This Famous Chicken Wing Stall Closed Down After 40 Years At St. Nicks – Now They’re Back In RP
Former ex-students of St Nicholas Girl’s School will fondly remember the crispy and juicy chicken wings that was sold by Madam Lim Meow Lang – or more fondly known as Auntie Meow Lang.
Generations of St Nicks girls have grown up eating the chicken wings fried by Auntie Meow Lang, who started the stall in 1972 when the school was still located at Victoria Street.
Sadly, Auntie Meow passed on in 2014 at the age of 82, closing the shutters shortly after the implementation of Healthy Meals in School Programme as selling chicken wings without the crispy skin was just not the same.
But Auntie Meow Lang’s 31-year-old grandson, Mr James Ngiam, is now keen to revive his family recipe and put their delicious chicken wings back on the menu.[caption id="attachment_37984" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
40 Year Old History
Running his own Western food stall ‘Coal 3606‘ at The Lawn Food Court in Republic Polytechnic, James has been helping his family run the stall and learning the recipe of the chicken wings.
Armed with a background in Culinary Skills from Shatec and working as a chef in various restaurants, James grew up with a passion for cooking and it was only natural for him to continue the family’s business.[caption id="attachment_37985" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Now, we’ve all had our fair share of fried chicken wings. From undercooked chicken wings at BBQ gatherings to beautiful golden chicken wings from Old Chang Kee, they’re a snack that can never go wrong.
It’s a snack that’s loved by many. So if you’re wondering what’s so good about these supposedly mind-blowing fried chicken wings, let us tell you why.
“Last time, when my grandma fry the chicken, the whole canteen could smell it,” he laughed as he shared with us his fond memories of growing up in the canteen of St Nicks.[caption id="attachment_37982" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
And we couldn’t deny it either. When James started frying a fresh batch of chicken wings for us, we couldn’t help but to stand near the stall just to catch a whiff of the fried chicken goodness.
Each piece of chicken wing is priced from $1.30 – $1.50 – depending on the weight of the wings. He has kept the prices of the chicken wings the same as those sold at his grandmother’s stall, just before it closed.[caption id="attachment_37986" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
The chicken wings are only sold in one flavour to honour the original marinade passed down by Auntie Meow Lang. Although the recipe has tweaked slightly over the years as our elders only knew how to “agak-agak” the recipe then, it was never the same as the one made by his grandmother.
James shared how the chicken wings made by his grandmother were sweeter whereas his mother’s chicken wings were crispier. James eventually found the perfect balance to ensure that the current generation would love and appreciate the chicken wings without straying too far from the original recipe.
We were impressed by how fat and juicy the chicken wings were. Each wing was lightly battered and was of course, fried to a nice golden brown.[caption id="attachment_37990" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
We also loved how the chicken wings easily tore apart and crackled at first bite. The wings were crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside – just like how we all like our wings.
But what truly shook us the most, was how well-balanced the flavours of the wings were. We love that the chicken wings had a hint of sweetness to it which made it completely addictive!
However, you can’t find these amazing chicken wings on the menu displayed at the stall. Now that you know this special item, grab your friends and order their wings if you’re ever looking for a quick snack.[caption id="attachment_37987" align="aligncenter" width="5750"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
They sell several other items on the menu such as Au Sirlion Steak which is cooked over a special griller that uses coal for just $5.80 and Grilled Chicken for only $3.80![caption id="attachment_37983" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Processed with VSCO with a6 preset[/caption]
As part of the RP stall’s official opening on September 22, James hosted a special event for former and current St Nicks girls, as well as their friends and family. He was happy to learn that many former students were able to relive their childhood days through their favourite school snack.
After trying these wings for ourselves, we finally understood why our friends from St Nicks raved so much about them. If you’re a chicken wing junkie or simply want a taste of nostalgia for old times’ sake, check out the fried chicken wings from Coal 3606 to truly believe it!
Address: Woodlands Avenue 9, Block W4/W6 Level 3, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore 738984
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Contact No.: 9858 9792
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Sephora Opens At Causeway Point On 21 Sep – First 100 In Line To Get $100 Gift Vouchers
Time and time again, Woodlands has always been the butt of all jokes.
All through life, they’ve battled jokes about “being in Malaysia” and lived day to day standing in the train until it reaches their stop (because weirdly, everyone gets off at Woodlands). Yet, you never hear them complaining about their daily struggles.
Well, their resilience is about to pay off. In an unprecedented move, Sephora Singapore has announced the opening of a new outlet at Causeway Point on 21 September 2018.[caption id="attachment_37310" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Sephora Facebook[/caption]
Now all you Woodlanders got something to be proud of again.
It’s about time we make Woodlands cool again.
Beauty Junkies Rejoice
The outlet marks the first Sephora in the North. Which means north siders no longer have to travel all the way to ION Orchard to restock their beauty supplies.
This outlet will stock the beauty retailer’s full selection of of beauty brands: Too Faced, Fenty Beauty, the newly released Huda Beauty and more![caption id="attachment_37313" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Sephora Facebook[/caption]
And on the day of their opening from 12pm, Sephora will be giving away $100 Gift Vouchers to the first 100 in line, as will the first 50 Gold Card Members in the VIP Priority queue.
Here’s how you can get the vouchers:[caption id="attachment_37312" align="aligncenter" width="718"] Image Credit: Sephora[/caption]
- Make sure you are the first 100 people queuing at the launch of Sephora Causeway Point on 21 September 2018
- At 11am, Sephora promotional team members will be giving out a Sephora branded wrist brand, numbered 1 to 100
- Each person is strictly entitled to one gift voucher and one transaction with aforementioned voucher
We do recommend heading down way before 11am, because let’s be real. People will start queuing once Causeway Point opens.
If you don’t fancy the idea of waiting in line, the next 100 in queue (No. 101 – 200) will receive a $30 Gift Voucher, whereas the remaining 250 in-line (No. 201 to 450) will receive a Goodie Bag.
All Sephora Gold Card Members will also enjoy an exclusive priority queue from 12pm to 2pm on the day itself.
Beauty junkies can also look forward to a street party weekend. From 21 – 23 September 2018, the atrium of Causeway Point will be turned into a beauty haven of makeup and skincare booths, beauty workshops, and an all-you-can-grab beauty ball pit.
Come prepared as it’s bound to be madness.
Sephora Opening (Causeway Point)
Address: 1 Woodlands Square, #01-26/27
Date: 21 September 2018
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This Is Home Truly – S’porean Millennials On Growing Up In Local Neighbourhoods
We all grew up in Singapore. Right? Most of us. Well, after considering the concentration of Singaporeans to foreigners in the country, SOME of us grew up in Singapore.
But anyway, my point is we all grew up in a neighbourhood and have lots of memories tied to a certain area in Singapore.
Since my colleagues hail from different parts of Singapore, I decided to do a little investigation to find out where they grew up.
“I grew up in Bedok North, Fengshan. It was the quieter side of Bedok because the people living there were mainly elderly. Time moved slowly in the area, which made it very homely and cosy. This was before the trend of food bloggers hyping food in neighbourhoods.[caption id="attachment_35283" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Sportify Cities[/caption]
You know how they have the ice cream uncles who would sell ice cream downstairs? Yeah, mine wasn’t an ice cream uncle. It was the kacang putih man.
I moved to Yew Tee in my early Primary years, but to be honest, Marine Parade was more exciting. Don’t put that in.”
“I grew up in Pasir Ris all my life. Though I shifted from Pasir Ris East to Pasir Ris West.
But I remember that the area was like a ghost town, because nothing was really developed yet. And the only mall we had at the time was White Sands Shopping Mall, that’s still around today.[caption id="attachment_35281" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Wikipedia[/caption]
There was also West Plaza and Elias Mall. Every outing with friends was always at Downtown East. This was before Downtown East expanded into e!Avenue today.
My Sports Days were a little more special because ours wasn’t conducted in-school, rather the school put up a huge tent and held Sports Day at Pasir Ris Park.
Also, I think every Pasir Ris kid will remember that we had our very own theme park in our neighbourhood. Yes, Escape Theme Park was ICONIC.[caption id="attachment_35280" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Image Credit: meme generator[/caption]
I liked that everyone living in Yishun had each other’s backs. The neighbourhood spirit was palpable. Can feel one. There was this sense of unspoken security in the neighbourhood. So actually no need to build wall because we already feel secure.
Even though Northpoint wasn’t much, it was great because it had Toys ‘R’ Us. For a kid, any place that had a Toys ‘R’ Us was a wonderland.[caption id="attachment_35285" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Image Credit: Choa Chu Kang
“I grew up in Choa Chu Kang. I lived in Teck Whye until I was 3 or 4, but to be honest, the areas are just next to each other.
I remember taking the feeder bus to the MRT, because LRTs weren’t created at the time. There was also Choa Chu Kang Park. I mean, it’s still around today, but back then it was really an empty park with sand playgrounds.
There was a bicycle shop at Choa Chu Kang MRT interchange. My first bike was bought there. Sadly, the shop is gone now.
Lot 1 Shopper’s Mall was the only mall we had in the area. It was quite….limited, in the past. Now they’re trying to expand the MRT so it’s cool.”
Finally, there’s me. I live in Jurong West, the armpit of Singapore. Left or right? It’s up to your perspective.
I used to hate living in Jurong West. As if Jurong wasn’t already “West” enough, I had to live in Jurong WEST. Everything was far. Can you imagine what my life was like when I had to book in every Sunday night during NS?
The only shopping we had was Jurong Point and it was boring. I mean, it was fine for a while when they decided to open a Toys ‘R’ Us there. But it eventually closed.
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That’s not all, we were near Tuas, so factory smog and weird smells were common. Not to mention the presence of Tengah Air Base, which ensured that the 2 or 3 months leading up to National Day was filled with daily sonic booms of passing aircrafts.
I’m pretty sure my hearing is damaged thanks to the RSAF. Patriotism, I guess.
But to be honest, I grew to love Jurong West.
I love that the neighbourhood is quiet, even in the day. I love that we don’t have a huge amount of traffic passing through. I love that I don’t have to deal with crowd when I take the MRT, unlike Jurong East.
I guess there are benefits to living in the corner of Singapore after all.
Where did you grow up in Singapore?
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Leave Your Dignity At The Door For A Unique Dining Experience At This Tsundere Cafe
Ah Japan, you never fail to impress us with your weird themed cafes. This one is no exception. For most eateries, you’d expect to be treated with exceptional service.
Not this one.
Pay a fee to be hurled with insults and rudely attended to by Japanese maids and butlers at Tsundere Cafe.
A Dish Best Served Cold
After a successful first run back in February, Tsundere Cafe will be back on June 9 at Luminos in Woodlands.[caption id="attachment_33622" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Image Credit: SubaToki Cafe Facebook[/caption]
While it’s rather bizarre and uncommon in Singapore, customers have commented that they previously enjoyed the first pop-up.
The word ‘Tsundere’ is a Japanese term for a character development process that describes a person who is initially hostile before gradually showing a warmer side over time.[caption id="attachment_33626" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: SubaToki Cafe Facebook[/caption]
Customers can expect to be ignored and disrespectfully treated by the staff. They may look kawaii and demure but don’t be surprised if they slam trays on your table and throw menus at you.[caption id="attachment_33625" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: SubaToki Cafe Facebook[/caption]
If you need the staff to sayang you, pay an additional $2 for a “gacha” or special service such as feeding, massage, dekopin (forehead flick), games and polaroid photos.[caption id="attachment_33627" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: SubaToki Cafe Facebook[/caption]
Request for a particular service will cost you $5. Upon reaching your 10 gacha roll, expect a “deredere” treatment. Whatever that means.
Anyway, if you can’t deal with slow service and rudeness, don’t attempt to rebuke or scold the staff members. I mean, you literally pay to get abused, what are you expecting?[caption id="attachment_33628" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: SubaToki Cafe Facebook[/caption]
So if you really need someone to feed your masochistic side or you just want to check out what this whole cafe is about, then go ahead. Reserve a table before they run out of seats.
Address: 71 Woodlands Industrial Park E9, Wave 9, #09-04, Luminos, Singapore 757048
When: 9 June 2018
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7 Free Playgrounds In Shopping Malls To Bring Your Kids To Over The Weekends
Don’t know where to bring your kids to over the weekends? Don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket?
You no longer have to worry as we have a list of FREE playgrounds in shopping malls so you can get your shopping done while the kids can go ham at the playgrounds!
Get Out And Play
Westgate Wonderland is what we’d describe as Disneyland for kids. Gear your kid up for this playground as it is touted to be the largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore![caption id="attachment_33264" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Westgate Facebook[/caption]
This fantasy garden themed outdoor playground is divided into three playing areas suitable for toddlers and the older kids.
The tallest structure in this playground is a 10 metre tree house that kids can ascend via the criss cross nets inside the tree trunk.
There’s also a small rock climbing wall at the side of this tree house.[caption id="attachment_33265" align="aligncenter" width="1444"] Image Credit: @salihin_one40[/caption]
The water play area however is the highlight of this playground. You’ll see little water jets sprouting from the ground and even buckets of water that will tip over your kids![caption id="attachment_33266" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Image Credit: Westgate Facebook[/caption]
There’s a drying station which is free to use so your kids can dry off easily. Just remember to pack some towels and a change of clothes for your kids!
Trust me, your kids will thank you and call you supermom/superdad for bringing them here!
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Level 4, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
This playground at IMM wins hands down for being sheltered. So yay to no sweaty (sort of) kids![caption id="attachment_33269" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image Credit: IMM Capitaland[/caption]
Just like your usual neighbourhood playgrounds, it consists of activity boards, rock climbing walls, slides and balancing beams.
If your kids need to cool off from the heat, this playground has a water play area as well.[caption id="attachment_33272" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Lek Wen Qing Lawrence Facebook[/caption]
This water play area beats any other playground as it boasts a pretty cool water slide and water guns for kids to shoot water at each other with.
So if you’re looking for an alternative playground in the west asides from Westgate, IMM is the perfect choice.
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Level 3, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
3. Changi City Point
Conveniently located next to Changi Expo MRT, The 3 House at Changi City Point has a dry and wet play area for your kids.[caption id="attachment_33273" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Changi City Point Facebook[/caption]
The 3 House
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Level 2, Singapore 486038
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
VivoCity’s playground boasts play features, water fountains and even trampolines! This playground is popular and often packed with kids over the weekends.[caption id="attachment_33275" align="aligncenter" width="1120"] Image Credit: Chaotic Beautiful Wordpress[/caption]
This playground is divided into two playing areas for children of various age groups. There are shorter slides catered for the younger kids whereas the older kids can enjoy climbing ropes and sliding poles.[caption id="attachment_33276" align="aligncenter" width="7327"] Image Credit: VivoCity Facebook[/caption]
There is also a wet playing area that will light up in a colourful pattern everyday after 7pm.
Don’t worry parents, there are plenty of shaded sitting area around the playground and eateries when everyone gets hungry from playing.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 2, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
5. Waterway Point
With so many BTO flats surrounding the Punggol-Sengkang Area, it’s no surprise that the number 1 place for most young parents to bring their kids to is Waterway Point.[caption id="attachment_33277" align="aligncenter" width="1504"] Image Credit: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd Facebook[/caption]
Waterway Point has 2 playing areas – Wonderland (indoor playing area) and Happy Park (outdoor playing area).
Adopting an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme, the indoor playing area is catered for the younger ones and best part, it’s air conditioned so mum and dads don’t have to stand in the heat.[caption id="attachment_33280" align="aligncenter" width="1344"] Image Credit: Punggol Playgrounds Wordpress[/caption]
The Happy Park is divided into a wet and dry playing area. The tunnel slides are a central feature of the dry area and there are shorter slides catered for the younger ones as well.[caption id="attachment_33279" align="aligncenter" width="1504"] Image Credit: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd[/caption]
The wet area features a small lake with flowing water – perfect for keeping cool in the outdoor heat. There’s also a small section for parents to towel dry their kids and change their clothes after all the playing.
Wonderland and Happy Park
Address: 83 Punggol Central, Both playgrounds are located on Level 2, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm
6. Kallang Wave (Singapore Sports Hub)
Bring your kids and beat the heat at the Splash N Surf water park and playground. There’s even a lifeguard on duty so you know your kids will be in good hands as they run wild here![caption id="attachment_33282" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub Facebook[/caption]
This water playground features water sprinklers, slides (with different options for children of varying options), fountains, a merry-go-round and pretty much everything else you can imagine.
There’s also a kids pool which is a mini pool with a depth of 0.5m so your little ones won’t be left out![caption id="attachment_33283" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Fadillah Ramthan Facebook[/caption]
If you’re willing to pay a small sum to play with your kids, there’s a lazy river where you and your child can float along leisurely. Tickets costs $2 and can be purchased at the Splash N Surf Information Counter.[caption id="attachment_33281" align="aligncenter" width="1840"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub Facebook[/caption]
Splash N Surf
Address: 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm daily
7. Paragon Shopping Mall
Who would’ve thought there would be a kids playground right smack in Orchard Road. If your kid is getting cranky and you’re busy picking out your Jimmy Choo, let them run around at the playground located on the 5th floor of the mall.[caption id="attachment_33285" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Paragon[/caption]
The playground has all the basic playing stations such as slides, tunnels and ride-on horses. It’s not the fanciest playground but it sure is a good pit stop for your kid after all the shopping!
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
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5 LAN Shops In S’pore That Are Dirt Cheap – Starting From $1/Hr
LAN gaming in Singapore is an unofficial rite of passage that most teens go through.
With games such as CounterStrike and Dota offering multiplayer options, LAN gaming shops were prevalent in the mid 2000s.
Even though LAN gaming is very popular, more people are getting their own gaming desktops set up at home which allows them to play in the comfort of their own homes.
However, there are still LAN gaming shops that have stood the test of time.
We found the best and cheapest ones for those of you who are looking to get your PUBG game faces on.
Gaming For The Masses
1. Khakabo[caption id="attachment_32095" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: GoWhere Club[/caption]
Khakabo is one of the local gaming community’s favourite spots. When you ask gamers where they’d go for LAN gaming, Khakabo always comes up.
With individual sofa seats and a clean, cosy environment and a low rate of $2 per hour, it is no wonder gamers love to come to Khakabo.
What’s more, this place never closes. That’s right, it’s open 24 hours! Khakabo is the closest thing we have to a perfect LAN shop.
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-58, Burlington Square, Singapore, 189649
Opening Hours: Daily: 24 Hours
Contact No.: 8128 0922
Price: $2 per hour
2. GG Cybercafe
Image Credit: GoWhere Club[caption id="attachment_32096" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: GG Entertainment[/caption]
GG Cybercafe is a cosy LAN shop that offers individual sofa seats, latest equipments and hardware, food and drinks, and even printing services!
They also regularly host tournaments for games such as AuditionSEA and PUBG. Visiting gamers can expect to find a wide variety of games available, such as League Of Legends, DOTA 2, World Of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and MapleStory.
Their hourly rate is low, at $2 per hour, and they have packages for those who are planning to game for up to 12 hours.
$5 for 3 hours, $9 for 6 hours, and $12 for 12 hours. Can you game for 12 hours?
They do have festive promotions as well so do follow them on social media for updates on new game additions or promotional packages!
Address: Golden Wall Centre, 89 Short Street, #B1-14, Singapore, 188216
Opening Hours: 10am – 2am daily
Contact no.: 6254 5004
Price: $2 per hour
3. Clique Gaming[caption id="attachment_32098" align="aligncenter" width="1169"] Image Credit: Clique Gaming PL[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32099" align="aligncenter" width="826"] Image Credit: Clique Gaming PL[/caption]
Clique Gaming is the swankiest LAN shop we’ve seen.
That’s not all. This LAN shop is really a level up from the other LAN shops around.
They have HoN Legacy on all computers, which grants access to every hero in the game, in any account you play.
They also have premium Garena accounts that allows players to access gold member rooms for DOTA, double IP boost for League Of Legends players, and 5% experience boost for Blackshot players.
Besides the usual computer gaming, they also offer console gaming at $4 per hour.
Open for 24 hours, sofa seats, PC and Console gaming options and premium gaming accounts, Clique Gaming is one of the best in the business currently.
Address: 35 Selegie Road Parklane Shopping Mall #B1-17, Singapore 188307
Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily
Contact no.: 9009 3707
Price: $2 per hour
4. Big-O Gaming[caption id="attachment_32100" align="aligncenter" width="5472"] Image Credit: Website
5. Colosseum[caption id="attachment_32102" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: Colosseum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32103" align="aligncenter" width="796"] Image Credit: Colosseum[/caption]
Colosseum began in 2008 and has been a household name in the LAN gaming community.
They may have just closed their flagship store at Bugis+, but there are still 3 other outlets available in the North, East and West.
Their hourly rate is $3 for non-members, and $2 for members. Visitors only need to pay $8 for membership, which comes with 4 hours of free gaming, and discounted hourly rates for a year.
Membership renewal is not automatic so you will have to go to any outlet to renew your membership. It’s a little troublesome, but thankfully they have outlets in the different areas of Singapore.
Low hourly rates, clean and spacious interiors, and multiple outlets, Colosseum is a LAN shop that really caters to their customers.
Address: E!Avenue 1 Pasir Ris Cl, #02-341/342, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6581 0126
Price: $3 per hour (non-members), $2 per hour (members)
Address: Blk 120, #01-02 Woodlands Avenue 1, Singapore, 739069
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6219 5954
Address: Blk 399 #01-44, Yung Sheng Road, Singapore, 610399
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6264 2668
LAN gaming may be dwindling in popularity but these LAN shops are still standing strong because of their low prices, wide variety of games, and comfortable environments.
Have you been to any of these LAN shops? Which is your favourite?
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(Header Image Source: Khakabo)
If You Like Blackball, This Dessert Shop Will Have You Questioning Your Loyalties
If you’ve been to Taiwan, you’ll know that one of the snacks the country is well-known for is its Jiu Fen Taro Balls.
Sold along the streets of bustling Jiu Fen, these coloured balls are chewy and are served alongside other ingredients such as sweet potato and green tea balls, in red bean, green bean or sweet potato soup.
A party of flavours and textures, if you’re a fan of these dessert bowls and are a strong believer that ‘the more the toppings, the better‘, you’ll love Nine Fresh‘s local spin on the Taiwanese classic.[caption id="attachment_30985" align="alignnone" width="3975"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Nine Fresh, you’re missing out!
Nine Fresh is a dessert stop that has been serving up quality cups of the delicious dessert for almost 5 years now.
That is, cups of grass jelly, beancurd, or ai-yu jelly (or a mixture of the three) heaped with beans (red bean, green bean, pinto bean, eight treasure bean), balls (mini taro ball, taro ball, durian ball), flavoured pearl jelly (aloe vera, mango, lychee, passionfruit), black pearls, and many more toppings.
At Nine Fresh, they’re all about keeping traditions fresh, and recently, they’ve done exactly that by rolling out 2 new series of desserts.
Nine Fresh Goes Local
The first is its Local Flavours series, which consist of dessert creations inspired by some of our favourite local desserts, including Chendol and Cheng Teng.[caption id="attachment_30980" align="alignnone" width="2787"] L-R: The Cheng Teng Cup, Durian Yin-Yang, The Chendol Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
The Chendol Cup ($3.80) has a grass jelly base and is topped with green chendol jelly, attap seeds, red bean, and taro balls.
With (almost) all the ingredients you’d typically find in a chendol dessert, this is a far less sweet variant of the coconut milk-heavy dessert.
The Cheng Teng Cup ($3.80) also has all the good stuff you’d find in the traditional dessert: pong tai hai, lotus nut, barley, and sago. These are served over a wobbly ai-yu jelly base. And of course, you can’t forget the taro balls![caption id="attachment_30984" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
As durian lovers, our favourite is the Durian Yin-Yang, a half beancurd, half grass jelly base that’s topped with black sugar jelly dice, taro balls, and a generous scoop of rich durian puree – yes, actual durian flesh. The flavourful and creamy durian, combined with the array of chewy and QQ ingredients in the cup make it a winner – and all for just $3.90.
Singapore’s Favourites, According To Data
Another exciting addition to Nine Fresh’s offerings is the Fanspiration Series, a bunch of cups and flavours that are essentially customer-generated.
The best-selling flavour and ingredient combinations based on Nine Fresh’s data, gathered from its create-your-own-cup promo this year, you can’t go wrong with these flavours that are beloved by many, many Singaporeans.[caption id="attachment_30981" align="alignnone" width="3024"] The Yin-Yang Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
Some of these items in this series include the all-black The Black Cup ($2.90), the all-white The White Cup ($2.60), and The Yin-Yang Cup ($2.90), which is half black and half white – at least when it comes to the base.[caption id="attachment_30982" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Aww In One Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
If you simply can’t decide between the bases (or love them all equally), the Aww In One Cup cup contains all three of them.
This cup comes piled with black pearls, taro balls, and mini taro balls on top. If you’re a first timer to Nine Fresh, we suggest you go for this so you can sample a little bit of everything and figure out which you prefer!
From there on, you can customise your own cup and create your own perfect combination of ingredients.
With so many decadent desserts out there, from rich chocolate treats to lava toasts, Nine Fresh is – literally – a refreshing change from the lot.
Priced very affordable from $2 to $3.90 for one of their pre-set cups, Nine Fresh’s desserts are a lighter option with so much to offer in the way of taste and flavour!
The next time you’re craving a refreshing dessert, make sure to pop by one of Nine Fresh’s 16 outlets – you won’t be disappointed!
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A Big Bang Theory Escape Room Is Coming To S’pore So You Can Channel Your Inner Sheldon
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From 5 – 8 October, Warner TV will be bringing its first Escape Room Challenge to Singapore. The escape rooms will each be themed after one show from the Warner TV catalogue.[caption id="attachment_30479" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: TV Guide[/caption]
There will be a room each for Arrow, Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot and Lethal Weapon.
Expect tasks, clues and puzzles themed after the various shows. Will we get to step into Arrow’s lair? Will we get to board the Waverider? Or will we get to sit in Sheldon’s spot? Who knows!
[caption id="attachment_30476" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image Credit: Facebook page.
If escape rooms aren’t your style, take photos at the Young Sheldon photo booth and see if you’d have what it takes to escape Lian Yu at the Arrow shooting game.
A final word: Do not fail this city.
Warner TV Escape Room Challeng
Location: Atrium of Causeway Point
Date: October 5
Time: 2pm – 9:30pm
Date: October 6 – 8
Time: 11am – 9:30pm
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Yeah, You Better Flip – This Prata Comes In Rainbow Colours And Is Served With Pork Curry
The humble roti prata has come a long way since its beginnings as a simple flatbread we ate either with curry or sugar.
These days, you can find all kinds of prata – salted egg prata, eggs benedict prata, chicken floss prata, maggi mee prata, etc. While there have been hits and misses, that’s not stopping eateries across the country from creating new prata flavours for the adventurous Singapore foodie.
The latest “hipster” prata, however, isn’t a new prata flavour – instead, it’s a prata that looks different altogether.[caption id="attachment_30028" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: Banana Leaf Pork Briyani Facebook[/caption]
Introducing “Rainbow Prata”, colourful pratas that come in hues you don’t typically see on prata.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Rainbow Pratas are sold at Banana Leaf Pork Briyani, a newly opened food stall at Wave 9 in Woodlands. Unlike many Indian food stalls which are halal, this stall is not halal as the stall owner is a non-Muslim.
The pratas here are made from their own unique recipe, and currently come in green, blue and pink. Dyed using food colouring, keep a look out for new shades as Banana Leaf Pork Briyani is exploring expanding the colour range of its pratas.[caption id="attachment_30030" align="aligncenter" width="813"] Image Credit: Banana Leaf Pork Briyani Facebook[/caption]
Currently, only the prata kosong and egg prata come in these bright rainbow hues. That said, they may sell coloured versions of other prata flavours soon, so keep your eye out for them!
The rainbow plain pratas are priced at $1.50 each, and the rainbow egg pratas are going at $2 each, and they come served with your choice of chicken or pork curry.
So far, customers are already asking for new colours and flavours, so hopefully, it’ll be a ‘ask and you shall receive’ type of situation. If there’s something you have in mind, put in a request and who knows? You may see it on the menu in the near future!
Not In The Mood For Prata?
If you’re not in the mood for prata, opt for their Pork Briyani ($8) or Black Chicken Briyani ($8), the signature dishes at this stall.[caption id="attachment_30029" align="alignnone" width="1357"] Image Credit: Banana Leaf Pork Briyani Facebook[/caption]
Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with the usual Chicken Briyani ($7) and Fried Chicken Briyani ($7).
Unfortunately for many of us, this hawker stall is located all the way at Woodlands. If you’re living in the North of Singapore and are ever craving some prata, hit up Banana Leaf Pork Briyani! And for best effect, make sure you get a couple of these pratas at a go – the more the colours, the merrier!
Banana Leaf Pork Briyani
Address: 71 Woodlands Industrial Estate Park E9 Wave 9 #01-04, Singapore 757881
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – 10.30pm
Contact no.: 9321 8081
(Header Image Source: Banana Leaf Pork Briyani Facebook)
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Mdm Halimah Yacob Loves Mee Rebus, And This Is Where She Gets Her Favourite Bowl
If you’ve been following the news closely, Madam Halimah Yacob should be no stranger to you – especially with the Presidential Elections coming up.
A woman who will make Singapore history if elected president, Madam Halimah Yacob has quickly become a favourite for the position, given her long years in public service and the support she’s garnered over that time.[caption id="attachment_28959" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thumbs up! (Image Credit: Halimah Yacob)[/caption]
Because Halimah is human – and Singaporean – too, we had one very important question for her: What is her favourite food?
We sat down with Halimah and asked her what she loves to eat. As it turns out, even her tastebuds are humble too.[caption id="attachment_28961" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Image Credit: Halimah Yacob)[/caption]
If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life…
Like a true blue Singaporean foodie, Halimah had a hard time deciding between three of her favourite foods: mee rebus, laksa and nasi lemak.
Eventually, she decided on mee rebus – specifically, the one served at Teh Tahrik Makan Restaurant, tucked away in an obscure coffee shop in Marsiling; this is her go-to place for the dish.[caption id="attachment_28962" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Simple but dripping with DELICIOUSNESS (Image Credit: Parman Abdullah)[/caption]
Ownself ask, ownself answer
A woman after our own hearts, Halimah gets excited when talking about her favourite foods.
Without missing a beat, Halimah continued, “Since you asked me what food I like, you must ask me what dessert I like ‘cos I’m thinking of food already. I like tau suan and goreng pisang.”[caption id="attachment_29001" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Creamier’s New Ice Cream BEER Floats Takes Alcoholic Ice Cream To A Whole New Level