Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

More than a cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters offers a barista training facility, wholesale services for coffee from sourcing, roasting to equipment, as well as a space for community events. But the cafe part of it is actually, rather uncommon. Their menu is creative and delightful, and even the usual big breakfast offering is enlivened by fresh homemade baked pork cannellini beans and juicy grilled portobello mushrooms. The … Continue reading Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

Give Mum a Special Treat This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner once again! You don’t need a commercialised day to show your love for this special woman in your life, but honestly, it’s a good reminder for us to treat our mums extra nice once in a while. Make her happy – now is as good a time as any. And if you haven’t figured out what to do to yet, … Continue reading Give Mum a Special Treat This Mother’s Day

Video | Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting a skilled (and friendly) barista who has over 10 years of experience in coffee, at the Food&HotelAsia2016 mega trade show. I never really thought about it, but there are actually a bazillion (maybe a slight exaggeration there) factors to consider in roasting quality coffee beans and brewing a cup of fragrant, wonderful tasting coffee – like the duration of … Continue reading Video | Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Curious Palatte | Imaginative, Quirky Food, Excellent Coffee

With a dish cheekily named ‘Magic Mushrooms’ on their menu, one might expect that the establishment that came up with it would not be a stuffy one. And stuffy Curious Palatte is certainly not, as the bright and airy space with its high ceilings, funky light bulbs and quirky plastic chairs instantly give off a hip and artistic vibe upon entry. Their coffee is ‘magic’ … Continue reading Curious Palatte | Imaginative, Quirky Food, Excellent Coffee

Ô Comptoir | Not Amazing But Kind Of Pleasing

A galette? What’s that, you might ask? Honestly, before I accidentally stumbled across a creperie in Belgium that served this, I had no idea as well. The galette is a type of French crusty cake, but the one more commonly seen in restaurants and such is the Breton galette, a buckwheat flour open faced pancake with savoury fillings. Apparently crêpes refer to the sweet ones … Continue reading Ô Comptoir | Not Amazing But Kind Of Pleasing

Some Yummy Food Places Around Alexandra

About 2 years ago, I worked in the Alexandra area for around 1.5 years. Being someone who loves food with a burning passion, I made sure to explore the area to sniff out the good eats to enjoy during lunch time. Here are some places which I liked around the Alexandra Village / Bukit Merah area (will probably do the Pasir Panjang / Harbourfront side some other time, there are … Continue reading Some Yummy Food Places Around Alexandra

Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

If you ever find yourself in Hong Kong, do remember that roast goose is one of the city’s must eats. There are a number of famous eateries offering this sumptuous delight, and here is one that I’ve visited twice and would like to recommend. We had headed over to Yung Kee at Wellington Street first, the most famous one of the lot. However as we … Continue reading Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

Clinique’s Chubby Sticks Are The Answer

I would like to interrupt our usual discussions on food, travel and fitness, to expound a little on something a bit different this time. But of course, it is something that also contributes to one’s happiness. Lipsticks! Or to be specific, Clinique’s Chubby Sticks (because they aren’t quite lipsticks per se). I’m kind of late to the party here (in terms of talking about them, … Continue reading Clinique’s Chubby Sticks Are The Answer

Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

Nestled along one of the main shopping streets, Bebek Bengil (otherwise known as Dirty Duck), is an institution in the town of Ubud. Serving its popular crispy duck with Balinese spices since 1990, the restaurant caters to a mix of both tourists and locals alike. However when I paid it a visit one late Friday morning, the majority of their visitors appeared to be non-local. At … Continue reading Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

Roll, roll, roll your knots

Myofascial release was one of the the things I had discovered over the past year or so along the way on my fitness journey. The name sounds kind of strange and fancy, but it really just means a massage. Essentially. But seriously, myofascial release can an important part of exercising regularly – subjecting your muscles and connective tissue (which is what ‘fascia’ refers to) to … Continue reading Roll, roll, roll your knots