Tuesday, 30 September 2014

[Media Invite] The Entertainer - A Buy One Get One Free Incentives & SAHA - Signature Indian Restaurant & Bar

Recently, i got to know about The Entertainer (www.theentertainerasia.com) through a friend and would like to share it out to you on how amazing their app is! The Entertainer offers a portfolio of unbeatable 'buy one get one free' deals via print and app formats! Click on this link to find out more about them: https://www.theentertainerme.com/site/Aboutus ! I am surprise over the number of exclusive merchants they worked with, enabling people from different parts of the World to enjoy the ultimate One-for-One offers! Their App monthly offers includes lifestyle goodies ranging from restaurants and bars, beauty and spa, to hotel rooms packages (both locally and overseas), and have received a hit with over a million voucher redemption made a year! No payment required for the redemption, let the App count your savings instead!

Watch this video on how the Entertainer App works - http://vimeo.com/74910124

Interesting isn't it?! Here's your chance to give this wonderful App a try!

Here's a special deal going on right now, to purchase the Entertainer Singapore One Month Mobile product at only S$19 retail price specially for you, with a unique discount code featured below! This unique code will give you access to all the offers (up to 770+ buy one get one free offers) in the Entertainer Singapore for a one-month period from the date of purchase. These offers include Singapore's hottest restaurants, nightspots, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions and more. With 3 vouchers per merchant, you can visit the Entertainer’s partners more than just once or include your family and friends in the One-for-One fun! (This discount code will expire on October 31)

After your one month membership, you can simply choose to upgrade to the full product for a further S$76, allowing you to keep redeeming your offers until December 31, 2014.

And my unique discount code for you is,

*Please use this special landing page to download the one month version: https://www.theentertainerme.com/trysgfor19/

SAHA Signature Indian Restaurant & Bar is one of the selection in the list and i was given the opportunity for a session of Cocktails and Indian Tapas tasting for two! You may find the September 2014 promotion for SAHA Signature Indian Restaurant & Bar in the listing as well once you have registered your account with The Entertainer which will look like this;

SAHA Offer: The Entertainer members are entitled to 2-for 2 Indian tapas when a voucher is used

Helmed by award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha, Saha Signature Indian Restaurant & Bar brings innovative interpretation of regional Indian cuisine to Singapore. Located amidst the traditional shophouses of Duxton Hill, Saha takes guests on a culinary journey to discover the rich heritage of Indian cuisine from the country's diverse regions.

Chef Saha has won numerous prestigious titles such as ‘The Best Chef of India’, the National Restaurant Congress/ Awards in Delhi, 2013, “50 Most Influential Persons” of Bangalore, the Indian Federation of Culinary Association’s “Entrepreneur Chef of the Year”, and is also one of the youngest to be featured in the coveted ‘Hall of Fame’ list of 50 most important people in the food and beverage business in India.

The beautiful ceiling murals wall art is the very first sight when climbing up the stairs to the 2nd storey. The whole interior design of the restaurant is truly captivating!

There is a cosy, alfresco area called the Terrace Bar..
and we were treated with exciting Cocktails / Mocktails paired with delicious appetizers and snacks at the Tapas party!

We stood near the bar that night watching these two wonderful SAHA's mixologist in actions,

Check out this Mocktail in a jar - Virgin Saha Mary,

Cyro Pomergranate Margarita,

A more refreshing and sweet would be this glass of compressed Watermelon Martini,

Indian Mojito, a classic taste..

We love their tasty Pashmina Chicken Supreme Kebab (Non-vegetarian),

and Prawn Milagu Roast (Non-vegetarian) with curry sauce which is not too spicy,

Assorted Papad (Duet of chutney),

Baked Samosa Triangles (Vegetarian) with chutney foam is my favourite among the rest!

Met Janice and had a fun chat with her!! =)
In her hand holds a glass of Negroni Campari, which some of us finds it bitter in taste..

With boyf!! =D

Ending the session with Currytini presented to us,

Address: 9A Duxton Hill (2nd Floor)

Parking: Open space carpark (nearest) / multi-storey neighbouring carpark available

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00 (Lunch)
Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 23:00 (Dinner)
Terrace Bar: Mon - Sat, 17:00 - 23:00
Closed: Sun

Website: http://www.saha.sg/

Sunday, 21 September 2014

[Launch Event] Dell Inspiron 13 & 14 - 7000 series consumer notebooks x My Awesome Café

"Since the first Dell PC was introduced in 1986, Dell has continued to shape the industry by breaking new ground and pioneering critical developments in home, small business and enterprise computing. We gather requirements directly through tens of thousands of daily customer interactions, organized events, social media venues and customer panels. Maintaining strong internal development capabilities, we spur innovation that delivers value to customers." - http://www.dell.com.sg/

It was an honour for me to be part of the media launch for Dell's latest launch of consumer notebooks; introducing the new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series 2-in-1 and Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series. These two new innovations have with them distinctive features and powerful performances, wrapped in a beautifully slim design.
A perfect morning for the media launch held at My Awesome Café located at Telok Ayer Street.

Dell new Inspiron 13 7000 series 2-in-1 combines the powerful performance of a premium laptop and the versatility of a 13.3" tablet with built-in stylus. (Silver in colour)

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 brings Dell Inspiron Series to a whole new level, with a 13.3-inch 10-finger capacitive touchscreen display on full HD resolution. Packed in a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor (for a robust performance), Windows 8.1 (for a smooth, versatile PC experience), 500 GB Hybrid Hard Drive (provide X14 more storage than a 32 GB tablet), spill-resistant backlit keyboard, precision touchpad, and a built-in passive stylus pen!

Built-in stylus: Sketch, take notes or retouch photos with the freedom of a built-in stylus. I guess this is one of the most attractive feature among the rest.

Stay charged: The Inspiron 13 keeps up with the needs for long battery life and energy efficient processors and graphics.

Ultimate versatility: Switch between laptop, tablet, tent or stand modes to update blog, edit photos, or stream your favorite shows.

Precision touchpad: A spacious precision touchpad keeps movements fluid to pan, pinch or zoom around the screen. Precise pointing and gesture recognition provide a responsive performance that’s smooth and quick.

Plenty of ports: Comes with a high-speed USB 3.0 port and an SD media card reader. Save time on large file transfers or link it to another monitor or TV with an HDMI port.

A showcase of the actual Inspiron 13 7000 series, looking sleek and style.
In my opinion, its powerful and versatile but too heavy to be a tablet and still a little heavy overall (1.66kg).

Dell new Inspiron 14 7000 series Powerful productivity. Powerful gaming.
Supercharge work and play with a high-performance 14" laptop featuring the latest Intel® processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX® graphics card and integrated subwoofer. (Comes in Black and Red, weight at least 2.12kg without optical drive)

The high-performance Inspiron 14 7000 series (Windows 8.1) comes power packed with the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ processor (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz) and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M 4GB DDR3 - class performance graphics with 4GB discrete memory for the most demanding games, apps, videos, and much more.

It has the power of a 15-inch performance laptop within a 14-inch portable form factor. With up to 16 GB of memory and 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache (8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2)), ideal for multi-tasking and stays quick and responsive. Also comes with a complete set of I/O ports - HDMI, media card reader, and three USB ports, including a USB PowerShare port, an Optical Drive - Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD). An optional backlit keyboard and a battery life of up to 8.4 hours enable consumers to work anytime, anywhere.

Gaming experience made possible with the 14.0 inch LED Backlit Anti Glare Display with IPS and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 resolution) and built-in performance speaker and subwoofer with MaxxAudio Pro® audio processing solutions deliver an enhanced gaming and entertainment experience that will truly impress. The NIVIDA GeForce Experience™ software automatically optimizes the laptop for gaming, while high-performance GPU and CPU cooling solutions ensure uninterrupted performance.

Dell Backup and Recovery, My Dell, and Premium Phone Support from Dell Services complete the offering to help customers with any support they need for their Inspiron 14 systems. Dell also offers optional accessories designed to work with the Inspiron 14, including optical gaming mouse, backpacks, external speakers, Dell’s award-winning UltraSharp monitors and printers.

Key features of the Inspiron 14 7000 Series:
• 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, up to i7 Quad-Core processors
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M graphics with 4GB discrete memory
• 14-inch HD anti-glare display (1366x768) or 14-inch FHD anti-glare IPS display (1920x1080)
• Up to 1TB hybrid hard drive with 8GB cache
• Two USB 3.0 (one with PowerShare) and one USB 2.0
• Matte Black and Hibiscus Red color options
• NVIDIA® GeForce® built-in advanced technology
• Gigabit wired Ethernet and the latest 802.11ac wireless network card
• Built-in subwoofer
• Optional backlit keyboard

Inspiron latops are also tested on reliability:
+ Inspiron laptops are able to withstand short-term heat conditions of up to 65°C/149°F! So putting them in locker rooms or locked cars won't do any damage to the laptops.
+ Well secured hinges that still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.
+ Keys and touch pad buttons are tested out over million times with no failure record.
+ Buttoned up: Power and multimedia buttons are tested out and can survive up to 40,000 pushes.
+ All parts are well intact and secured.
+ Sustainable battery life

So here's a look at the Venue; My Awesome Café!
A group pic with the friendly and fun-loving French guy of My Awesome Café. Franck Hardy, co-owner of the My Awesome Café personally went around Singapore and Malaysia to source for ideas and furnitures for the store!
He welcomed us with his biggest smile that morning, it lightens up everyone's mood!! 

A wide varieties of food and drinks available in their menu, ranging from Salad, Sandwiches, Croissants and Breakfast set and the pricing are also pretty reasonable! Perfect for brunch!

I ordered Ice Latte and it was made perfectly, just the way i want it! 
Thank you for the AWESOME Ice Latte served!
We ordered the Awesome Breakfast with Smoked-Salmon, comes with buttery Croissant, a full-size Avocado which cut into halves, generous amount of scrambled eggs and my favourite tomatoes at the side. On top of all, there is also a Quiche added to our plate which is super nice in every bite! A good blend of cheese and eggs in there! 
Their Chocolate Brownie and Banana cake were delightful, well and again, AWESOME!
Whoever has plans to come visit this place must give their desserts a try!!
It such a hearty nice feeling at the end of our meal, a gigantic fruit platter was served to us! YUMS!!

The place was incredibly designed. A time travel back to the old days with old school furnitures, from old school fans, old school desks and chalk board and many more interesting restorations of old items!

If you are not in a rush, do explore the back of the Cafe too!
A beautiful place indeed,

Thank you to these lovely girls (especially Jessie) and Dell for the warm invites! =)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

[Food Tasting] Chong Qing Chicken Pot at Bugis Food Junction

Done with my Stats assignment and im back to blogging again! Today post is a throwback to what i ate at Bugis Food Junction some time back - Chong Qing Chicken Pot located at stall #11 (near Toast Junction).

Yes, the signature Chong Qing Chicken Pot made its first stall at Bugis Junction's Food Junction! So people who love spicy food can now get to enjoy these Sichun Cuisine from Chong Qing. Chong Qing is one of the city in China well known for its hot Sichun Cuisine. Here at the stall, dishes are cooked using fresh ingredients and unique blend of spices and flavours, all balanced in colour, smell, flavour and nutrition.

Their menu originated from a dish that was created by the legendary well known Ji Gong (otherwise known as the "crazy monk" Dao Ji). 

Here's a look at what they have in their menu,
Recommended dishes are: Chong Qing Chicken Pot, Seafood Pot, and Fennel Beef Pot
The signature Chon Qing Chicken Pot!

Signature Fennel Beef Pot!

Signature Seafood Pot!

Prices varies depending on your choice of serving size,

Got to know that their homemade special secret sauce were added to their dishes to compliment and bring out the flavours of the meat! I can smell the aroma fragrance of the pot of meat even a table away~

I had a taste of their signature Fennel Beef Pot which gained many likes from the table!
Still piping hot when its served! Strong aroma of the dish makes us hungry right away~
I like it tender and love the whole presentation of the dish. Not overly meaty, a good balance of the proportion between meat and vegetables.
Another image taken from the mobile phone (the actual colour),

Next, a unique dish - the Frog Legs pot. My first time trying frog meat in a dish! It actually taste like white chicken meat.. but the thought of eating frog meat is uncommon and feels weird in the throat, i still prefers chicken meat! =P
This is a slightly different dish, unlike the rest which served in a hot pot, the Frog Legs pot was served in a large bowl instead. The colours were beautiful but its super spicy i will have to eat them in small pieces. Great for people who love spicy food as it enliven the tastebud from the very first piece! 

and their signature Chong Qing Chicken Pot!
The spicyness is just right for me (Because i can't handle spicy food). There is a good blend of ingredients with a sweet fragrance altogether!
Tender chicken meat cut into sizes that are also easy for the palate.. My personal favourite dish!

Do not judge just by the above pictures. The chefs at Chong Qing Chicken Pot stall place heavy emphasis on quality food yet at the same time, served at affordable prices!!

Bugis Food Junction is located at #03-30. (+65 6334 0163)
Website: http://www.foodjunction.com/