GreenDot – Delicious Healthy Meat-Free Meals At Pocket-Friendly Prices

Greendot

If you are thinking of having a meat-free food meal that is not only healthy but affordable, you might want to add GreenDot to your list of restaurants. The co-founder’s family has been in the meat-free food business for decades, and being a supplier themselves, they are ever proud of their high quality and stay true to keeping their prices competitive.

With the motto “Eat Green, Feel Good”, the people behind GreenDot are strong believers of eating green to stay healthy. In order to cater to their customer’s nutritional needs, they have teamed up with a group of nutritionists to serve food that contains only the most beneficial ingredients, and there is no added MSG.

Greendot Singapore

This humble restaurant currently has three outlets (Westgate, Paya Lebar Square and Bedok Mall) in Singapore and it plans to open a few more outlets so that everyone can enjoy affordable meat-free meals.

The best thing about GreenDot is most dishes on the menu are priced under S$10 – you can have a well-balanced meal without burning a hole in your pocket.

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ladyironchef Cocktail Making Workshop (16 Aug 2015) At Changi City Point

Changi City Point Cocktails

If sipping cocktail is something you love, can we interest you with a Cocktail Making Workshop with us at Changi City Point? It will be a fun day out, and a great chance for us to meet you lovely readers who have always been with us through our gluttonous journey!

Come August, our team is partnering Changi City Point in bringing you a fun-filled cocktail making workshop at Table Manners, one of the outdoor alfresco dining restaurants at The Oasis, where we get to hang out together over chats and drinks.

50 readers will be invited to join us on 16 August 2015 from 4pm to 6pm, and we will be watching several cocktail demonstrations. This Cocktail Making Workshop is exclusively for Ladyironchef’s readers, and is completely free of charge.

Here is what to expect, and how to win entries to this event:

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10 MUST-TRY Local Foods In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Local Food

Hong Kong prides themselves as “Asia’s World City”, and this busy commercial city is probably the busiest playground in Asia, with many mouth-watering snacks to check out too; we are just about to share with you the 10 Must-Eat Local Foods in Hong Kong.

Well-loved for countless reasons, and visited by many from all over the world, Hong Kong is a heaven in many forms. Among which, of course, is it gourmet offerings that unites foodies from all over the world. There is no such thing as ‘dieting’ when in Hong Kong. When we think of ‘diet’ when in Hong Kong, we really meant ‘diet for the soul’ – which means stuff your faces in all the amazing local foods.

Please, do yourself the favour and check out these 10 Must-Eat Local Foods in Hong Kong. Your life will be complete, and they will have you counting down to your next trip to Hong Kong.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Dine At Mitzo – The Sexiest Chinese Restaurant In Singapore + Giveaway

Mitzo restaurant

This is it. Mitzo is the sexiest Chinese restaurant in Singapore yet.

Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Mitzo’s prime location makes it the perfect destination for business luncheons, family dinners, dates, or a late night’s out. Celebrated Chef Nicky Ng – previously the head chef at Michelin-starred Hakkasan New York – now fronts the restaurant with his A-team, skilfully preparing delectable modern Cantonese dishes that will have you returning for more. The array of impressive Asian cocktail concoctions also adds a touch of sexiness to the restaurant.

Mitzo

We are so in love with its gorgeous interior. Very atypical of a Chinese restaurant, Mitzo is absolutely sexy, and has a inviting lounge-like vibe. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Mitzo Restaurant, right about now.

From now till 31 August 2015, simply quote ladyironchef to get 20% off total bill at Mitzo. We are also giving away 5 X Weekend Brunch for Two (worth $136++). 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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Changi City Point The Oasis – 4 Outdoor Alfresco Dining Restaurants For Every Occasion

Changi City Point

Changi City Point is a three-level mall conveniently located beside Expo MRT Train Station. Hailed as one of Singapore’s largest premium outlets precinct, Changi City Point has a significant number of global retail brands under its roof.

What most people do not know about Changi City Point is the existence of a hidden gem called The Oasis; we love that place. The serene sanctuary is tucked away at a far corner of level one and surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. It is home to four established restaurants and bars, namely FIVE Izakaya, MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill, RessRoom and Table Manners.

The Oasis

The Oasis at Changi City Point offers a temporary escape from suffocating city crowds and is perfect for after-work drinks, lunch dates and family outings. From now till 16 August 2015, spend S$10 at Changi City Point to stand a chance to win a 3D2N Studio Terrace staycation at Capri By Fraser, Changi City and other exciting prizes. In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th National Day Celebrations, each tenant is also offering a special SG50 promotion.

Read on more to find out what each restaurant has to offer and what prizes are up for grabs.

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Penang St Buffet – Crab Madness Buffet (Halal-Certified) With 12 Different Crab Flavours

Penang St Buffet Crab Madness

If you are a seafood fanatic and are especially mad about crabs, here is a piece of fantastic news for you. We have another crab buffet in the house! With over 12 different crab-cooking styles and a myriad of crab-inspired dishes, Penang St Buffet’s upcoming crab feast will drive you crazy! Featuring signature dishes like Salted Egg Yolk Crab, ‘Tau Chiu’ Crab, Penang Chilli Crab, Nonya Kapitan, Curry Crab and other crab dishes such as Special Crab Beehoon, and Crab Bisque – are you salivating yet?

From 31st July to 31st August 2015, Penang St Buffet at Causeway Point will be holding their inaugural halal Crab Madness Buffet – eat all you can crabs? Yes, count us in! And our Muslim friends are not left out!

It is definitely a crab extravaganza that you should not miss out on! Other than its gastronomical spread of crabs in different flavours, diners can also indulge in an array of cold seafood such as Fresh Oysters, Scallops, Salmon Sashimi, Mussels, Lobsters, Prawns all presented gorgeously on their ice bar.

Without further ado, let us give you a preview of the goodness you can expect at Penang St Buffets Crab Madness Buffet.

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Kam’s Roast Goose, By The Grandson Of The Founder Of Yung Kee – Best Roast Goose in Hong Kong?

Kam's Roast Goose

So everyone associates Yung Kee with the best roast goose in Hong Kong. But do you know about Kam’s Roast Goose at Hennesy Road in Wan Chai?

Said to be the up and coming brand, Kam’s Roast Goose is actually owned by the Kam family too! We will get back to this story in a bit, because more importantly, we have heard so much about how Kam’s Roast Goose is way better than Yung Kee.

Of course, we had to make a trip down to develop our own conclusion. So, is Kam’s Roast Goose really better than internationally acclaimed Yung Kee’s?

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Travel Made Different – A Travel Platform To Help With All Your Holiday Itineraries

Central Park

Travel Made Different has really made our travels different. Are you tired of skimming through lengthy online travel reviews to pick out the best recommendations there are to check out? Do you find yourself scrolling through Instagram and/or Pinterest to gain inspiration for your next vacation?

With the launch of NTUC Income’s new online platform, Travel Made Different, travellers can now plan their upcoming holidays in Pinterest style and export their visual itineraries to their smartphones.

Travel Made Different

These days, travellers are no longer satisfied with mundane touristy activities. Instead, they are looking for local experiences and hidden gems during their travels. More than these, planning the itinerary is part of the fun of the holiday itself.

And that is why Travel Made Different embraces this trend, and should be everyone’s go-to platform when we plan our itineraries.

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Fresh Fruits Lab Has The Cutest Laboratory-Themed Afternoon Tea Set At S$19/Pax

Fresh Fruits Lab Afternoon Tea

Fans of Fresh Fruits Lab, listen up! Come July, Fresh Fruits Lab – one of our favourite cafes in the East of Singapore – introduces its all-new laboratory-themed afternoon tea set at only S$19 per person on every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon!

There are many times that call for a pleasant afternoon tea – with family, with friends, with our loved ones. And our favourite cafe in the East tugged our heartstrings with its latest afternoon tea rendition that is as affordable as it is delicious. And photogenic, of course.

FFL Afternoon Tea

If you are one who can do without the finesse of a five-star hotel’s afternoon tea, and all you really want is a casual session of bite-sized snacks and desserts with the company of your favourite people, then this tea for two (or more) is perfect for you. We had a glimpse of the very adorable set – think gazpacho served in erlenmeyer flask, test tubes that are filled with orange sable, and tiramisu that sits atop a tripod and gauze mat.

Here’s introducing Fresh Fruits Lab’s laboratory-themed afternoon tea at S$19 per person.

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18 To-Die-For Salted Egg Yolk Dishes In Singapore

Salted Egg Yolk Donuts

Trends come and go, our preferences in life change all the time, but for some unbeknownst reason, salted egg yolk-anything is always a favourite. We don’t know if it is solely a Singapore thing, but we are just so thankful to whoever decided to put the eggs through the brining process. Everything is better with salted egg yolk; that is just about right.

And we want to profess our love for salted egg yolk anything. Here, we have a list of Singapore’s Must-Try Salted Egg Yolk Dishes. Join us in this epicurean journey as we glorify the highly-coveted preserved egg and embrace all its goodness!

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The Biggest Durian Fest Buffet at Resorts World Sentosa Returns With a Bang

RWS Durian Fest

Every year, Resorts World Sentosa celebrates the love for durians with an annual Durian Fest, showcasing only the best durians available on the market. This year’s event, held on 10 & 11 July 2015, was a resounding success with tickets selling out quicker than you could spell ‘durian’. Pleasing hundreds of people all over Singapore, the main draw of this yearly affair is that premium durians are served and prepared for you free-flow so you can literally have as many as you desire!

Alongside the massive stack of durians available over the two days were seasonal fruits such as longkong, jackfruit, mangosteens and rambutans. To wash down the richness of the durians, bottles of cooling water and fresh coconuts were also made conveniently available. 

Resorts World Sentosa Durian Buffet

The annual Durian Fest at Resorts World Sentosa is truly an unforgettably spectacular event, and here are some highlights to share. You know you have to be at the next one in 2016.

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Dancing Crab Unveils A Second Outlet in the Heart of Orchard Road + Giveaway

Dancing Crab Orchard Central

After the resounding success of their first outlet at Grandstand, Dancing Crab has since opened a brand new outlet at Orchard Central, replacing the space where Noodle Stories used to be. Dancing Crab is known to be one of the best Cajun-Creole restaurants in Singapore, pampering its patrons with authentic Louisianan cuisine.

Now, Dancing Crab in Orchard Central is also open for lunch every day, and you can expect a list of affordable lunch items, featuring their same fresh seafood and ingredients. Some new dishes have also been added to the existing menu, including new flavours for their ever-popular seafood boil.

Here are some highlights and dishes we loved at Dancing Crab, and there is no reason you wouldn’t too! Time to get your hands dirty, pals!

[ GIVEAWAY ] We are giving away S$250 Dancing Crab 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.

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Share Your Dream with UOB And Stand to win S$20,000!

UOB Dream

TRANSLATING DREAMS INTO REALITY

Everyone has different goals and dreams in life - some may want to retire to travel the world, while the ones with entrepreneurial spirit would want to build a business empire. But whatever they may be, often the first and foremost difficulty faced is money. Or rather the lack of a financial foundation.

Having a sound  investment plan is essential in making that dream come true.

Times Square

Now, UOB is going to help you kickstart your dream by giving away S$20,000 worth of units in Unit Trusts from UOB Income Builder. Enticing, yes? And it is really easy.

Simply visit www.uobdream.com.sg and tell us what your dream is. Choose an image that best represents that dream, and rally your friends and family to vote for your submission. Contest ends 2 Aug 2015.

3 winners stand a chance to win S$20,000 worth of units in Unit Trusts! Ten lucky voters will also be awarded S$1,000 worth of units in Unit Trust each.

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Beanstro At Marina Bay Sands Reopens With A New Menu Of Mouth-Watering Gourmet Mains

Beanstro

If you are looking to dine in Marina Bay Sands without burning a hole in your wallet, Beanstro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shall well be your answer. Offering a wide variety of mains, desserts and drinks, Beanstro is a lovely bistro that boasts a casual and laid-back vibe for shoppers and weekenders.

If you are craving for cafe fare, Beanstro also offers a variety of all-day breakfast mains. Expect a generous serving of the classic Eggs Benedict and other scrumptious choices such as Croque Madame and Crustaceans Omelette.

Let us not forget that Beanstro offers The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s signature drinks like coffee and ice blended drinks; perfect pair-ups with your hearty mains. Here, we share with you all the goodness about Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands that we love.

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Alkaff Mansion Ristorante – Authentic Italian Food In A Beautiful Mansion

Alkaff Mansion RIstorante

Tucked away in a little corner in Telok Blangah is what used to be a retreat bungalow owned by the Yemeni Alkaff family. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante provides a nice respite from the fast paced city areas in Singapore, perching on top of Telok Blangah Hill (used to be known as Washington Hill). This well-known location was once the centre of high society parties and other events, besides being a family home to the Alkaff family.

Alkaff Mansion Interior

Since the mid 1990s, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante has been known to serve award-winning cuisine to patrons but ever since LHN Culinary Concepts took over the reigns in 2010, the restaurant finally restored its splendour and has become one of Singapore’s go-to dining spots and event venue for corporate, private events and weddings.

Here is what we enjoyed the most from Executive Chef Simone Depalmas’ intricately crafted menu, strongly influenced by his Italian roots.

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7 Matcha Lattes in Singapore That Will Bring You Back To Japan

Singapore Matcha Latte

A good matcha latte is a definite staple drink for all matcha lovers. Matcha has been made popular in Singapore ever since the food community in Singapore adopted a love for Japanese cuisine, and more and more restaurants, eateries and dessert cafes have implemented the use of this healthy ingredient into the food they serve.

Matcha has been incorporated into almost every food type imaginable. Matcha noodles, matcha ice cream, matcha cheese cake and even matcha waffles. But despite the many options out there, sometimes all we need is a good ‘ol matcha latte.

Where do you get the best matcha lattes in Singapore? Read on to find out the Top 7 Matcha Lattes in Singapore.

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