[Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods

This is a mega-post on everything worth eating in Qingdao. I’m a total travel foodie, and hence made it a point to visit Qingdao’s two most popular street food haunts: Pichai Courtyard and Taitung Night Market, For all who’s seen my Instagram stories, yes, starfish is actually edible!! Despite its tough outer skin, a cookedContinue reading “[Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods”

Launch Party: Trulife Collagen Manuka Max

Following my review on TruLife Collagen Manuka Max, I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for this amazing new contender in the collagen market! The launch was held last Friday, 4 March, at the homely Two Bakers Cafe on Horne Road, just opposite the Jalan Besar Stadium. Upon arrival, we were greeted by this gorgeous dessert bar!Continue reading “Launch Party: Trulife Collagen Manuka Max”

[BRISBANE] A FRESH NEW START

Back at my favourite hideout in Brisbane: The Passion Tree Cafè. This time round I skipped the shaved ice and had my froyo cravings satiated. Regrettably it wasn’t the best of days for the girl serving my froyo. I get it, we all have our bad days right? Paulo Coelho’s biography saved me from boredom;Continue reading “[BRISBANE] A FRESH NEW START”

[SYDNEY] ADRIANO ZUMBO’S OTHERWORLDLY DELIGHTS

So I caved in to macarons. Or zumbarons to be more accurate. But how could you not, after stepping into Adriano Zumbo’s at The Star, Sydney, only to be consumed by sight of an array of beautiful sugary goodness and crazy exotic macaron flavours? I’ll allow you to feast your eyes on foodporn ahead. AdrianoContinue reading “[SYDNEY] ADRIANO ZUMBO’S OTHERWORLDLY DELIGHTS”

SEOUL DIARIES 032: AZUKI MATCHA

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” — Erma Bombeck Mister Donut‘s intensely satisfying Azuki Red Bean Matcha Bing Soo. Summer now doesn’t feel complete without having an ice-cold bowl of sugar-laden goodness! Especially when they come with chewy Japanese mochis. Erma Bombeck said it rightContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 032: AZUKI MATCHA”

Pure Waffle, Duke St London

As mentioned previously, I had major unresolved cravings for waffles. Whilst everyone else went shopping at SOHO, I slinked into the stylish, contemporary waffle parlour to have the Pecan & Butterscotch Waffle with Ice Cream for lunch. The store manager Andy was extremely friendly and chatted with me! He commented on the books I wasContinue reading “Pure Waffle, Duke St London”

Lantana Café, London

A tangy, zesty slice of gluten-free lemon polenta later, we were outta the small takeouts-only café. Their Fitzrovia store has a dine-in area which was brimming with people at lunch-time. The smaller Lantana patisserie is well and aesthetically stocked: banana bread, blueberry muffins, double chocolate brownies, oaty nutty choc chip cookies, flourless almond cakes and aContinue reading “Lantana Café, London”

Tante T, Copenhagen

Tante T (otherwise known as THESALON at VIKTORIAGADE): I was really glad my colleagues agreed to come with me!! 5 of us ventured out on-foot, clad in thick winter armoury. We trekked through the blizzard with snow coming down horizontally, and smacking all over our faces. Thesalon’s storefront was a welcoming sight. On a goodContinue reading “Tante T, Copenhagen”

La Galette, Copenhagen

If you love pancakes, and the French comic series Asterix, La Galette is the place for you! The place is a well-kept local secret as it is hidden from the sidewalk. Upon seeing the cardboard Asterix cut-out, you need to enter the gates into the yellow building and walk further in. The owners are FrenchContinue reading “La Galette, Copenhagen”

The Living Room, Copenhagen

Cafè culture in Copenhagen is amaaaazing! Touched down in the morning at 6am, slept for 3hrs, until the silence of the hotel room made me so darn restless. So, I embarked on the list of coffee-places I wanted to visit! First stop: The Living Room @ Larsbjørnstræde. The street is lined with indie cafès, vintageContinue reading “The Living Room, Copenhagen”

Passion Tree Cafe, Brisbane

It’s 36°C in Brisbane & I’m mad happy to find a cafè with shaved ice, desserts and cold cold coffee! Incredibly spacious with comfy throw pillows along wall benches, the cafè is popular amongst local Koreans and Asians. We found the place on a warm Tuesday afternoon, drawn to the sweet aroma of macarons. TheirContinue reading “Passion Tree Cafe, Brisbane”

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”

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”

[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”

1-Caramel Dessert Boutique

I miss hanging out here at 1-Caramel with my girls! On our usual cafe-hopping trips in Singapore, we go everywhere in search of the best cakes and coffee. This one at One Rochester Park served the best fluffy strawberry shortcake and Maltesers cheesecake, plus up here at Buona Vista, away from city centre’s hustle-bustle, weContinue reading “1-Caramel Dessert Boutique”

[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”

London Lovin’: Wafflemeister

Amidst the London rush hour, the lost tourist a.k.a Viktoria Jean was trying to get to the ice-cream store just across the street on South Kensington. At 6pm in the evening, walking against the crowd is no easy feat. Everybody seems to be dashing somewhere, moving fast ahead with their lives, going with the incessantContinue reading “London Lovin’: Wafflemeister”

Foodporn: Bliss House Theme Restaurant!

Must-have Latte Cappucino Cream of Mushroom SEAFOOD AND MUSSELS!! Seriously the bacon and shrimp pasta (bottom right) is the shitz. Best dish in the house. Our tiramisu surrounded by a fortress of cakes-in-a-cup that Mel bought! From left: Tiramisu, Red Bean Malay dessert flavoured cake, Oreo cheesecake and Strawberry Shortcake BIRTHDAY BOY! Too many aptContinue reading “Foodporn: Bliss House Theme Restaurant!”

PAUL, Maison De Qualite

The best flight-less Saturday brunch… with my favourite nurse! The waffles were simply HEAVENLY. Thank you for the heart-to-heart. Really needed and appreciated it. Kudos to the kind Caucasian lady who took the photograph for us And I’m home early for the weekend to bake my family a Rice Krispies batter treat! Dessert ought toContinue reading “PAUL, Maison De Qualite”