Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ele-CITRUS-fying Lemon Tarts & 8 New Classic Treats @ Tiong Bahru Bakery

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The classic lemon tart at Tiong Bahru Bakery now comes in three levels of sourness and I must say that its the best news I've heard in awhile. I've always loved lemon tarts but most of the tarts out there are way too sour for me. I love a refreshing kick of zingy-ness anytime but I always prefer more sweet than sour.

The newly rolled-out tarts are great because there's now a lemon tart for everyone! Level one sees an impeccable tart base filled with a creamy filling that is largely sweet with soft touches of tanginess. Level two (my favourite) was well-balanced with almost equal parts sweet and sour. Level three got me scrunching up my face and I would recommend it for those who truly enjoy very zesty treats.

On top of the lemon tarts, the dessert selection welcomes eight new additions crafted with top quality flour, butter and chocolate imported from France. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Kanshoku Ramen Bar @ Orchard Gateway

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Following the success of their first outlet at Metropolis, the good folks behind Kanshoku decided that it's time to bring their widely-raved ramen to one of the most popular shopping malls in town. The ramen bar is a cozy and casual outfit that sits on level one of Orchard Gateway and we heard that it is packed all the time. I was really excited about the Truffle Ramen ($16.90) + Ajitama ($2) which comes tossed in a decent dose of truffle oil. Served dry and cold, the bed of firm and springy noodles left an impression with its texture. The noodles are topped with real black truffle and flanked by two lightly torched slices of tender charshu. Starting the meal with such a satisfying treat definitely set a high benchmark for the rest of dinner.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Eyelash Extensions @ Vain Beauty (Far East Plaza)

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(Photo taken 9 days after the extensions were done)

I feel compelled to put on eyeliner whenever I go out because without those magical black lines, my eyes look incredibly tired and my face looks exceptionally dull. I'm very lazy by nature and I hardly put on make up but when I have to dress up, eyeliner is always the first thing that goes on my face. So I was really thrilled when Vain Beauty got in touch regarding eyelash extensions! I was so excited about not having to put on any eye make up for a month!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Angelina @ Capitol Piazza

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The famed Parisian tea room that has rocked Singapore's dessert scene with a sensational line-up of French classics has rolled out a new pastry collection on top of their popular mainstays. The latest collection boasts six beautiful creations with a focus on fruity flavours.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

(CLOSED)Pearl of Orient Penang Fiesta @ 10 at Claymore (Pan Pacific Orchard)

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Savour the best of Penang's street food at 10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard as Chef Andy brandishes his famous Char Kway Tiao with Blue Crab Lump, Assam Laksa with Barramundi and Bak Kut Teh with Kurobuta Pork Belly. Other highlights include XO Popiah, King Prawn Noodles, Pork Trotters in Black Vinegar and Cuttlefish with Kangkong. The Pearl of Orient Penang Fiesta runs till 31st May 2016.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

999.99 (Five Nines) @ Keong Saik Road

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999.99, you might wonder why. The finest and purest form of gold stands at 999.99 and that's exactly what is served at Five Nines, only gold standard fare. The menu here is crafted from an elaborate and intricate use of luxury ingredients, amplified by flavours and techniques from Europe and Japan, all while keeping affordability a priority.