Monday, August 31, 2015

Mrs Toh Shops on Go Buy Lah

( Advertorial )

Just a week or so ago, I made my first order and purchase from a local Singapore online shopping website ! Totally in tune with the local Singlish lingo, the website is appropriately named as GoBuyLah !



Sign up now and you can get $5 off for your first purchase ! Read on and find out how you can get another $5 deduction to your total bill !! 

Designed to accommodate to our busy lifestyles,  GoBuyLah allows us to shop for certain essentials at the comforts of our offices and at home. They are the first online store in Singapore that combines the B2C and C2C markets into one online portal.

Sometimes, I am quite put off with the expensive delivery fee , but at GoBuyLah, there is Free Delivery with no minimum spending ! I find that it is a plus point ! Also, they offer Cash On Delivery ! Another bonus as some of us do have this fear of providing our credit cards details online ! You can always opt for this should you shop at GoBuyLah  :)






You can choose the perfect time slot to fit into your daily life 


Apart from the usual range of items, GoBuyLah also have a " Hot Deals" section ! As you can see from the pic below, there are a variety of items on discount! 


The webpage is quite easy to nagviate and the
Hot Deals section is just on the right side of the menu bar :) 

Here are some Hot Deals under the Home Appliances Section ! 
There is also beauty and heath supplement deals like the following!
I think it's quite good.. comes with free delivery ! 

Let us take a look at what I have bought from this website ! :D

1-- I am quite happy to find that the website carries this popular Korean make up brand - 3CE !
The prices are quite competitive and seems relatively lower that some online portals.



You can check them out here  -- http://www.gobuylah.sg/catalogsearch/result/?q=3ce

2-- I have been using this brand of compact powder for awhile ..am quite surprise to see Gobuylah having it ! It's a Thai brand, but supposedly the formula is from Korea. I simply love the compact powder box!


You can get the above here -- http://www.gobuylah.sg/c-p/cosmetics/mistine-flower-bb-powder-spf-25-pa-by-ssj.html


3--  Decided to give this brand of shower gels a try, having seen them around for awhile. They are certified fair trade products . I smell good after bathing with them !



Once you click on the product, there will be a detailed description 
about the product .



4-- Got myself a hairdryer too! The one I have at home is getting on in years..


 There are items also for children and babies !

 

I am pretty pleased with the items offered by GoBuyLah :)
 Here's a piece of good news for you my dear readers !

Remember to register as a member of GoBuyLah
Once you have done that, you are already guaranteed a $5 off for your first purchase
You will also get another $5 off with a minimum spending of $20 . 

Simply enter this code PROV05 (expires on 31 Oct 2015)
when you are checking out for that extra $5 discount ! 

Okay....Now Go Buy Lah !! 

PS : You can get a chance at winning an Apple watch when you make
purchases on the website!
Check it out here !


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mrs Toh's first visit to Kuishin Bo

 
Entering Suntec City these days after is a totally new experience lately as it unveils the different sections one by one.

One of Suntec's long standing tenant is back with a blast ! Kuishin Bo has once again returned to where it first started 15 years ago.

You may not believe it, but this was my very first visit to Kuishin Bo  :P  Was I glad I made it to this tasting event :)


Upon entering, I was immediately drawn to the whole retro setting ! It was as if we were transported back in time to the Showa period ( 1926-1989) in Japan

Check out this speical barrel like seating !
 There are a few in the restaurant 

cute retro signs 
                                                                                                                   

             

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Yim's clinic 15 anniversary !

In current times and situations we are in these days , improving our looks is a simple act. What is important though is to get a doctor we can trust ! `Well, now now, before you think that I have gone under the knife , then nope haha, I have not. However, I would not say no to non-invasive aesthetic treatment to treat my droopy eyelid issue or some chemical peeling for my open pores.

It was my pleasure to be invited to Dr. Benjamin Yim  ( one of Singapore's leading aesthetic doctor) Aesthetics & Laser Center 's 15th year Anniversary ! Held at Hard Rock Cafe, the event was fun packed with aesthetic information on how to look younger and enhancement to our features.

Dr Benjamin Yim's Journey 


Dr Yim started his medical career as a General Practitioner in the 1990s and it is due to his passion for the aesthetics that spurred him on in realising his dream of having his own practice.

As a pioneer in the aesthetic medical realm, Dr Benjamin continued to horned his skills and upgrade himself. In 1998, he completed a Diploma in Piratical Dermatology  from the University of Wales. A year later, he graduated with a Degree in Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology at the University of London.

Through out all these years, Dr Benjamin has received a long list of accolades, here's a few of them to name some .
--Singapore's leading fashion and beauty magazine featured Dr Yim on their first feature on "IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment "

--Appointed resource person for MOH committee in 2005 for self regulation in aesthetic medicine

--Certificate of Appreciation by the Singapore Prison Service for his involvement in the Tattoo removal program from June 2009- June 2011


Let's view some photos taken at the event !

Dr Ben and his newly renovated clinic on the screen



Here's a before and after pic of a 
lady who did some enhancement
She looked more radiant after her treatment !

Testimonial from blogger friend, Hannah
She had some fillers and botox done .


There was also a make up demo session conducted
by Jane Irdale's makeup artist.

Friends and I won a botox cushion each !
 
  Lovely people at Juice up
came to the event with their delicious and 
healthy cold press juices ! 
                                     
 We were lucky to receive these products as door gifts ! 
Sun screen with SPF 50 , hydrating masks and makeup remover
are just some items from Dr.Benjamin's range of products. 
I love the texture of the sunscreen and it is not greasy too! 

Do visit Dr Benjamin Yim should you need 
any aesthetic advise ! Once again , congratulations and 
here's wishing Dr Benjamin and the clinic all the best !!

 
Dr Benjamin Yim Aesthetic & Laser Centre
583 Orchard Road
Forum #06-04
Singapore 238884
  
Website: http://www.laseraesthetics.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbenyim
Instagram @drbenjaminyim

Tel :  6737 9181






       

Monday, August 03, 2015

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar - Golden Jubilee Menu

Are you as excited as me with the upcoming SG50 National Day celebrations? I am looking forward to the extra holiday as well as the  National Day long weekend! So many things to see and I sure hope to feast away the holidays too ! Eating and enjoying good food is afterall our nation's greatest past time! It is sure a good way to mark our nation's birthday , watching the parade and eat to our hearts' content !
Bay Hotel Singapore’s STREET 50 restaurant & bar has recently launched a special menu just in ti

Located just a stone's throw away from Vivocity, one of the biggest shopping center in Singapore , Street 50  STREET 50 has launched a special Golden Jubilee all-day a la carte menu that shows case a whooping 50 special dishes just for this extraordinary celebration season ! 

I was joined by fellow foodies in sampling of some of these wonderful creations. Guess what ! Most of them are priced below $20~ ! Talk about value for money ! oh and guess what! They are open daily til 4 am ! You don't have to fret about where to eat after shopping at Vivocity !

We had the pleasure of tasting some of the dishes, not all 50 of them of course ! :D Here are a few to tempt you ! 


Starters 
 Can you believe this full of seafood goodness soup is just going for $8.90? 
Fisherman’s Soup -- featuring mixed seafood flavored with garlic, 
bay leaf and white wine vinegar, and served with a rustic chunk of country bread

This refreshing salad is good for sharing ~ 
Snow Crab Salad ($9.90) is seasoned with herbs and served with pickles. 
It has nice chunks of snow crab as well as fish roes !


 Main Course 


 Bay’s Spring Chicken ($14.90)
Half of a spring chicken, good portion served with sides of 
 sweet potato fries and coleslaw and salad.

 These lamp chop are not your usual ones ..
Seasoned with tantalising satay spice, and topped with the 
perennial favorite peanut sauce, these are called 
Satay un-skewered ($19.90) . So apt for SG50 :)

 Satay Bay Hoon ($14.90) name game on Satay Bee Hoon of course :)
Enjoy this rice vermicelli dish with cuttlefish, octopus, manila clams,kang kong, 
chicken sate lilit, tau pok, quail eggs, all ready to be soaked with a delectable satay sauce

 Fork tender veal cheek rendang ($19.90) was achievable after 8 long hours of cooking !
Enjoy it with a full-flavored Rendang sauce, this dish is one of my fav of the evening :)

 You may have eaten po piah, but have you tried Garoupa Popiah ($18.90)?
Wrapped in po piah skin is a garoupa fillet.. 
somewhat unqiue , but not quite up my alley :)


Surely we have to end the night with something sweet as usual ~ 

Dessert 

Cha Cha Crème Brulee ($9.90) is a nice twist to our local well love dessert .
I love the vibrant colors of the yam , sweet potato n pumpkin..
Decadent touch of the Okinawa black sugar is good and those with a sweet tooth
will love this ! Guess what the white foam is!



* Get a complimentary Snow Crab Salad when you dine with at least 3 other friends and order 
At least 3 main courses :) 
This promotion ends at 31st August . *
Simply quote "eileen_eats_alot" or show them this post to redeem :)

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar
Bay Hotel Singapore
50 Telok Blangah Road
Opening Hours: 6:00AM -4:00AM


Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Tohs at Singin' in the Rain Musical

"Good Morning
Sun beams will soon smile through
Good Morning
Good Morning to you and you and you and you"

 

 

 This tune has been rooted in my mind since last week :) Right after I watched the musical that was adapted from the same name 1952 movie- Singing in the rain . 

 The most iconic song of the musical would of coz be the title of the musical itself and so much so that most people only know and heard of the song rather than the story line of the musical itself! 

I have to admit I was one of those who doesn't know the story line at all ! Boy was I glad to have watched this musical  :D 

 


photo credit : Base Entertaiment

 

Set in the 1920s era depicting what Hollywood was like - moving from silent movies to having actual audio in films , this musical is packed with laughter, romance and lots of catchy tunes ! Lead stars Grant Almirall who plays Don Lockwood and Bethany Dickson who plays Kathy Seldon had quite a nice on stage chemistry going on.  The starlet of Hollywood, Lina Lamont,( played by Taryn-lee Hudson)  is bound to send you in a laughing stitch !I have to say, it was the character Lina Lamont that shines and kinda stolen the limelight in this musical .

Overall, Singin in the rain is entertaining and much better than I thought. I went in to the halls with no idea how it was like and left humming to the tunes !



I like where I was seated ..had a nice overall view of the stage.
I even managed to sneak a photo of the raining scene !

Be warned now if you have bought tickets to the first few rows ! :D



Here's a wefie of us at the musical :)

You can get your hands on some exclusive tee and umbrellas too !


check out the mini umbrella ! 

 Better hurry if you haven't get your hands on the tickets yet . Show's ending on the 26th of July !

Venue : MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Get your tickets from Sistic !  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Inaugural Singapore Restaurant Month 2015



Hello there foodies ! Here's a piece of good news for you this July ! The Restaurant Association of Singapore together with Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has teamed up together for the first time to bring us the inaugural Singapore Restaurant Month 2015 !( From now till 10 of Aug'15)

In order to promote the use of local produce, 50 restaurants ( including 12 heritage restaurants ) will be using these locally produced fresh ingredients such as eggs, vegetables and locally farmed fishes to whip up some delicious and visually pleasing dishes !




Do you know you can purchase local produce too?  The quality and shelf lives of these perishable items will start to deteriorate , by getting these local produce, you are ensured of the freshness as it reaches you faster ! 

I am thrilled to share with you 4 restaurants' creative dishes that they have specially crafted for this event ! 

I joined some of my fellow foodies   couple of weeks ago for a delicious night food trail , sampling these dishes . It was a food filled fun field trip I must add ! A coach was specially catered to bring us around parts of the island sampling these tantalizing dishes

Our first stop for the evening was at Café Iguana , a Mexican restaurant along pretty river scene at Riverside Walk near Clarke Quay.  


*Pibil Pescado in Red Chile sauce*
Basically using local farmed seabass to pair with mexican rice 
and lots of sambal chili !! I give thumbs up for the chili! 
This is going at $30++ inclusive of a passion fruit margarita or you can choose 
to replace it with Iguana lager ! Enjoy !




Next we were whisked off in the coach to our next stop- Portico
Located near the Alexandra area is a nice cosy restaraunt that serves 
some decent dishes ! I have been wanting to visit for the longest time !
Kudos to Chef Nixon for creating this dish !

This is one of my fav.dish for the night
**Three grain laksa risotto **
Right just at where the prawn head is resting upon is the
** Homemade Pulau ubin sea bass fish cake ** . This is truly a dish after my heart ! Everything u see here constitute a part of the laksa ..thanks to the creativity of the friendly chef . Try guessing what the white foam is ?? ( hint hint..coconut !)
You can get to enjoy this in a bigger serving that comes in a 5 course SG50 set menu for $50
 

  One of the 12 heritage restaurants featured in this inaugural Singapore Restaurant Month is the Prima Revolving Restaurant . Chef  Chan has came up with this protein filled dish. It is absolutely 滋补养颜! .
 { Sautéed Bird's Nest with Egg White } is Prima's creation for this festival
 Instagram media by eileen_eats_alot - --------------------------------- Restaurant association of Singapore brings to you { Singapore Restaurant Month } giving you 50 restaurants that will feature 50 newly created dishes that uses our local produce ( eggs ��fish ��and veggies ��) why 50 ? Becos it's our SG50 celebrations this year ! -------------------------------------- One of the 12 heritage restaurants featured in the inaugural Singapore Restaurant Month ( starting today 1st July - 10 Aug) Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant has came up with this protein filled dish. It is absolutely 滋补养颜! { Sautéed Bird's Nest with Egg White } is Prima's creation for this festival. Using eggs from a local Singapore farm , this dish is a gem :) those bits u see r 金华火腿 Jinhua ham ($70++) . It was my first time to this revolving tower restaurant..awesome view and they serve dim sum daily too ! ��
  Using eggs from a local Singapore farm , this dish is a gem :) those bits u see r 金华火腿 Jinhua ham ($70++) . It was my first time to this revolving tower restaurant..awesome view and they serve dim sum daily too ! I hope to visit soon for the dim sum !


 Finally we are at our last stop!! Another local delight that is on most tourists must go list :)
Founded in 1956, Palm Beach has been serving seafood dishes to hungry foodies for many decades ! 

 What u see here is what u will be getting at Palm Beach. { Fried baby barramundi } is paired with a spicy sweet sauce and has crispy bits of cuttlefish ( that resembled yee mee) . Quite a treat as seabass is light and goes well with the sauce . Quite a good deal for $18! . Do you know that S'pore has our own barramundi fish farm ? Barramundi is a type of sea bass and is high in omega 3





It is truly a heavenly festival! One that is befitting for our island of foodies !
There are 50 restaraunts for you to eat around ! For more details and a list of 
restaurants , pls refer to the Singapore Restaurant Month website !





Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Get your pufferfish fix at FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant

Once upon a time, its streets were filled with clubs and people would drink and party till the wee hours, Muhammad Sultan has yet seen another transformation. Today, gone are those clubs and it is a little food enclave where one can get to taste many different kinds of cuisines .

I was at one of the restaurants recently and had my first taste of something deemed to be dangerous and live threatening  !! But since I am here writing this , you can rest assured I am still alive and going on strong hehe!!

FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant is the FIRST restaurant in Asia ( besides Japan) that puts fugu ( the famous pufferfish) in the limelight ! It is your Go to place for everything fugu related !

FUKU only serves Torafugu, the king of all fugu in their restaurant.

Some friends after knowing that I had a fugu feast questioned me about how was the fish prepared and if it was totally safe for consumption.

Acutally, no real fugu was being imported into Singapore. Fuku is imported twice weekly from Shimonoseki Japan’s (fugu capital) and with its internal organs removed under strict Japanese regulations. The restaurant also adhere to strict AVA regulations and coupled with the head chef -Mr.Koji's 20 years of experience under his belt, you can be assured that you are getting top quality fugu that is 100% safe for consumption.

FUKU has recently launched two new soup bases for its well loved fugu hotpot; the Soya Bean hot pot and the Red Miso hot pot.

I tried the soya bean soup base during this tasting and it has definitely captured my heart! That creamy thick soup base is something that I wouldn't mind having, bowl after bowl!



Here are the items to be placed into the hot pot . 
This set is for 1-2 pax and priced at $70++
(the fugu is those two pieces in front )

That belly warming thick creamy soya bean broth..together with all the 
fresh ingredients simply warms my heart

Fugu is low in fat content and rich in protein. After being cooked
in the broth, it tasted firm but not hard nor overcooked.
Rest assured that the wait staff are always there to assist you in the cooking
Broth is rich and sweet after being cooked with the fish and veggies. 


 Fuku also offers the Shabu Shabu hotpot with A5 beef imported from  Miyazaki Japan.
 You can order ala carte at $70++ or have it as a set as seen in the menu below .


Here's another way of enjoying fugu
Deep fried fugu looks just like fried karaage!
I really thought I was eating chicken instead of fish!
All the goodness of fish !



 Here's the ultimate! The most popular dish- Fugu sashimi or also known as tessa
Thinly sliced and each piece is as thin as the other , with the middle ones slightly
 thicker to resemble petals of flower. Knifes used to prepare this dish has
exceptionally thin blades and uses a cutting technique known as the usudzukuri

See how translucent each slice is!
Do you know that there is no fishy taste to fugu?
It doesn't have any distintive taste to it as compared to the other sashimi we are
used to eating. The texture is also slightly chewy kinda like squid
and I must say I really like it !



 So here's how it is being eaten..
Mix the spring onion, radish all into the ponzu dipping sauce.
You can proceed to dip the sliced sashimi into it and enjoy!
You can also eat it with a sprig of spring onion.


I hope my photos and description has spark an interest in you to
try out this exotic fish ! I am pretty happy to have tasted this and striked it
off my bucket list !

** do note that they are only open for dinner **


FUKU Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant
14 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238963
Tel: +65 6235 8216
Opening Hours: Dinner 6pm – 11pm last order at 10:30pm (Mon-Sun)


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