Tanuki Raw

June 30, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Tanuki Raw
181 Orchard Road
#04-01 Orchard Central

111 Middle Road
#01-05 National Design Centre


http://tanukibar.com/


Unagi Foie Gras Donburi (SGD $23.90)

Toi Thai Kitchen

June 27, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Toi Thai Kitchen
505 Beach Road
#01-68 Golden Mile

314 Bedok Road

978 Toa Payoh North #02-01


https://www.facebook.com/toithaikitchen/


Deep-Fried 3 Tastes Sea Bass Fish (SGD $22)

Urban Smokeshack

June 25, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Urban Smokeshack
348 Bedok Road
#02-19 Simpang Bedok Market Place


https://www.facebook.com/urban.smokeshack.0219/


Duck Breast Meal (SGD $16)

Hari Raya Puasa 2017

June 25, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Hari Raya Puasa 2017

Hari Raya Puasa 2017



Wish all a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Eid Mubarak!





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The Raclette Factory

June 22, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Raclette Factory
Pop-Up Stall At Various Locations

https://www.facebook.com/TheRacletteFactory/


The Raclette Set (SGD $12)

Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow By Yayoi Kusama

June 19, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow By Yayoi Kusama
1 Saint Andrew's Road
#03-00 Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore


https://www.nationalgallery.sg/see-do/highlights/yayoi-kusama-life-is-the-heart-of-a-rainbow


Dots Obsession
Dots Obsession

Oh My Tian Tasting Session

June 19, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Oh My Tian Tasting Session - Closed
34 Whampoa West #01-79

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 12pm - 10pm,
Closed Mon



https://www.facebook.com/OhMyTianSG/

https://www.ohmytian.sg/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from The Arctic Star, Purple Taste, msginginly, Epicurious Caniggia, Chubby Botak Koala, and Little Tiny Sun.



Oyakodon Thigh
Oyakodon Thigh (SGD $16.80)

Brasserie Les Saveurs

June 18, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Brasserie Les Saveurs
29 Tanglin Road
Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore


http://www.brasserielessaveurs.com/


Wagyu Beef Bourguignon
Wagyu Beef Bourguignon

Wine & Chef

June 17, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Wine & Chef
7 Keong Saik Road

https://www.facebook.com/Winenchef/

http://sgwinecellar.com/


Angus Beef Short Rib & Foie Gras (SGD $42)

Kwee Zeen Tasting Session

June 14, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kwee Zeen Tasting Session
2 Bukit Manis Road
Level 1, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa


Opening Hours:
Fri - Sun: 6pm - 9:30pm (Buffet Only)



http://www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/dining/kwee-zeen/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Purple Taste, Madame Chewy, Chubby Botak Koala, and Fundamentally Flawed.



Peach Clafoutis
Peach Clafoutis

ilLido At The Cliff Tasting Session

June 12, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

ilLido At The Cliff Tasting Session
2 Bukit Manis Road
Level 1, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 6pm - 9:30pm,
Sat - Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 9:30pm



http://www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/dining/illido-at-the-cliff/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Purple Taste, The Arctic Star, The Hungry Cow, and Fundamentally Flawed.



Truffle Parmigiano Filled Gnocchi With White Asparagus And Carbonara (SGD $36)

Wanna Cuppa Tasting Session 2017

June 10, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Wanna Cuppa Tasting Session 2017
15 New Bridge Road

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 10pm
Fri: 8:30am - 11:59pm
Sat: 10am - 11:59pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm



https://www.facebook.com/Wanna-Cuppa-762759383762151/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Purple Taste, msginginly, Jelly Love Fats, Her Pen And Fork, and Little Tiny Sun.



Seafarer's Seafood Platter (SGD $27.90)

Top 5 Milan Attractions

June 04, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Top 5 Milan Attractions

All photos in this post were not shot by me, and are credited to their respective sources.


City: Milan
State: Lombardy
Country: Italy

Regarded as the fashion and financial center of Italy, Milan is also a leading Alpha global city, strong in the areas of arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, music, services, research, and tourism. Reowned for its many cultural attractions, including museums, cathedrals / churches, and palaces, Milan offers a multitude of sights, sounds, and places to be.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Milan, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.


1. Duomo Cathedral
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As the official church of the city, the Duomo Cathedral, also known as the Milan Cathedral, is not only the largest church in Lombardy and Italy, but is also the 5th largest in the world. There are more statues on this gothic-style cathedral than any other building in the world, with about 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles, and 700 figures of saints. As it was constructed over 6 centuries, it has a mix of beautiful, stunning architecture from across history and various countries. Highlights include the various sculptures and altars, the openwork pinnacles and spires on the roof, and the pink-hued white marble which comprises most of the building.



2. Sforza Castle
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The Sforza Castle, also known as the Castello Sforzesco, is among the largest citadels in Italy, and in Europe. Located in the region of Lombardy, the vast complex today is home to many Milan museums, including the Museum Of Ancient Art, the Museum Of Musical Instruments, the Applied Arts Collection, and the Pinacoteca. In particular, there are masterpieces by Italian Renaissance painters exhibited here, including works by Andrea Mantegna and Carlo Crivelli. Also worth seeing here are the imposing gates, towers, and courtyards of the citadel.



3. Pinacoteca Di Brera
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The Pinacoteca Di Brera or Brera Art Gallery is the foremost public gallery and art collection of Milan and Lombardy, with over 500 works from across Italy, dating from the 14th - 20th century. Styled in elegant neoclassical Baroque architecture, the museum is well regarded as having the best Renaissance art collection in Europe. Highlights include the 'Supper At Emmaus' by Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio, the 'Lamentation Of Christ' by Andrea Mantegna, and the sexy 'Il Bacio / The Kiss' by Francesco Hayez, which is said to best represent Italian Romanticism.



4. La Scala Theatre & Museo Teatrale Alla Scala
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The La Scala Theatre & Museo Teatrale Alla Scala is a famous opera house and museum in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, and contains a collection of paintings, drafts, statues, costumes, and other documents of opera history. The most iconic feature is the beautifully designed 18th-century auditorium, with its awe-inspiring tiers of theatre boxes, before which many orchestras, opera singers, and ballet troupes have performed.



5. Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Of Science And Technology
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Named after the famous Italy polymath, the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Of Science And Technology in Milan is the largest science and technology museum in Lombardy, exhibiting over 15,000 artifacts spanning 8 main sections. This includes Materials, Transport, Energy, Communication, Space, Leonardo Da Vinci Art & Science, Nutrition, and Young People's Science. The fun, interactive, multimedia exhibits make it appealing for all-ages.





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Milan Street Food

June 03, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Milan Street Food


Considered Northen Italian cuisine, Milan Street Food has a rich history. Part of the regional cuisine of Lombardy, Italy, the street food in Milan is characterized by its clean, simple tastes, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients at most. Preparation of dishes relies more heavily on the freshness and quality of the ingredients, rather than elaborate sauces, for its flavour.

Tagliere Misto Di Affettati E Formaggi Campani / Mixed Cheese And Cured Meat Platter
Tagliere Misto Di Affettati E Formaggi Campani / Mixed Cheese And Cured Meat Platter

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel

June 02, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel
Strada Statale 336 / State Highway 336 / SS 336
Malpensa Airport
Milan
Lombardy 21010
Italy


http://www.sheratonmilanmalpensa.com/


Comfortable, Vast Airport Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: May-2017
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $400 per person.
- $250 Accomodation 3D2N
- $150 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Duomo Cathedral, Sforza Castle, Pinacoteca Di Brera, La Scala Theatre & Museo Teatrale Alla Scala, Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Of Science And Technology, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Museo Del Novecento, Galleria D'Arte Moderna, Gallerie D'Italia Piazza Scala, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Civico Museo Archeologico, Museo Del Duomo, Hangar Bicocca, Natural Science Museum, Palazzo Reale, Saint Mary Of The Graces Cathedral, Saint Ambrose Basilica, Saint Maurice Cathedral, Sant'Eustorgio & Portinari Chapel, San Nazaro Basilica, Cimitero Monumentale, Ca'Granda Old Hospital, Palazzo Clerici, Palazzo Litta, Palazzo Marino, Arco Della Pace, Piazza Mercanti, Sempione Park, Giardini Pubblici


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, 1 Restaurant (Il Canneto Restaurant), Swimming Pool, 3 Lounges (Club Lounge, Lobby Lounge, Flight Crew Lounge), 1 Bar (Monterosa Bar), 1 Spa (Shine Spa), Cable TV, Doctor On Call, Tour Arrangements Service, In-Room Massage Treatment Service, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Meetings, Swimming, Massage, Spa, Shopping, Hammam Treatment, Facial Cleansing, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Sauna, Steam Room, Ice Fall Treatment, Emotional Shower


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Introduction
Located about 1 minute walk away from the Milan Malpensa Airport / City of Busto Arsizio airport in Milan, the Sheraton Malpensa Hotel serves as the airport hotel. While this means it's convenient for travellers who have to be around the airport, or are here for short stays, or are waiting for their next flight, the Sheraton Malpensa Hotel is a poor choice for most other business or leisure travellers, as it's about 1 hour away from the main city via rail.



Ambience
Ambience at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel is modern, spacious, and contemporary. The sprawling grounds feature high ceilings, clean symmetrical lines, and minimalist decor. Floor to ceiling windows line the corridors, offering perfect views of the adjecent carpark and roads. Italian artworks line the wall, all featuring iconic architecture of the city. There are multiple lounges here, allowing guests to relax.



Room
Rooms at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel are comfortable, modern, and spacious. I like the large, comfortable beds, and the bathroom is clean, splendid, and well stocked with amenities. Love the polished marble surfaces. The large wardrobe is also equipped with many clothing hangers, a rarity in most other hotels. The in-room wi-fi is stable and fast, and the television offers cable channels from across Europe. A good sized working desk is provided. However, I did find it strange that the mini refrigerator was fully stocked, I had little space to store things I bought.



Food
Food at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel is provided by the sole restaurant, the Il Canneto Restaurant. Classic Italian dishes feature heavily, all well executed, and delicious. They have a small experimental tasting menu, which offers food and wine pairing, which I find rather exciting. Portions are generally sized for individuals, but are still large, and very filling. Would love dining here again.



Service
Service at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel is polite, friendly, and efficient. Staff can converse in basic English, and carry out requests promptly. They offer greetings when you pass them in the hallways. I like that reception staff are engaging, and will check for feedback on your stay. However, the vastness of the hotel means you rarely encounter staff. Also, I note that no staff are positioned at the entrances to welcome guests.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel cater for both business and leisure. However, during my stay, the majority of leisure facilities were under renovation, and guests were unable to use them. For business, the meeting rooms are spacious and well equipped, and they offer a variety of room sizes. Sheraton Malpensa Hotel is also directly connected to the airport, where there are several shops, convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes. The rail to the city is also located here, though it requires about 1 hour of travelling time.



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Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 02 - Bedroom

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 03 - Living Room

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 04 - Gymnasium

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 05 - Il Canneto Restaurant

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 06 - Business Centre

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 07 - Conference Room

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 08 - Lobby Reception

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 09 - Lobby Lounge

Sheraton Malpensa Hotel 10 - Clocks & Coffee Machine





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