30 July 2013

BlackBall Singapore 黑丸嫩仙草 (Bugis)

"BlackBall" originates from Taiwan and derives from Mr Tang who conceptualizes from the colour of grass jelly (black) and the similar pronunciation of taro (芋丸).
How to get there?
Address: 201 Victoria Street, Bugis+ #01-14 Singapore 188067
Tel: 6884 9579

By Car -
  • Park at Bugis+, Midlink Plaza, Fu Lu Shou Complex or Bugis Junction
  • Alternative, park at the open carpark opposite Bugis+, enter from Queen Street

By Bike -
  • Bike lots are available along Queen Street, in front of Bugis+
  • Or open carpark opposite Bugis+, enter from Queen Street
  • Park at Fu Lu Shou Complex or Bugis Junction by per entry fee

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01112 (Opp Bugis Junction) - Bus No. 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980, NR7
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01119 (Bugis Junction) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960, NR7
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 01113 (Bugis Stn) - Bus No. 2, 32, 33, 51, 61, 130, 133, 145, NR7

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis

Website: www.blackball.com.sg

Opening hours
Daily from 12noon to 11pm

Other Singapore branches
City Vibe, 3151 Commonwealth Avenue West #01-10 S129581
Daily from 11am to 10pm

The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green #01-14/15 S138617 (Buona Vista MRT)
Sun to Thurs: 10am to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am to 11pm

Blk 204 Bedok North Street 1 #01-393 S460204
Daily from 11am to 10pm

112 East Coast Road, 112 Katong #02-27 S428802
Daily from 10am to 10pm

2 Jurong East Street 21, IMM Building #01-48 S609601
Daily from 10am to 10pm
BlackBall Signature is the combination of YamQ, golden sweet potato, sweet potato balls, yam balls, red beans and pearls. Choose from hot, cold, warm or icy flavours.
Could also try the Mix and Match by choosing up to 4 ingredients.
BlackBall Signature!
We opt for the icy flavour and added the milk for better taste! The YamQ, Yam Balls, sweet potatoes and pearls are chewy. The red beans and black sugar added gave a sweet taste to it.

Originated from Taiwan and in addition to the Singapore branches, they have overseas branches in Malaysia and Indonesia too.

27 July 2013

Baker Talent パン達人 (Clementi)

Peiyun brought me to this new bakery in Clementi which the buns are sold at promotional prices. There are a number of flavors to choose from such as the golden sands buns, cranberry cheese, lemon cheese, etc. The queue is long but the staff serves fast, thus it will not be a long wait. But if the popular buns run out of stock, you'd have to wait for the buns to be out from the oven. 
How to get there?
Address: Blk 442 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-89 Singapore 120442

By Car/Bike -
  • Along Commonwealth Ave West, turn left into Clementi Ave 3, keep right and turn right into the open carpark
  • Alternatively, after turning into Clementi Ave 3, turn left into the Multi-Storey carpark (Blk 455A or Blk 462A)

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 17171 (Clementi Stn) - Bus No. 5N, 14, 52, 78, 96, 105, 106, 147, 154, 156, 165, 166, 175, 183, 185, 189, 285
  • Alight at Clementi Bus Interchange - Bus No. 7, 14, 96, 99, 147, 156, 165, 166, 173, 175, 196, 282, 284, 285

Nearest MRT Station: Clementi

Opening hours
Daily from 9am to 10pm.
Must try their "Golden Sands Bun 黄金流沙包"
The filling is made of salted egg. 
Cranberry Cheese 蔓越莓乳酪
This is my favourite!
Butter Bo Lo Bun 奶油菠萝包 
Butter Boom and Lemon Cheese Bun!
Other branches
Boon Lay
Blk 221 Boon Lay Shopping Centre #01-154

Choa Chu Kang
Blk 303 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01-723

Jurong West
Blk 495 Jurong West St 51 #01-100
Blk 964 Jurong West St 91 #01-1338

Blk 261 Serangoon Central #01-11

Blk 828 Tampines St 81 #01-266

Blk 415 Yishun Ave 11 #01-319
Blk 846 Yishun Ring Road #01-3633

25 July 2013

Hwang's Korean Restaurant (NUS)

Opened in November 2011, Hwang's Korean Restaurant, is located at NUS University Town (UTown). The restaurant is managed by the Hwang husband and wife team. It serves authentic korean food at affordable prices to the students. It's worth travelling to NUS UTown to try the korean food.
How to get there?
Address: 1 Create Way #01-09 Create Tower, University Town at National University of Singapore
Tel: 9833 0603 (Mr Hwang)
Hwang's Facebook

By Car/Bike -
  • Along AYE, Exit 9 towards Clementi Road and filter left to Kent Ridge Crescent
  • At the roundabout, turn left to College Link and drive straight to the roundabout at Create Way
  • Drive straight down towards College Ave West after the roundabout
  • Park at "Stephen Riady Centre"

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at UTown Bus Stop - Internal Shuttle Bus D1 & D2
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 16161 (Opp NUS Raffles Hall) - Bus No. 151 / Internal Shuttle Bus A2, B, C, BTC1, D1, D2
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 16169 (NUS Raffles Hall) - Bus No. 96, 151, 151e / Internal Shuttle Bus B, C

Nearest MRT Station: Clementi (Take Bus No. 96 from interchange)

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 10.30am to 9pm (Last order)
Sat: 10.30am to 8pm (Last order)
Closed on Sundays

Mode of payment
Cash terms only
Dak Bulgogi (Spicy Marinated Chicken)
Doeji Bulgogi (Spicy Marinated Pork)
Ddukbaegi Samgyebsal (Spicy Marinated Belly Pork)

23 July 2013

2Days 1Night (2D1N) 1박 2일 Soju Bang Korean Restaurant (Tanjong Pagar)

Everytime when I pass by 2D1N Soju Bang Korean Restaurant, there is always a long queue. Most of the customers are actually queuing for the Ssikkek Korean BBQ Buffet but we decided to try the ala-carte food. If you are going for the menu, you'll just enter the restaurant and need not to wait outside.
How to get there?
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01 Singapore 088465
Tel: 6227 6033 (For reservations)

By Car – 
  • Park at the open carpark along Duxton Hill or coupon parking along Tanjong Pagar Road, Duxton Road, Wallich Street, Tras Street and Peck Seah Street 
  • Alternatively park in the Multi-Storey Carpark at Tg Pagar Plaza (Cashcard payment)

By Bike – 
  • Coupon parking in the alleys along Tanjong Pagar Road or open carpark along Duxton Hill
  • 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)

Website: www.2d1n.com.sg

Opening hours
Mondays to Saturdays & PH: 5.30pm to 4am
Sundays: 5.30pm to 12 mn
Banchan 반찬!
The portion of the ala-carte food is quite big though we have 3 persons trying to empty the plates.
Tteobokki (S$20)
Pajeon (S$15)
Osam Kimchi (S$30)
And if you don't mind waiting, try the Ssikkek Korean BBQ Buffet!

19 July 2013

Bangkok Jam (Great World City)

Out of the blue moon, we decided to catch a movie at Great World City. And we chanced upon Bangkok Jam which the layout of the restaurant looks appealing to us. The menu provides various choices for the thai food that satisfy our hunger.
How to get there?
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-26 Singapore 237994
Tel: 6732 4523

By Car/Bike -
  • Enter into Great World City Carpark along Zion Road or Kim Seng Road, check their carpark rates at Great World City website. 
  • Bike parks FOC (Click here for source of information)

By Public Transport - 
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 13121/13119 (Opp Great World City) - Bus No. 5, 16, 75, 175, 195, 970, NR5
Free Shuttle Buses Pick Up points: Orchard MRT, Chinatown MRT, Redhill MRT

Nearest MRT Station: Tiong Bahru (Bus No. 16, 195) or Outram Park (Bus No. 75)

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am to 10pm

They have other Singapore outlets at Wheelock Place and Plaza Singapura. Overseas outlets include Taiwan and Malaysia.
Tom Yum soup is good!

16 July 2013

Labrador Park (Nature Reserve)

One of the nature reserves/parks that is located in the southern part of Singapore which contains many historical relics of World War II. The park also provides a picturesque view of the sea, this is especially so during the sunset.
How to get there?
By Car -
  • Locates along Telok Blangah Road, drives into Labrador Villa Road towards Port Road
  • Park at Carpark B or C
Carpark B
By Public Transport (15 minutes walk to the entrance of the park) - 
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 14419 (Carpark A) - Bus No. 408 (Near to the Eco cafe)
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 15141 (Opp PSA Bldg) - Bus No. 10, 30, 30E, 51, 143, 175, 176, 188

Nearest MRT Station: Labrador Park