Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Club 1st Anniversary Celebration!

The Club marks its first anniversary with the launch of a new dining concept -The  Disgruntled  Brasserie. Managed  by  popular  bar  and  dining  chain Harry’s International,  The  Club  is unique  in  its  design, amenities  and  personalized  services. Housed  within  a charming  19th century  colonial  building,  it offers a selection of tastefully-designed boutique rooms that offers a luxe-for-less stay experience, as  well  as  distinctive  restaurants  and  bars  that  have garnered a  cult  following  amongst  discerning locals and travellers alike since its inception.

The newly launched Disgruntled Brasserie is a casual take on its predecessor, where the food philosophy stays true to the concept of large plates and small plates. This modern European brasserie has a more inviting and relaxed environment where guests can indulge in a rich epicurean journey.

The revamped décor at The Disgruntled Brasserie pays tribute to The Club’s iconic heritage location with a photo wall featuring pictures of local hawkers and street traders. Perfect for hearty breakfast,lunch meetings and dinner celebrations, The Disgruntled Brasserie has an all-day dining menu that includes classic breakfast selections and a High-tea set for two that offers well-curated selections such as Deviled Eggs, Mini Shepherd’s Pie and Mini Smoked Chicken & Granny Smith Croissants. 

At the anniversary party, we got to try out some of the small plates such as the Deviled eggs, Beet-cured Salmon, Beef Tartare and more.

Spearheaded by Head Chef Jacq Lim, other exciting dishes to look forward to includes Lobster Thermidor, Roasted Pumpkin Agnolotti and a foreseeable crowd favourite, the Foie Gras Beef Burger. We tried the Baked Miso Cod and the Foie Gras Beef Burger and I found the former a little too salty, tho understanding that miso was used, I still felt that it was a little too saltish to finish.
Look at the Foie Gras hiding in the patty!
Head Chef Jacq Lim explains that in the new menu line-up, they are serving food that they take comfort in. Which meant no-frill hearty dishes with big, bold, punchy flavours. Coupled with the new breakfast and High-tea options, customers can look foward to satisfying their cravings at wallet-friendly prices.
Sticky date pudding & Lemon Tart

After the hearty dinner, we headed to B28 for a look into the prestige bar which is kind of like our idea of secret hideout. Hidden in the basement of The Club, there are live Jazz performances on Friday & Saturday nights for your enjoyment.

We had the Old Fashioned ($16) - made up of Bourbon, Bitters and Orange Peel for that citrus kick. This is way too strong for me. Haha. I'm feel that I'm more of a cocktail person.

Then we headed up to the only Peruvian Bar in Singapore - Tiger's Milk. It has a really beautiful view of the CBD with very unique decorations. They serve delicious grills and many Peruvian dishes along with their wide range of concoctions.

We got to try the Pisco Sour - A cocktail made with Pisco, Lemon & Egg whites. YES egg whites! It is then shaken to a frothy finish with a dash of angostura bitters. The Pisco has a whopping 40% Alcohol volume, I call it "The Plain Water of Death" . Haha!

In  line  with  its  first  anniversary,  The  Club is  offering a  special  package for  anyone  looking  for  a getaway. At  $288,  The  Club  offers  guests  the  opportunity  to  celebrate  their  own  anniversary  and create long lasting memories together. This package includes one night stay at The Club King Room (Complimentary  upgrade to The Club Suite), a congratulatory bottle of Prosecco, and  $50 voucher to  dine  at  The  Disgruntled  Brasserie  (with  a  minimum  spend  of  $100).  Guests  will  also  enjoy  a welcome  drink,  complimentary  breakfast  and  romantic  touches  to  the  room.

The  Anniversary Package is available till September 2017. 
Blackout dates and other terms and conditions apply. For more details and reservations, please visit

The Club
28 Ann Siang Road
Singapore 069708
Tel: 6808 2188 


Once again, a Happy 1st Anniversary to The Club!
Thank you for the invite!

With Love, M

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CHA THAI on Telok Ayer Street

With Singaporeans visiting Thailand so often, it is hard to resist that thai food craving everytime. But other than visiting Golden Mile, where else do you go for your thai food craving?

I got invited to the new Cha Thai located at Telok Ayer, just outside Telok Ayer Mrt, Exit B!
At Cha Thai, you can often see its Founder, Permsiri Sirijindapan, also affectionately known as Leah, rolling up her sleeves and working her wok magic in the kitchen, whipping up Thai cuisine from the central region we all love. Leah speaks fondly of their family legacy of recipes passed down from one generation to another, and she picked up this heritage of food from her grandmother. Using and adapting the recipes now at Cha Thai, Leah certainly makes Cha Thai quite a newfound treasure and dining pleasure.

“The quality of Cha Thai’s food is the result of premium quality ingredients, along with traditional (not authentic) recipes cooked with modern techniques, to bring out another dimension in the taste of Thai, so our customers experience the best of Fine Thai Food”, Leah Said

Lets get started on some drinks shall we.
Here we have a Coconut Smoothie. I love the look of it, really pure and comforting and cooling on a hot day! We also had the Thai Green Tea smoothie, very strong Tea taste despite it being blended with Ice. Hehe.

The Purple drink is not Ribena ok, it is the Butterfly Pea Tea, which is a sourish but refreshing drink! Try it! Hehe. Smoothies goes at $4.50 each, Cold drinks at $2.90 each and Hot drinks at $2.50 each!

At Cha Thai, there is one thing you will definitely notice - the portions are so large you should always come with friends. It is in the Thai’s tradition and culture to gather, and therefore, their food always comes in portions large enough for sharing. Food always tastes the best in good company.  We started with the Creamy Crab Roll($15). It is served with deep dried spring roll sticks served with crab cream sauce made of finger roots herbs, and the fragrance of the crab cream sauce tastes like Thai laksa in a creamy state, Very addictive!!

Then came the Crispy Prawn Cake ($15). Some may think why so pricey, but at Cha Thai, quality is not compromised. Tiger Prawns are used in each of their dishes. This Prawn cake is very juicy with a good bounce. Me Like Me Like!

Besides the large serving portions, Leah insists on great quality ingredients. Most of Cha Thai’s seafood is sourced locally from our own kelongs for freshness but its signature Tiger Prawns are sourced from Thailand as it is not as easy to get such large fresh tiger prawns here. 
My Favourite of the night is this Lemongrass Prawn Salad ($28). Bits of mince pork stir fried together with lemongrass, shallots, kaffir lime, coconut cream and roasted chilli paste. I could down 3 bowls of rice with this dish! They have a pomelo salad version too! Very refreshing twist!

At Cha Thai, it's ok to be different. In Singapore, Curry to us must be spicy or have abit of kick. However, the Signature Tiger Prawn "Panang" Curry ($28) was nothing like we imagined. It was sweet and creamy. With Huge prawns & Lychees for you to chomp on. A very unique taste!

Vegetarian friends! Cha Thai serves up vegetarian options too! Like this Dumpling in Tom Yum Soup ($25), it is not very spicy but the dumplings have soaked up the flavour. I couldn't believe that it is a vegetarian dish!

Though I am a real fan of Pad Thai ($22), the one at Cha Thai did not wow me. It is a little on the dry side but I love the noodles!

Some dishes to go with fragrant white rice perhaps? Here we have the Saute Kai Lan with Roast Pork ($16)! Deliciously healthy & sinful!

Here we have Garlic Chicken with Bird's Chilli ($18). Please don't think that the green little chilli padi looking thing is harmless. It is Harmful.. if you can't take the spiciness. Haha, everyone should try!! :P

Which thai food joint sous vide their meat? Cha Thai does! They sous vide their meat to achieve tenderness in every bite! You can enjoy it here with the Simmer Pork ($22). Sous vide Pork Knuckle with Kai Lan, I prefer this dish to the one above, the Kai Lan with Roast Pork.

I love Claypot Glass Noodles! And since Cha Thai uses Tiger Prawns, I was so excited to try it!
The huge claypot was served and the huge prawns came in to sight, I cannot see any glass noodles at all! Haha. Cha Thai has Tiger Prawn Glass Noodles Claypot ($55) and Premium Giant Tiger Prawns Glass Noodle Claypot ($159) and also Baked Giant Crab Glass Noodle Claypot ($159) for you to choose from! The Premium Giant Tiger Prawns are about 35-40cm each!!

After feasting on the above, I was already in food heaven. But then came these beautiful desserts. Here we see the famous Red Ruby ($8) and Cha Thai's Green Ruby - Emerald Jade ($8). Personally I find no difference in taste, just colour! Haha!

Here is a sweet potato treat - Summer Potato ($8). I like this one drizzled with coconut. Aromatic and yummy!

There are also(Bottom Left - Right) Melon Sago ($8) and Sweet Corn Herbal Jelly($8) . Both also very refreshing and shiok la! Up to your individual preference!

Charcoal Kaya Toast ($8) - Adapted from Cha Thai’s signature toast, Charcoal kaya toast is even fluffier and softer, paired with kaya dip or Thai Tea Dip. Crowd favourite and also my favourite.  Everyone please order ok!!

Mountain Milo / “Milo Phu Kho Fai” ($8) - It's like our Milo Dinosaur! Haha. It is shaved Ice with signature toasts and milo crunch within, drizzled with milo sauce, sprinkled with milo powder. Milo Fan rejoice!

Fresh Berries Toast ($8) - Fresh berries toast ‘bed’ with toast cubes within, topped with berries and drizzled with homemade sauce. This is the one to go for if you want something less guilty but still delicious and photo worthy, because the colours all so nice!

If you are looking for an enjoyable fine Thai meal of high quality, Cha Thai is certainly the right place for you. Cha Thai is just located outisde Telok Ayer MRT Exit B! You come out of Exit B right, you turn your head left, you will see Cha Thai opposite you liao! Haha. Super good location! 
80 Telok Ayer Street #01-01 
Singapore 048466 
Tel: 6636 3696

Cheers! With Love, M

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

EHA Skincare - New Hydrating Serum for the sensitive you

Haha. And I'm here to share it with you!

EHA's motto is "Look Good, Feel Great" and it has roots in the stirring desires we may have to get in touch with the vitality of youth. Even though aging may be upon you, the power to slow down the process lies firmly within your hand with the help of EHA Products and Services. 

EHA recently launched their latest product, the Hydra Serum with is made of Concnetrated Hyaluronic acid to allow a fuller plumper skin with intense hydration.

I got some products home to try and here's a short write up!

1. EHA Hydra pH Cleansing Gel 150ml - It helps to protect the skin's natural lipid barrier by maintaing the skin's pH at a healthy 5.5. It also effectively softens and whitens skin while preventing the build up of dirt, keratin, sebum and environmental toxins.
2. EHA Soothing Lotion 150ml - Maintaing the skin's pH balance while providing skin with deep hydration, especially for those with dry sensitive skin.

3. EHA Hydra Serum 30ml - This new baby consist of highly concentrated hyaluronic acid which causes the high viscosity but yet lightweight like water! Suitable for people with sensitive skin.

4. EHA Moisturizing Gel 50ml - A deeply hydrating but lightweight gel-lotion moisturiser to protect and norish skin.
5. EHA Sunsheild 24Hr 30ml - It blocks out UV-A and UV-B rays by 99%, for a period of 24 hours, with just 1 application. It is lightly tinted, therefore it is perfect for a lazy weekend.

I have since switched to EHA Skincare with thanks to the $200 Voucher I won at the launch event! Time to work the magic on my skin and reveal a more beautiful me!

Check out EHA Clinic and theit range of products and services at

Thank you EHA Skincare for the invite and I look forward to an exciting journey together to better skin!

With Love, M