Sunday, November 20, 2022

[Personal] Pikachu Weekend in Singapore : Pikachu Night Show at The Promontory @ Marina Bay

 Pikachu Weekend in Singapore took place for one weekend only from 18 November to 20 November, and I knew I just had to catch the Pikachu Night Show after seeing some tik tok videos of Pikachu dancing. As I'm already meeting my friends Jessie and Meryl in the morning at Jewel, I sent this event to them hoping that they would want to go too and fortunately, both of them agreed to go together! 

Photo Source from Official Website here

After our first event at Andersen's Denmark of Singapore ended, it's almost lunch time and Meryl suggested eating at PizzaMaru which I think is a great choice since we've got two kids with us. Pizza and fries will never go wrong. 


Little KaeGirl slowing warming up to us and she was all smiley and sweet. It's great that she enjoyed the meal and able to eat independently. We ordered the Honey fries, Seoul Bay from the Premium Pizza category and Pepperoni from the Regular pizza category. Love the sweet and savoury combination. So yummy. Fun Fact found on Google: Pizzamaru's dough is packed with nutrients containing green tea and chlorella and 12 healthy grains such as rye, black rice, barley and oats.


We went to Marina Square next after dropping off KaeGirl and was just in time to meet Santa Clause who's ready for photo taking and Rena got one Chocolate from him. We also took some photos of the Pop Mart exhibition at the atrium.


We were still very early so we decided to kill some time chilling at our favourite Starbucks. Get to know the babyccino tips and got it for my girl who seems to enjoy it lots and finished the whole cup. It is a cup of frothy milk with a dash of chocolate sauce. We asked the barista to add lots of chocolate sauce so when mixed, it actually taste like chocolate milk. Not really sure what is the exact T&C, but we got it as a complimentary at the Suntec outlet, we've also ordered 3 other beverages though. 


The Pikachu Weekend in Singapore was a special event following the launch of Pokémon Air Adventures, a Pokémon theme flight experience collaborated between The Pokémon Company and Scoot. It's a whole day event where during the day time, Pokémon lovers could head to Gardens by the Bay as there's a Pokémon Go Safari Zone where players can encounter Flying Pikachu, Lapras and even Maractus, which is a rare Pokémon usually only found in certain regions. There's also lots of Pokegenic attractions around Gardens by the Bay. We only went to the Pikachu Night Show held at the Promontory @ Marine Bay. 


We've got our cute Pokémon's sunvisor!


Some cute photo-taking spots.


Jessie and I queued to enter the pop-up store, but we were disappointed to know that the two limited edition Plush Pikachu Pokemon Air Adventures Singapore Version (S$27) and Bag Charm Pikachu Afro Hair Singapore Version (S$23) were all sold out even before we enter. Both of us were aiming for the bag charm! 


Meryl helped us to chop seats for the night show and we got the first row seats! 


The dancers and Pikachu put up a dazzling performance! It was a nice music, dance and light show to watch. Glad that we managed to catch this at the last day.


Lastly, thankful to have friends whom I felt most comfortable with going to events together like this. Thanks for always keeping my girl occupied and entertaining her with the quizzes as well. 


XOXO

[Dessert] Andersen's of Denmark Celebrates 30 years of Sharing Happiness in Singapore with New Menu Items

Andersen's of Denmark is a gourmet ice-cream maker that is well known for its delectable ice cream flavours, fluffy Danish waffles and famous ice cream cakes. They uses premium ingredients that are procured across the globe including dairy products from Australia, chocolate from Belgium and flavours from Denmark. In Singapore, there are three Andersen's Ice Cream outlets, one at Jurong Point, one at Nex and the other one at Jewel Changi Airport. 

Together with Jessie and Meryl, we visited the outlet at Jewel Changi Airport to try out some of the new menu items launched by Andersen's of Denmark as they celebrates 30 years of sharing happiness in Singapore. 

BELGIAN WAFFLES


The all-new and improved Belgian waffle is made using Andersen's tried and tested recipe with authentic Belgian ingredients. The waffles can be customized with a variety of toppings including fruits such as bananas and berries, or confectioneries such as chocolate rice, marshmallows and rainbow sprinkles and a variety of sauces finished off with a scoop of premium Andersen's ice cream in your choice of flavour.  We tried the Belgian waffle in two flavours - Mixed Fruits and Black Forest


The Mixed Fruits consist of banana, kiwi, blueberries and strawberries as fruits toppings and chantilly cream on the waffle. Maple Syrup was in a separate saucer by the side so that we can drizzle the amount we want over the waffle. The ice-cream flavours on the waffle are Blueberry and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. The Blueberry ice cream reminded us of a particular sweet that we used to eat during our childhood. The berries are not too sour and the waffle is crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. 


The Black Forest consist of Strawberries, Blueberries and chantilly cream on the Danish chocolate waffle. Chocolate rice, chocolate syrup and strawberry syrup were drizzled over the waffle. The ice-cream flavour for this were Mocha Almond Fudge and Macadamia Nut. The nuts mixed in the ice cream provides a crunchy feel. I personally prefer this waffle as it has a more cakey texture and I love the combination of the ice cream and toppings. 

Danish Inspired Bingsu


Introducing an all-new menu item - Danish Inspired Bingsu. Like all the other items in the menu, the Danish Inspired Bingsu uses premium Danish ice cream, fine ice shavings and a variety of toppings in this traditional Korean dessert. Currently, Anderson's is offering four delectable Bingsu flavours including Mango Blondie, Creamy Cookies, Strawberry Tickles and Triple Chocolate Fantasy. 


The Strawberry Tickles is perfect for those who love strawberries. It has strawberries, blue berries, chunks of cheesecakes and strawberry ice cream with the milk shaved ice. The strawberries here is a little sour and contrast to the sweet shaved ice and ice cream. 


The Mango Blondie uses fresh mangoes, chunk of cheesecake and the ice cream flavours is Furit of Forest (combination of raspberries and strawberries) on top of the milk shaved ice. This is very refreshing and I love the melt-in-the-mouth experience. 

The all NEW Dandy Cups


The all new Dandy Cup comes in a smaller serving cup in a 100ml packaging allowing individual to enjoy their premium ice cream on the go. This is available in addition to the 473ml packaging which is suitable for the entire family to enjoy. 

"We're excited to give our customers yet another option to enjoy Andersen's most loved ice cream flavours. The 100ml cup will allow Singaporeans to enjoy our premium creations on the go" - said David Leong, owner of Andersen's Ice Cream in Singapore. 

Giving back to our Garden City


Andersen's is well known for their signature ice cream cakes that are available in thirteen unique flavours and three sizes - 500g,1kg and 2kg depending on the design. The Christmas log cake is a festive favourite and is also their best selling items. For every 100 Christmas log cakes sold this year, Andersen's pledges to plant a tree through the Plant a Tree Programme with National Parks Board (Nparks). This is really a good initiatives. 

Danish traditions kept alive through CSR programme


This year, Andersen's continue their mission to spread happiness by hosting monthly workshops for the children on the third Sunday of each month. To cultivate good reading habits in children, the workshop feature a storytelling session and a craft workshop and a little dance activity. Participants will also receive a free scoop of ice-cream and some vouchers. This free workshop will only be hosted at Andersen's flagship branch in Jewel. 


I brought Rena to attend this workshop together with Jessie's niece Kaelyn, they enjoyed the storytelling of The Little Mermaid based on Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. 


The free scoop of ice-cream in a cup , even the adults were treated with a free cup! Andersen's keeps Danish traditions alive in their cafes with the cone making machines and their ice cream.  

"We hope to keep serving our customers with the quality we're known for. We'll continue sourcing the best ingredients from around the globe to create gourmet blends that speak to our customers' palates and hearts!" - said managing director, David Leong. 


A big thanks to Andersen's of Denmark for hosting us on a lovely Sunday morning. 

Andersen's Ice Cream Cafe @ Jewel Changi Airport 
78 Airport Boulevard 
#04-218
Singapore 819666
Mon-Sun: 11am to 11pm




XOXO

Saturday, November 19, 2022

[Media Drop] Enjoy the goodness of Soy with UNISOY

 UNISOY, a 16 years local brand has been offering nutritious soy products for consumers to enjoy the goodness of soy in a fun and convenient way. They offers nutritious soy products that are creamy and tasty and are made from 100% de-skinned non-GMO soybeans. I've always love their fabulous soy milk that is filled with so much plant-based goodness, is calcium fortified and cholesterol free.

Their latest product, Soy Pudding Premix makes it so convenient to make your own soy pudding, or some prefer to call it beancurd at the comfort of home. The soy pudding is smooth, silky and tasty. It contains no gypsum powder and is best served chilled. 


Making soy pudding has never been this easy. It only takes 3 simple steps to make the cold soy pudding and I did it in the office during my spare time. I think even my 5 years old girl would be able to make this easily. 

These are the following steps: 

1) Add 200ml of boiling water into a bowl

2) Pour a sachet of soy pudding premix & stir gently until completely dissolved. Remove foam and bubbles on the top layer. 

3) Let it cool for at least 10 minutes before putting it in the fridge until it is set. For best texture, it is recommended to refrigerate for at least 6 hours. 

Note: It is recommended to consume the cold soy pudding within 2 days from placing them in the fridge. This product is vegetarian friendly. 

The UNISOY Soy Pudding premix can be conveniently bought on shopee at https://shope.ee/5fExHoav69 and I'm also running a giveaway on my IG (@chewyjas) till 25 November 2022 asking my followers what other flavours of Soy Pudding they would like to see in the future product. Some of the more unique flavours includes Pumpkin, Black Sesame, Banana and the more common ones are Matcha, Almond, Chocolate, Strawberry, etc. 

They also have a range of nutritious UNISOY products, such as Black Soy Milk, Soy Matcha, Soy Cereal Drink and more! 

For more information, please visit www.unisoy.com.sg to enrich your life with soy goodness. 


XOXO

Monday, November 14, 2022

[Food] Famous Kok Kee Wonton Noodle Launches Hor Fun Series Exclusively at Foch Road Outlet

 Famous for their springy noodles mixed in secret sauce, Kok Kee Wonton Noodle has been satisfying the cravings of wonton noodles to diners since 1985 and has won the hearts of many Singaporean, including my husband and I who are big fans of their Wonton Noodle. I can still recall back then when my husband was still riding a bike, he would brought me to Lavender Food Square (now permanently closed) just to eat this Wonton Noodle. It's so good that even before the stall is opened, people has already started taking queue numbers. Today, it has nine outlets island wide, making it more accessible for diners all over Singapore. 

New Hor Fun Series Menu. Exclusive to Foch Road Outlet Only.

A new Hor Fun Series Menu has been launched and is currently available only at their flagship outlet at 30 Foch Road to give diners more choices. Just like their wonton noodles, the Hor Fun dishes are prepared in the same way using handmade wontons, sweet savoury Char Siew, blanched vegetables and a generous amount of their secret sauce poured over the Dry Hor Fun. 

Glad to catch the founder, Hong Choy Ing cooking the wonton noodle in action!

I've not been back ever since the Lavender Food Square is closed and now without our own transport, it's not as convenient to travel for food like before. Glad to be back again after work today with my husband as we tried their silky smooth Hor Fun, we can feel a sense of familiar nostalgic memories. 

Wonton Hor Fun (Dry) - $5

We tried their Dry Wonton Hor Fun and it comes with a bowl of soup. I love how it's the silky and smooth hor fun is soaked in a generous amount of their special sauce so each bite is still as flavourful. 

Wonton Hor Fun (Soup) - $5

The soup version is sweet and tasty and is lighter on the palate. 

Crispy Fried Wonton - 11 pcs at $7

Great for sharing is this plate of Crispy Fried Wonton. It goes well with their special chilli sauce and the amount of meat fillings is just right. It's not those type where you can only taste the flour but not the meat. 

Dry and Soup Dumplings

Dry and soup dumplings with less carb is good for those who loves Kok Kee's wontons and just can't get enough of them. It comes with lots of green vegetables and even after we finished the hor fun, we are still able to finish this two bowls of dumplings! So good. 

Thumbs up with Hong Choy Chan, Hong Choy Ing and Shirley

Kok Kee Wonton Noodle has been acknowledged as "One of the Best Wonton Noodles in Singapore" by many. Do visit their Foch Road outlet to try this new Hor Fun Series. 

Thank you Kenny (@_boyz86) for sharing the invite! 


Kok Kee Wonton Noodle (Foch Road)

Address: Bistro 8, 30 Foch Rd, #01-02, Singapore 209276
Operating hours: 9am – 10pm daily

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HASHTAGS: #kokkeewontonnoodle #kokkee



XOXO

Friday, November 04, 2022

[Personal] On Leave Day + My Little Buddy Cafe - LINE FRIENDS x BT21 at Kumoya Orchard Central

My girl's childcare center had a one day closure for next year's planning so I took leave from work today to spend time with her and to run some personal errands. We went back to my office for lunch and also to get my laptop. This was probably her third time coming to my office cafe and she loves it here. The food here is super nice and I get to enjoy staff discount till end of the year. 

Love the food at my office cafe - The Good Boys 

I participated in Eu Yan Sang's #NoToPlasticWithEU Instagram Challenge to be their Eco-Ambassador and I received a complimentary limited-edition Peter Rabbit™ lunchbox set worth $39.90 but the collection had to be done at the Eu Yan Sang Centre which is located at Tai Seng. So we took a MRT down to Paya Lebar and changed to Circle Line to Tai Seng and from Tai Seng we walked a good 15 minutes down to their Centre.  

Eu Yan Sang Centre

So happy to finally see that we've arrived at the building because the weather was scorching hot that day. 


Rest and cool down ourselves while taking some photos inside. The reception area is quite big with a pantry behind. 


Gotten the limited-edition Peter Rabbit™ lunchbox from Eu Yan Sang. This stylish bamboo fibre lunch box is made from environmentally sustainable materials and is a better alternative to plastic lunch box. The lunch box lid and cutlery are made from solid bamboo and the lunch box base is made of 45% bamboo fibre, 30% corn powder, 5% wood fibre, 19.5% melamine and 0.5% resin. It is free from phthalates, BPA and other harmful chemicals. Things to note is that this lunch box is not suitable to use in microwave and oven and only the base is dishwasher safe. 


Next stop, we took a grab down to one of FedEx drop off location at Kaki Bukit Road, there's only two drop off locations in Singapore, one at 31 Kaki Bukit Road 3 #04-18/19, Techlink and the other would be at 1 Changi Business Park. Took a grab over as I did not wish to walk in the industrial area under the hot sun again. 


This girl is getting heavier. The parcel I was supposed to drop off was actually dated 2020 when I won a CircleDNA Premium DNA test kit and I was supposed to swap and return my DNA swap for them to analyze. Can't believe I kept this for almost 2 years before I finally get everything done. 


From Kaki Bukit, we took the bus journey to Bedok before taking a long bus 7 journey to Orchard Central. Had a dinner scheduled with my Primary school friend at 6.30pm at Kumoya. 


We reached about 5.30pm and since we were early, we went to look for some dessert to eat. Found this Ooze by Whiskdom selling cookies , brownies and ice-cream, regretted not adding some ice cream to our chunky cookies as this can be a little dry. 

I also went to the concierge area to get a power bank and cable for my iPhone battery is running low. Glad that they have this service where shoppers can loan the power bank with a deposit of $50 which is fully refundable when you return. I did brought my power bank out but forget to put in the cable. 


Kumoya is a character themed cafe at Orchard Central with rotating themes every now and then. The current theme now features LINE FRIENDS x BT21 : My Little Buddy Cafe. 


Mandatory photo at the entrance! 


We ordered the Line Friends Iced Chocolate $12.90 which comes with whipped cream, mini sprinkles and a My Little Buddy Line Friend Straw Insert. My friend had the RJ and Koya Apple Momo Iced Tea $13.90 which is a refreshing apple flavoured tea with the Koya and RJ cup sleeves. 


For our mains, we ordered the BT21 My Little Buddy Budae Jjigae $25.90. The ingredients are pre-set with kimchi soup broth which I find is quite diluted. My friend had the Sally and Choco Korean Chicken Stew $24.90 which is pretty cute with Sally turmeric Japanese rice face. 


For sides, my girl wanted the Cheese Cheolpan $9.90 and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks $12.90 as she is such a big cheese lovers. 


Had so much to catch up with my friend whom we meet like once in a year. From work to kids, thanks for sharing with me some tips and procedures on registering for Primary 1 which is something I have to go through next year. 


We got two complimentary brand new coaster to bring home I think it comes with the drinks we ordered and I bought a Line Sally for my girl because it represent her as a cartoon character. Overall, the food here is very pricey. Once you ordered one drink, you won't even think to order a second round. I would say pay for the cuteness and pay for the experience if you are a big fan of the theme. 

To avoid long waiting time, here's their reservation link and menu:

*Note: for online booking they requires a credit card to be put on reserve and stated that $40 will be deducted in case of no show. Once you've booked online, it's pretty hard to edit and change the date or time. I booked the day before and realised I booked the wrong timing so I had to make another booking instead. Went down to the shop to tell them to cancel the first booking so no charges is deducted through my card. Anyway, I used my Grab Card which might not have sufficient money for them to deduct. 


XOXO