Saturday, June 30, 2018

[weekend staycation] 2D1N in KL

A weekend getaway to KL! Malaysia has always been a destination which I look forward to after a period of stressful work, as it is a nice and short way to recharge myself. We drove up on a Saturday morning at 5.30am, and we arrived at our destination at 10.30am.


We settled for KL-type Wanton Mee at 'Restoran Good Taste'! Apart from having Wanton Mee, we also shared a bowl of Curry 'Ju Pei'/Pork Skin among ourselves. The damage was affordable and comfortable for our pockets!




It's has been awhile since I went shopping with my Baby in KL, as during my few last trips, I always made it a point to meet my Malaysian Blogger friend, Shirley for a catch-up session. Baby 'complained' that I never spent time with him, so this time around I had to forgo my usual meet up with Shirley, and spent time with my Baby at Sunway Pyramid instead. Thankfully, he wanted to do some shopping too!


We stopped by to have our favorite Taiyaki at Danoshii to ease Baby's cravings for his favourite snack. Perhaps it's time to head back to Japan! I took a random OOTD while waiting for the snack to be served to us!


We also had some light bites at Honolulu Cafe, and we ordered the Chicken Pie and Bo Luo Bun. We enjoyed our short KL getaway! 



I went to visit the mobile beauty truck from The Face Shop which was stationary outside Sunway Pyramid. Thanks for the beauty truck tour and the sample Kit! 





We had a delightful time shopping at Sunway Pyramid, as every store is having 0% GST sales, and discounts in conjunction with the festive season’s celebration! I picked up some clothes from TerraNova and Padini Concept, as well as some earrings from Monki! I also got myself some beauty mask sheets from SASA and a make-up pouch from the 'Pink Panther X  Miniso' Series!




We had dinner with Uncle Mike and some KL relatives at Ric Sushi which is located at Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS). It was a delightful dinner, and thanks for the lovely treat! 







We had our lunch at 1-Utama, and we settled at this famous eatery place which offers authentic Penang cuisine. 


I had some home-made Chwee Kueh before heading back to SG. We only made 1 stop for the entire journey from KL to Tuas checkpoint, in order to beat the Ramadan Jam. We reached SG at 8pm for dinner at Marsiling, and that concludes my weekend getaway to KL! 



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Opening event of Leeu SG - Artisanal Ice-cream Parlor

Leeu SG is a home-grown artisanal ice-cream parlor which was founded by Husband-and-Wife team, Jenn Wei Yeo and Valerie Liu. The shop has officially opened their doors at The Esplanade! The parlor name was named after Singapore's national animal, the lion. 'Leeu' is the Afrikaans word for 'lion'. The inspiration behind the name was obtained from their safari adventure last year. Therefore, they worked on a brand that paid homage to the lion and the city-state of Singapore which the lion proudly represents! The duo started Leeu SG.
 
 
Every creation on their menu is infused with the spirit of Singapore. Their signature creations are the Merlion Ice Pop and Esplanade Ice Cream. Their menu holds a significant representation of Singapore. All the dessert items on the menu are carefully hand-crafted using top grade ingredients.
 
 
Introducing the Icy Merlion, it is a patriotic-looking confectionery of strawberry and vanilla to honor our national flag which is endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board. This iconic ice pop has been specially made to be less sweet, so as to fall in line with PM Lee’s call for eating healthier in his 2017 National Day Rally Speech! 
 
 
Also on the menu is the Esplanade Ice Cream that is crafted from fresh durian! This is ingapore's only durian-shaped ice-cream which resembles Singapore's well-loved location where arts and lifestyle meets! This is also the venue where Leeu SG is located! I bet many durian fans will go crazy over this dessert! 
 
 

With the blessing of the Singapore Tourism Board for their patriotic endeavour, the owners of Leeu SG hope to take their iconic Leeu SG ice-cream and desserts to even more places around Singapore in the near future, especially to places frequented by tourists. 

 
I love the Fish Tail Soft Serves very much. The delicious Taiyaki waffles are made fresh on site! The soda floats' name are Singapore-inspired, such as The Zouk Out Cure, The Red Dot, and The Sentosa Breeze. 
 


 
 
 
 The Pandan-infused Beancurd float called 'The Old Timer' tasted pretty unique! I enjoyed The Purple Fantasy very much. 
 
 
In celebration of Leeu SG's official opening, all patrons can enjoy the signature Merlion Ice Pop at SGD3.80 while the Esplanade Ice Cream is at a promotional price of SGD8.80. This opening promotion is only valid in the month of June! Head down to Leeu SG to enjoy the sweet deal. 
 
 
Thanks for having us at the official opening event, and we enjoyed the desserts very much!


 
For more information, visit Leeu SG on Facebook and Instagram. 
 
Leeu SG 
The Esplanade Mall, #02-07
Singapore 039802
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm daily


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mozozoff Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experiential + SAMA Curry Cafe

Morozoff is a prestigious confectionery and chocolatier brand in Japan and it has a rich history, with its humble beginnings stretching back to 1931! Originally from Kobe, it is amazingly popular and has made waves in Japan for being a pioneer in linking chocolate and romance together! This move received positive views to the nationwide tradition's Valentine's Day chocolate gifting which still remains popular to this day!



I attended the Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experiential at Mozozoff. I had a delightful time exploring the wide selection of Morozoff's signature fine chocolates, cookies and other packaged baked sweets. 

 

Morozoff now makes a comeback to Singapore after a 14 year hiatus, with their all-new standalone boutique opening at Plaza Singapura. All products are air-flown direct from Japan to ensure quality and freshness. 







Thanks Morozoff for the wonderful decadent treat of a box of Golden Fancy Chocolates, which is worth SGD15. Each box is filled with an assortment of bite-sized rich chocolates and assorted ingredients liked mixed nuts and caramel. 


After the chocolate event, Baby brought me to SAMA Curry Cafe which is also located at Plaza Singapura for dinner. This casual eatery specialises in Hokkaido-styled Soup Curry. The restaurant has an assortment of spicy level for its curry, so choose wisely! One thing, I'm sure of is that the curry served here is rather different from the usual kinds of Japanese curry.



Baby ordered the Special Soup Curry Ramen with a spice level of 13! For my own choice, I had the 'Oink Oink' curry, which consists of tender Pork Belly and Grilled Vegetables with a dash of Japanese seasoning. I went for the spice level of 10!


We shared the Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette, and we enjoyed it very much. Each croquette was nicely deep-fried. The crispy golden brown croquette shell holds a rich and creamy filing with a sweet flavor of Hokkaido crab meat! To me, it was definitely a pleasing side snack which pairs perfectly well with Ponzu dipping sauce, for that nice zesty kick!


Thanks Baby for the wonderful Fri-date dinner! Appreciate the quality time we spent together!