A LOVELY EVENING SPENT WITH FRIENDS

Finally posting about our weekend with @lovefoodlove3
Chilling at her house with some Moscato D'Asti. I am not a wine person but I gotta say πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Fruity and slightly sweet with light carbonation. Low alcohol content and is considered a dessert wine. Good for someone like me.
Good start to a good feasting session.












We got the blow torch out to torch πŸ”₯ the yummy mentaiko sauce that's drizzled on those fresh scallops! Scallops were baked with cheese on top and finally topped with tobiko!


























I and Fiona also got to eat half of a whole lobster each! omg, serene is so generous! I think she served us Boston Lobster? The lobster meat was fresh, evident from being easily peeled off the shell.

Each of us has a plate of rice with this delicious broth with lobster and abalone meat. She really went all out. ^^;






Nailed the perfect medium well on a monster bone-in Tomahawk steak! Juicy and tender on the inside and nicely charred on the outside. My first time eating this too.


Rounding off the evening with the same broth used for the lobster with these sizeable abalone ingots. Very well-cooked with a crunchy texture. 


Thanks for being such a great host and preparing such a sumptuous feast for us! 🍷🍷🍷🍷


REVIEW: TERMINAL M - HAHAL MULTI-CONCEPT GOURMET FOOD HALL AT CHANGI AIRPORT TERMINAL 3

Local restaurant chain Ministry of Food (MOF) launches Terminal M - the first halal multi-concept gourmet food hall in Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport. Enjoy Korean, Japanese and Chinese food brands that are now MUIS halal-certified. Malay friends now have more food choices at Changi Airport.

Beef Bulgogi Hotpot ($33.80)
Their version of beef bulgogi is loaded with mushrooms such as enoki mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms. Another highlight of this beef stew is also the Korean Glass Noodles! All in All, the beef stew is very hearty, comforting and packed full of protein.

In conjunction with the upcoming fasting month, Terminal M has also launched a series of special bento sets for both dine-in and takeaway. Starting from an affordable price of $11.80, these sets are perfect for families to break fast together. Choose from a wide range of delectable items such as Kimchi Fried Rice ($12.80), Beef Bulgogi Value Set ($17) and more.
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Thank you to @brandcellar for the invite and @terminalmbymof & @mofgroup for hosting us. :)











Summer Snack Hacks: Three Creative Tips for Simple Summer Snacking

School's out for the summer, which means family fun time and hungry kids home all day. From camp lunches to days by the pool -- and all of those lazy days in between -- kids have one thing on their minds: snacks. To assemble the perfect snack and keep kids satisfied and smiling throughout the warmer months, follow this simple guide.

* Involve Kids in the Kitchen: All those years of cooking for the kids will soon come to an end when you enlist them as mini-master sous chefs. Whether your kids are two or 10, they'll love learning and creating their own concoctions. Fruit skewers made from fresh fruit and toothpicks or straws make for the perfect teaching opportunity. Have your kids rinse strawberries, grapes and any other desired fruit, and slide them onto a colourful straw. For a frozen treat to beat the summer heat, pop them in the freezer for a few minutes before watching your kids enjoy their own creative snack creations.


* Colorful Creations: Hungry kids are grumpy kids, and grumpy kids tend to be unhappy. The best way to keep your kids happy is to feed them well. A proper snack time means an array of options and something for everyone. By presenting snacks in a creative way, kids will get to choose what they want to eat, providing an increased sense of individuality. Try separating dry snacks from fruit and veggie bites to present a colourful spread.


If you're looking to add that mid-day protein boost for a sluggish kid, a great healthy option is Deli Snackers from Land O'Frost, a baked meat snack made from high-quality, oven-roasted meats. This convenient and flavorful choice offers more than 10 grams of nourishing protein per serving with less than 400 mg of sodium, making it the perfect treat to pair with crackers and cheese cubes to appeal to the pickiest eater.


* Tasty Twist: Instead of those sugar-loaded popsicles that often spark temper tantrums after the inevitable sugar crash, consider making DIY popsicles. These frozen treats will eliminate the added sugar, while still providing the juicy, refreshing dessert your kids crave. Pop your favourite juice and fruit mixture into a blender, freeze until solid and serve to the kids guilt-free.



With these simple tricks in mind, grab the kids and get ready for a summer filled with simple snacking. For coupons and more information about Land O'Frost, visit www.landofrost.com.



REVIEW: BIRDS OF PARADISE - JEWEL CHANGI & KATONG

BIRDS OF PARADISE

BOP is interesting as their flavours were inspired by nature. Expect flavours such as White Chrysanthemum, Earl Grey Lemongrass, Lychee Raspberry and Basil. 
What I had: The Seasalt Houjicha gelato has a roasty flavour with subtle sea salt flavour, whilst the Pandan gelato flavour is kind of watered down but refreshing.

Did you know that Michelin Recommended @bopgelato has opened a new outlet at the NEW @jewelchangiairport ! I would definitely suggest getting their aromatic thyme cones with flavours such as Seasalt Houjicha, White Chrysanthemum, Earl Grey Lemongrass, Lychee Raspberry and Basil.

Address: 63 E Coast Rd, 01-05, Singapore 428776
Opening Hours: Closed on Monday
Tues - Thurs, Sun  12 pm - 10 pm
Fri - Sat 12 pm - 10.30 pm

Address: Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard #01-214/215/216
Opening Hours: 12 pm - 10 pm daily







#homecookedmeal NOODLES AGAIN

 Use better than bullion's vegetable broth again. My mom bought fish so here are some fish cubes in the soup along with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Added tomatoes to the broth give it a sweeter taste too.

I fall back on pasta a lot of times when I ran out of choices. hahaha
Seafood with Mushrooms Aglio Olio with Country Style Mushroom Chicken soup from Campbell~
Seafood consists of prawns and fish. A toss in a pan recipe that’s perfect for an easy dinner. A dish like this can probably cost 4 times more if you had this in a cafe. Homecooked food ensures your wallet is kept thick and happy. Aglio Olio means stir fry with garlic and olive oil. I personally like it as it is easier to make compared to the cream sauce. It will probably taste a whole lot better too as you can customise according to your own taste!

Used my fav canned meat to make this pasta dish. Not only is this Creamy luncheon meat, prawns, mushrooms spaghetti not gelat, but it’s also filled with so much flavour. Umami and earthiness

Saw an Instagram acquaintance making this dish himself and I was inspired by him.
Simple meal but satisfying, My fav canned meat makes an appearance again. Steamed egg with luncheon meat.








REVIEW: THE HUMBLE SCOOP - LOCALLY INSPIRED FLAVOURS

Was at Katong for a tasting and decided to check this The Humble Scoop out. They're basically a small shop that is located within Katong Shopping Centre selling ice creams, drinks and waffles. What's so special about them are their Locally Inspired flavours! Unassuming shop with maid agencies and tuition centres as neighbours. 

As a child, I grew up eating Haw flakes. They're this small circular Haw flakes wrapped in paper packaging. It comes in this pale/dark pink colour. When I saw this available there, I knew I had to try it! It tastes just like the Haw flakes that I remembered. It leaves a tangy aftertaste in the mouth and can be quite addicting!

There are also other locally inspired flavours such as Pulut Hitam, Sugarcane, and Milo. Their ice cream is also home-made! Basic flavours go for S$3.90 per scoop, S$6.90 for two scoops, and S$8.90 for three scoops. Premium flavours are priced at S$4.90 for one scoop, S$8.90 for two scoops, and S$11.90 for three scoops.

Address: Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Rd, #B1-92, Singapore 437844
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 12pm to 9.30pm
Closed on Mondays





REVIEW: JW360° - ONE STOP JAPAN CONCEPT STALL AT JEWEL CHANGI

 JW360° is a one-stop japan concept stall with a cafe, restaurant, and retail all in one. 

The traditional mont blanc but with a matcha twist! There's a reversal with Matcha paste piped around chestnut paste. Not too sweet with the matcha balancing everything out. 

It is the after all still the spring season so we decided to get the Sakura Raspberry Pie as well. A dollop of lightly torched Sakura meringue sits atop a flaky light pastry with a brimming raspberry cream filled center.  Cut open to discovering a layer of matcha ganache. Just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. I love it. 

Apart from cakes and pastries, they also have Ice cream! My friend ordered a small cup to share. We had the houjicha and soba-cha flavour. While The houjicha was rich and with roasty undertones, the soba-cha is the real deal and taste just like the Japanese Buckwheat tea. Nutty, earthy and oh so enjoyable. Some of the notable flavours are black sesame, matcha milk and Japanese whisky.

Address: 225 Jewel, 78 Airport Blvd, #01-223/224 Changi Airport Singapore
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm







REVIEW: PINK FISH SG - FROM NORWAY TO SINGAPORE

What's not to love about Norwegian Salmon! Hailing from Norway, Norwegian salmon chain store Pink Fish sets ashore and opened their first stall outside of their home country in Jewel Changi. True to their fish theme, You can find engraved fish scale pattern throughout their premise. Allegedly Norway's answer to Mcdonalds or KFC too according to the internet. 

My American Hawaiian Poke bowl comes with delicious and fresh salmon cubes and chilli marinated Crispy Greens layered up with a satisfying serving of rice. Aside from Poke bowls, they also have burgers, salads, soups, and wraps.


Address: 78 Airport Blvd, #B1-261/262, Jewel, Changi Airport Singapore, 819666
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm daily







REVIEW: JU HAO BY MOF - DELICIOUS TAIWANESE SUN-DRIED NOODLES

Here's what you need to know about Ju Hao (聚θ±ͺ)
1️⃣ Their Taiwanese sundried noodles are Healthy with no added salt, oil nor preservatives
2️⃣ Have you heard of Ministry Of Food? Ju Hao is under the MOF group.
3️⃣ Made of 100% pure natural wheat flour powder that guarantees the springiness texture in the noodles ❤️

We tried these bowls of ❤️ at Ju Hao:
➡️ Shallot Noodles with Hainanese-Style Chicken
➡️ Signature Noodles with Pork Chop
➡️ Sesame Noodles with Wanton
➡️ Mala noodles with Steamed chicken with chili sauce(口水鸑)

These noodles can be paired with simple ingredients such as sesame oil and chopped green onions and taste just as yummy! Taiwanese will be reminded of the noodles that they enjoyed during childhood. Their sauces are brewed with traditional Taiwanese natural black bean soy sauce and premium sesame oil, they are sure to elevate the tastes and textures of the sundried noodles. 

You can have 4 types of noodles to choose from:
1️⃣ wave
2️⃣ slices
3️⃣ handmade
4️⃣ hand-shaped thin noodles

What kind of sauces are available: 
1️⃣  Shallot
2️⃣ Signature
3️⃣ Sesame
4️⃣ Mala

Customers will be delighted to know that they can customize their bowl of noodles by choosing what type of noodles they want and what kind of sauces to pair it with. On top of these, you are able to choose the texture of the noodles (from soft to al dente), the flavour (from light to heavy) as well as the amount of oil. 

Address: #02-138/139/140/141/142, SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408600
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm daily

Thanks to @brandcellar for the invite! Love all the noodles! 😍