If you are looking for a perfect weekend brunch with your family and friends, you have come the right place! Portico Host has recently launched their new brunch menu! Only available during the weekends so make sure to check it out. Not only that you get to chose an array of specialty dishes from their new menu, the place is also insta worthy!
Craving a good classic french toast? You can try out their Brioche French Thick Toast here at Portico Host. Served with their in-house Mixed Berries Comport, you really can feel that the difference between ready-made syrup and homemade style. If you ain’t a berry fan, you also could opt for Mascarpone Cheese or Maple Syrup. But in my option, I personally feel that you should give their Mixed Berries Comport a try.
I’m amazed that they are able to produce such a lovely huge and Fuffy Hotcakes and am loving it! This cake serve up to 4 people, it is really huge! I was surprised that it wasn’t dense at all, I doubt you could get such a gigantic pancake elsewhere. Definitely very Instagrammable!
If you prefer something savory, you could try out their Wagyu Beef Burger with Japanese Seaweed French Fries. I really enjoyed the french fries and Japanese seaweed seasoning!
Want to have Big Breakfast instead? Go for their Host Big Breakfast Pan then! Their big breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, eggs, fresh tomato and herbs, mushrooms fricassee, brioche toast, and roasted potatoes. I love their roasted potatoes, even though it is so simple, it is so comforting. What a feast!
They also tried to recreate traditional taste with a modern twist with this Nonya Crepe. This dish reminds me of Nonya Kueh Dadar. Combining familiar taste like pandan and coconut cream with vanilla gelato, it is a good start. Yet, I’m not a big fan of the texture. Nevertheless, I am not a big fan of the traditional Nonya Kueh Dadar anyway.
Another worthy item to mention is their Granola. Delicious maple-sweetened Greek yogurt with crispy hearty oats, nuts, and a generous amount of fruit toppings, it is light and refreshing.
The place is very instagrammable, especially if you wanna look chic. So, make sure to wear something bold if you are going there. Who knows? You may the next fashion statement! But, do note that the new brunch menu items are only available during the weekends!
Contact: +65 6276 7337
Address: 01-10, 991B Alexandra Rd, 119970
Located at Cavan Road, the.twenty.cavan is a new restaurant & bar that features Asian Fusion dishes that are certainly special and unique. The interior is based on a rustic theme and you will certainly feel like a hipster when dining in there. Yet, you will still get that exquisite feel.
Though the restaurant focuses on serving a wide variety of beers and wines, I wasn’t feeling good so I opted for their non-alcoholic drinks instead. Spicy Mango was recommended by one of their bartenders and I certainly pleased with that. Served with fresh mint leaves and mangoes, it was very refreshing and revitalizing. However, the mango cubes will a little on the tart side. Still, it wasn’t a problem with me as I enjoyed it.
We started it off with some appetizers. The Garden Green Salad consist of pan-fried prawns, cashew nuts, fresh berries and green chili dressing. I was definitely amazed by the unusual taste it gave me when I had my first bite. I like the fact that they paired the hearty leaves with dragonfruit and goji berries as they marry well together.
You get a choice of three starters or four at a selected price. The platter I had have four different appetizers, Mushroom Skewers which comprises peppercorn-flavoured Portobello and Shiitake mushrooms, Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with curry chicken floss and Quad Seafood which comprises a top shell, scallop, prawn, baby octopus tossed with mint hot bean sauce served with jellyfish.
Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with curry chicken floss was one of my favorites among it. Though it may sound very freakish it was actually really good!
As I mentioned above just now that they feature Asian Fusion items, my first main course was Red Rice Braised Pork Ribs. If you know the Hakka chicken dish made with red glutinous rice wine lees, this is Chef Andrew’s pork ribs version. To be honest, I’m never a big fan of pork ribs and this taste more like the western version of char siew to me.
I’m a big lover of the Hakka chicken dish and char siew rice itself, but the Red Rice Braised Pork Ribs is just weird for me. That being said, I feel that there is some other mains worth coming for!
Good classic Roasted Chicken with black rice. You can’t find black rice in many places so I’m really surprised and contented that they chose that as the staple for this dish. Also commonly known as the Emperor’s Rice, it is extremely high in antioxidants, vitamins and very nutrition! Sure it’s going to be a hearty meal.
Chicken Galangal Rice Bowl is another very hearty main that serves with lots of assorted greens and black rice. This rice bowl was one of my favorite, simple clean eating, yet still so good!
Thick brioche with bacon, pork bratwurst, sauteed button mushrooms and scrambled eggs. The eggs were well made, it’s still gooey and soft. Overall, a very typical big breakfast.
I really liked their version of Fish and Chips as they have used Tilapia fish. The best part was that they had left the skin on, making it more flavorful. Their fish batter isn’t the same as the typical fish and chips batter, I’m not sure what type of flour and ingredients they have used for their fish batter but it was quite good and well-seasoned!
Pumpkin Yam Puree with Coconut Cream. This is a traditional dessert with a modern twist of the Teochew Orh Nee. It actually has aloe vera and pandan juice mixed into the pumpkin and yam puree to make it more special. Orh Nee lovers should definitely give it a try!
I always like to have a refreshing dessert to clean my palate after a delightful feast. Paired with pureed mixed berries, the pudding was lightful tart! It almost felt like I was having some really good creamy yogurt! This Lemon Pudding with Mixed Berries is the way to go.
To sum up, I think they really put in the effort to make something special and extraordinary. If you are around the area, why not pop by to check this place out? They have a great rustic ambiance that will make you feel like you are in a cozy back alley.
If you have the Enertainer 2017, do make sure to use the vouchers as they are one of the participating restaurants!
They offer three 1 for 1 main course Entertainer vouchers in the app. Do note that premium items marked with “P” on their menu are excluded.
Drinkers also can enjoy via their Cheers vouchers which will give you
- 1 for 1 on bottle of house wine
- 1 for 1 on house beverages
- 2 for 2 on house beverages
Contact: +65 6612 6024
Address: 20 Cavan Rd, Singapore 209851
I am always looking for new skincare products! When I was young, I had bad breakouts and since then I started taking care of my skin to prevent it. My friend recently introduced me to Dekke Hud Skincare.
Dekke Hud Skincare is a skincare solution for men. The company tries to make skincare as simple as possible for us, yet with effective results and spa-like therapy in the comfort of our own homes.
I got to try out their facial cleanser and masks.
Cleanser Amino Acid Facial Cleanser
When I tried out the cleanser for the first time, I instantly fell in love with the wonderful neutral scent it gave out. It doesn’t smell chemical, nor it sniffs like there are tons of fragrance oil added into the product. The cleanser had a light zesty aroma that makes me feel like I was in a Bali’s spa treatment. I’m glad to know that they only used a total of 11 ingredients to formulate this cleanser, keeping out all the other unnecessary ingredients that will irritate your face. Good for people who have sensitive skin.
It lathers easily and washes off quickly. It was gentle on my face. The thing I like about this cleanser was that my face does not feel tight after washing. Most people think that feeling tight and ‘squeaky clean’ after washing is good. However, this just means that the cleanser is too harsh, leading your skin to dehydration and irritation. This is because you are stripping away the natural protective layer of oil that you produced to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and pollutions. By doing so, your skin is aging faster and also can often lead to breakouts as your body will produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. Most men don’t understand this, and even refusing to use moisturizing cream/gel after using those harsh cleansers, resulting in really bad skin conditions.
I do feel cleaned and refreshed after using this cleanser. But, my skin still soft and bouncy!
Next up, I tried out their Mask.
Though I was astonished by the prices, I was told that the reason was due to the fact that these are Bio Cellulose Masks.
What is Bio Cellulose?
Bio Cellulose was developed as a medical product to treat burns and wounds. While we may not have severe burns or wounds to treat, these masks would penetrate deep into our skin to hydrate and heal our polluted skin well. As these are made from cultured bacteria over a period of 10-days, these masks are natural and do not have any chemical treatments. They are very strict when it comes to manufacturing produces. Hence, the environment to produce these mask are kept in sterile and pure conditions. This is the reason why it is extremely expensive.
This result in a spa-like experience as the quality of the mask is really good and soft.
I feel that my face retain its moisture after using it. You should know that you shouldn’t wash your face after using these types of mask (essence mask), it would be a waste if you do that! Just gentle pad your face with your hands to get all the precious essence absorbed into your face.
If you want to get to know more about Dekke Hud Skincare,
Don’t you wish to indulge with some Brownies that are guilt-free?
These sugar-free Brownies are so good, your guest will never even noticed it is sugar-free! As they are sweetened with Gavia, a 100% natural sweetener made from Stevia, these brownies are also low in carbs!
I like to enjoy my sugar-free brownies by heating them up and serving it with a large scoop of ice cream. The texture of the brownie is dense and chocolatey, it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week without a problem. However, you may want to consume it warm or in room temperature as it will harden once it’s chilled.
What is Gavia?
Gavia is made up of the finest blend of Stevia plant extract and Erythritol. Gavia is all-natural, zero calorie, zero glycemic index sweetener that tastes and feels like sugar. Mother Nature sweetness from Stevia.
Stevia is a plant/herb that its leaves are very very sweet! We extract the sweetness out through water filtration and co-crystalize it with Erythritol to make sure even sweetness throughout.
Don’t be afraid of the word ‘Erythritol’, it may sound very chemical but it is actually also 100% from natural ingredients. Erythritol is a natural sweetener, produced by a fermentation process. It has been found in many foods like fruits, vegetables, cheese, and yogurt. However, Erythritol isn’t as sweet as sugar. So, by combining both the sweetness of Stevia and Erythritol, we created Gavia! This means that Gavia is very easy to use as it measures like sugar.
For more information about Gavia, make sure to head to www.GaviaSweet.com.
I will be giving away two packs of Gavia Natural Sweetener to three lucky winners.
Giveaway details at the end of this post.
- 200 grams salted butter
- 120 grams sugar-free dark chocolate
- 150 grams Gavia Natural Sweetener
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of plain flour
- ¼ cup. of dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp of molasses
- Sliced toasted almonds
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave.
- Transfer into a mixing bowl and whisk in Gavia Natural Sweetener.
- Stir in molasses and vanilla extract.
- Add in eggs, one at a time.
- Lastly, fold in plain flour and cocoa powder.
- Once everything is well combined, divide the batter evenly into a greased 12-square brownie pan.
- Sprinkle some sliced toasted almonds.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Let it cool for an hour before removing it from the pan.
- You may use 12 muffin pan if you don't have 12-square brownie pan.
* This giveaway is opened to Singapore citizens and all people residing in Singapore. An eligible participant must be an individual and agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Entry to this competition is free.
* The giveaway is valid from 8 March 2017 to 22 March 2017. All entries must be received before 23:59 hours on 22 March 2017 (GMT +08:00).
*Follow the instructions by liking and following on various social media platforms to increase the chances of winning.
*Each user is only entitled to have two entries in this giveaway, one via TheZongHan.com and the other via commenting on my Instagram post.
Make sure to check out my Instagram Post on the giveaway to double your chances!
*Two winners will be selected via TheZongHan.com while one winner will be selected via Instagram post.
*Winners will be announced on TheZongHan.com and social media platforms.
Do you know that there are actually lots of good food in Esplanade? Have a meal and catch a performance, or simply just visit here for a cozy dinner.
Located at Esplanade Annexe, I had a great time doing a food trail here! I went to several places, Alter Ego, Wah Kee Big Prawn, Suzette, and Supply & Demand. It was fun and delightful.
1. Alter Ego
I started it off with Alter Ego. They serve Hawaiian poke bowls in the day, but craft beers and bar grub in the night. It is a good place to chill and a sweet spot to a spectacular view of the Marina Bay.
Inspired by Louisiana, Seafood Gumbo is a Creole-style soup with intense flavor from the roasted prawn heads, and spices. It is then thickened with delicious sweet roasted vegetables. Served with shrimps, shredded chicken Italian sausage, it goes perfectly with their garlic paprika bread!
I personally enjoy this soup a lot! I love the strong aroma of the prawn and it was just too good and comforting!
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich felt like the ‘atas’ (high class) version of McSpicy. Deep fried chicken thigh drizzled with cheese sauce and sandwiched between buttery soft brioche bun, it was hell delicious! The chicken was crispy and well-seasoned. Additionally, it was also juicy! Definitely a winner.
Location: #01-13D, Esplanade Annexe
Contact: +65 6327 9301
2. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle and Bistro
Began in 1951, Wah Kee’s signature dish is prawn noodle. The robust soup, gigantic prawns and firm noodles all come together to achieve a winning dish.
Famous Wah Kee Prawn Noodles can also be found here in Esplanade! Why go to Pek Kio Market where it is hot and humid to eat the famous prawn noodles when you can eat here chilly with air-conditioning in Esplanade?
Prices are still as affordable and there are new dishes that will be available exclusively only at this outlet. Make sure to drop by for your prawn noodles kick!
Location: #01-13C, Esplanade Annexe
Contact: +65 6327 9187
I’m sure I have mentioned about Suzette, the dessert bar before. It is a small cafe where you can find delicious and comforting desserts and tarts. Their creations always make me excited and I love it.
One look and you will know it’s a durian tart as it looks like a durian. Suzette’s White Chocolate Durian Tart won’t be surprising as it’s located here in Esplanade which has a similar appearance too! Even though I’m not a fan of durian, it was pleasing and Durian-lovers will find it satisfying as the flavor of the fruit was intense.
Though I do hope that their Lemon Tart can be more sourish, I’m sure this tart will fair much better to others as I’m a little extreme. Nevertheless, I had the whole tart myself because it’s still my favorite!
Served with their homemade ice-cream, I was surprised that they served handcrafted waffles here! Waffles are always welcome!
Location: #01-13E, Esplanade Annexe
Contact: +65 9652 5092
4. Supply & Demand
Do you know? Supply & Demand’s Garlic Truffle Fries have been voted as one of the best in town by Lifestyle Asia Singapore, Lady Iron Chef, Honey Combers, The Smart Local SG, Marie France Asia, and more.
Though Supply and Demand is a Italian restaurant, they introduced many Southeast Asian dishes to the menu to let their tourist guests enjoy our local favourites. One of their dishes is Salted Egg Yolk Drumlets. Typical spiced fried drumlets with salted egg yolk sauce and curry leaves.
One of their signature pizza, The Morning After Pizza is served with tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon and mushrooms with a soft egg set in the center. I think it will pairs well with beers and cocktails!
Cute right? Strawberry Shortcake is a very popular comfort drink! This cocktail consists of vodka, strawberry syrup, frangelico, whipped cream and milk. So instagrammable at time same time.
Location: #01-13, Esplanade Annexe
Contact: +65 6336 0588
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Recently, Nando’s have launched a brand-new flavor, Mango & Lime! I can’t believe it pairs well and tastes so zingy delicious! It is refreshingly sweet and zesty, great for people who can’t take the heat at all! The new Mango & Lime is set to bring a new dimension to our range of PERi-PERi flavors to suit Singaporean’s taste buds. This interesting mix of refreshing flavors is a sure-winner for you and chicken lovers!
The Full Platter will allow 2 to 4 people to share as it consists of one whole Chicken and 2 Large sides (or 4 REG sides). Make sure to go with their Mango & Lime so that you can experience the new robust flavors!
I got to try out one of their Designer Dinks, Citrus Bliss. It is a combination of Mint Syrup, with Grapefruit Juice and Sprite. Refreshing sweet and carbonated drink to mark the start of my chicken feast!
If you have been to Nando’s, you know that you get to pair your chicken with their PERi-PERi sauces!
PERi-PERi Soup with Chicken, your typical Cream Soup with a twist of spice. Served with grilled Garlic Roll, it was a little different than what I was expecting and it goes even better with their PERi-PERi sauces!
Espetada (essentially a very long chicken stick) is a fun and delicious way of having Nando’s Marinated Chicken Thighs. Served with 2 REG sides, it will be a showstopper for your evening meal and a great way to entertain your family and friends as you get to help them with the chicken.NandoNan
To end the meal, I got to try out their new dessert, Tangy Lemon Tart. It was a so good because the tart has a balance of tartness and sweetness. I have personally tried many and this was one of the best! The crust was also very buttery, it is something I would come back again for!
Thanks Floral Garage for sending these lovely hand bouquet for my birthday!
I was really glad that they surprised me with their Freestyle Bouquet as I have no idea what I want. They are very sweet to help me out and amazed me with this simple bouquet!
The best things in life are not about money but actually, the people who make you feel loved and cared for. Get some flowers to show someone that you love them.
Quote ‘zonghanXFG15’ to have a 15% discount storewide, excluding Valentine’s Day products. The great news is that the discount code will be available for a lifetime! Flowers bloom so does hope.
I got to try out ehbuzz.com to know what’s buzzing in town right now! Ehuzz.com is a platform for an authentic one-stop guide for you to know and to introduce the latest and upcoming trending buzzes and outlets!
It’s fun! You get to join the community to learn where is the newest cafes or outlets in town and what you should eat! There are three categories to choose from, Gourmet, Beauty (coming soon), and Fashion (coming soon).
You get to find what are the most rated food outlets under their Gourmet Outlets section. The great thing about Ehbuzz.com is that you could find detailed information like the estimated pricing of each outlet, the ratings and comments given from other members, and the location of the outlet. It is a good portal for you to check it out before going down to the restaurant!
If you ain’t sure about which restaurant you may want, why not check out the latest and most rated trending foods under their Gourmet Buzzes instead?
Personally, I love the fact that all the contents in Ehbuzz.com are authentic and genuine as these are given by other real members. When looking for the best place to eat, you would really want to have honest feedback of the food from other customers, right?
These are the badges I achieved from using ehbuzz.com. You get to earn badges by introducing outlets, buzzes or by reviewing them. Sounds fun, right?
It is really easy to navigate the portal and some of my friends are already a frequent user of ehbuzz.com! I know you guys can do better than me, so make sure to sign up and start earning badges! Be the highest ehbuzz.com Hunter!
Cheers by The Entertainer
Cheers by The Entertainer is a mobile application that features hundreds of 1 for 1 alcoholic drink offers by different restaurants, bars, and nightspots. Yes, this mean that you get two drinks by only paying one! Be relish by over 1,275 offers you will get with this application. Now, you and your friends will get to pay less but still enjoy on cheering drinks through the night!
It works just like The Entertainer, which offers more than 1,700 1 for 1 offers on Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Attractions, Wellness and Retails.
The best part is that you can have both The Entertainer and Cheers Singapore 2017 at special discount for a limited time going at only S$98 (UP S$250)! Make sure to get now as the offer ends on the 28th of February 2017. Click here to buy now.
I’ll be sharing one of my drinking sessions with Cheers here!
Caffe B at
64 Club Street Marina Bay Sands outlet is one of the participating restaurants on the Cheers Singapore 2017 app and has a wide variety of cocktails made with quality ingredients. In this Italian and Japanese restaurant, you get to try out their fusion cocktails that are very fascinating. They spent hours experimenting to find the perfect balance of each taste and meticulously created their very own secret cocktails that differ themselves with others.
If you want something light and plateable, I highly suggest to try out their Yuzu Mojito. It was surprisingly pleasant and sweet with the aroma of the Yuzu.
Some are in love with their Ume Gin as it was intense, but I find it a little too strong for me. Nevertheless, if Gin is one of your favorite spirits you should definitely try it out.
Sake Cucumber is also my another favorite as it was refreshingly cool.
For coffee-lovers, Espresso Martini is a classic sophisticated little devil to kill off your stress. It’s rich, indulgent and creamy. Yum!
Some of the dishes I got to pair with when I had my cocktails.
Thinly sliced Hokkaido Scallop unusually served with Dragon Fruit, Orange and Yuzu Vinaigrette. Something special to go with your cocktails.
Singaporean-inspired flavors, Chili Crab Sauce Risotto with Seared Scallop. Certainly exotic!
Super authentic, super classic, super good. Made only with rich Egg Yolks, Pork Bacon, Parmesan Cheese and a touch of Black Pepper.
Are you making a reservation already? With Cheers app, there will be three vouchers offered which will give you:
- 1- or 1 on Bottle of House Wine
- 2 for 2 on Glasses of Cocktails
- 1 for 1 on Glasses of House Beverage
Additionally, if you will also get to enjoy 1-for-1 on their mains if you have The Entertainer app.
Make sure to check out both the app and Caffe B!
Contact: +65 6887 3311
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-15 & 01-83