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Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands

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I oftentimes see this restaurant full whenever I'm at the Shoppes at Marina Bay.  It brought me a lot of curiosity since then. So when I had the chance to sample it, I did not anymore hold back. And honestly, the moment the foods hit our table I knew right then that we're on for a nice treat.
 Mushroom Soup

Mashed Potato

 Caesar Salad

 Shrimps and Crab Quiche

 Breakfast Plate

 Classic Lasagna

Rib Eye Steak
Since the Shoppes at Marina Bay is known to house popular restaurants of esteemed celebrity chefs, it's indeed a breather to find a mid range restaurant that's equally acceptable. For the price and the ambiance, Beanstro simply delivers.

Genting Highlands, Pahang Malaysia

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!! Happy Lunar New Year!! How was your Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration? We spent our CNY break in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Finally, after hearing so many fun and thrilling stories about this place we got the chance to pay it a visit and spent some rest and relaxation there. The weather was absolutely fantastic. It's a breath of fresh air from the usually humid and hot weather in Singapore. Enjoying the cool breeze at high altitude was truly invigorating. There were some drizzling though in the afternoon but that didn't stop us from enjoying the place.
We stayed at the First World Hotel which caught us by surprise by its enormity. Apparently, the hotel holds a Ripley's record of having the "most number of rooms in the world" at 6,118 rooms. It is by far the longest hotel reception / check in counter I have seen. There are about 30 counters attending to its guests and you need to get a queue number before you can actually checked in. It took us …

Choco - Walnut Brownies

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The school has just started and boy, how seriously time flies so fast. I now have a primary 1 student!! How could that happened in just a breeze? With this new milestone in our child's life, inevitable changes are likewise expected. There's now the study habit forming, home works to attend to and of course the "baon" (food) preparation for school. Among all these, I guess the later will bring me more excitement than difficulty. To be able to provide your kids with good foods, as a foodie mom,  I'd rather take it as an opportunity instead of an added responsibility. Anyway, when it comes to personally attending to a child's needs, there shouldn't be such a thing as "busy working mom" isn't it? So, my new found routine simply brought me back to baking goodies and all of us in the family coudn't be happier. On his first day in school, I decided to prepare Ina Garten's popular outrageous Brownies. But since I found the recipe too sweet, …

Steamed Sea Bass in Light Soy Sauce and Stir-fried Scallops with Vegetables

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It's just less than a week before Chinese New Year. Everyone and everywhere are gearing up for this big celebration (well at least in this part of our world). Suffice it to say, chinese influence is also all over and to our delight, it found its way to our home. Last weekend, I stumbled upon fresh and nice seafood produce at Fair Price Extra in Jurong Point Shopping Centre. As I looked through the glass container of live fish and crustaceans, I didn't think twice in getting some. Chinese dishes immediately haunted me and left me craving. That explains for these dishes gracing our dining table. If you're looking for healthy and light dishes to enjoy, you might want to try these 2 recipes.

Steamed Seabass in Light Soy Sauce
What you need: 1 medium size live seabass (cleaned), 1 small red onion (chopped), 3 cloves garlic (minced), 2 tbsps spring onions (julienned), 1 tbsp ginger (julienned), 1 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsps light soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar, 4 tbsps water, 2 tbsp olive o…

PrimaDeli's Festive Goodies - Fortune Pineapple Tarts

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Chinese New Year is now in the air! I can already feel the festive spirit. With the abundance of all things chinese new year related, truly, there's no more stopping for this important celebration from happening. And among the many icons that characterizes this special occasion, festive goodies are perhaps the most essential of all. Primarily because sharing hefty bites of  good eats with your family and loved ones is just second to none. Hence, procuring chinese delicacies to usher in wealth, happiness and good fortune is very typical in celebrating the tradition. I am always amused with the humongous choices of delicacies on offer during CNY. I'm very fortunate to find one food gem through PrimaDeli's Fortune Pineapple Tarts. I had the opportunity of trying it out and boy, it was simply delicious.
Shaped like a pineapple signifying prosperity and good fortune, the pineapple tart exudes the right amount of sweetness, a lasting creaminess and aromatic pineapple pulp. The so…

Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill

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In an expensive city like Singapore, finding a place to dine that offers affordable eats at a reasonable quality is like unearthing a gem. Thus, when such opportunity is stumbled upon,  I made sure that it's engraved in my memory. If you're looking for a mid range - casual dining place for steaks and meats, Hot Tomato is a fitting choice. Although the restaurant's name doesn't really make a connection to what it basically offers, the food is generally good with a very affordable price.

The meal repertoire includes pasta (Aglio Olio), greens and grill meat (chicken, pork, beef, sausage) or seafood. It's consumed as a set. My family's favorite so far are these...

 Air flown Sirloin Steak

 Lamb Chop - my 6 year old can easily finish this

Mix Grill (Pork chop, Teriyaki Chicken, Bratwurst Sausage)

Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill
#02-11 Causeway Point
1 Woodlands Square

Watami

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Watami Singapore in Ion Orchard is a casual japanese restaurant that's becoming a favorite of the family. We dined here last Christmas and New Year's Day. And on both occasions (believe it or not) we ordered for the same food items. We enjoyed it so well that we never had second thoughts in trying out the same repertoire again.  Ebi Tempura

 Pork Tonkotsu (on a hot plate)

 Watami Salad - the sesame dressing is really good!

 Wafu Pizza - crispy, crunchy, creamy

 Salmon Rice in a hot plate

 Beef Sukiyaki

Salmon Sushis and Sashimi

Watami Restaurant
ION Orchard, #B3-23
11:30am - 10:00pm