Nando’s New Flavor, Mango & Lime – Refreshingly Sweet and Zesty

Full Platter

Full Platter

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!

Citrus Bliss

Citrus Bliss

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!

PERi-PERi sauces

PERi-PERi sauces

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

PERi-PERi Soup with Chicken

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

Espetada

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

Tangy Lemon Tart

Tangy Lemon Tart

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!

Nando’s Singapore

http://www.nandos.com.sg/nandos_sg/

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Floral Garage Singapore

Floral Garage – Providing the best bouquet for that special someone

Floral Garage Singapore

Floral Garage Singapore

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!

Floral Garage

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ehbuzz.com – One-stop guide for all the latest trending buzzes and outlets

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).

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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!

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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?

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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! 

https://www.ehbuzz.com/

 

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Caffe B at 64 Club Street

Cheers to 1-for-1 Alcoholic Drink Offers

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

Caffe B at 64 Club Street

Caffe B at 64 Club Street

Caffe B at 64 Club Street 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.

Yuzu Mojito

Yuzu Mojito

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.

Ume Gin

Ume Gin

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

Sake Cucumber

Sake Cucumber is also my another favorite as it was refreshingly cool. 

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

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.

Scallops Carpaccio

Scallops Carpaccio

Thinly sliced Hokkaido Scallop unusually served with Dragon Fruit, Orange and Yuzu Vinaigrette. Something special to go with your cocktails.

Risotto Singapore

Risotto Singapore

Singaporean-inspired flavors, Chili Crab Sauce Risotto with Seared Scallop. Certainly exotic!

Carbonara

Carbonara Spaghetti

Super authentic, super classic, super good. Made only with rich Egg Yolks, Pork Bacon, Parmesan Cheese and a touch of Black Pepper.

I am Crazy in Singapore

I am Crazy in Singapore

Queen Margherita

Queen Margherita

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! 

Caffe B

Contact: +65 6887 3311

Address: 64 Club Street, Singapore 069438

www.CaffeB.com.sg

https://www.theentertainerme.com/

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Jakarta Best Cafes

10 Must-Visit Cafes In Jakarta, Indonesia

Cafes in Jakarta just keep getting better due to the rise of many new ones. I am astonished by the number of cafes I got to choose from! Ranging from chic and glamorous cafes to the best artisan coffee, you get to explore all of them, each being different and unique to their own. However, as Jakarta is a city that is known for one of the worst traffic congestion in the world, it would be a little hard to travel from one end of Jakarta to the other end. If you are interested in cafe hopping here in Jakarta, make sure to first plan your day out!

1.
Sainé Daise Bistro

Sainé Daise Bistro

Sainé Daise Bistro

Sainé Daise Bistro

Sainé Daise Bistro

Sainé Daise Bistro has one of the best main courses among all the other cafes I tried when I was in Jakarta. They are famous for their fusion dishes. The menu is mainly a fusion of between Japanese, French and Indonesian cuisine. You certainly won’t be disappointed!

Their interior is also the one of the poshest you can find here. The cafe has two levels, the first floor operates as their cake dessert shop, EIO while the second level acts as a dining area. If you are interested in taking some #OOTD, this would be a good place to make you look chic and fancy! 

One of their popular main courses is Ami Ebi Hair Japanese Tiny Ebi Tobiko with Prawn-infused Oil and Wakegi. The flavors really complement well together. Strong flavors, yet not fishy and pungent at all! 

Address: Jln. Mandara Permai VII Blok 6 KA , Pantai Indah Kapuk , Jakarta Utara, Jakarta, Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 30051662
Hours: Sun – Wed 11 AM – 11 PM, Thu – Sat 11 AM – 02 AM
Website: http://www.sainedaise.com/

2.
Ombe Kofie

Ombe kofie

Ombe Kofie

Ombe Kofie is well-known for their artisan coffee. Their standard of coffee surely stands out and it’s not surprising as the staffs there have a deep understanding of coffee. I was told that Espresso and Cold Brew Coffee are two of their popular items in the cafe.

A very small and tiny coffee shop, yet it was cozy and relaxing. Certainly, a great place to laze around in the afternoon. Be warned that the cafe may get very crowded during the weekends.

Address: Jl. Pluit Sakti No.117, Pluit, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450, Indonesia
Phone: +62 811-1751-269
Hours: Sun 10AM–4:45PM, 8AM–4:45PM

3.
BERMVDA

BERMVDA BERMVDA

BERMVDA

BERMVDA Coffee

** Waffles-lover alert! **

Bermvda Coffee is one of Jakarta’s hidden gem that is not known to many! It was only made known to me through my relative who she herself is an avid cafe hopper.

The waffle at Bermvda was fabulous! It was light, fluffed and not doughy at all! The portion was just right for me and was uniquely presented! I got to try two different types of waffles, Balinese Tuna Waffle and Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle. I enjoyed my time here with their delicious waffles.

Balinese Tuna Waffle was spicy and fragrant from the stir-fried chili padi, lemongrass, and onion! Reminds me of my distant Aunt who makes me Balinese shredded Chicken everytime I’m back in my mum’s hometown!

Make sure to check out Bermvda, you will be astonished by their wide selection of waffles and milkshake.

Address: Ruko Cordoba H/30, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Pantai Indah Kapuk, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Jakarta Utara, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 22512465
Hours: 8AM–10PM

4.
Kelasi

Kelasi

Kelasi

Kelasi

More like a dessert store, Kelasi is an Ice-cream shop that specializes only by using coconut as their ice cream base. You get to choose your own toppings with their Coconut Ice Cream. The Coconut Ice Cream was definitely refreshing to me. It wasn’t too sweet and overpowering. But, I do feel that they should have more variety of toppings as I was limited to only a few and I did not really like what they have on hand. They should have included more traditional toppings like Red Beans, Coconut Cream, and Aloe Vera instead of those overpowering sweet syrups that ruined the main flavors.

Nevertheless, you should try out something different if you have not tried out such dessert before. Just go light with their limited toppings!

Kelasi

Address: Mal Kelapa Gading, Mall Kelapa Gading 2, Gading Walk Area, Ground Floor, RT.13/RW.18, East Kelapa Gading, Kelapa Gading, DKI Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 14240, Indonesia
Phone: +62 815-1053-6036
Hours: 10AM–10PM

 

5.
First Love Patisserie

First Love Patisserie

First Love Patisserie

I’m in love with First Love Mille Crepe! I got to try out different flavors every time when I travel to Jakarta, Indonesia. My personal favorite is always Belgium Chocolate. First Love Patisserie isn’t really a cafe, it is a very small dessert store situated at a corner in a mall. Nevertheless, there are a few tables for you to dine in if you like to. 

Additionally, the store is located in Mal Kelapa Gading. It is a super huge mall with over 600 shops for you to browse from. Make sure to spend at least a day here. I forgot to mention that No. 4 Kelasi is also found here.

Address: Mal Kelapa Gading, Jl. Boulevard Raya, RT.13/RW.18, Klp. Gading Tim., Klp. Gading, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240, Indonesia

6.
Gerobak Betawi

Gerobak Betawi

Gerobak Betawi

Gerobak Betawi

If I’m not wrong, ‘Gerobak Betawi’ refers to those street carts selling on a roadside in the olden days of Jakarta. In other words, this cafe/restaurant has a wide variety of Jakarta street food. It would be a great place to satisfy all your Nasi Goreng, Tahu Goreng and all your other Indonesian cravings.

I like something soupy so I really enjoyed their Soto Bihun. Delicious Indonesian-style chicken broth, and thin bee hoon to go with. However, their Kerupuk were a little too stale that day. I was pretty upset as those were my favorite. They are also known for their Nasi Kucing, make sure to order when you are there! 

I love the ambiance, it’s great! Lovely warmth and chic, yet all the food they served there are very traditional (and comfort to me). If you ain’t sure where to try our their local food, this is a good place to start with.  

Gerobak Betawi

Address: Ruko Sunter Paradise Blok R No. 51, Jalan Danau Sunter Utara, Tanjung Priok, RT.1/RW.19, Sunter Agung, Tj. Priok, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14350, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 6402220
Hours: 7:30AM–12AM

7.
Kedai Gentong Ice Cream 

Kedai Ice Cream Gentong

Kedai Ice Cream Gentong

Conveniently located just beside Gerobak Betawi, Kedai Gentong Ice Cream is a local premium home brand that uses Indonesian exotic finest ingredients. The result is luxuriously creamy and unusual range of selection when it comes to flavors. My personal favorites are Avocado, Green Tea, and Jack Fruit. I was told by my friend that they really liked their Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream! All of us can conclude that the flavors are very natural and intense. That is why we all enjoy going to Kedai Gentong Ice Cream. Definitely should visit if you love a good scoop of ice cream.

Address: l. Danau Sunter Utara No.41, 12, Sunter Agung, Jakarta Utara, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14350, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 65831234
Hours: 10AM–10PM

8.
The Caffeine Dispensary

The Caffeine Dispensary

The Caffeine Dispensary

The Caffeine Dispensary

Just like Ombe Kofie, The Caffeine Dispensary is also known for their artisan coffee! They roast their own coffee beans right inside the cafe. I was told that they often create their own blends of coffee bean to create a unique taste and aroma that differ themselves from other cafes. One of their signature drinks is Ice Latte Gula Jawa, which is my best-loved choice when I’m there. 

For my Singaporean readers who doesn’t know what is Gula Jawa, Gula Jawa is a type of coconut sugar that is similar to what we usually will associate with, Gula Melaka. However, there are many kinds of coconut sugar in Indonesia. They are grouped base on their quality, and the different parts of tree used.

However, I would often request for a cup of hot Latte Gula Jawa instead as I still enjoy having a hot cup of coffee. Nevertheless, you should totally give it a try as I don’t think you can find such exotic combination elsewhere.

The Caffeine Dispensary

Address: Raya Blok O1 No, Jl. Kelapa Kopyor Blok M1 No.16, RT.17/RW.2, Klp. Gading Tim., Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 4520109
Hours: 11AM–9PM

 

9.
Shirokuma

Shirokuma is a Japanese themed dessert cafe that serves very delicious soft-serve ice cream, and dessert (they do serve main courses). If I’m not wrong, ‘Shirokuma’ literally means Polar Bear. I got to try out their combi-flavored ice cream that consists of Plain Vanilla, Matcha, Seasalt and Thai Milk Tea. You guys should totally try that out! It was so good that I couldn’t forget the taste of it till today, especially their Thai Milk Tea flavor.

It’s a pity that I did not manage to try out their other popular items like Affogato and Japadog (those were really cool >.< ). This is one of the cafes that I will definitely come back again when I’m in Jakarta.

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Address:  Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No. 32, Pantai Indah Kapuk, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 29237523
Hours: 11AM–11PM
Website: www.cafeshirokuma.com

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10.
Aranzi Yokuden Cafe

Aranzi Yokuden Cafe

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Aranzi Yokuden Cafe

Aranzi Yokuden Cafe

Just like Shirokuma, Aranzi Yokuden is another Japanese themed cafe here in Jakarta. Here, you can find really fluffy Japanese-style Pancakes with infused sweet syrup, really cute cakes, and affordable Japanese meals. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed their pancakes, we were astonished that it was so thick! Yet, at first, my friends were skeptical about the texture. However, one bite revealed that it was so soft and delicious.

Another worthy thing to take is their wide range of cakes featuring different Aranzi Aronzo characters! I got to try out their Chocolate Fruit Panda Cake. It was really lovely and adorable! It was delighting as it was not very sweet and has lots of fruits in it.

While we felt that their main courses here weren’t outstanding, I really liked their Spicy Fried Shrimp Floss Maki Roll. It was something different and certainly palatable! 

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Address: Jalan Danau Indah Raya Blok A1 No.7, Sunter, RT.6/RW.13, Sunter Jaya, Tj. Priok, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 6517031
Hours: 10AM – 10 PM
Website: http://aranzicafe.co.id/

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Perm with Olaplex Treatment @ Kenjo Salon

I have been perming so often that I am starting to worry about my hair condition. To maintain my permed hairstyle, I would have to perm almost every other month! That would be almost 6x per year and it’s insane! There was a period of time my hair was so frizzy that it did not look good at all even after a new perm session. I realized that taking care of my hair and making sure that it is in good condition is also very important as it is one of the keys to having nice hair.

Thanks to my new hair sponsor, I’ll be perming my hair alongside with Olaplex Treatment at Kenjo Salon. Many people have been raving about Olaplex treatment! Olaplex is a new reconstructive treatment developed by top scientists in Santa Barbara that enhance the internal structure of the hair and prevents damage that occurs during chemical services like perming or coloring. I’ll talk more about it later in this post blog.

Conveniently located in Plaza Singapura, Kenjo Salon is a Korean Salon with a combination of local and Korean stylists. They are very professional and will strive to provide their customers the ultimate salon experience.

When I got into the salon, I was greeted by one of the receptionist and was escorted to a table to wait for my hair stylist. I love the fact that they have many choices of beverage to choose from! As usual, I would need my coffee to kick start that day.

Here’s a picture of my hairstyle before I start. I looked damn unkempt! 

My hair stylist, William. 

I consulted William with the hairstyle I want in mind and he advised me with the necessary procedures I would need to do to achieve the best look. To protect my hair, he advised me to do my perm with Olaplex treatment. As I mentioned above, I heard great reviews about Olaplex and was glad that I could try it out myself here in Kenjo Salon. I then start my procedure with a hair wash followed by William cutting my hair effortlessly.

Olaplex

Olaplex

Olaplex is a new reconstructive treatment developed by top scientists in Santa Barbara that enhance the internal structure of the hair and prevents damage that occurs during chemical services like perming or coloring. It is a bond multiplier which is unlike any other products on the market right now. This actually connects any broken disulfide bonds in the hair, restoring the original strength and structure of the hair. Olaplex is not like a conditioner as it does not coat the hair in silicone to make it ‘smooth’ temporary.

Definitely great a treatment you should totally try it if you are,

  • Coloring your hair – For a more lasting vibrant hair color
  • Bleaching – To protect and eliminates hair breakage 
  • Rebonding – Maintain strength & giving structure to the hair
  • Hot/Cold Perm – Improves elasticity with strong and voluminous curl  

Since perming my hair will break numerous bonds in the hair, the integrity of my hair will be compromised. So an Olaplex treatment is highly recommended to repair the damaged caused by perm.

After my wash and cut, William applied a lotion-based Korean perming chemical to get it started. I was astonished that the chemical that they used was a lotion type and not those conventional watery perming chemicals you would get in other salons. I would totally prefer the lotion to the typical perming chemical as it was not messy at all and I do not need to worry about the chemical getting onto my face and into my eyes. 

So excited for the final result later!

My Olaplex treatment was done together with my perm. The Olaplex treatment was fairly simple. It was drizzled on my hair at the end after applying neutralizing chemical of the perm. Kenjo Salon had incorporated Olaplex treatment together with the perm. The result of doing this was impressive as my hair retained more of its elasticity and shine.

Look at the shine and the suppleness of my hair! 

The end result! My hairstylist, William told me that I also could style my hair differently if I want to for a formal event. Yet, I still very much prefer how my hair turned out when its down for a more casual look. 

Thanks William for styling me up! It was awesome!

A week after my perm and treatment with Kenjo Salon. I love how my hair turned out. It looks gorgeous! More pictures of my Tiong Bahru shots will be out soon, so stay tuned!

Make sure to check out Kenjo Salon @ Plaza Singapura! Good news, quote “ZaTaYaYummy” at Kenjo Hair Salon to get 15% discount for all their hair services. 20% for students under the age of 21.

Kenjo Salon

Contact Tel: 6238 8083

Website: www.kenjosalon.com.sg

Address: 68 Orchard Road, #04-72, Plaza Singapura (New Wing), Singapore 238839

 

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Seafood PotSocialLite

KUVO @ Somerset/Orchard – Lavish Dining Experience

KUVO Singapore

KUVO Singapore

My friend and I got to visit KUVO Singapore to try out their new Seafood Pot, Seafood Pot SocialLite. Situated along the streets of Orchard Road, KUVO is a lifestyle dining concept by TCC. the restaurant offers not only dining but bar, vine lounge and even a gift shop!

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries

We started it with their classic Truffle Fries. My friend felt that the scent of the truffle was just right, yet I feel that it certainly can be stronger!

Melon Mangosteen Fruit Tea

Melon Mangosteen Fruit Tea

I was recommended to their out their Fruit Tea and indeed, it was very pleasant! I ordered Melon Mangosteen Fruit Tea. Though it sounds exotic, it was sweet-smelling and inviting. I really love it! You got to try it out!

Bar

Bar

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Seafood Pot SocialLite

The showstopper for this meal was KUVO’s new Seafood Pot, Seafood Pot SocialLite. It’s a sharing pot that was meant for 2 to 3 pax. You get to choose 4 different types of sauce base, White Wine Garlic Chilli, Bonito Broth, Spicy Chorizo Tomato, or Brandy Beurre Blanc.

We chose the Brandy Beurre Blanc sauce for our base. It was creamy and delightful! The aroma of the Brandy was certainly strong enough, but not too overpowering that will make you feel nausea. 

Make sure to add-on their in-house artisan bread to go with the sauce! It will be so satisfying!

Vine Lounge

Vine Lounge

KUVO’s Vine Lounge looks classy and sophisticated, isn’t?

Belacan Crispy Wings with Sambal Belacan Dip

Belacan Crispy Wings with Sambal Belacan Dip

We ended it off with their Belacan Crispy Wings with Sambal
Belacan Dip. If you are a spicy lover, you got to give it a try! The Sambal dipping sauce will sure to make your mouth on fire!

Receive a bottle of White Wine or Moscato with any Pot SocialLite purchased! Limited daily, while stock lasts.

The Seafood Pot SocialLite will be available until the end of January 2017, subject to changes.

All in all, it was definitely a lavish experience. The ambiance was very elegant and posh. I enjoyed my time there and it’s certainly is a place to go if you are looking to celebrate a very special occasion, or trying to find a soothing place to catch up with someone.

KUVO Singapore

Contact: +65 6733 8272

Address: 321 Orchard Rd, #02-01 Orchard Shopping Centre,
Orchard Shopping Centre, 238866

Nearest MRT Station: Somerset MRT

https://www.facebook.com/KuvoSingapore/

http://kuvo.com.sg/

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Jack Wills Second Outlet Opens At Takashimaya

Known for their trendy Britsh clothing, Jack Wills announces the opening of its second retail store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City recently.

Jack Wills has brought British fashion and heritage for more than 16 years, promising the highest quality to the wardrobes specifically for inspiring youths that want to be carefree. The 200 square foot store in Takashimaya is located in the heart of Orchard Road does certainly reflects all its Fabulously British.

They take pride in using the finest quality materials and the latest techniques and design to deliver Jack Will’s style of what it means to be young and Fabulously British. This was taken in store, featuring Jack Will’s Lesterton Nylon Bomber Jacket for Men and Black Clutch Bag for Ladies. 

The Jacket is made ready for cold weather and is suitable as an outerwear.

The store also carries accessories, homeware, and gifts to suit every shopping need.

I also got to visit their Raffles City outlet.

 

About Jack Wills:

Established by Peter Williams in 1999, as a single shop in the seaside town of Salcombe, Jack Wills has since expanded to become an international brand with 80 stores (and counting) across the globe, including those in the UK, US, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Middle East, and currently shipping to 126 countries worldwide via jackwills.com. Jack Wills is a British fashion and lifestyle brand that has always believed in creating premium clothing and accessories for people who appreciate design, quality, and attention to detail. It’s known for heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist and is proud to fly the flag for Britain around the world, whether through a collaboration with a Yorkshire mill or the Jack Wills Seasonnaires’ summer on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Authenticity, honesty, and irreverence are just three of the qualities woven into the ‘Fabric of Jack’ and this company ethos has stood fast for 17 years.

Outlets:

NGEE ANN CITY, TAKASHIMAYA

Unit B1-42/46, B1/F, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore, 238873

Enquiry No. : +65-6734 9673 Opening hours: 10am -9:30pmMonday to Sunday

Opening hours: 10am -9:30pm Monday to Sunday

RAFFLES CITY

Unit #01-19, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore, 179103

Enquiry No. +65 6338 6342

Opening hours: 11am –10pm Monday to Sunday

http://www.jackwills.com/

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6 Cafes You Must Visit In Seoul

If you are traveling to Seoul, Korea and are looking for cafes to visit, here are some you must not miss!

1.
O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

If you are looking for Green Tea/Matcha flavors, you should totally check this place out! This cafe specializes in Green Tea and has many Green Tea drinks and desserts. I totally love their Green Tea Swiss Roll as the sponge was so soft and delicate, with a hint of Green Tea. It was filled with deliciously refreshingly Green Tea Mousse Cream.

However, I was really disappointed with their ice cream. Maybe, it was only for that day but totally mine was certainly disapproving icy. Yet, the place was very quiet and relaxing. A great place to chill out after a long busy day shopping in Myeongdong.

Nevertheless, if you are dropping by, make sure to get some of their tea products! They have really special tea leaves that you can’t find anywhere else.

O´sulloc Tea House

Address: 12 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Phone: +82 2-774-5460
Hours: 10AM–11PM
Website: http://www.osulloc.co.kr/

2.
Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Beautiful and enchanted, this cafe host 2 cute fluffy white sheep that will sure to make you go feverishly!

Why do you still visit dog or cat cafes when you can visit a sheep cafe? Thanks Nature Cafe sells mainly waffles and drinks, so don’t come here with an empty stomach expecting for the main course! Located just around the station of Hongik University (Hongdae), you could shop around the area after spending a delightful amount of time in the cafe. Clothes here are very affordable, usually starting from 10,000 won for most of them. Most youths like to hang out here! Additionally, there are many street performances in the evening during the weekend.

Thanks Nature Cafe

Address: 486 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 54-228-5106
Hours: 11AM–10PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TNcafe/

3.
Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

If you are a Line user, you got to visit Line Friends Cafe & Store when you are here in Seoul. It is considered the largest Line store in the world. The store is 3 levels high and should definitely be considered a tourist attraction!

Here, they offer not only the cafe but a bunch of other cute Line products to browse through. You will be greeted by a huge Brown upon entering the store. But, you do have to queue if you want to take a photo with him though. The basement level holds the themed cafe. I highly recommend you to try out their really adorable macarons! Additionally, you also should roam around the area as there are many other shops there.

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, 535- 15 현대맨션
Phone: +82 2-3448-1764
Hours: 10:30AM–10:30PM
Website: https://store.linefriends.com/

4.
Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Retro American-style, located just around the corner of Garosu-gil just like Line Friends Store and Cafe, it offers really delicious fluffy Lobster Rolls!

There are many variations of Lobster Rolls you can find here. We got to try out a few and my favorite one was the warm Cajun Cheese Lobster Roll. The restaurant is located in the basement alongside with elevated windows and coastal decorations, it made me feel like I was having my meal inside a boat in a nearby port. They were very generous with the amount of lobster meat in their rolls and will sure to please you.

Address: 524-27 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-6402-0904
Hours:
Sunday to Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 11pm

5.
Blind Alley

Blind Alley

A rare shot with the ever so active Raccoon at Blind Alley

A rare shot with the ever so active Raccoon at Blind Alley

Blind Alley Cafe, as its name suggest, I couldn’t find or take notice the cafe even after walking past for quite a few times! Situated along the street of Cheongpadong just before Sookmyung Women’s University, this is one unique cafe I’m certainly sure you can’t find something similar in Singapore!

WARNING: THIS ANIMAL-THEMED CAFE HAS TWO WILD RACCOONS INSIDE!

Yeap, it is a raccoon cafe! These raccoons are not kept in their cages most of the time. Hence, do expect them to crawl all over you when dining there. They do offer some refreshing smoothies, aromatic cafe latte, and some desserts. The best part is that the food was reasonably priced! Unlike some other animal-themed cafe whereby,  the price of a cup of Orange Juice can be exorbitant!

Address: 63-20 Cheongpadong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-701-6075

6.
1Q84 Churros

1Q84 Churros

1Q84 Churros

For a quick bite, head down to 1Q84 Churros while shopping in the streets of Ewha Womans University.

You do have to wait awhile for them to prepare the Churros as it will be made to order. Warm crispy Churros with well-coated Cinnamon Sugar is so comforting, especially in the winter. I got to try out their Churros with Cream Cheese spread on it. It so delish!

Address: 196-14, Uijeongbu 1-dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea

 

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Portico Prime @ Dempsey Hills – Chic & Modern European Restaurant

Portico Prime

Portico Prime

Situated in Dempsey Hills, Portico Prime offers a Chic & Modern European Restaurant. The interior is simple and industry-styled, yet refined and elegant. It will sure be a lavished experience here.

Roma Tomato Salad

Roma Tomato Salad

To get things started, I got to try out a few appetizers.

Roma Tomato Salad has two different types of Jamon (also known as Ham in Spanish), it was certainly unusual and I’m not used to the taste. The salad was scattered with Quinoa and Hijiki Seaweed and a finishing of Rock Melon Dressing. Still, I love how the tomatoes go well with the Quinoa and the dressing together.

Hokkaido Scallop

Hokkaido Scallop

Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with Brown Anchovy Mayo and Crispy Bacon, the scallop was still juicy on the inside and it was well browned. You know it is going to be good!

Pan-seared Foie Gras

Pan-seared Foie Gras

Pan-seared Foie Gras, this got to be one of my favorites! Accompanied with Beetroot Puree, Toasted Bread and a fresh mixture of berries, it was indeed dead delicious! The Foie Gras was silky and has a melt in your mouth feel. It was paired really well with the crisp toasted bread and refreshing fruits.

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels. Seasoned with Garlic Confit, White Wine, and Italian Parsley, it was so simple yet so comforting. It has a wonderful aroma, I can really smell the freshness of the ocean as if I was really there. Really good!

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta

Next, some of the main courses of which, I really enjoyed.

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta. Intense and pungent aroma of the truffles, matched with beautiful black Avruga-caviar, crispy Kawa Ebit Shrimps and Ito Togarashi, it will sure to make you render speechless. If I would visit again, I will sure order this as my main course again!

Roasted Chicken Leg

Roasted Chicken Leg

Roasted Chicken Leg with Chili Navy Beans Sauce. The sauce was a little on the salty side if you try it as it. Yet, it marries up perfectly when consumed with the roasted chicken. The chicken was tender and succulent. If you are not sure what you are looking for this classic dish with a slight twist should be alright to try out.

Baked Cod Fish

Baked Cod Fish

Baked Cod Fish with Yuzu-flavored foam and crushed Matcha Hazelnuts. This dish was totally bizarre! Not only that the flavors combination was unusual, the dish was presented in a very exotic way. I was astonished to get to try out some flavored foam. However, all the flavors were very mild and you have to slowly savor it to appreciate. I personally feel that even though the dish was outstanding and out of the box, I don’t like the bubbly feel of the foam in my mouth.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee was creamy and well caramelized. I was amused that they added toasted bread on top of the Creme Brulee, certainly something different and some would sure to enjoy it with the creamy sweet custard.

Homemade Sorbet

Homemade Sorbet

Homemade Sorbet garnished with fresh fruits and granola toppings, it was very refreshing and light. Great to have it after a hearty meal. The flavors I got to try out were Green Apple, Lychee, and Passion Fruit. I really enjoyed all of them as they were not too sweet but sweet enough for me. My liking was the Green Apple, but I told by my other friends that it tasted like baby food (Apple Sauce).

Deconstructed Black Forest

Deconstructed Black Forest

Rich and decadent, Deconstructed Black Forest surely brings me back to the woods in the wonderland! The Chocolate Mousse pairs really well with the creamy cold Gelato.

 To sum up, the food was delightful. I can see that the chefs here put in the effort to recreate their dishes for a more special meal for their customers. Since the restaurant is situated in Dempsey Hills, it is quite peaceful and quiet. Additionally, with the beautiful chic interior and wonderful ambiance at night, I would totally come here again in future for a special occasion!

Portico Prime

Contact: +65 6474 7427

Address:  10 Dempsey Rd #01-20, Singapore 247700

Getting there by bus: 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174

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