Saturday, January 14, 2017

[JB event] Reunion Lunch at SDS Bakery & Café

SDS Bakery & Café specializes in Asian and Western cuisine, but also offers confectionary such as cakes, pastries and assorted breads. It has its humble origin/beginning in Johor, Malaysia, and they now have a total of 8 outlets across Johor, Malaysia.
 
SDS Bakery & Café stays true to its confectioner’s roots by offering delicious cakes and pastries to satisfy carb lovers' cravings along with yummy main courses.

   
 
 
I was glad to be invited to a reunion lunch preview at SDS Bakery & Café's Johor Jaya outlet. Thanks so much to my JB blogger friend Kim, who generously did the arrangement for me!
  
 
 
Upon reaching the premises, I was greeted by the wonderful people from SDS Bakery & Café and the PR in charge, Ms Alice. Thanks for the warm welcome rendered to both my partner and myself.
 
 
Look at the delicious cakes on display! I was literally drooling when taking these photos! 

 

 
I took many random photos before the event commenced. 
 
 
We met with the eatery's newest mascot, 'A-Li', who dressed up like the Chinese God of Fortune, Cai Shen Ye. With him was also a Golden Rooster, to signify the upcoming Chinese New Year! They brought a joyous CNY mood to the premises 
 
 
I was happy to be able to get a photo with A-Li, and he was friendly and nice.

 
 
We started off our lunch with the Ong Reunion Cake Rice (RM59.90), which comes with a homemade tea that is made out of fresh fruits and citrus. This dish's portion is suitable for 4 people to share.

Let us start our prosperity Rooster year with 3 auspicious Chinese characters,
(ONG) (HUAT) and
(HENG). 
 
 
We were also given the opportunity to try out the 'Tower of Love', RM99.90 which is available on the 12-14 February 2017.
 
 
The tower consists of Grilled Salmon Skewer, Aglio Olio, Grilled Tilapia Fish, Deep Fried Mushroom, Grilled Chicken Chop, Mixed Vegetable Salad and topped with fresh Shrimps with Tomato Salsa Sauce. This set comes with 2 drinks (for him and for her). 
  
 
 
 Apart from the CNY reunion lunch and Valentine's Special, we were also treated to new yummy dessert cakes!
 
 
'Je T'aime', Velvet Sponge Cake with Orange Filling is retailing at RM39.90
 
 
'Te Amo', Chocolate Moist Cake with Chocolate Granache is retailing at RM49.90
 
 
'Madly in Love' - 7 pull-Apart Blueberry Muffins with Fondant and Fresh Cream at RM45.90. 
  
 
We also tried the 'Love Cupid' (Rainbow Slice in pair) at RM19.90 which comes in assorted slices of Vanilla Mousse and Mango Cheese. 
 
 
Lastly, we had the 'Perfect Match' (RM19.90) to end our tasting session at SDS Bakery & Café. This set consists of Red Velvet Cheese and Chocolate Granache.

 
 I personally prefer the Velvet Cheese Cake from the ‘Perfect Match’ range, while my partner preferred the Rainbow Slice from the 'Love Cupid' series. 


 
 
We were surprised to receive a hamper from SDS Bakery & Café before leaving the premises. 

The Welcome Spring Hamper is retailing at RM68 at any outlets of SDS Bakery & Café.

The hamper consists of the 4 classic and 'Must-Have' CNY goodies, such as Nonya Pineapple Cookies, Biscotti, Peanut Cookies and Chocolate Meringue. 


 
 
Thanks SDS Bakery & Café for giving me so many wonderful memories and I was relieved that I was the only Singaporean blogger at the event, I was made to feel very welcome! Thanks for the kind hospitality! I appreciate the invite and I look forward to the next event in Malaysia.
 
 
A-Li will be giving away giant Ang Baos with dining promotions and discounts on the 14/01/17 at the Sutera Mall SDS booth from 2-3pm, Aeon Kulaijaya from 4-5pm, and on the 15/01/17 at the KSL City Mall SDS booth from 2-3pm and JB City Square from 4-5pm.

Be there to catch him LIVE at the venue/timings mentioned above! 
 
 

Friday, January 13, 2017

[random] All about food across JB and SG

I chanced upon Hold-Zhu Tea way back in 2013, and at the time, its location was at Taman Desa Tebrau. It was the café/restaurant that I've ever seen that utilized shipping containers as its premises! Now, it has been re-named it as 'The Metallic Kitchen'.
 
Recently, I went to their second branch at Golden Triangle Pelangi, Taman Pelangi for some teas and snacks.

 
As mentioned before, The Metallic Kitchen was set up using recycled shipping containers which made it environmentally friendly. This unique design allows patrons to enjoy their meals and drinks within the cosy container box for a different dining experience!
 

 
To beat the scorching weather, we ordered 2 icy teas and some fish fingers for our tea, and the damage was RM29.






 
Apart from the indoor seating, the eatery place also offers an alfresco setting. I love the swing seats very much. I sat on the swing before leaving the premises, and I had fun swinging myself back and fro. Do not say that I am acting like a juvenile, as everyone still has their inner kid living within!


 
Before heading back to SG, we settled our dinner at Restoran Tapai Tang which is located at Taman Melodies. I love their Hokkien Mee very much, and I will definitely be back again for their cze char fare. The damage was RM63. 

 
I brought Baby for a nice lunch on Sunday afternoon, and we had our meal at Masizzim Korean Restaurant which is located at 313 Somerset. They are famous for their Korean Meat Stew. We had the Beef Stew, which meat was well-marinated. The meat has been cooked in the soy sauce for long hours, which resulted in in being very tender.
 
We also ordered the popular Anchovy Rice Balls. YES! This is me preparing to mould the rice balls for my Baby! I am glad that he enjoyed his meal as much as I did, and the damage I paid for was SGD43. It was a little treat to my Baby from myself to show him appreciation for the many things he does for me! 

 
To reciprocate my lunch treat, Baby brought me to my favorite Thai restaurant which is located at Orchard Central. Yes!, we were back at Som Tam once again, and we ordered our favorite Tom Yum Koong. However, we discovered the price had gone up significantly as compared to what we had paid for previously. The damage was SGD53, and thanks Baby for the dinner treat! 

 
Lastly, we visited the Seasonal Salad Bar which is located at Chinatown Point, and they have the same dining concept as Krazy Salad Bar which is located at Toa Payoh Central (above KFC). I love their signature ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT salad bar, and I feel they have larger variety of items as compared to Krazy Salad Bar. We had an Add-On for a basket of Sweet Potato Fries which cost only SGD2 to go along with our main courses!
 
I ordered Hickory BBQ Chicken while Baby had the Garlic Butter Grilled Fish. I personally felt that the mains were a disappointment. The Krazy Salad Bar serves a way better main courses, but I suppose the salad bar makes up for it! As with all eateries, there are always hits and misses.

 
I end my post with an early birthday pressie from my JB blogger friend, Kim. It was a lip gloss from L'Oreal. Thanks for the sweet gift! 



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

[sponsored review] Sensitive skin's savior - Bioderma Sensibio

If you have sensitive skin, and are unsure which products work on you, why not give Bioderma a try? They are currently introducing 3 awesome products which are formulated with highly purified water to suit sensitive skin. Bioderma provides derma skin products as well as derma cosmetics that ensure all skin types are well taken care of.
 
There are some beauty products that I can't live without and one of them is definitely the Micellar Water. Most people might call it cleansing water.
 
 
Micellar Water is a solution that removes makeup without the need to rinse off. It is a 'must-have' product for lazy people like me. There are many similar products on offer by various Brands, but my heart still leads me towards Bioderma Sensibio H2O! I've found that 'One' product that I can rely on as my part of my beauty regime!
 
 
Bioderma Sensibio H2O was launched in 1995 with the world's first non-rinse cleansing solution using Micelle Technology. I use it daily to remove my make-up, especially for my eyes. It is gentler than other eye make-up removers, as it soothes, doesn't irritate the skin and gives a feeling of freshness after application. 


 
Bioderma Sensibio H2O is hypoallergenic, and it is made of highly purified water, this is the highest grade of pharmaceutical water that is completely free of impurities and irritants, making it a clear choice for sensitive skin. 
 
 
 
 Bioderma Sensibio H2O is a star product which is retailing at SGD28.90 - 250ml. It is also available in 100ml - SGD15.90 and 500ml - SGD41.90. To me, it is the Holy Grail of make-up remover as it removes every single trace of make-up without the need for rinsing my face! 
 
 
Bioderma introduced 2 new products into their Sensibio series, and one of them is the Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water (SGD19.90 -150ml). 

 
Living in the hot and humid Singapore, I always have to carry a bottle of face/body mist with me as it helps to ease skin irritation against sweatiness. 

 
Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water (SGD19.90 - 150ml) is a face/body soothing spray which is made of highly purified water which calms down my skin while maintaining healthy skin cells. 
 
 
  It is a remarkable ally for sensitive skin as it combats various skin reactive signs and provides quick and lasting relief. It is definitely a skin savior! They are also available in handy sized version (50ml for SGD5.90) for on-the-go use! 

 
Lastly, the Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant (SGD33.90 - 200ml) is a gentle foaming gel that hydrates and calms sensitive skin, and it is suitable for day and night use on both the face and eyes. 

 
I love this gentle cleanser as it does not strip away the moisture from my skin, but it hydrates my skin instead! All I need is just a small dollop to cleanse the entire face, hence it is really value for money! 
 
 
 
If you're interested to purchase Bioderma's Sensibio products, they are available at Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Robinsons, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Skin Centre.
 
For more information about Bioderma products, please visit Bioderma Singapore's website http://www.bioderma.sg/