7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance

CNY Market 2016

One of the most highly anticipated festivals for the Chinese has to be the annual Chinese New Year. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival falls on the first day of the first month which is unlike the international New Year, and it differs every year.

Chinese New Year is the time when families get together, and for foreigners who make use of this holiday to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion. An important aspect of this festivity is also its traditions which have been kept for many generations.

If you have always been curious about the significance of spring cleaning and why are we told by our parents to stay up past midnight on the Eve of Chinese New Year, let us share with you 7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance. READ ON

Grand Hyatt Singapore – Chinese New Year Takeaway Promotion 2017

Grand Hyatt Singapore CNY Takeaways

Is it your turn to host lunar dinner this Chinese New year or are you thinking of bringing an auspicious gift along when you go for your house visits? While we prep for all the upcoming parties, the common “problem” is—what should we cook/ buy?

Well, not everyone is made for the kitchen and we know how much hassle it is to whip up an entire dinner or even just a dish for pot-luck. This is when takeaways save us.

Enjoy a fuss-free lunar celebration with Chinese New Year takeaways from Grand Hyatt Singapore’s shop at mezza9 from now until 11 Feb 2017. Toss to a greater year with yu sheng takeaways (S$51.35 nett) and munch on a wide array of homemade cookies, tarts and other festive delights. These lunar goodies are so beautifully packaged, they would surely be befitting for all your house parties. READ ON

Jem Food Directory

JemPhoto Credit: SAA

Jem—which stands for Jurong East Mall—is Singapore’s third largest suburban mall that is home to 241 shops, spreading over 880,000 square feet of space.

Located just outside Jurong East MRT Station, Jem is a lifestyle shopping mall where visitors can find mid-tier shopping brands, entertainment and of course a wide variety of food. From alfresco dining to casual dining outlets and restaurants, there is little wonder why the mall is always crowded during meal times.

With so many options for you to choose from, let us make things easier for you with an overview of Jem’s Food Directory on the cafes, restaurants that you can dine at.
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Celebrateatpark.com – Your Guide To The Best Festive Dining Deals From Park Hotel Group

Celebrate Park

Gone are the days when diners have to refer to printed pamphlets or make a call to enquire about a particular restaurant’s ongoing festive promotions. This procedure is troublesome and let’s be frank—how many of us can remember all the details from a quick phone call? We are also certain that you are not going to rip out the ad from the newspapers and store it for reference.

With Lunar New Year around the corner, check out Celebrateatpark.com—it curates exciting dining options and offers by the restaurants under Park Hotel Group.

But of course, beyond these festive promotions, there will always be exciting deals for other occasions—such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day—happening all year round. You know what to do next. Bookmark the website.

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Here Are 10 Amazing Ways To Cook Eggs

Eggs Benedict

Eggs are an essential ingredient. These glorious spherical wonders are used in just about anything. From a simple egg wash on pre-baked pastry to being a key ingredient in holding meat together or simply on its own with some fresh toast or steamed rice; eggs are what we cannot live without.

The great thing about eggs is that it is extremely versatile. You can find it in any cuisine internationally. Think a piping hot Asian-style shrimp omelette or some delicious British-style Scotch eggs with a gorgeous orange/yellow center.

Here Are 10 Amazing Ways To Cook Eggs  so you can check more egg-y dishes off your food list.

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Sinpopo Brand: New Afternoon Tea Set At S$30+ For 2 Pax & Complimentary Bottle Of Cookies

Sinpopo Afternoon Tea

Sinpopo Brand along Joo Chiat Road is one very outstanding retro cafe that we absolutely love visiting for they always have new ideas to surprise us on every visit.

Apart from its local-style menu, you will be filled with nostalgia with songs from the 60s and its old-school interior; Sinpopo Brand is truly a local gem that reflects Singapore’s past.

Gather some friends and have a lovely time chit-chatting over Sinpopo Brand’s new Weekday (Tue to Fri) Afternoon Tea Set at S$30+ for 2 pax, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

For our readers, quote “Ladyironchef” along with this post to receive a complimentary bottle of Sugee Biscuits (U.P. S$12+) OR Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (U.P. S$12+).

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7 Best Day Trips From Seoul You Will Regret Not Visiting

Day Trips From Seoul

A trip to Seoul is always refreshing—for the soul, for the wardrobe and beauty cabinet, for the tummy. However, the city can get a little too bustling and crazy, so much so that it is overwhelming.

If shopping all day every day is not your thing, or even if you are just looking for a little more sightseeing outside of the city, day trips might just be what your itinerary needs.

Take a look at these 7 Most Fulfilling Day Trips From Seoul, and set off for an adventure that does not just involve facial masks and day-to-night retail therapy.

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Day Trip To Yuen Long And Tai Po In New Territories, Hong Kong

yuen long tai po

As one of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong is often pictured by outsiders as an incredibly cramped place.

But if you are willing to venture out from the heart of the city and explore the under-the-radar New Territories, you would be surprised by the vast number of non-urban alternative attractions and activities. Yes, a whole new world awaits!

From the world’s very first Hello Kitty-themed organic farm, making a wish at Lam Tsuen Tree in a 700-year-old village to stuffing your faces at award-winning Kei Kee Dessert, here is a brief guide on what to do and what to eat on a day trip to Yuen Long and Tai Po in New Territories.

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Yongkang Street Food Guide – 29 Cafes, Restaurants & Shops To Visit

Yong Kang Street Guide

The busy Yongkang Street is a one-stop destination for all travellers visiting Taipei. You can easily spend half or day—or even more—exploring the bustling street and its adjoining alleyways. Oh and don’t worry if you are travelling in a group with differing palates; Yongkang Street’s vast variety of dining options will definitely cater to the group’s varying preferences.

There are seriously ample options to choose from – think roadside vendors, Melbourne-inspired speciality coffee cafes, dim sum restaurants, French patisseries and more. From the original Din Tai Fung to CNN-recommended dessert store Smoothie House, here is our Guide To Taipei’s Yongkang Street and the cafes, restaurants & shops to visit.

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Resorts World Sentosa CNY 2017 – Win More Than S$3,000,000 Worth Of Prizes

RWS CNY 2017

Two more weeks to Chinese New Year and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is all prepped and ready to ring in the new year with good fortune. As part of the Lunar celebrations, you can expect a whole line up of festivities, more than S$3,000,000 worth of prizes to be won and 8,888 lobsters will be served throughout Resorts World Sentosa’s huge variety of restaurants.

Now, we’re talking.

Be thrilled about sure-win prizes and a chance to win S$88,000 in cash, a brand new Citroën C4 Hatch, Poh Heng’s diamond jewellery sets and even a stay in the luxurious Ocean Suite with the Grand Lucky Draws* that will take place on 05 and 12 February 2017. Everyone will win a prize simply by spending S$100* (Mastercard® cardholders only need to spend S$80*) in a single receipt. Stand a chance to win RISIS golden eggs, Canon products, SilkAir air tickets and so much more!

Resorts World Sentosa is also treating you to amazing eats at their celebrity chef restaurants where reunion dinners are most befitting to be held at. There may be plenty of Lunar promotions out there, but this one at Resorts World Sentosa is pretty damn epic.

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72o Bistro & The Toys – New Heroes-Themed Restaurant At Holland Village

72o Toy & Bistro

72o Bistro & The Toys is the latest addition to Holland Village’s vibrant dining scene and the spacious restaurant specialises in North Indian and Western cuisine.

At this new Heroes-themed restaurant, you can look forward to a comprehensive menu, the best beer deals and an impressive collection of Marvel’s limited edition figurines—including a life-size iron man!

Most of the dishes on 72o Bistro & The Toys’ menu are priced below S$15 nett—there is no GST and service charge.

Quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 1-for-1 promotion on all main courses (during Sundays to Thursdays lunch and dinner) from now until 28 Feb 2016.

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7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting

Sustainable Yusheng

With Christmas barely over, many of us are still feeling guilty about the Christmas feasts we had indulged in. It certainly doesn’t help that the Chinese New Year festivities are starting slightly earlier this year, with it being held at the end of January.

The first few days are usually celebrated with an endless amount of sinful, yet delicious food and snacks. However, it is still possible to maintain your waistline without going on an extreme diet.

Here are 7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting.

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Prego At Fairmont Singapore – New Italian Sunday Brunch Buffet With Free-Flow Sparkling Wine

Prego Sunday Brunch

Prego at Fairmont Singapore is one of the most reputable Italian restaurants in Singapore, and they are known for signature Italian favourites such as wood-fired pizza. But what we truly love is the all-new Italian Sunday Brunch Buffet—one of the best indulgences if you have a hankering for Italiano-everything.

Prego’s head chef Antonio Facchinetti and his team have introduced a whole new gastronomic experience and the Italian Sunday Brunch happens every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. It is a massive showcase of Italian fiesta, from cold cuts and premium cheeses to a la minute pasta and grilled meats.

Here are some of the highlights you can expect at Prego’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, and why you should start your year right with a great Italian Brunch. READ ON

Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore – CNY Buffet 2017 With Free-Flow Oysters At S$98++ For 2 Pax

Pan Pacific Orchard CNY 2017

10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore has successfully established itself as the go-to place for a value-for-money buffet. It is especially well-known for their freshly shucked oysters and Penang local delights. Dishes are on a rotational basis, whereby the gourmet highlights would largely depend on the period’s festivity.

We hope you guys thoroughly enjoyed last year’s yuletide feast at 10 at Claymore! This year, the award-winning hotel establishment is launching a curated Spring Time Oyster Rhapsody Buffet, where you can sink your teeth into unlimited Lunar New Year delicacies such as Eight Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice, Superior Fish Maw Soup and Yu Sheng at very affordable prices.

Apart from that, the buffet lineup also features many of its popular Penang classics such as Char Koay Teow and Bak Kut Teh, as well as free-flow oysters from five different countries.

Quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy an all-you-can-eat indulgent feast at S$58++* for two during lunch (U.P. S$42++/pax) and S$98++ for two during dinner (U.P. S$68++/pax). This exclusive promotion** is valid from 10 Jan 2017 to 28 Feb 2017 (blackout dates apply).

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BRICK Works Cafe – This Is A Cute Lego-Themed Cafe In Taipei

Brick-works-Taipei

As its name implies, BRICK Works Café – located in Taipei Arena – is a Lego-themed café. The interesting concept features a spacious dining area and an onsite Lego toy store. We made a special visit to BRICK Works Café and confirmed that it is indeed an ideal playground for Lego fans.

There are plenty of Lego bricks displayed here. You can either admire the splendid exhibits or give into temptation and purchase some. Done with shopping? Now, you can sink your teeth into instagram-worthy food modelled after your favourite childhood toy whilst watching The Lego Movie.

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