Winners of the Dian Xiao Er $50 Dining Vouchers Giveaway


Thank you, every single one of you, who participated in the Dian Xiao Er $50 dining voucher giveaway! As much as I would like everyone to win something, there can only be 3 winners. Scroll down for the results!

If you didn’t win the voucher in this giveaway, don’t fret, because you have another chance to win something, something even bigger!

Dian Xiao Er is giving away up to $3000 worth of prizes, with the top prize being $888 cash. CASH!!! $_$

Take part in the “Grand Reunion” campaign on Dian Xiao Er’s Facebook page. (More details are available at the Facebook app!)

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You can ‘host’ as many tables as you want, with 9 friends at each table. Each table can only accommodate up to 10 people including the host. Every filled table will qualify for the lucky draw, whereby the host stands to win the grand prize of $888 cash, while friends of that table stand to win $88 Dian Xiao Er dining vouchers.

This contest will run from 10 January 2013 till 9 February 2013 (11.59pm Singapore time).

Thanks to Dian Xiao Er’s generosity, let’s feast to a great year ahead!

(Now… time for the results)
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Dian Xiao Er -a visit to Nex’s outlet


Famed for their Signature Roasted Herbal Duck, this restaurant chain – with 8 outlets dispersed islandwide – has been winning the hearts of duck lovers since 2005.

Step into Dian Xiao Er, and be transported back in time to the ancient era of the Han dynasty. An apt location for traditional Chinese banquets I feel.

The interior corresponds to the Chinese inns you see on period dramas –the inns that provide a ‘pit-stop’ for ‘weary travellers’ to rest and recharge before proceeding with their hectic journey. Here, customers can indulge in a nutritious and sumptuous spread to replenish their energy before continuing their shopathon.

Herbal Roast Duck (Small portion, serves 2-3 pax)

Dian Xiao Er’s Signature Herbal Roast Duck is a must-try. They have perfected the art of duck roasting, acquired through years of experience. In addition to using only the finest quality Cherry Valley ducks, the combination of traditional preparation technique and modern equipment yield the perfectly roasted ducks. Ducks are prepared and roasted daily.

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The Icing Room; Mini DIY Yule Logs Contest


Christmas is the season of giving and sharing; it is a season for all things glittery and pretty.

This Christmas, The Icing Room has prepared attractive prizes such as ipad mini, Canon camera, Selphy photo printer, Universal Studios Singapore passes, Golden Village gold class vouchers, etc worth up to $2000 to give away!

All you have to do is purchase The Icing Room’s Mini DIY Yule Log set ($18.80) and put on your creative thinking cap.
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The Bosch Dream Kitchen


Cooking appliances that feature state-of-the-art aesthetics and functionalities –who doesn’t want that?

Ever since I ventured into food journalism, I’ve gained lots of culinary insights; stellar dining experiences undoubtedly amplified my interest in the kitchen.

I was never the kid who started cooking at a tender age. I’m tremendously jealous of the talented kids from Junior Masterchef. My parents are busy with work, and having home-cooked meals together are rare occasions.

I’ve never undergone professional culinary training, neither do I have an exceptional trained palate that detects the precise chemical compounds found in a single morsel –all I know is that I have an immense passion for food, and my learning capacity is infinite. I am a keen learner. I do not aspire to be a Michelin-star chef; all I want is to cook with my heart, and enjoy food with my loved ones.

My current kitchen is about 15 years old. The built-in oven has broken down (as much as I’d love to learn how to bake, there’s just this little I can do without an oven); the stoves aren’t at its prime anymore… we can’t figure out what went wrong, but it takes longer than usual to ignite a flame; the fridge… we’ve been contemplating changing it but procrastination just took over… the rubber strip that keeps the door sealed is worn out, leaving little gaps for cool air to escape at times.

I would really love to have a properly equipped kitchen –not only for its aesthetics but also for the functionality that could kick up my cooking skills up a notch. The current kitchen that we have… simply limits my learning potential.

A brand new kitchen would also bring the family closer… somewhere my parents can look forward to coming home, spend a little time cooking together, having a nice cosy meal together… Friends who come over for potluck will also be able to have more fun in the kitchen.

Would you care to spare a vote for Mum and I in the Bosch Dream Kitchen Cookoff contest? The top 4 groups with the highest votes will get to cook and compete to win the dream kitchen; voting ends 1 November 2012.

Vote for us (Team 3) here:

Voters get to win daily prizes as well! I hope you’ll win something too.

Every vote counts, and we appreciate your support.

Mum and I have never cooked together in the kitchen (other than in the audition video), and this will be an experience of a lifetime.

Vote for your favourite blogger to win the Tefal Blendforce Glass worth $79.90!


The month-long Tefal campaign is slowly coming to a close, but this is only the very beginning of my cooking and experimentation with Tefal appliances. For someone who once relied heavily on convenience products for quick fix meals, I’ve learnt so much from this experience and I never knew I could create so many dishes from scratch.

Here are some of the beverages and dishes I made using the Tefal Blendforce Glass.

Strawberry ‘Cheesecake’ Milkshake

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Creamy Vegetable Soup

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Carrot Purée

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Mooncake Milkshake

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Non-bake Fusion Mooncake

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Would you like to own the Tefal Blendforce Glass too? Here’s how you can win it!

Simple vote for your favourite blogger at

You are allowed to vote ONCE a day. Vote daily for a higher chance of winning!

The Tefal Blendforce Glass comes with a mini chopper too! You can use it to blend nuts into fine powder, or make chilli pastes with it.

The top blogger (determined by number of votes and judges’ scoring) gets to win Tefal appliances worth $350! I would really love to win the products and churn out more delicious recipes to share with you! If you enjoy my posts, do cast your vote for me, Melissa. :)

Best of luck to my fellow participating blogger friends! I like Moonberry’s Sambal Sauce recipe and would try making that one day! :)

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.