thanks to the organisers from OMY.SG and the Far East Organisation, I was really honoured to have been invited and chosen as one of the fifteen bloggers who participated in the GreenwichV Experience last Saturday!
So, prior to the commencement of the event, my team [the Urban team] decided to do a site recee and take a stroll there. And within 30 minutes, we practically combed through the entire place and were ready to rock the place.
Our starting point was the Empire State Restaurant and there, we were briefed by our game master a.k.a facilitator, Janet, on the rules of the game and following which, we were treated to a really extremely gigantic beef burger served with fries by the side. The name of this dish is known as the Empire State Burger Trust me, even though there were 5 of us in the team, we couldn’t even finish 3/4 of the entire dish. And well, after the burger came the Empire State Pizza and last but not the least, the Meatball Spaghetti! By the time the last dish came, we wondered if we would still have the stomach for the rest of the F&B Outlets that were part of our race.
The Empire State Burger
The Empire State Pizza
Our Second Stop- Chinta Manis [English translation would be Sweet Love]
Well, the Kuehs and Pastries here are just fabulous. In fact, we tried their Ondeh Ondeh and their Chocolate Hazelnut Cake and it was heavenly! The ingredients used were extremely fresh and the sweets were just balanced in taste. [not too sweet and not too plain]. If you are looking for some traditional handmade Nonya Kuehs for your party and events, this is the place to get them!
Our Third Stop- Hockhua Tonic
We were being tasked to find out the price of their most expensive and hot-selling birds’ nest here and had to also know which particular brands they were. It was to my surprise that after this particular visit, I realised that birds’ nest were not that expensive after all. A lesson learnt for me. Perhaps maybe I could get this as a gift for my mum during Mother’s Day! =P
Our Fourth Stop- Mai Thai Restaurant
Mai Thai Restaurant only has 3 outlets in Singapore, with GreenwichV being its latest. I particular like the ambience of the restaurant because it is quite chic, contemporary, and yet also has a traditional element to it. Here, we were served beverages, Tom Yum Soup, Prawn Cakes, Beef Stew, and Stir-Fried Basil Chicken. For myself, I had Lime Juice as my beverage while the ladies had Thai Iced Tea. Their Tom Yum Soup and Prawn Cakes were my favourite and if you are going to drop by, do give it a try as it is really worth it.
The Menu Cover
Piping Hot Tom Yum Soup
Thai Prawn Cakes! Absolutely must try!
Our Fifth Stop- Paradise Inn
Gosh, its another food outlet again and this time, we were served Fried Rice, Fried Prawns Coated with Salted Egg, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Stir-Fried Vegetables. Here, I personally like the Fried Prawns Coated with Salted Egg because this dish is not only unique but it is also flavourful and fried till perfection. The prawns were very fresh and it was just awesome. Not just food alone, I also like the restaurants interior decoration because of its traditional features.
The Nice Interior Decorations and Ambience of the Restaurant
Fried Prawns Coated with Salted Egg. Must try!*
Our Sixth Stop- Berrylite
Yet, another food stop! Hahas. We were all trying to stomach in all the delicious food that were served to us thus far but well, at least this was something really lite for our stomachs! I particularly like the store’s bright decorations and contemporary interior design. The service staff were extremely friendly and we were presented with various flavours of yoghurt and smoothies to try. For those of you who really know me, I don’t like yoghurt and I have never ever in my 24 years of living on planet earth, gulped down even a cup of yoghurt! But Berrylite was an exception for me. Here’s why, I was sampling their Red Velvet Yoghurt and seriously, it did not even tasted like yoghurt to me at all. In fact, it tasted like those MacDonald’s soft-serve ice-cream [not an insult here] and all I felt was as if I was eating a “Chocolate flavoured Ice-Cream”! So yes, tasted like ice-cream but minus all the extra calories! From now on, I will consider eating yoghurts from Berrylite and I don’t have a phobia for yoghurts anymore thanks to Berrylite! =D
The Nice Cafe Ambience!
Yeah! Feel free to indulge guilt-free because its 100% FAT FREE!
Toppings available to top your yoghurt with!
Red Velvet Yoghurt! My favourite yoghurt from now on!
Our Seventh Stop- VideoEzy
Do you know that VideoEzy was founded in Australia? Well, I didn’t knew that because all along, I thought that VideoEzy was a local enterprise. We always learn something new everyday don’t we? Here, we were tasked to find out what are the various rental price plans and what the prices are. Simple task indeed and well, here you see me trying to be Tintin!
Our Eighth Stop- Toastbox
Here, we were served a Peanut Butter Thick Toast and A Bowl of Chicken Curry! Honestly, I have been patronising ToastBox many times and I always am intrigued by their “mountain-shaped butter”. Not just that, I particular enjoy their thick toasts which are always made to perfection. In fact, I very much enjoy their breakfast sets as they have more varieties of food than Ya Kun.
Our Ninth Stop- Cedele
This was my virgin experience to Cedele and I was absolutely blown away by its concept! Healthy food, healthy living indeed. We were served with two beverages, one a yoghurt-like drink and the second, an ABC fruit juice. We were also treated to their Red Velvet Cake and also a plate of Steamed Fish served with Greens by the Side, and a plate of Mini Beef Burgers! We had a rather beefy affair the whole day indeed. =D So yes, I particular like their food because they were all made with natural/organic ingredients, prepared with healthy cooking methods where there’s no preservatives used! Oh, and Cedele’s most popular cake is their carrot cake! If you are looking for something healthy, try Cedele because I will soon find myself visiting Cedele more frequent than ever before.
Ambience of Cedele
The Two Most Healthy Beverage I Ever Had!
Our Tenth Stop- Rosabelle Launderette
From its name, you can most probably guess that Rosabelle Laundrette is in the laundry business. Here, we were tasked to find out the costs of sending a suit and an evening gown for laundry cleaning services and well, it was an easy task indeed. What was extra special about this particular laundry shop is that it has laundry services for those expensive and posh handbags, like your typical Gucci, LV, Prada and etc.! I haven’t heard of anything like it but well, if you ever asked yourself where you can get your expensive handbags to be sent for cleaning, you might just want to check out this place.
Our Final Stop- Phoenix Medical Group
Here, one of us from the team is to try their facial wash product and yes, yours truly here was handpicked/arrowed to try out their facial wash product. It was my virgin experience doing a facial in a commercial setting by the way but after the experience, I can’t wait to try it again! After the facial wash, my face was extremely smooth and Baby can vouch for that. My face felt so clean that I can’t helped but to keep touching my face. Well, Phoenix Medical Group not just provides facial products but they do also provide other aesthetic products and you might just want to check them out. They also have health screening services available and personally, I felt that the price was pretty reasonable.
So after the long day of eating and walking and walking and eating, we finally headed back to our meeting point to upload all the photographs that we took for the day. And well, for the entire race, my team came in 3rd placing and we walked away with $100 GreenwichV Vouchers where we could use it at any of the shops at GreenwichV. If you’re staying around Yio Chu Kang/Seletar, be sure to check out this new food haven where you can expect to find lots of interesting eateries. Not only that, on the 18th and 19th of February which is this Saturday and Sunday, GreenwichV is also organising a weekend carnival where you can experience the wonderful and exciting treats they have installed for you. Oh yes, Baby particular like the Cold Stone Cream Ice-Cream giveaway! [yes it’s free!]
And one last thing before I end off this entry, if you enjoyed my team’s blog entry, do give us your vote and vote us as your favourite team! You might be asking me why you should vote right? Well, you should vote because 6 lucky voters will walk away with a $50 GreenwichV Shopping Voucher! To vote for us, simply check out http://blog.omy.sg/greenwich-v/vote-win/ and cast your votes! Voting begins from 16th March 2012!
Some Photos Taken Around Greenwich V!
Some of the Stalls Selling their Handicrafts at the Carnival!
Just in case you’re driving and wondering how much it is to park there.
And yes, you might get the chance to see Whisky, a really adorable dog of the owner of My Pets Culture, a dedicated pets saloon shop!
So head down to GreenwichV this weekend to find out more!
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