Sunday, 28 December 2014

[CLOSED] Pie Face, World’s Largest Pie Chain From Australia Arrived in Singapore

Pie Face, the world’s largest pie chain, has finally arrived in Singapore. Australia’s Pie Face has unveiled its very first foray into Asia with the opening of two new stores at 313@Somerset and Bugis Village. A leading micro-bakery café from Australia with more than 80 stores around the world. 


Pie Face doles out pies in a multitude of flavours. Flavours that are available at the Singapore stores include Chunky Steak; Chicken and Mushroom; Thai Chicken Curry; and Tandoori Vegetable.

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Lola's Cafe Singapore, Simon Road

If you're into the cafe hopping scene, Lola's cafe would be no stranger to you. Located near the entrance of Simon Road, a stone away from Kovan MRT station. They're known for their long waiting time, I've heard the longest was up to 4 hours during the weekend crowd.


What I like about Lola's cafe is, they offers pretty decent main courses all below $16. Brunch menu (10am-3pm) and dinner (6pm-10pm) are rather affordable, being wallet friendly. You would know that dining at cafes these days isn't cheap at all, a typical big breakfast plate can cost you up to $28.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Oceans Of Seafood - PasarBella, Singapore

In this festive season, be sure to enjoy the freshest seafood in town at Oceans of Seafood in PasarBella, The Grand Stand. It offers a vast variety of seafood items that are flown in from international markets twice weekly. I was impressed at the freshness of the seafood here. It allows me to experience Japan once again, at the famed Tsukiji Fish Market right here at Oceans of Seafood in PasarBella, Singapore. 


A purveyor of the freshest seafood in town, Oceans of Seafood is holding a special tuna feast at unrivalled prices. Enjoy 50% off usual prices and celebrate the joyous festive season with your loved ones. Oceans of Seafood is now bringing the cadence of life at Tsukiji Fish Market right to Singapore. This is also where you get to enjoy top-notch quality seafood without the hefty price tags.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

[CLOSED] MEDZS Takes You Over The Rainbow This Christmas

How time flies, the joyous season of the year is nearing! Just in time for the festive season, MEDZS has launched the MEDZS Rainbow Log Cake. A limited edition offering, this 1.2kg log cake is inspired by MEDZS's signature rainbow cake, which was voted by 8 Days the best version in town. 


And of course, what's Christmas without log cakes right? With a wonderful splash of colours, this stunning masterpiece of a dessert is one that very few can resist. Looking at it just makes one happy, yea?

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Hong Kong 2014 Day 2 - Argyle Centre, Kam Wah Cafe, Via Tokyo

The weather was so hot and humid during the August period when we were there. And so the second day of our trip was to mainly eat and shop, cover mainly Mongkok and Causeway Bay. Since I was travelling with my parents this time, I didn't cover much eateries as planned. As most of them needs quite abit of walking.


Rise and shine in the early morning to have dim sum for breakfast over at Mongkok area before shopping at Argyle Centre, a wholesale shopping mall which is similar to Bangkok's platinum mall.
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Kitchen Table - W Hotel Sentosa Cove, Singapore

The Kitchen Table nestled in Sentosa, is also one of the buffet restaurants in W Hotel Singapore. The buffet line up 'Food From The Heart' serves from six live cooking stations, where chefs work their magic on dishing up a la minute platters. It was a night of fun and indulgence for my company's dinner and dance, on a friday night.



When we arrived at 7pm, we can't help but to keep noticing the pretty ceilings and pool view outside the restaurant. No doubt an ideal place to chill over good food and drinks, away from the bustling city.
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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Special & Oyster Festival, Momiji Japanese Buffet @ Revenue House

Momiji located at Revenue House, customers can expect a bustling Japanese marketplace at exceptional prices with an extensive selection of premium items serving on different food counters such as sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, shabu-shabu, fry-to-order, yakitori, hot food, dessert and beverage counters.


Calling all seafood lovers out there, this is for you. Momiji is currently having an 'Osyter festival' promotion featuring a wide range of oyster dishes prepared in 8 different ways. Do note that only 5 kinds will be served during lunch buffet.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

[CLOSED] Foodology Fresh - The URA Centre

Located in the Chinatown vicinity, Foodology Fresh offers a multisensory dining experience and caters to the burgeoning trend of healthy food and beverage concept. The new offering gives an added variety to the range of taste, and is freshly prepared daily to meet the demands for healthy and satisfying lunches by office employees.



The 800 square feet restaurant opened its doors earlier in January 2014, and has since given its menu a facelift which keeping customers’ favourite Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps. A new and colourful variety of tarts is another highlight at Foodology Fresh to giving wholesome meals.

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Tokyo, Japan Day 5 - Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場), Tokyo DisneySea

Our fifth day in Tokyo sees us having the freshest sushi for breakfast at Tsukiji Fish Market, as well as spending the day at Tokyo DisneySea. Tsukiji Fish Market, also the world’s biggest wholesale fish and seafood market and also one of the largest wholesale food market. It is a must-go for first time visitors to Tokyo, Japan. A sashimi and sushi breakfast is a MUST at Tsukiji. Read here for the rest of my japan travelogues.


Most people often mistaken Tsukiji Station (H10) would be the nearest station to go to the fish market. Please note that from Tsukiji Station, it's slightly longer and you would need a 10 mins walk to get there. Please alight at Tsukijishijo Station (E18), right above station with signage.

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sync Korean Tapas Bar, 12 Maju Ave - Serangoon Gardens

SYNC™ has launched Singapore's first-ever Korean tapas bar. The first outlet is home to winners such as Kimchi Cheese Fries, Korean Fried Chicken Wings and Army Stew. Riding on this success, it is bringing gourmands a new tapas bar concept with mouthwatering Korean-themed seafood, meat and even beef tapas.  


Sync Korean Tapas Bar is run by the same couple behind Sync Bistro at Westgate mall. The concept is borne out of the inspirations they got during their frequent travels to Korea.
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Monday, 10 November 2014

The Beast @ Jalan Klapa, Singapore

Big thanks to the Burpple community, I get to meet fellow burpple tastemakers at the eat-up session recently. It's nice to gather the hungry people and food is what brings us together. This is the first eat-up session I attended and it's at The Beast, a Southern Kitchen & Bourbon bar situated at Jalan Klapa.


The bar boasts one of the largest variety bourbons and has an extensive selection of American craft beers, bourbon & rye speciality cocktails. Besides dinner & bar offers, The Beast serves brunch on Sunday as well between 10am to 5pm.

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Assembly Ground - The Cathay, Singapore

Located at the ground floor of The Cathay, you'll find The Assembly Ground Cafe which is an extension to The Assembly Store which offers international fashion brands and accessories. It's a great place to chill out with friends with it's laid back ambience like cafes in Aussie.


People often mistaken The Assembly Ground and Assembly Coffee in Evans Road. Sounds similar in some ways but note that they are two completely different cafes. Coffee brews starting from $5.50 feature blends by local roasters such as Nylon beans. 

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Fat Cow @ Camden Medical Centre, Singapore

This Japanese steak house is huge on its beef, offering high quality cuts of well marbled beef from Australia, Japan and USA. Fat Cow serves luxurious meats tailor-made to every individual, they are known for their various grades wagyu beef. You can choose how you want your beef to be cooked in different styles: Sumibiyaki, Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu. 



Fat Cow is no doubt a hidden gem located at Camden Medical Centre in Orchard. Big thanks to The Entertainer, I came to know Fat Cow and we were given a 1-for-1 main course deal. If you've been following me, you would know that I use 'The Entertainer App' a lot on my dining experience.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

[CLOSED] Eggs & Berries, Jurong Point

Eggs & Berries presents a colourful dining experience where you get to build your own burgers. The restaurant is also proud to introduce Singapore’s very first line of build-your-own coloured burgers. Coming in wonderful hues of green, yellow, pink and black, the buns are a sight to behold. Each bun is made with all-natural ingredients and is thus brimming with flavours and goodness.


Eggs & Berries is where gourmands can dig into hearty American classics served in generous portions. Only natural and fresh ingredients are used in the restaurant.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Hong Kong 2014 Day 1 - Rainbow Hotel, Mak's Noodle, Australian Dairy

Hong Kong isn't an unfamiliar place to me, as this is probably my fifth time to the land of dim sum. You'll find that my 6D5N itinerary for this trip is probably the most relaxed one ever, reason being is I brought my parents along for this trip. So it's probably shopping, eating, sight-seeing and eat again.


We were booked on Singapore Airlines for direct flight to Hong Kong. There was a promotion going on and it's only SGD297 per person for a return ticket including 30kg baggage. It's hell cheap! And it's on A380 Airbus which has double deck but unfortunately it was sold out so we were back down.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

MEDZS Bistro & Bar - Clifford Centre

MEDZS is home to an eclectic range of Mediterranean cuisine from Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Italy and France.The third outlet, MEDZS Bistro & Bar, is located at Clifford Centre. This is a unique Bistro-by-Day, Doorstep-Bar-by-Night concept. With an all-day dining menu, patrons can enjoy an array of breakfast, brunch and dinner items at great values. In the establishment’s arsenal of beers include Kirin Frozen Fruit Beer and Erdinger.


Located at Clifford Centre, MEDZS offers breakfast items from 8am to 11am daily. As the day segues into night, MEDZS will transform into a hip doorstep bar, offering premium beers at the best values. The bar is also one of the first in Singapore to offer the latest Kirin Frozen Fruit Beer.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

A for Arbite - 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore

A for Arbite is a spacious and minimalist 64-seater restaurant, which focused on quality dining while making sure diners get value for money. This is also the sister branch to the popular brunch spot Arbite in Serangoon Gardens. Chef-owner Marc Wee has expanded his menu options where he did a western and local fare fusion.


Marc carries over his signature handmade Arbite pastas here as they prepared from scratch. Beers & alcoholic beverages are available as well & you’ll be able to savour some interesting combinations featuring some of Arbite signatures such as XO Lobster Pasta, Adobo Pork Ribs and many more. And serving Tiong Hoe Specialty coffee beans.


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Saturday, 11 October 2014

[CLOSED] Wine Appreciation N' Food @ MEDZS Orchard Central

Looking for a place to chill with your loved ones over good wine and tasty food? Medzs should be in your list as they offer a wide range of quality wines to choose from. With that, Medzs is offering Dominio del Plata wines from Argentina, by wine maker Susana Balbo.



Equipped with the latest technology, Dominio del Plata is characterized by its simple and unique design, intended to produce high quality winesDominio del Plata currently exports to 36 countries. The biggest markets are the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Japan. There are four major brands produced by Dominio del Plata: Crios, BenMarco, Susana Balbo, and Nosotros.
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Monday, 6 October 2014

Miam Miam Restaurant - Bugis Junction

Miam Miam is a newest French-Japanese cafe kitchen offers delectable dishes made from scratch and with top-grade ingredients. Dishes are at prices affordable to all with the highest priced item only at $18.80. The waiting time at Miam Miam takes slightly longer, as the kitchen starts preparing on the spot once your order is taken. The folks practice to deliver consistently hot and fresh meals.

Photo Credit: Miam Miam Sg

With that, Miam Miam unveils two new competitions in the month of October. One competition pays tribute to a beloved game that has transcended time while the other is a social media competition. Read more to find out how you can stand a chance to win a Beats Wireless Headphones worth $420.

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tokyo, Japan Day 4 - Imperial Palace, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Tower,Odaiba

On the fourth day of our trip, we checked-out Agora Place Asakusa and hotel hopped! We will be staying over at Yaezakura no Yu Super Hotel Lohas for 2 nights before heading to Osaka. (Read on Day 3 here / Day 5 here)


Super Hotel is newly opened in 2013 and is located just a 3 mins walk from JR Tokyo Station. Will go more on that later down the post in a bit. Before checking in, we decided get some coffee and sweets at 100% Chocolate Cafe by Meiji.

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

#TINBOOST's Night @ Trick Eye Museum Singapore

A year ago, I visited the Trick Eye Museum in Seoul, South Korea and it was a great experience. So when I learnt that the world no. 1 3D art museum is now in Singapore, I was excited to see the different art pieces displayed. For those of you who are not sure what Trick Eye Museum is - it is an art gallery with paintings created using 'trompe l'oel' techniques that gave each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D.


As the first overseas venture of the renowned South Korean gallery, the museum features about 100 paintings. More then 50 artworks were created specially and adapted for the Singapore gallery. Original pieces such as Merlion Boat & Horse Racing.
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

SYNC Korean Fusion Bistro - Westgate Mall, Jurong

SYNC Korean Fusion Bistro powered by Samsung is located in Westgate Mall, a stone throw away from Jurong East MRT. Sync is basically a modern Korean restaurant serving Korean dishes with a twist, infusing Korean cuisine and western fare. The bistro has just open it's doors recently, bringing good food with technology to the people in a stylish and comfortable ambience. 


Westgate is like an far island to me as I stay in the east, but I've to admit that the west side is bustling with many shopping and unique dining options. Anyway, Sync bistro is powered by Samsung so don't be surprise to see latest Samsung gadgets everywhere. I'm always a big fan of Korean food, you will know how cray I am after reading on my Seoul travelogue. I'm glad to have the privilege to attend a food tasting session at Sync. 
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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Pince & Pints Restaurant & Bar, Duxton Road

The founders of blogshop, Love Bonito has recently established a lobster specialist restaurant at Duxton Road. Most people have the conception that when there's lobsters, it's gonna be an expensive meal. But fret not, having lobsters these days have been made affordable with Pince & Pints.


When there's seafood and good bargain, there are bound to be queues. It's no surprise that there are often 2-3 hours waiting time as no reservations is allowed. Is it worth the long wait?

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Introducing Domino's '2 Pizzas' Deal & Double Delights

I believe Domino Pizza is no stranger to any of you. Domino operates a network of more than 9000 owned and franchised stores throughout US and more than 65 intentional markets. Singapore is the 67th country where Domino's has established it's presence. 


Photo Credit: TheInfluencerNetwork

I'm always a fan of Domino when it comes to pizza cravings because of it's affordable prices and the wide variety of pizza crust to choose from. They are easily accessible with several branches scattered everywhere in Singapore. As of August 2014, there are 15 Domino's Pizza stores in Singapore.

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

GYOZA-YA launched new dishes - Tarabagani Gyoza & Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon

GYOZA-YA is one of the place I would go for my gyoza fix with various filling. And recently, Gyoza-ya has officially launched their fourth filling - Tarabagani Gyoza also known as Red Crab King. Adding this on to the list are: Pork, Vegetable & Prawn. As well as new dish, Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon.  I'm glad to have the privilege to attend Gyoza Ya's tasting event with these mouthwatering dishes.


As the name says all, Gyoza Ya is specialised in Japanese dumplings (gyoza), both pan-fried and boiled under Japanese restaurant chain Akashi. Most ingredient used are specially flown in from Japan, by a Japanese chef who is residing in Japan. Some of the main ingredients uses natural spring water which can't be found in SG itself.


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Momiji Shabu Shabu, Singapore’s First & Only Collagen Hotpot Buffet!

The newly established Momiji Shabu Shabu has opened its doors, promising Singaporeans a great gourmet experience. Momiji is home to Singapore's first-ever collagen hotpot buffet, brought to you by Suki Group - who has over 25 outlets in Singapore, offering Japanese cuisine and international buffets.


Enjoy an array of over 100 items such as various shabu shabu meat, seafood, sushi, fish balls, bamboo meat paste, vegetables, pastries, desserts and more! Eat to your heart's content and beautifying at the same time - A splendid indulgence at an affordable price.
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

[CLOSED] The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar Review, Singapore

Located within the CBD, The Royal Mail caters to patrons who enjoy a comfortable after-work drink. The Royal Mail is a 60-seater establishment housed within the historical and culturally-rich Ascott Raffles Place.



After two years, The Royal Mail Bar, the extended beverage arm of The Royal Mail Restaurant, introduces new specialty cocktails and British-inspired tapas to its menus. Using everyday ingredients, the bar’s resident bartender has whipped up 15 new concoctions. The recipes are borne out of his search for intriguing and flavorful drinks. I'm glad to be able to attend a tasting session to indulge myself with some delish bar bites and eye-catching drinks.


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Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill + Unlimited Belvedere Cocktails (The Entertainer Party & Promotion)

Attended the Entertainer party at The Pelican Seafood bar recently. August is a great month to have cocktails in town, especially with the National Day Parade happening. If having cocktail and grill seafood sounds awesome to have, you need to know The Pelican's August promotion and the Belvedere cocktails served on Saturday night! The featured cocktails were Sunkiss and Citrus Summer, which were made with lemon tea-flavored Belvedere vodka. 


Offer: The Entertainer members are entitled to unlimited 1-for-1 Belvedere cocktails when a voucher for a main course is used. Which also means when you and a guest go to The Pelican Bar & Grill with The Entertainer voucher, you get to enjoy one 1-for-1 main course as well as unlimited Belvedere cocktails as your heart desires. Sounds awesome right? It definitely is! This offers is valid till end August.

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Pezzo launches Laksa & Rendang Pizzas for Nation's Birthday

In conjunction with National Day, Pezzo launches it's first-ever Laksa and Rendang Pizzas to celebrate the nation's birthday. These 2 Singapore favorites will be available starting from this National Day onwards. I'm glad to be able to taste it before the official public launch, thank you Pezzo & Jaslyn for having us!


A short introductory about Pezzo - they are located in prominent shopping malls in Singapore where customers can enjoy handcrafted pizzas baked daily with fresh ingredients. They are sold in slices so consumers may enjoy different kinds of pizza flavors at one go.
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅 - Clarke Quay, Singapore

When somebody mentioned about 麻辣 steamboat, Hai Di Lao is one of the top steamboat places you will often hear. Being the first international branch in Singapore, they are known for their extremely great service such as providing free manicure and free flow of snacks/drinks during your waiting time. And of course their good quality meats and broth!

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Monday, 21 July 2014

喜记 Hee Kee Desserts, Jurong Point Mall

The hype for desserts these days were waffles, cakes and tarts in cafes. But has anyone forgotten the traditional taste of Hong Kong desserts? If you're a fan of Hong Kong desserts like myself, you've got to check out Hee Kee - it's first Singapore store located in Jurong Point Mall.

Hee Kee Desserts is poised to bring to the masses a all-time favourite Hong Kong desserts served up with local twists. Definitely able to satisfy tong sui lovers with saccharine soups and savoury dishes.



Hee Kee - which means "treasuring happiness' is the newest kid on the Hong Kong desserts block. During my food tasting session with Hee Kee, I was amazed that they serves a delectable spread of 80 desserts, all hand-made by its in-house chefs. Yes you saw it, eighty!

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Chabuton Ramen Open Its First Outlet in Singapore!

Chabuton the ramen restaurant that created a great wave in the ramen industry in Japan and Thailand, is finally here in Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard at 313 Somerset, ramen lovers may now enjoy high quality ramen using the same recipes created by first Michelin starred ramen chef. The Chabuton chain is extremely popular in both Japan and Thailand, with 9 and 14 outlets in respective countries. If you've been to Japan or Bangkok, you would have probably heard or had Chabuton before. 


Chabuton is the brainchild of a chef who was named “King of Ramen” by TV Champion, a well-known TV program among gastronomes in Japan. He is the owner of the first ramen restaurant appeared in the Michelin Guide

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Friday, 11 July 2014

[CLOSED] The Fat Cat Bistro - 17D Lorong Liput, Holland Village

The restaurant was previously located at Jalan Riang but now relocated in the heart of Holland Village, you'll find casual bistro - The Fat Cat. A perfect place to chill with your friends over dinner and drinks. What's unique is, they serve a wide array of dishes from 3 types of cuisine, Thai, North Indian and Western.


I'm glad to be invited for a food tasting session w them, to savor some of their best dishes from the 3 different kitchens. A starter & a main to start off for each cuisine - of course ending on a sweet note w desserts!
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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

THE ENTERTAINER SINGAPORE 1 MONTH MEMBERSHIP: HUNDREDS OF 1-FOR-1 DEALS AT $15

The Entertainer has launched their monthly mobile app with hundreds of buy one get one free dining vouchers for just $19. I personally uses this app very often as I dine out a lot and Entertainer has saved me hundreds. And I got to know & visit many eateries through Entertainer App that I've never heard or been to. 

*This is highly recommended for foodie, cafe hoppers - an app definitely worth getting.


What is The Entertainer App about? The Entertainer was founded in 2001 in Dubai offering offering only Buy One Get One Free offers for dining, leisure, wellness, entertainment and hotel accommodation.
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Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Garden Slug - Lorong L Telok Kurau, Singapore

The garden slug is highly raved to be a hidden gem in the east by bloggers and online reviews. Out of curiosity, we decided to check them out during the weekend. It may seems inaccessible as it's not walk-able from any MRT, the nearest would probably be Bedok station.


Events can be held at The Garden Slug in their private room, just gotta make reservation in advance. Other than that, most of the dining space would be outdoor. The menu is pretty extensive, from pasta, burgers, steaks and even all day breakfast dishes.

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Happy 3 Bites Cafe - Everton Park, Singapore

Being the newest kid on the Everton Park block, you will find NEA-approved pets cafe, Happy 3 Bites. It's cosy and pretty nice ambience to chill, with menu items incorporating a local touch to western cuisine. What's unique about them - being pet-friendly!


The menu is pretty extensive considering the shoe box kitchen. Ranging from various mains and desserts to choose from, as well as waffles made with pandan batter.

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

LIME Dinner Buffet @ PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel

Big thanks to 'The Entertainer' app, we are entitled to a 1-for-1 dinner buffet at Lime Restaurant in PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering. Entertainer App is really awesome if you travel or dine out regularly, great savings with thousand over deals. Get the app and start exploring the best Singapore has to offer!


Lime Restaurant at ParkRoyal on Pickering is serving Peranakan Cuisine cooked by chef Nancy Teo who has many years of experience. Above is the pretty array of desserts line up that greets you upon arriving at the entrance. It's so irresistible that we started the having the desserts first!

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

[CLOSED] November 8 Coffee & Company - Upper Thomson

Located in the vicinity of Upper Thomson where lots of eateries and cafes are, you'll find recently opened November 8 Cafe in the same building as OZ Specialty Coffee as well. An ideal place for your all day breakfast and caffeine fix.


The menu is pretty extensive considering the small kitchen, from your all day breakfast to pizza to bites and ice cream waffles. Wanted to try their waffles but Salted Caramel waffles was hard to resist as it's just nearby!


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Monday, 19 May 2014

Tokyo, Japan Day 3 - Mt. Fuji & Hakone Lake Side Park

The third day of our trip was actually a day tour to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. We booked the tour with JTB in Singapore which is organised under Sunrise Agency in Tokyo. The reason for booking a day tour was because the journey to Mt. Fuji & Hakone can be quite a hassle if you're not familiar with the routes. (Read on Day 1 here / Day 2 here)

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

14 Must-Try Street Food in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is definitely a shopping heaven for most and do you know that the 'land of smiles' has amazing food as well? Delicious food are lined up all across the road, with all sort of Thai delicacy which makes you hungry all the time. Cheap, flavourful, authentic, you name it.


Truth is some of the best food I've eaten were on the streets instead of restaurants in malls. 
So here's 14 street food we think you should have in Bangkok..
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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Stateland Cafe - Bali Lane, Singapore

In the vicinity area of Haji and Bali lanes near Arab Street is a new vintage cafe offering everything from pasta to dessert. Stateland Cafe in Bali Lane is recently opened by three young man, whom is in their early 20s. Definitely a place with great ambience to chill with your friends. 

[Updated July 2015, more below on new menu]


The food menu is pretty extensive, considering the small kitchen in the cafe. From drinks to brunch, pasta and to various selections of waffles such as Red Velvet Waffle.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Chock Full Of Beans - Changi Village, Singapore

Located in the vicinity of Changi Village, it may seems inaccessible especially for people who stays far away from the east. Chock Full of Beans is known to serve 3D and cute latte art in their coffees. With that, they serves rather decent brunch and mains with a great ambience to chill.


We had Ice Caramel Macchiato ($6.50) as 3D art is only available for ice beverages. Do note that 3D latte art is only available upon request and 1 table is only entitled to one.

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Tokyo, Japan Day 2 - Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa & Ginza

We were greeted w strong wind and rain on our 2nd day. Thankfully, the rain stopped by noon. I've to admit that our whole Japan itinerary of 12 days was quite insane, I can't believe we actually covered so many good eateries & attractions. Off to fill our tummies and explore the area of Asakusa which is about 7 mins walk from our hotel!


Always hated rainy weather whenever I'm travelling, you know that Zzz feeling when your shoes are wet? Haven't had sushi on the first day so here we are checking out Sushi Zanmai. They have a couple of stores scattered around, you can easily find them in Tokyo.

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Cafe Mosaic Breakfast/Staycation @ Carlton Hotel Singapore

Staycation at Carlton Hotel for a night to celebrate the hom's birthday. This post is supposed to be up last year but I've clean forgotten lol. Overall, we had a good stay at Carlton!


Breakfast buffet at Cafe Mosaic. I love having and exploring different hotel's breakfast buffet.


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Monday, 24 March 2014

Gyoza-Ya @ Robinsons Orchard, Singapore

With the opening of Robinsons Orchard at The Heeren, you'll find various restaurants in the basement. Gyoza-Ya is a new 50-seat Japanese restaurant that specializes gyoza or Japanese style dumplings under Japanese restaurant chain Akashi.

As of Sept'14 // Gyoza-Ya has launched their fourth gyoza filling, Red King Crab. Review here.


You can choose either pan-fried or boiled gyoza served with a special sauce, each serving at $4.80 for six. There are 2 kinds of filling, pork and vegetable. *Update: It has been changed from 6pcs to 5pcs.
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Tokyo, Japan Day 1 - Ameyoko Shopping Street & Tokyo Skytree

We travelled to Japan during the November period for a 2 weeks holiday in 2013. The weather was good, not too cold and not too hot either. We covered Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto & hotel hopped four times. Definitely a tiring yet great experience of Japan. First stop, Tokyo!


En route to Narita International Airport via. Delta Airlines - meals on board, full inflight entertainment & most importantly, direct flight! I wouldn't want to waste my time transiting unless I'm stopping over.
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Nagi Golden-gai (ラーメン凪) Ramen Shinjuku, Tokyo

Visited Japan recently and we were on an adventure to hunt for some best ramen in Tokyo. We researched and discovered Nagi Ramen serves great ramen in dried sardine broth. Nagi ramen chain has a few stores in Tokyo and we went to the most popular joint located in the vicinity of Shinjuku.


Located on the second floor of wooden shop houses, the branch at Shinjuku is really cramped with limited counter seat capacity. We arrived at 11 pm for supper and there's a queue till the back alley. Thankfully, we waited less than 30 mins. I've to say the Japanese are really efficient.

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Rokurinsha (六厘舎) - Tokyo Ramen Street, Yaesu, Tokyo

Located at the underground mall linked to the JR Tokyo Station (nearer to the exit of Yaesu), you'll find Tokyo Ramen Street in First Avenue Tokyo Station. You'll always find the longest queue at Rokurinsha and the long lines probably says it all. They are known to be Tokyo's best tsukemen or dipping noodles.


Rokurinsha is famous for it's thick noodles served with dipping sauce which is thick and flavourful. People are known to wait for over an hour for this. We arrived at about 8 pm and as usual the long queue. Gladly, the line moves fast and we went in within an hour!

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King - Orchid Hotel, Singapore

Be it during lunch or dinner, the long queue outside the store probably says it all. The sister's branch are all in the same vicinity, along the same stretch you'll find Gyoza King & slightly further you'll get Ramen Keisuke Tori King!


Keisuke Tonkotsu King is probably the closest you can get to an authentic bowl of ramen. The ramen scene in Singapore is getting explosive these days but personally, this could be one of the best Tonkotsu pork base ramen in Singapore. 

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

High Tea Buffet @ Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Hotel

Happiness is when you get to eat for two for the price of one.Thank you 'The Entertainer' for offering so many awesome 1-for-1 dining deals! This is our second time having Marriott Cafe's high tea buffet since 2 years back and I must say, it's more or less the same dishes still as items may vary.


Starting off with the seafood section, there were fresh white prawns and mussels together with bentos of sushi assortment for the sushi lover. No idea why the dishes tag named crayfish when there wasn't any.. The seafood were average and nothing impressive though.

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