9 Things To Do In Singapore This Weekend To Avoid The Haze

Things To Do To Avoid The Haze

The dreaded haze is back. It plagues us every year, but that should not stop you from going out and enjoying your weekend before the start of a fresh, new week. Forget strolling through the open Marina Bay area on a hunt for rare Pokémon.

Instead, retreat to the great indoors!

You can still have a relaxing weekend with spa treatments, or head to one of the Singapore museums. If a calm and quiet afternoon is not what you are looking for, then go ice-skating, or have a splashing good time at an indoor water playground! Here are some Things To Do In Singapore This Weekend To Avoid The Haze.

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7 Different Types Of Grains That Are Better Than White Rice

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Rice has been the longest staple in Asian cuisines, going as far back in history as 2,500 B.C. Records show that the Chinese were the ones who first cultivated rice crops before it spread across the globe, which eventually turned out to be the largest food source for millions of people living on this planet.

Rice is seldom missing on the dining table as most of us rely on it as an energy source, or as a balance when eating salty side dishes. Apart from being a staple food, rice has been commonly used in desserts, snacks, alcoholic beverages and can even replace the white buns in burgers now!

While it provides plenty of carbohydrates, there are increasing number of studies coming out to state that white rice may not be the best grain for your diet. In order to process white rice, the husk, bran and germ of the rice is removed, and those happen to be the most nutritious and fibre-rich parts.

Other grains options have been proliferating supermarket shelves and health-food stores nowadays, but what is the difference between those grains and white rice? Here are Seven Different Types Of Grains That Are Better Than White Rice. READ ON

Matsusaka Beef Fair In Singapore – Here Is Your Chance To Try The Best Beef From Japan

Matsusaka Beef

There will be a Matsusaka Beef Fair in Singapore from 01 to 11 Sep 2016 – this is one food fair you do not want to miss.

Most people are probably familiar with Kobe beef, but have you heard of Matsusaka beef? Also known as Japanese Black, Black-haired Wagyu or Kuroge Washu, Matsusaka beef from the Mie Prefecture is, in fact, a grade higher than Kobe beef.

The superior A4 grade Matsusaka beef is flown directly from Japan just for this occasion. Here is your chance to try Matsusaka beef in Singapore.  READ ON

14 Best Strawberry Shortcakes in Singapore – Sweet, Fluffy Dreams in Slices

strawberry shortcakes singapore

We love strawberry shortcakes so much that we do not mind eating a slice every single day.

The pillowy sponge cake – alternated with layers of luscious whipped cream and juicy strawberries – makes a wonderful treat at any time of the day. The very first strawberry shortcake was created in Europe back in the 1500′s and today, the classic dessert has evolved tremendously. We now see countless of interpretations across the world.

From Henri Charpentier, Lady M Confections to The Queen’s Cats, here is our Guide to The Best Strawberry Shortcakes in Singapore that are worth the calories.

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AVA Recalls Chun Cui He Milk Tea Due To Food Safety Risks

Taiwan Chun Cui He Milk Tea

Chun Cui He milk teas from Taiwan have been driving Singaporeans crazy, and they have always been swiped off the shelves, despite being around for a little more than a month.

However, in a press statement released today, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has just announced that the famed milk tea will be recalled, as there is a food additive within the drink that is not permitted by Singapore standards.

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Rabbitland Cafe – The First Rabbit Cafe In Hong Kong

rabbitland cafe hongkong

The first rabbit cafe in Hong Kong has opened its doors to public on the third floor of a high rise building in a busy district of Causeway Bay. Skip past the usual cat cafes; we now have a rabbit cafe!

Time to spend time cuddling with the 12 cute resident rabbits in Rabbitland Cafe.

Have some toasted sandwiches and fries as you watch them nibble on grass or sip on tea while petting these furry little creatures who have cute names such as Mung Bean, Cotton Candy and Sesame! READ ON

Chun Cui He Milk Tea – Why It Is Not Worth The Hype

Chun Cui He Milk Tea

It is safe to say that everybody knows about the Taiwanese milk teas that have taken Singapore by storm. These Chun Cui He teas are stocked in selected 7-11 outlets around the island, and are available in extremely limited quantities.

The milk teas came to our shores recently, and they get swiped off the shelves every single time they are restocked. In fact, 7-11 has even issued notifications and announcements that customers are only allowed to purchase a maximum of 6 bottles at any one time.

But here is why we believe that the Chun Cui He Milk Teas Are Not Worth The Hype.

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28 Best Bangkok Cafes – The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

Bangkok Cafe Guide

Bangkok always surprises us with its cafes. The Thai city is amazing. Despite the messiness and occasional chaos, Bangkok gives us many reasons to return – and one of them is its cafe trend.

Dessert cafes, coffee specialty houses, all-day brunch food… everything you desire, the Thai city probably has it. We consider ourselves lucky to be based in Singapore, and Bangkok is just a two-hour flight away.

For 2016′s edition, we bring to you some of our favourites, as well as the trending ones in the Thai City. Bookmark this list of Best Bangkok Cafes for your next holiday to the Land of Smiles!

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Changi City Point – ladyironchef x The Macallan Whisky Pairing Workshop

Changi City Point Whisky Workshop

Last weekend, we spent an otherwise lazy Saturday afternoon catching up with our beloved readers over top-notch The Macallan Scotch whiskies and Japanese tapas. The two-hour edutainment workshop was held at Changi City Point’s Five Izakaya Bar and it was heartwarming seeing everyone have a great time indulging in premium whiskies and bar nosh.

Yes, whisky and Saturday afternoon is a splendid idea.

The Whisky Pairing Workshop
 at Changi City Point was conducted by The Macallan Brand Ambassador Randall Tan and Praelum Wine Bistro Head Sommelier Gerald Lu. We were taken through an informative session on the taste profiles of four splendid single malt whiskies.

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9 Places To Travel To For Year-End Family Holidays – With Early Bird Packages & Discounts

year end family holidays

The year-end holiday season is approaching and it is time to let loose a little, seize the moment and enjoy some time off with our precious families.

Singaporeans are a well-travelled bunch and an online survey has revealed that the average affluent person travels overseas about five times a year.

But travelling need not be a privilege reserved for the wealthy. In fact, with some strategic planning, almost anyone can go on a vacation frequently. There is surely no better way to conclude the year than with a family holiday. And as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Time to start your planning already!

Here are 9 Places to Travel to For Year-End Family Holidays. Do read on more because we’ve got several early bird packages to share. Yes, you can expect discounts off accommodation and air fares too.

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Beginner’s Guide To Mooncakes – 8 Types Of Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival

types of mooncakes

While most of us are used to eating the traditional baked lotus paste mooncakes during the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, there are actually several more renditions available – some of which we bet you have never even heard of before.

They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours and flavours and each originate from a different Chinese community.

Know your mooncakes and the many different types you can find. Here are 8 Types of Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival.

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J65 – 6 Different Themed Buffets Including Lobsters, Crabs, Beef And Seafood

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As one of our all-time favourite spots in Singapore for affordable buffet line-ups, J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore constantly surprises us with new dishes and themes that are hard to resist.

Now, you can get excited every day of the week with the themed buffet nights through the week! There are 6 different buffet themes including Crab, Beef, Lobster, Prawn, Seafood and local food.

The one thing that we really appreciate about J65′s spread is the live stations. From roasted meats to local delicacies such as oyster omelette, on top of a DIY Rojak counter and a popiah booth with chef making the popiah fresh on the spot, J65 is ever ready to impress and it has undisputedly one of the most value-for-money spreads in Singapore.

Exclusively for Ladyironchef readers only, you are entitled to a complimentary bucket of 8 fresh oysters from Sundays to Thursdays. Isn’t this an offer you would love to redeem? You have to read on then.

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Mooncake Singapore 2016 – 10 Places To Get Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake Guide 2016

The annual Mid-Autumn Festival is commemorated widely across Asian countries as it is an important time when families and friends come together for reunion. Falling on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, it is often celebrated at night when there is a full bright moon. A symbolic tradition that is not to be missed out during this festival is the sharing of mooncakes over a pot of tea.

The Chinese believe that the roundness of the mooncakes represent togetherness and completeness, which are highly valued in their culture. The exchange of mooncakes with family, friends and professional relations therefore signifies unity and is used as a way of expressing well wishes for a better life.

Traditional mooncake pastries are round with fillings in it such as egg yolk, lotus seed paste and nuts. With the evolution of time, modern creations such as snowskin mooncakes contain the most interesting flavours like matcha and earl grey.

Do not fret if you are still unable to decide on where to get your mooncakes. From traditional to contemporary mooncakes, we got you covered in with these Places in Singapore to Get Your Mooncakes In Time For Mid-Autumn Festival 2016.

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7 Events That Are Taking Place In Singapore This September 2016

September events

In the blink of an eye, we are diving into the final quarter of 2016. September is almost here and we hope you are pumped up for the line-up of exciting events for the month.

Treat yourselves to a spectacular night at the Singapore F1 Night Race, stuff yourselves silly during Mid-Autumn Festival, learn to craft a lantern, catch your favourite idols Jay Chou and The Simple Plan live, and/or party like there’s no tomorrow at Ultra Music Festival Singapore etc.

Here are 7 Events to Check out in Singapore in September.

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