This is a great way to indulge in this delicious smooth dark delicacy without packing on the pounds. Cocoa naturally softens the skin and the antioxidant properties could prevent free radicals from damaging the skin’s elastin, collagen, and other protein. So apart from smelling deliciously good it does the body good!
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There are desserts and then there are DESSERTS, the kind that makes you sink back in your chair with relish. There are those that are so good, it borders on the ridiculous- you won't even notice if a bus is hurtling down towards you (not that you would be eating dessert in the middle of the street anyway). Desserts that bring forth words like, "if I… More »
"Each bite will have you oohing and aahing in pleasure"
Betty’s Midwest Kitchen has done the burger justice with the special ‘Jucy Lucy’. This thick burger patty has a melty surprise in the middle. A cube of cheddar is inserted into the patty before grilling and the result is ooey gooey cheese as you bite down. Melty cheese…is there anything that can top that off? Each bite will have you oohing and aahing in pleasure. To make it even better this isn’t a pure beef patty, it’s a mix of beef and pork giving it extra flavour and juiciness. I also detected fresh cilantro chopped in to the patty. Sublime!
Other offerings on the menu tend to be very porkified with specialties such as the pulled pork burger, pork chops, and meatloaf…typical American favourites. The pulled pork burger is messy in a very good way. The pork is tender and not too dry and the BBQ sauce is very tasty. One bite of this and you’re sure to get the stick smoky sweet sauce all over your hands. The pork chops have a variety of toppings to choose from and I got a taste of the one with stewed apples. The sweetness compliments the savoury pork. I haven’t had the chance to try the meatloaf yet so this will give me a chance to go back.
We figured you might need some inspiration as to where to go for a delicious CNY or Valentine's meal so we've complied our favourite five for each:
Chinese New Year Yee Sang and Dinner
Golden Phoenix at Equatorial Hotel
This restaurant is a favourite Yee Sang spot especially during lunchtime. Its location is smack in the middle of Sultan Ismail making it very easy to access. This year they have specialties such as Snow Pear, Seaweed, Jelly Fish, Salmon or Abalone Yee Sang.
Contact: 03-2161 7777
Tai Ze Heen at Prince Hotel and Residences
The treasures here are tossed in a dressing that is a bit different from the usual citrusy vinegar. A mouth puckering plum dressing is used to coat the shredded veggies. Choose from options such as Tuna, Shellfish, Shark Continue reading »
Whether you are a vegetarian or not, the array of food at Kechara Oasis is sure to please. They recently added some new specialties to their menu and we headed over to check it out.
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"We tossed to health, prosperity and wealth "
Chef Low at Summer Palace always manages to come up with an innovative menu featuring traditional ingredients…which is why it is always a pleasure to sample his creations. At the start of the meal we tossed to health, prosperity and wealth with a crispy salmon yee sang. Refreshing shredded vegetables, crunchy fried pieces of dough, and smooth slices of salmon are all brought together with a citrusy dressing. Chinese dinners should always start with a salad like this as it stirs up an appetite.
A slew of dishes promptly followed after that. There was a roasted crispy chicken with spinach, baked mandarin fish rolls, grilled prawns with mayonnaise. The crispy chicken dish takes a day to prepare and it was certainly appreciated. The skin is left intact and baked to a crisp while the meat has been minced, then mixed with spinach, then cooked and put together under the skin giving it a lot of moisture and flavour. The baked fish rolls are served with a butter cream and egg floss making it resemble butter prawns. Finger licking good! The large grilled prawns with mayo were good but I’m not a mayo fan so I found it a bit rich…but to each their own.
For this year's Chinese New Year we thought, why not roast a duck? Easier said indeed. Questions of "eh do you know a good duck recipe?" Are met with blank stares. Oh many people know of other people who cook it well- "my mother makes the most fabulous braised duck," said one. "I have a friend who lives in Singapore and there's this thing he does with… More »