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Friday, December 2, 2016

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Ruby Collagen Essence



The first Christmas present I received this year is BRAND’S® InnerShine® Ruby Collagen Essence 12 pack from people who know me so well, I have been dying to try this for some time. I already take InnerShine® Berry Essence regularly (for the eyes) and marine collagen essence strips (it's like konnyaku jelly desserts).


Ruby Collagen is the higher end product that easily costs 2x more and contains collagen and astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, 500x more effective than vitamin E (my fave antioxidant). Instead of merely applying it to the skin to boost its condition, its eaten to ensure your body gets all the benefits. Ruby Collagen is also available in essence strips (jelly) so you can keep it in your bag for after lunch or snacking.


The liquid inside is its Ruby Signature Formula, a bright orangy-red like cordial, its also got that rich fruity burst in flavor. Really nice and pleasant, I would take this on any given day as a treat. If you would like a sample bottle to try, apply on samplestore.com. Otherwise, it is available only online for this festive season at Brands SG website.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Banana Leaf Apolo Restaurant



Indian food delivered by Food Panda. There are several Indian restaurants along race course road selling curry fish head and Banana Leaf restaurant is actually quite famous. Big hit with tourists and locals alike.

 

Fish Head Curry, Butter Chicken, Naan (several flavors), Yoghurt & Onion Chutney.


I cannot believe the fish cutlets are $3.90 each. We usually make a trip to the restaurant as a family to eat, this is our first time ordering takeaway and its as good as original. I have to say its a lot more convenient and comfortable as the restaurant is quite cramped and Little India is filled with people on the weekends.



Friday, November 4, 2016

Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee



This corner shop along Balestier Road strikes an imposing presence. There are many Hong Kong Street restaurants in Singapore, similar names but different proprietors and cooks. The food is really good and its always full. There is a traditional desserts stall next door to it.


We ordered our new usual takeaway menu and this place can cook it. The chili crab mantous are a little small but kinda makes sense for a large family dinner. This time there was a hair amongst the coriander so we threw the garnishing away. Hopefully, that won't happen again.



Friday, October 21, 2016

Swatow Seafood



Dimsum lunch at the old Chinese restaurant in Toa Payoh. The name of the restaurant changes but for the last 10 years or so its called Swatow Seafood Restaurant. The decor has been updated but the food is still traditional. There are only a few of us so we had dimsum for lunch, some of the other tables ordered family sized set meals that came in really generous portions.


Don't ask for roast meats though, all the meat here is braised or deep fried.



Friday, October 7, 2016

Tian Tai Eating House



Corner coffeeshop at the intersection of Kim Keat Road and Lorong Limau is filled with malay food stalls. For some variety there is a chinese seafood zhu chao stall. The malay food here is really good and the place is always filled with patrons. It's about $2.50 for 3 vegetables & rice, if you have meat then its about $7.50.


Further down the road at the intersection of Kim Keat Road and Kim Keat Lane is an Indian coffeeshop. And when you hit the main road, there's BJ (Botak Jones) American Diner serving western food.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Orange Juice Machine



This fresh OJ machine sits outside Cold Storage Novena Square. It's fresh alright, $4 a cup.


I filmed the oranges falling into a squeezer and the OJ filling the cup. Both my hands were full so its a little shaky.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Food Fair (Zhongshan Park)



Food court that opened in Zhongshan Park last month, here's a list of stalls open:

- roast meats (shao roa)
- dish with rice (zhu chao) 
- homemade noodles (ban mian)
- dumpling noodles (wanton)
- vegetarian mixed rice (also serves desserts)
- chicken/pork belly hotpot
- nasi lemak / curry rice
- western food
- abalone noodles
- drinks and fruit


The best value has to be western food. Chicken chops $6.80 that comes with 3 sides and its soo juicy and flavorful even without the accompanying sauce.


The tastiest dish has to be ban mian with a really tasty broth. Wish there was a dimsum stall you know, for takeaway.