Showing posts with label Media Invite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media Invite. Show all posts

Saturday 16 November 2013

On Board RSS Endurance 207, Navy @ Vivo 2013

From 14 - 17 November 2013, Singapore Navy's RSS Endurance 207 will dock at VivoCity Promenade for members of public (those who holds the balloting tickets) to visit and has a chance to be on board the navy’s fast craft utility too. Thanks to Kee Onn and Republic of Singapore Navy for the blogger's invite on the Navy@Vivo Preview Event as we get the opportunity to visit the galley (kitchen) to see how the Naval Chefs prepare food on board as well as the ship tour before public visits.

Beside the ship visit, there is also an exhibition happening within VivoCity to showcase the Republic Singapore Navy (RSN) missions and operations. At the exhibition public also gets the chance to win some Navy's souvenir such key chains, ship caps, sticky and etc.

[Navy@Vivo] RSS Endurance 207
[Navy@Vivo] RSS Endurance 207
Just some quick inform, RSS Endurance or Warship 207 was the first Singapore Landing Ship Tank (LST) to be deployed to the Gulf. It is 141 metres long which is equivalent to the size of 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools put together in length-wise and it is as deep as an eight storey block of flats with width of half a football field.

Friday 11 October 2013

Weekend Champagne & Croissants Brunch At Ô Batignolles

To celebrate it's first year anniversary, Ô Batignolles; a French bistro located at 2 Gemmill Lane has introduced a brand new weekend brunch menu featuring a range of delicious new dishes typical of Paris. This new "Champagne And Croissants Brunch" offers a three-course (croissant, choice of bread and choice of main) menu served together with freshly squeezed orange juice, premium coffee or tea plus free flow Yveline Prat Brut Champagne at S$89++.

Alternatively for those who prefer a non-alcoholic brunch, the ‘Champagne And Croissants’ is also available without Champagne for only S$29++ or you can order other dishes from their A la Carte Menu (shown below) that suits your preference.

Monday 30 September 2013

Brasserie Les Saveurs @ The St Regis, Singapore

A few weeks back I was invited by ShiTing ( to join her for a media lunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs which is a signature restaurant of  St Regis, Singapore. The restaurant has recently launched it's latest a la carte menu featuring contemporary French indulges specially hand crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Antonie Bonnet.

Brasserie Les Saveurs @ The St Regis, Singapore
Brasserie Les Saveurs @ The St Regis, Singapore

Saturday 13 July 2013

Mayer Expo Extravaganza

This weekend if you are looking for some kitchen appliances (such as blenders, toast oven, electric kettles or build-in oven and hobs and etc) for your kitchen, do head down to Singapore Expo Hall 4B to check out Mayer at Expo Extravaganza starting from 12 - 14 July 2013 (Fri - Sun), 11.00am - 9.00pm. This year they featured well-known brands like Bugatti, Bamix, Ariston and KitchenAid.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Some of the featured brands
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Ariston
At the Mayer Sales you would also be able to preview Ariston new "Luce" series with a range of sleek built-in ovens, hobs and hoods plus Ariston's Hotpoint small appliances like slow juice, soup maker and kettle.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] KitchenAid Mixer
KitchenAid's collection of colourful trendy mixers are on discounted price of SG$649 for their KSM 150 Stand Mixer which I think is a good steal. Other than their well-known mixer, KitchenAid also launched some new products such as food chopper, automation toaster, food processor with easy adjustable slicing disc, induction cookers and etc all available in KitchenAid's signature Artisan styles and vibrant colours.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Trendy Kitchen Appliances from Bugatti
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Some of the discounted kitchen appliances
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Range of products under Mayer
For busy homemakers or working adults, Mayer has specially developed these innovative products like smokeless grill, soup maker, automatic bean-to-cup coffee maker, mini cupcake and donut maker, auto program cake maker and etc to meet their daily needs.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Sampling and Cooking Counter for Mayer products
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Food sample from baked by the Mayer new products
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Naturai P-10 Machine from, Mistral
The all new Naturai P-10 Professional high speed nutrient machine is tailor made to incorporate the healthy blending method devised by a phenomenal expert in naturopathy and nutrition. It is designed with unrivaled high speed and specialized extraction functions to retain the living properties of raw food, providing the whole nutritional value. You can hands-on trying out the machine and sample the end-product too.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Naturai P-12 Machine from, Mistral @ SG$599 each
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Cooking Demo using Bamix hand blender
[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Bamix Magicwand (hand blender) @ SG$299 each
Bamix Magicwand is a multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater and straight cordset which comes in three colours of lime green, red and black.

[Mayer Expo Extravaganza] Mistral and Honeywell products
For those who loves to bake, you could also join in one of the above "hands-on" baking workshops by KitchenAid at a discounted price of SG$20.00 each workshop.

Recently, Mayer also launched a Mayer Friends App which is an opportunity for Mayer Friend to enjoy a myriad of rewards offered by all the brands Mayer represents. Below are some benefits of being a Mayer Friend and you could read more on Mayer website here.

Mayer At EXPO Extravaganza
Singapore EXPO  Hall 4B
Date: 12 - 14 July 2013
Time: 11am - 9.00pm
Admission: FREE

Friday 12 April 2013

MELODY, the latest Automatic System by Nescafe Dolce Gusto

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto is having a roadshow plus launch of New NESCAFE® Dolce Gusto® MELODY from from 11 - 14 April 2013 at Marina Square level 1 Atrium! At the roadshow you could also be among the first to own a MELODY and enjoy exclusive machine and capsule promotions plus sampling of their three new variants such as Cafe Au Lait, Espresso Intenso and Grande Intenso.

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto roadshow @ Marina Square level 1 Atrium

At the roadshow there are a few service counters where you could  make enquries on the different types of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Automatic Systems like MELODY (Retail Price @ SG$279.00), Genio, Circolo and etc.  On top of that, there are also THREE newly launched single capsule variants such as:-

3 NEW Variants: Espresso Intenso, Cafe Au Lait and Grande Intenso 
1. Espresso Intenso produce a 50ml short black coffee with an extra strong intensity which similar to 8 on the strength scale of Espresso range to give you that perk-me-up effect.

2. Cafe Au Lait which is the first and only capsule product that offers coffee with frothy milk in one single capsule in less than 1 minute.

3. Whereas for Grande Intenso, it has an intense and bold flavour that makes a 180ml long black coffee for a slow slips enjoyment.

Making Latte Macchiato with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto MELODY

Delicious Hot Chococino in less than a minute.
With the convenience of the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto single capsule variants and their automatic machines, it is so easy to prepare a premium cup of cafe-style beverage at time of the day either at the comfort of our home or office and create enjoyable moments with family or friends.

Other than launching of MELODY and new variants flavours, there is also a "member's lounge" area whereby NESCAFE Dolce Gusto members (to register, refer to this link here or you could register manual at the roadshow) can access and get to try the Tiramisu Cupake made using Espresso Intenso or some Mocktail using Vanilla Macchiato or Peach Tea variants.

Espresso Intenso Tiramisu Cupcake by Tiramisu Hero. The cupcake is light, not to sweet nor creamy but with a hint of lovely Espresso flavour that perk up your afternoon. Best to go with a cup of Cafe Au Lait or Chococino.

For non-coffee drinker or something light to go with the cake, you could try Tropical Spritzer which blend with NESTEA Peach Tea, Apple Juice and S Pellegrino.

Beside the Cupcake and Beverage, we also get to try the Baci Chocolate which is one of the Freebie given when purchasing any 8 boxes of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto capsules.

Capsule variants are available at the roadshow

Some of the freebies given for the exclusive capsule promotion.
Just for your information, if you are not able to visit the roadshow this weekend, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto MELODY Automatic System and the range of Beverage Capsules are available in all electrical chain stores, selected departmental stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets too.

From 15 April - 31 May 2013,  there are some SPECIALS gifts for customers who purchase the followings:-

1. Receive a complementary Parco capsule holder worth S$55.00 for any Automatic systems purchased - Genio Automatic (SG$259), Circole Automatic (SG$339) or MELODY Automatic (SG$279).

2. Received an additional 2 boxes of Capsules (Latte Macchiato and espresso) with purchase of MELODY Automatic.

3. Receive a complimentary Latte Macchiato Glass with any 5 boxes of capsules purchase.

Lastly I would like to thanks NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and Emily from Asian PR Werkz for the media invite.

*Photos taken using Canon EOS M, M18-55 lens on Manual mode

Tuesday 9 April 2013

[#sgmemory Project] Nostalgia Tour with My Home, My Library Project

Talking about #SGMemory, what is the first thing that come across your mind? Is it the old school "Zeropoint" game that you used to playing during recess time, 30 cents fishball noodles from the school canteen or trying to set record for the pokemon games on your "Gameboy"?  For me when I think about it, I could recalled many wonderful childhood memories which I would love to share with my kid.

Last Saturday, my kid and I were thrilled to join in the Nostalgia Food Tour (together with DanielFoodDiary, Keropokman, Camemberu and Melicacy) which was conducted by the Singapore Memory Project as part of this year event to capture and document precious moments and memories related to Singapore. During the nostalgia tour, we visited 4 heritage eateries and delicacies where our host Daniel (danielfooddiary) shared the history and food culture of these places.

Our 1st stop was at Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant which established since 1908 (about 104 years old). It is one of Singapore's best-known Muslim restaurants running by the 3rd Generation of  Mr Abdul Kadir (founder of Zam Zam). For your information, Zam Zam is named after the well that provides the water to billions of people from throughout history especially during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Zam Zam occupy a 2-floor dinning area where the second level provides air conditioning for customers who ordered their Murtabak and Briyani only.

They even put up a notice at the drinks counter showing the ordering requirements.

Friendly speaking it was my first visit to Zam Zam and I was surprised to see the large crowds even after lunch hours on a drizzling Saturday afternoon.  From a glance around the tables we could see most of the customers were having their famous Murtabak which comes in either beef, mutton or chicken fillings.

Personally I prefer their Murtabak more than the Chicken Biryani and I would like to drop by another day to try other items on the menu too.

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant
697 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198675
Telephone: (65)6298 6320

Opening Hours:
8:00am – 11:00pm (daily)

As a cake love, I fell in love with these awesome soft, fluffy and delicious Kaya Swiss Roll from Rich And Good Cake Shop. This 20 years old bakery is managed by Mdm Lily Liu and the shop offers items like cake and biscuits but their specialty is on Swiss Roll which comes in a wide variety of flavors like strawberry, orange, durian, coffee, chocolate, kaya, green tea and blueberry @ S$7.50 each.

Alternatively you could try their Mango Swiss Roll which was not as sweet as compared to the Kaya Swiss Roll which I think is good for those who don't have sweet tooth. And I also happened to see one my Instagram friend, Celest bought their Chocolate Swiss Roll after we featured ours in the #sgmemory. Would like to try their Chocolate and Durian Swiss Roll during my next visit.

Rich and Good Cake Shop (裕佳西饼店)
24 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198887
Telephone: (65) 6294 3324

Opening Hours:
08:30am - 17:00pm (Mon - Fri)
08:30 - 16:00pm (sat)

3rd stop was at Seow Choon Hua Restaurant which is a 70 years old street food eatery located at Sultan Gate. And according to Daniel, their specialty is Red Wine Chicken and Foo Chow Lor Mee.

First time trying Foo Chow style stir-fry rice cake which consists of ingredients like chicken liver, fish cake and some Chinese cabbage.  For me this dish is has a very homely feel combination which I would like to try replicating it at home soon.

Another interesting and must try dish is their Foo Chow Fishball and Yan Pi. The fishball is made using four types of fish like; Ikan Parang, Grouper, Red Fish and Yellow Eel together with some seasonings, flour and mixed together to form a ball and then stuffed with minced meat.

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant
33 Sultan Gate
Singapore 198481
Telephone: (65) 6298 2720

Opening Hours:
10:00am – 10:00pm (daily)

Last stop we headed to Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry where they have a wide varieties of homemade Nonya Kueh like Kueh Dadar (sweet nonya pancake roll with coconut fillings), Kueh Lapis (steamed layer cake), Layer Sago Kueh, Kueh Kosui, Lemper Udang, Ambon (honeycomb cake) and etc.

Other than Nonya Kueh, they also have pastries and bread which are worth trying too and my kid loves their milk bun which is so soft and fluffy. Aunty Jenny (shop owner) also mentioned that Galicier actually started as early as in 1975 near Killiney Road selling only western confectioneries and cakes. It was only when they moved to Tiong Bahru around 12 years ago when they started off with Nonya kuehs kuehs which was taught by their Uncle Tan’s Nonya grandmother.

Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry
55 Tiong Bahru Rd
Singapore 160055
Telephone: (65) 6324 1686

Opening Hours:
09:00am - 9:00pm (closed on Monday)

Other than the Nostalgia Food Tour, from 25 March to 29 April 2013, in conjunction with the Singapore Memory Project there will be a a My Home, My Library exhibition held across all the libraries island wide which you could find the location here.

At the exhibit area, there is a memory submission stand in the shape of our familiar carnation milk tin whereby visitor could penned down their memories on the special design postcard and depositing it into the tin too.

These Memories are split into 2 themes such as My Home and My Library featuring memories from residents who are living in the neighborhood which I am sure you already spotted them in the "huge" Tinbox during your recent visit to the library. If you have not being to the library recently, perhaps you could drop by anytime before 29 April and take a look on at the exhibition which might even bring back some old memories of yours or your family too. 

Apart for finding back those old memories, there is also a SNAP AND SHARE contest where visitors could snap a photo(s) of anything related to the exhibition, post the image with #sgmemory on Instagram or Twitter and stand a chance to win a weekly draw of S$200.00 worth shopping vouchers.

My collection of #sgmemory over the years...

Lastly, on top of the SNAP AND SHARE contest mentioned above, you could also do your part to contribute your #sgmemory thru Instagram Photos towards the Singapore Memory Project like what we have done above. The photos can be  from your past memory on Singapore food, heritage places, buildings, things or etc which you would love to keep it as part of #sgmemory gallery. So remember to hag tag your photos with #sgmemory and if you like you could also tag "@cuisineparadise" and share with me your photos as well.

Lastly I would like to thank Daniel (DanielFoodDiary) for hosting this tasting; Singapore Memory Project and Joy from DDB for the invite.