The Comb is a boutique hair salon tucked away in Gemmill Lane. I have been wanting to get a good perm for my long hair and chanced upon The Comb. A scroll through its Facebook page reveals many photos of ladies with nice curls for their hair. Recommended by my friends as well, I decided to give it a go!
Currently The Comb is running a Perm and Rebond promotion, affordably priced at $168 nett for for lengths. Package is inclusive of Digital Perm or Volume Rebonding and a Senior Stylist haircut. Sounds like a good deal since my hair is really long and salons usually charge me for the highest price.
Customers can also add on $100 nett for each chemical treatments.
Loreal Serioxyl 3-step Scalp Treatment
Arimino Privvy 3- step Hair Treatment
Another plus point is that The Comb serves TWG Tea! Woots ~
i started at around 3:30PM and ended at 7PM.
I had a hair wash, digital perm and hair treatment (add on $100). The hair treatment worked wonders on my hair immediately. The frizziness gone like dust in the wind and I could simply brushed my fingers through my hair effortlessly.
The Comb is quite a cosy hair salon, with hairstylist who cared to explain to me about my hair condition (though I insist on keeping my hair long still ><). I am sure with shorter hair, the perms would have been more prominent. With the ongoing promotion, I would recommend this place for your next hair-do.
Kuma Brand‘s rainbow cheese toast is stirring up a storm at KSL City mall in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. With its adorable packaging resembling the popular Japanese mascot Kumamon and colourful stretchy cheese, it would no doubt capture the hearts of many!
The Signature Cheese Toast is priced at RM 7.90 amongst other flavours such as the Chocolate Nutella RM 10.90, Charcoal RM 12.90, Matcha RM 12.90 and Rainbow RM 13.90. You can also get the set with a drink from RM 14.90 onwards.
I had the Rainbow Cheese Toast. The surface was brushed with butter first before being toasted to a golden yellow.
KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee serves more than just your usual ban mee (aka ban mian). Starting with the original Signature Chilli Ban Mee $5, you get a satisfying bowl of thick chewy noodles, meatballs and onsen egg, topped with a splash of crispy ikan bilis and fried shallots.
Mixed it all together and in between each mouthful, it was a combination of crunchiness and chewiness. As for the onsen egg, it broke apart to release a beautiful golden stream. I was glad that the noodles was not too dry and each bowl came with a cup of soup too.
Feel like indulging in a little more? The Lobster Abalone Chilli Ban Mee $20 was the special of the day. Filled with a luxurious abundance of ingredients, there were the baby lobster, abalone, scallops, razor clams, meatballs, onsen egg, ikan bilis and fried shallots. For the amount and variety of seafood, it’s not bad afterall!
Another popular dish that’s also affordably-priced is the Signature Abalone Combo Chilli Ban Mee $13, similar to the one above but without lobster.
Other menu items include their recommended Signature Hand-made Fishball Noodle $5 and Minced Pork Noodle $5. You can also order just the soup such as the Hand-made Fish Dumpling/Meatball/Fish Dumpling Soup $4 and Signature Abalone Combo Soup $13 too.
For each order, you can help yourself to the five levels of Home-made Stir-fried Dried Chilli. Take your pick from the least spicy level one to the tongue-numbing spicy level five and simply add on to your chilli ban mee.
The dried chilli was delicious; being fragrant with crispy bits. It added a nice crunchy texture to the overall taste. I would have loved to bring a bottle of it home!
Menu as follows.
KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee is located just beside Aroy Mak Mookata, both from the same owner. How convenient to have mookata and a pipping bowl of chilli ban mee all in one seating!
Fluffy Dessert is a hidden gem located at Tanjong Pagar Road. The menu boosts a huge selection of snow ice with flavours such as Durian, Mango, Soya Bean, Nuts, Chocolate etc and a list of drinks. Ice cream lovers can also have your gelato and waffle craving satisfied here too.
Now with KopiPass, a mobile app, you can redeem a free drink under $6 from their menu.
Quote KOPILICIOUS to get a free drink on KopiPass (till 28th Feb 2018)!
To sign up, simply
Download KopiPass App from Google Play or Apple App Store
Register for an account
Sign up for a membership plan
The annual membership is tagged at $60 where users can get free drinks under $6 from visiting the listed cafes and exclusive discounts off the total bills at selected cafes.
Firstly, although many florists have a large range of flowers to offer, A Better Florist took it to a whole other level, tapping into their creativity and putting a different spin on all that they create in their flower shop. This led to people noticing how different they are and wanting to order from them. They offer everything from grand opening flowers that businesses usually order for a grand opening, wedding flowers, birthday flowers, holiday flower arrangements, funeral flowers, and so much more. There’s no occasion that they don’t cover. Even if there’s something that you don’t consider to be appropriate for that special occasion, you can ask them to create a bouquet from scratch.
The fact that they are an online florist too, makes them even more convenient, as you get to order from their website while you’re on the go, and have the flowers delivered by their flower delivery. And I’m telling you, you’re going to love being pampered like that. Their same day flower delivery is free, and they cater to you every day. Even during some of the biggest holidays, when most flower shops don’t make same day flower deliveries.
A Better Florist has fruit basket collections that are ideal to gift to families and friends who love fruits, but they also have a hamper delivery and hampers that comes in so many different themes.
Singapore’s obsession with A Better Florist comes naturally, as they are the florist that shows that they really do care about what customers need and want, and they developed a business that’s completely customer-centric. Since we as consumers love to be treated right, and love a business that has soul, A Better Florist quickly made their way into the hearts of Singaporeans.
Ever had an 18-inch large pizza served to you before? BLVD promises delicious pizza hand-stretched and stone-fired using the Beechwood Stone Hearth Oven. With pizza sizes either regular or large for big gatherings, choose from a myriad of toppings to go along with the crust.
Current there are weekends special which include “1-FOR-1” Hand Stretched Regular Pizzas (11am-5pm) as well as “1-FOR-1″ cakes.
Readers can quote ‘BLVDBLOG10‘ for a 10% off food items on the weekends (till 31st March 2018)!
Besides indulging in pizzas, BLVD also offers small plates, cured meats, pasta and the grills such as burger and steak for dinner.
For weekend brunch, savour a variety of sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, big breakfast and the hand-stretched pizzas too.
Don’t forget to order a cuppa or two. Offering one of the best coffee in town, BLVD imports the 30K “Slayer x Coffee” machine prized for its drip profiling and desirable coffee beans extraction.
The regular pizzas on the menu consists of the Maragrita $18, Chocolate Banana $20, Anchovies $24 and Pepperoni & Salumi $24 and more.
For the 18-inch large pizza, there are three types – Mexicanos $50, Mushroom Artichoke $58 and Proscuitto Di Parma $62.
Mexicanos Large Hand Stretched Pizza with Jalapeños, black olives, oregano and chili pepper
For brunch, we had the BLVD’s Breakfast with Slayer x Coffee $22 that came with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, sautéed mushroom, vine tomato, butter and artisan bread jam.
I loved the scrambled eggs that was served soft and runny over two slices of wholemeal bread.
BLVD’s Breakfast with Slayer x Coffee
For heartier option, the Steak & Eggs $24 will fill you up nicely with a slab of 180g minute steak cooked medium, mushroom, fried eggs in butter and herbs and salad.
Steak & Eggs
BLVD currently offers a more affordable lunch menu from 11am to 2pm. Starting with the Oven Roasted Chicken $15, you can also get the Double Cheese Foccacia Burger $16, Classic Cheese Risotto $17, Asparagus Pappardelle $18 and Butter Glazed Salmon $22 to name a few.
Relish in a bountiful spread of mussels, clams, prawns and scallops over al dente linguine in lobster cream broth. The Linguine Américain $18 is one of our favourite dish being very flavoursome and worth the bang for the amount of ingredients.
One thing I look forward to every Chinese New Year is reunion dinner!
It is the time of the year where we will bring out our BBQ + Steamboat set and have a great feast at home. I love the fact that we get to buy our favourite ingredients for bbq-ing. Also, the yong tau foo and other steamboat ingredients such as vegetables and mushrooms cost cheaper when bought in supermarkets as compared to getting them ala carte in restaurants.
Dining in the comforts of our house is a blessing where we can eat at our own pace, watch TV, joke loudly and of course, indulge in some beer/sake/wines at no corkage charges!
This year 2018, we were well-stocked with Sunny Gold’s beef. There’s the striploin, the beef for shabu-shabu and teppanyaki as well. We also bought button mushrooms, enoki, bamboo shoots, corns, vegetables, dokboki and cheese sausages to add into the soup.
For the soup base, we used Hai Di Lao’s Tomato Broth. We heard raving reviews about this and sure enough, the broth turned out to be really tasty!
The beef was sliced thinly and just nice for bbq-ing or shabu-shabu.
The striploin came in a whole chunk and we had it sliced into cubes for easy cooking.
The tomato broth became more flavourful the longer the ingredients were being cooked. We used up the whole packet for the entire hotpot.
ADiRECT Singapore is an exclusive premium Japanese food distributor in Singapore. With an online website http://meatlovers.com.sg/ selling a range of meat products, meat lovers can find beef, pork and lamb available for orders as individual portions and curated meat packages for festive occasions.
Bringing consumers one step closer to premium Japanese beef and produces, ADiRECT Singapore introduces the exquisite Saga-Gyu, prized for its high-quality meat, great marbling score and melt-in-the-mouth texture, amongst several other Japanese agricultural products such as the Saga-Honoka Strawberry, Mandarin Orange and Kouju Tomato.
Offering a glimpse into these and an opportunity to taste the Saga-Gyu, ADiRECT Singapore held ‘The SAGA Experience’ event on 8th February 2018 at the 62nd floor of a private business club, Tower Club. I was glad to be invited for this exclusive event! Not only were we educated on the various produces and Saga-Gyu, we could also sample Saga-Gyu dishes specially prepared by two chefs from two top restaurants in Singapore and Japan.
The event started with a welcome speech and the introduction of the two chefs. Before we headed for the tasting area, the chefs gave a run down of the ingredients used to prepare the various Saga-Gyu dishes.
There are many exciting pairings for Saga-Gyu. The Saga-Gyu Somen was a light and mildly fragrant bowl of noodle soup which allowed us to taste the flavour of the beef without overpowering it. The beef was very tender and juicy with faint hints of mint.
Some other dishes we had were the Saga A5 Wagyu Sirloin with Japanese Cucumber, Red Radish and Ice Plant and Saga A5 Wagyu Rib Cap Sliced Torched, Japanese Tomato Fondue and Lotus Crisp.
Saga A5 Wagyu Rib Cap Sliced Torched, Japanese Tomato Fondue and Lotus Crisp
I still enjoy savouring beef in its original taste! The Saga-Gyu was a good medium rare. I simply popped the whole beef cube into my mouth and chewed. It was easily one of the best beef I had. The texture was so tender the beef felt like it would just melt on my tongue. It was very juicy and buttery rich. Yes, and this is where you could sip on some sake to cut through the richness of the taste.
It was so out-of-the-world delicious I went for seconds and… a third.
Ever had Chinese New Year-inspired Korean food? Popular Korean chain Yoogane has rolled out a Fortune Meal Set from 1st February to 2nd March 2018 during this festive season!
Presenting the Bountiful Stew $38.80, indulge in a Fried Sea Bass served with Korean Fishcake, Tofu, Dokboki and Assorted Vegetables in a rich and spicy soup. Surrounding the stew is a layer of gooey and stretchy cheese for dipping your ingredients in.
While the stew is good for two to three pax, you can also top up for more ingredients such as the Mussels $4.90, Quail Eggs $3.90, Squids $4.90 and Prawns $5.90.
For those who needed carbs in your diet, you can also add a portion of Ramen noodles.
The spicy stew had a mild spiciness, and it grew stronger in taste as the food continued to be cooked. Tasty and addictive, I was glad the flavour was manageable.
The fish meat got softer as the soup boiled and was soon scattered in the stew. You might want to be mindful of the bones and not stir the soup too much.
Yoogane has also introduced two Chinese New Year side dishes and one dessert to round up the Bountiful Stew!
The Golden Hei-Ro $9.90 is a unique combination of deep-fried Prawn Kimchi Rice-Roll on Butter Puree with Baked Cheese Mussels.
Fried to golden goodness, this Italian-inspired dish reminded me of arancini, where the marriage of risotto with prawn was deviously lip-smacking delicious.
The Lucky Hot Chick Roll $9.90 is a deep-fried tortilla-wrapped Chicken Galbi with Mozzarella Cheese and Lime Yogurt, and comes with a side of Purple Cabbage Slaw.
I love the contrast of crispy tortilla skin against the tender meats within. Fillings were generous and portion was worth the buck too.
I wasn’t particularly a fan of Dokboki but theDokboki Bliss $6.80 came highly recommended by the chef. True enough these were not the usual chewy rice cakes you would find in Korean stews. Instead, they were made from Sweet Potato, drizzled in Salted Caramel Sauce and sprinkled with Sea Salt.
One bite into the Dokboki, and I could feel my teeth sinking into the soft texture, revealing a surprising Cheese core. Together with the Vanilla Ice Cream, it was a mix of sweet and saltiness.
I am sold.
The menu is as followed:
For every $50 spent (excluding GST and service charge), you are entitled to a spin of the Sure-Win Wheel of Fortune and am opportunity to participate in a Lucky Draw! Feeling lucky this CNY?
With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Chinatown is once again bustling with activities.
The annual Festive Street Bazaar has returned to Chinatown, featuring long stretches of stalls along the road and festive lights lining up the streets. From Chinese New Year goodies and Taiwanese jellies to festive decorations, paper art, red packets, dog plushies and potted plants, this is the place well-stocked with anything you need for the season.
Occurring between from 26 January to 15 February 2018, don’t miss out the fun at Chinatown!
The event is located directly outside Chinatown MRT Station.
It can get really crowded at night, even on a weekday!
Check out rows upon rows of Chinese New Year goodies that would totally leave you spoilt for choice, such as the seaweed crackers, crabmeat stick, pineapple tarts, love letter, prawn rolls and honeycomb etc.
Try the popular Taiwan seaweed snacks if you haven’t! These are delicious and come with various flavours. One of my favourites is the seaweed with milkfish chips!
Another stall I would patronise is this one that sells Taiwanese jellies!
There are assorted flavours and some come wrapped in nice packaging, great as gifts for your relatives or friends when you visit them.