Saturday, May 28

Young And Fabulous 最佳伙扮 Movie Review


A coming of age story of a group of teenage friends, who strive against all challenges and obstacles for their dreams. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendships, parent-child/teacher-student relationships and the need to have the courage to stand up for what they believe in.




Watched Young And Fabulous 最佳伙扮 with Gary and Nelson earlier during evening.

Personally, I feel that the film is decent and has a refreshing plot. However, it could have been better if the story has a richer content. There are many touching moments that are nicely injected. Not to forget the many hilarious moments which certainly bring joy to the viewers as well.

People like me who are currently pursuing our passion will definitely relate better. As we gradually grow and get better in our craft each day, I believe we can achieve something that we least expected. Through this film, it also educated viewers to dream big and work on your passion. You never know what may come forth if you did not take a step out to even try.

Ratings: 3.45 / 5

Saturday, May 21

[Media Invite] Newly-opened Huang Ting Restaurant: A Cantonese Gastronomic Journey


Huang Ting Restaurant embraces the philosophy of preparing extraordinary dishes that are heartfelt and believes in sharing that joy with loved ones. With its strong Cantonese heritage, it takes its guests on a gastronomic food journey that is authentic Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary spin.

Huang Ting Cantonese Restaurant located at IMM, with its subtle elegance brings you Cantonese heritage with a modern take. Taking pride in using only the freshest of ingredients and produce, this restaurant offers dishes carefully prepared with sophistication.

This restaurant is open daily for lunch at 11.30am - 3pm and dinner at 6pm - 10pm. Dishes from a la carte menu start from $8 for an appetiser and $10 for a main. Banquet menus are also available ranging from a 6 course menu at $48++ to an 8 course menu at $788++.

Fresh Scallop with Silver Fish Salad

A light appetiser that prepares the palette for the gastronomic journey ahead. I adore the crunchiness texture of the silver fish that complements well with the salad.

 Rich chicken millet consommé with bamboo pith 

This aromatic soup with its steaming fragrance warms the soul. A good to have on a rainy day!

 Crispy Chicken in Almond Flakes & Dried Chillies

A good mixture and combination of crispy Chicken with almond flakes. It complements so well that I could not stop having another piece.


Assorted vegetables with shitake mushrooms in truffle oil 

A clever fusion of East and West flavours makes this a standout dish. 

 
Stewed Crab Meat Vermicelli

Luvin' the stewed crab meat vermicelli in egg white gravy! It is light and its gravy is not too flavourful for my taste bud.
Add in some vinegar if you prefer a more flavourful taste.

Crispy Yam Roll

Crisp exterior with a rich and warm yam interior. Nice! 

IMM Building
#02-24
Singapore 609601

Thursday, May 19

[Media Invitation] Uncle Leong Signatures Tasting



Uncle Leong Seafood was founded in a humble and friendly neighbourhood coffee shop located in Ang Mo Kio and has since grown popular with three full-fledge restaurants across Singapore, hauling in customers both local and foreign with their modest quality and reasonable prices.

Located at the newly established Waterway Point mall at Punggol, Uncle Leong Signatures serves their customers the beloved signature Chinese dishes with up-most quality and friendliness, in addition to a little twist.

Celebrate this Father’s Day with a hearty feast at Uncle Leong Signatures! There will be 3 "Hero" menus launching from 1st June to 19th June 2016. Do keep a lookout!

Crispy Milk Granules Marble Goby 
奶沙顺壳

The gravy is appetising which complements well with the fish. A pity that the exterior is slightly too crisp for its texture.

 Twin Taste Kai Lan 
双味芥兰

The shredded fried Kai Lan will be my pick.

 Cereal Chicken 
麦片鸡

Nothing could possibly go wrong with cereal I guess? It was nicely prepared with a tender texture. A good combination indeed. 

Nescafe Pork Ribs 
传统咖啡排骨

The pork ribs were marinated for at least 4 hours, with a special blend and stewed with aluminum foils to keep the intensity of the flavour. 

Treasure Box Beancurd 
宝盒豆腐

This may appear simple but it tasted good with the prawns and squid which added flavour to this dish.

 Pan Fried Prawns in Tomato Soya Sauce 
干煎虾禄

The prawns has a tangy yet sweet flavour. The use of the tomato soya sauce must be the key to this dish.

XO Sauce with Scallops 
XO 酱带子

A smart choice of using XO sauce to add an additional fragrance to this dish. 

Shimmering Sand Crab 
金沙螃蟹

This is definitely the highlight for the night. I adore the buttery and milky sauce which complements well with the crab.
It goes well with man tou too!

Signatures Curry Crab 
招牌咖喱螃蟹

The curry tasted rather salty for my taste bud. However, it still goes quite well with the man tou.

Uncle Leong Signatures
Waterway Point East Wing
#B1-21 
Singapore 828761

Monday, May 16

Media Invite: PUTIEN Presents the Season's Best Seafood Fare


PUTIEN restaurant began as a coffee shop in Singapore’s Kitchener Road in 2000 and has since grown into a popular chain with 24 outlets in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Shanghai and Taiwan. PUTIEN serves cuisine from the Fujian Province in China: characteristically light, down-to-earth, and flavourful food with an emphasis on fresh ingredients.

 Seaweed with Mini Shrimps

To retain the best texture and nutrition of the seaweed, they use only 15cm-long top-grade seaweed that is harvested within 30 days after cultivation. Every mouth is refreshing with a rather tasty texture!

Braised Pig Intestine

Stir-fried Yam

The yam cubes are beautifully presented with a crisp exterior. Tasty texture because only the middle and best portion of the premium yam are used. A dish that I will order when I visit this restaurant!

Deep fried Pig’s Trotters with Salt & Pepper

Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon

Unlike other dried bee hoon, Putien Bee hoon is the only sundried vermicelli milled by hand. Hence, the texture is chewy yet not brittle. The rich and milky stock of pork bones and old hens certainly add more flavour to this dish. 

This April to August, PUTIEN shares its wealth of golden-shelled succulent goodness, specially air-flown from Duo Tou Village in the Fujian province of China through PUTIEN Clams Festival.

These seasonal, fresh clams can grow up to 6cm long and are prized for their sweet, delicate and meaty flesh that matches up to a wide variety of flavours. Their natural sweetness and texture are retained even after cooking. 

Steamed PUTIEN Clam with Minced Garlic

Nothing will go wrong with bamboo clams, garnished with garlic, spring onion and chillies! Particularly, this is one of my favourite! 

 Salted Spicy PUTIEN Clam

Crisp and lightly battered with spring onions and diced chilies! A good snack to begin with.

PUTIEN Clam Omelette

Honestly, the bamboo clam complements quite well with the omelette!

 Steamed PUTIEN Clam with Wine
 
Clams steamed with the traditional Chinese wine - Huadiao? How interesting? And yes, it tasted rather classic on its own. You got to give this a try!

 Stir-fried PUTIEN Clam with Ginger & Spring Onion

Baked PUTIEN Clam served on Hot Plate 

Brilliantly prepared with sea salt as the hallmark component of a fresh seafood dish. Honestly, it already so good on its own without the dip of the sea salt. You could taste the natural sweetness of this dish.

 PUTIEN Clam Soup with Toufu Meatballs

 Chilled Putian Loquat in Herbal Jelly

A light and refreshing dessert. I adore the texture of the herbal jelly that was nicely created. It was  not too sweet nor blend.

PUTIEN 
ION Orchard
#04-12
Singapore 238801

Friday, May 13

4 Days 3 Nights Krabi Trip


Triple Cheese Toasties

Sunrise Omelette

Our flight time is at around 10.15am. Jiewei and Me reached Changi Airport at 8am. We had our breakfast at Swensen's before entering to the departure hall. The food was decent though I prefer the sunrise omelette over the Triple Cheese Toasties.



We got some time to kill. Hence, we went to the sunflower garden and take pictures. 


Here we are! On the way to our desire destination - Krabi!


About an hour later, we reached Krabi airport. We boarded the shuttle bus (150 Baht each) to Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach! It took us about an hour to reach the resort.






The usual amenities are provided so you do not have to worry much about that. The room itself comes with a television and a fridge as well.




Honestly, a beautiful resort to relax and appreciate the nature. 


We headed Thara Massage for some good Traditional Thai Massage. I will recommend you to visit this place because the massage is pretty good! It was so much better than the one I had at Batam.



Then, we took taxi to Krabi Town night market. It cost us 700 Baht (to and fro). A fun experience taking such open concept taxi. 



We did not really tried the food at the night market because my travel pal is not feeling well. Thus, I did not take many photos as well. The fried chicken here are tasty though I prefer the original one. 




The next morning, we had our breakfast at Holiday Inn itself. There are many varieties for one to indulge. 

















After which, we went for island hopping! We bought our tour package at our resort - Ao-Nang Travel and Tour. Nevertheless, it costs more pricey but certainly more safe and convenient for us. Lunch, snack, fruits, water, life jacket, snorkel equipment and insurance are included.

We departed from Railay Beach by Speedboat to Phi Phi islands. 

The places we visited includes:
- Phi Phi Ley Island
- Viking Cave
- Pileh Bay
- Loh Samah Bay
- Maya Bay
- Phi Phi Don
- Bamboo island

I did snorkel some moment at Loh Samah Bay. There are many fishes there! A pity I did not take any photos but the experience was quite fun. 

I adore Bamboo island the most because it was less crowded. Not to forget, the clear blue water and the many nice photo-taking opportunities. 


Headed back to our room. Then, we requested for room service and ordered fish and chips for our dinner. It tasted okay though it could have been better.





Iced Thai Tea

Satay Chicken Wrap

Hot Chocolate

Fresh Toast

The next morning, breakfast was at Cuckoo's Nest Bar & Restaurant. The food tasted reasonably tasty. Particularly, I enjoyed the Satay Chicken Wrap and Iced Thai tea! The fresh toast was okay though it was tad sweet for my taste bud. If you not already know, this was rank 21 in trip advisor. 




After that, went swimming. Surprising, it seems that I need some warm up before remembering how to swim? It has been soo.. long since I swim. I remembered I was so much better in swimming in the past.




Lunch was at May & Zin Restaurant! The food was good with an affordable price. If you not already know, this was rank 5 in trip advisor!












We had our dinner at Wang Sai Seafood restaurant. All in all, the food was okay. However, the service was pretty slow. I adore the fried prawns and vegetable for its taste and freshness.


That's all folks! (: