All posts filed under: Singapore

The Honey Bees-ness

Oh, honey! Ever since my years in Perth, my knowledge and love for honey has grown extensively. Over time, it has slowly become a little healthy indulgence that I just can’t live without! Traditionally, honey has been used as a natural remedy to heal small wounds and minor burns, soothe sore throats, prevent tooth decay, and improve digestive issues. In its pure and natural state, honey is known to have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and soothing effects. In this current day and age where there are so many uncertainties, it is important for us to prioritise our health and build our defences from within. Unfortunately, some of the honey available in the market today have their prices hiked up, and some may even be artificially made with additives such as sugar and corn syrup. Which is why we were so happy when we found The Honey Colony! The Honey Colony is a small family-run business based in Singapore. All their honey is unprocessed and cold extracted, ensuring that the original goodness of the honey is intact.  Their …

#BeyondNormEats: 15 Days of Chinese New Year Feasting

Now, there is no doubt that you are familiar with the 12 days of Christmas, thanks to pop culture. However, the 15 days of Chinese New Year is a festive season that stretches from the new moon on the first day of the lunar new year until the first full moon on Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), which is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. This year’s Chinese New Year begins on the 25th of January and ends on the 8th of February 2020. Chinese New Year is a great reason to celebrate and strengthen family ties, and what better way to bond then over a good feast? We understand that picking a spot for the whole family to gather at can be a daunting task, so we curated 15 spots from the Quandoo app to suit your different needs! (Read till the end for a little bonus!) Classic Chinese Restaurants Yàn 宴中餐馆 @ National Gallery Singapore Located on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, Yàn specialises in Cantonese cuisine inspired by the restaurant’s Chinese …

Tech Review: Sudio FEM – True Wireless Earphones

With an ever-increasing interest in true wireless earbuds, many companies have sprung up in attempts to fill this void at all sorts of price points. The Sudio FEM stands out with their first ever implementation of what Sudio calls ‘Environmental Noise Cancellation’. This feature is similar to Active Noise Cancellation but the only difference is that it cannot be turned on/off. The Sudio FEM is quite fittingly named, as ‘fem’ in Swedish actually means five, and this is the 5th wireless earbuds that Sudio currently has available on their store. True to their familiar Swedish product design, the Sudio FEM is clean and minimalistic. The plastic case has a smooth rubbery texture that provides a nice feel and grip to it. Similar to the Sudio TOLV, it also features a brown string, so that you can secure it to a bag for easy portability. This is definitely a more elegant solution compared to the crassness of a carabiner clip. You might be wondering, “If I hang it on my bag like this, wouldn’t the earbuds …

Food Review: Lime House @ Keong Siak Belt, Singapore

When Lime House first opened its doors in 2013, they introduced the Caribbean concept of “liming”, which means the art of sharing food, drinks, conversation, and laughter. The restaurant and bar is set in a heritage four-storey shop house in Chinatown’s Keong Siak belt. The owner of Lime House, Chris Morris wanted his customers to view Lime House as an extension of their own homes. This is clearly reflected in the interior and décor of the space, as well as the warm and welcoming staff that instantly made us feel at home! The space gives out laid-back, vacation vibes which complements the home-y taste of the dishes served. After celebrating 5 fantastic years of Limin’, Lime House launched their new Caribbean Tapas and Cocktail menu which features some of their old favourites as well some new delectable selections. One thing is for sure, by the end of the night, we were so stuffed that we could roll out of the door! Lime House prides themselves in their house-made sauces and curries that are all made …

Food Review: Boufe Boutique Café @ Phoenix Park, Singapore

Known for their uniquely fashioned cakes (notably their unicorn cakes), Boufe Boutique Café is tucked away in a quiet corner of Phoenix Park along Tanglin Road. The café itself maintains the British Colonial exterior of yesteryears. As the location is not as conveniently accessible as some other cafés, it provides a refuge from the rest of bustling Singapore and is generally quiet and cosy. Boufe plays on the ample amount of natural lighting by keeping its interior simple and minimalistic. It definitely makes for prettier pictures for the gram. 😉 Their all-day brunch menu features an array of classic options, as well as some fusion food items. I love that they bake their own bread in-house every day. I ordered their Yuzu Eggs Florentine ($19) which features sauteed baby spinach, Norway smoked salmon, poached eggs, homemade yuzu hollandaise sauce with paprika, and salmon roe on top of their artisan sourdough. It was also served with a side of fresh greens. I was pleasantly surprised by this combination. The hollandaise sauce was amazing, and the overall …

Review: Singapore’s Luxury Tallship, Royal Albatross

Docked along the waterfront of Sentosa, the Royal Albatross is a unique luxury tall ship that operates like an old-world ship. Batman fanatics may also be thrilled to know that the Royal Albatross was featured in ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) as Bruce Wayne’s private yacht. The ship is about a 20-minute walk away from VivoCity if you are walking to Resort World Sentosa via the 700m long Sentosa Boardwalk. Our cruise started with apprehension as it started to rain just as we were pulling away from the docks of Sentosa. The crew were scurrying around to ensure that all passengers on board remained safe and dry despite the rain and heavy wind. But thank God that shortly after our voyage began, the rain came to a halt and the clouds began to clear up. The Royal Albatross was the perfect spot for photo ops, especially with the clear skies and kiss of a golden sunset. Shortly after we set sail, we approached the buffet line. The spread consisted salad, cold cuts, a variety of hot …

Food Review: The BAKERY by Woodlands Sourdough

Although it is a little hidden shack at Serene Centre, their many alfresco diners makes it difficult to miss. Famous for their great breads and bagels, we just had to try The BAKERY by Woodlands Sourdough for ourselves. As they do not have a standard menu, their display featured the few sandwiches and buns that they had for the day. I decided to pick up their Mixed Mushroom Arugula Sandwich (S$9.00). The sandwich was a little too soggy as they did not toast the sides of the bread, and mushrooms tends to hold a lot of moisture. However, the flavours were really nice. The Sourdough Bread is quite sour (some may not like the sourness) but had a lovely rustic taste that went perfectly with the rest of the ingredients. I also grabbed a cappuccino (S$5), which I personally did not like. It had more sour notes and is quite strong and robust. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to try out the rest of their menu but I would sure love to come …