Showing posts with label drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drinks. Show all posts

9 February 2017

Shhh.. Don’t Tell Mama - Food Tasting

Don't Tell Mama is a bistro that takes up residence at Tanjong Pagar, offering Korean-Mexican fusion. It is under the same group as Chicken Up, hence located side-by-side.

The industrial looking interior concept allows guests not to worry about dresscode – simply let our hair down and have fun! 

The colorful drinks caught my attention immediately. What’s more with blinking mini-lightbulbs for the cocktails, enough to make most girls’ hearts go thumping with delight.

To begin with, we had a few Frozen Cocktails $25:

Left to Right:
Parcharita (Passionfruit, Mango and Tequila)
Lycherita (Lychee and Tequila)
Strawberrita (Strawberry and Tequila)

My favourite will always be lychee flavoured drinks, so Lycherita wins hands-down! The Parcharita was also good, with the tangy passionfruit and mango combi. We were able to control the amount of alcohol added to the Sojuritas, hence these drinks are suited for people of all ‘alcoholic’ levels.

Lightbulb Drinks (Soda $5; Juice or Smoothies from $6; Cocktails From $15)

As we already have quite a lot of alcoholic drinks from the Frozen cocktails / Sojuritas, we decided to simply get the soda version for the Lightbulb drinks. Even though I usually avoid blue-colored drinks, the blue lemon soda was very refreshing and nothing like ‘cough syrup’ as I would usually expect blue-colored drinks to be :p The strawberry soda was great too. I guess this makes a perfect first-date drink, guys ;)

Now, let’s take a look at the fusion menu they offer.

Nachos Cheese Omelette Pancake $8

A fushion of two of my favourite starters - nachos cheese and korean pancake, whoo!
The pancake is the soft, chewy type without any crispy edge or surface. However, pairing with the nachos gives it the 'crisp' texture immediately! 

Kimchi Fries $18

Well, what can go wrong with fries? Nothing! The kimchi sauce was well-flavoured and topped with real sautéed kimchi and soy-seasoned shredded chicken. This goes right after my American-style beef chili-cheese fries in my ‘Favorites’ list :p

Bulgogi Quesadilla $14

Not sure if it was the beef, but I love this starter dish! It would make a good main course for one pax if you’re there for ‘proper’ dinner instead of a mass drinking session.

Prawn Burrito $12

This doesn’t seem like a typical burrito, but more towards prawn pizza wrap (if there’s such a thing). The taste of the spices was quite strong, probably good to go with beers or other alcoholic drinks.

Spicy Lollipops $8

These lollipops have nothing to do with sweetness in actual fact. They are chicken drumlets coated with Korean sweet-spicy sauce with some of the meat carved out to shape them like lollipops. The meat is tender and flavorful, easily making it one of our top favourites that evening.

Fried Chicken Wings $8

The wings are very crispy on the outside and the meat has just the right taste. Perfect for a chicken-and-beer chillax night.

Onion Bomb $12

This is the second time I’m trying an onion bomb and this at DTMM certainly makes me feel like going for my third and fourth time! It is incredibly good that even non-onion eaters enjoyed it.


Drop by Don't Tell Mama Facebook page for updates of their latest promotions and events.

For now, the whole of February, go bottomless with the beers and margaritas at DTMM for only $30 for the ladies / $40 for the gents from 7pm-10pm! 

Alternatively, grab a beer for only $1!

Spread the love :)

5 December 2016

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Review

Experience collagen at its finest with BRAND'S® InnerShine® latest breakthrough innovation - RubySignatureTM formula. 

Unlike normal collagen, RubySignature™ formula is created with a unique and precious blend of ingredients derived from natural sources. It contains micro-collagen and one of mother nature’s most powerful antioxidants, astaxanthin (micro-algae extract). Scientifically proven, its anti-oxidant power is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, 800 times more powerful than CoQ10 and 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E.

We all know collagen is necessary to support the skin’s structural foundation to improve firmness and elasticity for youthful and supple skin. Astaxanthin serves as the perfect complement by acting as a natural shield against the collagen-depleting procedure. In containing both micro-collagen and astaxanthin, RubySignature™ formula defies the ageing process by performing a vital triple-action of supplying collagen, protecting against collagen degradation and delivering collagen effectively to skin cells. Designed to complement your topical skincare routine - in 6 weeks, experience skin rejuvenating power with  BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence*. Daily consumption will help to ensure that your body is adequately supplied with the essential nutrients for optimal skin support and protection. For optimum efficacy, it is recommended that BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen be consumed twice daily to experience the skin age-reversing difference in 6 weeks*.

*Results may vary according to individuals

After my recent beach getaway (more on Instagram @OYHZ), I definitely need new RubyCollagen Essence range by BRAND’S® InnerShine® even more to fight the collagen-depleting rays of the sun. 

If I had been reminded earlier, I would have brought with me a few bottles or stripes for the holiday. Still, better late than never! In order to fend of the visual signs of aging, it is necessary to not only replenish lost collagen, but also prevent further collagen degradation in the skin from occurring. Inspired by this insight, BRAND’S® InnerShine® developed RubySignature™, a formulation designed specifically to challenge the existing paradigm in anti-aging skin care.

Both packaging are rather slim and compact for slotting into our ladies bags :) This is how you could simply bring it along for a day trip or for consumption!

If you had read my previous review on the marine collagen here, I personally find that the RubyCollagen Essence suits my palate better with the more tangy taste.  BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is infused with natural pomegranate juice that gives the invigorating and zesty flavour. Being so delicious, it is certainly an added bonus to addressing the needs of aging skin.

I had been drinking BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence for the past week and so far my skin has been recovering well from the slight sunburnt on my cheeks. The burnt cheeks didn’t turn patchy or flaky (thankfully!) and the bumps that appeared on my face right after the trip are disappearing fast. This may be the effect of the RubyCollagen Essence, coupled with the hydrating and soothing products I spammed right after I got home. Plus some deep-cleansing and exfoliating masks which I have been more diligently using too. 

According to Isabella Tan, Vice President and General Manager of Cerebos Pacific Limited Singapore, Brunei, and Philippines, “The creation of the RubyCollagen Essence range has enabled BRAND’S® InnerShine® to capitalize on an underserved realm within the anti-aging beauty space, addressing women’s needs for a more complete and holistic anti-aging skin care regimen that also nourishes from the inside out.”

There are 2 formats to RubyCollagen:

1. BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence (50ml x 12) SGD $62.90

2. BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence Strip (15g x 10): SGD $36.00

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About BRAND’S®
Operating across six major markets namely, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, BRAND’S® is the market leader in Asia with over 80 per cent market share. The company-owned manufacturing plants located in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and China ensures that products meet the highest quality and safety standards. Keeping relevant with consumers’ demands and changing needs is one of the company’s topmost priorities.

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30 September 2014

Southwest Tavern Singapore

Got to know of a cowboy theme restaurant located in the west side of Singapore at TradeHub 21, hugeee thanks to Vincent!

Southwest Tavern

8 Boon Lay Way #01-33 Tradehub 21
Singapore 609964

Tel: 6515 4303

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun: 15:00 - 00:00
PH: 17:00 - 00:00

TradeHub 21 has free parking for the first hour. Plus free parking on weekdays after 7, weekends and PH!

Nearest Bus Stop
Bus 52, 99, 105, 105B, 188 and NR5

Nearest MRT station
Jurong East MRT (NS1/EW24)
Take bus 105 for 7 stops


The restaurant-and-bar-in-one in a neighborhood location has its furnishings vastly influenced by the Texas ‘cowboy’ culture and effortlessly radiates a warm, casual and intimate atmosphere that would appeal to even the most discerning diner.
Despite the restaurant nestled amidst offices and the train tracks, it gives out the vibe of a sub-urban rustic, relaxing scene that invites bar goers to unwind absolutely at the bar with a refreshing smooth pint of beer or cocktail of their choice. Stocked with a staggering variety of beer, wine and other spirits, and classic cocktails, Southwest Tavern would confidently be able to cater to every taste.


We were there on a weekend evening and the crowd started streaming in around 7pm. Be sure to make reservations if you're visiting on a weekend night :)


Peach soda and lychee milkshake ice-blended.

Topped with a lychee, cute!

Southwest Tavern serves many authentic American tavern dishes and a variety of beers. Popular for their yummy steaks, interesting beer butt chickens and famous suicide wings, we had to try at least one of them on our first visit!
Hence we decided on the Meat Lover platter so that we can sample their steak plus two other meat dishes :p

Meat Lover $68
Australia Marbled Sirloin, Lamb Shank and Pork Ribs
(We requested for the lamb shank to be changed to grilled Norwegian Salmon instead)


This platter is good to be shared with two or more people. The sirloin steak was indeed marbled well and evenly, as pictured in the menu. We requested for it to be done medium well, and the steak came slightly blackened with bits of crisp on the exterior but still quite pink and juicy inside. Importantly, it was done (medium-well) perfectly without much of the bloodiness yay! This red meat is so succulent that it is good to go even without the steak sauce.

With home-made mash potatoes where you can still bite into chunks of real, soft potatoes, and salad with such fresh, crunchy greens, the sides were no less amazing than the mains. Those sides were an joyful discovery for us, proving that the whole platter was done with so much love and effort right down to the details.

I’d mentioned in other post that I’m not exactly a fan of pork. However, the pork ribs served at Southwest Tavern is so tender and mouth-watering that I finished most of the dish on my own!

Mocktail (tequila sunrise) as an after-drink.

Specially-created chilli for their famous suicide wings!

On a whole, Southwest Tavern recreates an unforgettable experience with value-for-money beers and authentic American Tavern dishes. It is a great hangout venue in alfresco setting, especially for those staying or working near the West.

I can’t wait to visit again for the beer-butt chicken with a larger group of friends!


A note on their upcoming event:
Oktoberfest @ Southwest tavern
04/10/2014 from 7.00pm - 10.00pm

By reservation only! Call 65154303 to book now :)
Quote: "I got the info from Facebook" so Southwest Tavern can bring you more deals through Facebook.

S$50.00++ per pax

Free flow, draught beer
Erdinger and Heineken

Buffet style
- potato gratin / potato wedges with demi glaze brown sauce
- garden salad with lemon vinaigrette
- pork knuckle
- pork roulade
- german pork bratwurst
- chicken bratwurst
- veal bratwurst
- bbq pork ribs


13 September 2014

Swensen's U.S. Southern Barbecue Menu from 1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014.

Savor five new tantalizing seasonal additions with a Cajun twist that are big on flavors.

This season, Swensen’s flames up its grill and dishes up a menu inspired by the bold flavor palates unique to the Southern USA. Barbecuing is an all-American cooking technique that 
has resounding popularity today, with its roots firmly entrenched in good, ‘ol Southern comfort. So lasso up, and take heart in traditional country favourites cooked over hot, seasoned grills and slathered with rich, creamy sauces that deliver bangs of flavor.

Serving up rustic, wholesome dishes fit for any cowboy, Swensen’s pays its homage to Southern fare with tantalizing entrees like Swensen’s Cajun Chicken with Creamy Ranch Sauce, Grilled Snapper with Seafood Creole Sauce, Jalapeno BBQ Burger and a spicy appetizer in the novel Firecracker Soft Shell Prawns. For the complete Southern experience, finish up your meal with the zesty Key Lime Soda as inspired by the classic, American Key Lime Pie. 

Saddle up and dig in, as the limited edition menu is available only from 1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014.

Firecracker Soft Shell Prawns ($8.90)

These lightly battered morsels are coated with a unique blend of spices. Pop one of these for a 
party in your mouth! Served together with Swensen’s signature U.S. Fries and fresh veggie sticks with pineapple BBQ and Tartar sauce dips on the side.

Swensen’s Cajun Chicken with Creamy Ranch Sauce ($15.90)

A half chicken slow cooked with cajun herbs and spices, perfectly balanced by homemade creamy ranch sauce. Accompanied with mixed wild rice, mesclun salad and BBQ beans. Definitely a serving generous enough for the hungry cowboy!

Grilled Snapper with Seafood Creole Sauce ($17.90)

Using the finest and freshest ingredients, Swensen’s brings you this specially caught 
saltwater snapper on a platter! Tenderly grilled and generously drizzled with chef’s own special creamy creole sauce, it comes with buttered vegetables and mixed wild rice to complete the meal.

Jalapeno BBQ Burger ($16.90)

It’s getting hot in here! This Southern burger is stacked high with a juicy beef patty, flavorful jalapeno chunks and onion rings to serve up an excellent gourmet burger experience. Served with steak cut fries lightly seasoned in cajun spices and mesclun salad.

Key Lime Soda ($5.80)

Swensen’s version of the classic American Key Lime pie, made into a drink! Creamy, zesty, sharp, sweet and delicious. Take a sip, close your eyes and be transported to the Florida Keys…

Feeling thirsty now? Order up any U.S. BBQ main course with the Firecracker Soft Shell Prawns and enjoy the refreshing Key Lime Soda at a discounted price of $2! 

To cool down, we had our special ice cream creation from the ice cream buffet bar that's only available at Swensen's Ion Orchard outlet :)

This limited time only (U.S. Southern Barbecue) menu will be available at all Swensen’s outlets from 1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014.
Give them a try while you can! :)