There is no place like Bangkok when it comes to heavenly messages and pampering spa treatments. Sure, Asia has no lack of such indulging options, but Bangkok is the place to be if you want some rejuvenation.
You have your very cheap massages at an average THB 300 per hour; that’s S$10 per hour. Unheard of! And then you have the mid-tier ones that are slightly pricier, but what you get is a lush environment with detailed services from the moment you enter.
No trip to Bangkok is complete without a session, so here’s sharing 11 of the Best Thai Massage and Spas in Bangkok. You deserve the pampering.
There are convenience stores everywhere in the world, but the ones that have our hearts are the ones in Taiwan. They are nothing but convenient. Sounds silly, but if you’ve stepped in to one at Taiwan, you would realize how much it eases your life!
You can find them everywhere – city or countryside – and the sheer array of services is why the Taiwanese love their convenience stores so much. Apart from the usual routines like picking up a snack or a drink, you can pay your utility bills, buy movie tickets, use the ATM, have your blood pressure measured, print documents and so much more – all within one convenience store.
The vast demographics that you can find in a convenience store speaks volume of the one-stop solution – suited executives seated with a cup of coffee each for a casual meeting, students eating a simple and cheap lunch, housewives running their errands and paying their bills, tourists stopping by to tap on the free wifi…
Here, we share 12 things that make Taiwan’s Convenience Stores So Awesome:
Regular readers will know that we are strong advocators of using HungryGoWhere Online Reservations when we want to make bookings for restaurants. Other than the fact that it is convenient, easy and free to use, you can also enjoy special deals when you make reservations through HungryGoWhere Online Reservations.
If you have missed our previous post, Dian Xiao Er is giving away a free Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs till 30 April 2015. On top of that, we have two more reasons why you should try using HungryGoWhere Online Reservations – The Boiler Louisiana Seafood & Beer is giving away a free lobster (worth S$75++), while Spizza Mercato is offering a free 10″ pizza (worth up to S$21++).
A stalwart in the local dining scene, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has been serving its loyal regulars since its opening in 1995. What makes Wan Hao a place where you can return to again and again is its familiarity and consistency; standards are always very high and you will never be disappointed by the food.
From now till 15 May 2015, Dim Sum Chef Loh Kah Poh has put together a lineup of classic dim sum dishes prepared with only the best ingredients. To put it simply, this is no ordinary dim sum lunch. Highlights include Steamed Whole Abalone with Pork & Shrimp Dumpling, Deep-fried Crispy Bun with Chilli Crab Filling, Deep Fried Yam Paste with Black Truffles, and Squid Ink Seafood Dumpling.
If you are heading down to Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant to treat yourself to a dim sum feast, remember to quote “Ladyironchef” to enjoy a 10% off your total bill.
The Laughing Cow® is a childhood brand that most of us grew up with. It is familiar, it is comforting, it is nutritious, and it was a reward we often looked forward to as kids. We recall being in total glee every time we opened the refrigerator and were greeted by the cute cow logo. That meant Mama stocked up on all the cheese treats!
What was your favourite snack as a kid? For us, it was the Cheez Dippers. Well, still is. Can never get enough of it! And of course, there are the Cheese Wedges and Cheese Slices.
From now till 31 May 2015, simply purchase S$10 worth of any The Laughing Cow® products in a single receipt for a chance to win S$500 cash prize, and there will be 30 lucky winners.
I live in an epicurean world where my every day is filled with big feasts and good food. The nature of my job takes me to the best eating places, and my tummy is very much pampered. Sometimes, too much that my belly shows.
A strict model’s diet is impossible for me to say the least, and with all the temptations I am often presented with, how do I ever say no to delicacies like Adriana Lima does? Heck, even Adriana Lima caves in to chocolate cakes once in a while!
Let’s be realistic – staying trim and slim is what we all want, but we do not want to eat salads every day. I love my greens but no, salads every day is far too depressing. We have to be happy (and healthy) even when we are trying to slim down.
Many of you have asked what is a typical day of meals like for me, and I am most happy to share all my tips in this post. But please note that what works for me may not work for you, because we have different activity levels and metabolism rates. If you are suffering from any long-term illnesses and/or allergies, please consult a dietician and have him/her advise you professionally about slimming down.
Here are 8 Important Diet Tips On What To Eat To Stay Trim And Slim – our sequel to 11 simple rules to stay slim without exercising.
If there was only one kind of cuisine that we could live on, it would be Japanese food. There is no one reason why; if we really have to, the list will never end.
You see, there will always be something to love. Sashimi, sushi, ramen, tonkatsu… whatever you have a taste for, Japanese cuisine will answer that. And a Japanese meal need not necessarily burn a hole in your pocket. While it is true that the premium quality ingredients come with a hefty price tags, sometimes, all we really want is a quick and fast Japanese meal in between meetings, or to simply lift our moods, yes?
Yes, we hear you and we feel you. Here, we share with you our favourite haunts when we need an affordable fix. Enjoy our list of 15 Value-For-Money Japanese Restaurants in Singapore and eat to your heart’s content! Itadakimasu.
Europe is an extremely popular continent to travel to, and whenever we think of taking a big holiday, Europe is the top-of-mind destination.
Whether you are looking to plan a shopping trip at Paris and London or an Italian escapade, or anywhere else in that fascinating continent that has so much history, cultures and lifestyles to offer, planning a big trip may not be easy. There may be hidden costs that you never knew of, or miscalculations of supposed savings.
For first-timers to Europe, this guide will help you make more efficient and effective planning. If you have been traveling to Europe, can you resonate with these points and could you have saved more if you abided by these cost-saving tips for a holiday to Europe?
We often gripe about the lack of affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore. Sure, there are the usual household chains, but hole-in-the-wall concepts and humble neighbourhood joints are few.
It is not every day that we need to sit down for a lavish and aristocratic Japanese meal, because more often than not, what we seek is comfort food that will not have our wallets take a beating. A recent lunch at Kinsa Sushi fits this bill exactly, and we are so adding this to our list of all-time favourite inexpensive Japanese eats.
Nestled in the quaint HillV2, Kinsa Sushi is made for the heartlanders and all who love a simple Japanese meal. Prices are not at all intimidating to say the least, and the menu is well-covered with the usual Nippon favourites prepared with premium ingredients. Most dishes are priced under S$15, and the star dish – Wagyu don, served with Grade A4 Kagoshima Wagyu, is only S$24.80!
Here, we share the memorable dishes that we had at Kinsa Sushi, and all that are worth heading back for; every one a reason to love Kinsa Sushi, we’d say.
[ Giveaway ] We are giving away 3 X S$50 Kinsa Sushi dining vouchers. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
Few things in life will have us preaching about relentlessly, much less of an app. But when we do, you’d know it is one that we really swear by. You might have already guessed, and yes, it is the Entertainer app. God knows how we (our wallets) are so thankful for this one-for-one deal app.
Very essentially an one-for-the-price-of-one app that allows you to dine at many restaurants in Singapore, the Entertainer is the ultimate cost-savings app to buy for all food enthusiasts – with no strings attached. Dining out is made a lot more affordable and attractive, and there are also 250 four and five star and resorts hotels from all around the world that are listed on the app too! Yes, you read that right. Travel with more cost savings because with the app, you pay for one night and you get the second free.
An institution in Paris, Angelina Tea Room and Patisserie is opening in Singapore at the newly revamped Capitol Galleria. Famous for its signature Mont Blanc and the World’s Best Hot Chocolate, Angelina will be bringing a little part of Paris to Singapore come end May.
There are some cafes that serve good savoury dishes, but fare poorly for desserts. And then, there are places that do remarkable desserts but you definitely wouldn’t want to go there for a proper meal.
Two Bakers, on the other hand, tick all the right boxes. It is a cosy space that sits along Horne Road and they do both mains and desserts really well. A comfortable space with sunlight streaming in, alongside a mixture of communal and long wooden tables; groovy jazz and bossa nova tracks fill the space. It is little wonder this cafe is fast in cementing its place in our hearts.
Calling all carnivores! Please join us in indulging in Korean BBQ as we share our list of favourites with you.
We know so many of you have professed your love for Korean BBQ, and yes, we love a good meat feast too. Or a smokey affair at that. You know, that satisfaction when a whole galore of meat unfolds before you, and you just eat like there is no tomorrow. Of course, to neutralize the sin, we eat more kimchi to aid digestion, and we order stews to share.
But hey, life is too short to waste your calories on lousy food. We say just go all out on Korean BBQ, and party with all those damn meats! Here is our take on Singapore’s Best Korean BBQ Restaurants. You are welcome.
Maybe you have heard about the vast dining options at Millenia Walk – they’ve got all sorts of cuisines there, from German to Italian and even Swiss. But do you know that it is also a little Nippon there?
Yes, the Japanese dining options at Millenia Walk will actually take you by surprise. From the new brands to the evergreen and to the upcoming, the mall offers a variety of Japanese restaurants for you to take a nosh at, and we promise you will never see Millenia Walk the same way again.
We share with you some of the finer Japanese options that we covet, and why you should also swing by Millenia Walk for a delightful dining experience. And, in the month of April, there is a series of promotions all lined up and ready to excite, too.
Here is our guide to Millenia Walk’s Japanese restaurants.
[ Giveaway ] We are giving away 3 X S$50 Millenia Walk dining vouchers. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
Crayfish cooked in eight different styles and crabs prepared in four different methods… Welcome to Plaza Brasserie’s Crazy For Crayfish and Crab Buffet – a teaser to its hugely popular annual Ultimate Crab Feast Buffet (which is happening later this June).
Known for its Best of Asia Buffet, Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road is introducing the Crazy For Crayfish and Crab Buffet for the very first time this year. In addition to its four signature crabs – chilli, black pepper, salted egg and curry – the restaurant is featuring crayfish cooked in eight different sauces. Sounds unreal, yes we know. You know this is one buffet you cannot skip.
Wok-fried Crayfish with Salted Egg, Crayfish with Chilli Crab Sauce, Rendang Crayfish, Thai Basil Crayfish, Honey Rock Sugar Crayfish, White Pepper Crayfish, Black Bean Sauce Crayfish and Hot Bean Sauce Crayfish. Good Lord, just take our money!
The Crazy For Crayfish and Crab Buffet is available at Plaza Brasserie from 3 to 26 April 2015. Be sure to ring up and make your reservation, because they are known to always be booked out real fast. The Ultimate Crab Feast Buffet last year was fully booked by the first week, and we wouldn’t expect anything less for this buffet. Crayfish and crab buffet? This is the best of both worlds!
[ Giveaway ] We are also giving away 3 pairs of weekday buffet dining vouchers for the Crazy For Crayfish and Crab Buffet. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
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