Monday, May 25, 2015

Indulge at Park - Asian BBQ Buffet


Many families and friends enjoy gathering over a good meal over the weekends . Some prefer potluck or a cook out session at home, while some much prefer not to fuss over the stove. Just sit back and enjoy and let the professionals indulge you with a scrumptious spread .

That's what Mr Toh and I did just two weekends ago !

Thanks to Grand Park City Hall Hotel, we were treated to their latest buffet promotion

---------{ Asian BBQ }---------  

This buffet is only available every Friday and Saturday evenings from now till 28 September 2015. Weekends just got better with this awesome spread of food at Indulge at the Park

 
Expect nothing short of a variety of 10 fresh meats and seafood all nicely prepared for you and ready to be grilled on the spot at the garden courtyard !  You can choose to sit outside and enjoy the night breeze and dine under the stars too or enjoy your meal in the spacious hotel atrium  as well as the main restaurant dinning area :) 



Whoo hoo !! Just look at the spread ~
You don't have to grill it yourself ! 
There are local lobsters, scallops on shells, fresh tiger prawns.
Lots of meat selection if you are a carnivore  !
Think fatty Spanish pork belly, US beef flat ribs!

 all those are mine~~
 You can choose your fav.seasoning to be lather upon 
your seafood before grilling !

Oops the cray fish were slightly charred, but still ok to eat.. 

As you can see, I am a big seafood fan!

There is even grilled pineapple!




Food galore !! Different variety..sure to have something you like ~

Some chicken salad if you are not a seafood fan
  

 How about some local delights ?
A selection of Nyonya Ngoh Hiang


There is a DIY Kueh Pie Te station too! 
I had more than 4 of these !! :D

Some of my favorites from the buffet line :)

Can't get enough of the satay too!  

Pity it wasn't very nice after it turns cold

Cute presentation of the veggies ! 

Everyone at the table unanimously agree
that the pumpkin soup is good! 
Even my husband who doesn't like pumpkin!

 Okay, how about some dessert ?!?! 









What a pretty sight !!


Help yourself to an array of cookies and cakes !








Last but not least, another item everyone loves !
Durian Penyet  !!It's so so good :D
 It's always nice to end the night on a sweet note !!

Available every Friday and Saturday until 27 Sept '15
Time: 6.30 – 10.30pm
Price:
  • $62++ (Adults)
  • $32.50++ (Child, 4-12 year old)
Grand Park City Hall
10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Print a selfie on your drinks - Selfie Coffee

The popular coffee joint from Malaysia has arrived at our shores and set up shop at Haji Lane !~ I guess I can't think of a better location since lots of youngsters and tourists love visiting this hip enclave for food, drinks and shopping.


A pretty shop caught my attention :D


and meet the resident cat of another shop along Haji Lane
Absolute beauty



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Okay, back to the cafe ! They took over the premise from a defunct cupcake bakery cafe. 
This novelty way of having a photo on your drink is here in our island !! Thanks to one of my foodie pal who jio me to join him few days ago at Haji Lane at this already two weeks old cafe :)

Nice shop front :D


Wide variety of drinks !


 So how do you go about having your photo on the drink? It's really simple!
You can either take a selfie or snap a wefie with a couple of friends on their ipod.  Choose a place with good lighting . There are also props for your usage .

We were told it is best to print the photo on cold drinks as they last longer and look prettier than those on hot drinks The staff will proceed to help you prepare and print the pic on foam. Everything is edible :) there is a layer of cream under the pic as u can see here .. I had the normal ice white chocolate drink ($8.50) . It's a cafe so there are some cakes and snacks to go with your selfie drinks !

 

 Printed foam pic cannot 美图秀秀 hahaha.. We were told that you can choose to print out other photos from your phone. Do ask the staff for more info  on that :)

( FYI we waited about 20 mins for our drinks ..and erm we were the only customers at the time of order )

The seating area is on the 2nd floor of the cafe. We chose to sit facing the window at the counter seating.

 Here's me and my drink !!


You can doodle and write on the glass surface while 
you wait for your drinks and food to be served :) 
The drinks are great on hot days !




These drinks are great on a hot day!! 



Selfie Coffee Singapore
11 Haji Lane Singapore 189204
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
https://www.facebook.com/selfiecoffeesg


Friday, May 15, 2015

Dancing Chef ++ Curry in a Hurry ++ Promotion


Good news for you my home cooks and food enthusiast , oh and of course most importantly, you curry lovers who enjoys cooking !!

Leading brand Dancing Chef is currently having a "Curry in a Hurry" promotion recently. They offer the widest range of authentic curry flavors in Singapore,  making it so easy for home cooks to whip up a curry feast at home .




The curry pastes comes in a packet and even thought it is stated to be meant for 4 pax, you can still vary to taste and portion the paste accordingly. Cooking instructions are stated at the back of the packets ! :) So easy and convenient. 

You can also use these paste to whip up other creative dishes ! For eg, the laska paste can be used for pasta! It's really fun to try out different ways of cooking and usage of the pastes :)

Here are the ingredients for my laksa using the laksa paste :)





Cooking instructions 

Dancing Chef Laksa Paste                 1 packet
Water                                                    450g
Coconut Milk                                       200g
Thick Rice Vermicelli                          400g
Bean Sprout                                          50g
Prawns                                                  200g
Fishcake                                               200g
Tau Pok                                                100g
Laksa leaf (chopped)                           2tbsp
(Serves 4 pax )

Add Laksa paste and water in a pot, bring to boil
Put in prawns, fish cake, tua pok and coconut milk, simmer till cooked. Separately , cook rice vermicelli and bean sprout in a bowl, add prawns, fish cake and tau pok, garnish with laksa leaf, pour hot laksa gravy into the bowl and it's ready to be served!


As you can see, I have added salmon slices as one of the ingredients, so really, you can just improvise as you wish! Add an egg or two if you like! :) 


I also whipped these up on Mother's Day for my mum !!
These are really easy to cook and it's my first time trying out
Green Curry and Padang Rendang ~~

Pick up your Dancing Chef cooking pastes at all leading supermarkets now! 
Get any 3 packets for just $7.55 ! This promotion is available till end of June 2015

Friday, May 08, 2015

Percolate 2.0 revisit !

Percolate coffee was closed for renovations and expansion works for about 5 weeks. They took over the unit next door and now they are back ! The cafe is now bigger , brighter and has a more extensive menu to boot :D 


 Updated look with a new logo :)








Such contrasting colors~ 


I am definitely loving the new updated look



{ sparkling black } an ice coffee made with sparking water
 ( got a little too bitter when I got to the last 20% of it )
 or have an affogato instead if you like ice cream and esspresso :)

{ Banana Date Loaf } decorated with fruits and spread wtih peanut butter and 
cream for additional taste.. Love this cake and its touches ~ :D 



Such a pretty sight :)

Obligatory pouring shot!  :P 

I can't call myself a regular here ..in fact I'm never a regular at any cafes but been here many times given the close proximity to where I stay . Say hi if u see me there next time lol !!



Percolate
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152B Singapore 460136

 IG- @percolatecoffee

https://www.facebook.com/PercolateCoffee




Percolate
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152B Singapore 460136
Mon: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed – Fri: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

 IG- @percolatecoffee

https://www.facebook.com/PercolateCoffee - See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=percolate#sthash.xSBFvNYi.dpuf

Percolate
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152B Singapore 460136
Mon: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed – Fri: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

 IG- @percolatecoffee

https://www.facebook.com/PercolateCoffee - See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=percolate#sthash.xSBFvNYi.dpuf

Percolate
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152B Singapore 460136
Mon: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed – Fri: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

 IG- @percolatecoffee

https://www.facebook.com/PercolateCoffee - See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=percolate#sthash.xSBFvNYi.dpuf

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Mother's Day specials at Royal Pavillon At Park Regis Singapore

Come this Mother's Day, treat mothers to a well deserving scrumptious meal fit for the queens in our lives at Royal Pavilion  At Park Regis Singapore !


Park Regis Singapore is a newly refurbished hotel situated just minutes away from Clark Quay Mrt station. Serving mouth watering Cantonese cuisine, Royal Pavilion is too good to be missed .


Chef Kee and Chef Chan of Royal Pavilion has prepared  Pockets of Love  just for this Mother's Day.  There are a total of 7 new dim sum collection created by the talented Chef Chan and 3 exciting dishes that mums will approve of by Chef Kee.

Dim Sum Selection 

Here are some of the new dim sum crafted using the freshest of ingredients . Some of the things I look for in good dim sums would be juicy filling and if prawns are used, then they have to be crunchy and fresh..  not too overly thick skins and another thing I note is if the fillings are nicely contained.


This is Royal Pavilion's winning pastry dim sum - 
Baked Chicken Pie with Black Truffle Pies
Crispy pastry skin encasing fragrance truffle scented chicken
Everyone was reaching out for seconds!


Another well loved item would be the Baked Swiss BBQ Snow Buns
Filled with sweet char siew , it goes hand in hand with the outer layer of skin 
that melts in your mouth just like snow!
nice balance of sweetness too! 

Can you tell that these dumplings are goldfish?
Steamed Spicy Dried Shrimps


Here's another cute fish shaped dim sum~~
It's a winner already just based on the cuteness !!

There are two different dim sum here.. not so impressive as
compared to those above.



These xiao long bao are slightly bigger than the usual ones
Steamed Foie Gras and Meat Xiao Long Bao
  The skin is very thin! It's not easy to have thin skin xlb as 
they break easily and it does requires some
skills to make the skin as thin as possible. I slurped up all the soup !
One thing thou.. the foie gras taste is kinda subtle 
meat is tasty and fresh ..doesn't have a porky taste to it :)  


3 special dishes 

Crispy skin smoked duck
 Smoked in leaves and rich lychee wood, the skin is left with an exquisite yet subtle smoke undertone. Simply loving this quack quack ducky skin !
One of the best duck I have eaten :) I'm sure my mum would love it too !
This duck is ready to 展翅高飞


Stir-fried Coral Clam with Asparagus in “Lao Gan Tie” Sauce
I enjoyed the chewy texture of the clam and crunchiness of the asparagus. 
Slightly spicy sauce is a winner :) 


A perinnal favorites with the older folks
Claypot rice with lots of lap cheong!!

Very savory but can be tad salty cos of the lap cheongs 
so do go easy on this dish :) Some tea would be good!


We all went wow when this fish swam to our table! 
Fish-Shaped Panna Cotta in Mango Sago
Not only it's cute , it is very smooth and not overly sweet


Only 5 more days to enjoy this special treat !!

Pockets of Love Mother's Day Special 
 1st May- 10 May"15
(Only available from 11:30am to 2:30pm)

 
Level 1, Park Regis Singapore
23 Merchant Road
Singapore 058268
Tel : 6818 8851

Opening Hours

Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm to 10:30pm