Beginner’s Dim Sum Guide – 15 Essential Dim Sum You Must Try

Li Bai Dim Sum

Ever get confused with the different dumpling names as they are all either in Mandarin Chinese or in a Chinese dialect? We know, it can be pretty frustrating – especially when you are in-charge of ordering. We thought this beginner’s guide to the most commonly consumed dim sum in Asia will do you some good, and they include many of the more popular ones Hong Kong egg tarts to the well-loved Shanghai Xiao Long Baos.

It is actually pretty fun to dissect your dim sum (mentally, of course) and to know what each piece is made of, right? They may be of the simplest ingredients, but these exquisite bite-size delicacies are ever popular with the world for many reasons. We had so much fun understanding more about them as we put this guide together for you.

Feel at ease the next time you visit a dim sum restaurant with our Beginner’s Dim Sum Guide to 15 Essential Dim Sum You Must Try.


Bar Bar Black Sheep Opens In Holland Village With A New Japanese Izakaya Concept Kitchen

Bar Bar Black Sheep

Established since 2007, Bar Bar Black Sheep (BBBS) is our favourite bistro-with-a-coffee-shop-setting when we need an affordable yet hearty meal. For the uninitiated, it has a coffee shop setting because there are multiple kitchens whipping up cuisines of different sorts. But the convenience is having a combined menu and single payment.

The new branch at Holland Village – its 5th outlet – might just become our favourite one yet, because it is with a Japanese twist and is more like an izakaya; think a line-up of Japanese fare and a wide selection of sake and beers. That’s comfort level 100% – for both our tastebuds and wallet.

Bar Bar Black Sheep Holland Village

Staying true to Bar Bar Black Sheep’s philosophy of serving affordable comfort food in a casual and chill-out setting, every dish on the Japanese izakaya menu is well priced under S$15. It is fuss-free, and the prices are unbelievably affordable, you’d do a double take and wonder if you were really at a bistro or a coffee shop!

And, guess what? Set lunches are only S$10 nett! Every reason to make a trip down to Bar Bar Black Sheep at Holland Village. If you need some recommendations on what to order, we will share them with you in just a bit!


Book A Restaurant At HungryGoWhere Online Reservations And Get Free Lobster And Pizza

The Boiler

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++).


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.


Bonusbay Gives You Cashback For Your Online Shopping – A Free Service Too Good To Be True


Bonusbay is a shopping portal that provides a free service that helps you get money back on your online purchases – with no strings attached. Whether you are shopping at Zalora, getting a new iPhone from Apple Store, booking a hotel on Agoda or getting your flights from Qatar for your next holiday, you get bonus cashback as long as you connect to the websites through Bonusbay.

It is a brilliant platform that encourages savings while shopping, and trust us on this – it is easy peasy and it takes just a few more clicks to enjoy the cashback. Why say no to savings, right?

Ocean Bar

So how does it work, you’d wonder? Read on to find out more about how you can shop and save with Bonusbay giving you cashback for your online shopping – a free service that is so good and unconditional, you’d wonder if it’s true. And yes, it is true.


7 of The Best Churros You Can Eat in Barcelona

Barcelona Best Churros

Mention Barcelona and most people think of F.C Barcelona, Gaudi and tapas. But what about churros? The fried-dough pastry is a supremely popular snack in Spain, and especially so in Barcelona. They can either be thin or thick, usually eaten with a chocolate dip, or has fillings inside like cream and chocolate. Dusted with powdered sugar, eating churros in Barcelona is a very quintessential Spanish thing to do.

Churros with hot chocolate dip is a pair made in heaven. We don’t love churros because it is good or healthy; we love churros because it is bad, sinful and every bite makes you go crazy. Here is a guide on 7 of the best churros that you can find in Barcelona.


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