London’s Popular Brunch Spots


No matter which part of the world you’re in, having brunch is always a decadent affair. The simple joy of being able to wake up late and fill your stomach with delectable food is an essential part of any lazy weekend. Especially in a place like London, where the weather is often gloomy, there’s no better place to take refuge from the rain, cold, and wind than a warm restaurant serving a good weekend brunch.

Luckily, for those of us residing in the city, the list of places to have brunch in London is extensive. With the company of a few fellow brunch enthusiasts, I have recently set out on a mission to try as many of these popular brunch spots in London. Here are the ones I have visited so far:


The Marmalade Pantry Singapore

Crabmeat Linguine

“Where can I have a meal for under $20 in town?” The answer: The Marmalade Pantry, but for a limited time only. Enjoy 1-for-1 on main courses (complimentary meal will be the lower value of the main course) during dinner every Monday from 6pm – 10pm.

A main course at Marmalade Pantry is around $20 to $28 (excluding the steak & eggs at $38). With the promotion, you pay less than $20 for each main course. For instance, the signature crabmeat linguine is $24, but you only pay $12++ after discount.

I think it’s a fantastic deal and everyone should drop by Marmalade Pantry at Ion Orchard before they end the 1-for-1 promotion. If you are planning to go next Monday, read my previous review on The Marmalade Pantry for more recommendations.

The Marmalade Pantry
2 Orchard Turn
#03-22 to #03-34
ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6734 2700

Capri Trattoria & Pizzeria Singapore


Located just a few units away from Pepperoni Pizza of Les Amis fame, one would question the viability of Capri Trattoria & Pizzeria at Binjai Park which similarly dishes up Italian classics. We were torn between safe and adventurous and were glad to be rewarded for picking Capri.

A waiter greets us at the door and leads us to a cosy corner. It’s homely and inviting and we instantly fall in love with this charming little Italian restaurant. Capri is as authentic as can be, with an artfully-styled brick-laid walls decorated with paintings reminiscent of what a restaurant in Italy would be like.


[Closed] Fukuichi Japanese Dining Singapore

Fukuichi Japanese Dining

Nestled in the quiet Triple One Somerset, Fukuichi Japanese Dining serves decent Japanese food at pocket-friendly prices. You can get set lunches such as Tempura Teishoku and Sashimi Teishoku from $20, while bento and dinner sets are between $25-40. I find it very reasonable for the quality and portion.

If I am meeting my friends in Orchard Road, I will definitely go to Fukuichi, it is my newest go-to place when craving for Japanese food.


Hansel & Gretel Singapore

Hansel & Gretel

Words by Marilyn Huang, photographs by ladyironchef

You somehow know that you are in for a night of fun when the first line of the director’s message for the musical you are watching speaks of a nine-month old baby stuck to her boob.

That is exactly the kind of musical Hansel and Gretel is: hilarious, irreverent, spontaneous and like its director, Pam Oei, full of fun and creativity. Nothing binds the people of Singapore like their proud food culture, and what better way to showcase this love of food than through the quintessential food-centric fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel? Only this time, Creative Director Alfian Sa’at, Composer Elaine Chan and first time director Oei have reinvented this timeless tale into what could well be a Singapore’s classic.


Tour of Nestle Headquarters Vevey Switzerland

Nestle Headquarters Switzerland

With its diverse range of products, Nestle has always been a big part of my life. Milo has accompanied me throughout the years, while KitKat has never failed to cheer me up when I need a break. You can also find Koko Krunch, Maggi, and Smarties in my kitchen.

So when I first knew that I would be visiting Nestle Headquarters in Vevey Switzerland, I was very excited. Well, I think the word ‘excited’ is an understatement. I was thrilled and very happy.

Not everyone can visit it, of course, and it makes our trip even more special. Let me take you guys on a tour, and give you an exclusive peek of the Nestle Headquarters in Vevey Switzerland.


Journey with Nestle to Switzerland


Visiting Nestle’s headquarters in Switzerland has got to be one of the highlights of my entire year. I mean, how often do you get a chance like that? Not only did we visit the headquarters, we also explored Vevey (a quaint little town by the Lake Geneva), visited the cheese factory, took a tour in Nestle Cailler chocolate factory, tasted Swiss cuisine, and enjoyed the magnificent scenery.

Nestle Headquarters

Nestle, as we all know, is the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. Besides having lots of fun, I also had the privilege of learning more about the brand during this trip.

Switzerland is a beautiful country and I hope everyone will get a chance to visit it one day. Meanwhile, I want to share my journey with you through the blog. Join me on an adventure with Nestle to Switzerland!


Guide to Shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Guide

So they say, when in Hong Kong, just eat and shop all day long. It is true. Two of life’s greatest pleasures is what one should indulge in when taking a holiday in the Pearl of the Orient. Apart from the mass availability of food, there is a lot to shop too – shops by the streets, in random alleys, huge malls, night markets… I could use a shopping trip to Hong Kong on an annual basis.

Whether you are a fan of luxe fashion and high street labels, or have a thing or two for Taiwanese/ Japanese fashion, Hong Kong will not disappoint.

For a start, here is a Beginners’ Guide to Shopping in Hong Kong.


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