Wednesday, 14 November 2012

15% Off Choco-Durian Cakes @ Emicakes

For the month of November, Emicakes has launched the Choco-Durian cake which sandwich creamy D24 Durian in between fluffy chocolate sponge and covered with a layer of rich chocolate ganache. And if you order this month you could even get a 15% OFF for the 15-20cm sizes (while stocks last).

Cross Section of the Choco-Durian Cake
As you could see the cake is laced with generous amount of D24 Durian between layers of light chocolate sponge which embraced with smooth and semi-sweet chocolate ganache which makes it a "heavenly" combo for Chocolate and Durian lovers.

Thanks to Janina from Emicakes who sent us this delicious Choco-Durian Cake which combines  two of my most favourite ingredients in one.

{Photo Credits to Emicakes} They even have Choco-Durian Logcake for Christmas too!

The Choco-Durian Cake is available in all Emicakes outlets (location here) and you could either call 6749 6782 or visit their website to place your order.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Cocoa Trees Members’ Night

Last Thursday evening, we were invited to attend The Cocoa Trees Members’ Night at it's Raffles City Boutique together with some bloggers and Cocoa Trees club card members. It was indeed a fun night with Chocolate Demo and Samplings plus our first experience with Chocolate Hand Scrub too.

{Chocolate Sampling} At the Chocolate Sampling table there are many assorted chocolate and candies from Kagi, Milka, Bassett's, Valrhona and etc.

{Chocolate Dipping Demo} Look at the strawberries, they look so gorgeous after being transformed from the chocolate dipping demo. It is so fun and creative to decorate your own chocolate coated strawberries, marshmallows or biscuits which makes them not only taste good but look presentable too.

Moreover I find this is a great idea to let kids have fun creating their own chocolate dipping with  fruits/marshmallows using those colourful decor shown above during Birthday party or Christmas event.

{Chef Demo} During the Chef Demo event there are array of Chocolate Desserts such as KägiMisu, The Belgian Gavottes Truffles, Ritter Sport Cocoa Mousse and Droste Trifle Chocolate made by Chef John Sawarto to whet the appetite of all chocolate lovers.

Chef Sawarto demonstrating on how to make the Ritter Spot Cocoa Mousse.

Recipe for Kagi Misu

Recipe for The Belgian Gavottes Truffles

Apart from the "chocolate treats" there is also a mini Chocolate Hand Scrub counter which allows members and guests to enjoy the luxuriating treat of chocolate scrub which is done by professional therapists. From the photo above, you could see even my 8 years old is enjoying himself with the special chocolate treat.

If you are interested to find out more details on Chocolate Hand Scrub or doing manicure/pedicure at the comfort of your own home, you could contact Ms Yani from "Three-N Nails" at

Light refreshment for the night with Bee Hoon Goreng , Honey Chicken Wings, Steamed Chicken Siew Mai, Steamed Mini Soon Kueh and etc from Deli Hub (by Neo Garden Catering Group).


Have a break... Have a Kit Ka! I am sure most of us would have a pack or two in the fridge or office drawer to snack on.

Ritter Sport is one of my boy's favourite chocolate brand and he always go for the "Assorted Minis Gift Pack" or Milk Chocolate.

Kagi Wafer Bar which I always stock-up in the fridge. Love the Dark Chocolate and RUM flavour. Now I could even use them to make Kagi Misu (recipe shown above) for coming festive gathering.

To our surprise, we even found Angry Birds and Green Pig Fruit Gummy which is a good news for Angry Birds fans. While eating these gummy you could also play real-life Angry Birds Game with those shaped-alike Angry Birds, Green Pig, blocks, eggs and etc items that looks similar in the game.

Gavottes is a range of superior French biscuits and cookies and our family love their Dark Chocolate coated Crepes and Earl Grey Tea Butter Cookies.

With the wide varieties of over 40 international renowned brands including Belgian, Hershey's, M And M's, Ritter Sport, Swiss Delice, Toblerone and etc I am sure you would definitely find something that suits your or as a gift for coming Christmas season.

A chocolate party will not be complete without chocolates and goodie bags! So for those who attends the party, a goodie bag filled with International brands chocolates from The Cocoa Trees was given as appreciation gift.

Lastly I would like to thank Cassandra from FOCUS Network Agencies (S) Pte Ltd and The Cocoa Trees for the media invite.

252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 171903
Telephone: (65)6337 2377

Operating Hours:
10.00am to 10.00pm (daily)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Savour Din Tai Fung's Delicious yet Healthy Classics Plus Complimentary Famous Amos Christmas Cookies Gift Set While Stocks Last

As year-end festive season approaching, Din Tai Fung is also one of the favourite dining place for family gathering or celebratory meal. And from 01 November to 31 December 2012, Din Tai Fung diners will receive an exclusive complimentary box of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies (150g) with a minimum spending of S$98.00, or S$88.00 for Citibank Cardmembers.

This redeemable Famous Amos Cookies come in two different festive packaging such as the "Red Pyramid Gift Box" (shown on the 1st photo) which secured with a golden ribbon (worth S$10.00, while stocks last). Alternatively there is also another endearing square "Bear Tin"(above, worth S$11.50) which would be available only after the red pyramid gift box is fully redeemed.

Beside the cookies promotion, there are about 30% of Din Tai Fung dishes being certified as ‘Healthier Choices’ by the Health Promotion Board. So below are some of the dishes that I would like to share with you from their Healthy Signature Classics which our family love.

First on the list is definitely they well-known Steamed Pork Dumplings which is also known as Xiao Long Bao - 小笼包  (S$6.80 for 6 pieces / S$9.50 for 10 pieces). As we all know their Xiao long Bao is made with flavoursome minced pork which wrapped in delicate dough skin with at least 18 exquisite folds. I love the bites with each mouthful of juicy meat filling and melt-in-your-mouth skin.

Next as a soup lover, their new Truffle Chicken Soup (S$19.80 per serving) taste awesome with aroma of the truffles which is strong but not overpowering making it a bonus point to enhance the taste of the chicken broth. This new dish is available in a limited quantity per day at Din Tai Fung outlets such as Marina Bay Sands, Paragon, 112 Katong and Resorts World Sentosa.

Lastly, if you love the combination of beef and noodles I am assure you would like this Special Braised Beef Noodle Soup With Beef Brisket (S$11.00 per serving). The meat used is of the less fatty portion of the beef and it is also prepared by steaming to retain the flavours of the dish which makes it a healthier choice. I also love the broth which is prepared using fresh tomatoes instead of canned tomato puree which makes it taste better in both flavour and taste.

* All related photos in this post credited to Touch Communications and Din Tai Fung but review of the dishes are on my own preference and thoughts.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Spicy Gyoza In Chilli Oil

When comes to vote your favourite CP Frozen Food product(s), I believe most of us would choose their "CP Shrimp Wonton" which is a delicious convenient food for most household. And just recently CP Food has launched a few new products such as Japanese Crispy Gyoza, Shrimp Wonton in Tom Yum Soup and Chicken Gyoza which mentioned in this post.

There are many ways that you could cook this Chicken Gyoza like steamed, pan-fry, deep-fried or even add it into your soup together with other ingredients.