Lady M Confections At Fullerton One

Lady M Confections At Fullerton One

Sweet delights that I had recently turned my gloomy days into a happy one was from the New York’s Lady M Confections. With two outlets in Singapore, located in Fullerton One and Marina Square, I decided to pay a visit to Lady M Confections at Fullerton One. Located at the Singapore’s Merlion and opposite the Esplanade, this New York bakery shop which prides itself of appealing and fine pastries has a minimalistic interior design with white as the primary colour.

Pushing the glass door open, the glass panes in Lady M Confections at Fullerton One brightens up the whole cafe. On an estimate, this bakery outlet can house about 16 people. No coffee for myself this time, just plain cake eating session and relax away in this originated New York confectionary outlet in the central area of Singapore.

 

Lady M Confection At Fullerton One

Lady M Confection At Fullerton One

 

Up to 12 different exquisite pastries were available in Lady M Confections, namely the Vanilla Mille Crepes ($8 per slice), Red Velvet ($9 per slice), Strawberry Shortcake ($8.50 per slice) and Tarte Aux Fruits ($10 per slice). Beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and champagnes are served in their cafe.

Frankly speaking, the pastry that tempted me to give it a try was the Checkers ($8.50 per slice), which was internally designed with patterns of the checkers chessboard by using vanilla and chocolate sponge cakes. The whole cake was then covered with chocolate ganache.

Served cold, my first bite on the Checkers was fluffy soft sponge cake with thick and sweet layer of chocolate taste.

 

Lady M Confection At Fullerton One

 

Baked together with chunky pieces of strawberries, cream and tasty puffs is the Strawberry Mille Feuille ($9 per slice). By adding the layers of puffs gave an additional chewy mouthfeel to this sweet, creamy and tasty slice of cake.

 

Lady M Confection At Fullerton One

 

Lady M Confections from New York is a beautiful pastry boutique that serves exquisite cakes that will sure delight everyone. I will say the price of the sliced cakes are pricey, but the overall taste of the pastries that I had were good. Great ambiance and nice scenery to take a break off the hectic and busy daily life.

 

Address of my visit
Lady M Confections
One Fullerton
1 Fullerton Road #01-10
Singapore 049213

Opening Hours
Weekdays: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Weekends: 11:00am to 12:00am

Telephone: (65) 6820 0830
Website: http://www.ladym.com.sg

 

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Korean Spicy Mung Bean Salad Recipe

Korean Spicy Mung Bean Salad Recipe

My family loves to have small side dishes like pickles, Achar (Nonya spicy mixed vegetables) or Kimchi (Korean fermented vegetables) during meal times at home. These flavorful dishes which gives the extra crunchy mouth feel seem to have magical powers to make our appetite better. Recently, my wife decided to make the Korean Spicy Mung Bean, also known as sukjunamul, as a side dish for the whole family. As there are many Korean supermarkets in Singapore nowadays, looking for great selections of Korea-made food products such as condiments is easy. Therefore in this recipe post, two key ingredients are used. They are the Gochujang and Korean Fish sauce.

Gochujang, or red chili pepper paste, is a traditional Korean fermented paste which has an intense spiciness and saltiness. Taking a small spoon of Gochujang paste made me shut my eyes real tight! Next, the Fish sauce or Anchovy sauce is great for making Kimchi, stew and other food seasoning purposes.

This spicy mung bean salad is a simple to make side that would take about 30 minutes. Serving it chill and topping it on top of rice is a wonderful food experience. Now, let’s begin to create a Korean food taste at the comfort of your own home.

 

Serving size: 2 to 4 persons
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
1. 300 grams of Mung Bean
2. 2 stalk of scallion (spring onions), thinly cut
3. 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
4. 2 tablespoon of Gochujang
5. 1/2 tablespoon of Korean fish sauce
6. 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce

 

Korean Spicy Mung Bean Salad Recipe

 

Directions:
1. Toast the sesame seeds in the oven at 140 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
2. Wash the Mung Bean cleanly.
3. Set a pot of boiling water, add the washed Mung Beans and allow it to be cooked for 8 minutes under medium heat.
4. Strain the cooked Mung Beans and set it aside to cool.
5. To remove any excess water, gently squeeze the cooked Mung Bean.
6. Put the Mung Bean sprouts into a food container and add in the Korean fish sauce, soy sauce and Gochujang. If you enjoy more spiciness, you can add in more Gochujang paste.
7. Topped the ingredients with sesame seeds, scallion and mixed them evenly.
8. Put the Mung Bean salad in the fridge to chill before serving.

 

Korean Spicy Mung Bean Salad Recipe

 

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Loysel’s Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

Loysel’s Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

Taking the quiet road down into the street of Kampong Bugis in the morning, there lies an inconspicuous building that house a small and lively cafe called Loysel’s Toy. Located just beside the Kallang River, this cafe by Papa Palheta would take about 10 minutes of walk from the Lavender MRT station. As there is a park and other sports activities nearby, Loysel’s Toy is a nice place to hang out and relax for a meal or drink after some outdoor activities with family or friends.

Inside this cafe, the aroma of the freshly brewed coffee smells good and surely this will drive the temptation of many coffee lovers. In comparison of sitting indoor and outdoor, sitting inside this cafe may seem to be more cramp than sitting outside. In fact, sitting outside is a much better choice for comfortable spacious walkway and fresh air.

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

Loysel’s Toy cafe has a weekend special menu for their guests. Serving until 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, they serves up to 13 tasty mains such as Big L. Breakfast ($12), Spanish Omelette ($9), Fuji-Melt Sandwich ($11) and Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich ($7). For pancakes lovers, there are 4 pancakes to choose from like the Loysel’s Breakfast Pancakes ($11), Pancakes with Gula Melaka ($6) and Pancakes with Strawberries ($7). In an overview, Loysel’s Toy food prices ranges from $7 to $16.

Papa Palheta is an independent coffee boutique operating in Singapore and Malaysia, specialising in roasting of coffee beans. Hence, dining in Loysel’s Toy is a must to try out their freshly brewed coffee. This cafe served a decent variety of coffees such as Cappuccino ($4.50), Long Black ($4), Cortado ($4.50) and Affogato ($7). You can have the option to choose for soy milk or double shot at an additional price of $1.

After ordering my food and beverages at the counter, a wooden block with a designated queue number was given to me. Despite the cafe was almost full house in the weekend morning, my two cups of coffee was served quite fast. Here comes my Latte ($4.50) and Flat White ($4.50).

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

My Flat White, which was dressed up in maroon-coloured cup, tasted very light-bodied with a bittersweet aftertaste of coffee, while the Latte tasted more velvety than the Flat White. Both of my hot cups of caffeine dosage were pretty awesome. Take a bite of the cookie and a sip of coffee, the cookie just melted away and this made my coffee taste sweeter.

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

Pancakes are surely kids favorite. Topping the pancakes with a poached egg coated with hollandaise sauce and accompanied with slices of smoked ham creates the Loysel’s Breakfast Pancakes ($11). This is a sweet and delightful breakfast main with a perfect poached egg with runny yolk. I am glad my wife and kid love this breakfast main.

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

Instead of using the typical name “Egg Benedict“, Loysel’s Toy decided to name it Egg Ben Trio ($15). With two slices of toasted baguette bread served on my plate, each baguette bread is topped with a slice of smoked salmon, bacon, smoked ham, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Unlike the Egg Benedict which I had from Arbite, the poached eggs do not have the taste of vinegar and the egg yolks were runny when cut open. The overall taste of the Egg Ben Trio was done just right and I got to admit that I enjoy it very much.

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

Talking about the whole ambience in Loysel’s Toy, it was great. The dining experience was good and the staffs were efficient in clearing up the tables. Since the Loysel’s Toy is located right next to the Kallang River and a park nearby, it is good to enjoy a walk after meal in this cafe.

 

Loysel's Toy The Coffee Crafter At Kampong Bugis

 

Address of my visit
Loysel’s Toy
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-02
Singapore 338987

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am to 7:30pm

Telephone: (65) 6292 2306
Website: https://www.facebook.com/LoyselsToy

 

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The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

I have a thing to say and remind myself everyday: To live is a beautiful thing. Waking up early during my weekends seem to be a religion for myself as I want to enjoy my weekends as much as possible. Doing household chores before heading for a good breakfast meal is now a habit for the family. Last weekend, I am happy that I found a nice place with great ambience and good cups of breakfast coffee.

There is a prominent coffee place called The Coffee Shot, which is situated right at the junction of Lavender Street and Cavan Road. I loved that circular coffee table stain logo with a drop of coffee that says “Shot”. A simple logo that explains a lot about this local cafe house.

Stepping into The Coffee Shot at Lavender Street, the first impression that this cafe gave me was the spacious and cosy ambience, accompanied with nice adult contemporary music hits. The tables are arranged quite far apart giving privacy for the patrons, yet able to accommodate about 35 people.

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The Coffee Shot had their coffee beans medium roasted and are imported from the Latin America and Central America. The Coffee Shot serves classic coffee such as Cappuccino ($5.50), Cafe Mocha ($6.00), Americano ($4.50) and Single Shot Espresso ($2.90). They even served local coffee favorites such as Hot White Coffee ($3.90) and Old School Ice ($3.90). What makes the coffee menu even much more interesting was the speciality coffee, which includes Irish Coffee ($7.00), Honey Con Leche ($6.50) and Chinchulila ($8.50). For Frappe lovers, all flavors are priced at $6.90, such as Vanilla, Butterscotch, Tiramisu and Mocha.

Serving my beautiful cups of morning coffee by the barista, my Caffe Latte ($5.50) was milky smooth and has a sweet aftertaste. I truly enjoy the richness of my small sip of coffee.

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The art on top of my Flat White ($5.00) was lovely. As compare to my Caffe Latte, this Flat White has a more distinct and intense coffee taste. What a great dosage of caffeine for my breakfast!

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The Coffee Shot serves All-Day-Breakfast with four choices to choose from – Scramb It! ($16.90), Salmon On Toasts ($14.90), Eggs Benedict ($13.90) and Eggs Toms ($12.90). They also serve cakes such as Carrot Cake ($6.60), Oreo Cheese Cake ($6.50) and Royal Chocolate Truffle ($6.50).

Like a typical big breakfast main, The Coffee Shot had a big breakfast main which they called it Scramb It! ($16.90). This breakfast main comes with scrambled eggs, Bratwurst sausage, honey baked ham, toasts, roasted tomato and mesclun salad. What I love most on this plate was the toasted slices of baguette bread. Spreading some butter and milk on the toasts makes it simply delicious.

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The scrambled eggs are runny and the serving size of the Bratwurst sausage is quite large and tasted chewy.

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The Eggs Benedict comes with baguette toast spread with some hollandaise sauce, followed by topping it with honey baked ham and poached eggs. This main is also served with mesclun salad. The Eggs Benedict was a little letdown as the poached eggs are not as runny as I thought. Between Scramb It! and the Eggs Benedict, I prefer Scramb It! more as this breakfast main is an average score.

 

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

The Coffee Shot At Lavender Street

 

The Coffee Shot at Lavender Street serves aromatic coffee and good comfortability for family with kids. With free wifi available and plenty of wall plugs, bringing your laptop to this cafe is convenient. Despite the food served in The Coffee Shot are rated average and the pricing is on the higher side, I do not mind heading back to this cafe for their coffee and it’s cosy ambience.

 

Address of my visit
The Coffee Shot
103 Lavender Street
Singapore 338725

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Telephone: (65) 6299 5909
Website: https://www.facebook.com/THECOFFEESHOTTKC

 

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Appreciating U – Our Pioneers

Appreciating U – Our Pioneers

To celebrate the SG50 milestone and our Singapore Pioneers, the NTUC organized the first huge party event to appreciate our Singapore Pioneers for their great contribution in building what is my country today. This event held at The Promontory at Marina Bay is named “Appreciating U – Our Pioneers”, where it was themed up as the nostalgic 1960s lifestyle experience. It was also an experience for our younger generations to see and understand how was the lives of our Pioneers were in the past of Singapore.

To make the “Appreciating U – Our Pioneers” event more meaningful, there were many old-school games for visitors to get a real hands-on such as DIY paper aeroplanes and Five Stones. Does that ring a bell? There were also exhibition booths on gadgets and items from the past. Those exhibited items were real antiques. Of course, there were also food stalls selling traditional food delights for the people to enjoy during this meaningful event. It was nice to have our Singapore local hosts, Mark Lee and Suhaimi Yusof to make this event a joyful and cheerful one. Thumbs up!

Those were the SG50 huge balloons!

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

Food stalls selling traditional food. Coupons were required for the purchase of items.

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

Old-school games available for visitors to get a hands-on and purchase them back home.

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

The cassette tape player, the phonograph player and the typewriter.

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

Classic decorative items in the glass cupboard of the past.

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

This is how the coffee shop would look like in the 1960s. I love those rooster bowls!

 

Appreciating U - Our Pioneers

 

I am very happy to capture and write about this one day event “Appreciating U – Our Pioneers” in my blog. It was a fantastic sunny Saturday with beautiful setups. Although I did not stay until the end of the event, it was still a fruitful and educational two hours stay with lots of flash back memories. Finally, a big thank you to our Pioneers for making what Singapore is today. THANK YOU!

 

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Entertainer Party At Kinki Rooftop Bar

Entertainer Party At Kinki Rooftop Bar

Viewing the Singapore’s iconic scenery on the rooftop, sipping iced cold glasses of cocktails drinks and enjoying the sweet and savory small bites made my Saturday’s evening different. Organized by The Entertainer and dining in Kinki Japanese restaurant located in Custom House at Collyer Quay, I was invited to this event by Rachel from Alvinology and Jeanne from The Entertainer to enjoy this wonderful evening from 6pm to 8pm.

Taking the lift up to the rooftop, the open concept dining area has a bar counter and a DJ music station, where groovy and upbeat music are played to make the whole ambiance cheerful. This modern and friendly rooftop area is able to accommodate 60 people comfortably.

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The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

Serving first was two glasses of cocktail drinks by Kinki, namely the Belvedere Citrus Summer and Belvedere Sunkiss. The Belvedere Citrus Summer is topped with slices of lemon and lime, giving not a sour taste but a refreshing drinking experience. The Belvedere Sunkiss is topped with a slice of orange. This cocktail tasted sweet with a bitter alcoholic aftertaste lingering on my throat. Both cocktail drinks are fruity and delicious, and they made me “blushed”.

 

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

The first small bite that I had was the Sweet Tomato Tartlet. Popping it into my mouth, it is hard to resist this red, sweet and juicy tomato tart with a slight truffle taste.

 

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

Stuffed in a mini sweet biscuit cone, small bits of raw salmon is marinated with spicy and creamy sesame sauce, followed by topping it with fresh onions. Hence, this canapé is name Spicy Salmon.

 

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

This is my favorite bites during the event, the Marinated Scallop with Unagi sauce. With each scallop wrapped with a green leaf, the scallop tasted sweet and gives a chewy mouthfeel.

 

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

A little closer look of the Marinated Scallop with Unagi sauce.

 

The Entertainer App Invitation At Kinki

 

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Entertainer Party At Kinki Rooftop Bar

 

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Entertainer Party At Kinki Rooftop Bar

 

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Address of my visit
Kinki Rooftop Bar
70 Collyer Quay #02-02
Customs House
Singapore 049323

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm to 12:00am (Last order at 11:30pm)
Fridays & Saturdays: 5:00pm till late

Telephone: (65) 6533 3471
Website: http://www.kinki.com.sg

 

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