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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Urban Decay VICE Special Effects & Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection.

Hello Hello, I'm back with another make up product post. These few months I have been going crazy buying loads of Lip products and I have 8 more coming from the U.S. Those swatches will be up soon. But first, let me share with you my new found lip magic product from Urban Decay.

I first saw these babies when my girl friend shared it with me and I went to google more about it and hence it ended up in my lip product collection. #thanksbabe They are the Urban Decay VICE Special Effects Lip Coat in Copy Cat and White Lie. They retail at $30 each and only 20 shades are available at Sephora ION. For the full range, you have to visit Urban Decay stores.

I went crazy swatching in the Urban Decay store in Taka.

Afew days later, the Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection was launched and another girl friend of mine shared the swatches in our group chat, and then this beautiful shade, Epigram landed in my collection too. A beautiful warm tone which looks absoultely amazing on light - medium skin tone for me.

Here's a swatch of Copy Cat on top and White Lie below. Base colour is MUM-BAI from Australis Cosmetics.

Here are the swatches on my arm. White Lie looks really mesmerizing on a dark lip and you can wear Copy Cat on its own or on top a nude lip. The UD x Jean-Michel Lipstick glides on smoothly and it is pretty pigmented in my opinion.

Some people might think that these products are too loud and "crazy". I do understand that I can't wear the special effects look to work but I can wear it to a dinner date or for a party look right? It's all up to your personal preference on style and how you feel. 

Thanks for reading and I'll see you again soon.

With Love, M

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tom Yum Goong Hair with Artistry Hair Professional.

Sawadeeka Everyone!

I'm back from Bangkok and of course I could not go travelling without getting my hair done to snap awesome pictures overseas! I booked Elein 1 day before I fly so that my hair would be the freshest it can get. Hahaha! This time for my visit to The Land of Smiles, I told Elein that I want to go bright! She recommended a layered dye method which included 4 different shades of red in my hair which would should up differently each time I flip my hair or tie up my hair, multi-dimensional I would say.

Here is the finished results, can you spot the different colours?

Elein did a thai-riffic job with the colours this time again. I love how bright and vibrant the colour was. My hair did not die this time as Elein made sure to include a treatment session for me to nourish my hair. She even recommended me a colour shampoo specially for coloured hair and it comes in many different shades like Red, Blue, Silver Ash etc. You can call Elein up to check.

Artistry Hair Professional August Promotion:

Want to know the latest promotion update? Do like Artistry Hair Professional Facebook page for the latest update. I can't wait for August's promotion already, their promotion every month is like a super good deal to pamper your hair. So do keep a look out ok! 

With Love, M

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shanghai Travelogue in 20 minutes


My Shanghai Travel Vlog is finally all up on my channel! You can watch them here or click on my youtube link to watch. Of course, please like & subscribe to get my latest video update. I am currently working on my Bangkok Vlog and I hope that they can be done soon!





With Love, M

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Favourite Drug Store Brand Liquid Lip Singapore

I'm finally had the time to sit down and swatch these babies for you guys. I love these Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream. I first found them at a Watson's Roadshow and I'm since opened to the world of liquid lip. Although these do not have the best formula, they are definitely kiss proof. They are a little on the dry side and dry a little sticky but that's all that you have to complaint about. And with the Watson sales going on almost every other day, you are sure to get them at less than original price!

Take a look at my collection.

Swatches here on my lighter skin tone (below) and a darker skin tone (top) courtesy of my sister's hand.

Do you have your favourite drug store Liquid Lipstick to share with me? Or what are your highly recommend liquid lipstick brand and shade? 
Share with me below or on my social media account @Michhysaurous.

With Love, M

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Padeve Herbal Sanitary Pads

I got introduced to Padeve SG from The Sample Store's Shopper's Paradise event. When I first heard what the lady explained to me, I was like "HUH?", because Padeve is the first local brand that introduces Herbal Sanitary Pads, YES, HERBAL! *I bet your reaction is also "HUH"*

Why herbal? Padeve uses premium quality materials to ensure your comfort all day long. Paired with their unique blend of herbal ingredients that gives off a mild herbal smell to kerb the unpleasant odour. 

Padeve have 4 different products to cater to your everyday needs.

1. Padeve Ultra Liners (18cm)
2. Ultra Day Sanitary Pad (24cm)
3. Ultra Night Sanitary Pad (29cm)
4. All Night (33cm)

I love the packaging of Padeve's Sanitary pads because they come in a peel off tab that is so much more convenient than ripping the packaging apart like other brands that I've bought before. I think that this packaging is much more sanitary too, it keeps the pads and liners fresher?

I have tried their ultra liners and i really smelled it and i could detect a faint herbal smell that is nothing unpleasant at all. The surface of the liner was really smooth and the material used felt really comfortable throughout the day. I also feel that it helps to keep the odour level down.

Head over to Padeve website to get your FREE Sample and also follow their Facebook for their latest update.

With Love, M

Friday, May 12, 2017

Gills N Shells New Steamed Seafood Basket

I'm back again at Gills N Shells. They have a updated menu and a brand new item that you make you say "AHOY MATEY!" Haha.

Gills N Shells is the perfect chill out location that is not in our central area but close by in Lavender area. Just a 5 minutes walk from Lavender MRT Exit B and you will reach Hotel Boss, where Gills N Shells is located.

Gills N Shells, as the name suggests, is all about seafood, from fish to oysters, they do it really well. Featuring the Oyster Shooter ($9.90/shot), it consist of a plump oyster doused in Vodka and lime juice. This is one shooter you will never forget and do not worry, you will not get drunk from this. Haha.

Gills N Shells have daily Happy Hour promotions for you to come visit any day of the week. We cannot miss out those munchies to snack too. Gills N Shells have 2 popular snacks, Fried Salmon Skin ($9.90) and also the Crab Nacho Chips($10.90). The former remains crunchy even until we finished off the last piece. Served with wasabi mayo, it is so good you would not want to stop!

Gills N Shells is the first cafe that I've known to serve Spicy Buffalo Frog Legs($16.90). I have had frog leg porridge before but spicy buffalo frog legs are a first for me. Big, fat, juicy buffalo frog legs are imported from Vietnam and they look like a huge chicken drumstick instead!! Haha. You've definitely got to try this.

Highlight of the night would have to be the All New Steamed Seafood Basket. The one you see is their All in one Steamed Seafood Basket ($88) which consist of a Boston Lobster, Snow Crab Legs, Prawns, Salmon Fillet, Oyster(2pcs), Mussels, White Clams, Scallops and Seasonal Vegetables. Great for sharing with a group of 3-5 friends over some beer & bites.

For couples who would like to try their steamed seafood can opt for a smaller portion to try. Choose the desired seafood and request it to be steamed. It will also be served in a Dim Sum basket, so cute right!!

There are 5 dips to choose from, Garlic Mayo, Wasabi Mayo, Cocktail sauce, Thai Sweet Chilli and my personal favourite, the Zesty Lime Green Chilli sauce. Well, you could always go without the dips as well, it all up to you!

I love the fresh, juicy and crunchy prawns the most as I am a prawn lover. Try it and let me know what is your favourite in the comments below

Gills & Shells
Address: 500 Jalan Sultan #01-19, Hotel BOSS
Opening Hours: 3pm to 1am Daily
Telephone: 6493 2238

With Love, M