Mustafa Center – Toko Serba Ada

mustafaHeard of Mustafa Center in Singapore? It’s a 24 hours shopping center located on Syed Alwi Road in Little India. I call it “Toko Serba Ada” in Bahasa Indonesia, means everything you want to find is there! Ya not exactly everything lah but I can say that everything that’s inside a supermarket is also here! Plus, they also sell books, DVDs, watches, electronic goods, footwear, clothing, and also jewelry and household appliances. Around the area you can also easily find money changers and some places to eat.

It has 6 floors and two buildings. You can find a lot of entry and exit doors. You might need few hours to explore this place if you are really a shopaholic. Not to mention that things here are cheap! (I mean it’s cheap for Singaporeans :p) but I found that some things are also cheaper than Indonesia! I bought Pepero before which cost S$1 only when in Indonesia I need to pay for Rp.15.000 (S$1.5) haha.. So yeah, this is one of the place that you need to go when you come to Singapore. I suggest you to come early in the morning or maybe around late night cos’ maybe it won’t be so crowded. Maybe.

So, there are some points on why I like this place:

  1. Perfect place to buy whatever things you want, especially your daily needs.
  2. Open 24 hours.
  3. Things are cheap.

Why I don’t like this place:

  1. Sometimes it’s too crowded that you don’t even have enough space to walk.
  2. I don’t suggest you to buy mobile phones here. Maybe they sell for low price but we cannot guarantee. I have read some bad reviews about buying mobile phones here so I don’t recommend.

How go get here : Stop at Farrer Park MRT station (North East Line) and follow the signboard to reach Mustafa Center. It’s so easy to find.

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Let’s be a Manager at Tsukada Nojo!

Rate : 9/10

OMG I’m so suapakau when I first came here! I thought I was a but late, but, better late than never right? I went to Tsukada Nojo for lunch at first, but the place hadn’t opened yet, so I went back the day after tomorrow for dinner.

I never know this place before and actually a man brought me out here for a lunch dinner date 😆 because I really love soup, like really lovee!!

We went there on Saturday and the place was really crowded. We had to wait for almost two hours, err okay, maybe because it was weekend. The impatient me was so curious about the taste of this famous beauty collagen hotpot.

Well, Tsukada Nojo is a Japanese restaurant specialty in beauty collagen stock. They are known for their Bijin Nabe (Beauty Collagen Hotpot).

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Why is it called Beauty Pot?

Because you know, they said that drinking collagen soup will make you skin smooth and clean, makes you look beautiful, especially for the ladies. I bet lot of girls come here for this 😅

Taste : 9/10

The soup is stewed for about 8 hours until the chicken bones are fully dissolved. The soup looks like pudding, or I think it’s more similar to 豆花 at first, then we just need heat it to wait till it melt fully and turned to collagen soup. Soup is rich and chicken is tender. The combination of fresh seafoods and vegetables with the soup is superb nice. There are quite lots of things that you can put inside the soup; lady’s finger, yellow zucchini, watermelon radish, baby corn, yuzu, deep fried tofu, black fungus, mushrooms, fresh shrimps, deep fried tofu.

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Service : 8/10

The serving staffs dressed in Kimono are all very nice and polite to us. They always assist us in cooking too.

After we finished eating, we were each handed a “business card” and asked to write our names on them. The card is given to customers and you are given a stamp with each dinner visit. First-timers will start from “Assistant Manager” level and will be “promoted” to the next management level on subsequent visit. So, don’t forget to bring your card every time you visit here. Plus, we will also be given a free dessert on each visit. How nice is it? 😋

1443937709780Tips : Try not to come on weekends on PH as it will be a very long q.

There are three outlets in Singapore:

1. #03-81 The Atrium@Orchard, 60B, Orchard Road, Singapore 238891.
Phone : +65 6336 5003

2. Chinatown Point (opened at 15th July 2013)
Address: #02-37 Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413.
Phone:+65 6444 8840

3. Westgate (opened at 20th December 2013)
Address: #03-04 WestGate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532.

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Romantic Vibe and Gorgeous View all around

It’s a bit difficult if you want to find some nice parks or calm and quiet places in Medan city. Most of the time, Medan is always crowded and noisy :p
But, if you really want to just sit and relax, spend some time with your beloved ones, there’s a place I can recommend.

What?
It’s The Hill Hotel and Resort.

Where?
Located at Brastagi, about one hour+ drive from Medan city. It’s not really Brastagi city, it’s still Greenhill area, so not really far tho 😀

Don’t worry if you don’t stay at the hotel. You can still go inside but you have to pay Rp.100.000/ car for the entrance fee.

How..
is the view?
1455630299976One word: Amazing. This place has nice garden with a unique concept. It also has fish pond, gazebo in the middle of the beautiful swan lake, and also a mini zoo. You can even find flamingos, kangaroo, mandarin ducks, beautiful birds, swans.. There’s also a “jungle” and you will feel like wanting to explore the place itself.

Who..
should you go with?
Anyone. This place is nice if you want to get some fresh and cool air. Just sit and relax. But I still think it’s the best to spend your time here with your partner or with your little family.

Oh, you are a photography freak?
1455630327559This is also one of the places that you should visit. Every corner is just perfect for your eyes and lens. Colorful garden, vary kinds of beautiful animals, and nice scenery everywhere! P.s : I think this is a good place to do pre-wedding photos too.

Not forget to mention that this is a good place to paktor with your partner also! hehehe. The vibe is just perfect for it. Weather is perfect at night time as you can feel the cool wind blowing around you.

So, how interested are you to visit this place?

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Laksa at Toast Box?

What..
Can you think when I mention about good food in Singapore? Chicken rice? Collagen soup? Or…

Yeah, Laksa! It’s a popular spicy noodle with coconut based soup, consists of noodles with chicken or seafood inside.

Where?
Speaking of it, I just had my laksa few days ago in Toast Box located at City Square Mall, Singapore. At first I thought toast box only serve some desserts or beverages like coffee, tea. I never thought they have main course like laksa. And my bf brought me there to try the laksa for the first time.

How..
1457802791900Is the taste? Well, the soup is nice and tasty. It has thick texture and smell good too. Looks like curry but it’s not. A bit spicy but I still can take it.

How much?
I may say this laksa is quite pricy. S$6.8 per bowl, with some prawns inside, sliced fish balls, beansprout.

Rate : 7/10

I had the laksa together with two half boiled eggs and barley drink. That was good combination tho.

So, have you been here? What’s your favorite in toast box?

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Beauty in The Pot – Singapore

Location : OneKM Mall, Tanjung Katong Rd, Singapore

Opening Hours : Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m.–01.00 a.m.

Friday – Saturday / PH 11:00 a.m.–03.00 a.m.

Phone : +65 67022542

Rate : 9/10

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Beauty in The Pot is one of the concept from Paradise Group. It’s one of the crazy crowded steamboat aka hotpot restaurant in Singapore.

IMG_20160102_130045_HDRTheir signature is the Beauty Collagen Broth ($20 per pot / $25 for twin flavors). The collagen soup base isn’t boiled from chicken but from Shark Cartilage which give you rich flavors on your tongue and also abundant benefits for your health. *p.s. also the beauty for the ladies 😀

Collagen Soup was too delicious till you can’t get enough of it but don’t worry, they give you four bottles of refills and it’s free! So it’s okay if you don’t order drinks because the sup itself can make you so full already.

The Ingredients are fresh and superb tasty. You can order either one or half portion (half portion can suit for 2 pax). Order half portion on each ingredients and you can get to taste a lot. We ordered some kinds of mushrooms, Sliced Pork Belly ($12), Ebiko Prawn Paste, Fried Fish Skin ($5), Tofu, Lotus Root, Spinach.

Ebiko Prawn Paste
Ebiko Prawn Paste
pork belly
Sliced Pork Belly

There’re a lot of ingredients for you to choose. They provide an iPad for each table so you can look at the menu slowly while swiping them one by one on the iPad 😀

The Mixture of the soup and ingredients is so delicious. You can put all the ingredients inside the soup or you can just agar agar put inside the soup for few seconds and eat it. Before that, you can dip the ingredients inside the sauce that you can choose and mix by yourself.

The Service of this restaurant is excellent. The waiter / waitress will treat you like a queen / king all the time! They are very attentive and polite, and they bow ALL THE TIME! Like if they remove your plate, they bow, help you with the soup, bow, take your orders, bow. This maybe the greatest restaurant service so far.

yuzuAt the end of the meal, they will serve Yuzu drinks for free. Sweet, sour, and icy. So cool and fresh! A perfect drink after a hot steamboat.

Will I come back again?

YES for sure. The collagen soup is so addicting and probably will make you want more and more.

Tips:

If you want to come, be sure to call and make a reservation first. We came at 10 pm to have late dinner but it’s full house and the receptionist told us that we have to wait till 1 am which means 3 more hours. So we decided to go back and have dinner somewhere else then go back to the restaurant for lunch the day after. *we called and made reservation at 11am when the restaurant just opened 😀

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