Shooting at cafes and restaurants again ūüôā It is really a challenge for me to keep finding cafes every month. Quite amazed by myself that i can find cafes almost every week for the past 6 months and i will be shooting in cafes all the way till Jan.
During the shoots, i made friends with some cafe owners, marketing personnels etc. It is really inspiring to hear about their start ups and the difficulty they encountered. There used to be a few cafes in SG. The pioneer ones are located along Dempsey hill and slowly more and more are sprouting out and customers like to move to the latest and newest cafes in town. It is just like the online shop scene in SG. There used to be a few shops only when i first started. I used to shop and buy from the pioneers before i started my own. And as time goes by , more and more online shops started appearing in the market and everything became competitive. Nevertheless, strive on and everyone JIA YOU !

Here’s the pictures of the latest cafe i went to.

Buck Tile St. Cafe is located at 104 Faber Drive .  It is a new kid on the block in the cafe scene.

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Can you spot mine on the wall ?

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I gulped this whole thing down at a shocking rate. My make up artist was shocked that i finished it in less than 5 bites. Because i was toooooo hungry.

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Tiramisu served in cute little clay pots and looks like a pot of “plant” in soil.

This is really a creative idea. Too cute. Thank you for the Tiramisu on the house !

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I love the hair done by Yoona onni ! The black ribbon just added a different feel to the whole hairdo.

She is a Korean but speaks fluent English even singlish. I was surprised by her Singlish. Some readers were worried if there will be any communication problem if they hire her for bridal make up services. But no worries , she speaks fluent English and even Singlish. Her husband is Singaporean.

https://www.facebook.com/YoonaHanKoreanMakeup

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Finally i managed to find time to head down to town to buy presents for upcoming family Christmas parties !

And we stopped by Oppa’s favourite Dutch brand – Suit Supply.

Love the shirts and style. It really looks good on him because of his 1.86m height and build. Dutch are the tallest people in the European Union. When i was shopping in Rotterdam central Ljinbaan , i saw many tall and sauve looking men dressed up in really classy suits and shirts to work. Love their suits.

The style at Suit Suppy is soooo Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl

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An unflattering shot of him. He looks much more chiseled in real life.
Im wearing an upcoming Midi skirt and my own tube top. Abit unglam to wear slippers but it was raining..bo bian..i have to carry my havis out everyday. Whenever it rains , i will change to havis and keep my sandals/suede flats in the bag. ¬†So heavy ūüė¶

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Love this shirt but i can’t find it at the store in Ion. It is cheaper to buy in Netherlands because it is a Dutch brand. One shirt cost about EUR 79.

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The style at Suit Supply reminds me of Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl lol.

Hopefully no rain tomorrow. Need to bring my dress for alteration and to Aeon for facial.

Have a good night !

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I failed to go on a healthy diet with all the good food every week !

D and i are always busy and though we meet almost everyday , we hardly go out on a proper date ( like a proper dinner , movies , stroll etc ). 2 weeks ago , we went Sela Restaurant at Seah Street for dinner.

The restaurant was so nice and gave a relaxing feel.

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Our starters.

The scallops are sooo fabulous. So nice i can have one more serving .

Carpaccio Of Scallops, Thai Fish Sauce Chilli Dressing.

The scallops were soo tender and fresh. Even blogging about it now makes me really hungry and craving for it again.

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Duck Rillette, Seared Duck Liver, Apple Compote, Rocket
The taste was just like foie gras except that this is a duck’s liver. Nicely pan-seared. The outside was cripsy and soft in the inside. The sauce compliments the duck liver. Oppa was really enjoying this dish.

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We tried Japanese sake too. Oppa was a good drinker and so he had a glass of Sake. We find it quite strange to drink match the Sakes with the dishes but infact it is goes very well. It is an unique fusion. The food was great and so was the Sake. Tasted like none of the Sakes i had before. The taste was not very strong and infact was light and slightly fruity like white wine.

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Craft beers were available at Sela too ! There were several award winning craft beers. Oppa seems to know alot about these awarrds but this is the first time i tried Japanese craft beer.

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The middle one was my favourite. It is slightly fruity and like cider.

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After our Sake and beer tasting session , the main dishes were served.

Baked Miso Chilean Seabass, Edamame & Sweet Peas
This Chilean sea bass is¬†restaurants’ customers’ favourite. Sela changes their menu every season and many customers requested for this one to remain in the menu. Now i know why. The sea bass is really fresh and soft. No fishy taste at all.
The sea bass skin were cripsy and the meat inside was soo soft and fresh. Unlike some sea bass i had at other restaurants which were quite dry and flaky.
The roes just burst and melt in the mouth.

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Grilled Ribeye Steak, Crispy Confit Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Shimeji Mushrooms,Veal Jus

We had medium rare ribeye stick. The stick was again so juicy and tender. I love the fatty parts.

The sauce was great and compliments the steak.

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Herb Crusted Lamb Rack, Braised Red Cabbage, Banana Shallots, Lamb Jus

I don’t really eat lamb so i tried abit of it whereas Oppa had everything lol.

You know some lamb racks had this very strong smell but this one was not that strong. It was well controlled by the herbs and sauces.This was also one of the restaurant’s favourite dish and loved by their regular customers.

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The starts and mains were soo nice and we had such a sumptuous and hearty meal.

And now , we are waiting for our desserts to be served.

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Gula Melaka Crème Caramel
I was kinda skeptical about this at first. Because i dislike desserts that are tooo sugary and tooo sweet. Desserts are meant to be sweet but not too overly sweet.
The last time i tried a Gula Melaka pudding , i was kinda disappointed because it seemed like i was eating syrup and gula melaka.

But this one was not. The carmel with gula melaka makes it taste like coffee pudding instead . I was quite surprised and asked Annie , the owner of Sela if it is a coffee pudding. Very unique and special actually. You should really try this dessert at Sela and be surprised. The raspberries at the side helps to clear your palate too.

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We also tried the Wasabi and Caramel Balsamico ice cream.

The wasabi one was alittle “hot” whereas the Caramel Balsamico was really nice and light.

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Fig Sorbet
I love this one too because i love sorbets. It helpes to clear my palate after a hearty meal.

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SELA not only serves great food and drinks but they do also contribute to the society.

When you dine at Seal from 15th Nov to 31st Dec 2014 , they will donate 10% of your total spending to St. Andrew’s Autism Centre.

So not only you get to enjoy great food in a great ambience , you get a chance to contribute and be part of a charity too !

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To make a reservation or know more about their menu , you can visit their website ( click HERE ) !

I have been going for aesthetic treatment since last year. I dropped my facial package from a spa 2 years ago because i find that it doesn’t really work on my skin and when i was having my facial done which is supposed to be the most relaxing part , the therapist is always trying to hard sell and push her products asking me to sign up and kept calling me like every week to “follow up” to see if i want to buy this or that package. That is one of the reason i dropped it and just don’t want to go anymore. It is very irritating.

Aesthetics treatment is really addictive ( i have blogged about it before) especially when you see the results and the improvements. That is why i stopped going to normal facial or spa places. And because i went for aesthetic procedures such as lasers treatment and botox , people whom i have not met for awhile told me that i looked different and asked if i went for surgery ?

Actually i noticed that i looked abit different compared to the past ( 2-3 years ago ) . Probably because now i am happier and less stressful. And the way i put on make up is also different. And the factor that contributed to the change in my looks is my weight gain !

Weight gain makes my face looks rounder , healthier and my double eyelids are more prominent. And i looked better without make up because i looked less tired ( probably because i am happier now ).

I was really thin last time ( always fluctuating between 41-43kg) and now i am fluctuating between 48-50kg. When i gain weight , the fats all go to the upper part of my body and face. 5kg makes a different to how someone looks like just as you know it is hard to lose 5kg !

Here is me without my make up taken 2 days ago which i sent to D to say Good night.

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This was taken after i applied a ginseng mask pack on my face.

This was taken after simple make up with eyeliner , lipstick and BB cushion. The way i put on make up is different as compared to the past where i like to draw really thick and black eyeliners. I switched to more natural and lighter look now.

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Another question i have been asked most of the time¬†is : ” You are still young and you look young, why do you have to go for this and that ? “

Not trying to Hao Lian (show off)¬†but people do tell me that i don’t look like im 28 and some thought that i am still a uni student. That is because i really take good care of my skin like applying skin care products on my skin everyday and night and the additional laser treatments did help me in achieving brighter skin tones , smaller pores and smoother skin which some facial care products can’t give. Nobody will say anything if you buy an expensive cream and apply it on your face but if you go for laser treatments , people talk.

Aesthetics is NOT plastic surgery. You use the machines and technology to work on your skin and go skin deep unlike facial care products which only act on the surface .

So there is no need to go to my friends , photography and make up artist to ask if PL has done something to her eyes or nose .

People talk and people gossip and i dont care nor was i affected by these things. I am just feeling tired having to go through the same answer again when people asked me. Very annoying.

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Anyway , a new cafe to intro everyone here.

I went for the first shoot after i touched down in SG.

Cafe Gavroche is located at Tras Street which is just next to Tanjong Pagar Road where you see rows of Korean restaurants.

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Here are some dishes which we tried :

1. Cocotte of the day – Beef Bourguignon stew with mushrooms, carrot and potato

2. Tartine of smoked salmon and horseradish
3. Croque Monsieur – Baked ham & emmental cheese sandwich, bechamel sauce
My favourite goes to the Cocotte of the day ! The beef stew is soft and tender. Too bad i was soo sleepy from the jetlag if not i could have finished all up.

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The interior is really cozy and in French theme.

Ambience was really great and a great place to chill out during lunch or dinner. It is located near Tanjong Pagar MRT (3 mins walk) behind the Red Dot Museum.

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If you are working nearby , this will be a good place to you to have a relaxing lunch.

I will definitely drop by here again for dinner !

Thanks for hosting us , Cafe Gavroche.

Last week , Fiona , her bf and i went to Kinsa Sushi at Ang Mo Kio Jubilee for dinner.
It was a family friendly restaurant serving Japanese cuisines and you can try unique sashimi such as flying fish sashimi. Unlike other japanese chain restaurants , you can expect better quality and not “factory-like” made sushi.

Here are the dishes we tried.

Kawa Ebi Karaage (Deep fried river shrimp)

This is very addictive and we keep popping it into our mouths non-stop. Taste like crackers and like a snack. Best to eat it while it is hot so it is more crispy !

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Edamame

It is slightly salted and fresh. Another addictive starter where i cannot stop popping it from the pod.

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To prove its freshness , it comes in stalks and not separated into separate pods.

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Foie Gras Mizore Mushi ( Foie Gras Soup )

We gonna skip the chawanmushi and go for this instead. The soup is really clear and fragrant. Just like those clear chinese pork rib soup , the soup was clearly brewed and the foie gras was slightly pan-seared. I love this soup so much that i gulp down the entire bowl. Sooo yummy ! I will definitely go for this again next time. Gonna bring Oppa here and im sure he will love this.

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Soo Gyu Don ( Waygu beef from Kagoshima , Japan )

This is dope ! Mix the onsen egg , rice and beef together and it tastes sooo great.
Goodness in a bowl. You will definitely go for 2nd round again. The beef was tender and not over cooked. The onsen egg adds in a little sweetness to the rice and beef.

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Something i was waiting for.

Sashimi Moriawase ( Salmon Belly , Sea Bream , Swordfish , Sweet Shrimp, Scallops and Tuna Belly ).

Everything in this bowl was so fresh and sweet. I LOVE IT ! Especially the scallops and sword fish. The scallops were smooth and sweet. No fishy smell. Tuna belly and Salmon belly were thick and juicy. Looking at theses pictures made me hungry again.

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If you noticed there are small little yellow flowers ?

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You can pluck the petals and mix them with your wasabi and soya sauce for a little sweetness. Yes they are edible flowers.

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You can try exotic sashimi at Kinsa Sushi such as Flying Fish and Clams. Their sashimi were flown here chilled from Japan instead of frozen to maintain its freshness.

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Fried Seafood Roll.

Look at the thickness of the fried seafood in the roll. The servings were generous and for people who doesn’t like raw food , you can go for this roll. The salmon roe on top were abundant and the whole roll tasted really juicy. The sushi roll was neatly done.

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Dragon Roll. 

I love Dragon rolls because of the avocados. It comes with Mango and Avocado tops. The prawn in the roll was crunchy to taste and fresh.

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Special Aburi Sushi Platter. 

I love Aburi ! The top of the sashimi slices were slightly seared and bottom was fresh and juicy. My favourite goes to the Tuna , Salmon and Mentaki Scallop.

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And we ended the day with Homemade¬†Mango Cheesecake. Cheese cake was nice and soft. Not very thick or clumpy. After a heavy meal , we don’t want something too heavy or sweet. This Mango Cheesecake definitely goes well.

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I love the Sashimi , Dragon Roll , Foie Gras Soup and Gyu-don the most. Gonna bring my bf here when he comes back from business trip ! Need to go for the Gyu-don again.

Kinsa Sushi

http://kinsasushi.com/

61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
#02-03/3A Jubilee Square
Singapore 569814
Tel: +65 64521798

After introducing you a great place for mains , here is another cafe that serves pretty desserts.

Tucked in a cozy corner at Everton Park , you can find The Audacious Cakery.

2 Everton Park #01-61
Singapore 081002‚Äé
T : +65 6223 3047

Tuesday to Sunday
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Interior was cozy and nice.  I had my photoshoot here for Agneselle.com and after the shoot , i get to try the desserts !

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You can enjoy some cupcakes , pastries , coffee/tea here with your friends or partner !

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The tea served were from TWG.

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Here are some that i tried.

S’mores Cupcakes ($4)
Digestive biscuit base with chocolate cake, topped with homemade marshmallow topping. The Marshmallow topping was so soft and smooth. I love this cupcake ! Marshmallows definitely goes well with the chocolate cake base. 

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I love strawberry shortcakes and i am a big fan of strawberry shortcake. My bf took a long time to find strawberry shortcake for my birthday few months ago because he knew i only like and eat that. I have to have it every year for my bday. This is how much i love it.

Strawberry Shortcake ($6.80) –

Made with fluffy white sponge, layered with succulent strawberries & luscious vanilla cream.

Strawberry was fresh and these were baked on the day itself to maintain its freshness. Love the generous serving of strawberries. Bite every corner and you can find strawberries.

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Salted Egg Yolk Cupcake ($4.20) –

Inspired by the salted egg yolk bun, this salted egg yolk frosting with custard centre  is the perfect sweet & savory treat.

Imagine eating Liu Sha Bao but the english version. Lol. The salted egg custard was not very salty and not too light. Just nice. Something unique because this is the first time i came across Salted Egg Yolk Cupcake. You know you see alot of Red Velvets , Cookies and Creams , Salted Caramel etc but you don’t really see the salted egg version.

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Macaroons are available too so you can grab some for your tea/coffee !

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Looks so yummy right ! I am craving for the Wagyu bowl from Kinsa sushi and strawberry shortcake from The Audacious Cakery now by just looking at the pictures i have taken.

Blogged about new food places today. And im gonna blog about beauty and the products i am using next !