Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year Eve Outing to Marina

Chill over at Marina Square on New Year Eve afternoon after we ended our work. 
We have come to the last day of 2014. Wow, this year has passed really fast. Can't believe 2015 is coming!!!
Kai Pin and I just want to spend the last day relaxing around around Marina area.

I have chosen Xin Wang Hong Kong Café for lunch. A place where I love coming frequently.
Instead of ordering main course, we decided to order some side dishes to be shared among ourselves.

We have French Toast with Ice Cream.
This toast alone is very filling. I remembered having this once for lunch and I couldn't finish the toast.

French fries to dip with curry sauce and mayonnaise. Interestingly, the curry sauce is the one we always have for chicken curry.

Last but not least, siew mai.

We felt so full after eating so we took a stroll along towards Marina Bay Sands. When passing by the floating platform area at about 3pm, lots of Big Bang's fans were already queuing up, hoping to get a good spot for the stage show despite Big Bang only come out at 12.30am after the fireworks.

 I kinda of regretted that I didn't bought the ticket early. When I want to get, the tickets for $28 were all sold out. I want to watch Big Bang performing live.

Rehearsal was going on but we wouldn't be able to catch what's going on on the stage. 

Everytime I pop by Marina Bay Sands, I will stop to take a photo of the beautiful landscape. I lost count of how many photos I have for this particular scenery. 

With Kai Pin.

Happy SG50.

After hours of walking, our legs were tired and we were feeling thirsty. We wanted to find somewhere to rest and have something cooling. So we have mango pomelo sago at Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert to round up our day. It was a nice gathering on last day of the year.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Winter Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay

Tis' the season to be jolly, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hope you guys have a lovely Christmas just like me. For me, I spent my Christmas with my lovely girls for an outing to Gardens by the Bay. Thanks Jasmine for the tickets.

Having been to Gardens by the Bay for a number of times, I have never been to Cloud Forest. Jas got us the tickets to both Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. So excited for it.

Here to our first stop: Cloud Forest

With Claressa, GF, me, Jasmine in front of the waterfall.
Cloud Forest is a mysterious world veiled in mist.

Upon entering, you can see a 5-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.

A glimpse of the walkway that we will be walking on later. 
Gonna take a lift up to access to the mountaintop.

Breathtaking scenery at Lost World.
Immerse in the greenery surrounding.

Flower Power.

With Claressa. Miss her so much, I haven't seen her for a few months.

With Jasmine. She has just dye her hair with brown and pink. It looks good on her.

Thanks Jasmine for the photo. 
I'm glad to know these bunch of girls in my life. We shared many great memories together.

Here at the waterfall view at crystal mountain level.

Next, we moved on to Flower Dome.
Flower Dome was being transformed into a wintry wonderland with temperatures to match, as a glistening tower gleams in a realm of dreams. I'm feeling the Christmas mode now.

Welcome to the Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens. 
I have arrived at the charming little town adorned with poinsettias and Christmas trees.

Terry bear hanging on the Christmas tree.

I love this photo of us the most.

With GF. Both of us dressed in similar outfit that day.

So cute, the bear in sock.

We found a fireplace for the wintry usage, something that we need in the chilling Flower Dome.

We have lots of fun posing for photos.

Thanks Jasmine for the tickets. It was a day well spent with the awesome girls. Hope we have more outings ahead in 2015.

Meet adorable snowmen and friendly reindeer for photo opportunities.
Seeing all the cute decorations make me happy. I'm falling in love with the season.

I have joined Santa Claus and the reindeer in delivering Christmas gifts. Are you one of the lucky few that received my gifts?

The background was too beautiful that you couldn't resist photo spamming. I have too many shots over here.

Merry Christmas, everyone. 
May it be a joyful one and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Food Tasting - Insadong Korea Town at Resorts World Sentosa

Attention to all Korean cuisine lovers, Insadong Korea Town that specialise in Korean food has arrived at Resorts World Sentosa.

Insadong is one of the famous street located in the heart of Seoul that offers a rich history of arts and crafts with its wooden tea houses, boutique galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks.

Now we don't need to travel to Seoul to experience the delectable Korean food at Insadong. We can savour the best authentic Korean food in Korean traditional setting at Insadong Korea Town @ Resort World Sentosa.

At 6,000 square feet with a capacity of over 300 diners, Insadong Korea Town offers an assortment of over 200 types of authentic Korean, Korean-­‐Chinese, Korean-­‐Western, Korean­‐Japanese cuisine and a variety of street food.

For the first time in Singapore, you can look forward to dining in a setting, which is a replica of the famous Insadong Korea Street, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional cuisine, culture and crafts.

You can even shop for Korean merchandise, accessories and souvenirs at the retail carts.

I like the interior of Insadong Korea Town, it is filled with mixture of colours that makes me feel cosy.

All the decorations and setting in Insadong Korea Town makes me feel like I have been transported to Korea.

With a team of experienced chefs specialising in authentic Korean recipes brought in from Korea, and food supplies air flown direct from Korea, Insadong Korea Town presents a unique dining experience for anyone expecting the best from the Korean culture. 

An unique finding in Insadong Korea Town is that they use self-ordering kiosks to order the food. There are a total of 6 kiosks available. Though this is uncommon is Singapore, but if you go to Korea, many restaurant and eatery are using self-ordering kiosks.

Lots of variety of Korean food to choose from, let's begin the feast now.

We have Iced Honey Citron Tea to ease our thirst and go with our meal.

First dish was Toppoki (Korean Rice Cake).
Toppoki is a popular Korean street snack. The soft rice cake was coated with the chili paste has a balance combination of sweet and spicy. Every bite tasted delicious and it indeed spiced up my appetite.

Second dish was Kimchi Pancake.
This is yet another great appetizer that I enjoyed eating.

The savory pancakes were super delicious. Dipping it with vinegar soy sauce covered the spiciness of the kimchi pancake.

Third dish up was Ginseng Chicken Soup ($28).

The taste of ginseng chicken soup was just right, it did not have the strong ginseng taste.

We added the milk into the soup to give a mild sweet taste to the soup.
The chicken was soft and tender. We wiped almost everything for this, the soup was so flavourful with so many ingredients in it.

Another popular dish in Korea, Bossam ($15).

I was blown away at the taste of it. The kimchi has bring out the hot and spiciness of the flavour. The spicy paste added to it helped to enhance the overall taste with a mild sweet-spicy taste, giving it a blast.

The correct way to eat it was to take a bit of the lettuce, add pork belly, kimchi, garlic on top of it and put some spicy paste, wrapped it and finished in one mouth.

Xiao Long Bao in Kimchi Soup ($13) found at Korea-Chinese stall.

The juicy and tender xiao long bao in kimchi soup has a more intense flavour than the usual chinese style. With each mouthful, I could taste the chewy minced pork filled with piping hot kimchi broth. It tasted marvelous.

Watermelon Soju ($30) to accompany our meal.
This is a popular cocktail drink in Korea with the blend of watermelon juice and soju.

Blending process.


Enjoying the watermelon soju with Meryl.
The alcohol was strong with the fruity watermelon juice taste in every sip.

The cream-based Pumpkin spaghetti.
Best to eat it while it is hot. The spaghetti was coated with rich cheesy sauce that gives a flavourful taste.

Mushroom Beef Bulgogi Hotpot ($34).
Best to have it share if you come in a big group. The ingredients in it were super generous.

Stir it well to ensure that the ingredients were cooked.

Beef Bulgogi Baked Rice ($15).
Baked rice is something that I always enjoy eating because of the cheesy coating.

We have found a new way of eating the baked rice, which is to put it in the hotpot.
Surprisely, the taste was good. After the baked rice was soaked in the hotpot, it absorbed the flavour of the broth and gave a distinctively taste. Taste so good, thumb up!

This is Insadong's famous J-Cone ice-cream ($6).
The J-shaped snack aka Jipangyi is made of corn and vanilla ice-cream was injected into the corn. The corn was a bit hard so you will need to bite harder.

GF and I have one J-Cone each.

We ended the meal with Mixed Fruit Shaved Ice, something sweet, cooling and refreshing after a hearty meal.

Thank you Insadong Korea Town for the hearty dinner, I enjoyed eating every dish that night. I will definitely come back again to try the other dishes. 

Insadong Korea Town is definitely a great place to relax and enjoy great Korean food with your friends and family after a day of fun at Resorts World Sentosa.

Insadong Korea Town
26 Sentosa Gateway
#01-­‐30/31/32/33 Singapore 098138
Operating hours: 11am to 10pm daily


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