(PRODUCT SHARING) Precious Long Stem Roses from Roses Only

The best roses you would ever received or sent.

Roses Only, true to its name is an online shop focuses on selling just roses. This quintessential flower of enchantment, resonates emotion, passion and romance which guarantees a place in the heart of most, especially to the whimsical ones.

I have gotten roses from Roses Only twice and they never fail to secure a transcendent impression. The roses are fresh and beautiful, with consistency in every of them. You will really need that dedication in your craft for the quality assurance and not depending merely by coincidence.

What do I like about Roses Only

🌹 Finest large head roses from the finest equatorial growers namely Ecuador, Columbia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

🌹Special angled cut stems for extra water absorption. Each individual stem has its own water sachet (with pure New Zealand water) and flower food provided. I find this so cool and the roses have optimal life span and condition for the recipient to enjoy.

🌹 Long stemmed roses are precious with each reaching around 65cm to 70cm. With this height, the roses got accentuated and radiated its alluring beauty. So beautiful, so breathtaking.

🌹Each rose is consistent as they are hand picked to distinguish the color and character.

🌹 The roses are carefully arrayed in an long, elegant, signature gift box. I have not gotten any roses in this simple yet classy packaging. It is just very unique and lovely as a huge present.

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James Stevens, the founder of Roses Only works and loves flowers all his life where his father runs a floristry business too. It was in the early 90’s that he saw an opportunity in the new world of ecommerce & have decided for a business focusing on roses. He wanted his brand to be known for quality, such as “the Tiffany of flowers“, and Roses Only is born.
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From then on, they pay full attentions to all details with dedications. With such quality control and continuous search for the very finest roses, Roses Only grew in reputation, popularity  and the branding is defined as one of the best around.
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Based in Australia, they now serve customers from Singapore, US wide, London and Hong Kong too. They even got featured in the Ellen Show, which is a wonderful milestone for the brand.
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Do you know the meaning behind each color of the roses? Read on for some interesting explanations!

Red - romantic, passionate, the idyllic visual representation of love. Best to give this to express your love.

White - purity, loyalty, and innocence. So, if you are looking to communicate for new beginning, white roses are the best way to go. It is also a good way to say congratulations.

Yellow - resolved riff, reconciliation and a gentle reassurance of new beginning. It suffices to say, a box of yellow roses is the best way to say “I’m sorry.”

Pink - admiration or joy. It can also be used to say thank you and congratulation.

Purple - enchantment and desire. to express to the recipient that the giver has fallen in love at first sight. Purple rose can also show indicative of opulence, royalty & elegance. 

Cherry Brandy - an unique all-in-one kind of rose that conveys enthusiasm, gratitude and fiery passion of a orange rose, and also symbolizing friendship and joy like a yellow rose.

Rainbow - vast range of colors, they spark joy in special occasions and convey a range of positive emotions.

Totally smitten by Roses Only and have that someone in mind to gift? Visit them online and make your selection there. There will be a same day delivery service if the order is made by 5pm on weekdays and 12pm on Saturday, for free. Just so great and appropriate when you need to do an impromptu gifting.

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Roses Only Singapore 🌹

https://rosesonly.com.sg

(PRODUCT SHARING) Shin Chan’s Miso Ramen from Tochigi at METRO IPPIN

Shin Chan has got a better half & Miso excited talking about it!

I went to restock on Shin Chan’s Soy Sauce Ramen and saw something that makes me go excited. It is Shin Chan’s Miso Ramen!

Started in 1950 by Mr. Kiyoshi Imaizumi from Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture, Tokyo Noodle has been around for long and produces a variety of instant noodles.

Shin Chan’s Miso Ramen ($11) is from Tokyo Noodle, with 5 packets of noodles in each pack. The noodles are of medium thickness and are fried. Conveniently cooked in just 3 mins, you can add ingredients to make it a sumptuous bowl. This has a different dimension of savoriness as compared to the soy sauce variety, tasting a clearerlighter broth with sweet aftertaste.

I recommend to add lots of vegetables, in particularly sweet corn and a little butter to this miso ramen for a good tasting bowl of sweet – savory umaminess. Nothing overwhelming should be added to cover the taste of the broth.

Shin Chan’s Soy Sauce Ramen can be found at Metro Centrepoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Kameya Hon Wasabi from Shizuoka Prefecture at METRO IPPIN

I love wasabi so much that I wish to brush my teeth with it.
I’m just being expressive. But my love for wasabi is undeniable. I would go for anything wasabi. Whenever it is available as an option.
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Kameya Hon Wasabi ($7) from Shizuoka Prefecture showcases the wonderful pungency and aroma that I love about wasabi. These wasabi from Mt. Amagi is known to be one of the best around.
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The top three factors for wasabi production are rich water, healthy seedlings and good management. The water is highly suitable for wasabi production because Mt. Amagi has great precipitation, and rich in nutrients spring water at 12 to 13 degrees celsius all year round.
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Kameya Hon Wasabi comes in a tube packed in a pretty box. The common way to have this, is to dap sashimi with it before eating. I like to mix this with mayonnaise to get my perfect wasabi mayonnaise for fried food. I also like to mix it with butter and topped it on grilled prawns. If you are feeling adventurous, try adding this into a cake batter. It works deliciously! Perhaps I should try making wasabi macaron or wasabi pudding next. 😋
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Kameya Hon Wasabi can be purchased at Ippin Section of Metro Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Kameya Wasabi Furikake from Shizuoka Prefecture at METRO IPPIN

If the vibrant colors of Furikake resemble confetti, a Wasabi Furikake must be a party in the mouth, with confetti!

Kameya Wasabi Furikake ($8) from Shizuoka Prefecture uses wasabi grow on the edge of Mt. Amagi. The wasabi is one of the best around as Mt. Amagi is one of the five places with the greatest precipitation in Japan. The abundant rainwater permeates the pumice layer, producing springs of water rich in nutrients and oxygen.
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This wasabi furikake is a long-selling product for over 30 years. Just sprinkle it on rice and you will feel the authenticity of Japanese food. The bonito, eggs, sesame seeds, rice crackers, etc gave this furikake many dimensions of taste and crunch. The addition of wasabi into this Japanese seasoning added heat and is my ultimate umami bomb!
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I like to experiment with my food, especially when I’m doing my own cooking. While this wasabi furikake tasted good on rice, try sprinkling them on grilled fish. Try mixing them into beaten egg for some scrambled egg or omelette. My current craze is to sprinkle it over the lightly grilled avocado. So yummy!
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Kameya Wasabi Furikake can be purchased at Ippin Section of Metro Centerpoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Kameya Wasabi Dressing from Shizuoka Prefecture at METRO IPPIN

How to make wasabi lovers eat more vegetables? Give them Kameya Wasabi Dressing!

Kameya Wasabi dressing ($10) is made using the best quality wasabi grow on Mt. Amagi in Shizuoka Prefecture, that is blessed with abundant water from Kakita River formed by the groundwater of Mt. Fuji.

This dressing is light in consistency and uses an aromatic brewed vinegar as its base. Along with the Japanese soy sauce and horse radish wasabi, this is an appetizing concoction with good sour tang, balanced saltiness and subtle spiciness.
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I often use this with my salad greens, and boiled or grilled vegetables. Just a splash of it gives them extra tastiness without unnecessary calories. I also like to use this as a sashimi dip or drizzle it on cold tofu that is topped with lots of spring onions as a healthy appetizer.

Kameya Wasabi Dressing can be found at Ippin Section of Metro Centerpoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Oshi Mugi from Aichi Prefecture at METRO IPPIN

‘Mugi’ your way to upgrade your rice’s nutritional value, deliciously!

Oshi (brand) Mugi ($9) is a type of rolled / pressed barley from Japan’s Aichi that is regarded  as “super food” for its nutrients and high amount of fiber. Its fiber content is greater than the quinoa and brown rice I have, and 15 times more than white rice.

The Japanese like to add a small amount of mugi to their rice (Mugi Meshi) and have them cooked together. The rice mixture will become more nutritious, and have a new dimension in flavor that is particularly sweet and nutty to me. Mugi Meshi tasted really good and I enjoyed its overall chewy texture.

The recommended rice to barley ratio is 7 : 3 but after some experimenting, I like it at 1 : 1 because I love my food to have more bites and textures. You can cook the mugi with the rice at the same timing because the barley is pressed to increase surface area for shorter cooking time.
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We should try to eat more mugi whenever possible. Try ways such as cooking them in a porridge or baking them in breads since its soluble fiber can reduce cholesterol intake and keep us feeling full for longer.

Oshi Mugi can be purchased at Ippin Section of Metro Centerpoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) miu Tomato Juice (Gold) by Nagoya LIDA Farm at METRO IPPIN

This is a holy grail for someone starting on tomato juice!

I have been drinking tomato juice which I believe for its health benefits, so looking out for more varieties and taste testing become relatable to me.

How often do you see tomato juice being bottled up so beautifully? Only the Japanese would and this miu Tomato Juice Gold ($40) from Nagoya Lida Farm is absolutely stunning with its long flute-like bottle. It bottle contains 300ml of tomato juice that is translucent.

miu Tomato Juice Gold has got gold standard because it is made from cherry tomatoes harvested in Nagoya, which is famous for their high sugar content. The sugar is produced naturally with the help of organic fertilizer, bonito and kelp. This tomato juice has no additional sugar, salt, coloring or preservatives. It is also additive and chemical free.

miu Tomato Juice tasted light and refreshing, almost like a tomato drink instead of juice. This is a little different from Ajikoi Tomato Juice (that I reviewed previously) which is thicker in viscosity and heavier in taste. Best to serve this tomato juice chilled or you can use it as a cocktail ingredient.

miu Tomato Juice (Gold) can be purchased at Ippin Section of Metro Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Umaiya Simmered Oysters from Hiroshima at METRO IPPIN

Simmered oysters, anytime, any day!

I love oysters, mad love. Be them at raw or cooked, lightly seasoned or heavy with sauce. I also love to add those rehydrated dried oysters that are sold in chinese grocery shops, into my dishes.
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Oysters are often termed as a delicacy because of being high in proteins (glycogen & amino acids), and minerals (calcium and zinc). Japan Hiroshima produces quite a good number of oyster varieties, which are popular around the world.
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These Umaiya Simmered Oysters ($29) from Hiroshima is great for oyster lovers who enjoy a chewier texture. The oysters are not big in size but plump. The briny taste of the oysters are enhanced with the simmered of japanese soy sauce and sake. This Tsukudani (small seafood simmered in soy sauce and sugar) has great flavor and is perfect to have them over saké or beer.
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Besides having this as a side dish right out of the package, you can be creative and use it as salad topping. You can also serve it as an appetizer with some crackers as a canapé. Using it as a sushi ingredient can be delicious too. I love to add it into boiled porridge, right after i got it off the flame.
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Umaiya Simmered Oysters can be purchased at Ippin Section of Metro Centrepoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Shin Chan’s Soy Sauce Ramen from Tochigi at METRO IPPIN

I really love noodles with chewy texture. Especially having those convenient ones in the middle of the night.

Shin Chan’s Soy Sauce Ramen ($11) is from Tokyo Noodle, which was started in 1950 by Mr. Kiyoshi Imaizumi from Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture. Tokyo Noodle has good reputation and produces a variety of instant noodles.

There are 5 packets of noodles in each pack, and the fried noodles can be conveniently cooked in just 3 mins. It tasted really good when it absorbs the savory broth that is flavored with fragrant soy sauce. The presence of bonito in the soup base also gives the ramen an addictive umaminess.

Shin Chan’s Soy Sauce Ramen can be found at Metro Centrepoint Level 4.

(PRODUCT SHARING) Ajikoi Tomato Juice from Tochigi at METRO IPPIN

I know a very beautiful middle aged woman and she eats tomatoes everyday.

I get to know and try this Ajikoi Tomato Juice that is made in Japan from tomatoes of Japan Tochigi. Tochigi is famous for their production of sweet and juicy tomatoes! Ajikoi Tomato Juice comes in a set and is made with 100% fresh tomato.

Each bottle is 500ml and cost $46 or a 2 bottle gift set at $105. The tomato juice is readily to be drank directly from the bottle or you can mix your own creative beverages.

I recommend to mix the tomato juice with something citrusy, minty, and with a pinch of salt. It will be a refreshing healthy bevey that taste great!

Ajikoi Tomato Juice can also be used to make jelly and other healthy desserts. For me, I like to use this as tomato sauce for cooking in my dishes such as tomato chili chicken and tomato fried quinoa. This is definitely healthier than tomato sauce and the flavor is really good.

There are many health benefits when you consume tomato juice. Are you aware of them? 

1) Anti-Cancer with the presence of carotenoid lycopene. It is an antioxidant that scavenge on free radicals to prevent cell & tissue damage. This in turn will prevent disease such as cancer.
2.  Improve Vision as tomatoes are rich in vitamin A (retinol) which maintains the health of the tissues in the retina.
3. Promote Weight Lost because lycopene can protects the body against metabolic diseases, reduce waist circumference, serum cholesterol & inflammatory adipose level in the body.
4. Detoxify the Liver since alkaline food can improve liver disturbance.
5. Healthier Heart by lowering of LDL and bad cholesterol, hence reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
6. Better Gut Health by increasing population of lactobacillus bacteria for a healthy digestive system.
7. Powerful Beauty Aid as it is antioxidant-rich and can stop cells from getting damaged. It can also aid cell and tissue for repair. Skin can stay healthier  and more glowing.

Are these reasons good enough to include tomato juice in your diet? If so, get the premium ones from Ippin now. Ajikoi Tomato Juice can be purchased at Metro Centrepoint Level 4 and Metro Paragon at Level 2.