30 August 2014

It is the time of the year, to taste the yummmmmy mooncakes, always a delight and in my younger days walk the garden with a lantern to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival.

For this year, my vote for best Traditional Mooncake goes to Golden Peony!
It's perfect, outer skin gentle, and inner fine balance between sweet & salty (if yoke included)
Very nice!




As for Best Snowskin Mooncake, it would no doubt have to be Snow-Skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle & Ganache by Raffles Singapore. 

Legendary!



Last, on Best Design in Packaging:

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore



10:46 Jason Han
It is the time of the year, to taste the yummmmmy mooncakes, always a delight and in my younger days walk the garden with a lantern to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival.

For this year, my vote for best Traditional Mooncake goes to Golden Peony!
It's perfect, outer skin gentle, and inner fine balance between sweet & salty (if yoke included)
Very nice!




As for Best Snowskin Mooncake, it would no doubt have to be Snow-Skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle & Ganache by Raffles Singapore. 

Legendary!



Last, on Best Design in Packaging:

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore



22 August 2014

Beware of addiction to this bakery

Comparable to those in Germany, this is a secret yummy hideout of butter croissant in S'pore.
As simple as it looks, just one bite simply melts in your mouth Crispy & Delicious.

If they can make such seemingly simple stuff so good, you can imagine for the rest of their bakes @

Pullman Bakery

#01-97/98, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard
T: 63373575 
http://www.pullmanbakery.com
22:27 Jason Han
Beware of addiction to this bakery

Comparable to those in Germany, this is a secret yummy hideout of butter croissant in S'pore.
As simple as it looks, just one bite simply melts in your mouth Crispy & Delicious.

If they can make such seemingly simple stuff so good, you can imagine for the rest of their bakes @

Pullman Bakery

#01-97/98, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard
T: 63373575 
http://www.pullmanbakery.com

16 August 2014

Great fun making my first cheesecake, and it looks yummy (Thankfully tasted yummy too)

Try this fun experience at :

Little House of Dreams
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central #B1-27E
Singapore 059817
Phone: (65) 6222 2972
http://www.littlehouseofdreams.com/
 
















00:48 Jason Han
Great fun making my first cheesecake, and it looks yummy (Thankfully tasted yummy too)

Try this fun experience at :

Little House of Dreams
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central #B1-27E
Singapore 059817
Phone: (65) 6222 2972
http://www.littlehouseofdreams.com/
 
















13 August 2014


We stayed in higher floors, and we got a good view, try this when you are here next time. It was a very comfortable hotel, the breakfast buffet was great as well. The hotel rate is kinda high relatively in bandung, otherwise I would hv given 5 stars. We will come back again. Thanks Novotel!


Novotel Bandung

  • Jalan Cihampelas No 23 25
  • West Java
  • 40171 BANDUNG
  • INDONESIA
  • Tel (+62)22/4211001
  • Fax (+62)22/4212999
  • E-mail reservation@novotelbandung.com
  • Hotel Manager :
    Mr Marak SETIADI

http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-6181-novotel-bandung/index.shtml

08:23 Jason Han

We stayed in higher floors, and we got a good view, try this when you are here next time. It was a very comfortable hotel, the breakfast buffet was great as well. The hotel rate is kinda high relatively in bandung, otherwise I would hv given 5 stars. We will come back again. Thanks Novotel!


Novotel Bandung

  • Jalan Cihampelas No 23 25
  • West Java
  • 40171 BANDUNG
  • INDONESIA
  • Tel (+62)22/4211001
  • Fax (+62)22/4212999
  • E-mail reservation@novotelbandung.com
  • Hotel Manager :
    Mr Marak SETIADI

http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-6181-novotel-bandung/index.shtml

10 August 2014


Can you beat this? Just from the looks of the cakes and food, they will drive your food visual sensory to the max. The steak was like you need to close your eyes to enjoy each melt slowly in your mouth, sending awe fully yummy taste to your mind. Any forms of cheesecake there will form a lasting impression of this wonderful place.

You need to visit this place:

The Cheesecake Factory
3015 Grand Ave, Ste 201, Miami, FL 33133
22:20 Jason Han

Can you beat this? Just from the looks of the cakes and food, they will drive your food visual sensory to the max. The steak was like you need to close your eyes to enjoy each melt slowly in your mouth, sending awe fully yummy taste to your mind. Any forms of cheesecake there will form a lasting impression of this wonderful place.

You need to visit this place:

The Cheesecake Factory
3015 Grand Ave, Ste 201, Miami, FL 33133

Rice garden- Great initiative by National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) Foodfare, by providing highly affordable nutritious meals, as low as $1.99 concessionary rate. This social outreach programme was setup, to address the concern of rising food prices on consumers especially the elderly and low income groups.

I have tried a couple of times, and it was delicious!

Great work, NTUC Foodfare!




09:15 Jason Han

Rice garden- Great initiative by National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) Foodfare, by providing highly affordable nutritious meals, as low as $1.99 concessionary rate. This social outreach programme was setup, to address the concern of rising food prices on consumers especially the elderly and low income groups.

I have tried a couple of times, and it was delicious!

Great work, NTUC Foodfare!




9 August 2014


Majulah Singapore (Onward Singapore)!
May you be greatly blessed!

09:34 Jason Han

Majulah Singapore (Onward Singapore)!
May you be greatly blessed!

6 August 2014




Everytime whenever tasting their signature chicken rice, it feels so good especially their friendly service &  comfortable setting. It feels you are cut off from the busyness of life, a retreat with good food @ great value. One plate of chicken rice costs $5 net with a towel, no service charge. For more heavenly taste, savour chicken liver at 50 cents more.

Great food, great place!





Wee Nam Kee
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
#04-102B
S'pore 039594
T: 6333 9830
22:35 Jason Han



Everytime whenever tasting their signature chicken rice, it feels so good especially their friendly service &  comfortable setting. It feels you are cut off from the busyness of life, a retreat with good food @ great value. One plate of chicken rice costs $5 net with a towel, no service charge. For more heavenly taste, savour chicken liver at 50 cents more.

Great food, great place!





Wee Nam Kee
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
#04-102B
S'pore 039594
T: 6333 9830

5 August 2014






When both my wife and me arrived on 18 July morning, a tall concierge staff wearing black attire opened the doors very professionally, this began the great impression we have of this wonderful hotel! The day before reaching, I made a call to the concierge asking if city tours are available. When I reached, Kelvin immediately asked if I was the one that called. I said yes, and we had great service from him regarding the tours and other concerns we had. We were in fact very pleased w/ the whole concierge team, very knowledgeable and friendly. 

The check in was speedy, and because of IHG membership, we was given 2 complimentary vouchers to redeem drinks from the lounge, and free WiFi in our room (speed was ok). I must point out this is the 2nd time I stayed in a crowne plaza hotel, and both times they provided facilities and things in the room much more than what I needed. Very detailed, even a weighing machine was there. The pillow seems tired though, the aromatherapy (sleep advantage) provided wasn't as good as that at amsterdam south branch. Thanks for the daily newspaper in the morning. 

Our dinner at the chinese restaurant was great, yummy food and friendly service. Hope to try out the buffet breakfast (quite highly priced as in Beijing) on ground floor in future, and angus steak restaurant looks really good but also too pricey as compared locally, thus gave a miss first to try out others- famous chinese restaurants outside. 

The area around this hotel seems safe, and very near to many attractions. Normally, we will either take cab (cheap) or the train (fast + super cheap rmb2 per trip). Wangfujing street nearby is also great to walk and shop. Everything was easily accessed within/ around the hotel. The check out could be a little quicker w/ an express initiative/queue. Again, the concierge team excels-asked if need to have my luggage to be park with them first, while waiting to check out. I also requested for a taxi to airport which they got a comfortable cab for me promptly. 

For this overall great service, I am impressed with my IHG membership, which includes now two of my favourite hotel chains- holiday inn and now crowne plaza. Many thanks to the whole team in crowne plaza wangfujing for such great memories and service!

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wangfujing Beijing

No. 48 Wangfujing Avenue Dongcheng District Beijing, BJ 100006 China (People's Republic)
T: +86-10-59119999 
E: info@crowneplazabj.com
http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/beijing/pegwf/hoteldetail



07:35 Jason Han





When both my wife and me arrived on 18 July morning, a tall concierge staff wearing black attire opened the doors very professionally, this began the great impression we have of this wonderful hotel! The day before reaching, I made a call to the concierge asking if city tours are available. When I reached, Kelvin immediately asked if I was the one that called. I said yes, and we had great service from him regarding the tours and other concerns we had. We were in fact very pleased w/ the whole concierge team, very knowledgeable and friendly. 

The check in was speedy, and because of IHG membership, we was given 2 complimentary vouchers to redeem drinks from the lounge, and free WiFi in our room (speed was ok). I must point out this is the 2nd time I stayed in a crowne plaza hotel, and both times they provided facilities and things in the room much more than what I needed. Very detailed, even a weighing machine was there. The pillow seems tired though, the aromatherapy (sleep advantage) provided wasn't as good as that at amsterdam south branch. Thanks for the daily newspaper in the morning. 

Our dinner at the chinese restaurant was great, yummy food and friendly service. Hope to try out the buffet breakfast (quite highly priced as in Beijing) on ground floor in future, and angus steak restaurant looks really good but also too pricey as compared locally, thus gave a miss first to try out others- famous chinese restaurants outside. 

The area around this hotel seems safe, and very near to many attractions. Normally, we will either take cab (cheap) or the train (fast + super cheap rmb2 per trip). Wangfujing street nearby is also great to walk and shop. Everything was easily accessed within/ around the hotel. The check out could be a little quicker w/ an express initiative/queue. Again, the concierge team excels-asked if need to have my luggage to be park with them first, while waiting to check out. I also requested for a taxi to airport which they got a comfortable cab for me promptly. 

For this overall great service, I am impressed with my IHG membership, which includes now two of my favourite hotel chains- holiday inn and now crowne plaza. Many thanks to the whole team in crowne plaza wangfujing for such great memories and service!

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wangfujing Beijing

No. 48 Wangfujing Avenue Dongcheng District Beijing, BJ 100006 China (People's Republic)
T: +86-10-59119999 
E: info@crowneplazabj.com
http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/beijing/pegwf/hoteldetail





Crowne Plaza, 5 mins walk to Amsterdam Zuid Station


Crowne plaza, first impression from afar-a quality hotel. My first visit to this chain of hotels was at ams, it greatly exceeded my expectations. Very classy, Everything was planned down to the smallest details. E.g. they really planned a gd sleep for you, super luxury bed with what they called a sleep advantage in small packaging. That worked for me! 

You can even find lots more than what you need in a hotel rm! Super spread of breakfast in the cafe by great service. Great recommendations over the counter on sightseeing and yummy food in nearby restaurants! This great experience resulted in me booking a week in another crowne plaza in beijing, looking fwd to the stay this month! 

And I even just signed up for IHG membership which includes crowne plaza and my all time fav holiday inn chain! Thanks for the great service, appreciated it!!




07:10 Jason Han


Crowne Plaza, 5 mins walk to Amsterdam Zuid Station


Crowne plaza, first impression from afar-a quality hotel. My first visit to this chain of hotels was at ams, it greatly exceeded my expectations. Very classy, Everything was planned down to the smallest details. E.g. they really planned a gd sleep for you, super luxury bed with what they called a sleep advantage in small packaging. That worked for me! 

You can even find lots more than what you need in a hotel rm! Super spread of breakfast in the cafe by great service. Great recommendations over the counter on sightseeing and yummy food in nearby restaurants! This great experience resulted in me booking a week in another crowne plaza in beijing, looking fwd to the stay this month! 

And I even just signed up for IHG membership which includes crowne plaza and my all time fav holiday inn chain! Thanks for the great service, appreciated it!!




So cute!



First encounter w/ TWG tea was at republic plaza....seems like A very high end place..bought some camomile tea bags... quality taste and a relaxing feel after consuming. ..super! This led me to choose TWG as a place for my dating anniversary w/ my former gf then (my wife now)....at marina bay sands.....it was such a lovely place upon entrance...romantic ambience decorated with flowers and nice food made my date very happy...

it was a good price for the food and surroundings, the service was good too, arranging a nice place for my reservation....a very memorable place for both my wife and me till now...was slightly out of the way thus might need to be earlier there to locate the place. ..but it is worth the effort! Thanks TWG!


06:50 Jason Han
So cute!



First encounter w/ TWG tea was at republic plaza....seems like A very high end place..bought some camomile tea bags... quality taste and a relaxing feel after consuming. ..super! This led me to choose TWG as a place for my dating anniversary w/ my former gf then (my wife now)....at marina bay sands.....it was such a lovely place upon entrance...romantic ambience decorated with flowers and nice food made my date very happy...

it was a good price for the food and surroundings, the service was good too, arranging a nice place for my reservation....a very memorable place for both my wife and me till now...was slightly out of the way thus might need to be earlier there to locate the place. ..but it is worth the effort! Thanks TWG!





Hotel Merici was rated #1 by Tripadvisor as at May 2014

Unforgettable hospitality by the lovely team in this beautiful hotel! From the checking in till out, awesome service e.g. daily breakfast was served by ever friendly and cheerful staff (all of them)! 

Standing equal to hospitality, was the hotel architecture and very comfy rooms. Nearby, was filled w/ beautiful cafes and restaurants with yummy food savoured by sitting outside enjoying summer sun. 

To add on to the magic, a premium factory outlet a couple of stations away will fill your tank to the brink!
06:32 Jason Han



Hotel Merici was rated #1 by Tripadvisor as at May 2014

Unforgettable hospitality by the lovely team in this beautiful hotel! From the checking in till out, awesome service e.g. daily breakfast was served by ever friendly and cheerful staff (all of them)! 

Standing equal to hospitality, was the hotel architecture and very comfy rooms. Nearby, was filled w/ beautiful cafes and restaurants with yummy food savoured by sitting outside enjoying summer sun. 

To add on to the magic, a premium factory outlet a couple of stations away will fill your tank to the brink!

3 August 2014




Great Taste!

Got to know this restaurant while reading reviews of crowne plaza wangfujing hotel in TripAdvisor. It was a superb recommendation. We asked directions from crowne's concierge staff- a 10 mins short walk straight from hotel. Looking at their exterior, it was beautifully done up, where we can see very happy faces while they are dining.

I must said it was thankful we made a reservation, the queue was long, mostly locals. We are ushered to an antique table together w/ comfy chairs making you feel great. The waiter/ess both young but very attentive and professional, recommended us the signature dishes which we were very happy about. First came the grapes with ice in the bowl, it was nicely done. The plum juice was nice and my wife love it. The mixed deserts dish could be skipped though (it was nice but will be too much for 2 pax. If 4 pax, will be just nice). The vegetable soup was nice and healthy. Loved the signature roast crispy duck very much, not just because it was very yummy and filling, but also the way they presented it to us-they taught us how to put the meat and skin onto wrap with adding of sauces & vegetables. One whole duck costs rmb 198, and this includes a big pot of soup.

It was really a very wonderful experience, and we felt that this place is valued for $. When we are done with our lunch, there is still a very long queue. At this moment, I am now planning another trip back there today or tomorrow! That's how much both my wife and me love this place, great food, ambience, great service. Thank you, Sijiminfu for the great experience!


Address: 32 Dengshikou W St, Beijing, China
For locating the place, This is how the entrance looks like.
You would need to make reservation via this local tel #: 010-65135141






08:03 Jason Han



Great Taste!

Got to know this restaurant while reading reviews of crowne plaza wangfujing hotel in TripAdvisor. It was a superb recommendation. We asked directions from crowne's concierge staff- a 10 mins short walk straight from hotel. Looking at their exterior, it was beautifully done up, where we can see very happy faces while they are dining.

I must said it was thankful we made a reservation, the queue was long, mostly locals. We are ushered to an antique table together w/ comfy chairs making you feel great. The waiter/ess both young but very attentive and professional, recommended us the signature dishes which we were very happy about. First came the grapes with ice in the bowl, it was nicely done. The plum juice was nice and my wife love it. The mixed deserts dish could be skipped though (it was nice but will be too much for 2 pax. If 4 pax, will be just nice). The vegetable soup was nice and healthy. Loved the signature roast crispy duck very much, not just because it was very yummy and filling, but also the way they presented it to us-they taught us how to put the meat and skin onto wrap with adding of sauces & vegetables. One whole duck costs rmb 198, and this includes a big pot of soup.

It was really a very wonderful experience, and we felt that this place is valued for $. When we are done with our lunch, there is still a very long queue. At this moment, I am now planning another trip back there today or tomorrow! That's how much both my wife and me love this place, great food, ambience, great service. Thank you, Sijiminfu for the great experience!


Address: 32 Dengshikou W St, Beijing, China
For locating the place, This is how the entrance looks like.
You would need to make reservation via this local tel #: 010-65135141