Banana Tree – Korea’s Top Dessert Cafe With The Cutest Flower Pot Desserts

Banana Tree

Having reached our tiny red dot for almost three months now, Banana Tree has seen success with cafe hoppers flocking to Keong Saik Road just to have a taste of these beautifully plated desserts that look almost too good to be eaten or drank.

Banana Tree is a popular South Korean cafe chain with many outlets in its homeland. ‘Garden’-themed desserts served in pots with spoons shaped like spades, is Banana Tree merely a novelty?

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Arteastiq Tea House Launches A New Menu Inspired By Cuisines From Around The World

Arteastiq

Few restaurants in Singapore are as romantic and artistic as Arteastiq Boutique Tea House is. Pun is intended, but you might derive from its name that this restaurant is all about art and tea. They call it the “art of teasing”, but we think there is so much more.

It is the kind of sexiness you would associate with a date night, or a regal dining affair for the high society. Arteastiq sits at a quiet corner of Mandarin Gallery, and scores for its accessible location and wide space. Tasteful interior design with predominant monochrome furniture, exotic chandeliers and sporadic stalks of white flowers, chi-chi ambience with French jazz, an art studio, and a robust menu of artisanal teas and all kinds of wondrous food dishes.

Arteastiq Tea House

We sampled the new menu recently, and we have been containing our excitement of sharing them since. Which is why we say Arteastiq is more than just tea and art jamming, because the food menu is nothing short of impressive. From an assortment of appetisers and contemporary mains that are created with love, to a selection of desserts that are reinterpreted with modern takes, the new menu packs a punch and gives us even more reasons to return to Arteastiq.

Arteastiq is undisputedly among our favourite dining concepts along Orchard Road, and here are our picks from its new menu:

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Australian Dairy Company: To-die-for Scrambled Eggs and Steamed Milk

Australian Dairy Co

Talk about Hong Kong-style breakfast and everyone thinks of Australian Dairy Company. Their heavenly scrambled eggs are to die for, and so are their steamed milk.

No lack of cha chaan teng options when you are in Hong Kong, and whichever street you are on, however you turn, there will definitely be a joint or two for you to grab a quick meal at. But why is Australian Dairy Company so popular, you may ask?

To be most honest, the menu is nothing special. There is nothing fanciful about the decor too – if even any to speak of – and it looks like just any other cha chaan teng. But the much-lauded scrambled eggs and steamed milk lived up to the hype.

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Highlights of Asher BWS’s Festive Promotion + Upcoming Events

Moet Champagne

Are we all done with event planning yet? December is the most celebratory month of the year, and our calendars are packed with house parties and events. Everyone is in the mood to wine and dine, and we deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back for all our hard work in 2014.

We’ve discussed about food catering for your festive parties previously. And what about those booze that we’d need to host our parties and to have fun with our guests? Christmas and New Year’s parties mean we have to pop that champagne, to stock up on the beer in our fridge, and to do our shots neat. And we can do all these without breaking the bank.

Wine Tasting

Spare yourself the exorbitant price tags and unnecessary premiums when you order your Beers, Wines and Spirits (BWS) from Asher BWS www.asherbws.com. They offer the friendliest prices in town, and with a user-friendly website and convenient delivery options, fret no more when it comes to booze. Asher BWS is offering an exclusive 10% discount for our readers when you cart out using the promo code: ‘ladyironchef’.

We will tell you just why Asher BWS is your top choice and the various star products to buy.

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ladyironchef x Apple Vacations Singapore 8D6N Osaka, Mie & Wakayama Tour

Japan Osaka Castle

Back in May, we went to Osaka, Mie & Wakayama with Apple Vacations Singapore to curate the best things to do, see and eat in the region. We are super thrilled to leading a 8D6N group tour this November to revisit our favourite spots.

Some of the highlights of our tour include staying at onsen resorts, having kaiseki dinners, taking postcard-worthy shots at many beautiful spots, having a mouthwatering seafood feast at AMA hut, hopping on a ninja train to Iga ninja museum, and eating our way around Dotonbori, the epicurean centre of Osaka. To read more about the full itinerary, read our guide to 20 highlights of ladyironchef x Apple Vacations Singapore tour.

Kaiseki

  • Date: 1 Nov – 7 Nov 2014 (8D6N)
  • Tour Fare: S$2,899NETT/pax (inclusive of airport taxes and tipping)
  • Flight, itinerary, hotels, and meals are all included in the package
  • Extension after the tour on your own is possible, but there is a minimum surcharge of S$200 by the airline, and this is subject to availability.
  • Return flights on Singapore Airlines

Sign up for the tour by going to Apple Vacations Singapore’s office at 26 Upper Cross Street, email [email protected] or call +65 6533 5161. There are only a few seats left, and we hope to have you join us for the adventure! It will be nothing but a fun-filled holiday to The Land of The Rising Sun.

To find out more about the tours that Apple Vacations Singapore offers, go to www.applevacations.com.sg, like them on Facebook and Instagram.

This tour is brought to you by Apple Vacations Singapore.

Meet Alice in Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday

Alice on Wednesday

Have you ever dreamed of being Alice, falling down a rabbit hole and entering a magical world where you could meet The Madhatter, Chesire the cat and gang? If you are visiting Nagoya or Osaka, you will be able to do just that!

Alice on Wednesday is a cool kid to look out for on your next trip to those Japanese cities. Think a lifestyle concept store that is put together entirely based on the love for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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