Le Petit Chef Sheraton – Bangkok

Hey Lovelies!

Last Christmas holidays was spent in my favorite city – Bangkok the land of smiles.

Having heard rave reviews we decided to have an early Christmas dinner celebration at Le Petit Chef Sheraton Bangkok. I have booked us the 6-course menu.

When we arrived we were seated at the lounge, refreshments and hor d’oeuvres were offered whilst we wait to be ushered into the dining room.

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Hor d’oeuvres – Amuse Bouche: Goat Cheese Foie Gras mousse on duck breast with pickled kohlrabi

Dishes were prepared in fusion style with a French base recipe and an Asian twist (Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian) in my opinion would have been better if they stick to just one Asian style. Having so many different flavours you lose identity.

Appetitzer – Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, marinated radish, ponzu sauce, finger lime & oxalis
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Soup – Bouillabaisse Tom Yum
Main – Boston Half Lobster Gratinated with mornay sauce
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Bon Appetite 
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Pre dessert – Mango sorbet, coconut milk foam, peanuts and chocolate ginger sauce
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Mushu the Red Dragon is going to prepare the dessert
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Dessert – Rice Pudding Brûlée with saffron, cardamon

It was Natasha’s first fine dining experience, the cinematic and theatrical performance was spectacular, leaving her in awe. Seeing the animation come to live was engaging and fun. 

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Mother & daughter Pre-Christmas Dinner Celebration

Ben and her team provided an exceptional superb service we were treated like Kings and a Queens. We didn’t feel out of place at all Ben gave the narration in both Thai and English (her English was fluent and spoken with ease). 

If you ask me was the price tag worth it? Well, not for the food – food was only so-so, don’t get me wrong the quality of the food is there but the way the dishes are prepared are not worth the price you are paying for. But the impeccable service we received from Ben and her team, the unique and unforgettable dining experience are all worth the price. 

Thank you for reading.

 

Home Bakery – Mar_velicious Patisseries

Hey Lovelies!

Today I want to share about my new found find – Mar_velicious Patisseries a home bakery founded by two best friends Jet and Amirah with whom I got acquainted by chance.

My first encounter was their brownies and its simply love at first bite! The texture was perfect- moist and yet not too soft, chocolate melts running on the sides but wasn’t overly sweet best paired with a scoop of rum & raisin ice cream making it simply divine.

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Mar_velicious Patisseries – Brownies

Their sea salt chocolate chip cookies are equally yummy – sweet and savory at the same time. Highly addictive I must say, can’t just stop at just one you will want more. Their peppermint chocolate chip cookies are refreshing – don’t worry the peppermint isn’t overpowering.

oh guess what the do Ondeh-Ondeh cake too!! I was so over the moon when I found out they make that. The smell of pandan is so fragrant, texture of the sponge is dense and moist, drizzles of gula melaka seals the deal.

What I really appreciate most about Mar_velicious Patisseries is having the option to customize the sweetness of the bakes to my preference. Don’t get me wrong I have a sweet tooth and desserts are important to me a meal is never complete without desserts. But perhaps with age I prefer low sugar bakes.

There are so many reasons to chose home bakeries over commercial ones – personalized, creative, the use of quality ingredients and most importantly its baked with passion and love.

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Mar_velicious Patisseries – Rainbow Bread

Check them out on Facebook and Instagram for your next event or simply for some home indulgence.

Thank you for reading!

Maanda Thai Cuisine

Hey lovelies!

During Alegra Singapore’s opening I had the opportunity to try out some really yummy Thai food which I wanna share with you ~ Maanda Thai Cuisine.

As the saying goes we feast with our eyes first! Not only does the food look good it tastes good too very flavourful and authentic. The way the food was plated and the set-up shows how they take pride in offering nothing but the best.

The shrimp dip is to die for – goes well with everything!

The prawn cake donuts have whole prawns stuffed in them unlike the usual floury ones. Chicken wings were finger-licking good – crispy on the outside and juicy inside.

Papaya salad was refreshing a good appetiser to start off with.

I have a sweet tooth so my favourite was the emerald ruby!

Isn’t it cute they put them in shot glasses – drizzle some coconut milk and bottoms up!

When planning your next party why not cater from Maanda Thai Cuisine? I know I will.

Bon appetite! Thank you for reading.

Steakville

Hi Everyone!

It’s Natasha here, Mummy let me write my own post on her web 🥰

Today I’m going to tell you about my favourite hangout – Steakville! A hidden gem a midst the print shops in Sunshine Plaza. I usually go there after my dance classes, the place is very cozy. It was love at first bite, their steak are always perfectly cooked – on point every time I visit. Drinks options are abundance, after trying out several ones my go to is Yuzu Fizz.

I tried my first medium-rare on their special Brazilian Tenderloin it was great but I still prefer my steak doneness to be medium.

My favourite go to cut on my usual visit is the Hunter’s Ribeye!!

Oh they even had Mummy’s favourite pan seared foie gras.

Now desserts I have a sweet tooth and every meal have to end with desserts. They make a fantastic Milo Cheesecake which I’m craving for right now and haven’t eaten it for the longest time ever. The crust is savoury and sweet, the Milo doesn’t overpower the taste of the cheese😋

Their cranberry macaron are not only pretty they are delicious and not overly sweet.

Can’t wait to go there again and fix my craving.

See you there!😎

Sunday Morning Date

Hi Lovelies!

Have a new routine on Sundays which is bringing my gal for private tuition which last about 2hours so what do we do? My man and I went cafe exploring of course!

Our first exploration led us to Atlas Coffeehouse situated along Bukit Timah Road.

 
 
The interior decor is simple yet classy and oozes a zen effect – cement polished finishings on one side and jaggered tiles on the other. Natural daylight spills in from the full height glass windows creating a warm and cozy ambience. Staff are friendly, jovial and the barista is really pretty too (sorry didn’t take a picture of her too shy to do it).

  
They have a decent selection on the menu and the serving are quite well proportioned. 

 

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We are both bacon lovers so naturally we chose “BBQ Bacon Baked Beans on Toast” for him and “Buttermilk Waffles with Candied Bacon & Vanilla Ice Cream” for me.

 

  

BBQ Bacon Baked Beans on Toast

 

  

Buttermilk Waffles with Candied Bacon & Vanilla Ice Cream

The texture of the waffles reminds me of A&W~ Crispy on the outside moist and fluffy on the inside. The fusion combination of savoury and sweet played out well and had me licking my plate clean.

 

Absolute satisfaction

We both had cappuccinos and was pleasantly surprised that we had different coffee art isn’t that cool?

   

   
I would say this is a good find and I’m definitely coming back again to try out the other waffles combination.

Thank you for reading.

Atlas Coffeehouse is located on 6 Duke’s Road, opens Tue-Sun from 8am to 7pm.

P.S. If you want to get a table go early when we left at 9ish the place was packed to the brim.

  

Date Night with Mummy Dearest

 

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‪Keeping up with the demands of being a wife, a mother and a daughter is not easy. I feel like everyone wants a piece of my time. The demands of work and my own family had made it near impossible to go out with Mummy on a one-on-one date.

  

Invited mum out for dinner at STREAT, a signature event which was part of the Singapore Food Festival. The main draw was of course Celebrity Chef Justin Quek (of Sky on 57 fame) Pop-up Restaurant.

  
I ordered a 3 course set menu paired with a glass of JQ Poupille 2009 100% Organic Merlot for both of us from Chef Justin’s Pop-up Restaurant.

  

3-Course Set Menu SGD 35 ~ Pacific Oysters, Australian Dorper Lamb Spare Ribs & Gula Java Crème Brulee

Mummy doesn’t usually drink wine but tonight she did and finished the glass all on her own. The lamb was delicious tender, flavourful and no game odour. Dessert was simply divine with the fusion mix. The price was a steal for a fine dining cuisine!

Halfway throught our meal I looked up and saw Mummy looking at me smiling nostalgically. “It was I who used to be the one asking you to sit and I ordered food for you when you were little”, she said. “Now its my turn to do it for you, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.”, I replied.

 

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During dinner we chatted about the recent activities/events in each other’s life and made plans to do this more often.

As we were leaving Mummy asked me to take a photo of her with the “One Fullerton” backdrop. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s. She said:: “I told my colleagues I was going out with my daughter for dinner here and they were impressed.”

 

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At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time:: “I Love You”, and to give our loved ones the time they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than our FAMILY (Father And Mother I Love You). Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

Time and tide waits for no one.

Thank you for reading.

Izakaya 95 – 居九五

Konichiwa!

There are various eateries at “The Punggol Settlements” you have all the seafood restaurants occupying the ground floor and on the second floor you have the boutique restaurants/cafes.

Izakaya 95 caught my eye, a Japanese restaurant located on the second floor. They serve yakitories, a variety of Japanese dishes with an array of booze from draught beers on tap to Sake take your pick. 

 

Izakaya 95
 

Ambiance is chill and relaxed, the all black decor, tea lights in lamps on the table gives the place a cool Japanese hipster kind of feel to it.
Come early to snag a nice table along the veranda to enjoy the sunset and a view of containers/shipping at Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. If your lucky you might see fireworks too (don’t ask why there are fireworks am not sure either).

 

Beautiful Sunset View
 
 

Daddy’s Girl

  

 

Family Time
 

Overall, all the plates are tasty, flavorful, and consistent. There are plenty of choices to choose from but it can be a little overbearing when it’s the first time seeing the menu.

 

Fresh & thick slices of Salmon Sashimi ~ SGD12
 

 

Kawa Ebi ~ SGD10
 
 

Yakitori Platter ~ SGD14
  

 

Tori Reba (chicken liver) ~ SGD3
 

 

Mentai Cheese Fries ~ SGD12
 

The sake that we chose was extremely smooth, clean, crisp, light body with unami and nicely soft sweetness. A perfect food sake that is complementary to the flavors in the food.
 

Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai Sake ~ SGD90
 

The service staff are friendly, attentive, cordial and efficient for how busy it was. Food comes out at a good pace. 

Foie Gras ~ SGD 10 per skewer

 
Suntory Beer on Tap
 

 

Girls’ Night Out ~ Night Cap
 

I have since been here twice once with the family and the second with friends. Its a great place to chill out, relax and unwind after a tough day/week with family or friends.

Thank you for reading.

Izakaya 95 is located at 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-05 The Punggol Settlement. 

 

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”.

  
Thank you for reading.

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)

Thank you for reading.

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.