Common Chefs

August 31, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Common Chefs
8 Jalan Legundi #01-13

http://www.commonchefssg.com/


Truffle Tatter Tots (SGD $8 / $14)

Don Meijin

August 28, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Don Meijin
201 Victoria Street
#04-10 Bugis+


https://www.facebook.com/donmeijin/


Signature Tendon & Ochazuke Set (SGD $15.80)

The Wicked Garlic Tasting Session

August 27, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Wicked Garlic Tasting Session
10 Anson Road
#01-37 International Plaza
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 9pm, Sat 10am - 8pm, Closed Sun

24 Raffles Place
#02-02 Clifford Centre
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 11:30am - 9pm, Closed Sun

8 Grange Road
#05-03 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am - 9pm



https://www.facebook.com/TheWickedGarlic/


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



Risotto Curry Prawn (SGD $23)

Korean Fusion BBQ Tasting Session

August 26, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Korean Fusion BBQ Tasting Session
5 Dunlop Street #02-00

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 2am



https://www.facebook.com/koreanfusionbbq/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, and Epicurious Caniggia.



Grilling

Solar Eclipse 2017

August 23, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Solar Eclipse 2017

A video of the total solar eclipse of 21st August 2017. Also known as the 'Great American Eclipse', because its path crossed 14 states.

Disclaimer: I did not shoot this video, it was sent to me via a personal whatsapp message. Sadly, the photographer is not credited. Thank you to the person who shot and distributed this video!




Moippai Izakaya

August 22, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Moippai Izakaya
3 Simei Street 6
#01-20 East Point Mall


https://www.facebook.com/moippai.sg/


Skewers

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017

August 20, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Level 1, Amara Singapore


Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30pm - 10pm (Buffet Dinner),
Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 2pm, 2:30pm - 5pm (High Tea)



http://singapore.amarahotels.com/dining/element/


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, and Little Tiny Sun.



Mango Mousse Shooter
Mango Mousse Shooter

Mellower Coffee

August 19, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Mellower Coffee
108 Middle Road
#01-01 The Prospex

77 Robinson Road #01-03


http://www.mellowercoffee.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MellowerCoffeeSG/


Sweet Little Rain (SGD $9.80)

Gyu-Kaku

August 14, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Gyu-Kaku
30 Victoria Street
#01-01 CHIJMES

238 Thomson Road
#02-46 Velocity @ Novena Square

11 Tanjong Katong Road
#01-16 OneKM

81A Clemenceau Avenue
#01-18 UE Square

1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-17 The Star Vista


http://www.gyu-kaku.com.sg/


Raw Wagyu Signature Platter - Kagoshima Beef Wagyu Chuck Karubi, Kagoshima Beef Wagyu Nakaochi Karubi, Beef Wagyu Karubi (SGD $64.80)

Gurame Indonesian Restaurant

August 11, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Gurame Indonesian Restaurant
11 Changi Coast Walk

http://www.gurame.com.sg/


Gurame Goreng (SGD $30)

Verdure Cafe Tasting Session

August 09, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Verdure Cafe Tasting Session
1218 Upper Thomson Road
#01-02 Springleaf Nature Park


Opening Hours:
Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 10pm,
Sat - Sun: 9am - 10pm,
Closed Mon



http://verdurecafe.com/


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



Salted Egg Chicken Burger (SGD $14.90)

National Day 2017

August 09, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

National Day 2017

National Day 2017



A very Happy National Day to all Singaporeans! Majulah Singapura!





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Cha Thai Tasting Session

August 07, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Cha Thai Tasting Session - Closed
80 Telok Ayer Street
#01-01 Far East Square


Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm (Lunch), 5:30pm - 10pm (Dinner),
Closed Sun



http://www.chathaisg.com/


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



Signature Cha Thai Toast
Signature Cha Thai Toast (SGD $8)

Guang Sheng Tong Da Hai Xian Shi Fu (广胜通达海鲜食府/ Kwong Shing Accessible Seafood Restaurant)

August 06, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Guang Sheng Tong Da Hai Xian Shi Fu (广胜通达海鲜食府/ Kwong Shing Accessible Seafood Restaurant)
14 Xizhulan Road
Level 4, Yue Heng Fung Building
Huangsha Seafood Wholesale Market
Liwan District
Guangzhou
Guangdong 510000
China


http://www.dianping.com/shop/4130194


Fresh Red Snapper Fish Steamed In Superior Soya Sauce

Guangzhou Restaurant

August 06, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Guangzhou Restaurant
2 Wenchang South Road
Liwan District
Guangzhou
Guangdong 510000
China


http://www.gzr.com.cn/


Steaming Dim Sum
Steaming Dim Sum

Guangzhou Street Food - Part 2

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Guangzhou Street Food - Part 2

More Guangzhou Street Food that I've tried during other visits to Guangzhou, China, continuing from Part 1.

Abalone Steamed With Garlic

7 Days Inn

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7 Days Inn
88 Wenchang South Road
Liwan District
Guangzhou
Guangdong 510000
China


http://www.7daysinn.com/


Basic 2-Star Budget Motel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 5
Visited: Aug-2017
Ambience & Setting: 4
Food & Beverage: NA
Service: 6
Value for Money: 4
Spent about SGD $120 per person.
- $120 Accomodation 4D3N
- $0 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Canton Tower, Yuexiu Park & Guangzhou Museum, Mausoleum Of The Nanyue King, Guangdong Museum, Baiyun Mountain, Pearl River, Guangzhou Opera House, Xi Guan Residence, Temple Of Six Banyan Trees, Chen Clan Academy, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Shamian Island, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Memorial Museum Of Generalissimo Sun Yat-Sen's Mansion, Guangzhou Ocean World, Guangdong Revolutions History Museum, Peasant Movement Institute, Huang Hua Gang Commemoration Park, Yuntai Garden, Xiang Jiang Wild Animal Safari Park, Lian Hua Shan Lotus Mountain, South China Botanical Garden, Million Sunflower Garden


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Pantry, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Self-Service Dining


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Introduction
Located about 45 minutes drive away from the Baiyun international airport in Guangzhou, the 7 Days Inn is a basic, 2-star, no frills motel. The best thing about this place is the convenient location, within walking distance to the Shangxiajiu pedestrian shopping street, and the Changshou Lu metro station. Otherwise, the facilities here are very limited, but on the flipside, they are among the most affordable places in the city.



Ambience
Ambience at 7 Days Inn is lacking. The place shows signs of age, and while the corridors are brightly lit, there is a musky smell. The floor is uneven in some places. I do commend them for having some fake flowers around, which lends much needed colour. Else, there is nothing visually appealing about the place. In addition, the building is shared with other corporations, whose staff sometimes relax in the lobby.



Room
Rooms at 7 Days Inn are basic. It's clean to an acceptable standard, and safety is assured with both a door lock and a chain lock. This at least makes it passable for a stay. The bed is large, but rather firm, and pillows are limited. There is a functional wooden desk with sufficient power outlets. The bathroom is clean and spacious, and I like that towels are clean, plastic-wrapped for hygiene. However, the shower and shampoo is not topped up regularly, and the television sometimes doesn't work. The best part is the fast and stable in-room wifi.



Food
Food at 7 Days Inn is non-existent, because they do not have any kitchen, nor room service of any kind. However, food options are plentiful, as there are many casual eateries and supermarkets within walking distance, most of which are hygienic enough to dine in.



Service
Service at 7 Days Inn is variable in quality. There are some outstanding staff, proactive and friendly, eager to assist, and will anticipate and exceed expectations of your requests. Yet, other staff appear unsure of their own procedures or come across as inflexible.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at 7 Days Inn is limited. Besides the fast and stable wifi throughout the place, the only other facility is their open pantry for guests, where you can bring in food to consume. They also have a business centre, which consists of 1 public desktop. Essentially, stay here only if you want affordability and convenience, but don't mind less comfort.



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7 Days Inn 01 - Signage

7 Days Inn 02 - Bedroom

7 Days Inn 03 - Room Amenities

7 Days Inn 04 - Bathroom

7 Days Inn 05 - Bathroom Amenities

7 Days Inn 06 - Exterior Facade

7 Days Inn 07 - Lobby Reception

7 Days Inn 08 - Corridor

7 Days Inn 09 - Business Centre

7 Days Inn 10 - Pantry





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