IPPIN is at Donburi Revolution 2018 Marina Square – Singapore’s First DIY Donburi Event!

Make your Donburi Japanese Rice bowl with best selling Toppings from IPPIN!

Singapore – From 19 to 21 October 2018, visitors can dive into a bowl of endless possibilities with Singapore’s first DIY rice bow event – Donburi Revolution!

Aimed to raise awareness about the different types of rice from various Japanese prefectures, visitors can look forward to a weekend of fluffy rice and fun, including workshops and demonstrations.

🌸Toppings🌸

IPPIN offers customers’ favorite rice toppings for free when you purchase a drink! Get walnut sardines, candied river shrimps, black sesame, plum or young sardine furikake (flakes) topped on your rice bowls for that extra punch you never knew existed.

🌸Drinks 🌸

Customers get to pair their DIY donburi with refreshing, made in Japan drinks such as watermelon soda, yuzu soda, salt soda and beer, all at below $10/bottle.

🌸Retail🌸

Besides enjoying tasty customizable donburi toppings and various rice from different prefectures of Japan, customers can complete their experience and purchase some easy to make meal ingredients such as the ayu sweet fish, miso and dressing that takes less than five minutes to prepare.

Visit IPPIN at the Donburi Revolution for an oishii moment! Pre-register for a bowl of free rice: ricerevolution.com.sg

Donburi Revolution

19 - 21 October 2018

Friday - Sunday

11:00am - 9:00pm 

Open to public

Marina Square, Atrium

6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594

Topp Care Hair Solutions gives good Customized Hair Treatment and Services

Topp Care Hair Solutions – the US Trichology Institute Certified Specialist is now conveniently located in Simei Eastpoint Mall.

I have been worried about the condition of my hair and scalp and came across Topp Care and decided to give it a try. Being an awardee for Best Customer Service 2018 by SHESA (Singapore Heartland Enterprise Star Award), Topp Care pampered me with their professionalism and hospitality. The ambiance and interior of this new outlet at Simei Eastpoint Shopping Mall is spacious and modern, an upgrade from its previous outlet in the neighborhood of Tampines.

Topp Care uses natural Western Botanical Ingredients to solve hair problems such as hair loss, oily/dry scalp, grey hair, etc and are certified by the US Trichology Institute as well as a Member of the British Herbal Medicine Association.

When I arrived, Helen warmly ushered me into a room where I completed a questionnaire on my hair conditions before shelooked through them.

Subsequently, a Hair & Scalp Analysis was performed that uses a scanner lens magnifying up to 200 times. This helps to analyze my scalp condition and provides a good visual proof of the improved scalp condition after treatments are administered.

Depending on the conditions of your hair and scalp, the consultant will advise you on the suitable treatment(s) for a customized experience. I was surprised after finding out my scalp condition. I was diagnosed having oily scalp with pore blockages and if this is not treated properly, it will lead to hair thinning and eventually, hair lost.

Helen recommended me the Detoxdren Treatment which will help to regulate the amount of sebum of my scalp while removing blockages and residues surrounding the hair pores. 

A revitalizing Hair Bath with botanical shampoo and conditioner are applied along with therapeutic massage. This process helps the scalp to restore its sebum balance while keeping it refresh and stress-free. I have never felt so relaxed in a long time.

The final step of the procedure ended with an InfraRed Therapy which said to increase the absorption rate of active ingredients, reducing of scalp inflammations while increasing the blood flow.

Conclusion: I can feel that my scalp got cleaner and fresher with my hair feeling lighter and bouncier because it is not weighed down due to oiliness which I had previously. To maintain the effectiveness or improve the condition, regular treatment is definitely encouraged and one should start to take care of their scalp and hair health as early as 15 years old.

For people who have greying and thinning hair, I recommend you to try their Signature Absolutte Masque Hair Treatment. It is formulated to counteract age-related hair changes while reversing the symptoms of grey hair and providing essential nutrients for hair loss prevention. This treatment also cleanses the scalp and follicles from impurities to prevent scalp from premature aging while restoring the moisture in them.

Topp Care’s Signature Absolutte Masque Hair Treatment is suitable for people of young and old. The result is naturally thicker and darker hair that one will look and feel good with.

Daily care to the hair is almost as important as visiting Topp Care for treatments. I get to try their Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Repair Conditioner for improving of my hair health.

Topp Care Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo cleanses & nourishes scalp that is suitable for people with very fine hair and/or people with hair loss problem. It provides vitality for continuous hair growth as it is packed with rich source of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

This shampoo contains Mandarin Orange Extract, a natural astringent to condition the scalp and combat hair loss and also powerful hair strengthening ingredient Horse Tail Extract. My hair felt reborn with more sheen and volume after a few uses.

Topp Care Repair Conditioner is great for people like me; with dry and damaged hair, especially ones with dry and porous hair that is exposed to intense chemicals frequently. The hair becomes softer and shinier as the conditioner contains valuable ingredients such as peach extract and natural silk protein.

Their range of products are sold in the outlet and can also be purchased at Redmart.

Topp Care is offering an exclusive promotion with its Signature Hair Loss Treatment @ $39 nett with free Hair & Scalp Analysis and Hair Care Kit! (U.P. $229). Call 6645-3020 and quote ‘HAZEL’ to enjoy this promotion OR visit this link to enjoy the promotion: http://bit.ly/2OG0GYO. This promotion is valid for first time customers.

Topp Care Hair Solutions

Eastpoint Mall (next to Simei MRT)

#03-24, S528833

Operating Hours
Mon – Fri : 11am – 9pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10am – 7pm

+65 6645-3020

email: enquiry@topp-care.com

http://topp-care.com/

Largest Maze-Soba Restaurant Chain MENYA KOKORO from Japan is in Singapore

So popular that Menya Kokoro has opened 27 outlets around the world in just 4 years!

One of Tokyo’s hottest Maze-Soba (Japanese dry ramen) restaurant chains has finally arrived in Singapore! Since its establishment in 2014, Menya Kokoro has opened 27 outlets worldwide in Japan, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand and Vancouver within a span of just 4 years.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Menya Kokoro’s latest Singapore outpost will serve up its best-selling signature Maze-Soba together with Singapore-exclusive creations.

In the extremely competitive F&B industry, Menya Kokoro is committed to excellence by setting their own set of standards to abide closely.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MENYA KOKORO:

🍜 Precision: Noodles are cooked exactly for 8 mins 40 sec to get the perfect chewy texture

🍜 Healthy: Noodles are made using fibrous whole wheat flour with purified water

🍜 Authentic: The maze-soba sauce is specially flown in from japan to ensure consistent to the great taste as the stores in japan.

SINGAPORE EXCLUSIVES

Maze-Don ($10.80++) – new twist on the traditional Maze-Soba, using 100% Japanese rice instead of noodles and topped with the Maze-Soba toppings! Specially selected by Singapore’s only Japanese rice sommelier, the rice is flown in straight from Hokkaido and Niigata in its raw state and is polished only upon order to preserve its aroma.

Curry Maze-Don ($13.80++) – A spicier version of the Maze-Don, enjoy a fragrant ricebowl topped with Japanese curry made in-house, and succulent grilled chicken!

Vegan Maze-Soba ($11.80++) – Comes with flavourful soy meat, and a colourful medley of vegetables!

Other tantalising dishes at Menya Kokoro include:

Spicy Maze-Soba ($11.80++) – Spice-lovers will love this rendition of Maze-Soba with special spicy oil!

Melting Cheese Maze-Soba ($12.80++) – Irresistible melted cheese on Maze-Soba

DELICIOUS SIDE DISHES ARE AVAILABLE TOO 😋

Chicken Wings ($4.80) – Made with Nagoya-style secret recipe exclusively in Menya Kokoro Singapore

Chicken Karaage ($4.80) – Juicy, crisp-fried karaage, great for sharing

Takoyaki ($4.80) – Delicious and crispy takoyaki balls in Japanese mayo and bonito flakes

My favorite dish at Menya Kokoro goes to their signature Original Maze-Soba ($10.80++) that comes with a medley of up to 12 ingredients atop those chewy noodles. Japanese-style slow-braised chashu, minced meat sauce, ground saba fish powder, poached egg, nori, green onions, chives, bamboo shoots and chopped garlic. Give them a good toss and relish the delicious explosion of flavors!

The addition of the given Kombu (kelp) Vinegar by the side gives the maze-soba an amazing yumminess that I fancy! You should really portion your noodles and give this a try!

Each maze-soba comes with free Mushroom Kombu Soup and a small portion of Oimeshi – high-quality japanese rice that goes perfectly with the remaining sauce from the maze-soba.

Head over to Suntec City for this 58-seater restaurant founded by  Chef Takuma Ishikawa who has 13 years of culinary experience under his belt now! Chef Takuma is trained under the original masters and creators of Menya Hanabi, who is known for inventing Maze-Soba and introducing to the world. In 2014, Chef Takuma won the highly acclaimed Best 2014 MazeSoba Award in Japan.

Menya Kokoro

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard # 03-313 Suntec City Mall S038983

Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm daily

Phone Number: +65 6235 3386 

Seating Capacity: 58 seaters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menyakokorosg/ Instagram: @menyakokorosg 

ARBORA IS ONE FABER GROUP’S LATEST HILLTOP GARDEN DINING CONCEPT IN SINGAPORE

Create new memories with ARBORA’s majestic sceneries overseeing Mount Faber Park, Harbourfront & Sentosa Island 🌴

Arbora (formerly known as Spuds & Aprons) is an eponym for Latin word “Arbor”, which refers to trees and got inspiration from the distinguished Mount Faber Park. This poise restaurant captivates the guests with its natural setting of tranquillity, photo-perfect skyline and exceptional experience on the food & aperitifs. Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, guests can also get to Arbora by taking a ride on the Cable Car from Harbourfront Tower.

Located 100m above sea level of Faber Peak Singapore, this hilltop sanctuary offers Western fare, cocktails and curated beverages. The all-day dining menu has selections that includes delectable starters, entrees and desserts created by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo. Chef Kenny has more than three decades of culinary experience from stints at Le Centenaire (Michelin 3-Star Hotel in France) and the French kitchen of JQ Concepts Pte Ltd in Taipei. He is also the brainchild of the European tapas menu at the Dusk Restaurant & Bar, a sister restaurant located at Faber Peak.

———————————————-                ABOUT THE DESIGN              

Staying true to its garden dining concept, Arbora’s interior decor is designed to allow the natural surroundings to take centre stage. By the koi pond, a 13 by 3-metre lush foliage feature wall provides a visual anchor to the restaurant that doubles as a gram-able photo backdrop.

Arbora can cater up to 160 guests: 40 indoors and 120 alfresco and is open for private bookings. The alfresco space adjacent to the sheltered dining area is flanked by a heart-shaped tree and a Bell of Happiness, which makes it especially appealing as a wedding venue. 

————————————————-ABOUT THE FOOD

The menu caters to all-day casual dining with a selection of Western favourites. Guests can expect some twists in Chef Kenny’s creations. The food menu consists of 40 items in total, comprising 10 snacks, 4 salads, 17 mains, 5 desserts and 4 kids’ options. Prices start at S$8.50 for snacks and S$18 for mains.

Arbora is also a great choice for communal dining as the menu includes value sets for 2, 4 and 6 guests: S$75 for 2 persons for 1 snack, 2 mains and 1 dessert; S$140 for 4 persons comprising 2 snacks, 4 mains and 2 desserts; and S$200 for 6 persons that includes 3 snacks, 6 mains and 3 desserts.

Some of Chef Kenny’s highly recommended dishes

WILD MUSHROOM SALAD (S$14++)

Mushroom lovers will certainty relish this dish which features four varieties sautéed to perfection fungi: porcini, black, button and portobello.

BRAISED BEEF CHEEK (S$36++)

The meat is marinated for at least eight hours with port wine to yield a sweet flavour, then braised with red and port wine before serving.

RACK OF LAMB (S$36++)

Instead of mint jelly, Chef Kenny uses prune juice mixed with bell pepper and lemon to create a special sauce for the lamb chops. Black prunes are soaked overnight in red wine and flattened with a spoon for chunky finish. Sweet, sour and fruity, the sauce enhances the intense flavor of this Australia sourced lamb.

SMOKED DUCK MUSHROOM RAGOUT (S$22++)

A fan of duck meat, pan-searing is Chef Kenny’s favourite style as it gives a savoury and robust flavor to the meat, which balanced nicely with the cream sauce.

FISHERMAN’S STEW (S$42++)

This stew is a simmering pot of seafood cooked in tomato and shell fish stock. Chef Kenny adds baby abalones, which had been slow cooked for a more tender bite, while the mussels are sourced from Australia and is one of the best in the world.

———————————————            ABOUT THE DRINKS

Arbora offers a variety of refreshing drinks that will surely spoil the guests with choices. From fresh-pressed juices, craft beers to botanical-inspired cocktails, Arbora is an ideal place to hang out for the health-conscious, as well as craft beer lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.

Some of Arbora’s Signature Drinks

BOTANIC ZEST (S$15++)

Roku Gin, honey, fresh ginger. juniper berry with tonic chaser

HONEY SPICE (S$15++)

Pernod, Triple Sec with fresh lime and honey, spiced up with star anise and kaffir lime leaves

TROPIKALE (S$12++)

Skinned off fresh pineapple, kale leaves and green apple

ANTI.OXIDANT (S$10++)

Beetroot. garden greens, orange and strawberry

SUNKISSED QUENCHER (S$12++)

Freshly squeezed watermelon and fresh lime

To highlight, Arbora offers small batches of locally produced Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale with no preservatives (all S$12++).

Unlike mass produced versions, the Craft Lager is less carbonated and is less bitter, which makes it an instant crowd pleaser throughout the day. The Summer Ale is malty with a hint of floral aroma, while the American Pale Ale possesses more body brought by its roasted malt flavor and a tinge of spice. Arbora plans to introduce new variations of craft beers in the future.

ARBORA CRAFT BEERS (S$12++ each) Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale. Locally produced with no preservatives

OPENING PROMOTIONS

To celebrate the opening of Arbora, the restaurant is offering a complimentary snack or salad to diners who order any two mains from the menu. On top of that, diners can also take this opportunity to try the signature Arbora craft beers at a promotional price of S$30++ for 3 bottles (U.P. S$36++).

Visit www.onefabergroup.com/arbora to find out more details on the promotions.

ARBORA
109 Mount Faber Road,
Faber Peak,S099203
Tel: (+65) 6377 9688
They operate daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. 

make NEW MOON Health & Beauty Collagen Peptide your Holy Grail

New Moon Health & Beauty Collagen Peptide is yummy and comes in varieties!

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink
Ultimate Formula for Firm, Radiant and Youthful Skin

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink is a premium ‘Made in Japan’ collagen drink, 100% formulated by New Moon research and product development team.

Each bottle contains 13,000mg of collagen peptide to maintain a firm and youthful complexion. It also promotes a brighter and more even skin tone, featuring Maqui berry extract known for its anti-ageing properties.

Drink a bottle of this goodness before heading to bed and you’ll wake up to improved skin.

Key product benefits:
1. Collagen Peptide dosage – 13,000 mg
2. Glutathione – promotes whitening, brighten skin tone for a radiant complexion
3. Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid – anti aging with moisturizing effect
4. Maqui Berry extract – anti-aging properties
5. Every bottle is sterilized prior to filling
6. Made, packed in Japan, certified Radiation Free
Recommended intake: 1 bottle daily, chilled or at room temperature. For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day. Product contains natural fruit extracts which may cause sedimentation.
RSP: $79

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder Nourishes & Brightens for a Supple and Radiant Complexion

New Moon Inner Radiance Powder is a premium ‘Made in Japan’ collagen powder that is low in calorie and contains 0% sugar and fat. Packed with a refreshing flavour of fruity taste, it also contains one of the highest collagen content at 5,460mg, anti-aging and brightening properties.

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder nourishes and brightens skin for a supple and radiant complexion. Formulated and manufactured in Japan with high collagen content, low in calories with anti-aging properties aids to rejuvenate and enliven skin for a luminous complexion.

Key product benefits:
1. Collagen Peptide dosage – 5,460 mg
2. Glutathione – promotes whitening, brighten skin tone for a radiant complexion
3. Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid – anti aging with moisturizing effect
4. Lactobacillus aka probiotics – rejuvenates skin by enhancing growth of beneficial bacteria in
the intestines. A balanced microflora in the intestines will clear up breakouts, for a blemish-
free, radiant skin.
5. Convenient and travel-friendly
6. Made, packed in Japan, certified Radiation Free
Recommended intake: 1 sachet daily (can be consumed with or without water). For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day.
**Note that Collagen powder contains high amounts of Vitamin C that will be destroyed at high temperatures >75 ̊C.
RSP: $59

New Moon Superior Bird’s Nest with Collagen & Rock Sugar is made from superior grade 100% genuine bird’s nest. It is an ideal food supplement for all ages. Collagen is added to boost regeneration of healthy skin cells, improves elasticity and promotes healthier radiant skin.

New Moon Superior Bird’s Nest with Collagen & Rock Sugar is prepared according to traditional simmering process under modern and strictly controlled methods. It can be consumed directly from the bottle, chilled or warmed, according to individual preference.

Key product benefits:
1. 100% genuine bird’s nest with collagen
2. Rich in Epidermal Growth Factor (EFG) - makes the skin supple by combating wrinkles and
sagging skin
3. High Content of Calcium and Iron Minerals – to build and maintain strong bones and teeth,
as well as improve blood quality and increase resistance to diseas and stress
4. 18 Amino Acids – enhance the rebirth of cells, reinforce the immune system, restore energy
and stamina, and boost heart functions 
Recommended intake: 1 bottle daily, chilled or at room temperature. For best results, consume after dinner or before bedtime when the skin’s metabolic rate is most active at this time of the day.
RSP: $49.90

Facts about Collagen

Collagen is made up of a triple helical structure in the extracellular matrix. The most abundant form of protein in the human body, it makes up 75% of our skin and is therefore the key component towards supple and healthy radiant skin.

An important protein that forms the basic structure of skin, hair, blood vessels, cartilage and bones in the human body, collagen is essential for skin suppleness and moisture retention to maintain skin elasticity and radiance. Our body loses collagen after the age of 25 and daily replenishment is required to ensure that skin is kept healthy and youthful.

There are various sources (fish, beef, pork, chicken) where collagen may be extracted from. Clinical studies showed that fish skin and scales contain higher amounts of collagen with higher bioavailability in body than collagen from other animal sources. Fish collagen is also proven to have higher efficacy than other forms of collagen. Collagen extracted from fish scale has a higher degree of purity and is less affected by animal diseases/infections like bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).

Collagen peptides are small bioactive peptides obtained by breaking down of the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands to peptides.

New Moon uses only high-quality Fish Collagen Peptide for all collagen products. The smaller collagen molecules is known for better absorption by the body as compared to normal, bigger collagen molecules which cannot be easily digested and absorbed.

Collagen is an important constituent of connective tissues within the body. Skin, joints and hair all contain collagen. Regular supplementation of collagen sees benefits to the abovementioned parts of the body and retards aging of the body.

Take these regularly and be beautiful!