Thursday, January 28, 2021

Every Korean's favourite dish - Tangsuyuk 糖醋肉


Kdrama fans will be familiar with this dish - Tangsuyuk or 糖醋肉, which is usually served in Chinese restaurant.  When you look at the actors digging into this dish, have you ever wondered if they really taste as great as it look?  Well, I did.  And so I googled around for its recipe and decided to give it a try.
Verdict?  

Just by looking at the vibrant color it is enough to entice one's taste bud.  Biting into the deep fried meat and I am sold!

Will I cook it again?

Well.... unless there is a special request or there's a special occasion.  Or when I have at least 3 hours of free time on my hand, or when I feel that I have enough energy to wipe down the whole kitchen stove and floor after cooking this dish. 

No joke, this dish requires so much time on preparation and cooking that I only managed to cook this dish for dinner that day.  Ok, its a great one pot dish meal though, plus it has protein and loads of vegetables.  Pretty balance for a meal.

Why did I say it's a hassle to cook this dish?  That is because you have to mix the potato starch with water and let it sits either on the countertop or fridge for at least one hour for the mixture to settle down to the bottom of the bowl.  And the the thinly sliced meat has to be coated with this batter and deep fried TWICE.

However, you will be rewarded with a delectable dish that will satisfy your craving for fried food and at the same time makes you eats your greens.  The sweetness and sourish taste of the tangsuyuk sauce, complements the vegetables and the deep fried meat.  The crunch from biting into the meat makes this an instant comfort food.

So, are you ready to start cooking this dish?  Let's go!

Ingredients (good for 2-3 pax)
* 250g boneless pork loin
* half teaspoon of grated ginger 
* some salt and pepper
* half small onion, cut into bite size
* half small carrot, sliced thinly
* half cucumber, sliced thinly
* mushroom, a handful
* 1 cup potato starch
* 2 tablespoon of lightly beaten egg
* oil for deep frying

Tangsuyuk sauce
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 2 tablespoon vinegar (I used distilled vinegar)
* 4 tablespoon sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 small mixture of starch slurry; 1 tablespoon of corn starch mix with 2 tablespoon of water

Instruction
1. mix 1 cup of potato starch with 1 cup of water.  Leave it on countertop or fridge for at least 1 hour to let the mixture settle down onto the bottom of the bowl.
2. Cut the pork loin into long thin strips, mix in the grated ginger and a pinch of salt.


3. Cut up the vegetables into bite size.  Even though I listed down some vegetables, you can add in your favourite.  Like in this photo I have capsicums too.


4. Remove the potato starch mixture from the fridge, you can see that mixture has sank onto the bottom of the bowl.  Pour the water away.


5. Add 2 tablespoon of lightly beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of oil, mix them together with the batter.  The batter will be hard so you need some strength to break them up, the oil should make the mixing easier.


6. Heat up enough oil in your wok or frying pan.  While waiting, add some sliced pork into the batter to coat.


7. When the oil is hot enough, add in the meat in for deep frying.  You have to fry them in small batches to prevent them from sticking together.  Once they have turned golden brown, remove them with a slotted spoon or ladle, place them in a plate lined with kitchen towel to drain the oil. 



8. In a frying pan, heat up some oil, add in onion to fry till translucent, followed by capsicum, mushroom, carrot and lastly cucumber.  Keep frying them till they are almost cooked.  In the meantime, mix the ingredients for the tangsuyuk sauce in a bowl and set aside for use later.


9. When the vegetables are almost done, pour in the tangsuyuk sauce and bring it to boil for a few minutes.  Add in the starch slurry 1 tablespoon at a time, stir well and keep on adding till it reaches the consistency that you prefer.


10. Heat up the oil in wok again, add in the deep fried pork in.  You can put all the pork into the wok this time.  Deep fry them for about 2 to 3 minutes, remove them with a slotted spoon or ladle, place them in a plate lined with kitchen towel to drain the oil.



11. Put the drained pork into a big plate and pour the tangsuyuk sauce over it and serve it.



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

结婚 《婚姻 》 离婚

这几年频频听到某某人或朋友婚姻出了问题。今天突然有感触,虽然累但还是花了将近一小时把它写下来。


两个人从相识到相爱然后决定步入婚姻可以在短短几个月也可以是十年爱情长跑。

不管你们花多长时间一旦戒指套上无名指,领取了结婚证书两个人就有责任经营这段婚姻。

结婚后不是改变自己符合对方,也不是逼对方变成自己认为理想的伴侣。这和相恋时间长短没关系因为每个人对婚姻有自己的标准,而且积极的要让它变成自己心目中完美无暇的婚姻。

结婚后不是两个人成为一体,而是将彼此的一半融入对方的一半变成一个分体。用这分体加上许多宽容、关怀、忠诚、真诚、信赖等来维持一段健康、美好的婚姻。


但如果用了大半辈子一起经营这段婚姻,有一天心中的爱灭了,怎么办?


是摸摸压抑自己的情绪,装着没事继续维持这段没感情婚姻?
这场累己累人的戏要演多久?

是开始冷落另一半,选择不理不睬让这段婚姻逐渐冷却掉?
这伤身伤神的冷战永远解决不了问题。

是在别人的怀抱里试着找回婚姻的幸福、温暖感?
这自私自利地加入第三者使事情更复杂的行为,何必呢?


选择离婚?


离婚不是潇洒的一拍两散各自快活去开始另一段生活或爱情。离婚是无奈的选择,是不得已而走的一条路。不管那一方是对、是错,离婚会是你一辈子的阴影。

既然不爱了,是理性的放手解脱彼此,还是留恋性的藕断丝连、纠缠不清,还是厮杀性的想把对方至于死地?哦~没爱情的关系好可怕啊!


一辈子听起来好像很久,其实也不过是一眨眼的功夫而已。那为何不把心交给对方,执手偕老?

如果要婚姻幸福就要付出千万倍的努力。

- 薇

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Fruit Hut - Fruits Delivery SG

Covid19 has created so many new normal and we are starting to incorporate them in our daily life comfortably.  One of the new normal is of course home delivery of food.  I like the idea of receiving my purchases at my door step.  It started off with household items & groceries then went on to receiving hot food at my door step.  Now, I can even receive next day delivered fruits.  Aren't we spoilt for choices?

These past months we have tried delivery of food, dessert and pillow, today we are trying out fruits from Fruit Hut - Fruits Delivery SG.


Our Unboxing Experience
I have been looking around for a reliable fresh fruits online supplier for the longest time, sadly I have yet to find one after months.  I need to buy 5 types of fruits twice a month for praying on every 1st and 15th of the lunar month.  The fruits in my neighbourhood supermarket sometimes can be quiet sad with rotten or badly bruised fruits.  Plus, these fruits can be quite heavy to hand carry them and walk 10mins back home.  

Collaboration aside, I gave Fruit Hut, Fruits Delivery SG a try because I was hoping they are the one that I can finally rely on supplying fresh fruits to me.  

Their no frill website is easy to navigate, they have categorized fruits into different sub-sections for easy browsing.  Besides fresh fruits, they also have cut fruits and fruit baskets.  If you need vegetables, they also supply too, I haven't try that yet so can't comment on that.


I like that they stick these little notes on sensitive fruits that requires specific storing temperature and of course the best before consumed date.


When I was looking at their banana I like that there was an option for banana's ripeness, since 15th of the month is next day on 31 October 2020, I have selected "Somewhat Ripe (yellow with hints of green)". Hmm... the banana I received does not look like that, instead it looked ripe leaning towards overly ripe. When I used it for praying the next day, there were more black spots on the banana skin.


The 3 pcs of USA Rose Blush Apple @ SGD8.90 was a total disappointment.  They were so bruised that none of them could be used.


I got a surprise when I open the box of Australia Sapphire Moon Drop Grapes (500g) @ SGD13.90 I had a shock - 1 grape with white mould growing on it.  There were also a few over ripe grapes that has started to rot too.  Luckily thing is I could just pick them out and trash it, washed the rest of the grapes with ETL No 9 all purpose green cleaning solution that ensure all nasty bacteria are removed.


It wasn't all bad, at least the "centre piece" for the praying - Sarawak Honey Extra Large Pineapple @ SGD7.90, is good, fresh and taste sweet too.


Our Conclusion
We placed the order a day before in late afternoon.  I am not sure whether they take it in as a last minute order and rushed it out the next day, packed with the leftover fruits they have on hand (???)  Otherwise, how would you explain the sub-quality fruits that they sent to me?  At the minimum, they should have do a quick quality check to ensure that the fruits has no mold, are not rotten or bruised till a sad state.

On the other hand the rest of the fruits such as strawberry, longan, oranges and passion fruits were fresh and sweet.  Therefore it was not a total disappointment for us (at least I still have fruits to offer to my God lol)

I didn't check the fruits the moment I receive them otherwise I would have request for replacement, then again I won't have any fruits for praying the next day.  Lesson learnt - never arrange delivery a day before just in case such things happened again.

Fruits Delivery SG has their own cold room facilities, 8 Storage Units & Order Packing Stations Island-wide, fruits are guaranteed to be fresh and delivered chilled to your doorstep.  They also offer 80+ variety of fruits, sourced from all over the world so you will have a chance to taste exotic fruits from some faraway part of the world.

Don't let our experience stop you from trying Fruits Delivery SG because reading reviews from other bloggers I think we are just one of the rare unlucky one.

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What happened to the rest of the fruits?  Well, some of them went into the 2 boxes of fruit salads that I prepared, kept in the fridge so that DinoBoy can just grab a box to eat as snacks anytime of the day.

How to prepare the fruit salad?  Easy peasy!  Cut your favourite fruits into bite size, find a container, dump every thing in, slap a heap teaspoonful of sour cream and mix them up.  Chuck into the fridge and enjoy it an hour or so later.


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Disclaimer : We received a store credit of SGD40 from Fruit Hut solely for the purpose of reviewing and this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are based on our experience with Fruit Hut. All photos in this post belongs to The DinoFamily, you may not use them without asking for our permission.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

I miss you to the moon and back

They said "time will heal you", "You will feel better as time passes", "The missing and pain will fade and you will forget about it", then why am I still feeling miserable and hurtful after 6 months?


Time don't heal.  It never does and never will.

It is our brain that takes care of that. Our brain helps us to managed the pain that we are going through and heal us by making us forget little by little every day about the things that makes us sad.

But, how do I forget some one whom I have spent decades together?

How do I forget him when he died in my arms?

Every night, sleep is a struggle. When I enter the bed room sometimes it reminded me of that dreadful night; I was giving DinoPapa CPR and trying all my might to make his heart start pumping again while on the phone with 995, cursing at the ambulance for not being there.  The frightening 10mins that seems like a life time.  

How do I forget the night where I knew he was long gone the minute I stepped away to make way for the medics.

I should have stayed with him when I went in earlier to check on him, maybe I would have caught signs of the heart attack sooner.  Had I call 995 earlier, maybe the medics will arrive a few minutes earlier and be able to save him.  I didn't go for the CPR refresher course that I thought I should, maybe I did not perform CPR correctly.  So many thoughts ran through my mind and I went down the guilt road.  

Staying near a hospital means it's a norm to hear the ambulance siren almost daily, sometimes a few times a day, I used to hate it but tolerate it.  Now, I am so afraid of it because every time an ambulance dashes by blasting its siren I am being brought back to that night instantly and flash of scenes that happened in the hospital came rushing towards me again.

How can I forget the peaceful look he had, laying on that bed, waiting for us to say our last goodbye to him before being sent to the mortuary.  I wanted to wake him from his sweet slumber to go home with me but instead, I gave him a kiss on his cold forehead and said silently to him "You are free of pain and sufferings, go and enjoy the kind of life that you have always yearned for."

The truth is days before that he has already made up his mind to leave this world.  We were having a small birthday celebration for him with the usual homecooked dinner, a small cake and loads of photo taking.  Being visually impaired, DinoPapa rarely was able to look into the camera so most of the photos were of him looking either too far right or left.  That night, not only did he look straight into the camera but he looked at me right in the eye, with a smile.  

I didn't think much about it nor was I able to talk to him because after that he developed fever and was sleeping most of the time.

Looking at the photo days after I broke down and cry.  His eyes were glistering, his smile was warm,  his expression was telling me that he is leaving and assured me that we will be ok.  He is saying his last goodbyes to me and I did not catch it on that day.

How can I forget all that?


The funeral preparation was a breeze thanks to my extended family who are in this business.  Everything was well taken care of without asking me much for opinion and choices.  My siblings and cousin were great help too, coming down to the wake daily even though it was during the Covid19 Circuit Breaker period, helping out with the necessary stuffs and attending to family and friends who came to pay a visit at the funeral.

Days into the wake was a mixture of calmness, peace, lost and acceptance.  Seeing him laying in the coffin I did not cry hysterically as I expected, instead I talked to him, telling him to go in peace and we will be okay.  I didn't shed tears when he was being sent off to be cremated, I wasn't allowed to go because traditionally spouse are not supposed to send off deceased spouse.  In my heart, I felt relieved, that he is finally on his way to a better place, everything will be ok from then.

Little did I know that the worse has yet to come. 

In days following the funeral, things were back to normal with the usual daily routine of schooling for the boy and work for me.  Due to the Covid19 pandemic, I was partially working from home.  On days that I came home from work I would find myself looking towards the dining table the minute I opened the door, expecting him to be there watching videos on the iPad, but all I see is an empty wheelchair.  Some days something would come up and I would eagerly wanted to share with him, only to realized that I will never get a response.  My heart instantly felt a pang of pain and tears will well up in my eyes.

I was devastated, my pillar of support is gone and I don't know what to do.  It got so bad that many a times when I am alone I allowed myself to carry on conversations out loud with him as if he is just right there sitting next to me.  It wasn't healthy but I needed to do something, I need to come to terms that he is no longer with me.

I needed to mourn for him.

Sadly, no one is interested in other people's life, they don't care about your needs or your emotion and mental state of mind, all they want to know is that you have performed your daily commitments and responsibilities.  They probably think that I would have mourned and bid farewell to DinoPapa during that few days at the funeral so everything should be alright. 

They were wrong.  The reality of losing a loved ones will hit you AFTER you have laid them to rest.

The last time I mourned for Mum's passing, I dumped my sorrow on my friends. I was angry and vengeful with Mum and with myself, it was too much for them to handle and for their own's sanity they left me.  I definitely don't want history to repeat itself.  

I wish I could do like the scenes in movies, leave every thing and go to a faraway island, sit by the beach facing the sun and the sea, thinking about him, about the good and bad times we shared, the short life we spent together, every day till the day I die.  This is not happening, ever.

Instead, I went off to deal with it alone, in the deep dark silent nights.

But, some goodbyes are so hard to say and to let go. 

With each crying episodes, I miss him even more, I wanted him to come back, I needed him to be with me again.  How do you get over the fact that he was abruptly snatched away from me when we planned to grow old together?  I didn't want to say my goodbye to him.

Most nights I just stay up till I am too tired to think, that way I can just go into the room, lay on the bed and sleep instantly for that few hours. Some nights, I'll sit on the bed and let the tears flow down my face. I have lost count of the number of times I curled up on the bed and cried myself to sleep. Sleep is no longer a luxury for me.

I cried so much and so hard that I have started to think I will never be happy again.  Once, I told a friend that he should leave all the crying to me and live a fulfilling life.  I mean, I am already at the bottom of the pit, why should anyone be there with me?  It is a dark and lonely place, I do not wish any of my friends to be there.  If I can't be happy, then let me take all of their sorrow so that they can be worry free and be happy ever after.


Grieving is about the above but much more, it is about the words and things that I should have said and done for him, it is also about regrets and resentments I had for him.

It was another trip down the guilt road every time I think about the angry exchange or words we had or the care less attitude I showed him when he told me that he is not feeling well or the irked face I gave him when he asked me to help him to do yet another thing.  Being so caught up with stress and worrying about every thing I have forgotten that he is unwell and greatly dependent on us to help him get through his daily routines.  I can never forgive myself for being a selfish wife.

And so into the deep dark silent night I ventured, to face myself and torture that evil self for all the wrong things that I have done to him.

My buddies were wonderful.  Every time I posted something about DinoPapa, they are the first one to message me with encouraging words, sometimes even a simple word "Hugs" comforts me.  Recently, one of them reminded me that it is ok to grief.

It is a timely reminder for me because all the sadness I feel was starting to make me feel depressed.  I didn't want to be caught in a vicious cycle of constantly in pain, sense of loss, emptiness and bitterness.  I didn't want to keep yearning from him.  I came to realize that there is no measure of time when it comes to grieving.  

Grief will never ends because my love for DinoPapa did not end after his passing, I will always be incomplete as my other half is at the other side of the world but he will stay forever in my heart.

I will still have sleepless nights, I will still cry myself to sleep, I will still feel sad and miserable because I am entitled to do so. 

To my dearest DinoPapa, I miss you to the moon and back.  Thank you for coming into my life, till we meet again some day, I will be seeing you in my dreams.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Cake Delivery SG - Gourmet Cakes, Handmade with Love


Every one loves cakes.  They used to be luxury food where one can only get to taste it on birthdays.

Modern cakes have evolved from a simple round shaped butter cake with buttercream icing to more elaborated decorative cakes of many flavours to suit individual's unique taste.

Let us introduce you to another bakery that bakes gourmet cakes with award winning recipes that you can not find in another bakery.






Our Food Tasting

We love cheesecakes but didn't really like most that are being sold in the market because they are either overly cheesy, too dense, taste weird or cost an arm and leg for a tiny slice.  And this Mama is too lazy to make no bake cheesecake which DinoPapa and DinoBoy love.

When I told DinoBoy that I have a chance to review cakes from Cake Delivery Singapore, he immediately exclaimed "Cheesecake please Mum!"

Thus we received this Premium Biscoff Cheesecake at our doorstep within the one hour delivery slot that we have selected.

Eager to taste the cake we immediately open up the box to reveal the cheesecake.  It does not look enticing, look kinda messy because the cookie crumbs had fallen off the top and onto the side, however the aromatic smell of the caramelized spice stirred our taste buds.

I had a hard time trying to cut up the cheesecake, it was frozen/chilled solid that I could stick the plastic knife in but couldn't slice it.  A little bit of force resulted in a broken plastic knife.  OMG! Does this mean we can't have our cake NAO???  Not gonna admit defeat, I whipped out my kitchen knife and I won!  HA!


Savouring my victory prize was utmost satisfying.  A burst of flavour in each mouthful - richness from the cream cheese, spice and caramalized cookie crumbs, sweetness from the base.  

With so much crunch on and inside the cheesecake I was glad that the base was a thin crunchy layer that held up the cake well.  

I enjoyed my slice of the Premium Biscoff cheesecake and finished it within a short time.  I didn't feel stuffed or YUK which I get with cheesecakes from other bakery.  

This Premium Biscoff cheesecake is not as sweet as you imagined because of the overloaded biscoff cookies used in this recipe.  I don't have a sweet tooth and I find the sweetness was balanced off by the cream cheese.  Plus it goes well with my cup of 3-in-1 kopi-O.

If you want to try a different kind of cheesecake, give this Premium Biscoff Cheesecake a go~

Our Conclusion

Cake lovers will be spoilt for choice when they are at Cake Delivery Singapore website.


We love the Premium Biscoff Cheesecake, I heard from Mama Sue that their Signature Burnt Cheesecake taste good too; read her review here, so I reckon their cakes should be good too.

The cakes were baked daily upon receiving orders to ensure freshness of the ingredients and top notch quality cakes will be delivered to your doorstep.

Cake Delivery Singapore bring their service up a notch by offering After Hours Delivery (Any time slot from 10 pm to 6 am) with delivery fee of SGD25 per order.

They passed the one hour slot delivery from us, so I should think their After Hours Delivery should be good since they claimed to have their own fleet of transport.

So surprise that special person in your life by sending him or her a cake on special occasion any day any time, even at 3am in the morning!


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Disclaimer : We received a Premium Biscoff Cheesecake from Cakedelivery.sg solely for the purpose of reviewing and this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are based on our food tasting of Cakedelivery.sg. All photos in this post belongs to The DinoFamily, you may not use them without asking for our permission.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary

This collage first appeared in the blog on 19 September 2012

It was love at first sight when I saw you in 1999.

Your charisma coupled with the level of confidence you portrayed and the way you carry yourself attracted me.

You didn't pay much attention at me, but I went after you nonetheless.

I won your heart.

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We exchanged our wedding vows on 19 September 2000.

It wasn't smooth, my mum was not in favour and her worries were understandable.  We have known each other for barely 9 months and decided to start a new chapter of our life together.  To her, it is foolish and too risky.

You assured her that your feelings towards me were true and promise her that you will take care of me forever.

You won her trust.

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We held our customary wedding on 19 September 2002.

Again, it wasn't a smooth sailing event, it almost did not happen because of your mum.  You stood firm, told her off to stop her nonsense.

You gave us a grand wedding reception, I dare say that it was the best among our friends,  Even though we ended up not "earning" from the reception and had to fork out cash to top up the difference, we had the best time of our life.

That night, you won my heart again and my love for you grew even more, excited to start a new journey with you. 

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Our son was born in 2006.

I can see the joy in your eyes, your love for him was greater than anything in the world.

I was battling postpartum depression, instead of brushing it off as something that will go away sooner or later, you did every thing you could to help me.  You tried to schedule work to end early so that you can be home to take over the care of our newborn son.

I wasn't appreciative, blaming you for everything and anything.

I broke your heart but you lead me out of my illness with your love.

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Your health took a drastic turn in 2013.

Suddenly my pillar of support was gone.  I was burdened with too many worries and financial obligations to notice that you are suffering too.

Both of us needed each other, instead of turning to each other, we pushed each other further apart.  

We broke each other's heart and trust.

Our love has gone cold on the outside but deep inside we love each other so so much.

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Today is 19 September 2020.

It would have been our 20th Wedding Anniversary.

It would have been...



Missing you dearly...

Monday, August 17, 2020

Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow - The Ultimate Plush Pillow

When it comes to our precious sleep, we make sure we have a comfortable environment where we could lay our head and sleep through the night, waking up the next day feeling fresh and energized.  Truth to be told, there are certain percentage of people who does not have quality sleep due to a few factors, namely temperature n the room, bad sleeping posture, mattress (too soft or too hard), flatten pillows.

Today, let's talk about pillows.

The rule of thumb for pillows is that we have to change them every one or two years for the obvious reasons; dirt, oil, sweat and drool can be absorbed and stained the pillow which may cause you to have allergic reaction like swollen eyes and sinus.  Washing the whole pillow may get rid of these but there is only so many years a pillow can support you.

Pillows are not meant to last forever.

Some of us spend a hefty amount on a pillow that promise us a sturdy, fluffy pillow and endless good night sleep, only to have a flatten pillow a few months later.  Rather than ditching these pillow for a new one, we tends to live with it probably because you paid a price for it and not willing to spend another bomb on another pillow within the year. 

By saving those money, we compromised our beauty sleep, restful nights and have to endure the aches and pain from that flatten pillow that does not provide the require support to our head and neck.

What if there is a pillow that you can get your money worth plus letting you sleep like a baby without any aches and pains every day for at least a year?

Best in Singapore sends over a Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow for me to test the product, so read on and see what is our verdict.



The Sleep Test
The Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow has denser material thus has a little bit of weight, it feels spongy and sturdy too.  I didn't air nor sun the pillow when I received it and took it to use straight from the box.  I regretted coz there is a faint latex smell and it got stronger when I turn to sleep by my side.  Don't worry, the smell is not toxic, since I am still here writing this post.  

The thickness of the pillow feels just right, the latex foam moulds the shape of my head giving me the right support, aligning my head and neck at a comfortable level, not giving stress to my neck and shoulders.

I sleep on the pillow without any pillowcase just to have a feel of the pillow cover that is threaded with Tencal fabric.  It does feel soft and definitely did not cause any uncomfortable scratchy feeling to my face or neck.  I like that the pillow cover can be removed for washing, this minimize the dust, dirt and odour being trapped and lingering on the cover and later transferred to the pillow.  This further reduce the risk of having any allergy reaction caused by these allergen.

Since I sleeps with the AC on, I couldn't test the cooling effect by the Coolmax® cooling gel but I read from other's reviews that it helps the dissipate heat from the pillow.

Incidentally I had been suffering from neck aches, shoulder aches and soreness  on my lower back for the past week.  These were directly or indirectly caused by a few things -  carrying a overloaded backpack, sleeping posture and pillow that got shifted off my head while I was sleeping. I was still nursing these aches and pains with essential oil and ointment but they weren't showing sign of going away any sooner.

A night with the latex pillow and the next day my neck and should aches were gone!  Not bluffing nor telling lies, you guys know that I will not ever do that.  

My lower back still feels sore though but that is another issue that needs to be solved in another way.

So, it is true that a good support pillow put lesser strain on the head and neck while we sleep and enabling us to have good quality sleep whole night through.

Our Conclusion
The Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow @ SGD129 (Original price SGD159) is as what the website claimed - it is the ultimate plush pillow that I think every one should have on their bed so that we all can finally enjoy good quality sleep!

Head over to Origin Mattress website here to purchase this wonderful latex pillow now!

Disclaimer : We received a Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow from Best in Singapore, solely for the purpose of reviewing and this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are based on our user experience on the product. All photos in this post belongs to The DinoFamily, you may not use them without asking for our permission

Monday, August 10, 2020

Pizza Delivery SG - Handcrafted Italian Pizza just a click away!


Pizza - a typically flatten bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked in the oven.

You can have your pizza using the knife and fork or with your hands.

You can enjoy pizza with your family and friends, in the restaurant, in the comfort of your home, at work, in school after class/after sports, watching sports matches/movie marathons, during birthday parties/graduation/special occasions/Christmas/New Year and many more!

You can have a slice of pizza for breakfast, lunch, dinner or whenever you feel like having it.

You can have your pizza any where, any time.

Truth is, you either love or hate pizza.

Let us introduce a pizzeria for your consideration in case you get tired with your usual pizza joint.  Pizza Delivery SG is a local online pizza delivery company that serves artisan-styled pizza and pasta on demand.  That means they only start to bake their pizza when they received the order.  Some of you may be familiar with Pizza Delivery SG since it was listed as one of the Best Pizza deliveries over at Best In Singapore site.

Give Pizza Delivery SG a try, I can't guarantee that you will fall in love with it but I guarantee you that the next time you want to order pizza, Pizza Delivery SG will be among your top pizzeria list.

Check out their menu here later
Pork Pepperoni Pizza

Beef Salami Pizza

Crispy Chicken Wings

Mozarella Cheese Stick

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti

Squid Ink Linguine
Our Food Tasting
We had 2 adults and 2 kids that day so I went ahead to order Pizza Delivery SG Hearty Festa that cost SGD50 and comes with two 12" pizza, 6pcs mozzarella cheese sticks and 6pcs crispy chicken wings.  I added a Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti @ SGD18.90 and a Squid Ink Linguine @ $26.90  just to have a taste of their pasta.
Since kids love pizza more than adults, we let them decide on the pizza, and they made a good choice on Pork Pepperoni and Beef Salami.  These 2 pizzas are new to me coz I am not a pizza lover and I only order the most common Hawaiian pizza or some chicken pizza from the usual pizzeria chain.

Having only eaten pizza from the one and only pizzeria that be found in most malls (you guys probably know which one I am referring to), the thin pizza tasted great to me.  I could eat 3 slices instead of the usual 1.5 pieces since I wasn't stuffed up full by the thick dough. While the crusty edge adds the crunch, the smoky taste from pepperoni and salami adds flavour to the whole pizza. refreshing taste for me.

We all agreed that the pepperoni was salty and it could do a lesser bit of salt which will made the pizza tastier.

I love the colorful Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti with its velvety cream sauce.  I like that they give a generous portion of shitake mushrooms and capsicums.  One negative review is the chicken pieces.  They looked and tasted like they have pan fried the chicken pieces before adding them into the pasta, some of the chicken pieces had dried up surface and we had a hard time chewing it.

Truth to be told, the Squid Ink Linguine was a total turned off, visually.  The whole dish was black... blacker than black! If you refer to the photo on their website, the dish is looks much appealing.  

According to the website, it is made with rich and briny squid ink with a faint hint of white wine, complete with fresh seafood of mussels, scallops, prawns, half a crayfish and squid.  Despite it's appearance, DinoBoy enjoyed the dish but commented that it is slightly salty.  I would have chuck the whole dish aside, refusing to touch it if I am the one eating it.  

The portion of the pasta is good enough to give an adult a satisfying meal without the need to have any side dishes.

There wasn't anything to rave about the sides of 6pcs mozzarella cheese sticks @ SGD14.30 and 6pcs crispy chicken wings @ SGD13.90because they arrived cold, not even lukewarm.  Definitely overprices for 6 pieces of cheese sticks.

When I ordered the cheese sticks I had already envisioned the usual cheese sticks I get from other restaurants, I was hoping this will be different.  Sadly, it turned out to be the same, they tasted like the frozen type that was sold in the supermarket.  It came cold so the cheese inside has solidified and the overall texture does not taste good.

The chicken wings still have the crispy crunch skin but it would taste so much better if it is hot.  They were not as juicy as I would thought they would be too.

Our Conclusion
Pizza Delivery SG claims over at their website that their wood-fired brick oven together with their secret sauce, handmade pizza dough freshly made daily in batches, air flown premium Southern Italian cheese and their Italy trained head chef with a decade of experience his belt allows them to serve authentic Italian pizza.

We stay fiercely true to the Italian traditions - Pizza Delivery SG
I wouldn't know how authentic Italian pizza should taste but I love their pizza for its texture, since one of the pizza was slightly salty, it took away some points. 

I have always prefer cream base pasta over tomato or aglio olio but none that I tasted prior in restaurants was able to satisfy me and usually makes me nausea half way through it.  Pizza Delivery SG Alfredo sauce is smooth and light that goes easy on the stomach.  For our Chicken Alfredo spaghetti, the amount of the sauce was just nice to coat the spaghetti and ingredient, leaving it a little bit wet so that the dish is not too dry when we eat it.

Having stated that they have 6 kitchens strategically located around Singapore it makes me wonder why our food arrived cold.  Ok, pizza was delivered about 8 minutes late (Yes, I keep track of the time), the delivery lady claimed that traffic was bad.  Would a traffic jam makes food cold?  Of course it would if its a bad 30min jam, but wouldn't they have this thermal bags that keeps food warm during delivery transition?

If you are wondering if they would honour their Late Delivery compensation should your order was not delivered within your selected 1-hour time slot, the answer is YES!   Take note that this is not their usual SGD10 discount voucher stated in their website, I am not sure why the difference and I didn't ask their PR company too. So do note that their compensation is only SGD10 discount voucher.

And yes, we will be having pizza for dinner tonight!  We are going to try different pizza and pasta, stay tuned for our review in our social media over at our facebook page and Instagram.

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Disclaimer : We received SGD80 Pizza Delivery SG store credits for partial payment of the food while we paid for the difference, solely for the purpose of reviewing and this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are based on our food tasting of Pizza Delivery SG. All photos in this post belongs to The DinoFamily, you may not use them without asking for our permission.