All posts tagged: Collaboration

Food Review: Miyama Café, Saigon

Miyama had us smitten from the start. Using organic ingredients from their garden in Dalat, their desserts have less sugar and doesn’t use and artificial colouring. So all the colouring in the desserts and food is natural. This allows you to indulge in their yummy desserts without the guilt. It’s been one year and half years since the opening of this specialty dessert café, and they have constantly been revamping their menu to better suit their customers. So don’t be surprised if the desserts that we mentioned are no longer available! The café is a modern Tokyo-styled café based in the centre of the bustling city of Saigon. The glass panes that encloses their minimalist space casts plenty of natural light into the café whilst providing you with a sense of escapism from the urban city. It is a rather tough gem to find as it is not located on the same floor as the rest of the eateries. It is situated on the 3rd floor, in the corner lot of Saigon Centre, right next to Levi’s. …

Recipe: Toad-in-the-Hole/Sausage Toad

Toad in the Hole is a British classic comfort food at its best. It consists of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with onion gravy and vegetables, or a mash. While the origin of the name ‘toad in the hole’ is unclear, it is often thought to refer to the sausages peeking out through the gaps in the batter. I can already hear some of you saying, “What sausages? Ew, unhealthy!!” As you know Mummy’s Kitchen always tries to use fresh and natural ingredients, so we are of course using Sidecar’s British Cumberland Sausages** to create this simple dish from the humble origins of British cooking!! Watch us Blind Taste Test Sidecar’s sausages at the bottom of this post! Hope you will try this recipe! Be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page and subscribe to our blog. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube @beyondnormblog to get the …

Food Review: Festive Seafood Buffet @ J65, Hotel Jen Tanglin

Christmas is right around the corner! Every where we go the festive decorations and celebrations has started, and that is no exception for J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin! This year, they have a special Festive Seafood buffet for Christmas!  J65 showcased the best of their seafood themed nights as well as festive carvings of Turkeys, Honey Glazed Virginia Ham, Roasted Pork Knuckle, Slow Roasted Prime Rib Beef and a tantalising array of festive desserts. Walking through the buffet, we were amazed at the large varieties of cuisines and dishes, from Western to Japanese, Indian to some local fare. It is sure to appeal to those out there who are indecisive on what to eat for dinner! We skipped through the salad station and headed straight for the raw seafood and Japanese section. On display were mussels, prawns and snow crabs. On Fridays to Sundays, they also serve Fin de Claire Oysters and Boston Lobsters. We particularly enjoyed the snow crabs which were extremely sweet and succulent. They also have quite a decent variety of sushi …

First Impressions: Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar + Multitaskers

Now if you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that we’re all for a healthy and natural lifestyle. So, you can imagine how excited I was to receive a PR Package from Ere Perez. For those of you who has never heard of them, they’re an Australian owned company that produces healthy, natural makeup. So, let’s get right into it! First, the Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar (A$38) is Ere Perez’s new release and first skin care product. The product comes in a glass bottle that has a sleek design. It is enriched with Australian blue cypress, camellia, jasmine, frankincense, jojoba, grape seed, cedarwood, rice oils & vitamin E to balance and radically hydrate skin. The natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties & omegas combine to help smooth your skin and reduce the signs of tiredness and sun damage. The face nectar can be used to prime your skin for a lifting glow & youthful dewy complexion or you can add a drop to your foundation and apply to face for a flawless and luminous look. …

Tech Review: LG Soundbar Flex SJ7

Soundbars serve both an aesthetic purpose and deliver great sound. Living in Singapore, rooms are small and space is tight, that is why the LG Soundbar Flex SJ7 brings a new meaning to flexibility. The LG Soundbar Flex SJ7 is a 3 piece sound system which allows you to arrange the soundbar’s placement to your specific needs. It has 3 different ways it can be used: The standard Soundbar setup The stereo setup Or a surround sound system (Oopsies not possible to take a photo for this one) In fact, one of the speakers is portable and can be connected through Bluetooth; allowing you to play music from any part of your home. The soundbar has quite a heft to it so it might be slightly inconvenient to bring outdoors. It also features Adaptive Sound Control (ASC) which analyses content in real-time and automatically adjusts the sound to suit the correct content. However, this feature has to be activated using the remote by pressing the Sound Effects button. The primary unit is capable of connecting …

Food Review: NorthSea Genuinely Belgium @ Ipoh, Malaysia

Located right across the street from Excelsior hotel is the nautical-themed Belgium restaurant – NorthSea Genuinely Belgium. Originally owned and operated by a Belgian gentleman, it has since been sold to the current owners. With the interior decked out with beer bottles on wooden shelvings, the place had a pretty clean 1800s pirate ship vibe. We started off with their Soup of the Day (RM15.00) which was a Homemade Mushroom Soup with Truffle. The truffle oil that they used was very strong and fragrant and I instantly fell in love with the soup. They also had nicely toasted olive bread that complemented the soup so perfectly. Moving on to starters… We had their Belgian Styled Scallops (RM29.00). The scallops had a nice sear to it, giving it an extra layer of texture. The dish was served with a herb garlic sauce which had a strong intensity that went really well with the scallops. The combination blends really well in your mouth. The Ostend Shrimp Croquettes (RM25.00) had a thin breaded layer which gives it a …

Recipe: Huiji Waist Tonic Ginger Duck

Once again, I am so thrilled to collaborate with Singapore Home Cooks and Huiji Waist Tonic to create a recipe which I have never cooked before.  For those who have been following our blog would know by now that we ae always trying to churn out healthy food for the family using natural ingredients and no MSG, artificial colouring, or preservatives. Huiji Wasit Tonic is made of 100% premium natural herbs including Cordyceps, Ginseng, Du Zhong, Dang Gui, Shou Wu and Da Zao. The unique formula helps to combat rheumatism, overcome fatigue, nourish vital energy and is especially beneficial for those who experiences lower back pain and backache. It does not contain alcohol and added sugar, thus suitable to be consumed during confinement. NOTE: It is not suitable for pregnant women!! My family’s verdict is it’s simply delicious! I will definitely cook it again. So, what are you waiting for? Come join me in this quest for a healthy dinner…. I hope you like this dish as much as we do! Give us some comments …