Dining at the.twenty.canvan with the Entertainer App

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About 5 minutes walk away from Lavender MRT Station, you can find your way to The.twenty.cavan, which is a modern cuisine restaurant, owned by Andrew and Alex whom are both professional chefs. Their food are infused with strong Chinese influences and offers a twist to the otherwise traditional Chinese dishes which is often prepared by your grand parents.

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Their rustic, industrial dining area is their way to acknowledge Jalan Besar’s association with lighting shops as you can see from their beautiful light bulbs decors hanging around the restaurant.

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Take a look at the ambience in there and you’ll fall in love with it.

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We were first served with their Garden Green Salad with pan-fried prawns, cashew nuts, fresh berries and green chili dressing ($12) which was a refreshing dish that was quickly wiped out by the table. The rocket greens were well complimented with the mixture of fruits and nuts which makes this a healthy starter into the night.

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Next up, we had the Mushroom Skewers which comprises peppercorn-flavoured Portobello and Shiitake mushrooms ($8), Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with curry chicken floss ($9) and Quad Seafood ($12) which comprises top shell, scallop, prawn, baby octopus tossed with mint hot bean sauce served with jellyfish. A choice of three starters will cost you about $21 and four starters cost you about $26. This is in my opinion a good platter to share with a gang of friends. My favourite two goes to the soft shell crab and quad seafood for seafood lovers. The mushroom skewers were also delectable and bursting with their juices when placed in my mouth.

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Moving on to the mains, the Red Rice Braised Pork Ribs with roasted vegetables ($20) is Chef Andrew’s interpretation of the popular Hakka chicken dish made with red glutinous rice wine. The sauce was delicious even though I am personally not a fan of the red glutinous rice wine. They can be easily ripped out of their bones when cooked to perfection, also coupled with the roasted vegetables, they were heavenly. I have a soft spot for ribs by the way so it made it to one of my favourites for the evening.

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If ribs are not your thing, try the Cavan Breakfast of brioche, bacon, pork bratwurst, sautéed button mushrooms, corn kernels and choice of eggs ($18). This is served all day and I think they make a great brunch or supper idea. Most of us loved the pork bratwurst and the corn kernels. The bread was surprisingly tasty when eaten on its own too.

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Crispy Fish & Chips ($17)
. Tilapia coated with lager batter and fries with the skin on was unfortunately not appealing for me because the crust batter was too thick. I would prefer something thinner. The fries on the side however was very good.

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Canton Roast Chicken with homemade Thai chili sauce and black rice ($18)
was a very successful and well-liked dish that made it to almost everyone’s favourite that evening.  The black rice was however, quite tasteless when eaten on its own. We loved every bits of the chicken skin on this. Highly recommended dish.

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Chicken Galangal Rice Bowl ($18)
. This dish had diced chicken tossed with rice in blue ginger sauce with zucchini, tomatoes and edamame. Guess what, everyone thought those were fish or meat floss but none could identify that it was blue ginger. We loved every shred and pieces of those, and the chicken was very nicely done too. This dish is worthy of your every penny.

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Stir-fried Blueberry Lamb Chop with cous cous ($20). This is a chef specialty that you should order when you are there. The cous cous had a very interesting flavour and the Lamb Chop tasted somewhat like the local sweet and sour pork in berries sauce.


For desserts, take your pick from the Pumpkin Yam Puree with chilled coconut cream ($8) which is a modern version of the traditional Teochew orh nee which has aloe vera and pandan juice mixed in with the pumpkin and yam puree. This is so good that it melts in your mouth.

Or the Matcha Pudding with mixed berries, black sesame cream and a dollop of pulut hitam ($7). I love the pulut hitam on this.

Also try the Lemon Pudding ($7) which has a hint of mango to balance out the tartness of fresh lemon juice. Something zesty to end your meal is always nice.

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For drinks, the.twenty.canvan offers four house wines – two red (both from France) and two white (one from New Zealand and the other from France). The Ferraud & Fils’ pinot noir and chardonnay are sold by the glass ($20++) while the other two, the Sileni sauvignon blanc (France) and Baron Philippe de Rothschild cabernet sauvignon (NZ) are sold by the bottle ($80++).

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If you are not an alcoholic, the House Sodas ($8 each) will be suitable for you. Some of those includes the Peach Lemonade, Blueberry Lemonade, and Lemon & Ginger and Spicy Mango. They are available upon ordering.

They also have Corona Extra, a Mexican beer; and Japanese beer – three types of Asahi (Black, Premium and Dry) ($12 each); two flavours of Hitachino Nest craft beer (Yuzu and Red Rice Ale) ($16 each).

To make it less hefty on your pockets, allowing you to enjoy the most savings from your dining experience, you will be happy to know that the.twenty.cavan is one of the merchants on both the Entertainer Singapore and the Cheers Singapore 2017 apps.

the.twenty.cavan offers three 1 for 1 main course Entertainer vouchers. This includes their all-day breakfast items. Premium items, marked with a “P” on their menu, however are excluded from this deal. (Check items in blue fonts on my article)

The Entertainer Singapore app features more than 1,700 Buy One Get One Free deals across choice merchants in F&B, beauty and fitness, attractions, retail and luxury hotels worldwide. The Cheers app is a sister product of the Entertainer Singapore, and features more than 800 Buy One Get One Free offers exclusively redeemable on alcoholic drinks at your favourite restaurants, bars and nightspots. Each app retails at $125 and are available for purchase at https://www.theentertainerme.com.

They also offer three Cheers vouchers which will give you:

– 1 for 1 on bottle of house wine
– 1 for 1 on house beverages
– 2 for 2 on house beverages

For details on redemption of both Entertainer and Cheers offers, you may like to refer to the Rules of Use found within the app. Basically, you can only use one voucher (either Cheers or Entertainer) for every two people. To use two vouchers (one Cheers and one Entertainer), you need a company of four people.

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the.twenty.canvan:

20 Cavan Road
Singapore

11am – 11pm (Daily except Mondays)
For more details check out:

 

Disclaimer: This article is made possible because of the food tasting invitation extended by The Entertainer App and the.twenty.canvan. Thank you so much for having me.

Breathya – Breathe better with Halotherapy

The urban people are plagued with so many health issues. Every other family that I know of has an adult or child which is suffering from the following:

  • Allergies
  • Bronchial Infection
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic ENT illness
  • Cold/Flu
  • Dermatitis
  • Ear Infection
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Snoring

Etc… Etc.. the list goes on. If you don’t suffer from any of the above, you are considered quite lucky because your body immunity is really strong, or maybe you just refuse to admit that you suffer from either one of these.

So what happens when you suffer from the above? Do you seek advise from a doctor and get prescribed to tons of medications, antibiotics, steroid creams etc?

Would you be happy to try on a drugless treatment? I was very privileged to be invited to Breathya to learn and try out their treatment for myself, so let me share with you my experience.

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Breathya, launched in August 2016, is a respiratory care and wellness centre introduces a revolutionary treatment known as the Halotherapy or Salt Therapy. It uses 100% natural, drugless and risk-free therapy treatment which only requires you to sit in an enclosed salt haven with pharmaceutical graded himalayan salt crystals and controlled air humidity.

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Breathya is owned by Mr Krishna Bagaria who was in an import and export business prior to opening this centre. He had asthma since young and was intrigued by the effectiveness of  this treatment when he experienced it for himself in a Europe trip. He then decides to bring this treatment over to Singapore, so that more people can benefit from it.

I love that it has a cozy, clean and very comfortable ambience. It is also very well lit, which means photographs taken around here will turn out great.

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As you are not advised to bring your mobile phones, cameras and electronic gadgets in the rooms due to the risk of having your devices trapped with salt particles, they have lockers for you to place your belongings. I like this idea as it allows you to disconnect from your devices and chat with the people around you instead.

Though new in Singapore, the salt treatment is already well recognized in Europe and America since the 18th Century.

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Halogenerator, is used in these salt rooms to generate the condition in salt mines and to accelerate the beneficial effects. The salt gets grind into tiny micro particles and dispersed into the salt room producing negative ions which helps to heal the body and promote an overall well being.

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Dry salt is anti bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti Microbal. It draws out the fluid away from your mucus, shirking and drying it up enabling you to breathe freely. Look at the wall, the ceiling and even the floor, they are covered entirely with salt.

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There are salt lamps placed everywhere, which is placed in the salt room too. It looks so cool like I was in some Igloo house or cave but nope, its a salt haven. You can purchase one of these salt lamps if you like too! They are priced $90 – $120.

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There is even a room which is specially designed for kids so that they can play with the salt as they enjoy the treatment.

This treatment is suitable for children from as young as 2 months old and for everyone. It last for 45 minutes for children and 60 minutes for adults. Each room can host 6 adults and 2 children comfortably. Currently there is a promotion where its $60 for an adult, and $55 for children. Consultation is free.

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Although we were in there for only about 30 minutes for the trial, we could feel the salt particles all around us, even on our skin and clothing. Even as we speak, we could taste the salt. It was very interesting and relaxing to be chatting with friends while enjoying such a unique experience in relaxing music with such a cozy ambience.

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Don’t mind my wrong outfit here as I don’t have any warning beforehand

Tip: To fully enjoy the salt haven, wear white or light coloured clothing. You should totally come in your bikini (if you are not sharing room with others), or come in t-shirt and shorts to enjoy having the salt particles fall all over you. My skin feels so smooth after the treatment.

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The staff were complimenting me on how much my skin had improved (fairer after the treatment), but I told them that was because there were salt particles left on my skin!

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have experienced this and how relaxed I felt when I was in the room. After coming out from the room, I felt I could breathe better and my nose was all cleared. That night, I slept well too. I didn’t see any improvements on my face eczema though. You are recommended to continue the treatment for 4 – 25 treatment before you will see actual results but don’t worry, they have packages so it will be less hefty on your pockets.

Everyone should try this for themselves for at least once, be it to experience the salt haven, to take it as a relax trip or just to enjoy the beautiful room. Pamper yourself today and see salt in a different way!

For more information, check out:
Breathya Facebook
Breathya Website
Breathya Instagram

 

Disclaimer:
Thank you Breathya and Affluence PR for this treatment invitation. Review is 100% honest and based on my personal experience. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

You are the right one for me – Bioderma Sensibo

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Do you find yourself constantly struggling to find the right products for your sensitive skin? Trying out every product in the market that is labelled “suitable for sensitive skin”, or checking the labels and ensuring that the product is alcohol free, contains no colouring and fragrance before you pick it up.

Look no further because Bioderma has their own range of products under the Bioderma Sensibio range, which is catered for the sensitive skin people, just like me. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to finally test these out for myself. I’ve always wanted to try them, but I can never ever convince myself to buy these because I seem to have a pile of skincare products (suitable for my skin, or maybe not) that are waiting for me to use them.

Find out more about these products and how to redeem a 3 days trial kit for free at the end of my post.

Bioderma’s Sensibio range of products is developed specifically for sensitive skin. Featuring innovative patented formulas, they are highly effective in boosting skin’s tolerance level and soothing irritation.

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Bio Derma Sensibio H20 retails at $15.90 for 100ml, $28.90 for 250ml (the bottle shown in pic), $41.90 for 500ml

The Bio Derma Sensibio H20 is highly favoured by many beauty salons and is used practically everywhere whenever I told them I had sensitive skin, this is what they will use on my face, and this is what they will recommend me to use at home. It has therefore became one of my favourite make-up removers even before I officially try them out for myself at home. If the professionals are even using this products that are widely available, something must be right?

The Bio Derma Sensibio H20 is approved by dermatologists, it has a well-researched innovation which is formulated with highly purified water to suit even the most sensitive skin, no wonder it is adored by even the top makeup artists and celebrities.

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The Bioderma Sensibio H2O feels gentle on my skin and I only need a small drop of it to remove all the make-up on my face. The best thing about it, has to be the non-rinse formula, which is great for nights after partying, when you are want to remove all your make-up and hit the sack quickly.

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This can also act as a cleanser, so you don’t have to buy another product to wash your face if you don’t wish to. As they are made from the highest grade of pharmaceutical water that is completely free of impurities and irritants, they are a clear choice for sensitive skin.

Rating: ★★★★★

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For light/gentle make-up (Foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow and lipstick) : 1 cotton pad with about 2 drops of Bioderma Sensibio H2O is all you need to remove them.

For heavier make-up (With multiple layers of eye shadow, blusher, mascara, brow liner etc: You may require 2-3 pieces.

I love that it removes make-up easier and my skin feels so smooth and clean after just wiping. There is really no need to soak your cotton pad with so much of the liquid, a few drops will do.

The next 2 items are new inclusion to the Bioderma Sensibio Range.

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Bio Derma Sensibio H20 Gel Moussant retails at $33.90, 200ml

The Bio Derma Sensibio H2O Gel Moussant is a gentle foaming gel with lipid-restoring properties that hydrates and calms sensitive skin. It is enriched with skin conditioning ingredients such as coco-glucoside and glyceryl oleate, it also has lipid-restoring and moisturising properties. Suitable for day and night use on both face and eyes.

It can be used alone or be part of a double cleansing routine after using the Sensibio H2O. It is good enough to be used to remove your make-up too.

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It’s gentle foaming allows me to remove my skin’s dirt and impurities thoroughly, nourishing them at the same time. The gel moussant is light and leave no tightness on my skin after using. It is also hydrating and leaves a gentle softness on my skin after using. There is a gentle fragrance to it, not the heavy floral or perfume type, so it is safe on the sensitive skin.

I have been using them in the day and night, since I have gotten them and they are working well for me so far. I will consider switching to the gel moussant after this bottle runs out.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Bio Derma Sensibio Dermatological Water retails at $19.90, 150ml

I have been using purified water and mist for awhile now and they really work wonders for my skin. Not only are they skin savers for me whenever I get fur stuck onto my face during grooming, they offers quick relief to my cracking eczema skin when they get so dry.

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You can set your make-up with these purified water after you put on your make-up or use them after your sports to offer a quick relief from the heat. A tip for you, I sometimes like to wet my sponges with these instead of water before I apply my cushion compacts too. It does makes application a breeze.

Using highly purified water that is enhanced by a perfect balance of mineral salts and oligo-elements, the Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water soothes skin while maintaining healthy skin cells.  A remarkable ally for sensitive skin, it combats various skin reactive signs. Soothing agents such as mannitol, rhamnose and zinc also provide quick and lasting relief to sensitive skin. Use it as often as desired to freshen up skin or to remove the balance of mask left behind on face. No need to pat dry.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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You can get all 3 of these products from Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Robinsons, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Skin Centre.

To find out more about Bioderma products, do check out www.bioderma.sg .
You would also be pleased to know that you can redeem a 3-day trial set for free here.

Disclaimer:

Thank you Samplestore and Bioderma for seeding me these products for my personal review. Review is 100% honest and based on personal experience. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them