21 Aug 2014 Manhattan Fish Market: 50% OFF Lobster Feast!

Manhanttan Fish Market is having 50% OFF Lobster Feast at Kallang Wave Mall, Suntec City and Marina Square only (till 31 Aug 2014)

Manhattan Fish Market $42.42 (50% off) Lobster Platter (till 31 Aug 2014)

Credits to: Manhanttan Fish Market Singapore

Cheers,
Kelvin

20 Aug 2014 Food Most Likely To Make Us Sick

From time to time, we will fall into the trap of nasty bacteria from contaminated food.

Here in American, it’s a common sight and for us in Singapore, given our vast import of food from various sources, it’s important to take note who the main culprits are so that you can make sure these food are properly cleaned and processed before you cook and even consume it.

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Credits to The Huffington Post

Cheers
Kelvin

15 Aug 2014 20% OFF Every Menu Items @ Coco Curry House

Coco Curry House is now open at Westgate!
To celebrate their opening, they are going to offer 20% OFF all menu items, INCLUDING BEVERAGES!

So, what are you waiting for?

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Credits to Coco Curry House Singapore

Cheers
Kelvin

13 Aug 2014 Top 5 Worst Fake Foods

Just because the product you eat smells like a strawberry and tastes like a strawberry doesn’t mean it actually contains strawberry. Sometimes you need to ask yourself if what you are eating is a real food or is it just a mixture of chemicals and artificial additives. Here are the food imposters you should never ever eat ! As a start I would suggest you to read the food labels and see what they contain – you may be shocked by what you find out. So watch out for what you eat.

1. CRAB STICKSYou may be thinking that you eat crab in crab sticks, but this name is misleading. Crab sticks are actually manufactured from a processed seafood made of finely cheap pulverized white fish flesh (called surimi), with different edible additions (crab extract, crab flavor, seasonings etc). Surimi is available in many shapes, forms and textures, and is often used to imitate the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab, and other shellfish. In crab sticks it is shaped to resemble leg meat of a crab. It enables food manufacturers to take cheap fish and upgrade it to a taste of the most expensive fish meats such as crab or lobster. This could have been worse as fish is considered good for us, but still it’s not a crab and it’s still a highly processed product with many additives. The assortment of additives may include other fish products, but it is usually egg whites, oils, salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and various starches and gums to create the expected texture.

2. CHEESE DIPSThe yellow paste usually comes in a glass jar and is used as a topping for cheesesteaks, corn chips, hot dogs and other foods. The advantage of it is that it’s more spreadable and melts better than natural cheese.  A single serving, which is defined as just two level tablespoons, contains nearly a third of a day’s recommended maximum of saturated fat as well as a third of the maximum sodium recommended for most of American adults. The problem is that if you sit in front of the TV and start dipping your crackers in it, it’s hard to stick to only 2 tablespoons. Also there are so many items listed in this product, starting with the watery by-product of milk called whey, canola oil, corn syrup, and an additive called milk protein concentrate, which manufacturers had begun importing from other countries as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive powdered milk. So is it really a cheese, or perhaps more of a yellow-dyed paste?

3. CHICKEN NUGGETS

Usually chicken nuggets contain just 40-50% meat and have been battered and deep fried. The rest seems to belong more to an industrial factory but not to a food retailer. Chicken nuggets are sold in various portion sizes. We all know that white chicken meat is one of the best sources of lean protein, but what has happened is that some companies have chosen to use an artificial mixture of chicken parts rather than low-fat chicken white meat, batter it up and fry it. Chicken nuggets tend to have a high fat content because they are breaded and fried, and are high in calories, salt and sugar. Eating them occasionally will not kill you, but since they taste good, are cheap and convenient and kids love them, it’s easier to eat them more often.

4. WHITE BREAD

It has been known for a long time that white bread and refined grains in general aren’t particularly nutritious with all the nutrients taken out. As you know, whole grains are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, but when the flour is refined, it loses many of its nutrients. Refined grains are no longer a complex carbohydrate and are no longer a slow release source of energy. They need little digestion and are absorbed rapidly so increase glucose levels in the body. During the refining process of wheat, the germ and the bran is removed and this means that the most nutritious part of the grain including fiber, vitamins and minerals is lost.  It can be fortified, but sometimes with cheapest form of minerals and vitamins that are poorly absorbed by the body.

5. MAPLE SYRUP

Maple syrup is a syrup usually made from the sap of the maple tree, and many people love genuine 100% maple syrup, but the cheap, fake syrup that is a mix of water, high-fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring is not what you are looking for. In the United States, “maple syrup” must be made almost entirely from maple sap, although small amounts of substances such as salt may be added. On the other had “Maple-flavored” syrups include maple syrup but may contain additional ingredients. “Pancake syrup”, “waffle syrup”, “table syrup”, and similarly named syrups are substitutes which are cheaper than maple syrup, and in these syrups the primary ingredient is most often high fructose corn syrup and they have no genuine maple content.

So choose real foods as much as possible and be more aware of what goes into your body.

“Everything in moderation” is usually pretty sound advice, but let’s face it: Some things you should just not put in your mouth. From artificial flavors and colors to words you’d need an advanced degree in chemistry to pronounce, there are thousands of ingredients making their way into your food that are simply not, strictly speaking, food.

Credits to: http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/top-10-worst-fake-foods/

09 Aug 2014 Happy 49th National Day Singapore!

It’s Singapore’s 49th birthday and to celebrate, we are here with a local favourite among Singaporeans!

Rong Guang Seafood can be found back at their original location at Alexandra Village Food Centre. Fans of BBQ seafood can always trust them to have nice and reasonably priced seafood there!

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Below are my favourites from the stall! First off, black pepper crayfish. Tasty sauce with succulent meat!

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Cant do without the bbq sambal sotong (squid)! Chewy and nice!

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Another classic which most singaporeans love! BBQ Sambal Stingray! Tender and fresh!

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Ordered this for the 1st time and its done pretty well. Chinese mushrooms with spinach!

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A MUST order from AV food centre is this avocado milkshake! Normally i order from Mr Avocado, but they were closed so i ordered from King Avacado. They are pretty decent too.

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I hope all you Singaporeans out there are busy feasting! After all we are a nation of good food! =D

Cheers,

Don

 

07 Aug 2014 Cake of the Month Special at W39 Bistro

W39 Bistro is celebrating the Nation’s birthday!

To celebrate this joyous occasion, they will be offering their signature cake at a special price of $4.90.

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RED VELVET CAKE: A moist chocolate sponge cake stained a gorgeous red with organic beetroot juice, then layered delicately with smooth cream cheese. A perfect companion for that afternoon cuppa, and equally delightfully as a treat on its own. – (Offers valid till 31st August 2014. Whole cake orders need to be placed at least 4 days in advance.)

Address: 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, 128637
Phone:9646 5372
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Credits to W39 Bistro

Cheers,
Kelvin

06 Aug 2014 Fat Bird
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This is not your typical hot pot. This pot comes with yummy broth and comes with lots of vegetables and chicken meat. The soup comes spicy szechuan style broth or dark non-spicy sauce.

There is a whole list of ala-carte meat or dishes u can order to compliment the hot pot!

The food here is not too bad. But with the rich broth, after a while its too much for me. I will come back again, but not too soon!

Cheers,

Don

04 Aug 2014 Soyato 1-for-1 promotion at NTUC Fairprice and Isetan Supermarket

Seeing double? No you’re not! Soyato is having our month long 1-for-1 promotion this August to celebrate National Day! Yes we are a local brand and proud to be one! Get your pints today at NTUC Fairprice and Isetan supermarkets!

So, why not support our local brand and get this special deal today!
Valud until 31 August 2014 only!

Soyato 1 for 1 Ice Cream Promotion at NTUC Fairprice and Isetan Supermarkets(till 31 Aug 2014)srr

 

Cheers
Kelvin

Credits to Soyato Singapore

02 Aug 2014 Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House

There are as many as 13 types of Imperial Treasure with each having its own unique specialties and taste.

Although some of the dishes they served might be same throughout all Imperial Treasure group of restaurants, it heartens me to know the fact that they defines each restaurant differently so as to make sure the food they served are of top quality and standards to not only new but returning customers as well.

Today, I am going to talk about one of the latest outlet which just open back in 2013 in 100AM, Tanjong Pagar. Along with the revamp of Amara Hotel, 100AM was opened with lots of shops and restaurants, including Imperial Treasure Noodle and Congee House.

We hardly see today the word “Congee” in Singapore food culture and context because it is still very much a ‘Hong Kong’ thing. And if there’s any place you want to taste that ‘Hong Kong’ Congee, Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House is the place to go.

Over here, they served traditional dim sum along with an extensive list of Congee for you to choose from, ranging from the common Frog Leg Congee to the traditional Century Egg with Lean Meat Congee. They also boost a variety of classic Imperial Treasure dishes such as Roasted Combination Platter, Crispy Toufu etc.

Meatball Congee

Prawn Ball Congee

I would definitely give a huge thumbs up for their soft and silken like Congee. It just never fails to impress. Along with their one and only doughstick fried and cut into bite sized pieces, it goes perfectly well with the Congee. Their ingredients, fresh and perfectly cooked to make sure it’s blended well within the ‘pool’ of Congee, like a hidden treasure.

Among the dim sum lies my same usual ‘culprits’, especially the Steamed Pork Ribs in Black Bean Sauce.

Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Po Luo Char Siew Bao

Har Gow

Fried Prawn Fritters

Pan Fried Carrot Cake

Prawn Chee Cheong Fan

It gets really crowded during the usual lunchtime and dinner time. Make sure you make your reservations, if not, be prepared to wait for at least 30 to 60 mins.

It’s a decent ‘damage’ to the pocket with probably between $10 – $20 per pax, depending on the number of dishes you ordered.

Cheers
Kelvin

30 Jul 2014 WTF! (We’re The Furballs)
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Are you a dog lover?? This is the place for you to chill! Here is a dog cafe where you can buy some food and drinks and just chill with all the dogs from the cafe! Interesting concept i must say.

There is an entrance fee of about 9 bucks if i remember correctly which is inclusive of a drink of your choice (hot or cold).

Look at all the little ones! Cute!

The food selection here is limited but hey you know you are not here for the food. haha.

In fact you will rather spend money trying your luck to catch these treats for the little furballs. =D Now you know how to get them to lie on your lap! =p

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Till next time,

WOOF!

PS: You can’t bring your own dogs in. Only can play with the dogs there!