Monday, October 9, 2017

Floral Garage - Confidence Bouquet

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a Sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too. - Miranda Kerr

I would love to thank Floral Garage for this beautiful bouquet. This is their R12 - Confidence Bouquet which consist of Roses, Eustomas, Alstroemeria and other lovely Green fillers. The style of this hand bouquet sends across a message of confidence, as the name suggests, as well as a positive change and a brand new start.

Floral Garage Singapore aims to create as many collaborations as possible with the aim to aid a less fortunate community. Over the past year, They have helped raise funds for animal shelters, donated materials for flag days, and spent time with the old folks by conducting a floral arrangement workshop. This is really meaningful for a company to make an effort to give back to society. #supportlocal

If you are looking for florist in Singapore, you should definitely check out Floral Garage as they provide same-day delivery and last minute delivery is also, Life Savior guys!!

You have to check out Floral Garage's Signature bouquets: 1. the Freestyle bouquet, 2. the Premium Freestyle and 3. the Vegetable bouquet. Yes, you've read it, Vegetable Bouquet. This is the option for your girlfriend who always tell you not to buy flowers for her because not practical. She can now cook the vegetables from the bouquet.

Beautiful Blooms always makes me feel so happy and grateful for everyday that I'm alive. I wish that you can feel the same as I do! Surprise your loved ones with a bouquet on a normal day to let them know that you are always on their mind. 

With Love, M

Friday, October 6, 2017

Xiao Ya Tou in Tanjong Pagar

4 Girls went on a date one day and we decide to drop by Xiao Ya Tou to try out the fusion dishes. Here are what we had and I must say the price tag isn't wallet friendly. Food Quality is there but I wish that there was more WOW factor.

The cute yet nostalgic posters hanging on all walls, Chinese Lanterns and metal gates. If you look closely at the posters, you might find something interesting too! I'm not going to spoil the fun for you.

Complimentary Achar from the restaurant, sourish and spicy at the same time. A great appetizer to start with!

I absolutely love the Crispy Otak Otak Rolls ($12). The Otak packed a punch and complimented the crispy skin wrapped around. I would gladly order another plate of this to go with beer.

Thanks to the staff's recommendation, we ordered the Drunken Flower Clams ($23). The broth was sweet and addictive with a slight spicy kick. The clams were yummy and it was a huge bowl for $23!

For Mains, we ordered the XYT Hokkien Mee ($16) which is Xiao Ya Tou's version of Stir- Fried Hokkien Mee. I must say this is an expensive Hokkien Mee. Though the flavour of the broth was present in every mouthful, I feel that we could always get a cheaper alternative outside.

We also ordered the XYT Lu Rou Fan ($13). This is no typical Lu Rou Fan, it is made from braised Wagyu Beef and served with a poached egg.

Let's try the Char Siew shall we? The Kurobuta Char Siew ($19) did not amaze us thou the charred bits were really addictive. 

We need a balance diet guys, so we ordered the Spicy Brussels Sprouts ($14). It consist of Minced Chicken, Chye Po and Chilli Jam. I really hate eating Brussels Sprouts but the one at XYT made it really enjoyable, maybe it's the mince chicken and Chye Po mixture.

Something to share: The White Sangria ($69) is made up of white wine, green apple, passion fruit, peach, orange, lime and lemon. We loved the fruity blast mixed in the white wine, A good balance overall.

Xia Ya Tou
6 Duxton Hill #01-01

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With Love, M

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Barashi-Tei New Menu - Foie Gras Sushi

New Menu Sharing Time. Do you remember Barashi-Tei? They have great quality offerings and pocket friendly prices. Today I am going to share with you some of the new items that they have.

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab ($12.80), It remained crisp to bite even though we took awhile for photo taking and chatting around. It does not have the oily taste as many of the other soft shell crab dishes I've had before.

Ika Kabayaki ($16.80), This is a beautifully grilled squid which i did not get to try due to my allergy however I heard great response from my fellow diners that it was not over done and not rubbery.

Unagi Don ($18.80) came with a HUGE piece of Unagi on a bed of delicious Japanese rice. The unagi tasted fresh and was grilled evenly. Due to the size of the unagi, you can be sure that there is enough unagi in every mouthful to finish this bowl of goodness.

Chawanmushi Buddies, Chawanmushi ($4.80) & Ikura chawamushi ($6.80), the only dilemma will be whether to get the one with or without salmon roe. Haha. Popping goodness in your mouth.

Let's go on a roll with the beautifully crafted Unagi Salmon Mentai Maki ($14.80) or the Spicy Salmon Maki ($14.80). I personally love the Spicy Salmon Maki more due to the special kick from the special sauce and the tempura prawn wrapped within.

Highlight of the night, Foie Gras sushi ($15.80 for 2 piece) I was introduced to foie gras many years back and i still love it till date. The foie gras sushi from Barashi-Tei was thick and deliciously creamy in every mouthful.

For the friends out there who are looking for value for money sashimi, the Moriawase 12 piece ($28) from Barashi-Tei will definitely be worth every penny.

Something for the Nabe Lovers, Fresh Salmon Head Hotpot Ishikari Nabe Set ($18.80) is a unique twist on the normal type of Japanese hotpots that we know of. The fresh broth is loaded with vermicelli, Wakame, Mushrooms and tofu. 

No visit to Barashi-Tei would be complete without ordering a serving of their Homemade Tamagoyaki ($5). It has the perfect blend of eggy flavour and sweetness. I would say that it is juicy too, I'm really not good at describing the texture but you will have to try this for yourself!

Feel the urge to make a reservation now? Book your table at Barashi-Tei! Simply follow the 3 steps below:
2) At the top right hand corner, click BOOK NOW.
3) Fill in the particulars and you are done!

Address: 266 Middle Road, Elias Building, Singapore 188991

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun 10am to 3pm 
Mon - Sat 6pm to 2am
Sun - 6pm to 10pm

With Love, M