Go Mentaiko Madness on RE&S 30th Anniversary Celebration

Author: Alex Chua

Celebrating its 30th year anniversary, RE&S launches exciting promotions starting with ‘Mentaiko Madness’ at four of its restaurant concepts: Tokyo Eater Pop-Up Store, Kabe No Ana, Men-ichi Japanese Ramen and Ichiban Sushi. For those of you who are clueless about mentaiko – it is a mildly spicy version of tarako (salted cod roe), a popular umami-packed ingredient in Japan. Its versatility allows easy pairing with rice or noodles to create appetising snack or meal. For RE&S, the popularity of this crowd-pleasing ingredient inspires new culinary creations, and over 21 dishes from these four restaurants will have mentaiko in it.

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Leading the Mentaiko bonanza charge is Tokyo Eater Pop-Up Store, featuring a menu exclusively dedicated to all things mentaiko. From now till September, you can order items include Aburi Mentai Mayo Salmon Don ($14.80), Mentaiko Mazesoba ($12.80/ $13.80 with onsen egg), Mentaiko Mayo Cheese Imo Mochi ($2.30) and a not-to-be missed Mentaiko Ice Cream ($3.90).


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Mentaiko Mazesoba is one case in point of how I would prefer my mazesoba to be. The deliciousness comes when you stir and mix the components of the dish before slurping. The al dente noodles is topped with generous hunk of mentaiko, pork chashu and bamboo shoots. Tossing this dish is a fun and aesthetically-pleasing endeavour and, of course, tasted on-point.

Ichiban Sushi


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If you’re dining with a big group or family, then Ichiban Sushi could be the preferred dining option. Look forward to noteworthy dishes like the Kaisen Mentai Roll ($13.90), Tori Mentai Cream Udon ($12.90) and the unforgettable Ishiyaki Mentai Chazuke Wazen ($21.90). My all-time favourite Mentaiko Ice Cream is also served here =)

The Ishiyaki Mentai Chazuke Wazen (above) comes with flavourful stir-fried pork belly and onion pieces, served over rice in a hot stone bow; with a whole wedge of mentaiko, alongside seaweed-battered dory fish with Japanese tartar sauce, chawanmushi and mentaiko ice cream! Wholesome, complete, value-for-money, definitely suitable to those with big appetite!

Men-ichi Japanese Ramen


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Well-known for their collagen rich tonkotsu soup made with the perfect balance of pork and vegetables, Men-ichi Japanese Ramen is one store I patronizes frequently whenever there is a need to satisfy my ramen-slurping indulgences. And Hakata Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen ($14.90) definitely hits the spot when it comes to comfort food. Brewed on high heat for over 10 hours, giving it a rich and milky consistency. Topped with ramen, spicy cod roe, Japanese charsiew, half-boiled egg, this piping hot bowl warms my soul like a welcoming embrace.

Kabe no Ana


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Fun fact: did you know that Kabe no Ana is the original mentaiko spaghetti creator in Japan?

This Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant has upped the ante with four new mentaiko creations, including Mochi Mentaiko Pizza ($16.90), Mentaiko Gnocchi Set ($22.90), Mentaiko Maze Spaghetti Set ($21.90) and Mentaiko Cream Sauce Omu Rice Set ($22.90).

I simply find the thin-crust Mochi Mentaiko Pizza irresistible. Replacing the base with mentai mayo instead of tomato sauce and creative toppings such as Japanese mochi, squid, prawns and seaweed, making it a truly unique yet elevated pizza experience!


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Saving the dessert to the last, the Mentaiko Ice Cream is rich and creamy with a spicy endnote. Taste like innocent vanilla ice cream yet intriguingly smoother with a satisfying kick in it. For the adventurous dessert-lovers, definitely remember to grab a cup before ending the meal!

Mentaiko Madness at RE&S Promotion Dates
From now till September (Tokyo Eater Pop-Up Store)
From now till 4 June (Men-ichi Japanese Ramen and Ichiban Sushi)
From 3 April until 2 July (Kabe no Ana)

Iconic Korean Pizza Brand, Pizza Maru Launches 2nd Outlet at Bugis+

Author: Alex Chua

Even if you’re not into Kpop or caught up with any Korea trend (yes that rare breed), you would be hard not to love Pizza Maru. One of the iconic pizza brands in Korea with more than 620 stores in its home country, Pizza Maru’s recent launch of the 2nd Singapore outlet meant 2 things – more pizzas and more fried chickens choices! I’ve tried the food myself and it’s that good.

And yes, Muslims can savour the taste of Pizza Maru too as they are Halal certified!


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The cosy restaurant sits on the fourth floor of Bugis+, offering succulent dishes in its sleek and modern space. Amidst the pop-art deco and wordcloud wall, like-minded friends can chill or have a quick bite before spiriting away for a movie upstairs or continue their shopping. The service is fast, the location great and the food is meant for sharing.


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What makes this pizza gem Pizza Maru is their dough. Yes, their secret sauce is in their dough. Pizza Maru’s Premium Pizza range is made with their patented, Green Tea Wellbeing Dough and their Chicago Pizza range, which is made with Black Rice Dough. As the doughs are patented, they import their flour from Korea to keep up with the consistency and the quality.

I admit it – I love sweets. Few things made me happier than a good pizza that would warm the stomach, and this place has good pizzas. I highly recommend the Real BBQ Chicago ($26.80 for regular 9-inch pizza). Made with Black Rice Dough, the crust was stuffed generously with Double Mozzarella and String Cheese, topped with Chicken hunk, Cream Cheese Mousse, Honey, Almond Flake, Icing Sugar and BBQ Sauce. It is a juxtaposition of sweet and savoury, a pizza to indulge into.


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For some spicy fun with a punch, try the Mango Ocean Pizza ($19.80 for regular 9 inch pizza, $23.80 for large 12 inch pizza). Made with Green Tea Wellbeing Dough, the pizza is topped with Shrimp, Scallop, Squid, Onion, Mushroom, Mango, Black Olive, Broccoli, Pilaf Sauce, Spicy Buldak Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese. Caution: the sauce is really spicy!


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With the flavours and crunchiness at the core of Korean-style Fried Chicken, their classic Original Fry ($15.80 for 6 pieces, $26.80 for 12 pieces) is something not to be missed. Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, I can crunch on that any single day! For those who has an inclination towards hot and spicy chicken, go for the Supa Hot Dak Gangjeong ($16.80 for 6 pieces, $29.80 for 12 pieces). Similar to the Mango Ocean Pizza, the spicy level is quite substantial, while the chicken tender to the bone.


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Pizza Maru is the go-to spot for hearty, comfort Korean food without bursting your budget. A little tip: don’t just let your gluttonous gut do the ordering. Be mindful to balance the richness of the pizzas and chicken with a smoot, creamy yet light Taro Latte ($6.90) and the Nok Cha Latte ($6.90).

Bugis+
201 Victoria Street, #04-03/04
Tel: 6634 0930

Northpoint City
1 Northpoint Drive, #B1-192/193 (South Wing)
Tel: 6264 4307

More of skin radiance & lesser of pigmentations with Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240

I take a lot of supplements on a daily basis from my Vitamin pills to Iron tablets. I was also previously taking Heliocare Sun Capsules previously. However, I have recently shifted from Heliocare Oral Capsules to Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 because I am getting married and I want that extra radiance to shine on my big day.


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It is recommended to take 1 tablet of Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 in the morning and 1 at night but honestly, I can get a little busy in the evening from my work & events so there are days where I consumed 2 tables at one go in the morning (right after breakfast).


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I am already in my second month of the supplements and I can honestly see the results showing as my skin is indeed a lot more radiant and the 2 sunspots on my right cheeks are slightly lighter now.

I am not sure if this is physiological but the amount of concealer I use on the 2 sunspots are way lesser now. Even my friends commented that my skin looks as though it is glowing. When you friend praises you for your good skin, it means that you are doing something right!


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By the way, if you also have uneven skin tone, it can also help even out your skin tone.

Now, let me share more about the ingredients found in Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240. It is an oral supplement that contains FERNBLOCK® (extract of Polypodium Leucotomos a.k.a. fern) and White Tech Complex.

FERNBLOCK® contains antioxidants which can help to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and skin aging. With this protection, you do not have to worry much about pigmentation issues caused by the rays from the sun.

White Tech Complex on the other hand is formulated with Pomegranate extract, L-Cystine, Vitamins B3 and C that plays a big role in anti-aging and the inhibition of melanin production. This in turn, can increase the level of fairness of your skin and lighten the sunspots as well.

Please make me fair, I want Snow White to be my second name (haha!).

PSST: Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 do not just work on your face but your entire body!

I will strongly recommend this supplements to my friends!


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Read more about the product here: http://heliocare.com.sg/purewhiteradiance/

Souper Tang – Nutritious, Robust Flavours Worth Returning For

Author: Alex Chua

Unless you have been to The Centrepoint recently, chances are you would not know about Souper Tang, a Malaysia restaurant specialized in nourishing herbal soups, that opened on the 2nd floor of the building on Orchard. Despite the casual ambience of the restaurant which is contemporary and relatively serene, I am impressed by the health products they carry (bird nest, essence of chicken) and delectable array of dishes served to us.

The style of Souper Tang dishes gives me the best of both worlds. It is abit of Chinese upmarket cuisine with your health in mind. Nothing is more perfect than knowing that the food you consume contains just the right essentials your body needs.


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Our appetizer, the crunchy Fresh Cucumber Tossed in Sesame & Walnut Mix, gives off an unforgettable aftertaste. Walnut is good for brain health and cucumber brings your body temperature down, a simple dish good for Singapore’s sweltering weather.


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Speaking of the climate, we may be into the hot season, but I cannot say no to a bowl of nutritious, comforting Ginseng Chicken Soup. Yes, the signature of the restaurant the Souper Tang Signature Soup. If you guys are feeling tired the whole day and feel a need of a boost then drink this soup. It helps reviving vitality, boost energy, enhance mind concentration and has anti-aging effect.

When you first taste the soup, you will feel there is lots of things going on in it, the taste of the herbs especially the ginger, the chicken flavour and the strong taste of the soup from the long hours of brewing. No doubt you can feel the effort and time that was put into the soup. The chicken is soft and can be pull off from the bone with a slight touch of it and the amount is huge too.


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For the meat lovers, the Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce is served on a hot plate and the smell of sizzling pork belly is heavenly and on top of it the shinning texture of the dark sauce makes it even more appetising. Just the sight and smell make the dish irresistible already.

Lets move on to the main highlight, the taste of it. The most important part of the pork belly is the fatty part and it is just cooked right, not hard but extremely soft and melty. The meat on the other hand is tender. Ratio wise of the fat and meat is a 6:4, PERFECT!

There is also angelica root being added to the dish and it helps with the blood circulation so if you guys are contemplating with it being unhealthy, destroy that thought and give this dish a try!


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Another Souper Tang signature dish, the Claypot beancurd with Sliced Fish and Pickled Olive tastes like the claypot beancurd dish I had in other Chinese restaurants in the Orchard belt, only more luxurious and healthier. Pickled olive is rich in fiber, which helps to promote growth and digestion. This dish contains high content of Vitamin B and calcium, certainly what I needed in this life juncture.


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The Caramel Beancurd/ Caramel Ginger Beancurd that served here is awesome! It is smooth and silky and is comparison or even better than those popular beancurd outside. When I have the first mouth of it, it just melted in my mouth.

It comes with caramel and caramel ginger flavour, with the mix of caramel and beancurd together I would say it is a perfect match, it complements the beancurd with a slight touch of sweetness. For those that don’t like sweet stuff you can choose not to add the syrup on it and for those adventurous there is the caramel ginger.

Souper Tang
The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road, #02-52 & 02-K01, Singapore 238843
Tel: 6737 6772

Staycation at Swissôtel Merchant Court

James and I stayed at Swissôtel Merchant Court a few weeks ago and we felt like we were literally a stone throw away from all the activities we can do in Singapore. For example, we are close the most happening nightlife places there.

You can also reach Orchard Road or City Hall in less than 10 minutes with a taxi ride.

The check-in process was swift and I was also given Niu Niu upon check-in. You can see him later. I was given the Swiss Executive Room which entitles me to visit their Executive Lounge for some drinks in the evening or breakfast in the morning. One bonus point was that their staffs were really attentive.

I opened the door to a bright and cheery room created with fruits & chocolates. Yes, the cute cow you see there is called Niu Niu, which slept with me through the night.


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I have always loved hotel beds and fluffy white blankets and those at Swissôtel Merchant Court were no exception.


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The toilet was spacious and all the amenities I needed were present. I thought that they have very good shampoo & conditioner though. Some hotels provide the duo that leaves my hair dry and tangled but I had absolutely no issues with Swissôtel’s own Purovel brand. Purovel is also the name of their new spa – Purovel Spa, which is convienently located right at level one.


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Right after exploring the room and finishing a movie in there, we walked over the the Swiss Executive Lounge which is located at the same level. You can enjoy snacks and beverages while reading the latest happenings on the news paper. Psst: Alcohol is included as well!


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We were given the choice to have our breakfast at the lounge or at their Ellenborough Market Cafe which was revamped and opened a few years ago. James’ even celebrated his birthday there last year.

They have a very good variety of food from Chinese to Indian and to Western.


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What makes the hotel stand out has got to be their pool. When you are there, it gives off a resort feeling and the pool event comes with 2 slides. Tell me, how often do you come across a hotel pool with slides?


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Little did I know that there are various OOTD spots around the area too. Spot another one on my Instagram (@maybelinesim) sometime this week.


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James is the healthy one so he went up to the Fitness Centre to gym 1 hour after breakfast. I don’t know how well equipped a gym should look like but he commented that the gym’s facilities are pretty decent. In fact, better than what he had expected.


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My overall experience was fantastic! I love the walking distance to Central (for a bowl of hot ramen) and the happening night view at night.

Adress: 20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay

First Dedicated Duck Ramen in SG – Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke

Author: Alex Chua

Ever had duck ramen in Japan?

While duck is uncommon in Japanese cuisine, Chef Keisuke Takeda’s many years of French culinary experience in French cuisine is no stranger to this robust red meat. Dubbed the Japanese ‘Ramen King’ due to his diverse portfolio of 12 stalwart brands, including Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King, Ramen Keisuke Tori King and Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, his ‘kyudaime’, or ninth ramen concept and the 13th restaurant under Ramen Keisuke Group, is the first ramen restaurant dedicated only to duck.

The 32-seat eatery offers 5 ramen choices, including two variations of duck broth (rich and clear), spicy miso, tsukemen (dipping noodles) and mazesoba (dry ramen). All ramen is served with slices of premium Irish hybrid duck – favoured for its ample fat that adds to the tender texture and rich flavour of the flesh.
I love the Hybrid Duck Tsukemen (picture above) – $19.90 for its visually arresting presentation and the flavourful slices of duck. Not forget to mention the bowl of rich duck soup enhanced with bonito flakes for that extra oomph. Lovely!


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For those who enjoy a light, succulent soupy ramen, the Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) – $14.90 | With Flavored Egg – $16.90 | Special – $19.90 is prepared with whole Irish hybrid duck and kelp. The clear soup is simmered over low heat for 5 hours to extract the distinctive essence of duck, while preserving a light and refreshing taste.

For a richer variant, try Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen (Rich Soup) – $14.90 | With Flavored Egg – $16.90 | Special – $19.90, where duck bones and herbs are added to the stock and boiled for at least 8 hours over a strong fire.


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I’ve learnt something new. The ‘maze’ in Hybrid Maze Soba (Dry Noodles) – $14.90 means to ‘mix’, the components of this dish are meant to stirred and combined before slurping. The al dente noodles come topped with steamed duck slices, bamboo shoots and a deep-fried egg wrapped in seaweed. Tossing this dish is a fun and aesthetically-pleasing endeavour and, of course tasted on point. Which is why this is my personal favourite dish!


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For those who needs rice as their staple food can order the Kamo Ju ($29.90), a simple rice bento with 10 generous, succulent slices of steamed pinkish duck. A fantastic treat for fitness buffs to up their protein level!

Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke
16A Lorong Mambong, Holland Village
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5pm to 10pm (weekdays), 11.30am to 10pm (weekends)

Flavourful Fare in the Park with Toriyard

Author: Alex Chua

I am always thrilled when there is a new food option opening in the parks. Toriyard, the first Japanese yakitori joint to be located at Bishan Park, serves not only sumptuous yakitori. It also tries to convey a sense of home with nature’s lush greenery. And don’t be intimidated by the fancy exterior. The prices here are friendly, well suited for the residents here. It is a chic option for a good and inexpensive meal.


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There are three seating arrangements in this 129-seater Toriyard – indoor, al fresco and the VIP room (picture above) where corporate functions can be held. The industrial aesthetic is kept minimalist with metal tables, freshened up with pops of color from the red accents and blue and green chairs. In the middle of the spacious glass house stood the open-concept grill station, where gourmands can relish the sight of their ordered meats cooked to perfection with Japanese-imported charcoal grills. The menu is curated and designed by Tokyo native Chef Hasegawa Isao who has had close to 4 decades of culinary experience in various countries including Japan, France and Malaysia.


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The first dish – Sashimi Salad ($19) is a colourful, visually appetising starter. All the elements work. The robust slices of fish (salmon, swordfish and tuna), sweet prawns and the accompanying leafs of vegetables. Next, my favourite Onsen Tamago Cocktail ($17), which happens to be chef favourite as well, an elevated version of the onsen egg with foie gras, samon roe and sea urchin. The simplicity in taste and exquisite presentation only wows me asking for more of this dish.


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Toriyard features an extensive Japanese yakitori (grilled skewers) in the menu. Expect the classic tori (chicken) skewers, along with grilled beef and pork, fresh seafood and vegetables that will please diverse palates. My personal favourites are the flavourful Gyu (US Angus Ribeye $8), Momo (Chicken thigh $7), and Ebi (tiger prawns $6).


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Special mention about Momo, where Chef Isao demonstrated live to us how the chicken thigh meat is carefully rolled in chicken skin before being skewered and trimmed to ensure an even grill. His careful preparation of the dish shows in the crispy chicken skin juxtaposed against the tender, juicy chicken meat.


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For dessert the Jikasei Chiffon ($14), a fluffy matcha-red bean chiffon cake served with warabi mochi and vanilla ice cream helmed from Hokkaido prefecture. The warabi mochi was outstanding with it’s smooth consistency, and the light dusting of soybean powder that was not too sweet. My only quibble with it is maybe there can be more red bean in the chiffon cake but that would be nit-picking.


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Toriyard
1380 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Park 2, Singapore 569930
Facebook/ Instagram: @Toriyard
Tel: 9296 5988

A Hearty Affair at DC Comics Super Heroes Café – the 2nd outlet at Ngee Ann City, Orchard

Author: Alex Chua

I’m having a relationship with the DC superheroes now. No kidding.

I experienced the déjà vu moment when I first stepped into the DC Comics Super Heroes Café at Ngee Ann City. I found myself surrounded by my childhood wonders. From the high celling to the comfy sofa seat, every inch of wall and even the pizza oven inside the kitchen has a cool batman logo. The warm sunny light illuminates the gorgeous, very illustrious stained-glass window depicting larger-than-life Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern, posed in their heroic Justice League fashion. It was hard not to fall in love with this place.


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The casual dining spot was vibrant, filled with various Justice League prints and memorabilia. With a dedicated glass shelf to showcase the rare collectibles, it’s hard for avid fans to peel themselves off from ogling the cool collections.


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A life-size Batman in full battle-ready armour watching upon the diners. There are other similar life-size iconic superheroes lurking around the café for your ootd moments.


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While the first DC Super Heroes Café made its debut at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands with both a f&b and retail merchandising concept, this 2nd outlet hosts many adorable chibi versions of your favourite characters which you couldn’t find in the first outlet. Chibi means a cuter version of the original character, with shorter limbs and larger face to make it more kawaii!


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And look, even the expresso machine has its uber-cool Superman casing, only to be found in Ngee Ann City outlet!


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Of course, all the elaborate details don’t matter if the food is not on par with the decor. Thankfully, the main menu is just as extensive. There is a kid’s section, breakfast menu and appetizers that consists of salads, light bites and soups. Mains include pastas, wraps, wood oven pizzas, burgers, grilled meats, live seafood and desserts that consists of cupcakes, waffles, freak desserts, gelato, and cakes.

And oh, the menu reads just like a comic book! Guess it will keep you and your kids awhile to order the food.


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The first dish was the Batman’s Dark Kight Wagyu Beef Burger ($28.90). The best-selling dish recommended by the friendly crew, it comes packaged in a neat Batman lunch box (wish I can bring home!). Inside contains a hearty portion of the signature wagyu beef patty sandwiched between Dark Knight imprinted black charcoal buns, a throw of fries with accompanying cheese dip and salad. I loved the caramelised onions and the juicy beef patty. Though I had a biased against the buns, it turns out soft and fluffy as well. I thought it is just the right portion for 1 person.


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Next is the King of Atlantis Crab leg Aglio Olio ($26.90), which is available only at the Takashimaya outlet. While I find the pasta pricey at first, the generous amount of crab chunks, poached onsen egg and ikura (salmon roe) atop the al dente linguine makes it worthwhile. Though I personally would prefer to have the Aquaman badge stamp somewhere on the dish itself, the flavours alone justify the positive raves it garnered online.


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Another exclusive dish to the 2nd outlet is the Island Warriors’ Chessy Pork Sausage Calzone ($25). Baked in the dome-shaped oven for 3 minutes, the resulting calzone captures the almond wood fragrant and served with tangy tomato sauce. While at first glance it looked like a giant curry puff, the calzone, when sliced, revealed a generous amount of pork sausages, melted mozzarella, capsicum and mushrooms. I actually quite like the soft texture and rich, hearty flavour.


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I especially adore The Joker’s Rainbow Freakshake ($16.90) not just because of its whimsical name and happy colours, but also for its not-overly sweet yet strong vanilla taste as well. Dusted with rainbow sprinkles and candies around the top funnel, the rainbow vanilla milkshake would surely be a hit for the kids and the child in you.


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The Dynamic Duo Double Chocolate Kraack! ($9.90) ended the course quite satisfyingly. Brought up in a cool-looking Batman cup with a cape, the drink is chocolatey enough to warm my heart and perhaps my insatiable choco-palate to fathom a date for second visit. Till next time then.
Overall, I find this themed café entertaining and gastronomically delightful. It would be worth a visit especially for avid DC Comics fans and family with young kids.

DC Super Heroes Cafe – Takashimaya
391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #02-13, Singapore 238873 (Next to Taxi Stand)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Reservations: +65 6262 1918
https://www.facebook.com/dcshcafetaka

DC Super Heroes Cafe – The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, Bay Level, L1-03/04/05, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972

Benefits of drinking Ginger Tea – Dr Ginger

It is no secret that I suffer from very bad cramps every month because it has become a norm for me to whine on my Instagram Story every month!

Last month, I was whining non-stop and I was asking for remedies in my Instagram and what shocked me was the overwhelming responses you guys gave! One of it was to drink Ginger Tea to help with the pain but my reply was “I hate the taste of ginger tea because the ginger smell is too strong :(“.

I am fine with food that contains Ginger but not the tea because unlike the food dishes, it doesn’t come with accompanying sauces or flavors.

However, I decided to give Health Domain Dr Ginger a try because I know the brand well. Hands up if you are drinking their Dr Oatcare too! Haha.


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I was initially very reluctant to try because I was still quite scared of the ginger taste. However, the tea turned out to be mildly sweet and nice because contains brown sugar! Oh yay, finally found a Ginger Tea brand that I won’t say no to. If you are wondering, the tea is free from artificial flavourings, so the truth is, you are enjoying the aroma of a real aged ginger.

I am currently drinking the tea to help me cope with my monthly menstrual cramps. After a cup of Dr Ginger, you can’t help but feel warm and fuzzy at the tummy area. Sometimes I will still couple it with a heat pack at the tummy area when the cramps get TOOOOO bad.


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Having said all these, it doesn’t mean that Dr Ginger is only for the ladies. In fact, anyone can drink Dr Ginger as it can aid to improve digestion, blood circulation, relieve nausea and something I hate….. Motion sickness. I personally suffer from motion sickness & I hate that feeling a lot.

I also tend to overeat on some days and my stomach gets kind of bloated on days like these so I will take a sachet of Dr Ginger after my meals to help with the bloatedness. Seems like a very good tea to drink hor? It helps me with so many problems that I am currently facing in reality.

Ideally, you have to mix 1 sachet into 160ml of water for the best Dr Ginger taste but you can play around with the volume to suit your tastebuds.


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Here’s a fun fact for you. Do you know that tea made from Ginger has high levels of Amino acids and Vitamin C which are beneficial to our body?
If you are like me, a troublesome woman, you can enjoy benefits like these:
– Relieve nausea from motion sickness
– Relieve morning sickness from pregnancy
– Relieves menstrual cramps

However, if those benefits are not your main concerns, you can also take it for other purposes like those below:
– Facilitates better digestion
– Improve and stimulate appetite
– Relieves stress and migraines
– Reduces Bloatedness
– Dispels coldness from body that causes cold and flu
This tea kills a lot of birds with one stone! Haha. Like I said, I am quite scared of the ginger taste but Dr Ginger taste fine for me so do give them a try.


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If you are already convinced, you can buy Dr Ginger at http://healthdomain.com.sg/products/. Do also check out their other products that they carry (I personally like Dr Oatcare alot!)

Teeth Whitening at La Vie Aesthetics

Just a few days before Chinese New Year, I went to make an appointment for teeth whitening at La Vie Aesthetics located at 277 Orchard Road, #04-08 Orchard Gateway, 238858. I really really love the results as my teeth got 6 shades whiter after a single session of 2x LED Light Whitening within 30 minutes. I love it so much so that I have already decided to head back for my second session in April or May because I want a set of pearlie white teeth for my big day in June!


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Let me share with you what the treatment consists of. Firstly, a consultation will be done with you in a room. That is to explain to you what they will be doing for you and at the same time, check on the shade of your teeth. Mine was shade 20 and to my surprise, I thought that shade 20 was pretty white already but I can’t help feeling that my teeth are super yellow from my daily coffee consumption. I can never live without coffee!!


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When I was brought into the treatment room, I was told to brush my teeth and the beautician double confirmed my current teeth shade before beginning the treatment.


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They were very thoughtful. As the LED was very bright, they gave me a pair of eyewear to wear just incase I can’t sleep and wanted to keep my eyes open because they know I would be scrolling the phone for sure. Lol.


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They even have gum protection. A layer of blue fluid will be placed around the gum areas and then left to harden for 15-30 seconds like the picture below. This is to ensure that the whitening gel do not touch your gums. Disclaimer: The picture below is not me!


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After the protector was harden, whitening gel was placed onto my teeth and I was under the LED light for 15 minutes. There is a total of 2 episodes. So after the first 15 minutes, they will clean the gel off and replace it with another round of new gel. The gel do not contain any bleaching agents and did not cause any sensitivity issue for me.


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The entire session took less than 1 hour. And after that 1 hour, my teeth actually got 6 shades whiter!! Actually the teeth is not as yellow as seen in the picture below. I think the lighting played a part in making them look yellowish. Anyway, just take a look at the comparison!! My teeth is so much whiter now!

Left: After, Right: Before


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Imagine a row of teeth with before on top and after below, it makes a lot of difference!!

Sooooo, this is how I look for CNY Day 1! Look at my set or white teeth!


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Instead of $588/session, quote my name to enjoy the service at $168! They promise to whiten your teeth for up to 6 shades.

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