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ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017– Free goodies worth $150, 1-for-1 discounts and win a trip to Sapporo!

The 3rd edition of ION Orchard’s Culinary Creations is back, boasting lots of 1-for-1 dining treats, free parking and even a unique Chocolate Wonderland! Check out ION’s webpages here, here and here for more information, or scroll down for a quick summary!

Chocolate Wonderland (14 – 16 July only!)

ION Orchard’s B4 ION Station will transform into a decadent Chocolate Wonderland. There will be cooking demonstrations, stage contests and even sampling of chocolate goodies and more from the following brands :

  • Magnum (personalise your macarons!)
  • 1872 Clipper Tea
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • LeTAO
  • The Marmalade Pantry
  • GODIVA
  • Awfully Chocolate
  • Saveur Art
  • Lim Chee Guan

    Check out the full 3 day programme here.

    Ion Orchard Culinary Creations 2017

    Great prizes to be won too!

  • LeTAO is giving away 1 pair of return tickets to Sapporo, Japan
  • ION Orchard is giving away gift boxes with chocolate treats and dining vouchers worth up to $150 between 2-4pm daily from 14 – 16 July. The 1st 100 shoppers daily who spend a minimum of $150 (up to 4 same day receipts) qualify. OR if you are one of the 1st 150 tourists to flash your “Handy smartphone” provided by your hotel (no minimum spend required).

     

    ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017 - content inside the Chocolate gift box

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  • Expedia – Essential Food Guide to Asia

    [Sponsored Post]

    Want to go on a quick foodie getaway but no time to do any research on where to eat? Does the thought of having to sieve through and compile information from numerous websites put you off your holiday before you’ve even started? Don’t you wish for a trusted expert to tell you all the answers?

    Your prayers have been answered because Expedia has come up with the Essential Food Guide to Asia. Basically, it’s a website showcasing the best food that Asia has to offer, from street food all the way to Michelin-starred restaurants. Currently cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei are featured. Simply choose the city, type of cuisine and type of eatery and a list of recommended eateries will pop out. If you click into each of the eateries, you will be able to see a brief description of the eatery, the average price, address, contact information, as well as its location via Google maps, all within the same page.

    I like that the whole interface is very simple and clean. Expedia’s guide would be useful for time-strapped travellers, as you can basically obtain recommendations on where to eat with just a few simple clicks. Also, if you’re travelling to a few Asian destinations, you’ll find the standardised information format very convenient to navigate.

    There currently aren’t that many eateries featured on the site, presumably to ensure that only deserving eateries get listed. With so many food guides out there, we don’t want yet another food directory. What we want is for someone to actually sieve through all the noise. Going down the path of “expert guide” is probably a smart move, if Expedia is able to deliver on its intentions.

    Check out Expedia’s Essential Food Guide to Asia here.

    Superior Brand–Purveyor of Premium Bird’s Nest and Chia Seed

    Superior Brand Double-boiled Bird's Nest with Rock Sugar (2)

    Want to indulge in a bowl of warm bird’s nest but don’t know where to go, don’t want to dine in a restaurant alone or no one to prepare it for you? Now you can enjoy bird’s nest in the comfort of your own home by having the bird’s nest delivered right to your doorstep, in a porcelain air-tight vacuum flask no less! All you have to do is to visit Superior Brand’s e-shop to order a flask of double boiled bird’s nest, or dried bird’s nest if you’re the more hands-on type. (Scroll down for discount code!) The double boiled bird’s nest is made by soaking the dried nest in boiling water for an hour, then gently double boiled for another hour before being naturally sweetened with rock sugar or honeycomb to your indicated level of sweetness.

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    Free Cooking Classes!

    Yes you heard me right. Free cooking classes from Weber! Weber is an American company specialising in grills and cooking systems, and they have recently opened a store and training centre in Joo Chiat Singapore.

    ANYONE can sign up for the free cooking classes! You don’t have to be a customer of Weber, nor do you need to purchase anything to attend the classes! The classes are twice a month over a weekend. To RSVP, simply call the Weber Customer Service hotline or email them, details if you scroll to the end of the post.

    Weber Grill Introduction to Grilling

    Grilling class for the month of March

    Of course, you’ll be using the state of the art Weber grills to do your cooking, but that’s not to say you couldn’t learn the skills to replicate the recipes at home on your own stove top. I have to warn you those, those grills look so sleek, you might just be tempted to cart one home after your grilling session.

    Scroll down for pictures of the Singapore Weber store as well as pictures of the grilling session that I attended! We did roast chicken, steamed prawns Asian style and even cookies, all using Weber equipment. I kid you not!

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    Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

    The quarterly Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market is on again this weekend! Was so bummed when I found out about the existence of this farmers market the previous round especially after I saw the interesting pictures, but had to wait a few months for the next round! So you can imagine I made sure not to miss this round!

    It was blazing hot when we got to D’Kranji Farm Resort where the farmers’ market was held. Was mentally thinking whether to bring baby’s stroller or not, because I half wanted to keep the boot space free for all the shopping loot. But I hate being stuck with a sleepy baby and no where for baby to nap. In the end, baby did not even want to sit in the stroller because it was such a hot day (and neither did he take a nap).

    The farmers’ market on the whole was quite impressive. We got there around 1pm, which is 1 hour after it opened. Thank goodness we found a parking slot near the entrance to the market, or else we’d be carrying baby in the hot sun! That’s one good thing about making it to the market relatively early, although on the other hand it meant we bore the full brunt of the mid-day sun. There were marshals guiding cars towards empty slots so you could see that some effort was being made to make the visit an enjoyable process. There’s also a free shuttle, but you’ll have to check the website for more details.

    The farmers’ market was also impressive because of the size. I was just expecting a handful of stalls, but there were many stalls! I spent about 1.5 hours going through all the stalls and that’s considered fast already because I skipped quite a number due to the heat. Wow if the weather had been more forgiving, I would have probably spent at least 2 to 3 hours there, sampling my way through the stalls and eating all the interesting things. I really wanted to try the fried quail, frog balls, otah etc but at least I did manage to try the crocodile tail nuggets. Yes. Tastes better than chicken, if you want to know.

    It got more crowded as we were about to leave. My friend who arrived around 2+ said that she had to line up 30 minutes to get the otah!

    Scroll down for pictures of the farmers market!

    Kranji Countryside Farmers Market 9th edition (3)

    All ready to chiong the market!

    Kranji Countryside Farmers Market 9th edition (23)

    Look how crowded it was! Apparently, this edition of the Farmers market is held at D’Kranji Farm Resort, where the layout is like a racetrack which loops back on itself. Several of the previous sessions were held at Nyee Phoe Flower Garden under a huge marquee like place. I’m assuming that layout would be better as you can get to any stall you want by criss-crossing the place, unlike the racetrack layout where you can’t short-cut and cross over to the other side.

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