The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis Singapore (3pm to 5pm daily)

Almost nothing beats a relaxing afternoon with a perfect blend of tea paired with the most delectable bites away from the hype and buzz of paper work. The St. Regis Singapore offers a harmonious tea experience and a spread of sweet delights at The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea held by Brasserie Les Saveurs. The Wellness Group (TWG) tea connoisseur has specially arranged an exclusive selection of teas that will pair perfectly with the epicurean spread for our indulgence.

On top of the afternoon tea buffet spread, guests will be served savoury pastries and enticing desserts set on a quintessential three-tiered silver stand, which are changed frequently based on chef’s creations of the day. Continue reading

Magnum turns 25!

Here’s wishing Magnum a happy 25th birthday! You’re almost as old as I am, which means I’ve been enjoying the goodness & deliciousness for most parts of my life. Thank you for all the joy you’ve brought into my life. A stick of ice cream that does wonders –only Magnum, the iconic ice cream brand, is capable of that. Continue reading

Dessert Buffet at Marble Lounge, Hilton Tokyo

One of the highlights from my recent trip to Tokyo would be the dessert buffet at Marble Lounge, Hilton Tokyo’s 24-hour restaurant nestled on the first floor of the hotel.

In the mornings, this is where guests take their pick from the sumptuous breakfast buffet. From 2.30pm to 6pm, the setting is inundated with all-things-pretty –dessert.

The theme changes every few months. This season, strawberries take centre stage. Plump, red, juicy and sweet –strawberries cultivated in Japan are known for that. Continue reading

Swensen’s presents 21 New Disney Princess Ice Cream Cake Designs

Pretty pastel hues, thick moist and creamy ice cream cake, and edible printed princess designs –doesn’t that make up many young girl’s dream cake?

Swensen’s presents 21 new Disney Princess ice cream cake designs featuring the new generation of princess characters, who are more than just princesses waiting for their Prince Charming and ‘happily ever after’; they are the dynamic, ambitious, independent, strong and courageous bunch. Continue reading

Mr Bean’s Dessert Concept at Bedok Mall with New Savoury Creations

Pearly Mango Paradise ($4.50)

Mr Bean opens a new concept at Bedok Mall, where you can find a range of beancurd-associated desserts –some unique, and mostly inventive.

The Pearly Mango Paradise comprises juicy mango chunks, tapioca pearls, pomelo pulps and smooth soya pudding. The tapioca pearls provide a juxtaposing chewy element to the melt-in-the-mouth texture of beancurd while the mango and pomelo pulp provide sweetness and a little tang. Continue reading

(Lunar New Year 2014) Festive Cakes from The Icing Room

This Lunar New Year, The Icing Room unveils two decorative cakes to fit the festive theme.

Prosperity Pony ($22)

Taking the shape of this year’s zodiac animal, the Prosperity Pony is made up of a vanilla Chantilly cream cake – layers of light sponge cake and faintly sweetened whipped cream – scattered with cubes of fruit cocktail within. Continue reading

(Lunar New Year 2014) Bakerzin Chinese New Year Sweets Collection

This festive season, dessert expert Bakerzin presents the Chinese New Year Sweets Collection 2014, featuring pineapple tarts and a new range of cookies, packaged in chic dashing boxes swathed in auspicious colours and oriental motifs.

Hygiene will no longer be a cause of worry because each cookie and pineapple tart is individually wrapped. The goodies remain fresh this way too.

A new variation of pineapple tart, the Yuzu Yuan Bao Pineapple Tarts ($26.80 for a box of 20), is introduced this year, to add on to its classic pineapple tarts that traditionalists hanker for. Continue reading

Gourmet Treats from the House of Albert Menes, direct from France

Direct from the artisans of France, the House of Albert Menes is renowned for gourmet recipes that express the art of the French culture and evoke the traditional European holiday spirit.

Sliced Pure Butter Cake with Candied Fruit

The Sliced Pure Butter Cake with Candied Fruit is a blend of rustic English tradition and French sensibility. Continue reading

Happy Avenue Online Bakery

Happy Avenue is established with the objective of bringing happiness to others in the form of home-baked treats.

Owner-baker Judy started baking as a form of leisure pursuit, who later decided to take up baking and frosting courses professionally and start an online business to sell her bakes after receiving numerous compliments from those who’ve tried her cupcakes.

Happy Avenue has sold over 10,000 cupcakes thus far, and orders have to be made way in advance due to overwhelming popularity.

The moist and chocolaty Signature Valrhona Triple Dark is the best seller amongst the cupcakes, and also a personal favourite of mine, made of dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate chips, and topped with dark chocolate ganache, all made out of quality Valrhona dark chocolate.

Other flavours include Vanilla Lemon Cream, Red Velvet, Choc Peanut Butter, Choc Salted Caramel, Choc Brazlilian Coffee, and Vanilla Strawberry. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Festive Fruit Cake from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Should there be an award for the most charming Christmas gift this festive season, it would most likely go to Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s Festive Fruit Cake that’s encased in an elegant cylindrical cake box.

Amongst all the Christmas cakes I’ve encountered in recent years, this significant one evokes the feel of Christmas most! Continue reading

Ice Cream Chefs at SAFRA Mount Faber

Ice Cream Chefs is no stranger to the ice cream scene in Singapore; thus far delighting residents of the Upper Thomson and East Coast precinct, and those who are willing to travel for merriment. With the newly opened outlet at SAFRA Mount Faber, those residing in the vicinity have something to look forward to when the sweltering heat gets unbearable.

Ice cream are made fresh daily, with over 10 flavours to choose from each day, several on a rotational basis.

There are over 40 flavours in their flavour directory. Check them out here:

Ice cream pricing:
Regular Cup (1 flavour) – $3.80
Large Cup (2 flavours) – $5.80
Pint (475ml) – $11.80

The Crème Brulee ice cream is a personal favourite! Sweet caramelised notes instilled in dense vanilla ice cream –this ‘Ice Cream Chefs Originals’ flavour has been winning hearts since 2004.

The Earl Grey Tea Latte ice cream panders to those who prefer something less sweet. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Food Trail at The Star Vista with Food&Travel Magazine

Thanks to Regent Media’s invitation, a bunch of readers and bloggers gathered at The Star Vista for an exciting food trail, sampling some of the establishments’ Christmas menus.

Loads of festive rewards are lined up at The Star Vista this celebratory season.

From 15 November to 31 December 2013, spend a minimum of $80 and stand to win shopping and dining vouchers in the Sure-Win Lucky Dip. Other Christmas treats include complimentary gift wrapper and sticker with a minimum of $60 spent. You can top up to $120 ($90 for CapitaCard members) to redeem a specially designed Xmas mug. CAPITASTAR members get extra goodies.

There’re no short of dining establishments at The Star Vista. Confirmed coffee lovers can head over to Jamaica Blue for some Christmas desserts to complement a warm cuppa Signature Blend Latte.

Taking its name from the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, one of the world’s best coffee-growing regions and the origin of one of their exquisite coffee blends, Jamaica Blue prides itself for its fine selection of coffees.

Jamaica Blue Signature Blend Latte

Cute latte art!

Classic Chocolate Mousse Pot

The Fabulous Christmas Sampler includes a platter of two desserts and your choice of either the Jamaica Blue Signature Blend Latte or a pot of earl grey tea. Continue reading

NYDC is serious about desserts

NYDC revamped their menu sometime back in July 2013, and now the menu focuses hugely on desserts –there are over 30 dessert items at present.

The vibrant illustrations make flipping the menu engrossing, and the quirky names of the dishes spruces things up.

I Scream Burger ($9.80)

In addition to their signature mudpies that are available in a myriad of flavours, there’s the ‘Choco Cookie Monster’, a triple chocolate delight, ‘I Scream Burger’, a brioche sandwich filled with three scoops of ice cream, and ‘Let’s Get Berry High’, yogurt sorbet with wild berries soaked in red wine.

Hookin’ Brooklyn Chicks ($8.80 for 6 pieces/$14.80 for 12 pieces)

Savoury dishes are divided into two sections, ‘Small Plates’ and ‘Big Plates’, encouraging sharing just so diners have more room for desserts –this further emphasises that desserts are the main focus of the meal at NYDC. Continue reading

(Christmas Feature 2013) Gift Ideas from Da Paolo Gastronomia

Strawberry Chocolate Cornflakes Festive Wreath ($28)

If you’re looking for an irresistible yet affordable gift to leave an impression on someone with a sweet tooth this festive season, the Strawberry Chocolate Cornflakes Festive Wreath from Da Paolo Gastronomia deserves your attention.

Pretty in pink, crispy cornflakes are generously coated in strawberry chocolate, and combined with dried cranberries, roasted almonds and pumpkin seeds for more texture. Continue reading