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12 December 2016

Kay's Instant Macaroni review

Whipping up a macaroni meal is now as easy as in 1…2…3 mins! All thanks to Kay’s Singapore instant macaroni packets!




About Kay’s

“In 2008, we started as an import and distribution company that serve healthy and natural food products. After gaining profound knowledge of food industry for 8 years, the experience that we have gathered allowed us to identify specific requirements in the consumers lifestyle and food industry. Therefore with this foresight, we open our doors in 2015 and committed to cater consumer only the finest, high-quality and affordable food products in Singapore. We believe that anyone can prepare food quickly and easily for themselves and their loved ones by using our food products, which is made in Singapore. In line with this belief in preparing food conveniently, we introduce our first instant macaroni that can help customers to save time and money in their busy and time-tight lifestyle.”

These are the instant macaroni flavours available currently:

Anchovy



“Anchovy stock is one of the most important parts in enhancing the soup-based flavourful. Making anchovies stock is fast and convenient and usually takes 10-15 minute, unlike making chicken or vegetable stock.
However, if using our anchovy macaroni, anchovy macaroni will be ready after 3 minutes.”


Curry



“Spice it up with our curry flavour with only 3 minutes of your time. It is so simple that you do not require to prepare a variety of herbs to bring out the spiciness of the curry.”


Tom Yum



“Eat it fresh and eat it warm! Our Tom yum macaroni flavour gives you hot and sour soup that you had ever experience and achieve it with a few simple steps”


Chicken



“Preparing chicken soup is tedious as it requires a lot of chopping and cleaning of the chicken. Also, it is time-consuming. By using our chicken macaroni, you are able to achieve the full and soothing soup base in less than 10 minutes.”


Vegetable



“Broth is one of the most important components in any vegetable-related food. By making a hearty and filling vegetable macaroni, you only need the broth, which is in the macaroni packet, macaroni and the rest of the ingredients that gives you a delicious meal.”

My personal favourite is the tom yum flavour as it has just the right amount of spiciness (not spicy at all if you’re a chili kind of person) and tanginess that is extremely refreshing.
You may even want to add ingredients of your choice to make it more nutritious – I added some fresh clams to create the seafood tom yum flavour.



Garlic 1 clove
White wine 100ml
Fresh clams 12-15
Instant macaroni pack
Boiling water 250ml

1) Stir-fry the garlic till golden brown. You may add some chili flakes
2) Add 100ml white wine for 10 seconds
3) Add the clams to simmer for 3-5 mins, till all the clams are popped open.
4) While the clams are cooking, add the boiling water to the macaroni and seasoning in a separate bowl to simmer
5) Once the clams are done, transfer the clams and broth to the ready macaroni and ta-dah!



Kay’s Macaroni is available at $3.20 (pack of three) from Sheng Siong Supermarket, Fairprice stores, Prime Supermarket and more. Latest list of outlets can be found at their Facebook page.

4 October 2015

Sunrise Bistro & Bar [Media Tasting]


Was invited to chill out at Sunrise Bistro & Bar last week, an impressive restaurant located at a quaint stretch along East Coast Park.


As the name suggests, Sunrise offers both a bistro and a bar, with indoor and alfresco seats.



Helmed by 41 year-old Executive Chef & Owner Vincent Teng with an impressive 22-year culinary experience, Sunrise Bistro & Bar specialises in serving casual fusion dishes - French fare cooked with a contemporary twist and a fine blend of creativity peppered with Asian inspired flavours (the Sous Vide way). This enables diners to experience fine dining at more affordable prices!


There is a live band - The Tripsters - that performs every night at 9pm, and allows you to send song dedications. We definitely had a good time with their performance that evening! All photos credit to molly-mia's camera cos I didn't had mine. We took turns to "work" that night, haha.

We started off our fine dining tasting with a lovely cocktail - Lady in Pink.
Made up of malibu, vodka, cranberry juice, sparkling wine, and topped with sweet, juicy strawberries, I would definitely go back to Sunrise for this anytime!



Seafood Chowder Soup $12
Creamy seafood soup with seasonal fresh seafood, topped with chopped chives and extra virgin olive oil



The seafood chowder didn't come looking like the usual creamy chowder. It was quite orangey as Chef Vincent included tomatoes in the base to give it a more zesty flavour, making it more refreshing as an appetizer. The soup was served with generous amount of seafood and a bread, definitely value-for-money. One of my favourite for the night!


Seared Foie Gras $19
Seared goose liver on brioche bread layered with mango with citrus jam and berry compote



We had half the usual serving-size for the foie gras to leave more tummy space for the rest of the dishes. Sunrise uses goose liver and it was seared to perfection - so fragrant and smooth. The tangy mango slice complements the fatty foie gras flawlessly.


Sunrise "Fish & Chips" $26
Crispy fried red snapper with lemon myrtle pepper served with mango salsa tartare sauce and french fries



Again, this fish & chips was very different from what we had expected. An absolute embodiment of fusion food - Asian dish with Western presentation. I was telling Mia that it tasted like sweet-and-sour fish without the sauce, probably due to the fact that it is fried red snapper instead of the usual battered dory fish.


Cereal Crusted Cod Fish $28
Baked cod fish with cereal crust served with seasonal vegetable braised in sesame oil and giner shoyu broth


This is my favourite main of the evening. 
The cereal crust is so fragrant and crispy, while the texture of the cod fish is tender and flavourful after being soaked in the sesame oil & ginger shoyu broth.


Asian Five Spice Duck Leg Confit $28
Sous vide 8-hour crispy duck leg infused with five spice served with citrus salad & passionfruit sauce



Definitely sous vide for 8 hours as the duck meat was so tender. The skin was totally crispy and fragrant, making me finish up every piece of it.


Marmite Canadian Pork Shoulder $26
Sous vide and grilled pork shoulder with marmite marinate served with seasonal vegetable



The pork shoulder is marinated with marmite before sous vide. This is the first time trying marmite and it was quite good. Not too overwhelming as I had thought. The pork shoulder taste very similar to char siew, without the fattiness, reminding us again of Chef Vincent's fusion culinary approach.


BBQ Beef Short Ribs $32
24-hour Sous vide to tender and roast with homemade BBQ sauce served with seasonal vegetables



This beef short ribs were sous vide for 24 hours making it so tender and juicy. The insides of the ribs remains pink and the meat so succulent.


Tiramisu Semi Freddo $12
Semi frozen mascarpone cheese layered with coffee liquer jelly psonge topped with milo crunch and tuile biscuit



Not the first time having semi-freddo dessert, but it's my first having a semi-freddo version of tiramisu. It went well, especially with the fat, juicy raisin infused with brandy.


Salted Egg Yolk Custard Molten Chocolate Cake $14
Warm chocolate cake with melting salted egg yolk custard in the center served with vanilla ice cream




Another of my favourite for the evening. Chocolate lava cake that oozes salted egg yolk is simply divine!


Sunrise Bistro & Bar

902 East Coast Parkway, Playground @ Big Splash, Block B #01-05
Singapore 6440 9090

Opening Hours

Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 1:00am
Fri: 11:30am - 2:00am
Sat & Eve of Public Holiday: 9:00am - 2:00am
Sun & Public Holiday: 9:00am - 1:00am

Website

http://sunrisebistrobar.com/

28 September 2015

Chicken Legend SG




So in this hazy period, and where everybody is either drinking herbal tea or similar to reduce the harmful impacts on our throats or body in general, I was introduced to an yummy, cooling alternative - coconut steamboat! The steamboat base is from pure coconut water straight out of coconut itself, with no artificial sweeteners added into soup. This unique steamboat eatery can be found at a traditional coffee shop along the Upper East Coast road.




Chicken Legend

15 Upper East Coast Road

Reservation
+65 92950650


 I went for the media tasting by cab as I was in a rush to get there after work. However, after I've arrived, I realised that the stall is actually quite accessible by public transport. It's simply a minute walk away from the bus stop that has buses taking you to various popular stations like Bedok / Tampines :)

Now, let us get started on the food itself!



First, choose your steamboat set + any add-ons!



Here's a simpler illustration of their set menu.



Add-ons:


Set prices start from $20, which is the small set for two. Great for couples who wants to have steamboat by their own yet wanna avoid over-ordering!



The stall also serves its own special sauce which fuses over 10 different herbs, served with fresh condiments such as garlic, chilli and / or lime of your choice.



We had a regular set, seafood combo, as well as the meat combo.


The chicken cubes are from kampung chickens, which are said to have less fat and are healthier for consumption as they are fed with natural ingredients, rather than antibiotics-laced chicken feed. Also, they are usually reared in free-range farms, allowing the chickens to roam freely which translates to healthily ;)



The beef and pork are hand-sliced pretty evenly thin, making them great for sabu sabu ;)



As mentioned, the soup base contains only coconut, with no sugar and water added. The soup on its own is naturally sweet, and becomes more flavourful as the ingredients are added in bit by bit.



(The young, dashing boss showing us the way to enjoy Chicken Legend steamboat!)


Pot of gold!


Even mediacorp Tracy Lee was there for steamboat!



If you're going down to try out Chicken Legend coconut steamboat, do quote "HUI ZI" for 10% discount or free plate of meat worth $6 :)




25 December 2014

Swensen's SG50 menu (Jan-Mar 2015)

Was invited to food tasting at Swensen's for their upcoming SG50 menu.
Not only that, we tried the special christmas menu available in December as well!


My favourite was the Velvety Christmas Cheer ($6.90) that is a rich blend of red velvet chocolate, milk and milo, crowned with fluffy whipped cream and marshmallows. The perfect drink to get warm and cosy in this festive season :)

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Pop Goes the Caramel ($11.50)


This joyously delicious combination just got better! Generous scoops of Salted Caramel ice cream topped with crunchy caramel popcorn and drizzled with luxuriously smooth caramel, this is one magical treat you can't miss.

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As a local staple family restaurant, Swensen’s has grown and progressed alongside Singapore every step of the way for the past few decades. In conjunction with the momentous SG50 island-wide celebration, Swensen’s presents an inventive menu that pays homage to the nation’s signature flair of Singaporean flavors by reintroducing all-time favourite dishes infused with the essence of local specialties. 

For the whole year of 2015, diners can expect an intriguing dish every month at Swensen’s as part of an ongoing joyous celebration for the nation’s 50 year milestone. These limited edition offerings are bound to please your palettes with their rich, comforting flavors, all at a pocket-friendly price point. 

SG50 Menu: January 2015 – March 2015 
The three entrées will be launched successively in the first quarter of the year, and would satiate any appetite looking to devour savoury dishes with a spicy kick.


January 2015

Laksa Aglio Olio with King Prawns ($14.90)


A Swensen’s original back by popular demand! Putting a local twist on the classic Aglio Olio, this
indulgent creation features succulent king prawns poached in a flavorful Court-Bouillion and tossed in tantalizing Laksa pesto and fragrant Laksa leaves. 
The laksa flavour was pretty much undetectable, but the fragrance of the laksa leaves were definitely heavenly. However, if you're on a first date, do take note of the laksa leaves getting stuck between the teeth :p The Aglio Olio is surprisingly not spicy at all, hence we would recommend having a 'spicy' version for real aglio olio lovers :)


February 2015

Grilled Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce ($14.90)


One of Singapore’s most enduring dishes with a Swensen’s makeover! This main course features
juicy chicken marinated with chef’s special blend of spices and grilled to tender perfection, accompanied with a delicious homemade satay gravy, which is DA-BOMB if you're craving for satay and don't wanna spend time queueing/waiting for those at food stalls that will eventually come chao-tar, like 90% of the time :/ I can't wait for February to come~!
Complementing the dish perfectly is a side of fragrant pineapple butter rice and refreshing mixed
salad, and crackers.


March 2015

Beef Rendang Baked Rice ($13.90)




Dig into tender beef slices wonderfully basted in delectable homemade spicy Rendang sauce, served
over a bed of aromatic savory rice. The dish is then baked to golden brown perfection with a layer of
delicious melted cheese, and crowned with crispy prawn crackers for that crunchy finish.
I personally find this main course a little too spicy for my taste buds, but wouldn't deny that it is the most flavourful out of the three dishes we sampled.

The SG50 Menu launches in Swensen’s restaurants island-wide from 1st January 2015, and will run till 31st December 2015. Each dish will only be there for a month, so do check them out while available!

Below are addresses of the Swensen's outlets :)

Ang Mo Kio Hub
53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
#B1-25/26

Bedok Mall
311 New Upper Changi Road
#01-77

Bukit Panjang Plaza
1 Jelebu Road
#03-04

Causeway Point
1 Woodlands Square
#02-08/09

Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road
#02-52/53/54

Compass Point
1 Sengkang Square
#B1-28/29

City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road
#03-37/38

Clementi Mall
3155 Commonwealth Ave
West #05-31/32/33

E! Hub @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close #02-121/122

IMM
2 Jurong East Street 21
#01-111

ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
#B1-31

Junction 8
9 Bishan Place
#01-39

Jurong Point
63 Jurong West Central 3
#B1-64

Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-206/207

Nex Mall
23 Serangoon Central
#02-07/08

North Point
930 Yishun Avenue 2
#01-16/17

Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
#B1-33/34

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
#03-23

Tampines Mall
4 Tampines Central 5
#03-30

The Seletar Mall *NEW*
33 Sengkang Avenue
#02-11/12

Thomson Plaza
301 Upper Thompson Road
#03-23

West Mall
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
#02-05

24 hours Swensen's Outlet

Changi Airport Terminal 2
Mezzanine Level, Arrival Meeting Hall North