Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Pringles Mystery Flavour Chips in Singapore

Once you pop, the fun won't stop.

This happens to whenever I pop open a new can of Pringles. Therefore, I was delighted when Pringles sent me a parcel containing the new mystery flavour.

We always love a good surprise when it comes to snack. For the first time in Singapore, Pringles brings us a brand new mystery flavour which is specially created to challenge our local taste buds.

From now until 30 April 2020,  Pringles Mystery Flavour white cans is available at major retail stores and e-commerce sites islandwide. Join Pringles "Guess the Flavour" contest and stand a chance to win S$5,000 if you got it right.

How to take part in the contest?

To qualify for the contest, all you need is:

1.  to purchase any 2 cans of Pringles chips and keep the receipt as proof of purchase.

2. Login to Pringles website (www.pringles.com), indicate your favourite mystery in not more than 25 words.

What is the clue?

Fret not if you can't guess the flavour because Pringles Singapore will release 1 clue in every 2 weeks on their Facebook page. Keep a lookout for the 4 clues to help you solve the mystery.

I must say this is challenging because we have a hard time guessing. Do look through the ingredient list to spot some clues. Even if you can't guess it right, just join in the fun and have a fun time guessing the flavour with your favourite people.

What I like about Pringles is the well seasoning of every chip and it never leave our fingers greasy after popping in the mouth.

The mystery flavour has a strong taste of cheese and tomato, like pizza or pasta.

Get hold of the Pringles Mystery Flavour Chips from now till 30 April 2020 and join the "Guess the Flavour" challenge. You could be the winner of S$5,000. 

Good luck in the challenge.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Good Bites Healthy Bowls Cafe at Bishan Sports Hall

Tucked in the north away from the hustle and bustle town area is Good Bites, Healthy Bowls Cafe that is located at Bishan Sports Hall, 10 minutes walk from Bishan Station. It is a convenient dining place for the residents who are looking for a comfortable setting and healthy food after their workout.

Bishan Sports Hall level 3 is home to this Instragrammable exterior looking cafe and healthy serving of food. We were attracted by the fairy lights that lightened up the pathway, leading us to the cafe.

Good Bites also makes a good location for holding private events with the cafe seats up to 60 pax and can accommodate up to 80 pax.

As we are all becoming more health conscious, Good Bites aim to bring more meal options to meet our demand for healthy eating. From homemade soups, healthy bowls to customisable salads, you can find them here in Good Bites.

Good Bites is under Citrus Group, same branding as Citrus By The Pool. One of the main difference between the two brands is the introduction of healthy bowls at Good Bites.

Thanks GF for the photo.

Good Bites is a great place for a dinner gathering with friends. I always love gathering with the girls because we have endless topic to chat about, especially enjoyable with the company of delicious food.

Good Bites has a relaxing ambience with wide selection of food and drinks. From healthy bowls, to pasta to mains, there will definitely be something to capture your interest.

Both Tracy and GF went for refreshing Ice Tea, they had Minty Green Tea with Honey ($3.90) and Lychee Tea ($5.50).

Meryl and I on the other hand opt for the Mighty Milkshakes. I had Cookie Crush ($9.90) while Meryl had Strawberry Gem ($8.90). It comes in a mega size and mix the whipped cream with the milkshake to create a creamy mouthful.

Cookies 'n' Cream ice-cream was blended with low-fat milk and Oreo cookies, toppled with whipped cream and Oreo cookies. Just one sip and I could taste the richness of Cookie Crush milkshake with a creamy finish. The milkshake was overall well flavoured. 

Currently, Good Bites has 3 healthy bowls for selection.

The first healthy bowl we tried was Baked Salmon Bowl ($15.00) which consists of baked salmon, soba noodles, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, hard-boiled egg and white sesame seed. 

The Baked Salmon Bowl makes a well-balanced healthy meal with the right amount of carbohydrates and proteins that will please our taste buds. The baked salmon with charred skin was tender and the flesh was easily cut. 

Next was Roasted Chicken Bowl ($15.00). The bowl was filled with herbs and citrus roasted chicken, brown rice, grilled cherry tomatoes, sauteed mushroom, broccoli, hard-boiled egg and multi-grain tortilla chips.

The roasted chicken with herbs and citrus flavours was juicy and tender. We also loved the cherry tomatoes which added sweetness to the dish. With every bite of the tortilla chips, a distinct crunchy sound can be heard. The savoury of the roasted chicken made this healthy bowl super appetizing. 

The last bowl was Prawn Salsa Bowl ($15.00) which consists of prawns with pineapple salsa, romaine lettuce, avocado, sauteed mushrooms and lemon wedge. It was then toppled with cherry tomatoes and raw onions mini cubes. This is my least preferred bowl as I'm not a fan of raw onion.

You can request for sauces to enhance the taste of the healthy bowls if it is too light for you. They have tartar, sesame soy and paprika yoghurt sauce to go with the meat.

Moving on to pasta.

Laksa Pasta ($12.90) which consists of dry laksa linguine with shrimps, hard-boiled egg, sliced fish cakes and crunchy taupok cubes. 

This dish incorporates our local iconic food culture which definitely will steal the heart of laksa lovers. The familiar laksa broth was locked in every strand of the al dente pasta.

Though this was my second time having Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($13.90), this was different from the one I had at Citrus By The Pool. This is the dry pasta version. The dry linguine was coated with the signature tom yum broth, served alongside with prawns, squid and mussels. 

This pasta is not for people who can't handle spice because it was packed with such a potent flavour that one mouthful can make you sweat and start looking for your drink. The spiciness level might be overwhelming but we still enjoy eating as the pasta was really tasty.

This was the main course I wanted to try when I saw it on the menu, Fried Chicken & Waffle ($15.90). The fried chicken chunks on fluffy waffle was served with butter and maple syrup.

The fried chicken was drizzled with maple syrup, making it moist and added sweetness to the overall taste. The waffle has is buttery on the outside and airy on the inside. I loved the crispy exterior of the fried chicken and the succulent meat. The combination of the crispy friend chicken and fluffy waffle was so perfect.

Another of my favourite was Egg-ploding Burger ($12.90) served with Cajun Fries. Beneath the golden brown crispy fried chicken thigh was a juicy meat that was perfectly fried. The egg nachos mayo added a different texture which softened the sesame seed bun and chicken thigh. 

Remember to save your stomach for their dessert. We had Homemade Apple Crumble ($7.90) for dessert, it comes with a scoop of ice cream and we had vanilla flavour. I like how the vanilla ice cream moistened the apple crumble and boosted the flavour when we consumed. Every mouthful made me want to go for more.

Last but not least, we had Molten Chocolate Lava Cake ($10.90) which was in a heart shape, specially created for Valentine's Day. It also comes with a scoop of ice cream and we opt for strawberry ice cream.

Cut open the lava cake and rich chocolate flowing out. Pair the lava cake with strawberry ice cream to enjoy the warm and cold combination dessert. So tantalising.

The fairy lights looked even prettier at night, making the cafe dazzling up the dull night. I highly recommend this cafe for the ambience and food, enough supporting evidence to travel here for the food. 

Thanks Good Bites and Dawn for hosting us.

For more information, please visit https://www.goodbites.com.sg/

Good Bites 
5 Bishan Street 14 
Bishan Sports Hall, #03-01 
Singapore 579783 

Contact number: 6970 0233

Opening hours: 
Monday to Friday: 11am to 9.30pm (Last order: 9pm)
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 11am to 10.30pm (Last order: 10pm)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Food Guide: 19 Places to Eat at Johor Bahru City Square

Johor Bahru (JB) has been one of my regular destination to visit. It is one of the places with many pocket friendly cum delicious food and best shopping places that is just a causeway away from Singapore. I always love traveling here with my friends when I need some relax time.

JB City Square is the shopping centre that I visited the most of my many visits here because it is just located directly beside the checkpoint, we don't need to take taxi or bus out. Today I will be sharing with you the places to dine in City Square.

1. KFC

We were hungry by the time we reached City Square after clearing the custom. We settled down for KFC. Their menu was different from the one we have in Singapore, this is one of the reasons why I also like to eat fast food at foreign countries. I definitely cannot find nuggets meal that comes with fries and one piece chicken in Singapore.

KFC
Level 3, Lot : J3-22 & 23


2. Sakae Sushi

Other than the food available at the conveyor belt, we can place order on their iPad menu which prevent the hassle of getting the staff's attention especially during peak hours.

Different colour plate has different pricing. For instance, this blue plate that we had is RM6.99 per plate while the cheapest was the green plate at RM1.99 per plate.

My favourite of all, juicy scallops grilled with codfish roe and mayonnaise. The sauce made it so delicious and addictive. It left me wanting for more.

Overall, I find that the price is still on a steep side, just slightly lower than the price in Singapore. Not really very worth having it here. 

Sakae Sushi
Level 3, Lot : MF-15-17


3. Sushi King

Sushi King is located at B1. There are 2 escalators leading to B1, remember to find the right one because the other one lead you to the carpark. The makan place at B1 is really a hidden gem.

We picked some of the sushi from the conveyor belt while waiting for the dishes to be served.

I love the Salmon Teriyaki the most. The salmon is juicy and delicious, it is grilled to perfection and drizzled with sweet sauce, making every bite tasted flavourful.

We love the deep-fried soft shell crab served with tenpura gravy,

Japanese food is generally not cheap. Nevertheless, we have a delicious dinner and the dinner cost was RM102 for 2 pax.

Sushi King
Basement 1, Lot : MB-01


4. Secret Recipe

Located in front of Sushi King is Secret Recipe, a cafe chain well known for its masterfully created cakes.

We stopped by here to enjoy one slice of white chocolate cake.

Secret Recipe
Basement 1, Lot : MB-02A


5. Season Café

Season has a store in JB City Square that sells breads and cakes. I purchased their macha and salted egg cheese tarts, and it was very delicious. Hence, I decided to give their cafe a try.

I have chicken baked rice. The rice tasted very normal, nothing fantastic. But good thing is the charging is not expensive either, about RM20.

Season Café
Level 2, Lot : J2-37 & 38


6. Canton-i

A place for an authentic taste of Hong Kong.

One of their all-time favourites is this wonton noodles. I'm personally not a fan of wonton noodles, but I love their prawn dumpling wrapped up in a moist skin.

First time trying their Radish Cake, this dish was highly recommended by Linda. It was really nice and unlike the usual carrot cake we always have in Singapore.

We also ordered fried dumpling, salted egg yolk custard bun, dumpling and you tiao roll. We have a sumptuous lunch to kickstart our day in JB. We left Canton I feeling satisfied and full.

Canton-i
Level 3, Lot : J3-05


7. Ho Seng Kee

Ho Seng Kee, 何成記 wanton mee has been an Nostalgic Flavour in Johor Bahru (JB) for over 81 years. Their noodles are homemade on a daily basis.

We ordered wanton mee and fried wanton for sharing. The fried wanton was very crispy and tasty.

Ho Seng Kee
Level 6, Lot J6-07, 07A, 08 & 08A


8. Hui Lau Shan

This dessert chain is well-known for their mango desserts.

I ordered Mango Steam Milk Pudding (RM7). Been wanting to try this but everytime it has run out of stock when I came over at close to 9pm. It tasted good and quite filling.

We ordered Deluxe Mango Mochi (RM7) for sharing. The mango mochi was thick, chewy and dry on the inside. It will taste better if there is mango juice oozing out when we bite it.

Hui Lau Shan
Level 3, Lot : J3-20


9. J.Co Donuts & Coffee

Still not feeling full and satisfying, we dropped by J.CO to fill our tummy with donuts. We were spoil for choices at the variety of donuts available.

We bought 3 donuts at RM9.43. The donuts were crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. The topping were rich and sweet, we can't get enough of the doughy donuts.

J.Co Donuts & Coffee
Level 1, Lot : J1-07 & 08


10. Dragon-i

Dinner was at Dragon-i, a restaurant that serves diverse culinary offerings from China such as xiao long bao and la mian.

We ordered our favourite Xiao Long Bao for sharing. The best way to eat Xiao Long Bao is to put the whole dumping into the mouth and enjoy the bursting filling in it. I ordered pork cutlet fried rice. The fried rice has a nice fragrance that makes it delicious. The pork cutlet was juicy and well marinated.

Dragon-i
Level 3, Lot : J3-36


11. Baskin Robbins

We went Baskin-Robbins for dessert. Baskin-Robbins has a wide variety of delicious ice cream flavors, we have a hard time deciding on the flavour we wanted.

We opt for Berry Banana Waffle Sundae at RM21. The fruits together with the ice cream was a great combination consisting of healthy fruits and sinful ice cream. We get to enjoy the dessert and at the same time get our intake of fruits.

Baskin Robbins
Level 3, Lot : J3-34


12. SDS Café

We went to basement to check out the dining place and we settled on S.D.S Cafe. S.D.S Group also has a bakery just located besides the cafe, you can drop by to buy their bread too. SDS is well-recognized in Johor region for its quality confectionery products valuable for money. They served a wide array of items that includes cakes, western food, local food, casual dining and beverages.

We didn't have bubble tea today so we got Iced Honey Lemon (RM6.51++) instead. The sour lemon has been compromised by the sweet honey, making the drink refreshing.

I had Grilled Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce (RM15++). This is one of the most delicious chicken chop I ever have.  The seasoning and sauce made it so tasty especially when served piping hot.

SDS Café
Basement 1, Lot : Lot MB-08, 09, 09A & MB1-09


13. McDonald

We have  Horlicks McFlurry (RM5.99) at McDonald after we were done shopping. I wanted to try this because this flavour is not available in Singapore. It tasted delicious too.

We also try out their Blueberry McFlurry at RM4.95. It tasted delicious with blueberry  and oreo mix in the vanilla ice cream.

McDonald
Level 1 and 2, Lot : M1-06&06A


14. Nyonya Leaf

We ordered quite a lots of food for 2 pax - 1 side, 1 main and 1 dessert each. The savoury lunch with whole table full of food immediately lifted up our mood and can't wait to sink our teeth in it. Total bill was RM46.60, we had a full and satisfying lunch. This was my favourite meal among the entire trip.

I ordered Curry Chicken with Fried Rice. The curry has a thick texture and definitely spicy, but not too overwhelming to the extend that my limit could take. I'm so glad I have chendol with me to ease my throat.

A refreshing Chendol to end off my meal. Mix the red beans and chendol strips well before eating. I love the sweetness of the Chendol.

Nyonya Leaf
Level 3, Lot : MK3-06 & 07


15. Taiwan Café

have been wanting to try Taiwan Restoran ever since my last visit to Johor Bahru (JB), so I decided to travel in to JB today to satisfy my cravings for Taiwanese popcorn chicken.

Taiwan Nostalgia Cafe is located at level 3 near the escalator that lead us back to the checkpoint. 徐师傅台湾小吃 make me miss the food in Taiwan.

Minced Meat Rice is a must order when coming to Taiwan Cafe. It may looked ordinary but this was surprisingly nice. The rice was served with a braised egg and minced meat. Mix the rice well so that the soy sauce will covered the rice evenly.

Cheese Omelette and Crispy Salt and Pepper Chicken (鹹酥雞) for sharing. I never miss out on ordering popcorn chicken, it's my favourite. The hearty meal costs only RM52.15.

Taiwan Café
Lot : J3-17


16. Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul

To counter the long hour standing and stuffiness during the queue, our first stop was a dessert stop. I suggested Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul since both of us are chendol lovers.

We shared a bowl of Chendol with Mango Ice Cream. We were smitten by this Malaysian shaved ice dessert where the pandan-flavour palm flour noodles and kidney beans immersed in the coconut milk. Now I know why they are known as Famous TeoChew Chendul.

Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul
Level 3, Lot : MF-19A

17. Dontaku

Located at level 3 Innercity, Dontaku is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in many Japanese delicacies.

We ordered a Chawanmushi (RM7+) for sharing. The Chawanmushi was so soft and literally melted in my mouth.

As I was craving for fried chicken and curry, I decided to have Curry Udon with Karaage (RM20+). The Curry Udon was served in a pot to ensure the warmness throughout the meal.  Combined the warmness and the spiciness, the Curry Udon has reached my limit.

Dontaku
Level 3, Lot : MF-19


18. Daily Fresh

I got a Kaya Waffle from Daily Fresh at RM4.10 (or S$1.36). The Kaya Waffle was savoury and sweet.

Daily Fresh
Level 1, Lot : M1-08


19. Go Noodle House

Go Noodle House transported us to the ancient days with its retro and rustic interior, wine bottles and furniture

I had a cup of Ice Milk Tea and Ban Mee for dinner. I have been eating lots of good food today so decided to eat clean for dinner. Dinner was RM18 (or S$5.98) per pax. Compared the dinner to our lunch and the price paid, I must say that the further up you go, the cheaper the food is.

Go Noodle House
Level 6, Lot : J6-10

Hope this food guide is useful for you to give you a glimpse of the good food in JB City Square. Looking at the photos make me wish to go back again soon.

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