Monday, April 21, 2014

SSIKKEK Korean Grill BBQ Buffet

Went to Bras Basah Complex this weekend with my bf to get his book & some art stuff from Popular bookstore cause the branch at bras basah is 5 levels tall if I didn't remember wrongly and it's super massive!!
While waiting for Martin, I noticed this BBQ Buffet sign on the second storey and the word "buffet" is just super tempting lah :p
the thought of being able to eat all you want~~~ plus it's BBQ food ^~^
meat meat meat i love meat!!! :X

Anyway, we went to Popular to get some art stuff and saw this really nice flight of stairs and baby helped me take a few (actually a lot haha) of outfit shots xD
Chrome Hearts Tokyo inspired oversized tee and Jack Union PU Backpack both from LOVEIEN19!
Quote "RachellTan" to get $2 discount off your purchases!
Candid shot looking all suspicious cause idk if we can actually take photos in Popular or not hahah xP
but their stairs really chio one leh lol!




And cause we were really hungry after buying our stuff, I gave baby the choice of Jack's Place (at level one) or Korean BBQ Buffet.
Martin usually isn't really fond of Korean food, but I told him if it's BBQ it's probably all meat and he doesn't have to eat the other stuff if he doesn't want to hahah
so we went for the BBQ food in the end~~ xD

SSIKKEK Korean Grill BBQ Buffet
#02-01 Bras Basah Complex
Tel: 6336 4476
Operating Hours: Daily 11:30-14:30 (Lunch) & 17:30-22:00 (Dinner)
Price range: Around $25 per pax
 PSY still doing his thing hahah
 If you're a fan of KPOP, there's posters of the idols everywhere~~
 And you get to watch them perform while enjoying your meal!
PLUSSSS most of the staff there are real Koreans, so it kinda feels more authentic I guess!


 The grill is already oiled, so you just gotta wait for it to heat up real quick and place your food onto it!
By the way, idk how this amazing grill works, but there's NO annoying smoke or splattering oil with this throughout the time we were there!!!
Safest BBQ experience ever hahah!
 UMMMM yeah we had 2 full plates of meat LOL
THEIR MARINATED BEEF IS SUPER GOOD!!!!
It tastes a bit like ba gua (BBQ pork), like kinda sweet and savory, except that it's chewy and juicy!!! :p
Totally can imagine the taste of it in my mouth again, sigh T~T I wanna eat there again!!!
Free flow Korean/Japanese rice!!! LOVE IT!!!
Damn fragrant and yummy and it was awesome to eat this with the BBQ meat!!
We really appreciated this a lot because Martin and I once went to a sushi restaurant that actually mixed the pearl rice with our regular rice and thought that their customers can't taste the difference -_-
It's super obvious one please!!!
They also provided vegetables for you to wrap the meat with, but we totally skipped that part cause we don't eat greens heheh xP
 3 huge pots of hot soup!!!
Kimchi Soup, Seaweed Soup and idk what's the last one.
But I went straight for the kimchi soup because I love anything spicy!!!! :D :D :D
And their kimchi soup is DAMN GOOD!!!!
So flavourful and appetizing, I could probably eat 10 bowls of rice with the soup alone, no joke!!!
Too bad I didn't give the seaweed soup and the other soup a try, but I regret nothing!
The kimchi soup was so good even Martin was thinking about it after we left hahah xD
 Some side dishes which were almost all cleared by the time we got there!
They had the regular kimchi, ddeokbokki, kimchi pancakes, some other pickled stuff which idk the names of haha :X
 They also had a special plate with dividers in the center for the side dishes so they don't pile up like this mess,
but by the time I noticed the plate I'd already taken everything I wanted, so ohwell hahah just telling you guys so you don't have to eat squishy soggy kimchi pancakes xD
BUT ANYWAY WE GRILLED THE KIMCHI PANCAKES, DDEOKBOKKI AND KIMCHI TOO
and it was awesomeeeee!!!

THEIR KIMCHI IS DAMN NICE TOO!!!
I could probably also eat 10 bowls of rice with just the kimchi alone, but if you're paying $20+ for a BBQ buffet, it's better not to do wasteful things like that hahah
EAT ALL THE MEAT!!!!! xD
 Tadah~~~
ALL THEIR MARINATED MEATS ARE DELICIOUS!
There's not one that I disliked!!!
Even when I thought I was super stuffed already and couldn't eat more, when Martin cut up more slices of meat and gave them to me, I happily swallowed them down cause they're so yummy :P

 MMMMMmmmm~ ^~^

 Baby being all serious about cutting the meat!

Had some fruits before we left!
Total bill was $52.80 for 2 person dinner, so it's $26.40 per pax.
Honestly it's waaaaay cheaper than a lot of Korean restaurants we've dined at before
because a lot of restaurants like to overprice their food cause Korean food is like the hype now.

We've paid $50 per head for some normal ala carte dishes before at some Korean restaurant, totally not worth it lor -_-

But Ssikkek was awesome cause everything tasted fantastic, the staff was super friendly, plus it's a BUFFET!!!!
I would totally go back to Bras Basah complex again just for this restaurant!! ^~^

And before we left, the boss (a Korean uncle) sprayed something like Febreeze all over the both of us to help us get rid of the BBQ smell! hahah
SO NICE ONE PLEASE!!!
I've never went to a BBQ place where the shop owner actually cared enough that I could step out of the shop smelling fresh and clean!
Totally would recommend this place to everyone I know!!!
So gonna bring my family there soon~~ ^~^

SSIKKEK Korean Grill BBQ Buffet
#02-01 Bras Basah Complex
Tel: 6336 4476
Operating Hours: Daily 11:30-14:30 (Lunch) & 17:30-22:00 (Dinner)
Price range: Around $25 per pax


Anyway, go check out my Dayre to see what Martin and I did with the stuff we bought from POPULAR bookstore LOL~
Our first "masterpiece" xP
Thank you for reading, love you all!

Monday, April 14, 2014

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®: StyloMILO

Today's post is going to be one that's close to heart for most of us
because I'll be talking about NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®'s NEW Milo capsules!!

As much as I remember about my childhood and my teenage years, it's possibly 90% filled with Milo!!
Hot Milo drink for breakfast before school, Milo nugget snacks, Milo cereal balls, iced Milo during recess, Milo from the Milo truck (best thing ever) during cross countries etc.
Milo played a huge part in my growing up years,
and now even as an adult, Milo is still growing older with me and is still very relevant in my life!! :D
I was beyond thrilled when I heard that NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® came up with the new Milo capsules!
If you've read my previous post about NDG, you'd know that I LOVE my NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio machine a lot
and I'm still drinking the different flavours of NDG capsules on a regular basis!
And now here comes my new favourite - the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo capsules!!! ^~^

What's the difference between regular Milo and NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo?
It definitely has the same great (plus super comforting) chocolatey and malty taste,
but drinking the NDG Milo is just a whole new experience!
The texture of the NDG Milo is a lot more smooth and velvety, and I LOVE the froth at the top of the Milo!!
It's so perfectly frothed by the NDG machine, no amount of tariking (pulling process of preparing the drink) would be able to achieve this!

 Plus I can even do a bit of latte art on my NDG Milo when I have special guests over at my place!!


To put it in my very Singlish term,
drinking the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo is like drinking atas (high-class) and adult-ish Milo that is comparable to barista standards of drinks hahah! xD
Super indulgent and pampering one!!
 I LOVE THE SMELL OF MILO~~~
Reminds me of the best days of childhood all the time ^~^
 Heheh want a sip? ^~^
You can now get the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo capsules from selected supermarkets or
the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® webstore

BUT!!!!
There is no place better to get these precious capsules than at
TANGS VivoCity
from now till 15th April 2014
because there's currently a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® roadshow going on!

I went there with Jayne, my mummy and my uncle the other day and I had a lot of fun!!!
We got to try the new NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo, saw a demonstration on the new generations of NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machines, and even had some complimentary sweet treats! ^~^

The very friendly staff helping us prepare our Milo! :D
Have you ever seen a classier cup of Milo? ♥_♥
TOO CHIO!!!

 I also got to try one of their festive specials - Gingerbread Spiced Latte! b:

 Jayne and I all excited about trying the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo!! :D
This shot you can see my #ootd hahah
Desserts to go along with our yummy hot NDG Milo!
Mini Midnight Cookies Cupcakes
 Chocolate Mousse Cups
 Vanilla Milo Macarons!!
Wah!! Milo + Macarons, I love it!!!
Disclaimer:
I wasn't holding the Milo card because I needed to do it....
but I really wanted to because it looks so cute hahah xD
They looked like giant chips that you use to play in games (like mahjong) LOL!

By the way, check out the MASSIVEEEEE poster behind me!!!
If that huge cup of NDG Milo was in real life I'd be able to finish it all, no problem :P
 Mummy and I!
Mother knows best, and that's why her kids grew up with Milo and she's buying NDG Milo for us now :P
 My uncle, my mum and I! ^~^
My uncle's first reaction when he drank the NDG Milo was
"wah! 这个很滑! (the texture is really smooth!)"
And I pointed at the poster behind us and said "So it's true to the description they wrote there!" xD
 Anyway, if you're heading down to VivoCity TANGS to check out the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® booth,
you'll also be able to see and touch the NDG Machines before purchasing them! xD
It's awesome because you'll get to see the machines in flesh, the size of the machine, the colours available, how to use it etc.
And more importantly, you can close your eyes and visualize these machines at your home's counter top,
and waking up to a wide variety of flavours of delicious, warm, cafe-style beverages every morning!
Woohoo, life is good~~~ ^~^
 The new MiniME™ (which was crowned the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014) is the hot favourite at the moment cause it's more compact in size and thus great for homes with smaller kitchens!
But there's also the bigger option that look super impressive and futuristic - the Circolo~
Additionally, you can choose from machines using buttons or those with the joystick for a more professional barista-from-home feel! :P
With so many selections to decide from, I'd definitely recommend heading down to TANGS VivoCity to check them out
plus you can get a free cup of NDG Milo HEHEHE!
 But wait, that's not the end yet!
At the TANGS VivoCity roadshow, you get to buy all of these flavours at once!!!
I usually get my NDG capsules online when I'm running out of them,
but there's just this super thrilling feeling from grabbing the boxes of capsules off the shelves and putting them into your shopping basket!! xD
 Also, they have my favourite Green Tea Latte and Caramel Latte Macchiato in stock!!!! :D :D
When I go to supermarkets, I usually only see the regular coffee flavours which are still yummy,
but what really stole my tastebuds and my heart, got me fall in love with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®,
and made me go like "this is so genius! this is the best thing that ever existed" was their Green Tea Latte!!!
Till now, the only place I managed to buy Green Tea Latte and Caramel Latte Macchiato capsules is on the NDG website,
so I was very excited when I saw these capsules on the shelf, I can't help it LOL!

That aside, look at all the gorgeous colours of the capsule boxes!
My dream home dining area or dream office pantry will definitely need a shelf like this~~
And now to add another favourite flavour to my NDG must-buy list - Milo!!! :D
Without a doubt, it's going to be one of NDG's most loved flavours too! ^~^
My shopping basket!
I still have a lot of boxes of NDG capsules at home, so I only bought the flavours that I've run out of (Caramel Latte Macchiato, Cafe Au Lait), 2 boxes of Milo capsules,
plus a new flavour I'd like to try - Chai Tea Latte! ^~^
Super happy, I can't wait to drink them all hahah!
This is what my home NDG shelf looks like at the moment!!!
Not bad right? xD
Don't be mistaken, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® only sent me 2 boxes of Milo,
my family and I bought the rest of the boxes cause we love them so much LOL
Additionally, you can also get a superrrrr adorable NDG capsule cushion when you purchase more than 5 boxes of capsules!
WHILE STOCKS LASTS~~~

Sadly, all these pretty cushions aren't mine T~T
Borrowed to take photos with them at the NESTLE office the other day!

You can also get the blue cushion on the NDG webshop at
www.dolce-gusto.com.sg 
But I do have the pink one from the roadshow at VivoCity TANGS the other day!! :D
I was so excited I made an instavideo of myself opening it hahah



Hopefully I'll be able to get them all soon!!

Before I end this post,
there's one last awesome thing I need to add!
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® is currently having a
StyloMILO Contest!!!
If you think you're stylo enough, strike your most stylo pose with the new NDG Milo
and 5 lucky winners could stand a chance to walk away with a $50 NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® goodie bag each!
Plus, ONE lucky winner will stand a chance to win a free NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machine and goodie bag!!

How to join:
1. Post a picture of your stylo pose with the NDG Milo with the hashtag #StyloMILO on your Instagram or Facebook account!
2. Wait for the announcement of winners by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®!!

Too easy!!! xD
Contest ends on the 25th of April 2014!
For your reference, here's my entry for the contest~~
Used my new punching pillar as a prop hahah stylo enough or not? xD
If you don't have the NDG machine or the Milo capsules at home yet,
not to worry cause you can head down to TANGS VivoCity to take photos with the hugeee NDG Milo backdrop to take part in this contest!
For more info you can check it out HERE
Good luck everyone!
Thank you for reading, love you all
AND STAY STYLOMILO!! ^~^