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Friday, January 20, 2017

Red Ring Treasures x CNY clothes


Red Ring Treasures is located at Wisma Atria or Toa Payoh HDB hub and serves a really delicious chicken chop noodle. The menu is varied and includes fish/pork/squid/chicken fried cutlets with horfun/noodles/rice. Side dishes are changed every now and then so you get like wantons, paper wrapped chicken, croquettes, onion blossom etc.

My mom and I were at Toa Payoh ordering new stuff from Courts, its the new year so we needed some new things like beds, washing machine and so on. Along the way we passed by shops selling CNY T-shirts that we all love soo much.

Recognizable sports brands have started putting out Chinese New Year collections every year and this year there's Timberland assortment, Adidas originals readies (classic) and tubular radial (modern) sneakers, Nike retro Air Jordons with gold embellishments and Air Force 1 with jade touches. 

Converse all black collection. Or you can get anything from Le Coq Sportif  with its rooster emblem, there is a wider selection to choose from and I did get some neon coloured belts from there before.

Pandora has a new charm this CNY, the dancing's too cute.

The Peak magazine recommends these watches:
Piaget on painted wings
Vaucheron Constantin holiday carvings
Chopard triple threat

Bottega Veneta has come up with a Rooster 2017 charms collection. It's notoriously difficult to get and no word on pricing.

Longchamp has a 3 piece collection for this CNY, featuring a cartoon rooster.

Swatch releases a CNY zodiac animal watch every year.

For more CNY 2017 items visit AsiaTatler.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chinese New Year everywhere...

I was at Novena Square and saw this at Breadtalk. There is bak kwa, pineapple, yam, stawberry, orange, rooster floss, kaya, nasi lemak and sakura seeds bread. The lemak bun is really good, I had that and the rooster floss is something different from the usual floss bun, its kinda sweet coz of the icing.

Walked into Cold Storage and saw more soft toys in gold ingots and god of fortune. I really like these chickens, especially the red and blue ones that look really 少数民族.

Orange baskets as a holiday centerpiece in your home, under $20 each. 

 Or one of these festive cartons and gift boxes. Tiger beer always comes out with a festive carton packaging every year, Pokka drinks has joined in this year with boxed assortments. CNY gift boxes are generally all about abalone, for a change there is canned Pen Chai under $100.

Inside NTUC FairPrice, this is where the real food shopping happens. 

Traditional nian gao in the same shelf as newer versions.

To be honest I like the traditional food stuffs better than the newer items. Like these waxed meats pre-packed in gift boxes. The prices are the same as regular day and I can actually eat it or use it up for everyday meals.

Fairprice started selling hampers a few years back and its really convenient to pick up on your way to relative's place. Alternatively, Brand's essences are always a goof-proof choice and they also have hampers. I was surprised to find Japanese style gift food boxes, usually found in specialty stores, its now available in FairPrice!

At the bus interchange on my way home. Stall selling CNY decorations that are way over the top, I have never seen anyone's house decorated this way before. Gonna take my time to pick and choose some paper cuttings, so far my mom bought a Chicken with Rice Bucket you have to see it to believe it.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sakae Teppanyaki & Lim's Art & Crafts

Christmas, New Year's, Chinese New Year crossover...

Lunch with family @ Marina Square Sakae Teppanyaki.
Fried rice with crab meat and Fried soba noodles with chicken.

 We ordered 1 of everything to try and this season there is venison that we like soo much. My fave is dumplings, the best version I've ever eaten.

We dropped by Lim's Arts & Crafts to check out the CNY decorations, everything in there from household utensils to lawn ornaments is chinoiserie, up to 50% off furniture.

I want to get some really nice Chicken Art to display permanently in my home, you cannot have a cozy country kitchen without pics of chickens and ducks around so we will see what else is available this year as we usher in the year of the rooster.