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Sukiya Singapore Review @ Bugis +

Sukiya Review @ Bugis +

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SukiYa is a Japanese shabu shabu or hotpot restaurant with quite a number of outlets in Singapore. The hotpot culture seems to be well-received locally with many new brands chipped into this piece of business.

The all-you-can-eat hot pot offers the typical dishes, there are various types of meatballs, choice of veggies, noodles, mushroom, fresh seafood (squid) and rice. Of course, the highlights are the pork, beef and chicken sliced meat that go with different hotpot soup.

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At SukiYa, there is up to six types of soup base to choose from. You have Butaniku, Kimchi, Tonyu Miso, Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki and Black garlic soup.

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Different dipping sauces are available, the popular one like Ponzu and spicy peanut sauce or simply mix your own dipping sauce.

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You are given two choices of soup to go with the meal, based on recommendation; we went for the Sukiyaki broth and the new flavour – Black Garlic soup. Sukiyaki is a blend of sugar and bonito stock added to a base of brewed soy sauce, the sugar provides the sweetness to the soup from the savoury soy sauce.

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Black garlic soup is the latest addition to the range of soup here, made of pork soup base and ground black garlic – a health food by definition. The fragrant of black garlic was distinctive but the base soup was diluted and only a whiff of taste, we feedback to the kitchen and in return we were given addition half a bowl of concentrated pork broth to intensify the overall taste, the bowl of broth was the same concentrated broth to make the base soup, the added broth instantly changed the taste of the soup from a bowl of insipid broth to a full body flavour-rich milky soup.

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All the items available for the hotpot was seemingly off the shelf, perhaps Sukiya can have one or two house-specialties to create market differentiation. Trays of meat were thinly sliced and the highlight of the meal here, freshness and quality can be assured here and you can go for All-Day premium meat with free-flow Wagyu beef and Iberico pork for $ 10.90++ to enjoy the subtle meat.

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Limited choice of cakes and ice cream are available for the sweet tooth to end your meal.

Our verdict on SukiYa

Sukiya is largely focused on its choice of quality meat to lure the diners; this is where the attraction all about and everything else was less significant.

Lunch $ 18.90++ Dinner $ 24.90++ All Day premium meat with free-flow Wagyu beef and Iberico pork for $ 10.90++

A: Bugis+, 201 Victoria St #04-14/15, Singapore 188067

Other Outlets:

112 Katong #02-07

Bukit Panjang Plaza #02-16

Heartland Mall Kovan #02-08/09

Kallang Wave Mall #01-35

Plaza Singapura #04-63/67

Marina Square #02-183B/C

Tampines Mall #B1-02

H: 11.30am to 10pm Mon – Thurs, 11.30am to 10.30pm Fri – Sun

T: 6884 5778


Note: Invitation by Suki-Ya

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Convert Your Doodles into Horrific Images with Pix2Pix

What do you get when you blend man-made doodles and machine learning together? Well, the Dutch broadcaster NPO has an answer to that, something called Pix2Pix, a little web application that turns your doodles into rather terrifying images using the machine learning technology.

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Created using Google’s open-source machine learning platform called Tensorflow, Pix2Pix uses a system called generative adversarial network (GAN) to create a proper image out of the submitted doodle. To facilitate the creation of the image, NPO has fed the artificial intelligence system with thousands of images of Lara Rense, an anchor that works for NPO.

combine doodles and picture

The end result of this little experiment is a web application that attempts to create a picture out of doodle by using bits and pieces of the images that has been fed to it. According to the demo image that greets the user when the first enter Pix2Pix, the system is capable of generating a rather decent picture of a human face.

However, if your doodling skills aren’t great, the end result tends to be rather terrifying.

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Michelin Star Restaurants Singapore 2017 (FULL LIST)

The Michelin Guide has awarded 38 restaurants in Singapore this year, up from 29 last year. The three- and two-starred restaurants remain the same, except that Waku Ghin, which had one star last year, has upgraded to two now.

The major changes occur in the one star category:

1. Two restaurants, Forest and Terra, lost their star this year.

2. There are 11 new restaurants. Out of the 11 restaurants, Australian cuisine gets two spots, one occupied by Whitegrass, which I predicted would receive a star. Both Whitegrass and Meta are on my Best Restaurant 2016 list, and Meta also received a star.

3. The stalwarts of Singapore fine-dining get a nod too: Garibaldi, Iggy’s, and Saint Pierre.

4. And there is more appreciation for local chefs as Labyrinth, which serves mod sin, gets a spot.

5. There are also more Chinese restaurants added to the list.

Last year, people complained that because Michelin Guide is sponsored by Singapore Tourism Board, the first time ever that Michelin receives sponsorship, the results might not be fair. They also questioned why hawkers are on the list. Everyone is elated for the hawkers, but the Guide takes into account ambience and service and a food centre doesn’t score well in those categories.

This year, I see another problem. Liao Fan Soya Chicken, which retains its Michelin star, has also a Bib Gourmand entry this year. Both outlets serve the same food and should have similar standard. But why does the hawker stall get a star but the restaurant a Bib Gourmand?

Here’s the full list of the Michelin star winners. Congrats!


Joël Robuchon – French contemporary


André – Innovative

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – French contemporary

Les Amis – French – Reservation

Odette – French contemporary

Shisen Hanten – Sichuan contemporary – Reservation

Shoukouwa – Sushi – Reservation

Waku Ghin – Japanese contemporary 时尚日本菜


Alma – European contemporary – Reservation

Béni – French contemporary

Braci – Italian contemporary – Reservation (NEW)

Candlenut – Peranakan

Cheek by Jowl – Australian contemporary (NEW)

Chef Kang’s – Cantonese (NEW)

Corner House – Innovative – Reservation

Crystal Jade Golden Palace – Chinese – Reservation

Cut – Steakhouse

Garibaldi – Italian – Reservation (NEW)

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle – Street Food

Iggy’s – European contemporary  (NEW)

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine – Teochew (NEW)

Jaan – French contemporary

Labyrinth – Innovative – Reservation (NEW)

Lei Garden – Cantonese

Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle – Street Food

Meta – Innovative – Reservation (NEW) 

Osia – Australian contemporary – Reservation

Putien (Kitchener Road) – Fujian

Rhubarb – French contemporary

Saint Pierre – French contemporary – Reservation (NEW)

Shinji (Bras Basah Road) – Sushi

Shinji (Tanglin Road) – Sushi

Summer Palace – Cantonese – Reservation (NEW)

Summer Pavilion – Cantonese – Reservation

Sushi Ichi – Sushi

The Kitchen at Bacchanalia – Innovative – Reservation

The Song of India – Indian – Reservation

Whitegrass – Australian contemporary – Reservation (NEW)

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Galaxy Note 7 FE ‘Fandom Edition’ Release Date Tipped In New Report

By | June 29th, 2017

If you cast your minds back to the end of 2016, you will undoubtedly remember the failure that was Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.

After initially being released to excellent reviews and selling well, the phone was recalled twice following a series of high profile fires and explosions in which the device injured people and damaged property.

The recall meant that everyone got a refund and Samsung set about working out what went wrong, and now the company is apparently getting ready to have another go at releasing its big, big phone. It’s called the Galaxy Note 7 FE, or Fandom Edition. No, we don’t know why either.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the new Galaxy Note FE will arrive in stores on July 7th starting in South Korea, although a release elsewhere on the planet is somewhat unclear at this time. It seems there is not an expectation that the re-release of the Galaxy Note 7 will impact on sales of the current flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ double act, but we do wonder how confident Samsung is of that. Timed somewhat suspiciously, the new Galaxy devices are also receiving a new color option in Taiwan, with pink being the order of the day.

For those wondering about the safety of the new Galaxy Note 7 FE, we’re told that the new devices will feature different internals to the ones which shipped the first time around, so there should be no cause for concern there. However, it will be very interesting to see how something with the name Galaxy Note 7, regardless of its full name, will sell to customers that will surely want to ensure their phones don’t set anything alight at the drop of a hat.

Watch this space, and maybe see what the Galaxy Note 8 has to offer too.

(source: The Wall Street Journal)

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Husk – Enjoy Delicious Froco (Frozen Coconut) Dessert at Plaza Singapura

Combat the sweltering weather with a cup of Froco at Husk. Nope, I didn’t spell froyo wrongly. Froco is an abbreviation for frozen coconut, the new dessert on the block that blends nutrients from young Thai coconuts into a creamy ice-cold swirl. Not unlike frozen yogurt, it is a refreshing dessert that is perfect for coconut and ice-cream lovers!

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Husk blends young Thai coconut flesh and water to form their in-house specialty – a smooth and light concoction that has a distinct coconut taste. It has a low dairy content (around 1%!) and is low in sugar as well. Don’t be mistaken, that doesn’t mean it won’t be able to satisfy your sweet tooth. The young Thai coconut flesh is a natural sweetener for the froco, without leaving it cloyingly sweet.

Husk has 3 sizes available for their frocos: Short ($ 3.80, $ 0.80 for additional topping), Tall ($ 5, $ 0.80 for additional topping) and Parfait ($ 6.50, comes with 3 toppings).

Toppings include mango, pineapple, jackfruit, banana and watermelon for fruits and homemade muesli, homemade granola, peanuts and chocolate for the crunch.

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The Parfait is the most value-for-money, as it comes with a generous swirl of froco. Compared to other frozen yogurt establishments, they have a limited variety of toppings. Also, there aren’t any ‘sauces’ to pick from. However, we didn’t miss it at all! We got the watermelon, mangoes and homemade muesli(Thai recipe).

I know how it feels like to step out and have your once tall froco swirl melt into a sad puddle. If you’re going to be outdoors, Husk offers smoothies as well. Instead of being coconut-based, they are fruit-based instead with the addition of coconut water.

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We tried the Pump It ($ 6.20) Smoothie which is a Power Smoothie made from a blend of banana, honey and granola. It is rich and decadent with a strong banana taste. Banana helps to replenish the body with essential electrolytes and potassium nutrients.

They also have Green Smoothies like Just Beet It ($ 6.80) which has carrot, beetroot and lemon as well as Fruity Smoothies like the Jumping Jack ($ 6.80) which features mango and jackfruit.

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Husk is located at B2 of Plaza Singapura. Their cheery turquoise and yellow decorations make them hard to miss. Would I go back again? Certainly. Froco is a healthier alternative to frozen yogurt and is no less refreshing and satisfying. It even helps to improve digestion and support the absorption of key vitamins, minerals and amino acids. What’s not to love?

While we were there, the shop assistant told us about plans to introduce another type of frozen fruit dessert that is well-loved by the Thais – mango. The release date is unconfirmed and they have not officially launched the flavour yet, but they are currently offering sample-sized cups for customers to try. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!

Address: 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura #B2-49, 238839

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, Open Daily. made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to Coocaça. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!

Adele Chiang

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Downgrade To iOS 10.3.1 No Longer Possible As Apple Stops Signing The Firmware

By | June 28th, 2017

You can now no longer downgrade to iOS 10.3.1 firmware on a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. Here’s what you need to know.

Today Apple pulled the plug on iOS 10.3.1 firmware, killing the downgrades or upgrades to the said firmware in the process. While normally this wouldn’t matter much for a firmware like iOS 10.3.1 as it has no public jailbreak available for it as yet, Pangu team however did demo a jailbreak on the firmware though it was never released to general consumers.

With Apple now no longer signing iOS 10.3.1 firmware, iOS 10.3.2 is now the latest and only public firmware being signed by Apple. In addition to iOS 10.3.2, Apple of course is also signing developer and public beta builds of both iOS 11 and iOS 10.3.3, later of the two is which expected to be made available for download to consumers very soon.

Last week, at MOSEC 2017 in Shanghai, China, a security research team which goes by the name of KeenLab demonstrated a working jailbreak for both iOS 11 beta and also iOS 10.3.2 firmware. This was the first time a jailbreak was demoed for both iOS 11 and iOS 10.3.2. And while there is no guarantee that KeenLab’s jailbreak will ever see the light of day, it’s still encouraging to see hackers continuously been able to bypass Apple’s security measures and checks in place for jailbreak and research purposes.

We will of course keep you updated on the state of jailbreak affairs but for the time being, if you are already jailbroken, our advice would be to stay on that lowest possible firmware unless and until there’s a jailbreak made available to public for latest firmware versions.

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Kueh Ho Jiak – Unique Modern Ang Ku Kueh with Sweet Potato Skin!

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Ang Ku Kueh is a small oval-shaped Chinese pastry that has chewy and sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling that fills the centre of the pastry. Traditionally, it is red in colour. However, the ones at Kueh Ho Jiak come in an array of colours – purple, brown, yellow and even BLACK.

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Rest assured, for there is no artificial colouring and preservatives added to the ang ku kueh here. The skin gets its colour from the sweet potatoes that it is made from. 5 different types of sweet potatoes are used in the creation of the skin. Think Hannah sweet potatoes, Japanese sweet potatoes, Jewel sweet potatoes, Purple sweet potatoes and Garnet sweet potatoes. The skin of the kueh is freshly made by the creative Chef Sandy Hannah Tan.

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Compared to the usual ang ku kueh, the skin is softer and slightly thinner with fillings that are not as sweet. They have a range of fillings for you to pick from. Flavours include classics like mung bean, red bean and yam, as well as more premium flavours like fresh durian, fresh jackfruit and hae bee hiam.

The Sweet Potato Ang Ku Kueh with Red Bean fillings go for $ 1.20 per piece, and was my favourite out of the lot, as the filling was not too sweet and tasted rather natural. The skin was a bit too oily and left a greasy shine on my fingers after popping the kueh into my mouth. However, we liked that the skin was thinner compared to the usual ang ku kuehs out there.

You might also recognise a certain cartoon character on their kuehs! The Hello Kitty-shaped Sweet Potato Ang Ku Kueh ($ 1.20) contains a peanut filling. The sweet ground peanut filling is sure to be a hit among children. We liked that the ground peanut fillings were tightly packed together in the core of the plump kueh.

The Yam ($ 1.20) filling is made from scratch by mashing yam together. It is made using Chef Sandy Hannah Tan’s own recipe, and is healthier as it is less sweet.

If you’re wondering how to differentiate between the different kuehs, here is a short guide to help you. The Bear-shaped ones have coconut fillings, full purple-coloured ones have yam fillings, Hello Kitty-shaped ones have ground peanut fillings and the flower-shaped ones have either red bean or mung bean fillings.

Kueh Ho Jiak Items

Other than their classic Ang Ku Kueh, Kueh Ho Jiak also offers unique items like Bomb Puff. They currently have Curry Potato ($ 1.50), Extra Spicy Lime Sardine ($ 1.50) and Egg Mayo ($ 1.50). The bomb puffs have crispy laters that are handmade with love with the use of top quality butter.

This is an interesting rendition of the classic Ang Ku Kueh and is worth trying! Do place an order with Elizabeth at 90284359 to prevent disappointment, as stocks are limited after 1pm.

Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre #02-20
Singapore 081006

Opening Hours: 7am till 3pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays. made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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Adele Chiang

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Generate Social Meta Tags Easily with This App

The largest social media sites have practically taken over the world, with Facebook currently pushing towards 2 billion users worldwide.

One of their many advancements in technology is the Open Graph or OG protocol. These OG tags have become the norm on other social networks such as Pinterest and LinkedIn, so having them on your site can be tremendously beneficial.

And now, with the Mega Tags web app, the entire process can be automated, without writing a single line of code.

Mega Tags web app

By default, there are two different “types” of social meta tags: Open Graph covers most networks but Twitter has their own called Twitter Cards.

These extra tags share information with social networks, so you can customize how your links appear when shared on these sites.

Networks, such as Facebook, have their own algorithms for pulling a page’s title, description, and thumbnail. This is useful when people share links on FB and other social networks.

With these meta tags in your header, you can tell Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and others exactlyhow to display your content.

Some websites might even have a Facebook page which can be included in the Open Graph content. This offers even more control where Facebook can pick & choose which data they want to present.

This free web appcan do it all for you by default. Just enter your page URL, the title/description, and include a thumbnail image if needed. You might also dig into the optional settings if you want.

Meta OG code generator

From there, you can copy/paste the meta tags into your header and voila! A fully compatible Open Graph page ready for sharing.

The site even has validators with which you can check to make sure your page is being validated properly on all your chosen networks.

And, you have access to a full reference page with a table of all OG properties and expected values. Some of these properties may change over time or new features may be added to the Open Graph protocol.

But, so many sites already use these features, so you’d be crazy not to! To get started, just visit the web app, add your site info, and copy/paste the code into your page header. You’ll notice an immediate difference whenever people share your links on social sites around the web.

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Tai Cheong Bakery Review 泰昌餅家 @ Holland Village

Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 @ Holland Village

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The popular Tai Cheong Bakery in Hong Kong famous with its egg tarts has finally made an inroad into Singapore, the opening of its first dine-in concept cafe or Cha Chan Ting is at Holland Village after a successful test launch of its takeaway counter in Takashimaya.

Besides selling the all-time favorite egg tarts, traditional buns and cake, the bakery shop has other main dishes on the menu, eg. Tastes of Hong Kong include the usual toast, curry and the popular three coloured silky eggs with rice.

The highly raved about egg tarts have to be on our order list but you are limited to two per dine-in customer.

Egg Tarts $ 1.9

The tarts have a shell between the soft crust texture and solid texture, filled with light and smooth fragrant egg custard, the crust was fragrant and packed with nice buttery aroma, the egg tarts have to be consumed while fresh, we bought a box back home but it was mediocre with its crust turned soggy.

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Bobo Buns and Chicken Pies $ 2.8

The Bolo bun with the butter was additive but the chicken pie failed to impress us, it was ordinary and seriously nothing to short about.

Curry Chicken with rice $ 9.9

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The curry was rich and robust in flavour, spicy level was well within the tolerable range, the fork-tender meat was a pleasant to the bite and a dish we love the most of the visit.

Scrambled Eggs Toast Stack $ 6.5

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Bread toast is always one of the top favourites in any of the Hong Kong cafe, no double the scrambled egg was smooth and fluffy, the insipid taste of the egg was simply a disappointment.

Three Coloured Silky Eggs with rice $ 9.9

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The plate of rice was covered by the layer of silky scrambled eggs,  topped with veggies and roasted pork and pork belly, the plate of rice was doused with some light brown salty sauce to add on the flavour. Undeniably the egg was good but the overall taste of the rice was not impressive at all, a featureless plate of rice in our opinion.

Our verdict on Tai Cheong Bakery

Tai Cheong Bakery may be good with their bakery items but the main on the menu are not too impressive. If something that truly interest us, it will be limited to the egg tarts, Bolo buns and the curry.

Tai Cheong Bakery

 A: 31 Lor Liput, Singapore 277742


Monday to Friday: 10am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 11pm


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30 Free Medical Icon Sets You Can Download

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