Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beef Dumplings Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
Pork shoulder / beef brisket (thin slices)
3-5 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 pack of store-bought dumplings
Green onion
Eggs (yolks and white separated)

Boil 4-5 cups of water in a pot. Once boiling, put the pork and garlic until pork is tender. Add water as needed.
Put the dumplings and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the dumplings are soft. Be careful when stirring the soup. The dumplings are fragile and break easily. Put salt and pepper to taste or fish sauce. Put the green onions and simmer for another minute.

For the eggs, beat the yolks. Put a little oil in a non-stick pan and make sure to cover the pan. Stove is at low heat.
Before putting the eggs, wipe the oil until only thin layer is there. Put the eggs. Turn of the stove. The remaining heat will cook the eggs.
Same thing to be done on the egg whites. Once cooked, let it cool. Roll it and cut into thin strips.

Put soup in the bowl and garnish with eggs. Enjoy.

Easy Beef Dumplings Soup


VERDICT
WILL: We are a victim! Yup! We are one of those people who are addicted to watch a cooking show. What can we do when we drool on the food that they do? We cook it! 

Then, on that, Abbey knew what should be the next viand for that week. It will be Dumpling Soup. 

It is a good timing to cook it. That will not be only for me but also for my sick housemate. Good Abbey! 

The beef was deeply highlighted in the soup and all you can do is just eat. Sorry. No conversation should be made until I finish my food! Haha!


This will be in our comfort food list for sure.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vision Lab Eyewear at Punggol Waterway Point

ABBEY: The time has come again to change my specs. This is part of my company insurance. We checked the eye glasses shops in Waterway Point and found Vision Lab.

They have promotion for Ray-Ban brand. I got a pair of Ray Ban with Crizal lenses for 290.00(SGD). The product was ready in less than a week. 

I had issues with the fit but they gladly and kindly readjust it for me at no additional cost.





WILL: Isn't grade that most of your insurance will cover all your 'health' needs? Dental, Medical and eye care care is covered. 

For this year, we went for Vision Lab. They are conducting a promotion for their Ray-Ban frames + blue coating and uv protection lenses. For only S$198.00 you can get it with the powered glasses. 

I intend to have a same design of my husbands's frame. Hehe. Couple glasses! 

Vision Lab's optometrist attends our questions and needs with total care. Even a week after they gave us our new glasses, we still went back for them to loosen it up. They done it with a smile :) 

Thanks Vision Lab.



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Vision Lab Eyewear
(A) 83 Punggol Central, #B1-05 (West Wing) Punggol Waterway Point
(T) 65-6385-5398
(H) 10.30am – 9.30pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei at Tanjong Pagar

ABBEY: There's another restaurant that opened in Tanjong Pagar. Its name is Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei. Boy, that was long. 

It offers Japanese-style beef hamburger steaks. We ordered their main entries. I got Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg set (Keisuke original sauce) for 20.80SGD. The set comes with free flow of miso, rice, side dishes and eggs. 

For side dishes, I liked Sapporo Ramen salad the most. I also enjoyed slices of capsicum and cucumber with sesame dressing. I also had couple of trips to egg station with sunny side ups, omelette and tamagoyaki. 

I was so full after the dinner. Payment was only cash during our visit.

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei's
Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg  Set

Ma'am Tammy & April Mae

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei's Salad Bar
(Eat All You Can)

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei Menu

Japanese Sakura Cola

Egg Station (Eat All You Can)

WILL: Facebook is very powerful tool for advertising and no wonder many companies are paying so much money to make their products 'viral'. 

Abbey, who are always on the hunt for new recipes and restaurants to dine, saw Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei. It is the newly opened diner at Tanjong Pagar under the umbrella of Keisuke Ramen. 

Their beef is Halal but they are not yet certified. And their only product in the menu is, what else? Hamburger. I am sorry I do not eat their burger so for the review, please read Abbey's comments on it. 

So how's their unlimited salad bar? Hmmm, salad bars are now a big thing in new restaurants, I am wondering why. Haha! Yup unlimited, my tummy was filled up by their Sapporo Ramen Salad and plain omelette. How I wish they can open a new restaurant that will offer only salad or they can sell salad for vegetarians. :) 

After we ate, the queue is still long. We are all happy in dining in to your restaurant. 

***One more thing that shocks me. Can you please make an effort for the take-away. As I said, I do not eat my burger. And I asked their attendant to kindly wrap it up for me. She declined because there is no container for take-aways. Luckily my husband's lunch box is clean so we just put there the burger steak.


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Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei 
(A) 72 Peck Seah St. (Near Tanjong Pagar MRT)
(T) 6908 4348
(H) 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10PM

Monday, March 27, 2017

Timbre+ and Iskina Cebu

ABBEY: We had our "barkada" meeting at Timbre+. Chat went here a couple of times but only first for me and Wilma. The night is young and all the people are starting to come from their offices. Most of the kitchen were built in a cargo container. And each of them has colorful designs. The place was well ventilated. The main attraction is the live band. You can send in song requests and dedications. This keeps the crowd engaged, entertained and in high spirits. There is no shortage of choices for food. They have Western (burger, fries, chips), local, and French.

We got our own (Filipino food) lechon from Iskina Cebu. We ordered three types: lechon, liempo and belly lechon. Each costs S$10.00. It was delicious and the dips like soy sauce, vinegar and calamansi, really brought more flavor to it. The meat is tender and skin is crispy. Be sure to order early as the queue is very long.

One remarkable thing in Timbre+ is that you will pay a dollar if you will be given a tray to carry your food. To redeem it, you need to put the tray in the return area. Clever right?

This is a nice place to relax and spend time with friends.


Iskina Cebu @ Timbre+ 
Iskina Cebu - Lecon Cebu 



Iskina Cebu - Menu

Timbre+ - Used Container Vans Design 
Timbre+ - Supersonic Band



WILL: Abbey's to dine list keeps on growing and we need to shove-off some of our comfort foods just to make way with new ones. So here ye, here ye! Presenting Timbre+. 

Timbre+, located at one-north, is a hub for live music and food lovers. It is like a hawker leveled-up to maximum stage. Haha. Beside food and music you can find there the first and only return tray station. The food stalls will charge you S$1 per tray and you can refund it by returning your tray plus your utensils used. How great right? This will definitely create a good habit to bus off your trays. 

The place caters to much cuisines and I am glad to know that Iskina Cebu is there (Oh boy! I do not need to go to Geylang to visit them, haha!). We ordered belly lechon, lechon cebu, and liempo. Now I am drooling. Each costs S$10 with rice. Nothing beats the skin of a suckling pig Lechon Cebu. Yummmm! Do not forget to take some vinegar and chili for your to dip in. 

After an hour, the band started their first session and it lit up the night away. 

This is such a recommendable place to unwind. Till next time! :)




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Timbre+
(A) 3A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north

Sunday, March 26, 2017

i Light Marina Bay Singapore 2017 + GastroBeats + Carnival

ABBEY: I'm excited to see what iLight 2017 has to offer so we headed to Marina Bay and check it. We were able to see the following light installations:
Ocean Pavilion - made up of repurposed water bottles with LED lights.
Home - house frame traced by lights.
Light Network - abstract flow of light that resembles a network.
Moonflower - artificial flowers being lit up by solar cells in its center.
Northern Lights - strings of LED light in tubes that mimics the Aurora Borealis

The festival also offers gastronomical treats for the guests. At Gastrobeats, enjoy and indulge in delicious foods while being entertained by live performances. I got Street Food Circus' fish and chips with butterscotch beer sauce. The queue for this is so long. I hope they can improve their service to cater more customers and deliver their food items faster. To the owner of Street Food Circus: It doesn't make sense to let the staff wear a tube top and lifting it up every a couple of seconds. It is a waste of time instead of serving the orders.





WILL: First of all, if you want to enjoy, read and learn all the displays in ILight, do not go on Saturdays. Reality strikes when we reached the Marina Bay and there is a lot of people already roaming around waiting for the displays to lit up! 

It is hard to take photos or videos that will not capture any face. Haha! 

The iLight now is more creative than before and more interactive. This event was enjoyed not only by young but also the adults. 

If your tummy is grumbling, do not expect a short queue at GastroBeats which ate up all our time in. We queued for more than 30minutes to give our orders and more than 45 minutes to our food at Street Food Circus. I got a fast Burrito, but the taste is bleh! Haha! No wonder there is no people in line at the cashier. 

After we waited and ate, I am so sorry that I felt exhaustion and decided not to pursue the other iLight displays. 

Learned the lesson. No weekends! Mental note on that!

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i Light Marina Bay Singapore 2017
(W) https://www.ilightmarinabay.sg

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Make the Future Singapore 2017 | Shell Singapore

ABBEY: I saw ads of Shell:Make the Future in YouTube and I told Wilma for us to go there. It was held in Changi Exhibition Centre from May 16-19. We registered for the event and we hopped on to the free shuttle bus near Expo MRT station. 

We were given our ids and all throughout the exhibition you can show support to the ideas by scanning your QR code. Maybe the idea that have the most support will be materialized first. Some of the ways to generate or produce energy is through the wind in highways, or through the panels in the road by harnessing kinetic energy, and by help of gravity. 

It is a mind-opening experience. They also have games like car race using salt water-powered toy cars, making your engine fuel-efficient by collecting the right ingredients, and challenging a wind machine. Food and drinks are available in the venue. Eco-marathon (race cars made by universities around the world) competition was also running in parallel with Make the Future event.



WILL: All I want to do now is work and sleep. Yup! I am too lazy to roam around, to play or just go to the mall that is just merely beside our home. If you will see our calendar this past few months, it is so clear and white. Haha. But Abbey invited me to see for ourselves the Shell's - Make The Future Singapore. 

We got two tickets for free (shuttle is for free too) and we headed Saturday late afternoon and to my expectation not so many people are there. 

I am astounded that there are now new innovations/inventions to harness the power from different sources. Sun, wind, gravity, our footsteps, waves and even salt water. 

I am happy that many people are now devoted to lessen our carbon footprint, pollution and the use of oils. 

Abbey and I is looking forward to apply some of those learnings we had that time.

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Make the Future Singapore 2017 | Shell Singapore

Friday, March 24, 2017

So Easy Rice Omelette Recipe

Ingredients:
Cooked rice
Capsicum (cubed)
Mushroom (sauted and cubed)
Eggs

For the fried rice, you can put whatever you have in mind; be it pork, sausage, chicken, beef slices. You can put as much as you want.
In a pan, stir fry the capsicums, then mix with mushroom then rice. Put salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Beat two eggs. Put a little oil in a non-stick pan and make sure to cover the pan. Stove is at low heat.
Before putting the eggs, wipe the oil until only thin layer is there. Put the eggs. Turn of the stove. The remaining heat will cook the eggs. Mold the rice by using a bowl. Place it on the plate and cover it with the egg and serve. Enjoy.



VERDICT
WILL: Abbey advised me to free-up one slot for our weekly menu. So be it. On his off-day, he surprised me with a rice omelette. 

Gosh! The rice is no ordinary and the egg blends perfectly with it. 

Thanks Abbey for this spiced-up rice omelette!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Edge - Asian and Pacific Restaurant - Pan Pacific Singapore

ABBEY: Another night of farewell for Wilma's colleagues so another dinner was setup. I am a self-proclaimed  "adopted" son of Rejoice so I came as my wife's tag-along. It was in The Egde at Pan-Pacific Hotel. One pax is at 83SGD. 

The ambiance got a homey-feel. 

I indulged in sashimi, sushi, Korean food like bibimbap and spicy rice cake. Their bak kut teh has bitter after taste though. 

What I like the most is their grill station. Pick from pork chops, shrimp, and sausages. Only salt and pepper on the grill but you can put sauce like ketchup, soy and vinegar, and mustard. Don't forget your wooden stick to place your order.  

They also have laksa, baked cray fish and pasta. No chicken tandoor when we dined; sad. 

The staff is fast to clean up the plates, so fast that Wilma's office mate was almost shock when her plate vanished in an instant even she is still eating.  

I got a scoop of salted caramel ice cream on a cone and pieces of chocolate rum for dessert.





WILL: It is not a goodbye for three of our colleagues but wish them luck to their new venture. To celebrate that, Ms Ivy booked a dinner buffet at Pan Pacific Edge. We can get to try and put in a verdict on one of the famous buffet restaurant of Singapore. 

Of course, as usual, we went for sashimi and sushi for appetiser. They ran of dipping saucer. It took a while for them to get some of those. 

They have bbq live station. I asked for Pork Sausage and pork chop. Sausage is ok but the porkchop's meat is totally hard to chew. I surrendered the fight against that pork meat on my 4th try. 

Their bulgogi and chili crab is delicious. Do not forget your fried mantau to partner up with your chili crab! 

I requested The Real Carbonara on their pasta station. It was delivered on our table, excitedly I took a first try and frustratingly swallowed it. Gosh! It is creamy but too salty. I tried their lobster and it was bad. It is not cooked nor half-cooked, it still "raw". 

Papadum is crispy and not too oily. 

They have station there that you can get your complimentary tea and coffee. The tea taste is overly soaked. 

I am sorry for the rants but this is not what I am expecting to the winner of the Best Buffet in Singapore for almost every year. 

I do hope that you will take an account for the comments above. 



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Edge - Asian and Pacific Restaurant - Pan Pacific Singapore
(A) Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Raffles Boulevard Level 3, Marina Square
(H) Dinner - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
(E) celebrate.sin@panpacific.com
(W) www.edgefoodtheatre.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

Caffebene Singapore ( A Popular Korean Café)

ABBEY: We visited CaffeBene at VivoCity for light snack. But come to their store, I noticed that they are serving an All Day Dining Menu which consist of pasta, bento, salad, wraps, and toasts. 

I tried their Soy Chicken Bento for $10.90 an order. The chicken comes with a cup of brown rice and broccoli. The vegetable is crisp and not overcooked. The chicken went well with the rice. Not too sweet or salty. But I hope they put more serving on the plate :)

We haven't tried the bingsu as we know we're not able to finish it when we saw the cup.

Caffebene Singapore's Caramel Gagouma Cake 
Caffebene Singapore's Japchae


Our Receipt at Caffebene Singapore

Caffebene Singapore's Soy Chicken Bento

WILL: Abbey and I decided to go to iLight, but the problem is it is too early. So we decided to drop by at VivoCity for some snacks. 

We supposedly going for hamburgers but I remembered that there is a Korean Cafe that we haven't tried. Just in front of FOX kids where Caffebene is located. 

I am astonished with their price but still go though and reasoning that maybe..maybe there is blast of flavour that will happen later. 

I ordered Japchae for $5.90. I am expecting that the serving is small.. but hey!!! Not that too small! The taste is bland. It seems that there is no pepper, sesame seed oil or even a salt was added. Gosh! All I can do is shake my head in disappointment. Luckily, the Caramel Goguma saved my day. 

No second chance for this.


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Caffebene Singapore 
(A) 1 HarbourFront Walk #02-15 VivoCity
(E) ask@caffebene.com.sg
(W) http://caffebene.com.sg

Monday, March 13, 2017

Big Fish Small Fish @ Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk

ABBEY: My wife was away from a couple of days so when she returned, I admit that I really missed her. So to make up for lost time, we spent a dinner date at Big Fish, Small Fish (10 Tebing Lane ; Riviera LRT nearest). 

It is a restaurant built in a cargo container. It got alfresco dining and 3-4 tables indoors. Be there early or wait for 30-45 minutes to have your meal ready. That's what happened to us. Don't fret though, you can enjoy the the nature within the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk and occasional "airshow" of the flying machines from Selatar. 

I got Salmon, one of their mains, for 12.9SGD. I can tell you that its worth the wait. The batter is crispy but the salmon is moist and delicious. It comes with a serving of thinly-sliced potato chips. Dip the chips into salted egg, then you have an Irvin chips-killer :) They also have mayo, chili sauce and cheese. 

Clean as you go for other customers. I hope they can serve faster so they can cater more customers.

Big Fish Small Fish - Menu

Big Fish Small Fish - Salmon and Dory

Big Fish Small Fish's Dip

Big Fish Small Fish

WILL: After my very short visit to my Mom, Abbey missed me so much that he asked me out for a dinner date.. instantly. 

Few bus stops from our home, we went to Punggol Promenade Riverside Park to checkout the "container" restaurants. The name of the diner is Big Fish, Small Fish. 

I ordered fried dory which comes with a freshly cut potato chips. We waited for almost an hour and my belly starts crumbling. Yup! It is 45minute wait. 

Is it a hype? For me, it is not a hype! The dory taste explicitly delicious with their cheese dip and the potato chips are perfect with their "unlimited" salted egg dip. Delicious! 

Another Abbey's to dine list was ticked off! Totally recommended! We will come back for sure :) 



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Big Fish Small Fish 
(A) 50 Punggol East, #01-K35
(H) 12noon to 10PM


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Suntec City

ABBEY: This is new concept of dining we went into at Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar located at Suntec City Mall (B1-128/129). We were warmly welcomed and assisted by Andrew. Choose one of the main entries and you can have all you want in their salad bar. 

Don't be fooled by the size of their plate. Fill it up and you'll get full. Their salad bar has lettuce, tomatoes, chops of corn on cobs, potato wedges, nachos, mac and cheese and many more. For 2.80SGD you can have free flow of drinks. Please make coffee and sodas be both included in a single payment. 

I got a quarter of a chicken for 12.90SGD. But it seems like half as I had difficulty finishing it due to the side dishes which almost become the main meal :) The place has a touch of almost green/yellow-green and white colors. They also have baked rice, lasagna, roast beef and poached salmon.

Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Menu 
Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Complimentary for Fil-E-Plate


Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Complimentary for Fil-E-Plate

Happy Abbey :)  
Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Pork Sausages


Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Complimentary for Fil-E-Plate
Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar - Complimentary for Fil-E-Plate
WILL: Abbey went to our office and I am craving for something a food that I do not know! Haha! So we headed to Suntec City Mall. If you are not aware, Suntec is a food haven from basement to its 3rd floor. 

We found out Javier's. A newly open diner located at Fountain of Wealth area. 

We were delighted to know that there will be a free plate of salad (self-service) for every order of roasted chicken/beef, bbq ribs or sausage. Great idea! 

I fell in love to their salad bar which includes baked mac and fried onion rings. Oh! Beets is there to allure my tastebuds! 

This is value for money! Do you know that I went back in this diner the day after? Haha! Friday, I ordered their huge pork sausage and Saturday I went for their ribs. Yum, yum, yum!

Drop by and indulge your cravings on food at Javier's.



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Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar
(A) 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-128/129 (Fountain of Wealth) Suntec City Mall
(F) http://www.facebook.com/JaviersRotisserie

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kai Sushi & Robatayaki | Plaza Singapura

ABBEY: We were at Plaza Singapura and wanting to have a late dinner. Then we found Kai Sushi. The place were packed so we sat on the bar across grill. 

I got Tori Seiro in a wooden box. It was delicious: soft, newly cooked rice with teriyaki sauce topped with chicken. You need to finish it fast else the sauce will be absorbed by the wood. 

It came with a miso soup and chawanmushi (egg custard) for 15.80SGD.


Kai Sushi & Robatayaki - Menu
Kai Sushi & Robatayaki -  Menu

Kai Sushi & Robatayaki -  Salmon Maki

Kai Sushi & Robatayaki -  Tori Seiro Set
WILL: Abbey treated me a dinner after we donated blood at Red Cross's Bloodbank at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. We paved our way to Plaza Singapura and only Kai Sushi and Robatayaki got our attention. Luckily, there two available seats at the bar and we instantly grabbed that opportunity. 

I am half-full that time because we ate some snacks at Red Cross for us to regain some energy. So I went only for Salmon Maki ($12.80 for 6pcs). 

We waited for more than 10minutes but the time and price is all worth it. From time to time it is good to splurge in this kind of diner. 

Oh! They are offering alcoholic drinks too!


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Kai Sushi & Robayataki
(A) 69 Orchard Road #04-69 Plaza Singapura
(W) http://www.kaisushi.sg

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cathay Cineleisure Orchard -- FREE Food Platter for Platinum Movie Suites

ABBEY: We wanted to watch Fifty Shades Darker in comfort :) So Wilma booked tickets for Platinum Movie Suites at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. Wow. The experience is great. The seat is soft as well as the blanket (more or like a quilt as it is thick). 

And the table is movable so I can still munch on my snack while still leaned back. Yes, snacks are provided. I had the Signature Chicken Platter. But you need to pay extra for the drinks. I hope it will be included in the future offers also.





WILL: Almost all of the establishment is offering a Valentine's Specials and of course couples are ready to splurge on this kind of occasion and that is the reason why some took advantage and hiked-up their price but not Cathay's Platinum Movie Suites.  

On its regular price of $28 they giveaway a free food platter. I ordered Vegetarian Delight which comprised of Samosa, Spring Rolls and Potato Wedges. What I love the most is their samosa. 

Thanks Cathay's Platinum Movie Suites for this good food while we are watching 50 Shades Darker. It made our day, dining in comfort of the la-z-boy seats. :)




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CATHAY CINEPLEX CINELEISURE ORCHARD - Platinum Movie Suites
(A) Level 4 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 8 Grange Road
(W) http://www.cathaycineplexes.com.sg

Weekday Menu :
Complimentary Platter 1:
Vegetarian Delight (Samosa, Potato Wedges and Spring Rolls)
Complimentary Platter 2:
Signature Chicken Platter (Mexican Wings, Potato Wedges and Chicken Popcorn)
Complimentary Platter 3:
Asian Delight (Stir Fried Chicken & Basil With Rice)

• Promotion is valid till 31 March 2017.
• One Complimentary Welcome Platter will be provided at Platinum Movie Suites with every purchase of Platinum Movie Suites ticket