Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Angry Birds Halloween Party @ Port Of Lost Wonder

Last Saturday, our family went for our very first Halloween Party at Port Of Lost Wonder where it was transformed into an Angry Birds themed Halloween playground featuring the iconic characters from one of the world’s most popular mobile games. And the most exciting highlight of the event was the bashing of the Green Pig Pinata.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Angry Birds Halloween Party at Sentosa's Port of Lost Wonder

This October in line with the upcoming Halloween celebration on 31 October, the Port Of Lost Wonder (POLW), Sentosa and the Singapore Cable Car welcome you to enjoy a jolly good family time at the first ever Angry Birds Halloween Party on, 27 October 2012.

During that evening, ticket holders to the Halloween party at Port of Lost Wonder can look forward to an festive activities as the beach gets transformed into an Angry Birds themed Halloween playground featuring the iconic characters from one of the world’s most popular mobile games.

Sunday 29 July 2012

Food Fest @ 313 plus Giveaway of Dining Wallets

Photo credited to 313@Somerset
Did you know that in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival, 313@somerset has prepared a series of Food Fest, entertainment and promotions from 27th July till 31st August 2012 exclusively for their shoppers?

And on top of that, shoppers who spend $150.00 on weekdays (max 3 receipts with one receipt from Food and Beverage outlets) will be entitled to 313’s Spend-and-Win and stand to walk away with the grand prize of the new iPad worth $958.

Photo credited to 313@Somerset
And for food lovers, you can purchase the “313 Dining Wallet” at $19.00 (includes dining vouchers worth over S$40 from selected Food and Beverage merchants from 27th 27 to 31st August) to fest on your favourite restaurants or eateries at 313.

How To Use:-
Just present the appropriate coupon  at the participating Food and Beverage outlets and enjoy exclusive deals for lunch, dinner, drinks and dessert. Theses coupons are also coloured coded into different dining option for your easy reference.  (Each coupon can ONLY be used ONCE)

Below is the list of participated Food and Beverage merchants:-

Bee Cheng Hiang, Blue Mountain Café, Charlie Brown Café, F.I.S.H. by Fish and Co., Food Republic, Honeymoon Dessert, JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar, Jollibean, Kenny Rogers Roasters, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar, Oriental Herbal Tea, Paradise Inn, Prima Déli, Smoosh Juice Bar, The Flyin’ Bread, The Handburger, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Umi Sushi, Wang Café and Yoshinoya.

Dining Wallet with S$40 worth of food and beverage coupons

Photo credited to 313@Somerset

Thanks to 313@somerset, I am giving away ONE “313 Dining Wallet” each to 2 lucky readers.

To win:

1. Like the 313 Dining Wallet photo on Cuisine Paradise Facebook Page, AND
2. Leave a comment on facebook photo to name the purchase price of this “313 Dining Wallet” and 1 food/beverage outlet that can be found along the Discovery Walk in 313@somerset. (clue:- answer can be found in this post).

Closing Date: 31st July 2012 (Tuesday), 12 NOON.

*only for readers living in Singapore*

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Food Fiesta 2012 @ Takashimaya Square

From 28 June - 15 July 2012, Takashimaya would be holding their annual Food Festival at the fountain square, basement 2. It compress of different Asian food such as dishes, sweets and snacks from Korea,Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and etc plus a highlighted area for all Japanese food items.

Korean Food Stall with all the meat sticks, hotdog, kimichi and etc.

If you like Chendol with lots of gulua melaka you should queue at this stall to try out their Chendol which has a great fragrant and texture when taste. Other than Chendol, this stall have freshly made Popiah too.

Now other than City Square Mall(Singapore), you can also get a chance to sample the famous Taiwan "Hot Star Crispy Chicken (豪大大鸡排)" at this Takashimaya food fiesta too! It is a "must try" if you like deep-fried crispy chicken, but just a note they have a policy of not cutting the chicken into pieces. If compare with "Shi Lin (士林超大雞排XXL)" crispy chicken, I think I still prefer Hot Star due to it's unique taste and fragrant.

Japanese section with all the flavoured nuts, Mizkan sauces and seasonings, dried products, seaweeds and etc.

My boy saw "Udders Ice Cream" with his favourite "Awesomely Chocolate" and he insists to get a scoop even though he is too full to have dessert after lunch.

Simply cannot resists the temptation of his favourite chocolate ice cream!

Further in at the middle of the fair, you can find beautiful cupcakes from "Dessert Cup" which range from $4.00+ to $6.00+.

Cupcakes from Dessert Cup

Yummy Cake Bread from Juz Bread with their hot selling Hokkaido Cake (hazelnut or custard) at S$3.00 each.

Aster Pau has a varieties of hot food such as Pau (steamed bun), siew mai and etc which you can grab some for tea break or breakfast.

Array of premium flavour tea leaves and related products.

Other than the above, there are also stalls such as "Rasa Sayang" with their famous chiffon and Surabaya Cake, Candy making, Fresh Oyster from Japan and etc. So do pop-by before it ends at 15 July 2012 to pick up your favourite food and snacks.

Monday 2 April 2012

Girls' Day Out with Häagen-Dazs

Yesterday we had a wonderful afternoon at the "Girls' Day Out with Häagen-Dazs" event whereby I get to enjoy simple and yet luxury treat with my family and girl friends at Häagen-Dazs, Holland Village outlet. During these 3-days media event, Häagen-Dazs introduces a new high tea concept where we girls get to catch up with friends and bond over three new irresistible treat from the decadent High Tea Affair, Macaroon Melange and Petite Temptations.

With this yummy treat, I believe you would set a date with your girlfriends, mum or loved ones in order to enjoy this luxurious high tea plus the limited edition Petite Temptations which are available at all Häagen-Dazs outlets(location HERE) nationwide, starting from 27th March 2012 - 31st May 2012.

Häagen-Dazs created this High Tea concept in order to ignite strings of feminine bond as well as deliver a luxurious day out for the girls. With this indulgent treats, quality time spent and smiles would definitely brings relationships together with ever mouthful shard between friends and loved ones.

(@ S$38++)

My heart was totally captured by this Häagen-Dazs 3-tier High Tea set known as "High Tea Affair" when it was served yesterday during the media preview. This High Tea set comes with:-

~ 3 mini scoops each of "Cookie Dough Chip, Belgian Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream" on the top layer;

6 heart throbbing assorted flavour mini ice cream "macaroons" in the middle; and

~ lately end with some fresh and beautiful slices of kiwis, raspberries and grapes.

Just to share, at first upon looking at the ice cream macaroon I didn't even realise that the outer "shells" were actually made with ice cream instead of the usual almond biscuit shell for macaroon. And indeed having these sexy French treats that served in assorted flavour of ice cream has definitely marked my day.

(@ S$18++)

Next we have Petite Temptations which is a limited edition tat comes with chunks of buttery cookie dough and sweet fudge chips hidden in folds of the delicious Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream. On top of that it was also accompanied by drizzles of mango and chocolate sauce which enhance overall taste to its fullest. We simply love the feeling of the cold ice cream between the crunchy cookie dough which makes a perfect combination for this treat.


Apart from the ice cream on it's own we also tried their in-house delights such as "Berry Cool" that serves with combination of Strawberry Ice Cream, Raspberry Sorbet, Milk and Strawberry sauce. Personally I am not a "berry" liking person as I am afraid of its sourish taste but this Häagen-Dazs berry treat do great even for my liking.

For hot beverages, we have "Earl Grey Tea" and "Cafe Belgian Mocha" which blend using Belgian Chocolate ice cream with steamed milk, whipped cream, chocolate fudge and a shot of steaming espresso.


So is anyone planning a Girls' Day Out with your classmates, girlfriends or even giving your mum a treat this coming Mother's Day? If you are here is a good news we are giving away a "15% Discount OFF" Häagen-Dazs voucher which can be used upon dine-in(any HD outlets) for the "High Tea Affair" tea set. For more detail of this Giveaway, please refer to the link HERE.

Monday 5 December 2011

Asia's Dining Destination Package - Behind-the-scenes Kitchen Tour at Waku Ghin, Guy Savoy And Santi

Continue from my previous post on the Asia's Dining Destination (ADD) package, here I am sharing with you one of their main highlight which is the "behind-the-scenes" kitchen tour at the renowned Waku Ghin, Guy Savoy and Santi. These are 3 of the celebrity chef restaurants which serves Japanese, Spanish and French style of fine dining cuisines and desserts.

And apart from the celebrity chef kitchens tour, our group also have a bonus chance on getting to know more about the hotel main kitchen (Heart-of-house tour) which is located at the basement area.


On Day 2, after our breakfast we were lead by the Executive Chef of Marina Bay Sands, Chef Christopher to brief us on the work areas and main functions of the hotel kitchen. As photographing is restricted in the main kitchen areas due to security purpose there aren't many photos about this 45 minutes trip.

But during the trip we get to see how food are being prepared in different sections of the kitchen such as in-house bakery to prepare all the daily breads and pastries for most of the hotel cafes and restaurants. Personal lockers and laundry cabinets for those with uniforms as well as shoe shine service provided by their Public Area Department for all Team Members at S$2.00 each.

Guess what we found! A 7-11 store located at the Heart-of-House area in order for the team members to get their snacks or drinks during break-time or at their convenient. And for your information they do have a staff canteen where team members could have their 2 meals per day complimentary by the hotel too.


After lunch, we proceed to the highlight of the day where we are able to have a close-up inside view of the celebrity chef restaurants and their kitchen. First stop we arrived at Waku Ghin which showcases the brilliance of Chef Tetsuya Wakuda in his only establishment outside of his world famous Sydney restaurant. All the work stations were surprisingly clean and sparking in their main kitchen and we also get a chance to see a cooking demonstration by one of their chef at their private dining area. During the cooking demo, the skillful chef prepared some quick and easy braised lobster which taste so juicy, flavorsome and succulent when bite.

The restaurant's dining concept is based on multi-faceted use of space, where diners can move from room to room, luxuriating over the dining experience.  They have Four unique rooms which offers private enclosures for small parties to experience the art of skilled chefs preparing food for each group personally. After meal, diners may move on to the drawing room to relax over desserts and coffee while admiring the view of the Singapore skyline.

The restaurant has two seatings per night at 6.00pm and 8.30pm. For more information you could call +65 6688 8507 or refer to their website HERE.


Next stop, we headed over to Guy Savoy which serves French style of fine dining cuisines and desserts. Selecting only the finest ingredients to prepare and serve with an uncompromising awareness is what makes a dining experience truly exceptional at Guy Savoy.  Here, guests can dine in its modernist dining room or choose to have a pre-dinner aperitif at the champagne bar. They even have a degustation bar menu which is available in the afternoon allowing guests to enjoy wines from every part of France and paired with a tasting portion of the famous Guy Savoy cuisine.

During the kitchen tour, we also get the chance to try their signature"Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup" which serves with toasted mushroom brioche and black truffle butter. Although this is my first time having Artichoke Soup but it's intense flavour and texture definitely has left a deep impression in my memories.  For dessert we get to try the floating island cube serves with earl grey tea chocolate and macrons. I would review more on Guy Savoy "Bites and Bubbles" menu in another post soon.

Guy Savoy is available for bar dining at 3.00pm - 10.45pm while dinner starts from 6.00pm - 10.45pm. As reservations are required, you may call +65 6688 8513 or check up more details at their website HERE


Our 3rd stop is at SANTI where it combines Mediterranean culture with the authentic taste of the Catalan region in Spain. The cuisine is both basic and sophisticated using seasonal ingredients and meticulous attention to the preparation of the food.

Out of the three restaurants, I prefer the layout and decoration of Santi with cool grey stones and soft white linen which gives me a "at home" kind of cozy feeling upon entering the dining area. During the kitchen tour we are able to see how the savory and pastry chefs are dealing with their dishes plus get to know more on their ingredients used and storage.

To end the kitchen tour we also get to try their signature "Iberic Ham with Tomato Bread Toast" sever with traditional “Gazpazho Andaluz”. Indeed this is a great starter for pre-dinner dish and the Iberic Ham taste great with the tomato bread combi which brings up it unique flavour. (There will a review on SANTI, Tapas menu in the upcoming post soon). 

SANTI is available daily for dinner from 7.00pm - 10.30pm and the tapas bar and lounge is opened from 6.30pm - 11.00pm. For reservations, you can call +65 6688 8501 or check up their website HERE.


At the end of the trip we are also given a Souvenir Bag each which contains a complimentary recipe each from the renowned restaurants mentioned above together with Marina Bay Sands Apron and Chef Hat too.

Lastly for more photos of this behind-the-scenes kitchen tour, you could refer to Cuisine Paradise Facebook HERE.

Monday 21 November 2011

IKEA - Our All-times Family Favourite

About two weeks ago I was invited to attend a "behind scene" tour at IKEA, Tampines to get to know more about their showrooms, store operations, restaurant and etc. It was a very wonderful trip where each and everyone of us was given a chance to know and see IKEA store in another aspect of view apart from what we used to know.

We were all very excited while stepping into their showroom on level 4 as we were all enlighten by their range of Christmas Dining setup at the entrance which brings out the the warm festive feelings in our heart too.

When process further, we were introduced to these IKEA showrooms where you could find lots of inspiring ideas and furnishings in realistic room settings which are similar to our living environments. For example most of the furnishings ideas from IKEA, Tampines emerged from the flour area and layout of the newer estate near their area such as Sengkang and Punggol.

And it is in these showrooms that we can try out their furniture; fall asleep in a bed, stretch out on a sofa, or even let our kids make their own decision to choose furniture for their rooms.

Despite of dealing with furniture and food, I didn't know at IKEA whenever we purchase "soft toy" at any of their outlets (Alexandra/Tampines), the IKEA foundation will actually donates €1.00(S$1.75) to help educate kids from UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund) which is a very meaningful contribution that we could help and take part in.

And for the month of November till 24 December 2011, IKEA will also donates €1.00(S$1.75) whenever we purchased soft toy or kid's meal(chicken nuggets) to the UNICEF in order to help more children to have quality education.

IKEA Restaurant is located at level 4, beside the Children's IKEA where you can take a break from shopping with some coffee and cake or even breakfast/dinner. And in the restaurant, you'll find healthy Swedish and local daily dishes at really low prices too. In order to cater families with kids, the restaurant is child-friendly with high chairs and a play area as well as special menu just for kids.

For your information, IKEA Restaurant is serving Christmas Dishes such as Christmas Platter, Marinated Herring Gratin, Mini Log Cake and etc where you can take a look at the menu on their website HERE.

Located at the end of Level 3, Market Hall. I am sure most of you are familiar with these racks and boxes that are found in the IKEA, Self Serve Furniture Area. The concept of these self-pick up methods came from their very first store where the demand was so great that the furniture wasn’t being provided fast enough to the consumers. So in order to please their consumers, IKEA opened their warehouse and allowed consumers to take whatever they wanted to buy and proceed straight to the payment counter.

After we have completed the tour, the next excitement we had for that night was we were invited to dine-in at their Co-workers Restaurant which is located at the back alley of the main restaurant. The design, layout and food menu of their staffs restaurant are pretty similar to what we see at their IKEA restaurant too.

For dinner, I tried their Cheese Baked Saithe (from the 3 choices) which I think is not available on their IKEA restaurant menu. Saithe is also known as coley which is a white fish with firm flesh that is very popular in Germany. I love the taste  and texture of this dish which is served together with some potato and carrot, hope it will be available in their restaurant menu soon.

Lastly I would like to thank IKEA and Pearlin from one9ninety for this wonderful IKEA behind scene tour.

Thursday 3 November 2011

Bosch Original Recipe Contest with Bosch MUM 54230

Photos courtesy of BSH Home Appliances Pte Ltd

Christmas is approaching soon with the Lunar New Year just a month later. With all the roasting and baking to be done you might want to consider getting some help from the new Bosch Styline MUM 5 All-In-One Kitchen Machine. And in conjunction with your purchase Bosch is running an Original Recipe Contest, whereby 10 winners will stand a chance to win 100% reimbursement in their purchase as well as feature of their recipe in the Bosch Recipe Book. Best of all ONE of the lucky winner will also walk away with the above "Bosch Classic Edition Refrigerator" worth S$2,299


Step 1: Purchase a Bosch MUM8, MUM5 kitchen machine or MCM 4 food processor (detail HERE)
(available at Courts, Harvey Norman, Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd,Carrefour Singapore Pte Ltd andRobinsons, The Centrepoint)

Step 2: Create your own original dessert using your Bosch MUM 54230.

Step 3: Submit your recipe and a picture of your creation HERE by 30th November 2011 for a chance to win.

Photos courtesy of BSH Home Appliances Pte Ltd

The new Bosch Styline MUM 5 All-In-One Kitchen Machine is equipped with proven Bosch technology that will enable even an inexperienced cook to prepare fabulous home-cooked food and goodies. The machine functions on an intuitive Bosch operating concept and the three-dimensional Multi-Motion Drive mixing system that ensures first-class pastry processing in mixing ingredients perfectly.


Photos courtesy of BSH Home Appliances Pte Ltd

Here is a complimentary recipes from Bosch where you can Indulge your guests with delectable brownies, an all-time favourite, made using the Bosch Styline MUM 5 Kitchen Machine.

(make: 20 x 30cm size tin | Preparation: 15 minutesCooking: 30 minutes)

100g Hazelnuts
250g Soft Butter
200g Icing Sugar
6 Eggs (medium)
175g Plain Flour
100g Ground Hazelnuts
60g Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Ground Espresso Coffee
100g Dark Chocolate

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan oven 180°C). Roast the hazelnuts on a baking tray in the oven for approximately 10 minutes.

2. Take the nuts out of the oven, gently rub the shells with a kitchen towel, and allow them to cool down. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C (fan oven 160°C).

3. Use the blender attachment. Coarsely chop the hazelnuts and then the chocolate (separately).

4. In the mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together for 5 minutes until fluffy. Sit in the eggs one after the other.

5. Stir the nuts, chocolate, flour, ground nuts and espresso powder into the egg and butter mixture.

6. Line brownie tin with a broad strip of greaseproof paper. Transfer the mixture to the tin and smooth over. Place it on the second lowest rack in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

7. Remove the tin from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Remove the brownies from the tin, cutting them lengthways into rectangles or small squares.

8. For a touch of Christmas magic, dust with icing sugar.

If you are looking for a new mixer this coming festive season or you have already owned a set of this Bosch MUM 5, remember to send in your "secret" recipe to stand a chance to win the fabulous Bosch Classic Edition Refrigerator shown above. More detail at Bosch official website HERE.

Sunday 28 August 2011

Great Kids Cook Out @ United Square Mall plus Junior Chef Cooking Competition

With September school holiday and a few public holidays like Hari Raya Puasa around the corner, why not bring your kids to embark a Creative Culinary Adventure as United Square celebrates its 9th Anniversary. At the event kids are able to pick up cooking techniques and explore recipes from celebrity chefs like Forest Leong and Catherina Hosoi plus Ellena(myself, a food blogger).

For this event, United Square Shopping Mall hopes that with some creativity added to those dishes it might be able to ‘help’ picky eaters by transforming eating into a fun and enjoyable learning experiences from the 4 interesting set up kitchens. And as part of United Square 9th Anniversary Celebrations, Great Kids Cook Out event are held from 26 August to 11 September 2011 where children aged 4 to 14 years old can personally prepare nutritious and creative dishes and learn basic table etiquette from experts of the field.

26th August - 09th September

In order to let your kids participate and have fun in any of the kitchen shown below, you would have to spend at least $80* at United Square retail outlets to entitle a "Cooking Pass" to qualify for The Great Kids Cook Out.

For Age Group 4 – 8 years old

Pizza Making conduct by myself and my group of chef to enable kids to design their own pizza using healthy wholemeal bread with fresh vegetables topping such as Broccoli, Cucumber and Carrot together with tomato base pasta sauce and shredded cheese. (Pizza design created and endorsed by me)

Kaya Fondue Making conduct by Chef Forest Leong and her group of chef to teach kids how to cook up some health and delicious kaya using fresh ingredients and serve it on some designed cutout wholemeal bread.

For Age Group 9 – 14 years old

Next Bento Making is also another kitchen handle by myself and another group of bento chef where participant gets to learn moulding the rice ball and assemble the bento box with cooked vegetables, grilled teriyaki chicken, and quail egg.

The participant for Bento Kitchen will get to learn and bring back either one of these set of bento which I am sure they will be overwhelm of their master piece. (Bento design is created by me)

For the same age group if you are not keen in Bento, perhaps making Rainbow Snowskin Mooncake from Chef Catherina Hosoi will be great for the coming Mid-Autumn Festival too.

More related photos on the Great Kids Cook Out HERE at Cuisine Paradise Facebook Page.

For your information, this is a Daily event starting from 26 August till 09 September from :-
~ Mondays to Fridays: 11.30pm to 7.00pm
~ Saturdays and Sundays: 11.30am to 8.00pm

United Square mentioned in their facebook (HERE) that as the kitchens are always having full classes they advice parents to go early with the kids or try to avoid weekends crowds!

Junior Chef 2011

And for the coming September School Holiday, Parents World together with Untied Square Mall and Health Promotion Board there will be a "Junior Chef Cooking Competition" on 10th and 11th September where participants get to either decorate a cake or cook out a dish to impress the judges(Celebrity Chefs Forest Leong and Catherina Hosoi, plus myself) and walk away with attractive prizes and trophy.

For more details of this Junior Chef Cooking competition and registration, please refer to Parents Word official website HERE. Closing Date for registration is on 05 September 2011. For enquirers you can call 6295 0810 or e-mail to