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This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

For my 31st birthday, the c(hubby) was so sweet to plan a 3 day celebration. It started on the Saturday 7th (the day before my birthday).

We decided to compromise on the celebration. I didn't want anything extremely expensive and well, he listened to me. Well, he made it seem that he listened to me. LOL!!!!!

He made reservations at Koh Grill. My most favourite place in the world. HAHAHHAHA. Some may not like Shiok Maki but it's my absolute favourite!

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Happiness is a Shiok Maki away.

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Food Tasting Event]

The #mysterymakan girls and I were invited for a food tasting event to Jing Hua located at Palais Renaissance.

When I visited Jing Hua and looked at it's menu, I found the menu extremely familiar. Turns out that I've actually visited it's sister branch Qun Zhong Eating House at Neil Road previously before.

We tried some of Jing Hua's Classic items such as:

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Noodle with Minced Pork & Soya Bean Sauce ($6.80++). Apparently this is like jajiangmian? Am not a huge fan. Found that it tasted a bit strong and wasn't to my preference. To be fair, I have yet tried a similar dish like this that I like.

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Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings ($8.80++ for 8 pieces) aka Xiao Long Bao was juicy and delicious. My only gripe is that I felt that the dumplings could come with more broth. I want more!

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The Chinese Pizza ($10.80++) looked like a marriage between a flattened curry puff and a pie. The Chinese Pizza's fillings were chives and pork. While it was tasty, I did think that it paled in comparison to the other Jing Hua dishes.

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Who says Dating in Singapore is boring?!

This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Sponsored Review]

The kind folks from Hotel Re! invited Skai aka c(hubby) and I to experience their Re!ally Really Fun Staycation promo.

Disclaimer: While this Staycation was sponsored, I was not expected to review the hotel.

Skai and I were no strangers to Hotel Re! We visited Hotel Re! on a couple of occasions. I visited Hote Re for a blogger event sometime back with the #MysteryMakan girls, Skai and I took a look at Hotel Re! and considered as one of our venues for our wedding dinner aka #nadskai1314. Last CNY, we also visited their bar to chill out with his cousins.

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Hotel Re! is located at Pearl's Hill, 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879

Pictures at the lobby, while waiting.

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We had a smooth check in and was shown to our room, an Executive Room. For the Staycation promotion, guests would be checked into a Deluxe Room. To enjoy the same benefits as I did, the Executive room would require an additional top up of $50++ for the upgrade.

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The room came with a comfy bed, tv and a small wardrobe area.

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Instead of the disposable bedroom slippers, Hotel Re! provided slippers for us to use within their hotel.

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I was surprised to see a bathtub considering that Hotel Re! was a boutique hotel. It was actually considered a rather spacious bathroom!

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Hotel Re! also provided drinking water and complimentary usage of their Nespresso machine with capsules provided.

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Happy us with the room! Did you see the design behind? The room is Elvis Presley inspired!

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Hotel Re is actually a Modern Retro Boutique Hotel. This is me hamming it up with the design behind.

Honestly speaking, while the hotel may not have facilities like Club Lounge, I think that the hotel was comfortable and satisfying for us.

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We were also pleasantly surprised to find discount vouchers.

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Love their funky lifts!

We trooped down to Re!Fill, their restaurant to utilise our 50% voucher. Disclaimer: meals were paid on our own and wasn't sponsored.

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We ordered the lobster horfun which was extremely delicious. It was huge enough for us to share. Very very very tasty!

Being the typical Singaporeans we were, we headed to Re!Wine, their bar to utilise our other 50% voucher. Disclaimer: drinks were paid on our own and wasn't sponsored.

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Skai ordered a beer while I ordered a glass of wine.

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Drinks were reasonably priced. Bar is pretty quiet honestly but the music was good. Took the opportunity to sing aloud to the songs since we weren't gonna disturb anybody! (yours truly is almost tone deaf HAHHA)

After finishing our drinks, we made full use of the complimentary rental of Dvds.

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We could only manage to watch New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day before concussing. I blame the comfy bed!

The Re!Ally Fun Staycation promo offered the option to swop our Breakfast to Brunch instead. Needless to say, we swop to that so that we could sleep in.

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We had the pleasure of Chef William joining us for Brunch.

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Skai chose Jean's Classic Breakfast which featured the full range of English breakfast items like the golden hash browns, chicken sausage, baked beans, toasted chef’s choice bread and crispy turkey bacon with sautéed portobello mushroom and cherry tomatoes at the side.

I could't decide on my choice so Chef William made a mini version of Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant and Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict.

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Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant consisted of a croissant generously filled with a mix of grilled slipper lobster tossed with chopping celery, chive, tomato in Japanese dressing and tobiko and accompanied by truffle fries. The mini version of Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict consisted of a poached egg resting on toasted English muffin base with a sweet fruit salad.

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We enjoyed a serving of mint ice-cream accompanied with fruits.

At $158++, we really think that Hotel Re!'s Re!ally Fun Staycation was a good Singapore Staycation Promotion. Really affordable!

However, we'll recommend that one drive if you're heading to the hotel. But of course, there are  shuttle buses, but if you're lugging luggage along, a car would be more convenient. If you're driving, you'll be pleased to know that Hotel Re! provides complimentary parking.

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For those who were wondering about Hotel Re's details, here you go!

Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill
175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
(t) +65 6827 8288
(w) http://www.hotelre.com.sg
(fb) https://www.facebook.com/HotelRe

For more info about the Singapore Staycation promo, check out http://www.hotelre.com.sg/promotion-reallyfunstaycation.html
For more info about the Weekend Brunch promo, check out http://www.hotelre.com.sg/promotion-newweekendbrunch.html

Thanks Hotel Re for the opportunity!

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! I go for so many Staycations in Singapore that I should call this a Singapore Staycations Blog instead! LOL

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

Last weekend, Skai aka c(hubby) and I were craving for Guo Tie. We had initially wanted to visit the famous Guo Tie place at Neil Road but yours truly delay delay delay until we couldn't make it in time.

So... we were at a lost at first. Didn't know where to go but we HAD to have our Guo Tie cravings satisfied.

I whipped out my trusty iPhone and started googling. Landed on a HardwareZone thread titled Guotie aptly and we soon made our way down to Fong Kee located at People's Park Centre.

Funnily enough, we visit People's Park Centre often for our foot reflexology sessions (old liao. Need our massages) but we've never patronised Fong Kee before.

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Woohoo!

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C(hubby) ordering Guo Tie.

We also discovered a whole row of stalls selling Mala! I LOVE MALA! C(hubby) zoomed off to order and I had reminded him not to over order.

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And this arrived.

HELLO! HOW IS THIS NOT OVERORDERING?! THIS IS ONLY FOR TWO PAX!

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Our friend here ordered two types of guo tie!

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And a HUGE bowl of Mala!

If I remember correctly, the Guo Tie was $12 and the Mala was $11. I thought that the Mala in People's Park Centre was more affordable as compared to food courts! If you guys are craving for Mala or Guo Tie, do check out 32 New Market Road, People's Park Centre!

Lovely meal though I couldn't finish my share. Now, who wants to go for Mala and Guo Tie with me soon?!

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Food Tasting]

BFF and I visited SIFU recently courtesy of a food tasting invitation from Huntington and SIFU. I've heard BFF raving about the food in Hong Kong plenty of times and needless to say, I was extremely intrigued by SIFU.

Personally, I have yet to visit Hong Kong, was only in their airport for a transit flight to Korea. Perhaps in future! Have been meaning to visit Hong Kong Disneyland.

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SIFU is conveniently located at Bugis Junction. I love the decor! I've been checking out places with lovely decor for inspiration for #nadskaihome!

Anyway, back to the main topic.

About SIFU

SIFU is a Hong Kong inspired dining room which features their very own take on Hong Kong style items. Most of the items are fusion dishes. East meets West and Hong Kong meets Local flavours inspired items. The name SIFU actually is a reference to "master" or "teacher" in Cantonese. All dishes are handmade by the chefs and bakers by scratch!

Apparently I'm Cantonese but I do not know anything about my half-heritage. Oops. We sampled a few of their dishes and here's my 2 cents about some of them.

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Handmade Pillow Buns

These handmade buns comes in 4 different fillings: Char Siew, Sweet Custard, Zuki and Yuzu Cheese. Personally I prefer the Char Siew over the sweet variations. You may notice in the picture above that there is this 'air pocket cavity' above the char siew filling. It is actually SIFU's technique of a pillowy soft bun. Buns retail at $1.20 per piece.

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Crispy Prawn Toast

The Crispy Prawn Toast ($8.80 per serving) had a minced prawn paste on top of a crispy bread which was deep fried. I did find that the toast was a tad oily for my liking however it was very delicious.

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Caramelised Roasted Ribs

I found it adorable that SIFU took a different take on a typical Western dish. Instead of a full slab of ribs, SIFU serves by rib. Personally I really enjoyed the rich caramelised taste. I usually do not order ribs elsewhere as it can get rather too jelak for me however, I liked the option of ordering per ribs here. The ribs are a tad costly in my opinion. At $3.90 per rib, a full slab would burn a hole in my pocket.

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Pulled Pork Ribs Chinese-style Slider

This reminded me so much of a Kong Bak Pau. Instead of the usual fatty pork, SIFU uses caramelised roasted pulled pork with crunch greens in the traditional Chinese Lotus Leaf Bun. Sliders are at $4.80 each.

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Signature Roasted Chicken Thigh and Shrimp Dumpling Soup Noodles

At $10.80 a bowl, this dish is easily the most value for money dish in SIFU. Instead of the usual egg noodles, SIFU uses a special type of beehoon (apparently a hybrid between vermicelli and local beehoon) in a hearty rich soup accompanied with a juicy huge chicken thigh and fat shrimp dumplings. Personally I felt that the soup was a tad too salty. However I did a quick check with my dining companions and they found that it wasn't salty to them. So it could just be my preference! Are the Cantonese more inclined to saltier food?

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Pork Chop Dry Noodles

Another extremely value for money dish. At $9.80, you get a very generous pork chop with almost never ending thin, stringy traditional Hong Kong egg noodles. Highly recommended to share. BFF and I were struggling to finish this dish!

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Beef Stew Rice

Easily one of favourite dishes, the Beef Stew Rice is served with a bowl of rice topped with a quail egg and a lovely medley of beef, carrots and radish stew. The beef is cooked for over 6 hours and the results are amazing. Tender and juicy meat accompanied with rich thick gravy at only $10.80.

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Milk Pudding

Last but definitely not least, we tried the popular dessert from Macau. Honestly, at first, I was pretty sure that I would not like this dish. (normally am not a huge fan of jelly, pudding and anything else of that texture). Even BFF was shocked that I enjoyed this dish so much. The Milk Pudding is served with a fine 'sawdust' topping which was actually finely crushed biscuits. It was a light and not overpoweringly sweet dessert to end a great meal. At only $5.80 for a jar, I was extremely tempted to dapao one for breakfast the next day.

Do check out SIFU. I know I'll be back this week for their Milk Pudding 😉

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Thanks for the invite SIFU!

SIFU
Bugis Junction #01-69
200 Victoria Street
Singapore 188021
(t) 6337 7613

Opening hours:
11:30am - 10:00pm daily

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