Friday, October 20, 2017

Fried Tokwa (Tofu) - Filipino Recipes

ABBEY: Thanks to Mato for this recipe.

4 pcs tokwa (cut into small cubes)
Knorr liquid seasoning (classic flavor)
Soy sauce
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Hot chili (minced)

Fry tokwa then set aside.
Mix the liquid seasoning, calamansi, coriander leaves and hot chili. Mix it according to your preference.
Serve with rice.
Optionally, you can soak the tokwa after the sauce is mixed.

Fried Tokwa (Tofu) with Soy Sauce Dip

WILL: My tatay (means father in 'Filipino) enthusiastically told me that our Ate Mato came up with a new recipe for tofu. We got curious and Abbey took the ingredients and done it. 

Gosh! The newly innovated dip is awesomely savory! The saltiness of soysauce is well blended with calamansi’s sourness. Leaves of coriander gives a resonating aroma. 

Yummy! Yummy! Delicious, easy to do and nutritious. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pizza Hut Singapore - Wow! Take-Away Promotion

ABBEY: We recently “miss” the oily/greasy pan pizza of Pizza Hut. So we headed to their branch at WaterwayPoint (Punggol) and was surprised that they have takeaway promo. 

They are offering personal, regular and large pizzas for 5, 10, and 15SGD respectively and you can choose from 19 flavors (2SGD top up for specialty pizza). We had a large size Wild About Mushrooms. 

It was cheesy, aromatic and full of flavor. We even came back for a second one, but this time paid 6SGD more to load our crust with more cheese. 

Thanks Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut Singapore's Wild About Mushroom 
Pizza Hut Singapore - Wow! Take-Away Promotion 

WILL: Abbey reminded me that it seems that we haven’t eaten pizza for months. And yes he is drooling to taste some dough and toppings. Luckily, Pizza Hut is running a promotion for take-aways. 

After our ritual running one weekday, we dropped by at Pizza Hut's WaterwayPoint branch. 

We went for a flavour that is new to our eyes, Wild About Mushrooms. Abbey added $2 on top of $15 for a large size pizza for 'specialty' flavour. 

Bite after bite, Pizza Hut Singapore proved to me that I miss the taste of their 'oily' and crunchy dough and made me delighted to taste a new white sauce put together with mushroom (taste like secret sauce of Domino's). It is a perfect combination. 

Indeed, that pizza made us feel good and the craving was satisfied. 

Go and visit the nearest Pizza Hut and get your $5, $10 or $15 Whole Pizza. Yep! No hidden charges!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Four Sigmatic | Mushroom Coffee with Lion's Mane & Chaga

ABBEY: Wilma told me to drink this coffee when I’m studying a data science course. Not that I’ll give all the credits of passing the course and certifications to this coffee but it somehow helped me focus and not get tired in learning.

 The aroma itself will wake you up and this is the first coffee I drank straight black. No sugar or cream added just like the instructions in the packet. It taste coffee-bitter but no aftertaste. 

Please make note the price is not ordinary. Good thing we got it at a discounted price of S$16.46 per 10 packets.

Four Sigmatic, Mushroom Coffee Mix, Think With Lion's Mane & Chaga

Do you want me to be like a zombie? Forever awake? Give me a simple cup of coffee and you will unlock that chapter of my life. Haha! 

I bought Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee with Lion's Mane & Chaga for Abbey. It will give extra brain kick for his trainings. So are you wondering how I got to know of this mushroom coffee? I am on hunt for it since last year, I remembered my Nanay preparing me a mushroom coffee when I am still at high school, so I seek and I found new one to test.

It taste like your own freshly brewed coffee and I can't capture the taste of the mushrooms. For minutes, I felt the punch on my brain. This is no joke, it made me feel happy and my brain gets more attentive and focused. Altogether, it is a great experience. 

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee doesn't affect my sleeping schedule. I snooze better. I sleep longer and uninterrupted. 

Now, my second box is on its way to Singapore. Every time I prepare my cup at office, colleagues become curios, they tasted, felt the difference how their brain works and requested me to buy for them. I think, Four Sigmatic should pay me for because I converted some peoplee to be their international customer. Haha. 

Go ahead, try their selection of coffee and chocolate drink. You can order Four Sigmatic Coffee at iHerb and get a cash back using ShopBack. :) 

Enjoy your coffee and wake up that happy hormones and maximze the function of your brain. 

Four Sigmatic | Mushroom Coffee with Lion's Mane & Chaga

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FREE Downloadable Resume Templates

Year end is coming and we are not here to ask you how does your resolutions or your 52-week challenge going. We are here to remind you to check how's your career? 

Are you stuck, idle and unrecognized by your boss? Do you feel bored on your job and you feel that can you do something more or you deserve more benefits? Or you already figured out finally your mission in life and have a concrete decision that you will move on to next dream company/job. 

Here! Like you, we opened up again our CVs and turned the boring paper we had to an exciting and hit-on-the topic content. 

You can download the FREE formats below. 

Let's go through the parts:
PROFILE: This is were you will boast how many years of expertise you have. 

WORK EXPERIENCE: Do not enumerate what you are doing, like answering the phone/emails, but make this part of your paper attractive by keying-in what is the most relevant/problems you solved, how you make the company and client happy. 

TOOLS/SOFTWARES: Be sure that you will only put what is appropriate on the job you are applying.

ACHIEVEMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS: C'mmon! Take pride on the awards you had received. 

TRAININGS: Stick to the your career path. It will not be necessary to put there your crocheting class if you are applying to be the next astronaut going to the moon. 

REFERENCES: Let them know that you dropped their name to be your reference. Do not allow that they will be caught off-guard. 

Hoping that we help many people thinking for a career shift. 
Be happy! We only have ONE LIFE! 'Till next time guys! ---Abbey&Will

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kimchi Fried Rice (볶음밥) Easy Recipe

ABBEY: Wilma is still infected by the ‘kimchi bug’ so I cooked this for her.

5-6 strips of bacon (fried then diced)
Medium carrot (julienned and chopped)
Shiitake mushrooms (sliced lengthwise)
Garlic (minced)
Scallions (chopped)
Kimchi (chopped)
Cooked rice
Sunny-side up fried eggs
Salt and pepper
Chili flakes
Zucchini (optional)

Sauté garlic and carrots with the oil from the bacon. Then add the mushrooms, half of the scallions, and kimchi.
Put the bacon and rice. Stir until well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the rice and top with egg. Garnish with scallions and chilli flakes.

Kimchi Fried Rice (볶음밥) Easy


WILL: While eating a whole plate of Kimchi Fried Rice at one of the restaurants at Orchard, without thinking, I convinced Abbey that cooking the dish will be an easy-peasy for him. 

I was astounded after around 2 weeks he surprised me with that spicy and sour kimchi fried rice. 

The verdict? What else? Kimchi's aroma and spiciness overpwowered my not-so-good mood that night. So imagine that! Your brain can give you happy hormones just eating this Kimchi Fried Rice. :)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) Easy Recipe

ABBEY: Wilma loves noodles and this Pho Ga is long overdue. Here it is:


Whole medium chicken / thigh part, wings, breast
3 pcs star anise
7 pcs cloves
3 tbsp coriander seeds
Medium Onion
Fish sauce
Pho noodles / rice noodles (pre cooked)
Bird eye chili

Chicken broth
Roast the star anise, cloves, and coriander seeds for a couple of minutes until fragrant and put in a pot.
Slice the ginger crosswise as well as the onion and grill in open flame and place in the pot.
Clean the chicken/chicken parts and put in the pot. Fill it with water until all is submerged.

Bring it to a boil and lower the heat. Let the flavour come out of the chicken for 1 hour. Make sure to add water as necessary.

Let it cool and remove the chicken then shred the meat.

Once the chicken is removed, bring the stock to a boil again. Put fish sauce as to your preference.
You can also put chili or put it later in the bowl.

Have a serving of noodles in the broth and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Strain it and place in a bowl.
Scoop broth into the bowl. Put shredded chicken.
Garnish with mint and basil along with chili, black pepper or more fish sauce. Squeeze a slice of lime.

Welcome to Vietnam! Enjoy.

Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)  Easy Recipe
Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)  Easy 

WILL: This is the Vietnamese' soup that I kept on pushing Abbey to try to cook for a year. And after those begging (haha) he finally done it! 

How was Pho Ga? Gosh! It tasted like that we bought it at one of Vietnamese stall. The minty and herbally soup fantastically complemented the chicken stock. 

My conclusion is that we can open up a food store. Haha! Go Abbey!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nutritious Bopis Filipino Recipe

1/2 kilo chicken gizzard (boiled and diced)
1/2 kilo chicken liver (boiled and diced)
Medium carrot (diced small)
Red and green bell pepper (diced small)
Garlic (minced)
Onion (diced)
2-3 Hot chilli (chopped)
3/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fish sauce
2-3 pcs bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Annato for coloring

Sauté onion and garlic then add the gizzard and liver. 
Add vinegar and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add annato, soy sauce, fish sauce, bay leaf and black pepper. 
Add a cup of water, then put carrots and hot chilli.
Simmer for another 3 minutes.
Add bell pepper. Serve with hot rice.

Easy Bopis Filipino

WILL: One of my colleague opened up her lunchbox and I saw "bopis". I didn’t dare to try even a spoon because she told me that there are too much ginger and chilis in it. I got home, I blurted out to Abbey that I want to eat "bopis" and days after it is in front of me. Ha! 

Do you know how healthy option to have "bopis" on your plate? It is packed of iron and protein. A vaiand that will not fail to nourish you and your taste buds! 

Thanks Abbey for learning new food to cook!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Insadong Korea Town - Resorts World Sentosa

ABBEY: Wilma is craving for kimchi so we decided to eat at Insadong Koreatown at Sentosa. The Koreatown food place is a mix of Korea-Chinese/Western. You will be the one to put your order on the machine so make sure to check the items you want listed in the wall nearby to avoid holding up the queue for too long. 

I got pork belly kimchi stew which comes with a bowl of rice and side dishes (anchovies, radish, and kimchi). I like the taste of the stew. It is not that spicy and really enjoyed the flavor along slices of pork belly, kimchi and soft tofu. 

The meal alone costs SGD12. And there’s our fix for Korean food.

Insadong Korea Town - Resorts World Sentosa

Insadong Korea Town - Resorts World Sentosa

Insadong Korea Town - Resorts World Sentosa
How to Order

Insadong Korea Town - Resorts World Sentosa
Pork Belly Kimchi Stew

WILL: As you can see on our blog posts, we rarely go out to roam around Singapore and dine-out. We are pretty busy with many things. Haha! But when I saw that there a Sand Sculptures in Sentosa, we immediately make a schedule for it. 

Of course, every after many steps we've made, we need to re-fuel our stomach. Beside the Malaysian Food Street is the Insadong Korea Town. Aha! New variation for you to choose if you will visit Universal Studios Singapore. 

There is a kiosk for you to order your food. I went for Kimchi Fried Rice with Pork. OhhhMG! Cravings for spicy food...satisfied!!! The spiciness and sourness of kimchi is inevitably loveable. Yummmy! 

Their place? The interior feels like you were transported to Korea in an instant. 

Truly recommended!!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ruffles: Hot Wings and Bacon & Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins

ABBEY: We were looking for kimchi at Cold Storage when we stumbled upon these two new flavors of Ruffles chips. We grabbed a bag of each flavor and headed home. Oh yes, we didn’t forget the kimchi. 

We preferred the classic hot wings flavor over the loaded bacon and cheddar as the latter is too salty for us. 

The classic hot wings leaves a sour aftertaste as well as heat like if your eating real hot chicken wings. Next time we’ll try with soda. 

Goodbye healthy eating again :) 

Ruffles: Hot Wings and Bacon & Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins
Ruffles: Hot Wings and Bacon & Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins

WILL: We found a gem! Ruffles newly released flavours.. The Classic Hot Wings and Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins. 

It is unexpected that the Classic Hot Wings is really good. The spiciness and the sour taste is rewarding! The other flavor, haha, really tasted like bacon. But I will still go for real know what I mean? 

I am addicted with chips again! Oh my gosh! Anyway, like any addiction of mine, this will pass through. My little cheats! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Easy Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge) Recipe

ABBEY: When I was a kid, I always use to think that making champorado requires a master kitchen skill to cook. But I just found out it’s not :) Haha.

Glutinous rice (ratio of rice to cocoa is 1 cup rice: 3tbsp cocoa)
Cocoa powder
Sugar (depends on how sweet you want your champorado to be)
Water (depends on the viscosity of your champorado you want to be)
Powdered milk (this is preferred. I always use this)

Mix all dry ingredients in a caserrole except the powdered milk until well incorporated. Add in water. See package of glutinous rice for cooking instructions. Bring it to a boil. Stir every a couple of minutes to avoid sticking at the bottom. From here on, it depends on you how thick your champorado will be as well as the sweetness. Put in a bowl and top with powdered milk. This can also be served cold.

Easy Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge)
with Bear Brand Powdered Milk

WILL: I have a specific kind of chaporado that I like. I like it watery, while Abbey like it less water. Opposite indeed! Everytime he cooks an instant champorado mix, he is the only one finishing it. Yup. I am hands off on that (malagkit) sticky champorado. 

I am not displaying frustration about that fuzz but Abbey surprised me with my kind of chocolatey rice, one day! Yey! As I want it, I like it watery, cold and topped with powdered milk. Yum!!! 

Is this a forgotten delight now in our era? Let your child try it now! For sure they will love you more! :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Miam Miam Singapore (Waterway Point)

ABBEY: We got a chance to spend sometime with Ate Che, a returning OFW and co-founder of Buttons Up Mushroom, before going back to Philippines for good. We met at Miam-Mia@Waterway Point. 

I got Shogayaki Pork Miam Donburi (SGD 15.90). It is rice with pork fillet topped with tofu, baby radish and cucumber. I think it is pricey for a meduim-sized serving. But the taste is delicious and have lots of flavor. 

The restaurant is fusion of French and Japanese. They also have soufflés, spaghetti, parfaits, pancakes, coffee and tea.

Miam Miam Singapore
Riz Noir Squid Ink Rice

Miam Miam Singapore
Shogayaki Pork
Miam Miam Singapore

Miam Miam Singapore

WILL: To celebrate the next chapter of Ate Che's (one of the founder of ButtonsUp Mushroom Crisp) life, we met her at Miam Miam - Punggol Waterway Point Mall. 

That was Saturday and of course, the diner was all-packed. I ordered Riz Noir Squid Ink Rice. Wow! That was new for me. It is tasty and the squid meat was cooked to its perfection. Too delighted, I don't care about the black ink on my lips and on my teeth. I keep on eating and talking. Haha! 

That good food made even better because of the time spent with a friend. Goodluck to your endeavors Ate Che!


Miam Miam @ Waterway Point
(H) Mon – Thu:  Fri 11:30 am to 9:30 pm / Sat & Sun: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
(A) 83 Punggol Central #01-62 Waterway Point

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fried Chicken Shawarma Recipe

We tried Laura in the Kitchen’s version of the sauce.

Chicken fillets / breasts / boneless thighs
Cumin seeds
Coriander seeds
Chicken masala
Garlic cloves
Olive oil

Shawarma sauce:
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Cucumber (diced)
Tomatoes (diced)

Roast cumin and coriander seeds. Pound them along with olive oil, garlic. Put the chicken masala for additional heat. Rub it on the chicken and marinate preferably overnight or 4 hours.

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Fry or grill the chicken and chop in bite-sized pieces.

Put some chicken in pita bread, garnish with cucumbers, tomatoes and put the sauce. Enjoy.

Fried Chicken Shawarma Recipe
Fried Chicken Shawarma

WILL: Abbey found a new way to entice our tastebuds with his new version of wrapped chicken. Well, now it is called "Chicken Shwarma". Surprised? Haha! 

With simple twitch and add of cumin powder for the sauce he revolutionized our old chicken wrap! Sweetness, saltines and yumminess in one! 

You do not need to deprive yourself with a tasteless food just to have a healthy meal! Cook this at home. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart @ Suria KLCC

ABBEY: Cheese tarts are becoming popular nowadays. They’re selling like hotcakes and the profit is good as they are pricey. So we took the opportunity to buy a box of six for (MYR5.80 each) when we went to Malaysia. 

It was delicious and so cheesy. It is not all tart, but with generous amount of fillings. Perfect pair for my kopi. 

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart @ Suria KLCC

This is our last blog for our Malaysia 2-day escapade. 

Before paving our way to airport, Abbey didn’t forget to buy out for me to bring home the Hokkaido Cheese Tart. He definitely knew me, I LOVE CHEESE! 

For only MYR5.80 each (Free 1 for every 5), my husband define turned on my happy cells. Haha! 

So what's the taste? It is cheese so what do you expect guys! Ha! Creamy, slight salty but the coarse tart made a huge impact on every bite. Awesome! 

Perfect for tea and any time of the day. Ahhm yeah! I can eat the whole pack of 6 in one seating. 

Sorry diet!

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
(A) Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

ABBEY: Chat’s hard and quality work has been rewarded and we’re glad she invited us to celebrate it. We dined at The King Louis - Vivo City. At first, we planned to have ala carte items but ended with an ala carte buffet at SGD39.90++ (per head). 

We were given a checklist of the menu. We got mushroom, pumpkin and onion soups, onion rings, baked rice, and carbonara. They’re delicious and really filled us. But we didn’t stop there. We also tried their roasted beef, pork loin, arabian lamb and pork ribs. Those ribs really got me. They get off the bones easily and the meat is soft. 

For our last order we had King’s brownie and we all washed the food down with rootbeer float which really reminds us of famous A&W’s one. 

The portions will be small, but since it is a buffet you can have it many times. This is good control of food else you will pay for the wastage.

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

WILL: Abbey, Charito and I celebrated a blessing with another blessing. Chat (Charito) chose to dine at The King's Lois Grill & Bar located at the of VivoCity (beside Daiso). 

We decided to go for King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet. It is limited time and it still worth it. Why? The baby back ribs is something to linger on. I ate those until my tank is full haha! Drinks are included too, go on and order a pot of tea, a coffee or one of the best float I had tasted. 

It only costs $39.90++. A good deal for great food, good service and best place to dine in VivoCity.

The King Louis Grill & Bar
Dinner Buffet Price : S$39.90++
(H) ​Sunday-Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm / Friday, Saturday & PH Eve: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
(A) 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-07A VivoCity
(T) 6276 0862

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary (FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL)

Hello Travelers! 

After we published the (second) itinerary here in Singapore, many travelers like you sent us questions on how to side trip at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

We need to experienced it first before giving a suggestion right? So here you go, our 24 hours in KL Itinerary . 

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary (FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL)  We took bus and booked by CatchThatBus Website
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
We took bus and booked by CatchThatBus Website

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
As you can see, we spend not more than S$50.00 including BIRD PARK ENTRANCE FEE and FOOD! FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL 
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
We opted to take flight back to Singapore to avoid the traffic jam at Johor Bahru.
But if you ample time to spare, you can take bus for CHEAPER option. 

As usual, this is only a guide for your trip! Hope it helps! 
Enjoy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! 

Any questions, do not hesitate to hit us a message on our facebook page at A&W - The Couple Bloggers 

Lordted Travel & Tours
Phone: +63 977 398 4843

(A) Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia 
(T) 603 2771 3388   

(A) 306 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Office Campus


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 & Merlion Magic Lights

ABBEY: Sand artworks are being displayed now at Sentosa. It is time for Sentosa Sandsation 2017. The exhibit is at Siloso Beach (alight the monorail at Beach Station and ride a tram). I was amazed at the structures which shows Singaporean culture like chope, kiasu, queuing, and fondness to food. The artists really put a lot of time and effort for this show. Though it is on the beach, don’t worry about the sun as the exhibit is covered; else the masterpieces will just melt at the first drop of rain. After walking on the tour, head to Imbiah station for a light show at the Merlion. By the way, did I forget to say both are free? Yes, it is for free. Be amazed.

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 : September 1-17
Merlion Magic Lights: September 1 - October 29 (7:45PM, 8:15PM, 8:45PM, 9:15PM)

WILL: I honestly admit that I am lazy to roam around after a day of work...ahm ok even weekends. Haha! This past few months, I am the one who just want to seat, lay on bed and only thing that can make me move is to run around our block or inside the gym. 

I saw the formed sands at Sentosa. It reminds me of what I saw in one of the YouTube video in Japan. So, I scheduled to have that visited one Thursday night and to have a date night too with my husband at Sentosa Island.

We used the Sentosa Boardwalk to gain free entry at the island then we boarded the train and bus (free) to Siloso Beach. Creatively and impressively formed sands are there! We found one guy retouching one of the sculptures and asked them how many days that it was prepared. He answered 10days. Imagine that! All those artists flew to Singapore and work for it for 10days! Truly, this is a must visit attraction. 

Sand sculptures portraits the traditions and food of Singapore and some artists uses their skills to give their message to the people. One thing took my attention, it was a lady child seating on the learning blocks. The blocks was normally curved with letter and numbers, the blocks consist of different brands of clothings, bags and shoes. This will make you think how children are evolving now. It is a good eye-opener for parents. Thanks Mr. Borecki Wiaczeslaw of Poland. 

To hit two in a single trip, we waited for Merlion MagiLights. It will run until 29th of October. It is an astonishing light show. It is my first time to see human-form lights dancing on a transparent screen! 

Sentosa always have something up in their sleeves! And most of it... it is for FREE!!! 

Visit Sentosa Island Singapore's State of Fun!

Sentosa Island, Singapore - State Of Fun‎