Thursday, 26 September 2013


Bear Bites prove that you can definitely have the best of both world in their shop.

Bear Bites 熊の食, located in the heart of Singapore, right at Scape.
It's the concept where east meet west - Chinese version of burger.
Best thing, you get to choose from various option of bun & sauce!

How to Order?
Step 1: Select Main
A: Karaage Crispy Chicken $4.80
B: Oishii Fish Fillet $5.80

Step 2: Select Paw
Milk / Brown Sugar / Yam / Curry / Whole Grain / Squid Ink / Strawberry (Seasonal)

Step 3: Select Sauce
Black Pepper / Tar Tar / Golden Cheese / Mushroom / Sweet & Spicy Thai / Honey Mustard

Add on: Sides & Beverages
Smoked Salmon Salad w Japanese Yu Tzu Sauce - $6.80
French Fries - $2.60
Cheese Fries - $4.00
Bear Paw Gelato - $3.80
Chocolate / Green Tea / Salted Biscuit
Assorted Drink from Pokka - $2.50-$3.00

Chicken Karrage Meal (Fries + Drink) - $7.80
Oishii Fish Fillet (Fries + Drink) - $8.80
Top up $1 to upgrade fries into cheese fries

Highlight in Red are the combination I have tried.

It was lucky that I head down during non-peak period and there's not much people around. I was able to dine in and get my burger fairly quick.
However, it's really a risky idea to be dining in, as you know the birds tends to be overcrowding the entire Somerset - Orchard areas.
You never know if you gotten something extra in the bun.
Even if there isn't birds around, the place is still infested with houseflies.
I had such a bad time eating there.
Okay and that's for the atmosphere, it can be solved by taking away the food.

It's hard for cheese fries to go wrong, simply because it's cheeeeeese.
I like thick fries but I would suggest them being more generous with the sauce.

Boyf's Karaage Chicken + Curry + Golden Cheese 

As you can see it's quite messy to eat with the sauce leaking all over the place.
It's soft like braised pork mantou and I like that the bun has light curry smell.
Sadly, the cheese taste diluted and so much for calling it golden cheese.

 Mine's Karrage Chicken + Milk + Sweet & Spicy Thai Sauce

Okay, after I removed tomato & lettuce (I don't eat them) and it looked like this.
seriously? the meat is barely half of my bun, utterly disappointed.
They should at least do QC on the size of the meat before serving to customers.
I must say the sauce and bun are quite good for mine, it's just that the chicken is too small ):

Bear Bites is a store with ultimate potential if they know how to handle it well. The concept is great but need more improvement on the quality and price-wise. In my opinion, it's still a store you must at least visit once in your life.

2 Orchard Link #02-42 *SCAPE
Singapore, Singapore 237978

Monday, 16 September 2013


I am going for an all purple trend, been a little obsessed in purple recently.

It's absolutely time to paint up my plain, ugly long nails which hasn't been done since May? 
Lazy is my middle name and I always hated to do-it-myself so I always find someone else to do the job. Furthermore, cousin's wedding is this week and I really need to get myself all pretty :3 for his wedding.

Absolutely Nails, located at Marine Parade Central. It's situated opposite the market outside of Parkway, for non-east-siders might be a little difficult to find but I have been to the market a couple of time so I found it in no-time. I'm a road idiot fyi so if I can find it, so can you!

It's along the stretch of shops at Blk 82. You will see their shop instantly.
Picture is taken from Absolutely Nails

First impression of the shop is I find it a little small but nevertheless cozy. It gives me the feeling like I entered a home based salon. It's definitely better and neater than the home based salon for sure. Additionally, they have T.V to keep customers occupied. I was busy watching the 7pm show while having them do my nails.

Since there's no customer around except for me (p.s it's pretty late appointment), so yay, I have both pretty manicurist for myself! 
Doing both classic manicure and pedicure for today.

Look at the colors and range to choose from, I took super long before deciding on an all-purple nails to match my hair color.
I actually made an effort to count the no. of nail polish in the shop.
326 normal nail polish & 111 gelish nail polish
Mostly consist of China Glaze, Orly, OPI and Perfect Gelish.

After the basic-classic manicure care, my nails are looking pretty and healthy even without any paint on it.
Don't you wish your finger is long like me /flicks

Taken by Absolutely Nails
For finger nails, I choose pastel purple and my manicurist added designs to make it less plain.
Toe nails are done pretty fast, and it's in my favorite shade of purple. 
Shimmering purple w a hint of secretive mystic fweeeeeling

Both purple, yet different. Colors are amazing.
Don't you think so too?

Both classic manicure and pedicure done within an hour. Purrrrfect.

One of the manicurist left after doing pedicure for me, leaving this cute and shy manicurist. Her service is really good, helping me roll down my jeans, wear my shoes, take a picture for me etc etc. I was so 'paiseh' that she have to help me with my shoes. Felt a little handicap but really thankful that she's so kind. I would rate her 80/100 because she's quite quiet throughout the whole manicure session, I have to entertain myself through T.V but overall it's all good for me.

Absolutely Nails
Blk 82, Marine Parade Central
#01-620 Singapore 440082

Friday, 13 September 2013


P.s this post took me almost a week to finish drafting because I'm working and studying everyday ._.

Traditional Peranakan delicacies goes a long way back in history, and it's getting extremely difficult to find authentic restaurant serving Peranakan delicacies anymore.
Pow Sing manged to uphold its traditions over the years by serving the oh-so-famous Hainanese Chicken Rice as well as their Nyonya delicacies that kept customers coming back for more.
Situated in Serangoon Garden, its inaccessibility really do turns me off at times but yet you know it's worth it because of the food. I really do have this love-hate relationship with Pow Sing. I even kind of got lost in the process of finding this place ._. #roadidiot
Anyway, that's not the main point, I believe everyone is more interested in the food than me right, so let the pictures speaks a thousand words.

Nyonya Cabbage Roll - $10/$15/$20
Cabbage wrapped in my favorite otah, topped with laksa-liked gravy sauce. It does not taste too milky nor spicy, just the perfect taste I'm comfortable with. Cabbage did not get all soggy even after soaked in the gravy for some time.

Prawn with Nyonya Traditional Sauce $18/$27/$36
It's one of my favorite dish of the day. I love prawn so much I named myself 'Prawn Chua' - gotten my idea from Fish Leong. This dish tasted like Assam Fish Head, spicy yet a little sour but on the good side of the scale. Prawn is fresh and I love its sauce. (Y)

Nyonya Chap Chye - $8/$12/$16
It's Pow Sing's award-winning dish but because I'm a carnivore, I can't appreciate the goodness of it, it feels soggy and I think it's more for elderly reminiscing the old times where they have this dish at home as well as those that have difficulty chewing food. This is for them.

 Hainanese Chicken - $5/pax
Another of their 'best-seller' dish in Pow Sing. I think it just tasted normal, nothing like 'oh-so-awesome' but just traditional white chicken. The meat is not tender enough but the sauce added some point for this dish.

Crispy Nyonya Tauhu - $8/$12/$16
Crispy Tauhu that doesn't feel crispy, it's rather disappointing that it's not what I expected.
Instead of crispy, it's more like taupok ._.

Fish Head Curry - $32/$36
Okay, the main dish of the day, their curry fish head. Their fish is very fresh, all you get is tender white meat melting in your mouth. Their Assam sauce is powerful enough, not too spicy nor sour, best among those I ever eaten. (Y)(Y) It's the best among the rest (whoo)

The ambience is more family-like, having big tables like those 'zi-char' place. It's very noisy during peak period because everyone come in big group and they chat loudly so perhaps choose a better timing before dropping by. Beside Pow Sing Restaurant, they have one along the same stretch of road, namely Pow Sing Kitchen. It's their sub restaurant but mostly selling stuffs like 'Hor Fan', 'Chicken Rice' all these. If you are not in groups, maybe that is more suitable for you.
I had a great time eating all these dishes though I can't say I really appreciated them but they have a long way coming, maintaining their Nyonya spirit. It doesn't come easy but I believe for them it's worth it. They were featured in newspapers, given awards for their various dishes. 

Ending of with my not-so-nice Lemon Tea, I suggest y'all choose Tea instead (: