Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tatay & Nanay's 25th Wedding Anniversary!



Our Mini Celebration! :)
Today, my parents are celebrating their 25 years of love, happiness and marriage!
Let me share how these two wonderful people did everything they can for me to be who I am and reached what I have now.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Where to Get the Best Western Food in Singapore



Singapore is a paradise for food lovers. The country is not only known to present the most delicious Asian cuisine for the weary traveller but western food in Singapore are also showcased in the most exquisite dishes prepared by both local and international chefs. When one hears about Western food, steak, burgers and fries immediately come to mind. Without further ado, here are the top places to get the tastiest and most memorable Western food in Singapore. 



CUT by Wolfgang Puck
The meat here is so good it has been steadily gaining a loyal following. CUT is one of the best steakhouses in Singapore that offer the most superb selection of cuts imported from the US, Japan and Australia. Their Bone in Rib Eye and Wagyu dishes are to die for. The restaurant even has a New York vibe going on.

db Bistro Moderne
Those who have visited and dined here will agree that db Bistro's signature db Burger is one of the best - if not the best - burger in town. Chef Daniel Boulud's burgers have become one of the most hyped and beloved burgers in Singapore. db burgers are made of an astounding 1.5-inch sirloin patty stuffed with braised short ribs and buttery foie gras. It's cooked to a perfect medium-rare which gives it its creamy texture. These burgers are served with crispy and fluffy fries and mustard, mayo and ketchup.

Hummerstons
This is the place to be for those hearty weekend brunches with family and friends. Enjoy the mouth-watering Western comfort food here which are visited by customers who enjoy brunches over the much more formal setup of lunches. The restaurant serves a true American breakfast with their special Truffle Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Gloria and Goat's cheese spinach and mushrooms in the forefront. What Hummerstons is really famous for is their set breakfast of eggs (prepared how you like them), juicy smoked pork, garlic sausages, large crispy bacon strips, roasted mushrooms, grilled tomato and asparagus and toast. 

Salt Tapas & Bar
An authentic meal is not complete without finishing it off with a yummy dessert. Australian chef Luke Mangan’s  Salt Tapas & Bar is a fairly new establishment but already boasts an assortment of the most delectable desserts. It serves the perfect treat in the form of a sweet and tarty dessert of two caramelised figs served with a big slice of cinnamon-y baklava alongside a tart sorbet sprinkled with candied ginger and pistachios.  

Esquina
One of the most well-loved Western side dish are French fries and Esquina prepares one of the tastiest in Singapore. Aside from serving their signature bone marrow with snails and ox-cheek oloroso, here tourists can order their bountiful heap of medium-cut Garlic fries with chorizo ketchup. The fries are cooked to a balance of crisp (on the outside) and fluffiness (on the inside) and seasoned with garlic salt and rosemary.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Top 8 Valentines Date-Worthy Restaurants in Singapore

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of feelings, affections, and love. This is one of the few holidays that is celebrated all around the world. Which is why this is one of the busiest days for people in the F&B (food and Beverage) industry. Singapore is a common destination for a Valentine get away for couples. For a less hassle date, always remember to plan your day ahead, do researches, check out food blogs in Singapore, and do reservations as much as possible.
So here’s a list of Top Valentine’s day date-worthy restaurants to help couples decide where to go.
The Cliff
-Experience dining with an overlooking view of sunset reflecting on South China Sea and feeling the cold air with the one you love.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Address: The Beaufort Sentosa, 2 Bukit Manis Rd Singapore 99891
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 6:30pm-12:am
For Reservations: (65) 6371 1425

Au Jardin
-Fine dining restaurant with a relaxing surrounding of garden. Perfect for nature lover couples!

Cuisine: French
Address:  EJH Corner House, 1 Cluny Road Singapore, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours:  Mon-thurs: 7pm- 9:30pm, Fri: 12pm- 2pm; 7pm-9:30pm, Sat: 7pm-9:30pm, Sun:11:30am-1:30pm; 7pm-9:30pm
For Reservations:  (65) 6466 8812

Parko Caffe
-A hidden restaurant, away from the busy streets of Singapore, which offers an alfresco style dining with the sky light ceiling. Best for breakfast and lunch dates!

Cuisine: Itallian and Asian
Address: 10 Raeburn Park, Singapore 088702
Opening Hours: Mondays-Sundays: 11:30am- 11:00pm
For Reservations: (65) 6223 6338

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
-dine in a revolving  restaurant with the amazing panoramic view of Sentosa to tolok-Blangah.   

Cuisine: Asian
Address: 201 Keppel Road Singapore 099419
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm; 6:30pm-10:30pm, Sun:10:30am-2:30pm; 6:30pm-10:30pm
For Reservations: (65) 6272 8822

Jiang Nan Chun
-Why not celebrate Valentine’s day to a restaurant with Asian ambiance. This will surely give couples a homey feeling and a satisfied stomach!

Cuisine: Zhejiang (Cantonese)
Address: 2nd floor Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm; 6pm-10pm, Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun: 10:30am-2:30pm
For Reservations: (65) 6831 7220

KU DE TA
-This amazing rooftop restaurant Offers a breath taking view of Singapore skyline.

Cuisine: Asian
Address: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971
Opening Hours: Daily: &am-11pm
For Reservations: (65) 6688 7688 

Oushin Japanese Steakhouse
-The romantic and sophisticated feels that this establishment gives out to the diners is just perfect for a Valentine’s date spot.

Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 02-391/392 City Mall Suntec, 3 Temasek Boulevard
Opening hours:  Mon-fri: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm
For Reservation: (65) 6884 4805

Kombi Rocks Diner
-Lets travel back in time with this diner that shows a memorabilia of the pasts. Perfect for old married couples.

Cuisine: Thai and Chinese
Address: 66 Chu Kang Road Singapore 545568
Opening Hours: Mon-fri: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun:10am-10pm
For Reservations: (65) 9008 6918

Always remember that Valentine’s day is not just for lovers. You can always spend the day with anyone you love whether it’s your parents, siblings, cousins, or friends. The most important thing is to share the day with someone that makes you happy!


XOXO,
Tina
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

♪♪There's a rainbow always after the rain ♫♫

It has been a while since I updated you all. There are a lot of things happened beyond my control thus I have to set my priorities. It's not that blogging is not one of my priorities no, I love to write and I love sharing my experiences to all of you. I love that we share our thoughts to each and everyone through our own separate emails. :)
I just love it, it gives me a self of fulfillment. ;)
Any how, I would like to begin with sharing our dinner date (Ryan and I). If you have been reading my posts for a while now you'll know that Ryan is my Boyfriend - my better half.
We had our dinner at TGIFridays.
This is special since we ate here a week after we knew that the company where we are employed is actually closing down.
Does it sound weird? haha Celebrating yet we already knew that we are bum all of a sudden? The answer is no, it is not like what you think, the main reason on why I am sharing this is for you all to see on how we took the news in a positive way. We always look on the brighter side, maybe it was destined to happen for us to grow, for us to realize that indeed nothing is permanent. C'mon there are a lot of jobs awaiting for us there. We just have to stay positive! ;)
So what am I trying to say here? I guess what I really like to impose is that in every situation there is always the better side. You just have to stop, think, dig it and then you'll see it is not that bad after all.

As of now, I am already employed for almost a month. I already have friends. And I am enjoying my job. Just always remember that there's always a rainbow after the rain. ;)

XOXO,
Tina