Brotzeit's Karneval Special

While you have the usual four seasons in temperate countries, i.e. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. What you might not know is that in Germany, they have an unofficial “fifth season” also known as Karneval, which translates to Carnival in English. It’s a traditional festival that dates back several centuries to mark the beginning of Lent. And as part of the festivities, Brotzeit is bringing in their special curated menu and specialty beers to celebrate. So head down there now till 25 February for a merry meal! If you are feeling adventurous (and hungry), bring a buddy along and take on their “We Dare You! Brotzeit Challenge” which features the half-meter long classic Nürnburger sausage, al

Thara Thong, Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok

Bangkok is one of those places where there is something for everyone - shopping, natural sites, historical monuments and religious places, entertainment and nightlife, and of course, food. Food is my primary reason for visiting any new place. But Bangkok is almost like a second home to me. We take a trip there every year without fail. Each time, the experience is unlike the last. This time, our focus was mainly on food and getting to try some of the best dishes Bangkok has to offer through its various establishments. We were recommended to try Thara Thong at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel by the riverside. It is rated one of the top 5 restaurants on Tripadvisor. It is also one of the oldest res

W Hotel, Bangkok

Recently, we had the privilege of staying at W Bangkok. It was my first time stepping foot into any W properties around the world. Its reputation precedes it and I was eager to experience the hype. Its tagline is '5 Star Urban Playground' and it really felt like we had entered a playground built for adults. It did stir up feelings of excitement and high energy. It could have been from the loud music playing in the compound, but we were dancing our way into the hotel as soon as we exited the taxi. Out of all the hotels I’ve ever been to in Bangkok, I have to say, W Hotel made me feel the youngest and coolest. It’s such an interesting experience to walk into a place and feel like you’ve just s

The Clueless Bride: Choosing Your Wedding Cake

I am not a huge cake person. But I suppose when you're a foodfluencer, you have to "show face" and actually put some effort into getting THE BEST DAMN CAKE ever for your wedding, right? So, again, I am SUPER blessed because my aunt runs one of the best cakeries in town - Little Collins KL! Of course, all bias aside, I do think the cakes from Little Collins are beautiful and I can see that I am not the only one who thinks so! Heck, if the Johor Royalty can order cakes from Little Collins, they must be doing something right. Like I said, I am super blessed. <3 When ordering your wedding cake, here are a few tips you should keep in mind: 1. What is your budget Don't expect to order a 3-5 tier

TOKUYA, Arcoris Mont Kiara

For those of you who have been following us, you will know that Tim and I are getting married. And we’ve also just bought our first home. That means we have to buy lots of household items for our new place! We went for the soft launch opening of TOKUYA at Arcoris Mont Kiara to check out their premium Japanese products and we’re pretty impressed at the selection! From designer-looking dinnerware to statement pieces for the home to practical household items, it’s no surprise that TOKUYA’s concept is “Purposeful Unique”. What you’ll find here is indeed unique as not many other Japanese shops of this kind would carry items of such high quality. One of my favourite buys for today was this all n

Valentine’s Day Cupid Menu & Love Potion at PORTA

Fall into 'Porta' of love this coming Valentines day. Celebrate the most romantic evening of the year with your partner and indulge into Porta's 6-course cupid menu and Prosecco love potion, an one-day only affair on Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Available for lunch and dinner, the romantic rendezvous welcomes you with a glass of Prosecco Love Potion, followed by appetisers and starters to arouse the palates. Enjoy the taste of Oysters with Granny Smith apples, and Avruga caviar; followed by luscious Vichyssoise of potato, and leeks scented with white truffle oil. Add a touch of decadence to the meal with Hokkaido Scallops accompanied with butternut pumpkin, bacon, and quinoa. Sounds like an

W1, Bangsar

Photo by Samad | The facade of W1 from Jalan Telawi 2 So when you hear about British restaurants, what's the first thing that pops up into your mind? I ALWAYS think of fish and chips, and the occasional haggis, however we were pleasantly surprised by the dinner served to us at W1 located in busy Bangsar, a British-London style restaurant offering London-styled dishes with an Asian twist. Here's a fun fact! The owner of the restaurant told us that he chose the name W1 because that's the zip code representing the centre of London which includes popular areas such as Soho, Paddington, Camden and Oxford Street. It's only befitting since London is known to be an incredibly diverse population whic

The BARN, Citta Mall

Photo by Samad | Candice Lee, one of the founders of The BARN, with Barnabus the horse Congratulations to The BARN's on its 4th outlet opening at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara. The BARN has 3 other outlets located in Mont Kiara, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Residents and visitors around the vicinity of Ara Damansara now have a refreshing new hang out spot to wine and dine in an amiable setting while indulging on a distinctly delectable menu of food and beverages offering to please today's most discerning palates. The establishment delivers unique experiences and food to their customers with its sophisticated interior design, seductive ambience, great service and impressive looking food!

Alison Soup House CNY 2018 Set Menu With Fresh Yee Sang

One of my favourite seasons is almost here - CNY! As much as I love Christmas, I think my Chinese side takes over when it comes to seasonal foods. I love CNY food and can never get enough of it! So when Alison Soup House announced that it was introducing a CNY menu, I was excited at the prospect of trying it. First off, in every CNY menu there has to be a Yee Sang platter and Alison Soup House’s features only fresh ingredients. They have beetroot as one of the elements. I’m not normally a fan of beetroot. But in this case, I felt that it was a great addition that brought a depth of flavour to the entire dish. Yee Sang can be boring after you’ve tossed so many over the festive season, but Ali

d’Good Café, Holland Village

I know many people who live for weekend brunches. Even I myself do appreciate a fancy brunch every now and then and Holland Village seems to be one of the weekend brunch hotspots. Unfortunately, it was during the odd super cold and rainy season in Singapore. So, looking for somewhere I could enjoy brunch without getting rain in my food or feeling too cold from the strong winds outside was a little bit of a challenge. Thankfully, I found d’Good Café, a 2-storey café tucked in the corner of Holland Village. One of the great things I love about this place is there there’s both an indoor dining section, as well as an alfresco dining side on its rooftop. So I could pick my preferred spot dependin

The Butcher’s Kitchen, Suntec City

“You are what you eat. But do you know what you’re eating?” These are words to live by from the folks over at The Butcher’s Kitchen. With way too animals being bred and force fed hormones to speed up meat production, do you really know what you’re eating? The thing I love most about The Butcher’s Kitchen is that they pride themselves in serving you the best of the best meat cuts. So none of those antibiotic and/or hormone-filled meats here. The Butcher’s Kitchen is also a brand new extension of The Butcher in Suntec City Mall that opened just earlier this month. And as a grand opening special, you’d get to enjoy all the rice bowls here for $11.90. First, we had The Butcher’s Flaming Hokkaido

&Why... We are here again!

Hey, foodies! We're back at our favourite Halal restaurant once again! We were invited to &Why... to try their “reignited” menu and having heard rad reviews from my fellow foodies, I was eager to see what the rave was about. After being shown to our seats, we were presented with a modest selection of starters on a platter (from left to right): Avocado and Quinoa Salad($12.90), Salted Egg Calamari($14.90) and Honey Sriracha Wings($14.90). Being a huge fan of avocados, the salad was a great start. The calamari and sriracha wings were both delectable but the sriracha wings were a personal favourite! If you prefer something sweet and spicy to your palate, don’t miss out on the Honey Sriracha Win

Dragon Bowl, Aperia Mall

This is the second time Dragon Bowl is treating us to their amazing Cantonese food. This time, we dined at its Aperia Mall outlet. We started off with some festive offerings for the upcoming Lunar New Year. This festive season, Dragon Bowl offers its customers with a unique gastronomic experience that is unlike the standard contemporary Cantonese cuisine. This time of year, customers can enjoy Dragon Bowl's specially curated value-for-money Fortune Package ($288 for regular and $468 for large), where they provide takeaway festive goodies for those who would like to spend a more intimate time with their loved ones at the comfort of their own home. The festive package comprises four dishes:

Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ, The Scott Garden

Photo by Samad | Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ store front at The Scott Garden The folks over at Palsaik MY served us a bunch of delicious food when we dropped by recently! Palsaik MY is an award-winning South Korean BBQ restaurant with seven branches in Malaysia so far and many others in South Korea, Japan, Australia, USA, Taiwan and China. Malaysia is the first country in the whole of South East Asia to have the Palsaik Samyupsal Korean BBQ franchise! We visited the one in The Scott Garden along Old Klang Road. Here's a short language lesson about Palsaik MY. The word "palsaik" actually means eight-colours, and "samgyupsal" means pork belly. These 2 words combined represent the signature B

Kushikatsu Tanaka, Clarke Quay

Kushikatsu Tanaka is a well celebrated kushikatsu chain and one of the biggest in Japan that boasts over 165 outlets. Their golden kushikatsu has won the hearts (and stomachs!) of many diners in Japan and they are sure to win yours to as they open their first outlet in Singapore. Let us start with the main stars of the show, their crispy kushikatsu. Each kushikatsu is priced between $1 to $2.50, which is incredibly affordable. Their special batter and cooking method makes sure each stick never taste too oily, while retaining maximum crunch. With over 30 variations from the usual meat and assorted vegetables, to interesting choices like lotus root, asparagus and kushikatsu cookies and cream,

The Clueless Bride: Hairstylists

First of all, do ya'll know how much it costs to hire a hairstylist in Malaysia for your wedding? Let me just break your little fantasy bubble if you think it's going to be cheap. When I first started looking for hairstylists, I naturally asked my makeup artist (and beautiful bridesmaid) Joy Chong for a recommendation. She recommended a few she works with for weddings. And omg, ugaiz. Each hairstyle costs about RM400. That's how much I spend on my car in a month. You cannot imagine my sheer shock at this. "You mean I would have to pay RM800 for a hairstylist to do my hair for my morning church wedding and then the dinner?" I asked Joy incredulously. Yup, she replied, deadpanned. I mean, I sh

The Clueless Bride: Make Up Artists

I am not the kind of person who likes to put on make up. It takes a long time, clogs up my pores, leaves my skin worse off than before and it's an expensive hobby to maintain! So I normally leave my make up applying skills to special occasions and very rarely for everyday events. What's in my makeup bag is liquid foundation (I love the Maybelline Fit Me Matte Finish), Maybelline concealer, W.Lab sebum finishing powder, my Estee Lauder blush set, an A’Pieu eyebrow pencil and the most recent addition - a Skinfood highlighter I got from Korea. That's pretty scarce for a woman's makeup bag, I believe. So when it came to planning my wedding, makeup was honestly the last thing on my mind. Thankful

Hans Im Glück, 362 Orchard Road

Hans Im Glück is a celebrated gourmet burger chain in Germany, with Singapore being their 50th outlet under their belt and their first outlet outside of Europe. Known for their burgers made fresh with healthier ingredients and with a wide variety of options, you’ll be mistaken to dismiss it as just another burger joint. The name Hans Im Glück comes from a popular German fairy tale of the same name, which is a big influence on the lush and whimsical meets modern interior design of the restaurant that feels incredibly inviting. Birch tree trunks sprouts all around, and is a common sight in many of their outlets, with potted plants, floor to ceiling windows and warm lighting, I’d live right in

Wing Wing, London

I love fried chicken and have been hunting all over London for some finger lickin' chicken. I found a restaurant called, Wing Wing, located in Bloomsbury (30 Woburn Place). inspired by Korean chimaek joints. They are just a 10 minute walk from Euston or 17 min walk from Holborn. We arrived, extremely hot from taking the tube, and were glad to step into the airconditioned Wing Wing. The restaurant is painted mainly black and has a cool and modern vibe. They are also famous for their machine-refillable beer glasses. This was very cool but is only available if you rent out their room in the back of their restaurant for a large group of people! And on to the food! Let's just premise this with t