22 April 2014

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum (Malacca)

Located along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock which is next to Jonker Street, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum provides a glimpse into the culture of Peranakans - Baba (Straits-born gentleman) and Nyonya (Straits-born lady) in the early 20th-century Malaya. The tour is conducted around the house which is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861.
How to get there?
Address: 48 & 50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 283 1273
Opening hours
Mon to Thurs: 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 4.30pm
Fri to Sun: 9.45am to 4.30pm
(Last morning tour at 11.45am, last afternoon tour at 3.45pm)

Entrance Fee (Conducted Tour)
Adult - RM 15
Child (5-12 years old) - RM 10
(Entrance fees increased with effective from 1 Jan 2014)
Very interesting tour which provides a better understanding into the Peranakans' way of life.
I couldn't take photos as video and photo-taking are prohibited in the Museum.
Visit the website for more information and photos.

17 April 2014

Two Blur Guys (Boat Quay)

Two Blur Guys adopted the New York concept cafe and opened their first cafe in the bustling CBD area, Tanjong Pagar. The cafe offers 6 different signature burgers. I have gone to their second cafe at Boat Quay which is much more spacious. As the cafe is located at Boat Quay, they provide alcoholic drinks. Good place to have some burgers and chill out!
How to get there?
Address: 64 Boat Quay Singapore 049852 (Boat Quay Shophouses)
Tel: 6536 7904

By Car -
  • Along South Bridge Road, turn left into Circular Road and park at the kerbside carpark lots
  • Or along South Bridge Road, turn left into North Canal Road and park at the kerbside carpark lots
  • Alternatively, turn into Carpenter Street and park at the open carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05029 (Boat Quay) - Bus No. 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851, 961
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04239 (Clarke Quay Stn, New Bridge Rd) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04222 (Clarke Quay Stn, Eu Tong Sen St) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961

Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay (Exit E)
Truffle Fries
Prime Beef with Portobello
Premium Beef & Grilled Mushroom
Prime Beef with Streaky Bacon
Ground beef patty stuffed with streaky bacon and Gruyere cheese
Pulled Pork
Marinated pork, Gruyere cheese and honey mustard
Smoked Salmon
Selected Salmon fillet topped with Avocado Salsa
Other Outlet
Address: 1 Tras Link #01-13 Orchid Hotel Singapore 078867
Tel: 6636 4183

By Car –
  • Coupon parking along Tras Street, Wallich Street, Tg Pagar Road or Peck Seah Street
  • Alternatively, park in the Multi-Storey Carpark at Tg Pagar Plaza (Cashcard payment)

By Bike –
  • Coupon parking along Choon Guan Street or Tras Street (behind Amara Shopping Ctr)
  • Alternatively, park in the Multi-Storey Carpark at Tg Pagar Plaza (FOC)

By Public Transport –
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05429 (Bef Wallich St) / 05421 (Aft Craig Road) - Bus No. 80, 145

Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar (Exit A)

Opening hours
Mon to Sat: 11am to 9.30pm
Closed on Sundays

Two Blur Guys Facebook

14 April 2014

Indulge in a Gratifying Gourmet Experience with Saboten (さぼてん)!

Established in 1966, Saboten (さぼてん) has more than 500 branches worldwide which is the largest Tonkatsu chain in Japan. It is well-known for its heavenly breaded, deep-fried pork and chicken cutlets. And has become the definite place for Katsu aficionados. In addition, Saboten provides excellent Tonkatsu experience with the finest and freshnest ingredients!

On 14 April 2014, the Saboten outlet at IMM unveils a brand new dining concept!
A total of 18 new set meals of affordable prices from S$14.90, will be introduced and are available from then on.
How to get there?
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21 #01-19, IMM Building Singapore 609601
Tel: 6898 3432

By Car -
  • Along Jurong Gateway Road, turn left and in a short distance, turn left to enter the carpark
  • Free parking for the 1st 3 hours

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 28659 (IMM Bldg) / 28651 (Opp IMM Bldg) - Bus No. 52, 105, 188, 333, 502
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 28669 (Jurong East Warehse) - Bus No. 183
  • Alight at Jurong East Bus Interchange - Bus No. 51, 52, 66, 78, 79, 97, 98, 105, 143, 160, 183, 197, 333, 334, 335, 506
  • Free Shuttle Bus to and fro Jurong East MRT Station (Pick-up point at JCube & Westgate) Daily from 10.30pm to 10.30pm (10-15 mins interval)

Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East (Take the Shuttle Bus)

Opening hours
Daily from 11am to 10pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

We started our meal with the cabbage!
Pour the creamy Goma ごま dressing over the cabbage.
The cabbage will help to have better digestion.
Chawanmushi 茶碗蒸し
(Comes with the set meal, the chawanmushi tastes smooth and interestingly, consists of corn)
Sesame is provided to pour on the rice to entice the meal and it is also beneficial for our health. 
Grind the Sesame in the Japanese mortar (Suribachi すり鉢) with the pestle (Surikogi 擂粉木).
Out of the 18 new set meals, we have gotten an opportunity to taste the following:

Aka Ebi Mentai & Half Loin Katsu Gozen
(The prawns which span the size of the serving plate, are crowned with ebi mayo!)
Black Pepper Kurobuta Teppanyaki & Halibut Katsu Gozen (S$18.90)
(The black pepper consists of a piquant taste and the crispiness of the Halibut Katsu, enliven the meal) 
Alternatively, you could order the Black Pepper Kurobuta Teppanyaki & Half Loin Katsu Set which comes with Salmon Sashimi.
Another set meal is the Twin Set Katsu Supreme & Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu Set.
The beef is sliced thinly so that each slice melts in your mouth!
If you simply love chicken meat, order the Chicken Teriyaki & Chicken Katsu Set.
3 Days Special Promotion!
On 18 April 2014, customers can enjoy 50% off on their favourite Saboten set menus. (Available on selected items only).

On 19 & 20 April 2014, customers who dine in Saboten will receive a secret reward gift from the restaurant, including complimentary meal vouchers, dining vouchers and many more exciting prizes to be won!

Hurry and dine at Saboten!
Visit their Facebook for more information.

Last but not least, I'd like to thank Jaslyn and Racheal for the invitation!

09 April 2014

Toyogo (Singapore)

Thinking of purchasing some plastic products, you should visit Toyogo! They specialize in manufacturing wide range of plastic products which include stationery, various types of plastic containers, plastic files, gardening and other household items.
How to get there?
Address: Blk 11 Toa Payoh Industrial Park, Lorong 8 #01-1207 Singapore 319063
Tel: 6251 8747

By Car -
  • Along Lor 8 Toa Payoh, turn into Toa Payoh Industrial Park, park at the carpark lots along the road
  • Alternatively, park at the carpark next to Blk 9 or Blk 11A Multi-Storey CarPark
By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 52399/52391 (Blk 231/Opp Blk 231) - Bus No. 238

Nearest MRT Station: Toa Payoh (NS19) Take Bus No. 238 from Interchange

Opening hours
Daily from 10am to 7pm (including Sundays and PH)

01 April 2014

Restoran Capitol Satay 佳必多沙爹 (Malacca)

"We Aim for Originality, Quality over Quantity!"

Well-known for its Satay Celup (Steamboat Satay), we arrived at around 5pm and there was already a very long queue. We waited patiently for an hour plus before we got the table. The place is popular and queuing is unavoidable (unless arriving a bit late, maybe 10pm).
How to get there?
Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka
Tel: +606 283 5508

The restaurant is a bit further away from Jonker Street but I'd think it's still within walking distance.
Just do a bit of walking before dinner.
Opening hours
Tuesdays to Sundays: 5pm to 11pm (Closed on Mondays)
Finally, we got our seats!
The staff brought us the pot of satay sauce
Top it with peanuts and other ingredients
Stir it
And we are ready to dip the sticks in the pot
They have a wide variety for selection. Each stick is priced at RM0.90.
Let's dip and eat!
We finished our food within 30 minutes despite the long wait.
If the queue is too long for you, there are other restaurants nearby selling Satay Celup too.
This is my first time trying satay celup, it's special and different dipping the food with the satay sauce. But I doubt I'd queue for the second time, thinking that I have to wait for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. But if you have not try this before, it's good to give it a try!

26 March 2014

Keisuke Gyoza King 餃子王

Keisuke Gyoza King is located prominently at Orchid Hotel which is very near to Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King. It is a small outlet with counter seats surrounding the busy kitchen. LaLa and I came here especially for the Gyoza.
How to get there? 
Address: 1 Tras Link #01-15 Orchid Hotel Singapore 078867
Tel: +65 6604 6674
By Car –
  • Coupon parking along Tras Street, Wallich Street, Tg Pagar Road or Peck Seah Street
  • Alternatively, park in the Multi-Storey Carpark at Tg Pagar Plaza (Cashcard payment)

By Bike –
  • Coupon parking along Choon Guan Street or Tras Street (behind Amara Shopping Ctr)
  • Alternatively, park in the Multi-Storey Carpark at Tg Pagar Plaza (FOC)

By Public Transport –
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 05429 (Bef Wallich St) / 05421 (Aft Craig Road) - Bus No. 80, 145

Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar (Exit A)
Opening hours
Daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Start ordering your preferred choice of Gyoza!
The set meal is worthwhile at the price of S$13.90 which includes Rice, Soup and 2 side dishes.
They also provide preserved cabbage and seasoned bean sprouts.
Vinegar, Chilli Oil and Soy Sauce for the Gyoza!
We ordered the Chicken and Pork Gyoza
Both taste delicious!

And a "Small" Rice
Our side dishes!
Stir fried egg with Chinese chives
(The fried egg is moist and tastes good)
Chicken Nanban with Tartar Sauce
(One of my favourites. The chicken is cripsy, tender and goes well with the sauce)
Stir fried Eggplant (Brinjal) with MISO
Deep fried chicken with spicy sauce and mixed sesame
(This is my another favourite. The chicken is cripsy yet tender and tastes a bit spicy for my liking)
Our complete meal with Miso Soup!