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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
An entirely different experience celebrating Valentine's at the newly opened SHAW THEATRES premiere at nex, the new shopping centre at Serangoon Central. SHAW THEATRES premiere is the first theatre in Singapore with premium services to feature 3D digital technology.
As a winner of an online contest organized by SHAW THEATRES, i won a Le Premiere Valentine package for 2 pax. Our comfort level is upgraded as we watched our favourite movie with enhanced technology and the fantastic dinning service, the highlight of this new silver screen experience. This was definitely an unforgetable exclusive movie experience with premium service.
You can choose to have a cocktail or a mocktail, experiencing their full bar services at their exclusive lounge while waiting to watch your movie.
We were nicely surprised by their exclusive menu of the 3 courses dinner. We had Half Shell Scallop Ceviche as our appetiser.
Our choice of cocktail and mocktail.
One of the main courses was Truffle Linguine Napoletana.
Another one was Oven Baked Rosemary Crusted Chicken.
After the appetiser and main courses, we were then ushered into the theatre to watch a chinese movie by the title of 'What Women Want' featured Andy Lau and Gong Li.
Our desserts, Mango Tango and Chocolate Tiramisu were served with another round of cocktail and mocktail to us, in the theatre.
Thank you, SHAW. Thank you for an exclusive movie and dinning experience.
Shaw Theatres nex
23 Serangoon Central #04-64 Nex Singapore 556083
Saturday, February 12, 2011
And not forgetting to drop by Hiap Joo Bakery for some old school buns. This traditional bread shop is more than 80 years old but the bread is still baked in wood fire oven as in 1930s. Curry Potatoes bun, otah buns, cheese buns, kaya buns, red bean buns, coconut buns, banana cake and plain bread are available here. The fresh loaves and bread are only available after 2.30 pm and they only start baking from 12.30 pm.
My personal favourite is the otah buns, followed by the ikan billis buns, and i didn't like the curry potatoes buns. I heard most of the buns would be sold out by 3pm, so please be early if you want to drop by. And, never come on Sunday which is their off day.
HIAP JOO BAKERY & BISCUIT FACTORY
13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 8000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm (Closed on Sundays)
Restoran Hua Mui is one of the most talk about restoran at Johor Bahru.
It is at an old coffee shop with quite abit of history.
Not too pretentious, but simple.
A cup of nicely brewed coffee served in a traditional cup and saucer and lemon barley. It's not advisable to order the barley with lemon, other than the additional RM$1 for that piece of lemon, the sourness that caused by the lemon is not very appealing.
The signature Hainanese Chicken Chop as recommended. It did not manage to impress me, it might have got to do with my unfounded expectation and thus disappointed.
Oddly, i prefer this Grilled Chicken Chop to the earlier.
Butter Chicken is another strongly recommended dish to try. The butter taste was a little overwhelming, and it caused the chicken to be a little too oily as well.
RESTORAN HUA MUI
Main: No 131, Jalan Trus, 8000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Branch: No 50, Jalan Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7.30 am to 9.30 pm
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
First visit to Burger Bench & Bar by Chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket & Relish Restaurant.
Waiting in anticipation for the burgers to be served.
If you do go there, you might want to consider not to order drink. A coke served in an usual paper cup like those in the fast foods outlets is $2.50 which i think is rather expensive.
Here came the Caramalised Onions & Cheese Burger. The burger patty might be handmade but it didn't manage to impress me. And, the hand-cooked russet potato crisps certainly was a disappointment, i couldn't help but took notice of the slight burnt taste.
I love this. The Soft Shell Crab Burger served with chilli crab sauce.
It might just be an one time off experience, nothing too personal but with the same amount of money, i can definitely get something better.
UPDATE: It has already closed.
BURGER BENCH & BAR
8 Grange Road #01-02 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Singapore