Thursday, December 8, 2016

[LAPCOS] Smiley World Pop-up Store Random-ness

Baby and I had our dinner at LeNu, a Taiwanese noodle joint which is part of Paradise Group and it is located at VivoCity.

We started off with Chilled Silken Tofu with Century Egg, which consisted of a combination of sweet and salty flavors. I love this refreshing appetiser very much as it is pretty addictive. We ordered a side dish of 2 Lava Eggs to go with our ramen.


Baby had famous Taiwanese Beef Shank Noodles, and the Shank tender meat was sliced thick. 


I had the Soft Pork Bone Ramen and the broth tasted amazing. 


This is my first time dining at LeNu, and we had a decent meal there! 


Recently, I got to know about a brand new K-Beauty, LAPCOS, and they set up their first ever pop-up store at BHG Tampines, Century Square


This Korean leading cosmetic brand, LAPCOS, collaborated with Disney and Smiley World and the packaging was top notch and very pretty! I'm sure most consumers would have zero resistance in buying the product after seeing the packaging! 



 Seeing the Smiley World collaboration made me happy as the whole collection looks so cheerful! 










My favorite product amongst all would have to be the Drawing Lipstick, which was (RE01) under for the Disney collection!


Thanks Pearlyn for extending her invite to me, and we bagged home some lip products from LAPCOS. 


Let me show you what I got...



LAPCOS Touch-up Lipstick – Jake (OR-1)


I love the magnetic cover! It glides smoothly across the lips with lasting colors!


DISNEY X LAPCOS – Moisture Lip Balm (Coral)



 It can be worn alone or as a base for other lip products.


SMILEY WORLD X LAPCOS – Real Color Lip-ping (PI01 – Happy Smile)

It leaves a thin, silky coating with natural shade after application. It was created with a long lasting formula!



I attended the SG-JP Music Mix 2016 with some of my lovely girlfriends, and the ever was held at Victoria Concert Hall on a mid-week. For my personal invit, I took Linda with me! She loves everything Japanese, hence this concert was perfect for her!

The SG-JP Music Mix was a special edition concert which was held in conjunction with SJ50, the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations bewteen singapore and Japan.


The concert was pretty entertaining, and I love Dick Lee’s singing very much.

Thanks Caren for the invite/tickets which allowed the handful of us to have a mini gathering at the Victoria Concert Hall.


I end my post with my latest choker haul from Lovisa! Lately, I am obsessed with chokers, and I am glad the Lovisa is having sales right now! I picked 2 chokers at discounted prices of only SGD14 in total. A nice deal indeed!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

[food review] A re-visit to Spicy Thai-Thai Café

I was glad to return to the Spicy Thai-Thai Café, to try out their new creations as well as existing signature dishes! I had missed their BBQ Pork Belly and Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce and was very happy to return to savour these dishes!

Spicy Thai-Thai Café offers authentic North-Eastern Thai cuisine and they use charcoal fires to cook their soups and steamed dishes!

 
We started off our tasting with some drinks, and I had my all-time favorite Lemongrass drink. 

 
Let me start on this post by sharing on some of the new creations that we tried during the tasting.

Thai Sambal Sea Bass (seasonal price) 

 
I love the homemade sambal chili as it tasted flavorful. The spiciness was just right for my taste buds. This dish is definitely worth a mention! 

 
The spiciness of the Thai Fried Chilli Fish Head (SGD28) is kinda too much for me to handle.
 
Denote: For children and the elderly, please do pay more extra attention to fish bones while consuming this dish.

 
Thai Style - Kaeng Som Cha Om (SGD18)

 
During my last tasting, I had tried the Thai Dill Omelette (Cha Om), but this time, I was treated to something unique. The same omelette was again served, but if was served in piping hot spicy and sour soup! Yes, very odd but it actually tasted very well, as the chef added some vegetables and prawns into a broth which combined well with the omelette in it! It was very unique and was a great dish for sharing. 

 
Stir-Fry Broccoli with Scallops (SGD20) is a healthy dish with a mixture of broccoli, mushroom, carrot and scallops 

 
Though the presentation of Stir-fry Cabbage with Thai Sweet Fish Sauce (SGD10) looked normal when it was served on our table, it tasted awesomely good! I love how the chef used the Beijing cabbage with thin leaves instead of usual cabbage.

 
I was totally in love with the new dish of Jade Noodles (SGD6/portion). I love the springy spinach noodles which was cooked to a perfect al-dente form. 
 
Denote: the photo shown above is meant for 3 portions.
 
 
We also tried some of the existing signature dishes...
 
Lala (Clam) Bee Hoon (SGD18) was superbly delicious. I love the natural sweetness of clams, and the dish was delicious on the whole. This is definitely one of my 'MUST-ORDER' when I return for meals.

 
Every piece of BBQ Pork Belly (SGD18) was nicely caramelised in a good smoky taste. The tender and juicy meat was cooked over charcoal which left a fragrant aroma taste. 

 
I love the gravy sauce as it went very well with white rice. The Cold Tofu with Special Thai Sauce (SGD15) is definitely worth my both thumbs up! 

 
Deep Fried Kang Kong in Special Thai Sauce (SGD10) is one of my favorite dishes at the Spicy Thai-Thai Café. The Kang Kong was coated in a light batter and deep fried until it was crispy and crunchy. This tempura-styled like snack is super addictive, and I helped myself to several servings. It goes very well with the special Thai sauce which gave it an extra kick! 
 
 
Thanks for the invite, and I enjoyed my dinner with my blogger clique. If you are looking for classic and affordable Thai cuisine, then Spicy Thai-Thai Café will be a great choice for you! 

 
SPICY THAI-THAI CAFE

Block 115 Aljunied Avenue 2 #01-35 Singapore 380115
www.spicythaicafe.com
https://www.facebook.com/SpicyThaiThaiCafe/

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dinner at Suki-Ya + random-ness

Both Baby and I are Shabu Shabu lovers, and we are glad that we found an affordable Japanese hotpot eatery place called 'Suki-Ya', which offers unlimited servings of thinly sliced meat. It is definitely a healthier choice from Korean BBQ.

We therefore decided To have a 'TGIF' dinner at their Kallang Wave outlet. 


We started off our dinner by choosing Sukiyaki and Kimchi as our soup base. 



The unlimited different types of meat offered by Suki-Ya are pork, chicken and beef, which needs to be ordered from the staff. There is a buffet counter where you can find a selection of vegetables and standard food items that are normally found for steamboat. The dipping sauces were also available at the counter too. 

The meat was sliced very thin, so it got cooked pretty fast once it was dipped into the hot soup. I personally feel that the meat is very fresh and I love it very much! 



We ended our dinner with matcha ice-cream which was part of the dinner buffet. The quality of the food was decent, as was the amount we paid for our dinner. 


The Singapore Woman's Weekly (SWW) held their inaugural food truck event a few weeks ago in order to celebrate the launch of the newly set up club, 'Domestic Diva Circle' a couple weeks ago. I met up with Jasmine and Meryl during lunch time as we attended the event at Raffles Place. We signed up as part of their club at the site and was rewarded with a free lunch. 


We redeemed very unique items for our lunch, and these consisted of Grilled Cheese Calamansi Kaya Toasties and San Remo Brown Rice Pasta with Sous Vida Chicken in Tomato and Garlic Sauce! Thanks SWW for the lovely treat! 
 

On my recent visit to Tebrau City Aeon, I discovered that the mall has extended their shopping and dining space for their patrons.



 

I love their Japanese Garden Theme very much, and I will return to check out their new retail stores soon! 
  



I finally got to try out the awesome chicken wings from WING.STOP, and I immediately fell head over heels in love with the delectable and delicious chicken wings/drumlets! 


I end my post with a pair of skorts from my dearest mummy during her trip to Taiwan! Hugsss!