Harry’s Festive Celebration at Cuppage (Media Invite)

My family and I got to enjoy a festive feast for four, showcasing some of Harry’s famed specialties and new yuletide creations, at Harry’s @ Cuppage. The restaurant/bar is located just behind Centrepoint at Cuppage Terrace and is the first of the shops in the block. Harry’s signature signage is hard to miss.

The vibe at Harry’s is a stylish yet relaxed one and its a great place to chill out. And for all you soccer fans out there, they have two huge screens, a 42 inch TV indoors and a 60 inch TV alfresco, playing main matches.

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Finland Travelogue 1: Ranua Wildlife Park & Food in Rovaniemi

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After flying for about 15 hours from Singapore to Helsinki, Finland, we took a domestic flight to Rovaniemi and that took another hour or so. Needless to say, despite being exhausted from the long flights, I was very excited at what was in store for us!

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, which is the hub for all the winter and arctic adventures. It is like a centre and you can use it as a base while venturing out for the various activities.

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It was rather late when we arrived at the very small airport at Rovaniemi. There was light snowfall, which made it feel like a Winter Wonderland.

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Sanpoutei Ramen @ Holland Village

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[This post is really dated. Sorry!]

Ramen has always been one of my favourite types of noodles. And of course, the thick broth and flavourful soft-boiled eggs do not hurt too! Naturally, seeing that Sanpoutei Ramen has replaced Ramen Play at Holland Village some time back, I decided to check it out with my good friend.

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The ramen at Sanpoutei is freshly made with the noodle making machine on location (in between the kitchen and entrance). Also, the restaurant uses specially manufactured “keep warm” bowls produced in Tsubame Sanjo, Niigata, which is famous for producing metal products.

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I ordered the Rich Tori Spicy Miso ($17), while my friend ordered Ramen with Soup Tonkotsu with Special Full-topping ($18.80).

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Christmas Macarons from Bonheur Patisserie

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Hi everyone! I am back and still adjusting to the humid albeit extremely wet weather in Singapore. Also, I am currently sorting out my photographs of Finland, but I promise they will be up next week. Until then, it is back to a post on food (my favourite subject).

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, Bonheur Patisserie will not be unfamiliar to you! Their character macarons are a favourite of mine and I have been regularly seeking them out during the weekends for new characters. The thing about macarons from Bonheur Patisserie is that they are not only good to look at but equally delicious to eat.

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On Holiday to Finland!

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Hi! I will be flying to beautiful Finland from 10 to 20 December 2014! Stay tuned for picturesque views of this gorgeous country. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that my camera will not freeze up on me and that I will get to see the aurora borealis! Till then, follow me on Instagram for more timely updates :)

Bonheur Patisserie: Cutest Character Macarons (Part 2)

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It was the weekend again, so what did I do? Head on down to my favourite macaron shop, Bonheur Patisserie, to get myself more character macarons! This time around there was only one repeat character (Hello Kitty) which I did not buy, so there is a total of eight new designs ($4.50 each).

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My mum thinks they are a waste of money but they are simply so delicious and too cute to resist! By the way, please note I am horrible at identifying cartoon characters.

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Journey to The East (of Singapore)

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I joined my good friend Vivienne for a cafe-hopping afternoon in the east of Singapore. While Singapore is a small island, I seldom explore the Katong/ East Coast/ Joo Chiat area because it is very far from my house and that was proven yesterday when it took me almost two hours by bus to reach there.

Since I was going to be in the area for a tasting later that night, I thought to reach there a few hours ahead and make the most of my afternoon there by hitting as many food outlets as my stomach could possibly take.

Here are some of the places we managed to cover:

1. Tiferet Tea Room

Tiferet Tea Room is located on the second floor of Katong V. The brightly lit interior and full length windows allow for great photo-taking opportunities.

Tiferet aims to encourage healthy lifestyle and living through tea drinking and tea culture. The tea room sources their tea from from major tea-producing countries such as China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia. You can find a variety of tea options, ranging from green to black tea, and pot sizes from small (for one person) to large (for two to three persons).

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Since it was our first stop, we ordered a large pot of tea to share and had our lunch here too. The Aglio Olio ($9.90) only came with vegetables and the spread of oil was kind of scary. Vivienne ordered the Dim Sum Platter ($8), which of course was nowhere near good dim sum standard. Nonetheless, we were not that disappointed as we did not expect a tea room to serve excellent savoury food.

The Yuzu Black Tea ($12) which has undergone full fermentation, has a dark red colouration. It is also supposed to be an effective stress reliever. The tea was very aromatic but we could not distinguish any yuzu flavour at all.

Tiferet Tea Room
30 East Coast Road, #02-17,
Katong V, Singapore 428751
Tel: 9737 0530
Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1000-2200hrs

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