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!
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.
This year’s concept is different from the past – its a ticketed event, tickets are sold at SGD68++ which includes a 3-course sharing platter for 2 specially curated for the Oktoberfest consisting of all their signature dishes – of course there is the juicy, tender and crispy pork knuckle!
The star is of course the special Oktoberfest brew only available during this period. An earthy, slightly sweet, caramelized aroma starts this beer off in a spectacular fashion. The excellent grain and biscuit-like malt profile gives a smooth yet complex taste and the low (but noticeable) hop flavor is well balanced.
Feeling stuffed and falling into a food coma? Fret not, take a shot of Ziegler’s Williams Pear – (is a schnapps/digestif which help aids digestion) and you will be fit to party the night away.
We got ourselves this year’s new limited edition mugs too! Aren’t they pretty?
What are you waiting for? Hurry on down and catch the band in action before they leave this weekend.
Sundate was a Mother and Daughter day spent catching TORUK – The First Flight By Cirque du Soleil!
We love matching our outfits and shoes with the theme of the show makes it so much more fun don’t you think?
The show was amazing and there was a lot of interaction between the show, the cast and the audience.
The cast performed inbetween the aisles. Bringing the audience closer into the story line.
They have an app specially developed for the show so audiences can take part and be part of the show. At various parts of the show you will get notifications on what to do how cool is that? We are totally blown away!
To start off you can play with fireflies…
A sea of viperwolves can be found in the audience.
The cast are so amazing we can’t stop gushing about the acrobatic acts.
The Shaman’s voice was so beautiful and powerful am in awe.
Catch them before they take flight on 3 Jun . Definitely a must watch, miss it and you will regret!
The mini box contains 2tokens for the game machines and a ticket for slushie redemption. You get additional tokens upon check-out of purchases too.
Are you ready for some fun? I sure was been waiting for so long. Let the games begin!
Who says a girl can’t have makeup & play arcade games?
With a token in hand we each took a chance with the Bubble Game Machine – with skilful strategy planning we manage to “claw” ourselves the coveted black card bubbles to exchange for a customised fragrance.
After a stressful entrance we decided to take a notch down and play some “mindless” games of pitting each other over a game of tennis and beat the piano tiles (P.S. These are sure wins i.e. as in either you win or your partner wins so you are guaranteed a prize) and won for ourselves Rouge Coco Lip Palette and Primer.
After all that gaming adrenaline rush it was time for us to chill and play with makeup!
Tired and thirsty? Fret not Coco has it all under control – serving you an ice cold mango slushie.
I’m delighted I manage to purchase some of the exclusive limited edition merchandise.
Oh there’s also a tier spending reward – depending on how much you spend you will be entitled to various free gifts.
What are you waiting for? The Coco Game Center Pop-up closes on 6 May Sun! Don’t miss it!!
Dancing has always been a passion for Natasha. To me she has the talent too!
When she was 8 years old she signed up for her school Talentime, she came up with her own choreograph and performed ‘Price Tag by Jessie J’. She has no background in dancing or anyone to guide her on dance moves. I feel very proud of her she was brave enough to go up stage to perform infront of the whole school.
She loves watching movies which has a dance theme, no prizes for guessing what her favourite movie is – Step up. Yes she caught all 5 films.
I’m the type of mother who doesn’t believe in forcing my child to take up an extra curricular activity or to cultivate one. To me its all about whether she is interested or not. No point forcing her to pick up an activity she has zero interest, this will end up being a chore.
Mid this year she suddenly told me she wants to learn dancing the proper way. She did her own research and signed up at Step Studio for ‘Waacking’ & ‘Popping’ dance classes. Natasha had so much fun during the course, she always looks forward to her next class. The teachers are really passionate, patient and attentive. That is what fuels her too.
Seeing her enjoying herself so much and having so much fun makes me smile and feel happy for her. So when she asked if she could take up personal 1-1 classes for street jazz I agreed without hesitation even though knowing its not going to be cheap. Studies are already so stressful, dancing is her way of destressing and meditation.
Dancing causes a natural high. With the right beat and the right people a good dance can take you right to the top.
Yes she still has a long way to go before mastering the moves, but behind every young child who believes in herself is a parent who believed FIRST.
For date night last week we attended the Red & White Party hosted by Mediacorp to celebrate all things uniquely Singaporean in conjunction with Singapore’s Birthday next week on 9 August.
We had loads of fun from dancing to taking photos at the photobooth, meeting the cast from Tanglin, the DJs from Class 95 and Gold90.5. I even manage to catch up with a friend whom I have not met for years. Unexpectedly formed new friendship with a bunch of lovely and fun ladies!
A not so quiet date night but most importantly we had fun been a long time since we last went partying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apologies for the long hiatus I was occupied with publishing my very first book, titled “ShenWendys Motivational Guide To Becoming A Yummy Mummy”.
What inspired me to write a book? I have always wanted to write this book for years but kept on putting it off due to the fear of criticism and lack of skills. But with time I overcame by choosing positive and honest people to share my work with.
The book is to motivate mummys to step-out from their comfort zone to embrace life – uncover their hidden beauty and discover fashion as a tool to feel good and look beautiful. Life isn’t all about kids and family after marriage.
I was surprised that the books sold-out in its first publication. Since then I have received both positive and negative feedback. Either way, the feedback were to me beneficial ~ for me to improve on my shortcomings and enhance my knowledge.
In summary, I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and support of family, friends and my readers.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”