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Savour Comfort on a Plate at CREATURES

Savour comfort on a plate at CREATURES, a modern-day café set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road, once Singapore’s oldest and notorious red-light district which is now home to old-time shopkeepers, backpackers, and small modern offices. Love the ‘chill-lux’ habitat – a cosy and lush green interior tastefully spruced to remind you of both home and Eden. Even the washroom is so nicely decorated! Now get ready to enjoy intimate home dining experience as the owners reinterpreted favourites with an Asian flair, and you might be happy to know, without the MSG :) As a start, we ordered the 5-SPICE ROAST PORK & RICE BROTH ($23) to share. Slow-roasted pork belly, served with sambal chilli, which is very good, sweet sauce and wolfberry rice broth to help reduce the saltiness of the roast pork if you find it too salty. TRUFFLE FRIES ($12) Shoe-string fries in truffle oil, parmesan cheese and parsley BABI PONGTEH ($20) Instead of dipping your French Baguette aka Jiam Tao Roti with curry, try it with the slow-cooked …

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Monochrome Fusion Bistro at Chinatown

Last month, after our tiring gym session, we’re so hungry and craving for some good food. Since we’re quite near Chinatown and I’ve seen quite a few good reviews and photos on Instagram about this place, I suggested to visit them for our late lunch, or I would say early dinner? :X It’s not that difficult to locate the place as it’s along the main road, just opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, beside Lomography store. love the interior where it fits nicely with the name of the restaurant. Most of the things you see are in the classic black and white colours. Looking serious selecting on what to have from the menu. :P In the end, we decided to go for the set meal which solve all the issue on what should we have since it covers almost all the best seller there :) Option to choose between coffee or tea, but unfortunately the coffee machine is not working that day, so we both got ourselves tea instead. Instead of having the B&W Chorizo …

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Chir Chir 치르치르 Korean Fried Chicken at Somerset 313

I’ve heard quite a few of my friends telling me about this Chir Chir Chicken which serves yummy Korean Fried Chicken, and since there isn’t any queue when we arrived at 5pm, just before the long queue starts to form, we decided to give it a try. I wouldn’t say it’s a very spacious restaurant as most of the seats are quite closely packed. Probably they are trying to save more space for more customers. As it’s our first time there, we are not sure if the food portion is big and how much food we should order. So we decided to get a Salad and a Spicy Chicken to test test first. haha~ Mango Salad ($11.90) was served first. Personally we find the mango salad average and the only thing I like from the salad is the Mango. Not a must to have but good to have if you prefer something less heavy. Next the main! Spicy Wings! with Sweet Potato and Fried Toppoki ($28.90). This got to be our favourite. A combination of spicy and sweetness …

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A Weekend in the Dakota Neighbourhood

Because of the SEA Games’ Nila Run sometime ago, my friend and I headed to Kallang to collect our race packs. We ended up looking for nearby cafes to explore as well. First on our list was the Instagram-famous Tian Kee & Co., followed by the lesser known Brawn & Brains on Guillemard Road. Tian Kee & Co. Converted from an old provision shop, Tian Kee & Co. is located in a quiet corner of Dakota Crescent. Despite the sweltering heat, there were many people there on the day we went. We ordered the rainbow cheesecake, two lattes and a “Half Day Breakfast” to share. Coffee was decent, but what I really love was the rainbow cheesecake. It was light, not gelak like how dense cheesecakes can be. This is their signature dessert. If you head to the café in hot weather, I’ll advise you to eat the rainbow cake fast because it melts into a puddle when it gets warmer! The Half Day Breakfast could be better, though. Both the potatoes and egg weren’t …

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Vietnamese Street Delights at Pho Street

Sponsored Review Pho Street, serving authentic Vietnamese pho and street delights at two successful outlets at Westgate and Bedok Mall, recently had a new vibrant dining ambience to complement it’s brand-new revamped menu. We’re lucky to try it out and… we loved it! Headed by Chef Hà Vị Cang Kenny, with his more than a decade of experience, Pho Street’s provides a vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes. We had a few street snacks to start off our meal as appetizer. Fresh Summer Rolls with Prawn, Pork Belly & Fresh Herbs ($4.90/2pcs). This traditional Vietnamese rolls is not only light and healthy, it’s refreshing and very firmly wrapped. Dipped it with the dark sweet soya sauce topped with crushed peanuts, it gives you that additional punch to the taste. If you are looking for variety, get the Snack Platter ($8.90) which includes Crispy Fried Pork Rolls (2pcs), Roasted Chicken (2pcs), Vietnamese Crabcakes (2pcs) which will make a good mix to your mains. Next we have the Crispy Fried Chicken Mid-wings served with Caramelised Sweet Dip …

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[Recipe] Home-cooked Korean Bibimbap

Korean cuisine is always one of my favourite and one of the dishes which i loved the most is bibimbap. I love mixing my food together. Whenever I order the Chap Chye Peng from the hawker, I will mix them up and eat. So today, i’m going to share my recipe on how to cook Korean Bibimbap at home. Trust me, it’s super easy~ Quantities depends on how much you are cooking for. This recipe is good enough for 5 pax. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need. Lean Pork Carrots – sliced Cucumbers -sliced 4 Eggs Bibigo Korean BBQ Sauce Bibimbap Sauce Rice (for a healthier choice, I uses brown rice instead) After you’ve sliced the lean pork, add in approx. 2 – 3 tablespoon of Bibigo Korean BBQ Sauce. If you like it to be more spicy, you can add in additional one more tablespoon. mix it well :) Add some seasoning like sesame oil, pepper and a bit of light soya sauce to the eggs for your omelette. After you have all the …

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Delight yourself in the exquisiteness of Fassler Smoked Salmon, with NTUC FairPrice

Delight yourself with the exquisiteness of Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon this June, and let its flavour whisk you away. Exclusively available at NTUC FairPrice, and in line with the nation’s 50th birthday, check out Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon decked in a limited edition packaging with an extra 50g for your pleasure. Processed in Singapore, the Fassler’s range of Smoked Salmon is packed with freshness and is tastefully salty. It is also more vibrant in colour, as compared to the Atlantic smoked salmon. Many are known to pair smoked salmon with creamed products like cream cheese or sour cream to balance out the taste, and to marry the two for a delightfully indulgent affair. Let FairPrice bring you on a divine adventure as you taste the four different flavoured smoked salmon from Fassler – Traditional Smoked Salmon, Smoked Salmon Graved Lax, Smoked Salmon with Fresh Herbs, and Smoked Salmon with Five Peppers. The Graved Lax is a Nordic dish consisting of Salmon that is cured in salt, sugar, and dill –a notable difference to …

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Not Your Ordinary Curry! Udon GOEN Reveals Secret Ingredient in their Curry

Craving for some Japanese Curry Rice when you are doing your shopping along Orchard Road? I’m sure you will be able to find one Japanese restaurants that sell this but if you are looking for something similar and cheaper, try Udon GEON and I’m sure you will love it just like we do :) Located within Wisma Atria’s Food Republic, Udeon GEON Japanese Tonkatsu has become a hot favourite among it’s customers ever since it was added to the menu. At Udon GEON, crispy fried tonkatsu lies on a bed of rice with delectably rich and thick curry, which is extremely flavourful as tonkotsu stock was added as the soup base, instead of water. Now, make a guess on the price you need to pay for this generous portion. $15? $10? Wrong~ $7.80 is all you need to pay! :D Other than the Japanese Tonkatsu Curry Rice, Ramen is also another favourite that you see people ordering, especially the ladies whom prefer something lighter and more healthier :P Udon GEON can be easily located upon …

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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – 9 September Cafe

Level Up! Darren bloggie is not only cafe hopping in Singapore, but is venturing out to other countries as well! :) First up on darrenbloggie, we have 9 September Cafe, located in Taiwan where it’s only open in September! haha~ nah… just kidding :P Located along the alley in Taipei city, this cafe is decorated in a woody and industrial ambient where you can see wooden crates and metal grills topped with lots and lots of flowers and plants which create a relaxing vibe ;) the cafe is seperated into indoor and outdoor seating, where you can spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee people watching or getting some inspiration. Let’s take a look at the menu Was there for the brunch menu and here’s what we’ve ordered. Every brunch set comes with either an americano coffee, breakfast tea, fresh juices or you may top up an additional NT90 for any drinks of your choice in the menu. I ordered the signature September Brunch set (NT340) which comes with a selection of bread, scrambled …

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Oberstrasse at Kitchener Complex

Kitchener complex is located just right behind V Hotel at Lavender and it’s only less than 5 mins walking distance from Lavender MRT station. When I visited the place, it’s rather new as there are still a few shops undergoing renovation (but im sure it’s all ready by now). Located at the ground floor of Kitchener complex is where you can find Oberstrasse, a cafe which serves breakfast, lunch and sometime dinner. Do check their facebook on opening hours before paying a visit. Love the modern rustic ambience :) and the open kitchen concept as well! We ordered Luncheon Fries, $5.50 as our sides and it taste really good with the chili sauce. For mains, we have Grilled Chicken Chop with Baked Potatoes, $9.50. Whole chicken thigh nicely grilled and topped with caramelized onions and served with cajun baked potatoes and mesclun salad as sides. Chicken was average and I was hoping that it can be more juicy. We also tried the Aglio Olio, $9.50 and it taste not too bad. Garlic taste can be stronger …

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Starbucks Simply Delicious Meals

From a light salad to hearty pasta, Starbucks simply delicious meals got something for everyone. Enjoy it with a free tall iced coffee with any purchase of a gourmet sandwich, wrap or pasta from 11:30am – 3:00pm. Promotion valid until 30 June 2015. Mixed Potato Salad Enjoy a colorful assortment of potatoes, orange and purple sweet potatoes with seasoned mayo dressing.   Smoked Turkey Ham Salad with Asian Dressing Chunks of smoked turkey ham with fresh vegetables and fruits, tossed with flavorful sesame dressing. Turkey Pastrami Whole Wheat Wrap Satisfy your meat cravings with juicy and flavorsome turkey pastrami in an extremely gratifying wholewheat wrap. Best enjoyed chilled. Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Wrap with Mushroom Truffle Dip A mouthwatering mix of chunky roasted chicken and a medley of vegetables, this delectable wrap is perfect for any occasion. Tuscan Chicken Focaccia Tender spiced Tuscan chicken topped with fresh lettuce, tomato and chedder cheese – served between warm Focaccia bread. Trio Mushroom Sandwich A mushroom lover’s dream with a harmonious mix of Enoki, Portobello and Button mushrooms …

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Group Therapy, A Favourite Hideout for Coffee Lovers in Tanjong Pagar

Group Therapy, located in the heart of CBD along Duxton Road, is not only a perfect event venue space for lifestyle workshops, private parties and corporate events, it is also a favourite hideout for coffee lovers in Tanjong Pagar too. Love the homely ambience of the cafe :) Coffee with a blend of 100% Arabica beans, together with local roaster and freshly ground on premises. Smells good! My usual cup of latte. Bacon Mushroom Aglio Olio, $16, linguine with garlic, bacon, parsley, mushrooms and chili flakes. Does it makes you feel like having one right now? All-day breakfast is also available as well. Here’s the Poached Eggs on Thick Toast with Smoked Salmon, $16. Chicken Mushroom Pie, $14 If you are looking for a place with good ambience and comfy for small group gatherings, you might want to try Group Therapy but do note that it might get a little crowded during dinner time. Group Therapy Duxton, 49 Duxton Road #02-01 s089513 (Chinatown) Tel: 6222 2554 Tue to Thu: 1100 – 1800 Fri & Sat: 1100 …

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A New Palette of Playful Colours Brings Renewed Extraordinary Pleasure

This May, Nespresso launches two new vibrant colours for the limited edition Inissia – perfect to jazz up and liven up your homes! Pacific Blue for the laid-back and the trendy, and Fuchsia Velvet for the confident and the bold. Together with the Inissia-inspired coffee recipes created by local chef Willin Low, it’s time to enjoy your unique moment of pleasure in the comfort of your own home! Add a dash of colour to your everyday coffee experience as Nespresso launches its latest limited edition colours of the Inissia coffee machine in Pacific Blue and Fuchsia Velvet, on top of its two permanent colours – Red and Black. To launch these exciting colours, Nespresso has partnered acclaimed local chef personality Willin Low to introduce four tantalizing coffee creations catered to local taste preferences, promising coffee lovers with never-ending moments of unique coffee tasting pleasure. Vibrant recipes created by famed local ‘Mod Sin’ chef, inspired by the playful colours of Inissia for Nespresso The delectable coffee recipes, inspired by the palettes of coffee lovers in Singapore …

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GastroSmiths, so far the Best Food served in the Cafe

Gastrosmiths was known as The Humble Loaf, which used to be located at B1 of Katong Shopping Centre which i didn’t visit before. Previously serving mainly simple sandwiches, cakes and coffee, Gastrosmiths is currently located along Beach Road and Tan Quee Lan St, serving dishes and desserts with a slant towards French, Italian and Japanese influences. I guess it’s one of the longest time we spent browsing through the menu, though there’s only one A4 page, but every single item on the menu looks soo damn good! We’re really having a hard time deciding on which to order. SO, we grab hold of the super friendly, and cute waiter for his recommendation. I must say, I love his recommendation as they’re all so good! while waiting for the food, let me take a selfie :P This is one really unique mains that we had for the night. Thick flaky cod that has been cooked lightly in chilli oil, fried misua cooked in dashi stock and tossed in homemade kimich puree and finished with sweet mirin. …

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Forget Sunday Brunches! Enjoy Saturday by the Bay at Procacci Italian Restaurant @ Customs House!

Procacci Italian Restaurant & Bar will be introducing a Saturday brunch menu this May, starting today. This follows the unveiling of a renewed interior in late 2014, and the refreshed a la carte menu in January 2015. Some of the highlights from the Brunch Menu include the Salssicia Italiano, Procacci Delizia and Uova Strapazzate con Funghi. Besides the food items, Procacci will also be offering Free Flow Beverages at S$45++ per pax (select from the popular Luna Argenta Prosecco, Peroni Beer, Soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Diet Coca-Cola, Sprite) and Juices (Orange, Lime, Cranberry). Or order a beverage from the a la carte menu. The new Saturday Brunch Menu consists of 10 items, with prices ranging from S$16 – S$30 and is available every Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Procacci Singapore is located at 70 Collyer Quay, Custom House, #01-04, Singapore 049323. For reservations, please call 6532 9939.

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Density Launches The First-Ever Frozen Custard Dessert Store in Singapore

The first-ever frozen custard store has been launched in Singapore, bringing the 100-year-old traditional super-premium ice-cream from the U.S.A. to our shores. Velvety-smooth and lusciously creamy, frozen custards are lower in calories and sugar, and made with natural ingredients such as milk, cream and eggs. Density, the chosen brand name, describes the low levels of air incorporated into the making of frozen custard, which in turn allows less use of sugar and more of the ‘good stuff’. Located at 4 Short Street, Density’s flagship store is housed in a historical shophouse, at the junction of Selegie Road and Rochor Canal Road. Taking inspiration from the bustling boardwalk of Coney Island, New York City, from where frozen custard was first served, the 800 sqft shophouse store features elements of the amusement park with a life buo feature and wall murals depicting its origins. Frozen custard is a super-premium type of ice-cream, ahead of premium hard-scoops and gelatos and because of its low overrun and high butterfat content, there is also less need for sugar, making the frozen custard a healthier dessert choice, as it is lower …

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Sawadee! CP Ready-to-Eat Thai Cusine & Win a Trip to Bangkok from FairPrice’s Thai Fair

Thai food seems to be one of the most well-liked cuisine here in Singapore as it’s spicy, very similar to our local food. I’m sure all of us would have that craving for some hot and spicy food at times and what if there isn’t any Thai food nearby that you can go to to satisfy your craving? Why not try the CP ready-to-eat meals! They are fast to prepare, easily available, delicious and even better, Thai! :D All you need to do is to pop it in the microwave for 3 to 5 mins and you’ll have a delectable meal instantly! Got to try out the 4 CP ready-to-eat meals, mainly the Teriyaki Chicken with rice, Stir-Fried Chicken & Basil with rice (MY FAV!!), Green Curry Chicken with rice and Spaghetti with chicken sauce. They are all SO DAMN GOOD and DELICIOUS! :D These are readily available at all Supermarket and why not grab yours today at FairPrice?! Interesting Thai foods and products can be exclusively found during the Thai Fair and you can …

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Shower Your Mum with an Ocean of Love at Fish & Co. this Mother’s Day

It’s no secret that there’s nothing mums can’t and won’t do for their kids and hopefully, more than just once a year, you’ll do the same for her. This Mother’s Day, wear your heart on your sleeve and let Fish & Co. do the rest with its delightfully heartwarming Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo that’s bound to make up for just a tiny bit of that yesteryear teenage rebellion. As much as you’ve spiced up her life, Fish & Co.’s Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo serves up a bounty of clams richly marinated in a tantalising curry butter sauce that elevates the flavour of the succulent clams to a whole other level. Next up, a barramundi fillet that is beautifully baked to perfection in a coat of crispy citrus crust; crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Served with a mocktail to boot, pick a duo of sides from a selection of some of Fish & Co.’s perennial favourites, including chips, paella rice, mashed potatoes and other scrumptious nosh to complete your meal. Retailing at only $26.95, the Fish & Co. Adoring Barra-Mummy Combo is …

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Awaken Your Tastebuds with Earle Swensen’s New Menu this May

This May, Earle Swensen’s kickstarts a brand new food adventure set to whet your appetite! Diners are in for a satisfying and wholesome treat this May as Earle Swensen’s presents a gamut of fresh offerings in its newly revamped menu. With the restaurant holding culinary excellence to its highest standards, the impressive line-up of innovative mains and sides will leave diners spoilt for choice.   As part of Earle Swensen’s ode to deliver a complete dining experience to every customer, all main courses at the restaurant come with full access to their Salad Buffet Bar (available a la carte at $15.90). The all-you-can-eat salad bar boasts a delectable range of fresh compound salads, crisp mixed greens and juicy fruits that diners can savor. To keep their selections exciting, the salads are frequently switched up based on different themes.   In addition, Earle Swensen’s has been endorsed by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) as a Healthier Dining Partner. Health-conscious customers can now dine with a peace of mind at the restaurant as these scrumptious dishes, which …

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The Great Big American Buffet at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard

Are you a seafood and meat lovers?If you are one, then you shouldn’t miss The Great Big American Buffet at Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard! Starting from now till 26 April 2015, feast on all things American at Triple Three as they bring you iconic dishes from the good ole USA! As I’m more of a meat eater and Jeff as a seafood eater, this buffet fits in perfectly for us :D I’m sure the photos below will make you drool, so get your tissue paper ready :P If you are a Seafood lover, you can expect to enjoy freshly shucked oysters, New England clam chowder with option to have it in a bread bowl, as well as grilled Boston Lobster and Alaskan King Crab! If you are a Meat lover, there are juicy Pork Ribs and Oven-roasted US Prime Beef for you to choose from. Other dishes like Monterey Jack Cheese, Fatijas, Chilli Corne Carne and much more can be found in this buffet too. Oh yes~ I loved broccoli, especially when it’s sitr-fried with …

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