Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vegetarian Foodhunt of the Year! Registration is now open!

Hey foodies, here's your chance to take part in a foodhunt with a special food theme ~ vegetarian food!  Show your prowess on Sunday, 26 October 2014 on how you can find interesting food with your creativity and resourcefulness and win Capitamall vouchers! 
 
Registration is now open until 19 October 2014!  If you're between 17 to 35 years old, sign up for the foodhunt!  Details are available at http://youth.kmspks.org/y-lifestyle/vegetarian-food-hunt/
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

[Singapore Restaurant] Experience Korea's Most Beloved Dishes from Bibigo

The wave of Korean Fried Chicken + Beer has hit the sunny island of Singapore when this food combo known as Chimaek (치맥) was featured in the popular Korean drama "My Love from the Stars" (별에서 온 그대) earlier this year.  The word "Chimaek" originates from the word Chicken (Koreans pronounce the word as Chikin) and Maekju (which means beer in Korean).  Chimaek is especially popular during the summer seasons when the heat wave is up and the beer has the cooling effect.  It is so popular that an event "Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival" is held annually! 
 
Being summer all year round in Singapore, it is timely that Bibigo has added Chimaek to their menu starting from September!

 


What's unique about Bibigo's version of Chimaek is that, you get to eat the fried chicken with 2 different sauces (soybean and sweet & spicy) and salt!  Personally, my preference would be the soybean sauce, followed by the sweet & spicy sauce.  The salt is dry and doesn't quite stay on the chicken.  The plus point about having Chimaek is the refreshing pickled white radish.  But honestly, the plain fried chicken itself is already quite delicious and addictive.

Order the Gangnam Chicken as an ala carte dish (6-piece chicken) at $10 or top up another $10 for 2 bottles of iced-cold Hite beer.  Hite beer is really popular in Korea!


For an authentic Korean meal, order a Spicy Kimchi Stew ($10) and Kimchi pancake ($9).  The stew comes with a bowl of Korean short grain rice and a kimchi side-dish.  In fact, these 2 dishes have been newly added to Bibigo's menu and they are quite decent, although I think the pancake would have tasted even better if it was crispier. 

 
Just a small tip to share.  The Kimchi pancake does not come with any dipping sauce.  But not to be disappointed, the soybean sauce from the Gangnam Chicken dish is a perfect dipping sauce for the pancake!

 
For non-spicy food lovers, another dish on the limited-time menu would be the Seafood Noodles ($9).  Udon is used as the main staple, cooked with seafood and a generous portion of green veggies, it makes a good option on days when you just feel like having something light and soupy.
 
Overall, the pricing for these new dishes are quite affordable and there is no price differentiation between lunch and dinner.  The food portion is easily sufficient for those with small to moderate appetite.  Head down to Bibigo with 2 to 3 other friends to experience all these dishes!
 
 
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/bibigo.singapore?fref=ts
 
Bibigo Suntec City
Suntec City Mall Tower 3 #B1-107 Singapore 038983
Tel: 65-6338-5809
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
(Nearest MRT Station: Promenade Station on Circle Line)

Bibigo NEX Shopping Mall
23 Serangoon Central, #03-08 NEX Shopping Mall, Singapore 556083
Tel: 65-6509-8272
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm
(Nearest MRT Station: Serangoon Station on North-East Line)
 
Bibigo Raffles City
252 North Bridge Roadm #B1-74 Raffles City Shopping Center Singapore 179103
Tel: 65-6336-4745
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
(Nearest MRT Station: City Hall Station on North-South Line)
 
 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Airline Promotion from Singapore to Korea (Seoul/Busan/Jeju) in Spring 2015


It's really advance and very early to make travel plans yet but why not? :D


Singapore Airlines
Singapore to Seoul
From $648 (Early Bird Promotion)
Outbound Travel: 2 Jan to 27 May 2014
Min passenger: 2
Min / Max duration: 3 / 14 days
Ticket sales period: 15 to 28 Sep 2014

http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/en_UK/promotions/bookearly.jsp

Cathay Pacific

Singapore to Seoul/Busan/Jeju
From From $712 / $718
Outbound Travel: 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2015
Min passenger: 2
Min / Max duration: min. 2 days, max. 1 month
Ticket sales period: until 31 Oct 2014

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_SG/latest-offers/flights/promotion-code-multiple-diy-fares/two-to-travel-year-long-fares.html

Monday, September 01, 2014

[Singapore Cafe] Eggs & Berries Cafe at Westgate

The café culture is really getting vibrant and we have to acknowledge that the variety of confectionery is growing and some do look really appetising.  Besides waffles, which are being served in a number of cafes in Singapore already, how many giving pancakes a try?  All-day pancake sounds good isn't it?
 
At Eggs & Berries, selected pancakes, waffles, crepes and desserts are at 50% discount between 3pm to 5pm daily, including takeaways!   


 

This is the Tutti-Frutti pancake, essentially mini pancakes served with a huge fruity platter with strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, bananas, pineapples and peaches plus whipped cream.  Sounds healthy enough? 

This is a pretty cosy and quiet place to hang out during tea time, and with reasonable price.  Service staff are rather attentive and polite.


Eggs & Berries (Westgate Branch)
3 Gateway Drive #02-06 Westgate Singapore 608532
Tel: 6636 4212
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eggs.and.Berries?fref=photo
Website: http://www.eggsnberries.com/

Getting there: 2 minutes walk from Jurong East MRT station. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

[Singapore Cafe] Mooncakes from Metta Cafe

More traditional baked mooncake choices from Metta Cafe which offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian selection.
The Milk Tea Mixed Nuts, Osmanthus Seaweed King Melon Seeds and Green Tea Pistachio Nuts flavours sound interesting.  Shall check them out soon!
 
 
 
 
Metta Cafe
32 Simei Street 1, Singapore 529950
Email: mettacafe@metta.org.sg
Tel: 6580 4624
Website: www.metta.org.sg 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pu Jue Vegetarian Mooncakes (普觉素月饼)


Mid-autumn festival is approaching again!  What mooncakes are you planning to get?  Baked vs snow-skin mooncakes?  For the past many years, my preference have always been to go for baked mooncakes.  But recently, I discovered the yummilicious vegetarian snow-skin mooncakes from Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the largest Buddhist Monastery in Singapore.  The prices are really reasonable too.

Prices for baked mooncakes range between $32 to $45 per box of 4 while for snow skin, the prices range from $38 to $40 per box of 4 or $30 per box of 8.  This is probably one of the most pocket-friendly mooncakes that you can find in town these days.  If box of 4 is too much, you can get them in single pieces, also at very reasonable prices.


The choice of mooncakes include:

- White Lotus Paste
- Red Lotus Paste
- Hawaii Nut White Lotus Paste
- Olive Seed Red Lotus Paste
- Green Tea Paste with Melon Seed*
- Coffee Paste with Melon Seed
- Mixed Nuts Paste
- Durian Snow Skin*
- Pandan Snow Skin
- Mint Paste Snow Skin*

* Recommended Flavours

(Durian Snowskin Mooncake)
 



The packaging boxes are nice and elegant-looking. 

Sale of these vegetarian mooncakes are available from now until 8 September 2014 at the monastery's dining hall, between 9.30am to 3pm daily.  For enquiries about the mooncakes, please call 6849 5300.


Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117
Website: http://www.kmspks.org/about/visiting/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kmspks?fref=ts

Getting there: Take the MRT to Bishan MRT station.  Walk to Bishan Bus Interchange and transfer to bus 410W.  Alight at the monastery gate's bus-stop .


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

[Korean Museum] Be (Dis)illusioned at Alive Museum


Now you see it, now you don't!  Have you ever been disillusioned by what you think you saw?  Get imaginative and let's see how your eyes can play tricks on you (or your friends), at the Alive Museum Singapore!

Located at Suntec City, downtown of Singapore, Alive Museum Singapore is South Korea's first and original 3D illusionary museum.  This is the place where 3D art (including trick art, digital art, object art and experimental art) comes alive with clever painting, shading and drawing techniques.  Globally, Alive Museum has 15 branches spreading from South Korea to China, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey and now Singapore!

Believe it or not, all the artworks are hand-painted and hand-crafted by the museum's dedicated R&D team.  To keep up the exciting experience, 30% of the exhibits are refreshed every year!  To kick start, the following are my 10 favourite exhibits:

 
Number 10: Help!  Don't eat me!
 
 
Number 9: Contortionist at the Circus
 
 
Number 8: Table Tennis Match
 
 
Number 7: Mermaid under the Sea
 
 
Number 6: Push!
 
 
Number 5: Mini Me!
 
 
Number 4: Stepping into a Bottomless Pit

 
Number 3: Elephant Taxi

 
Number 2: Baby Armstrong

 
Number 1: Dodging a Flying Foot

With over 80 masterpieces including 9 local-themed exhibits unique to Singapore, be prepared to spend about 3 hours to comfortably experience all the exhibits.  Especially for visits during weekday evenings or weekends, some exhibits will have longer queues.  If you are going in small groups (eg. 2 persons), the friendly staff are always ready to help with photography.

If you can't get enough of the exhibits in thie 10,000 sq ft museum, you should consider making a trip to visit the largest branch at Jeju Island, which is 4 times bigger!


Alive Museum Singapore
Suntec City Mall #03-372 (Between Towers 3 and 4)
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm daily (Last admission at 9pm)
Ticket Price: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children between 3 to 12 years old)
Website: http://alivemuseum.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alivemuseumsingapore?fref=ts

Latest promotion: http://alivemuseum.sg/news-events/

Getting there: Take the MRT to Promenade Station (Circle Line or Downtown Line) Exit C.  Walk 5 minutes towards the direction of Suntec City.  Take the escalator to level 3.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

[Singapore Restaurant] TODAI's Spicy Roll Eating Contest

Needing to add some SPICE to your daily routine?  If you love spicy food and chilli padi is a must at your dining table, this is the place you must check out - TODAI at the Marina Bay Sands.


 

At every lunch and dinner from now until end August, diners have the chance to participate in the "Spicy Roll Eating Contest".  Those who complete all 4 levels (comprising 8 pieces of rice rolls aka sushi) will walk away with a $80 Todai gift voucher.  Sounds like a good deal?


Are the spicy rolls too hot to handle?  Let's have a visual rehearsal.

Level 1 - oh well, just pieces of cut chilli padi as the garnish.

Level 2 - Hmm....the spicy sauces are showing.

Level 3 - wow!  Red hot sauces covering both rice rolls.  Are you prepared for it? 

 Level 4 - Doesn't look as hot as Level 3?  Take a closer look IN the rolls!
 
Wonder if anyone overcame the challenge?  Of course!  These 2 diners completed the challenge, with some (or maybe lots of) sweat, and walked away with the $80 voucher in their grins!



Todai Singapore
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
#B2-01
Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7771



Getting there: Take MRT to Bayfront Station.  Use Exit D.  Enter Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and walk through The Shoppes in MBS.  Todai is located almost at the end of the building.


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Airline Promotion: Singapore to Korea (Autumn 2014)

(Chrysanthemum Flower Festival at Jogyesa)



Starting to plan your autumn holidays to Korea already?  Here's a list of airline promotions for autumn trips!

(Source: Korea M.I.C.E. (Singapore)

Autumn seems to arrive earlier than expected this year.  The above weather was published by Korea MICE on 15 September 2014.  If you are visiting Korea this Fall, do monitor the weather closely.  ^^


Singapore Airlines

Singapore to Seoul
From $798 (MasterCard Promotion)
Outbound Travel: 14 Nov to 25 Dec 2014
Min passenger: 1
Min / Max duration: 3 / 14 days
Ticket sales period: 11 Aug to 28 Sep 2014

http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/special-offers/fare-deals-listing/

Singapore to Seoul
From $768 (MasterCard Promotion)
Outbound Travel: 18 Aug 2014 to 1 Jan 2015 except from 14 Nov to 25 Dec 2014
Min passenger: 1
Min / Max duration: 3 / 14 days
Ticket sales period: 11 Aug to 28 Sep 2014

http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/en_UK/promotions/mastercard.jsp

Singapore to Seoul (Promotion has ended)
From $658 (Visa Card Promotion)
Outbound Travel: 1 Aug 2014 to 1 Jan 2015
Min passenger: 2
Min / Max duration: 3 / 14 days
Ticket sales period: 4 Jul to 10 Aug 2014

http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/en_UK/promotions/visa.jsp

Singapore to Seoul (Promotion has Ended)
From $648 (MasterCard Promotion)
Outbound Travel: 1 Aug to 13 Nov 2014
Min passenger: 2
Min / Max duration: 3 / 14 days
Ticket sales period: 29 May to 30 Jun 2014

www.singaporeairlines.com


Asiana Airlines




Singapore to Seoul (Pre-NATAS Promotion) [Promotion has ended]
From $731
Outbound Travel: 5 Aug to 14 Nov 2014 / 26 Dec 2014 to 16 Feb 2015 / 24 Feb to 28 Feb 2015
Min passenger: 2
Ticket sales period: 5 Aug to 5 Sep 2014



Singapore to Seoul
From $735
Outbound Travel: 1 Aug to 14 Nov 2014
Min passenger: 1
Min / Max duration: no min., max 1 month
Ticket sales period: 1 to 31 Jul 2014 (Promotion has ended)

Website: Asiana

Cathay Pacific

Singapore to Seoul/Busan/Jeju (POSB/DBS Credit Card Promotion)
From From $628 / $638
Outbound Travel: 20 Aug to 13 Nov 2014, 26 Dec 2014 to 31 Jan 2015
Min passenger: 1
Min / Max duration: min. 2 days, max. 1 month
Ticket sales period: 14 Aug to 23 Sep 2014

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_SG/latest-offers/flights/promotion-code-multiple-diy-fares/getaway-surprise-dbsposb.html

Singapore to Seoul/Busan/Jeju
From From $712 / $718
Outbound Travel: 22 Jun to 30 Nov 2014, 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2015
Min passenger: 2
Min / Max duration: min. 2 days, max. 1 month
Ticket sales period: until 31 Oct 2014

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_SG/latest-offers/flights/promotion-code-multiple-diy-fares/two-to-travel-year-long-fares.html


More listings to be added in due course ~~
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