Its Durian Season

June is the season where you will find an abundance of durian everywhere. The pungent aroma fills the air there is no escaping.

Recently my hubby found a contact who brings in fresh durians from a plantation in Malaysia into Singapore. He does delivery with a minimum order of 15kg. We decided to order a variety to try out.

 
  

 

Small Seed Durian

Small Seed Durians has a light aroma, fleshy, pale yellow flesh, creamy with a bitter sweet taste and of course as the name depicts it has a small seed.

 

Golden Swallow Durian

Golden Swallow Durians are very aromatic, interestingly comes always in a dual seed configuration, very bitter with a tinge of sweetness, when you bite onto it the creaminess oozes out and melts into your mouth. Its flesh is dark yellow and very fleshy too.

 

Mao Shan Wang Durian

Mao Shan Wang Durians are very aromatic too, rich in flavour, bittersweet, fleshy and creamy. Its flesh is a bright yellow. This is by far the best of THE best amongst the rest. Once you have a taste of Mao Shan Wang you won’t want any other type of durians…mmmmm

 

Mao Shan Wang ~ creamy & rich texture

 
Savouring the bittersweet

The Small Seed Durians and Golden Swallow Durians are sold at SGD7 per KG. Mao Shan Wang is sold at SGD14 per KG. Quote “Phelix from Tampines”.

  
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White-On-White

Be bold don’t be afraid to experiment with white-on-white. All-white is not only for themed parties and weddings, you can get away with the look at any type of event or even for work. Here’s a few pointers to take note of when putting together an all-white outfit. The crucial element in putting together an all-white ensemble is to clearly separate each piece of the one-color look by wearing different shades of white i.e. Ivory, light beige, cream, off-white etc. Alternatively is to pair with different textures. Wearing all-white gives an opportunity to show off your accessories too! 
  
White will always create a clean, modern, fresh feel. In addition, an all-white ensemble – done right – will always make a powerful style statement. The question is: are you ready to speak?

  
I have opted for a white cut-out shoulder blouse, a off white satin printed pleated skirt and a pair of statement kitty heels.

  
 

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:: Outfit ::

Cut-Out Blouse & Satin Printed Pleated Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan

Shoes :: Alegra Singapore

Minions

Have you jumped onto the Minions Bandwagon Craze? 

My daughter is a big fan and needless to say her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me too.

We started a collection of memorabilias associated with Minions. 

Minions printed tic tacs. As mentioned by Tic Tac the Minion rollout  differs from country to country.

 

Minion Printed Tic Tacs – Available only in Australia
 
 
Minions Tic Tac in Singapore

Nutella with 4 different designs printed on bottles.

 

Minion Nutella

McDonalds Happy Meal comes with an adorable Minion too have you started eating? 

Of course we caught the movie too! Although the plot was simple it was hilarious their crazy/mindless antics made us laughed non-stop throught the show. A good show to catch with the kids and have a good laugh!

 

Bello! Banana?

Bob The Minion
 
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Angelina Café Singapore

Bonjour! Bienvenue chez Angelina Café!

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The much anticipated Angelina Café opened its door in Singapore on Friday 29 May 2015. Fortunately for me when we went there on Tuesday 02 June 2015 for dinner we weren’t greeted with massive long queue (which we heard from the staff due to the long weekend they had super long queues and the patrons were all disgruntled from waitin) and the lady in charge was able to let us pick a table we like for the night.

We wanted to order a bottle of champagne but were informed that they are still waiting for their liquor licence and thus in the interim no alcohol can be sold. To maintain the freshness and the quality of their pastries only a selection of pastries are made with limited quantities during the soft launch.

It was hard to decide what to have for dinner as everything on the menu sound so tantalizing, after much deliberations we decided on…

Pan Fried Scallops ~ Black venere rice, shellfish cream SGD 29.00
Pan Fried Scallops ~ Black venere rice, shellfish cream SGD 29.00
Penne, Spicy Tomatoo Concasse ~ roasted vine-cherry tomato, goat's cheese SGD 22.00
Penne, Spicy Tomatoo Concasse ~ roasted vine-cherry tomato, goat’s cheese SGD 22.00

Steamed Black Cod Fillet with Shellfish ~ seasonal vegetables SGD 35.00
Steamed Black Cod Fillet with Shellfish ~ seasonal vegetables SGD 35.00
For me a meal is never complete without dessert….

Tentation ~ Sweet pastry, caramel with passion fruit, raspberry compote, smooth Madagascar vanilla cream
Tentation ~ Sweet pastry, caramel with passion fruit, raspberry compote, smooth Madagascar vanilla cream

I like the overall ambience – makes you feel you have transported to a Parisian Cafe in the heart of Paris. The service staff are extremely friendly and attentive.
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Don’t be surprise you might just bump into me as this is one place I will be hanging out quite often!

Angelina Cafe is located at Capitol Piazza #01-82, 15 Stamford Road, opens daily from 11am – 9pm (last order 8:30pm)

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Lunch with MeClub

Recently I was invited for a 4-course lunch at ME@OUE with MeClub. It was a relaxed, informal get-together, where we exchange ideas/feedback and a couple of laughs. The session also gave me the opportunity to get to know the crew behind MeClub and fellow MeClub members plus rub-shoulders with the various station DJs.

 

Cheers to a joyous lunch
Cheers to a joyous lunch
Magret De Canard ~ Smoked Duck Breast, Mesclun Salad Bois Bourdran
Magret De Canard ~ Smoked Duck Breast, Mesclun Salad Bois Bourdran
Kinoko To Tori Miso ~ Chicken, Mushrooms, Miso Paste, Nameko, Spring Onions
Kinoko To Tori Miso ~ Chicken, Mushrooms, Miso Paste, Nameko, Spring Onions
Atlantic Cod ~ Steamed, Baby Choy Sum, Black Fungus, Shimeji Mushrooms, Fried Ginger, Superior Soy Sauce
Atlantic Cod ~ Steamed, Baby Choy Sum, Black Fungus, Shimeji Mushrooms, Fried Ginger, Superior Soy Sauce
Paris Brest ~ Choux Pastry With Praline Mousse, Praline Ice Cream
Paris Brest ~ Choux Pastry With Praline Mousse, Praline Ice Cream
Jean Danker
Jean Danker
Georgina Chang
Georgina Chang
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The Muttons & Mike Kaseem

For those who don’t already know MeClub is a club which you can earn points while watching your favourite local TV shows, radio, magazines and newspapers and using them to redeem premier passes, concert/workshop tickets and exclusive memorabilia of your idol. I have been a MeClub member since its inception in 2012 and am enjoying the perks that comes with it. So what are you waiting for? Download the app from the Android app store or Apple app store – MeClub is your fast pass to the stars!

 

MeClub App
MeClub App

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Tea Indulgence

Last Friday was the start of the June school holidays. We decided to take the afternoon off work to spend with our sweetie. 

  
Both my daughter and I have a sweet tooth ~ we love desserts. And to us a meal is never complete without desserts!

We whiled away the afternoon at The Rose Veranda lounge, indulging in an array of sweets and savoury snacks.

  
  
  

   

My daughter’s favourite ~ macaroons

  
The Dessert Spread

  

I love desserts

From Left:: Durian Cake, Creme Brulee, Blueberry Tiramisu
 
 
How cute a rose shaped chocolate

 
 


The Rose Veranda High-Tea is priced at SGD48++ for adults and SGD25++ for children (age 6-11yrs). Thank you for reading.