Reasons to visit Kallang Wave Mall at Singapore Sports Hub (#1) – Chocolate Origin

The new Kallang Wave Mall at Singapore Sports Hub has received overwhelming response from the active and sports-loving crowd, as well as throngs of families on weekends. What else is a draw? Chocolate Origin. But that’s not all. I will be featuring some of the establishments I’ve visited in Kallang Wave Mall over the next few weeks to interest you with something new to tuck into each week.


Cuppa Lava Cake ($5)

The Cuppa Lava Cake makes a positive impact on those with a sweet tooth. Chocolate lovers will strictly refuse any plea for sharing. This individual portion comprises cold vanilla ice cream at the bottom layer and warm chocolate cake on top, oozing with hot chocolate lava in the middle –a cause for salivation.
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Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

A bungalow perched atop Telok Blangah Hill, formerly owned by the Yemeni spice traders in the 1920s, is now a majestic dining venue well sought after by lovebirds for first dates, and also a popular wedding venue using the romantically picturesque garden in full bloom as a perfect backdrop.Celebrated as a destination of elegance, combined with seclusion and heritage, Alkaff Mansion offers facilities that fit wedding soirees memorably. And more. Continue reading

Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel Singapore

The Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel Singapore is back from 5th to 21st September 2014, ready to satisfy the deepest cravings. Occurring twice yearly, this buffet promotion has consistently been pulling off the best of Penang flavours to Singapore since 1986, and has never lost its appeal.

This September, a new stall joins in the kaleidoscope of Penang specialties, without additional cost, still affordably priced at $25.80++ (weekdays) and $28.80++ (weekends) per adult.


Nasi Lemak served with Nonya Chicken Kapitan

The new Nasi Lemak served with Nonya Chicken Kapitan wins votes with the intensely flavoured Nonya Chicken Kapitan with a spicy kick, and fragrant Nasi Lemak (coconut rice). Continue reading

The #GreatFIJIWaterRace at Epicurean Market 2014

Stand to win a grand prize of $2,000 cash and 3D2N stay at Marina Bay Sands!

The #GreatFIJIWaterRace is an amazing-race style competition where adventurous foodies race against time to complete challenges to earn points. The race is open to attendees of Epicurean Market 2014, and provides an interactive way to explore different zones within the market. Challenges include celebrity chef spotting, coffee art design and more. Contestants are required to engage on platforms such as Instagram or Twitter as part of the race, and with a total of 5 mandatory tasks and 2 bonus tasks to complete, the person who earns the most number of points in the shortest time wins!

The #GreatFIJIWaterRace is organised by FIJI Water, the “Official Still Water” partner for Epicurean Market 2014. For more information on the event, go to www.facebook.com/FIJIWaterSG.

Date: Saturday, 13 September 2014
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Venue: Hall D & E, Sands Expo And Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands

About FIJI Water
FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 imported bottled water in the United States. FIJIWater, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJIWater has expanded globally to more than 50 countries. Part of the Roll Global LLC family of companies, FIJI Water supports environmental efforts around the world and in their own backyard through their membership in 1% for the Planet. To discover Earth’s Finest Water, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/fijiwatersg), or follow them on Twitter (www.twitter.com/fijiwatersg) and Instagram (@FIJIWaterSG).

Watch this space for updates on my participation in the #GreatFIJIWaterRace!

An Ayurvedic Journey at St. Gregory Spa, PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Begin a healthy journey in the Ayurvedic lifestyle at the St. Gregory Spa –a brand PARKROYAL on Beach Road (together with several other PARKROYAL and Pan Pacific properties) collaborates with. Marking its first anniversary, St. Gregory Spa introduces An Ayurvedic Journey, an age-old healing art of Ayurveda. Continue reading

SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse

Clarke Quay Central – a five-story shopping mall managed by Far East Organization that sits on the banks of the historical riverside quay in Singapore – houses SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse. Bestowing upon diners a scenic view (think: river cruises rhythmically drifting along the Singapore river), with occasional encounters of screams from the G-MAX reverse bungee, the restaurant serves up hearty meals, tempting bar bites, and an extensive selection of bottled beers from around the world.

In recent times, SQUE has updated its menu with new flavours and excitement. The revamped menu boasts over twenty new additions.


Shrimp and Pomelo Salad ($16.00)

The health conscious will feel entirely at ease with either the Tomato Mozzarella Salad or the Asian-flavoured Shrimp and Pomelo Salad –a light-hearted toss of crisp greens and fresh Norwegian shrimps, drizzled with lively Asian Vinaigrette. Continue reading

English Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso of Goodwood Park Hotel

Set within the premises of the iconic Goodwood Park Hotela reputable pioneer in Singapore’s tourism industry with history dating back to 1900L’Espresso has earned a reputation as being synonymous with elegant teatime pursuits.

The English Afternoon Tea buffet is a main attraction at L’Espresso. Available daily, a dazzling host of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts, chocolate fountain and traditional English scones will fill tummies between conversations and tea (or coffee).

Nibble on dainty bites such as Slow-cooked Farm Chicken in Crepe, Roast Beef with Cornichons, Smoked Salmon with Beetroot Mousse and Caviar, Poached Prawn with Pineapple and Avocado Salsa, Brie with Grape on Maple Crostini, Nicoise Tartlet with Tuna Tataki, and Foie Gras Terrine with Coated Pistachios and Cranberry Compote (a top pick).
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MAGGI SENSES Laksa


MAGGI SENSES Laksa

Laksa is one of the most widely enjoyed hawker dish in Singapore. It is no easy feat to replicate the dish at home though. The laksa paste is made up of a medley of ingredients, and is time-consuming and arduous to prepare from scratch. There are ready-made laksa pastes in the current market, but to make things even easier, MAGGI brand by Nestlé Singapore is introducing a new product –MAGGI SENSES Laksa. It comes in a larger noodle portion at 100g, packaged with a sachet of laksa paste made of fresh and natural spices with no added MSG. Muslim friends also get to enjoy this Halal-Certified product. Add ingredients of your choice for a balanced meal, such as vegetables, meats and egg.

Now you get to quell late-night laksa cravings in the comforts of your home!

The MAGGI SENSES Laksa retails at $7.95 for a pack of 4. Check them out at your nearest super/hyper-market.

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café’s ‘Fly Me To Hong Kong’ Lucky Draw

Autumn sales, endless shopping sprees and a tantalising array of food await your indulgence as you stand a high and tempting chance to win a fun-filled holiday in Hong Kong. Xin Wang Hong Kong Café – best known for their satisfying Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Singapore’s street favourites – introduces the ‘Fly Me To Hong Kong’ campaign. In collaboration with travel agency Focal Travel, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe will be awarding 48 lucky diners and their partners with flight tickets and accommodations at The Oriental Pearl, worth a total of $30,000 to be won.


Crispy Prawn Noodles

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Adults-only Cocktail Brunch Buffet at Manhattan of Regent Singapore


Shrimp Cocktail

Kids would need babysitting on Sundays as the sophisticated cliques put on their best and strut their way to ‘Manhattan’ at Regent Singapore for Singapore’s first adults-only cocktail brunch.

(Read my review of Manhattan Bar here: http://melicacy.com/?p=7246)

New York’s venerable tradition of weekend brunches, pervaded with unlimited craft cocktails, beers, wines, and gastronomic pleasures, travels halfway around the world, fitting effortlessly into Singaporeans’ lifestyle.

Diners can indulge from 11.30am all the way till 3.30pm in the elegant and stylish setting of Manhattan, beginning with a breakfast series served shortly after you take your seat. The crisp-edged Silver Dollar Pancakes is exquisitely paired with caramelised apples and drizzled in bourbon maple syrup.

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NESTLÉ FITNESSE Chocolate Cereal

Chocolate provides a unique pleasure to the senses that nothing else can match. It raises the spirit, lifts the mood, soothes emotional pain, drives away gloominess and brings down the stress level. Even scientists prove chocolate is better than being in love. I can’t imagine a world without chocolate.

There is no end to the number of desserts created with the magical ingredient chocolate. Some will send you to a sugar high, some will charm with dark bitter notes. Some will add several inches to your waistline if consumed in excess, none contains zero calories (so it’s important to eat wisely). NESTLÉ FITNESSE jumps on the bandwagon with the new NESTLÉ FITNESSE Chocolate Cereal that will keep your body in shape in spite of regular ingestion. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Yan Ting of St Regis Singapore

Mooncakes from Yan Ting of St Regis Singapore arrive in style, housed in an artful Chinoiserie-inspired box coloured in elegant shades of turquoise and gold. The packaging can be beautifully transformed into a lantern that one can proudly parade the gardens with on that special evening of Mid-Autumn Festival coupled with tasty treats and Chinese tea.

Mooncakes at Yan Ting are meticulously crafted to meet high demands and expectations of fastidious consumers. Expect premium quality from ingredients like Mao Shan Wang durian, alcohol-spiked chocolate truffle, macadamia, Yunnan ham, black sesame paste, wolfberries, red dates, and chestnut. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Flaky Yam and Purple Sweet Potato Mooncakes from PUTIEN

Food that never fails to bring immense comfort and pleasure is food from the heart and for the soul. Come Mid-Autumn Festival, PUTIEN touches hearts with mooncakes that fit seamlessly in that category of food, made with love and dedication.

PUTIEN decides to hand over the important role of taking charge of mooncakes to the longest serving stalwart, Madam Leng Ah Eng, a motherly figure well loved by her colleagues. She has entranced both colleagues and patrons with her homemade mooncakes for the past decade. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Antoinette

Macarons are many girls’ (and even guys’) ultimate weakness. Showering someone with lots of macarons is akin to showering that person with love. I would relate buying macarons for yourself on any given occasion to buying a rose for yourself on Valentine’s Day. (Well, sadly I’m always buying macarons for myself to satisfy that craving.) Last Christmas, I received my first box of macarons (he got it from Antoinette!) and was instantly entranced, and felt loved and pampered. Receiving macarons to me is way better than receiving a diamond ring or a luxury purse. Not all macarons can charm the way Antoinette’s do though.

Already known for its great finesse in French pastries, Antoinette’s artisanal mooncakes further showcases the fine craftsmanship of French patisserie. Award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette brings an array of mooncakes from the traditionally baked mooncakes to the mini snow skin mooncakes in tempting flavours (like Pandan Kaya with Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Seaweed with Southern Almond, Osmanthus Marble with Goji Berry and more), to the avant-garde mooncake that combines the classic French pastry with time honoured Chinese tradition. Let’s give it up for the Macaron Lunar. Continue reading