10 Must-Try Dishes at Little Diner – Most Items On The Menu Priced Below S$20

LIttle Diner

“Always tasty, always homemade. With love.”

That’s Little Diner for you.

The humble eatery that sits amidst the lush greenery of Bukit Timah, away from the humdrum of city life and stress – cosy and unpretentious. It is a no-frills place; just earnest comfort food in generous portions. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch… whenever you need to please that tummy of yours, Little Diner will take care of that.

Little Diner Dinner

Nothing here costs an arm and a leg – most of the dishes on the menu are reasonably priced below S$20 – and all that we’ve sampled and had were delightfully yummy to say the least. Some classics are as good as gold, some creations took us by surprise and left us lingering for more. Little Diner has also just launched its new 2-course weekday set lunch at S$22.50++.

Today, we share 10 Must-Try Dishes at Little Diner and we urge you to drop by for a meal that you will not have regrets for.

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13 Things To Be Grateful For In Singapore

Singapore Things to be Grateful For

It’s true that there is no place like Home.

As our Nation mourns the passing of our beloved Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew, it is heartening to know that in spite of our differences in opinions and beliefs, Singaporeans come together during this difficult time and stand together strongly as one as we celebrate the life and legacy of the late Mr Lee.

Mr Lee was selfless and he led a fulfilling life to build this beautiful Garden City we are so privileged to call Home, and we owe him an eternal gratitude for all that we have in Singapore today. We will turn fifty this year, and there are no words to describe our grief and sorrow of his untimely passing.

But we, Melody and Amanda, want to honour all the good we have at Home, and to take stock of all to be grateful for in Singapore. Amanda spent two years abroad as a student, while Melody travels frequently for work. And there is absolutely nothing like coming home, even if you think you could get used to the lifestyle at wherever you travel to.

Easy access to water and electricity, crime-free streets, the ability to read and write, colourful ethnic cultures; here are 13 things we should be grateful for in Singapore.

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25 Amazing Patisseries Around The World You Need To See Before You Die

Best Patisseries in the world

You know that feeling of stepping in to a patisserie that is laced with sweet scents and the aroma of fresh bakes, and how your heart would skip a beat when you set your eyes on the wondrous display of cakes and patisseries?

We understand, because we are lucky enough to have experienced that excitement many times. Everywhere we go, we keep our eyes peeled for patisseries, and boy, the world really spoils us silly.

This list should be never-ending, and we are on a never-ending quest of sussing out the bests patisseries, but first, let us share 25 Amazing Patisseries Around The World. Among them, what you must not miss out on are the quintessential ones in Paris and Japan that set our hearts aflutter every single time.

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10 Important Things To Note Before Travelling To Europe

Travelling to Europe

A trip to Europe is always an exciting one to look forward to. From jaw-dropping landscapes to majestic structures (seriously, I can never get how detailed some of the buildings are, especially when they were built without the technology we’ve got today), each holiday there feels like a unique adventure. So make your trip a fruitful one with these 10 things to note before travelling to Europe.

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Book A Restaurant At HungryGoWhere Online Reservations and Get Free Herbal Roast Duck & Mussels

Dian Xiao Er

HungryGoWhere Online Reservations is an online booking system for restaurants that we trust and if you haven’t used it before, it is just about the right time now to try it for yourself. From now till April, they have a series of special promotions when you book a table through its online reservations system.

Making a reservation for your favourite restaurant online is not only convenient and super easy (it takes just a minute to book and confirm a table), you also get to enjoy certain perks when you book through HungryGoWhere Online Reservations. Yes, we are so done with calling up restaurants and waiting for a decade before they pick up the phone, before waiting another three decades for them to confirm a table for us. Online reservation is the way to go!

To tempt you first, you get a free Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs at Dian Xiao Er when you book online with HungryGoWhere. Over at Brussel Sprouts, they are giving away a serving of Mussels when you make your reservation through the website.

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4 Hello Kitty Cafes To Visit in Asia – Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong and Bangkok

Hello Kitty Sweets

Hello Kitty is probably the only cat in the world that has no mouth, but still can get everyone excited and going gaga over. It is baffling as much as it is miraculous, but there is no denying – Hello Kitty is a trend that will never die.

So, taking the fad to a whole new level is opening up themed cafes and paying homage to the cat. Well, Hello Kitty lovers sure aren’t going to complain about it being gimmicky, simply because it is Hello Kitty.

Have you been to any Hello Kitty cafes? There are four in Asia – Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong and Bangkok. And yes, they are all pinky and cutesy, and very very dreamland-like. Heck, even non-Hello Kitty fans will have a ball of time in there!

Here are the four Hello Kitty cafes in Asia. Go ahead, have a pretty cake in there and call yourself a fan. We won’t judge.

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Seafood Indulgence Buffet at Seasonal Tastes from 19 to 28 March 2015

Seasonal Tastes Seafood Buffet

Fans of Seasonal Tastes, rejoice because there is an upcoming Seafood Indulgence buffet dinner from 19 – 28 Mar 2015! We don’t know about you, but the word ‘seafood’ alone is enough to get us all excited.

Now, listen up. In addition to the existing international buffet spread that is mouthwateringly sumptuous no less, there will a crazy lineup of the prized treasures of the ocean - Canadian oysters, warm Oysters Rockefeller with spinach, bacon and parmesan, Oysters Diane with cheese and hollandaise, lobsters, prawns, salmon sashimi, Clams Casino baked with bread crumbs, as well as a Seafood Paella.

Sounds like a seafood feast, no?

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8 Reasons Why We Cannot Live Without Changi Recommends’ Wi-fi Router Rental

Changi Recommends Wifi

Have you ever felt so lost and disconnected from the world because there is no data connection when you are in a foreign land, and your phone is as good as non-existent? Yes, that feeling of being crippled. Disoriented, to say the least. Complete insecurity.

Everything but enjoying our holiday.

And that is when we realised that no matter how you have to “disconnect to connect”, we still need data connection on the go.

Portable Wi-fi Router

We used to worry about whether we can get wi-fi router/ prepaid data cards when we travel, and that uncertainty killed us several times. But gone are those days because we made a new discovery – Changi Recommends has overseas portable wi-fi router rental services at as low as S$12 nett per day, and there is no charge for the first day of collection! Moreover, Changi Recommends’ has booths located in all three terminals and they are opened 24/7.

Now, we will share with you all about this life-changing discovery, as well as how you can win a holiday to Tokyo. Here are 8 Reasons Why We Cannot Live Without Changi Recommends’ Wi-fi Router:

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Endo Sushi: The Best Sushi Restaurant in Osaka

Endo

The search for the best otoro sushi has come to an end; we found love in Endo Sushi, Osaka.

To say that it is heavenly is but understated. This tiny eatery that sits within Osaka Central Fish Market has been in operations since more than a century ago. It is as old as it is gold, and every trip to Osaka sees us traveling all the way to the market for a bite of heaven. If you only have time for one meal in Osaka, head to Endo Sushi.

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Opening of Syun At Resorts World Sentosa + Tangerine’s New Spa Cuisine Menu

Syun

Resorts World Sentosa has a belt of dining outlets for all kinds of budgets and occasions, and we never run out of options whenever we are in the compound. We have our favourites, but recent new additions and revamped menus got us all excited.

First up is Syun – a Japanese outlet helmed by famous Japanese Chef Hal Yamashita. Joining the line-up of celebrity chef restaurants, Syun – which means a season of new beginnings – focuses on modern Japanese contemporary cuisine. The Singapore outpost is Chef Hal Yamashita’s first venture outside of Japan. Singaporeans’ love for Japanese food knows no boundaries, and this is one place you have to check out. We will share more in a bit.

Tangerine

Meanwhile, Thai Chef Ian Kittichai – who has 11 restaurants, including his flagship Thai Restaurant Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok – has taken over the role of consulting chef for Tangerine at ESPA, and he has introduced a brand new menu which highlights his take on spa cuisine. Spa cuisine is known to be light and healthy, but Chef Ian Kittichai has elevated it to a whole new level. We will also be sharing some of the highlights from his new menu.

Now, mark your calendar. It’s time to head back to Resorts World Sentosa for more gastronomical escapades.

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5 Easy Ways To Exercise (And Burn Calories) While Travelling On Holiday

Las Ramblas

Hands up, those of you who try to watch what you eat every day but pig out once your two feet touches foreign soil. And who could blame you? Trying out the local cuisine of a new city is such an important part of travelling!

If you, like me, hate coming back to reality and seeing that you’ve gain a couple of kilos, check out these five easy ways to exercise while on holiday, to mitigate the waistline damage. We’ve included a simple guide on how much calories you can burn for each activity.

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Palais Renaissance Food Guide – 4 Affordable Dining Destinations in Orchard Road + Giveaway

PS Cafe

We love a good meal at Palais Renaissance on days when we just want to get away from all the crazy crowd, and Palais Renaissance being so accessible from the main area makes it an ideal location for some quietness in the middle of the hubbubs of Orchard Road. The bonus? Free valet parking from 12pm – 4pm from Sunday till Thursday and 12pm – 11pm on Fri, Sat and Public Holidays. Car park charges are really reasonable, too.

But more than these, do you know why else we love Palais Renaissance? It may not have the longest list when it comes to F&B tenants, but what it has to offer is a unique experience at each of its tenant – nothing mainstream, nothing too predictable, and with surprisingly affordable price tags.

Ishinomaki

Yes, Palais Renaissance is not all about expensive shopping for the high net-worth. While it is a destination shopping mall, it also has some very impressive dining outlets to boast. And you need not pay an arm and a leg for a meal here.

We are giving away 5 X S$20 dining vouchers from P. Bistro, as well as 10 sets of Bara Chirashi Set Lunches from Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar. More details of the giveaway at the end of this post.

Here is our guide to Palais Renaissance where you can find 4 affordable dining destinations in the heart of Orchard Road.

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Singapore’s Wet Markets – A Dying Trade That Our Next Generation Would Probably Not Get To See

Singapore wet markets

Singapore is a country with colourful heritages and cultures. There are so many things that are Singaporean-style and close to our hearts – lifestyles, practices, people, food, places… and as our country continues to transcend through changes and revolutions, there are ceasing practices and dying trades, and it is such a real shame.

For one, Singapore’s wet markets are hardly appreciated these days. Fast replacing the culture of waking up early to go to a neighbourhood wet market for fresh produce is the availability of modern supermarkets and convenience stores. Whatever we need to whip up that big meal, we can easily get from a nearby supermarket at any time of the day. With this, who has impressions of a typical wet market?

When was the last time you went to one, or have you even been before?

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Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel Presents Its Hong Kong Dim Sum Feast

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

With doors opened since 1995, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is one of luxurious Chinese restaurants along Orchard Road that serves classic Cantonese delicacies. It sits within Singapore Marriott Hotel, and its accessibility and ambience makes it an ideal destination for a family meal, business luncheon or a centralised gathering spot.

From 9 to 22 March 2015, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Hotel is hosting guest chefs Chow Shing Yip and Liu Wai Hung from JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong to present a Hong Kong Dim Sum Feast.

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