J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin

Just last week, I gushed over my weekend at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore (HJTS), and promised to share more about J65 – HJTS’ very own F&B outlet. So here’s a long pictorial essay. As a precaution, do not proceed on an empty stomach as it will be sure to growl at these food-porn up ahead. I had the pleasureContinue reading “J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin”

[L.A.] FOOD SNAPS IN LOS ANGELES

Tribute to all the food-snaps I take that go un-posted as soon as the physical item gets devoured / forgotten. Here’s a post to say, you’ll always be remembered. Tralala. I love you, Los Angeles. ▷ Breakfast @ Denny’s for the first time and I liked it! Western portions are way too generous. With a selection likeContinue reading “[L.A.] FOOD SNAPS IN LOS ANGELES”

[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING

So we arrived at the famed Raohe Night Market 饒河街夜市 in Northern Taipei, which is in close proximity to Taipei’s Rainbow Bridge across Keelung River (another topic altogether), and accomplished the feat of exploring the entire district in a night. But hang on, this post is all about food! The night market 饒河 (Raohe) is namedContinue reading “[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING”

10 SECRETS TO GOOD SKIN

Shh… I’m letting you guys in on what I do to keep my skin minimally flawed and young-looking. I’m not without vices – my lifestyle certainly does a great deal of harm to my skin. Constant travelling, difficult climates, dry-air in airplane cabins, late nights, sleepless days, junk food and irregular meals, social drinking and partyingContinue reading “10 SECRETS TO GOOD SKIN”

Deux Crèmes | 듀 크렘

Gangnam’s Garosugil is laden with patisseries, cake-shops, chocolatiers and coffeehouses. Deux Crèmes is one of the most popular and renowned pastry houses that occupies a standalone 3-storey building along the main street, drawing in a steady stream of dessert-seeking locals and foreigner everyday, and feeding this steady stream with their very special pie-tart-cake hybrids. Read: DeuxContinue reading “Deux Crèmes | 듀 크렘”

Cups n Canvas Cafè Singapore

Having been to cafès in downtown San Francisco, Cups n Canvas really really oozed the American jazz-pub vibe. It is chill, artsy-fartsy, complete with an art-studio section which is regularly closed off for painting lessons. This much raved-about artistic cafè on Selegie Road, just off Orchard Road, was jam-packed on a pre-Christmas weekend afternoon. WeContinue reading “Cups n Canvas Cafè Singapore”

ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG

Don’t be fooled by this cafe’s ‘furniture warehouse’ exterior! This well-hidden jem of an indie cafè in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Road is vintage-themed and oozing with old-school charm. Its pre-loved cafeteria/kopitiam chairs are even for sale! We were glad to realise that all lattes, including its mocha, caramel and cinnamon specialties, come with a choiceContinue reading “ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG”

Pick Your Poison

Introduced my parents to Baileys, my favourite bedtime drink! Stir it into coffee, or over ice and milk…my absolute favorite with almost everything. Personal favourite concoction: Baileys with hot Milo, marshmallows and Nescafé. My Christmas Neslo with liqueurs. Also loving: Baileys with peppermint icecream and chocolate chips. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

Globalization is…

…having Hong Kong crispy duck for supper, grilled Frankfurters on a bun for lunch, and Thai rice noodles (phad si eiw) with Tom Yam-based steamboat and crispy chicken green curry for dinner. All these along the same stretch of restaurants in a town village of Germany! Not to mention having our fair share of theContinue reading “Globalization is…”

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafè

Sydney is home to this restaurant slash patisserie bearing the name of a famed household chocolate brand. Guylian Cafè didn’t disappoint, probably as the tarts we ordered came at a time where we were too hungry to be picky. The glazed strawberries didn’t taste as fresh as I’d imagined. But for a quick spike ofContinue reading “Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafè”

Keep Calm and Eat Cakes

The best perk me up: iced caffè and cakes for your soul. With friends like mine, everyday is cake day. Green Tea Mousse, Mille Crêpes, Strawberry Shortcake Signature Mille Crêpes! Marina Square Shopping Mall 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-103 Singapore 039594

All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey

This is how 3 people overdosed on carbs on a Thursday night: Wild Honey’s bread basket with strawbery compote, jam and butter. The Norwegian: poached eggs wrapped in imported Norwegian smoked salmon, with avocado and home-made Hollandaise and salmon pearls on whole-wheat brioche. The Spanish Hash: Diced Chorizo, house-corned beef and potato,poached eggs, Hollandaise sauceContinue reading “All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey”

Cafè-Hopping: The Loft

In the weather news, Melbourne is a scorching 40 degrees today! I’d managed to come back to Singapore this morning, escaping the northwesterly winds that are dragging the heat with it. Whew. Tomorrow I would be in Russia, possibly hibernating my winter away in the subzero freeze. Whilst loading up on instant Chinese food toContinue reading “Cafè-Hopping: The Loft”

[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta

Upon touchdown I had managed to catch a good nights’ sleep (albeit, due to time difference, it was 3am Melbourne time when I finally crashed), and even woke up for hotel breakfast early next morning. Late afternoon, I ventured into the CBD area with hopes of locating Hardware Societe which was further out past Collins Street,Continue reading “[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta”

Baker’s Terrace in Perth

Australia is my favourite stopover for minced meat pies and squishy meat pastries!! For my airport-bound breakfast, I filled my tummy with this juicy chicken and veggie pot pie. It wasn’t altogether to-die-for because seriously I’ve had better meat pies from Pie Face or downtown Brisbane’s steak pie joints, but I’m a happy girl afterContinue reading “Baker’s Terrace in Perth”

[THAILAND] oo8.CoCo Tam’s Bar, Koh Samui

Day beds, bean bags, egg chairs, shishas and the island’s most varied selection of cocktails on the beachfront: there’s nothing not to love about CoCo Tam’s Bar. The music was sooo good we had to ask the bartenders for their playlist! Ideal for after-dinner chillout drinks, we took a short walk here from H BistroContinue reading “[THAILAND] oo8.CoCo Tam’s Bar, Koh Samui”

[THAILAND] oo5.H Bistro @ Hansar Samui

I’m hella fortunate to have Thai friends who know all the best hideouts and dining places. While waiting for a couple more friends to touchdown in Koh Samui, we dined at the beachfront H Bistro at Hansar Resort. Its French Mediterranean menu boasts the likes of grilled Hokkaido Scallops, pan-roasted Miyazaki sirloin, smoked duck prosciutto,Continue reading “[THAILAND] oo5.H Bistro @ Hansar Samui”

[THAILAND] oo4.Beyond The Sea, Siamese Brasserie

The entire week spent in Koh Samui, we basically feasted all day long on authentic Thai food and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. The high tides plus bad weather made it nearly impossible for water-sports, so we cancelled our initial plans to take the open-sea scuba-diving license exams. On our first morning we drove to ShaSa Resort forContinue reading “[THAILAND] oo4.Beyond The Sea, Siamese Brasserie”

Costa Coffee and Travel Woes

Woes of a traveller: sometimes you’re bound to crave familiar and comforting sights or foods!! Costa Coffee is one of those lighthouses I’m always happy to see in foreign lands, along with Starbucks and Boots. At the moment, they have gingerbread coffee coolers and lattes as their festive drinks, which I find none too amazing.Continue reading “Costa Coffee and Travel Woes”

Hoshino Coffee

Post-workout dinner in which the matcha souffle we were looking so forward to turned out not so fantastic whilst the main dishes were amazing. Whenever I’m back in Singapore, enochlophobia kicks in. Peak hour dining, rush hour traffic, a Friday night out – tell me how I can avoid the crowds please! Thankfully my usualContinue reading “Hoshino Coffee”