Wednesday, March 24, 2021

[FOOD] CRAVE launches seasonal Thai-Inspired Nasi Lemak and Bubble Milk Tea

 With over 30+ outlets in Singapore, CRAVE is well known for their famous Adam Road nasi lemak by Selera Rasa and famous Amoy Street teh tarik from Rafee's Corner. Given the current situation that travelling is still pretty much restricted, CRAVE launches seasonal Thai-inspired dishes and drinks under the "Taste of Thailand" menu so that we Singaporean can satisfy our cravings to savour the delicious cuisine of Thailand. 

Official Image: https://www.facebook.com/CRAVEnasilemak/

"Thailand is one of my favourite holiday destinations. When we were brainstorming ideas for new products, Thai food came into our mind as both cuisines share some similarities in terms of flavours. We are very excited  to combine our local favourite fare nasi lemak with popular Thai street food dishes, so that customers can enjoy the best of both worlds at one go," said Abdul Malik. 

Long basmati grains are used and prepared using Abdul Malik Bin Hassan's (owner of Selera Rasa) family recipe that has been passed down over generations to create piping hot bowls of fragrant coconut rice. 

The three main Nasi Lemak dishes found in this new menu are: 


Nasi Lemak with Basil Chicken (from S$7.50) 
Thai basil chicken is a famous street food in the country, a simple yet heavenly combination of the fragrant Thai basil and tender chicken. Served with a sunny-side-up egg, CRAVE's rendition pays tribute to this classic dish, with the ground chicken stir-fried with a generous amount of basil leaf and chili padi. 


Nasi Lemak with Thai Green Curry Chicken (from S$7.90)
Another quintessential Thai dish is the green curry chicken. CRAVE uses a medley of herbs and spices, including green chilies, belachan, lemongrass, parsley, kaffir lime leaves, cumin, coriander, shallots and garlic, to achieve the curry's signature savoury and sweet punch. 

Nasi Lemak with Stewed Beef Curry (from S$9.90)
Beef lovers will relish the flavours of this comforting dish. Beef cubes are stewed for hours in a pot along with chili powder, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, curry and turmeric powder, to name a few ingredients. Each sip of the curry hits the right spot of spicy, savoury and sweet! 


During the lunch-time tasting session held at the Guoco Tower B2 outlet, we tried the Nasi Lemak with Basil Chicken as well as the Nasi Lemak with Thai Green Curry Chicken. My favourite has got to be the Nasi Lemak with Thai Green Curry Chicken. The spicy level is just nice for me, in fact it would be even better if they could add a bit more of the curry sauce. We also had their signature sides, fried bergedil and chicken wing. Thumbs up! 


Just as important to Thailand's food scene will be the Thai Milk Tea. Under this new menu will be the Pearly Thai Milk Tea (S$4) which is made with authentic Thai black tea leaves and a blend of sweetened condensed as well as evaporated milk. They also served Pearly Bandung which is really sweet. I love the chewy pearls inside. 


CRAVE's Taste of Thailand menu will be available in-store across all outlets for a limited period of time. From 24th March to 6th April 2021, it will be exclusively on foodpanda for delivery and from 7th April 2021 onwards, it will be available on various delivery platforms. 

Thanks Kenny @_boyz86 for jio-ing me to this lunch time tasting knowing that I'm a big CRAVE's Nasi Lemak lover. 


XOXO

Thursday, February 04, 2021

[Food] Delicious Japanese Pork Fair - Imakatsu + Yakiniku Heijoen

Delicious Japanese Pork Fair campaign was launch on 1st February by Delicious Japan SG. Under this campaign, 6 participating restaurants will each have their own special campaign menu for 1 particular dish that uses only premium Japanese Pork from Hokkaido, Kumamoto and Kagoshima. Diners get to enjoy this dish at a special price just by completing a simple survey online by scanning a QR code found at the restaurant. I've made it to 2 of the participating restaurants on two different days with my friends and I must say I'm super impressed with the quality and taste of the pork. 

Source https://www.promo-eventsg.com/jpork/


One of the special features of Japanese Pork is that the production and taste is unique to their own producer and region. With strict quality control, Japan is able to produce over 1.26 million tons of safe and high-quality pork every year making Japanese Pork one of Japan's world-class flavours and quality food.


Imakatsu - Guoco Tower
Kurobuta Pork Katsu Set (130g) ($20, U.P. $30)

Had my dinner here with Kenny and Ck on the first day of the campaign, as it was dinner time, there's not much of a crowd in the CBD area. I love how tender and juicy the Pork Katsu is. The fresh bowl of salad is also super addictive especially after mixing in the sesame sauce. 


Yakiniku Heijoen - 100AM Mall
Hokkaido PORK Don Set (Belly) ($9.90++, U.P. $15.90++)


Came here for a mid-week lunch with Ck. The Hokkaido Pork was thinly sliced and comes in a generous serving. I really must gives a two thumbs up to the service here. We were served a glass of cold water when we arrived and a cup of hot green tea when we finished our meal. This is despite we only ordered this special set and didn't even ordered any drinks. They served us the drinks without any extra charges! Was really a very pleasant surprise, I guess I will be back again soon. Thank you so much!


Do note that this campaign ends on different dates for each restaurant and there is also a limited serving daily for the promotion dish per day. It is advisable to call up the restaurant before hand to check with them first before going down.  


For more information about this campaign, please visit 



XOXO

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

[Cafe in SG] Seng Coffee Bar - A Hidden Gem in the East

Somewhere along Changi Road, a 6 minutes walking distance from Kembangan MRT station, a new cafe has just sprung up. Seng Coffee Bar is a hidden gem in the East set up by a father-daughter duo and is currently managed by the daughter. At Seng Coffee Bar, diners can enjoy cafe favourites and casual dining that combines fresh product and great flavours. Their delectable dinner and dessert menu is complete with a selection of wines and drinks.


The cafe is well lighted up with warm lights which is not too dim, giving off a really chill vibes. There are a few instagramable spots for photo taking too. At the shop front, one can find a few alfresco seating for those who prefer some natural lighting, it was quite a lovely scene at night when the fairy lights are being lighted up.

We had the following mains individually with sides and desserts for sharing. 

FRIED COD FISH BURGER ($23) - Honestly, I had a tough time deciding between the different choices as all looked so good. Picked this in the end as it has a Seng's Pick logo beside it and it doesn't disappoint! The dish is served using miso cod fish, Chef Chua's tartare sauce, sliced tomatoes and lettuce sandwiched between the brioche bun and truffle fries by the side. The fried cod fish is so fresh and thick, don't look at it being just a burger, I felt so full after eating this. 

SALTED EGG CHICKEN BURGER ($16) - There's only two burger dish on the menu and this is the other one ordered by Emily. For this, salted egg fried chicken and curry leaf are used. Look at the generous amount of salted egg sauce that is flowing out! Looks so yummy too! Comes with truffle fries by the side too. 

MENTAIKO MAC & CHEESE ($18) - This is another dish under the Mains that've got marked with the Seng's Pick logo. Served in a pan is Penne, Bacon, Mentai Cream, mozzarella cheese and parsley. I tried one spoon and I love it. The light Mentai cream and mozzarella cheese is a perfect combination. However, the portion might be too big for one. 

RIBEYE STEAK (S28) - A slice of Argentina Ribeye (200g), grilled asparagus, roasted baby potatoes and beef jus. Didn't try this but was told that the meat is quite tender even after well done. 

PRAWN AGLIO OLIO ($22) - Linguine served with three huge grilled tiger prawns, garlic chips and chili padi. Looks so appetizing and with the right amount of garlic and chili, nothing can go wrong with this dish. 

GRILLED SEA BASS ($22) - Fresh grilled sea bass served with sautéed baby spinach, olive dust, lotus chips, basil oil and lemon wedges. A light and mild dish. The flash of the fish is soft and moist.


Some of the sides we ordered for sharing were Truffle Fries with parmesan cheese ($12), Mentaiko Fries ($13), Roasted Curry Cauliflower with parmesan cheese and pine nuts ($12), Fried Nan Lu Chicken with housemade chilli ($12), Ginger Sake Clam ($13) and Tortilla Chips with nacho cheese ($12). We had a situation of fries overload as both burger dishes comes with fries too. My personal favourite sides are the Tortilla chips and Ginger Sake Clam. The Tortilla chips is super additive, it's something I will order again next time. For a person who don't like clam, this is really fresh and tasty. The Fried Nan Lu Chicken is well marinated and the chili is similar to that of a chicken rice chili. 



We picked the Cempedak Creme Brulee ($8) and Chocolate Lava Cake with berries & chocolate soil and vanilla ice cream ($12) for our dessert. Both are my favourite. The Cempedak Creme Brulee is a big pleasant surprise. I love how it turns a classic dessert with a fragrant local twist by using Cempedak. Love the plating of the chocolate lava cake and it marks a good ending to our scrumptious meal. 

Not forgetting to mention my pot of Lychee Kris Grey ($9) which I shared with Jessie - black tea, greentea, blue cornflower, blue pea flower, bergamot, lychee flavouring and silver dust. It was definitely a good pot of tea. 


Thanks Irene for organizing and Seng Coffee Bar for hosting. Thanks Renuka for the group photo. Happy to have the chance to meet up with the other 7 ladies in the influencer group, some of whom was my first time meeting them in real life. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to be back again soon to try their other dishes such as their All-Day Breakfast items that they only served from 10am to 5pm. 

Seng Coffee Bar

389 Changi Road, Singapore 419838
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 10.30pm 


XOXO 

Friday, January 29, 2021

[Products Review] My Favourite Daily Personal Care Products from Shopee

Decided to do a product review post to share on some of my favourite personal care products that I've been using on a daily basis which I bought online from Shopee. This is also one of the rare blog posts I'm sharing that is actually not food related.


I was first introduced to KUNDAL, Korea's No. 1 Personal Care Brand somewhere in July last year and since then, I've been using their range of hair care and body wash products. Thanks Jessie @dipmecocoa for introducing this brand to me! 


I first started using their KUNDAL Honey & Macadamia Nature Shampoo in White Musk scent and I can feel significant changes to my hair. The scent of white musk can last for about a day and my hair felt soft and smooth after every wash making it so easy to manage. 


Some of the benefits include: 

- Contains 32 different natural extracts. All ingredients are EWG Green Grade (except perfume)
- No harmful chemicals or silicone so it's safe to use every day
- Helps maintain pH balance (pH 5.5, similar to skin & hair)
- Contains nourishing protein for damaged hair
- Comes in 9 different unique scent to choose from namely, Acacia moringa, Baby powder, Blanc, Cheery blossom, Clean Soap, Fuzzy navel, Pink grapefruit, White musk, Ylang ylang, there's definitely a scent that will suits you. 


I'm currently using my second KUNDAL shampoo in BLANC scent and I think I still prefer White Musk to this. I intend to try out all their scents to see which one is my favourite. I've even changed my hubby's shampoo to this brand as well. The only thing that I don't quite like is the pump head. It seems that every time when I press the pump head, the shampoo just couldn't land nicely on my palm thus causing wastage. 


Their hair treatment comes in a 500ml bottle as well and makes a good supplement to the shampoo. I'm using the KUNDAL Honey & Macadamia Treatment in Clean Soap. Similar to their shampoo, they have a variation of 9 different scents. Love how easily this treatment gets absorbed into my hair making my hair feels hydrated and silky. 


Occasionally, I would use the KUNDAL Ultra Hair Serum to reduce the fizziness to my hair ends. This serum contains 15 different natural oil extracts and is a pure, highly concentrated oil with no addition of water and alcohol. Overall, with these three products, my hair condition improves tremendously. For once, I'm contemplating keeping my hair long instead of cutting it short every time it reach a certain length. 


KUNDAL Honey & Macadamia Body Wash contains 42% Aloe Vera leaf extract and 23 different natural extract. I always look forward to a relaxing bath time when I get home after work and this body wash helps with the refreshing scent. My skin feels smooth and moisturize after shower. KUNDAL products is available for retail at Guardian or online at Shopee. 


I started realizing the importance of incorporating feminine hygiene as part of my daily personal care routine after one of my friends suffered from yeast infections which is a common vaginal problem that most women will experience at some point in our lives. Have been searching for a good female intimate wash and was introduced to Sebamed Feminine Intimate Wash sensitive with pH 3.8 that is 100% soap and alkali-free. They also have one with pH 6.8 which is suitable for menopause years. The difference in pH value is due to the hormone level of estrogen which starts to go down during menopause phase. The one formulated at pH 6.8 contains Panthenol to soothe & regenerate irritated areas and also contains Witch Hazel as anti-bacterial and anti-itching effect.

For daily feminine hygiene needs, this product has the following benefits: 

- Formulated with pH 3.8 to stabilizes the natural balance of micro flora in the female genital area during the fertile years of a woman's life
- For use during childbearing years and after child birth
- Protects against infections & odour
- Mild and gentle cleansing makes it suitable for daily use
- Natural moisturizing effect from Aloe Vera extract
- The active ingredient of Chamomile extract soothes & prevent irritation, provides an antibacterial effect



I've been using just a tiny drop of it during bath time and I love how it creates a nice lather on my wet hands. Most importantly, it is able to cleanse the intimate area gently without any irritation. It doesn't cause imbalance to the pH level of that area and helps to solve the odour and itchiness issues. I love the flora scent of this product and how it is dermatologically tested by gynecologists without any animal testing.

This product is made in Germany and is available for purchase at selected Watson stores or simply quote [CHEWYJAS] under the remarks to redeem a Sebamed Trial Set worth $10 upon purchase on Sebamed's E-Stores (Shopee & Qoo10) (While stocks last). Instagram: @Sebamed_SG #IdealFeminineWash #SebamedSingapore

That's all for my sharing now, I will try to share more interesting finds and reviews. Stay tuned! 



XOXO


Thursday, January 21, 2021

[Cafe in SG] LeJomo | Experience The Joy of Missing Out「乐周末」at Fook Hai Building

 Visited LeJomo, a cozy cafe located at Fook Hai Building, just next to Hong Lim Complex after work for their media launch, thanks Kenny, @_boyz86 for extending the invite to me. It was about a 15 minutes walk away from my workplace. If you are wondering what does LeJomo mean, well, there is actually an interesting concept behind the cafe name. "Le" translate to "the" in French and Jomo actually stands for Joy of Missing Out, so LeJomo means The Joy of Missing Out. 

We are so used to the term FOMO aka Fear of Missing Out that we didn't realised if we just replace the "Fear" with "Joy" and stop worrying about missing out on what others are doing, we could be fully engage in our own life. At LeJomo, they want us to be digitally disconnected, enjoy some me time, to catch up with friends or simply get inspired by the visuals and music at this cafe and to truly embrace the Joy of Missing Out.


As we were still early and waiting for the rest to arrive, we decided to explore the second storey of the cafe. I definitely enjoyed this little LeJomo moments while the rest were downstairs taking photos of the food. Oh ya, also did a TPG challenge with Kenny, check out the tik tok video we did here. I'm trying to be more active on Tik Tok too so do follow me on tik tok here

I particularly love this spot and also the mid-way suspended plant. Interesting to just gaze at this plant and imagine I'm somewhere else. After taking some photos, we headed back to the first floor to check out the food.


LeJomo offers a healthy and diverse Korean dishes on their menu. From Bibimbap to Army Stew to sweet indulgences like cakes and pastries and specialty beverages and soju cocktails.


Spotted a talented artist @james.ek who did a drawing on the spot of the Korean Ramen Crusted Waffle. Impressive! I always admired people who can draw so well because for me, I only know how to draw a stickman.
 

Korean Ramen Crusted Waffle with Sweet & Sour Plum Chili and Honey Coated Bacon and Salad. Didn't get to try this but heard that it was so good and unique because there's ramen bites in the waffle! 

Bibimpap has their in-house sambal chili which is another of their unique dish. 

Korean Army Stew is so comforting especially when eaten hot.

Toast of Joy with Pepero sticks. Perfect for the sweet tooth me and the toast is really crispy.

Throat Soothing Pi Pa Gao Latte. Fear not that it will taste like cough syrup cause the coffee taste is strong enough to cover it. Comes in hot and cold version. 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PROMOTION

1. All coffee served from 23rd Jan to 26th Feb 2021 will comes with a CNY cookie from Bread Garden

2. Red Date Tea & Latte will be featured during this CNY period to promote health benefits.

3. For every FB/IG post on the main feed, diners get a chance to win a GIVEAWAY! They will pick 1 lucky winner from FB and 1 from IG to stand a chance to win a $20 food voucher. Valid for Feb to March 2021. 

LeJomo

150 South Bridge Road
#01-16 
Singapore 058727


XOXO