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.
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.. Is 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.
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?
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.
Their 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.
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.
At 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.
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 😀
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院) is a four-storey Buddhist Temple located in the Central district of Singapore. It was built based on the Tang Dynasty architectural style and also to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha – claimed that it was found in 1980 in Myanmar.
From outside, you can see the grand building, like super huge temple, and it is! When you step inside, you can see every beautiful part of the temple. It’s artistic, colorful, and very Zen. It gives you warmth and peace when you are inside the temple. It’s also very clean and wide. You can take elevator to go to the Sacred Light Hall (Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber) on the top floor, which is the repository of the sacred Buddha tooth. *no photographs allowed in this place
There are a lot of Buddha statues around the temple. There’s also a beautiful garden located on the top floor. I suggest you to visit this place at least once even if you’re not Buddhist. It’s worth it to see around the place and enjoy the Zen vibe.
Around the temple, it’s already the Chinatown market which sells lots of cheap things and souvenirs.
If you want to visit this place, for ladies I recommend to wear shirt / dress that can cover up your shoulder and also long skirt / pants. But if you wear sexy shirt like me last time also don’t worry because the temple provide a scarf to cover your body before you enter the temple.
Are you a backpacker? Wanna stay on low-budget in Singapore? Want to find a place near to the shopping place, mall, and local restaurants or hawker center? If the answer is Yes, then you should choose “The Trey Hostel” to stay when you’re in Singapore.
Some people may be scared when they read the word “hostel”, but this place is safe enough. Of course you should not expect this place to be the same as five-star luxury hotel, but I may say that this is the best hostel so far. It’s affordable and comfortable. Another thing I like about this hostel is their service. Nice hospitality and they have nice accommodating staffs too.
Great location? Yes. You just need around 5 minutes walk to reach the hostel from Farrer Park MRT at City Square Mall. Around the hostel, there’re lots of places you can go. Mustafa center, Swee Choon Dimsum, Sungei Road Laksa, City Square mall, and some nice kopitiams, you name it.
It has 10 and 12 mixed dorms, 6 ladies’ dorm, and two private rooms. The private rooms got no windows and bathroom inside, just shared bathrooms outside. The hostel gives you free wi-fi access except on the ladies’ dorm (fourth floor). They also provide bread and coffee/ tea for your breakfast at the first floor.
So, have you ever stayed at The Trey Hostel? What do you think about the place?
Merlion is a landmark of Singapore – Singapore’s national icon, and the major tourist attaction located near the Central Business District. It’s a half-fish and half-lion statue – the head of a lion and the body of a fish, situated at the mouth of Singapore River. This is one of the most favorite spot for everyone especially tourists to pose and snap pictures. Most people will say “If you haven’t snapped a picture with the Merlion, means you never really come to Singapore!” hahaa.. Is it true?
I have been to this place for a few times and still find it beautiful. It’s beautiful at daytime or nightime. If you come on peak season, sure you will squeeze with lots of tourists.
So, what can you do here?
Snap pictures – Oh, this is a MUST. Snap as many pictures as you can with lots of creative poses.
Enjoy the View – Everything around here is worth to see. Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade theatre, Waterfront Promenade, or the Merlion itself. It will be nicer at nighttime if you want to feel the vibe.
Eat at nearby restaurant – There’re quite lots of restaurant around the Merlion Park. You can sit there, enjoy your dine and at the same time you can enjoy the viber around Merlion too. It’s fabulous!
Been here before? What things do you like to do when you visit this place?