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Going Japanese in the West


Posted on 21 Apr, 2012 | Eat Magazine

Tenza Izakaya: Kelp Pressed Flounder & Pregnant Kelp Rolls

When it's Japanese you crave for, you know that only the freshest fish and greens can be used. And that is how  Tenza Izakaya, a  Japanese restaurant in Sunset Way is putting its name on the food scene.

Specialising in fine Japanese dishes made from the freshest seasonal ingredients and serving a wide range of Japanese sake At Tenza you know for sure your palates are  their priority. Every week the chef takes the time to change his menu. Seen here are...





Wine pours over at Sunset Way


Posted on 20 Apr, 2012 | Eat Magazine

Entertaining with friends is even made more convenient with the opening of Wine Inn. Often we find ourselves none to eager to end the night after a full dinner with friends. But where to hang out?

If you are keen on a breezy chill-out, capping dinner over wine is a good option here. Enjoy the company of your friends as you nibble over finger foods, perfect for after-work shop talk. Wash down office-related stress sips of Merlot, Cabernet Chavignon or Shiraz. With a casual ambience, this wine-dine-shop is a cool concept that reminds me of Japan with its major cities littered with rows of izekaya for the workaholic yuppies....





Juicy Reading on the Wall


Posted on 8 Apr, 2012 | Eat Magazine

Apart from its cozy al fresco dining atmosphere, one of the first things that you would notice at Grill-Out! is its cute meat mural. Beyond the dining area at the kitchen entrance, a distinctive green wall can be seen.

By looking at it, it is easy for patrons to know which type of beef or pork they have just ordered. Usually this mural guide one can find in butcher shops for those not accustomed to ordering meats. Not only is this wall informative but is quite interesting.  Grill-Out! Managing Director Roth Pay says it is an effective way for them to get their work done at the same...





Bookworms Keep the Earth Green


Posted on 5 Apr, 2012 | Shop Magazine

 

Doing their part to keep Earth  green, we have a zealous couple who have imbued their business with eco-friendly strategies. For these book entrepreneurs, doing theirs and their customers' part to help the planet sustainable is not just confined to the 3R’s : re-use, reduce and recycle

On its 20th year, Pro-Saint Book Store has been balancing their books and keeping a bevy of bookworms happy with its book rental scheme. For every book sold, the reader has the option to return the book and get a refund.

A brand new paperback novel "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson which sells for...





Brushing up on Parties


Posted on 4 Apr, 2012 | Shop Magazine


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When throwing a party for kids, you always need to keep the excitement level soaring with boys and girls squealing with delight with oohs and ahhhs. What better way than letting the kids queue up for a face painting. Some designs, like planets and dinosaurs, call for make up on their arms!  Surely the kids would have a blast being transformed into princesses, pirates, animals or superheroes.

The kiddie party can carry themes from Ben10, Pokemon, Hello Kitty to Harry Potter to whatever movie hero fantasy your little darling is currently into. And if you have an...





Frozen Tender Loving Care


Posted on 4 Apr, 2012 | Eat Magazine

                                   
Who could have known that on a cold, rainy day one could end up having a frozen delight for snacks. While visiting a colleague of mine in Sunset Way, a bright red signage beckoned. Curious and eager to give in to that gelato allure, I saw, I came and was conquered.

Italian for “frozen”, gelato is not only cut above all other frozen desserts.  It boasts of not only satisfying your frosty cravings for but also for not being the cause of getting fat. Technically, gelatos have a range...





Goji Berry Tea: A Recipe for a Long Robust Life


Posted on 2 Apr, 2012 | Eat Magazine


photo credit thereferlife.com

  • 1 tea bag  (black or green tea)
  • 1/2 mug soy milk
  • 3 tbsp water
  • cayenne
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp dried Goji berries
  • optional rock sugar/ honey
 
4 Steps
  1. Fill mug with about 3 Tbsp water. with equal parts soy milk and add tea bag 
  2. Stick in microwave for 2 minutes.Add 1 sprinkle cayenne.1-3 sprinkles cinnamon. goji berries.
  3. Stick back in the microwave for 30 seconds and sweeteners.
  4. Allow berries and bag to soak for a few minutes. Berries will be soft and inflated when fully soaked.
 
Enjoy! 
Serving: 1
source: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com
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Getting by in Singapore


Posted on 2 Apr, 2012 | Play Magazine

If you are planning for a holiday or have a short business trip to the island city of Singapore, the best way to be prepared is to have a smattering of simple, conversational Mandarin, Malay and of course Singlish. While the official languages of Singapore includes English – mind you British English – it would not hurt to know bits and pieces of these three other tongues just so that you get to bait some smiles, open doors and endear yourselves to  the locals. 

English is perfectly acceptable, and could be used as the default. But in case that doesn’t work, refer to the common terms below so when...




Are birds for the birds?


Posted on 1 Apr, 2012 | Shop Magazine

Choosing a pet is important as it  affects your child's future as a responsible pet owner. Most experts agree that selecting the "right pet" should be a family decision. A balance between your busy schedule and budget, your child’s health condition, expectations and commitment.  

You may decide having a pet only after discussing with your child the life changes that are necessary once there is a pet in the house – these run from housing and pet medicine expenses, to pet chores, like grooming, feeding and cleanup.

Safety of both child and pet should also be discussed among family members. It is but natural for the young to be...