Archive for February, 2015

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee Siglap Revisited

Since my first visit to Craftsmen Specialty Coffee at Siglap, I’ve been back a couple of times especially at night after dinner at one of my favourite cze char outlets nearby. It’s a nice cafe to go to because it is more spacious than most other cafes, and I can usually find a seat to huddle in with my parents. The older folks don’t really like having to wait you know.

If you’re an Eastie and like Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, you might be glad to know they have opened another branch at Eastwood near Tanah Merah. I’ll blog more about that in the next post, but first, some pictures I took of our visit last week during the 1st day of Chinese New Year.

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee Siglap (4)

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee Siglap (6)

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What is open during Chinese New Year 2015?

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Here’s my annual list of places that are open during the CNY period! Hope you find it useful. If the supermarket or shopping centre in Orchard road is not listed here, it’s because the information is not available! You can also check last year’s guide, 2013 guide or 2012 guide for reference.

Smile Here’s wishing you a prosperous and wonderful Chinese New Year 2015! Smile

Supermarkets

NTUC

  • CNY Eve (18 Feb) –  Most stores close at 5pm.
  • 1st Day (19 Feb) – Most stores closed.
  • 2nd Day (20 Feb ) – Some stores open as per usual, some close at 5pm.
  • 3rd Day (21 Feb) – Open as usual
  • Some stores open 24hr throughout : Bedok, Clementi, Siglap, Geylang, Jurong East, Seng Kang etc
  • See the full list of NTUC opening hours here

Cold Storage Supermarket

  • CNY Eve (18 Feb) –  Most stores close at 7pm
  • 1st Day (19 Feb) – Most stores open to 9pm
  • 2nd Day (20 Feb ) – Mostly normal hours
  • 3rd Day (21 Feb) – Open as usual
  • Some stores open 24 hr throughout : Holland Village, Jelita, Rail Mall etc
  • See the full list of Cold Storage opening hours here

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[Chinese New Year 2015] Antoinette’s Ang Moh Yu Sheng!

Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

I guarantee you, this will be the most intriguing Yu Sheng that you will see this year. No there ain’t heaps of lobsters, crabs, abalones, uni or other manner of seafood. In fact, this Yusheng has no raw fish in it! If this isn’t the most creative Yu Sheng for 2015, I don’t know what is! But to keep you in suspense, here’s a picture of some of Antoinette’s Chinese New Year goodies. You’ll have to go below the fold to see the picture of the Yu Sheng I’m talking about. Smile

Antoinette Chinese New Year Goodies

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[Chinese New Year 2015] Quayside Seafood Restaurant

Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

If you’re looking to celebrate Chinese New Year with a bit of a difference in terms of view and cuisine, you might just want to consider Quayside Seafood. Truth be told, I don’t think I’ve ever dined al-fresco style at Clarke Quay by the river before. I’ve wanted to many many times, but the restaurants were either full and I had to sit indoors, or I somehow ended up at a restaurant facing the inner fountain courtyard. So it was really pleasant to finally be able to experience dining al-fresco by the river, with a Chinese menu to boot! It was surprisingly cool and not humid at all.

Quayside Seafood  (2)

Quayside Seafood  (1)

There are tables for 10, and there are also booth seats for smaller parties. This is about as picturesque as it gets in Singapore!

Quayside Seafood Salted Egg Yam

Quayside Seafood Salted Egg Yam

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[Chinese New Year 2015]–SUCRE Truffle Pineapple Tarts

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Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

For Lunar New Year 2015, SUCRE has created 4 new Pineapple Truffles which are all made in Singapore: Seaweed, Cheese Lite, Blueberry and Raspberry. If you’re looking for pineapple tarts that are still pretty traditional in looks but with a slight difference, you might just want to consider SUCRE. From February 4 to 17, SUCRE’s ‘8 Happiness’ handmade Pineapple Truffles and Artisanal Cookies will be on sale at the Lunar New Year Festival Fair at JEM Shopping Mall, Level 1 Atrium as well as online at www.ruedusucre.com

Closeup Blueberry

Blueberry Truffles

The Cheese Lite Pineapple Truffle is made from the finest Australian Cheddar cheese, resulting in a butter pastry that is light and melts in your mouth. The Seaweed Pineapple Truffle is the first of its kind to be created in Singapore. The distinctive Seaweed Pineapple Truffle incorporates the finest Japanese seaweed into its aromatic butter pastry, resulting in a subtly savoury truffle that goes perfectly well with a cup of piping hot Pu-er tea. The other 2 flavours are Blueberry and Raspberry: these pineapple truffles contain pineapple fillings blended with 100% pure blueberry and raspberry puree (no artificial flavourings/colourings) respectively. All Pineapple Truffles come in 2 sizes: Gourmet (16g truffle) and Premium Large (25g truffle). Prices for Pineapple Truffles range from $17.80 for each cylinder in the Gourmet Tall Collection (18 pieces x 16g truffle) to $24.80 per box (18 pieces x 25g truffle) from the Premium Large Collection.

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