As the annual Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, it goes without a doubt that the Chinese are busy preparing for one of the most significant celebrations of the year; there are tantalising mooncakes to indulge in, paper lanterns to lit and family gatherings to attend.
For the Chinese, the gesture of exchanging mooncakes is a tradition that must not be skipped because they believe that it symbolises togetherness and completeness. This Mid-Autumn Festival, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel aims to help you convey that message with their stellar range of mooncakes.
Featuring 11 exquisite mooncake creations and a premium Mid-Autumn Gift Set that are handcrafted by the chefs of this award-winning Chinese restaurant, you can expect is nothing short of culinary genius—unique flavours, traditional mastery and modern refinement.
Available from 20 August to 24 September 2018, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel will be offering both traditional baked mooncakes alongside unique baked and snowskin creations. When it comes to their handcrafted mooncakes, there are absolutely no added preservatives or artificial flavourings. READ ON
Returning for the third year in a row, Chang Sensory Trails—the annual Thai food festival organised by Thailand’s award-winning beer, Chang—lands back in Singapore after a world tour in London and Los Angeles to bring a weekend that celebrates everything we love about Thai cuisine and culture through the culmination of Singapore’s finest Thai restaurants, art, music and not forgetting, refreshing Chang beer.
Chang Sensory Trails is the perfect festival for all Thai food lovers to experience and savour different varieties and sample different styles of Thai cuisine. Celebrating the delicacy and diversity of Thai cuisine, this year’s edition of Chang Sensory Trails features 24 signature dishes by eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants.
At the event, the chefs vow to serve nothing but authentic flavours of Thailand—delving deep into the country’s rich culinary heritage and exploring both Northern and Southern cuisine instead of just your usual tom yum and green curry.
From the 31 August to 01 September 2018, 4pm to 10pm, expect nothing but the best of authentic Thai home recipes done by eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants. Are you ready?!
Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant is a no-frills and utterly unpretentious steamboat restaurant along Joo Chiat Road that stands out against all other places not just for the affordability of its food, but also the authenticity and marvellous quality of the Teochew fare. They stick to the tried-and-proven methods of keeping things simple, with a myriad of dishes suitable for casual dining and gatherings
You know that this is the real deal you step into the restaurant and see countless photos of celebrities who have dined at the restaurant plastering the wall. The owner has travelled to and worked in various countries to pick up the skills needed to execute each dish perfectly, so as to ensure that only the most authentic and best-grade dishes are brought to the table.
Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant is a clear hit amongst the older generations and it is definitely one that young adults alike should hit up for a wholesome, communal meal.
From now until 31 Oct 2018, quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy these promotions (for customers who dine in only) upon making reservations:
- 30% off all steamboat orders (excluding seafood and beef) during lunch daily (not available on Mondays and public holidays).
- Free-flow live drunken prawns for every steamboat order during dinner from Mondays to Fridays (not available during weekends and public holidays). Do note that this is available while stocks last for the day.
And you’d love to know that at Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant, the owner promises you something: if the food is not good and fresh, they will refund you. Money back guaranteed is the best guarantee for a good meal, right?
Our favourite Mid-Autumn Festival (or more affectionately known as Mooncake Festival) is around the corner again! Every year, people celebrate the festivity by lighting candles and lanterns on the day of the full moon and indulge in decadent mooncakes.
For foodies like us, the best part of every year is seeing restaurants and hotels create the most unique and memorable mooncakes creations and they only seem to be getting better every year. With the ongoing trend of localising classics, we see more brands create mooncakes inspired by iconic local flavours. This 2018, you can expect a massive range of mooncakes—from elevated classic to one-of-a-kind creations, as well as mooncakes infused with Asian flavours.
Even if you’re not planning on feasting on these mooncakes, you can always choose to gift them to your family, friends and/or clients. The packaging is something to be mesmerized by too—of opulent boxes, pretty pastels and elegant designs, here are 6 Mooncakes You Need To Try This Mid-Autumn Festival 2018.
Artisanal popcorn seems to be dominating the snack food market as of late with several new brands presenting their own innovative take on the staple movie theatre titbit, often throwing some pretty unusual yet tasty flavours into the mix. Magi Planet is one such name that’s worth bearing in mind.
Previously known as Planet Popcorn, Magi Planet is one of Taiwan’s leading gourmet popcorn brand which has made its presence in Singapore since 2012. They currently have a popular following in 7 countries around the Southeast Asian region alone. Come August this year, they will officially be opening their doors here in Singapore.
Their main focus is on creating popcorn with Asian-inspired flavours. Specially hand-crafted using only the finest ingredients, Magi Planet’s repertoire of gourmet popcorn never fails to achieve the perfect balance between tastiness and trendiness. In light of the coming National Day, Magi Planet will be introducing 2 new flavours—Chilli Crab & Chicken Rice—to pay tribute to two of Singapore’s most beloved dishes.
From now until 31 Dec 2018, our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to get 10% off your Magi Planet purchase on http://www.sgplanetpop.com as well as a free medium pack of Magi Planet popcorn.
In a recent video by Channel News Asia, the media company implied that there’s a link between hot coffee and cancer. Here’s what Dennis Tang—co-founder of Nylon Coffee Roasters, a popular micro-roastery based in Singapore—has to say about this topic.
Botanica + Co Restaurant & Bar is quite possibly the most gorgeous restaurant in Kuala Lumpur; you’d have to step in to see for yourselves. Pictures just do not do justice to the splendour of the greenhouse-themed interior.
But for what it’s worth, Botanica + Co Restaurant & Bar in Bangsar South is a photogenic spot that is a dream for all botanical lovers. Every corner is a photo spot; every inch of the restaurant is filled with lush greenery.
The food’s really good too, in case you are wondering if it is just another gimmicky place that plays up on the aesthetics and neglects the food standards. Here’s everything we love about Botanica + Co Restaurant & Bar.
There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who eat anything and don’t gain a pound, and the ones who get fat just by breathing. We are the latter.
Similarly, there are two camps when it comes to staying healthy – those who would rather do more physical activity (Team More) and those who prefer to eat less unhealthy food (Team Less). You can take this short quiz to find out which team you belong to.
If, like us, you do not fancy hardcore exercises but still need to watch your weight or you just want to stay healthy but have no time to work out, then welcome to Team Less! We’d like to think of ourselves as the kind who practice moderation and are more conscious of our daily food intake. Our mantra? You are what you eat.
Today, we explore some ways to manage a healthier lifestyle as part of Team Less; in essence, How To Still Eat And Stay Healthy If You Don’t Have Time To Exercise.