Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Taiwan Day 4 Part 1: HuaLien - Bayview Hotel + Qi Xing Tan 七星潭

Hello everybody! Its me again ~~ The dedicated guest contributor (aka the boy) for Lirongs. Since the Chief is busy these days, you guys will be hearing more often from me! Hope you guys will enjoy my post just as much as the girl's! :D


So here we are at Day 4 of Taiwan, Hualien!

The view of the blue seas and blue sky are just so captivating that we can't stop posing with them. heh heh  The only sad thing is no swimming is allowed as the waves can be quite strong even for a strong swimmer. So if you are thinking of going for a dip, maybe not!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: One Ocean Seafood 天翼海鲜 @ Toa Payoh

My second post as a guest contributor *clap clap*. 

Eh, if you don't know. Mr Tan is back on popular demand for another post! Ok. I kid. 

 And so…. brought the princess and my family for a belated Father's day celebration. Since my parents prefer Chinese food, Tze Char came to my mind immediately. After much intensive research and cross referencing with the princess, I finally decided on this Tze Char stall located at a "Ulu" place in a coffeeshop at Toa Payoh Industrial park. By the way, it is said to be one of the Best Tze Char in Singapore

Pretty surprised that there were already a few tables being occupied when we walked in when it was just 6pm then. Never thought that an 'ulu' place like this would be located by so many people. Anyway, nice interior with traditional Chinese settings. Ideal for family gatherings eh?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Recipe: Peach Tofu Cheesecake

Peach Tofu Cheesecake.

A bake for the boy's father for Father's Day. Cracked my head out to think of what to bake, so in the end I decided to re-attempt a tofu cheesecake after my previous Strawberry one. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ad: A Mid-Autumn Reunion with Hello Kitty Mooncakes @ The Icing Room

It's the time of the year again. Right, Mid-Autumn Festival! Which means, time for yummy mooncake treats! :D

Exclusively available at The Icing Room outlets island-wide, these adorable baked Hello Kitty mooncakes in White lotus with Cranberries and White lotus with Macadamia Nuts filling are packaged in a pretty-in-pink carrier. 

The packaging is so cute that I just have to keep it. Even though it probably will just be collecting dust in my room. :P 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Chikuwa Tei

When asked where is the best place for good Chirashi, Chikuwa Tei will probably be one of the most recommended location. 

Located at Mohamed Sultan Road, Chikuwa Tei is opened by the former Chef of the famous Wasabi Tei @ Far East Plaza. Unfortunately, the Chef has left to be at Mitsuba. I haven't been to the latter, but I find their menu kinda similar to Chikuwa Tei as well. 

Anyway, don't be fooled by the emptiness of the restaurant. The lunch crowd is usually insane, dinner as well. So we chose to visit for an early dinner. 

ps: we left about 8-ish and there was a queue forming.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Taiwan Day 3: Tai Chung 台中, Xin She 新社 - Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 + Summit Resort 古堡花園 + Carton King 纸箱王

What?? I'm only at day 3? Why does it feels like I have already written a lot of posts on Taiwan? I think I'm never going to finish my 9 days journey. :X 

btw click here to go back to the posts that I have blogged on Taiwan! :)

So we planned a day trip to Xin She 新社 on the 3rd day of our trip. It has to be a day because Xin She is very far away from the main Tai Chung area and it is highly inaccessible. Thus, the most logical way to get to Xin She is actually to book a driver for the day. :)

But of course, the down side of booking a driver is that it's very expensive. To get a driver who is willing to drive you to about three different places of attraction, it will cost about NT2500 - NT3000. 

So the driver suggested that we head to Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 first since it is the furthest away, before we head to Summit Resort 古堡花園 and finally Carton King 纸箱王 before coming back. 

Sounds good and here we go~ 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Recipe: Magic Custard Cake 魔术卡士垯蛋糕

Introducing the famous Magic Custard Cake which has totally overwhelmed the baking-sphere. I have been seeing this like every single day on homebaker's blog? What's so magical about the cake you may wonder. 

Think a single batter recipe which yield 3 different textures in one cake. How on earth is it possible?!