Monday, May 21, 2018

[product review] Merries Berries Plus

The human body accumulates large amounts of toxins regularly, due to the lack of exercise or irregular eating habits. Once toxins are stored in our body, diseases and other negative health issues may occur. Therefore, detoxification is needed to flush out the harmful toxins in one's body, in order to promote overall health wellness! Recently, Detox drinks have gained a lot of popularity due to the obvious health benefits and ability to eliminate toxins. They also help to boost metabolism, and to increase weight loss.

Detox drinks also serve as a natural laxative to ease bowel movements in order to improve digestive health, as well as to promote positive healthy liver functions. Detox drinks also help to reduce the signs of aging, as well as to cleanse skin cells in order to give one a rejuvenated, healthier glow in complexion!

Recently, I was introduced to a whole new detoxification product, Merries Berries Plus which works as antioxidants. This product does not contain any chemical substances and artificial colorings. Maqui Berry is one of the key ingredients, which I am told, is only harvested once a year. It works effectively in anti-aging, invigorating oneself, weight management, and improving one's vision and skin beautification.

The instructions are pretty simple : To enjoy the berries detox drink, all you have to do is to mix one sachet with 200ml of water and to consume it at night before bedtime. However, all things should be taken in moderation, so do not overdose on it, even if it tastes delicious, and seems like a normal juice/cocktail drink! To maximise the effect of Merries Berries Plus, you need to drink 2litres of plain water daily, do simple exercises at least, such as strolling, and to get sufficient sleep while also not forgetting to maintain normal dietary habits.

Thanks for sending the box of Merries Berries Plus which contained 15 sachets and a drink shaker for my review. I have been taking the Merries Berries Plus for almost a week, and it really helps me in my bowel movements as I do suffer from constipation at times! My body felt lighter after my bowels are cleared regularly. Thanks Merries Berries Plus as you are my saviour for my constipation woes! 
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

[food review] Siamese Cat at Novena Square

Tuk Tuk Cha has changed its name to 'Siamese Cat' for both their outlets at Suntec City and Novena Square. Other outlets in Singapore will still remain as Tuk Tuk Cha. I assume this change was made by the company as an experiment, as both the outlets bear a different menu. Do check out their outlets soon!

I was delighted to receive an invite from Siamese Cat for a casual tasting event at their Novena Square outlet.

We started off the tasting with their signature drinks in the eatery place. Meryl got herself the Thai Milk Tea (SGD2.80), Shu Qing had Avocado Coco (SGD5.50) and Cookie and I went for Yuzu Soda (SGD4). The Thai Milk Tea allows patrons to choose their preference on the sugar level, and this is definitely worth mentioning! 

The sour-spiciness of the Mango Salad (SGD5.80) sparked up our appetites! 

I enjoyed the Butterfly Pea Glass Noodles (SGD6.80) very much, and it tasted as good as it looks! This dish is definitely insta-worthy! 

We fell in love instantly with this plate of Phad Thai (SGD7.80) after trying out a mouthful. It tasted awesomely flavorful, and was simply addictive!

Next was the Northern Tom Yum Noodles (SGD9.80) which was served with a generous portion of ingredients. The northern taste of the tom yum is slightly different from the usual taste we've tried in some of the local restaurants. We enjoyed this dish immensely.

I love the pre-cut bite-sized cubes of the Condensed Milk Milo Butter Toast (SGD4.20), and each cube was fluffy, crispy and buttery. The combination of the Milo powder compliments each other perfectly. It was a pretty addictive snack and is 'A MUST-ORDER' for all sweet tooth lovers! 

We enjoyed this unique dessert, Coco Yolk (SGD4.80), as it contained frozen egg yolk, which was served together with coconut ice-cream!

Lastly, we had Charcoal Mango Sticky Rice (SGD8.80), and it turned out to be our least favorite during the entire tasting. The charcoal sticky rice unfortunately lacked flavor and was a tad too dry for my liking. The saving grace of this dish was the accompanying Mango, which was extremely sweet.

Siamese Cat is currently running the 'Summer Float Fiesta' to redeem a float cup holder for SGD4 with any value meal. OMG! I love the Pink Flamingo and of course everyone's favorite, Unicorn Drink Float! 

Thanks for the invite, and we had a pleasure experience at Siamese Cat Cafe, Novena Square. 

Siamese Cat Café
Suntec City - #B1-173/174, 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 039593

Novena Square - #01-68/69, 238 Thomson Rd, Singapore 3076

Friday, May 18, 2018

[An Alert to all Hotpot lovers] Ding Xian Hot Pot at Eat At Seven, Suntec City

Here's an alert to all Hotpot fans! The newest addition to 'Eat At Seven' at Suntec City, Ding Xian Hot Pot is the first à la carte hotpot restaurant in Singapore to offer you both Blazing Magma Soup (Japanese spicy white miso soup) and Traditional Sichuan Mala Soup Under One Roof!

What's more, there are three other soup bases to choose from, such as the invigorating Clear Chicken Soup, spicy-sour Tom Yum and local classic Herbal Bak Kut Teh. 

Ding Xian Hot Pot offers a wide range of ingredients, which are priced from SGD2 onwards, and the marquee ingredients include A4 Australian corn-fed Wagyu, Snow Crab Legs, as well as handmade meat balls, prawn balls and fish balls. There are also indulgent Collagen Balls, which come in normal and spicy variants. 

We got to try out the Blazing Magma Soup and Herbal Bak Kut Teh Soup. While I loved the Magma Soup which was rich in flavor, it was a little too spicy for me! I love the interesting collagen ball that we were provided with to add to our soup bases. We also tried theirA4 Australian corn-fed Wagyu, Snow Crab Legs, as well as their Seasonal Mala Grilled Fish. 


I enjoyed the Seasonal Mala Grilled Fish that Ding Xian offers as side dish. The restaurant also has a cooked food menu!

I ended the hotpot session with some sweet desserts. The Yuzu Muah Chee was da bomb!

Ding Xian Hot Pot was officially opened on the 7th May 2018, and is helmed by Executive Chef Bryan Chow, who has years of experience cooking international, Thai, and fusion Japanese cuisines. Ding Xian aims to deliver an unforgettable hotpot experience at an affordable price. The restaurant can host both small groups such as office workers on their lunch breaks and large families looking to celebrate meaningful occasions.
Ding Xian Hot Pot are launching their opening lunch special to entice the lunch crowd at only SGD12.90++, for a 1-for-1 offer! This offer is only valid on the short period of the 14th to 18th of May, from 11.30am to 2.30pm!
Diners can choose a soup base from their 5 different soup base selections. You can then choose your food base/ingredients thereafter. Various add-ons are available, which begin from only 50cents! 
What's more, get a FREE plate of Iberico Pork Collar or Sliced Wagyu Beef Chuck Rib (worth up to SGD14.90) for dine-in customers during dinner only! 
'Like' and 'FOLLOW' Ding Xian Facebook and drop them a review on their page to enjoy the treat! 

We had a pleasurable hotpot experience, and thank you for hosting us at the tasting session! 
Eat At Seven  
#03-315 Suntec City North Wing, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

Thursday, May 17, 2018

[opening party] River Wok at Robertson Quay

Thanks CK, for extending her invite to me on a recent food tasting. This invite gave me the opportunity to be part of the grand opening party of the newly opened restaurant, 'River Wok'.

River Wok offers the best flavours from Indochina under one roof, which has an eclectic menu that was created by Executive Chef Kantha Chookiat. This menu focuses on Southeast Asian Cuisines from countries, such as Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. It seems the Chef grew up in chiang Mai, Thailand, hence he has an acute taste for Indo-Chinese food which was developed from a young age. He would help his mother prepare meals for his family, and the chef credits his mother for the inspiration to step out of his home kitchen and into the culinary world at the age of 16. Starting young brought him many advantages, as the now 47- year-old chef has already earned recognition among many distinguished individuals, having served Singapore’s late Founding Father and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and royalties like Prince Edward, the Princess of Monaco and the King and Queen of Sweden. Inspired by his travels all around the world, the chef's favourite cuisine is still VietnameseHe also looks up to Chef Jamie Oliver as his 'chef idol'. His food creations have earned him the title of 'Indo-Chinese Treasure' from Cuisine and Wine Asia Magazine.

We took some photos at the premises before the event commenced. 

During the opening party, we indulged in the canapes which featured the best flavours from various Southeast Asian cuisines that ranged from Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam! The canapes that were created by Chef Kantha Chookiat was awesome! Below are some of my top picks!

Roast Beef with Caramelised Onions and Truffle Sauce 

Chicken Satay

 Vietnamese Sugarcane Prawn

 Laotian Koi Pa Salmon on Wanton Skin Indonesian

We were delighted to also try out the latest selection of refreshing cocktails to pair up with the canapes! Passion Crush - a cocktail consisting of cointreau, rum, kaffir lime leaves and passion fruit.

Coco Bay - concocted to perfection with lime, coriander, coconut cream and gin and served in young coconut.

Smokey Sunset - consisting of Grand Marnier, lemongrass, spiced rum, lime and orange juice.

Apart from the food indulgence, we were also treated to a night of entertainment by a 3-piece band, 'The Serenaders'. There was also a Lion Dance performance during the launch event for luck, as well as a special performance from Traditional Thai Dancers.

It's been a long hiatus, since I last caught up with Hong Peng and Jonathan, therefore this photo is truly a keepsake for me! We had some oysters during the event, and they were very fresh. We loved the desserts too! 

River Wok is located at 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, The Pier, #01-12, Singapore 239013

Open Mondays to Sundays from 12pm to 11.00pm.

Please call (65) 6732 1126 for enquiries and reservations. Do visit and follow - Facebook page & Instagram page for more information.