Friday, December 2, 2016

Equinox Restaurant at SWISSÔTEL The Stamford (Semi-Buffet Lunch)

ABBEY: This is where we celebrated my 33rd birthday. 

Equinox is located at the 72nd storey of Swissotel (City Hall MRT). They have their own lift to carry their guest to the top. We had lunch there and it is a semi-buffet. 

I went for sushi and sashimi on my first round. Then I was surprised by the beef chunks when I'm helping myself in a serving of beef soup. The beef is so soft that it melts in your mouth. No chewing needed :) I think I had 3 bowls of them. 

Then I tried their crackers and cheese. For the main course (one time only as well as the coffee) I had slow-roasted pork belly. It is delicious. I enjoyed putting some Truffle and Cauliflower Emulsion sauce before having a bite. 

We were given a table with the view of Marina Bay. But it was cloudy and foggy as it is raining during that time. 

The staffs were polite and warm. They also gave me a cake for my birthday.

Baked Norwegian Salmon
Slow-Roasted Pork Belly

WILL: I gave three options to the birthday boy, three restaurants that not only will give him a good food but also a good view. Then he chose Equinox Restaurant of Swissotel. 

Why he went for that? Because it is semi-buffet and all the other are offering only a set meal. So what is semi buffet? This will be our first time to experience  this. Haha, so this explanation is not only for you but for me too (to inculcate this new knowledge on my brain), semi buffet offers an eat-all-you-can appetiser and desserts. The drinks and main course is limited in one serving. You can order more on menu, well of course with additional payment. 

What strikes me the most in this 72nd floor restaurant in Swissotel? Beside of the outstanding view by the window, their sushi and their loveable cauliflower soup keeps me coming back for MORE! 

I did not enjoy my main course, Baked Norwegian Salmon, its is pretty bland and it needed a help of pepper and salt to somewhat gave some flavour. 

I am not fond of the selection of their pastries. But I like the fact that they surprise my husband with complimentary cake with my special dedication on it. 

Is it worth the money? The view plus the well-mannered staffs plus the sushi ... hit the value of the money we had paid for. 

One of the best place to propose! High up in Singapore Sky. :)

Equinox Restaurant Dining - Luxury Hotel Singapore - Swissotel
Semi-Buffet Lunch $59++
(A) 2 Stamford Road Singapore 178882 
Semi-Buffet Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00 - 14.30

Thursday, December 1, 2016

52-Week Saving Challenge - (2017) Free Template

Hey! Hello December! Few weeks more 2016 will come to its end. 

How was your 2016? We hope it is great and your time is used to invest in yourself to achieve your target goals in this year.

As we are nearing to start 2017, it will be nice(good) to start a habit of saving. Right? Last year (2015), we used the method of 52-week challenge and due to the excitement and fun it brought to us, we continued it this year and we set in for a higher value. That 52-week challenge will serve as our "Fun Fund" for 2017.

To give back, we enhanced our 52-week challenge template to accommodate our readers' requests.
How to use it:
1. Download the excel file.
2. Key-in the amount you want to start with.(inside yellow box)
3. Print
4. Write your GOAL.  
5. Post on wall.

Write your "GOAL" on top of the paper because as you put why you aim for that target it will surely drive you to stay and finish this challenge. 

In posting on your wall, we highly recommend it to put that just beside/above/below of your room's light switch. You can see everyday your performance on and if you are still on track.

Maybe you will be quite confused why on the 27th week, we begin again on the starting amount. Because if not, the value will be too high and it will be unpractical that you will withdraw a chunk of money out of ATM just to put inside your piggy bank. And some horror stories we heard that when they reached the half year the amount is too high and they do not felt the excitement anymore. Instead the anxiety sets in (pain truth in saving). 

We do hope that this will help you to learn the habit of saving. See you again on 2018 for a new template :)

To Happiness, Prosperity and Holiness!
**Abbey and Will**

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Easy Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe

1/8 cup Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
250g Penne Pasta
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1 Whole Garlic (minced)
1/4 kg large shrimp (about 12 shrimps), peeled and deveined
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 lemon (juiced)
1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flake

Cook the penne according to its packaging.

Melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 3 minute in low medium heat. Add the shrimp, about 5 minutes after the shrimps turned orange add the lemon juice. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Toss your cooked penne and add the parsely.

Turn the heat in high for 3 minutes, and start tossing. Add salt and pepper to taste. 


Easy Shrimp Scampi Pasta

ABBEY : Another variation of Wilma's pasta. Now it was loaded with my "bestfriend" ... shrimps. First she cooked it with butter but it taste better with olive oil. 

The taste and aroma of parsley makes it more delicious. And she added chilli flakes for a kick. I can eat this all day if allergy will not start to manifest. Haha.