Our local hawker food scene is well known for its diversity and every week without fail, my colleagues and I would make it a point to lunch at popular hawker food stalls just to satisfy our cravings! Yep that’s how much we love our local food. smile
The Hawkerlicious Buffet by Flavours at Zhongshan Park allows us to enjoy local fares at the price of one. Local delights like fried hokkien mee, oyster omelette, cereal prawns, char siew, roasted pork, nonya laksa, prawn noodles are just some of the dishes you will get to enjoy.
Ah Hood Fresh Seafood, available during dinners, is the brainchild of Chef Kristopher Cheng, which allows us to pick our choice of seafood such as clams, tiger prawns, crab, squid and snapper fish to cook it our way with their signature sauces like black pepper, salted egg yolk, assam curry and ginger & onion sauce.
We tried crab with black pepper, squid with salted egg yolk sauce and snapper with assam curry. All turned out really delicious! smile The choices are endless and I love it that we can decide on our preferred ingredients, unlike the usual zi char stall menu which are usually fixed.
I also tried to cook assam laksa at the DIY noodles station, adding lots of ingredients which I love hehe! smile Apart from that, there are DIY stations to grill cuttlefish with kang kong, make gado gado, kueh pie tee, or rojak.
The buffet ups the notch on value with staple stations such as sashimi, sushi, bbq char siew and roasted pork.
Weekdays: $28++ for adults; $14++ for children aged 5-12 years old
Weekends: $45++ for adults; $22.50++ for children aged 5-12 years old
Weekdays: $45++ for adults; $22.50++ for children aged 5-12 years old
Weekends: $49++ for adults; $24.50++ for children aged 5-12 years old
Flavours at Zhongshan Park
16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Tel: (65) 6808 6888
Exfoliation is a crucial step in the beauty regime to have smoother, brighter and more even skin tone. Chemical peels are one of the possible ways to remove dead skin cells, which can cost hundreds of dollars.
The all new Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate from the Dermatologist Solutions range contains quinoa husk extract to provide similar results as traditional chemical peels, but with a fraction of the cost and minimal irritation.
Suitable to use nightly, it can accelerate cell turnover, refine texture, improve skin tone evenness, allowing softer, more radiant skin by the next morning. Few drops is sufficient for every use, after cleansing and toning, before serum and moisturizing.
Texture wise, it’s non-oily and gets absorbed really fast. It has a distinct smell, kind of tonic-like, which I find it quite appealing and relaxing.
I really love the effect of the micro-peel concentrate as it reduces the risks such as redness and irritation that I get from traditional chemical peels. The fact that quinoa is used as a star ingredient in this product is a true beauty industry breakthrough.
Now available at Kiehl’s at $99 for a 30ml bottle. Check out this adorable video of their mascot – Jim the Quinoa Husk!
Today I will be reviewing Banila Co. It Moist Seoul Tint in Lacquer 02 Jihyo Pink, what a mouthful! surprised
I got this during my last trip to Seoul. Mainly because: 1 – Banila Co. is not available in Singapore; 2 – Jihyo is the brand spokeswoman! smile I first knew about this product from Get It Beauty, where she chose this as one of her favorite products, apart from the Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm, which I will be sharing in a separate post.
Featuring an illustrated fashionable model, this is part of the 2014 F/W makeup collection “Tinted Seoul.” The inspiration comes from K-Beauty, by creating colors which you can find in Seoul.
Though named as a pink shade, I find it more peachy than pinky. I would use the applicator to pick up some product and use my fingers to lightly dab and spread out the lacquer on my lips more evenly. Why I did so is because it dries up pretty fast, and leaves a matte finish after that, though it feels moist at first. I don’t think it lasted pretty long as it fades off after eating and drinking, probably just after one meal. Those with dry lips have to be careful when applying as it may look too patchy.
Don’t be too disappointed if you can’t get this in Singapore cos I think that an alternative option would be Etude House’s Colors Lips-Fit range, which works just as great. Again, I’ll save that for another post. Smooches! heart
I had the privilege of revisiting Salt Tapas & Bar on a lovely Saturday morning. smile Read my previous experience here. The current tasting features new seafood dishes which were sourced based on the freshest quality.
Roasted Garlic Flat Bread with Romesco ($6) has an excellent, nicely charred crust, which makes a very nice side dish.
Same ol’ Taco of Tempura Soft Shell Crab, Pineapple Salsa & Wasabi Mayo ($14) but they had changed the Chipotle Mayo to Wasabi Mayo, and I believe tobiko had also been changed to ikura, which I find it too overwhelming. At least for me though, I would still prefer the previous version. Wish they would bring it back! smile
Cigar Omelette with Mushroom Cepe Sauce & Green Onions ($15) tastes as good as it looks, egg and mushrooms never go wrong.
Egg Berentine with Bonito Flakes ($14) has an interesting combi of western and japanese way of cooking. The bonito flakes gives it a deeper and more unique flavour. Completed with a creamy and buttery hollandaise sauce, this unique dish is worth every try.
Grilled Big Head Prawn with Papaya Salad, Fried Peanuts & Tamarind Dressing ($27) is lightly grilled and the prawns still kept their freshness. The side salad also gives the dish a tangy kick. Wish there were more prawns though. wink
I may have found the best french toast ever. Those with a sweet tooth must try out the French Toast with Okinawa Ice Cream, Clotted Cream & Jam ($15), which is da bomb! The house-made brioche is nicely soaked with a special sauce which made it extremely soft and fluffy. Every bite delighted my palate and it was wiped out after a few bites. tongue
The chocolate-fanatic hubby can’t stop raving over the Gooey Chocolate Tart with Mango Sorbet ($14) which has a warm and rich dark chocolate lava oozing out when we break open the tart.
Salt Tapas & Bar’s brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday, from 11.30am to 3pm. Definitely worth waking up early for. smile
Salt Tapas & Bar
252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre #01-22A, Singapore 179103
Tel: (65) 6837 0995
Note: Prices are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.
Chocolate Origin is my favorite to-go dessert cafe whenever I crave for chocolate stuff, especially their lava cake.
According to Kian Yong, General Manager of Chocolate Origin, the new dark chocolate gelato is inspired behind their chocolate ganache cakes in the form of a gelato for their customers to enjoy especially with the hot weather. They had spent hours in the R&D room perfecting an Italian gelato recipe in order to tweak it to suit Singapore’s palate. Reasonably priced, 1 scoop is at $4.50, 2 scoops at $6.50 and a pint for takeaway is at $12.50.
The texture of the gelato is deliciously smooth, rich and bittersweet, great for my palate.
Their signature warm lava cake is perfectly combined with vanilla ice cream, delighting my palate with every mouthful.
Their other signature item would be the chocolate ganache cake, which has a silky smooth and rich texture.
Aside from the rich cakes and gelato, Chocolate Origin also offers coffe made from the finest Arabica coffee beans from Latin America. The Arabica beans, known for their distinctive aroma and exquisitely smooth texture, form a perfect marriage with Chocolate Origin’s cakes and gelato.
The barista gave us a demo on latte art, which was completed in a matter of seconds. How talented! smile
I had a go at it too and created a Gudetama version. It was not easy trying to draw on the foam. This DIY latte art is not available at the outlets but you may request for it if you wish to hold team building or corporate events.
With my favorite Sims at the event! Look at cute Aidan! bigsmile
Now I know where to go if I have cravings for chocolate gelato. smile
Philosophy has unveiled a new discovery that can help skin to improve with age. Their latest Ultimate Miracle Worker range allows skin to rejuvenate itself better than ever before.
Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye
Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream
Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Lightweight Emulsion
Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Nighttime Serum-in-Cream
I honestly swear by the Ultimate Miracle Worker range, which leaves my face feeling smooth and hydrated the next morning, even when I’ve slept in an air-conditioning room for more than 6 hours.
Something worth mentioning would be the star product Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Nighttime Serum-in-Cream which is the first ever serum-in-cream formula with active plant cells and high performance bi-retinoid. It combines the concentrated power of a serum with the nourishing benefits of a cream to help reduce the signs of present and past skin-aging, while your sleep. The active plant cells are known to improve the synthesis of collagen and boost cell regeneration, to give you a more dewy and vibrant complexion. Look at those luxurious pearl-like serum! smile
The Ultimate Miracle Worker range is now retailing at all Sephora stores.
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