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Rise @ Marina Bay Sands

Headed over to Marina Bay Sands (MBS) for buffet lunch at Rise Restaurant.

Located on the first floor in an open space just next to the main lobby of MBS, one should not have much problems trying to locate this restuarant.

The buffet has a good variety of desserts, sashimi, cold cuts, salads, cheese, bread, seafood, smoked meat.

The cooked food section also had a variety of Chinese, Indian, Italian & Western dishes.

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The selection is really good in my opinion but the salmon sashimi is not as fresh as I would have expected though the other sashimi were alright.

This is the first buffet that I have been to that has the largest variety of cold cuts and smoked meat. There was Smoked Tuna, salmon and yellowfin & cold cuts like salami, parma ham and some other cuts of duck and beef which I don’t know their names.

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Coffee or tea is included in the buffet. They serve TWG tea at the restaurant but they do not have the full range of selections, just the more basic choices like Earl Grey, Chamomile & English Breakfast.

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This is one half of the salad station.

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Tea with Mango Sorbet

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Rise
Tower 1, Hotel Atrium
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
10 Bayfront Ave, S(018956)
(+65) 6688 5525
Mon – Sun: 6am – 10.30pm

Lunch at $48++

It is a little steep but taking into consideration the huge variety and the quality of food, it is worth the visit. I will usually stay clear from the cooked food section as the taste of the food is largely disappointing, however after my brother told me how nice the diced beef was, I decided to give it a try along with the other food in the section. And I kept going back! Surprisingly the food are all cooked with the proper flavours and textures.

However for $68++ for dinner, I wouldn’t be able to comment if it is still worth the visit.

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My outfit for the day.
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Cardigan: Thailand, Dress: ASOS, Flats: Melissa Shoes, Bag: Longchamp

 

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High Tea @ Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel

Weekend high-teas is a popular activity that many Singaporeans love to indulge in.

And without any advance reservations, you are unlikely to get a table in the more popular restaurants.

One lazy weekend, both me and Beebops woke up rather late, he said that since we are already kind of over our lunch time, why not just head out for High Tea instead.

After many phone calls later, we managed to get a table at Rendezvous Hotel’s Straits Cafe for our high tea.

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There was quite a sizeable spread of food items ranging from salads to seafood to sashimi.

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There were a couple of sections where you can make your own Popiah.

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And try not to be too over-zealous with your fillings else it would end up being quite a mouthful like mine. : -p

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There is also a counter which you can order Laksa and the chef would prepare it for you.

As you can see below it was awarded the award like 10years ago, but trust me it is still one of the better buffet laksa that I have tried.

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The laksa gravy has just the right quantity of coconut milk and the light consistency so that you don’t get sick of the gravy half way through your bowl.

All I can say the only thing missing is the cockles!

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Order a cup of tea when you are almost done with the spread.

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How can we not have the durian puree desserts when the glass sticker is “screaming” right next to us.

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Delicious! So much that I took 3 despite a very full stomach.

It isn’t overly sweet and it manages to retain that bittersweet taste that durians naturally possess.

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The high-tea spread honestly isn’t very big but I must say that whatever they had there was of quality and tasted good.

If my memory serves me well, it costs about $25 per person after a credit card discount. At that price, it left us feeling very satisfied and very full.

Rendezvous Grand Hotel – Straits Cafe
+65- 6335 ­1771 / 7
High Tea: 3:00pm to 5:30pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays only)
9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559

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[Nail This] Easter Eggs

How was your Good Friday long weekend?

I had a great time spending it with Beebops and I can’t believe it is Monday already now!

Painted my nails in pastel in polka dots and zig zag lines like Easter Eggs.

The only time I can eat these Cadbury Mini Eggs now is during Easter as it is imported only then. 😦

They used to have it in the supermarkets all year round.  I usually buy more than one when I see it on the shelves and now I am down to my last one and I should head to the supermarket really soon to sweep up what’s left on the shelf!

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For this manicure, I used the Yellow Polish (second bottle from the left) & the Orange Polish (second bottle from left) for the dots.

Please pardon the uneven edges as I painted over my gelish nail polish as I didn’t want to remove it cos it involves so much chemical soaking and further filing of the nails.

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Some time ago Brunch at P.S Cafe

Sometimes it is rather nice to be doing a back dated post as it brings me back to place and relive all the memories again. Guess I am just so sentimental!

But the problem comes when you try to recall the details of the food and all, you realise that you need to do a little more homework to get the post with the correct facts. :-p

How long ago did we have Brunch at P.S Cafe? One and a half years ago! *gasp* Well the good thing to note is that we are still friends! hehe..

Claris and I arrived on time and got ourselves settled at the restaurant while waiting for Jen who was still at home when we were already at P.S Cafe.
We kept busy with our cameras and our chatters in the meantime.

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Got our caffeine fixes
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Latte for Claris.  At least I think it was latte….

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Cappuccino for me.

As soon as Jenn arrived, we ordered our brunch choices.

Jenn’s P.S Big Bacon & Eggs.

I took a small portion of this and it was so yummy! Extremely delicious and rich in flavour. I will order this the next time I am there.
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Claris’s Banana Pancakes.  Sweet sweet sweet! The caramelised banana was really fragrant and sweet though I didn’t take much of the pancake. But according to Claris it was pretty ok.
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And for me? As predictable as you can imagine, it was Eggs Benedict for me. For Eggs Benny, it is all about the Hollandaise sauce but the sauce tasted just a little flat without much tangy taste.

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After the pictures of the food, we took pictures of ourselves with the food. Thank goodness the food wasn’t too cold when we started tucking in!
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We ate and we chatted. We drank and we chatted… And we felt a little peckish and considered some desserts.

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In the end, it was the Lemon Meringue & Chocolate Brownie.

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I loved the meringue bits but the lemon paste in the pastry was just too sweet with the meringue and the ice cream. As for the brownie, nothing much to fault it except for it being extremely sinful!

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By the time we finished all these food, it was already close to 6pm. We were there for close to 5 hours and we could have gone on and on with our conversation if not for our individual dinner appointments. Thinking about it makes me smile at the memories and looking at the pictures now makes my tummy rumble.

Should we head there again soon girls? ;-p

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Merry Christmas 2011

Hope everyone had a great Christmas weekend!

My Christmas weekend was spent filling up on delicious food, catching up with friends and family and simply enjoying the three days break!

Kicked off the long weekend with a gathering and mystery gift exchange filled with lots of fun and laughter!
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Dress: Forever 21, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Melissa

Headed to MBS to spend the weekend.

Breakfast was at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s BeanSTRO before heading off to Michael’s place for a pot luck lunch.
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And ended my Xmas eve gatherings at my auntie’s place over BBQ in the cool weather.

How I could resist the temptation of wearing another red dress for this festive weekend?

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Street Food Festival – Malaysia

I was in JB over the weekend and drove past a banner on the road which was for an event ” Street Food Festival”.

It sounded like a great place to head to for delicious Malaysian dishes and off we went.

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We arrived at the location of the bazaar only to be greeted by cold gusts of wind and heavy rain. The rain dampened the mood significantly as there was much of a crowd and the tables prepared in the middle of the walk way were empty as it didn’t have much shelter over them.

The food stalls were lined up in tents stretching more than 300meters in distance. I didn’t managed to take much pictures as I was struggling to keep under the shelter of our umbrella and I couldn’t quite dig out my camera from my disorganized bag. If only it wasn’t raining so heavily when we first got to the Street Food Festival Fair, I would have bought more food to try and nibble on.

Only when we stopped at this fried rice stall to order our food did I take some pictures.

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Opposite the fried rice stall was this sugar cane juice stall which looked like they have been juicing those canes to no end.

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We found a table under a leaky shelter and ordered oyster omelette to complement our prawn fried rice.

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When I mentioned that it was a leaky shelter, it wasn’t just droplets here and there. But it was a major leak like a mini waterfall!

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The rain became a light drizzle and that was when we hear continuous loud explosive noises and they were having a fireworks display right above us!

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The fireworks display went on for more than 10 minutes before heading back to the tents to finish up our food with smiles on our faces for the unexpected feast for our eyes.

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At Jusco Tebrau City, we stumbled upon these Christmas hats that matched the outfits that we were wearing for the day!

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I was so tempted to get this cute Christmas Tree hat!

My outfit for the day. I bought this t-shirt at the Disney Store when I was in Milan. Admittedly it is hardly an item that serves as a memento for Milan, but who could resist a Mickey T-shirt? :p I kinda miss Italy recently and hence decided to wear this Tshirt. I sure hope I wouldn’t reach out to this top everytime I start missing anything Italian!

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T-shirt: Disney shop in Milan, Skirt: A&F, Booties: Taiwan, Bag: Longchamp

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Tea break

Delicious earl grey milk tea to bring me through the afternoon of inspirations.

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I have been busy recently and do not have proper time to sit down to organize my thoughts and blog. Things should get better by June. 😉

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