Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Strings - Fantastic Hotel in the Heart of Nagoya

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The Strings Hotel is a city lifestyle hotel in Nagoya, the fourth most populated city in Japan. Amenities based on the concepts of “healthy,” “beautiful,” and “refreshing” are offered in all of the guest rooms. From nano water (water purified with nanotechnology), to rain shower equipped baths, to down feather comforters and pillows which have undergone negative ion processing, The Strings promises more than just an impressive stay. The Strings Hotel is located near Sasashima-raibu Station which is a one-minute train ride from the main Nagoya Station. The location is therefore, impeccable. The hotel is also within walking distance of a cinema complex and many eateries.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Kiroro, Hokkaido - a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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Situated in the heart of Kiroro Resort, known for its superb powder skiiing, The Kiroro, Hokkaido is part of Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels under Marriott International. The Kiroro is located in the village of Akaigawa, Hokkaido, and plays host to a crazy number of guests every year, especially in winter. In December 2016, The Kiroro, Hokkaido unveiled a fresh new look to provide winter enthusiasts a high-end boutique experience to retreat back to after an exciting day out on the snowy slopes.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Grand Park Otaru (Hokkaido) - the Only International Luxury Hotel in Otaru

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Grand Park Otaru, which is managed by international hotel chain, Park Hotel Group, is the only international luxury hotel in Otaru. The gorgeous 18-storey hotel overlooks Ishikari Bay and the Otaru Marina. Located conveniently next to the JR Otaru Chikko station and Wing Bay Otaru (one of Hokkaido’s largest shopping malls), the hotel boasts 296 rooms and suites. You can expect stunning views and nothing short of a comfortable stay here.

Happifi - Possibly the Best Pocket Wifi for Your Holiday

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There are a ton of companies offering portable wifi devices. Some at cut throat prices, but is the connection really reliable? There are data sim card options too but the amount of data is limited, and if you go on a really long holiday, like I did, the data sim might not be valid for the entire duration. I was going to Japan for a month and I looked through so many options. None of the data sim cards covered my entire holiday. And those that came remotely close to doing so (like 21 days) offered really low amount of data or are quite ridiculously expensive.

Monday, June 12, 2017

麻布十番松栄寿司 Azabujuban Matsueizushi - New & Fantastic Sushi Omakase in Azabujuban (Tokyo)

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I just came back from a month in Japan and one of the best meals that I've had in Tokyo was at this relatively new sushi restaurant in Azabujuban. In total, I spent 25 days in Tokyo in 2 trips, and I had tons of good food, so you can have a rough idea of the standard that you can expect here. The restaurant is located on the third level so you gotta keep your eyes peeled for the signboard as you walk along the streets. The 23-seater sports a contemporary look, ruled by darker colours.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

UNA(One Rochester) - Authentic Spanish Tapas and Parrilla

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UNA isn't a stranger to most of us. With a beautiful al fresco garden setting and authentic Spanish fare, UNA has long won over the hearts of many diners. The gorgeous restaurant prides itself on bringing together palate-pleasing flavours and signature delicacies from both the Northern and Southern regions of Spain. UNA is here to pamper your tastebuds, and possibly, spoil you silly, especially with their Paella De Chorizo Y Habitas.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hearth & Heat - A Wood-Fired Weekend Grill Buffet at The Carvery

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The Hearth & Heat buffet at The Carvery has been running for more than 2 months now but have you tried it? If you haven't, you really should before the buffet ends at the end of this month! In addition to their regular buffet spread, diners can excite their palates with premium meats and dishes roasted over a spanking new Argentinian Grill which allows for more precise cooking and preparation. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pan Pacific Singapore(Atrium) - New English and Peranakan Afternoon Tea

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Bring your best girl pals and revel in an afternoon filled with exquisite tea delights at Atrium at Pan Pacific Singapore. Get cozy in their plush seating pods that float over azure waters and immerse yourself in a lovely afternoon with a glass of champagne, or two. Dive into the Quintessential English Afternoon Tea which is a hot favourite or opt for an oriental experience with the Peranakan tea set.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Coastes - New Flavours at Beachfront Restaurant in Sentosa

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Coastes, situated along Siloso Beach, has rolled out a line-up of new dishes. From beach bites, to seafood, to pastas, each new dish is thoughtfully created to complement the laid-back vibes and breezy charm of the beachfront bar and restaurant. We popped by on a weekday evening for dinner, and the busy restaurant really does boast a good view of the sunset.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Launch Project or Resale Unit?

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New projects such as new launch condos are developments under construction. These properties have not yet been built, and developers sell their units off the floor plan. Sometimes, the developer builds show suites or a mock-up of the layout to help prospective buyers visualize the space and placement of furniture.

On the other hand, resale units are completed properties, and buyers go into the actual unit to inspect and observe what they are going to buy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

La Madrague - Gigantic Egg Sandwiches on a Quiet Street in Kyoto

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The star here is, no prizes for guessing it right, the ginormous egg sandwiches. Each order comes with four fist-sized egg-bread packages. The omelette is not exactly fluffy, I found it to be on the denser side, but the portion is irrefutably generous. Slathered with a thin layer of tomato sauce, the egg sandwich wasn't mind-blowing but it's, no doubt, satisfying. I really liked the steamed white bread though!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pacific Marketplace - 20 New Dishes that will Bring You Around the World

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Are you ready for Pacific Marketplace's refreshed all-day dining menu? Expect a plethora of Asian delights, salads, sandwiches and sharing dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world! Revel in the flavours of the Provence region with a pot of juicy French Black Mussels steeped in white wine, or dive into sweet and plump Fine de Claire Oysters.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beach Road Kitchen - Crazy Buffet Spread & Luxurious Tomahawk Steak!

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The JW Marriott Singapore South Beach introduces Beach Road Kitchen, an all-day dining destination. The 247-seater is one of nine dining establishments under the luxury hotel. The gorgeous restaurant will definitely catch your eye even if you're just walking past. It's a short walk away from the main hotel building, and sits pretty in South Beach Avenue. I went to Beach Road Kitchen really full, and didn't think that I was gonna eat much but the impressive spread left me no choice but to stuff myself silly.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stickies Bar - Where the Price of Your Drink Depends on the Time

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Stickies Bar is truly the place where the early bird catches the good worm. The bar opens at 12pm, and the price of drinks is priced by the hour. If you order at 230pm, each drink will only cost you $2. Think Pure Blonde for $2? A glass of wine for $2? Holy moly, is this for real?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

J65 (Hotel Jen Tanglin) - New Live Barbecue Night on Thursdays!

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From now till May 2017, diners can look forward to 5 new themed buffets at J65, the all-day dining restaurant at Hotel Jen Tanglin. No matter what your craving is, J65 has got you covered with their International buffet, Asian flavours buffet, lobster-centric buffet, live barbecue night and seafood galore buffet.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Birds of a Feather - New Weekend Brunch with a Taste of Sichuan

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Just six months old, Birds of a Feather has really made a name for itself with its repertoire of contemporary Western dishes that are inspired by traditional Sichuan cuisine. The restaurant is gorgeous. It has natural light streaming through the glass roof in the day, and it rocks a romantic ambience when night falls. And now, they have launched a new all-day weekend brunch that runs from 10am to 5pm. The Hong Shao Beef Ragout Orecchiette ($26) is an absolute must-try!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee - Charming Rustic Cafe in Omotesando

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While my travel partner was queuing for the famous Luke's Lobster, I decided to make a quick trip to The Roastery for a cup of latte. The cafe was really popular. Not only was it packed, there were two long queues stretching out of the entrance.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Luke's Lobster(Omotesando) - Best Lobster Roll?

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People rave about Luke's Lobster all the time and I was all ready to give it a try. All the way from New York, the snug little booth in the popular Omotesando area is familiar to snaking long queues and throngs of tourists. The queue was super long, unfortunately, when I got there and we queued for close to an hour for these babies. We decided to get a trio of sandwiches so we had a variety of seafood to savour. Shrimp, crab and lobster!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sushi Sei Honten - Fresh and Affordable Sushi

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When I talk about the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, almost everyone starts raving about Sushi Dai or Sushi Daiwa. I wasn't prepared to start queuing at 4am in the morning for either of these two popular sushi restaurants so I decided to find something as good, without the insane queue. This was how I discovered Sushi Sei Honten, a two-storey restaurant in Tsukiji.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Inoichi (Kyoto) - Dashi-broth Ramen and Excellent Rice Bowls

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Inoichi 猪一 is a popular Bib Gourmand Ramen Restaurant in Kyoto. Don't be surprised if you see tourists in queue with their luggage. Apart from their famous ramen prepared with simmered fish broth, which has been touted as the best ramen in Kyoto, their rice bowls warrant a try too.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hooked@Edge - My Favourite Buffet in Singapore has Even More Seafood Now!

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When asked where's my favourite buffet place in Singapore, my answer is always "Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore". The spread is always incredibly extensive, especially luxurious and of only the best quality. My favourite sections are the dessert corner, seafood on ice section and live grill station, but I also love the pasta, bread and sashimi sections! The buffet line-up has recently been revitalised with new creations and diners can look forward to Oatmeal Crayfish, Nyonya King Prawn Laksa, Wok-fried King Lala Beehoon, Cuttlefish Tagliolini Pasta, Prawn Panggang with Sea Salt, Steamed Mussels Pot and more.

Friday, March 31, 2017

#WTF - The New Kid at 49 Club Street

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So, 49 Club Street used to be the home of Drinks & Co, a place where I frequent more than I would like to admit. Drinks & Co has shifted a few doors down, with a refreshed concept. In its place is now #WTF. I wanted to have a look at their menu but the place seemed packed so I didn't really want to go in but one of their staff spoke to us and told us that there is no service charge here. Now, I have to go in and have a look, right?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Canton Paradise(Marina Bay Sands) - Quality Dim Sum and Cantonese Cuisine

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These Piggy Buns ($6.80/3pieces) are almost too adorable to eat! I'm sure you've seen numerous pictures of them on social media. These buns are filled with smooth molten salted egg yolk custard and are quite the delightful treat.

Canton Paradise's latest and sixth outlet at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands aims to please with a plethora of Cantonese dishes and dimsum.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Reading Room Cafe - Newly Launched Weekend Brunch

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The Reading Room has been around for four years now and the quaint little cafe is a book cafe by day, and bar by night. The cafe is stocked full of books and vintage decorations. There's a little piece of Paris in this place and I like that very much.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Wall - A Treasure Trove of Whiskies Older than You and Me

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A bar wholeheartedly dedicated to the love and appreciation of fine whiskies, The Wall is a safe that guards more than 300 types of whiskies including pre-war whiskies, limited edition whiskies, priceless whiskies and rare whiskies. The Wall is not set up to bleed your bank account dry. Instead, The Wall allows us to have a taste of uncommon whiskies at an affordable price tag, offering us a taste of the finer things in life. It's difficult to find a bar that offers tasting portions and Gentleman's pour of uncommon whiskies, like the Hibiki 30 years, but you can get that right here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Disgruntled Brasserie - Communal Dining in the Heart of Ann Siang

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If you haven't already guessed, The Disgruntled Brasserie is helmed by the folks behind The Disgruntled Chef. The five-month old establishment at The Club Hotel in Ann Siang focuses on small plates and communal dining. Newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Desmond Goh aims to create amazing dishes that won't burn a huge hole in your pocket.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Osteria Mozza - New Italian Regional Dinner Series Every Month


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In December 2016, Osteria Mozza launched a dinner series that will take diners on a gastronomic journey to different regions in Italy. For the month of March, together with Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza brings us to Emilia Romagna, one of the most celebrated and renowned regions. Emilia Romagna is located in the North of Italy, and is famous for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, prosciuttos and balsamic vinegars. Are you ready for a elaborate 4-course dinner that might knock your socks off?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Resorts World Genting adds New Restaurants - Burger & Lobster, Motorino, Cafes Richard

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Stepping into SkyAvenue at Resorts World Genting made me feel like I was stepping into a relatively high-end mall. It doesn't look anything like the Genting that I was familiar with. It's like a breath of fresh air, and I like it. The new mall boasts world-famous restaurants and even Singaporean favourites like llaollao and Gong Cha. From Chinese cuisine, to Korean cuisine, to Western cuisine, there is truly something for everyone here.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Nirwana Gardens (Bintan) - A Quick & Fun-filled Getaway


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Bintan is just about an hour away from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. This makes Bintan an extremely popular spot with Singaporeans, and tourists who use Singapore as a base to explore South East Asia. With sandy beaches, beautiful blue skies, lush greenery, and a ton of activities, it's clear why Bintan is an attractive destination for a quick holiday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Plaza Brasserie - Surf 'N' Turf (An Oriental Original)

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The name of the buffet should have given you an idea on what Plaza Brasserie has to offer in their latest buffet spread. Experience the best of both land and sea right here at PARKROYAL on Beach Road.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

picodi SALE - find the best promotions, discounts, and sales!

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picodi SALE allows users to easily compare thousands of clothes, shoes and accessories. A crazy wide range of products from popular online shops come together in one place to help users save more money and time. It reduces the hassle of having to browse different sites to look for an evening dress or a pair of loafers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Botanico at The Garage - A Treasure Nestled in Singapore's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Built in 1927, The Garage was the home of the cars of college professors and their drivers. With its name and structure preserved, The UNESCO World Heritage Site is now the proud home of two F&B concepts. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, The Garage provides a respite for those who crave a quick getaway.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tamashii Robataya - Best Beef Bowl, Best Yusheng and Yummy Omakase

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I've had quite a number of yusheng platters this year but little did I expect to find my absolute favourite at a Japanese restaurant. The truffle-infused yusheng comes with salmon sashimi, yellow tail sashimi, surf clam salad, jellyfish, salmon soft skull and house-made crab crackers. Apart from the incorporation of more uncommonly-seen ingredients, another noteworthy feature is the crab crackers which were unbelievably addictive. The truffle sauce binds every ingredient together flawlessly and while some may find this a little too sweet, it was perfect for me. This was the first time that I've witnessed an entire plate of yusheng cleaned out. Well, it comes as no surprise. I loved it!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Artica Studio - Only the Best for Your Hair

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My friends have been telling me how I really need to do something about my hair because it was insanely damaged and dry. My last trip to the hairdresser was probably in August last year. You think you have an idea of how bad my hair was? Nah, you don't but read on to find out!

I'm so glad that I trusted Juno, the owner and creative director of 8-year-old Artica Studio, to work his magic on my tresses. If you look at Juno's resume, you will realise that he is an incredibly accomplished hairstylist. He started carving his career in hairdressing at the tender age of 18. He has trained in Italy and has won numerous international competitions over the years. So you can be sure that your hair is in good hands here at Artica, which is especially renowned for hair-colouring!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cassia - Usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster with Sumptuous Cantonese Delicacies

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Welcome the Lunar New Year with an exquisite selection of meticulously-crafted dishes at Cassia, Capella's Cantonese fine-dining restaurant. The beautiful restaurant has a grand private dining room that is perfect for reunion dinners and corporate lunches. Cassia has come up with six different menus, with two exclusively available on the eve of the Lunar New Year. Find out more about the Abundant Blessing Menu ($139++ per person) in this post.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chinese New Year Steamboat with Ryan's Grocery Spring Reunion Offerings

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Specialty gluten-free grocer and organic butchery Ryan’s Grocery is your one-stop destination for premium meats and seafood perfect for steamboat feasts. Dazzle your guests during Chinese New Year with an outstanding hotpot spread featuring free-range shabu-shabu sets, organic grass-fed Thomas Farms lamb, Blackwood Valley Black Angus beef, organic vegetables, gluten-free condiments and more. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nui - A Charming Cafe & Bar in Asakusa

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When I was in Tokyo, I made a few friends who arranged for a quick dinner at Nui before I flew home to Singapore. Nui is located in the quiet Asakusa district and it took us quite awhile to find it. The entire neighbourhood was so quiet by 7pm that we wondered if we were on the right track. The lively atmosphere in Nui was in stark contrast to the cold silent night just outside its doors.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Yàn Cantonese Cuisine Celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster

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Almost every restaurant in Singapore has a Chinese New Year menu, or their very own renditions of yusheng and it might be challenging to decide on a restaurant to have reunion dinner at. My family usually sticks to the same old restaurants that we trust and love. I'm not sure about you but maybe you will like to give the one year old Yàn at National Gallery a shot this lunar new year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hai Tien Lo (Pan Pacific Singapore) - Hearty Reunions

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The Year of the Fire Rooster is almost upon us and I'm sure many of you are looking for places to have your reunion dinner. This Chinese New Year, Pan Pacific Singapore is bringing you traditional Cantonese delicacies at Hai Tien Lo, a delightful buffet spread at Edge and a Japanese-inspired Wafu Yu Sheng at Keyaki. Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping of Hai Tien Lo has tailored eight reunion set menus, including a vegetarian menu, so you can be sure that there's something for every family, or company! Featured here is the Steamed Farm Chicken with the lauded housemade minced ginger sauce. A touch of opulence in the sprinkling of gold leaves completes the dish.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dominique Ansel Bakery @ Shibuya (Tokyo)

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It has been my dream to visit Dominique Ansel in New York, but since I can't make it to the States as of yet, I set my sights on the nearest outlet in Tokyo. I've heard so much about the cookie shots and frozen smores and the legendary kouign amann and I just couldn't wait to come here! It was an arduous and incredibly long wait but I finally made it here. One off the bucket list!