Wednesday, September 26, 2012

nydc Celebrates Super Sweet 17th Birthday!

Blogging about food is not a very good idea at 11pm!  Feeling so hungry just thinking about nydc's Super Sweet 17th Birthday last week. 

We gathered at Bugis Junction's nydc and had a great feast.

For starters, I highly recommend Waldorf with a Hic, the Waldorf salad with whisky-infused grapes!   Very refreshing as an appetizer, and I love the touch of roasted almond flakes.  I don't think I'll ever get sick of those crunchy Romaine lettuce.  ;)

Skinny Dip Chips are THE bomb.  The tortilla chips come with three flavours for you to dip: Spiced chilli beef (quite spicy - too spicy for me actually - but I know some people love that!), Blue cheese, and artichoke blend (so good!).

I figured the just dipping into the blue cheese might be too strong for some, so I actually tried dipping into all three at one go and my chips turned out AWESOME.   Would totally recommend this to share with your friends as a starter or if you're hanging out for tea.

93.3fm DJ, Lin Peifen, entertained us throughout the night with games.  There were longest breath competition of "nydcccccccccccccc" (to beat Edwin's timing ), word search,  and coming up with the best caption for a nydc dish.  Our table didn't win any prize but it's okay! :)

She was going around tables asking for our opinions and giving away nydc vouchers! 

My table mates were fun and engaging, and I enjoyed their company very much.  I even walked home with William after the event. Hahaha.

nydc fans should be familiar with Romeo & Juliet, baked herbed rice in their signature garlic mayo mixed with smoky crispy bacon and tender sweet corn, topped with melted mozzarella.  This is my absolute favourite dish of the night!  I love it so much I even finished Samantha's. :D :D :D

Drunken Masta' is my second favourite dish.  This seafood stew is a perfect combination of tiger prawns, dory fillet, clams, shell pasta and ... wait for it ... TEQUILA.   Hey, the name's not Drunken Masta for nothing!

You can even get to choose how many shots of tequila you want in your stew! 1 shot for Sober, 2 for Drunk and 3 for K.O.! I love creative dishes.  ^^

The Picasso Pizza is one of the classics at nydc.  Create your own canvas by choosing your own pizza base and 3 toppings. 

I was so stuffed by the time Yankee's in Town arrived, I didn't really get to try it properly. :(  I did have a taste of this hot sauce chicken wrapped in bacon though.  I think meat-lovers will dig this dish.  Comes with salad and crispy wedges!

Berry Freezy was my choice of  beverage that night.  It's a blend of mixed berries, lemonade and soda.  I have a sweet tooth so this is a little too sour for my liking. 

However, some of my table mates chose the Nutty Cookie Cruncher and Shake Affogato Shake, which both contains coffee and Bailey's!  I tried them both, and I must say they're smooth, sweet and will keep you awake. :)

nydc had celebrities (both online and tv) to initiate the cake-cutting ceremony.  How many of them can you spot?

As for the desserts,  we had some bite-sized pieces (everybody was too full!), but I wasn't too into the cakes.

Yet, Sealed with a Kiss may seem like your typical sweet chocolate cake, but it has a special minty twist to it. 

Then we also had I'm Goin' Bananas, chocolate fudge brownie with banana ice cream and walnuts.

Aiyo the photobooth is every blogger's favourite.  Even better when equipped with props! :D  

One with the hardworking Nuffies; And realizing that a friend has also joined the team too (Hi Chris!).

Pictures of Velda, Michelle and me.  Hehe

Happy 17th Birthday nydc, may you have many many 17 years to come. :)

Dine at nydc because You need no occasion to get wasted!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Take5: My New Source of Energy!

I'm back, and energized! :D

Before I leave Singapore, I mentioned about a new energy drink that I will be bringing along with me to UK.

This energy shots are called Take5 Energy and is also said to have some enhanced health benefits.
So far I've tried both flavours (Mixed Berries & Citrus) and types (Brain Power & Immunity), I haven't had any of those lethargy "crash" that you may get from sugar or other energy drinks.

Because Smith wanted a group of us to try out this new energy shots, so we all gathered at Physical Abuse to test out this product two months ago (sorry for this backdated post!).

We were told that we will be engaging in some physical activity, so we came prepared.  Each of us was given a Take5 T-shirt as well.

The introduction was done before our exercise session, and I was glad there were some refreshments, I was famished! Healthy sandwiches (okay ignore the egg tart)!

Drums Alive was the activity we were going to do!  It's sort of like dancing + drumming, where the instructors tell us what to do and we follow.  The exercise will requires the movement of the whole body (there was squats and turns) and memory work (for the drum sequence).

Meet our instructors (bottom right), and Mint!  Mint was super enthu about it.  :)

Mint was feeling really energized after the drink and said that she could remember the sequence of drum beats in the second half of the session.

Personally (and true story), I didn't remember the steps better. BUT.  After the first half of the session I was panting and feeling tired, yet after the second half session (had half a shot of Take5) I actually wanted more Drums activity. Lol. I no longer felt tired you see.  :D

The only thing that I don't like so much about it is probably the taste.  Because it's non-carbonated and I had them at room temperature, the taste is pretty strong.  Some people like it, some people don't.  For me, I think it'll taste better chilled.  

Group photo! Can you see everybody is super hyper even AFTER the event has ended? Hahaha

The drink does work though, for about 5 hours after you consume a bottle (drink less if you wanna get some sleep!).

I brought this drink out on the day I went to Bath and Stonehenge because I knew it was a long day, and true enough it cam in handy.  The bottle is small (60ml), so I conveniently slipped it in the side pocket of my backpack. Since no refrigeration is needed, I could just drink it anytime. 

The Brain Power helps your cognitive function, for tasks requiring immediate recall, mental alertness and concentration.

As for the Immunity formula, it could reduce your number of sick days as it supports overall vital immune functions, reduces fatigue and tension in your body.

Took Immunity coz' I wasn't getting enough sleep in Cambridge and had a bit of flu.  That helped. :)

Take5 Energy would be most suitable for the professionals who often have to work long hours,  stressed, and need just that little more energy and focus to get the work done.  Those who often fall sick can also consume Take5 as it helps to boost the immunity system (the leaky nose, anyone?)!

These shots are available at convenience stores (I've seen them!), and going for S$3.60 a pop.  You can also get them by the dozen for S$43.20.

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