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What comes right after Chinese New Year? Yes, Valentine’s Day! Rejoice because you should have collected enough angbao money just in time to splurge on this fabulous occasion! Yipee! Ummm.. But if you are giving out angbao instead then.. hmm nvm la :P While The Chewys are not dating or love gurus, we would still like to share some ideas as to how to spend Valentine’s Day with The One this year! :D Please note that the following listed below are based on our personal tastes and preferences ;)
- Begin the Special Day with Brunch -
Nothing beats waking past noon together with your loved one and digging into some thick, fluffy blueberry pancakes the laid-back way at the charming and majestic Alkaff Mansion. Go for a stroll at Telok Blangah Hill Park after brunch!
If you wanna impress your date, take her to Au Chocolat at Marina Bay Sands. The eggs benedict smothered in dark chocolate infused hollandaise sauce are something unique. Remember to thank us if she happens to be a chocolate lover.
Not a fan or eggs or pancakes? The Lawn at Biopolis serves really great tasting salads with a wide range of delicious grilled meat. The location might be a bit off, but hey, The Star Vista is just opposite!
- Daytime Dating Activity –
If you belong to the group who thinks that everyday is Valentine’s Day and prefer to spend it in a relaxing way, grab a kite and head down to Marina Barrage! Remember to slather on some sunblock!
Your date doesn’t like the sun? Well, there are plenty of indoor activities! The S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is certainly not to be missed! Be marvelled as the colorful fishes swim by~
There’s always a first time for everything. Make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one by doing an indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore together! It might only be a few seconds of excitement in the wind tunnel but the memories are yours to keep for a lifetime.
- Unwind with an Afternoon Tea –
Always remember, ladies love to be pampered. After a long day, take her to a cosy and dainty place such as Fullhouse Themed Restaurant. We’re sure that she will be thrilled for being treated like a princess.
Located at Mandarin Gallery, Arteastiq gives a unique high tea experience in Orchard like no other! The famous apple cake and orange cake are some of their must-try items besides their dessert teas.
Duxton Hill area at Tanjong Pagar has a number of eateries and cafes. If your lady has a sweet tooth, she is likely to say yes to the drunken Spanish sponge cake and churros at Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Oh, there are many bridal studios around the area. If you are ready to take your relationship to another level, you know what to do ;)
- Romantic Dinner for Two –
Try not to max out your stomach space during afternoon tea because this is where the important part comes. I’m sure you wanna make this really memorable for your special one right? One of our top picks for a romantic dinner for two is Backyard@Dempsey. You can totally be in a world of your own, surrounded by lush greenery around you. The atmosphere is casual and unpretentious so you and your date can really be yourselves and enjoy the moment! Toast to the occasion with a glass of Kronenbourg or two.
Oh yeah, it’s the Kronenbourg again. Haha. In our opinion, the more inaccessible the dinner place is for special occasions like this, the more brownie points you score. The Coastal Settlement is kinda secluded but the truffle mushroom fettuccine makes the trip worthwhile.
For exquisite Italian fare, Senso Ristorante & Bar is the place to go to. Don’t forget to open a bottle of wine and clink glasses! Psst.. Senso serves really awesome chocolate molten lava cake!
Stellar at 1-Altitude is bound to burn a hole in your pocket but it’s only a small price to pay to make your date feel on top of the world. Don’t forget to dress to impress.
Another very romantic dinner location is none other than KU DÉ TA at Marina Bay Sands. From the 57th floor, the beautiful view of the city will take anyone’s breath away. After dinner, adjourn to the KU DÉ TA club lounge and party the night away!
- Staycation in Singapore –
This is not a must but a staycation in Singapore is one of the most romantic thing that a guy can plan for a girl and vice versa. Grand Park Orchard is very ideal considering that it is located along Orchard Road. You have the option of catching a midnight movie at Cineleisure or borrowing a DVD from the hotel which means you can snuggle up to your partner under the sheets ;)
For a romantic staycation experience like no other, Wanderlust Hotel is our favorite pick. There are various themed rooms but we reckon that the Space room is the best.
Just relax, be yourselves and have fun. Hope this gives everyone an idea or two about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year! Connect with us at our Facebook page and feel free to ask us any questions! :D
Hope the long weekend had been a fantabulous one for all of you! Anybody took MC yesterday or even today? LOL. Ok jokes aside, I have decided to let this post jump queue because misterchewy planned a trip to Resorts World Sentosa S.E.A Aquarium on Christmas Eve for the both of us and I just want to share our experience with all of you! :D
We were kinda putting things to the very last minute and good thing misterchewy suggested visiting the world’s largest oceanarium! He booked 1 day passes at $29 per adult the day before but the queue to board the monorail was madness!
Well, good things are worth the wait right? Hahaha. Omgee we were so so so excited! :D I was totally looking forward to this because my last time being so close to marine life is at least two years ago, when I last dived at Krabi. Ok la this one is different but still quite close. I used to keep a dive blog! Haha stopped updating in 2009 :P My dream is to go scuba diving with misterchewy one day! I know he is reading this. :P
Yay! The Chewys’ Christmas Eve date at RWS S.E.A Aquarium begins! :))
Shipwreck! I wonder where did this come from? Don’t think they purposely sank a ship just for this..
This is totally cool stuff! Brings back fond memories of Underwater World too! :)
Ok I lazy liao. Shall let the photos do the talking :PPP
There was also a horseshoe crab in this tank which was totally cute. I was doing a half squat half kneel while taking photos when this little boy screamed, “HORSESHOE CRAB!” and he climbed and trampled over me. >_< Good thing he was really adorable so I didn't mind.
I learned through diving that we should not use flash photography when shooting seahorse!
Pretty interactive corner which I think kids will love. Look at the little boy next to me. He has a camera strapped to his forehead!
Not sure if it’s appropriate but we overheard this couple saying that they were hungry just by looking at this huge fish. -_-
The hubs said that this reminded him of a particular Pokemon. I think I know which but I don’t know its name.
Cute and bouncy looking jellyfish!
We were awestruck by the magnificent marine life before us! It was definitely a very spectacular display and many people just sat and camped in front of the viewing gallery.
Heh heh I was famished but not craving for any kinda fish in particular! Everyone was giving a $5 voucher because not all of the fishes had been transported to the S.E.A Aquarium so I’m guessing this voucher thingy will be temporary. I got a tuna and egg mayo focaccia sandwich and a bottle of green tea to satisfy my hunger! Not a fan of ham so I chose tuna :P
If you are feeling a little more extravagant, you can head to the Ocean Restaurant! They serve sustainable seafood :)
Continuing with the rest of our tour!
I have seen this moray eel a number of times when I went diving! Yes it’s quite scary and I have to control my buoyancy well so that I don’t crash into it. >_<
You may choose to have your photo taken at the entrance against a plain backdrop and collect (plus pay for) it at the end of the tour! There’s a standard template for the photos.
Souvenirs and soft toys for everyone! Nothing caught my eye. Maybe I’m really too old for this. LOL.
Heh heh. So what do you guys think? Worth the $29 per person or not? Somemore got $5 voucher. LOL. The Chewys had a pretty mind-blowing experience at Resorts World Sentosa S.E.A. Aquarium and we believe people of all ages will love it as much as we did! :) Not sure if I have the time or energy to do a summary of 2012 blog post so this could be our last post of the year! Happy New Year in advance! ;)
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas everbardy! Omg it’s freaking 3am as I’m typing out this post! Yes I’m still sober. This year, misterchewy and I decided to do a Christmas countdown at Butter Factory and we were decked in rather bright colors :D
I’m currently staying over for about a month at misterchewy’s place and didn’t bring my nice nice clothes over. LOL. My OOTD was this chili red dress which was bought on the day itself at Topshop. I don’t usually shop at Topshop because I think it’s kinda overrated.
I think I’m very jialat. Not only did I not pack my nicer clothes over, I only brought my super duper basic makeup stuff too. So misterchewy dragged me into SASA at Bugis Junction and I started to pick out my glitter falsies, liquid eyeliner and mascara :P I’m spoilt! LOL. As you can see, I decided to go RED for our Christmas countdown.
Let the party begin! Whoohoo!
The cover charge entitles us to 2 standard drinks which were not enough. Lol. Ordered a jug of Vodka with green tea and it tasted like we were only being given green tea. Really diluted to the max. Felt cheated D:
I really had an awesome time dancing the night away with my Santa baby! Will be sharing more about our Resorts World Sentosa S.E.A Aquarium outing in our next post. Have a blast chewy chewy friends! Go out and have fun! It’s Christmas! ;)
Ever since Pollen at Gardens by the Bay was first featured on the Sunday edition of The Straits Times, I had been hinting widely to misterchewy that yours truly was dying to go there. The boy got my ‘hint’ and arranged to treat me to a pre-birthday lunch! Well, if he didn’t get my big hint, he’s gonna get a hard knock on his head. LOL just kidding~ :P
The hubby had everything well-planned and we took a cab to Gardens by the Bay after checking out of Wanderlust Hotel. He made reservations for lunch a few days in advance and we had a buggy to pick us up at the entrance. It sure was a long way in! Super excited while we were on the buggy! :D
I think with all the hype going on, Pollen probably doesn’t need any more introduction from this humble blog. Ok but anyways, for the benefit of those who don’t already know, Pollen is the sister restaurant to Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social in London. Pollen sets itself to be a fine dining concept in Singapore which serves mainly Mediterranean-inspired modern European cuisine in casual ambience surrounded by temperate olive trees, herbs and vegetation. Do you know that every morning, the chefs at Pollen pick fresh herbs and vegetables from their own herb garden as ingredients for the dishes? :D
Fine dining is just not my cup of tea. I prefer a casual and relaxed dining atmosphere. Being tensed doesn’t allow me to enjoy my food, and the hefty price tag that comes with it would not be justifiable, no matter how mind-blowing the food is. This is my personal opinion of course. What about Pollen then? I would say that dining in a picturesque setting is a totally different experience all together! It’s kinda like alfresco dining in a majestic glass dome surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery in this case! Like Alice in Wonderland at a Mad Hatter Tea Party! I don’t think it’s something you can easily get elsewhere ;)
Thanks to the hubby for doting on me! Hehehe! :P
Typical things that ‘tourists’ do. Just felt that I had to pose for a photo with Pollen’s menu. LOL.
Interestingly, the couple next to us was also celebrating the girl’s birthday! I’m not a stalker la but here’s her blog post! I was quite sure that she had to be at least a blogger, if not food blogger because her bf/husband remarked that he would have whatever she wasn’t planning to have. Hahaha! Guess what happened? All four of us had the Set Lunch ($55++). Both guys ordered exactly the same dishes and us ladies ate exactly the same too! Yup the starter, mains and desserts. Homaigawd.
I picked the Petunia Ocean Trout as my starter, which instantly reminded us of the citrus marinated salmon that we had at Pamplemousse. Served with oyster mayonnaise and pickled onion, this dish was faultless. I loved the presentation! Such a pretty flower :)
For someone who generally prefers strong flavors, misterchewy seemed quite happy with his Slow Cooked Eggs with Patata Bravas. The fried potato cubes and crispy slices of chorizo went quite well with the spicy tomato sauce. Plus biting into the egg was sheer delight, as can be seen from the hubby’s facial expressions.
You should be able to estimate the size of the Roasted Pork Belly if you compare it against the size of the beans. Heh. Yeah set lunch mah, whaddaya expect? :P The pork belly was really good, very tender with a slightly chewy bite. And if I didn’t remember wrongly, the cut was actually quite lean.
My John Dory was unexceptional, nothing to shout about. The seafood bisque veloute was way too salty but I finished it up nevertheless.
Isn’t misterchewy’s dessert choice of Coconut Mousse, Rhubarb Broth, Goat Cheese Ice Cream prettaaaay? The sweet coconut mousse complemented the sourish rhubarb perfectly and the goat cheese ice cream though subtle, could be an acquired taste. We liked it very much! :)
My Beetroot Sorbet with Chocolate Mousse was served on a rock. Yes a ROCK! Haha. The waiter told us that a few customers actually asked if the rock is also part of the dessert and whether it can be eaten. Lololol. A rather refreshing mix of tart and sweet flavors in this one. The eating experience was a fun one though, trying to lick the rock clean. Heh.
A birthday gift from Pollen! Very exquisite chocolate! I have never tasted anything like this before :D
Since misterchewy made reservations at Pollen, the entrance fee to Flower Dome was waived. This made our lunch at Pollen a rather good deal considering that we saved $12 per person on the admission fee :P
There is a lift within Pollen and we were shown up to the Flower Dome. Good thing we were there on a Monday because there wasn’t much of a crowd. But I made a wrong decision of not bringing my camera charger to charge my DSLR during the staycation :( Camera was running on low battery thus some of the shots that you see later on were taken with the hubby’s Canon IXUS.
Taking a stroll at Flower Dome is a very cool affair! Hahaha no pun intended. It is a very nice feeling to have the sun shining down on you but in a cool and moist climate. Almost feels like experiencing winter in a foreign country! :D
Our Chewy tofu oyako – John and Sally! Long time no see right? :P Ok shall let the photos do the talking!
And finally, this post concludes the fantabulous birthday weekend that misterchewy had planned for me! If you have missed out on the earlier posts and haven’t got a clue as to what’s going on, click on the following links to read about our Wanderlust Hotel staycation, terrariums workshop and romantic dinner at Senso.
TGIF my dear friends and play hard over the weekend! ;)
This blog would not be what it is today, if not for meeting and subsequently having misterchewy in my life. Just a couple of months ago, a nice reader dropped me a message on FB. J said that he’s a passive reader who doesn’t usually write to any blogs he reads. He remarked that mine is more than just a food blog, which tells readers stories of misterchewy and myself. J was initially captivated by the nice food photos (which I think have lotsa room for improvement!) and then he found that the romantic and loving relationship that misterchewy and I share is truly inpiring to him. :) J is not the one and only reader who has shared his thoughts about my blog with me and I really appreciate all these heartfelt messages that I get from readers from time to time :)
You may or may not have noticed that I have placed some of the popular non-food related blog posts on the right side of my blog. I will tidy things up when I have the time to do so and update along the way. Actually, I have been wanting to do this for the longest time but I’m a #1 procrastinator. LOL. Anyway, I’m quite sure that most couples, whether married or not, face the same questions like we do. “Where to go?” and “What to do?”
Hubby Chewy and I are always trying to find new activities to do together instead of the usual ‘eat, shop, watch movies, repeat’ routine. As promised in my Wanderlust birthday staycation post, I will be sharing more about the Terrarium workshop that misterchewy and I attended. At first, I wanted to sign ourselves up for a baking or cooking class but most classes were already full since it was a very last minute ‘research’ on my part. I didn’t know what gave me the idea but terrariums popped into my head suddenly and the next thing I knew, payment was settled that Friday night and our workshop was on Sunday afternoon :)
The idea of having a terrarium appeals to me because it’s like having a mini garden in a bottle. Isn’t it very cool? I googled “Terrarium Workshop Singapore” and the first result that showed up was Little Green Pot. They conduct workshops once to twice a month. Luck was definitely on our side because they had one on 29th July, which is the date we checked into Wanderlust Hotel! Better still, got vacancies! The workshop was conducted in a small classroom at Hougang. Materials had already been laid out for us. For those who are keen to know, the workshop cost us $24 each, inclusive of materials. Very reasonable price! :)
These are the essential ‘ingredients’ that you need in order to build a terrarium. There was this auntie who actually brought colored sand to class! Her terrarium ended up looking really pretty!
Hahaha this might sound really cheesy because all of us were essentially making the same thing but I told misterchewy that we should filling the terrarium for each other! So he picked the glass bottle with a pink ribbon for me, and I chose a blue ribboned one for him :P
Hehehe yup this is for misterchewy! It’s more meaningful that way, don’t you think so? ;)
Sorry I’m not good with the names of plants but anyway, there were about 3 types for us to choose from and we had to pluck a small pit from the pot and transfer them to our own terrarium.
Pouring in the colored pebbles. Almost there!
Lastly, we got to choose a cute little animal to be placed inside our terrariums. Just nice, we spotted that the camels were the only ones that came in blue and pink! Hahaha.
Our instructor, KC, went round watering our plants for the entire class. He reminded everyone that terrariums are ‘low maintenance’ but keep in mind but that doesn’t equate to ‘no maintenance’. We only need to water them about once every six months! :D
This is how the terrarium looks like when it condenses. It shows that the ecosystem is normal so there’s nothing to worry about! :)
Yipee! The terrariums are ready to be ‘deported’ to misterchewy’s and missuschewy’s workplace! :D :D :D
Hope everyone enjoyed reading our post and be inspired to fill a terrarium with love for your significant other too! ;) If you don’t feel like making one on your own, you can also choose to buy them off the shelves. Other than Little Green Pot, you can also get ready-made terrariums from The Plant Story, My Eco Tree and Hedge Garden. Note that I’m not sponsored in any way, just doing everyone a favor! :P Have fun ya! :D