Popcorn for (almost) all tastes

Think of popcorn and I think of going to the cinema. Popcorn plus drink and watching a movie go hand in hand. And it conjures a happy feeling because it means a time of relaxation, being entertained and indulging in the snack. When given the opportunity to review The Kettle Gourmet’s popcorns, I was expecting…

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7 reasons to catch The Heart of Christmas

Can you believe it? Christmas is just round the corner. In usual years (pre-pandemic), many will be heading for holidays in different parts of world. The malls would be filled and buildings all decked and lit up for the season. People celebrating the occasion will shop for gifts, put up the Christmas tree in their…

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What customer service?

Customer service is so important to retain customers and attract new ones. Yet, while many companies espouse customer service, few really do it well, preferring to outsource to third parties in lower-cost countries or leveraging technology. Both are fine provided they leave customers with a good impression of the company. The bad Years ago, my…

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Oppo Reno6 Pro: Short videos made easy

If you’ve watched the China version of Running Man called Keep Running, Oppo is a name you’d be highly familiar with. As one of the show’s sponsors, its ads are placed throughout each episode. For that, Oppo has certainly achieved top of mind awareness with the reality game show’s audience. Maybe that’s why I considered…

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Meatless meats, healthy alternatives

Alternative meats are gaining greater visibility as more brands start rolling out their versions of the products. Besides being environmentally friendly, they are claimed to be healthier and do not compromise on taste. Being a true carnivore, I am a little apprehensive about these as I really prefer the real bite feel, juiciness and chewiness…

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Exploring Taipei: Tamsui – More than just the food!

I’d previously done a post on Tamsui, and in this blog post, I’d like to talk about the journey there. Bear in mind, the destination this time isn’t just Tamsui Old Street but rather Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf. From Taipei City, one can easily hop on and take the red line towards Tamsui – but instead…

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EXPLORING HUALIEN: TAROKO GORGE

One of the most majestic places you can visit in Taiwan is the Taroko Gorge. As one of the nine national parks across Taiwan, this park is so large that it spans over various counties including Taichung, Nantou and Hualien. For this trip, my friends and I decided to engage a driver via KLOOK and…

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Does the issue of having multiple cables annoy you?

Word has it that the European Union is looking to standardize charging ports to USB-C – and if you think about it, it is about time that manufacturers start looking at this problem. Aside from the annoying number of cables we all keep and maintain – iPhone lightning cable, USB-C, micro-USB, the need for many…

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It’s a(bao)t to get Bao-werful

If you’ve been to Hualien, you’ve probably heard of the famous 公正包子 (Gong Zheng Bao Zi). It’s so popular that it has a whopping 14,000 reviews on Google alone! I’ve tried out the buns on multiple occasions, and I had to try it again on a recent trip to Hualien.  Unlike the Xiao Long Bao (小籠包) in…

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Amorecookies – A Chewy Affair

Instagram ads can be somewhat bothersome sometimes, but the fact is we can see these ads because we fit their target group. Let’s just say that the ads worked for these cookies I’m talking about today. Amorecookies is a Singapore-based shop that begun during the Circuit Breaker season last year. What started of as a…

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TAIPEI FINDS: Mi Yue Mochi Tang (米玥麻糬堂)

Mochi comes in many forms – some classify mochi as muah-chee (where it’s a flour ball coated with stuff), or there’s mochi that has filling inside. Hailing from Taichung, Mi Yue Mochi Tang opened a store in Taipei City earlier this year. It usually draws a queue in Taichung, so I was pleased to find…

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Dr.Kitchen’s SBB – the blackest brownies ever

We previously covered a review of some really delicious brownies, and as we go on to the another brownie review, here’s a local gem that we’ve uncovered. Dr.Kitchen, a home bakery, offers a variety of desserts such as brownies, fruit cakes, sable cookies, and durian puffs. It has amassed more than 8,000 Instagram followers and…

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Mini Nasi Lemak from Ah Miao’s Kitchen

I recently stumbled upon an article about Ah Miao’s Kitchen, a home-based nasi lemak business, and decided to give it a shot. $1 mini nasi lemak isn’t typical in Singapore, and the photos in the article and on their Facebook page looked delicious. Interestingly, their page was only launched on July 16, 2021, and I was…

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Are you nuts over nuts? [Three Squirrels Box of Nuts]

If you enjoy nuts, you’ve probably heard of Three Squirrels (三只松鼠), a Chinese company that sells exceptionally fresh tasting nuts. An ex-colleague introduced me to this brand after she brought it back from a business trip to China, and I haven’t looked back since. So, when my family and I traveled to China in 2018,…

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Gorilla Mobile Launches in Singapore

New telecommunications start-up, Gorilla Mobile, is on a mission to bring a comprehensive set of digital smart solutions to users in Singapore. Targeting primarily professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), Gorilla Mobile will be adopting a service-on-demand model. This model will allow users to only “pay for the service they use” – something that Gorilla…

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Coffee packaging – it just gets better.

If you’re a fan of coffee, you should know the many types of coffee that are out there – and it’s not just the type of coffee beans – there are many ways of making coffee as well. We recently received a packet of coffee which served two. When told, I found it pretty strange…

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