Sunday, June 17, 2018

[random] Peranakan buffet dinner + Avene Club Member

For our recent RKM's Fri-Date, I brought Baby to enjoy a night of Peranakan dinner spread at the Grand Pacific Hotel recently. I love spending quality time with him, and it was my way of thanking him for showering me with his love and care all these years. Long may it continue in the coming years!! I also wanted to thank him for being very supportive towards my social media lifestyle, and he is always there for me whenever I need him.

We made use of UOB's bank promotion for a 1-for-1 deal for our dinner. This is a good deal, as it helps us to recuperate on our expenditure on our recent USA Honeymoon and wedding, as well as to save up on future short trips!


I love the Laksa at the noodles station, as well as the Nonya kuehs very much. The buffet spread selection was pretty decent for the amount we paid, and the buffet dinner damage was only SGD55!


Saturday dinner at Chye Lye Curry Fish Head Restaurant! It is a popular eatery place located at Sembawang. From the restaurant's name, I bet you can guess that the speciality dish is their Curry Fish Head

We ordered a small portion of Curry Fish Head, which was good for serving 2 people, as well as a side dish of Luo Han Zhai. We had a delightful yet filling Sat-date dinner.  


Friends who are close to me know that I am totally obsessed with earrings! Recently, I started a hobby of making 'DIY' earrings, which materials can be bought from Daiso! I got myself a pair of drop ring earrings, and they looked lovely! I will make more clip earrings for my Mommy, as she does not have any ear holes. 


Recently, I signed up as an Avene Club Member via their homepage, and was given some credits to redeem a trial set to try out their latest series, Bright Intense. This range is suitable for Asian sensitive skin.

Redeem your trial pack at https://www.eau-thermale-avene.sg/bright-intense and start your beauty regimen today!


Thanks Dove for sending me 7-day trial of their latest DermaSeries - Dry Skin Relief Body Wash (50ml). It really comes in handy to me, as my skin is rather sensitive. Recently, I developed a minor red rash after using a random body-care product. It took about a month for the rash to subside after seeing a doctor! Hence I'm quite particular about different body-care brands/products now. The latest DermaSeries is suitable for sensitive skin.  



Lastly, Leah, Jane and I met up our ex-colleague, Hnin who was recently back in SG for a visit. She headed back to her hometown, Yangon after her resignation last year. We were so happy to catch up with her and her lovable baby girl over a meal at Monster Curry which is located at Suntec City


I end my post with my weekend Hong Kong's styled brekkie at Toa Payoh estate! It tasted pretty decent, but most importantly it is nostalgic and affordable. 


Oh yes, thanks for sending me the eye mask by Envie De Neuf via snail mail. I really don’t know who is the sender, but thanks anyway for the try out! Appreciate it much!


Thursday, June 14, 2018

[steak night] The Ultimate Selection by Burger King

For those of you who have a big love for steak, you might want to read this post to find out how you can feast to your heart's & tummy's desire at Burger King!
 
Burger King introduced their latest addition to their range of premium burgers, the Ultimate Striploin Steak Mushroom Swiss Burger! Make no 'mis-steak', there is a full slab of striploin in the burger!
 
 
From the 5th of June 2018, a mouth-watering tender juicy piece of steak is awaiting you, as the Ultimate Striploin Steak Mushroom Swiss Burger Value Meal starts at SGD11.90, and comes with thick-cut fries or onion rings and Coke Zero. It is only available for a limited time only! 


 
For those who are not beef lovers, do try the Ultimate Tendercrisp Chicken Burger which is also under the premium range, 'Ultimate Selection'. It is priced at SGD7.50 for ala carte orders or SGD8.90 for value meals.
 
 
The Ultimate Striploin Steak Mushroom Swiss Burger was delicious and I love the juicy full slab of steak, which is topped with an all time favourite savory combination of sautéed mushrooms and creamy melted Swiss Cheese. The burger is served between corn-dusted sourdough buns, and garnished with sweet caramelised onions, fresh tomatoes and crunchy Batavia lettuce.


 
We enjoyed our burgers with the signature sides such as french fries, onion rings and chicken nuggets! Oh mann... I love their onion rings so much! 

 
Not to forget, Burger King has delicious Taro Pies, which ended the tasting session on a sweet note! Thank you Burger King and The Rainmaker Marketing Group for hosting us at this tasting. We had an awesome time catching up with one another. Till next time! 
 
 
Visit your nearest Burger King outlet and enjoy the Ultimate Striploin Steak Mushroom Swiss Burger. For more information, you can check out Burger King's Official Website and Facebook. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Begin my beauty journey with ZELL-V

As we age, our cells' reproduction and regeneration ability decreases, and this results in aging. When you are in the pink of health, it is natural for one's complexion to show radiance, energy, and vitality!


As mentioned on my earlier blog post on ZELL-V, I did a blood cell test on my cellular health, and the results were pretty fine with only some thin stress lines. Happily enough, my blood cells are within the good range! We were each given a 10-day oral supplement of the best-selling ZELL-V Platinum Plus Sheep Placenta Extract.
 

ZELL-V Platinum Plus is manufactured under a stringent safety and quality assurance regulation, that is under constant supervision by the Health Authorities. This has resulted in the company being awarded with many prestigious credentials! This oral supplement contains zero harmful chemicals that could cause damage to the consumers and the environment.


Each capsule of the ZELL-V Platinum Plus is enteric-coated to ensure all nutrients are fully absorbed by the body when consumed. It consists of 30,000mg of Sheep Placenta Extract to defend one's skin against aging. It stimulates cellular growth to maintain a healthy skin look, even with the passage of time!


Recently, Meryl and I were invited to try out ZELL-V's latest inventions, which are the age-defying SPF50 skin guard, Wonder Cream+ and Phytocell Serum+. We picked up the products at one of their outlets which is located at Marina Bay Sands.



The Wonder Cream+ and Phytocell Serum+ are premium products for a skincare regimen, as they contain powerful anti-aging benefits. They revitalise cells for total skin rejuvenation, and they work effectively with our skin's natural system to fight against the signs of aging from the inside for total skin rejuvenation and revitalisation!




The Wonder Cream+ offers instant skin rejuvenation with just one application, and it also preps the skin with an immediate touch-up effect for applying make-up on the face!
 

After having used the skincare products for about 3 weeks, I find that I really love the Wonder Cream+ which offers complete UV protection. It gives one's skin sheer coverage and a luminous finish. The Wonder Cream+ also infuses the skin with youthful radiance.


It's has been a wonderful journey with the ZELL-V's Wonder Cream+ for about a month. I used it as a make-up primer for my daily regime, and it helps to regulate sebum production. I always believe 'LESS IS MORE' when it comes to achieving a natural look!



The Phytocell Serum+ reduces wrinkles and visibly reverses age with its lifting and moisturising power. It activates and revitalised self-renewal. It also helps to delay the aging process, reduce wrinkles and fight against aggressive UV rays.
 


ZELL-V offers products for rejuvenation and anti-aging, which give a new level of skin care defence and UV protection to defend your skin from environmental damages. The multi-function Wonder Cream+ balances the skin immediately by correcting imperfections. With the help of the Phytocell Serum+, my skin became suppler, firmer and had a more refined skin texture!


The Wonder Cream+ and Phytocell Serum+, as well as ZELL-V Platinum Plus are available at ZELL-V outlets at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Shopping Centre and Ngee Ann City.

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Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with ZELL-V, and the reviews of the products are based on personal experience.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

[food review] Modern Indochina Cuisine & Bar - River Wok

River Wok offers the best flavors from Indochina under one roof. The restaurant has an eclectic menu that was created by Executive Chef Kantha Chookiat. The menu focuses on Southeast Asian cuisines from countries that range from Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
 






I was glad to be invited to discover this gem of diverse flavors from South East Asia at the River Wok!




We started our tasting session with a glass of Cranberry Juice and Coco Bay, which was concocted to perfection by using lime, coriander, coconut cream and gin as key ingredients, and served in a young coconut! Delicious!



The first serving dish was traditional Thai salad, Yam Tuapoo Goong Sod (SGD16), which consisted of wing beans, tiger prawns and shredded chicken mixed in a lovely tangy/spicy dressing! The dressing was made up of fish sauce, lime juice, coconut cream, chilli paste and topped off with crispy fried shallots and roasted grated coconut. It tasted flavorful, and it can easily fill up anyone's stomach as a small meal!


We continued with our appetizers by having the Nam Khao Hor (SGD10-veg/SGD14), a Vietnamese hand roll made out of rice paper, minced chicken and roasted rice crumbles.




If you are a fan of Vietnamese Spring Rolls, then you will definitely love this rendition by Chef Chookiat. I love the accompanying dipping Chilli sauce as it helps to balance the flavors well! 


Next, the classic Vietnamese staple, Pho Bo (SGD26) was served in the traditional way, consisting of a fragrant beef broth that was further flavoured by the additional richness from premium sliced Wagyu beef! The dish was accompanied by fresh bean sprouts and other herbs as well, which is the norm for a good Pho.



I do very much like the Pho Bo with Wagyu Beef! The broth was served piping hot! Each piece of the Wagyu beef tasted great and succulent, but the broth perhaps could have been stronger! Nevertheless, it tasted decent on a whole. This dish paired perfectly together with Hoegaarden Beer!





We were blown away with the decadent Gaeng Phed Ped Yang (SGD22), a dish that consists of roasted duck in a rich Thai Red curry. Chef Chookiat adds a creative twist to this traditional dish with grapes and pineapple, which gives a wonderful hint of sweetness with spice. The curry tasted delicious, and I couldn't stop helping myself to several additional servings!



Another dish that is worth a try at the River Wok is also one of their best-sellers! Traditional Indonesian Ayam Buak Keluak (SGD24) is a dish that has the 'Buah Keluak' seed stuffed with minced chicken, in order for diners to enjoy a nice surprise when digging into the nut!



We will never complete our meal without desserts, so we ended our tasting on a sweet note by having a popular Vietnamese favourite, 'Banh Chuoi' (SGD12), a dessert consisting of banana fritters and black sesame ice cream.



Lastly, everyone's favorite, the traditional Thai Dessert 'Khao Neow Ma Muang' (SGD10), is a sweet, sticky rice pudding paired with slices of sweet mango and coconut cream!



We had a pleasurable experience with my peers and thank you for hosting us at the tasting session! 
 
River Wok will be running the Father's Day Buffet Meal Celebration on the 17th June 2018. You can give appreciation to the 'Superman' in your family life on how much you appreciate him by warming his heart and filling his belly for for just SGD68++ 
 
 
River Wok is located at 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, The Pier, #01-12, Singapore 239013 
Open Mondays to Sundays from 12pm to 11.00pm. 
Please call (65) 67321126 for enquiries and reservations.
Do visit and follow - Facebook page & Instagram page for more information.