Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar

Thanks to Try & Review, I had the chance to use the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar, It is silicone and paraben-free thus I could it not to harm my hair and scalp.



The product is in a plastic packaging with a screw-in cap. I do find it difficult to control the amount of product pouring out, I ended out wasting a bit of the product and cleaning up the mess on the exterior of the bottle.

Talking about the scent, it really reminds me of Ribena just that this is much stronger.

Let me show you how my hair looks like before using it.



There isn't shine at all and looks a little drizzy and dry.

After rinsing the shampoo off my hair, I pour out about a 50-cent coin volume of the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar and started lathering on my hair. I try to avoid my scalp and I use other scalp products.

After leaving it on for 1-2 mins, I rinsed off with water and felt the difference immediately. My hair was so much smoother and lighter. I was impressed.

After I have towel-dry my hair, I could still smell the rinsing vinegar on my hair. The scent was really strong.

Here's how my hair look like after drying.



I could vividly see the shine on my hair and realised how much more manageable it has become. I would definitely use this before attending a special occasion.


A bottle of 150ml retails $18 which is affordable and since the advised usage is twice a week, a bottle of this can last for months. You can get it in all Yves Rocher outlets.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hai Nan Hometown Curry

Allow me to introduce one of my favourite stalls for curry chicken, Hai Nan Hometown Curry.

It was previously located at 505 Jurong West St. 52 and have shifted to Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. I didn't know they shifted until this week. The stall is operated by a couple and they sell value-for-money curry dishes.


Other than curry chicken, I have also tried their curry pork ribs, curry vegetables and curry fishhead (replaced by asam stingray) but I still prefer their curry chicken.

Each bowl of $4.50 consists of 1 wing, 1 drumstick, 2 potatoes and a generous bowl of curry for you to dip your bread or eat with white rice. The amount of curry is definitely enough for you to coat every rice grain.


My first mouth of it was so shiok. The curry is creamy and not as oily as the one at Queensway Shopping Centre. I like that the chicken is tender and cooked just right. If you can't take very spicy food, this curry is still right for you.

Will I go back? Of course I will and wouldn't be long till I patronize again. Do note that the stall is closed on Monday.

20 Ghim Moh Road
#01-49 Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
Singapore 270020

Friday, July 1, 2016

Kang Kang Laksa Express Meal Kit

Kang Kang Laksa

I chanced upon the brand Kang Kang from a follower's instagram in which she snapped pictures of the food she prepared using Kang Kang express meal kits.

I am about savings time and effort when comes to cooking  thus I decided to try their Laksa Express Meal Kit. It includes 1 serving of laksa noodle, 1 pack of coconut powder and 1 pack of laksa paste.

Here are the ingredients I used for 4 servings.


3 packs of Kang Kang Laksa Noodle
100g of beansprouts
4 eggs
10 pcs of Tau Pok (each sliced into 2)
180g Fish Cake (sliced)

Instructions

1) Boil 4 eggs till fully cooked. Leave them in ambient temperature water for at most 5 mins to cool down before peeling the egg shells.

2) Boil a pot of water to cook the Kang Kang Laksa Noodle. Alternatively, you can just soak them in hot water to warm it up.

3) Rest the Kang Kang Laksa Noodle in a bowl while cooking the other ingredients.

4) Boil 1000ml of water in a cooking pot, add the laksa paste and coconut powder. Stir to mix well.

5) Add the fish cake, tau pok and beansprouts to cook for 3 minutes and you are ready to serve.

Here's how my bowl of laksa looks like.


The flavour was not bad but not spicy enough.for me. The tau pok was soaked with the goodness of the laksa.

I would rate the Kang Kang Laksa Express Meal Kit 9 out of 10.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Laksa Noodle in Miso

I have been cooking lunch in office for a few months and got to say that I have saved quite a fair bit of money.

Let me share with you an easy, quick and oil-free recipe for Laksa Noodle in Miso which I have cooked today.


Serving for 2

Ingredients:
200g Laksa Noodles
6 large prawns
1/2 round tube of silken tofu (cut into small cubes)

Sauces:
1 tbsp mirin
1 tsp Japanese soy sauce
2 tbsp white miso paste

Garnish:
1 stalk Spring onion
Seaweed

Instructions:

1) Boil a pot of water and add in the Laksa Noodles to cook for 1 minute.

2) Rest the Laksa Noodles in a bowl and add in the small cubes of silken tofu to cook.

3) Rest the silken tofu cubes and add in the prawns to cook.

4) Rest the prawns.

5) In the bowl of cooked Laksa Noodles, add in the sauces and mix well.

6) Serve the marinated Laksa Noodles in a bowl and add in the prawns, silken tofu cubes, spring onion and seaweed.

Till my next cooking session in office.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday Out with Mum

26 June 2016

Brought mum out to town, like finally,

We walked from Takashimaya to shop for footwear but ended up spending more time at the Gundam fair at the atrium.

No regrets as we got to see the mascot, I am guessing it was the Strike Gundam. I can't imagine how heavy the costume is.



Continued to walk down to Centrepoint just for egg tarts at Honolulu Cafe.



We queued for about 30mins and each of us could only buy 3 egg tarts for dine-in and takeaway. We were advised to order 6 in total, ate how many we wanted then takeaway for the rest by spending $0.50 for the box. They sure know how to do business.

About the taste, I still prefer Leung San Hong Kong Pastries at Tiong Bahru. Comparing the two, the crust of the egg tarts at Honolulu Cafe is thinner and flakier but the egg custard could be sweeter. I wouldn't queue again just for the egg tarts.

I also had the hot milk tea which you got to add the white sugar by yourself. It is quite thick but didn't impress me much.

Enough of food for now, we walked down to Plaza Singapura and did some shopping at TEMT. I could understand why their business was not bad as the prices were really low. A casual top can cost as low as $4.95?! I bought a sleeveless top at $9.95 which I was quite impressed.

And yes, we headed for dinner at Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant at 5:30pm.

There aren't many (or even none) vegetarian japanese restaurants in Singapore? Let's hope it won't disappoint.

The ambience was good and staff were friendly.




We ordered one of the chef's recommendation, Avocado Maki ($15), to share, Buck Wheat Noodle for myself ($11) and Golden Mushroom Tempura Don for mum.



The avocado maki was a good appetizer. The avocado was fresh and thinly sliced. Just a small dip with wasabi and soya sauce is sufficient.



The portion of the soba was quite big and 2 to share would be ideal if you have other dishes.



Mum loves the fried tofu and the miso soup. I especially love the black sesame panna cotta. It should be about $22 for a set like this.

We also brought Unagi Maki (Chef's Recommendation) for takeaway, We spent $70 in total for an extremely full dinner.

We didn't bought much stuff but we indeed bought food home.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Supper at Twins Kitchen

28 May 2016

Chir Chir had 50% off all menu items in May from 10pm - 2:30am except for alcoholic drinks. KZ, Ama and I intended to patronize again but the queue was too long and we had to wait 2 hours for a table. Our solution was to had supper somewhere else and that was when I suggested Twins Kitchen. Thankfully their last order was 11:30pm.

Twins Kitchen was opened by a pair of cute Korean cute guys. If you are lucky, you will spot at least one of them.

We ordered Army Stew ($40), Truffle Fries, Soy & Garlic Chicken and Topoki. The staff was sweet to add noodles into the Topoki for us. The gravy was thick and taste yummy. I would definitely order this again.


See how much ingredients were in this plate of goodness? I am missing this while blogging.

The Soy & Garlic Chicken was not as salty as 4 Fingers's but had bigger chucks of meat to leave you licking fingers.


I also tried their honey ice-cream beer which was better than Chir Chir's beer with whipped cream The texture of the honey ice-cream is similar to the foam of the beer. This is a 1st choice during hot weather.

I guess it won't be long till I am back to let them have my money.

Twins Kitchen
7 Craig Road
Singapore 089667

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dinner at Chir Chir

16 Feb 2016

It has been quite some time since I heard of Chir Chir's opening in Singapore and I finally patronized with my colleagues yesterday.

We had a full pint of draft beer with cream to share. I think the Korean CASS beer is much lighter than Heineken.


Here comes the appetisers.



The Mango Salad was average. The fresh mango wasn't sweet enough and they were quite soft. I was surprised to find olives in the salad.


I prefer the Cajun Chicken Salad which has tender pieces of fried chicken. There were olives too.

The main dishes were all about chicken.


This has got to be favourite way of cooking chicken. Seriously, KFC's standard is nowhere near. The skin was still crispy and meat was still warm even after 30mins on the table, I can't tell you I satisfied I was with the juiciness and tenderness of the meat. Thumbs up for Crispy Fried Chicken!


This is the Garlicy Roasted Chicken which was just as juicy and tender as the fried chicken. There were oven-baked egg, baked potato and salsa sauce served along with the fragrant chicken. Garlic lovers would enjoy this.


If you have been researching about Chir Chir, surely you have seen this dish named Snow Nest. The chicken tenders were juicy and meant to dip into the rich creamy sauce. If you like it sweet, add some cream to it. This was a hot favourite among us.

We spent about $23/pax and we think it was worth it. My suggestion is to go with a group so that you can order different dishes to try. I would definitely be back for more chicken.