Curry Chicken

I was on my way home and I walked past many restaurants. One of the restaurants was serving curry. It made me crave to eat curry almost immediately. And to satisfy this sudden craving, I had curry chicken for dinner at the Food Junction in Lot One.

Maison Ikkoku

"A lifestyle boutique combining mid-high end international menswear retail, a café centered on quality coffee and the perfect semi-alfresco cocktail bar."

Lunch with my colleagues at the Cafe of Maison Ikkoku. My colleagues love the coffee and cakes here. They have an ongoing promotion
"1 Complimentary drink worth $5 or less from 1130am-230pm (bottled drinks add $0.50)"

SALAD NICOISE  - Mixed greens + tuna chunks + truss cherry tomatoes + black olives + baby potatoes + hard boiled egg + French beans + purple onions + anchovies + French vinaigrette

Salad Nicoise

Colleague's latte. Pretty drawing on the latte.

Caramel Latte

PARISIEN TUNA - Tuna mayonnaise + black olives + red radish + spanish onions + fresh tomatoes + baby spinach + boiled egg + red wine vinaigrette

Parisien Tuna

CAESAR SALAD - Romaine lettuce + ciabatta croutons + hard boiled egg + caesar dressing + shredded parmesan. This is my order. Very cheesy, very fresh. Love this. Love the crispy ciabatta croutons. I was not able to finish it, as it was very filling for me.

Caesar Salad

Desserts time. There was another Yam cake too. This chocolate cake, the waiter had it heated up, so imagine the chocolate that has been melted. It tastes so yummy~

Chocolate Cake

Maison Ikkoku
20 Kandahar Street Singapore 198885

MDF January 2013

I submitted my SMS ever since the start of announcing this month's Must Drink Friday. Actually it was until the day before, to try my luck again by sending out another, then did I realise, my first sms was not sent out at all. Up till Friday morning itself, only then did I receive the sms invitation to the event. And I was not dressed to the theme, Bikinis and Boardshorts. To be honest, I was not even dressed for beach.

January's Must Drink Friday is held in the newly opened Mambo Beach Club. It is located in Sentosa, along Siloso Beach, previously Cafe De Mar. I managed to scout for 3 other friends to go with me (I have the invitation to bring 3 friends), and we all were in office attire.

Hot FM 91.3 Must Drink Friday
Mambo Beach Club's wrist tags

Must Drink Friday's never changing custom, is the free flow of drinks. At Mambo Beach Club, we were given a choice of Vodka, Tequila and Carlsberg beer.

Free flow of these
Free flow self service

At around 9pm, the HOT FM DJs started playing games with the invitees. They made use of the club's foam pool (and smell is kinda strong) and played their first water game. We also celebrated JJ's birthday, singing out loud a birthday song.

The foam pool
The club's DJ at work

And then... it really was MUST DRINK FRIDAY. The service crew poured liqour directly from the bottles into party-goers mouth. It's a crazy bunch.

Who want's vodka and tequila shots?

Round two of freeflow. The service crew popped champagne. Oh my... We were there trying to get our cups filled when they decided to pop the champagne. Hence, we were kinda drenched in champagne. Haha..

Champagne sprinklers

The event supposedly ends at 10pm, but the club opened up an additional 15minutes of freeflow. But only available at the bar outside. The floor of the bar outside is soaked in foam water from the pool.

Outdoors bar

Mambo Beach Club

HOT FM 91.3

Au Chocolat

Au Chocolat is located on the first level, at a corner of The Shoppes of Marina Bay Sands. From the Bistro to pastries and chocolates to gifts and souvenirs, Au Chocolat spreads along that corner of MBS.

What brought us here was the cute outlook of it. The pretty red signature ribbon and the cute characters.

The bistro is located at the very end.

The kitchen is in the same open area as the dining place. Our thoughts were that our hair will stink from the cooking smoke. The place, from the ceiling, to the lights, wall, tables, chairs, the whole place looks very sweet. A place girls will like.

The kitchen


Truffle Fries - strips of crispy potatoes drizzled with fragrant white truffle oil & seasoned with truffle sea salt, served with mayonnaise & BBQ sauce.

Both of us don't really like the taste or even the smell of it. It tastes and smells like burning plastic. But the serving is huge. Great for group sharing. Next time, we'll just order the normal fries at $12.

Truffle Fries $15

Handmade Mini Crab Cakes Slider -  specially seasoned crab cakes made in-house with guacamole, tomato & caramelised banana ketchup sauce sandwiched between mini sesame coated burger bun.

We love the texture of the crab cakes. When you eat, you can feel and see the strands of the crab meat. Not the minced crab meat. Yummy. But I'm not a fan of the sauce. Caramelised banana ketchup sauce?

Handmade Mini Crab Cakes Slider $18

The Great Carnivore - ham, mushrooms & cheddar cheese sautéed with three eggs, cooked to perfection served with tater tots, crispy bacon strips & brioche bread.

When it was served, I felt disappointed. Somehow, the outlook looks sad. It looks soooo normal. Taste normal too. Guess we should not have ordered this. The bacon strips feels overcooked. Too hard.

The great carnivore $20

There are two slices of tomato, caramelised  banana ketchup in each.

This is what is left of the Truffle Fries. We are unable to finish. Not even half of it.

Cute coaster that comes with any order of ice water

Au Chocolat
Bay Level L1-03
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956

Reserve your table online:

Taipei Station

Skimmed through the store directory some time back when my friend wanted to eat at Bugis+ and it's one of my "want-to-try" places for Taiwan's light meal or light bite snacking.

We were in Bugis yesterday and I remembered this place. We gotten a set to share as it seems more worth it. A set includes one main, one side and one drink, to choose between milk green tea with pearls or jasmine green tea with pearls.

The small cafe is designed in white and red. White for the tables and triangle motifs on the bright red wall. The counter and the chair are red in color too. The place is quite small, similar to a normal Yakun cafe. Lots of tables and stools, sharing the long detachable tables with others. Squeezy. But the dining concept should be to eat and go, not for chill and chitchat.

After ordering, we were given a reciept with a number. The counter will then buzz the number when the order is ready. We had cold noodles with peanut sauce, sweet potato fries and a milk green tea with pearls.

Everything is packed in disposable ware. I was quite skeptical with the outlook. Not quite sure whether it's worth snacking there.

But one mouthful of the cold noodles in peanut sauce dispelled all negativity. Yum~ The peanut sauce is thick, not those diluted kind. It's only that there should be more cucumber and carrot. I can't bear to finish the noodles. It's so tasty.

The sweet potato fries are tossed in plum powder form, giving a sweet sour taste. AL finds the taste too strong, but it's just nice for me.

The milk green tea with pearls is normal. At least it doesn't taste diluted like the previous taiwan place we went. It's my first time drinking milk GREEN tea.

Definitely a place for return trips. Next time we'll try their other food and see if the others are also worth going. Eating there made me feel as if we were in Taiwan, reminding me of our trips to Taiwan.

Taipei Station
Bugis+ #04-03
201 Victoria Street
Singapore 188067

Manhattan Fish Market

Almost every dining place in Plaza Singapura has a queue on a Thursday evening. We went to Manhattan Fish Market for dinner as it has a shorter queue and the big board outside the restaurant printed the latest promotion is very big and quite appealing (although we only saw it after we joined the queue as the board was blocked by the queue).

And yep, we ordered the promotion meal. It's quite a deal. Each meal costs only $14.95++, it comes with a main course, soup of the day and a cup of iced tea. There are three types of main course to choose from: Small Grill, Scallops Mussels Skewers (SMS) or Scallops Fish Chicken.

Each of main course consists three mains(depends on your choice of main course), Garlic Herb rice, fries and broccoli.

Soup of the day.
The bowl has a very interesting design printed. So.. How do you feel today?
Small Grill (O.P $19.90)
There's grilled dory fillet, grilled calamari and grilled tiger prawns
Scallops Fish Chicken (O.P. $17.90)
As the name says, the three mains are the fried scallops, fried fish and grilled chicken.

We were both feeling very full mid way into the meal. I truly think it's possible to share one set if two ladies were to decide to eat this Triple Treats meal. Oh... MFM is really a market. Everyone in the restaurant seems to be shouting? My ears hurt throughout the meal.

The promotion is valid from 2 January to 28 February 2013
View the promotion

Manhattan Fish Market

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RWS: USS Hollywood After Party

Big thanks to CF for inviting me to join her at this event. 

The Hollywood After Party is a parade event in Universal Studios Singapore. It is a weekly event happening every Saturday night from 3rd November 2012 to 5th January 2013, starting from 7pm till late. There are two types of ticket sales. The $20 ticket entitles you entry to the park, not including the park's shows and attractions, and a cup of complimentary drink. The $33 ticket entitles the entry to the park, also not including the shows and attractions and free flow of drinks. 

CF's tickets were worth $20. The ticketing office told her that we are able to enjoy the free flow of drinks too if we purchase the $13 topup in the park.

Our Tickets

We entered the park a little past 7pm, and there were some characters still around for photo taking. And at the entrance, was Kungfu Panda. I was so excited. I wanted to take photos with him. I was not able to catch him for a photo the last time I was in USS.

Walking out from the Malaysian Food Street. The sky looks so pretty
Entering the park.
Photo with Kungfu Panda~ Photo © CF

We toured abit of the park, but most of the areas were closed off. Well, the event does not include entry to the shows and attractions. But we were able to move around in that T zone, starting from the main entrance. 

The sky looks so pretty today. A gradient of yellow, orange, red, purple, blue.....
Far far away land looks even more dreamy with the pinkish clouds.
Took a photo with the Sesame Street characters. Photo © CF

As the event started from 7pm, the street was filled with excitement. There's last minute photo taking with some characters, some performers in stilts, the local live band was already playing, and projector tv showing the ongoing football match. We immerse ourselves in the bustling street, listening and people watching... And just about 8pm, almost everyone were in "front". And *boomed*. Fireworks!! I love fireworks. The fireworks display is not very long, but it's pretty~

Fireworks. Photo © CF

After the fireworks display, the DJ-MC is back to work. Spinning music and later played games with the little kids, giving out USS keychains, tshirts and more.. It's fun watching the kids play. When they are immersed in playing, they really play. They are cute.

DJ-MC spinning
The little ones are adorable.

We queued and redeemed the drinks. It's a very hot day.

The complimentary drink voucher
The difference between one time complimentary drink vs free flow drink. 

The local live band performing, Goodfellas, were SUPERB. I love their music. Their choice of songs, their playing, their singing. The band is a resident band playing in Timbre.

Big thanks again to CF for inviting me. I had a really really great time~ Thank you~
*Borrowed some photos from your blog too. Thank you~

Happy New Year

It's a new year again. It's year 2013. Time to make new resolutions, set new targets. What are your new year resolutions this year? High percentage that some 2012 resolutions are brought forward? Mine are. Haha...

Wishing everyone a happy new year and 2013 be a great and smooth sailing year for everyone.