Win a 3D2N Free Trip to Hong Kong by Maxim’s Group

Dondonya Japanese

Back in July, we went on a gourmet food trail to Hong Kong with Maxim’s Group, the leading F&B name with 70 brands and 840 outlets in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China. It was quite an experience for both our eyes and senses.

Maxim’s Group is giving you a chance to try your hands at being a food critic, and win a 3D2N FREE gourmet trip for two to Hong Kong and dine at our favourite Maxim’s Group restaurants. The trip is on 24 to 26 Sep 2014 and it includes return air tickets to Hong Kong for two guests on Cathay Pacific, two nights hotel accommodation at Lanson Place in Causeway Bay, a welcome dinner at The Square (One Michelin Star restaurant), as well as dining coupons (for two) to designated Maxim’s Group restaurants.

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All you have to do is to take part in Maxim’s Group Facebook contest.

  • Like Maxim’s Group on Facebook.
  • Go to Maxim’s event page www.facebook.com/events/1489288271315267 and click “Join”
  • Choose the dish that you want to try the most from this Facebook album. Send the photo and a short write-up of 50 words – on why you want to try the dish – via private message to Maxim’s Group Facebook Page.
  • Two winners (from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore) will be selected based on the creativity of the short write-up. A representative from Maxim’s Group, renowned food critic Hsu Tien Lin and I will be the judge of the contest.
  • The contest will run from now till 31 Aug 2014 (11.59pm Hong Kong time).
  • Results will be announced on Maxim’s Group Facebook page on 5 Sep 2014.

This post is brought to you by Maxim’s Group.

Why You Should Eat Tomatoes

Benefits of tomatoes

I need more than a pair of hands to count the number of people I know who would cringe at the slight mention of tomatoes, as with many other acquired produce like brinjal, lady’s fingers and olives. I can forgive all of these, but everyone should give tomatoes a chance.

In fact, the benefits of consuming tomatoes are infinite.

We have all heard of certain old wives’ tales, like how tomatoes boost a garden’s fertility. Well, this doesn’t really bother me actually, because I am so much more concerned about how the little red fruit (yes, it is a fruit. Remember how our primary school teachers would tell us that anything that has seeds are fruits?) is one nutrient-dense super food.

Red, plump, juicy and sweet. These are just about the right adjectives to use, and tomatoes are best eaten raw. For starters, if eating raw tomatoes is harder than chewing sand, try drizzling some honey over them. Or chuck them in your sandwich so that your meat patty can distract you. There are many easy ways to eat tomatoes, and if you can just get over the fact that it is but a garnish, you will come to love its taste. If you need to know, I grew up thinking if I want to eat the fries on my plate of Western food, I had to eat that damn red slice too. And it made me cringe so bad.

But it is a completely different story now. To earn your acceptance further? It is your answer to clear, pimple-free skin – the au naturel way. Here, we discuss the five health benefits of eating tomatoes.

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Why You Should Experience Living Abroad for a While

Why you should live abroad

When I first found out I was accepted into a university in Brisbane, Australia in 2010, I was resistant to the idea. For several reasons, too: It was unfamiliar territory, I was going to be away from home for an extended time (a first) and I knew no one there. But eventually, I had a great experience during my stay, and I don’t regret a thing. Yes, it may sound scary being away from familiar surroundings, it’s something I feel everyone should try, at least once.

Here’s why you should experience living abroad:

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What Everyone Can Do To Expect Better Service

Better Service

Singapore always scores global rankings, but when it comes to service (and happiness level), it is safe to say that we are nowhere near the top.

Eating is Singapore’s national hobby, and it is not exaggerating to say that Singaporeans is obsessed with food. According to statistics, there were about 6,700 establishments, with total operating receipts of the food & beverage (F&B) services industry at S$7,836 million in 2012. There is no denying that the future of Singapore’s F&B industry is bright, and it will continue to grow at a dazzling speed to become a food mecca in Asia, if not the world. Yet, service in the local food & beverage industry leaves much to be desired. It is not unusual to know of complaints about poor service when dining out.

Service is something that involves three parties – workers, employers, and customers. It is definitely not a one-sided affair when it comes to providing good service; employers and customers contribute to the eco-system and have parts to play, too. Here are some pointers on what everyone can do to expect better service.

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Why You Should Quit Your Unhappy Job And Travel

Palm Tree

If you clicked on this article, chances are, you are a 20-something or 30-something full-time employee who feels like you’ve been tolerating the humdrum 9-to-6 life for far too long.

So here’s an idea: quit. Then pack your bags, and go travelling. Yes, make that drastic decision, be a little daredevil – you won’t regret it. Let me tell you why you should quit your unhappy job and travel.

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Washington D.C. in 24 Hours

Smithsonian Institution

One of the most popular places to visit along the East Coast (in the States) is Washington D.C., and for good reason. Step into the capital of the United States and be immersed by historical landmarks and preexisting settlements that boast impressive architectural structures reminiscent of the civil war. We spent 24 hours in Washington D.C. – the political heart of America to bring you attractions and restaurants worth your time of day.

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17 Best Restaurants and Local Eateries To Eat In Seoul

Seoul Food Guide

Korean BBQ, Kimchi jjigae (stew), ginseng chicken soup, bulgogi, kimchi pancake, Korean-style fried chicken, bibimbap… Korean cuisine revolves around rice, kimchi, and lots of meat. The Koreans love their BBQ, but food in Korea is more than that. There are restaurants and local eateries along every street, each specialising in their respective dishes.

Here is a guide on where to eat in Seoul, featuring a few of our favourite Korean BBQ restaurants, a traditional Korean restaurant that serves 30 classic banchans, the most popular ginseng chicken soup restaurant, and several outstanding cafes with brilliant concepts.

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