Toast Box: Toasting One Hundred!

UntitledToast Box celebrated its 100th store yesterday at Shaw House! What a milestone! From a single local store selling traditional Nanyang Kopi, it has come a long way and has now expanded to countries like China, Hong Kong and Thailand.

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No glamour shots here! On a side note, I am so glad to finally get a picture of the three of us (Lirong and Vivienne) after so many events together!

And now… back to the food!

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Introducing The New Market Place at Raffles City!

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Did you know that Market Place at Raffles City has gone through a revamp? It is now more spacious and luminous! Besides that, they have also included new sections like ‘Food of the World’ and ‘Food to Go’. Each section is now clearly labelled with huge signages so you can find your items easily!

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The moment you walk into the supermarket you cannot help but notice the range of fruits they have there. Other than the usual tropical fruits, they also bring in seasonal ones like these melons from Hokkaido.

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Pind Balluchi (Media Tasting)

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I was so pleased to be invited to a dinner at Pind Balluchi, which is a renowned award-winning restaurant in India with over 20 years of history. Pind Balluchi opened its doors in Clarke Quay in August 2013 and we got to try its recently revamped menu.

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Appetisers

We were amazed by the sheer quality and quantity of appetisers served to us!

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Amritsari Fish. Chickpea-battered fish fillet flavoured with Indian spices and an alluring hint of carom seeds. I could not get enough of this! Two thumbs up!

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Tangri Kebab. Char-grilled chicken drumsticks, sold by the piece, marinated with yoghurt, cream and cheese.

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Media Invite: Teochew Festival 2014

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I was lucky to be invited to the Teochew Festival 2014, which is the first of its kind, a festival showcasing Teochew culture on a large scale. The event is held at outside Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, from 25 September to 5 October 2014. You will need to pay a $5 entry fee to go into the tentage.

When I got there, the first thing I saw was the very long line of people that extended along the side of the shopping mall. I was surprised to see such a huge turn out, young people and senior citizens alike!

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It was very packed inside. Other than an information area describing the origins of Teochews in Singapore, there are also various exhibition areas from embroidery to wooden sculpture to gold ornaments. If you are lucky, you will get to see some of the masters at work!

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