Suzette @ Esplanade – The Picnic Basket Concept

Suzette @ Esplanade

Suzette @ Esplanade

If you have heard about Lola’s Cafe, then I’m sure you will want to know more about this new Dessert Bar at Esplanade. The owner of Lola’s Cafe opened a new Dessert Bar named Suzette. Conveniently located at Esplanade, this dessert bar offers a wide scrumptious of desserts and savory menus that are all so heavenly.

Yet, Suzette is not like any other ordinary cafes or dessert bars. Starting from 5th November 2016, you could rent a picnic basket and a mat with a deposit of $50 to go for a picnic! How unconventional right?

Suzette Picnic

Suzette Picnic

I got to have a wonderful picnic experience with their new picnic concept. I love the idea of having an outdoor meal with nature.

Pulled Duck Burger

Pulled Duck Burger

Pulled Duck Burger. Sure it will be messy when having this. But, the shredded duck meat was pleasantly sweet. It was certainly refreshing. 

Quinoa Rice Bowl

Quinoa Rice Bowl

My personal favorite, Quinoa Rice Bowl with Chicken, Guacamole, Corn & Chilli Lime Dressing. I think that the chicken was well-grilled. Paired with the guacamole and dressing, it was flavorful and so delish! I totally prefer Quinoa to Brown Rice. Still, Quinoa is as healthy as Brown Rice. So I was glad that they used Quinoa.

Passion Fruit and Basil Cheese

Passion Fruit and Basil Cheese

For dessert, I got to try out Passion Fruit and Basil Cheesecake. It was fabulously exotic!

From top to bottom, the creator of this dessert certainly a whole lot of thought it too! I was told that only the whipped cream was infused with Basil and not the whole cake itself as some people might not be so fond of the flavor. Then, I was amazed by a wonderful combination of Passion Fruit and Cheese together. Just you think it can’t get any special, the crust was made with a very unusual ingredient. I can’t tell you what is it but, you got to try it out!

Coffee Hazelnut Tart

Coffee Hazelnut Tart

If you love Nutella, you got to try this out yeah! 

Coffee Hazelnut Tart, lovely as always. A mocha nutty crust, hard yet crumbly soft! A little ironic I know but that is how I am going to describe it. The filling was wonderful and aromatic too! Surely a rich and decadent dessert, if that’s what you are looking for.

Banana Earl Grey Cake

Banana Earl Grey Cake

Dense fudgy Banana-flavored & Earl Grey Cake covered with luscious smooth Banana-Flavored almost-caramelized buttercream, that’s a lot of banana to represent this cake. 

Something different if you are feeling adventurous, especially if you are deeply in love with banana. 

Lemon Meringue Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart, a good balance of sour and sweet deems a good tart. I’m sure this will satisfy most people, but I find a little just a little more sourish will do my liking. Nevertheless, I still find that they have one of the best Lemon Meringue Tart in town.

Raspberry Loaf Cake with Lemon Curd

Raspberry Loaf Cake with Lemon Curd

Raspberry Loaf with Lemon Curd may sound rather uncommon to us Singaporeans, but actually a very popular combination elsewhere in the world. Try it out yourself and you will know why. At the very least, I’m sure that a loaf cake won’t go wrong.

Acai Smoothie Bowl

Acai Smoothie Bowl

Simple and light Acai Smoothie Bowl. If you ain’t looking anything to devour down a rather heavy meal, maybe you could grab a bowl of Acai Smoothie from there. Topped with fresh fruit and yummy-limous crumble, simple, light and refreshing.

Drinks

Drinks

Chocolate drink is my favorite among these three. Nevertheless, all three of them are very rich and fragrant.

Suzette Picnic

Suzette Picnic

It was definitely a pleasant evening with Suzette and their new Picnic Concept. I can see that many people will enjoy this idea during their weekends with their family and friends especially after a long week of work. I too would bring someone I want to spend time with to sit down and enjoy the marvelous evening.

Thanks Suzette for having me, giving such as a great hospitality. Ring them out to find more information about it!

Suzette

Contact: +65 9387 0743

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13E Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802

Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT

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(Giveaway 1) Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan

Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan

I love a good coffee cake. A coffee cake means a cake that goes well with a cup of coffee. Isn’t such a beauty when you add some sliced fruits on top of it?

Today’s recipe will be, Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan. I have used PushPan tin for this recipe and I can tell you, releasing the cake was a breeze.

Fruit Pastry Cake

As you guys have known already, I don’t fancy frosted cake. I like classic old butter cake or simply just plain. 

A delicious classic butter cake, with a hint of sweet almond and a generous amount of fresh fruits scattered on top of the cake. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar before serving. Give me a slice and I’m ready!

Fruit Pastry Cake

Look at those lovely fresh strawberries I have picked. I went to Perth last week and went to strawberry picking. I was lucky enough to be able to harvest as the season for strawberry has just only started there.

There’s a giveaway at the end of this blog post, so stay tuned.

Fruit Pastry Cake

Pushpan

Look at how easy I remove the cake from the tin with PushPan. PushPan is a high-quality loose-based cake pan that is 100% watertight and leak-proof due to its integrated silicone seal on the edge of the loose base. it is especially great of you are baking a cheesecake in a water bath without the need of wrapping aluminum foil around it.

Kitchenary is kind enough to giveaway to my followers one 8-inch PushPan Tin and one Tovolo Spatula.

Giveaway details at the end of this post.

 * 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.

*Each user is only entitled to have one entry in this giveaway. Follow the instructions by liking and following on various social media platforms to increase the chances of winning.

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Oh My Tian @ Boon Keng – A Singapore Version of Wonderland

Oh My Tian

Oh My Tian

Got to try out Oh My Tian‘s new menu last month. I felt that some of their new dishes will certainly make you feeling OMG.

Oh My Tian

Oh My Tian

 When I stepped into this Carnival-themed cafe, it really felt Oh My Tian Ah. In other words, I meant that the place was majestic and wonderland-liked.

Oh My Tian

Oh My Tian

Strong colors you thought that would mismatch with one another actually complements well. Not your usual cafes.

Milkshakes from Heaven

Milkshakes from Heaven

Their new Milkshakes from Heaven feels exotic with their Blue and Brown. The Blue also known as Sea Salt Gula felt a little lacking of flavors. Definitely can be better.

However, the Brown, which is also known as Chocolate Caramel was a bomb! It has deep caramel flavor that makes you wanna keep drinking! Not too sweet, yet rich and satisfying. 

The Effiel Tower

The Effiel Tower

Quite special, huh? It was actually classic Earl Grey Tea with Caramel Konjac Jelly topped it off with Vanilla Ice Cream. 

Greeny Protein

Greeny Protein

I think you should take a look at their other dishes when dining here. Their salad wasn’t exactly special and it shouldn’t be the reason for you to come here. In other words, come Oh My Tian cafe to try their specialty dishes instead.

Dory Voyage

Dory Voyage

This was damn good! Glorious Beer-battered Charcoal Dory Fish with rich creamy Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. Not only the fact that it looks so unconventional and striking, it’s well-seasoned and full of flavors. I highly recommend you guys to order this!

Oeuf Crossiant

Oeuf Croissant

Oeuf Croissant, infused with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. Instead of a sweet Salted Egg Yolk Sauce you get from other cafes, Oh My Tian serves it quite savory. What you get from the Dory Voyage, is what you will be going to get from this croissant. I actually prefer Oh My Tian’s Salted Egg Yolk Croissant to other cafes because it can be eaten as a main course. Delightful!

Bonjour Dejeuner

Bonjour Dejeuner

Bonjour Dejeuner consist of Croissant, Turkey Bacon, Chicken Sausage, Leafy Greens, and Scrambled Eggs. Simple, and right up straight forward. You can never go wrong.

 

Hot Summer

Hot Summer

At a first glance, you will think that this is Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie. Yet, after a bite of this dessert, you will realize that it is not your typical dessert. The ‘cookie’ base is actually Chinese Fried Bun. I got to try out with Mango Ice Cream and Salted Strawberry Ice Cream.

I love both of their Ice Creams, especially the Salted Strawberry Ice Cream. So unusual, yet so unbelievably pairing. However, I don’t fancy the Chinese Fried Bun because it was a little oily for me.

Oh My Tian

Oh My Tian

Located near Boon Keng MRT, I feel that if you are adventurous for a different cafe experience, you should totally check this place out! I would definitely bring my favorites here to surprise them with a unique experience soon! 

 Oh My Tian Bakehouse & Cafe

Contact: + 65 6612 1166

Address: #01-79, 34 Whampoa W, 330034

Nearest MRT Station: Boon Keng MRT

 

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Get your hair styled in Seoul, Korea with CCA Hair

CCA Hair 까 @ Myeongdong

CCA Hair 까 @ Myeongdong

I went to Seoul last month for a short getaway and decided to do my hair there. I have heard great reviews about CCA Hair and their reasonable prices as compared to other salons in Korea. They also have a few outlets in Seoul! Since I stayed in Myeongdong, I visited their outlet there.

I actually didn’t notice their salon as I walked pass as it looks absolutely nothing like a hair salon store. I was expecting their shop to be a just as typical salon. Nevertheless, the beautiful doodles and graffiti does stand out and feels certainly hipster!

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

Upon entering the store, I was immediately greeted and asked what was I looking for. Afterward, they brought us to a coffee table to allow us to consult with our hairstylist what hairstyle we were looking for.

Though the hairstylists working there have limited English, there are one or two that could speak fluent Mandarin. I was amazed by their services as compared to the hair salons in Singapore. I was offered the choice of Coffee or Tea, followed by some Choco Pie while waiting for my turn.

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

After discussing with my hair stylist what I should have, I had decided to go for a wavy Dandy Perm with Shiseido Treatment.

It was a very different experience as compared to Singapore because you have to move from one station to the other for every procedure. From washing to cutting, to treating and perming.  I really like how they attached a plastic shield to protect my face during the whole process. Though my hair stylist was very stylish, he was camera-shy and dislike taking photos. In spite of that, he was very friendly and professional!

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

Look at both at my Sister-in-laws. For girls, you get to two people to help you out. So good right!

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

Perming in progress.

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

Look at the final result. Gorgeous! I love how it turned out.

I have actually permed my hair before but with the Shiseido Treatment, my hair turned out baby soft after the perm! It certainly does not look frizzy or dry. If you are in Korea, you should definitely consider getting your hair done! 

I was told that they also have an outlet in Singapore! If you feeling like getting your hair done, yet not going to Seoul you should totally check their store at Far East Plaza instead!

They display their prices online (both for KR and SG), so do check it out!

CCA Hair 까

CCA Hair 까

Price

Cut + Perm + Shiseido Treatment 109,000 won (SGD 135)

CCA Hair 까

Website:

http://cca7.com/ (KR)

http://cca7.com.sg (SG)

Address: 94-3 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Myeong-dong)

Disclaimer: I’m not paid or sponsored for this post.

 

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Dallas Restaurant & Bar @ Suntec City Sky Garden

Dallas Restaurant & Bar

Dallas Restaurant & Bar

Suntec has been offering a wide variety of restaurants and Dallas is one of it you should totally check it out. Dallas is a good place to hangout as the bar/bistro concept restaurant offer casual dining ambiance for your after-work drinks and a glorious city view.

Pineapple Punch and Cherry Peach Cooler

Pineapple Punch and Cherry Peach Cooler

Refreshing mocktails before dinner starts. Didn’t want to take alcohol as it was a weekday.

Snapper Fish Tacos

Snapper Fish Tacos

For starters, I got to try out Snapper Fish Tacos. The fish fillets were lightly battered fried till crispy golden brown. Paired with lovely cheesy nacho cheese, pineapple chutney and a finishing of lime juice. It was heavenly amazing. I love it!

BBQ Chicken Parm

BBQ Chicken Parm

Next, I got to try out BBQ Chicken Parm. Pan-fried chicken breast, wrapped with grilled bacon and caramelized onions, and topped with a generous amount of melted mozzarella cheese. 

BBQ Barramundi

BBQ Barramundi

This got to be my favorite main dish, BBQ Barramundi. Crispy skin, yet tenderly soft meat, served with Garlic Mayonnaise and a finishing squeeze of lemon juice. It’s a great choice, yum!

Meat Platter

Meat Platter

When you are in Dallas, you should totally try our their Meat Platter when dining with your friends. Though this Meat Platter is for 2, I find that it is more suitable for 4 people. The Meat Platter consists of Braised Pork Ribs, Australian Lamb, Prime Rib, and Roasted Chicken. It comes with Mint Jelly, Mushroom Sauce, and Black Pepper Sauce. The Mint Jelly goes delightfully with the Lamb Cutlets, while the other sauces should be paired with the Roasted Chicken.

Keylime Pie

Keylime Pie

If you love sourish dessert, this is for you. I highly recommend you to get a slice of Keylime Pie to share at the end of your meal here in Dallas as it was very zesty and sharp.

Warm Chocolate Brownie

Warm Chocolate Brownie

THIS IS THE BEST BROWNIE I EVER HAD! TRUST ME! It was so rich and indulgent, even I was embarrassed with my own brownie recipes. I was told that all their desserts were made in-house, I wonder why they did not open a brownie shop because this brownie really deserves some recognition.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Lastly, I also got to try their Apple Pie. I do like the Cinnamon Apple filling. Yet, the crust was a little too soft and lacks flavor.

Dallas Restaurant & Bar

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, 03-302/303 Suntec City Sky Garden, Singapore 038983Tel: +65 9673 2012

Tel: +65 9673 2012

Nearest MRT: Esplanade MRT

Website: http://www.dallas.sg/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/dallas.sg/

 

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Ultimate Prawn Party by Makan@Jen Hotel Orchardgateway

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Makan@Jen

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Makan@Jen

I got to try out Makan@Jen Ultimate Prawn Party Buffet a few weeks back. Hotel Jen Orchardgateway invites every to a prawn extravaganza! Look at the wide arrays of dishes here!

Makan@Jen Orchardgateway 4 different types of Prawns

Makan@Jen Orchardgateway 4 different types of Prawns

There is a grilling section, where you get to choose your own type of prawns and the chef will grill for you. The chef will prepare it according to the different kind of prawns you have selected to bring out the best flavors of it as there are subtle differences in textures.

The best thing is that there are 5 different sauces to pair with your grilled prawns! Yum!

Prawns fried in crispy light batter

Prawns fried in crispy light batter

Crispy, love how it goes with the crackers! You can expect many types of cooking methods used for different flavors! I also really liked their Salted Egg Yolk Prawns.

Baby Lobster

Baby Lobster

Noodle Station

Noodle Station

I had delicious Wanton Noodles that day. I was also told that sometimes they would have Prawn Noodles. Choose the type of vegetables you want and request the chef to prepare it with the noodles.

Laska Fried Rice

Laska Fried Rice

One of my personal favorites is Jen’s Laska Fried Rice! Very fragrant and flavorful. They are not skimpy on the ingredients and spices used!

Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

I love the idea of having a Prawn Party as I love prawns! I got to stuff myself with so many prawns until I couldn’t take it anymore. If you are looking for a gathering with your like-minded friends who loves prawn, I think you should check out Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway.

You also got to enjoy their wide range of desserts. Not only they have delicious swiss roll and cakes, they also have extensive choices of flavors for their ice-cream! Yum yum!

Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

From 3rd October to 1st December, Makan@Jen Hotel Jen Orchardgateway will be having the ‘Ultimate Prawn Party’! It is only available from Mondays to Thursday, during dinner time from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Pricing: SGD42++ 

Address: 277 Orchard Rd, 238858

 Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT

 

 

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Jack’s Cola Cafe @ Paya Lebar Square

My trip to Jack Cola Cafe @ Paya Lebar Square was pleasant. They offer delicious comfort breakfast sets that are very reasonably priced, yet does not skimp on the quality and quantity of the ingredients.

Distressed Cheesy Ham Toasty consist of classic Ham  and pan fried Eggs sandwiched between golden brown French Toast. The French Toast was lightly crisp on the outside but soft on the inside. This cheese and ham toast combination will sure not to go wrong if you don’t know what to go for.

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries

Thick style French Fries drizzled with Truffle Oil and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan Cheese. You got to order this when you are in Jack Cola Cafe as it’s a bargain! This is one of the cheapest you can get in Singapore.

Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken

My personal favorite is Jack Cola’s Cafe Popcorn Chicken. Bite-sized Chicken Breast Meat coated with well-seasoned batter, deep-fried till golden brown. The end result is just wonderfully crispy. Yum!

Eggs Ben & Smokey Sam

Eggs Ben & Smokey Sam

Stunning, isn’t?

Perfectly Poached Eggs served with Smoked Salmon and French Toast. The ultimate comfort food! You can actually see that the chef actually used a blowtorch just before serving it! You get the wonderful aroma from the smokey charred surface. So good!

Mango Cake

Mango Cake

I got to try some of their cakes and this was the one that caught my attention. Not only looks exotic, it has very interesting texture too! On the outer layer, the cake has the sponge-like texture, yet the crust feels a little rubbery. On the inside, it’s filled with delicious mango mousse and sauce. It totally blew my mind, I love it!

Strawberry & Chocolate Classic Milkshakes

Strawberry & Chocolate Classic Milkshakes

They also have really sweet Milkshakes for sweet-lovers. It’s over the top yet reasonably priced!

Jack's Cola Cafe

If you are looking for a hipster yet affordable cafe, this is a great place you should consider. I really enjoy the woody environment. It feels like having a meal in a country-side. Very homey, very cozy.

Jack’s Cola Cafe

Address: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409051 (Paya Lebar Square)

Nearest MRT Station: Paya Lebar MRT

 

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Joo Bar – ‘D-I-Y’ Bibimbap @ Bugis

Joo Bar

Joo Bar

I got to ‘D-I-Y’ my own Bibimbap at Joo Bar! They have a wide selection of ingredients to choose from to mix & match starting from just $10.90 with a choice of drink. What I love about is that they even have purple rice or quinoa to choose from!

Purple rice (also known as black rice), contains high amount of anthocyanins antioxidants that help to fight against heart disease and cancer. It is also a good source of fiber that helps with your digestion. 

Joo Bar

Joo Bar

Their ingredients felt really fresh! I love how the way they minced their in-house kimchi into fine bits. That way, you could mix it later into your rice evenly. The kimchi had a balance of sour and spicy. I don’t like kimchi that is too sour, so theirs definitely suits my taste bud.

Joo Bar

Joo Bar

My favorite sides got to be sliced spams, bulgogi pork, sweet corn, minced kimchi and crispy tofu! All you need to do is mix and devour.

Joo Bar

Joo Bar

Joo Bar

Contact: +65 8138 1628

Address: 5 Tan Quee Lan Street, 188094

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis MRT

Conveniently located just beside Bugis MRT station, take the exit D and you will see Joo Bar Resturant.  

 

 

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Tovolo Baking & Cooking Utensils Sponsored by Kitchenary

Have a good set of kitchen utensils is important. I’m very particular about it as a piece of kitchen tool can either ruin or assist you when baking and cooking.

I’m very excited to share with you guys my essential baking and cooking utensils by Tovolo and Staybowlizer!

Tovolo

Tovolo is a USA brand that believes that cooking should not only be fun and colorful, but also functional and practical. I was amazed by the wide selection of colors available to choose from! Not only that, after using for a period of time, I feel that their products are quite sturdy and are made to last.

tovolo knives

Tovolo Knives

The good thing about Tovolo Knives is that they are made from high-carbon stainless steel to make sure that the knives stay sharp for a long period of time.

Unlike my old knives, Tovolo Knives are comfortable to use thanks to rubberized grip handle. I love the fact that it’s so colorful!

Tovolo Cupcake Scoop

Tovolo Cupcake Scoop

I also got to try out one of their more popular products, Tovolo Cupcake Scoop. It is easy to use and the silicone plunger pushes the cake batter out completely. 

Tovolo Stainless Steel Handle

Tovolo Stainless Steel Handle

Stainless Steel Handle is good especially when it is used for cooking as it is much durable as compared to wood or plastic. Nevertheless, do you know what is the hole used for in Tovolo Pasta Claw? The hole is actually used for measuring a single serving of dry pasta. Now you know how much pasta you should cook! Easy right?

Though it is slightly heavy for me to hold, but this is because I’m so used to using small spatula and utensils previously.

Tovolo Stainless Steel

Tovolo Stainless Steel

I find that Tovolo Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set designed really well. The tab holder holds everything in place together really neatly when not in use. Yet, the measuring cups can be separated with a twist of the tab holder when you need to use.

Another impressive product is Tovolo Dough Whisk. Though I haven’t got to use it, I heard great reviews from other bloggers.

I really like Tovolo Stainless Steel Ballon Whisk as the wires are closely spaced and have many wires to form. Which, is very good for whipping egg whites or cream when comes to introducing a great amount of air.

Staybowlizer

Staybowlizer

This is one product I love the most! It is something that I have not seen before. But, is my excellent solution to one of my biggest problem when comes to baking. Staybowlizer is a device that is used to secure bowls of all shapes and sizes from any unwanted movement.

I don’t have to worry about mixing too variously anymore because my mixing bowl won’t fly off the counter! HAHAHAHA

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They offer free delivery by Singpost for all their kitchenware, so why not?

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Your Ideal 5D4N Itinerary To Hong Kong & Macau

– Day 1 –

The Venetian Macao Main Lobby

The Venetian Macao Main Lobby

Earlier this year, my family and I went to Macau and Hong Kong for 5 days 4 nights. On the first day, we went directly to Macau for a night at The Venetian Macao. It is better for you to travel to Macau first before exploring Hong Kong as you tend to buy more stuff in Hong Kong. It will be a hassle if you move about with a full luggage.

I’m surprised! Quite a lot of people everywhere in the hotel. Couldn’t get a clear shot of the lobby. 

Love my boots from Ecco. Pretty! Felt so shag cause not only we had to travel from Singapore to Hong Kong, we still had to take a ferry to Macau.

The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao

‘Xiao’ grand! 

A family shot.  I really liked the interior of the lift. HAHAHA LOL

The Venetian Macao Hotel Room

The Venetian Macao Hotel Room

The room was really spacious and cozy! Very comfortable.

The Venetian Macao Hotel Room

 The Venetian Macao Resort is quite well-known for their lavish Italian interior design. Since you are in Macau, why choose another hotel?

There was even a separate dressing table! I remembered my sister assumed that I enjoy sitting there and dry my hair because she saw me doing it. LOL

Love the details of the marble countertop. 

We quickly headed out to Senado Square to explore the city. We took the bus and was surprisingly easy to navigate there. Transportation was affordable too!

Senado Square

Senado Square

As usual, there were a lot of tourists. 

European-styled buildings and the beautiful pathway.

We got to explore the Macau’s historical and cultural heritage as there were many well-preserved old buildings there.

Tai Lei Loi Kei - Macau Pork Chop

大利来记猪扒包 Tai Lei Loi Kei – Macau Pork Chop Bun

When I was in Macau, I know I got to try out Tai Lei Loi Kei’s Famous Macau Pork Chop Bun 大利来记猪扒包 . When you walk along Senado Square, there is a signage that will lead you to a small alley to the shop. A burger cost me almost SGD8, not cheap but I still got to try it out.

 猪扒菠萝包 Macau Pork Chop Bo Luo Bun

猪扒菠萝包 Macau Pork Chop Bo Luo Bun

The portion of the meat was quite huge, at least for me! I love Bo Luo Bun (Polo or Pineapple Bread), so I ordered Bo Luo Bun 猪扒菠萝包 instead of the original one. Nevertheless, it was good! The sweetness comes from the bun complements well with the savory pork chop.

大三巴牌坊 Ruins of St. Paul's

大三巴牌坊 Ruins of St. Paul’s

Ruins of St Paul 大三巴牌坊 is one of Macau’s best landmarks though it was left nothing but just a facade of the church.

We decided to rest while before heading to Street of Happiness.

Largo do Senado is Rua da Felicidade (Street of Happiness)

Largo do Senado is Rua da Felicidade (Street of Happiness)

We roamed around the Macau and decided to have our dinner along the Street of Happiness. It was a quick 10-minute walk from Senado Square. There, you could find traditional Chinese-style buildings. This area was used to be a red-light district for gambling and opium smoking until the late 1940s. Having said that, the street was still full of vibrant red, unlike any other streets in Macau.

添發碗仔翅美食

添發碗仔翅美食

I was told that this shark fin eatery (添發碗仔翅美食) is very popular, often with long queues! We chop-chop ran in when we saw there were tables available. The boss promptly took our orders just as we set.

Shark Fin Soup

Shark Fin Soup

 There was shark fin in it, though I feel that they could give a little more. Despite that, the soup was flavorful and delicious. You gotta try this when you go to Macau, ya!

The Venetian Macao Shopping Mall - Sands Shoppes

The Venetian Macao Shopping Mall – Sands Shoppes

It was getting late so we head back to Sands Shoppes to shop around. The shopping mall, which is located inside the hotel is like a small town itself. With lots of high-end shops and restaurants for you to check it out.

– Day 2 –

Walkway Travelator from The Venetian to Old Taipa Village

Walkway Travelator from The Venetian to Old Taipa Village

On the second day, we decided to visit Old Taipa Village. Getting there from The Venetian was easy. Just get out from The Venetian’s West Lobby and walk towards the Galaxy. Just before you cross the street, you will see a long linkway travelator that will take you directly to the Old Taipa Village.

Old Taipa Village

Old Taipa Village

It was a nice neighbourhood environment. Very relaxing, and quiet. We wandered around and there were many small shops and eat houses.

Old Taipa Village

Old Taipa Village

Cafe Vong Kei at Old Taipa Village

Cafe Vong Kei at Old Taipa Village

We settled ourselves into a small eatery named Cafe Vong Kei for breakfast. It was crowded, full of locals coming in for their usual morning meals.

Cafe Vong Kei

Cafe Vong Kei

It was really small and squeezy! Yet, I really like the atmosphere, partly due to the fact that the place was clean and well-maintained.

Cafe Vong Kei Menu

Cafe Vong Kei Menu

 Menus in Macau and Hong Kong are usually written only in Traditional Chinese. Even I myself can’t understand and I had trouble ordering. But, luckily my sister could as she used to read Taiwanese edition of Japanese comics. So do bear that in mind when travelling there!

Polo Bun and Coffee at Cafe Vong Kei

Polo Bun and Coffee at Cafe Vong Kei

As you guys know by now, I am a big fan of Bo Luo Bun (Polo or Pineapple Bread). The lady sliced the bun into half horizontally, then sandwiched with a big slab of salted butter. Lovely!

Polo Bun at Cafe Vong Kei

Polo Bun at Cafe Vong Kei

This is the kind of breakfast I would look forward to every morning. Simple and buttery. Yum!

I feel that their Bo Luo Bun is totally different than you would get in Singapore. Ours lack flavors and is often too sweet. Their Bo Luo Bun has a right amount of sweetness to it and is very buttery.

公仔面 Instant Noodles at Cafe Vong Kei

公仔面 Instant Noodles at Cafe Vong Kei

Instant Noodles 公仔面, their usual breakfast.

Main Street at Old Taipa Village

Main Street at Old Taipa Village

After our breakfast, we got to tour around Old Taipa Village. You do get that vintage feel around that area. And I felt more relaxing walking around there as compared to just casinos and hotels.

It is also a good place for you to get your souvenir! 

Outside of The Venetian Macao

Outside of The Venetian Macao

After we finished exploring around the village, we head back to our hotel resort for some photo shots before checking out to depart to our next destination, Hong Kong.

Outside of The Venetian Macao

Outside of The Venetian Macao

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

We reached the mainland of Hong Kong in the late afternoon. It was really easy to navigate there as our hotel was just beside the port. Nevertheless, it was also very easy to take their MTR to move about.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Since we stayed in Jordan, we decided to roam around Temple Street as it was located just nearby. Temple Street is known for their night market. I personally feel that you only need to visit either one of them (Temple Street or Women’s Street) as both streets sell almost the same things. 

Another thing you should take note is their soaring high prices! A counterfeit shoe will cost you more than SGD60. Unless you really want, I don’t recommend you to get anything there.

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

麥奀雲吞麵世家 Mak Noodles

麥奀雲吞麵世家 Mak Noodles

We decided to have Wonton Mee for dinner. Also located in Jordan, Mak Noodles (麥奀雲吞麵世家) are famous for their shrimp-only wontons as compared to meat and freshly made duck-egg noodles.

麥奀雲吞麵世家 Mak Noodles

麥奀雲吞麵世家 Mak Noodles

People go Hong Kong to have Wonton Noodles in soup. So be sure to order that! 

– Day 3 –

Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

We head off to Hung lee Restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui, about 15 minutes walk from out hotel. Their congee has a very sticky and smooth texture, which was why my father was desperately trying to bring us here back as he came here the other time. It’s considered one of the best congee in town.

Congee Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

Congee Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

Congee for breakfast, what’s better? Remember to order it with 油条 (Fried Dough)!

Prawn Chee Cheong Fun Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

Prawn Chee Cheong Fun Hung Lee restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui

I also ordered Prawn Chee Cheong Fun. It was okay, nothing special. They have a wide range of selection on their menu, so you could try other stuff too!

Do wary on the final bill as I was charged more! I’m not sure if they were being dishonest or just pure carelessness.

Peak Tram

Peak Tram

After breakfast, we travelled down to MTR Central station to take the Peak Tram. The Tram is one of the unique emblems of Hong Kong. You got to visit when you’re here.

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

You do have to queue to take the tram. But, it was fairly quick.

The Peak Galleria

The Peak Galleria

You will be transit to The Peak Galleria upon arriving. There are lots of restaurants you could find there. Other than that, you could have a panoramic view across the Hong Kong at their Sky Terrace.  However, I couldn’t get a good shot of the view as it was foggy.

Tai Cheong Bakery Egg Tart

Tai Cheong Bakery Egg Tart

I was craving for Egg Tart and got myself with a Tai Cheong Bakery Egg Tart.

Mount Austin Road

Mount Austin Road

We took a nature walk along Mount Austin Road. Just beside The Peak Galleria, it was quite delightful to stroll around. As you can see what I’m saying, it was quite foggy.

Mount Austin Road

Mount Austin Road

Mysterious background, uh!

Mount Austin Road

Mount Austin Road

Wellington Street

Wellington Street

Thereafter, we went to Wellington Street for our lunch.

蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House

蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House

You must expect traditional Dim Sum with time-honoured Tea House experience when dining at 蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House! Waiters that will always be too busy to entertain you, the old-style dim sum on a trolley and loud environment.

We were intimidated as we did not know how to and what to order. Luckily, there was an old uncle who was nice enough to guide us along. Certainly feels very Hong Kongese here!

蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House Dim Sum

蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House Dim Sum

Very traditional array of dim sum. They have great brewed soup with rice here. Do try them out!

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

For the rest of the day, we just shopped around the streets. 

Ladies' Market

Ladies’ Market

We went to Ladies’ Market which sells almost the same things as Temple Street. Honestly, nothing excites me here.

新之城 Mong Kok New Town Mall

新之城 Mong Kok New Town Mall

新之城 Mong Kok New Town Mall is like Hong Kong’s version of Singapore’s Bugis Street. Great for ladies to shop there! For guys, don’t bother going if you are looking for clothes here. I have walked the whole mall and there was only 1 store that sells our clothes.

 We went into a random eatery for dinner. I couldn’t remember what store was it it wasn’t fabulous anyway.

7-11 at Hong Kong

7-11 at Hong Kong

Subsequently, my sister and I had some quick snacks at 7-11.

Curry Fish Balls

Curry Fish Balls

Their curry Fish Balls is way different from us. Smaller in size and more bouncy as compared to the balls you find in Singapore. I also like the fact that their gravy was thicker. Though, it was quite salty.

Hui Lau Shan

Hui Lau Shan

We were also feeling for something sweet so we decided to visit Hui Lau Shan, Hong Kong’s Chinese Dessert. There are multiple stores in Hong Kong so you could try it out almost everywhere there!

Mango Dessert Hui Lau Shan

Mango Dessert Hui Lau Shan

Not as good as raved! The ice cream was a little too icy. Though I like the  glutinous rice balls, I wished it would be slightly softer. But, I enjoyed the pureed mango juice.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

– Day 4 –

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

French ToastAustralia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

What’s for breakfast on the third day? We took a trip down to Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司 to try out their famous scrambled eggs and french toast.

My first time having french toast with golden syrup. What a pleasant combination!

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

Their scrambled eggs were really well made! I love that it was not too creamy, yet not too rubbery and dry.

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

It is often packed full with people and service ain’t that good! We can’t really decide what we want as we can’t really read well and was given a black face by the waiter. Then, I was knocked by them when walking towards the exit after the meal as they were rushing back and forth. Yeap, terrible! 

Citygate Outlets

Citygate Outlets

Next, we dropped by Citygate Outlets to shop and browse around. My parents ain’t really interested so we quickly depart to our next venue

Bus Stop to

Bus Stop to Big Buddha

We took the bus to Big Buddha. I was told by my sister that it is a more affordable way to go there.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

I was really excited to see the large Buddha statue. But, the weather was really misty and I could not catch a good view.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Nevertheless, you should still visit Big Buddha to take a look. (It was just the period I went that was foggy)

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

You do have to climb 288 steps to get to the top.

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Afterwards, we wandered around the area and had our vegetarian lunch there.

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Just before a heavy downpour.

– Day 5 –

Tao Heung

Tao Heung

It was our last day and our flight back to Singapore was scheduled in the evening. We decided to have our dim sum breakfast here in Tao Heung. It was located in Tsim Sha Tsui, near my hotel so we just walked.

Tao Heung

Tao Heung

One of the more affordable dim sum restaurant I had in Hong Kong. Yet, they are still one of the most I had.

Tao Heung

Tao Heung

Their breakfast menu is even more pocket-friendly. Great place to check it out. Look at their Siew Mai, one whole prawn on the top as a garnish!

 – END –

Highlights:

– Day 1 –

Macau
The Venetian Macao
Senado Square
Tai Lei Loi Kei
Ruins of St Paul
Street Of Happiness
Sands Shoppes

– Day 2 –

Macau
Old Taipa Village
Cafe Vong Kei

Hong Kong
Temple Street
Mak Noodles

– Day 3 –

Hong Kong
Hung lee Restaurant
The Peak Tram
The Peak Galleria
Tai Cheong Bakery Egg Tart
Mount Austin Road
Wellington Street
Lin Heung Tea House
Ladies’ Market
Mong Kok New Town Mall
7-11
Hui Lau Shan

– Day 4 –

Hong Kong
Australia Dairy Company
Citygate Outlets
Big Buddha

– Day 5 –

Hong Kong
Tao Heung

 

 

 

 

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