Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Early birthday celebration at Mitzo Weekend Brunch

July has always been one of my favorite months.The reason is quite simple..and I have to thank my family and friends who indulges in me ! As with previous years, I will be eating my way from mid July to mid August as a way to commemorate my birthday !

Here's the first of a few birthday meals. I'm grateful and happy to have a bunch of foodies to count on as friends . It was Sunday well spent as we laughed and ate till we burst at Mitzo's new Weekend Brunch. Thanks for the early birthday celebration !!

Upon arriving at Mitzo, we were shown to our table for 5 to which we actually swapped for with another table just right next to the window. However, it proved to be not the best choice ( but great for our photo taking LOL ) as it seems we have been transported to the desert of the whole restaurant. 

Apart from the heat, other aspect of the restaurant is awesome. Service staff is efficient and polite. The decor of this place has left a deep impression on me . I love how modern this Chinese restaurant is and the clever use of prism and mirrors and reflection of the colorful panels 

The Place





hehehe our reflection

Come night time, this sexy place is transformed 
into a chill out bar. 

the table nx to the glass window was where we were seated 

The Food 

Mitzo recently introduced the  Weekend Brunch ( $68++ per pax)  which is only available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It is a dimsum extravaganza that show cases over 40 selections of dim sum, wok dishes and supreme seafood delicacies comprising of Bamboo Clam, Live Lobster and Abalone dish.

 We DID NOT try all 40 of the dishes of coz ...that would be insane hhahaa.What we did was ordered certain recommended items and re- ordered those we tried and liked :)

Soup

We started off our meal with the a wholesome bowl of  winter melon soup . It's sweet and it warmed our hearts and tummies ~


Let me show you the Supreme Seafood selection first. Each person is able to choose an item from the 3 catogory - Live Lobster, Bamboo Clam and Abalone .



 Top: Spicy Chili Lobster served with buns ( each half of a lobster is one serving )
Below left :  Baked lobster with creamy lemon sauce and cheese
Below right : Bamboo clams with preserved veg and minced garlic

Here's one of my personal fav.
Abalone Tuffles Rice
 I like how each mouthful of the rice is filled with the truffle's aroma


Roast

Mitzo Special BBQ Pork
One of the better Char Siew I have eaten !
Sweet caramelized crystals added a different
texture to the meat.  We like it so much that we had a 2nd helping


DimSum

Such pretty Royal shrimp dumplings!
The skin is very thin and transparent !
How elegant they look..topped with caviar




Custard Moon Buns
(Liu sha buns ) Very pretty with the golden
crescents. It's a pity that the salted egg yolk sauce
is too watery. Nothing much to rave about .


Have you tried Steamed Bacon?
This is the Steamed Bacon with gold seafood sauce


Who would have thought snails could be so cute !!? I like these!
Escargots with melting cheese encased in this snail shaped puffs !
It resembled bunnies at certain angles hahah ..
Just a overview of some of the items we had :)


For foodies who likes deep fried dim sums
like these Deep Fried Shrimp Dumplings
and  Black Pepper Cod Fish Dumplings


Wok Dishes

For meat lovers, there is the popular Taiwanese dish
Braised Truffles Pork Ball
The Chinese name for this dish is kinda cute
黑菌狮子头

These Black pepper beef cubes
were quite tasty and tender !





Melon Pork Ribs soup 


Desserts

There are 5 desserts to eat to your heart's content
Do not hesitant to order all of them !
Here are the 3 cold desserts
Aloe Vera with Osmanthus jelly
Double-boiled longan treasure tea 
 Chilled mango cream with sago and pomelo topping
 Very refreshing and thirst quenchin!
We would have ordered them first should we know
that they tasted so good ! Some of us had two of each !



 


I could have pop a few of these

Deep-fried chocolate liquer dumpling
if not for the fact that I was already
200% full by this time!
These balls filled with chocolate liquer are quite the bomb!!
Usually these deep fried babies are filled with either peanuts n
mung bean paste but over here, they gave it a twist !
Love this !

These mini size Hokkaido Milk Cheese Tarts
are hot items on the menu. The server was so nice to
give us a few plates of these ! Eat it while it is hot !


My bunch of foodie friends were really nice !
They got the staff to present to me these Longevity buns 
for my early birthday celebration!
 

 
Never too old to celebrate birthdays !

Here's one with me and Alex :)
There are more birthday meals to come ! Watch this space and see what I have been eating ! Just don't ask me how old am I ! LOL!
 
  


 





Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Snippets of The Tohs in Europe

In an blink of an eye we have somehow progressed on this year we have arrived at the end of June already ! A month ago, we were touring parts of Europe and enjoying the cool weather and now we are back in the hot arms of our sunny island :(

Yes, the Tohs travelled across to another part of the world that they have not ventured before. We joined a 13 days group tour organised by ASA Travel agency ( there are reasons why we chose tour grp instead of free and easy ) .

We covered quite a number of must see tourist attractions and I wish we had more time. It's a pity but I know we will be back to some of these cities and countries again ! No more tour group travel anymore for us !

Gonna share some photos from our trip :)

Vatican city 


Trevi fountain

Leaning tower of Pisa

 
Some of the food items we ate
Didn't had the chance to wander away too far
since we are in a group tour.. 


Asian food in Paris

L'eclair De Gene ! one of the more popular
dessert in town

Waffles with loads of strawberries and cream !
We had this in Brussels

Pierre Herme macrons !

I will try to write more on my trip when I can squeeze in the time !
Work is a frenzy lately ! Catch you later !

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Tohs spent a night with Shrek and Princess Fiona



Who would have thought that love between an ugly ogre and a captive princess would have worked out ? Well yes, in this 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek , and now being adapted into a theatrical musical.

We managed to catch this musical that opened last week at the Mastercard Theater .

Watching the animation back then drew lots of laughter from me as I simply love the chemistry and jokes between Shrek and his donkey pal.

I also love  that Princess Fiona is not your usual type of princess who is all prime and proper. Princess Fiona is one that is kept in a tower for many years, but she is a traditionalist at heart and  yearns for the kind of love that she has read in fairy tales, and had her world turned upside down after she met Shrek.
The stage lighting and animated backdrop was truly impressive ! 


It is just the right time for parents to be bringing your children to this entertaining and fun filled musical. It is the June school holidays after all !

Kudos to the actor  who played Lord Farquhar ! 
Can you imagine kneeling down the whole time on stage !


Can't get enough of the hilarious lines between the talk too much 
donkey and Shrek. 


Don't miss out on this Big Fat Chance to catch Shrek live on stage !

Get your tickets now if you have not ! 

http://entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/shrek0616

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Toh and the THE ILLUSIONISTS

Have you witness someone being 'chopped' up into two and still remains alive?  It sure is possible in the world of magic or what some referred to as tricks  !  But wait ! It is not your usual lady lies on top of some metal tray with wheels and gets sawed into half.. this time round it was executed in style !

THE ILLUSIONISTS  are in town and are performing at the Mastercard Theaters from now till 15 May 2016

Consisting of a group of  8, each of them ( except for the Clairvoyant pair )  specializes in something special.
I was actually pretty skeptical of these 'magic shows' coz they can be quite cheesey if badly performed.

Somehow ,  The Illusionists didn't gave me that feeling ! Their charismatic ways has won me over, and not to say their powers !!

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Children and adults alike will be glued to their seats  :)

The Escapologist's act was one of my fav. Do not bat an eyelid when he try to break-free from the water torture cell


I shan't spoil the fun for you further ! But do expect to be mind blowed away !  Another of my fav is where the Alchamist managed to make a piece of paper come alive ! We have no idea how that how that even happened..is there a string that was tied to the paper? You go see for yourself ! 

It will make a good Mother's Day outing ! Bring your kids along for some family bonding time ! :) 





Thank you Base Entertainment for the invite ! 


PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm

TICKET PRICE:  
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* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mrs Toh cooks Mother's Day lunch with Mission Wraps


I can't believe how fast this year has gone by , we are already entering into the month of May  :D
It is also our fifth month staying at our new apartment. Apart from having more space and a bigger room, nothing really changes. My mother in law still cleans and cooks our dinners and my father in law still loves watching his tv programs . You can say that I am quite blessed as I don't have to do much household chores. Aren't mothers and mother-in-laws the best ? We can count on them to prepare dinner and there is hot food waiting for us as we arrive home from work.

So last weekend, I decided to let my mother in law take a break from the kitchen and I whipped up some breakfast as well as lunch for her and the family as part of an early Mother's Day celebration! . Breakfast is a simple French Toast Fruit Wrap  and lunch is Thin crust wrap Pizzas using Mission wraps! Thanks to Mission Food for sending me a copy of  " Quick and Easy " Dinner recipe book by  Australia MasterChef Season 2 winner, Adam Liaw. 



You can also get a copy of this recipe book!  Simply purchase 2 packs of  Mission wraps and you will receive a copy of this handy book :)


I managed to draw inspiration for my meals from this recipe book . The good thing about wraps is they are generally very versatile,and they go well with most food !! The two items are very easy to prepare and I am sure  it will be it will be a hit with your family as well . It is also kids friendly !

Breakfast 


Here's the French Toast Fruit Wrap
I used the original wraps




Here are some ingredients that you will need for the breakfast wrap 


Mission wraps- Original flavor
Strawberries
Blueberries
1 egg ( good for 2 wraps )
Low fat milk
Vanilla yogurt ( choose any flavor you fancy ) 
Icing sugar ( optional ) 


-Crack the egg and add about 3 tablespoon of milk and mix them well
-Pour the mixture onto a shallow round plate and proceed to coat the wraps with the mixture 
-heat up a skillet or frying pan and coat it with butter or some cooking oil 
-Place wrap coated in mixture into the hot skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side until golden
brown. Remove from pan onto plate.

 

-spoon some yogurt onto the wrap and fill it with the berries
-roll the wrap up and it's done !
- you can choose to dust some icing sugar over it 

The receipe book has some rather interesting dishes to try out !
I love wraps for their versatility !
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Lunch


I chose to prepare some thin crust wrap pizza using the 6 grains wrap. 



It is very easy preparing wrap pizza.
Some basic ingridents you need are listed below


 -grated parmesan
-tomato sauce for pizza/pasta
-sliced tomato
-salami / ham-sliced button mushrooms
-sliced onions
-julienned basil leaves

You would need to spread the tomato sauce as the base and then sprinkle the grated cheese over it. Make sure you cover the entire surface of the sauce , other wise the taste could be compromised. Proceeed to top the wrap with your favorite pizza toppings ! Once all that is done, place the pizzas into the oven for about 10 mins ( at150-170 degrees Celsius or 338 F ) or till you see the cheese melting .


Here are my 3 pizza creations 


My husband just can't wait.. 
this pizza has onions and salami
 

 Here's the tomato mozzarella and mushroom pizza
 

How about some pasta to go along with the pizzas ?
 

The next wrap dish I would like to try would be this
Hainanese Chicken Wrap By MasterChef Adam Liew !
( you can click pic for larger image )
I would say this really incorporate east and west in a dish !
Definitely my favorite recipe in the book ! 

 It is really easy and fun incorprating wraps in our daily life
My mother in law enjoyed the wrap dishes I did for her
and adults in my family love the pizzas too :)

Don't forget to get your Mission wraps at major leading supermarkets today !