March 26, 2021

Lee Wee & Brothers Launches NEW Otah Mantou!


Lee Wee & Brothers is a well-loved household name for many of us in Singapore. Founded in 2000, the brand is best known for their Otah - grilled fish paste in banana leaves, and has numerous outlets across the island selling this delightful snack, as well as other local fare like Nasi Lemak and Curry Chicken.

But... Otah Mantou?!! The product is newly-launched today, and I was curious to try this fresh take on the classics.

March 22, 2021

Conrad Centennial Singapore ~ Sakura Afternoon Tea For Pink & Delectable Treats


Knowing my fondness for all things pink, a reservation was quickly made at Conrad Centennial Singapore's Lobby Lounge for its Sakura Afternoon Tea!

The menu features both sweet and savoury items to welcome the season of Spring and the advent of Cherry Blossoms.

Service was friendly and efficient, and we were soon greeted with a set of exquisite-looking treats. So pink and pretty!

March 20, 2021

翠華 Tsui Wah @ Clarke Quay ~ Super-Value Signature Afternoon Tea Set At Only $14.80++ Or $18.80++ For 2 Pax!


Being a fan of 翠華 Tsui Wah, I was happy to know that the eponymous Hong Kong-style "Cha Chaan Teng" has launched its Tsui Wah Signature Afternoon Tea Set at its Clarke Quay outlet.

There's two sets to choose from, both comprising of a variety of classic, all-time favourites in smaller portion.

What made me even happier: Each set is so affordable at $14.80++ or $18.80++, and designed to be shared between 2 pax. Perfect when we need some light bites at wallet-friendly prices.

Of course I have to quickly check it out, and the visit left me very impressed.

February 12, 2021

Luke's Lobster @ Jewel Changi ~ Latest Outlet With NEW Truffle Butter Lobster Roll


Truffle fans who loves "everything-truffled" have another option to explore now..... Truffle Butter Lobster Roll from Luke's Lobster!

While Luke's Lobster at Isetan Scotts is a more convenient location for us in town, we made the trip all the way to Jewel Changi on the far far far east side of Singapore as the Truffle Butter Lobster Roll is a limited-period-only special available till mid-March, and is exclusive to the Jewel shack first before arriving at the Orchard outpost.

Yes, we're determined to get that first bite as fast as we can.

February 10, 2021

Yakiniku-Go @ Seletar Mall, Sengkang ~ Great Value, Quality Meat Sets From Only $9.80++


Seletar Mall is located in Sengkang which isn't the most accessible for most of us, but we found a good reason to visit because..... Yakiniku-Go has opened!

The quick service restaurant is RE&S Enterprises' first-ever yakiniku concept, offering quality meat sets at affordable prices.

I almost couldn't believe my eyes seeing that the Karubi sets are priced only from $9.80++. Talk about super value!

February 05, 2021

肖战代言 ~ 开小灶自热米饭 | Kai Xiao Zao Self-Heating Instant Rice ~ Endorsed By Xiao Zhan, Hottest Male Celebrity In China


Piping hot rice meal that takes only 15 minutes to be ready? A product that has the hottest male celebrity in China right now as its spokesperson?!!

I'm totally sold. Why wouldn't I when 肖战 (Xiao Zhan) holds a spoonful of rice, looks at me the camera, and asks, "想不想吃?" ("want to eat?") as my tummy grumbled. My heart melted at the same time too. Omg what a potent double strike!

Touted to be a combination of "instant cooking technology" with "Northeast China rice and exquisite cooking techniques", the self-heating instant rice is produced by 开小灶 (Kai Xiao Zao), a brand under 統一企業 (Uni-President) which also manufactures beverages and instant noodles.

December 28, 2020

Dip 'n' Go by Old Chang Kee @ Woodlands MRT Station ~ FRIED CHICKEN SKINS! The Perfect Snack For All Times!

Calories matter less when it comes to your favourite snack! That's the inexcusable excuse I always use to overcome the guilt whenever I place an order for FRIED CHICKEN SKINS at Dip 'n' Go, which is becoming way too often nowadays. Oh no!

But it always turns into more of a "Oh YES!!!" moment once I bite into those pieces of fried chicken skins. The sound of cracking skins is melodious on the ears, and its savoury tastiness is like fireworks exploding in my mouth.

Best paired with Cheddar Cheese Dip for an "screw-that-diet-plan" indulgence!

December 26, 2020

Café Bakeaholic @ Springside Green ~ New Café Opened by Daughter Of Veteran Hong Kong Actor Benz Hui


From home-baker to café owner, Charmaine Hui did it!

The Covid-19 pandemic left this young lady with little choice but to shelve plans to pursue her Masters degree in UK this year. Stuck in Singapore and with time on her hands, Charmaine picked up baking and started an online bakery business from her home kitchen.

Fast forward a few months later, Charmaine's dream of opening a bakery cafe is materialized as Café Bakeholic opened its doors to welcome its dine-in customers just before Christmas.

September 29, 2019

Monga 艋舺鸡排 @ JEM ~ Famous Fried Chicken Brand By Taiwanese Celebrity "Nono" Has Landed In Singapore!

It is never a case of too much when it comes to fried chicken, though honestly, we did hesitated for quite a while before deciding to to travel all the way to far far west of Singapore for..... Monga 艋舺鸡排!

Yes, the famous Taiwanese celebrity Nono's fried chicken brand has opened at JEM Shopping Mall.

While this is Monga's first outlet on our island, the popular brand already boasts of over 45 outlets in its home country Taiwan, and has outposts in Canada, USA, UK, Philippines, and Malaysia too.

Fried chicken lovers would definitely want to check it out.

September 09, 2019

Una Una @ Bugis+ Serves Unagi Hitsumabushi At Only $9.80! Possibly The Most Affordable In Singapore

Unagi hitsumabushi at only $9.80 onwards?!! We're definitely rushing over to Una Una to check it out.

Officially opened a few days ago on 5th September at Bugis+, the unagi specialty restaurant offers the Nagoya-style dish where freshwater eel is charcoal-grilled and served over a bed of rice with assorted condiments at a much lower pricing compared to its competitors.

It's possibly the most affordable in Singapore.

September 02, 2019

Premium Benja Chicken From Thailand Is Now In Singapore! Try It At One-Michelin-Starred Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel

Most of us are familiar with premium meats such as Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork, but... Benja Chicken?

UFarm's Benja Chicken is the world's first brown rice-fed chicken that hails from Thailand! Raised in carefully controlled, cage-free farm and fed on brown rice, the chicken is said to boast a rich flavour profile, and is more tender and juicier than the usual chicken meat by 55%! No wonder Benja Chicken is preferred by chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants such as Saneh Jaan, Siam Wisdom, and Paste.

We had our first taste of highly-lauded Benja Chicken here in Singapore at one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador, and were duly-impressed.

August 19, 2019

Sushiro Singapore @ Tiong Bahru Plaza ~ Largest Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain From Japan Serving Otoro Sushi At Only $4.80 Per Piece!

1.36 billion plates of sushi?!!

That's the number of plates Sushiro serves to more than 149 million customers a year in Japan, making it the largest conveyor belt sushi chain locally with the highest revenue for eight consecutive years from 2011 to 2018.

After an expansion to over 530 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Sushiro will be opening its first South East Asia outlet at Singapore's Tiong Bahru Plaza on 19th August 2019.

We were surprised to see that a piece of Otoro (Fatty Tuna) Sushi will cost us only $4.80 per piece, and it's even going at a lower price of $2.20 per piece during the opening special.

What?!! Just take our money!

July 12, 2019

Godmama @ Funan ~ Modern Peranakan Restaurant With Interesting Dishes Like Chap Chye In Prawn Bisque And Longan Red Date Pudding

I'm always excited whenever a new mall opens because... NEW mall = NEW restaurants! Lol!

Even though many of us had gotten weary of the "copy-paste" local retail landscape, there are still many restaurateurs who choose to launch their new concept in these new malls and pique our interest once again.

Take for instance, Godmama, a modern Peranakan restaurant & bar at Funan, the latest lifestyle destination. Co-owner Christina Keilthy left her corporate job to set up Godmama as she wanted to preserve the legacy of her godma's and mama's egg skin popiah, a dish she has been enjoying since childhood.

July 09, 2019

Emma Soft Serve @ Plaza Singapura ~ Popular Japanese "Upside Down" Soft Serve Launches In Singapore With Exclusive Boba Taco Softie & Charcoal Cheese Flavour

Nope, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Emma's "upside-down" soft serve cones are really this gravity-defying!

The popular soft serve brand from Japan has just opened its first-ever overseas outpost in the basement of Singapore's Plaza Singapura.

Named after "絵馬" which are small wooden plaques on which Japanese worshippers write their well wishes, Emma aspires to be the place where everyone's wishes come true.

Perhaps someone had wished for Emma's soft serve to be paired with chewy pearls. The union is now materalized in Emma's BTS - Boba Taco Softie ($6.80)!

July 06, 2019

宴 Yàn Cantonese Cuisine @ National Gallery ~ Chilli Crab Buns & New Dim Sum Items for National Day 2019! Signature Favourites Are Must-Order Too!

We started our Bicentennial National Day's celebration early at Yàn Cantonese Cuisine!

For the uninitiated, this year 2019 is a key milestone in Singapore's history as it marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival on our little island.

To mark the commemoration, the restaurant is offering a special dim sum lunch menu that incorporates flavours from local dishes during the months of July and August.