Thursday, August 28, 2014

[F.T] The Royal Mail - Classic British Cuisine

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is a 60-seater establishment housed within the historical and culturally-rich Ascott Raffles Place and serves modern interpretations of Classic British Cuisine where Roasts and Prime Rib take centre stage.
A vintage brass mail chute, which stands in its full glory by the lift lobby of the Ascott, is the inspiration for The Royal Mail concept which provides guests with a touch of Old World elegance from the days of letter-writing, Doris Day, Grace Chang and policemen in shorts.

Amuse-Bouche - Tender Octupus paired with Wasabi Dressing, feeling a little more Japanese here. 
My personal favourite - Pan-seared Foie Gras - $24 with Camembert cheese, wonderful combination.
 Or you could indulge in the Lightly Seared Beef Tenderloin - $20 with Various Toppings.
Another pick would be the sous vide half Maine Lobster - $24 presented in such vibrant colours, sweet!

Mains
Fresh Deboned Fish of the day - $52 for 2, I love the Garlic that came with it and the beautifully packed lemon half for you to squeeze on the fish. That fish is definitely a fresh catch!

A twist to the usual Squid Ink pasta, the Lobster Linguine with Squid Ink Foam - $28 is presented with a ball of squid ink foam which you can take a few moments to admire, and then you mix it up. Squid Ink taste not to distinctive though.

Feast on their hearty Kurobuta Pork Chop with apples - $48 if you do not prefer red meat. This huge piece of kurobuta will definitely make you wished you shared it with someone!

A 280g slab of beef is used for the Roast Prime Rib -$58, served with Yorkshire Pudding.

Intense Flavour of Sweetness from the marinade, The BBQ Beef Short Ribs - $36 tasted somehow similar to those of the Chinese Tze char Pai Gu Wang (Pork ribs), But it's better..

I got Sugar High
Banoffee Tart -$13 - Banana and Coffee Tart, did someone say banana? Enough said!
Eton Mess -$15 - Sweet Sweet meringue with strawberries, Ice cream and hazelnuts. drizzled with Carmel sauce, Oooh La La~ Give me another!
Chocolate Fondant - $18 - It basically means Chocolate Lava cake with Vanilla Ice Cream! -screams-

I enjoyed myself at The Royal Mail, The ambience is definitely delightful, I would love to visit again.



With Love, M

Monday, August 25, 2014

ZALORA SG x MICHHYSAUROUS

It's Almost my birthday and Zalora gave me an early birthday present, to SHOP!!! Well, I'm sure you've seen Zalora Ads everywhere, I always notice it and I must say the price tag of some of the brands there are pretty attractive, wallet friendly I must say! Here are some of my picks this time!

ZALORA by ZALORA

White back cutout Tee, Blue ruffled hem tank.

SOMETHING BORROWED
Pointed Ring, Double Tours Studs Wrap

VELVET
Sara Jewel Sandals in Pink

Shopping on Zalora SG takes too much effort because there are so many things that I want to get!! I had a hard time choosing what I wanted and it boiled down to getting the basics this time. All of the above items came is perfect quality, within 2 Working days and in less than $55! My birthday's coming in less than 2 weeks time!! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!



With Love, M

Friday, August 22, 2014

Maple Loft Ice Cream Buffet

Headed to Maple Loft for a Ice Cream Buffet with my sister and her boyf last weekend. They gotten the deal from Qoo10 whereas I paid full price because I wanted to tag along, #overlyattachedsister ?

Maple Loft is located in Tanjong Pagar CC (101 Cantonment Road) itself! Pretty easy to find la. 
How to get to Tanjong Pagar CC: Take MRT to EW15 Tanjong Pagar and take Exit A (5-10mins walk)
Please take a look at my poorly drawn guide.

Maple Loft Cafe
101 Cantonment Road #01-02 (Tanjong Pagar Community Club)
Tues - Fri: 12pm - 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
Sat - Sun: 9am - 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
Closed on Monday & Public Holidays
Beautiful place for a good weekend afternoon chill out over the 16 flavours of ice cream available with the buffet. Try out their waffles, it's one of the best I've had in a while. Dive in to the nostalgic corner of the shop and relive your childhood with all the snacks like monster sweets, Ring Lollipop and the ever popular card game, Old Maid. I'm definitely heading back to try out their premium flavours such as salted caramel and Mao Shan Wang which is not available for the buffet. Advised to call prior to visit to make reservations first!


-photos in this post are all taken with a iphone 5S-



With Love, M

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bio-Essence Tanaka White Range

Through much research and innovation, Bio-essence introduces its new and improved Tanaka White range, specially formulated to better address dark spots and uneven skin tone with a reinvented 4X Intensive White Serum containing alpha-Arbutin that is 9X more powerful – so powerful, skin whitening has never been more flawless and effective

The two main reasons behind dark spots formation are freckles and age spots. External factors such as frequent exposure to the sun and harsh elements can cause our skin to be dry and dull, which increases melanin activity in the skin, Which leads to the formation of dark spots and freckles! OMG! Then there is also the internal problem of existing pigments and spots that are embedded deep within the skin that cannot be treated and prevented with any amount of sunblock. Noooooooooooooooooo! Luckily we have the Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum to the rescue!
Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum - $45.80 (30ml)
The star product of Bio-essence’s Tanaka White series - 4X Intensive White Serum, comes with powerful 4X whitening, as it is named. Bio-essence has innovatively combined the 4 powerful and effective whitening agents, Tanaka Extractalpha-ArbutinKojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid to specially formulate the 4X Intensive Whitening Serum, targeting and treating the two causes of darkness.

Direction of use: Apply twice a day after cleansing. Spread a sufficient amount of the serum evenly onto
entire face. Then, apply another layer over areas with dark spots & freckles.


The Double Whitening Day Cream comes with SPF 20, Tanaka Extract and Tranexamic Acid to help suppress excessive production of melanin, protects skin from harmful sunlight and repairs skin for instant fairness from within so that skin glows with crystal clear luminosity. It also helps repair damaged cells and encourage cell renewal. Uniquely formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin hydrated and moisturized, it is lightly textured with a non-greasy formula to facilitate fast absorption into skin while the Tanaka Extract helps to keep skin cool.
Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF20 - $29.80 (50g)

Benefits of Double Whitening Day Cream with SPF20
  • SPF20 to protect against harmful UV rays 
  •  Tanaka Extract shields skin from external pollutants, keeps skin cool and moisturized
  • Contains Tranexamic Acid to significantly brighten and even out skin tone 
  • Provides skin with trace minerals and precious herbal extracts such as ginseng, angelica, and gingko 
  • Lightens and prevents freckles, dark spots and pigmentation

Direction of use: Apply daily on clean face. Smooth cream evenly onto face until fully absorbed

The New & Improved Tanaka White Range is said to give Visible results in just 4 days! How Awesome! Try it out for yourself and let me know of the results!



With Love, M

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunshine Toasties - Enjoy a tastier slice of life

I'm sure everyone has heard of Sunshine Breads! It's a household name which was First established in 1930 as a local homegrown enterprise. Sunshine has made its mark as Singapore’s first commercial bakery, and is now a leading manufacturer and marketer of nutritious fresh bakery products.

Using modern technology and equipment, and the freshest and finest ingredients, Sunshine produces more than 100,000 loaves of fresh, great tasting bread daily! Its range of products includes a variety of tasty white breads, nutritious multi-grain breads, flavoured breads and homemade kayas to tantalize your palate! They also offer rolls and buns that are perfect for any occasion, and with the Healthier Choice cream rolls, you can be assured of wholesome goodness, one bite at a time!

 A great start in the morning would be the aroma of freshly toasted bread. Fans of toasts will tell you that toasting heightens the taste and texture of the bread, making it more delicious. Sunshine Bakeries is proud to announce the launch of their latest product, Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice Bread.

The brand new Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice Bread offers the optimal thickness perfected for toasting, intentionally sliced thicker to transform your everyday toast to a fuller experience. Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice bread allows you to fully appreciate the crispy surface and the soft, tender inside when toasted, This is something I'm super looking forward to as sometimes I find my toast a little tough without the fluffy tenderness inside.

Toasting your bread may bring out additional health benefits too!
For One, it is known to increase the fiber concentration compared to untoasted bread. Fiber is vital for digestion and aids the body’s general health. In addition, the Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice Bread is packed with a host of nutritive goodness such as Vitamins B1, B3 and Iron. As toasts are a favorite for everyone, this loaf is also high in calcium. This means for every 2 slices of Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice Bread you get 25% of your daily calcium requirement (For an Adult)* I seriously had no idea that a simple piece of bread has so much health benefits!!

While Singaporeans enjoy their bread in a variety of ways, a perfect golden brown toast usually tops the list! A perfect toast, paired with anything, makes a good breakfast, a Great start to anyone's day! Like Kopi with Kaya & gu yoo (Butter) or Peanut butter or Nutella! Now you can even slice your thick slice into 2 across, to enjoy more with eating less! What’s more, the sunshine toasties fits in all toasters despite it being thicker! Yay to convenience! I foresee myself eating more toasted bread throughout the day! Hehe.

Here's something creative to try out with the New Sunshine toasties!



Till Today, Sunshine Bakeries produces more than 100,000 loaves of fresh and great tasting bread every day. The Sunshine Enriched White Toastie Thick Slice Bread is now available in all leading supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol marts, at the suggested retail price of $1.60 per loaf of 300g. 

Follow Sunshine Bakeries on their social media platforms to stay updated to the latest offers and new product offerings! Now I'm off to toast me some thick toasties! Come On, Join me!




With Love, M

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alive Museum @ Suntec City Mall

Thank you OMY.sg for the invite to the Alive Museum! I've been wanting to visit since they landed in Singapore but I've never gotten to it due to my laziness and me dreading the queue... Yea.. But It's okay, I can proudly say I've been there, done that! Hahahaha! I brought Ed along together with my family to experience it! We are all pretty excited!!
Location: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (Between Towers 3 and 4)
Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 yrs)
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)

Alive Museum currently has eight branches in South Korea, three in China and one each in Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey. The Singapore branch, the biggest of such 3D museums here at about 10,000 sq ft, will be its 15th. Six more branches are slated to open this year. The largest so far is in Jeju Island, which takes up about 43,000 sq ft of exhibition space, welcomes at least 1.5 million visitors a year.
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The fun starts even before you enter! Check out this Fridge Installation! :)
And this beautiful Wings Photo Wall. I want it in my house!!!
Upon Entering, This sexy lady is here to welcome you.
And then more explicit content ahead, but it just stops there.. *Phew*
Some artwork requires 2 person to act out the effect - It's really more fun this way!
Or you can just solo on most of them!
Some artwork are so creative that even the parents couldn't resist being a little silly!
And then there is a room full of mirrors and blinking lights and music.
Mr Merlion makes an appearance too.
Do not be afraid if you do not know how to pose, because there will be pictures near the artwork to guide you on how to achieve the best visual effects from the artworks! And remember to stand at the designated Photo point to get the best angle to snap your photos! :)

Well, I didn't know old people teeth so difficult to pull..
My sister does what she do best.. Natural Born Gymnast
Alive museum has everything from Scary, Wacky, Silly to Cute, Just let it goooo~~~ and try to fit in to all the scenes ! It's fun!!
 
Blooper.. I can't do the handstand..
Found out that my dad's a pretty good circus artiste.. Hmmm..
 
Do I look good as a baby? Am I cute enough?
So the Tall just gets Taller..
But Justice will prevail, I will have my time too!
I had a little affair with this Giraffe...
And Maybe with Spidey too.. Oops.
You can ride on bird here at the Alive Museum too! They can take your weight, don't worry!

Do not worry if you think that after 2 years the art work will still be the same old same old.. Around 30% of the masterpieces will be changed every 12-18 months thus locals will be able to enjoy a brand new experience on your repeated visit. Woohoo!

We truly enjoyed ourselves for the 1 hour plus time in the museum. Thank you Omy!

***BONUS***
Get a Free Burger King Meal when your purchase a full priced Ticket and show that you have liked Alive Museum SG's Facebook Page!! Offer ends 30th September 2014! Details here.

 Don't Say good deal never share ah!
Snap Away~



With Love, M

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