Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Abundant Fortune with Four-Tune Box and BURGER KING Mentaiko Burgers

BURGER KING ushers in this Lunar New Year with their newly launched 'Mentaiko Burgers!' Kick-start your new year filled with fortune and happiness with these limited edition burgers. Check out the unique savory taste of the mentaiko sauce!

Made with mouth-watering Salmon from Hokkaido, the BURGER KING Salmon Mentaiko tasted flavorful and succulent. An irresistible combination, the salmon burger offers a layer of tender salmon fillet, topped with savoury Mentaiko sauce, American cheese, crunchy sliced onion, juicy tomato and fresh lettuce served between a toasted 4-inch sesame seed bun. 

The Mentaiko Double CHICK’N CRISP Burger is made up of double layers of tasty crispy chicken fillets, savoury Mentaiko sauce, crunchy sliced onion, juicy tomato and fresh lettuce, served between a toasted 4-inch sesame seed bun. 
I had the Salmon Mentaiko Burger during the tasting session. The creamy mayonnaise and Mentaiko mix went pretty well on a whole. The fish burger seemed lighter and easier to eat as compared to the heavy filling Chicken burger, which as mentioned, has a double layer of tasty chicken fillets.
To welcome prosperity and to usher in fortune, Burger King has also introduced the Four-Tune Box! It consists of crispy golden fries, tasty BK nuggets, golden cheesy tots and completed with all-time favorite onion rings. It is a perfect snack for family and friends to share with each other for the coming Chinese New Year. This Fortune Box is going for SGD8.80.

Thank you BURGER KING and the Rainmaker Marketing Group for hosting us at the tasting event! I had a wonderful time catching up with my blogger friends. We were fortunate enough to bring home Mandarin Orange carriers as well after the event!
For more information on BURGER KING, please visit www.burgerking.com.sg.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

[christmas edition] Dinner at La Nonna and Sky22 + RKM's gift exchange

Christmas has been my favorite festive holiday since I was a child, as I love shopping for gifts for my friends, colleagues and my loved ones.

This year, Baby got me a trench coat from Desigual! I love the small details of the coat very much. Thanks for always putting me as your priority and taking care of my well-being! Muaks Baby!

Baby loves his Christmas gift very much as his long-awaited wish-list finally came true this Christmas. He got his wish, the Nintendo Switch!

Thanks so much for all the gifts from my colleagues and friends! Thanks for being there always.

I received a box full of earrings from Mom Vi, and they look so unique and novel! Among the lot, I love the winter hat earrings the most! 

Baby and I had our Christmas dinner with Mom Vi at La Nonna on Christmas Day. 

La Nonna is a casual Italian dining restaurant located in Holland Village. They serve pizzas, pastas and desserts. 

We started off with a complimentary bread bowl with dipping side of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread tasted good and the balsamic vinegar helped to whip up our appetites! 

We shared Calamari Rings which tasted pretty normal,which was nothing to rave about.

However, I loved the pastas which were served at La Nonna, and I really enjoyed my dinner very much. I will definitely come back for their pizzas and pastas soon! The damage was about SGD128, and thanks Baby for the wonderful dinner! 

After dinner, we made our home to have some Moscato (dessert wine) to end our day!

This pair of earrings is from my colleague Ivy. Thanks pal for the lovely X’mas gift!

Samantha and I always make time for each other to meet up for a meal gathering. We set our dinner date at the SKY22 at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena which is located on the 22nd floor. It offers a nice panoramic views of the nature reserve.

We ordered 2 main courses and a plate of salad to share between each other. We end our date on a sweet note with a Black Forest dessert with alcoholic content. There is an Amex Cards promotion for 50% off on the ala carta menu, which did save quite a bit for us on the damage, all thanks to Samantha as she holds an Amex card! 

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas gift! I am really happy that our path crossed 7 years ago, and I treasure our friendship.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

[opening day + food review] Little Sheep Hot Pot at One Fullerton

Mala Hotpot is pretty popular among Singaporeans, and various hotpot restaurants have been sprouting up one after another! Little Sheep Hot Pot is the latest hotpot joint in town, which has been brought in by No Signboard Holding Ltd, and it is located at One Fullerton.
In 2018, No Signboard Holding Ltd embarked on a journey to diversify their restaurant business by moving into a quick service restaurant (QSR) which is akin to 'fast food'. With a 'customer-at-heart' approach, the diversification strategy aims to build up the group's restaurant portfolio by offering a wider range of consumers with a variety of cuisines to pamper their palates.
// A short interesting fact about hot pot //
Authentic hotpot dining is traced back to more than 1000 years ago where the Mongolian horsemen would fill their overturned metal helmets with water and place them in embers to simmer before adding meat or/and vegetables. As Mongolians travelled throughout china, they further enhanced their unique creation by adding local ingredients. 
I was glad to be invited for a tasting session on the opening day, and my mates took many random with the mascot, Little Sheep (Xiao Fei Yang). 
Little Sheep Hot Pot is a well-known restaurant which was established in 1999, with its origins from Inner Mongolia. It has over 280 outlets across China and international markets, such as the United States, Canada and Japan.

Upon being seated, we enjoyed House Beer and Winter Melon drink with Fried Crispy Fish Skin and Peanuts. 
I love to gather with my friends or family to have a good steamboat/hotpot, as it offer a heart-warming communal dining experience whereby everyone is at the table, cooking their favorite ingredients in simmering hot soup.

Without further ado, let me share with you on my Little Sheep Hotpot Experience. 
The soup base that we tried (Original White Soup) is uber delicious, and was made from 36 different spices. Each hot pot is filled with a steaming aromatic broth with an assortment of fresh ingredients such as goji berries, jujubes, black cardamon pod, ginseng and herbs. I enjoyed every bit of the soup and it tasted even better once the ingredients were added. For those who like their meal on the fiery side, you can order the spicy broth that comes with 'mala' chili oil and peppercorns. 
The restaurant is further boosted by their luxurious best seller Mongolia Lamb Delicacy and Beef Platter. They also offer Kurobuta Pork (black Pig) and Tiger Prawns

At Little Sheep Hot Pot, you can find something you can't get to see often - Lamb Kebabs Skewers. Each skewer was perfectly grilled and tasted awesomely delicious! Don’t forget to try their signature grilled items like their Mongolian Style Roasted Lamb Shank. They are, after all, well-known for their Mongolian-style cooked lamb meat.
The Little Sheep Hot Pot offers a wide array of ingredients to add into the hotpot, and my favorite ones were the Mussels, the White Promfret, the Beancurd Rolls and of course the usual steamboat ingredients such as Golden Mushroom and Crab Sticks

During our tasting, there was an official opening ceremony for Little Sheep Hot Pot too, and all invited guests were treated to a wonderful Lion Dance troupe performance, which is usually believed by the Chinese to usher in blessings and good fortune/business to the restaurant.

Do help yourself to the free-flow crackers as well as your vanilla soft-serve at the dessert/snacks counter! 

You can check out their menu below, and you will definitely be spoilt for choice. 

Thanks for having us, and allowing us to take part in welcoming Little Sheep Hot Pot to Singapore! We love the hotpot very much, and we will definitely return back for more hotpot fixes with more friends and family in the near future! 
I highly recommend Little Sheep Hot Pot to anyone craving for Chinese hot pot or lamb delicacies. The Signature Lamb Kebab is my favorite! Each piece of meat was so tender and juicy, and I couldn't stop myself from praising it, even as I was in the midst of chewing them in my mouth!
There is an alfresco dining area where you can enjoy Singapore's best Bay view while having a sumptuous meal at Little Sheep Hot Pot

Little Sheep Hot Pot Singapore 
One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road #01-05 Singapore 
Walk in or call +65 6222 9959 for reservations.
Do like their official Facebook page Singapore, and follow their posts for more information.