Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Le Hair Spa Opening Event @ 87 Bukit Timah Road

I was recently invited to Le Hair Spa for their Opening on 20th Aug! Located along 87 Bukit Timah Road, the Le Hair Spa has a huge and prominent storefront which is hard to miss. The crazy amount of colourful flower stands are also too eye-catching from afar.  




The interior is beautifully designed with a mixture of modern Victorian style furniture in Black and Gold. The place looks really grand and professional! I was really impressed with the renovation down to every single detail including the reception telephone that looks like an antique. 

When you step into the next room, there were about 6 seats which were already sufficient for a salon. But no, that's not all! Step in further and you will be in for a surprise! Actually a rather impressive one. 


There was a gorgeous and grand spiral staircase awaiting you! Everyone was queuing to take their #OOTDs. And I'm joining in too! 


For a VIP experience, you can request to have your hair spa in a PRIVATE room with no additional charges at all! The room is really spacious! It looks a little empty now as they are still moving in more cabinets and tables. I felt so privileged having to experience the private room all by myself just for a hair spa. The ATAS service at Le Spa really makes this place stands up above the rest.


You can also request for their Couple room if you're coming with your partner or friend! This room has a more "Executive" feel.




A group photo with my fellow Blogger friends! It has been so long since I met up with them and it's really a good catch up session too! 



Check out their spa menu prices below! A Hair Spa starts from $50 onwards (60 minutes) and they also provide other services such as haircut, colouring and perm. 

The Hair Spa which I have experienced also included a simple head & body massage. Don't compare this to real massage parlours but it was a comfortable one for me as my body was aching all over from my baking over the past month. I also enjoyed the shampoo and conditioner that Le Hair Spa uses as my whole head has a very cooling sensation which felt really refreshing. The scalp treatment is also supposed to aid in hair growth. 




Thank you Rachel for the invite! 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pot Addiction SG 吃锅瘾 at Sun Plaza | Mookata, Korean BBQ and Hotpot

Pot Addiction SG (吃锅瘾 = literally 吃过瘾) is a newly opened restaurant at Sun Plaza (Sembawang) and a hidden gem for Mookata, Korean BBQ and Hotpot lovers!

Now you don't have to debate with your friend on dining choices anymore. Enjoy the best of both worlds just by topping up $12 for a duo hotpot per table (Up to 4 pax). Buffet price starts from $14.90 for lunch and $22.90 for dinner, which is seriously super affordable for the quality they are providing.


For steamboat choices, you can pick from the different soup bases - Ma La, Herbal Chicken, Tom Yum, Chicken, Tonkotsu, Mushroom or more. Ma La and Herbal Chicken wasn't to my liking but I really enjoyed the Tonkotsu and Tom Yum during my other visit.

The Tom Yum had the right balance of sourness and spiciness, which was the exact type of Tom Yum soup I favour. Tonkotsu is a mild subtle taste of pork broth and is best for steamboat as I do not want the soup to be overpowering as well.


I was honestly quite impressed by the extensive variety of seafood, meat and steamboat items which are usually not offered elsewhere - Spicy Chicken, Thai Style Chicken, Pork Belly, Bacon, Beef Slices and more. I'm already salivating while writing this blog post!

Besides the impressive spread of food, the meat was also surprisingly very tender and easy to chew on, unlike some Korean BBQ restaurants that I have been to. On my 2nd visit, the pork belly cut was a little too thick though.






If you prefer something more premium, you can top up $5 for a plate of Ribeye slices, Lamb slices, Pomfret Fish or Abalone.

Premium top ups at buffet are usually way more expensive and are not really worth the money. $5 for such a huge plate is a great steal, especially if shared among a group of friends!



Bamboo clams, clams, prawns, scallops and squids are offered at the seafood counter, and I couldn't stop at just one plate. The freshness and quality cannot be comparable to seafood restaurants but you have to give credit to its decent taste given that this is a buffet. 




They really do have almost every common steamboat ingredient, which was really amazing for such an affordable price. Check out the cute owl fishcakes too!






Be spoilt for choices as you can pick from 26 different sauces and toppings! My personal favourite was the Satay sauce which had a very strong nutty flavor. Their homemade chilli sauce is also worth a try!


Top up $3 for a generous bowl of mixed cheese which is a great complement to pork or beef. Trust me, it's so sinfully addictive and it was my perfect "topping sauce" of the day . I love how the melted gooey cheese is still piping hot. Must try for CHEESE LOVERS, you will not regret! 




The only downside about Pot Addiction is that they do not offer any desserts, but they have plans to bring in some in the future.



Buffet Prices:



Weekdays


Lunch: $14.90++(A), $7.90++(C), $12.90++(Senior/Student)

Dinner: $22.90++(A), $8.90++(C), $20.90++(Senior/Student)

Weekends

Lunch: $24.90++(A), $8.90++(C), $22.90++(Senior/Student)

Dinner: $24.90++(A), $8.90++(C), $24.90++(Senior/Student)

Children below 0.8m dines for free!


Add ons:


Hotpot: Add $12 (max 4 pax to 1 pot)

Tom Yum Mookata: Add $2 per pax

Cheese: Add $3

Pot Addiction SG 吃锅瘾

30 Sembawang Drive #02-14, Sun Plaza, Singapore 737718

Tel: +65 6481 3456

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Jpot Chilli Crab Soup @ Tampines One

Jpot Singapore has recently released a new iconic flavor for a distinct Singapore hotpot style - The Chilli Crab Soup! Jpot is already well-known for its Singapore flavored soup broth like Laksa and Ba Ku Teh but seriously, this hot and spicy chilli crab flavor just stepped up its game for Jpot. I am going to say YES to anything spicy! 




Jpot is currently offering the Chilli Crab set menu at a promotion of $52/set (U.P. $62.80). Alternatively, you may order ala-carte at about $20 per pot.

Needless to say, the set menu is more worth the money as it includes a variety of other seafood including live prawns, sliced squid, sliced toman fish, fish-balls, prawn balls, fish paste tofu, fried fish skin/ beancurd skin, and the second highlight of the set - deep fried mini buns.

I am suddenly thankful that my brother also loves spicy food as such.


Here are the instructions to finish your hotpot meal with the Iconic Chilli Crab. If you're confused, don't worry because the staff at Jpot will help you complete your chilli crab sauce when you are done with the steamboat portion.

Remember to save your crab for the best part! 


The "secret" to the delicious thick and gooey Chilli Crab Sauce is to add cornstarch and egg to your leftover soup broth, which helps to thicken the soup and turn it into sauce texture. 


You can't complete your Chilli Crab meal without these piping hot and fried Mantou buns. Other than condensed milk, it's a perfect combination with the sweet and spicy sauce. The buns are so delicious that it is quite difficult to stop at one.

Only 4 buns are included in the set menu, but you can top up from the ala-carte menu.




As usual, you will be spoilt for choices as Jpot offers different types of meat and seafood for you to pick from, which also caters to different budget. Pick from a selection of normal, premium or wagyu beef to satisfy your meat cravings. I recommend the premium sliced beef instead as I noticed a slight drop in standard for the Wagyu Beef (Not too worth it).

The rest are pretty much reasonable and of decent quality.





Jpot Outlets:
10 Tampines Central 1 #03-16
Tampines 1 Singapore 529536
Tel: 6532 3536

1 Harbourfront Walk #01-53
VivoCity Singapore 098585
Tel: 6273 3536

80 Marine Parade Road
#B-17 Parkway Parade
Singapore 449269
Tel: 6884 3536

Friday, 18 August 2017

[Food Tasting] Talay Kata @ Orchard Central | NEW Tom Yum Soup and Spicy Cheese Dip

I'm back at Talay Kata @ Orchard Central for a huge feast again! Not sure if you remember, but I wrote a review for them last year (Click HERE to read). They are back with a wider selection of food choices and a whole new Mookata experience - NEW Tom Yum Soup, Spicy Cheese Dip and a really huge platter of decadent seafood! 

Unlike most typical Mookata restaurants, Talay Kata offers different soup base varieties - the original Chicken soup, the all new Tom Yum and even unique flavours such as Salted Egg Yolk and Bonito Flavor. The Tom Yum could be a tad bit spicier (for my liking) but it would be great to share among the non-spicy lovers as well. But you know what? I'm just really glad that I can finally find a Mookata restaurant that serves Tom Yum soup! 




Have you ever tried getting up from your seat to the buffet counter several times just to find that your favourite dish has not been refilled? The seafood platter is here to save your cravings and kickstart your Mookata feast. It's a really generous portion for two -  fresh succulent lobsters, crayfish, scallops and prawns. Definitely more #instaworthy too. 




Talay Kata also serves a wider array of beef and pork, including marinated meat. I personally prefer the all-time favourite pork belly/ bacon which were quite juicy and fattening (It's a compliment and I don't mind the unhealthy fats for such delicacy). The marinated selection, on the other hand, suits those with a stronger palate. 




The Thai style cooked food choices were not only appetizing to look at, but had an authentic thai taste. We were told that the food are cooked by an authentic Thai chef! This explains why the food had such high standards even though they were served in a buffet.

The Tom Yum Chicken is one of my favourite - sour, spicy and so tantalizing. It's a little cold when you take it off the counter, I think it would taste better if u just BBQ it for a little while.






The Mama Big Bowl is included in every buffet session. Trust me, it's not like any other Maggi Mee noodles. The combination of the sweet, sour and spicy flavours were on point, and I could still feel the refreshing taste lingering in my imaginative taste buds even after a few weeks of eating it. 




The spicy cheese dip was a good complement to the overall meat dishes, adding a savoury taste without being too gelat. I prefer a spicier and "cheesier" kind of cheese but considering that the buffet is incredibly affordable, I would gladly enjoy the cheese dip.






We were so impressed with the food variety, though it was such a pity that we couldn't finish trying every single dish due to the huge portion of the seafood platter and Mama Big Bowl. Our tummies are greatly satisfied, ending the day with a food coma. 

Guess what? If you're coming on a weekday (Mon-Thurs), you don't even have to pay much to enjoy the same food as we did. 

Bring along your partner and enjoy 50% off the 2nd person! 
Let me do a quick calculation for you: After discount, each person will only be paying less than $26 nett! If you are in for a hearty meal, Talay Kata is a Mookata place you definitely wish to consider. 


Talay Kata
181 Orchard Rd, 08-04/05, Singapore 238896
Contact: 6634 0551