Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DB Bistro Moderne, Singapore


 Butternut Squash Soup
(Cranberry Coulis, Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds)  
  THE best squash soup yet! 
The Original DB Burger
(Sirloin Burger Filled with Braised Short Ribs and Foie Gras Served on a Parmesan Bun)
 You cannot miss out on this burger in DB. They did not skimp on the foie and the burger is absolutely juicy.

Japanese Kogoshima Ribeye
(Mashed Potatoes, Baby Romaine, White Balsamic Dressing) 
My mom got mad at me for ordering this but I must say, it definitely speaks for its price.

DB Bistro Moderne

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sorry for the Bland Posts

I apologize for providing only photos in my recent posts. My posts for the mean time would only contain pictures and descriptions for I currently have no time to write. Hope you understand. Thank you. :) 

Rise Buffet, MBS Singapore


Endless foie with duck

Lobster Laksa

Free flowing wine and champagne 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RamenPlay Singapore

After spending a day with my family in Universal Studios riding all the roller coasters, watching 4D shows, and eating turkey legs and corn dogs, we finally decided to have a good meal in RamenPlay. 

I thought their ramen would taste mediocre but they proved me wrong. I loved how you can add different kind of spices to adjust the taste of the ramen to your exact liking! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kraze Burgers

The menu
All the celebrity restaurants became tiring after a while. We needed a break. So my brother and I tried this Kraze Burgers food chain that a lot of people, who have stayed in MBS (Marina Bay Sands), have been talking about. On our way to the place, I could already see a lot of people in the restaurant. I figured that their burgers must be really tasty. 


Having no idea on their bestseller or whatnot my brother ordered the K.B++. It's KB's Original Burger (which consists of a natural beef patty, American cheese, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, mayo, Kraze sauce and pickles on their freshly baked bun) plus double bacon and fried eggs. Salivating by the sight of the waiter coming towards our table with the burger, my tummy smiled and grumbled. I love everything with eggs and in it so I thought that this burger could actually make it on my list. Well, until I took my first bite. Everything was just tasteless except for the egg. The second bite was an apology for the first but it still didn't make it. Although, the eggs made up for their tasteless beef patty, it made the burger a bit juicy too. 

K.G Burger

I chose the K.G. burger (Bulgogi Burger) thinking that stood out among the burger flavors. I didn't know what to expect seeing the burger. It looked mediocre but sounded quite tempting with their “Korean-style barbecued beef patty added with a unique Bulgogi sauce along with mushrooms on a whole-wheat bun” description.  My thoughts about the burger remained the same after I took a bite except my K.G Burger is more lifeless than my brother’s. Though I thank God for the side dish. It kind of uplifted my mood.
Lastly, I just want to ask: What really is the craze about these burgers? I don’t get it. 

 10 Bayfront Ave,
 #B2-54 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

You Might Want to Check the Stars Tonight

Cold and Spellbinding: An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky

Feb. 17, 2012:  Note to sky watchers: Put on your winter coats. What you’re about to read might make you feel an uncontrollable urge to dash outside.
The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the evening sky, and you can see the formation—some of it at least—tonight. 
Go out at sunset and look west.  Venus and Jupiter pop out of the twilight even before the sky fades completely black.  The two brilliant planets surrounded by evening blue is a beautiful sight.
Amateur astronomer Göran Strand photographed Venus and Jupiter converging over Frösön, Sweden, on Feb.12, 2012. [video]
If you go out at the same time tomorrow, the view improves, because Venus and Jupiter are converging.  In mid-February they are about 20 degrees apart.  By the end of the month, the angle narrows to only 10 degrees—so close that you can hide them together behind your outstretched palm.  Their combined beauty grows each night as the distance between them shrinks.
A special night to look is Saturday, Feb. 25th, when the crescent Moon moves in to form a slender heavenly triangle with Venus, Jupiter and the Moon as vertices (sky map).  One night later, on Sunday, Feb. 26th, it happens again (sky map). This arrangement will be visible all around the world, from city and countryside alike.  The Moon, Venus and Jupiter are the brightest objects in the night sky; together they can shine through urban lights, fog, and even some clouds.

In March, Venus and Jupiter continue their relentless convergence until, on March 12th and 13th, the duo lie only three degrees apart—a spectacular double beacon in the sunset sky (sky map).  Now you’ll be able to hide them together behind a pair of outstretched fingertips. After hopping from Venus to Jupiter in late February, the Moon exits stage left, but the show is far from over.
There’s something mesmerizing about stars and planets bunched together in this way—and, no, you’re not imagining things when it happens to you.  The phenomenon is based on the anatomy of the human eye.
Cold and Spellbinding (fovea)
The fovea is responsible for our central, sharpest vision. [more]
"Your eye is a bit like a digital camera," explains optometrist Dr. Stuart Hiroyasu of Bishop, California. "There's a lens in front to focus the light, and a photo-array behind the lens to capture the image. The photo-array in your eye is called the retina. It's made of rods and cones, the organic equivalent of electronic pixels."
There’s a tiny patch of tissue near the center of the retina where cones are extra-densely packed. This is called “the fovea.”
"Whatever you see with the fovea, you see in high-definition," Hiroyasu says. The fovea is critical to reading, driving, watching television. The fovea has the brain's attention.
The field of view of the fovea is only about five degrees wide. Most nights in March, Venus and Jupiter will fit within that narrow cone.  And when they do—presto!  It’s spellbinding astronomy.
Standing outdoors, mesmerized by planets aligned in a late winter sunset, you might just forget how cold you feel.  Bring a coat anyway….

Author:Dr. Tony Phillips| Production editor: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA