Tuesday, 12 December 2017

5 Senses Bistro with the freshest ingredients

What is your first impression of 5 senses? You might have thought it’s some biology class topic but no, it is actually the name of a restaurant! Isn’t it interesting? 5 Senses literally means your taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch which the restaurant wants you to feel when dining in.

5 Senses Bistro is helmed by Andrea Lim and Alina Har, this couple is full of passion and are food enthusiast. They are one of the most hardworking and talented people I know. Located at the Bedok Point Mall serves the freshest ingredients prepared on that day. They are well known to only provide the available fresh products to customers without keeping them overnight. Once sold, you have to come back another day. If you are looking for something out of the menu they can specially prepare it for you too if you inform them in advance!

I was invited to try their signature items such as the Smoked Chicken Breast, Pan-Seared Salmon, Furikake Fries and Chocolate Lava Cake. In summary, it is so delicious I finished everything without leaving one bit!

Pan-Seared Pink Norwegian Salmon
You can practically get salmon anywhere, but a good salmon has to be soft and moist on the inside and slightly crispy on the outer layer of skin. Most importantly is the freshness of the fish that makes the whole dish stands out. What impressed me is that there is no trace of fishy smell at all!Not only is the salmon heavenly, the healthy vegetable serves as a perfect side complementing with the main item. Bravo!

Semi-House Smoked Chicken Breast
Don’t expect frozen items here because you will never find it. They are quite daring to use chicken breast because if not cooked properly the meat would be tough to consume. To my surprise, it is succulent and soft, wrapped with bacon and grilled to to a nice texture. Absolutely delectable, the chicken taste is undoubtedly fresh.

Furikake Fries
There are several flavoured fries in different places, but 5 Senses Bistro has something that I like because it is super addictive! Garnished with Furikake, a delicious Japanese seasoning that is fragrant and sweet. Not too overwhelming and just nice to eat it as a snack.

Chocolate Lava Cake
You can’t imagine how hard it is to produce a perfect chocolate lava cake. You need to have the right skill and time control is essential. Over here it has scored high points for the outer skin that is not too thick and there is over-flowing thick chocolate ‘lava’ oozing out when sliced. Another amazing dish as the rest.

5 Senses Restaurant
Address : Bedok Point Mall, 799 New Upper Changi Road,
#02-30/31 Singapore 467351
Telephone :  +65 9297 7353 /+65 6241 0676
Hours of Operations : 11:00AM - 10:00PM

5 Senses Bistro at TOTT
Address : 896 Dunearn Road #01-01A Sime Darby Centre
Singapore 589472
Telephone :  +65 6219 7077
Hours of Operations : Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 7:30PM / Friday : 11.00AM - 8.30PM / Saturday - Sunday : 10:00AM - 8:30PM

Friday, 27 October 2017

Sothys New Youth Intensive Treatment

Since my last experience with Sothys, I had a very good impression of their products as there is an obvious improvement on my skin at a short period of time, even till now I am still amazed with the result. When Sothys recently launched their new youth cream products, I was invited to try the intensive treatment once per week for 3 consecutively weeks to achieve the best results. I did my treatments at the Sothys salon at Mandarin Gallery & Capitol Piazza.

The facial treatment duration takes about 90 mins.  Before the facial starts, I was first attended by a professional beauty expert who checked on my skin condition and explained clearly to me what she will be doing before cleansing my skin thoroughly. I was told that my skin is slightly dry and my fine lines need to be treated. Removal of dead skin and excess dirt was the initial step using exfoliation serum, it has a light ’biting’ sensation but it is absolutely normal especially at dry areas of my skin. The sensation soon disappear and after-effect was cooling within a few minutes.

So that was the in-cabin professional care for my skin.

At home, there are the 5 new Youth creams which I use religiously with the Youth serums.  These creams also contain βP3. TRI-COMPLEX, which is result of years of Sothys Advance Research containing 2 botanical active ingredients (saffron & soffora) & new generation peptides to fight environmental & biological ageing of our skin.

Here are the five types of youth cream introduced. Each has its own effectiveness to fix various skin ageing problems.

1. Fix- Vitality youth cream
2. Extend- Wrinkle targeting youth cream
3. Revive- Firming youth cream
4. Restore- Reconstructing youth cream
5. Regenerate- Redensifying youth cream

Sothys is different because of their Digi Esthetique acupressure massage technique which is inspired from the Western and Eastern culture, machines are actually less-preferred here. This special massage technique allow the skin to fully absorb the products’ essences and target to remove wrinkles, fine lines and increase my skin’s vitality. I felt especially relaxed during the entire procedure. Most importantly, my skin feels so much radiant after restoring it’s brightness. I was told that after 3 weeks of treatment my skin will reduce by 6 years, and it really did! After each treatment only reflects improved result.

It is tried and tested as my skin looks visibly younger with reduced dark spots during the 3rd week. To be honest I always get a few people staring at me after each facial session, at first I thought I might have something on my face, but I realised it’s actually the ‘glow’ that got their attention. I was really surprised with the outcome. I will give it a 85% satisfaction anti-wrinkle effect and 90% satisfaction for firming and fine lines reduction on an overall result.

What I admire about Sothys is not just the quality products they use but it’s exclusiveness as well. Each step of treatment is very precise and some products are even catered to individual only for hygiene purpose. After 3 weeks of intensive youth treatment, Sothys invited me to the New Youth Cream & Institute Treatment Media Launch. I am really honoured to be the first Singaporean to try these incredible products. I definitely learnt a lot of how Sothys is able to fight against signs of ageing and facial stress with this set of specially formulated youth cream. With such high effectiveness, it is only right that I share my review with everyone.

Sothys Singapore Pte Ltd
Address : 41 Kallang Pudding Road #03-01 Golden Wheel Building, Singapore 349316.
Tel : 6737 0101

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Humble House Taipei 寒舍艾麗酒店

Choosing the right hotel to stay when travelling is essential, I need a good place to rest after a long day outside. The trip to Taiwan this time is to do a studio recording for my new song with Billy Koh (许环良), Asia’s top music producer. It was my first time staying in Humble House Hotel at Taipei and I must say this is one of the best hotels that I have ever experienced in Taiwan. Humble House had generously invited and sponsored our stay for 7 days, in addition, my room was arranged right in-front of the incredible view of Taipei 101! I was really thrilled and felt grateful for such kind gestures from Humble House. I received excellent hospitality and can’t help but sing praises for the service team.

The hotel is situated just next to iconic Taipei 101 and surrounded by many popular department stores, night markets and Taipei World Trade Centre. It is also convenient to access transportation, just 40 minutes drive from Taoyuan airport to reach. There are lots of nice restaurants to eat, trendy places to do your shopping and even talented street performances to watch! Awesome entertaining activities to enjoy around the vicinity, how good is that? Or if you prefer a quiet place to read books, you can make a trip to visit the popular book store (成品书局).

Upon stepping in the hotel lobby, we were immediately greeted by the marketing team with the warmest welcome. The reception was very thoughtful to have arranged our rooms ready for us to take a rest as soon as possible after a long flight from Singapore. We are only required to do the usual registration procedures the next day, I was quite surprised with such detailed preparation.

In the morning we were led to the VIP area for our breakfast. The vibrant Italian restaurant at LaFarfalla offers a wide range of delicious food selection. After a good meal, I head over to the outdoor swimming pool for a swim, I like to swim in the morning and night to relax myself. The night scenery is especially beautiful with dazzling bright lights and tall buildings looking incredible, it felt like the city is filled with life and bustling energy. Apart from that, if you are a health-conscious person like me, you got to try the hotel’s gym, it is well-equipped and has a large space ideal for leisure work out.

When night falls, sip a few glasses of cocktails at the cozy bar at The Terrace. It is the perfect place exuding a romantic, relaxing and elegant vibe to wind down. They serve excellent drinks for guests to relish in this peaceful environment. Before turning to the bed, it’s not a bad idea to get a little tipsy. In conclusion, the stay here at Humble House is truly unforgettable, I will definitely be back here again.

Humble House Taipei
Address :  No. 18, Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110.
Tel : +886 2 6631 8000

Friday, 1 September 2017

Feedbacks on Sothy Facial Products

As a public figure, I have to pay extra attention to my skin condition especially during my video filming. After trying Sothy’s latest products for a few months, I must say it’s amazing. It is now part of my daily facial care routine, my complexion improved greatly since using the recommended Reconstructive Youth Serum. Following proper instructions, I applied 2 pumps in the morning and evening and my skin felt an instant moisturising effect. What I like most is the non-stickiness of the gel-oil texture which does not feel uncomfortable on my hands. The nourishing ingredients revitalises my skin, definitely makes me look younger!

The Perfect Shape Youth Serum is another product recommended by Sothy’s beautician, it is one of the facial products I need most. I felt an obvious difference with a satisfying result within a fairly short time of 3 weeks. My skin felt much smoother, lighter and brighter. It reshapes, redefines and maintain the contours of my face shape. As usual, I followed the procedures consistently using it twice a day for a faster result. I have tried various products in the past yet Sothy has left me a deep impression, the trusted brand certainly live up to it’s name for sustaining such excellent quality for more than 70 years of history.

想健身先从【跑步】开始吧 ~

一直以来我都有在我的部落格分享一些我的健身心得但是还是很多网友问我为何我还能那么逍遥的尝尽天下美食却能保持着那么Fit的身形。还是那句老套的说:想健身先从「跑步」开始吧! 跑步是人的本能, 我相信大家都会害怕着同一个问题就是跑了短短不到1KM就已开始喘的不行了...所以我想说: 坚持真的很重要,刚开始跑步,最好选择慢跑,不要过于心急于看到成果,总有那么一天你也会像我一样有着Fit Fit的身形。

这里我也分享一些Tips给大家参考,跑步贵在于坚持, 虽然很简单却未必每个人能够做到持之以恒, 所以调整一下自己的心态尽量随性一点, 就比如选择一个自己比较喜欢跑步的环境,刚开始就根据自己的体格承受度来定制步速和距离, 千万不可好高骛远,逼自己第一次就跑个半死, 慢跑哪怕是一圈两圈也好, 最重要是让自己开始爱上跑步喜欢跑步适合自己才是最好的!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

一首唱进我心里的歌@ 【只知感觉失了踪】


接下来我要感谢我的赞助商Turbot Live Seafood Restaurant,

Turbot Live Seafood Restaurant
Address : 48 Toh Guan Road East #01-124/125 Enterprise Hub, Singapore 608586.
Tel : +65 6763 2388

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

生命中最想唱给家人的一首歌 【我的快乐时代】

也因为这样, 也没能抽出太多时间陪伴在家人的身边...
于是, 我决定给自己放个假, 充电充电

我想对我的家人说, 谢谢你们的陪伴与支持,



另外我要感谢赞助商Turbot Live Seafood Restaurant,
Turbot Live Seafood Restaurant
Address : 48 Toh Guan Road East #01-124/125 Enterprise Hub, Singapore 608586.
Tel : +65 6763 2388                            

Monday, 21 August 2017

Zao Lek Lok Lok- Fried, Grilled, Boiled Skewered Buffet

‘Lok Lok’ is one of the most popular street food originated from Penang, Malaysia. It is actually a variety of skewered deep-fried food which consist of vegetable and meat and eaten with different types of gravy or soup. This unique culture has spread to Singapore since it is well-loved by many locals.

Nestled in Paya Lebar Kovan Community Centre, it has an outdoor buffet concept where you can dine at a breezy and comfortable environment without feeling too packed. Zao Lek Lok Lok will make you spoilt for choices as there are over 80 type of skewers ranging from deep-fried, boiling and grilling as well as 6 selections of soup base to choose from. They have Tom Yum, Laksa, Bak Kut Teh, Chicken broth, Satay and last but not least Ma La flavor all boiled from scratch without adding artificial flavorings.

I was quite worried about the deep-fried items at first because they are usually too oily and coated with a thick layer of fried batter, but I am amazed that the fried food here are not as such! It is the total opposite of what I have expected. Each of the ingredient is fried to an extremely crispy texture with a thin outer coating and they will only fry upon order to keep it hot. For fried and boiled items are hand-picked by yourself, but for grilled items the service crew will recommend some of the popular ones to give you a little surprise, that is what I like about eating here.

When cooked with the scrumptious soup base, the ingredients gradually releases it’s flavors, blending together with the soup and enhancing the taste to be of natural sweetness. It is not necessary to add other condiments such as chilli or soy sauce into your soup.

The restaurant has a great concept and hygienic practice, all ingredients are kept in the refrigerator to make sure the quality is retained and customers can relish on fresh servings. Other than that, there are fruits and ice cream for dessert after a heavy meal. Now I do not need to travel to Malaysia just to eat ‘Lok Lok’, I can conveniently bring my foodie kakis here to satisfy our cravings anytime!

Zaolek 早乐 Lok Lok Singapore
Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club, 207 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530207.
Tel :  +65 6282 4005

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My first song ‘ACTUALLY’- Composed by Billy Koh (许环良)

Special thanks to Segar Village for sponsoring this MV, it was only made possible with your utmost support.

After months of hardwork, I can finally reveal the story of how this song ‘ACTUALLY’ came about on this 52nd Singapore National Day. This is a local song which conveys Singaporeans’ thoughts, a fun and catchy tune for the young and old to sing along together. Everything started when I had the opportunity to meet the renowned Asia top music producer Billy Koh (许环良) at an event. Billy Koh was a very friendly and down-to-earth person which we are able to hit off quite well. We were in the midst of chatting when he thought that my name Ashley rhymes with the word ‘Actually’, that is when he offered to write a song for me. I was extremely thrilled!

It has been 9 years ago since he had written a song for a Singaporean. He had groomed a handful of famous singers in the past like JJ Lin, Kit Chan and By2. It is such an honour to have a chance to work with the talented music producer.

Rewinding back to my first session of song recording with Billy Koh at Ocean Butterflies Music recording studio, everyone was feeling excited about how this song will turn out. The day’s experience was really enjoyable especially when surrounded with a group of music enthusiast. I get to learn a lot from them which makes the process more meaningful. The second song recording was at Taiwan, Billy Koh invited my team and I over to his frequent music studio in Taipei and we managed to finish the recording in half a day, I am very grateful and thankful to everyone who helped on that day.

We moved on to the filming of the MV with a group of amazing film production team, they are one of the best I have worked with. Additionally, thank you to the following people who supported this MV, you guys are great!

Leading actress: Vivien Kelly chua
Make up Artist: Sophia Chia / Jasmine Tiong
Leading stylist: Hidajat Phyllis
Choreographer: Alex Ow
Dancers: Goh Wei Na / Winny Yap / Aishiwariya D/O Manokaran / Mardiana bte Mustaza
Actor: Choi Zhi Lei / Liu Jia Hui / Tang Pui Nee / Alison Chan / Dennis Chan / Low Fook Meng / Low Fook Kee / Low Fook Keong / Theresa Chang

As the song revolves around Singapore’s culture, iconic Singapore sceneries are being featured in the music video as well as a few funny stories of typical Singaporean’s lifestyle. I hope to bring joy to everyone from this music video, I shall not elaborate too much, watch the Youtube link here and enjoy!

主唱: Ashley Chan
监制: Billy Koh (许环良)
作曲: Billy Koh (许环良)
作词: Mr Mars, Zhang SiEr and Zeplex
A project supported by Segar Village

Monday, 7 August 2017

Segar @ Star- The Best Curry Fish Head in Town

Segar @ Star is a certified Halal home-grown brand offering delectable ‘Tze-Char' style comfort food with extraordinary taste. They are famous for their signature Curry Fish Head which caters to the general crowd. It is not easy to maintain the quality consistency for all 6 outlets but they did it as their restaurants are always seen with long queues, well-liked by many. There are a lot of ingredients restrictions for a Halal restaurant but yet Segar @Start managed to create a large selection of about 100 dishes that are widely popular.

Curry Fish Head 
Coconut is added but not too overwhelming, it is packed with aromatic spices and flavors containing more than 20 type of ingredients. The thickness of the curry is perfect! you can even drink it like soup or drizzle plentiful over white rice. If you prefer it to be more spicy, just ask for it, they know what to do.

Asam Curry Fish Head
Fresh fish head is used simmered with an abundance of condiments to create that sour, spicy and sweet taste of the sauce. The Asam Curry Fish Head is made up of more than 20 types of spices as well. A complex yet intriguing flavor which unknowingly hooks you for more.

Grandma Salted Egg Sotong
Not a fancy dish but taste incredibly delicious! Coated with thick salted egg sauce and stir-fried to a crunchy texture, the sotong are fresh cuts that are still chewy, giving a gratifying eating pleasure.

Cream Sauce Prawns
This cream sauce requires at least half an hour to prepare. The main ingredients used are butter and water mixed with various condiments. Tossed with red chilli padi adding a spicy kick, constant stir-frying is the key to getting the ideal texture of the sauce.

Mee Goreng
Although Mee Goreng is a common item that can be ordered in most places, over here the Mee Goreng is super addictive. The chef uses tomato sauce, home-made samba and chilli sauce and stir-fry till fragrant. Additionally the ‘wok hei’ plays the most important role in this dish, it is only complete with that.

Prawn Sauce Chicken
Sambal Long Beans with Salted Eggs
Segar Claypot Golden Chicken

Segar @ Star
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green #02-08, Singapore 138617.
Tel: +65 6262 6609

Segar @ Chinatown Point
Address: 133 New Bridge Road #B2-39/40/41 ChinaTown Point, Singapore 059413.
Tel: +65 6444 1778

Segar Village
Address: 19 Sims Way, Singapore 388831.
Tel: +65 6547 1031

A-Poh's Kitchen
Address: Blk 354  Clementi Ave 2 #01-223, Singapore 120354.
Tel: +65 6774 5534

West Co'z Cafe Pte Ltd
Address: 154 West Coast Road #02-23 West Coast Plaza, Singapore 127371.
Tel/Fax: +65 6779 1303

West Co'z Cafe Yew Tee Outlet
Address: 21 Choa Chu Kang North 6 #01-28 Yew Tee Point, Singapore 689578.
Tel: +65 6762 0180

Monday, 31 July 2017

Big Fish Small Fish Container Dining

Container dining is one of the hottest trend right now, especially when it has an instagrammable environment with lush greenery surrounding the area and food is great there as well. Big Fish Small Fish uniquely offers various type of fish and chips where you can choose to have a selection of fresh Dory, Yellow Fin, Red Tilapia, Sea Bass, Salmon or Red Snapper.

What makes them special is the variety of sauces they serve such as Cheese, Salted Egg, XO Mayo, Tartar Sauce and many others. The fish comes along with thinly-sliced crips that are fried till golden-brown, absolutely addictive when eaten with the sauces. If you are a big eater, there are also several add-ons to add to your order, you can either choose to have Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Crips, Calamari, Churros or Chocolate Lava Cake as dessert. Big Fish Small Fish is a casual yet chic restaurant where you can experience a different sensation of dining.

Shishamo Fish
Served hot to the table, it exudes an amazing fragrance. The shishamo fish is fried till crispy and has a perfect bite. What impressed me is the texture that is still smooth and kept slightly moist.

XO Shrimp
Coated with thick XO sauce, the shrimp has a special combination of taste, there is home-made coleslaw at the bottom of the bowl giving it a refreshing kick. The sauce is slightly too spicy for me but if you are a spice lover you are going to enjoy this one.

Salmon Fish and Chips
I had salmon out of the other fish choices, it is served generously with a thick cut. The batter wraps around the fish nicely, it is crispy on the outside yet not too thick. You can still taste the delicious fish fragrance although deep fried, the flakes are retained with adequate moisture.

Big Fish Small Fish
Address : 50 Punggol East, #01-K35, Singapore 828826.

Watch my video to find out more about the taste of the dishes and some other dishes which I would like to recommend in my video.

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