Saturday, September 26, 2020

Yun Nans Restaurant Opens Third Outlet at NEX Serangoon

Yun Nans has opened its third outlet at NEX on 23 September 2020. Known in China as 云海肴 (pronounced as “Yunhaiyao”), YUN NANS is the largest Yunnan F&B chain in the world, with over 200 outlets in China. On Dazhong Dianping, the restaurant is rated as one of the must-visit places in Kunming, southern Yunnan.

YUN NANS Interior - NEX The restaurant serves highland cuisine (gao yuan liao li) and I've been hearing raves about it, so it's not surprising that it's doing well and expanding. I'm glad this NEX outlet is much nearer to me than the Jewel at Changi Airport (flagship) and Westgate one. And there's a promo going on, so I might check it out. 

YUN NANS NEX Opening Promotion

50% off total bills on 28 September 2020 to 30 September 2020

Terms and Conditions
· Discount is valid for dine-in only
· Not in conjunction with any promotion or membership program
· Not valid for vouchers

The NEX outlet will offer a variety of new and exclusive dishes, such as:

Crispy Duck with Dried Chillies 香酥鸭
Crispy Duck with Dried Chillies 香酥鸭 (S$15.90) 

Poached Seabass in Spicy Pickled Vegetable Broth 老坛酸菜鱼
Poached Seabass in Spicy Pickled Vegetable Broth 老坛酸菜鱼 (S$28.90)

Stir Fried Dragon Chives with Yunnan Beancurd Skin 云南豆皮炒青龙菜
Stir Fried Dragon Chives with Yunnan Beancurd Skin 云南豆皮炒青龙菜 (S$12.90) 

Charcoal Grilled Wheat Pumpkin 烤云南小麦瓜
Charcoal Grilled Wheat Pumpkin 烤云南小麦瓜 (S$7.90) 

Stir Fried Yunnan Rice Noodles with Assorted Seafood 海鲜虾汤炒米线
Stir Fried Yunnan Rice Noodles with Assorted Seafood 海鲜虾汤炒米线 (S$12.90) 

Steam Pot Chicken Soup with Yunnan Red Mushrooms 大红菌汽锅鸡
Steam Pot Chicken Soup with Yunnan Red Mushrooms 大红菌汽锅鸡 (S$13.90) 

Deep Fried Pork Fillet with Homemade Spicy Dip 香炸小酥肉
Deep Fried Pork Fillet with Homemade Spicy Dip 香炸小酥肉 (S$9.90)

Stir Fried Pork Collar with Scallions 三葱猪颈肉
Stir Fried Pork Collar with Scallions 三葱猪颈肉 (S$16.90) 

Sautéed Asparagus with Golden Fungus and Mushroom 金耳花菇炒芦笋
Sautéed Asparagus with Golden Fungus and Mushroom 金耳花菇炒芦笋 (S$14.90)

Stir Fried Prawn with Salted Egg and Jasmine Petals 茉莉花咸蛋黄虾球
Stir Fried Prawn with Salted Egg and Jasmine Petals 茉莉花咸蛋黄虾球 (S$24.90)


Brown Sugar Jelly Served with Rose Puree 玫瑰红糖冰粉
Brown Sugar Jelly Served with Rose Puree 玫瑰红糖冰粉 (S$6.90)

YUN NANS Shopfront - NEX

23 Serangoon Central #B1-15 NEX Singapore 556083
Contact number: +65 6970 7883
Opening hours: 11:30am – 10pm daily
Seating Capacity: 100 pax 

All photo courtesy of Yun Nans Restaurant.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

whYZee Bakery: One-Hour Cake Delivery in Singapore

Whyzee Bakery
I found yet another one-hour cake delivery service, this time with more than 50 kinds of cake, healthy bakes, vegan and eggless cakes. Meet whYZee (I'm guessing some owner's initials are YZ) which also owns the domain - (it redirects to 

They focus on providing healthier option cakes, so they use less sugar and cream to ensure everyone of all ages get to enjoy them as well. You can also order the cakes bundled with flowers, flower domes, balloons and toys.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Xin Bakery: Cakes and Tarts Homebaked with Love, for Delivery (Promo Code Inside)

Xin Bakery is a home baker who's immensely passionate about creating cakes and pastries that make people happy. She has cheesecakes, chocolate tarts, chocolate cakes and even macarons. Her creations are pretty impressive for a home baker, but most of all, you can taste the joy and love she puts into her efforts. 

Delivery islandwide is S$10 flat. She will focus on just a few cakes each time, and orders fill up pretty quickly.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Jia He Chinese Restaurant at One Farrer Park Connexion: Dining Promotions

Jia He Chinese Restaurant is popping up on the radar of foodies for some of its dishes. They caught my attention with this very attractive promo going on until 30 Sept 2020. 

To commemorate Singapore’s 55th Birthday, they are offering a 30% discount for their Lunch and Dinner a la carte menu for both dine-in and takeaway/delivery (with free delivery for orders above S$50). 

On top of that, dine-in customers with a spending above S$100 per table (after the 30% discount, so approximately a S$150 spend) will get a free Signature Peking Duck (priced at S$55++ on their menu). Takeaway/delivery customers with a similar minimum spending of $100 (after discount) will get a the Signature Roasted Duck (priced at S$68++) instead of Peking duck, because it travels better than the Peking duck which really needs to be a dine-in experience. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

CakeDelivery.SG - Express and Nearly 24-Hour Cake Delivery in Singapore

Have you ever needed a cake for an occasion urgently but didn't have time to pick it up? You'll be glad Cake Delivery Singapore offers one-hour express delivery and is available almost 24 hours! 

Delivery modes and timing:
  • 9am to 10pm standard delivery (pick a time slot) S$8
  • 10pm to 6am after hours delivery (one hour) S$25 
  • Express delivery (one-hour) S$18
  • Free delivery for orders over S$80. 
Yes, isn't it crazy? You can have cake as early as 9am, or even in the wee hours like 3am or 6am. I tested a midnight delivery, and they actually delivered at 11:15pm! Kudos to them. But note that the cakes do arrive frozen, so you may need to factor in some time to thaw them, if you want them immediately for a special event.

Here's a look at the two cakes we got.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs' Sunday Brunch with Bottomless Champagne

Brasserie Les Saveurs, the destination dining establishment of The St. Regis Singapore, is welcoming guests back with its coveted bubbly brunch experience. Focusing on quality food coupled with refined French service, gourmands may look forward to an afternoon of gastronomic indulgence, paired with endless flutes of your preferred Champagne from the Champagne Barons de Rothschild series including an elegant Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2008. 

Headlining the season’s brunch spread is a succulent treasure trove of fresh oceanic delights comprising Alaskan King Crab, French Oysters, Manila Clams, Shrimps and Mussels, that entices guests with a penchant for crustaceans, as well as a decadent array of chef’s specials prepared à la minute featuring Beef Tartare with Red Radish and Soft Egg Yolk and Lobster Bisque Espuma with Crab Meat and Salted Egg. 

The bountiful feast continues on with an impressive spread of hot and cold entrées including a perfectly Seared Scallops with Green Asparagus and Cauliflower Coulis, fragrant servings of Black Truffle Macaroni Gratin, and Grilled Boston Lobster doused in savoury garlic parsley butter; before partaking in your preferred choice of sumptuous mains such as Seared Beef Tenderloin with Mash Potato, French Beans and Beef Jus, Pan-seared Toothfish with Chorizo and Bell Pepper Piperade and a delightful vegetarian option of Stuffed Tomato with Impossible Meat and Provençal Ratatouille. 

Dessert experience is a theatrical affair at the new and revamped brunch. Keep your eyes peeled, as a St. Regis master chef flambés a signature Crêpes Suzette with finesse before our hosts serves piping hot plates of the delight to tables, and be further enthralled by a roving dessert trolley of sublime sweet options for your selection, providing the ultimate close to a perfect Sunday revelry. 

Little ones dining with family have a dedicated menu to call their own, from delicious entrées of Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap, Prawn Cocktail Salad and Shrimp Tempura; wholesome mains of Chicken Cordon Bleu with Roasted Potatoes, Salmon Teriyaki with Steamed Rice or Mini Cheeseburger with French Fries; to a sweet ending of Waffles with Berries Compote.

Refreshed Sunday Champagne Brunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs, The St. Regis Singapore 2

St. Regis Sunday Champagne Brunch 

Sundays, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM 


  • S$198.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV
  • S$288.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Rosé NV
  • S$338.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs NV
  • S$548.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2008

Brunch experiences are accompanied by a flow of your preferred Champagne along with soft drinks, juices, and freshly brewed coffee and tea, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. 

Sommelier's Choice: $168.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of wines 

Non-alcoholic Experience: $138.00++ per person, inclusive of a flow of non-alcoholic beverages

Check out all my other St Regis related posts here:

All photos courtesy of St Regis Singapore.


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

ATLAS Singapore Launches New Gin Experiences

Who has not been wowed by ATLAS and the much acclaimed 8-metre tall Gin Tower? This grand Art Deco marvel of a bar and restaurant graces the ground floor of one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, Parkview Square. It's also home to one of the world’s largest and most extensive gin collections, and has launched a series of exciting one-of-a-kind experiences and updates.

The Personal Gin Tower Experience (S$42)

This is perfect for both gin aficionados or guests making their first foray into the world of the juniper spirit. Hosted by ATLAS' Head Bartender (Jesse Vida of Dead Rabbit and Blacktail fame), or one of the Senior Bartenders, guests are invited to ascend the stairs to the iconic Gin Tower for a personal tour to handpick a gin of their choice. 

Guests will venture across the globe as they explore new flavour profiles and lesser-known distilleries and gin iterations that can be only found in Singapore at ATLAS. 

Gin Tower Experience_1 - Photo Credit: Benjamin Sim The experience continues with a bartender led tasting and presentation of the gin of choice. Guests will enjoy a customised gin and tonic pairing to conclude. Priced from S$42 per guest, this experience is best enjoyed in a pair. 

Gins of the World (S$48)

ATLAS has introduced Gins of the World, to delight guests with a world discovery gin flight. Each month, guests can anticipate three unique gins from different areas of the world, explore the diversity of flavours and discover the storied histories on a liquid journey.
  World Flight - - Photo Credit: Benjamin Sim
This month discover South America and its native botanicals from the Amazonian forest with different expressions selected from Peru and Columbia featuring botanicals including sacha inchi, trujillana and tonka beans, of which one is aged in rum-barrels. Priced at S$48, the flight includes three gins which are complemented with a selection of garnishes, soda water and tonic.

ATLAS Gin Collection – Taxonomy of Taste

It took five years to curate the ATLAS Gin Collection of over 1,400 gins and it includes some of the world’s most-loved and sought after labels. 
Gin Tower Experience_12 - Photo Credit: Benjamin Sim
The gin menu is now presented as a unique index to support the exploration of the wonderful world of gin whilst highlighting each gins’ key botanicals. The gins of ATLAS have been arranged into their distinct style categories, such as Modern, Barrel-Rested and Navy Strength. Each category is further subdivided into the ATLAS Taxonomy of taste; a guide of ten different flavour profiles such as floral, earthy, nutty and spiced, to make the selection process as seamless as possible for guests.

With a focus on education, the ATLAS Gin Collection also guides guests to choose the most suitable tonic, with a selection of pairing options available for browsing.

Parkview Square, 
600 North Bridge Road, 
Singapore 188778

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday from 10.00am to 1.00am
Friday from 10.00am to 2.00am
Saturday from 3.00pm to 2.00am
Closed on Sunday

First photo credit: EK Yap
Other photos: Benjamin Sim

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Morganfield's Bourbon Bacon Sticky Bones

Morganfield's latest offering for Sept-Oct 2020 is music to my ears - Bourbon Bacon Ribs! 
The chefs have spiked the sweet and tangy classic American barbecue sauce with Jim Beam bourbon to give the signature spice rubbed ribs a richer and more complex flavour. The full slab is topped with hand-chopped bacon bits and two strips of Bourbon Candied Bacon, and served with Potato Salad & Grilled Corn on Cob. It is a feast for two (Sticky Bones S$49.90++ and Baby Back Ribs S$39.90++). 

Bourbon Bacon Sticky Bones
And yes, Candied Bacon (S$11.90++) - see glass tumbler full of them perched on the plate above - you can have a half dozen or so strips as a side dish. These are soaked in bourbon for hours, before being caramelised. The concept is marvellous, but you can still taste sugar crystals sprinkled on the bacon. I think it might be better to brush sugar in syrup or liquid form onto them before baking in order to get that molten hardened candy effect. So we gave that feedback - I don't know if this will be relayed to the chefs for experimentation. 

Ale and stout to go with sticky bones
If you'd like to pair even more booze with your ribs, there are a couple of choices that go really well. On the left, you have Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar which is sweet and nutty with an acidity that balances out with the fatty meat of the ribs. On the right, we have North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout which is rich, strong and roasty with a warming finish. The roasty aspect and the tangy sauce on the ribs are perfect for each other.

The ribs are truly a gorgeous treat. However, if you feel like staying in or want to cater for a party, Morganfield's does takeaway and delivery

Check out their four locations, and my other posts on Morganfield's:

Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 4, #01-645,
S 038983 (Next to Promenade MRT)
Tel: 6736 1136
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Unit #02-23,
S 138617 (Next to Buona Vista MRT)
Tel: 6694 3635
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Unit #01-51A,
S 098585 (Next to Sentosa Boardwalk Exit)
Tel: 6225 0501
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road,
Unit #11-03/04 S238896 (Next to Somerset MRT)
Tel: 6634 1828

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday, 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

Many thanks to Morganfield's for the invitation and hospitality

Monday, September 7, 2020

Crystal Skin Durian Mini Mooncakes from Chui Lau Heung


I have a really unusual find to showcase. Chui Lau Heung, a local brand that's apparently been successful in Hong Kong for durian mooncakes, has come up with crystal skin durian mini mooncakes. Yes, crystal skin, just like the 水晶包 crystal dumplings. The skin is translucent, delicately chewy and stretchy, totally outdoing their snowskin mooncake cousins. 

There are two varieties, both featuring decadent Mao Shan Wang durian puree, but one has a special "molten" core. They come frozen, so you'll need to thaw them for about 10-20 minutes. but you can be creative and torch them for a warm skin and cold centre experience. 

We found that the molten core one didn't really flow like molten lava, so do adjust your expectations. It also tasted like some sort of durian diluted with honey, so the durian taste is not as strong. Naturally, we leaned more towards the regular one, as the durian taste was more intense and unadulterated. 

Prices (box of 6 mooncakes) as per website: S$42 for molten core, and S$60 for the regular crystal skin mooncakes.

  Chui Lau Heung products
They have other products as well but the crystal mooncakes are the highlight. The durian products have very decent filling and smell good. The D24 durian bao is also frozen, so you can keep and enjoy at any time, even when durian is off season. The siew mai is vegetarian, which is good for people choosing not to eat meat, but seriously, you can't beat pork for siew mai. 

Last point: I'm not fond of the packaging design myself, but someone from another culture liked the box, so you never know. I was happy to give it to her. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

How to Cook Bird's Nest Soup In 3 Easy Steps (Plus $30 OFF Promo Code)

I've always put off making my own bird's nest soup because I keep hearing about the laborious cleaning process - repeated soaking, tweezing out feathers, and so forth. It wasn't until CS Bird's Nest (hey wow, they got a nice domain name - approached me recently that I decided to consider. Apparently cleaning is not required!

CS Bird's Nest is an AVA/SFA licensed importer and have been in the business for seven years, with its own swiftlet bird houses in Malaysia and Cambodia, as well as having their very own processing facility to control the quality.

Their bird's nest is purportedly bleach-free, chemical-free, UV-sterilised, handpicked and hand-cleaned manually, and dried at room temperature (excess heat may destroy nutrients). 

But wait, from them, I found cooking the bird's nest is easy as 1-2-3. So foolproof. Maybe it's been like this for a long time, and I've only just discovered, but hey, better late than never. 
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