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I am a HUGE fan of Mala and was extremely excited to have received an invite from Tian Wei Seafood for a food tasting for Mala Crab!

Together with the fam and my friend Colin, we visited Tian Wei Seafood.

Tian Wei Seafood is a seafood restaurant in Singapore is located in an open air coffee shop at Tagore Lane with plenty of areas to park for those driving. I spoke to their staff and understood that they pride themselves in serving delicious and fresh seafood at affordable prices. This is definitely a plus as I was looking for best places to eat in Singapore!

After eating at Tian Wei Seafood, I gotta say, I think they have to be one of the most affordable and best mala crab restaurant in Singapore.

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These are the items we tried:

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We started our meal with the delicious Yuzu Wasabi Oyster. Very refreshing and fresh! I am actually quite picky about my oysters but I really enjoyed Tian Wei's and actually reached out for another!

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We then had a bowl of the Fish Maw and Crab Meat Soup. This was light and tasty that the kids really enjoyed it!

As with every typical asian meal, we had to have rice. Especially for the kids! They are always requesting for rice. We ordered the Yangzhou Fried Rice. My friend Colin really enjoyed this and polished this off!

For the vegetable dishes, we had the Trio Egg Spinach and Steamed Lady Finger.

The men thoroughly enjoyed the Trio Egg Spinach and kept raving over it!

As a huge garlic fan, I was happy to let the men concentrate on the Trio Egg Spinach dish while I gobbled the Garlic Bamboo Clam up. It's extremely fresh and well prepared. I love how generous they were with the vermicelli and garlic! It is not difficult to see why this is one of their signature dishes!

But the star hero of the whole meal would have to be their Original Mala Crab! You can choose to opt for mild, medium or spicy depending on your spice tolerance. We tried mild and we loved it! As a huge fan of mala, I loved the combo!

All of us raved over the Mala Crab and couldn't get over how juicy and fresh the crabs were!

The crabs are priced at $88 per kg when we visited and we polished 2 crabs off! Tian Wei Seafood used Sri Lankan Crab here as compared to the typical Jumbo Crab and we could definitely taste the difference compared to our other crab meals outside. The Sri Lankan Crab is sweeter, fresher and juicier! Seriously, this has to be one of the best mala crab restaurant in Singapore!

Our lil fam thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tian Wei Seafood and I have to say, it is one of the best seafood restaurants that I have been to, so far!

Would definitely be back and this time, I'm gonna order a spicier Mala Crab!

Thank you Tian Wei Seafood Restaurant for having us! Thank you Colin for pics!

For those interested, check them out at:

Opening Hours
Mon – Thu : 11AM – 10PM
Fri – Sun : 11AM – 11PM
81 Tagore Lane, TAG A,
#01-10, Singapore 787502

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Skai and I were planning for a holiday with Aidan, our toddler and we were thinking of a few destinations. We had visited Genting earlier this year via coach and was thinking of a cruise. Both Skai and I have visited cruises in the past and we loved the all-inclusiveness of cruises. Aidan was about 18 months old and have been eating solids. We thought that the cruise would be perfect for him. Meals were taken care of and if he needs his naps, we could go for it anytime!

We decided to book the Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas cruise. Here's our experience with our toddler!

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Here's my experience with Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas with a 18 month old toddler and my suggested things to do!

1. Request for a playpen or any toys earlier.

Although Aidan still co-sleeps with us, we felt a playpen would be useful and it did! There were times where one of us was with Aidan and needed to use the washroom etc, we felt safe with Aidan in the playpen.

We had also brought a few toys so during playtime, Aidan played in the playpen with them.

Pro-tip: You can borrow toys from the Royal Babies & Tots nursery. As we brought our own, we decided to give this a miss so that other parents could borrow them!

2. Choose a good room.

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We chose a room with a balcony which cost a bit more but we felt was a good move. It felt more spacious plus it was nice dining out in the balcony.

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I think Aidan also found it interesting as he kept looking at the sea. Just to take note to always keep the balcony doors locked!

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Pro-tip: Room service is chargeable except for breakfast. Do take the opportunity to order breakfast in bed! Or well, by the balcony for us!

3. Enjoy your food options.

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Mariner of the Seas has a great variety of food options. While most people may prefer the buffet options at Windjammer, Skai and I love having our meals at the Main Dining Hall. Reason being, there are kids options there and having a dedicated server was extremely lovely.

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Our server remembered our preferences and always prepared Aidan's meals in advance. And as fellow parents will know, feeding the kid first will save your sanity. HAHA. We did try out the food options at Windjammer etc but the Main Dining Hall was our personal favourite.

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There are also cafes all around the cruise areas where they serve snacks such as hotdogs, pizza and ice-cream. Perfect for munchies!

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Pro-tip: There are packet milk at Windjammer. Suitable for your kiddos. Also ask for the kids menu at the Main Dining Room. You can also make special requests for your meals e.g. without salt etc.

4. Take naps when needed.

While there are plenty of activities on board, please take things slow. Especially with a toddler. When needed, just take a nap. That's the whole point of traveling on a cruise, I felt!

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Never ever fight the zzz monster. You'll just end up with a cranky kiddo.

5. Try out the various indoor activities.

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Lots of interesting activities! We brought Aidan to watch various shows from magic shows to a 3D movie to lots of singing performances! His favourite would have to be the ice-skating show! It was amazing how he was captivated from start to finish. He got a bit restless at the 3D Batman Lego movie though so I conclude he loves live performances!

There are activities for everyone. Plenty of lovely shows, parades and activities!

6. Have fun at the outdoor activities.

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While some of the activities were not suitable for Aidan e.g. like the rock-climbing and tennis, we made do! We had fun at the mini golf while I do not think Aidan knew what was going on, he had fun just playing!

7. Top up for experiences.

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I know that cruises are all-inclusive and some people may not feel inclined topping up. But seriously, some experiences are really worthwhile! We topped up for the Dreamworks breakfast where we had a special breakfast menu and got to meet and enjoy performances from some of the Dreamworks characters!

Pro-tip: The Bottomless Galley Tour was extremely value for money. Free-flow of champagne and delicious food. Must go for the alcoholics! Aside from that, it's also worthwhile topping up for some meals. We got the steak and Skai loved it! On some days, there are special promos for meals, keep a look out for it!

8. Just have fun!

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Most of all, have fun! Don't sweat the small stuff especially traveling with a toddler. There are days/moments that won't be as ideal but don't let those moments spoil the rest of your trip!

We really enjoyed our Royal Caribbean experience! Mariner of the Seas was a great experience and I can't wait to go try the other Royal Caribbean cruises.

Definitely a great family holiday and I highly recommended for family holidays especially with kids. Toddler and above would be ideal! Here's just our humble sharing of our Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas Cruise experience with a toddler.

Have you ever been on a Royal Caribbean cruise? If so, tell me what's your favourite experience! 😀

For those who were asking, you can find out more about Royal Caribbean at www.royalcaribbean.com.sg

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As some of you guys may know, I love my staycations. Skai and I used to go for couple staycations all the time. And ever since I had Aidan, we love staycations even more! We love bringing Aidan for swimming sessions as he really enjoys being in the water.

When I first heard about the Family Fun Escape Staycation package by Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, I was extremely intrigued.

While some of usual staycations that I go have interesting activities and decor, this really took the cake. The rooms are set up in 'Home style' (in my own words) where it's decorated in a very homely manner according to the respective ages of the kids.

The package comes with the following:

- Two rooms dressed up with kid's amenities such as themed bedding, toys and games
- Swissotel Kids’ Room set-up and age-appropriate amenities upon request
- 2 Adult and 2 Child USS admission tickets
- Complimentary ice cream during your stay for children 12 and below
- Guaranteed late check-out till 4.00pm

As our little family #nadskaidan is basically the three of us, we felt that having two rooms were too much for us especially because we co-sleep with Aidan.

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It's been a while since I cooked. But due to "house arrest", I've been cooking recently. Recently I tried my hand at risotto. I've always loved risotto especially after watching Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen shows.

My personal favourite would have to be Scallop and mushroom risotto and I was aiming to cook that recently till I realised that I need to clear some of my ingredients that would be expiring soon thus I made this Chicken and mushroom risotto dish.

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I used this recipe from Food.com however I skipped certain ingredients such as the white wine.

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