Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mrs Toh vistied Joyden Treasures

There is a new addition to the F & B selection at Leisure Mall Kallang . It has certainly given me a good reason to visit this area more often ~!

Joyden Concepts has added their third new outlet, namely Joyden Treasures to this mall. Serving Chinese dishes with home cook flavours , the food at Joyden is hearty and reminded me of festive dinners at home .

Décor at this outlet has a retro , classic touch to it, I personally liked it! There are a few private rooms plus the tables are quite spacious apart and can sit up to about 200 pax. I must say this is the type of Chinese restaurant that I would bring my parents for their birthday celebrations!~

Here's one of the private rooms..
Classic and elegance.

Another cosy private setting

They also have dim sum menu during the day time if Chinese dishes and rice isn't really your thing.

Some of the offerings here are quite special and is different from what they do at the other two outlets. The owners of Joyden wants to serve diners what they themselves enjoy eating !

For instance serving peanut & our local fav.pickles,
Achar ! It is quite a hit with most of us at the table. 
Joyden's special brew of Hawthorn apple  

We started off by having a hot winter melon
soup. It comes served individually in a
cute melon. We love how we managed to find
a dumpling sunken below in the melon.
Soup really warms our heart and tummy !
Double boiled Seafood Soup in Whole Yellow Melon
Simply delicious
 Joyden Original Steamed Red Grouper in Homemade Soy Bean Broth  This is a red grouper that has been steamed with home made soy bean milk
The milk is made daily in the restaurant. The broth is comforting and goes well with the fresh steamed fish . The fried enoki mushrooms on top added the special touch to the fish .
You bet this fish didn't for in vain for we consumed most of it up ! :)

This next dish is the owner's family favourite dish.
Crispy Fragrant Duck with petite lotus buns 欣藝脆皮香酥鸭 $58
The duck, smelling great after it has been simmered
with herbs and spices is then deep fried to give the skin the crispiness and also
a duck confit appearance. The meat falls apart easily when
the waitress was helping us with it.
Sandwich the shredded duck with some of the sweet sauce, thinly sliced
pickled papaya and cucumber in the middle of the

Can't get enough of the skin! 

Featuring the Traditional salt baked crab ( 欣藝传统盐炬蟹) - this is a speciality item from Joyden's newest outlet , Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang . The crab is put to be after sprinkled with a myriad of different salts and spices that has been wok fried . Baked at a low temp for 30 mins, the crab is chopped n ready to be devour ;)
 the salt really brings out the sweetness of the crab
It is quite a difference from the usual chili crab we know
We devoured it all and thanks to the salt used,
the roe actually tasted like salted eggs !!

We were served these soft and bouncy ma la guo $4.80. These items need no
introduction. Made from brown sugar , these steamed cakes are the
best ma la guo I ever taste :D 
Here's a nice rendition of the classic Orh Ni dessert
Traditional Yam Puree with Pumpkin and Gingko
$16/26/36, $6 per bowl
Not as sweet as some places. I like it !
So now you have another new restaurant to head to when there
is that special occasion to celebrate !
5 Stadium Walk #02
42, Leisure Park Kallang, Singapore 397693

Tel: 6446 8488
Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri : 11:30am – 3:00pm
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sat – Sun / PH : 10:30am –3:00pm
5:30pm –10:00pm

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Tohs at Cirque Du Soleil Totem ( under the Big Top )

 With the weather turning good in recent days, and the school holidays just being around the corner, it is time to plan for some activities for the family !

This year end, the Big Top at Marina Bay Sands is up again for a spectacular performance . Cirque Du Soleil is back after 10 years and brings us Totem this end October to 6 December under the Big Top !


Thanks to Base Entertainment, I was invited to catch this breath taking awesome troupe at the grounds of Marina Bay Sands

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, Totem features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers from 17 countries performing an impressive collection of jaw-dropping acrobatic acts, in an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, soul-touching theatrics and surprising visual effects.I simply love the carnival like environment :)  

It is our first time at Cirque du soleil !


Mr Toh having a drink under the Big Top 
on his birthday :D 

There is a wide range of merchandise on sale 

One of the most imporatant element about such acrobatic performances is accuracy and precision . Such amazing coordination is the result of many  hours of practices and rehearsals. 

Watch them fly !
 Even though knowing how good they are ,I still can't help but fear
for their safety !  


The girls on these unicycle got me going crazy ! 
Perfect chemistry and coordination ! 

It was a fun night ! 

Now, don't say I never warn you ladies and those who are afraid of the cold ..
Do bring along a sweater or jacket to keep warm as the air-conditioning inside the big top
is freezing cold! Don't worry about drinks as there will be some snacks and drinks on sale .

Get your tickets soon before the good seats run out !
You can get your tickets here :


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mrs Toh vistied Sunrise Bistro & Bar

Right, so I wanna be honest, stepping into Sunrise Bistro and Bar and looking at the whole set up didn't quite make me go wow. But once food was served, the casual setting didn't quite matter anymore ! The quality of the food was truly fresh and prices of the dishes are a plus point for sure.

Steering the kitchen in the right direction is Chef Vincent who has 22 years of experience and he specializes in the sous vide way of cooking .

Here's some of the selection we had that evening .


Seafood chowder $12
Super addictive
sliced thinly are these luncheon meat chips
Truly a wonderful starter !~


Lets have some pre dinner drinks !
Sunrise Bistro has an extensive
range of beverages !

 Super refreshing ~ 

Meet Charlie Brown
great if you like creamy drinks :)

Main course

So you have seen and eaten fish and chips,
but have you had a WHOLE FISH for your
Fish & Chips? This dish is truly value for money
The fruity mango salsa sauce goes well with this
nicely deep fried Red Snapper  $26

Infused with Asian flavors is this Duck Confit.
Asian five spices Duck Confit $28
Sous vide for about 8 hours and served with
citrus salad and  passion fruit sauce.
This is my of the evening
Cereal crusted Cod Fish $28
Baked to perfection and paired with vegetables
in seseme oil & ginger shoyu broth
Here's another view of the cod :)
I would much prefer slightly more veggie
for the price of this fish though

To die for !!
Salted Egg Yolk Custard Molten Chocolate Cake  $14
gotta share this with friends :)

Sunrise Bistro & Bar

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 01:00
Fri: 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Eve of PH: 09:00 - 02:00
Sun & PH: 09:00 - 01:00
Tel:  +65 64409090

Thanks to Christine and Sunrise Bistro & Bar for the kind invite :D 

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Taking good care of ourslves with V-Mina

Ladies,  I am sure there are days when you feel uncomfortable at the delicate parts of your body. 
It could be due to the hormone imbalance, or the clothes we wear , such as skinny jeans and tight pants, as well as before and after our menstruation. Recently, I was introduced to V-Mina, a brand of  feminine hygiene products that are suitable for all stages of a female's life .

Some feminine hygiene products may contain harsh cleansing agents like SLES/SLS/ALS which are commonly used as the active ingredients in most body cleansers. The vagina being a delicate part , doesn't require such chemicals as they strip away the body's epidermis protective layer of the V-Area, which may affect its long term pH level and micro-flora balancing mechanism because that protective layer is the place where good micro-flora exist. 

On the other hand, what is good for us are products that are suitable to our V area that may sometimes be prone to irritations and itch . It is important to make sure that the products we use for the area  has a balance pH at 4.0, clinically proven to improve the V-Area pH to the ideal 3.8-4.2 range.

V-Mina is clinically proven in:

1. Non-Irritancy, safe for daily use.
– V-Mina passed the sensitivity test. No irritation/stinging sensation. It is safe for daily use.

2. Improving Beneficial Micro-Flora Balance.
– V-Mina naturally eliminates harmful micro-organisms.

3. Improving V-Area to the healthy and ideal pH range 3.8-4.2.

 Let's take a look at the products :)

From cleanser to lightening gel to a mist plus cleansing wipes,
these products will keep your V area healthy,  clean and fresh !

This is the Cleansing Mousse( $23.50)  .Unlike some other brands, V-Mina's cleansing mousse is enriched with Tea Tree Extract for natural disinfectant benefit. It also has Aloe Vera that helps to soften and hydrate the V-Area.

Mousse texture
Apply to the delicate area and rinse off gently.

Lightening Intimate Gel ( $15.00)
This gel is able to improve the V area to a shade lighter. Our initmate areas are generally darker due to pigmentation. This gel contains Hyaluronic Acid for the youthfulness of the V-Area..There are also natural extracts of these ingredients for the fairer tone – mulberry root, saxifrage, grape & scutellaria root.

Transparent  gel 

Quite easily absorbed into the skin

I have heard of how some girls do have some unpleasent odor from 
the southern region, especially so during menses. 
This Deodorant Intimate Mist ($13.50)  is able to keep the odor at bay 
and preventing growth of bad micro-organisms and keeping the pH in the ideal range.

This Cleansing Wipes ($10.00) comes in handy after toliet usage and also 
during menstruation

You must be wondering where to purchase these products :)

V-Mina range of products are exclusively sold on this website


Remember to use products that are meant for our V areas and
as the area is very delicate, there is no need to use too much strength when cleansing
Oh and stop using body washes and soaps as they do contain harsh chemicals .
Stay healthy and happy !
Read all about V-Mina and the products at their website


Monday, October 05, 2015

Café&Meal MUJI Paragon

Café and Meal Muji has finally arrived at our tropical shores. I have heard much about Muji's cafes from friends and read about them on blogs too :)

Located at one of the up market malls along Orchard, Café and Meal Muji certainly doesn't lack its customers. I was there on a Saturday late morning with my husband and we had no issues getting a table :) The hot and cold deli doesn't start till 11 am, so before that you can have a drink with some snacks.

The place

Décor is of coz in line with Muji's zen and clean cut outlook 

Expect wooden chairs and tables 
Grab a menu and a reserve tag at the entrance to
"chope" your table while you order your food

I think by now most of you would have found how
how does the mechanism work around this cafe
After getting a table, or being shown to one,
proceed to the display area and you are ready to order your food
* imagine ordering cai png at the coffee shop *
The above short queue formed when we were leaving the café
This was around 11.30am on a Saturday morning

The Food

So ! Here's our selection
Mine is the one right on top, while Alex's is the one at the bottom
You can choose your dishes the a la carte way
(Single Dish: Hot Deli S$5.00 / Cold Deli S$2.70)
or you can be like us, choose the set meals :)
A close up of my
2 cold deli and 1 hot deli plus 10 grain rice
This will set you back by $12.90 + $1 for change of
white rice to 10 grain rice
The cold deli has quite a few selections of salads which are
interestingly delicious! Personally fav is the
Prawn & Edamame Salad with Spiced Mayo Sauce
My choice of hot deli was the popular
Fried Chicken Sweet Chili Mayonnaise
This is part of the cold deli
Here's Alex 's selection
2 hot deli with 2 cold deli, and a choice of white rice or bread. S$16.90
He had the croquette, chicken spinach patty , the prawn salad
as well as the vegetable omelette . His selection
was generally decent !
We also shared a very popular and unexpectedly good dessert
Roasted tea pudding $5.40
Soft and smooth with pleasing tea flavour in each spoonful

From what I have observed, there will be seat allocation
if the café gets too crowded, otherwise, you can get to choose
your own seating.  It was a pleasant experience having our early lunch
at the café. I will go back again for the food and pudding !!

Café&Meal MUJI Paragon

Address: #04 – 36 to 40 Orchard Paragon, 2
90 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859

Telephone:  6735 0123

Operating Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 21:30
Full Menu available after 11:00
Last Order at 20:45