Da Jie Niang Dou Fu

Who says healthy food cannot be tasty? Da Jie Niang Dou Fu serves fresh Niang Dou Fu which are absolutely delicious and one of the healthier meals which are a favourite among locals!

Da Jie Niang Dou Fu is a halal-certified eating-house where customers of all races and religions can enjoy their good food at reasonable prices.


It is the only place in Singapore where diners can get to try the different styles of Niang Dou Fu. Unlike conventional yong tau foo stalls/ restaurants, Da Jie Niang Dou Fu offers five styles for you to choose from; choices include Hakka, Ampang, Laksa, Tom Yam, and not forgetting the normal Soya Bean Soup!

Prices are based on the type and amount of ingredients chosen.

I was impressed at the wide variety/choices of fresh ingredients which diners can choose from!

Ordering was fuss free; choose the ingredients you want, inform the cashier the style of Niang Dou Foo and whether you would like to add noodles (yellow/bee hoon/kway teow/laksa noodle) or rice, pay, collect the number plate and then wait for your yummy food to arrive! :)

Da Jie Niang Dou Fu not only serve Niang Dou Fu, they have an extensive menu providing options for Chinese Cuisine too! *YUMS*

Enough said, let’s get to the part which I am most excited for, the FOOODDDDDD!!!!

Laksa Yong Tau Foo

The combination of the Laksa gravy and the ingredients made this dish especially enjoyable. The TauPok soaked up the fragrant Laksa gravy, giving it a wonderful spongy texture when I bite into it. The Laksa gravy was very good too. It was mildy spicy, rich and flavourful!

The fried items that they specially separated for me!

Ampang Yong Tau Foo

These are the ingredients I chose for the Ampang-style Yong Tau Foo. This unique flavour made every ingredient in the dish so much tastier with the starchy brown gravy poured all over it. The combination of the authentic flavour, sweetness and fragrance was delicious and it has always been my all-time favourite!

Gong Bao Chicken

How tempting this dish looks! Not only does it look appetizing, the chicken was very well marinated with the dried chilli and spices. There are other styles of Gong Bao Chicken recipes which are generally stir fried, but the chicken for this dish was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This style was indeed satisfying and stood out for me because of how well the dish managed to retain its flavours.

Assam Fish

Assam fish is known to be sweetened with many shallots and the tangy tamarind-based sauce is a perfect match for thick cutlets of fish such as mackerel. This dish was no different with its aromatic qualities arising from its generous blend of spices added in. What is special about this dish was that the fish used are chunks of fresh stingray meat which was very soft and tender. This totally stood out from other Assam Fish I have tried before and I love it. What’s more, the combination of the chilli, gravy and slightly sourness flavour made it really distinct and special!

Thai Style Fried Tofu

The texture of the tofu was firm and crispy, with a nice light brown colour to it. The combination of the bold Thai flavours made it sweet and delicious.  My siblings and I definitely enjoyed this dish.

Sambal Kang Kong

A typical vegetable dish cooked with spicy chilli paste, Da Jie Niang Dou Fu’s Sambal Kang Kong was not too spicy and just nice for our taste buds.

This place is definitely a MUST-GO when you wanna try a different style of Yong Tau Foo or some yummy Chinese cuisine food! I love how unpretentious these dishes look, yet they definitely tasted good.

Thank you Carol and Xiao Feng for hosting us, I was honoured to be invited for the food tasting session together with my siblings. It was such a wonderful and hearty dinner which we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest!

Da Jie Niang Dou Fu
Address: 354 Clementi Avenue 2
#01-253
Singapore 120354

Contact Number: +65 6774 2030
Website: http://www.dajie.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaJieNiangDouFu
Map:

2nd outlet at
Blk 372 Bukit Batok Street 31
#01-374
Singapore 650372

Contact Number: +65 6896 4569
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaJieNiangDouFuBukitGombak
Map:

Happy eating! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Birthday Sponsors Part II

Here’s Part 2 of my birthday sponsors!
Once again, sincerest appreciation to all the bakeries that provided me with these lovely treats <3

First up, Elijah Pies & Bakes! Their bakes are primarily about creating new fusion of tarts by using different ingredients and flavours. Whisked and handcrafted by the bakers themselves, they take pride with every bake using only the finest quality ingredients. Intrigued and inspired by the beautiful art behind making the tarts, they hope to share their creations with everyone.

Banana Custard Tart

This tart is oh-so-amazing, one piece was not enough for me. I generally do not fancy bananas, but I was tempted to try it because of the crusty outer layer texture and the banana infused aroma. The banana fillings of the tart had a soft and sweet texture which complemented well together.

Nutella Tart

This is a must try for all Nutella lovers! Infusing the joys of nutella packed in a tart is always a good idea in my book. The nutella chocolate flavour was not too sweet which makes for a well balanced dessert.

Do visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/elijahpies and Instagram @elijahpies for more interesting flavours of these yummy tarts!
Contact: elijahpies@gmail.com

 

Next up, The Little Yellow Apron (TLYA) which is an online-based pâtisserie specialising in making gourmet éclairs and tarts. Started in December 2013 by Sarah, her passion in pastry led to her pursuing a career in this field. Expanding on her wide range of flavours, TLYA started out with countless hours of research and experimentation to develop these éclair flavours and perfecting each one. She hopes to also conduct sampling sessions for her fans and followers in the future, to improve on existing and newly crafted éclair flavours.

The Little Yellow Apron offers a good selection of éclairs and I got to try 7 different flavours!
1) Passionfruit Lavender
2) Salted Caramel
3) Vanilla Bean & Caramelised Pecans
4) Chocolate & Cocoa Streusel
5) Ispahan (Rose, Lychee & Raspberries)
6) Matcha Cream Chesse & Strawberries
7) Speculoos (Limited edition, not on the menu permanently)


These éclairs are so beautifully and creatively crafted. Each of them boasts a deep golden tan and tastes as good as it looks. The Matcha Cream Cheese & Strawberries éclair won my heart, I loved how the two flavours complemented in my mouth.

Raspberry Passionfruit Double-Layered Tarts
Besides éclairs, TLYA also sells a variety of tarts!

I appreciate the hard work that Sarah puts in crafting each éclairs and I recommend you to order their delightful éclairs as gifts or any occasions! Visit their Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thelittleyellowapron and follow them on Instagram @thelittleyellowapron for more updates and information on their bakes.
Contact: sarah@thelittleyellowapron.com/ +65 96571511 (Sarah)

 

My last sponsor for desserts… Zee & Elle!! Started by a couple with an immense passion for food, both Zee and Elle begun their baking journey having met and graduated together from Culinary school. Their desire to bring fine quality bakes at affordable prices to everyone is seen in the quality of their sweet treats, with the belief that ‘good food is meant to be shared’.
Everything in their menu is home-made, from tart shells to sauces and jams! Zee & Elle loves meeting new people through their bakes and hope to share their sweet treats with everyone and be part of occasions that bring people together – creating a community brought together by food.

Chocolate Salted Caramel TartsChocolate Salted Caramel Tarts

Luscious molten salted caramel and semi-sweet chocolate sit in a crunchy tart and it was SO GOOD!!! I was amazed how thick and rich the caramel was. It’s no wonder why this is one of the bestsellers on their menu! I definitely fell in love with them.

Mini CheesecakesMini Cheesecakes

Served in petite squares, each slice is made with premium cream cheese which boasts in a smooth and rich texture. Each of these mini cheesecakes have the right balance of sweetness which explains why I love it so much. This is definitely worth indulging!

Zee &Elle also provides dessert tables and they have an extensive variety on their menu with cupcakes, breads, cakes, jams, sauces and pastries.

I recommend trying Zee & Elle’s bakes, they have such wonderful customer service too! Do visit them at http://zeelle.weebly.com/ for their menu. Follow them on their Facebook and instagram page @ze_bakery to find out their latest bakes and dessert tables!

Contact: zee.elle.b@gmail.com / +65 97715825

 

Customized Balloon Columns with Numeric Balloon Foils

Standing alongside these beautiful balloon columns from Balloon Foil! Beautiful shades of red and pink were used and numeric balloon foils were placed on top. The balloon columns was sturdy and stable which was ideal for my party as we had to constantly move it around for photo taking. Set up was completed within 10 minutes and I also received spare numeric balloons, great service!


Thank you Balloon Foil for providing and setting up these customised balloon decorations. It certainly brightened up the room and was a lovely prop used for my photos! Do visit them on their Instagram page @balloonfoil for more of their event decorations.

TA-DAAAHHHHH! That’s the end of my posts of all my sponsors for my birthday. Once again a very big thank you to all the sponsors mentioned in this post.

Do read my post on BIRTHDAY SPONSORS PART 1 here! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Birthday Sponsors Part I

This year I’ve had such a great opportunity and pleasure to be sponsored by several bakeries for my birthday! Thank you to all the bakeries that collaborated with me, and in taking on a special role in adding that ‘sweet’ touch to my celebration. Your immense passion, dedication and hardwork is truly seen in the designs and quality of your bakes. Thank you once again and I appreciate all that you’ve shared in making my party a memorable one.

Birthday Dessert TableThe dessert table lined up with all the delectable desserts!

The very happy me :)

Let’s get into the first dessert… specially prepared by All The Batter! Whisking their batter with a spoonful of surprise, treats from All the Batter are baked with the most delectable ingredients, and also handcrafted with passion and love. They aim to bring you the taste of joy that makes you happy!

The Batter Bouquet with White Chocolate VelvetsThe Batter Bouquet with White Chocolate Velvets

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This is so beautifully crafted and definitely a visual treat for the eyes. The Batter Bouquet is their trademark recreation of bouquets and cupcakes inspired by the annual gift giving of flowers on Valentine’s Day, replacing the conventional flower bouquets with a refreshing treat. I found this to be extremely unique, and would strongly recommend this to those who are out of ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts! Here you can see the bouquet beautifully decorated with 10 of their White Chocolate Velvets. From what I’ve gathered from the bakers, soy milk is used to bring out the wholesome flavor and zero whipped cream is used in their frosting! I love the chewy white chocolate centre, it was a sweet and tasty delight.

S'mores MeringuesS’mores Meringues

This was good but a bit too sweet for me. However, I love the crispy-crusted meringue and the big chunks of chocolate chips hidden in the centre. Their cupcakes are beautifully decorated, and I’ll recommend you to try some of their other specialties which are the Flavour Series, Sugar Canes, and their two new series which are launching soon – Dessert Series, and Souffle Series.

Their bouquets and cakes are delivered in cute designer boxes which are environmentally friendly. Think about saving the world and having some sweets treats at the same time!

Visit them at their online bakery at www.allthebatter.com and follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AllTheBatter) and Instagram @allthebatter for regular promotions such as ‘Flavour of the month’, ‘Giveaways’ and other discounts and vouchers for your purchase!

Quote “anaffairwithfood_two” to get $2 off your first purchase with All The Batter!

Next up, treats from Bake My Day, an online bakery store that specializes in macarons and sugar cookies.

Candy Crush Macarons Flavours: Nutella, Toffee- Caramel infused with milk chocolate, Lemon

These macarons were specially designed for my birthday and they perfectly complemented the theme of my party, which is ‘Candylicious’. A big applaud to Bake My Day for the effort, they were so adorable and I love them very much. Not only did they look beautiful, these macarons stood out for their crisp marble-smooth shells and they tasted delicious! If I had to choose, my favourite would be the Nutella-flavoured macarons, which had a rich nutty flavour and an appropriate level of moistness which melts in our mouths.

Bake My Day also customizes other types of macaron designs such as Hello Kitty, Minions and Chanel. I would recommend you to share with them some of your design ideas for your events, as they did a great job for mine.

They provided some glittery macarons which were used to decorate my birthday cake, they were so girly and beautiful!

With the people I love the most, my siblings!

Totoro Macarons!!!

I recently requested for Totoro-inspired macarons for my sister’s birthday. They had no prior experience making macarons of this design and when I saw how they turned out, I was in awe. They were so cute and I could not bear to eat them!!! It was love at first sight for my sister (quoted from my sister herself), and she was delighted when she received them.
Follow their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bakemyday.sg) and Instagram @bakemydaysg for the latest updates of their bakes!
Contact: enquiry@bakemyday.com.sg/ +65 98280814 (Adelene)

My third sponsor, Eribakes bakes beautiful macarons and they are in such sweet, pastel colours! Created by two dessert enthusiasts Eriko and Jenny, they aim to create preservative-free hand-crafted bakes using the finest ingredients, less sugar and colourings.

What stood out was the beautiful packaging that these macarons were packed in. Each box is handmade which makes it suitable as a gift and I applaud their personal touch to each individual piece.

Flavours: Lavender Apricot, Violet Blackcurrant, Salted Dark Chocolate, Passionfruit, Caramel Apple

Eribakes also have a variety of other flavours for their macarons where they pair ingredients such as Pandan and Gula Melaka, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar to create these unique and pretty macarons.

Not only do they bake macarons, tarts with interesting flavours such as Vanilla Crème Brulee are are also available!

Visit them and follow their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eribakes/)and instagram @eribakes for more of their new and seasonal flavours.
Contact: eribakes@gmail.com, 81829303 (Eriko)

Moving on further into our dessert table, we see some delectable looking cakes made by Little Vanilla! Brought about by her love for baking ever since she was a little girl, her immense passion for it grew as she learnt and fell in love with the entire baking process in perfecting her cake and confectionery designs.

2nd tier: Rainbow Cakes
3rd tier: Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cakes

The owner of Little Vanilla, Didie, enjoys sharing her creations and designing her cakes for all to see. These delectable rainbow cakes are so visually appealing and pretty looking, it’s no wonder they are one of their best sellers. They are moist but a bit too sweet for my liking.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cakes


I love how soft and moist these salted caramel cakes were. They also were fluffy, which is a MUST for a decadent cupcake. These little sweet treats are definitely worth a try!

Visit Little Vanilla on their website at http://littlevanilla.wix.com/littlehome and follow their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dearlittlevanilla) and Instagram @littlevanillasg for more news and special offers. They provide birthday cakes and even party decor!
Contact: dearlittlevanilla@gmail.com or call +65 8292 2582.
Pickup Location: Le Crescendo, 233 Paya Lebar Rd, 409044

Absolutely loved all these desserts, once again a very big thank you to all the sponsors mentioned in this post.
More on my other sponsors here, happy reading! <3

With lots of love,
XueWei

Juice Cleanse Challenge with Beauty Cleanse

Why do I say it’s a challenge?

Well, recently I achieved something that I never thought I would be able to- Go 3 days without food! Being a foodie, I love to indulge in good food and not being able to eat was something that did not interest me at all.

Before you start going, “Are you kidding me?/ How can you not eat for 3 days?!?!”, well, let me tell you that I did not really went without food, but rather, replacing my meals with healthy, organic and raw cold-pressed juices for 3 days! I was very determined about starting my juice cleanse (definitely in need of this given the amount of desserts/good food I have been actually recently) *guilty*.

Time to kick start the healthy regime!!!

Beauty Cleanse
So what’s so special about Beauty Cleanse? Why can’t I just buy a blender and make the juices myself at home?
The answer to it: The Norwalk Juicer, which is known for its best juicer in the market!

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Beauty Cleanse’s juices are produced using it, it utilizes a hydraulic press of about 4000 pounds (2 tons) worth of pressure to cold-press every single fruit and vegetable.
This is to ensure that each single drop of goodness contains the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and live enzymes and energy for your body, differing significantly from the centrifugal/domestic juicer that applies high heat destroying the integrity of the nutrients! Wow, isn’t that amazing?

Have you heard of Cherie Calbom? She is a certified nutritionist and juice expert who is extremely well-known.  Beauty Cleanse’s juices are nutritionally designed by her, to ensure that our bodies undergo optimal detoxification, cellular repair and renewal.

Due to our hectic and busy lifestyles, our bodies are worn out and overworked. Thus, “hitting the reset button” every once in a while will allow our bodies to clear themselves of the trash and junk that have been accumulated and congested throughout the years. Hitting the reset button? Well, it means to do a juice cleanse!

A Juice Cleanse essentially gives the body the break that it deserves from unhealthy food choices (we all are guilty as charged), to recover and rejuvenate from all that strenuous digestive work it has been doing. It is to nourish your body with life-infusing nutrients with juices made from fresh, raw (unpasteurized) and organic fruits and vegetables and to flush out those toxins in promoting the healing & renewal of body, spirit & mind. When you are on a cleanse, your digestive system takes a break so that the energy gets channelled into healing and renewing your cells.

In a juice cleanse, you replace all your meals with 6, organic, raw and cold-pressed juices (500ml each). In between the juices, always stay hydrated during your cleanse by drinking herbal tea, water, lemon water, coconut water and/or ginger drink, Gentle exercises such as brisk walking and low intensity yoga are great for best results during the cleanse. More importantly, remember to get plenty of rest to aid the elimination process!

Based on reviews and recommendations, I decided to start my juice cleanse with Beauty Cleanse. Everything can be easily arranged via Beauty Cleanse’s website and I just had to decide on the dates and type of juice cleanse programs. I was so excited and happy when Beauty Cleanse sent these 18 bottles of colourful and fresh juices right to my doorstep the evening before the start date of the 3-day juice cleanse program!

A 3-day Beauty Cleanse care package came with 18 bottles of juices (6 each day) and organic supplements which included a pack of Colosan Powder, 6 Spirulina Tablets , 3 Acai Berry Capsules , 6 Milk Thistle Capsules (liver support) , a pack of Green Superfood, 6 Flaxseed Oil capsules and 3 packets of Organic Pu-Erh Tea.

Organic Supplements

What are the Organic Supplements for?

Beauty Cleanse’s Juice Cleanse Programs are accompanied with supplements, which further support the cleansing process and maximize the potential benefits that one  will receive during and after completing the cleanse.

Colosan Powder
Colosan Powder produces powerful and detoxifying effects. It helps in facilitating the elimination of toxicity by oxidizing toxins and fecal matter in the bowel, has a laxative effect due to the oxygen thus thoroughly cleanses the colon and bowel.
Spirulina 
Spirulina promotes digestive and bowel functions. The richness of natural chlorophyll contained helps to clean and detoxify our blood, internal organs, and bowels by aiding the body in processing more oxygen, reducing toxin build-up in the process. It  promotes optimal blood pressure and the growth and repair of human tissue. It is also protects the cells from free radical damage and enhancing the functions of the immune system.
Acai Berry 
Acai Berries contain the highest known source of antioxidants for increasing metabolism, fatty acids Omega 3, 6 & 9, along with loads of essential vitamins and minerals. They are also high in fiber low in glycaemic index which helps in keeping your blood sugar well-balanced, enabling you to stay energized longer while controlling appetite and allowing you to achieve weight loss.
Milk Thistle 
Milk Thistle supports liver health & detoxification and is formulated to support normal liver function, promote bile production, secretion and release, help extend and replenish the power of glutathione – a super antioxidant essential to liver health and nutritionally support healthy fat metabolism in the liver.
Green Superfood 
Organic green superfood provides essential nutrients and energy to the body. The digestive enzymes, fiber and probiotics work together to help the body digest and absorb nutrients and food, eliminate waste and toxins from the colon and digestive tract and support a healthy digestive system.
Flaxseed Oil 
Flaxseed Oil is formulated to contain Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids which are necessary for increased metabolic rate to burn more calories, oxidation rate, energy levels, weight loss, strengthened immune system, improved brain function, eliminate water retention and clearer skin.
Pu-Erh Tea
Pu-Erh has been well known for its powerful digestive and cleansing properties that allow it to digest fatty foods, increase metabolism and reduce bad cholesterol, resulting in a controlled and natural weight loss regime.

Beauty Cleanse also provides a cooler bag for you to bring out to keep juices cold and fresh!
How thoughtful of them :)

How my 3-day routine was like:

9.30a.m : Started off with warm lemon water first, drinking half of the Carrot Blend with one tablespoon of Colosan Powder
10.00a.m: Had the supplements, more warm lemon water, finish the rest of the Carrot Blend
12.15p.m: Started sipping on the Dark Red Blend (Coconut, Mint, Watermelon)
2.30p.m: Dark Green Blend (Apples, Celery, Cucumber, Ginger, Romaine)
4.45p.m: Pale Yellow Blend (Cayenne Pepper, Honey, Lemon)
7.00p.m: Light Green Blend (Cucumber, Honey, Lemon, Mint)
9.30p.m: Cashew Nut Milk (Cashew Nuts, Honey, Sesame – advised to drink it one hour before bedtime)

Carrot Blend

Cashew Nut Milk-  Definitely my favourite drink! So yummy and fragrant!

Having read the juice cleanse guide, I found out that it is a MUST to start the day with Carrot Blend (where you will add the Colosan powder) and always end your day with Cashew Nut Milk. Moreover, it is advised to drink the juices 2 hours apart and in small portions. Remember to shake juices well before you consume them! I repeated these steps for three consecutive days.

Day 1:
Started my day with carrot juice  This was not my favourite juice, as I hate celery but luckily the smell and taste of the carrots was strong enough to make the juice just as tasty.
Second juice was better, watermelon and coconut tasted very delicious!
I was feeling abit hungry after my first juice but was surprised that after my second juice, I did not feel hungry anymore. I did not expect that these juices tasted so yummy, I thought they would be tasteless.
Colosan powder really did had a huge effect on me, went to the toilet a few times during the day.

Day 2:
The juices tasted exceptionally good, I think both my body and taste buds have gotten used to the juice cleanse. Mr Boon from the Beauty Cleanse team called me in the early afternoon to check on the progress and how I was doing, great customer service! Beauty Cleanse has also been sending me daily tips to help me with the program and I appreciate how they have guided me through the program.

Day 3:
Third day was more challenging than I thought. I was starting to feel hungry, my stomach was growling. I had to constantly fight off food cravings as it was a Sunday where my family eats together. It was quite hard to be drinking my juices while they ate in front of me. Mum cooked such a lovely dinner and all I can do was watch them eat :'(

END OF THE CHALLENGE!
I am so proud and satisfied with myself to have preserved throughout the cleanse without cheating! I always indulge in good food and after the cleanse I feel happy, healthier and lighter! The weight loss was a bonus.

Beauty Cleanse provides daily email and phone support and I am glad that they were very supportive and helpful in preparing me for this juice cleanse. I am really satisfied about how Mr Boon has assisted me throughout this program. He was patient with my questions and guided me before, during and after my cleanse, through their cleansing guidelines and messages to help me complete the entire journey. Thumbs up to their customer service, it was brilliant!
Thank you Beauty Cleanse for sponsoring me this juice  cleanse program!

Live to eat is important but don’t forget to detox at least once a year.
Time to Achieve a Healthier, Radiant, Glowing you!

Contact Number: +65 9371 7949
Email: info@beauty-cleanse.com
Website: www.beauty-cleanse.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeautyCleanse
Instagram: http://instagram.com/beautycleanse

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Crepe Signature

Crepe Signature
Crepe Signature is a take away kiosk located at the basement of the Clementi Mall and it serves crepes that are filled with natural fruits and ingredients. They hope that every customer can enjoy crepes with happiness, love and warmth of a family with their tagline being, “Power of Crepe is power of Love!”

I am amazed by their extensive menu options! There are 36 different flavours of crepes to choose from and I did not expect that crepes can come in so many different flavours. Crepe Signature

Mix Seafood CrepeAdding some BBQ sauce to the first crepe I am going to try!

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Mix Seafood Crepe- An infusion of crab meat, tuna, kasubushi, sweet corn and lettuce. I thought this combination would taste weird, but surprisingly it was really tasty. The sauces which include mayonnaise, thousand island and BBQ sauce, complemented well with the ingredients that were beautifully wrapped.

Mix Chicken CrepeMix Chicken Crepe- $5.50

Mix Chicken Crepe- A mix of chicken sausage, slices, floss and vegetables were wrapped to form this huge crepe portion! One word- YUM!

Honey StrawberryTime to try some fruity crepes!

Honey Strawberry_01Honey Strawberry Crepe- $3.60

Slices of strawberries were placed on the caramelised honey surface area of the crepe. This is quite refreshing for a change, the strawberries were very fresh and yummy which made for a delightful treat!

Honey Strawberry_02I love how beautiful the strawberries are pasted on the crepe.

Chocolate Peanut CrepeFancy having some sweet and crunchy crepe?

Chocolate Peanut Crepe_01Chocolate Peanut Crepe- $2.60

This is definitely for someone with a really sweet tooth. For one side of the crepe, rainbow sprinkles are scattered on the chocolate jam and for the other half, peanuts were used. I love how this crepe turned out to be so crispy as it was lighter without much ingredients being used. For this crepe, it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week but it must be sealed in a tupperware to maintain its crispy texture and yumminess.

Ice Cream CrepeI believe this will be a kid’s favourite, ICE CREAM CREPE! Choose from 3 flavours- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla to go with your crepe.

Ice Cream Crepe_01Ice Cream Crepe- $4.50

They have value set meals too. For the first row, you can order a crepe with a drink and for the rest you can add a drink and ice cream. I feel that the prices are pretty affordable!

CrepeSo what kind of crepe do you fancy? Sweet, savoury, fruity or icecream flavours? Come down and try them, I bet there is one for everyone!

A big thank you to Jennie who made the crepes and patiently explained more about Crepe Signature to me. If you aren’t really a person who likes crepes, head down to the Clementi Mall for other food options. The Clementi Mall is well complemented by a wide variety of established restaurants and cafes such as Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, Ichiban Sushi, Seoul Garden Restaurant, ThaiExpress as well as confectioneries/snacks stores such as Baskin Robbins, Crystal Jade My Bread, Four Seasons Durians, Tori-Q and many many more!

I was actually planning to spend an hour at the mall but surprisingly stayed for 4 hours shopping and exploring with my family! This mall has so much to offer with many trendy and fashionable choices for me to choose from.

With more than 100 restaurants, cafés, fashion, sports and specialty stores, The Clementi Mall is an exciting, fun loving and fashionable shopping destination not just for the family but for the young and trendy. It is the heartland for people residing in the West, a place where shoppers will get a memorable and amazing shopping experience.

Address:
The Clementi Mall
3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
Singapore 129588

Shop Unit Number: #B1-K17
Website: http://crepesignature.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrepeSignatureSingapore
Instagram: http://instagram.com/crepesignaturesg

Happy eating! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Cupcakes With Love

Cupcakes are always pretty looking but I always thought that they are too sweet for my liking.
So what makes a good cupcake?
In my opinion, it must (1) look tempting, (2) is soft and moist, (3) is not too sweet and yet still flavourful.
I was really happy when OMY Blog Club allocated this shop ‘Cupcakes with Love‘ to me as they serve cupcakes with a perfect balance, less sugar yet more flavour.

Cupcakes with Love
Cupcakes with Love in the Clementi Mall has a total of 17 flavours for customers to choose from and their flavours are deliciously innovative. These delightful cupcakes come in flavours such as Coffee Baileys and Adult Chocolate which consist of alcohol and their Dewy Durian is catered to the liking of Singaporeans! “Made with 100% Pure Love” is their motto and they freshly bake their cupcakes  every day, to bring our tummies joy and happiness!

Cupcakes with Love Menu

CupcakesLove the look of the store front, it is so sweet and girly!

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I was thrilled to try these cupcakes which look so pretty and delectable!

Red VelvetRed Velvet

Hands down, BEST RED VELVET CUPCAKE I’ve had so far. The cream cheese frosting of their best-selling Red Velvet was smooth, the cake was so fluffy and decadent. This was so heavenly!

Chocolate StormChocolate Storm

Chocoholics should go for the the Chocolate Storm! This signature mud cake was topped with some good old fudge which complemented the cake very well! I love how soft and moist this cupcake was, the chocolate was not too sweet, just nice for my liking.

Dewy DurianDewy Durian

Dewy Durian may look simple but I love how luscious the durian purée that was on top of the vanilla-based cupcake is. The durian purée tasted very fresh too and this is the only cupcake that has to be stored in the fridge for it to stay fresh and yummy.

Adult ChocolateAdult Chocolate

Signature Rum is infused into this mud cake and topped with some good old fudge, so for those craving a taste of alcohol in their cupcakes, this is definitely a MUST-TRY! I always wonder how does a liquor cupcake tastes like and after trying, I found that there was a slight tinge of rum flavour, with more of it coming from the aroma itself.

Coffee BaileysCoffee Baileys

This flavour was intriguing to try. It had a rather strong flavour of coffee, not too much on the baileys flavour itself. A pretty sweet treat though.

Matcha MarvelMatcha Marvel

Being a Matcha fan, I fell in love with its Matcha Marvel. It is really rare to find a Matcha cupcake and I am so happy this tasted good even when they used less sugar for it. I love the green tea aftertaste after finishing this cupcake, and this is definitely my favourite flavour out of all of them.

Cupcakes_09Top Row (Left to Right): Salted Caramel, Banana Chocolate, Dewy Durian
Second Row (Left to Right): Peanut Buttercup, Red Velvet, Adult Chocolate
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Baby Milo, Coffee Baileys, Chocolate Storm

Each cupcake is $3.50, half dozen for $18, a dozen for $36. I feel that the prices are very reasonable for gourmet cupcakes. All cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days, except for Dewy Durian which has to be kept in the fridge to maintain its freshness.
I appreciate the non-pretentious style of the cakes, looks can be deceiving as these cupcakes were simply yummy!

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Cupcakes with Love also sell many exquisite kitchenware and I bet girls like me will love these feminine and pretty stuff they have.

So what are you waiting for? Head down for some tasty treats! Those with a (less) sweet tooth will absolutely adore these cakes.

If you don’t really have a sweet tooth, head down to the Clementi Mall for more food options. The Clementi Mall is well complemented by a wide variety of established restaurants and cafes such as Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, Ichiban Sushi, Seoul Garden Restaurant, ThaiExpress as well as confectioneries/snacks stores such as Baskin Robbins, Crystal Jade My Bread, Four Seasons Durians, Tori-Q and many many more!

I was actually planning to spend an hour at the mall but surprisingly stayed for 4 hours shopping and exploring with my family! This mall has so much to offer with many trendy and fashionable choices for me to choose from.

With more than 100 restaurants, cafés, fashion, sports and specialty stores, The Clementi Mall is an exciting, fun loving and fashionable shopping destination not just for the family but for the young and trendy. It is the heartland for people residing in the West, a place where shoppers will get a memorable and amazing shopping experience.

Address:
The Clementi Mall
3155 Commonwealth Avenue West
Singapore 129588

Shop Unit Number: #04-33
Contact Number: +6570 6693
Website: http://www.cupcakes.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cupcakeswithlove

Happy eating! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie
Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie focuses on crafting food that is fresh, natural and wholesome, a place they would be more than willing and glad to indulge for themselves. That is how determined they are to provide healthy and absolutely delicious food to their customers!
Although I love to eat, I am a health-conscious person so naturally I was so excited when MUNCH invited me for a food tasting session at Orchard Gateway! :)
Enough said, let’s get to the part which I am most excited for, the FOOODDDDDD!!!!
One thing that makes MUNCH significantly unique and popular is their variety of more than 60 recipes just for their salads alone! WOW! I always thought that salads only consist of vegetables and fruits but here at MUNCH some of their bestsellers include tofu, chicken and even salmon! Moreover, all their salads are painstakingly cut by hand instead of using a machine to maintain the freshness of these yummy ingredients.

SaladsA glimpse into the variety of healthy and delectable choices!

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You can pick 2 or 3 or 4 salads at $7.90, $9.90 and $11.90 respectively. If you find that salads alone are not filling enough, you can order a meat item (either fish or rotisserie) to pair with your salads!

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RotisserieI was impressed by the variety of salads they had which made it hard for me to choose what I wanted. I was then offered their bestsellers to try!

Salads Such colourful and irresistible salads for starters!

Roasted Vegtables and Wild Mushroom TofuRoasted Vegetables and Wild Mushroom Tofu

Wild Mushroom Tofu – This is my favourite! The tofu was soft and the sautéed mushrooms were so flavourful. The sauce complemented well which made this dish really delicious!

Salmon SaladSalmon Caesar Salad – Thick and fresh servings of salmon served with lettuce, cucumber and carrots. I love this dish as it was refreshing and simply yummy!

Cherry TomatoesCherry Tomatoes – They were so fresh, crispy and juicy! Little seasoning was used yet it enhanced the sweetness of these cherry tomatoes.

Soba NoodlesSoba Noodles – What I love most about it is its simplicity yet it has a naturally sweet taste which made it so tasty.

Tri-coloured Pasta and Chicken Caesar SaladTri-coloured Pasta and Chicken Caesar Salad

MUNCH not only serve salads, they have an extensive menu providing all-day breakfast options too. What better way to start your morning with a good balance of healthy breakfast items for you to choose from!

Turkey Cranberry WrapTurkey Cranberry Wrap – $8.00

Bacon & Egg BreadBacon & Egg Bread – $8.50

Cheesy Scrambles with ShroomsCheesy Scrambles with Shrooms -$11.90
Fancy some rich and fluffy scrambled eggs on a Sunday morning? :)

Rosti with John Dory Fish

Rosti with Salmon SlabRosti with John Dory Fish @  $10.90, with Salmon Slab @ $14.90

They have other really great options to choose from such as German Bratwurst and Roasted Chicken to pair with your Rosti!
The Rostis came in generous portions; brown on the outside, crispy on the inside. Always a pleasure to dig into this grated potatoes of JOY!!

Flat WhiteFlat White (Reg)- $5.70

MUNCH uses premium coffee beans from Dutch Colony Coffee Co. Do not be mistaken by the name that the origin of the beans came from Netherlands. In fact, the owners from Indonesia were inspired by the Dutch who brought the beans into Indonesia! The Flat White which I got to try was a perfect brew for me, it was not overly roasted with a smooth and full flavour. A good cup of coffee can often revitalise our minds and it certainly did for me from its distinct aroma of coffee beans.

Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate (Reg)- $5.20

The hot chocolate was smooth and creamy; with just the right balance of sweetness which was not too overwhelming for me. Also not forgetting the presentation style and warm creamy colour, which was really a pleasure to view as I enjoy the creative effort of coffee art. I hope to try it out one day and craft my own coffee art ideas!

MUNCH is currently having a Standard Chartered Promotion!
Munch Standard Chartered PromotionCustomers will get 10% off the total bill with a minimum $20 spending for debit and credit cards, which is valid till 31st December 2014. Offer is not valid for delivery.

MUNCH also provides delivery for the convenience of their customers.
Delivery Order Form can be found here!
Or call them at +65 62235197 for deliveries!

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie
Orchard Gateway Outlet
277 Orchard Road
#03-11
Singapore 238858
Contact Number: +65 66356868
Website: http://www.munch.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUNCH.fan

Other MUNCH outlets can be found at:
ROBINSON 112, #01-01
ONE RAFFLES PLACE #B1-16
ONE@KENTRIDGE ROAD #01-15
THE STAR VISTA #01-48
MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE #B1-04
ORCHARD GATEWAY #03-11
FUNAN DIGITALIFE MALL #01-14
NOVENA SQUARE 2 #02-01/02/95/961 (COMING SOON)
ICON VILLAGE #01-10 (COMING SOON)
PAYA LEBAR SQUARE #01-85/86 (COMING SOON)

Thank you Jia Xin and Angeline for hosting us, it was a wonderful way to start a Sunday morning to with this hearty and wholesome brunch.

MUNCH is so nice to give my readers a 10% off your total bill when you dine at MUNCH!
Simply quote “ANAFFAIRWITHFOOD10″ to enjoy this discount!
Entitled to 10% discount only at Munch Orchard Gateway.
Discount code will expire on 31st December 2014.

So foodies, what are you waiting for? Start eating healthy today! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Matt’s The Chocolate Shop

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Matt’s The Chocolate Shop is a casual and cute cafe which is along the stretch of shops at Amoy Street. Famous for their no-frills and luscious chocolate cupcakes, it has definitely proved itself worthy after only being in the market for a while. Being a fan of chocolate, I was extremely thrilled to be invited for a simple food tasting session from them! :)

A bit more about Matt’s The Chocolate Shop
Matt’s The Chocolate Shop is a dark chocolate fudge specialist.  Barely two years into the business, Matt’s signature chocolate cakes have been rather popular,  with cakes selling out by lunchtime on most days. Their cakes have been featured in the media and consistently voted among the top 10 chocolate cakes in Singapore.
About Matthew Chow
Matthew Chow who is the founder of Matt’s The Chocolate Shop, is a former banker-turned-baker, whose passion for chocolate cake saw him experimenting and baking chocolate cakes as gifts for friends and colleagues. When they could not get enough of his cakes and placed more orders than he could cope with, Matt took a delicious leap of faith and that is how Matt’s The Chocolate Shop was started.

Enough said, now onto the part that I was looking forward to, THE YUMMY TREATS!!!

Mini Dark Chocolate Fudge CakeMini Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake ($4)
This is their signature item which many customers come back for more! The cake was served slightly warmed after being microwaved. This unpretentious cake was so heavenly, I could not resist it after taking just one bite! It was rich and moist; a pure indulgence for a chocolate lover like me. Priced at only $4 each, I now understand why so many customers love it so much.

Matts ContainersThese cute takeaway boxes for the fudge cakes are also microwavable!

Matts Chocolate Cake's SizesThe chocolate fudge cake comes in 2 sizes and I feel that the large fudge cake can be bought for birthdays or family gatherings where everyone can enjoy some chocolate goodness!

TiramisuTiramisu Double Layer ($10)
The tiramisu has a distinctive aroma of coffee and has a very smooth texture. The bottom layer which was the ladyfingers was well dipped in coffee thus it was really tasty. It was dense, moist and each bite fills my mouth with a balanced and heavenly explosion of coffee, chocolate and cream! I was so happy to be able to try the double layer tiramisu.
Double layers= Double shiokness!!!

Tiramisu 02These tiramisu are kept refrigerated to keep them fresh and yummy!

Chocolate Truffles Dark Chocolate Truffles (9 pieces for $12)
These truffles were simply irresistible! They melted right in my mouth and were not overly sweet, love it a lot. Even if these truffles were a little pricey, it’s so heavenly and yummy that you would not mind paying for them.

Chocolate Chip Cookies150 grams for $6
These were alright, with the right amount of crunch but a little too sweet for me.

Pandan ButtercakePandan Buttercake Drizzled with Gula Meleka Syrup ($3.50 per slice)
Something I did not expect myself to find in a chocolate shop, this cake is just right to pair it with a cup of tea.

Drinks MenuTo complement with their delectable desserts, Matts also offers a selection of beverages which includes my all-time favourite matcha latte.

Matcha LatteMatcha Latte ($5)

GREAT NEWS CHOCOLATE FANS! Matt’s has recently opened their second outlet at One Raffles Place! Come down to One Raffles Place to try their brand new flavour – Strawberry Fudge Cake! Only available at One Raffles Place :)
Strawberry Fudge CakePhoto Credits: Matt’s The Chocolate Shop

Original Store located at 44 Amoy Street, Singapore 069870
Contact Number: +65 6557 2274
Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 12:00 – 19:00
Saturdays: 12:00 – 15:00

2nd outlet at One Raffles Place B1-38, Singapore 048616
Contact Number: +65 6557 0535

Website: http://www.matts.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattsTheChocolateShop

Cakes at Matt’s are baked fresh daily so feel free to head down to Matt’s to grab a cake to sweeten up your day! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Your Tea: Tiny Tea Teatox

In this fast paced society we live in today, we are all caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. As we are always so busy, we tend to overlook our food habits and opt for easy/ convenient alternatives (e.g. fast food/ ready-made meals) which is really bad! With such busy and fast-paced lives Singaporeans have, it is important to nourish your body to achieve optimum physical and emotional health. For healthier meals, you can take a look at http://anaffairwithfood.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/top-10-healthiest-hawker-meals/ :)

Thus, I was so excited and happy to receive a box of YourTea’s 14-day Tiny Tea Teatox!!!

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Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetTiny Tea Teatox (USD$35.00= approx. SGD$43.60)
It is to be consumed thrice a day, approximately 30 minutes before or after meals!

Tiny Tea Teatox is a digestive cleanse tea, aimed at nourishing and restoring the digestive system, providing it the support it needs to replenish and restore back to its natural state. This cleanse will assist with reducing weight, easing bloating, increasing digestion functionality, improving skin clarity, increasing energy levels and alleviate issues associated with food intolerances. Founded on a Traditional Chinese Medicine background, I found that many of TinyTea products had TCM properties! This further motivates my support for it as I am a firm believer of the exceptional properties to the health benefits it gives.

This was what exactly I am looking for as I was not intending to lose weight, but to cleanse my body system after eating too much unhealthy food for the past weeks. I was also feeling lethargic and restless after working and studying at the same time.

Today is my first day and I am glad to be feeling less bloated! Am excited to see the results after 14 days!

A bit of the background of Your Tea:
Your Tea is a company which is created by the Australians. Each and every one of our blends has been created over time and with considerable research, by a team of their Chinese medicine practitioners.

Complement your diet and exercise regime with different ranges of  teas! YourTea has a large range of teas that detoxifies your body and helps you acheive optimum health, these can be purchased from their online store at http://asia.yourtea.com/collections/teatox-shop! Oh yes! They ship to nearly all countries worldwide except Thailand and UAE :) Their website also shares healthy tips with us! View them at: http://asia.yourtea.com/blogs/healthy-tips.
So what are you waiting for? Time to start living healthily! Don’t forget to exercise too! :)

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

Media Invite: Elly’s 小吃

One Sunday afternoon, I brought my family to the first food tasting event! :)

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Over at Elly’s 小吃, they serve dishes with a fushion of Indo-Asian cuisine, which includes local dishes such as Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, Indonesia dishes such as Lontong Sayar and Chicken Rendang! Inspired by her mother’s cooking, she named the stall after her mother Elly, who is also the main chef at the stall. A humble family-oriented business drew lots of her long time supporters from her previous food stall business simply because of her unique tasting cuisine.

Enough said, here are the yummy food! :)

Chicken RendangChicken Rendang ($3.50)
The chicken was juicy, tender and well-marinated. I was amazed that such a simple dish can taste so good!

Chicken Curry BeehoonChicken Curry Beehoon ($3.40 to $4.50)
This dish consists of chunks of chicken meat, taupok, potatoes and of course beehoon. My mum loves this dish! She commented that it was really tasty as the curry was fragrant and full-flavoured.

Fried Hokkien Prawn MeeFried Hokkien Prawn Mee ($3.40 to $4.50)
This is my favourite dish! The gravy was thick and flavourful and the dish was delicious when eaten hot!

Lontong SayurLontong Sayur ($3.00)
This dish consists of egg, french beans, cabbage and carrot.

Carrot CakeCarrot Cake ($2.50 to $3)

Soto BeehoonSoto Beehoon ($3.00)

Lunch

A hearty lunch for my family! I was honoured to be invited to the food tasting together with my family thanks to Elly’s daughter, Veron. It was definitely a new and interesting experience with them.

Elly’s 小吃
Address: Tai Sun Eating House
808 #01-103, French Road
Singapore 200808

With lots of love,
Xue Wei