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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Great Pizzas and Affordable Dining at MBS - Pizzeria Mozza

My colleague suggested going to Pizzeria Mozza for dinner after our trip to the ArtScience Museum. Initially, the rest of us were quite skeptical as we thought he was joking, to dine at a celebrity chef restaurant at Marina Bay Sands. However, it was for real. We then thought, since it was our pay day, why not gave it a try? :P

The restaurant was very crowded but luckily, there was no queue forming yet. The environment was quite dim but very vibrant. Compared to the high class sister restaurant next door, Osteria Mozza, this restaurant is more casual. We felt very relaxed and comfortable in there. Their table mats were very interesting, all having different designs, some with quizzes, for you to ponder before your meal is served. Many of the words in the menu were in Italian, and we couldn't quite understand. We asked the staff to translate and explain to us the names. They were very willing to help us and always served us with a smile. At first, we were attracted by an item in the menu, ie fried pig's ear and we actually ordered that. unfortunately, the item was not available.

Complimentary crackers were served to us in a brown paper bag before our dishes were served. Nice gesture!
Since this restaurant's specialty is their pizzas, we definitely had to order that! They have so many different pizzas and the price ranges from $24 to $37. We were seriously spoit for choices. There were 5 of us and the staff told us to get 3 pizzas first, should be enough. We ordered fried potatoes with rosemary and chickpeas, and also mussels for our sides. The potatoes tasted really good but the mussels were quite small. We loved the sauce that came with it though.
Funghi Misti, Fontina, Taleggio, Thyme ($30)
Generous fillings of a variety of mushrooms with herbs. Lovely!
Bacon, salami, fennel sausage, pancetta, tomato & mozzarella Pizza. Definitely a hot favourite for carnivores! A galore of meat! ($37)
Pizza alla benno: Speck, pineapple, jalapeño, mozzarella & tomato, really nice as well. ($35)
All the pizzas tasted so superb! I would definitely come again with other friends or family members to try out the other types of pizza here! Moreover, it was affordable. Each of us paid only $32 for the great meal.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Like" Egg Story on Facebook and receive 4 Old Chang Kee Curry Puffs

Simple "Like" them here:
and PM them your mailing address, full name and email address to get your Old Chang Kee vouchers.
Source:  Egg Story on facebook

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Earn Cash Rewards by just taking MRT/ LRT --- Introducing Insinc to you!

Incentives for Singapore's Commuters
Use the MRT or LRT and earn cash rewards.

Travel off-peak and increase your chance of winning.  My friend who travels on MRT to work, recently won $200 after signing up with Insinc.  How it works?  Basically, you will earn points when you use MRT or LRT, and more points will be awarded to you if you travel during off-peak season.

My workplace is very near my home so I don't travel a lot on MRT.  However, I still won $5 last month.Insinc will use the points that you accumulate to autoplay a spinning game.  If you have read this blog post and is interested to try it out (seriously no harm signing up), please click on my referrer link here:    In this way, both of us will earn additional points for the autoplay spinning game!  :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier

I need to make a trip down to Tiong Bahru during one of the weekdays to do some admin work.  As the Tiong Bahru Market was closed for cleaning up on the same day, I then decided to have my brunch at Tiong Bahru Bakery.  This was my first time dining in here, but on my own.
Push open the heavy wooden door to get entry to the cafe.
These buns were so pretty to look at!  The front three buns reminded me of "Pac-Man", with the mouth open.  Haha...  Which buns caught your attention the most?
Pretty tarts..
More tarts...
I had a cup of flat white ($5.50) and was very pleased with the very defined coffee art that they had for me.  :)  The heart shape was very nicely done.
Some of my friends who saw this said it was gross!  The Squid Ink Bun!  There's lots of greens in the bun, together with smoked salmon and ham.  It was quite nice but of course, the saltiness of the smoked salmon overwhelmed the taste of the squid ink bun.  How does squid ink taste like?  I Dunno! LOL!  
My nice brunch of the day in a very comfortable setting.  :)

Tiong Bahru Bakery
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70
Singapore 160056

Open from 8am to 8pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Coastal Settlement (TCS) @ Netheravon Road, Changi

After a short hike with my colleagues at the Changi Point Coastal Walk on a Friday morning when we didn't need to report for work, we decided to walk over to The Coastal Settlement for an early lunch at around 11am despite having a heavy breakfast.  We were one of the first few customers to arrive at the restaurant. I had wanted to come to this place quite some time ago but it was difficult to make a reservation during weekend nights.  I was glad that I finally got to see this place!
As we reached the gate, we were surprised that the area next to the valet service counter was very messy, like a mini warehouse, to put all the "junk".  Not too sure it was done deliberately?

At the entrance of the restaurant....
The whole place was very big.  As it was still drizzling, we decided to get our seats indoor.
The indoor decor was really very interesting.  You could find many old types of furniture here.  There were also sofa seats, high stools, low stools.. just choose wherever you like!  (Provided the restaurant is not crowded).  In fact, we had a change of seat after we finished our mains.  My friend just asked the staff whether we could change our seats as we wanted a different view.  The staff said no problem and thus, we got cosy seats to enjoy our desserts.  :)

Anyone of you have seen this type of television?  I had and even used it before!  Haha.... So you know that I am not too young already.

The menu.
This was my cup of Flat White ($6).
We ordered truffle fries ($15) to share.  The fries were very crispy and addictive, although a bit too salty.
 Half and Half Pizza ($25) - One half was Prosciutto & Arugula and the other half was Margherita.  The pizza was good although I still prefer Skinny Pizza.  The crust was very thin and too crispy until it was quite difficult to cut.  In the end, we just tore if off with our hands.  
Creamy Soup with Mussels and Clams ($18).
Waffles! ($15)
I decided to serve my friends waffles since I was the one who was dying to have it but couldn't possibly finished the whole plate by myself.  The staff gave us 5 small plates as there were 5 of us and the portion was big, good for sharing.

It was a great day unwinding with my friends here and we spent close to 3 hours at the restaurant.  Love the ambience and will definitely like to come again, maybe during the night with hubby,  :)

The Coastal Settlement
200, Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529

Operating Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday { 10.30am till 12 Midnight } Last order for Food @ 9:45pm 
Closed on Mondays.  However, it will remain open if a Monday falls on a Public Holiday or its eve.
Telephone Number: 6475 0200