especially in the western area of Singapore. Located at Holland Village is where one of my favourite cafe D'Good Cafe is. As we walk up a flight of stairs beside The Body Shop, it is like walking into a fairytale setting. There are many corners which are instagram worthy and called for a "OOTD" or a "welfie". I was invited to D' Good Cafe for a private tasting on the new items on its menu. 

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Cafe Hopping: Spatula Bakery @ Frankel Avenue

Recently, I was invited to be a NOM's brand ambassador and joined them for a tasting at Spatula Bakery. Located at Frankel Avenue, along the stretch where Dutch Colony is, is where Spatula Bakery stands. Besides cakes, waffles, macarons, brownies and ice cream, there is also a selection of drinks including their best-selling Butterscotch and Nutella milkshakes.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Choya cooking studio by Spoonful

As the living standards in Singapore start to climb, and also people's heightened awareness to eat clean & healthy, I realised that many people around me are starting to bake and cook. On one of the occasions, I was blessed to be invited to a cooking workshop that I learnt to cook with Choya Umeshu. Yup, you heard me right, cooking with Choya Umeshu.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant @ Purvis Street

Clinton St. Bakery has finally set its foot on the sunny shores of Singapore. Rated as "best pancakes" by New York Magazine twice, I was excited to taste the legendary pancakes. Thus on Monday morning, together with Daniel, Nicole and Nicholas, we made our way down to Purvis Street. The location was described to be a match of the vibes of Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant on the Lower East Side of New York City. We reached at about 11am, slightly before the crowd started to stream in, and managed to get a table easily. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Beauty Review: 3D Nails @ Jurong

Sometimes I wonder how many people are like me. I don't like to leave my nails bare (without any nail polish or nail arts), yet always feel that there is no point doing as it doesn't really last. As someone who does housework at time and perpetually being chor lor (not demure in hokkien), my nail polish never last me more than 1 week. Few years ago, I found out about gelish manicure which can last me for a couple of weeks. However, it is always very expensive to do it in Singapore. A simple design like the above could easily set you back by $60 or more. BUT the above is only $45 including nail art! Yes, it is done in Singapore, at 3D Nails.

Food Review: Sunrise Bistro & Bar @ East Coast Park

East Coast Park has always strike me as somewhere very relaxing and a place where I can enjoy some bonding time with my loved ones. Unknown to me, there is a bistro serving casual french cuisine with a contemporary twist and a fine blend of Asian flavours. On days when there are EPL soccer matches, there is also live screening. Awesome isn't it? I am blessed to be invited to a private tasting where I share my love for food with an awesome company.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Food Review: TomYum Lobster - Abb Zabb

I have always craved for the Lobster Tom Yum noodles from Bangkok's famed P' Aor Kuaytiew Tom Yum Goong whenever I am in Thailand. It was almost a dream come true when this dish was finally brought in to Singapore at the newly opened TomYum Lobster- Abb Zabb at Golden Mile Complex.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Product Review: Garden Picks Nut Butter

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies which can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction. Thus it is important for people with peanut allergy to avoid peanut. But what is life without peanut butter? Good news to peeps with/ without peanut allergy, there are alternatives available in the market such as almond nut butter, cashew nut butter and macadamia nut butter!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Food Review: Cafe 107 @ Serangoon North Ave 1

As the saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, during one of our food hunts in the morning, J and I discovered a coffeeshop that sells affordable breakfast sets that range from $3 to $3.50. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

SG50 Singapore Fashion Runway

As a second installment of SG50 Singapore Fashion Runway, Singapore’s First Rooftop Fashion Party was held at Klapsons on a Saturday few weeks ago. The event showcased local designer outfits donned by a total of 125 local models
There was also a RETAIL section at the event where guests could check out the myriad of local designer labels after each show! I am so glad that I get the chance to see the beautiful works of talented local designers here. 
Credits: 1214 Alley facebook
One of my favourite piece is the Romayne Floral Dress & Tulle Set from 1214 Alley. It is made of stretchable polyester and cotton with side pockets and can be worn 2 ways! However I was very sad that there isn't a size for me as the label is designed for girls with UK sizes 10 to 16. Hopefully in the near future, they might consider having smaller sizes. =)
The hour long fashion runway allowed me to witness the models sashaying down the red carpet in outfits designed by aspiring designers. From 60’s inspired fashion designs by local label, Noel Caleb to adorable child model showcasing fashion label Little Qipao to Grease from the 70’s comes ALIVE here! Male models shauntered down the runway, donned in bright colours, clothes from the fashionable past by menswear label, PUDU! The night ended with exquisite evening gowns by Singlestitch for Pippin Emerald. 
Credits: Singapore Fashion Runway Facebook
SG50 Singapore Fashion Runway aims to challenge Singaporeans to delve deeper into our collective memories, revisit our history, and understand our culture and heritage better to interpret Singapore’s fashion identity. Through various forms of creative expression such as daily wear, statement costumes, special occasion’s attire and even accessories, the showcases symbolize new possible frontiers of Singapore fashion. It aspires to create a world class, Singapore themed fashion statement that will bring a revolutionary outlook on the local fashion scene on an international platform. 

Credits: Singapore Fashion Runway Facebook
The upcoming installments of SG50 Singapore Fashion Runway will continue at Singapore Expo Hall 6A on 18th – 19th September 2015 from 7pm and Tampines 1 on 19th September 2015, focusing on sports inspired wear at 3pm. So check it out!



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Friday, 18 September 2015

Food Review: Misato @ The Cathay

Food is an essential part of our lives, especially a Singaporean's life. We are always on the lookout for cheap and good food. But just like the saying "Good things aren't cheap and cheap things aren't good", it is a constant challenge to find cheap and good food. As I am writing this review, I am excited to share with you somewhere in Town where cheap and good food come together. 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Beauty Review: Coast to Coast Replenishing Cleansing Milk xRejuvenating Facial Exfoliant

Isn't it every woman's dream to have flawless skin without doing anything? But sadly for many it is not the case. Take myself as an example, I have combination dry skin with T-zone oily and my skin is constantly crying for something moisturizing. Thus I am elated when I was given the above products to try and review. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Beauty Review: Oily SK from ATACHE SCIENTIFIC COSMETIC

As many have known, one of my beauty regime is having facial on a regular basis. Personally I find that facial is an essential as it helps in the renewal of the skin cells, increases blood circulation and even aids in detoxification. Last but not least it also help us to relax which is essential for Singaporean's hectic lifestyle. Recently, BeauLAB SEA, the exclusive distributor for ATACHE Scientific Cosmetic in Singapore has launched their Oily SK range, both treatment and homecare line. I was very blessed to be invited for a media preview of a facial treatment using their Oily SK range. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Assembly Ground

Credit: Jeff Tan
Wed has unofficially become my favourite day of the week. Usually on Wed I would meet up with Dr Leslie Tay and all the Makan Khakis for a midweek makan session. When there is good food, there is a happy me. =) Everyone of us would pool together an amount of money where we will go to different eateries around Singapore to eat and catch up with one another. 2 weeks ago, the group of us gathered at Assembly Ground at The Cathay in Handy Road. 

The Assembly Wagyu ($24)
One of my favourite during the makan session is the Assembly Wagyu burger. The juicy 7oz hand crafted wagyu beef pattie is topped with onion marmalade, arugula and vintage cheddar. It is then served with shoestring fries which are seasoned with some paprika to give a little bit of heat. Seriously I wasn't expecting this from a cafe, as more than often cafe food tends to disappoint me.
Ragout of Beef with Rosti ($22)
The ragout of beef with rosti was well received by the group as well. The slow roasted augus beef is served with 62 degree egg, trio of mushroom, creamed spinach, cheery tomatoes and rosti!!!! From a conversation with the chef, we got to know that even for the sides like rosti have gone through various processes (too many steps that I can't remember...*_*) before they are being served.
Credit: Jeff Tan
We had 3 other dishes but my favourites are the two dishes that are featured on this post. With Chef Freddy Ng who has years of experience working in fine dining restaurants, we can be sure to see more interesting dishes coming up. From what I understand, a new and revamped menu is on the way. I am looking forward to check it out soon!




The Assembly Ground
2 Handy Road The Cathay #01-21 Singapore 229233
Tel:  +65 6733 3375
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am to 10pm
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Monday, 14 September 2015

Review: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Credit: http://www.bustle.com/
Well, this is actually my reaction when my laptop screen started to flicker. Like many bloggers, I attended events regularly and have amassed a number of backlogs. So when my laptop started to go haywire, I am really at the verge of crying. It means backlogs are going to be superbacklogs. Besides investing time to edit pictures and churn out blog posts, money were also spent on equipment such as a decent camera and a trusted laptop (which was not the case for me). Anyway here is the review for my not-so-trusted laptop.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Finding a Great Bottle of Wine at the Supermarket by Mr Emil Teo

Wine is often seen as the quintessential luxury and a scene-setter to any romantic date night, gathering and networking session. As more and more people get to know wine, wine is no longer reserved for special occasions and festivities. It is commonly seen that a bottle or two wines are included in the grocery basket while checking out at the supermarket's cashier counter. Unfortunately, outdated perceptions of co-relation between quality and price are prevalent. It is therefore not surprising that one may hold the notion that expensive wines possess better taste and quality. At a special media session held at Plaza Singapura Cold Storage supermarket, the team from Taste of Tradition led by its Executive Director, Mr Emil Teo, helped its guests appreciate the finer points of a good wine and showed them how to find a good buy at the supermarket.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Media Invite: Restaurant SELA

Located at Seah Street (opposite Raffles Hotel, same stretch as Mint Museum of Toys) is where modern European Restaurant SELA is housed. Restaurant SELA has previously received several good reviews from the media. But recently they have elevated the game by engaging Celebrity Chef, Chef Benson Tong from Dragon & Dog Dinning Consultancy.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu

With the launch of Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu, I was recently invited to join Earle Swensen’s at Vivo City for a high tea tasting session. Besides tasting the new Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu, it was also a fulfilling afternoon with Dilmah’s in-house tea expert, Ms Patricia Ng sharing more about tea & food pairings.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Media tasting at Kuishin Bo Suntec City

Suntec City has recently gone through a revamp and Kuishin Bo has re-opened its door at its first ever nesting ground after the facelift. Kuishin Bo which means food connoisseur has been providing a staggering line of Japanese items from sashimi to sushi to yakitori and agemono (grilled and fried food) for the past 15 years. Located at the new north wing of Suntec City, Kuishin Bo boasts an interior modelled after the retro izakayas (casual bars) and alleyways of Japan during the Showa period (1926 to 1989). I am blessed to be invited for a media tasting on the revamped ground. 

Friday, 4 September 2015

Media Tasting @ Nigiro Café x Cornell Hello Kitty Appliances

I remember when i was much younger, I enjoyed going to cafes run by Japanese in the Holland Village and Robertson Quay precincts. Unfortunately many did not survive, and it was not until years later when Japanese cafe chains like Okada and Ma Maison started to make a comeback.
And the latest cafe that debut in Singapore is the fourth stop of Eat at Seven, Nigiro Cafe, a Wafu cafe located in the heart of Marina Bay. With many distinctly Japanese style cafe dishes on offer, Nigiro is however no ordinary cafe. Chef Kensuke Sakai, who founded the cafe in Japan is a celebrity in his own right. At 26, he held the title of the youngest chef ever to participate in the famed Iron Chef competition in the country.

Media Release: Sunshine Pizza x Ribena® Pineapple & Passionfruit FruitDrink

On top of the existing 4 pizza flavours (Classic Aloha, Shrooms with Chicken, Meat Lover’s and Spicy Chicken Delight), Sunshine has recently launched two new additions to its sumptuous range of ready-made pizzas: Tom Yum Chicken Pizza and Tuna with Shrooms & Onions Pizza. Topped with juicy chicken chunks, green capsicum, onions, mushrooms and mozzarella on Sunshine’s very own tom yum base, this flavor is spicier than I expected! At the convenience of our home, you can either oven toast it or microwave the pizza. But my advice is oven toast it if you like your pizza crust to be crispy.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

[Media Invite] Gin Toneria at My Little Tapas Bar

Finally met the man behind My Little Spanish Place and My Little Tapas Bar, Celebrity Chef Edward Esmeros, at the Bar's new launch of Gin Toneria. Chef Edward has got more than 7 years of experience under his belt, fusing modern elements of Italian, Spanish and Philippino cuisine into his menu. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Old Airport Road Food Centre

I am always on the quest to find good and affordable food. According to Dr Leslie Tay's blog, Old Airport Food Centre is the winner for Singapore's top ten food centre. Thus during the National Day long weekend, together with J, we went to Old Airport food centre. As there are only the 2 of us, we managed to try 2 stalls and one of the them is my favourite local delight - prawn noodles. But I have also consolidated a list of famous stalls. Check them out!