My Review on Mooi Beauty Teeth Whitening Kit

A nice smile begins from a set of straight and white teeth. That is why people are willing to spend on braces and teeth whitening procedures. Some LED light teeth whitening at beauty palour can be quite expensive. The price ranges from $200 – $400 for a single session.

I am like the majority. I used to spend a lot on take home teeth whitening kit from dentist. A single set which can last for a month usually cost me $400ish. I have never regretted spending on those kits because they work.

However, to save my bank from bleeding, I have tried searching for cheaper options. I think I may have already tried 4-5 different brands. All of them showed results but the most affordable and comfortable option for me was the Mooi Beauty Teeth Whitening kit, which I got from mooi, an online beauty shop (eCommerce) in Singapore.

mooi beauty teeth whitening

Unlike the other teeth whitening kits that I have tried, mooi teeth whitening kit do not give me teeth sensitivity. I can still drink cold drinks and eat ice cream without feeling any tingling sensation. I hate those take home kits that cause teeth sensitivity because I love my bubble tea and ice blended coffee.

Each Mooi Beauty set comes with a whitening device and 3 teeth whitening pens. You have to option to buy the pens (without the device) once you are done with them. They are priced very affordably. Each pen cost $22 and the more you buy, the cheaper it gets.

mooi teeth whitening review

The whitening pen does not contain peroxide so you can use it with ease. The main ingredients are glycerin, water, sodium bicarbonate, propylene glycol, xanthan gum, sodium citrate, menthol, xylitol and more.

Mooi Beauty Teeth Whitening Kit is very easy to use.

16 minutes is all you need each night for a set of beautiful white teeth. I use it before I sleep, while I stalk people in Instagram and Tiktok.

How to use Mooi Teeth Whitening Kit

Step 1: Brush your teeth

Step 2: Apply the whitening gel onto the mouth tray or directly on to your teeth.

teeth whitening home kit

Step 3: Place the whitening device into your mouth

Step 4: Plug the USB into your mobile device. The device comes with different USB cable to suit your Android or Apple phone.

teeth whitening kit

Step 5: Press the button on the device to activate the light. It will auto go off in 16 minutes!

mooi beauty teeth whitening

It is recommended to use the whitening kit for 7 days straight to see good results but you can see results in a single session! I saw results after a single session because my teeth were too yellow. Lol.

This is my results after a single session. The pictures were taken with the same lighting, in the same room. I drink at least 3-4 times of coffee and tea every day so my results are slightly slower. But better than never!

mooi beauty teeth whitening results

Here are some results from their customers and they have even better results than me!

mooi teeth whitening before after

mooi teeth whitening review

If you are worried about the safety of the whitening kit, you will be happy to know that Mooi Beauty Teeth Whitening Kit is SGS certified, Halal certified, GMP certified, and HSA notified in Singapore.

If you are interested to give Mooi Beauty a try, you can purchase it from mooi beauty‘s official website. Each cost $76 only!

AGNES Treatment to Get Rid of Stubborn Acne and Pimples

Author: Alexius Chua

Being a guy used to be easy. Men were known to keep everything to the basics, just one hard soap is enough to scrub from head to toe, without a care in the world, much less on appearance.

But not now.

I’ve got many skin problems, and one that irks me the most is pesky acne and pimples. It is a skin condition triggered by overactive oil glands. When pores are clogged with too much sebum produced by the oil glands, the pimple pops up.

Have tried a million different things – changing different pimple creams and facial wash, and visited polyclinic for that birth control pill prescription twice, with little or temporary success. What results is dry, sensitive skin and scarring on certain areas. I thought that every option to eradicate this problem has been tried and failed, there is nothing I can do except to watch my diet and hope for the best.

But I was wrong. The solution couldn’t be simpler.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

Thankfully, Dr Ryan Tan at Aesthetics Central Clinic at Clarke Quay Central is here to the rescue. Dr Ryan suggested AGNES Treatment for my first acne treatment. It is a permanent, non-surgical solution to treat my stubborn acne.

Separated to 2 days, on the first day Dr Ryan will use a special device called AGNES to administer radiofrequency energy precisely on specific problem areas. This tiny burst of electrical energy will cause the affected oil gland to shrink and produce less oil.

On the second day, acne extraction by the beautician.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

First, Dr Ryan demarcates the acne areas – an important step as there are 100,000 good, normal functioning pores, and only about 300-500 diseased damaged pores that are always getting inflamed and infected repeatedly. Dr Ryan inspects at every single pores and selectively selects the problem causing ones for treatment.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

Next is the numbing shots, which to me felt like ant bites. Okai to be honest there are jabs on certain areas that woke me up from slumber (Yes I am that tired lol), but his assistant used a vibrator-like thingy to numb area while Dr Ryan administer the injection, making it much less painful.

AGNES Treatment for Acne
The same 1% of the pores on the face are responsible for causing 90% of the acne

Then comes the AGNES treatment, which felt like a breathe of sunshine as compared to the previous numbing shots. Its amazing considering its a special needles but there’s no feeling at all, perhaps partly thanks to the numbing shot taken earlier. Dr Ryan zaps only 1-2% of the thousands of pores, so good thing is I won’t be experiencing any dry skin or flakiness after the treatment as compared to other solutions!

AGNES Treatment for Acne

It is completely pain-free during the AGNES Treatment. Although the machine sound might be somewhat distracting with its constant beeping, it is all in all a pleasant virgin experience for me.

The treatment takes about one and a half hour from arrival to exit, so it is quite fast and, more importantly, painless for me. Although I experience some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, it doesn’t stop me from going out for dinner. Of course, I must remember to hydrate, moisturize and sunscreen.

AGNES Treatment for pimples

One month after the treatment, the redness has subsided and I am quite pleased with the results. The zapped problematic pimple areas have no recurrence so far and there is no drying or sensitivity. My face also felt much less oilier than before. Understand that, depending on person to person, it may require 1 to 3 treatments or more to prevent new acne from forming from existing healthy pores.

And the best thing of all, it is permanent, so no need to compare between harsh pimple creams or taking medication that is not ideal for kidney again!


Aesthetics Central Clinic Address:
8 Eu Tong Sen Street #11-89 The Central Office One, Singapore 059818
For appointment, please call (+65) 6221 8221 or whatsapp (+65) 9726 8856

Exquisite Traditional Indian Cuisine @ Tandoor, Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre

Author: Alexius Chua

If you are in the mood for something fancy and Northern Indian, head to Tandoor, a restaurant synonymous with authentic traditional Indian cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. The premise is beautifully decorated with a contemporary vibe, right at the very end a floor-to-ceiling see-through kitchen window so you can see the chef prepare your food.

We had the non-vegetarian set menu, which is all beautifully presented and taste as appealing as it looks, worthy of the Singapore’s most awarded Indian restaurant namesake. This only gives me wonder how the vegetarian set menu looks like, only if I have two stomachs!

The first dish is the Masala Crab Cake. Every bit of the spiced crab meat is a delight especially when you hit that duck foie grass and mango confit. This dish balanced the savoury and sweetness well with the pairing of pear, rhubarb chutney and warm toasted brioche.


Next up the soup dish. Makai Ka Shorba, which is sweet corn velouté served with masala potato gnocchi. As a sweet corn lover, I like that the inventive Chef Bobby Krishnan turned up the richness of the soup which at the same time cleanse the palate for the next course.


Our main course is the visually arresting Sea Perch Pakora. The deep-fried cumin flavoured Sea Perch fish, while looked deceptively dry, is so soft and full of flavour attributed much to its Ibeko caviar batter. Tagged along with prized ingredients such as Jerusalem artichokes, avocado and a dash of scallion dressing, this could very well be the most satisfying fish dish I had and a HPB approved one.


The fall-of-the-bone Australian Lamb Shank is so artfully tender and almost melt in the mouth. Coupled with a Cherry Vine Tomato resting on a bed of cassoulet on the other side of the braised sauce to balance the meatiness. Wish I had more of the lamb though but at this stage I am quite full already so I am not complaining.


For desserts, we had the Cardamom Ice Cream. The profiteroles is marshmallow soft and sweet with citrus centre, giving you a sweet ending of the entire satisfying course.
What Tandoor offers is a whole experience – a mesmerizing atmosphere with great food and impeccable service. You will probably not need more than that to have a good time.

Tandoor, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
Opening Hours
Lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm
Dinner from 7pm to 10:30pm
Telephone: +65 6733 8333

Indulge bountiful feasts at The Carvery @ Park Hotel Alexandra

Author: Alexius Chua

If you want to pig out, you can consider doing so at The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra. This popular buffet restaurant celebrates the lunar new year with an abundant array of mouth-watering meats, seafood, sweets and treats that are worth every calorie. There’s also a chance to win a weekend stay at the hotel!


I like my yusheng to have bursts of citrusy sweetness – bonus if its healthy – instead of being blanketed in sugar. The Carvery Golden Eight Treasure Yusheng with Cured Trout and Abalone ($68+) suits my palate perfectly. The combination of shredded vegetables, candied walnuts, fruits and generous topping of cured trout and abalone, all brought together with a slightly tart white balsamic and peach dressing.


Following the tradition of abundant feasting, The Carvery has lined up auspicious marquee highlights of the signature roasts. From chicken, pork, lamb and beef – all these premium meat cuts are served at the carving station right smack in front of the entrance so you won’t missed it.
Using only top quality Australian prime rib further dry-aged with Himalayan salt to concentrate the flavour before slow roasting, the Angus Beef Prime Ribs (weekends only) is the piece de resistance at The Carvery. You just cannot go without trying it!


The signature ones for this CNY includes the Pork Porchetta with Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffing, which is the Chinese Roast Pork made from Prime Grade pork belly with satisfying crunchy crackling skin, and the Spit-Roasted Char Siew Chicken. The bird possesses that sweet, savoury richness which probably came from Chef Ian Hioe’s own seasoning mix of hoisin, superior cooking wine and other condiments.


Of course, you get to enjoy the all-time delectable like the salad and dessert spread, western and Chinese stations, with some given a festive twist. So if you came with a family everyone will surely will have their favourites!


Here’s a bonus for those who dined during the first 3 days of the lunar new year (24 to 27 Jan 2020), will receive a complimentary ‘Golden Prosperity’ Welcome cocktail, and a Lunar New Year Lucky Bag containing a pair of mandarin oranges and a pack of Park Hotel Group angpows. Also, they will be entered into the hotel’s Lunar New Year Grand Draw to win a 2D1N Weekend stay at Park Hotel Alexandra*.
For those born in the lucky year of the Rat (those born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008), The Carvery will also be giving away complimentary dining vouchers as well.

The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
Telephone : +65 6828 8888
Check out the CNY Festive Dining schedule and pricing here –

New Year New Skin Clarity – Removing Acne Scars the Painless Way with Secret RF

Author: Alexius Chua

Pimples come and go, but acne scars are like permanent marks on the face. You don’t need a close inspection to notice the acne scars on my cheeks and forehead, the contours look just like the uneven sand playground my nephews love to play at. Blame it on my reckless teenage years when I didn’t follow through the proper skincare routine and squeeze the pimples incessantly without thinking of the consequence 🙁

This affects my confidence and made me quite a reserved person. Okai perhaps its because of personality but my skin condition plays a part of it too.

Aesthetics Central Clinic

1 month after treatment, the scars has pretty much lightens already

Thankfully, a friend recommended me to visit Aesthetics Central Clinic at Clarke Quay Central, and scheduled an appointment with Dr Ryan Tan, who has a decade of experience in the aesthetics treatments. Dr Ryan suggested Secret RF for my first acne scar treatment – a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that uses fractional radio frequency (RF) and micro-needles for the treatment of depressed acne scars like boxscars, ice-pick scars and rolling scars. It also has added benefit of skin tightening and lifting, and addressing signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Aesthetics Central Clinic

The Treatment
Before commencing the treatment, my face is washed and subsequently numbing cream is applied by the assistant. Then I waited outside for around 30minutes for the numbness to take effect. Dr Ryan then proceeded to inject 2 shots of local anesthesia onto my cheek to reduce the pain.

Aesthetics Central Clinic

As I have a low pain threshold, the Secret RF treatment is surprisingly not as pain as I thought to be, almost pain-free. All I hear is the zapping from the Secret RF device and light flashing while the device work its magic around my face.
acne scar removal

acne scar removal

Aesthetics Central Clinic

As you can see, while there is no bleeding or bruising, my face is red and abit swollen immediately after the treatment. To speed up the recovery process I will need to apply anti-biotic cream for 5 days, and remember to hydrate, moisturize and sunscreen!
Nevertheless, I went out after the session to meet friends as its weekends.

Aesthetics Central Clinic

A week after the treatment, the redness has subsided after 2 days and I am quite happy with the results as the acne scars have reduced, especially on my right side of the cheek. The skin is also much smoother and whiter too! I was told that I will require a combination of treatments such as Infini Acne Scar Treatment or CO2 laser to achieve better results.

Just see the above before treatment and after treatment comparison, the skin condition is so much better. Confidence restored! Nevertheless, as the scars has been haunting me for a decade plus already, more sessions are needed to completely zap away these acne scars.

If you suffer the same skin problem as me, I would highly recommend you to consult the friendly Dr. Ryan Tan on how to improve the face condition and restore your confidence back.

Aesthetics Central Clinic Address:

8 Eu Tong Sen Street #11-89 The Central Office One, Singapore 059818

For appointment, please call (+65) 6221 8221 or whatsapp (+65) 9726 8856

Prosperity Buffet to Wow at Swissotel Merchant Court

Author: Alexius Chua

To welcome the year of the rat – or metal rat to be more precise – Swissotel Merchant Court have prepared an array of festive dishes and takeaway treats to wow your family and loved ones.
Starting 10 January 2020, The Prosperity Buffet at Ellenborough Market Café will feature notable Chinese dishes such as Steamed Red Garoupa, Dried Oyster Fatt Choy, Fish Maw Soup and many more.
Known for its tantalising medley of Asian and International delights, with a view of the banks of Singapore delight and not forgetting durian pengat, I am piqued by how their CNY dishes would fare


The first dish is the Fruity Lobster Yu Sheng, which possessed a delightful mixed texture of crunchiness from the veg and ‘bird nest’ made of fried yam ring, and slight chewiness from the lobster with every bite.
For the second dish, the Roasted Honey-Glazed Char Siew or Crispy Golden Pork Belly Platter, the char siew tastes divine with good fat/lean meat ratio and its roasted to perfection.


Nobody would say no to the Braised Buddha’s Temptation Claypot. Brimming with exceptional sea treasure delicacies of abalone, sea cucumber, dried oyster and tiger prawns, every ingredient is artfully placed and tastes heavenly with that broth. The baby abalone is so tender and flavour, yum yum!


The rice in this Waxed Duck and Sausage Rice has that nice wok-hei flavour, and the smell floats down heavenly when the lid is lifted. I would definitely finish three bowls of this if not for the fact that my stomach space is almost to the brim at this stage already.


The flavours of this Steamed Red Garoupa is textbook good. Traditional, expected and the fish tender to the bones. Coupled with the waxed duck and sausage rice above, it makes a powerful combo of clearing bowls.


As mums usually say, you cannot be prosperous without eating Fatt Choy during Chinese New Year, and this Braised Dried Oyster Fatt Choy and Black Moss is so visually appetizing and easy to down there’s no need for mum’s nagging. I really appreciate the flavourful sauce which holds the individual elements really well.

Swissotel Merchant Court
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore
Telephone : +65 6337 2288
Instagram: @swissotelmerchantcourt #swissotelmerchantcourt

Prosperity Buffet at Ellenborough Market Café
10 – 31 January 2020
Lunch: $68 (adult), $34 (child)
Dinner: $88 (adult), $34 (child)
Weekend High-tea: $48 (adult), $24 (child)
*Items are available on a rotational basis.

Feed Clean Feed Nutro – Roro’s Transformation Journey

My little baby seal doggo is not a fussy eater and I really appreciate this part of him. He finishes whatever we give him even if he does not like the food. You can tell how much he loves the food from the speed he eats.

singapore dogs

I’ll be honest. I do not feed him every Tom, Dick & Harry brand I come across. I am a fussy fur-mom and I try to give him the best I can. Sometimes, my friends around me commented that I am overly protective.

My little boy was born with skin problems so I tend to opt for kibbles that will give him a soft, shiny coat and one with plenty of nutrients for him so that he can remain extremely cheeky and playful. He is also rarely fed chicken kibbles.

I have recently switched his kibbles to NUTRO as it is made from a clean simple recipe that contains natural ingredients and high-quality protein from real meat. I did a lot of research before deciding to change his diet to NUTRO.

If humans should eat clean and healthy food with quality nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies, our furkid should eat the same too.

nutro dog food

NUTRO is a brand that helps keep his skin healthy, improve his digestion, boost his immune system and gives him stronger teeth and bones.

What I love about the brand is its simple recipe that does not contain wheat, soil protein, artificial preservatives, flavours, or colours. I don’t want to feed Roro with kibbles that contain chemicals or are highly processed. In other words, I was pretty confident with the quality of the kibbles.

nutro dog food

The recipe provides Roro with the energy he needs to remain active and playful. Natural fibres can be found in the kibbles to keep his digestive system healthy. From what I have observed, he has no soft or loose stools recently.

The good thing about NUTRO is that all the essential antioxidants, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are also found in the feed. These nutrients keep his immune system healthy, promote healthy skin, and encourage a soft and shiny coat.

nutro dog food

After eating NUTRO for a few months now, I noticed that Roro is even more active than before. He was already a very active dog but it seems like he is running around more. His tail never stops wagging every time we prepare his NUTRO feed too.

We shave him once every few months and noticed that the new fur is a little softer than before. I believe that if we continue to feed him NUTRO longer, we may see even more results.

When Roro is healthy and happy, I am equally happy too!

nutro dog food

If you love your furkid, try feeding it clean with NUTRO and I hope your furkid loves the kibbles as much as Roro does 🙂

NUTRO is available online in 3 different flavours – Chicken, Lamb and Fish.

Festive Feast @ The Square Restaurant, Novotel Clarke Quay

Author: Alexius Chua

The sumptuous spread artfully presented at The Square Restaurant @ Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay would have made even King Henry VII envious. Packed in 1 room are 2 buffet spreads – Christmas and Chinese New Year themes – all equally enticing and with sinful desserts to boot.

Novotel Clarke Quay

It’s a merry little Christmas feast at The Square Restaurant from 1st to 31st December 2019. Starting the traditional xmas festive favourites with the proteins – 24-hour roasted brine turkey, roasted beef striploin and roasted lamb leg. There’s also A-la minute pasta with homemade salted egg sauce or Chef Kishen’s new creation – Mala sauce, which is not too spicy for me. Adding on the spread will be Seafood on Ice, Sushi and The Square Signature Laksa.

Novotel Clarke Quay

Here’s something to loosen up your belt for – the desserts. Their homemade Christmas Log Cake, Fruit Cake, The Square Signature Durian Pengat, Chocolate Fondue and Tiramisu are some that’s worth the extra calories for.

Novotel Clarke Quay

Coming in to the second festival which is just 2 months away, the Chinese New Year buffet would kickstarts from 8 January to 8 February 2020. Following the traditions, we have a toss of Yu Sheng to usher the new year with prosperity and start the year on the right foot. The Yu Sheng we had, of course is Novotel-style MEGA.

Novotel Clarke Quay

The spread features assorted Chinese BBQ platter, Roasted Chicken & Duck, Poached Broccoli with Dried Oysters & Black Moss and Dim Sum. The roast is always my favourite, and its perfectly moist and juicy meats perfectly cut by a master carver are worth more than gold.

Novotel Clarke Quay

For Lunar New Year’s eve, there’s the DIY Kong Bak Pau Station, Wok Fried Salted Egg Prawn, Wok Fried Sliced Beef with Fungus and Black pepper Sauce, and the not-to-be-missed traditional Hong Kong Style Steamed Pomfret. It’s freshest of the fish its not overpowered by the sauce, brilliantly executed.
Not to mention local infused pastries like Pandan Egg Tart, Taro Butter Cake, Bak Kwa Chicken Floss Swiss Roll and many other sensational desserts, to make your tummy and the year round and sweet, figuratively speaking.

The Square Restaurant @ Novotel Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road, Singapore, 179031
Phone: +65 6338 3333
The Festive Buffet Lunch and Dinner are at S$48++ and S$68++ respectively for adults.
Check out for detailed pricing.
Facebook and Instagram: @novotelclarkequay

Review: Linksys Velop Wifi Router Extends Wifi All the Way to My Bedroom

James and I signed up for a WiFi Broadband four months back when we got our keys
and we were given a free router for the plan we signed up for. We did
not think too much of it and installed the free router at home. Everything was good


I love browsing YouTube and Instagram before I sleep but it is impossible to do so
when I started having issues with the connectivity. Sometimes there is some weak
connection in the room, but on most days, the connection can’t seem to reach my
bedroom at all..

Long story short, we live in a 3 bedroom apartment and the size is exactly the same as a 4 room HDB flat. As you know, new flats are way smaller so I thought it is impossible to not have any WiFi connection in the room.

I have to scroll through Instagram, YouTube and read emails before I turn in every night and it has become a habit. Not having WiFi connection is a huge issue to me and it doesn’t help when I don’t have unlimited data on my mobile plan.

I started searching for a reliable WiFi router and I was quite concerned about the appearance of techy stuff as I do not want it to ruin my home theme. A few brands came to my mind but Linksys Velop was highly recommended to me by my friends as they know the look and feel of my home. I was still contemplating if I should spend the additional money on a new router but when I saw how Linksys Velop Tri-Band looks, I went for it right away. They are so sleek looking that they do not look like routers at all! I would think that they look like some minimalist looking speakers. Haha.

I absolutely do not mind the minimalist design of Linksys Velop Tri-Band since they come in white and the theme of my place is purely black, cream/white and grey with some elements of gold decorations. I mean, how wrong can you go with white when it is quite a neutral color!

As compared to my previous free router with ugly antennas sticking out, I have no complains for the design of Linksys Velop. Love how simple it looks!

Even the setting up was pretty fuss-free. If a tech-idiot like me can fix it up, so can you.

It is easy to tell if you are having WiFi connection or not. If the light on the node shows blue, everything is working well. However if it shows red, it means that there may be something wrong with your internet connection.

What I love about Linksys Velop is that at any point in time when you feel that you need a stronger signal in another room, you can simply add on another node (the white linksys thing you see in the pictures).

I have 2 nodes at home right now. One sits in the living room, connected to the main cable, while the other one sits in my make up room (next to my bedroom). The connection is way stronger and faster than before too. I can watch movies smoothly on the tv without the sites pausing to load every 20-30 minutes and I can even use my laptop in my bedroom now! (Yay to settling blogposts in the comfort of my own bed hehe).

What’s beautiful about the Linksys Velop is that it is a one-time investment, if you are shifting to a bigger place, you can still bring them along and add on another node to the set. You do not have to chuck them aside and get another brand new set of  WiFi router.

You can also control your Linksys Velop Tri-Band through Linksys mobile app when your device is on.

Some function includes controlling your WiFi from anywhere and parental controls where the parents can manage their kids’ access and usage. Guest Access works the best for me. I can turn on the Guest Access via the mobile whenever I have friends in my house – I don’t have to share my password with them 😛


Internet security is ensured when you use Linksys as they have automatic firmware updates. You do not have to do anything, the node will update on its own!

I have been using Linksys Velop Tri-Band for a few weeks now and I have no complaints! What can I complain about when everything is so user-friendly, all the way from the set up to controlling the account via a mobile app.

After all, my request is simple, just give me a beautiful set of WiFi Router that grants
me stronger and faster WiFi connection at the comfort of my own home and on my
bed too! 🙂

YUN NANS (云海肴) opens its second outlet @ Westgate in style

Author: Alexius Chua

The largest Yunan F&B chain in the world just opened its 2nd outlet at Westgate, months after its flagship store at Jewel Changi Airport. Serving the local gourmands with its repertoire of highland cuisine (gao yuan liao li), the offering is a mixed bag of deliciousness with subdued stylishness, which I fancy very much.

Yun Nan

What’s different from its flagship store is this exclusive dish – Crispy Hor Fun with Truffle Prawn Broth ($15.90++). Only available at Westgate, the hor fun boasts a delightful interplay of texture of crunchiness and springiness with every bite. Topped with Yunan truffle shavings, when poured with the prawn broth is enough to perfume the whole table. The frying is done well too. The plump prawn is moist with a bite. A simple but satisfying dish.


Another dish that is new to the menu is the New Mystery Steam Pot ($33.90++). A fresh take on the classic YUN NAN’s top-selling dish Steam Pot Chicken with a secret ingredient added in to give it a personality. The soup is brewed using a unique technique that does not require a single drop of water. Instead the chicken is pressure-steamed for three hours. The soup is clear, delicate yet nourishing and robust in taste, which distinguishes it from the other versions I find in Singapore. Its an order that won’t disappoint your guests or family members.


While I am spoilt with many choices at its flagship store @ Jewel, and tried to gulp down as much and fast as my chopstick’s skill can, this Steamed Red Grouper with Green Peppercorns ($48.80++) is new to me. Unforgettable, in a good way. The tantalising meat is so tender and moist, steamed alongside fresh green peppercorns for that fragrant and subdued numbing effect. Available only in limited quantities per day so do order beforehand.


I know I am jumping around here, but the appetizer is good too. One star of the dish is the Shredded Chicken in Chili Lime Dressing ($9.90++). Nutritious black chicken is blanched and shredded by hand, mixed with their own in-house sour and spicy chili lime dressing. Very refreshing and wallet-friendly.


Plus, to celebrate its grand opening, Monga will be giving away free limited-edition Monga merchandise to the first 40 customers daily, only from 28 September to 4 October.


YUN NAN @ Westgate
3 Gateway Drive #03-07
Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri (11.30am – 10pm), Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (11am – 10pm)