Tuesday, December 16, 2014

9 must-tries at Pie Face (First in Singapore, First in Asia)

Want to tell your bosses how you really feel but don't know how? Give them a hint with Pie Face. This popular international chain made its Singapore debut as a takeaway kiosk at 313@Somerset last month, and recently opened its 1,400 sq ft flagship bistro at Bugis Village, a stone's throw away from Bugis Street! Hailing from Sydney, Pie Face has been selling up to 100,000 pies per week in Australia.

In preparation for Pie Face's opening in Singapore, Executive Chef Francois Galand recently flew in to train staff in the central kitchen. Be prepared to immerse yourself in hunger-arousing snapshots and mouthwatering descriptions. First, let's take a tour around the bistro!

Monday, December 15, 2014

5 possible trending outfits for CNY 2015

In the past, it was really difficult to pull off the traditional oriental look. Gorgeous ladies put on the iconic tight-fitting cheongsams with slits up to the thigh. These days, any lady can look as good if she chooses an outfit that complements her body curves. Chinese New Year 2015 will arrive in no time - Feb 19 to be exact - and if you don't start shopping for that perfect outfit now, you would probably be left with designs that don't look that good because everyone else has already bought the best pieces! I was eyeing this particular cheongsam back in November and a month later, it's already out of stock. Yikes!

Well, here's a #trendspotting post for Chinese New Year for all the female fashionistas out there!

Photo: ZALORA Singapore

Saturday, December 13, 2014

9 new selections from ParaThai for you to try

Stepping into ParaThai is akin to walking into a modern art gallery, with pieces ranging from pottery to paintings to photography. This new restaurant concept debuted in early November, and the novelty factor is indeed evident. I was greeted with a resounding "Sawadee ka' (Thai for hello) before being ushered to my seat. A landscape photo of a Thai lady with her hands clasped together in a wai is displayed near the kitchen, and handicraft such as Thai pots are neatly shelved to enhance the Thai dining experience. Read till the end to find out how to receive a $20 dining voucher.

Friday, December 12, 2014

7 Korean-inspired flavours for Christmas

Here's an ice-breaker: Have you ever wondered what Christmas would taste like? I've always known how Christmas looks (think beautiful gems of lights twinkling across malls and streets of Singapore) and sounds (melodic hymns and carols permeating the air). It would be interesting to see how a chef encapsulates the wonders of Christmas in a dish. I was back at SYNC to try their ingenious Christmas selection of tapas and mains. In South Korea, Christmas is a real big deal — they even tried building a huge Christmas tree made of steel near the border with the North to spread the joy of the Gospel! (Festive menu will be served from 12 Dec 2014 to 2 Jan 2015)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SweetSpot Hamper from Marina Bay Sands

There is great joy in giving and receiving, especially during Christmas! I was really blessed to receive the SweetSpot Hamper from Marina Bay Sands. If you're wondering what would make the perfect romantic gift for someone you love dearly, this hamper will definitely wow your other half! Here's a word of caution though: the hamper felt like it weighed 3 kilograms or more and it's definitely not something you would enjoy carrying while shopping! Thankfully, it's so much more convenient if you are driving (or being driven)! Read till the end to find out about the ongoing promotions (valid till 1 January 2015).

SweetSpot Hamper — SGD$185.00

The Gift Hamper from SweetSpot @ Marina Bay Sands