Easter 2019

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Easter 2019

Easter 2019

Malacca Street Food - Part 2

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Malacca Street Food - Part 2


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

Ikan Cili Garam / Fried Fish With Chili Paste

Novotel Melaka

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Novotel Melaka
2 Jalan Melaka Raya
Taman Melaka Raya
Malacca 75000
Malaysia


http://www.novotel-melaka.com/


Comfortable, Modern, Family & Business Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Apr-2019
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Spent about MYR RM580 / SGD $190 per person.
- MYR RM580 / SGD $190 Accomodation 3D2N
- MYR RM0 / SGD $0 Room Service, Laundry, Incidentals


Nearby Attractions: Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, A Famosa Fort, Dutch Square & Christ Church, Malay And Islamic World Museum, Baba And Nyonya Peranakan Museum, Jonker Street, Harmony Street, The Stadthuys, Youth Museum & Malacca Art Gallery, St John's Hill, Mamee Jonker House, Menara Taming Sari Tower, ASEAN Cultural Park


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Laundry Service, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, 1 Restaurant (The Square Restaurant), 3 Lounges (Lobby Lounge, Premier Lounge, Gourmet Bar), 1 Bar (Pool Bar), Cable TV, Children's Play Area, Tour Arrangement Service, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Meetings, Working Out, Swimming, Gaming, Sightseeing


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Introduction
Located about 40 minutes drive away from the Malacca international airport / Batu Berendam airport in Malacca, the Novotel Melaka is a modern, comfortable, 4-star hotel near the city centre. The convenient location to numerous attractions, medical facilities, business areas, and malls is a plus for Novotel Melaka, and the place is especially suitable for families with children, groups, and business travellers.



Ambience
Ambience at Novotel Melaka is contemporary, with a touch of elegant splendor. The high ceiling and spacious lobby, tiled with glossy marble and decked with wide lounge chairs, is both welcoming and attractive. The hallways are decently lit in warm lights, while clear signages indicate the various facilities in the hotel. However, the lifts feel slow; I usually have to wait a couple minutes or so.



Room
Rooms at Novotel Melaka are clean, comfortable, and decently stocked with amenities. The bed is large and soft, and a comfortable cushioned long chair is positioned for a clear view of the television and pantry. Internet connection via wifi is fast and stable. The bathroom is well stocked with amenities, which staff replenish daily, and is equipped with a bidet. However, the in-room chiller is small, able to store little beyond beverages and small snacks. I also wish they had brighter in-room lighting.



Food
Food at Novotel Melaka is below average to average. At The Square Restaurant, their local Malaysian cuisine is usually decently executed and tasty, but the Western options are underwhelming. There is almost no other Asian cuisine options beyond Malaysian. The desserts and pastries are alright, but you can get better elsewhere. If booking a room, skip the option to include breakfast, and head across the road to eat instead.



Service
Service at Novotel Melaka is good. Staff are friendly and can converse well, greeting and engaging guests. The only low point is peak periods during breakfast service, when the huge number of guests dining at the same time makes it difficult for staff to efficiently clear away finished plates. Otherwise, I commend staff for being helpful and efficient in most other aspects, such as fulfilling requests or displaying good knowledge of the local area.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Novotel Melaka are above average, particularly for children. They are among the few hotels to offer dedicated play areas for children, with a water play area beside the swimming pool, and a play room with a few games and toys (best to bring your own). The business centre is small but functional. The conference area and meeting rooms are clean, spacious, and well-equipped, making Novotel Melaka a suitable place for meetings. Overall, I would return to Novotel Melaka for future visits.



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Novotel Melaka 01 - Exterior Facade

Novotel Melaka 02 - Bedroom

Novotel Melaka 03 - Bathroom

Novotel Melaka 04 - Living Room & Pantry

Novotel Melaka 05 - Conference Foyer

Novotel Melaka 06 - Gymnasium

Novotel Melaka 07 - Swimming Pool

Novotel Melaka 08 - Business Centre

Novotel Melaka 09 - Children's Play Area

Novotel Melaka 10 - The Square Restaurant


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Good Friday 2019

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Good Friday 2019

Good Friday 2019

Procera Gin

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Procera Gin
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


https://www.proceragin.com/

https://www.facebook.com/proceragin/


I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Procera Gin (SGD $110 per 50cl bottle)

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 3

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Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 3
12 Jiak Chuan Road

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 8am - 5pm (All-Day Brunch), 6pm - 11pm (Lounge & Tapas),
Closed Mon



https://kafeutu.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kafeutu/

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



Liberian Charred Aubergine Stew With Beef Cheek (SGD $30)

13 Stages Tasting Session

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13 Stages Tasting Session
1 Stadium Place
#01-41 Kallang Wave Mall

7 Wallich Street
#B2-30 Tanjong Pagar Centre


Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 9pm



https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/13-Stages-100404353942702/

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, Epicurious Caniggia, msginginly, and Her Pen And Fork.



Meal Flat Lay

Minimalism - Space. Light. Object.

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Minimalism - Space. Light. Object.
6 Bayfront Avenue
Level 3 @ ArtScience Museum

1 Saint Andrew's Road
Level B1, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 @ National Gallery Singapore


https://www.minimalism.sg/


Mega Death By Tatsuo Miyajima

Umaibo

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Umaibo
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


http://www.yaokin.com/


I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Umaibo Pack Bulk
Umaibo Pack Bulk (SGD $4)

DONQ

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DONQ
391 Orchard Road
#B2-03 Ngee Ann City


https://www.facebook.com/donqbakery/


Ham & Egg Bun (SGD $3)

Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield Chill

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Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield Chill
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


https://gillette.com/


Most pictures / images here in this post are sourced, and credited, to Gillette. I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield Chill Razor & Cartridge Refills
Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield Chill Razor & Cartridge Refills

The Soup Spoon Union

March 24, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Soup Spoon Union
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-61 Raffles City

1 Pasir Ris Drive 3
#02-33 White Sands

23 Serangoon Central
#02-14 NEX

83 Punggol Central
#B1-12 Waterway Point

5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#B1-24 Changi City Point

50 Nanyang Avenue
NS3-14 North Spine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


http://www.thesoupspoon.com/


Set Meal

Beriwell

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Beriwell
19 East Coast Road

https://www.facebook.com/beriwell/


Coco Majik & Acai Twist Superswirl With Mango, Oreo Crumble, Pumpkin Seeds, Pineapple (SGD $9.90)

Bangkok Street Mookata

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Bangkok Street Mookata
421 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-1149

88 Bedok North Street 4 #01-125

14 Jalan Kuras

31 Kelantan Lane #01-12

498 Jurong West Street 41 #01-426

211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-10

312 Sumang Link #01-05

61 Woodlands Industrial Park E9 #01-30


https://www.facebook.com/bangkokstreetmookata/


Mookata Grilling
Mookata Grilling

Otto Berlin Haus

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Otto Berlin Haus
211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-10

500 Jalan Sultan #01-01

107 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1820


https://www.facebook.com/Otto-Berlin-Haus-490725864386049/


German Family Platter (SGD $38)

Hawkerman

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Hawkerman
10 Eunos Road 8
#B1-128 SingPost Centre


https://www.facebook.com/hawkermansg/


Bao Ka Liao (SGD $32.90), Source Credits: Hawkerman

Kissa Kalm's Japanese Cafe

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Kissa Kalm's Japanese Cafe
1 Esplanade Drive
#02-13 Esplanade Mall


https://business.facebook.com/KalmsSg/


Yaki Soba With Chicken Karaage (SGD $2.75)

Xi Yan

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Xi Yan
38A Craig Road

1 Scotts Road
#03-12 Shaw Centre

112 East Coast Road
#02-06 I12 Katong


https://www.xiyan.com.sg/


Meal Flat Lay
Meal Flat Lay

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 2

February 20, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 2
12 Jiak Chuan Road

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 8am - 5pm (All-Day Brunch), 6pm - 11pm (Lounge & Tapas),
Closed Mon



https://kafeutu.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kafeutu/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, Purple Taste, Emily.EatingThyme, MsJaniceEats, Fonda Tjang, Geeky Elephant, Alter Alter Ego, msginginly, Her Pen And Fork, and NAHMJ Food, Travel & Lifestyle Blog.



Utu Bowl (SGD $20)

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 1

February 17, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 1
12 Jiak Chuan Road

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 8am - 5pm (All-Day Brunch), 6pm - 11pm (Lounge & Tapas),
Closed Mon



https://kafeutu.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kafeutu/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, Purple Taste, Emily.EatingThyme, MsJaniceEats, Fonda Tjang, Geeky Elephant, Alter Alter Ego, msginginly, Her Pen And Fork, and NAHMJ Food, Travel & Lifestyle Blog.



Cocktail Malaika (SGD $16)

Valentine's Day 2019

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Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

Monster Curry

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Monster Curry
2 Orchard Turn
#B4-52 ION Orchard

23 Serangoon Central
#B1-08 NEX

1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-126 VivoCity

63 Jurong West Central 3
#03-57 Jurong Point

80 Marine Parade Road
#01-11 Parkway Parade

10 Tampines Central 1
#02-09 Tampines One

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#02-06 JEM

3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-377 Suntec City

200 Victoria Street
#B1-04 Bugis Junction

1 Northpoint Drive
#B1-102 Northpoint City

238 Thomson Road
#02-78 Novena Square

6A Shenton Way
#01-03 OUE Downtown Gallery


http://www.monstercurry.com.sg/


Pork Katsu Curry (SGD $13.80)

Don Signature Crab

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Don Signature Crab
206 Toa Payoh North 1 #01-1197

https://www.facebook.com/DonSignatureCrab/


Crab Bee Hoon (SGD $25 / $30 / $40)

Amber Ember

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Amber Ember
730 Upper Serangoon Road #01-01

https://www.facebook.com/amberembersg/


Jaffles Cheesus Take The Wheel (SGD $14)

Lee Kwang Kee Teochew Cuisine

February 05, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Lee Kwang Kee Teochew Cuisine
212 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-53

https://www.facebook.com/212teochewcuisine/


Jing Tai Lan Fish Head Steamboat (SGD $65 Set)

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

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Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Ktoast

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Ktoast
3151 Commonwealth Avenue West
#01-23 Grantral Mall


https://www.facebook.com/Ktoastsg/


Hot Bulgogi Toast (SGD $4.90)

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year

January 29, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Level 1, Amara Singapore


Promotion Reunion Set Dinner:
4th February 2019 Only: 6pm - 10pm


Promotion Festive Buffet:
21st January till 19th February 2019 Only: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10pm (Dinner)
Sat - Sun: 12pm - 4pm (High Tea), 6pm - 10pm (Dinner)



https://singapore.amarahotels.com/element.html

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, MsJaniceEats, and Food Gem.



Gold Ingot Fruit Cake (SGD $78 for 1kg)

Food Capital Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year

January 25, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Food Capital Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year
392 Havelock Road
Level 1 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)
Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (Brunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)



https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/food-capital/

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, Her Pen And Fork, msginginly, Geeky Elephant, Hazel Diary, and Ms Hannah Chia.



Char Siew Marinated Whole Baby Lamb

Ellenborough Market Cafe Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year

January 23, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Ellenborough Market Cafe Tasting Session 2019 - Chinese New Year
20 Merchant Road
Level 1, Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore


Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am (Breakfast), 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6:30pm - 10pm (Dinner)



https://www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-merchant-court/dining/ellenborough-market-cafe/

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, MsJaniceEats, Emily.EatingThyme, and Food Gem.



Prosperity Temptation Claypot (SGD $428 for 10 pax)

Poppy Pops

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Poppy Pops
50 Jurong Gateway Road
#06-03 JEM

1 Vista Exchange Green
#B1-42 The Star Vista


https://www.facebook.com/poppypopsg/


Signature Dessert Popsicle & Waffle

Pool Grill

January 19, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Pool Grill
320 Orchard Road
Level 5, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel


http://www.singaporemarriott.com/restaurant/pool-grill/


Prosecco & Condiments
Prosecco & Condiments

Lots Gourmet

January 15, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Lots Gourmet
965A Upper Changi Road North

961A Upper Changi Road North

2 Netheravon Road
Level 1, Civil Service Club @ Changi


https://www.facebook.com/lotsgourmet/


Lots Beef Burger (SGD $19)

Pongal 2019

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Pongal 2019

Pongal 2019

Jia Bin Klang Bak Kut Teh Tasting Session

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Jia Bin Klang Bak Kut Teh Tasting Session
62 Rangoon Road

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm,
Sat - Sun: 10am - 10pm,
Closed Tue



https://www.facebook.com/JiaBinKlangBakKutTeh/

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, and Purple Taste.



Meal Flat Lay

Kopi & Tarts

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Kopi & Tarts
180 Kitchener Road
#B1-23 City Square Mall

10 Eunos Road 8
#01-129 SingPost Centre

5 Straits View
#B2-39 Marina One

3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-648 Suntec City

63 Jurong West Central 3
#01-66 Jurong Point

1 Marine Parade Central
#01-05 Parkway Centre

90 Bras Basah Road
#B1-06 Esplanade Xchange


https://kopiandtarts.com.sg/


Set Meal
Set Meal (SGD $7)

Ginvera World Spa

January 03, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Ginvera World Spa
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


https://www.ginvera.com/


Some pictures / images here in this post are sourced, and credited, to Ginvera. I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Ginvera World Spa
Ginvera World Spa, Source Credits: Ginvera

Elijah Pies

January 01, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Elijah Pies
Online Website Store

Pop-Up Stall At Various Locations

50 Nanyang Avenue
N2-1 North Spine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


https://elijahpies.com.sg/


The Mini Pies Series (SGD $19.90)

Happy New Year 2019

January 01, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019