Wednesday, 30 October 2013

[Food] Hot Tomato

My boyf and I had our first taste of Hot Tomato at CWP, the Causeway Point years ago. However, back then it didn't leave us much impression.. and only months back while shopping together at 313@Somerset, we saw it again and decided to settle our dinner there. To our surprise, everything was nice and the outlet provide a very pleasant dining experience. So we went back on a regular basis thereafter.

The restaurant concept is a mid-casual dining platform that aims to bring comfort, quality and price to their customers. As mentioned in one of their vision - Providing outstanding quality, service and value. Apart from the usual, they also have Hot Tomato Express to cater to those who wants a hearty indulgence while on the go, with their specially designed bistro counters for takeaways, providing convenience for their customers.

Serving western food, they specialized in grills, pasta, daily fresh sandwiches and wraps, homemade soups, Italian coffee, sweet desserts and premium Bratwurst sausages!

So here's what we've tried so far and still loving them;

(1) Ice Tea
I always love sipping on homemade ice tea but we all know that not all places can provide that same satisfying taste. Hot Tomato have got really nice ice tea to sip on.. And even though there are a few drinks choices to choose from when one opted for the set meal, i still stick to ordering their ice tea for all my dining experience at Hot Tomato.. Simply because it's very refreshing before and after meal and it's nice!

(2) Mushroom Soup & Garlic Bread
They have two kinds of soups - Tomato and Mushroom. We've tried both, and we still prefers the latter one, the Mushroom soup! No, not those traditional mushroom style, but a creamy base one. Kids will definitely love this! Generous slices of chopped mushrooms can be found that are so yummy to chew on as well. Oh, and not forgetting the garlic bread that comes along with each bowl of soup! They actually toast them to nice, crispy, crunchy ones! =)

(3) Sirloin Steak
Both of us love steak and we will always call for "medium rare" so the meat will be tender soft and wouldn't be too hard to chew on. This dish turns out really nicely! All main course comes with pasta, some greens and mushroom sauce. I exceptionally love their pasta for its very rich flavour (it does keeps me wanting more! ^o^) You can opt to change to fries instead of the usual pasta depending on your preferences.

(4) Lamb Chop
I am not much into lamb meat but the boyf said it was as nice as the others. This dish has got great tempting grilled smell, very well done!

(5) Mix Grills
This is the best combo one can ever have in Hot Tomato! It consists of chicken, pork and premium Bratwurst sausage! There was once, we were both surprised seeing how crispy the chicken's skin was cooked (as if we were having roast pork - Sio Bak) YUMS!

(6) Chicken & Sausage Pasta
This ain't anything fantastic but still good. Generous amount of meat and sauce at a really cheap, affordable price!

One of the good thing about their service, would be - short waiting time. Time is crucial, especially when people starts to get hungry and turn grumpy really quick. They were pretty fast in serving out the food too.. and even when the restaurant is crowded, the waiting queue doesn't have to wait very long.. =)

For more details, do check out their website http://www.hottomato.com.sg/

Thursday, 17 October 2013

[Film] About Time

As I mentioned previously, I got a pair of preview tickets to watch About Time at Shaw Lido and was happily pulling my dearest boyf to go enjoy it with me! A big thumbs-up to the show, we really love it a lot! =)

Welcome tokens received, HerWorld Magazine and a couple of advertising booklets arranged by United International Pictures. Feeling lucky because HerWorld is one of my favourite fashion & beauty magazine!
Us, just before the show..
in the queue.. it was a free seating..
The huge theatre housing 780 new cushioned seats, we sat in the middle. Nearing to 9pm
where the show starts.. the area was surprisingly full!
( Sorry about the bright light in the picture )
About Time, a romantic comedy, begins with the introduction of Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) and his family in a seaside mansion in Cornwall, far away from the city. As Tim reaches his 21st years of life, he learns a secret from his adorable dad (Bill Nighy), that the men in their family can travel through time, where they can revisit any moment of their own life. So the question came in mind, what would you do if you're given a second chance in life?

For Tim, Love is always the thing his seeking for. After several attempts of courting girls (even with his newfound special skill), some things are just not meant to be. Soon after, he met Mary (Rachel McAdams), a pretty sweet girl, at a restaurant.. but an unfortunate time-travel incident resulted in him never having met her at all. So they meet for the first time again and again and finally, after a lot of trying, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster, to save his sister's love life... but as life progresses, he realises this gift can't save him from the pain that affect all families, everywhere.

Soon after his dad passed on, he choose to put his gift aside and lead a life like how a normal person would, and on top of that, knowing to make the most out of each and every moment with his loved ones.

This movie really can make you go "Awww...~", and really touching towards the end of the show.. =')


Much in love with this song, their song track, 'How Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding'.. 
from watching the movie About Time, yet another romantic comedy movie by Richard Curtis. =)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn

October seems like a good month for me because things are going pretty well! Here's a little updates of what's happening in my life in the beginning of the month;

Won myself a pair of preview tickets for About Time through a mini Facebook contest. Arrived in the mailbox today, one of the nicest preview tickets recieved so far, i would say. Thanks to United International Pictures! The answer to the contest was really really easy! You may think it was just a pair of movie tickets, no it wasn't just any other movie tickets to me. I've been wanting to watch it ever since i watched the trailer.. A story about chasing moments.. Rachel Mcadams' smile is so attractive! I would probably come up with movie review on this, so do visit again. :)
My first try on Smoothie King, ordered the Mango Festival. They were generous in the serving, so it turns out really thick like how a ice blended smoothie should be. Taste great and super refreshing, think its worth the money!
Got this from boyf's mum, thanks a lot once again!
Ordered this pair of watches about 2 weeks ago from Qoo10 and arrived in the mailbox today as well. Super cheap, i got them at $8.80 each! =) Luckily they fit well and doesn't feel loose on my arm.
Pictures with boyf's mum and Maine some time ago, while we queue to go into a warehouse sales in geylang. We got a few pieces and I had 3 pieces myself. Thanks again for all the lovely clothes that boyf's mum bought for us! Both mum and daughter are such nice ladies! Love you both!! ^^
 Super sunny that day..
My top-to-toe outfit was actually all from BKK, even the brown backpack! Heehee..

We stayed overnight at boyf's mum place. Josaeus is damn cute, just by looking at his smile cheer us up!
The next day, went for a relaxing day at ECP, we had picnic and cycling!

 They prepared sandwiches, bread and snacks but guess not enough so Maine and her partner went over to BK and back with more yummies!!
Thank you for the wonderful day out! =)

Alright, enough of updates.. time for rest. Goodnight readers!